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Gary NAACP represented at the National Conference | The Crusader Newspaper Group  The Chicago Cusader

July was a busy month for the Gary NAACP Branch. It was capped off with a delegation of over 35 of its members attending the 110th National Convention of the ...

Scot J. Manoski | Local Obituaries |

Scot J. Manoski. MERRILLVILLE, IN - Scot J. Manoski, age 54 of Merrillville, passed away Tuesday, August 13, 2019. He is survived by parents: Paula and ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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.

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.

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.

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, ...

No sentence reduction for drugged driver who killed Merrillville teen, appeals court rules

A Hebron man serving 10 years in prison for fatally striking a Merrillville teenager while operating his vehicle under influence of several types of drugs is not ...

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 ...

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

Are high school students ready to determine their career paths?

Merrillville Schools student registration | Lake County News

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.

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.

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 ...

'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.

'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 ...

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.

‘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 ...

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.

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.

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 graduates use humor to send off classmates  The Times of Northwest Indiana

MERRILLVILLE — Humorous speeches highlighted Merrillville High School's 90th graduation ceremony Wednesday at the Star Plaza Theatre.

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.

High school reunions planned | News |

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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.

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 ...

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.

Alexis "Lexie" Krutz | Local Obituaries |

MERRILLVILLE, IN - Alexis "Lexie" Krutz, age 21, of Merrillville, passed away on Wednesday, June 5, 2019.

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.

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 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.

Family of slain teen thanks community for support, gives message to son's shooter

MERRILLVILLE — Standing feet away from where their son used to play basketball, the father of 16-year-old Johnny Peluyera held a framed photo of his son.

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.

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.

Leonard "Len" J. Schmidt, Sr | Local Obituaries |

VALPARAISO, IN - Leonard "Len" J. Schmidt, Sr. age 83 of Valparaiso, passed away suddenly on Friday, July 5, 2019. He was a graduate of Merrillville High ...

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 ...

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.

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.

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 ...

IU Northwest gallery shines a spotlight on high school artistry | The Crusader Newspaper Group  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 ...

Registration scheduled for Merrillville schools | Merrillville

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

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 ...

Teen victim's mother sees person charged in son's murder for first time

CROWN POINT — A Gary teenager formally pleaded not guilty Thursday to charges he shot and killed a Merrillville teenager while attempting to rob the teen of ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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.

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 ...

17-year-old charged in fatal shooting of Gary teen over Xbox  WGN TV Chicago

GARY, Ind. — A teenager has been charged in the fatal shooting of a Indiana teen who was trying to sell his Xbox last month. Gary Higgins, 17, has been ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

Memorial Day service sheds light on the gains and pains of female soldiers  The Times of Northwest Indiana

MERRILLVILLE — Ursula Brboric said it was important to her to attend Sunday's Memorial Day program in the veterans section of Calumet Park Cemetery with ...

The National Sorority of Phi Delta Kappa, Inc. | The Crusader Newspaper Group  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 ...

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.

Ross Music celebrates 'Mermaid's' 30th anniversary | |

Mike Reinhart, director of M&M Productions/Ross Music Theatre's production of “The Little Mermaid,” sees messages in the long-beloved tale that continue to ...

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.

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 ...

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

2 teens in custody for fatal shooting of Gary 16-year-old over Xbox  WGN TV Chicago

GARY, Ind. — Lake County officials said they took two teens into custody after they allegedly fatally shot a 16-year-old last month while he was trying to sell them ...

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.

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.

Build the community center, Crossroads Chamber urges | News

MERRILLVILLE — Believing a proposed community center would be an economic driver for development along the Broadway corridor, the Crossroads ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

Merrillville schools proud to promote the arts | Special Sections

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

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

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

M'ville High School math teacher focuses on process

MERRILLVILLE | Merrillville High School algebra teacher Jeff Eaton contends he has a great group of students, some who have a career goal in mind and some ...

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.

Former Olympic softball player joins Crown Point police force  Chicago Tribune

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

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

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

BREAKING: 3-star OL Martes Lewis Commits to Minnesota  247Sports

P.J. Fleck and the Minnesota staff grabbed a verbal commitment from 3-star OL Martes Lewis.

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 ...

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

The Star profiled the San Antonio Spurs coach in 2013.

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 ...

T.J. Lux named newest Merrillville boys basketball coach

MERRILLVILLE | There was a little laughter. Then, a quick comment from the new boys basketball coach at Merrillville. His name was not a surprise to most.

STAND club promotes diversity | Lake County News |

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

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.

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 ...

Republican Indiana schools chief joining Democratic senator on gubernatorial listening tour

The Republican state schools chief elected in 2016 alongside Republican Gov. Eric Holcomb is joining the statewide listening tour of state Sen. Eddie Melton ...

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