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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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10 Fun Things to Do in NWI for February 23rd – 25th, 2018


February is coming to a close and that means Mardi Gras, Lent and soon Easter! In the meantime, we scoured the area looking for some fun things to do this weekend. Check out what we found below!

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#1StudentNWI: Wheeler Rivalries and ISSMA Competition



Although choir does not have a traditional state tournament to compete against other schools in, they do have a district competition to qualify for a separate state competition. Each year, the Wheeler choirs perform an array of music that’s judged by musicians from local high school directors to college professors at ISSMA.

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#1StudentNWI: Valpo Seniors Look to the Future


Student Spotlight

Student talents are always a hot point of discussion at VHS. So many students manage to be incredibly busy and involved, while also nursing otherworldly talents and abilities. One such student is senior Emma Adams, an artist who is driven to put herself on the map and make something of her talent.

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#1StudentNWI: Love is in the Air at Kouts High School


Students Serving America

Every student’s senior year means something different to them, but the common thread throughout is the question of what to do next. For five Kouts seniors, their answer is to join the military.

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A Valpo Life in the Spotlight: Kellie Pierce Newton


Philanthropic spirits like Kellie Pierce Newton are the people that keep communities going. Born and raised in Washington Township, Newton is a supporter of the YMCA, office manager of her husband’s real estate appraisal company, and former manager of the case management team at Porter-Starke Services.

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#1StudentNWI: Boone Grove's Dance Success and Mr. BGHS


Current Events

This past week the Boone Grove Dance Team had PCC at Washington Township. PCC was held over the course of 2 days (4 teams performed each day), making a total of 8 teams. Each school had their own theme and their routine, costumes, and music all had to be related to it. Boone’s theme was western rodeo.

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