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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 1988. The new ...

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.

Group gives rundown on school spending, bills  Chicago Tribune

A public school advocacy group provided a rundown on how schools can spend money and what bills are still pending at Merrillville High School.

Region colleges buck state trend as more high school grads enroll  Chicago Tribune

As college costs have jumped astronomically, local high schools have backed students looking for better options who don't want to be saddled with decades of ...

Teen hosting fundraiser to build youth center in Gary

The shooting deaths of her two brothers spurred Aaliyah Stewart to provide Northwest Indiana kids avenues for learning and playing.

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.

Teen to Host Fundraiser for Gary Youth Center  Inside INdiana Business

A Merrillville teen will host a fundraiser this week to build a youth center in Gary. Our partners at The Times of Northwest Indiana report the ASW Foundation, ...

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. As the principal designer for Google Doodles, ...

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 ...

Google designer Ryan Germick visits Merrillville High School  Miami Herald

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

Richard "Fletch" Fletcher | Local Obituaries |

MERRILLVILLE, IN - Richard "Fletch" Fletcher, age 70, of Merrillville, passed away on Wednesday, April 10, 2019.

School budgets explainer at Merrillville High on Monday  Chicago Tribune

Interesting in knowing more about how school budgets work? The Northwest Indiana Coalition for Public Education, an advocacy group, has planned an ...

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 ...

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

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 ...

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, ...

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.

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 ...

‘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 ...

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 ...

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.

'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.

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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.

‘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.

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.

With Twin Towers gone, DeVry opens new location in Merrillville  Chicago Tribune

DeVry University officials celebrated a rebirth of its Merrillville campus Tuesday with an open house at its new location.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

Andrean leaders expect to send report on the high school's future in November  Chicago Tribune

A report on the future of Andrean High School is expected to be sent to the Gary Diocese in November.

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.

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 ...

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.

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 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 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.

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 ...

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 | 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.

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 ...

Crown Point High School senior who brought gun to school expected to be charged with felony: police  Chicago Tribune

After posting about it on social media, a Crown Point High School senior was arrested Feb. 22, 2019, for having a gun, drugs and alcohol on school grounds.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 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 ...

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 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.

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 ...

Merrillville priest removed after 1980s-era abuse claim now judged 'credible,' church says  Chicago Tribune

A Merrillville Byzantine Catholic priest has been removed after superiors concluded a decades-old abuse claim was now “credible” and an Aug. 20 attack “did ...

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 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 ...

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.

Merillville brings police ranks to 58  Chicago Tribune

Merrillville Police Chief Joseph Petruch said the department should have a total of 60 officers within a couple of months, allowing more officers to participate in ...

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.

Police force up to 60 officers in Merrillville  Chicago Tribune

The Merrillville Police Department reached a milestone Tuesday with the swearing-in of its newest officer. Terrence Bronowski became the 60th member of the ...

Registration scheduled for Merrillville schools | Merrillville

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

Merrillville man accused of trying to kill his nephew: court documents  Chicago Tribune

A man has been charged with attempted murder and aggravated battery in connection with the Thursday shooting of his nephew in Gary, court documents state.

Thomas Edward Gault, Jr. | Local Obituaries |

GREENCASTLE, IN - Thomas Edward Gault, Jr., age 60, of Greencastle, passed away February 8, 2019, in the St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis. Born June 24 ...

Valparaiso boy, 17, charged with murder in deaths of teens over alleged drug deal: 'I killed someone and I killed an innocent girl'  Chicago Tribune

A Valparaiso 17-year-old has been charged as an adult in the killing of two Lake County teens over what court documents allege was a drug deal.

Future uncertain for Roosevelt High School building after weeks-long heating system failure  Chicago Tribune

More than 500 Roosevelt College and Career Academy students and teachers began settling in new classrooms Thursday at the spacious Gary Area Career ...

'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 ...

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 ...

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

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

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 ...

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 ...

Merrillville's Brett Norton dreams of state and isn't slowing down

If you've made your way to Merrillville High School looking for senior thrower Brett Norton, Pirates track coach Patrick Coffey can give you a likely place to start.

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.

PREP FOOTBALL: Week 5 previews | NWI Preps Football

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

Investment group sees retail future in Carson's relaunch  Chicago Tribune

Investment group eyes return of Carson, Pirie Scott and Co. as online store.

Former Olympic softball player joins Crown Point police force  Chicago Tribune

Crown Point's newest Police Officer is a former Olympic athlete.

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.

2018 Patriot Brunch honors Frank Schilling

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Carpenters open new training facility in Merrillville  Chicago Tribune

Guests snacked on hors d'oeuvres and drinks, toured the two new adjacent buildings and intermingled Tuesday during the grand opening of the latest addition ...

Charter school to buy Ivy Tech Gary campus  Chicago Tribune

Ivy Tech's former Gary Campus has been purchased for $2.1 million by GEO Foundation, which runs the 21st Century Charter School, according Kevin Teasley ...

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.

'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.

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:

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.

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.

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.

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 ...

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 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 ...

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'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.

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

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

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