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October 6, 2016 by Ronald Whitworth (Register to contact)

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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Police: Criminal charges possible as investigation into gun at Lake Central continues  nwitimes.com

ST. JOHN — Police said Tuesday criminal charges are possible as they continue to investigate reports that a community member brought a gun onto the Lake ...



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 ...



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 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.



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.



St. John population has nearly doubled since 2000 with smart planning, solid schools leading the way  nwitimes.com

Since 2000, St. John has grown 92 percent, to more than 16000 residents.



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

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,



Schererville school banned from state voucher program after students not given ISTEP exam  nwitimes.com

INDIANAPOLIS — A Schererville school that failed to administer the 2018 ISTEP exam no longer can enroll pupils through Indiana's voucher program that ...



SPORTS BRIEFS: Lake Central to hold baseball camps  nwitimes.com

Playmakers 12U and 13U baseball teams need a player: Playmakers 12-and-Under and 13U are each looking for one more player to fill their roster. Pitchers ...



Lake Central High opens field house for walking  nwitimes.com

ST. JOHN — Lake Central School Corp. will permit access to the field house for walking from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays through March 23.



State Board of Education releases annual school grades. Here's how Northwest districts compare.  nwitimes.com

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.



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

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



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 ...



East Chicago school board names new assistant superintendent, high school principal  nwitimes.com

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



Festival of Lights returns to St. John  nwitimes.com

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



Local students win National Merit Scholarship awards  nwitimes.com

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



Two new subdivisions moving forward in St. John  nwitimes.com

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



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. Both have heard about ...



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.



Teacher filmed snorting cocaine in classroom said she was sick and 'needed to get some'  New York Daily News

A teacher filmed snorting what appeared to be cocaine inside her classroom told detectives that she was sick and needed the drug.



ChicagoLand Popcorn to expand to a second location in St. John  The Times of Northwest Indiana

Gourmet popcorn places are popping up left and right in the Tri-Town.



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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

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



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 ...



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

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.



Lake Central grad pursuing pro soccer career overseas  nwitimes.com

So close yet so far. Or rather the better way to describe Adam Ender Misirly's latest bid to play professional soccer in Europe would be "So far yet so close.".



ICYMI: SBOE approves school grades  nwitimes.com

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.



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

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



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 ...



St. John deemed richest small town in Indiana  nwitimes.com

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.



School grades up in Lake County  nwitimes.com

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  nwitimes.com

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 ...



The Region's top 10 prep football stadiums | NWI Preps Football  The Times of Northwest Indiana

The Times sports staff voted on the best high school football stadiums in Northwest Indiana, and here's how the votes shook out.



St. John Police Chief addresses rash of November burglaries, offers tips  nwitimes.com

ST. JOHN — The town averages between 16 and 18 burglaries a year.



Local Schools Ranked In Top 100 Best Public High Schools In Indiana  WBIW.com

(UNDATED) - Niche Best Public High Schools ranks 14,431 high schools based on dozens of key statistics and 4.6 million opinions from 280,000 students and ...



SPORTS BRIEFS: Portage High School to hold baseball camp  nwitimes.com

Portage High School to hold baseball camp: Portage High School will hold a baseball camp for Kindergarten through fourth grade from 8 to 9:25 a.m. and for fifth ...



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 ...



State grades schools; majority in region gets A or B  nwitimes.com

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.



Soldiers Lost and Found: Students Rediscover the Fallen  Wall Street Journal

For 27 years, Indiana history teacher Tom Clark has had his students track down the families of slain soldiers to learn the stories behind battlefield casualties, ...



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

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.



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 ...



L.C.'s Kelly Belzeski a pleasant surprise this bowling season  nwitimes.com

DYER | To say Lake Central's girls bowling team lost a lot of talent from last season would be a huge understatement.



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 ...



L.C.'s Robinson hoping to be like father like son  nwitimes.com

Fans packed West Side's Cougar Den last March 2, gathered for a Class 4A sectional opener between Lake Central and Lowell. On the court, Glenn Robinson III ...



Porter County schools record improvements  nwitimes.com

Local schools are in line with nearly three-quarters of the traditional public schools across the state that received a grade of an A or B for 2014, and several ...



Crime  Chicago Tribune

Get Northwest Indiana crime and police reports from the Post-Tribune.



AL HAMNIK: Jared Tomich beginning to pick up the pieces  nwitimes.com

Editor's note: Jared Tomich completed a pretrial diversion program, including paying restitution. His case was dismissed in January 2016.



SPORTS BRIEFS: Purdue Northwest baseball to hold camp  nwitimes.com

Purdue Northwest baseball to hold camp: Purdue Northwest baseball will hold a baseball ID camp from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 4 at Hammond Sportsplex.



FieldTurf on L.C. baseball field means fewer games lost to weather  nwitimes.com

ST. JOHN | In the five days leading up to the semistate baseball championship, it rained three of them.



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

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 ...



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.



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.



Midwest Elite cheer teams ranked among top in nation  nwitimes.com

Midwest Elite cheerleading teams, Phantom (ages 12-18) and Fury (ages 4-8) won their respective Senior and Mini divisions at the Chicago U.S. Cheer and ...



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 ...



L.C. spoils Hoffman's final regular-season game  nwitimes.com

VALPARAISO | This wasn't exactly how Valparaiso coach Mark Hoffman envisioned his final regular-season game at Viking Field. Facing a formidable opponent ...



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, ...



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.



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 ...



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

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 ...



Glenn Robinson III: Player Profile, Fun Facts and Predictions for Michigan Star  Bleacher Report

Michigan Wolverines forward Glenn Robinson III has had a reputation to live up to from the start of his basketball career as the son of a two-time NBA All-Star ...



FULL LIST: Chicago area school closings  WGN TV Chicago

Find out if a weather emergency has closed your school, business or daycare center. The Emergency Closing Center lists the status of all reported ECC facilities.



Lost and Found: Remembering Our Fallen Troops  Wall Street Journal (India)

A generation of Tom Clark's high school history students have been tracking down the families of Indiana's war dead and creating an archive of their mementos, ...



SPORTS BRIEFS: Hammond Optimist youth sports to hold signups on Monday  nwitimes.com

Hammond Optimist youth sports to hold signups: Hammond Optimist youth sports summer baseball and softball signups will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at ...



Preserving the Past for Future Generations  nwitimes.com

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



College Football's 2016 Recruiting All-Name Team  AthlonSports.com

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



Where Are They Now? Bobby Pesavento  nwitimes.com

Bobby Pesavento knows the mentality needed to play in big-time football games.



US Top 50 Senior Boys Indoor Returnees By Event  milesplit.com

Check out the nation\'s top 50 boys returnees among the class of 2017 (seniors) for the upcoming indoor season.



Nation's Top 100 Senior Girls Recruits Returning For Indoor Track & Field  milesplit.com

Check out the nation\'s top 100 senior girls recruits by event returning for the upcoming indoor track & field.



Nation's Top 100 Indoor Track & Field Returnees - Boys Distance  milesplit.com

Chantilly (VA) senior Brandon McGorty is one of the nation's premier middle distance runners returning with bests of 2:25 in the 1000 indoors (watch race above) ...



Contributors List  PortageLife

The list of authors and contributors who currently have articles published on PortageLife.com. See a list of the articles each contributor has published on the site ...



Who Won The Nation This Week? Syaira Richardson Sets 4 Meet Records In Virginia State Meet!  MileSplit

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US Top 50 Sophomore Boys Indoor Returnees By Event  milesplit.com

Check out the nation\'s top 50 boys returnees among the class of 2019 (sophomore) for the upcoming indoor season.



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 ...



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