Horizon Bank is pleased to announce its recent donation to the Stepping Stone Shelter for Women. The donation, in the amount of $7,500, was presented by Jim Neff, President, with Sharon Wright to Kay Hill, Executive Director on January 22, 2019.
On Saturday, March 30th at 10 am students, parents, faculty, and community members are joining forces to plant an orchard in the central courtyard of Munster High School as part of the school’s interdisciplinary STEM project--Project GREEN. Project GREEN is a 3 -5 year long interdisciplinary project that brings together classes from a variety of disciplines within the school. Approximately, 350 students will participate in the project over time including classes such as Botany, computer science, engineering, art, family and consumer science, and more.
The Board of School Trustees of the Merrillville Community School Corporation announced the hiring of Dr. Dexter Suggs as the new Assistant Superintendent of Teaching, Learning & Academic Programming. Dr. Suggs will begin his new post on July 1, 2019 and stated, “I am humbled and honored to serve the Merrillville Community School Corporation as assistant superintendent. I am grateful for the trust of Superintendent Brown and the School Board to become a part of a wonderful educational community that strives to serve all children. It is my pledge to do my part to support and continue the great work of the students, teachers, staff, and community.”
Bishop Noll Institute has announced its Graduates with Distinction for the class of 2019. These top academic seniors all earned a 4.0 or above GPA. These grades also determine the valedictorian and salutatorian.
Improv comedy - it has helped spawn the careers of comedy titans Chris Farley, Steve Carrell, Tina Fey, Stephen Colbert, and countless others. The comedic skills people learned there have spread around the world and spawned off thousands of improv theatre & sketch groups, TV shows, and Youtube clips. Now those talents are being put to use to continue putting Northwest Indiana on the improv map in a special one-day event. The Stray Dogs Improv of Crown Point High School & Improductions, LLC present the second Northwest Indiana High School Improv Invitational on April 6th at Crown Point High School at 6 PM.
Terry Volk has been a contracted bus driver with Merrillville Community School Corporation since 1969! She decided to become a bus driver when the family needed some extra income. She had three school-aged children and so the driving hours were a perfect fit for her family schedule! She was home when her children were home which even included scheduled school breaks. Besides, she states "I enjoy driving!"
With spring break right around the corner, the South Shore Line (SSL) is expanding its Kids Ride Free program from March 23 – April 6, 2019. SSL has selected this promotional time frame to cover an average portion of scheduled spring breaks across the four- county area.
The Michigan City, Refuse Department will conduct its Annual Spring Clean-Up beginning on March 25, 2019. The Refuse Department requests that all residents separate the debris that is to be discarded into the following three (3) categories:
The sounds of bagpipes and children’s laughter filled the Crown Point Square as the city hosted its 12th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Night Parade. The one-of-a-kind event, the Region’s only night parade for the holiday, brought families and friends together.
Physicians have been seeing patients for about three months at the brand new NWI Nephrology office in Gary, but everything there is still shiny new as the practice continues to grow.
The new 1,500-square-foot facility at 1705 W. 25th Ave., Suite 201 in Gary opened to patients in January, offering an important specialty-care service near residential neighborhoods with easy access off I-94 at Grant Street.
“We are thrilled to be able to provide close-to-home care for our chronic kidney disease and dialysis patients,” said Jane Lloyd, practice operations manager for NWI Nephrology. Previously, patients in that area had to travel to their Hammond or Whiting location for care. “It is a great state-of-the-art facility geared toward patient comfort and convenience,” Lloyd said.
Nephrology is the medical specialty for kidneys. The clinic’s...