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Enrollment & retention up at Purdue University Calumet

HAMMOND | A jump in student retention and more first time, full time freshmen are driving an enrollment increase at Purdue University Calumet this fall.

September 24, 2014 5:19 pm

Haunting tours kick off in Crown Point

CROWN POINT | Come and walk with us by lantern light, as we tour the famous and haunted Crown Point Square. We will visit haunted sites and buildings as well as share their local history, legends and stories of their ghosts.

September 24, 2014 4:59 pm
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High school football season is full swing in the Region. The good news is that it is easier than ever to stay up-to-date on all the latest news and scores with our new NWI.com Preps app.

September 24, 2014 12:00 am
Tri Kappa Scares up some Community Fun

Tri Kappa Scares up some Community Fun

HIGHLAND | The Munster-Highland Tri Kappa’s will scare up some fun for their communities this Halloween season with its sixth annual Boo Blast.

September 23, 2014 6:38 pm
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High school football season is full swing in the Region. The good news is that it is easier than ever to stay up-to-date on all the latest news and scores with our new NWI.com Preps app.

September 23, 2014 12:00 am

Gavit sails into uncharted territory in achieving high AP schores

HAMMOND | Gavit High School has set an all school record in Advance Placement. In the 2012-13 school year, Gavit had 26 qualifying scores. This past school year 2013-14, Gavit increased the number of students in the program by 50% and increased the number of qualifying scores 150% by having …

September 22, 2014 5:09 pm
Tenderness Tour shines spotlight on breaking abuse cycle

Tenderness Tour shines spotlight on breaking abuse cycle

HOBART | Child advocate Richard Propes is launching the 25th annual Tenderness Tour, beginning his 13-day journey along the hiking and biking trails in Indiana ending at his hometown of Indianapolis.

September 19, 2014 11:45 pm
The Times Indiana football Top 10 — Week 5

The Times Indiana football Top 10 — Week 5

(Last week's rankings in parentheses)

September 18, 2014 5:00 pm
Zombie run, music festival highlight issue of homelessness

Zombie run, music festival highlight issue of homelessness

VALPARAISO | Zombies will be pounding the pavement to help shed light on homelessness in the region.

September 17, 2014 2:03 pm

Nik Wallenda to walk tightrope over Chicago River

CHICAGO | Daredevil Nik Wallenda said Tuesday that his next tightrope walk will be more than 50 stories high from one high-rise building to another over the Chicago River.

September 16, 2014 2:36 pm
Slain officer remembered for leadership

Slain officer remembered for leadership

MERRILLVILLE | On a gloomy Monday, hundreds of law enforcement officials, family members and friends gathered in Merrillville and Lowell to pay respects for slain Merrillville Patrolman Nickolaus Schultz.

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After school bully prevention program being held at library

CROWN POINT | An after school karate program will be presented by 360 Family Martial Arts at the Crown Point Community Library. This program teaches bully prevention and helps to develop character, confidence and focus.

September 15, 2014 5:16 pm
CPHS National Art Honor Society volunteers at St. Anthony’s Hospital

CPHS National Art Honor Society volunteers at St. Anthony’s Hospital

CROWN POINT | Members of Crown Point High School’s National Art Honor Society -- Gaby Richmond, Alex Baloski and Hannah Earl -- enthusiastically volunteered on Sept. 7 at St. Anthony Hospital’s NICU Reunion for all the babies born in 2013. They volunteered their time painting faces for this …

September 13, 2014 1:05 am

Lake Central Barracuda Swim Team to hold tryouts

ST. JOHN | The Lake Central Barracudas Swim Club will be holding tryouts for local kids.

September 13, 2014 12:52 am
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High school football season has officially begun in the Region. The good news is that it is easier than ever to stay up-to-date on all the latest news and scores with our new NWI.com Preps app.

September 12, 2014 12:00 am

LBWA seeks ATHENA nominations

LANSING | Nominations are being sought by the Lansing Business Women’s Association for the annual ATHENA Award. The award is part of a national and international program that recognizes individuals for professional excellence, community service and playing a part in aiding women in their pro…

September 11, 2014 4:59 pm

The Times Indiana football Top 10 -- Week 4

(Last week's rankings in parentheses)

September 11, 2014 5:00 pm

New terror fight casts shadow over 9/11 ceremonies

NEW YORK | The nation's gathering war against a new upsurge in Islamic terror hung heavy over the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks Thursday, stirring both anxiety and determination among those who came to ground zero to remember their loved ones.

September 11, 2014 2:26 pm
Now that you've downloaded the NWI.com Preps app, enter our contest

Now that you've downloaded the NWI.com Preps app, enter our contest

High school football season has officially begun in the Region. The good news is that it is easier than ever to stay up-to-date on all the latest news and scores with our new NWI.com Preps app.

September 11, 2014 12:00 am
Scarecrows contest now accepting applications

Scarecrows contest now accepting applications

VALPARAISO | Taltree Arboretum & Gardens welcomes children kindergarten through fifth grade to participate in this year’s Trail of Scarecrows contest.

September 10, 2014 11:11 am
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High school football season has officially begun in the Region. The good news is that it is easier than ever to stay up-to-date on all the latest news and scores with our new NWI.com Preps app.

September 10, 2014 12:00 am

Griffith Chamber to host fundraiser for K9s

GRIFFITH | The Griffith Chamber of Commerce is hosting its second annual Taco Meat & Greet fundraiser for the Griffith Police Department K9 Program.

September 09, 2014 4:27 pm
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Now that you've downloaded the NWI.com Preps app, enter our contest

High school football season has officially begun in the Region. The good news is that it is easier than ever to stay up-to-date on all the latest news and scores with our new NWI.com Preps app.

September 09, 2014 12:00 am
Now that you've downloaded the NWI.com Preps app, enter our contest

Now that you've downloaded the NWI.com Preps app, enter our contest

High school football season has officially begun in the Region. The good news is that it is easier than ever to stay up-to-date on all the latest news and scores with our new NWI.com Preps app.

September 08, 2014 12:00 pm
And the winners of the Summer Magic Photos Contest are ...

And the winners of the Summer Magic Photos Contest are ...

Nearly 100 people around the Region shared with us their best summer-themed photos for the NWI Communities Summer Magic Photo Contest. Thank you to all who entered!

September 07, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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