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A Valpo Life in the Spotlight: Jose Rios


Not every school custodian leaves a lasting impression on the students at their school, or even cares enough to try. That is not the case with Jose Rios, custodian at Memorial Elementary School in Valparaiso.

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10 Fun Things to do in NWI on November 24th-26th, 2017


Thanksgiving is this Thursday! Did you get your turkey yet? Thanksgiving is that special time of year when we watch Peanuts reruns on TV as we gorge on turkey, potatoes, greens and pies. When distant family comes to visit and the first fleeting hints of snow start to appear. But after turkey day, what can we do to entertain our guests? Well, how about a few extra fun things to do in the Region this weekend. Have a look!

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Marc Ruiz of Oak Partners, Mind on Money: Tax Reform Turning Out to be Hot Mess


I’ve been following the Republican effort to reform the tax code being led by President Trump. As this plan has coagulated through the negotiation process it's morphed quite a bit from my original expectations. At this point, much of my hopes for true reform have diminished and I’ve become more focused on something else. The simple idea of it.

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#1StudentNWI: Porter County Career and Tech Center Ties Itself to Winter Prep and Fun


What’s Happening?

The Porter County Career and Technical Center has about 400 students on campus during both morning and afternoon classes. All of these students work hard in their classes and are famished and parched during and afterwards, but how can these students continue their days?

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#1StudentNWI: Fall in Full Swing at Kouts High School


The Leave Are Changing, but Tradition Continues

October has been a busy month at Kouts High School. The jazz band and Kouts Singers performed for the first time at the Fall Fling concert on October 20.

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How a Valpo Teen and Friends Spontaneously Became Part of ‘Magical’ Proposal at Valparaiso's Central Park Plaza

Central-Park-Proposal-03On Saturday night, November 11th, Isabel Blaney of Valparaiso and three of her friends had a sleepover and decided to go downtown and grab a snack in Valparaiso.

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#1StudentNWI: Valparaiso's Winter Musical and Renovation Recap


Teacher Spotlight

Mr. El-Naggar is one of those teachers, you know the one. The kind of teacher that students have one semester and all tell their friends about how fun and awesome his classes are. It’s an almost impossible feat to appeal to all of these different subsections of students, and yet no complaints have been heard about Mr. E’s teaching.

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A Valpo Life in the Spotlight: Jane Grennes


One thing you commonly hear in speaking with Northwest Indiana Residents is how much they enjoy the attractions in Chicago. Jane Grennes has a different idea. She likes to take people to see the Tulip Festival in her beloved hometown of Holland, Michigan, and - through her job with Valparaiso Parks and Recreation - she arranges frequent trips to do just that.

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10 Fun Things to Do in NWI for November 17th-19th, 2017


It’s the weekend before Thanksgiving and now is the time we start looking for deals on turkeys, ham and stuffing, oh my! But surely there’s more than just some extended grocery shopping and recipe research in store for you this weekend? There’s still a lot going on that you can do between a dash of this and a pinch of that.

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#1StudentNWI: Wheeler's Soccer Success and Madrigal Dinner


Small Town at State

At a school of around 500 students, it's not expected for there to be much success in sports. However, Wheeler High School has proven itself on numerous occasions.

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A Valpo Life in the Spotlight: Todd Evans


According to Todd Evans, who teaches physical education at Valparaiso High School, there is one thing that is constant, one thing that he enjoys seeing in all his students, regardless of which sport they play.

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