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

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 ...

Regina Rose Eaton (nee Deming) | Local Obituaries |

HAMMOND, IN - Regina Rose Eaton, age 55, of Hammond, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, June 26, 2019.

Dancing with the Hammond Stars set for Saturday

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 ...

Police: Former Morton High School student arrested in Hammond rape

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

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 ...

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 ...

Police ID man shot dead just north of Morton High in Hammond

HAMMOND — Police are investigating after one person was killed in a shooting Friday night just north of Morton High School.

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

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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.

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

Student innovation showcased in READY NWI Summer Institute  The Times of Northwest Indiana

HOBART — Student innovation was at the forefront of READY NWI's 2019 Summer Institute on Thursday.

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.

120 Hammond seniors to announce college plans at Blueprint Signing Day

HAMMOND — Some 120 School City of Hammond high school seniors will announce their fall college plans Thursday at the Hammond Education Foundation's ...

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 ...

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

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 ...

Mourners salute slain Morton shop teacher, his wife

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 ...

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.

Construction of new high school on Hammond High grounds signals new era

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 ...

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

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 ...

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.

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

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

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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

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 ...

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

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 ...

5 new troopers join Lowell Indiana State Police Post  Chicago Tribune

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

Hammond school earns national recognition for music education

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

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 ...

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

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Hammond APA announces spring musical | Lake County News

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

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 ...

Former teacher, Hammond schools agreed to dismiss lawsuit

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 ...

Greg Jancich walks away after 49 years at Morton

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 ...

Former teacher sentenced to 12 years in prison | Hammond News

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

Hammond Morton AD placed on leave | Lake County News

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

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.

Northwest Indiana educators protest funding changes, new rules

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

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.

SPORTS BRIEFS: Hessville Little League to hold signups

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.

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

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

Hammond APA announces fall play | Lake County News

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 ...

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

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 ...

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.

Schererville dance studio marks 50 years | Lake-newsletter

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

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

'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.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

Hammond Academy for Performing Arts to open its dance season

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. ...

Barbara "Barb" L. Osmon (nee Seaman) | Local Obituaries |

VALPARAISO, IN - Barbara "Barb" L. Osmon (nee Seaman), age 73, of Valparaiso and formerly of Hammond, passed away Thursday, May 23, 2019. She was ...

Griffith, Morton honored with top Advanced Placement awards

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

Indiana State Police Lowell Post welcomes five new troopers

Lt. Terry Gose, commander of the Indiana State Police Lowell District, welcomed five new troopers to the Lowell District.

Hammond Academy for the Performing Arts announces wrestling fundraiser for band department

HAMMOND — The Hammond Academy for the Performing Arts & Morton High School Band Department announces its fall fundraiser: ARWPro Wrestling Live at ...

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 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.

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.

Gregory Joseph Jancich | Local Obituaries |

DYER, IN - Gregory Joseph Jancich, a true Renaissance man, passed away peacefully at home on June 4, 2019, surrounded by family and friends. Greg was ...

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

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

SPORTS BRIEFS: Crown Point Babe Ruth to hold registration

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 ...

Morton High students get hands-on lesson about safe driving

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

Bright minds gather for Science Olympiad at Indiana University Northwest

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 ...

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.

Hammond students return to the classroom | Hammond News

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

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 ...

Timothy R. Snow "Tim" | Local Obituaries |

HAMMOND, IN - Timothy Ray Snow, age 55 of Hammond, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, February 20, 2019.

Hammond to seek school referendums in November  Chicago Tribune

The School City of Hammond will seek capital projects and operating referendums on the Nov. 7 ballot to finance construction projects and bolster the budget.

Hammond voters appear to favor school capital improvement plans  Chicago Tribune

Voters in Hammond appear to have approved property tax hikes to pay for a new high school and boost the school district's budget, according to unofficial vote ...

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 ...

Immigration conference in Hammond starts conversation on policy, cultural sensitivity

HAMMOND — Region native and former U.S. ambassador Carolyn Curiel on Saturday blasted President Donald Trump's plans for a merit-based immigration ...

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

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 ...

Reunions: Thornton Fractional South, River Forest High School

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New class enters Hammond Sports Hall of Fame

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.

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

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

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.

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 ...

Hammond Sports Hall of Fame to induct 8 in Class of 2016

HAMMOND — Eight individuals from Hammond's athletic past will be inducted into the Hammond Sports Hall of Fame during the 30th annual induction dinner ...

Judith A. Bartnicki | Local Obituaries |

GRIFFITH, IN - Judith A. Bartnicki, age 74, of Griffith passed away on Wednesday April 24, 2019. She is survived by her husband of 44 years; Ronald Bartnicki; ...

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.

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.

Munster High School Chess Team honored | Lake County News

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.

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

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.

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.

Mock trial regionals begin Saturday | 2018-02-09  Indiana Lawyer

Starting this weekend, more than 350 high school students from around the state will demonstrate their courtroom prowess during the 2018 Indiana Mock Trial ...

Reunions: Horace Mann Class of 1968 | Lake County News

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Two Teens Found Shot To Death In Car In Gary  CBS Local

(CBS) — Police in Gary, Indiana are searching for the gunman who shot and killed two teenagers and left them in a car. CBS 2's Susanna Song reports the ...

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

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Marvin E. Sadewasser | Local Obituaries |

DYER, IN - Marvin E. Sadewasser age 82, peacefully passed away on Monday, June 3, 2019. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Linda Sadewasser; son, ...

2018 Northwest Indiana Graduation Station  PortageLife

Of all the events we see throughout the year, graduations and commencements are the ones that most embody our good news mission. To see all the hard work ...

Two teens charged in deadly Halloween shootout in Hammond

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

Morton's Rippy Morales feels blessed at first day of football practice

HAMMOND | It was a summer of discontent in Hessville in the Morton Governors football camp. Longtime coach Roy Richards resigned at the school under ...

Kevin Dermody out as Morton boys basketball coach

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

Mock crash training exercise at Gary airport helps agencies prepare for disasters  Chicago Tribune

The Gary/Chicago International Airport hosted a training exercise Thursday for local agencies to practice responding to an aircraft accident.

'The house was a mess, in shambles': Sister takes stand in brother's murder trial for parents' deaths  Chicago Tribune

Thomas Snow's sister took the stand Tuesday in the second day of his murder trial in the death of their parents from October 2013.

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 ...

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