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UPDATE: Copper wire theft forces Gavit football game to Saturday; alumni night canceled

There were no Friday night lights at Gavit High School this week as the Hammond school had to reschedule its football game against East Chicago Central due ...

UPDATE: Hammond Gavit sophomore detained Monday, accused of threatening to 'shoot up' school

HAMMOND — A Gavit High School sophomore was detained Monday after making threats last week to a group of friends, saying he was going to "shoot up the ...

Gavit High School student detained after alleged threat, police say  Chicago Tribune

A Gavit High School student in Hammond was detained by police after making a suspected threat Monday.

Rash of copper wire thefts in Hammond includes 3 high schools  WLS-TV

Copper wire thefts targeted three Hammond high schools, as well as other locations in the city, over the last several weeks, police said.

Hammond drops plans to consolidate Gavit High School  Chicago Tribune

After public pushback, the Hammond School Board announced it will drop plans to consolidate Gavit High School as part of a $110.6 million capital referendum.

E.C. Central, Clark hit as rash of costly school copper wire thefts continue

Copper wire thieves are taking the lights out of football Friday nights throughout Northwest Indiana.

Arrests made in rash of copper wire thefts in Hammond and other NW Indiana communities  WLS-TV

Two people were arrested in a rash of copper wire thefts in Hammond and nearby communities, Hammond police said Saturday.

Hammond police offer $25,000 reward for info leading to copper wire thieves

HAMMOND — The Hammond Police Department is offering a $25000 reward for the arrest and prosecution of the people responsible for a recent rash of wire ...

120 Hammond seniors to announce college plans at Blueprint Signing Day

HAMMOND — Some 120 School City of Hammond high school seniors will announce their fall college plans Thursday at the Hammond Education Foundation's ...

Gavit students encouraged to celebrate diversity

HAMMOND — Two local counselors talked to Gavit High School students Friday about understanding diversity and inclusion.

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.

Reunions: Gavit, Hobart High and Bishop Noll

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Hammond students apply to college with help of 'The Blueprint'

HAMMOND — Applying for college and financial aid can be a confusing process for the most savvy senior, but the School City of Hammond is hoping to simplify ...

City of Hammond sues suspected copper wire thieves for $1.5M in damages

HAMMOND — The city has filed a civil lawsuit to recoup the hundreds of thousands of dollars and more in damages stemming from a string of copper thefts this ...

Copper Thieves Threaten to Shut Off 'Friday Night Lights'  NBC Chicago

Copper thieves are threatening to shut off Friday night lights across Northwest Indiana, but several schools are fighting back.

Gavit High students capture first place team honors

Gavit Middle-High School's chess team returned victorious from the 17th annual Hammond Invitational Chess Tournament, winning the first-place high school ...

Hammond charter school offers free child care to help adult students finish high school  Chicago Tribune

The school, which opened in 2017-18, views child care as an essential *service* to help students finish degrees.

U.S. magistrate judge to receive Distinguished Hammond Alumnus Award Oct. 4

HAMMOND — A Hammond native and Gavit High School graduate who has served as a United States magistrate judge will be recognized Oct. 4 as recipient of ...

Hammond nears vote on school funding referendum  Chicago Tribune

Hammond is expected to vote May 30 on a bid to have a funding referendum in November.

Reunions: Lowell, Gavit and Hobart High

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Gavit's 50th graduating class set high standards

HAMMOND | “Do not go where the path may lead; go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”

Dennis Harold Terry

HAMMOND, IN - Standout Hammond citizen Dennis Harold Terry passed away peacefully on the morning of November 1, 2018. In his 66 years, Dennis ...

Appeals court overturns $550,000 judgment against Hammond schools

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Court of Appeals has overturned a $550000 judgment against the School City of Hammond after determining that a former Gavit ...

Ann-Margret 'Annie' Mick | Local Obituaries |

Ann-Margret 'Annie' Mick, age 47, passed away on Sunday, August 5, 2018. She was born on November 20, 1970 to Edward And Susan Mick in Chicago.

Students learn the significance of Memorial Day

Some students in Northwest Indiana are learning that Memorial Day is not just another day off, but also a day that has great meaning for the nation.

Two Men Arrested In Copper Thefts That Threatened to Shut Off 'Friday Night Lights'  NBC Chicago

Two people in connection with recent copper wiring thefts have been arrested, according to the NWI Times.

Deborah L. Bullard (nee Proctor) | Lifestyles |

HAMMOND, IN - Deborah L. Bullard nee Proctor, age 67, of Hammond, passed away peacefully Saturday, December 1, 2018. Beloved wife of Gary K. Bullard.

Hammond to seek school referendums in November  Chicago Tribune

The School City of Hammond will seek capital projects and operating referendums on the Nov. 7 ballot to finance construction projects and bolster the budget.

Gavit graduates urged to 'slow down' and enjoy the ride

HAMMOND — About 160 students graduated from Donald E. Gavit High School during the school's 51st graduation commencement Friday in the school ...

Police, schools react to clown threat warning  Chicago Tribune

Neither the School City of Hammond nor the Hammond Police Department are laughing over threats against several schools received over the past few days by ...

George W. 'Bill' Thegze | Local Obituaries |

HAMMOND, IN - George W. 'Bill' Thegze age 70, of Hammond, passed away on Monday, December 3, 2018. Bill is survived by his brothers, Robert Thegze of ...

New class enters Hammond Sports Hall of Fame

HAMMOND — Next time you run a marathon or need to drop weight because you haven't seen your feet in years, give John Bobalik a call.

Reunions | Lake County News |

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State chess championship teaches lessons far beyond winning and losing  Chicago Tribune

The little girl played with the frayed end of her braid while her mom, indignant, presented her case on her daughter's behalf. "The boy she was playing against ...

Reunions: Morton, East Chicago Washington, Merrillville High

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17-Year-Old Shot and Killed While Answering Door at NW Indiana Home: Family  NBC Chicago

A 17-year-old girl was shot and killed Wednesday night while answering the door to her northwest Indiana home during a movie night with her family, family ...

Real estate attorney Barbara Wolenty dies at 62 | 2018-10-09  Indiana Lawyer

Longtime Indianapolis real estate development attorney Barbara A. Wolenty is being remembered as a talented but tough dealmaker, spirited and gifted friend, ...

'You belong at IU Northwest'  IU Northwest

The incoming freshman class at IU Northwest consists of 674 students, an increase of 11 percent over last year's beginning class. Here is a closer look at who ...

Three Portage schools on lockout Tuesday morning due to reported threat  The Times of Northwest Indiana

PORTAGE — Three local schools were put on lockout Tuesday morning after a student reported a man on a bicycle grabbed him and put a gun to his stomach.

Hammond Area Career Center offers a multitude of programs  The Times of Northwest Indiana

HAMMOND — With a hard hat on and safety glasses, Lake Central High School junior Taylor Walla is learning the basics of welding.

Holiday tree lightings bring spirit of the season  Chicago Tribune

Northwest Indiana tree lightings are coming up in the next couple of weeks.

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 ...

Reunions: Thornton Fractional South, River Forest High School

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Reunions: Chesterton High School Class of 1983

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Hammond Fire Department announces personnel changes  Chicago Tribune

The Hammond Fire Department is getting a new assistant chief after Scott Rakos announced his retirement to join the City Council.

Hammond native pens screenplay for latest film starring Daniel Radcliffe  The Times of Northwest Indiana

Adam Hoelzel has had an interest in the cinematic world most of his life.

Lori Ann Dupree of Nags Head, July 3  The Outer Banks Voice

Lori Ann Dupree (nee Shearon), age 61, of Nags Head, formerly of Indiana & Illinois, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 3, 2018 after a 10-month battle ...

PWA-built Civic Center renovation in the works  Chicago Tribune

The Hammond Civic Center, a Public Works Administration project, was opened in 1938.

Police watched vehicle for several days before Saturday's copper theft arrests

CROWN POINT — A vehicle used to haul stolen copper Saturday from a Cook County forest preserve was under police surveillance for several days, according ...

Hammond Clark graduates 'carry a piece of each other' into the future  The Times of Northwest Indiana

HAMMOND — Outside, cars were parked around the block and droves of family and friends swarmed the exits of the George Rogers Clark High School ...

Man shot in fight among family members at Hammond residence

HAMMOND — A 48-year-old man was shot in the neck, chin and arm early Tuesday when a fight among family members turned violent, police said.

Reunions: East Chicago Roosevelt Class of 1968

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Pair accused in copper wire thefts now face federal charges

HAMMOND — Two men charged locally in Region copper wire thefts are now charged in federal court with interstate transportation of stolen property, according ...

Documentary produced by a mom who's also a doctor warns of dangers of kids looking at phone and video screens too much

GARY — A harmless sign of the times or a harmful addiction?

Hammond man has links to 58 Greek churches in Midwest  Chicago Tribune

A 26-year-old Hammond man is the registrar for 58 Midwest Greek churches.

Reunions: River Forest High School, Thornton Fractional North

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Meet this year's class: Northwest Indiana's 20 Under 40 | IN Business

Congratulations to the 2018 “20 Under 40” class. Some of the Region's best and brightest are being honored Thursday, Oct. 25, as The Times of Northwest ...

Craft shows, tree lightings and other events to fill your holiday dance card

Here is a sampling of the holiday events on tap in the Region.

Hammond High School graduates ready to take risks

HAMMOND — Hammond High School graduated 186 seniors Friday night.

Two from region win state civil rights awards  Chicago Tribune

A mother from Gary and the principal of Hammond Morton High School are among the honorees Thursday at Indiana's Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday celebration ...

Reunions: Emerson class of 1968

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2017 Northwest Indiana Graduation Station

Of all the events we see throughout the year, graduations and commencements are the ones that most embody our good news mission. To see all the hard work ...

Teens 'shop' for free prom dresses, accessories at Boutique Day in Hammond

Every spring, nonprofit Prom Genie Inc. hosts a prom dress giveaway to teen women in Hammond and Indianapolis.

Magistrate ‘crazy in love’ with constitutional rights

VALPARAISO — “I am crazy in love with these rights,” Porter Superior Court Magistrate Mary DeBoer told eighth-graders at Immanuel Lutheran School.

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Trooper recovered two handguns 1 hour after they were reported stolen to Gary police

GARY — An Indiana State Police trooper stopped a driver for speeding early Tuesday on the Borman Expressway and found two guns in the car that had been ...

Morton’s graduation embraces tradition, performances

HAMMOND — More than 260 seniors graduated from Morton High School in Friday night. There were tears, photo-ready smiles, and, most of all, shouts of “class ...

'Christmas Story's' Miss Shields schools us

Canadian actress Tedde Moore was eight months pregnant when she graded themes, squelched pranks and consoled Flick in 1983's "A Christmas Story.

Standing tall: Schererville man sees challenges as opportunities to learn, grow

Little person Jeff Williams uses his height to his advantage.

Jay L. Harker

MUNSTER, IN - Jay L. Harker, age 61, of Munster, passed away Wednesday, December 5, 2018, after having lost a courageous 27-month battle against brain ...

Whiting High grads urged to 'set world on fire'  The Times of Northwest Indiana

WHITING — Caps were thrown in the air and cheers were heard Sunday at the 117th Whiting High School commencement ceremony.

Tree lightings, events usher in holiday season  Chicago Tribune

The following are the dates and details for some of the annual tree lighting ceremonies in communities around Northwest Indiana.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Finding the meaning of Christmas

When I worked as a full-time journalist, the editor at my first newspaper job would challenge us in early December to find the ultimate holiday story — examples ...

'Christmas Story' kids come 'home'

HAMMOND | No one got their tongue stuck to a flagpole, but the spirit of "A Christmas Story" was alive and well Saturday in Hammond as three of the film's.

Two local boys earn Eagle Scout rank

CHESTERTON — Two local boys earned their Boys Scouts of America Eagle rank and were presented with the designation at an Eagle Scout Court of Honor at ...

Parade planned to honor Hammond 9U, 12U teams  The Times of Northwest Indiana

Hammond Optimist Youth Sports will honor the 9-and-under and 12U Bulldog baseball teams with a parade on Sept. 23 after the squads' recent state ...

Fagen named VNA Director of Business Development

The Visiting Nurse Association of NWI has announced the appointment of Melissa Fagen as director of Business Development. Fagen is a graduate of Purdue ...

School leaders preparing to make students READY for their future

Among Indiana Gov. Mike Pence's legislative initiatives, signed into law last week, was patterned after the Northwest Indiana Regional Education/Employer ...

Pastor refuses to mourn deaths, instead celebrates lives  Chicago Tribune

The Rev. Tom Shanahan donned a dark suit, a striped tie and the most sincere smile you'll ever see at a funeral *service*. "Today we didn't come here to mourn a ...

Holiday happenings | Lake County News |

Annual Holiday Tree Lighting Celebration/Tank Ceremony.

OFFBEAT: Reader grateful for Whitney Houston memories at Holiday Star Plaza

The extensive coverage over the weekend for Whitney Houston's funeral had Times readers recalling their own local memories. My Sunday column mentioned ...

Special holiday attractions and events in the Region  The Times of Northwest Indiana

The holiday season is in full swing in the Region. Consumers are checking off their lists and rushing to the stores to purchase gifts for loved ones. In addition ...

Hoosier lawmakers set to act on numerous controversial issues

INDIANAPOLIS — The 119th Indiana General Assembly reconvenes Tuesday for a 10-week session that features no shortage of controversial and complicated ...

Festive Family Fun in the Region — Holiday activities for all ages

Northwest Indiana celebrates the holiday season with festive activities, family-friendly outings and holiday traditions — including holiday light shows, ...

Bear Down: Remembering the best moments from Brian Urlacher's career

To celebrate the Hall-of-Fame career of an all-time Bears great, we take a look back at the top five moments in Brian Urlacher's career — with four honorable ...

'A Promise to Gary:' Magic Johnson speaks to city

GARY | It's only fitting that one of the NBA's all-time assist leaders came to the city to provide another dish — this time to the Gary School Corp.

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