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A Northwest Indiana Life in the Spotlight: Frank J. Mrvan

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North Township Trustee, Frank Mrvan, utilizes his understanding of the second largest township in Indiana by giving his time and talents to further improve it. The primary function of the North Township Trustee’s Office is to provide Township Assistance to the less fortunate. They deal with every aspect of the township in order to help families and strengthen their community.

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10 Fun Things to Do in NWI September 28 - September 30, 2018

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As Autumn sets in, so begins the great events to enjoy this time of year! The array of events we have this weekend are the delicious St. Peter Germanfest, colorful 5th Annual UMW Fall Arts & Crafts Show, thrilling Sweeney Todd, professional Purdue University Northwest Fall Career Expo, and more. Check out our 10 Fun Things to Do in Northwest Indiana for September 28th - 30th!

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#1StudentNWI: Highland Football and Homecoming

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Student spotlight

This year Highland Middle School’s 8th grade football team saw the addition of a female player, Breanna Graves. Graves plays offensive tackle and defense for the team.

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#1StudentNWI: Brickies Enjoy Homecoming Weekend

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What’s Happened?

On Friday, September 14th at the Hobart High School Football Homecoming event officially happened. During this event the Homecoming Court was announced to the public. The King, Alex, and Queen, Gabi, were each crowned on the field. The Homecoming Prince and Princess were chosen and the two with the most votes were Tyler Shultz and Karissa Perosky. These two juniors were very happy with the outcome of the event as told with the smiles on their faces. As for the two seniors who won, they couldn’t be happier.

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#1StudentNWI: Settling into the School Year at Valparaiso High School

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Katherine “Katrina” Gootee is a great student. She’s responsible, organized, and participates in extracurriculars while maintaining excellent grades. She has many friends in the high school and is a very kind and respectable student.

How old are you?

“I am 16 years old”

What activities do you do in high school?

“I participate in Women’s Chorus, Girl’s Swimming and Diving, and Spell bowl.”

Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

“I see myself pursuing a CSI major as a sophomore in an undergrad college; most likely ND or VU.”

What do you think of our high school?

“I think it has a lot of great opportunities. I see great things for VHS in the years ahead.”

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#1StudentNWI: Wheeler Prepares for Homecoming

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Wheeler Volunteers

In Valparaiso, the Popcorn Fest is a tradition. People from all throughout the community come together to celebrate. Community organizations, school sports, clubs, and many others march in the parade down Lincoln Way. People young and old run in the Popcorn Panic and enjoy themselves at the festival to follow.

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A Northwest Indiana Life in the Spotlight: Joan Vith

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One of the keys to every successful nonprofit are the volunteers supporting their mission, but they always need a little guidance and that is where volunteer managers like Meals on Wheels of Northwest Indiana’s Joan Vith step in.

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10 Fun Things to Do in NWI September 21 - September 23, 2018

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What a very lively weekend; we have with something for everyone to enjoy! Looking across Northwest Indiana, we have the classic Steve Miller Band at the PAV, delicious Portage BrewFest & Taco Test, colorful Dunes Arts Foundation Hosts Plein Air Art Event and Public Art Sale, patriotic Valparaiso Varsity Football Celebrates Patriot Night and more. Check out our 10 Fun Things to Do in Northwest Indiana for September 21st - 23rd!

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#1StudentNWI: New Changes for Westville High School

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What’s Recently Happened?

On Wednesday, August 15th, summer vacation came to an end and students arrived back at Westville High School for the new school year. Everyone has been adjusting to new classes, and for some, new teachers as well. This school year brings many new changes. For one Monday a month, students will get to experience a scheduled two-hour delay day. Last year, it was a fifteen minute late start every Wednesday, but this year, this time was combined into one longer delay for teachers to get more beneficial work time.

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#1StudentNWI: French and Community Focus at Marquette

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Teacher Spotlight

Not many people can say that they were both a chef and a teacher at the same school, but Mrs. Angie Williams is the exception. Mrs. Williams started, and managed, La Terrazza Deli, the school’s cafeteria, last year.

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#1StudentNWI: Safety, Homecoming, and Athletics at La Porte

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Student Spotlight

Sara Farlie is one of La Porte High School’s multi-sport athletes, but her talent does not stop there; Sara has been selected to represent LPHS not only through her athletic abilities, but also in ways which showcase her intelligence and outgoing personality.

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