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Some people say that I’m “doing college” all wrong, that I’m lame, that I can’t possibly be having any fun on my weekends. And perhaps after reading this some of you might reach similar conclusions about me.
Olivia McCafferty doesn’t think she’s very tough, but her soccer coaches would beg to differ. According to head coach Chad Roggow, the Boone Grove senior has footwork that gives her control over games and makes her a “big impact player” for the Wolves.
Ben Savage’s work ethic might be the most powerful weapon in his arsenal this cross country season. The Morgan Township sophomore has some big goals on his agenda for this fall, and coach Mike Grennes has no doubt that Savage’s hard work can take his competitiveness to the next level.
There aren’t too many types of injuries that Hebron’s Lexie Schatz hasn’t experienced. Throughout her athletic career, the senior cross country runner has had surgery on both of her knees, tendonitis, hip and neck complications, and scoliosis. Despite her medical history, her love of running…
When Wheeler’s Jack Hibbard first started playing tennis, his racket was bigger than he was.
Harley Dubsky plays golf in pursuit of what she calls the “it shot.”
It’s going to be hard not to notice senior Kenyotta Rollins on the football field this season. Not just because the Portage defensive end is 6 feet tall and weighs 220 pounds, but because he’s got a lot he wants accomplished by the end of his senior year and he’s not planning on letting anyt…
Ivette Muzquiz doesn’t need any help keeping a full schedule. On top of her volleyball season, the Kouts senior competes on the Fillies soccer squad, works at “The Depot” ice cream parlor, and studies hard enough to make straight A’s in school. Muzquiz says she hopes her involvements outside…
I’ve been a college student for less than a month, and already I can tell the word “diversity” is regular vocabulary on campus.
Boone Grove's Olivia McCafferty will pick up new responsibilities as captain of the Wolves girls soccer team this season.
Morgan Township cross country runner Ben Savage is the Cherokees' No. 1 runner this season and hopes to make a strong contention at state before he graduates.
Lexie Schatz's positive mentality makes her a source of leadership and encouragement for the Hebron cross country team.
Jack Hibbard has been practicing with the Wheeler boys tennis team since the sixth grade, and puts in lots of time on the court to ensure he is doing the most he can to best his competition.
Valparaiso's Harley Dubsky has placed in the top 10 at state for the past three years, and her extensive golf experience has landed her a full-ride athletic scholarship at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas.
Portage football's Kenyotta Rollins is on the fast track toward college football and has high aspirations for himself and his team this year.
Ivette Muzquiz is an outside hitter for the Kouts Fillies and will assume a larger leadership role for the team this season.
The beginning of Greg Ramos’ umpiring career was born in the alleys of East Chicago, where the then 10-year-old took it upon himself to officiate neighborhood Wiffle ball games.
The Liberty Rec Softball League hit a grand slam when it sent teams in three age divisions to the Northern Indiana Babe Ruth State Tournaments last weekend.
Shelby Whitaker guides her dog through a hoola-hoop obstacle during the 4-H Dogs Project Workshop on July 9.
Emily Sears guides Holly through an obstacle during the 4-H Dogs Project Workshop on July 9.
Emily Sears pets her dog Holly for completing an obstacle course.
4-H member Emily Sears taught her dog, Holly, to sit, lie down, roll over, heel, stand on her hind legs, and even run through an obstacle course. Holly and Emily have been a successful team, winning Grand Champion in the Agility contest at last year’s Porter County Fair.
VALPARAISO | A South Haven man, who claimed he heard the voice of his imaginary childhood friend while he tied up his girlfriend, pleaded guilty Tuesday to misdemeanor battery.
23 4-H members participated in the 4-H Demonstration contest on June 28, and 18 competed in Public Speaking.
4-H member Kayla Korzenecki explains how to make a density tower with household liquids and objects during the Demonstration contest on June 28.
4-H member Jacob Reed presents his speech about the "Impact of 4-H on the Community" during the Public Speaking contest on June 28.
Kayla Korzenecki used to be so terrified of speaking in front of crowds that she would start shaking. However, now anybody in her audience would hardly suspect that she was afraid. She believes her five-year participation in 4-H Demonstration has been key in helping her shed her discomfort a…
On any given day during the Porter County Fair, chances are pretty good that you’ll spot 4-H member Alex Hughes. Hughes spends every possible hour at the fair, and might be seen in the Horse Arena wearing his signature cowboy hat, or at “Spuds-N-Moo” ordering himself a chili cheese dog.
Quite frankly, if the National Security Agency tapped into my phone calls it would probably be listening in on little more than one of my parents accidentally butt-dialing me.
According to 4-H member Makenzie Ross, her horse is “mostly nice but sometimes really ornery.” Ross plans to compete with her horse, Isaiah, in this year’s Horse and Pony contests at the Porter County Fair.
Makenzie Ross practices handling her horse, Isaiah, during a 4-H Horse and Pony Workshop on June 19 at the Porter County Expo Center.
Molly Hadenfelt guides her horse, Tess, during a practice drill at the 4-H Horse and Pony Workshop on June 19 at the Porter County Expo Center.
Nathan Kirk peers through his camera during the 4-H Black and White Photography Workshop on June 18.
Emmie Stowers moves closer to the ground to explore a new perspective of her subject during the 4-H Black and White Photography Workshop on June 18.
4-H Photography Superintendent Lela Hewlett assists Shannon Sears during the 4-H Black and White Photography Workshop that she offered at her home.
Elijah Mixis takes a photo during the 4-H Black and White Photography Workshop on June 18.
Shannon Sears snaps a shot of her subject during the 4-H Black and White Photography Workshop.
Espy Saez prepares to take a photo during the 4-H Black and White Photography Workshop on June 18.
Sarah Randall captures an image during the 4-H Black and White Photography Workshop on June 18.
Before Emmie Stowers joined 4-H, she spent her days at the Porter County Fair looking up admiringly at the over 250 photography projects that coated the entire east wall of the 4-H Exhibit Hall. Now, during fair season, Stowers has a space on that wall to call her own.
The U.S. government’s situation regarding affirmative action policy, which favors groups who are prone to discrimination in education and employment, is a predicament comparable to that of a student whose classmate is struggling on an exam. The student wants his classmate to perform well on …
Scientists are developing bio-engineered organs, water was discovered on Mars, and a man jumped from 24 miles in the stratosphere back to Earth. Science and discovery are peaking; science and discovery are, put simply, American.
I think lately America has slipped into some kind of political “funk.”
“I just don’t feel like voting” and “I don’t think I’m going to vote this year” seem to be rather popular phrases among my peers as Nov. 6 approaches.
Q: Why did you choose to be the extension educator of Porter County 4-H?
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