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A La Porte County Life In The Spotlight: Karlee Dodson


When it comes to the education of our children, parents are always looking for the best in an educator to ensure a quality education for the next generation. That’s why Karlee Dodson, sixth-grade social studies teacher at Boston Middle School, is such a great teacher. She teaches her students about the western world in regards to economics, history, and the geography of Europe and The West. She loves teaching her students, and doesn’t just teach them social studies; she also teaches them positive life skills.

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#1StudentNWI: South Central Sports Prepare for a New Season



Garrett Mertz is a seventh grader at South Central who has high ambitions for his future.

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#1StudentNWI: Art, Understanding, and Veterans Celebrations at Lacrosse


Teacher Spotlight: Ms. Rushing

Ms. Rushing is both Lacrosse and Wanatah schools’ art teacher. As such, she teaches all art from kindergarten through twelfth grade. These classes include digital art, art history, two-dimensional, and three-dimensional art at the high school level. She doesn’t have a favorite class to teach, but she really enjoys her seventh grade art class. She says that that particular class allows the kids “a lot of time to explore, and decide if art is really for them.”

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A La Porte County Life in the Spotlight: Amy Davis


Whizzing projectors to ancient art forms, the Lubeznik Center of the Arts in Michigan City offers an out-of-the-ordinary experience to art aficionados. Amy Davis, marketing director for Lubeznik Center for the Arts, said the center stands out as a hub for a menagerie of different art forms.

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


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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The #1StudentNWI Program Shares Great News From Northwest Indiana High Schools


Throughout Northwest Indiana there are over 40 high schools bursting with good news. From students and teachers to sports and clubs, these schools are shaping the next generation of leaders and deserve to have their stories told.

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#1StudentNWI: Michigan City Dances at Sadies and Looks Forward to Winter Sports


What’s Happened? Sadies/Food drive

Last weekend, the student council at MCHS hosted the annual Sadies Hawkins Dance. Traditionally speaking, Sadies means that the girls ask their dates to the dance rather than the social norm of vice versa. This tradition at MCHS always provides creative proposals and a fun night for all.

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A La Porte County Life In The Spotlight: Catherine Langford

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For many in The Region, a favorite part of summer and early fall is the many farmer's markets that dot the small towns and cities along the southern shore of Lake Michigan. Fresh food and produce coming directly from Northwest Indiana’s farmer's fields to the consumer means healthy, organic, and often unique products that you wouldn’t be able to get normally at the grocery store. Higher quality products coming directly to consumers at good prices are what these farmer's markets revolve around, and by far one of the most popular markets in the area is the La Porte Farmer’s Market, home to hundreds of different direct-from-producer food products ready to be sold to eager shoppers. That being said, nothing of the scale of the La Porte...

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10 Fun Things to do in NWI on November 24th-26th, 2017


Thanksgiving is this Thursday! Did you get your turkey yet? Thanksgiving is that special time of year when we watch Peanuts reruns on TV as we gorge on turkey, potatoes, greens and pies. When distant family comes to visit and the first fleeting hints of snow start to appear. But after turkey day, what can we do to entertain our guests? Well, how about a few extra fun things to do in the Region this weekend. Have a look!

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#1StudentNWI: Slicers Promote Positivity in November


Student Spotlight: Jaden Millard

Jaden Millard, a sophomore at La Porte High School, uses his love for art and botany to express himself and maintain a positive outlook on life.

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A La Porte County Life in the Spotlight: Carrie Higgins


Being a teacher already means serving your community by teaching those that will come after you. But for Merrillville native Professor Carrie Higgins, it means going above and beyond what most would call her duty to her students. Higgins currently lives in Valparaiso and is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Communications Department at Purdue University Northwest’s Westville campus.

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