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Young entrepreneurs present innovative solutions in statewide contest  The Times of Northwest Indiana

HAMMOND — They prepared all year for this. In their engineering design and development class. In front of the School Board. They practiced their pitch to ...

Teaching for the 21st century: Region schools excel in science, math, engineering education

The modern classroom looks a lot different today than it did even five or 10 years ago. In some Region schools, chalkboards have been replaced by interactive ...

Indiana Schools Excel in STEM, Thanks to State Support  Government Technology

A six-year strategic plan released by the state's Department of Education last year calls for STEM curriculum to be implemented in all Indiana schools by 2025, ...

Champion high school wrestler honored by Hoosier lawmakers

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana House this week honored a freshman wrestler from Crown Point High School who last month won the state championship to cap ...

Lisa E. Kennedy | Local Obituaries |

PORTAGE, IN - Lisa E. Kennedy, 45 of Portage, passed away suddenly, Thursday, March 21, 2019. She was born May 9, 1973 in Hammond to Stephen and ...

John Thomas

LAKE STATION, IN - John Thomas, age 88, of Lake Station, passed away March 18, 2019. He attended Hobart High School and was a veteran of the U.S. Army.

Authorities investigate school shooting threat at Hobart High School

Police resolved a school shooting threat Thursday evening after multiple Hobart High School students reported concerns via a school safety tip line.

Jason Jude Koselke

LAVERGNE, TN - Jason Jude Koselke, 34 of LaVergne, TN, formerly of the Calumet Region, passed away suddenly on Friday, March 8, 2019 in Cookeville, TN.

Co-principals announced for Hobart High School  Chicago Tribune

The Hobart School Board announced new co-principals of Hobart High School, as well as other administration changes, at a special meeting Wednesday.

Devin Dawson, Glee star Noah Guthrie join Brickie Bowl country music festival

Devin Dawson, whose chart-topping debut single "All On Me" has hit 100 million streams on Spotify, and Glee star Noah Guthrie will round out the lineup of the ...

NWI Business Ins and Outs: Brickies Gyros expands, Aunt Millie's closes in Merrillville, Consider the Lilies sells crafts in Munster, Belle Tire coming to Valpo  The Times of Northwest Indiana

Brickies Gyros is back, bigger than before, and now offers buckets of beer and live entertainment.

Man, 20, accused of slapping 9th grader on butt at Hobart High School

CROWN POINT — A 20-year-old man is accused of making a lewd comment to a 9th grade girl and slapping her on the buttocks at Hobart High School.

Hobart awards bids for high school aquatic center  Chicago Tribune

The Hobart School Board has approved nine contracts totaling about $16.3 million for the construction of an aquatic center at Hobart High School. The board ...

Hobart gears up for more students; adds classrooms  Chicago Tribune

Bracing for residential growth in Hobart, the school board backed an option last week to add four additional classrooms to its new elementary school.

Proposed name for new Hobart school is Veterans Elementary at Mundell  Chicago Tribune

The proposed name for Hobart's new elementary school is Veterans Elementary at Mundell. The school board unanimously gave preliminary approval for the ...

Career centers offer high schoolers a leg up

Jay Edwards, at age 17, has already discovered his career path and a job he loves in a high demand field.

Veterans Elementary School at Mundell wins OK  Chicago Tribune

The Hobart School Board gave final approval last week for the name of its new building – Veterans Elementary School at Mundell. The board voted unanimously ...

Hobart kids 'dig' new elementary school  Chicago Tribune

Hobart school officials broke with convention during Thursday's groundbreaking for their new, yet unnamed elementary school. Hoisting gold shovels and white ...

Strong Talent Moves On Following the Men's Wrestling Regional Championship at Hobart High School  PortageLife

The excitement was high and the stands were full at Hobart High School as friends, families, and fans joined together for the IHSAA Mens' Wrestling Regional ...

Vandy fires coach Bryce Drew after 9-23 year, winless in SEC

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The worst season in the history of Vanderbilt men's basketball has cost coach Bryce Drew his job. Vanderbilt went 9-23 and was the first ...

Hobart prepares for construction of new elementary school

HOBART — Construction of a new elementary school in Hobart could get started in August.

Resource officers to be stationed at every School City of Hobart building in response to country's mass shootings

HOBART — Resource officers will be at every school building starting next school year as mass shootings across the country seemingly become more ...

In Wake Of Tragedy, Hobart Police Are Cracking Down On Motorists Who Ignore School Bus Arms  CBS Chicago

Chicago (CBS) — A Northwest Indiana police department is taking action in the wake of the school bus stop tragedy in Rochester, Indiana early this week.

Reunions: Lowell, Gavit and Hobart High

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FOOTBALL: Kuechenberg's friends remember former Dolphins standout as 'a kind soul'  The Times of Northwest Indiana

Hobart graduate and former Miami Dolphins offensive lineman Bob Kuechenberg was renowned for his toughness, but he also had "a soft and tender side."

Mike Black ready to roll as new athletic director at Hobart

Mike Black has taken over as Hobart's Athletic Director following the retirement of Bob Glover, who had held the position for the last 23 years.

Reunions: Bishop Noll, T.F. North, Hobart High

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State Board of Education releases annual school grades. Here's how Northwest districts compare.

Editor's note: A story in Thursday's edition contained incorrect school grade information based on federal grades. The story should have reflected state grades.

Role of a lifetime: Hobart native stars in 'Green Book'

Mike Hatton finds it a bit hard to believe he has a role in the new film "Green Book."

New school and pool at stake in Hobart vote  Chicago Tribune

Hobart residents will be voting Tuesday on two school questions that supporters say will improve educational opportunities for children, while having a neutral ...

Meet Zach Holmes, the Hobart stunt performer with an MTV show, 'Too Stupid to Die,' filmed entirely in Indiana  Chicago Tribune

When Zach Holmes was a Hobart High School freshman, he set himself on fire. He bundled himself in several layers of clothing, doused himself with flammable ...

For Hobart teen, competition shooting is serious business  Chicago Tribune

For a mechanically-minded and precision-driven teen, competition shooting turned out to be a natural fit. At 15, Hobart High School sophomore Carter Gonzalez ...

School City of Hobart turns to voters to approve building, maintaining schools and education

HOBART — School officials are asking local taxpayers to pass two referendums that will raise money to build new elementary school rooms and maintain the ...

Hobart freshmen get a jump-start on high school  The Times of Northwest Indiana

HOBART — When school starts Aug. 16 in Hobart, 45 students making the transition from eighth grade to ninth grade will be ready.

Playwright Jay Torrence & Hobart High School Team Up on “ROUSTABOUT: The Great Circus Trainwreck”  Lakeshore Public Media

This edition of “A LOOK AT THE ARTS with Tom Lounges” originally aired on JANUARY 22nd @ 1pm CST! Guests: Chicago Playwright Jay Torrence &.

Hobart could look to referendum for school projects  Chicago Tribune

The Hobart School Board is in the early stages of weighing a referendum that could add a swimming pool at Hobart High School and a new elementary school at ...

Hobart native Hatton stars in 'Green Book'

Mike Hatton finds it a bit hard to believe he has a role in the new movie "Green Book."

Hobart picks Craig Osika as the Brickies next football coach  The Times of Northwest Indiana

HOBART — There will not be a long, drawn-out transition period in the Hobart football program.

Grand marshals set to lead Northwest Indiana Fourth of July parades  Chicago Tribune

With Independence Day just days away, municipalities around the area are preparing to celebrate with fireworks and parades.

Hobart High presents Disney’s 'High School Musical'

HOBART | The Hobart High Theatre Department will present the Disney favorite, "High School Musical," on stage this weekend and next at HHS, 2211 E. 10th St.

UPDATE: MTV show 'Too Stupid to Die' features Hobart stuntmen, filmed in Region  The Times of Northwest Indiana

A stock car soars up a ramp into a trailer and explodes into a giant fireball. A fire hydrant is sprayed into someone's face while a group of friends is.

Police: Teen arrested after threatening to shoot up Hobart school

HOBART — A 16-year-old Hobart High School student was arrested Wednesday after he posted an online threat late Tuesday saying the school would be shot ...

South Korean teachers visit Hobart  Chicago Tribune

A group of South Korean educators left Hobart High School last week with purple and gold T-shirts and a *fresh* impression of an American curriculum that ...

Crown Point High School nixes U.S. Marine in uniform accepting diploma  The Times of Northwest Indiana

CROWN POINT — Some graduating Crown Point High School seniors, parents and community members are expressing outrage because a graduate was not ...

Hobart school referendums move ahead  Chicago Tribune

Hobart residents will decide on a $41.2 million schools referendum in November.

Hobart High seniors analyze Rockwell

HOBART — Norman Rockwell's work often depicted his interests in American culture, civil rights and poverty, among other things, drawing the analysis of critics ...

Hobart football coach resigns after being charged with drunken driving  Chicago Tribune

Hobart High School football coach and teacher Ryan Turley resigned Friday after he was charged with two counts of drunken driving after an early morning ...

Regional Performing Arts Company starts season with musical ‘Once Upon a Mattress’  Chicago Tribune

Regional Performing Arts Company opens its 2018-19 season with “Once Upon a Mattress” from Sept. 14-22 at Hobart High School Auditorium.

More than a year after 9-year-old girl fatally shot during gun safety lesson, her father's case continues  Chicago Tribune

The case of Eric Hummel continues over a year after his daughter was fatally shot while the father was teaching his children about gun safety.

State ISTEP scores dip for elementary and high school students compared to last year

INDIANAPOLIS — Student performance on the Spring 2018 ISTEP standardized exam dipped slightly for both elementary and high school test takers compared ...

Several local students named among Indiana Association of School Principals Academic All-Stars  The Times of Northwest Indiana

Seven local students from Lake, Porter and LaPorte counties are among 40 students who have been named Indiana Academic All-Stars through a program of ...

Teacher pay in Indiana continues its downward slide  The Times of Northwest Indiana

As a national and local teacher shortage continues, many are blaming a corresponding decline in teacher pay for part of the problem across Northwest Indiana ...

Sarah Jane Paris (nee Barber)

HOBART, IN - Sarah Jane Paris (nee Barber), age 32, a lifetime Hobart resident passed away Sunday, September 16, 2018. She was born on March 8, 1986 in ...

Mother of fallen soldier 15 years ago: 'Every day is Memorial Day'  Chicago Tribune

Fifteen years after her son was killed in combat while serving in Iraq, Leslie Sanders still has no anger in her heart.

Hobart football coach charged with operating while intoxicated

Ryan Turley, the head coach of the Hobart High School football team, was charged this week in Lake Criminal Court with drunken driving, police said.

Community Shows Support for Teams at the IHSAA Girls Basketball Sectionals

Inside the Merrillville High School gymnasium on Saturday evening, hundreds of fans were showing support for four teams—Hobart, Kankakee Valley, Michigan ...

UPDATE: Wheeler High School students gather to process death of 16-year-old peer  The Times of Northwest Indiana

UNION TOWNSHIP — Wheeler High School students gathered around the flag pole Wednesday morning to share memories of 16-year-old Gabriella Dres, ...

Documentary: Hobart woman may have fed dismembered lover to neighbors at barbecue, killed up to nine people

A forthcoming documentary suggests a Hobart woman who's serving a life sentence in prison for her role in two killings may have been a serial killer who also ...

River Forest's first girls golfer has defied expectations since her premature birth

River Forest's Rachel Pratchett, who was born three months premature, continues to defy expectations: She is the school's first girls golfer.

Indiana Blood Center issues urgent statewide plea for blood donations  The Times of Northwest Indiana

INDIANAPOLIS — Snow, ice and frigid temperatures spanning two weeks have resulted in a sharp decline in blood donations, prompting the Indiana Blood ...

Police seek tips about pair accused in 'quick change scam' at Hobart business

HOBART — Police are asking for tips about two people accused of stealing $100 from a cashier as part of a "quick change scam."

Hammond, Hobart voters support referendums  The Times of Northwest Indiana

The School City of Hobart and the School City of Hammond both passed their referendum questions on the ballot Tuesday night.

NW Indiana students face detention, praise during walkout advocating gun reform  Chicago Tribune

As 17 minutes of silence ticked by, Chesterton High School students held a sign Wednesday morning for each victim of America's latest mass shooting in ...

News briefs: Blood drives set for Franciscan Health Munster, Hammond and Dyer

Blood drives set for Franciscan Health Munster, Hammond and Dyer. Donors are sought for Heartland Blood Centers blood drives at Franciscan Health's ...

Cops: Hobart JV coach arrested for inappropriate relationship

HOBART | Former Hobart junior varsity baseball coach Gregory Glover was arrested July 30 in connection with an investigation of an inappropriate relationship ...

Hobart High Spanish teacher brings language to life

HOBART | Hola, ¿Cómo estás? ¿Vienes preparado? Vamos a repasar los verbos en el pasado con el iPad.

Community mourns 9-year-old Hobart girl's death  Chicago Tribune

Relatives, family friends, classmates and teachers remembered Olivia Hummel during a candlelight vigil in her honor at Hobart High School's field house ...

Crime thriller documentary featuring Hobart murderess set to air this Monday, Tuesday on Investigation Discovery

A true crime thriller documentary centered on a Hobart woman's role in two gruesome murders is set to premier for a two-night event 8 p.m. Monday and ...

Region Sports Classics: The Legend of Brickie Bowl – Region Sports  Region Sports Network

A STADIUM LIKE NO OTHER. On the night of September 15, 1939, the Brickie Eleven took the field for the first time on Hobart High School's newly constructed ...

Reunions: Thornton Fractional South, River Forest High School

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Reunions: Oklahoma high school reunions

Del City. Del City High School classes of 1955 through 1961 are looking for classmates for a multi-class annual reunion on Oct. 12-13 at the Del City Community ...

Hobart High assistant promoted to principal

HOBART | Assistant Principal Brent Martinson will be the new Hobart High School principal starting July 1.

Zombies stalk the night in latest Northwest Indiana Halloween thrill

As darkness falls on Friday nights in October, the zip-line course at Edge Adventures Deep River Aerial Park will feature a nighttime adventure involving ...

Hobart schools detail need for referendums  Chicago Tribune

Hobart schools chief Peggy Buffington said Monday a $41.2 million plan to build a new elementary and add a swimming pool to Hobart High School won't ...

Former Hobart JV coach enters pretrial agreement | Lake County News |

CROWN POINT | A former Hobart High School junior varsity baseball coach who had been accused of having an inappropriate relationship with a student ...

Reunions: River Forest High School, Thornton Fractional North

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Hobart officials stage fatal crash to send sobering message to high school students

HOBART | The two-car fatal crash caused by drinking promgoers was staged but sent a sobering message to students who watched outside Hobart High School.

Hobart's Brickies playing for coach Dave Grabczak

EAST CHICAGO — Dave Grabczak is Hobart football. Plain and simple. He is a Brickie.

State school chief talks about priorities  Chicago Tribune

In office for 156 days, State Superintendent of Education Jennifer McCormick appeared Thursday at a Hobart seminar.

Hobart's Brickie Bowl set to host adult flag football, youth camps  Chicago Tribune

Hobart officials have given the nod for an adult flag football league and youth football camps to use Brickie Bowl starting in the fall.

Hobart father charged in 9-year-old daughter's death  Chicago Tribune

Eric Hummel was charged Monday in the fatal shooting of his daughter, Olivia Hummel, 9, in Hobart over the weekend.

Community gathers to celebrate Juan Lamar

The Hobart boys basketball team met in the high school gym Sunday night with coach Mike Black, sitting in a circle of chairs on the court, where Juan Lamar ...

Show police support during National Night Out festivities tonight  The Times of Northwest Indiana

Communities across the country hold Night Out events each year to bolster community-police relations and help prevent crime. Residents also are encouraged ...

Scout's honor: School City of Hobart lucky to have protective K9 officer

More and more communities are adding K9 officers to their police force, with each sporting a price tag of about $14000.

Schererville school banned from state voucher program after students not given ISTEP exam

INDIANAPOLIS — A Schererville school that failed to administer the 2018 ISTEP exam no longer can enroll pupils through Indiana's voucher program that ...

Early voting sites for Hammond, Hobart school referendum questions approved  Chicago Tribune

Three early voting sites will be available for November school referendum voters in Hobart and Hammond. The Lake County Board of Elections and Voter ...

Exclusive: Mr Men books 'harder than Roald Dahl'  TES News

Study of sentence and word length to help teachers select books reveals difficulty of Roger Hargreaves' old favourites.

WHERE ARE THEY NOW?: Former Wirt football coach, Hobart assistant still helping kids

Don Rogers devoted his life to education and working with student-athletes and even though he is retired, he couldn't just walk away.

Country star stops in NWI to promote Music in Schools

Country singer-songwriter RaeLynn says losing in the semifinals of season two of "The Voice" may have been the most pivotal point in her career.

Carmel girls prevail  Indianapolis Star

Carmel High School girls swimmers ripped off another title, their 33rd in a row, during the IHSAA swimming and diving finals from IUPUI's Natatorium.

Lake County announces early voting sites, days and hours for Hammond and Hobart school referendums  The Times of Northwest Indiana

CROWN POINT — Hammond and Hobart residents can begin voting Oct. 11 on proposals to raise property taxes to increase their support of local schools.

Advocate to aid in Hobart domestic violence calls  Chicago Tribune

Hobart has hired a person to be a domestic violence victims' advocate.

More than £4000 raised in memory of 'exceptional' teacher  Beccles & Bungay Journal

A school has raised more than £4000 for those living with cancer in memory of an “exceptional” maths teacher who touched the lives of countless pupils.

Thomas Paree

HEBRON, IN - Thomas Paree, age 60, of Hebron, passed away at his home on Tuesday, January 29, 2019. Thomas is survived by his wife: Terry (nee Newlin); ...

Carolyn Jean Schiess

MUNSTER, IN - Kari Schiess, age 48, passed away on Saturday, January 19, 2019 at Community Hospital, Munster, IN. She was born July 29, 1970 in Gary to ...

Attorney: Hobart father plans not guilty plea in daughter's death  The Times of Northwest Indiana

HOBART — An attorney for the 33-year-old man accused of pointing a handgun at his 9-year-old daughter Olivia Hummel and fatally shooting her Saturday said ...

Friends come out to support injured Hobart teen  Chicago Tribune

Candles cast a glow and the prayers and support from the couple hundred people holding them brightened the spirits of Laurisa Antle Giertz and Ken Giertz ...

Hobart man 'devastated' over shooting 9-year-old daughter in head, attorney says  Chicago Tribune

A Hobart father charged with the shooting death of his 9-year-old daughter was described by one of his attorneys as “absolutely devastated” by the incident.

Hobart wrestling coach is a Brickie for life

HOBART | Steve Balash was a four-sport athlete at Hobart High School. Not one of the four was wrestling.

Local running notes: Hobart's Brian Bowman comes up big in Brickyard 5-Miler  Chicago Tribune

Brian Bowman has been the bridesmaid plenty during this running season. It took Tuesday's race in his hometown to finally reach the top. Bowman, a Hobart ...

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