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#1StudentNWI: Kouts Kicking of Spring Sports and the Senior Trip


Another End & Beginning of Sports Seasons:
The Kouts Fillies went up against Hebron in their first game on February 25 in the semi-finals of the PCC tournament.

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Julia’s Slice of Life: Kids and Sports - How Young Is Too Young?


It was about two years ago when I started getting nervous. My then three-year-old was not enrolled in any sports, which made her a minority among her peers. I would patiently listen to my friends chatter about their toddlers’ aptitude in t-ball, gymnastics, and soccer, but internally I would panic, as only a well-intentioned but never-satisfied mother can. Was I too late? Would my daughter be behind when she did start sports? Is she lazy? Am I lazy?

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A Northwest Indiana Life in the Spotlight: Mike Swartzentruber


For veteran coach Mike Swartzentruber, a new town to call home has to have two characteristics: a small town with big city pastimes and a love of baseball. He found that in his big move to St. John.

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10 Fun Things to Do this Weekend in Northwest Indiana: March 31 - April 2, 2017

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We're not FOOLIN' around when we say we have some great events this weekend. Now that the weather is a little friendlier, there are plenty of fun events to put you in the Springtime mood. In East Chicago, the I am HOPE Benefit Concert is sure to put a little hop in your step and in Valparaiso, the Independent Cat Society won't be playing a trick on you with their April Fool's Egg Hunt!  There are these and more fun events in this week's 10 Fun Things to do this Weekend in Northwest Indiana! 

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#1StudentNWI: March 2017 at Wheeler High School


The second trimester has officially come to a close, and students and teachers alike are looking forward to beginning the final trimester at Wheeler High School! As we begin our third trimester of the 2016-2017 school year, we wish everyone a strong and positive finish in both academics and athletics. Here is a quick look back at some of the highlights that occurred during the month of March at Wheeler High School.

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#1StudentNWI: March Brings Success in Robotics and Marketing at the PCCTC


What’s Happening
The five electronics students at PCCTC wrapped up their robotic competition after six months of hard work. Originally, when the competition started, there were 52 teams working on robots. The team started in October at Purdue when they came up with their original robot and placed in the top three, allowing them to move on to nationals. The contest was called the “National Nanoline Technology Contest” and was hosted by Phoenix Contact. This contest has been put on for nine years now. At the national level, only eight teams remained. The project that the career center team had was a “souped up” go-kart. They bought a cheap go-kart intended for children and took it to the next level.

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#1StudentNWI: Edison High School with a Successful Month of March


Student in the Spotlight
Destiny Martinez is a junior at Thomas Edison Junior/Senior High School. She is the president of her class, a "straight A" student at the top of her class, and a 3-year veteran of Edison's cheer and Lady Eagles tennis teams. During all her years in high school, Destiny has put forth an effort to be in anything possible. She has participated in the tech crew, Gardening Club, Yoga Club, student council and the National Honor Society. Destiny is a member of Edison's marching, concert and jazz bands, and still finds time to be a member of her church's Fine Arts program. Even with all these activities, Destiny handles to keep her grades among the upper echelon of her class and never fails to put a smile on the faces of those around her.

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Julia’s Slice of Life: Tips and Tricks for Decluttering Your Home


It’s officially spring now, the time of year when we all begin to think about spring cleaning. Those two words will either make you clap or cringe, but the truth is, home organization has become a trend in recent years. With resources like Pinterest and the wildly popular book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing, more and more people are choosing to simplify and rid their spaces of stuff.

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#1StudentNWI: Whiting's Last Stop Before the Final Quarter


Through rain, sun, high winds and snow, March has been an eventful month at Whiting High School.

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A Northwest Indiana Life in the Spotlight: Jane Delligatti


When Jane Delligatti arrived in Chesterton in 1982, she was a single mother looking for a full-time job. She stumbled upon the Duneland YMCA, where she was met with the same generosity, opportunities, and kindness that she now shows community members behind her desk inside that same Y.

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10 Fun Things to Do this Weekend in Northwest Indiana: March 24 - 26, 2017


Though it may not feel like it, Spring is here and we have a list of some fun season themed events this weekend. In Portage there is the Spring Fashion Show and Dessert Bar and in Michigan City, there is the Spring garden show to pep you up for the Spring cleaning duties.  There's these and more fun events in this week's 10 Fun Things to do this Weekend in Northwest Indiana! 

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