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10 Fun Things to Do This Weekend in Northwest Indiana April 5th - 7th, 2019


Swing into rhythm this weekend at Valparaiso University's Jazz Fest Friday night followed by the Crawpuppies at Blue Chip Casino on Saturday! Find out what else is happening around the Region with our weekend guide!

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A Valpo Life In The Spotlight: Cassidy Stewart


Life has a way of coming full circle, sometimes in the ways we least expect. Cassidy Stewart is a prime example of how unexpected connections somehow land us exactly where we’re meant to be.

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10 Fun Things to Do This Weekend in Northwest Indiana March 29th - 31st, 2019


Clear your weekend plans - we have your guide to a fun-filled spring weekend!

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#1StudentNWI: March at Chesterton High


What has happened?

The Chesterton High School band hosted their Annual Mattress Fundraiser on March 17th at the Chesterton High School gym from 4pm to 9pm.

“This fundraiser is designed to bring in fundraising dollars to the Chesterton High School Band Department, spread among the Trojan Guard, concert bands, Winter Guard, percussion, and jazz ensembles,” said Band Director Adam Bess.

The fundraiser offered adjustable bed frames, pillows, and mattresses at all price points.

“This fundraiser is enjoyable over others because of the ease on the students’ parts,” said Bess. “The students don’t sell anything; there isn’t any product to be delivered, no knocking door-to-door for customers. We simply spread the word and attempt to get as many referrals as we can to help out our bands!”


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#1StudentNWI: March Madness For Valparaiso High


What’s Happened?

March is here at Valparaiso High school and students are all excited that summer vacation is less than two months away! Before we are let out for the summer, students had to take either the dreaded ISTEP if they are Freshman, Sophomore, or the SAT/ACT if they are Juniors or Seniors. Valpo High students have just finished their part one ISTEPs and are ready to start the final quarter of this school year and end strong!

With the end of the school year coming, some clubs at VHS needed to recruit new team members for the next school year. Two of these clubs are the VHS Varsity Singers and the VHS LEAD Mentor Team Club.

The LEAD Mentor Team just had their callout meeting for new interested people to join and the Varsity singers just had their try-out week on March 11-14th for new interested members, (who either were in...

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#1StudentNWI: Kouts prepares for upcoming educational and artistic opportunities

Casting Call at Kouts!

For many high school students preferred after school activities are the highlight of their school careers, ranging between basketball, hockey, science club, choir and. For many students at Kouts, the drama club is their calling. Last year the drama team created a wonderful rendition of “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs”. Many incoming freshman were able to experience what it was like to manage and perform in a high school drama, while many returning sophomores and upperclassman added more experience under their belts for future plans and aspirations. With that being said, tons of Kouts High School students have been buzzing with anticipation in regards to the 2018-2019 play, and possible participants are in luck! Kouts has recently acquired a new play director, who so graciously produced last month’s middle school play “Snow Angel”. Audition information has been released. Make sure to check your emails and pay attention to...

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Porter County Clerk Seeks Poll Workers For 2019 Primary Election


The importance of a poll workers’ role cannot be overstated. This job is vital to the voting process and essential to the well-being of our democracy. Ultimately, poll workers are charged with monitoring the polling place and the election process. Poll workers are often the only election officials with whom voters interact, so they play an important role in how voters experience and think about the voting process.

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A Valpo Life In The Spotlight: Alyse Kominakis


Traditional values aren’t just recognized, they’re lived. Alyse Kominakis lives her values every day with her husband Ryan and their young sons Charlie and Jack.

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10 Fun Things to Do This Weekend in Northwest Indiana March 22nd - 24th, 2019


As we say goodbye to Old-man Winter this week, Northwest Indiana is here to spring us into fresh and new activities this weekend! What are you most excited for this weekend?

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A Valpo Life In The Spotlight: Nancy Stalbaum


In the 1970s, women began getting more seats at more tables. Instead of sitting, Nancy Stalbaum and her friends took over a different kind of table: the pool table.

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10 Fun Things to Do This Weekend in Northwest Indiana March 15th - 17th, 2019


Looking for something fun to do this St. Patrick's Day weekend? We're back with 10 AWESOME things to do weekend! From parades to hikes and music concerts, find out what's in-store for the Region this weekend.

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