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Northwest Indiana educators protest funding changes, new rules

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

Hammond Career Center construction students lend a hand on Hessville library restoration  Chicago Tribune

On a recent afternoon, Morton High School student Brian Aranda, 17, climbed several feet up a ladder to help replace some siding near the former Hessville ...

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 ...

'I'd have her in my arms the entire time I was studying': Moms discuss how they achieved academic success while parenting  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.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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

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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.

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.

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; ...

Lead found at 7 Hammond school district buildings; students will get bottled water  Chicago Tribune

The School City of Hammond will provide bottled water to students in buildings where elevated lead levels were found in drinking water tested earlier this month.

School City of Hammond releases lead report  Chicago Tribune

The School City of Hammond released an outside report showing where detectable lead levels were found inside seven buildings last month.

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.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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

Moments before they were set to walk the stage at the Hammond Civic Center, Synthia White, 20, turned around and saw a classmate get emotional. “Are you ...

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 ...

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.

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.

Double murder conviction unanimously affirmed by Indiana Court of Appeals  The Times of Northwest Indiana

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Court of Appeals has unanimously affirmed Thomas J. Snow's two murder convictions for the brutal slayings of his parents at the ...

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.

State chess championship teaches lessons far beyond winning and losing  Chicago Tribune

The little girl played with the frayed end of her braid while her mom, indignant, presented her case on her daughter's behalf. "The boy she was playing against ...

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 ...

Hammond APA announces spring musical | Lake County News

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

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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.

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

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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 ...

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.

Dancing with the Hammond Stars | Lake County News |

The Hammond Academy for the Performing Arts at Morton High School in Hammond, Indiana will present Dancing with the Hammond Stars at 7 p.m. Oct. 1 at ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

The Northwest Indiana Symphony Orchestra presents 'Holiday Pops'

MUNSTER — Celebrate the holidays symphony style as the Northwest Indiana Symphony and conductor Kirk Muspratt present their annual “Holiday Pops,” at ...

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

It's over for Roy Richards at Morton High School. Richards, the spirited, charismatic coach who had a knack for connecting with urban kids and making them ...

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 ...

Hammond nears vote on school funding referendum

Hammond is expected to vote May 30 on a bid to have a funding referendum in November.

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 ...

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.***

Reunions: River Forest High School, Thornton Fractional North

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Colts claim postseason success | Community News  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 ...

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.

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 ...

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

There was no other way to pose the question; no way to ease into the subject. It might've been the only time Roy Richards paused momentarily before ...

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.

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 ...

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. ...

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.

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 ...

Timothy R. Snow "Tim" | Local Obituaries |

HAMMOND, IN - Timothy Ray Snow, age 55 of Hammond, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, February 20, 2019. He is survived by his beloved wife of 33 ...

Hey, did you meet the new teacher? | Features  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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Students Demonstrate their STEM Skills at the Purdue University Northwest Science Olympiad Regional Competition with Support from ArcelorMittal

One of the best ways to learn a new skill is through hands-on, active participation. In a world where technology is constantly at our fingertips, the need for people ...

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

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Two from region win state civil rights awards  Chicago Tribune

A mother from Gary and the principal of Hammond Morton High School are among the honorees Thursday at Indiana's Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday celebration ...

Reunions: Thornton Fractional South, River Forest High School

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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.

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 ...

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.

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.

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.

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.

Owner of Hessville auto parts store testifies in Snow murder trial

CROWN POINT — During the eighth day of Thomas J. Snow's murder trial, the owner of a Hessville auto parts store testified about the person he knows as T.J. ...

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

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Sister and father's friend testify at trial for man accused in parents' killing

CROWN POINT — The sister of a 38-year-old man charged in their parents' killing testified against her brother at his murder trial Tuesday.

Judge allows police evidence at trial for son charged in parents' murder

CROWN POINT — A criminal court judge ruled Thursday evidence collected from the home in West Creek Township where a retired shop teacher and his wife ...

Susan 'Susie' Beth Knaver | Local Obituaries |

VALPARAISO, IN - Susan 'Susie' Beth Knaver age 73, of Valparaiso, IN, formerly of Chico and Elk Grove, CA, was taken home by our Lord on September 30, ...

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.

City of Hammond events | Lake County News |

Labor Day observance. City offices will be closed on Sept. 4 in observance of the Labor Day holiday. Mayor's night out. Join Mayor McDermott and his executive ...

Merrillville students capture first place in regional mock trial competition  The Times of Northwest Indiana

MERRILLVILLE — It may not be exactly like television's popular "Law and Order" series, but a group of students at Merrillville High School are learning all about ...

Hammond Fire Department announces personnel changes  Chicago Tribune

The Hammond Fire Department is getting a new assistant chief after Scott Rakos announced his retirement to join the City Council.

Mayor McDermott Announces Management Team for Sportsplex

Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. announces that James Taillon, II has been named General Manager for the Hammond Sportsplex and Kymberli Roberts, ...

Hammond hires two more natives to help run new Sportsplex

HAMMOND — Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. announces that as the deadline for the completion of the Hammond Sportsplex draws near, the city has begun ...

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.

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 ...

Union retirees invited to sound off on contract talks  The Times of Northwest Indiana

United Steelworkers retirees are invited to sound off on upcoming contract talks at a meeting in Hammond.

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.

SAT scores in Illinois: explore the data  Chicago Tribune

Unlike most of Illinois schools, Hersey High School in Arlington Heights scored an average 1202.3 on the SAT, one of only 14 high schools in the state that on ...

Indiana's U.S. Senate candidates set to debate Oct. 8 in Northwest Indiana

INDIANAPOLIS — The three candidates vying to represent the Hoosier State in the U.S. Senate will meet Oct. 8 in Northwest Indiana for the first of two ...

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