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2019 Academic Super Bowl Winners announced | LaPorte County News

Purdue Northwest hosted the 11th annual Senior Academic Super Bowl Invitational competition with students from throughout Northwest Indiana competing ...

#1StudentNWI: Kouts prepares for upcoming educational and artistic opportunities

Casting Call at Kouts! For many high school students preferred after school activities are the highlight of their school careers, ranging between basketball, ...

Cops: Knives used in physical altercation that left 2 teens injured at Boone Grove High School

Juvenile prosecutors said they will seek felony charges after a physical altercation involving knives at Boone Grove High School left two 17-year-old students ...

Local women racing to Indy 500 Festival events

Three women with local ties will be part of one of the world's most famous sporting events.

Porter County Academic Super Bowl Invitational - WIMS AM 1420  WIMS AM 1420

Purdue Northwest will host its 11th annual Senior Academic Super Bowl Invitational for nine Porter County high schools on Wednesday, March 6th on the ...

PREP FOOTBALL: Boone Grove testing fundraising waters for football, track complex

The football team practices at Boone Grove. A field was put in when the school began the program in 2009 but there are no bleachers or other facilities.

Marie Ehrsam

CROWN POINT, IN - Marie Ehrsam, age 95, of Crown Point, formerly of Merrillville, passed away Saturday, March 9, 2019. Marie was born in Lewiston, MT on ...

Police: Porter Township bus driver let children drive bus  The Times of Northwest Indiana

Three children, one as young as 11, were allowed by their school bus driver to drive the bus after school Thursday along a stretch of road in Valparaiso, police ...

Indiana school bus driver fired, arrested after video shows students at wheel

Joandrea McAtee, 27, was charged with neglect of a dependent, a felony charge, after video surfaced showing students as young as 11 years old behind the ...

BASEBALL: Boone Grove's Antone takes job at Franklin

Nearly seven months after leading Boone Grove to the Class 2A state baseball title, Pat Antone has resigned to become an assistant at Franklin College.

Porter County high schoolers become members of inaugural fire, rescue program

VALPARAISO — For most of the 16 students enrolled in the inaugural fire and rescue class, it's the idea of giving back to their communities.

Twitter Videos Allegedly Show Indiana Bus Driver Letting Middle Schoolers Drive  NBC Chicago

Several kids, including an 11-year-old, drove an Indiana school bus at the behest of its adult driver—who now faces charges, the Northwest Indiana Times ...

Police investigate threat at Boone Grove High School  The Times of Northwest Indiana

PORTER TOWNSHIP — Porter County Sheriff's Police investigated rumors of a threat that a student was going to "shoot up" Boone Grove High School on ...

East Porter County administrators investigate false claims of student's plan to come to school and 'shoot it up'

East Porter County School Corp. parents were notified of a false threat Wednesday afternoon after Morgan Township High School officials investigated ...

Alternative school focuses on goal-setting for students

VALPARAISO — Boone Grove High School senior Brandon Gavras enrolled at New Horizons Learning Center because he wasn't on track to graduate on time.

UPDATE: One airlifted after accident near Boone Grove High School

PORTER TOWNSHIP — An unidentified driver has been airlifted to South Bend Memorial hospital following a roll-over crash near Boone Grove High School ...

State ISTEP scores dip for elementary and high school students compared to last year

INDIANAPOLIS — Student performance on the Spring 2018 ISTEP standardized exam dipped slightly for both elementary and high school test takers compared ...

Portage schools go into lockout following suspicious activity near Kyle Elementary  The Times of Northwest Indiana

All Portage Township Schools lifted a district-wide lockout following suspicious activity Wednesday in the area of Kyle Elementary School, school spokesperson ...

Indiana School Bus Driver Lets Kids Drive, Gets Charged With Felony  The Drive

A school bus driver in northwest Indiana has been arrested after letting three students, aged 11, 13, and 17, drive her bus without proper licensing or consent.

Boone Grove student arrested following shooting threat

VALPARAISO — An 18-year-old Boone Grove High School student was discovered with six knives in her purse Tuesday after making a comment in class about ...

State Board of Education releases annual school grades. Here's how Northwest districts compare.

Editor's note: A story in Thursday's edition contained incorrect school grade information based on federal grades. The story should have reflected state grades.

Precision machining paves the way for some students

VALPARAISO — Boone Grove High School senior Bryce Vann will be working at Urschel Laboratories in late May.

10 Fun Things to Do in NWI November 9 - November 11, 2018

Here are some great ways to enjoy fall this weekend so stay warm and have some fun! There is memorable fun to be had the weekend like the wonderful ...

Most Duneland schools edge up in state grades  Chesterton Tribune

By LILY REX. Duneland Schools mostly improved or maintained their grades in the Indiana Department of Education's A-F rating for the 2017-18 academic year.

Find your school's 2018 graduation rate  Chalkbeat Indiana

Across the state, 88 percent of students graduated, compared to 87 percent in 2017.

Porter Twp. Schools to get new administrators

BOONE GROVE — Porter Township School Corp. will see two changes in top administrators for the 2017-2018 school year.

Speaker tells Boone Grove grads to make 'connections'

BOONE GROVE | Boone Grove High School Principal and guest commencement speaker Clay Corman likened graduation and life after high school to Twitter at ...

GIRLS BASKETBALL: Hebron, South Central advance to PCC Tourney final

The PCC tourney final could be even better. Hebron and South Central played down-to-the-wire thriller on Jan. 3 that the Satellites won 42-38.

Teacher pay in Indiana continues its downward slide  The Times of Northwest Indiana

As a national and local teacher shortage continues, many are blaming a corresponding decline in teacher pay for part of the problem across Northwest Indiana ...

Valparaiso to host ribbon cutting Tuesday for U.S. 30 project

VALPARAISO — The city will host a ribbon cutting ceremony at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2 to mark the opening of the U.S. 30 improvement project.

Andrean hosts state appeals court debate: individual rights vs. police safety

MERRILLVILLE — When Indianapolis resident Gary Tindall was pulled over by an Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department officer in August 2017, he told ...

Porter County Career Center students film videos warning of distracted driving

VALPARAISO — Cheyanne Montozzi and two of her friends giggled and sang as they drove along a neighborhood street Friday morning.

Craft shows, tree lightings and other events to fill your holiday dance card

Here is a sampling of the holiday events on tap in the Region.

Cadet teachers earn high school credit, get hands-on experience

Boone Grove High School senior Ryleigh Pierce and Lake Central High School senior Hope Ciarrocchi both yearn to become teachers. Both have heard about ...

Purdue student dies in fall | Indiana | Journal Gazette  Fort Wayne Journal Gazette

WEST LAFAYETTE – A 19-year-old Purdue University student died after falling from the balcony of an apartment on the top floor of a 10-story comp ...

Porter County prepared to control growth in rural areas

The groundwork has been laid for most of the future growth in unincorporated Porter County to occur just outside the city limits of Portage and Valparaiso.

Donald H. St. Aubin

VALPARAISO, IN - Donald, age 62, passed away on Thursday, November 15, 2018. Born on April 30, 1956 in Chicago, IL to the late Donald and Betty (nee ...

Boone Grove celebrates graduates’ diverse achievement and service to others

BOONE TOWNSHIP | As friends and family gathered for the 124th annual Boone Grove High School commencement ceremony, the band established the festive ...

Witness said she watched Hammond man repeatedly throw pug down and toss the lifeless dog in water  The Times of Northwest Indiana

VALPARAISO — After describing to the jury how she watched a man beat a small tan pug dog and repeatedly throw it to the ground outside her Porter Township ...

School bus cameras get green light from Indiana Senate committee  The Times of Northwest Indiana

INDIANAPOLIS — School buses throughout Indiana soon may be equipped with cameras to record motorists who ignore the stop arm and drive past buses ...

Several local students named among Indiana Association of School Principals Academic All-Stars  The Times of Northwest Indiana

Seven local students from Lake, Porter and LaPorte counties are among 40 students who have been named Indiana Academic All-Stars through a program of ...

A photo finish  News Dispatch

VALPARAISO — South Central cross country runner Adelaide Young Brust doesn't consider herself one of those runners that conserves a pinch of energy and ...

Roundabout proposed for dangerous Ind. 2 intersection

PORTER TOWNSHIP — Roundabouts continue to catch on in popularity in Northwest Indiana, with a new one in the works along Ind. 2 at the combined ...

Getting to know Porter County's public school districts ahead of the 2017-18 school year

As the 2017-18 school year gets set to begin, The Times provides a snapshot of each public school district in Porter County.

Northwest Indiana will be well represented at band festival  Chicago Tribune

The 21st annual Community Band Festival takes place will be held Jan. 30 at Valparaiso University's Chapel of the Resurrection.

Schererville school banned from state voucher program after students not given ISTEP exam

INDIANAPOLIS — A Schererville school that failed to administer the 2018 ISTEP exam no longer can enroll pupils through Indiana's voucher program that ...

Faces of the Region: Here's a look at some of the new faces you'll find teaching at Region schools this year

The Crossroads Regional Chamber of Commerce New Teachers Luncheon on Monday at the Lighthouse restaurant in Cedar Lake welcomed new teachers to ...

Valpo schools begins massive renovation project  The Times of Northwest Indiana

With a fistful of dollars as the result of a $148 million construction referendum approved in May 2015, Valparaiso Community Schools is undertaking major ...

SPORTS BRIEFS: Crown Point Babe Ruth to hold registration

NWINABA in search of players and full teams: The Northwest Indiana National Adult Baseball Association, NWINABA, is in search for players and/or already ...

Hobart couple killed in crash remembered as fun-loving, dedicated to children

HOBART — Debbie Palmer recalled babysitting for her nephew Shawn Robb so many years ago.

High school students across Northwest Indiana get ready to graduate

Students across Northwest Indiana are wrapping up their senior year and getting ready for college and careers. Many have earned college credit through dual ...

GIRLS GOLF: CP’s Weiner helps lift Bulldogs into state finals, individuals advance in intense playoff

Crown Point's Sydney Weiner shoots a 79 to help the Bulldogs into the state finals. Portage's Olivia Wood, Michigan City's Lia Thomas and Lake Central's ...

Stakeholders speak out against proposed Porter County roundabout

VALPARAISO — Roundabouts are supposed to slow traffic and reduce accidents, but some people don't like these circular interchanges.

Valpo school board OKs changes to current calendar

VALPARAISO — Valparaiso Community Schools students will be off on Election Day and possibly May 19 after the School Board adopted changes to the ...

Police: Medical condition likely caused death of man who drove off Schererville road

SCHERERVILLE — A Montana man died Tuesday after having a medical episode and driving off the road, police said.

Find your school's 2017 graduation rate  Chalkbeat Indiana

This week Indiana released data on how many students graduated from high school in 2017. Across the state, 87.2 percent of students graduated, compared to ...

Munster native advances new treatment for prostate cancer

A Munster native has helped advance a treatment for prostate cancer he says reduces the side effects of radiation.

Possible roundabout plan criticized in Porter County  Chicago Tribune

Most Porter County residents speaking at an INDOT public hearing Thursday were against a roundabout being placed at Indiana 2 and County Road 100 South.

Ron Ranta has gone from Boys & Girls Club volunteer to director

The Boys & Girls Clubs facilities across the country have been described in many ways: a haven, a safe place, fun, a place that gives children life-changing ...

ICYMI: SBOE approves school grades

After five years of being in danger of state intervention, West Side Leadership Academy has climbed to a C from an F for the 2014-15 school year.

Injured child on hand during initial hearing of accused dad  The Times of Northwest Indiana

VALPARAISO — Susan Jones sat in court Thursday afternoon, holding her 15-month-old son. He has undergone multiple brain and eye surgeries, spent eight ...

Valparaiso swears in three new police officers

VALPARAISO — Three new police officers were sworn to duty Monday morning at City Hall.

Protesters push for tougher gun laws, point fingers at Crown Point gun show in wake of Florida school shooting  The Times of Northwest Indiana

CROWN POINT — High above her head, a quiet blonde-haired Lilia Wolf held a cross bearing the name and photo of Nicholas Dworet, one of the 17 people ...

Porter County Crime Times

Sept. 22 to Sept. 25. DOMESTIC BATTERY — Niche Watson, 24, Valparaiso. THEFT, FRAUD — Joseph Potchen, 37, Hamlet. FAILURE TO APPEAR — Robert ...

PORTER COUNTY SPORTS BRIEFS: Porter Twp. baseball, softball sign-ups slated

Valpo Americans sign-ups next week; Valpo YMCA offers youth programs; K of C free throw contest Jan. 26; OE Chicago Marathon callout meetings slated; ...

Former Porter County cop charged with allegedly injuring young son

VALPARAISO — A former Porter County sheriff's officer was arrested last week for allegedly injuring his young son.

Minorities growing in traditionally white local schools

There are a growing number of minorities in traditionally majority-white school corporations in Lake and Porter counties, in line with the growing number of ...

180 area students receive scholarships

A total of 180 high school seniors from Lake, Newton, Porter, and Jasper counties were awarded a Jim and Betty Dye Scholarship. The scholarship is awarded ...

2015 Northwest Indiana Graduation Station

We've captured tons of great 2015 graduation and commencement photos from high school graduations across the Northwest Indiana region, including ...

Valparaiso elector flooded with emails and letters prior to vote

INDIANAPOLIS — Since Election Day, Valparaiso businessman Chuck Williams said he's received about 74000 emails, and found, on more than one occasion, ...

Porter County Red Ribbon student winners lauded

VALPARAISO | It was a difficult story for Michaela Raffin to write, but if the essay she penned could help one person, it was worth it.

Special Report: Opioid addiction in NWI | Local News |

The United States is in the midst of an epidemic of opioid overdose deaths — and Northwest Indiana has not been spared. Tens of thousands of Americans, ...

No explanation for door left ajar at Valpo school  The Times of Northwest Indiana

VALPARAISO — Valparaiso Community Schools Superintendent Ric Frataccia said he is unsure why a rear door was left ajar Friday at Thomas Jefferson Middle ...

SPORTS BRIEFS: Hammond Optimist youth sports to hold signups on Monday

Hammond Optimist youth sports to hold signups: Hammond Optimist youth sports summer baseball and softball signups will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at ...

2014 graduation rates increase | Lake County News |

INDIANAPOLIS | Almost every high school in Lake and Porter counties improved its graduation rate for 2014, in line with schools across Indiana.

Porter County Fair Queen

Since 1960, the Porter County Fair has been helping to shape young girls lives through the hard work, pride, dedication of the Porter County Fair Queen ...

Five arrested at Kankakee Valley High School prom  The Times of Northwest Indiana

VALPARAISO — Five people were arrested Saturday night at the Kankakee Valley High School prom held at the Porter County Expo Center.

Teachers tested by state requirements

High-stakes testing is controversial among region teachers, as it often is used to make decisions that affect them and their students in ways they cannot influence ...

Porter County schools record improvements

Local schools are in line with nearly three-quarters of the traditional public schools across the state that received a grade of an A or B for 2014, and several ...

SPORTS BRIEFS: Gary Old Timers Athletic Banquet to be held Wednesday

Schererville girls softball to hold registration: Schererville girls softball will hold spring and fall registration for players aged 5 and over from noon to 3 p.m. today, ...

SPORTS BRIEFS: Southlake YMCA to hold registration for winter sports

Southlake YMCA to hold registration for winter sports: Southlake YMCA will hold registration for youth basketball and floor hockey for those in Kindergarten ...

Independent shoe retailer competes with variety, personal service

VALPARAISO | When Aaron Szczepanski was looking to purchase new work boots for his wider-than-average feet, he decided to check out Silcott Shoes for the ...

Currie Motors Ford of Valpo honors veterans, raises money for children

Currie Motors Ford of Valparaiso raised $3500 for Folds of Honor, a foundation that creates scholarships for children of military veterans who were adversely ...

Hammond's Immanuel Anderson gives Wildcats a spark against Clark

HAMMOND — For the first 20 minutes of the game, The Times No. 5 Hammond Wildcats were being dominated by a ninth-grader.

Indiana State Board of Education approves school grades

Many of the region's public high schools earned an A from the Indiana Department of Education, though some earned lower grades and many of the local middle ...

Travel ban inspires C.P. teen to create political cartoon

CROWN POINT — Like leaders across the world, Crown Point High School freshman Maria Jeffirs was stunned when she read about President Donald Trump's ...

State grades schools; majority in region gets A or B

Schools in Northwest Indiana were in line with those in the rest of the state as more than 61 percent of Indiana's schools received A or B grades for the.

Man given 10 years for sexually assaulting Portage teen  The Times of Northwest Indiana

VALPARAISO — A 39-year-old Portage man was sentenced to 10 years behind bars Tuesday after pleading guilty to accosting a teenager walking home from ...

Achievement night celebrates 4-H families

Lake County 4-H members, families, and adult volunteers celebrated 4-H Achievement Night at the conclusion of the Lake County Fair.

Funnel cloud spotted, Hebron Elementary students kept inside

HEBRON — Wheatfield resident Janet Scroggins and other parents were waiting Tuesday afternoon for the release of their children from Hebron Elementary ...

Man charged with stealing thousands from grandfather

VALPARAISO | A 26-year-old Center Township man was taken into custody Wednesday on allegations of stealing at least $6000 from his grandfather.

Region Festivus celebrations: Run, walk and wrestle but leave your grievances at the door

It happened in season 9 episode 10 of the TV series “Seinfeld.”

Mike Kraushaar's NWIJPTA youth bowling program continues to grow  Chicago Tribune

Five years ago, former Boone Grove High School girls bowling coach Mike Kraushaar started the Northwest Indiana Junior Touring Players Association. The first ...

Portage man arrested after head-on crash on U.S. 30

UNION TOWNSHIP — A Portage man was arrested Wednesday night after he allegedly drove the wrong way on U.S. 30 and crashed into another vehicle.

Bomb threat clears Valpo Cinemark theater | Porter County News

VALPARAISO — The Cinemark theater on the city's east side was evacuated during a busy period Saturday night after police received a call that a bomb had ...

Northwest Indiana students receive Jim and Betty Dye Scholarships

The James W. and Betty Dye Foundation presented Scholarships to 122 seniors from Lake, Newton, Porter and Jasper County High Schools. Jim and Betty Dye ...

Davich: Parents chasing dreams for their children  Chicago Tribune

Emily Felter surprised me by giving a gentle hug when I said goodbye. An hour earlier, she wanted nothing to do with me. "Emily, do you like coming here?

Lake Circuit Court judge steps down Oct. 15

CROWN POINT — Lake County Circuit Court Judge George Paras is resigning Oct. 15 after six years on the bench.

Police: Men pushed restaurant manager, attacked employee

PORTAGE | Two men were arrested Tuesday night after a fight with employees at Buffalo Wild Wings, 6530 U.S. 6.

Ethiopian orphan finds home, running success in Morgan Township

It's April 18, 2008. A 12-year-old boy from an Ethiopian orphanage runs up to Lisbeth Savage as she gets off a bus and wraps his arms around her.

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