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Hammond superintendent recommends shuttering 3 schools, cutting more than 130 positions by next year; school board to vote Tuesday  The Times of Northwest Indiana

HAMMOND — Staring down a projected $10.2 million deficit, the superintendent of the School City of Hammond made recommendations this week to close ...



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

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 ...



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

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 ...



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.



Hammond students apply to college with help of 'The Blueprint'  nwitimes.com

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 ...



Young entrepreneurs present innovative solutions in statewide contest  The Times of Northwest Indiana

HAMMOND — They prepared all year for this. In their engineering design and development class. In front of the School Board. They practiced their pitch to ...



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

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



Judge awards $1.5M to Hammond from copper wire thieves  Chicago Tribune

Two men will pay Hammond $1.5 million in civil damages after stealing copper wire from utility poles across the city.



South Shore eLearning Conference inspires teaching innovation with a student-first mindset  nwitimes.com

HAMMOND — Technology is more than a tool, George Couros told a full auditorium of teachers and educators Thursday morning.



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

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 ...



High school reunions planned | News | nwitimes.com  nwitimes.com

To submit a class reunion, email sharon.ross@nwi.com.



Gavit students encouraged to celebrate diversity | Porter County News | nwitimes.com  nwitimes.com

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



Excel Center grads celebrate finishing high school: 'I persevered and I made it'  Chicago Tribune

Dressed in a blue cap and gown, Sean Rivers beamed as he took the stage to get his high school diploma. For him, it was something of a second chance.



Reunions: Lowell, Gavit and Hobart High | Lake County News  nwitimes.com

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



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

HAMMOND, Ind. (WLS) -- Two people were arrested in a rash of copper wire thefts in Hammond and nearby communities, Hammond police said Saturday.



Students learn the significance of Memorial Day | Education  nwitimes.com

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.



Appeals court overturns $550,000 judgment against Hammond schools | Government and Politics  nwitimes.com

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



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

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 ...



Gavit's 50th graduating class set high standards | Graduation  nwitimes.com

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



Reunions | Lake County News | nwitimes.com  nwitimes.com

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



120 Hammond seniors to announce college plans at Blueprint Signing Day  nwitimes.com

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



Gavit High students capture first place team honors  nwitimes.com

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



Teachers with guns? Region educators, parents weigh in  nwitimes.com

Most Northwest Indiana teachers and school leaders, and some students, The Times spoke with this week believe President Donald Trump's suggestion to arm ...



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.



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.



Reunions: Morton, East Chicago Washington, Merrillville High | Lake County News  nwitimes.com

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



Amy S. Ormes (nee Sudlak) | Local Obituaries | nwitimes.com  nwitimes.com

HAMMOND, IN - Amy S. Ormes (nee Sudlak) of Hammond, Indiana, age 51, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Thursday, May 9, 2019.



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 ...



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 ...



PWA-built Civic Center renovation in the works  Chicago Tribune

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



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, ...



Reunions: Chesterton High School Class of 1983 | Lake County News | nwitimes.com  nwitimes.com

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



Reunions: Horace Mann Class of 1968 | Lake County News  nwitimes.com

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



Reunions: Thornton Fractional South, River Forest High School  nwitimes.com

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



New class enters Hammond Sports Hall of Fame  nwitimes.com

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.



College decision time looming for high schoolers  Chicago Tribune

Purdue Northwest and Crown Point hosted recent college fairs as high school seniors start to finalize their applications and narrow their college choices.



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

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 ...



Cadet teachers earn high school credit, get hands-on experience  nwitimes.com

Boone Grove High School senior Ryleigh Pierce and Lake Central High School senior Hope Ciarrocchi both yearn to become teachers.



Young teacher proves to her students that Knowledge is Power  nwitimes.com

Hammond native Jamia Newsome plans to give her students an amazing experience this year after joining the Teach for America program.



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.



Hammond High School graduates ready to take risks  nwitimes.com

HAMMOND — Hammond High School graduated 186 seniors Friday night.



Reunions: East Chicago Roosevelt Class of 1968 | Lake County News | nwitimes.com  nwitimes.com

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



Crown Point educator named Indiana's Teacher of the Year  The Times of Northwest Indiana

CROWN POINT — Jerome Flewelling has been a role model for his students at Crown Point High School.



Students warned to watch what they say following Thursday lockdown at Hebron High School  The Times of Northwest Indiana

Police took two students out of Hebron High School on Thursday morning for health evaluations after they allegedly made comments about self-harm that grew ...



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

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



'Christmas Story's' Miss Shields schools us | News | nwitimes.com  nwitimes.com

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



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 ...



Man shot in fight among family members at Hammond residence  nwitimes.com

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.



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.



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.



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.



Family: Hammond native living in Florida had 'no choice' but to ride out Hurricane Irma  The Times of Northwest Indiana

HAMMOND — Emily Kowalski said she had never heard fear in her brother's voice until this week when he realized he "had no choice but to stay" in Pompano ...



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

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 ...



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

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



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

Little person Jeff Williams uses his height to his advantage.



Magistrate 'crazy in love' with constitutional rights | Education  nwitimes.com

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



Two local boys earn Eagle Scout rank | Porter County News  nwitimes.com

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 ...



NIPSCO business support department makes a difference for Meals on Wheels  nwitimes.com

Last week 11 NIPSCO employees from the Business Support Services, came to Meals on Wheels in Merrillville and helped clean up the outside grounds, ...



Where Are They Now? Jeff Terry | NWI Preps Football | nwitimes.com  nwitimes.com

Jeff Terry has a concern about power. Though it is not an egotistical thing, or a "who's in charge" situation for the Illinois Institute of Technology physics professor.



3 ejected in rollover crash on ramp from I-65 to Ridge Road  The Times of Northwest Indiana

GARY — One man was impaled by wreckage, another man suffered life-threatening injuries and a woman was hurt when all three were ejected early Tuesday ...



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.



School leaders preparing to make students READY for their future  nwitimes.com

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



Fagen named VNA Director of Business Development | Porter County News  nwitimes.com

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



Holiday happenings | Lake County News | nwitimes.com  nwitimes.com

Annual Holiday Tree Lighting Celebration/Tank Ceremony.



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

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



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

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 ...



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