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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 ...

Boys Basketball Merrillville vs La Porte 2019, Inducts Coaches into Pirates Hall of Fame

Growing up, we all have certain mentors that find some way to touch our lives and give us guidance along the way. For many, these role models come in the ...

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 ...

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.

Google designer Ryan Germick returns to Merrillville High School, opens up about bringing personality to the tech industry

When Ryan Germick graduated from Merrillville High School in 1998, he regularly used floppy disks, designed posters on an old Macintosh desktop in 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.

Betty J. Shatkowski (nee Hickman)

MERRILLVILLE, IN - Betty J. Shatkowski (nee Hickman) 87, formerly of Merrillville, passed away on Monday, January 28, 2019. She was a resident of The ...

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

Are high school students ready to determine their career paths?

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, ...

Community Shows Support for Teams at the IHSAA Girls Basketball Sectionals  PortageLife

Inside the Merrillville High School gymnasium on Saturday evening, hundreds of fans were showing support for four teams—Hobart, Kankakee Valley, Michigan ...

Reunions: East Chicago Washington, Merrillville High, Marian Catholic

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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 ...

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 ...

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.

Mary C. Charbonneau (nee Slingsby) | Local Obituaries |

CROWN POINT, IN - Mary C. (nee Slingsby) Charbonneau, age 89 of Crown Point, passed away peacefully at her home on January 17, 2019. Mary spent three ...

Bernard C. Orelup Jr. | Local Obituaries |

CROWN POINT, IN - On Saturday, January 19, 2019, Bernie Orelup, dedicated husband, father and grandfather, passed away at the age of 75. Bernie was born ...

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 ...

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 ...

‘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 ...

Obituary: Thomas Edward Gault Jr. (2/12/19)  The Banner-Graphic

Thomas Edward Gault Jr., 60, of Greencastle, passed away Friday, Feb. 8, 2019 at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis. Born June 24, 1958 in Gary, Ind., he was ...

New Merrillville schools chief named  Chicago Tribune

The Merrillville School Board appointed former Porter Township school chief Nick Brown as its new superintendent Tuesday. Brown will be the fourth Merrillville ...

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 ...

Google designer Ryan Germick visits Merrillville High School

When Ryan Germick graduated from Merrillville High School in 1998, he regularly used floppy disks, designed posters on an old Macintosh desktop in the ...

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:

‘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.

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.

Merrillville High School is the first to take ‘Leap’

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

Retired high school teacher carries out lessons in service

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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 ...

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.

Gallery: The Times prep sports photos of the week

Our favorite photos from another photogenic week of prep sports in the Region.

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.

Merrillville celebrates the holidays with Santa

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

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.

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.

Teen hosting toy giveaway Sunday in Gary

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.

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.

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 ...

CHS Girls Basketball falls 54-52 in regular season finale  Chesterton Tribune

The Chesterton girls basketball team mounted a furious comeback, but it wasn't enough. The Trojans dropped their regular season finale 54-52 at Andrean on ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

The Times Photos of the Week

Crown Point reacts after defeating Penn 54-47 in overtime Saturday during a Class 4A regional final at LaPorte High School. Kale Wilk, The Times. Ford press ...

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.

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.

Merrillville razes Old Mill restaurant, longtime eyesore

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

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.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

PREP FOOTBALL: Week 5 previews

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

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

For two decades it has been tradition for M&M Productions and Ross Music Theatre to stage a holiday favorite in Merrillville. "Scrooge the Musical" returns to ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

Registration scheduled for Merrillville schools | Merrillville

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

Merrillville High School honors principal

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

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

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 ...

Ronald W. Collins

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.

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 ...

Find your school's 2018 ISTEP scores  Chalkbeat Indiana

Only half of Indiana's elementary and middle school students passed both English and math state ISTEP exams in 2018, results that have stubbornly held firm for ...

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.

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 ...

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

MERRILLVILLE — The momentary pain was worth the ultimate gain.

Merrillville's STAND hosts workshops commemorating King's life, legacy

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

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

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

Ross Music Theater carries on with ‘Scrooge’ tradition

Mike Reinhart, director of and performer in M&M Productions and Ross Music Theatre's production of “Scrooge,” jokes about his evolution in his longtime role of ...

'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.

Merrillville High group plans fundraisers

MERRILLVILLE | The Merrillville High School Positive Behavioral Interventions and Support (PBIS) committee hosts three fundraisers during December.

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 slam poetry club hosting annual event

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 ...

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.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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

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

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.

Merrillville High students recognized for positive behavior and achievement

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

#RegionProud: Dr. Tony Lux of Merrillville Schools

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

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

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

Four Merrillville High School students complete internships at Methodist Hospitals

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 ...

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.

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 ...

Merrillville students to take STAND on ostracism

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

'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.

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 ...

Teen takes a STAND as a student leader at Merrillville High

For Ashton Anekwe, each day at Merrillville High School provides her a chance to uplift and better understand her peers.

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.

STAND club promotes diversity

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

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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