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Hammond Morton's Sean Kinsey Named Third Coach Of The Week For 2019  Colts.com

Sean Kinsey of Hammond Morton High School has been named the Colts/NFL Coach of the Week, a program presented by Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, ...



High school reunions planned | News | nwitimes.com  nwitimes.com

To submit a class reunion, email sharon.ross@nwi.com.



Stephan C. Miley | Local Obituaries | nwitimes.com  nwitimes.com

HAMMOND, IN - Stephan C. Miley age 62, of Hammond passed away Wednesday, August 21, 2019. Stephan is survived by his loving wife of 42 years, Debbie ...



James L. Dixon | Local Obituaries | nwitimes.com  nwitimes.com

GRIFFITH, IN - James L. Dixon, age 71 of Griffith, died peacefully at home on August 28, 2019 after a long and courageous battle with cancer. He was preceded ...



Hammond teen surprised with $25K scholarship  WLS-TV

HAMMOND, Ind. (WLS) -- Morton High School Senior Jenna Frezza thought she was attending an ordinary college planning assembly Monday afternoon.



Police: Former Morton High School student arrested in Hammond rape  nwitimes.com

CROWN POINT — An 18-year-old man was arrested Thursday after being charged last week in a woman's rape at a Hammond party, authorities said.



Hammond school board eyes action plan after lead levels found in some drinking water sources  nwitimes.com

HAMMOND — School board members were eager to craft an action plan Monday night after receiving a lengthy summary report hot off the presses that detailed ...



7 arrested after brawl outside Morton High School | Lake County News | nwitimes.com  nwitimes.com

HAMMOND | Five juveniles and two adults were arrested after "a mob-type fight scene" Thursday outside Morton High School, an official said.



Heat 'Unlivable' In Some Hammond Schools, Lack Water Fountains  WFYI

More than 50 water fountains have been shut off in Hammond schools due to high lead levels. Teachers say fewer fountains and faulty air conditioning makes it ...



South Shore eLearning Conference inspires teaching innovation with a student-first mindset  nwitimes.com

HAMMOND — Technology is more than a tool, George Couros told a full auditorium of teachers and educators Thursday morning.



Hammond releases results from 2nd round of school lead testing  Chicago Tribune

A second round of water testing at Hammond schools revealed heightened lead levels remain in about 25 percent of the water sources tested last August.



Hammond police: Suspect in custody in connection with Friday's shooting near Morton High  nwitimes.com

HAMMOND — Police say they have an 18-year-old in custody in connection with Friday's fatal shooting just north of Morton High School.



Morton High teacher accused of seeking, possessing inappropriate photos of students  nwitimes.com

HAMMOND | A Morton High School math teacher is facing a federal complaint alleging he requested several underage female students send sexually explicit ...



Reunions: Morton, East Chicago Washington, Merrillville High | Lake County News  nwitimes.com

To submit a class reunion, email annette.arnold@nwi.com.



High levels of lead found in some Hammond schools' drinking water  WLS-TV

High levels of lead have been found in the drinking water in some schools in Hammond.



Mourners salute slain Morton shop teacher, his wife  nwitimes.com

HAMMOND | Laughter, smiles and tears mingled Sunday during a memorial *service* for a former Morton High School teacher and his wife who were killed last ...



Hammond's Morton High falls 48-12 in city's first semistate since '89  nwitimes.com

HAMMOND | Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr. stood on the sideline of a packed Maury Zlotnik Field looking like a proud father a few days after his first child was ...



Dancing with the Hammond Stars set for Saturday  nwitimes.com

HAMMOND — The Hammond Academy for the Performing Arts at Morton High School will present Dancing with the Hammond Stars at 7 p.m. Saturday at ...



PREP FOOTBALL: No. 9 Morton dominates in all three phases against East Chicago Central  The Times of Northwest Indiana

No. 9 Morton remained undefeated against Great Lakes Athletic Conference foes and claimed at least a share of the title with a 56-9 home win against East ...



Elevated lead levels found in water at 6 Hammond, Ind., schools  American School & University

The Hammond, (Ind.) school system says it will provide bottled water to students in six schools where elevated lead levels were found in drinking water.



Rudy Skorupa '73 to Enter Hammond, Indiana Sports Hall of Fame  DePauw University

Rudy Skorupa, a 1973 graduate of DePauw University, is among the 2019 inductees into the Hammond, Indiana Sports Hall of Fame.



Morton's graduation embraces tradition, performances | Graduation  nwitimes.com

HAMMOND — More than 260 seniors graduated from Morton High School in Friday night. There were tears, photo-ready smiles, and, most of all, shouts of “class ...



Construction of new high school on Hammond High grounds signals new era  nwitimes.com

With the striking of shovel on dirt, the School City of Hammond took a big step towards the 21st century, simultaneously marking the beginning of the end for the ...



North Township trustees meet at Hammond's Morton High to teach students about local government  nwitimes.com

HAMMOND — Morton High School seniors got a live lesson in government Tuesday, when North Township Trustee Frank Mrvan and the trustee board held a ...



Hammond APA announces spring musical | Lake County News  nwitimes.com

The Hammond Academy for the Performing Arts presents its musical, "Sister Act!"



Families, school mourn teens | News | nwitimes.com  nwitimes.com

HAMMOND — Two mothers sat Monday in their homes, 6 miles apart, surrounded by family and friends, dealing with the grief as they mourned sons of whom ...



Greg Jancich walks away after 49 years at Morton  nwitimes.com

HAMMOND | Retirement can be scary. Greg Jancich never doubted he was ready, at age 76. On Wednesday, he'll walk out the door at Morton High School for ...



As Columbia Elementary prepares to close, one Hammond teacher has been there since the beginning  The Times of Northwest Indiana

HAMMOND — All 253 of Columbia Elementary School's kindergarten through fifth grade students gathered Friday morning in the heart of their school for daily ...



Snow sentenced to 130 years for 'monstrous' murder of parents just outside Lowell; father was retired Hammond Morton shop teacher  The Times of Northwest Indiana

CROWN POINT — Thomas J. Snow was sentenced Friday to 130 years in prison for the brutal murder of his parents, Clifford and Joyce Snow, at the family's ...



2 Hammond teachers in one year accused of having sex with students  WGNtv.com

Two teachers have been are accused of having sexual relationships with female students at Morton High School in Hammond, Indiana. Last June, 26-year-old ...



Former teacher, Hammond schools agreed to dismiss lawsuit  nwitimes.com

HAMMOND | An agreement was filed Wednesday to dismiss a federal lawsuit filed by a former Hammond teacher who was acquitted of engaging in a sexual ...



With a second chance, Excel Center grads savor completing high school  Chicago Tribune

Twenty graduates completed degrees at Thursday's commencement — the first graduating class for the Hammond charter school aimed at helping dropouts ...



Hammond drops plans to consolidate Gavit High School  Chicago Tribune

After public pushback, the Hammond School Board announced it will drop plans to consolidate Gavit High School as part of a $110.6 million capital referendum.



UPDATE: Copper wire theft forces Gavit football game to Saturday; alumni night canceled  nwitimes.com

There were no Friday night lights at Gavit High School this week as the Hammond school had to reschedule its football game against East Chicago Central due ...



Donna Brum Dancers to celebrate 50 years of inspiring 'joy and self-confidence' with recital featuring former  Chicago Tribune

Donna Brum Dancers began in 1969 in the basement of her Lansing, Ill., home, where Brum never dreamed she would still be teaching dance in 2019.



Hammond APA announces fall play | Lake County News  nwitimes.com

HAMMOND — The Hammond Academy for the Performing Arts announces its fall play, "The Skin of Our Teeth" by Thornton Wilder. This play, last produced on ...



'Schools tell a story': State education chief implores educators to speak up in bipartisan listening tour  nwitimes.com

HAMMOND — A desire for change in public education rang out in state Sen. Eddie Melton's Tuesday night Hoosier Community Conversation in Hammond.



2 Boys Found Shot to Death in Car in Gary  NBC Chicago

Two teenage boys were found shot to death Friday night inside a parked car in Gary, Ind.



Schererville dance studio marks 50 years | Lake-newsletter  nwitimes.com

A dance studio business Donna Brum started in the basement of her Lansing home has gone on to teach dance moves to thousands of students across ...



Morton basketball coach Chinn faces child seduction charges, denies allegations  nwitimes.com

HAMMOND | A Morton High School boys varsity basketball coach and teacher was arrested Tuesday on felony charges alleging he engaged in sexual activities ...



Hammond Morton AD placed on leave | Lake County News  nwitimes.com

HAMMOND | The athletic director and popular football coach at Morton High School in Hammond has been placed on administrative leave with pay.



Boy, 16, charged as adult in two rapes and murder in Hammond  nwitimes.com

CROWN POINT — A 16-year-old boy will face trial as an adult on allegations he murdered a 25-year-old woman and committed two rapes last summer in ...



Former teacher sentenced to 12 years in prison | Hammond News  nwitimes.com

HAMMOND | A former Morton High School teacher was sentenced to 12 years in federal prison.



Roy Richards cleared, but resigns as Morton football coach and AD  Chicago Tribune

Richards put Morton football on the map. He was 118-66 in 16 seasons. His teams won four sectionals and a regional.



Hammond school earns national recognition for music education  nwitimes.com

HAMMOND | The NAMM Foundation has recognized Morton High School and the Hammond Academy for the Performing Arts for its outstanding commitment to ...



Northwest Indiana educators protest funding changes, new rules  nwitimes.com

HAMMOND — "Show me what democracy looks like. This is what democracy looks like."



SPORTS BRIEFS: Hessville Little League to hold signups  nwitimes.com

Hessville Little League to hold signups: Signups for T-ball, softball and baseball for players aged 4 to 16 (must be 4 by Aug. 31) will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Jan.



5 new troopers join Lowell Indiana State Police Post  Chicago Tribune

Five new state troopers joined the Indiana State Police Lowell Post.



Residents get early look at $17 million Hammond Sportsplex  Chicago Tribune

There are still finishing touches to complete on the 138000-square-foot, $17 million complex that took over the majority of the land that used to be home to the ...



Griffith, Morton honored with top Advanced Placement awards  nwitimes.com

GRIFFITH — Two Northwest Indiana high schools were honored with top state awards for advanced placement classes by the University of Notre Dame's ...



'I’d have her in my arms the entire time I was studying': Moms discuss how they achieved academic success whil  Chicago Tribune

When Ayana Clark gave birth to her second child, Ja'dyn, there was no time for an extended time to stay home. She returned to school as soon as she could.



Gallery: Veteran Appreciation Day Parade in Hammond | Lake County Newsletter  nwitimes.com

First Lieutenant David Lutz, Army National Guard, pulls his daughter Charlotte, 3, and is accompanied by his daughter Madeline11 as they walk the parade route ...



Hammond Area Career Center offers a multitude of programs  The Times of Northwest Indiana

HAMMOND — With a hard hat on and safety glasses, Lake Central High School junior Taylor Walla is learning the basics of welding.



Man, 18, charged in woman's rape after bonfire at Hammond home  nwitimes.com

CROWN POINT — An 18-year-old man is accused of raping a woman last month after a bonfire in Hammond.



Teacher pay in Indiana continues its downward slide  The Times of Northwest Indiana

As a national and local teacher shortage continues, many are blaming a corresponding decline in teacher pay for part of the problem across Northwest Indiana ...



Five new Lowell troopers receive cars for solo patrol  Newsbug.info

LOWELL — Tuesday, April 2, 51 probationary troopers from the 78th Indiana State Police Recruit Academy class were issued their state police cars at the ...



Morton High students get hands-on lesson about safe driving  nwitimes.com

HAMMOND │ There were a lot of car accidents in the Morton High School parking lot Thursday.



Reunions: Lowell, Gavit and Hobart High | Lake County News  nwitimes.com

To submit a class reunion, email annette.arnold@nwi.com.



For 66 years, The Dance Connection has kept Hammond on its toes  nwitimes.com

HAMMOND - Whether you fancy yourself the next Fred Astaire or Ginger Rogers, the next Mikhail Baryshnikov or maybe you want to bust a move like your ...



Hammond celebrates Mexico's independence in grand style  Chicago Tribune

Mariachis, ballet folkloric dancers, Mexican cowboys on dancing horses, motorcyclists, cheerleaders and souped-up cars, trucks and Jeeps all turned out in ...



3 teens, 2 adults receive felony charges after Hammond teen beaten, robbed outside the Jean Shepherd Center  nwitimes.com

UPDATE: The felony charge of robbery resulting in serious bodily injury against Marcelo Mendiola was dismissed May 24 in Lake Criminal Court.***



Kids lost when Morton coach Roy Richards was forced to resign  Chicago Tribune

For 16 years, he was a difference-maker for the football team and for the football players.



Hammond Academy for Performing Arts to open its dance season  nwitimes.com

The Hammond Academy for the Performing Arts at Morton High School will open its dance performance season with their fall concert Falling Into Dance at 7 p.m. ...



Annual South Shore eLearning conference offers technology ideas for teachers  Chicago Tribune

The annual conference has drawn around 1000 teachers from Indiana and Illinois, according to organizers.



Places to pump, park and change a diaper are scarce at Purdue Northwest, student moms say  Chicago Tribune

Halfway into her pregnancy, Julia Cook-Jones remembers walking into a bathroom at Purdue Northwest during summer school and discovered it had no ...



BBB4E concert shows growth of student musicians  Chicago Tribune

Books, Brushes and Bands for Education held its 16th annual Spring Concert at Morton High School on May 16.



Hammond School Board meeting gets heated following lead contamination reports  The Times of Northwest Indiana

The School City of Hammond School Board had a heated public meeting on Tuesday following reports of lead found in the schools' drinking water.



Colts claim postseason success  The Beverly Review

With the playoffs around the corner, Mt. Greenwood Colts Coach Anthony DePaola figured it was as good a time as any to talk to his Super Pee Wee team ...



Bright minds gather for Science Olympiad at Indiana University Northwest  nwitimes.com

GARY — A host of future engineers and scientists gathered for the 18th annual Science Olympiad Regional Competition to flex their young, scientific minds in a ...



Management Team Named for Hammond Sportsplex  Inside INdiana Business

A management team has been named to lead the Hammond Sportsplex. Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr. announced James Taillon II has been named General ...



SPORTS BRIEFS: Crown Point Babe Ruth to hold registration  nwitimes.com

Hessville Little League to hold sign-ups: Signups for T-ball, softball and baseball for players aged 4 to 16 (must be 4 by Aug. 31) will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Feb ...



New class enters Hammond Sports Hall of Fame  nwitimes.com

HAMMOND — Next time you run a marathon or need to drop weight because you haven't seen your feet in years, give John Bobalik a call.



Secrets from the library lines: 5 ways schools can boost digital engagement  eSchool News

Learn how in just one year of having a digital collection, checkouts from the district's digital library increased by 184 percent.



Hammond students return to the classroom | Hammond News  nwitimes.com

HAMMOND | Morton High School English teacher and department chair James Hoelzel greeted students who walked into his class, telling the group of nearly 30 ...



How Well Is Your Child's School Equipped for a Tornado?  NBC Chicago

When the wind picks up in Plainfield, people pay attention,” says Tom Hernandez, Director of Community Relations for Plainfield School District 202.



Husband, wife found dead days apart in recent Gary homicides  Chicago Tribune

Jimmy and Tracy Valentine, husband and wife, were found dead days apart in Gary. Their deaths were ruled homicides.



Hey, did you meet the new teacher?  News Dispatch

MICHIGAN CITY — A new school year means new faces in the classroom, some of them right up in the front. New Michigan City Area Schools teachers were ...



Court docs: Hammond man accused in Family Dollar robbery is found sleeping on couch, is being held without bond  nwitimes.com

HAMMOND — A 37-year-old man with a criminal record is being held without bail after he allegedly robbed a Family Dollar store at gunpoint Tuesday.



Crown Point's Chip Pettit to join Duneland Schools as new superintendent  nwitimes.com

CHESTERTON — The Duneland School Board has named Crown Point High School Principal Chip Pettit as its next superintendent.



Munster High School Chess Team honored | Lake County News  nwitimes.com

The Munster High School Chess Team placed 7th place out of 28 teams at the state level. The tournament took place at Morton High School in Hammond.



UPDATED: The Top Region Seniors of 2017 | Education  nwitimes.com

Here is a gallery of the Region's top seniors for 2017. All submissions have been sent by the school. If you don't see your school, contact your administrator.



Lake Central wins sectional championship and defends home court  Medill Reports: Chicago

Erik Alcantar Medill Reports Lake Central High School (St. John) defeated Oliver P. Morton High School (Hammond) 75-46 to claim the school's 11th Sectional.



Judge Rules Hammond Teacher Facing Sex Charges Must Stay In Jail  CBS2 Chicago

HAMMOND, Ind. (CBS) — A former northwest Indiana algebra teacher accused of having sex with one student and possessing sexually explicit photos of at least ...



2 teens remembered a year after their murder in Gary  WLS-TV

Family and friends gathered Saturday to remember two teenagers who were murdered a year ago in Gary, Ind.



Local Roofers 26, others aid Hessville nonprofit's Old Hansen Library restoration project; Color Run 5K set for Aug. 11  nwitimes.com

HESSVILLE — A neighborhood organization's mission to restore a Great Depression-era library into a resource center is well on its way thanks to the ...



Three Goshen chess teams in top five at state  Goshen News

HAMMOND — Three chess teams from Goshen finished in the top five in the state Saturday at the Scholastic Chess of Indiana Team Finals at Hammond Morton ...



Gallery: 2017 Region Scholastic Awards | Education | nwitimes.com  The Times of Northwest Indiana

Here is a gallery of the Region scholastic award winners we have received for 2017. All photos and information was submitted by the schools. If you don't see ...



Two teens charged in deadly Halloween shootout in Hammond  nwitimes.com

CROWN POINT — A robbery by two Chicago teens caused a chaotic and deadly shootout Halloween day in Hammond, according to court documents.



Hammond police say court ruling on trains blocking intersections could be detrimental to public safety  nwitimes.com

Hammond Police Chief John Doughty still recalls seeing a girl's body covered with a sheet while on his way to Lafayette Elementary School in the late 1960s.



Jury finds former Hammond coach not guilty of child seduction  nwitimes.com

CROWN POINT | A former Morton High School boys varsity basketball coach and teacher was acquitted Thursday of child seduction charges after about three ...



Reunions: East Chicago Roosevelt Class of 1968 | Lake County News | nwitimes.com  nwitimes.com

To submit a class reunion, email annette.arnold@nwi.com.



Raymond E. "Big Ray" White Sr. | Local Obituaries | nwitimes.com  nwitimes.com

CROWN POINT, IN - Raymond E. "Big Ray" White Sr. age 79 of Crown Point, formerly of Griffith and Monon passed away on Thursday August 8, 2019.



Lake Central and Munster victorious in first round and face off Friday night  Medill Reports: Chicago

Erik Alcantar Medill Reports Lake Central High School (St. John) defeated Crown Point High School (Crown Point) 42-29 in the first sectional game Wednesday.



Reunions: Chesterton High School Class of 1983 | Lake County News | nwitimes.com  nwitimes.com

To submit a class reunion, email annette.arnold@nwi.com.



Teachers with guns? Region educators, parents weigh in  nwitimes.com

Most Northwest Indiana teachers and school leaders, and some students, The Times spoke with this week believe President Donald Trump's suggestion to arm ...



Reunions: Thornton Fractional South, River Forest High School  nwitimes.com

To submit a class reunion, email annette.arnold@nwi.com.



Kevin Dermody out as Morton boys basketball coach  nwitimes.com

Kevin Dermody had one initial thought about being informed he would not have his contract renewed as Morton's boys basketball coach.



Slideshow: 50 famous athletes from the Region | Sports | nwitimes.com  The Times of Northwest Indiana

A list of some of the most famous athletes to have ever called Northwest Indiana home.



Former Wildcats star starts basketball school | Recreation - Basketball  nwitimes.com

HAMMOND | It's a long way from Hammond, Ind., to the port city of Larnaca, Cyprus.



Law & Order: 3 teens charged in Hammond attack  Chicago Tribune

Desmond Evans, 18, of Gary, and Aaron Ford, 19, and Pierre Halverson, 17, both of Hammond, are charged with robbing a person who wanted to buy pot.



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