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#1StudentNWI: Porter County Career and Tech Center Celebrates Fall


Student Spotlight

The Porter County Career Center is filled with outstanding students, and there are many who have accomplished amazing feats out of school and in school. At this school, students come with fantastic knowledge and fascinating attitudes.

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Links of the Week: News Bloopers, Artificial Intelligence, and 4 Ideas to Speed Up Baseball Games


Hooo boy, am I tired. Last night, the Chicago Cubs advanced to the National League Championship Series in a thrilling, 9-8 game that was exhilarating the entire time I watched. I tuned in during the sixth inning, roughly two hours after the game had begun, and more than two hours before the game was going to end.

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#1StudentNWI: Boone Grove Gives Back


Teacher Spotlight:

Boone Grove High School is home to two very inspirational women who serve as so much more than just staff members. The dynamic duo, Jamie Coffin, the school nurse, and Mallory Horvat, one of the guidance counselors, shape the lives of Boone Grove’s student body every day.

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#1StudentNWI: Wheeler Bearcats Showcase Fall Athletes and School Spirit


Midnight Masquerade: A Masterpiece

Wheeler’s 2017 Homecoming Dance, sponsored by the student council, was a success. Students were a bit skeptical at first since this year’s dance was hosted outside under a tent, but they quickly realized they liked the change. The weather was perfect, and there were no bugs. Students also had good reviews on the DJ. Over 300 students out of a school population of under 600 students attended the dance.

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A Valpo Life in the Spotlight: Courtney Gavin


For many people struggling with persistent mental illness, even the simplest of daily tasks can be a challenge. Finding someone who can help is vital, but many people seeking help from Porter-Starke Services have found the perfect person to help them through their daily hurdles - Valparaiso resident Courtney Gavin.

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10 Fun Things to Do this Weekend in Northwest Indiana: October 13 - 15, 2017


Looking for things to do this weekend as Fall sets in and the sun still shines? We’ve rounded up some of the best, family-fun events going on this weekend in Northwest Indiana from the educational, to the spooky, to the just plain fun! Check out what the Region has to offer and enjoy the warm weather while it lasts!

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#1StudentNWI: Give a Shout for Kouts


Kouts Chatter

Three guest speakers visited Kouts this month to talk to students about a variety of topics. To kick things off, the John Jacobs’ Next Generation Power Force presented on September 11. Behind the physical demonstrations of strength, like bending a half inch steel rebar two times and rolling a metal frying pan up, lie an inspirational message that each student has the strength to positively change their lives.

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Links of the Week: Tom Petty, Screenwriting, and Traveling via Rockets


I am on the search for new podcasts, and I want *you* to suggest a few new options.

I like listening to comedy podcasts, politics (left, right, and center!), sports (mostly NBA), and I like a couple business-minded shows like HBR Ideacast and Freakonomics. Over the past few weeks though, I’ve trimmed down my collection for the first time in years.

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10 Fun Things to Do this Weekend in Northwest Indiana: October 6 - 8, 2017


Fall has fallen and October is here! This weekend features a ton of great, family-friendly events for all ages, so be sure to see what's out there and take advantage of the beautiful weather while you have a chance.

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A Valpo Life in the Spotlight: Jake Wells

Jake-WellsYou might not have noticed a difference as you were standing in line to buy tickets to this year’s soccer games at Thomas Jefferson Middle School, but the new ticket booth there certainly doesn’t go unappreciated by those who use it to stay sheltered from the elements.

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#1StudentNWI: Vikings Gear-Up for Fall Events


What’s Recently Happened?

After weeks and weeks of hard-fought games, the Valpo Viking varsity football team has been dethroned.

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