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Chesterton High School Honor Rolls Recognize 996 Students for Fourth Nine Weeks' Accomplishments of 2017-18 School Year

Chesterton-High-SchoolChesterton High School has recognized 996 students on its three varying honor rolls for the fourth nine weeks'. Of those 996 students, 268 students are listed on the Honor Roll earning a grade point average of (3.0 - 3.49999); 286 students are listed on the High Honor Roll earning a grade point average of (3.5 - 3.99999); and 442 students are listed on the Principal's Honor Roll for earning a grade point average of (4.0 - 5.33333) for the first nine weeks'. Students who received a grade of "D", "F", "I", or had less than four attempts were disqualified.

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IU Northwest Actuarial Science Students Reach Finals in International Competition

IU-Northwest-Actuarial-Science-Students-Reach-Finals-in-International-CompetitionIndiana University Northwest actuarial science students received top honors in the 2018 Society of Actuaries (SOA) Student Research Case Study Challenge, an international competition that drew 70 universities worldwide.

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Center of Workforce Innovation and READY NWI Host 7th Annual Summer Institute for Educators


The Center of Workforce Innovation’s READY NWI initiative gathered educators from across Northwest Indiana on Monday morning for their 7th Annual Summer Institute for Educators. The event aimed at connecting educators and finding ways to meet the skill and education needs of Region employers.

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Duneland Chamber Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary for Lakefront Fireworks


The Duneland Chamber of Commerce will once again host the 10th Annual Fireworks on the Lakefront event on Monday, July 2, 2018. “This event has become a tradition for Duneland families. I am excited to announce to the community that they will once again be able to enjoy this patriotic evening with their families at our lakefront. Holidays are important, and this event brings people together,” said Maura Durham, Duneland Chamber president.

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Lakeshore PAWS Lets the Dogs Out at the 8th Annual Pup Crawl!


This Saturday evening, Lakeshore PAWS hosted their eighth annual Pup Crawl and Dog Walk event for adults, teens, children and, of course, dogs at The Central Park Plaza in Valparaiso.

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Whiting Unites as Superhero Saturday Dominates Downtown Whiting


Heroes filled the streets of the City of Whiting as they gathered downtown to celebrate the total vanquishing of evil doers everywhere. Fearless heroes leapt off the pages of DC and Marvel alike and performed daring stunts and wielded their powers by demolishing brick walls, hitting their target with giant boulders, and forging their balloon weapons in the name of all things good and super!

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Journey Senior Living Celebrates Flag Day With Ceremony and Picnic


Journey Senior Living put together a very summery salute this Saturday afternoon. Residents, nurses, and key figures in the organization's leadership all gathered to commemorate our soldiers and our country for Flag Day.

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“Dearly beloved, friends, family, random bystanders...”


I was on my way to a wedding Friday afternoon when I realized I had forgotten to get a gift.

I promptly reached out to the couple, Thomas Rock and Pamela Kluck, in an attempt to locate their registry. After ten unsuccessful minutes in my parked car with Facebook's Messenger app, I glanced across the strip mall parking lot, toward a nearby Hallmark store to find another 'something new' for the pair.

I entered the storefront. Fran, a friendly clerk in her late 50's, noticed my lost expression.

“Hi, can I help you?”

“Yes, thank you. I'm in here today because I have a wedding to go to in two hours, and I haven't gotten them anything.”

“Okay, what's your price-range?”

“Twenty or thirty bucks.”

She brought a finger to her lips, and then it...

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Crossroads Regional Chamber of Commerce Food & Arts Festival Celebrates Local Artists and a Beloved History


Beneath an unclouded Indiana sky, the Crown Point Food and Arts Festival was a sight for sore eyes and an adventure for hungry tummies Friday night. The event, which continues through Saturday, boasts artists showcasing their wares to the busy, delighted crowds as they weave happily through the tent-lined aisles. Adults and kids alike had no shortage of activities, treats, or shoppes to experience.

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Tower Park Hosts Party in the Park to Introduce New Facility to Community


The Valpo Parks Foundation hosted an all-ages party for the community to show off the new upgrades to Tower Park. Among the most anticipated additions was Samardzija Field which was unveiled a week ago.

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Gary SouthShore RailCats "Scout Night" Draws Large Crowd


The Gary SouthShore RailCats hosted “Scout Night” on Friday evening, as they took on the Sioux City Explorers for some professional action. Fans from all over Northwest Indiana gathered around for the occasion, which included roughly 80 people associated with local Boy and Girl Scout troops. The RailCats also incorporated a “Sandlot” theme to the night, referring to the iconic baseball movie of the ‘90s. With both themes set, the evening was composed of several events planned for after the game.

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