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Project Neighbors Newsletter, March 2018


Project Neighbors is initiating an effort to start building a consensus around the commitments necessary to build the best possible Valparaiso. This effort has resulted in the first draft of the “Agenda for a Better Community” (ABC). Over the coming weeks and months, discussions will be held with individuals and organizations throughout the community (including those who have been traditionally left out). Actions will be prioritized based on potential for coalitions of committed people. Project Neighbors will be building vehicles, including a dynamic website, for facilitating communication and organizing activity.

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#1StudentNWI: Wheeler Students Take a Stand in March


Students Take a Stand

Students at WHS decided to make a statement to honor the victims of the recent shooting at Stoneman Douglas. Students had read about other schools across the nation who were walking out to bring awareness to the tragedy and decided to do the same.

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#1StudentNWI: An Exciting Spring Ahead for Valpo High School


What’s Going On?

Following along the excitement that was the boys basketball season, our very own VHS Vikings won the sectional title earlier this month. It’s been a hard fought season, with its share of surprises and upsets, but all of the student fans are incredibly proud of the boys for going as far as they did and getting the Viking name out there.

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A Valpo Life In the Spotlight: Bob Moulesong


A Northwest Indiana native, Bob Moulesong is an author with seven books published so far. He has been a freelance journalist for about 25 years, writing for newspapers and local magazines. Now, he has a contract with Pen It! Publications, a traditional publisher based out of Columbus, Indiana.

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10 Fun Things to Do in NWI for March 23rd - 25th, 2018


Can you believe March is already nearing its end? This week moves us closer to Spring and Northwest Indiana is thawing out with some fun activities! Check out these fun events coming up this weekend as the Easter Bunny readies his basket of goodies! 

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#1StudentNWI: Highlighting Talent at Chesterton High School


What’s Going On

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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