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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.



Merrillville celebrates the holidays with Santa  nwitimes.com

MERRILLVILLE — Santa didn't need a sleigh Friday night.



State demanding former Kankakee Valley football coach repay missing fundraiser money  Newsbug.info

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



Man, 27, charged in robberies Saturday at 2 Merrillville stores  nwitimes.com

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 ...



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

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



Five things to do in Northwest Indiana Nov. 30-Dec. 2  Chicago Tribune

Here are five things to do in Northwest Indiana Nov. 30-Dec. 2. Illuminated Christmas Parade: The parade begins at 7 p.m. Nov. 30 in downtown Whiting.



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

Are high school students ready to determine their career paths?



Merrillville educator left mark on students  Chicago Tribune

The testament to Michelle Sulich's life is seen in the impact and devotion she lavished on her students. “For a woman who never physically gave birth, she had ...



Nick Brown named new Merrillville schools superintendent  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.



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 ...



Reunions: East Chicago Washington, Merrillville High, Marian Catholic  nwitimes.com

To submit a class reunion, email annette.arnold@nwi.com.



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 ...



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 ...



Merrillville High School is the first to take ‘Leap’  nwitimes.com

Melinda Reinhart, head of Merrillville High School's Performing Arts Department, made a surprise discovery when doing her homework for the school's current ...



Merrillville teacher takes class out to nature  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 ...



Doris Jean O'Rear  Daily Mountain Eagle

Doris Jean O'Rear, 83, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018, at her residence in Boldo. The family will receive friends and family on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018 ...



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.



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 ...



‘Hunchback of Notre Dame’ makes its way to Merrillville  Chicago Tribune

M&M Productions and Ross Summer Music Theatre present “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” July 20-29 at Merrillvilile High School's Reinhart Auditorium.



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.



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

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, ...



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.



Retired high school teacher carries out lessons in service  nwitimes.com

Bruce Woods of Merrillville is one of those people who has touched far more people in his life than can be counted — as a former educator and as a.



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.



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.



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.



Merrillville schools get $6,500 for special projects  Chicago Tribune

The Merrillville Education Foundation is awarding nearly $6,500 in grants for 13 school projects starting in January. The proposals range from a calming room at ...



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

"She was always giving to somebody, anybody who needed a home."



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

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



Munster, Crown Point, Lake Central, Andrean, Boone Grove advance to state academic bowl finals  Chicago Tribune

Five Northwest Indiana schools will advance to a statewide Academic Super Bowl competition on May 5 at Purdue.



PREP FOOTBALL: Week 5 previews  nwitimes.com

The Times previews the biggest Week 5 prep football games, including Andrean at Hobart and Michigan City at Merrillville.



Merrillville Schools student registration | Lake County News  nwitimes.com

Merrillville Schools has a new re-registration procedure. All students (regardless of grade level) must re-register prior to the first day of school Aug. 16.



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 ...



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

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 ...



Florida junior-college transfer DJ Wilkins picks Drake  Des Moines Register

DJ Wilkins, a 6-foot-2 guard out of Florida Southwestern State College, committed to Darian DeVries' Bulldogs on Saturday. He announced his decision via ...



Land acquisition begins for Merrillville rec center  Chicago Tribune

Land on Broadway Avenue in Merrillville that previously housed a drive-in may be acquired by the town to build a recreation center.



'Our generation has failed to deal with this'; Gary gun violence forum gets emotional for lawmakers, citizens  Chicago Tribune

Dozens of citizens and a handful of lawmakers attended a forum on gun violence and how to prevent it Saturday at the Glen theater in Gary.



‘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 ...



Offices proposed for piece of Merrillville's preferred rec center site  Chicago Tribune

A potential hitch in Merrillville's plans to build a recreation center on the former Y & W property has surfaced in the form of a proposed retail office building on a ...



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.



Merrillville High School trades program growing  Chicago Tribune

An addition to the Merrillville High School building trades building was approved Tuesday.



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

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



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.



Merrillville schools are developing the next generation of performers, artists, and musicians  nwitimes.com

Years ago, the Merrillville Community School Corporation's student enrollment in the performing and fine art programs were at an all-time low. Some felt that ...



'Scrooge the Musical' reunites large cast in Merrillville  Chicago Tribune

'Scrooge the Musical' will be performed at Merrillville High School Nov. 26 through Dec. 4.



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 ...



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 ...



BOYS TRACK: Crown Point edges Merrillville for Duneland Athletic Conference title  nwitimes.com

MERRILLVILLE — The momentary pain was worth the ultimate gain.



Merrillville High named Four Star School  nwitimes.com

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



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

The court works with families to connect them with resources that will help address the underlying factors contributing to truancy (Steve Burns, WFIU/WTIU News) ...



2018 Patriot Brunch honors Frank Schilling  nwitimes.com

CROWN POINT – On Sunday the spirit of American patriotism once again filled Maki ballroom in the historic Lake County courthouse as more than 200 guests ...



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 ...



Merrillville's STAND hosts workshops commemorating King's life, legacy  nwitimes.com

MERRILLVILLE — Andrean High School junior Elizabeth Cornejo thinks it's important to discuss issues like respecting other people's religion, race and gender.



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 ...



Merrillville razes Old Mill restaurant, longtime eyesore  nwitimes.com

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



Faces of the Region: Merrillville High School graduation 2016  The Times of Northwest Indiana

Explore millions of historical pages from your local newspaper for just $7.95. ENTRIES CLOSE MONDAY: Win up to $1,000 when you enter the 2018 ...



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

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



Chief: Merrillville business burglaries at 'all-time low'  Chicago Tribune

Police Chief Joseph Petruch told the Merrillville Town Council that homicides decreased in 2017.



Registration scheduled for Merrillville schools | Merrillville  nwitimes.com

MERRILLVILLE | The Merrillville Community School Corp. has announced its registration schedule.



Northwest Indiana schools praise 'proactive' state lead testing program  Chicago Tribune

A state program offering free lead testing has allowed several Northwest Indiana schools to more widely identify and replace aging infrastructure.



Merrillville slam poetry club hosting annual event  nwitimes.com

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 ...



Minorities growing in traditionally white local schools  nwitimes.com

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 ...



Indiana trooper, a former Merrillville track star, badly hurt when hit during traffic stop  The Times of Northwest Indiana

ZIONSVILLE — An Indiana state trooper and Merrillville High School graduate was badly injured when a car hit him along Interstate 865 in suburban ...



#RegionProud: Dr. Tony Lux of Merrillville Schools  nwitimes.com

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



Merrillville High School honors principal  nwitimes.com

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



NW Indiana students face detention, praise during walkout advocating gun reform  Chicago Tribune

As 17 minutes of silence ticked by, Chesterton High School students held a sign Wednesday morning for each victim of America's latest mass shooting in ...



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 ...



Merrillville schools names new superintendent  nwitimes.com

MERRILLVILLE — The Merrillville Community School Corp. has a new superintendent.



'MHS' social media threat brings police attention  Chicago Tribune

A social media threat for a Michigan high school was mistaken for Merrillville High School, bringing more police to the Merrillville school Thursday, but no threat.



Swan Lake: Indiana Ballet Theatre brings a classic to the stage  nwitimes.com

When it comes to classical ballets, one of the most beautiful and romantic productions remains "Swan Lake."



Local hearing on NIPSCO gas rate hike scheduled for Jan. 3 in Merrillville  nwitimes.com

Northern Indiana Public *Service* Company customers will have the chance to comment on the utility's proposal to increase natural gas rates at a hearing next ...



State releases school grades; some improve, some maintain  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 schools proud to promote the arts  nwitimes.com

MERRILLVILLE — When the last bell rings at 2:25 p.m., about 60 sixth-graders rush to Room 502 at Merrillville Intermediate School.



STEVE HANLON: What it is all about  The Times of Northwest Indiana

MERRILLVILLE — Sometimes we all seem to forget what high school athletics are all about.



Ronald W. Collins  nwitimes.com

MERRILLVILLE, IN - Ronald Wayne Collins, age 62 of Merrillville, passed away October 26, 2018. He was a graduate of Merrillville High School, Class of 74.



5 suspected in drug, prostitution ring near Merrillville High School  nwitimes.com

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



Northwest Indiana high school seniors named Academic All-Stars  Chicago Tribune

A half-dozen Northwest Indiana seniors earned Academic All-Star honors from the Indiana Association of High School Principals.



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

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



Donald Yaros  nwitimes.com

MERRILLVILLE, IN - Donald Yaros, age 85, a life-long resident of Merrillville, passed away on Sunday, September 16, 2018. Survived by his sister, Bertha (late ...



Merrillville High students recognized for positive behavior and achievement  nwitimes.com

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



Merrillville students to take STAND on ostracism  nwitimes.com

MERRILLVILLE | Dozens of Merrillville High School students meeting as part of the Socially Together And Naturally Diverse program recently discussed the ...



Lake Station man charged in friend's fatal stabbing faces trial April 30  nwitimes.com

CROWN POINT — A man who allegedly fatally stabbed a friend and then threw the murder weapon under a Christmas tree is scheduled for trial this month.



'Scrooge the Musical' offers deeper look into character  Chicago Tribune

The holiday season is often about traditions and one such tradition is "Scrooge the Musical" in Merrillville. M&M Productions and Ross Music Theatre opened ...



Indiana Ballet Theatre gala will benefit new home  Chicago Tribune

Indiana Ballet Theatre hosts Diamond Ball on Sept. 7 at Halls of St. George in Schererville.



Patriot Brunch to honor Frank Schilling in celebration Sunday  nwitimes.com

This year's Patriot Brunch will celebrate the numerous contributions of Frank Schilling, president of Schilling Home Improvement Center and Schilling ...



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.



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

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



Patricia Kay Ontiveros  nwitimes.com

PORTAGE, IN - Patricia Kay Ontiveros, age 72, of Portage, IN, passed away on Thursday, July 12, 2018. She was born on May 20, 1946 in Gary, IN to Kenneth.



MARC CHASE: Education in region grit behind some school names  nwitimes.com

Back-to-school time in Northwest Indiana is a prime opportunity for reflection on that good old-fashioned grit which so thoroughly characterizes our region and ...



Police find abducted Merrillville teen, arrest Hammond man  nwitimes.com

MERRILLVILLE | A Hammond man was arrested Thursday night in the abduction of a teenage girl at Merrillville High School.



STAND club promotes diversity  nwitimes.com

For more than 15 years, Merrillville students have had the opportunity to work together to create a diverse environment within the school district.



Hundreds pay tribute to M'ville grad who drowned  nwitimes.com

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



Comedic ‘Batman the Play’ wings its way back to Hobart  Chicago Tribune

Batman the Play” runs May 11-27 at Center Stage Studio Theatre in Hobart.



Merrillville man charged with murder in Gary shooting  Chicago Tribune

A 19-year-old Merrillville man has been charged with murder in a Dec. 2 killing and with aggravated battery and other charges in a shooting incident the day ...



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

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



Mock trial regionals begin Saturday | 2018-02-09  Indiana Lawyer

Starting this weekend, more than 350 high school students from around the state will demonstrate their courtroom prowess during the 2018 Indiana Mock Trial ...



Youth organizations tackle teens' roles in national race discussion  Chicago Tribune

Indiana Youth Institute hosted forum Wednesday in Merrillville to discuss how police and minority youth interact.



NWI students step out in memory of Parkland victims  nwitimes.com

Hundreds of Region students stepped away from their studies Wednesday morning in memory of the victims in last month's Parkland, Florida, high school ...



Merrillville boys basketball coach Jim East set to retire  nwitimes.com

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



Four Merrillville High School students complete internships at Methodist Hospitals  nwitimes.com

MERRILLVILLE | The idea of pursuing an internship probably doesn't cross most high school student's minds, but it's a great way to sample potential careers or ...



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