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#1StudentNWI: Highlighting Talent at Chesterton High School


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This year, Chesterton High School’s annual winter play was meant for the whole family, which was a change from past productions such as “The Crucible.” Anne Sharp directed the theatre’s presentation of Della Tazel’s “The Tale of Cinderella,” and theatre held three performances as well as a children’s performance on Wednesday, Feb. 21.

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A Valpo Life In the Spotlight: Rachel Smith


There are all kinds of stories about how people get into a career. For some, they enter a field by coincidence or circumstance, others look for pay, but some follow and fulfill lifelong passions like Saylor Elementary School’s Rachel Smith. A second-grade teacher, Smith wanted to be a teacher even back when she was in elementary school.

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10 Fun Things to Do in NWI for March 16th - 18th, 2018


We're settling into March now, and St Patty's Day shall soon be here! This weekend there is much to do from trivia nights to parades, movies, shows, bowling, and more! Check out all the fun things to do in Northwest Indiana this weekend! 

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The Season Is Over... We Grieve, But We Do It Together as a Team and a Family


The season is over... it hurts. People on the outside say, " It is just a game." Even the people you think get you, So how do you explain it? Or maybe it isn't worth explaining? But what is it then??? They ask these questions, honestly baffled by our grief. The team that shared blood, sweat and tears are,in fact brothers ... and my kids brothers, and my adopted sons.

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Congratulations to the Entire Region High School Gymnastics Community!

congratulations-to-the-entire-region-high-school-gymnastics-community_01The Region has proved, once again, that this is the hotbed of high school gymnastics in our State. Chesterton and Valparaiso dominated the team competition, with Chesterton winning the Team State Title with 114.4, the second highest total ever at a State meet. Valparaiso recorded the 4th highest score, with a 113.95, to place second. Third place Columbus North was a distant third at 110.4. Results for the individual awards were also dominated by these two teams, with 22 of the 33 individual medals won by Chesterton and Valparaiso gymnasts!

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#1StudentNWI: Washington Township Senators Fill Dold Gymnasium on Senior Night


What’s Been Going On: Senior Night

On February 23, 2018, the James W. Dold Gymnasium would house one of the biggest crowds of the season. Including Senator fans ranging from parents, friends, and community members, the stands were filled with support for this year’s senior athletes. Along with the nostalgia of Senior Night, the game played on February 23 was a big one for the Washington Township Boys Varsity Basketball Team; the team was set to play the Morgan Township Cherokees.

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10 Fun Things to Do in NWI for March 9th – 11th, 2018


This week in Northwest Indiana, there is a cornucopia of things to do as the Region begins to feel the sunny embrace of springtime! From magic shows and musical performances to a market for homeowners, there is sure to be a little something for everyone to enjoy!

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A Valpo Life In the Spotlight: Jenna Francesconi


Jenna Francesconi, an account manager in the Region, is certain in what makes her successful in business: it's the strength of relationships between her and her clients.

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A Valpo Life in the Spotlight: The Horb Family


Raising kids is not easy. One is a handful, two is an armful, and it keeps going and going from there. Zenon and Monique Horb already had three biological kids when they added three more by adopting a trio of siblings from Ukraine in 2008. Now, with an eight member family, the Horbs welcomed another member last July, Hee Joo Kim, an exchange student from Korea.

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10 Fun Things to Do in NWI for March 2nd – 4th, 2018


As we catch the first glimpses of Spring’s pending arrival, Northwest Indiana is starting to heat up and get back on the move again. Check out all the events to do this weekend!

As always, if you have an event going on, let us know with an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we'll be sure to add it to our calendar!

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A Valpo Life in the Spotlight: Kari Brockway


Preschoolers and kindergartners are massive bundles of energy and curiosity. The teachers that undertake the challenge of educating those kids help lay down a foundation for their future schooling and personal growth. Kari Brockway of Montessori Academy of Valparaiso is one such teacher and loves being able to work with kids.

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