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Marc Condotti is new H-F boys hoops coach

Marc Condotti is new H-F boys hoops coach

Homewood-Flossmoor didn't have to look far to name its new boys basketball coach.

June 24, 2014 7:00 pm

Rice: Protecting gays most difficult rights issue

WASHINGTON | With anti-gay laws taking root in nearly 80 countries, White House National Security Adviser Susan Rice on Tuesday cast the protection of gays from global discrimination, abuse and even death as one of the most challenging international human rights issue facing the United States.

June 24, 2014 1:50 pm
The 70th Reunion – We can’t believe it either!

The 70th Reunion – We can’t believe it either!

LOWELL | The 70th – yes the 70th – that’s a BIG “7-0”! Lowell High School reunion was recently held on June 13. An elite group of graduates, the Lowell High School Class of 1944, along with guests celebrated at Dick’s Restaurant and Lounge in St. John. Amazingly 25, that’s nearly a third of …

June 20, 2014 4:52 pm
Merrillville High School's Cheryl Albers honored for 26 blood donations

Merrillville High School's Cheryl Albers honored for 26 blood donations

MERRILLVILLE | Members of the Family, Career, and Consumer Leaders of America at Merrillville High School, Alexandra Dobrea and Madeline Estrada, recently presented Cheryl Albers with a certificate from Heartland Blood Centers.

June 19, 2014 4:41 pm
And the winner of the NWI Communities Father's Day Contest is...

And the winner of the NWI Communities Father's Day Contest is...

More than 20 readers shared with NWI Communities details about why their dads are simply the best, and we have to agree. These local dads sound like amazing folks!

June 15, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Lansing Historical Walk just around the corner

LANSING | The Lansing Historical Society will be hosting a free Lansing Historical Walk along Ridge Road led by Paul Schultz. This event will take place at 6 p.m. on June 23. Folks interested in joining this event are asked to meet in the parking lot being Gayety's located at 3306 Ridge Road.

June 11, 2014 4:43 pm
NWI Communities' Father's Day Contest

NWI Communities' Father's Day Contest

There was this one day when I was a kid that I remember clear as day. The house we lived at was maybe a block away from Reavis Elementary School in Lansing. My dad took me to the park to play. Neither of my brothers joined us. It was just the two of us and my stuffed bunny, and I was thrilled.

June 11, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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NWI Communities' Father's Day Contest

NWI Communities' Father's Day Contest

The term hero is thrown around quite easily these days.

June 11, 2014 12:00 am Related
Illinois Lutheran advances to Class 1A state baseball championship

Illinois Lutheran advances to Class 1A state baseball championship

PEORIA | Illinois Lutheran and Argenta-Oreana combined for three hits in the second Class 1A baseball state semifinal on Friday afternoon at Dozer Park.

June 06, 2014 10:50 pm Photos

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MIS lunchroom going tech

MIS lunchroom going tech

MERRILLVILLE | Many of the Merrillville Intermediate School students had their right index finger scanned on Monday. Next school year, 2014-'15, each student in the MCSC that was scanned will just put their right index finger on the scanner to identify themselves. The cost of their lunch wil…

June 06, 2014 5:13 pm Photos

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East Chicago students to participate in eMission program

HAMMOND | Fourth grade students in East Chicago are testing their math, science, communications, problem-solving and teamwork skills during a simulated mission presented by Challenger Learning Center of Northwest Indiana.

June 03, 2014 4:05 pm
MIS student wins Indiana Cash for College essay

MIS student wins Indiana Cash for College essay

MERRILLVILLE | MIS spent a week long school-wide “Cash for College” Campaign 28 February-7 March 2014. It was an opportunity for students to become aware of the many ways their college can be paid for. It is never too early to start saving for college. Ms. Karen Jones-MIS Guidance Counselor,…

May 30, 2014 3:38 pm Photos

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Illinois news

Ill. Senate panel OKs minimum wage ballot measure increase

May 27, 2014 4:46 pm
St. Mary Environment Club members take trip to shrimp farm

St. Mary Environment Club members take trip to shrimp farm

CROWN POINT | Northwest Indiana might seem an unlikely place for growing some of the country’s favorite seafood. However, the students in the environmental club of St. Mary’s School in Crown Point became the first ever school group to visit a new indoor shrimp farm located Wheatfield, Ind.

May 27, 2014 3:45 pm Photos

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NWI Communities is hosting a Father's Day Contest

NWI Communities is hosting a Father's Day Contest

There was this one day when I was a kid that I remember clear as day. The house we lived at was maybe a block away from Reavis Elementary School in Lansing. My dad took me to the park to play. Neither of my brothers joined us. It was just the two of us and my stuffed bunny, and I was thrilled.

May 25, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Local union carpenters donate toys to toy drive for Rush Hospital

Local union carpenters donate toys to toy drive for Rush Hospital

HAMMOND | Indiana-Kentucky-Ohio Regional Council of Carpenters (IKORCC) members from Local 599 in Hammond recently donated toys to the Rush University Medical Center in Chicago.

May 23, 2014 3:02 pm Photos

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Cadets hold fundraiser

Cadets hold fundraiser

LANSING | The Lansing Police Cadets held a fundraiser on April 26 at the Lansing Municipal Airport where families could get a close look at a variety of different emergency and heavy equipment vehicles along with a K-9 demonstration. Proceeds from the event go toward the cadet's participatio…

May 23, 2014 2:40 pm Photos

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Local shelter kicks off nationwide challenge at annual walk-a-thon, vendor fair

HIGHLAND | During its 22nd annual Paws in the Park, Humane Society Calumet Area will kick-off their participation in the ASPCA Rachael Ray $100K Challenge with adoptable pets, fun and games, and a proclamation from State Representative Linda Lawson.

May 23, 2014 2:32 pm
Fifth-graders participate in Enviro Art Day

Fifth-graders participate in Enviro Art Day

HAMMOND | The second annual Enviro Art Day was held on April 22, 2014 at the Environmental Education Center (EEC) in Hammond. Enviro Art is a one day event with four fifth-graders from each School City of Hammond elementary school attending.

May 21, 2014 3:30 pm Photos

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CHS Biology students test Little Calumet

CHS Biology students test Little Calumet

CHESTERTON | Students from Chesterton High School's Biology 1 Honors class taught my Cassie Wallace took water samples from the Little Calumet River near Brummitt Elementary School Saturday.

May 20, 2014 4:32 pm Photos

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MIS hosts annual PTO Student-Faculty Basketball Family Night

MIS hosts annual PTO Student-Faculty Basketball Family Night

MERRILLVILLE | Merrillville Intermediate School held is annual PTO Student-Faculty Basketball Family Night on May 16. Since the first game in 2008, the faculty always won. It was a tough game tonight, but the students won 31-30.

May 19, 2014 12:41 pm Photos

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6 Lake Co. students receive full-tuition scholarships through Legacy Foundation

6 Lake Co. students receive full-tuition scholarships through Legacy Foundation

MERRILLVILLE | Legacy Foundation recently named six Lake County students as the 2014 Lilly Endowment Community Scholars.

May 16, 2014 4:21 pm
Whiting High School Science Olympiad heading to national competition

Whiting High School Science Olympiad heading to national competition

WHITING | On March 19, Whiting Science Olympiad competed in the state tournament at Indiana University Bloomington. Competing against 30 other teams, Whiting has been close to going to nationals many times, only to receive third. Although that achievement alone deserves praise, the team has …

May 15, 2014 2:25 pm

Correction

OBAMA LIBRARY SITE INCORRECT: In a Thursday story about a developer offering land for a future Barack Obama Presidential Library, information about its location was incorrect. Jeremy Manier, director of the news office for the University of Chicago, said university officials want to locate a…

May 15, 2014 12:00 am
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