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New in school: Here's a look at major construction projects underway this summer in Northwest Indiana schools

As students return to class this week, things might be looking a little different in a few Northwest Indiana school districts.

Munster teen represents US at world scouting event

MUNSTER — Baseball is a universal language. Just ask Luigi David.

Munster native kills people, in new novel, with medical product he developed

In 2017, Dr. Michael Young developed a product to clot patients' blood during kidney stone procedures, in the hopes of reducing complications.

NWI Business Ins and Outs: Pop's Italian Beef expands, Firehouse Subs closes in Munster, Cousins Subs opening soon in Crown Point, Walgreens opens in Dyer

Region staple Pop's Italian Beef and Sausage is expanding.

Munster places high in latest U.S. News and World Report school ranking; other districts also place well

Munster High School took high honors in a recent U.S. News and World Report ranking of traditional public, charter and magnet schools evaluated across the ...

'Hairspray' comes to Munster High School in May

The Munster Theatre Company will wrap up its 2018-2019 season with the hit Broadway Musical, Hairspray May 2-5.

Munster High School plants orchard for Project GREEN

About 25 students, teachers, administrators and community members joined forces and braved the cold and soggy conditions last month to plant an orchard on ...

Munster High teens trying out basil tofu, teriyaki pineapple sandwiches and Asian wheat berry salads

MUNSTER — Gone are the days of the chicken nugget and onion ring-focused school lunch. Basil tofu, Asian wheat berry salad and Korean chicken bulgogi are ...

Munster School Board hears proposals for multimillion-dollar maintenance, special education facility  The Times of Northwest Indiana

MUNSTER — The School Town of Munster will hear two bids Thursday for a multimillion-dollar project housing technology, special education and maintenance ...

Four years later and its $8M debt resolved, Munster schools looks to finish year in the black  The Times of Northwest Indiana

These days, the halls at Munster High School are starting to look a lot more like they belong to Munster High School.

Munster High School theater program earns chance to compete at state  Chicago Tribune

The Munster High School theater program competed at the Indiana Thespians Regional competition on Nov. 10 and placed second.

Munster High School take traditional fundraising 'to the mats'

MUNSTER — Are you looking to replace a bed in your home? Had enough of your lumpy mattress?

Munster High School Speech Team crowned state champion again

MUNSTER — Munster High School was crowned both the IHSFA Class 2A and Ralph Lawson Winner, the overall state champion, earlier this month at Fishers ...

Munster High School takes center stage at Indiana State Thespians conference

Members of the Munster High School Theater program, under the leadership of Auditorium Director Ray Palasz and theatre faculty Peggy Matanic, performed ...

High school students get real-world health care experience with Community Hospital, Munster internship program

MUNSTER — High school juniors and seniors are getting a jump-start on their careers thanks to a partnership between the Munster school system and ...

Munster High School Debate Team places third in state

The Munster High School Debate Team earned a third-place finish at the 2019 IHSFA State Debate Finals at Southport High School in Indianapolis last month.

'More than just video games': Munster team leads the way in high school Esports

MUNSTER — When 2018 graduate Adam Kojich returns to Munster High School, he goes straight to the school's Esports Arena, which celebrated its grand ...

State audit report draws attention to child nutrition, special education accounting practices in Munster schools

MUNSTER — State auditors raised concerns of oversight in child nutrition and special education accounts in the School Town of Munster in a routine audit ...

Disneyland performer makes music with Munster High School band members for ‘SAXsational!’  Chicago Tribune

Lakeshore Community Concerts closes its 2018-19 season with “SAXsational! The Next Generation” on May 10 in Munster.

State can't pursue former Munster school chiefs for return of extra retirement pay, appeals court rules  The Times of Northwest Indiana

MUNSTER — Two former Munster school superintendents can't be made to return hundreds of thousands of dollars in extra retirement pay that Attorney General ...

Munster Theatre Company to stage 'Hairspray' | Entertainment

The hit John Waters-inspired Broadway musical "Hairspray" is coming to the stage in Munster.

Munster High School band heads to state finals Saturday in Indianapolis

MUNSTER — The Marching Mustangs are headed to state competition Saturday having secured their spot as a finalist at semi-state last weekend.

Young performers to bring talent to the stage in community's first Munster's Got Talent competition

At home, at school, in dance studios and at vocal lessons, Munster teens and pre-teens are pulling all stops to prepare for the first "Munster's Got Talent" show.

Munster High School honors alumni with Hall of Fame induction ceremony

Munster High School would like to announce the celebration and induction of the newest alumni and staff into the Munster High School Alumni/Faculty and Staff ...

Community starts sports performance program in Munster | Fitness  The Times of Northwest Indiana

MUNSTER — "Push it, push it, push it. Stay low, stay low, stay low."

Munster Schools producing inaugural student talent competition  Chicago Tribune

The inaugural “Munster's Got Talent!” will showcase 12 student performers in a competition at 7 p.m. Jan. 16 at The Center for Visual and Performing Arts in ...

Munster High School graduates set sights on the road ahead  The Times of Northwest Indiana

Another round of graduates from Munster High School convened inside the school's fieldhouse Sunday, eager to officially accept their diplomas and make a final ...

Loved ones remember Joe Willis, Munster athletic trainer who had college graduation in hospital  The Times of Northwest Indiana

Back in May, Joe Willis was beaming. He had just received his diploma, surrounded by family and his college dean. He was at the hospital. He had struggled ...

Munster theater program nurtures talent | Lake County News

The Munster High School theater program is buzzing with energy as both the high school and middle school theater programs prepare for their contest plays.

Pavlovich tabbed to lead CHS Swim programs  Chesterton Tribune

By TR HARLAN. He just had to. Former Munster High School swim coach Matt Pavlovich was named head boys and girls swim coach at Chesterton High School ...

Region times top-100 swimmers for 2018-19 | |

Munster swimmer Kyle Adams won the first 100-yard breaststroke title for the boys program in February. He verbally committed to swim at Iowa in April, and his ...

Munster High School Chorale to perform at Carnegie Hall

The Munster High School Chorale, under the direction of Andrew Robinson, has been honored by the Distinguished Concerts International New York ...

Munster schools' Joshua Craig receives sustainable agriculture STEM grant

Joshua Craig, of the School Town of Munster, has recently been recommended to receive a $3954 grant from the North Central Region Sustainable Agriculture ...

2 Republicans, 2 Democrats compete for Munster Town Council seat

MUNSTER — Two Republicans and two Democrats are seeking their party's nomination Tuesday for a chance at replacing Munster Town Councilman John ...

Munster Teen With 2 Patents & Forbes Ranking, Earns Governor STEM Award  Inside INdiana Business

A quick glance at Annie Ostojic's Facebook page is evidence that she isn't your average teenager—it sings of impressive scientific conquests: pictures of her ...

These 5 Region high schools were recognized for high Advanced Placement pass rates  The Times of Northwest Indiana

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Department of Education recognized five Northwest Indiana high schools recently in an Advanced Placement Awards Ceremony ...

Munster Republican and Democratic candidates chosen | News

MUNSTER — With experience in education, finances, information technology and cyber security, four candidates from vastly different backgrounds vied for party ...

Former Munster superintendents tell appeals court they were entitled to money that state claims was overpayment  The Times of Northwest Indiana

INDIANAPOLIS — Two former Munster school administrators are claiming they were entitled to receive hundreds of thousands of dollars in supplemental ...

Education Roundup | Lake County News |

New scholarship. The Tri-Creek Education Foundation announces a new $80,000 scholarship for 2019. Michael (Mike) Miller, a 1956 graduate of Lowell High ...

Teaching for the 21st century: Region schools excel in science, math, engineering education

The modern classroom looks a lot different today than it did even five or 10 years ago. In some Region schools, chalkboards have been replaced by interactive ...

Memorial playground at Sunnyside just one of the upgrades at Munster Parks  The Times of Northwest Indiana

After the accidental death in May 2018 of 12-year-old Chance Jurgens at Sunnyside Park just down the street from his home, the Munster Parks Department set ...

Here are Region's 29 Four Star Schools for 2017-2018 | Education  The Times of Northwest Indiana

The Indiana Department of Education released its 2017-2018 list of Four Star Schools, naming 29 Northwest Indiana schools in Lake and Porter counties.

Munster athlete becomes Under Armour First Team All-American  Medill Reports: Chicago

By Kristen Keller Medill Reports From a young age, 17-year-old Madison Horin wanted to be a basketball player like her mother. Little did she know that she'd.

Munster High School earns STEM certification  Chicago Tribune

Munster High School recently received certification in AdvancED STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics). "There are a lot of good things ...

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.

Munster High school speech team crowned state champ again

Munster High School defeated more than 90 high schools at the 2018 IHSFA State Speech Finals held earlier this month.

Alumni and Faculty and Staff Hall of Fame 2017 for Munster High School

MUNSTER — The 2017 Alumni and Faculty/Staff Hall of Fame was announced at the April school board meeting. The Munster High School induction ceremony ...

Munster DARE graduates honored | Lake County News |

The Munster Police Department held its fall semester Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) graduation ceremonies at St. Thomas More School and St.

Alumni and Faculty and Staff Hall of Fame 2017 for Munster High

MUNSTER — The 2017 Alumni and Faculty/Staff Hall of Fame was announced at the April school board meeting. The Hall of Fame Munster High School ...

Munster High School student stuck, pinned by school bus  WLS-TV

A Munster High School student was struck by a school bus and dragged a short distance as the driver made a turn onto school property Friday morning.

Munster native writes book about the 'illness' of health care  The Times of Northwest Indiana

The health care system has changed. Munster native Dr. Michael Young has been there to see it happen.

Munster High School Winterguard takes first place | Education

MUNSTER — The Munster High School Winterguard competed in the Mid-West Color Guard Circuit's Championships on April 2-3. The team placed first in ...

State Board of Education releases annual school grades. Here's how Northwest districts compare.

Editor's note: A story in Thursday's edition contained incorrect school grade information based on federal grades. The story should have reflected state grades.

Lifelong Munster resident selected for clerk-treasurer spot on democratic ballot

MUNSTER — A lifelong Munster resident and Ball State University graduate has been chosen as the democratic candidate for clerk-treasurer for the town's ...

Munster High School Science Olympiad places 17th nationally  The Times of Northwest Indiana

After taking back the state title this year, the Munster High School Science Olympiad team finished among the best of the elite nationally.

Munster High School Esports sets the standard for rapid growth and development  invenglobal

The idea of Esports in high school seemed so foreign to Nate Thompson that when he first approached the administrators at Munster High School he suggested ...

Munster High School marching band places 4th at state finals

The Munster High School Marching Mustangs placed fourth on Nov. 4 in Indianapolis at the Indiana State School Music Association Open Class B state finals at ...

Munster, Lake Central lay out plans for student walkout

Parents of students at Lake Central and Munster high schools were informed recently of what the schools will do and will allow in regards to Wednesday's ...

2020 Honorable Mention Kyle Adams Verbally Commits to Iowa  SwimSwam

Kyle Adams from Munster Swim Club and Munster High School has verbally committed to Iowa for 2020-21.

Munster High School thespians headed to international conference, debate team headed to national tournament in Florida

MUNSTER — The play's the thing, to quote William Shakespeare — and the film screen, too, for Munster High School students who recently took part at the ...

Munster High grad pens book about becoming an adult  The Times of Northwest Indiana

At 27, Cristina Vanko began to feel herself metamorphosing into adulthood — at least in some ways.

Four Indiana Students Receive Governor's STEM Team Honors -  The Statehouse File

By Brandon Barger INDIANAPOLIS—Annie Ostojic already has an impressive resume: Named to the Forbes 30 Under 30 Energy list, ...

'Munster's Got Talent' lands at Center for Visual and Performing Arts

Students at Munster schools will be showcasing their talents on a professional stage when they perform in the competition "Munster's Got Talent."

Davich: Young chess whiz mastering ancient board game in world of video games, electronic screens  Chicago Tribune

Despite his advanced skill level, Michael Casner is not the best chess player at his school. Still, he handily beat columnist Jerry Davich in five minutes.

Munster High School qualifies 5 for final round of National MathCON Competition

Munster High School has recognized those students who participated in the national MatchCON competition. MathCON is a nonprofit organization that hosts a ...

Indiana Schools Excel in STEM, Thanks to State Support  Government Technology

A six-year strategic plan released by the state's Department of Education last year calls for STEM curriculum to be implemented in all Indiana schools by 2025, ...

Signature School Among 'Best US High Schools'  Inside INdiana Business

U.S. News & World Report has released its list of America's top high schools. Signature School in Evansville is the highest-ranked school from the Hoosier State, ...

Best Buddies Indiana to host Friendship Walk at Wicker Park

HIGHLAND — Best Buddies Friendship Walk will be held May 11 at Wicker Park. Best Buddies International is a global volunteer movement that creates ...

Irish Tenors' Ronan Tynan’s tour takes him to Munster  Chicago Tribune

He may be best known for being part of the Irish Tenors but Ronan Tynan's resume ranges from platinum recording artist and motivational speaker to educator ...

Munster students host second annual Improv Nights | Education

MUNSTER — A group of Munster High School students is busy during the day with English and calculus classes, but it will be all fun and games when that ...

Owls to keep an eye in Lake, Porter public art project  Chicago Tribune

Northwest Indiana is in for a hoot this summer as giant painted owls are set to perch all over Lake and Porter counties this summer. Sponsored by Humane ...

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.

Munster High School wins Academic Super Bowl State Championship

State finals for the Hoosier Academic Super Bowl took place on Saturday at Purdue University. The competition is made up of five subject matter rounds (English ...

Here's how swimming can increase fitness, aid the heart, ease joint issues

There isn't a shortage of ways to enjoy your time in a pool.

GIRLS SOCCER: Lake Central wins sectional title over Munster, Rainwater scores lone goal

Mackenzie Rainwater scored the only goal in Lake Central's victory over Munster in the Class 3A Crown Point Sectional championship.

Thomas Jefferson Middle School captures 27th state Science Olympiad win  The Times of Northwest Indiana

VALPARAISO — The Thomas Jefferson Middle School Science Olympiad team is heading to the national competition, winning its 27th state title recently at ...

Dr. Jerald E. Smith | Local Obituaries |

Dr. Jerald E. Smith was born in Grand Island, Nebraska on June 15, 1931, the eldest son to Selma and Edward Smith and brother Edgar (decd.) He and his wife,

Munster High School speech team wins Bradley University tournament for first time

Munster High School speech and debate director Jordan Mayer and assistant coach Jill Wichert led the team to Peoria, Illinois, with the help of parents Patti ...

SPORTS MEDICINE: Good athletic trainers keep winning, sports in perspective

Last Tuesday was not a good day for the profession of athletic training, with the revelation that Maryland had terminated the employment of athletic trainers Wes ...

BOYS SWIMMING: Munster's Raffin is locked in | NWI Preps Swimming |

Holden Raffin and his Munster teammates set the standard at Saturday's Northwest Crossroads Conference meet.

Northwest Indiana students named as 2019 National Merit Scholarship semi-finalists  Chicago Tribune

Over two dozen at Chesterton, Crown Point, Andrean, Michigan City, Munster, La Porte, Lake Central and Valpo will compete for national scholarships.

Dog Walker Watch Program to put more feet on ground in Munster public safety efforts

The Munster Police Department is looking for volunteers to form a different kind of K-9 patrol to fight crime in the town.

Munster Marching Mustangs sponsor mattress sale fundraiser July 22

The Munster High School Marching Band is hosting its second annual mattress sale fundraiser from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 22.

Munster High wins speech state championship | Lake County News

The Munster High School Speech Team competed at Fishers High School in the 2017 IHSFA State Speech Tournament. For the eighth consecutive year the ...

Munster High gets STEM certification | Lake County News

MUNSTER — Munster High School has been awarded STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Certification through AdvanceED.

Munster Marching Mustangs headed to state contest this weekend

The 45th annual ISSMA state finals for high school marching bands will be Saturday in Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis.

Munster teen makes Forbes '30 Under 30' list  Chicago Tribune

Forbes Magazine in November named Annie Ostojic as one of the "30 Under 30" to watch in its energy category.

Munster selects Jason Grunewald as Mustangs interim football coach  The Times of Northwest Indiana

Jason Grunewald has been hired as the interim head football coach at Munster and will succeed the coach he has known most of his life.

Forbes' '30 Under 30' salutes 15-year-old Munster inventor, scientist, Annie Ostojic

MUNSTER — Annie Ostojic began winning state and national recognition for her scientific projects and inventions as a 9-year-old student at Frank Hammond ...

Munster's McCune set to defend PBA50 South Shore Open title in Hammond

Munster resident Eugene McCune has the advantage of sleeping in his own bed for this week's PBA50 South Shore Open at Olympia Lanes in Hammond.

Munster native was first-responder physician to Pittsburgh synagogue killings: 'What do we do now?'  Chicago Tribune

At first, Dr. Lenny Weiss thought normal construction noises in his bustling neighborhood woke him up that Saturday morning in late October.

Northwest Indiana fitness experts give advice for designing the best cardio workout  The Times of Northwest Indiana

Cardio workouts were a thing long before dedicated “workouts” were.

State ISTEP scores dip for elementary and high school students compared to last year

INDIANAPOLIS — Student performance on the Spring 2018 ISTEP standardized exam dipped slightly for both elementary and high school test takers compared ...

5K race for young boy who died at Sunnyside Park will help Munster police buy comfort K-9

MUNSTER — A young autistic boy who died this past spring is being honored later this month during the Orthopaedic Specialists of Northwest Indiana's fourth ...

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

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

Munster head football coach Leroy Marsh announces retirement: 'I guess if you wanted a career, 45 years is a pretty good one'

MUNSTER — “I didn't sleep a wink last night.” Those were some of the words Leroy Marsh, head football coach at Munster High School, used to describe the ...

Christopher R. Watson | Local Obituaries |

SCHERERVILLE, IN - Christopher R. Watson, 59, died June 22, 2019 at his home in Schererville, IN. He is survived by his partner, Nancy Richter; his mother, ...

A 25-year-old political newcomer in Indiana: 'I'm used to being the only Asian person in the room'  Chicago Tribune

Chris Chyung, 25, won a seat in the state legislature by upsetting three-term incumbent Rep. Ha; Slager. "It's absolutely an American success story," Chyung ...

Munster to induct first Alumni Hall of Fame honorees

MUNSTER | Last year marked the golden anniversary of Munster High School and on Friday, the school will commemorate some of the most storied alumni from ...

Career centers offer high schoolers a leg up

Jay Edwards, at age 17, has already discovered his career path and a job he loves in a high demand field.

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