“No matter what we do or how we do it, it always revolves around the cause of helping abuse victims in our community,” said Kelley Wotherspoon of Crown Point. “No matter how things have changed over the years, St. Jude House continues to keep the heart of the mission as their focus.”
Friday night, 8-year-old Rosalyn Baldwin visited the Hammond Police Department and did what she does best: offered hope, inspiration, and solidarity through hugs. Baldwin’s mission to visit each state in the U.S. landed her in Hammond after she saw the name on a map of Indiana, Lieutenant Steve Kellogg stated. He shared that Baldwin’s mother, Angie, told her to pick a city in Indiana to visit, and since Baldwin hails from a town with the same name in Louisiana, it was no contest.
It was a beautiful and perfect Thursday afternoon for some fun outdoor activities, face painting, and a fundraising for a good cause. Merrillville Intermediate School, in partnership with S.T.A.N.D., hosted the Relay Recess Walk for its students to help raise money for the American Cancer Society with support from the Merrillville community.
On Friday, May 18th, a large number of students who attend St. Mary Catholic Community School in Crown Point pedaled to school. Students were excited and many parents joined in on the school’s annual “Ride-your-bike-to-school Day.” The group traveled from The Lake County Fairgrounds to St. Mary’s were they were met at the school by many of their classmates who rode from other directions.
Losing a beloved friend or family member is an emotionally taxing event for someone to go through. Losing two in less than a year is undescribable. That’s how the students and staff of Clifford Pierce Middle School in Merrillville felt when two staff members, Secratary Beth Sarsfield and Math teacher Tonda Poindexter, passed away. Now, at the end of the school year, students and teachers have come together to show these two beloved members of the Clifford Pierce family that they will never be forgotten in a heartwarming display of community support and love.
On Thursday, Calumet College of St. Joseph (CCSJ) celebrated some of its graduating students during an awards banquet. CCSJ, a small, private four-year institution located in Whiting, Indiana that offers associate’s, bachelor’s, and master’s degrees hosted the banquet celebration for some of the college’s high-achieving graduates across different departments and degrees. Among the awards were those of academia, leadership, and spirit.
The Duneland School Corporation honored retiring teachers and support staff this past Wednesday at a special reception celebration at its Administration Center.
The Lake County Public Library Foundation recognized first place winners of the annual Read-a-Thon at Avalon Manor in Merrillville on Tuesday, May 15. Foundation members: Charman Shields-Williamson, Arnette Bosch, Marti Ross, Tom Lounges, Michael McIntyre, and Tracy Anderson pose with the winners and their trophies: Berlyn Compton, Aowynn Cooper, James Aguila, Jacob Herrick, Emma Gray, Amanda Booker, Bernie Perea, Nolan Medrano, Kirk Turner, Petey Perea, Julian Jordan.