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Martha Whitworth Mincey died of cancer. She will be missed by her
husband Ernest Lee Mincey and two children Crystal and Kenneth.

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UPDATE: Lake Central High School student accused of making threats not in school Thursday

ST. JOHN — The Lake Central High School student accused of posting Snapchat threats with images of guns was not in school Thursday as police and school ...

Indiana Teacher Could Be Fired For Not Reporting Armed Man On School Grounds  CBS Chicago

CHICAGO (CBS) — Students at an Indiana high school are rallying behind a beloved teacher who could be fired after failing to report a man on school grounds ...

Lake Central art project creates beauty, awareness | Lake County News  The Times of Northwest Indiana

ST. JOHN — A circular forest of poles has sprouted on a trapezoid-shaped bit of land near the Lake Central High School football field, where an ever-changing ...

UPDATE: Popular Indiana Teacher Facing Termination Allowed To Resign  CBS Chicago

CHICAGO (CBS) — A popular Indiana high school teacher accused of letting in a person with a firearm on school grounds has been allowed to resign.

Former Lake Central teacher accused of snorting cocaine in empty classroom could change not guilty plea  The Times of Northwest Indiana

CROWN POINT — Samantha Cox, the former Lake Central High School teacher charged with a level 6 felony of cocaine possession, could be changing her ...

Lake Central library director takes books on the road

ST. JOHN — The bookmobile is about to make a comeback but in a slightly different form at Lake Central Schools this summer.

UPDATE: Court documents state Lake Central High School teacher admitted to drug use; purchasing cocaine before school  The Times of Northwest Indiana

ST. JOHN — A Lake Central High School teacher, who was arrested last week after a video of her allegedly doing drugs in an empty classroom went viral, has ...

Lake Central High School renovations will improve quality of life in community

Now that the Lake Central High School construction project is drawing to a close, the community members who helped fund the project can see increased ...

Lake Central has the big water for swimmers of all ages and occasions  The Times of Northwest Indiana

ST. JOHN | Lake Central High School's pool is designed to maintain a glassy surface to smooth its swimmer to faster times.

Voters support referendums in Crown Point and Lake Central School Corps.  The Times of Northwest Indiana

Voters in Lake County showed their support for school referendums in a big way.

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.

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 ...

After 34 years as educator, Lake Central's Al Gandolfi starting new career

ST. JOHN — By the time he was a junior in high school in Calumet City, Al Gandolfi said he knew he wanted to do something that involved helping others,

Lake Central graduates more than 750 students | Graduation

ST. JOHN — More than 750 Lake Central seniors graduated Wednesday night in the school's newly renovated gymnasium.

Teacher arrested after students say she was doing cocaine in the classroom  WGN TV Chicago

ST. JOHN, Ind. -- A northwest Indiana teacher is behind bars and facing drug charges after students say they caught her doing cocaine in the classroom, and ...

State ISTEP scores dip for elementary and high school students compared to last year

INDIANAPOLIS — Student performance on the Spring 2018 ISTEP standardized exam dipped slightly for both elementary and high school test takers compared ...

Portage students protest firing of high school auditorium director  The Times of Northwest Indiana

PORTAGE — More than 50 present and former Portage High School students stood holding signs protesting the apparent firing of the school's auditorium ...

Festival of Lights returns to St. John | Lake County News

ST. JOHN — The town's annual Christmas in the Park Festival of Lights returns Friday.

East Chicago school board names new assistant superintendent, high school principal

The East Chicago School Board appointed Central High School principal Shaunna Finley as the new assistant superintendent for the school corporation.

Prom king wins LC students' hearts, votes | Lake County News

ST. JOHN — Just call him King Jacob. That's the new nickname for 18-year-old senior Jacob Kiefor, who on Saturday was named Lake Central High School's ...

Trouble for Trump in St. John? | Government and Politics

CROWN POINT — A political activist is accusing election officials of hurting Donald Trump's chances in the May 3 primary.

National Merit winners named | Education |

Twenty local students are among more than 3200 winners of the National Merit Scholarships financed by U.S. colleges and universities.

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

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

Local students win National Merit Scholarship awards | Education

Ten local students have won awards through the National Merit Scholarship Corp.

Lake Central girls' tennis team having a great season

The Town of Dyer has the proud distinction of having been listed on the "100 Best Places to Live in the US" by CNN and Money Magazine.

Meet Your NWI Educators: Charles Ciastko, Hanover Central High School  The Times of Northwest Indiana

Check back every other week as The Times education reporter Carmen McCollum profiles teachers and school administrators from around the Region as part of ...

Broadway In Chicago Announces Nominees For Illinois High School Musical Theatre Awards  Broadway World

Broadway In Chicago announces the twenty-four students nominated for Best Actor and Best Actress, and nominees for Best Production presented by Guardian ...

NWI Business Ins and Outs: St. John home decor store, The Simple Greek restaurant opening  The Times of Northwest Indiana

A corporate refugee who wanted to strike out on her own started Sweet Home Indiana Home Decor and Gifts, which opens on April 28 at 8251 Wicker Ave. in St.

Vandy fires coach Bryce Drew after 9-23 year, winless in SEC  The Times of Northwest Indiana

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The worst season in the history of Vanderbilt men's basketball has cost coach Bryce Drew his job.

History teacher with boundless energy, classroom full of artifacts has big fan base  WGN-TV

ST. JOHN, Ind.-- Our teacher of the month is a history buff, and his students are reaping the benefits. Tristan Pintor, student: “Kids usually don't like history, and ...

City Mourns Officer, Staff Killed in Mercy Hospital Shooting  Chicago Tonight | WTTW

Tamara O'Neal was an emergency room doctor at Mercy Hospital known for her dedication and faith. Chicago police Officer Samuel Jimenez joined the ...

PNW task force report process to be modified following faculty, student strife, chancellor says

HAMMOND — Following the turmoil among faculty and students in the light of a recent university-commissioned report, the chancellor's office said their voices ...

Slideshow: 50 famous athletes from the Region | Sports |  The Times of Northwest Indiana

A list of some of the most famous athletes to have ever called Northwest Indiana home.

Clark Middle School math teacher dies in pool accident  The Times of Northwest Indiana

SCHERERVILLE — A longtime Clark Middle School teacher died last weekend after diving headfirst into a swimming pool, police said.

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.

Former L.C. football player overcomes tragedy with a smile on his face

ST. JOHN | It occurred hundreds of times through the years and it still goes on. Football players lined up at practice, running, then taking on a hit in preparation.

First-year science student remembered as talented, selfless  Purdue Exponent

A young member of the Purdue community suddenly passed away in his sleep June 16.

Two new subdivisions moving forward in St. John

ST. JOHN — Two new subdivisions are moving forward in the town.

St. John Township schoolhouse transports students back to the 1800's

SCHERERVILLE | St. John Township has a hidden gem - a school that children can't wait to enter.

Find your school's 2017 ISTEP scores here  Chalkbeat Indiana

Use Chalkbeat's database to search for your school's individual results on Indiana's 2017 ISTEP for English, math and both tests. For more information about the ...

Ranking 10,007 Boys By Average XC Finish  MileSplit

10007 cross country runners ranked by their average finish place during the cross country season with a minimum of three races.

Comcast NBCUniversal Awards nearly $175K in Scholarships to High School Seniors  NBC Chicago

Comcast announced that it has awarded $1000 “Leaders and Achievers Scholarships” to 174 graduating high school seniors in its Greater Chicago Region ...

St. John deemed richest small town in Indiana

Munster, Winfield and the Duneland communities along the Lake Michigan shoreline tend to be thought of as some of the wealthiest towns in Northwest Indiana.

Teachers with guns? Region educators, parents weigh in

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

School grades up in Lake County | Lake County News |

Local schools are in step with the majority of schools across the state which received a grade of an A or B for 2014, and several schools showed great ...

Indiana State Board of Education approves school grades

Many of the region's public high schools earned an A from the Indiana Department of Education, though some earned lower grades and many of the local middle ...

State grades schools; majority in region gets A or B

Schools in Northwest Indiana were in line with those in the rest of the state as more than 61 percent of Indiana's schools received A or B grades for the.

Sen. Young's whirlwind Region visit includes award, protest

ST. JOHN — U.S. Sen. Todd Young on Thursday visited Lake County, meeting with city mayors to the north and then heading south to congratulate a Lake ...

Ranking 10,010 Girls By Average XC Finish  MileSplit

10010 cross country runners ranked by their average finish place during the cross country season with a minimum of three races.

5 most-read stories today: Ex-nurse charged in opioid thefts at St. Catherine Hospital  The Times of Northwest Indiana

Ex-nurse charged in opioid thefts at St. Catherine Hospital. David B. Estrada. Photo courtesy of Lake County Sheriff's Office. CROWN POINT — A former ...

ICYMI: SBOE approves school grades | News |

After five years of being in danger of state intervention, West Side Leadership Academy has climbed to a C from an F for the 2014-15 school year.

Annexation plan to add hundreds of homes  Chicago Tribune

Donna Krygier said she has always loved looking out onto the adjacent Herman farm and seeing deer graze the open land. But after a recent St. John Town ...

Scouting the 2018 Northwest Crossroads Conference football season | NWI Preps Football

Andrean 59ers. Coach: Chris Skinner, third season. Last season: 8-4 (3-2 Northwest Crossroads Conference). 2017 postseason: lost 56-10 to West Lafayette in ...

EYE ON THE ARTS: Chicago Latino Festival: film 'Bernarda' comes to Purdue Northwest

The College of Humanties, Education & Social Sciences (CHESS) will screen “The House of Bernarda Alba” based on the Lorca play, at 5 p.m. April 10, on the ...

High school coach, police officer opens Indiana Elite Baseball and Softball Facility

MERRILLVILLE | Baseball is not Jeff Myszak's life. He has a wife and family, and a full-time job as a Schererville police officer. But he still has baseball dreams.

Sortable Table: 2014 A-F Letter Grades For Every Ind. School  Indiana Public Media

A sortable table of 2014 A-F grades for all Indiana schools.

Scene stealer: Region teen goes viral with 'Shrek' re-enactment

Theo Karras always has found humor in the original "Shrek" film.

WORK/AFTER WORK Meet the eco-preneurs Carl and Lorrie Lisek

People nationwide know husband and wife business partners Carl and Lorrie Lisek for their roles in promoting alternative fuel and vehicle use and as ...

Images: Boys basketball is front and center in our best high school sports photos of the week  Chicago Daily Herald

See some of the best high school sports images from the Daily Herald this week. Photographers covered boys and girls basketball, wrestling, and Vernon Hills in ...

Fry Scholars announced at Indiana University's Kelley School of Business  IU Bloomington Newsroom

Fourteen incoming Indiana University freshmen have been selected as William R. Fry Scholars by the Kelley School of Business.

Achievement night celebrates 4-H families | Lake County News

Lake County 4-H members, families, and adult volunteers celebrated 4-H Achievement Night at the conclusion of the Lake County Fair.

UM free tuition plan could inspire students to do better in school  Detroit Free Press

U-M free tuition plan has a catch - you have to have grades good enough to get into highly competitive school.

Preserving the Past for Future Generations

Through the years, historical societies have been formed in various geographic areas to collect, research, organize, interpret and preserve information or items ...

Man wanted for alleged arson accused of kidnapping, sexually assaulting ex-girlfriend in Gary

CROWN POINT — A 37-year-old man wanted by police for an alleged arson faces new charges on allegations he kidnapped, beat and sexually assaulted his ...

From hard beginnings: Lowell's Cedric Caschetta has found a home as a Red Devil

LOWELL — Drug abuse and an empty home left Cedric Caschetta searching for the meaning of family.

Southeast Michigan entertainment weekend April 20-22 and beyond | News  Southgate News Herald

Michigan Modernism Art and Antiques Show: April 20-22 at Southfield Pavilion, 26000 Evergreen Road, $12. Preview 6-9:30 p.m. April 20 with jazz by Nicole ...

Scholarships awarded by Dye foundation in 20th year

The James W. and Betty Dye Foundation recently awarded 72 new Jim and Betty Dye Scholarships to graduating seniors from Lake, Porter, Newton, and Jasper ...

Golden Apple Scholars of Illinois names Class of 2017  Chicago Daily Herald

Golden Apple announces the induction of the 2017 class of the Golden Apple Scholars of Illinois program, a group of 234 young people who have chosen to ...

Suburban cheerleaders advance to state  Chicago Daily Herald

The cheerleading sectionals in DeKalb and Rolling Meadows were drama-filled competitions on Saturday. Despite some technical difficulties with its soundtrack, ...

Number of international students growing in US | Education  The Times of Northwest Indiana

Oluwatosin "Tosin" Adesina, from Nigeria, and Mohammed Alsuwayi, from Saudi Arabia, are studying computer engineering at Purdue University Northwest ...

Finding faith through Mother Teresa's soul-searching doubts  Chicago Tribune

I don't believe in miracles. At least ones that claim to be performed through divine intervention. Nevertheless, I hope they exist. Hope, however, is.

Fueled by his underrated status, Michigan basketball signee Glenn Robinson III peaking at the right time

Glenn Robinson III was angry, and someone had to pay. Hours before he and his Lake Central High School teammates tipped off against Valparaiso High ...

Angela Hamblin | |

Before the likes of West Side star Dana Evans came around, it was Angela Hamblin who starred in the Steel City.

College Football's 2016 Recruiting All-Name Team

The first Wednesday in February is essentially Christmas for every college football head coach. After months of hard work on the recruiting trail,...

Caitlin Battaglia of Hingham weds Rod Russell  Wicked Local Hingham

Christine and John Battaglia of Hingham, announce the marriage of their daughter Caitlin Jane Battaglia to Rod Joseph Russell, son of Rod Russell and Jody ...

Slideshow: A look back at your Celebrations in 2016

The Times wants to celebrate your milestones — everything from births, birthdays, engagements, weddings, anniversaries, graduations and more. Submit your ...

UPDATE: Estranged boyfriend charged in woman's homicide | Lake County News

GARY — A 37-year-old man who previously spent time in prison after admitting to molesting and killing a toddler is now facing a new murder charge, according ...

UPDATE: Suspect in double homicide had tried to strangle someone else

CALUMET TOWNSHIP — Less than two weeks before Velia "Val" Taneff and her daughter were found strangled to death, a person of interest in the homicides ...

Veterans gather in Michigan City to mark 15th anniversary of the Iraq War

Antiwar veterans gathered Saturday in Michigan City to observe the 15th year anniversary of the Iraq War, the nearly decade-long conflict that left between ...

EDITORIAL: Raise awareness, lower risk of teen suicide

Sen. Jim Merritt walks with Heather Harrigan Hitz, of Empower Porter Countym Tuesday at Valparaiso High School where Sen. Merritt met with students in Kara ...

Porter County still a stop along heroin highway

VALPARAISO | A week ago, Valparaiso police were called to a discount store for a 26-year-old woman acting strangely in the parking lot. After a bizarre ...

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