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Newhard Funeral Home Announces the Passing of Thomas Lemmon of Westville at Age 80

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Thomas G. Lemmon 80, of Westville, passed away Saturday, April 7, 2018 at home. He was born February 25, 1938 in Gary, Indiana to Forest George and Lydia (Williams) Lemmon. In 1995 he married his wife Ellen Lemmon who passed away September 12, 2012. Tom is survived by his children: Robert (Kathy) Lemmon of Dawson, Illinois, Charlene (Tom) Govert of Schererville, Indiana, Carolyn Scurlock of Gary; his sisters Mary Kestle of Valparaiso, Ruth Nehemiah of LaPorte, Betty (Jim) Vogel of Texas, and his brother Jim Lemmon of Westville. Six grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren also survive him. In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents and his brother John. Tom is a retired welder. He was a member of the Christadelphian Church in LaPorte and was a member of Agape in Action, an organization that sponsors children in Africa to support education and...

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A La Porte County Life In The Spotlight: Mickey Stisher

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When asked if there was anything especially exciting going on in his life that he wanted to share, Mickey Stisher, Director of Music for La Porte School Systems, chuckled.

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#1StudentNWI: South Central Highlights Drama, Coaches, and Safety

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Teacher Spotlight: Joe Wagner

Joe Wagner is a teacher in South Central's virtual lab. He is also the boys varsity basketball coach.

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10 Fun Things to Do in NWI for April 6 - 8, 2018

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April is here! Which means that the first bits of green will be creeping out to make their springtime appearance and we can finally shed some layers for some fun in the sun, albeit cautiously. This weekend has music from Rock n Roll to Jazz, as well as food, trivia, theater, movies, and fun for everyone! Check out this week's 10 fun things to do in Northwest Indiana! 

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A La Porte County Life In The Spotlight: Tyler Evans

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Tyler Evans is a teacher at Michigan City High School who's more than six years in education has taken him across the world. Evans feels that that education is the perfect fit for him- he does it for the rewarding aspect of informing the Northwest Indiana youth.

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10 Fun Things to Do in NWI for March 30th - April 1st, 2018

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It is Easter weekend and there are plenty of springtime festivities for the whole family! This weekend is complete with egg hunts around the Region, art shows, movies, fish fries, and more! Check out our 10 Fun Things for this weekend in Northwest Indiana! 

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#1StudentNWI: Michigan City Advocates for Change and Colors the Pack this Spring

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What’s Happened?

On March 14th, MCHS students came together to express their concerns regarding school safety. Many other students around the country did the same, whether it was by protests or walk-outs. Students at MCHS, however, engaged in an event they titled, “March for Change.” Instead of a protest format, the entire student body was invited to attend a question and answer seminar with local leaders of the community including school leaders and political leaders. The event was put together by 12 student leaders with collaboration from principal, Candy VanBuskirk, the staff, and eventually everyone who attended the event.

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#1StudentNWI: DECA, Willy Wonka, and More for Westville this Spring!

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What’s Happening

For those who haven’t heard of it, DECA is an international association that holds business marketing competitions for high school students. It helps participants become familiar with the business and marketing world and even practice their pubic speaking.

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A La Porte County Life In The Spotlight: Matthew Ard

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As a special education teacher at Michigan City High School, Matthew Ard is an educator who is passionate about his career. While he specializes in teaching teens algebra and geometry, his real love for the work comes from his students

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10 Fun Things to Do in NWI for March 23rd - 25th, 2018

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Can you believe March is already nearing its end? This week moves us closer to Spring and Northwest Indiana is thawing out with some fun activities! Check out these fun events coming up this weekend as the Easter Bunny readies his basket of goodies! 

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A La Porte County Life In The Spotlight: Carol Estes

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Carol Estes moved to Northwest Indiana from Kansas City in 1982 where she ended up marrying her husband who grew up in LaPorte County. She’s been a resident of New Durham ever since and spent 28 ½ of her years here running an antique store in downtown La Porte. Now, a widow of 11 years and retiree for two, Estes spends her life immersed in her passion for art photography.

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