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Merrillville teen, 16, killed in Xbox robbery remembered as a prankster, avid gamer  Chicago Tribune

Johnny Peluyera, 16, died Wednesday in Gary, where his father took him to sell an Xbox to an online buyer near 51st Avenue and Maryland Street, police said.

Father buries son — killed over an Xbox — on Father's Day: 'They took well over half my soul'  The Times of Northwest Indiana

MERRILLVILLE — Johnny Peluyera cried tears of joy when he first saw the bright blue Trans Am.

'Now he's gone,' 16-year-old shooting victim remembered by mother, sister  The Times of Northwest Indiana

GARY — The story of the 16-year-old Merrillville boy who was fatally shot in the back over an Xbox has spread nationwide. Since the shooting Wednesday, the ...

‘You took away my best friend’: Parents of teen killed while trying to sell Xbox speak out  WGN TV Chicago

GARY, Ind. — The parents of a 16-year-old Gary teen who was shot and killed while trying to sell his Xbox spoke out Thursday, as the investigation continues.

Gallery: Calumet Park Memorial Day service | Lake County Newsletter |

A Marine Corp Honor Guard prepares for a 21 gun Aerial Salute at the Calumet Park Cemetery in Merrillville Sunday during the American Legion First District ...

Single Valparaiso dad reflects on special times on Father's Day  Chicago Tribune

Ted Zoumis, owner of a sign shop in Valparaiso, has raised his daughter alone since she was 8 and likes to recall special times on Father's Day.

Suspects Wanted For Death Of Teen Selling Xbox  LA Canyon News

GARY, INDIANA— Johnny Peluyera, 16 was shot dead while trying to sell his Xbox game system on 51st Avenue and Maryland Street, when two men opened ...

New principal named at MCHS | News  News Dispatch

MICHIGAN CITY – The Michigan City Area Schools Board of Trustees approved several administrative appointments for the coming school year at a special ...

Google Doodle designer shares creative passion with Merrillville High School students  Chicago Tribune

Ryan Germick sees his job creating Google Doodles as using technology to bring some humanity to the masses.

Robert Louis Schultz | Local Obituaries |

WESTVILLE, IN - Robert Louis Schultz, 65, of Westville passed away Wednesday, June 12, 2019. He was born November 14, 1953 in Gary, IN to Robert V. and ...

Leonora T. "Lorrie" Wrona | Local Obituaries |

SOUTH HOLLAND, IL - Leonora T. "Lorrie" Wrona (nee Groff) age 76, of South Holland, formerly of Calumet City and Munster, passed away peacefully June 15, ...

MCAS New Appointments Made Including MCHS Principal - WIMS AM 1420  WIMS AM 1420

The Michigan City Area Schools Board of Trustees held a special meeting on June 12 to approve several administrative appointments for the coming school ...

Parents of dead Merrillville teen sue driver, school corporation  The Times of Northwest Indiana

HAMMOND — The parents of a Merrillville teenager killed in a 2016 traffic accident are suing the driver responsible for the fatal crash and the teen's school ...

NWI Business Ins and Outs: Gastropub coming to Michigan City, video game store open in Griffith, vape shop coming to Crown Point, Dollar General open in Portage

Times business reporter Joseph S. Pete provides the details on what's coming and going in the Region retail and restaurant world.

No state champions, but Region track athletes dot the podium  The Times of Northwest Indiana

Crown Point's Matt Hanlon, Lowell's Gabriel Sanchez, Portage's Trey Sebben and Michigan City's Justin Wozniak placed second at the state track meet.

Merrillville educator left mark on students  Chicago Tribune

Merrillville High is holding a celebration of life gathering at 2 p.m. Sunday in the school gym in honor of Michelle Sulich, who died of cancer at 51.

Indiana schools superintendent rallies NWI educators to organize, contact legislators

MERRILLVILLE — Indiana Superintendent of Schools Jennifer McCormick called upon Northwest Indiana educators to organize and contact their elected ...

DeVry University to celebrate new Merrillville Center next week

MERRILLVILLE - DeVry University's Keller Graduate School of Management will cut the ribbon on its new Merrillville Center next week.

Gary native serves aboard versatile Warship half a world away  The Chicago Cusader

Seaman Apprentice Jaron Woods, a native of Gary, Indiana, wanted to see a different world and knew he didn't want to go to college yet, so he made the ...

Methodist Hospitals internship program give Merrillville High students a taste of real world

Are high school students ready to determine their career paths?

Former Merrillville High School musicians return to honor ex-teacher in concert  Chicago Tribune

More than 60 former Merrillville High School students returned to school Wednesday to play a benefit concert honoring a cancer-stricken former teacher.

Longtime Merrillville coach Armontrout remembered for doing 'a lot of great, positive things'  The Times of Northwest Indiana

Success and dedication were two of the hallmarks of William “Lafey” Armontrout's career as a high school track and cross country coach in the Region.

Northwest Indiana schools are adding more security measures after Parkland shooting  Chicago Tribune

As school begins this week, several districts in Northwest Indiana are adding additional security measures following a deadly Florida high school shooting that ...

'The iceberg has already hit': Education lobbyist brings stark message to Region educators

MERRILLVILLE — “We are trying to turn around the Titanic, and the iceberg has already hit,” Indiana Coalition for Public Education lobbyist Joel Hand told ...

Merrillville High School holds forum for students to address school safety  Chicago Tribune

Responding to school safety concerns, Merrillville High School held a forum Tuesday for nearly 100 students. The forum was designed to give students the ...

'We need action': Indiana schools chief lists legislative priorities, exhorts educators to talk to lawmakers

MERRILLVILLE — Educators must be diligent in speaking out and asking questions of public officials.

YouTube videos show fights at Merrillville High School through first half of school year. Police and school say students involved have been disciplined  The Times of Northwest Indiana

A series of disturbing videos posted on YouTube show Merrillville High School students fighting in the cafeteria, before classes start at breakfast and boxing in ...

‘Scrooge the Musical’ from M&M Ross keeps Jerauld Reinhart’s legacy alive  Chicago Tribune

The late Jerauld J. Reinhart first staged “Scrooge the Musical” in the early 1980s and some set pieces from that production are still part of M&M Ross' staging of ...

Merrillville's plans to get Carriage House property 'early in the process'  Chicago Tribune

The Town of Merrillville is moving closer to acquiring the historic, but long neglected, Carriage House property at 73rd Avenue and Madison Street.

Long-running Remarkable Book Shop in Merrillville plans final chapter

The Remarkable Book Shop has been a favorite among Region readers for nearly four decades, but may soon pen its last chapter.

A long and colorful past led up to Merrillville coming into its own

Alice Flora Smedstad's relatives crossed the Atlantic aboard the Mayflower and other ships of the time, and by the early 1800s some were on the move again, ...

Merrillville woman teaches senior citizens how to use smartphones, other technology

GARY — "Oh, someone's calling me. Hello? Oh, I'm doing good," Brittany Taylor said, holding up her iPhone to her ear.

For students, ILEARN brings major changes on standardized tests: official  Chicago Tribune

Northwest Indiana students are taking the ILEARN test this week, one of the biggest changes to standardized testing since ISTEP hit schools in 1987.

Nick Brown named new Merrillville schools superintendent | Lake County News  The Times of Northwest Indiana

The Merrillville School Board appointed former Porter Township Schools Superintendent Nick Brown as its new school superintendent effective July 1.

Police: Crown Point men charged in strong-arm robberies at Merrillville stores

CROWN POINT — Merrillville police allege two Crown Point men participated in a pair of strong-arm robberies last month before attempting to flee authorities.

Proposed Merrillville community center cost would jump $5.5M with pool addition  Chicago Tribune

Merrillville Parks director Jan Orlich presented the Town Council with a rendering of the proposed community center.

Merrillville students capture first place in regional mock trial competition  The Times of Northwest Indiana

MERRILLVILLE — It may not be exactly like television's popular "Law and Order" series, but a group of students at Merrillville High School are learning all 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.

Memorial Day weekend events in Northwest Indiana  Chicago Tribune

From 12k runs and car shows to Masses and ceremonies, there are many events that can be attended in Northwest Indiana during Memorial Day weekend.

More Indiana Schools Adopting Truancy Courts To Connect Families With Resources  Indiana Public Media

An increasing number of Indiana school districts are turning to truancy courts to address issues with chronic absences. But, the focus isn't on punishing students.

Gun violence took her brothers' lives. She dreams of stopping bullets by opening a youth center in Gary.  Chicago Tribune

Aaliyah Stewart talks about creating a nonprofit while she was a freshman at Merrillville High School and her plans for a youth center in Gary.

Indiana Ballet Theatre, Ross Music Theatre put professional polish on Merrillville productions  The Times of Northwest Indiana

The performing arts are alive and well in Merrillville thanks to the Indiana Ballet Theatre and the Ross Music Theatre.

Drunken Hebron driver accused of killing M'ville student enters plea with possible sentence of 2-10 years

CROWN POINT — A Hebron man who police say has had his license suspended 49 times could spend as little as two years in prison for allegedly fatally striking ...

GIRLS BASKETBALL: Kankakee Valley survives against Valparaiso with big third quarter  The Times of Northwest Indiana

MERRILLVILLE — Down nine points in the first half with its season on the line, the Times No. 3 Kankakee Valley girls basketball team could have panicked.

Merrillville teacher takes class out to nature | Education |  The Times of Northwest Indiana

A group of Merrillville High School students hiked through the sandy ridges and low wet swales in awe of the plants they saw, the various grades of soil and ...

Merrillville takes 'Leap of Faith' with new production  Chicago Tribune

"Leap of Faith" from March 16-25 at Reinhart Auditorium is being presented with set design and lightning help by M&M Productions and Ross Music Theatre.

IU Northwest gallery shines a spotlight on high school artistry  The Chicago Cusader

Campus and community invited to High School Biennial reception and open house on March 18 Indiana University Northwest invites the campus and community ...

The Times Photos of the Week

The umpire calls Crown Point's Drew Horton, left, safe at home after Portage's Xavier Alvarez tried to tag him out on May 27 in Crown Point. Kale Wilk, The Times.

Adult education grads face less pomp, more circumstance in Merrillville: 'I want a career, not just a job'  Chicago Tribune

Graduates of the Merrillville Adult Education program walk across the stage to cheers, challenges and non-traditional avenues to future careers.

Man, 27, charged in robberies Saturday at 2 Merrillville stores

CROWN POINT — A 27-year-old Crown Point man is accused of committing robberies Saturday at two Merrillville stores before leading police on a high-speed ...

Power Five commitment recap: June 15-21  247Sports

The 2020 recruiting cycle is heating up as some of the top high school football prospects around the country are announcing where they will play in college.

Merrillville razes Old Mill restaurant, longtime eyesore | Lake County News

MERRILLVILLE — It was standing before the Civil War, and now the former Old Mill restaurant has been turned to rubble.

Some Chicago-Area and Northwest Indiana Schools Close, Delay Starts  NBC Chicago

Multiple schools across the Chicago area and northwest Indiana announced delayed starts and even closures Wednesday after snow blanketed the region ...

Merrillville woman's body found after going missing in Lake Michigan  Chicago Tribune

Rescue teams found Tiara Hardy, 24, shortly after 5:30 p.m. Tuesday. She went missing Monday evening struggling in the water near Marquette Park.

Merrillville High named Four Star School | Lake County News

MERRILLVILLE | Merrillville High School joined the ranks of schools which were named Indiana Four Star Schools in the 2012-13 school year.

Ex-Gary school leader makes court appearance on theft charge  Chicago Tribune

A former Gary school superintendent made a brief court appearance Tuesday in Crown Point on criminal charges. Cheryl Pruitt, 56, was charged in October with ...

Teen hosting toy giveaway Sunday in Gary | Lake County News

Aaliyah Stewart has given back to her birthplace of Gary by trying to prevent the type of violence that took the lives of her two brothers there.

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 ...

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 ...

Surprise! Indiana students find out on bus they're going to Michelle Obama's book tour at United Center  Chicago Tribune

The Ecier Foundation, a nonprofit out of Merrillville, Ind., surprised 31 students with tickets to see Michelle Obama and Oprah Winfrey on Tuesday night at the ...

Merrillville High School honors principal | Merrillville |

MERRILLVILLE | Teachers, students and staff commended Merrillville High School Principal Mike Krutz on Wednesday for his designation as Indiana's 2013 ...

Eight Schools Race to the Finish Line at the Boy's Track & Field DAC Invitational

Under a bright blue sky, eight high school track teams gathered together for the Duneland Athletic Conference Boy's Track Field Invitational. Lake Central High ...

PROFILES IN SUCCESS: Merrillville, ND grad Ken Dike grateful for sports schooling  The Times of Northwest Indiana

Winning a college football national championship is a unique experience.

Man charged with OWI in Merrillville teen pedestrian's death  The Times of Northwest Indiana

CROWN POINT — Police allege a 43-year-old man accused of fatally striking a teenager with his vehicle last fall was under the influence of marijuana and ...

Minorities growing in traditionally white local schools | Lake County News

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 ...

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 ...

South Shore Orchestra gives high school students a chance to play in the big leagues

When Addison Dempsay played viola in the Chesterton High School orchestra, she had no idea a concert tour in China was just two years away. Right after ...

The National Sorority of Phi Delta Kappa, Inc.  The Chicago Cusader

Xinos and Kudos Present Annual Scholarship Ball The Xinos, a youth guidance group, comprised of high school young ladies and their escorts sponsored by ...

Ex-coach arrested after police accuse him of pocketing school fundraiser donations  The Times of Northwest Indiana

An ex-football coach from Kankakee Valley High School accused of pocketing fundraising donations was arrested over the weekend, according to the Jasper ...

2019 IASB High School Broadcasting Competition Awards announced  UIndy News

Porter County Career and Technical Center won Television School of the Year and Homestead High School won Radio School of the Year at the 2019 Indiana ...

Crown Point AD Dorulla honored by Gary Old Timers Athletic Association  The Times of Northwest Indiana

The Gary Old Timers Athletic Association honored Bill Dorulla at its 73rd annual banquet Wednesday.

NWI Business Ins and Outs: NutriHub coming to gym near you, Mexican restaurant opens in Griffith, Mason Jar opens in Lowell, Crew Carwash coming to Valpo, Harbor Freight Tools opening in Portage

NutriHub opened in a new Merrillville strip mall on U.S. 30 about six months ago, and aims to expand near gyms across Northwest Indiana.

Two cousins remember Amanda Borgia as warm person, dedicated mother, intelligent and fun  The Times of Northwest Indiana

Amanda Lyn (Diehl) Borgia filled the lives of those around her with love, light, warmth and joy.

Crown Point swears in new female police officer

CROWN POINT — It was a packed house Wednesday in the Crown Point Council Chambers as the city swore in its newest police officer.

Former Olympic softball player joins Crown Point police force  Chicago Tribune

Crown Point's newest Police Officer is a former Olympic athlete. Leslie Malerich was sworn in as the city's 46th officer, the highest staffing in department history, ...

Senior center may be dying from lack of funds, clients  Chicago Tribune

Gwen Gass sat back in her chair and shrugged. "We're in a serious bind," said Gass, manager of the Merrillville Senior Center. In late June, the.

5 suspected in drug, prostitution ring near Merrillville High School

MERRILLVILLE | Lake County police arrested five people on suspicion of prostitution, drug dealing and drug possession Friday just blocks from Merrillville High ...

JIM PETERS: Merrillville's Shannon Wells returns home for elite volleyball camp

After five years in Florida, Shannon Wells vows she'll never move back to the Region.

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 ...

UPDATE: Teenager struck, killed by driver in Merrillville ID'd

MERRILLVILLE — The 17-year-old who died Monday after being struck by a vehicle has been identified.

2019 Northwest Indiana Graduation Station

Caps off to these new graduates! Our coverage team has traveled across the Region to capture the culmination of these students' hard work. Celebrate with us ...

State demanding former Kankakee Valley football coach repay missing fundraiser money  The Times of Northwest Indiana

INDIANAPOLIS — The state's auditing agency is demanding the former football coach at Kankakee Valley High School repay thousands of dollars in football ...

Merrillville High students recognized for positive behavior and achievement

MERRILLVILLE | Nineteen Merrillville High School students were recently inducted into the iPatch program.

Police say man shot his girlfriend before turning the gun on himself in Merrillville murder-suicide. Victim's mother says couple had previous domestic problems.  The Times of Northwest Indiana

MERRILLVILLE — Authorities are investigating the shooting deaths of two people early Wednesday as an apparent domestic-related murder-suicide, police ...

Four years later and its $8M debt resolved, Munster schools looks to finish year in the black  The Times of Northwest Indiana

These days, the halls at Munster High School are starting to look a lot more like they belong to Munster High School.

#RegionProud: Dr. Tony Lux of Merrillville Schools | Region Proud |

Thirty-five years ago, my wife and I left Indiana State University with my doctorate, her teaching degree and our third child.

Top district principal believes in giving students "just one more day"

Mike Krutz graduated from Merrillville High School in 1979, and at 52, is celebrating his ninth year as principal of the same school.

Photos: IHSAA wrestling state finals Day 1  Indianapolis Star

Brownsburg High School wrestler Kamariyon Nelson wrestles Wheeler High School wrestler Giovanni Diaz in the 113-pound weight class during the first day of ...

'Be empowered': Porter County school superintendents encourage parents to be active in reporting school threats

Keeping school communities safe is an action all students, staff and parents should feel empowered to take on.

State releases school grades; some improve, some maintain | Local News  The Times of Northwest Indiana

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Department of Education on Wednesday released the 2016-17 School Accountability Grades showing that nearly 25 percent of ...

Merrillville retires jersey of football legend Mike Neal

MERRILLVILLE | There was a lot of green inside the gymnasium at Merrillville High School on Friday night. And only part of the colorization had to do with the ...

Big, small local school districts on the hunt for new superintendents  The Times of Northwest Indiana

Six Northwest Indiana school boards have been on a mission this school year to find the right person to lead their districts, as six superintendents have retired or ...

Michelle Rae Sulich (Kurfman) | Lifestyles |

Michelle Rae Sulich (Kurfman). PORTAGE, IN-Michelle Rae Sulich (Kurfman), age 51, of Portage, IN, passed away in her home on July 13, 2018, of natural ...

Hundreds pay tribute to M'ville grad who drowned

MERRILLVILLE | Hundreds paid tribute Monday night to a young woman who spread joy and friendship wherever she went.

Merrillville slam poetry club hosting annual event | Do |

The Permanent Ink Slam Poets' Club out of Merrillville High School will host its Fifth Annual Hotter Than a Steel Mill slam poetry writing workshop and ...

Merrillville mom who died in double homicide was devoted to family  Chicago Tribune

Candy Halbe, 55, died in a double homicide that also killed her son in Merrillville on Dec. 26, 2017. (Provided by Susan Hjertquist). A Merrillville woman who ...

NWI offers fun for any kind of Valentine's Day experience  Chicago Tribune

The following are some of the Valentine's Day week highlights around Northwest Indiana:

2018 Northwest Indiana Trick or Treating Times

Sidewalks will once again be filled with ghosts, witches, and goblins, as Halloween 2018 is right around the corner! Stock up on treats and goodies for the ...

Merrillville boys basketball coach Jim East set to retire

The Jim East era at Merrillville High School is in its swan song, the school announced on Monday.

Archives: Gregg Popovich got his start in northwest Indiana  Indianapolis Star

The Star profiled the San Antonio Spurs coach in 2013.

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