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A Northwest Indiana Life in the Spotlight: Natalie Johnson

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Natalie Johnson stands on the shoreline of Lake Michigan and just looks out. She feels the waves on her toes, hears the waves wisp near her ears, and sees the plants, the birds, and the people all surrounding her.

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Leigh Morris: Ivy Tech Helps Northwest Indiana Achieve


Leigh-MorrisNorthwest Indiana has tremendous strengths in higher education with our four-year and graduate colleges and universities, but the four Region Ivy Tech campuses provide unique advantages.

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#1StudentNWI: A Busy February at Chesterton HS!

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Coming Up: Natural Helps Hosts Coffee House Talent Show, Substance Abuse Outreach, Sports, and More!
This upcoming Tuesday, Feb. 21, the Natural Helpers program is hosting its annual Coffee House from 6 to 8:30 pm. The admission for this event is $5, and includes two beverages such as coffee, tea, hot chocolate and/or water.

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#1StudentNWI: La Crosse High School this February

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Student Spotlight: Wyatt Simic
Wyatt Simic is a senior at La Crosse High School. Unlike most of the students who do the regular curriculum, he takes classes at the trade school, AK Smith.

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#1StudentNWI: Griffith High School and an All Star February

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All Star Wrestlers
The Griffith High School wrestling team gained a new coach; Adam Garcia. A vast majority of this years team consisted of underclassman and athletes who have never wrestled in the past. With this being said, the returning wrestlers had no idea what they should expect for their 2017 season.

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#1StudentNWI: Vamos a La Lumiere

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How Many Schools Do This?
On the surprisingly sunny day of February 2nd, there was a commotion on the Lake Road as the entire student body made their way down to the Marsch Gym. School had ended early at 2:15 P.M. in lieu of something a tad more exciting. As students trickled in, each were told to stand next to their respective Head Cup team flag and await further instructions. It was time to begin the major winter battle for Head Cup team points.

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Porter County 2017 Budget Order Issued


Vicki-UrbanikThe Indiana Department of Local Government Finance has issued Porter County’s 2017 budget order, containing the approved budgets, levies, and certified tax rates for taxing units throughout the county.

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A Northwest Indiana Life in the Spotlight: Marissa McDermott

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Marissa McDermott has successfully completed her first political race, becoming the new Lake County Circuit Court Judge. As she transitions from her old job to her new, she is learning a lot, but wishes for one thing: more hours in the day!

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10 Fun Things to Do this Weekend in Northwest Indiana: February 17 - 19, 2017

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This weekend's 10 Fun Things is all about food and entertainment. For entertainment, we have theatre, concerts, and even a film festival. For food and drink we have a great wild game feast, a chili cook-off, and a brewfest!  If you missed valentine's Day with your sweetheart, use our list to plan out a great day together -- You can see all of the events happening on the Northwest Indiana Event Calendar and if you have something going on make sure we know about it with an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.!

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Porter County Assessor Shares Good News about 2017 Tax Rates for Porter County


jon-snyder-2017Recently, the Department of Local Government Finance released the 2017 tax rates for Porter County. A quick scan of these rates reveals that there is finally some good taxing news for Porter County. This news is that as a result of higher assessed values throughout the county and fiscal responsibility by local units of government, property tax rates have reduced. This is also an indicator that tax bills will go out on time which has now happened for at least 7 consecutive years.

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#1StudentNWI: February Spotlight, Scheduling, and Dance at LPHS

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Teacher Spotlight: Mrs. Lebo
Mrs. Lebo has been a teacher at LPHS for the last 27 years, and she has not slowed down a single bit throughout that time.

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