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A Valpo Life in the Spotlight: Crystal Cartwright

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Born in Houston, Texas and now a Valparaiso resident, Crystal Cartwright has become a familiar face to the Northwest Indiana community. She moved here when she was young for her father’s work. Fast forward to today, Cartwright is an active member in the community, and has been the Banking Center Manager at First Source Bank in Hebron for the past eight years.

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10 Fun Things to do in NWI on December 15th - 17th, 2017

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Baby, it's cold outside. But that doesn't mean that there isn't plenty to do this weekend. As we inch ever closer to Christmas and the visitation of a certain plump elf and his reindeer, there are so many things to do across the Region in between seeing family and friends and Christmas shopping. Have a look!

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#1StudentNWI: Wheeler Focuses on Giving Back

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Student Highlight

Senior Hayley Johnson has dedicated much of her time toward the school. When she is not doing school work, Johnson can be found in the east wing of the school. She is a member of concert choir, show choir, theatre, and a student director for the middle school production of Lion King Jr.

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Marc Ruiz of Oak Partners, Mind on Money:Markets Looking for Next Momentum Setter

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Iconic investor John Templeton once famously said, “Bull markets are born on pessimism, grown on skepticism, mature on optimism, and die on euphoria." Last week, we talked about pessimism, skepticism and optimism; this week, let’s talk about euphoria.

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#1StudentNWI: It's a Wonderful Life in Kouts

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Get’cha Head in the Game

The Mustangs kicked off their season with a home game on November 21 against West Central. The team played well together and was thrilled to win with 107 to 47 points in the varsity game. The student pep block was also in full swing to support the basketball players and create an exciting environment for them to play in. Many students came out for the Homecoming game on December 1 against Covenant Christian where the Mustangs fought in a close match but lost 55 to 56.

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A Valpo Life in the Spotlight: Amesha McDonald

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Life does not always turn out the way we expect it to. Sometimes, that turns out to be a good thing. PACT employee, Amesha McDonald, planted roots in a town she never meant to stay in and now has a beautiful home and family here. The job she never thought she would have allows her to give second chances to people whose lives have taken the wrong route.

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Marc Ruiz of Oak Partners, Mind on Money: Bull Run May Be Nearing an End

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Iconic investor John Templeton once famously said, "Bull markets are born on pessimism, grown on skepticism, mature on optimism, and die on euphoria." This nugget of wisdom continues to be measure for which market cycles are evaluated by many investors, including me.

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#1StudentNWI: Homecoming, Hard Work, and Determination at Boone Grove

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Student Spotlight

Alex Reed is a very involved and busy senior at Boone Grove High School. He has been a World Trade Alliance board member since June of last year. He has been apart of The Academic Super Bowl: Math, English, Social Studies, and Interdisciplinary. He helped take his teams to state competition and won 2nd place.

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#1StudentNWI: Chesterton High School Highlights Justice, Generosity, and Talent in November

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Teacher Spotlight: Mitch Nelson

This year has seen the development of one of CHS’ newest clubs, the Social Justice League, headed by social studies teacher Mitch Nelson.

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A Valpo Life in the Spotlight: Caren Furdeck

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Caren Furdeck, director of development for Housing Opportunities, remembers feeling skeptical the first time hearing of a job opening at Housing Opportunities about seven years ago.

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10 Fun Things to do in NWI on December 1st - 3rd, 2017

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December is officially here! Christmas is coming up fast, and its time to start shopping for those cute gifts for family and friends. But before all that, there’s still a lot to do in Northwest Indiana. From parades, to concerts to even Santa making his rounds, there is almost too much to do this weekend. Take a look!

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