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'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 ...

'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 ...

Irish Tenor Ronan Tynan to sing at Munster High School tonight

Ronan Tynan, a former member of the Irish Tenors who recently sang at President George Bush's funeral, will perform tonight in Munster.

COA takes criminal recklessness case to Munster H.S.  Indiana Lawyer

Questions of whether certain witnesses should have been excused from testifying in a criminal recklessness case for violating a separation of witnesses orders ...

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.

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 Theatre Company to stage 'Hairspray' | Entertainment

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

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 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 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.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 Garden Club supports STEM opportunities at Munster High School

Munster High School received a donation of $1000 from the members of the Munster Garden Club in support of a school STEM initiative called project GREEN.

Patrick Doherty makes the most of his opportunities

That Patrick Doherty went into coaching was no surprise. He grew up around Munster coach Leroy Marsh.

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 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.

Munster High School band hosts annual Moonlit March 5K Glow Run/Walk

The Munster High School Marching Mustangs is once again hosting the Moonlit March 5K Glow Run/Walk at the high school football field and Community Park.

Holden Raffin Gives USC Another Verbal Commitment for 2020-21  SwimSwam

Munster, Indiana backstroker Holden Raffin has verbally committed to USC for 2020-21.

Vans Selects Semi-Finalists In 'Custom Culture' Art Competition - Vote For Your Favorite Now!  PRNewswire

COSTA MESA, Calif., April 22, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Vans has selected the top 50 semi-finalists continuing on to the public voting phase of the tenth annual ...

Readers want prognosis for ‘Dr. Oakley, Yukon Vet’  Chicago Tribune

"Dr. Oakley Yukon Vet," starring Munster native Dr. Michelle Oakley, is currently taping its seventh season and will be back on the National Geographic Channel ...

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 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 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 ...

Michael R. O'Connor | Local Obituaries |

CHICAGO, IL - Michael R. O'Connor, 48, of Chicago passed away Saturday, March 23, 2019. He was born July 2, 1970 in Hammond to R. Michael and Mary ...

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.

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 ...

Gallery: Crown Point at Munster girls basketball | Prep Sports Photo Galleries

The Crown Point Bulldogs defeated the Munster Lady Mustangs 60-37.

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 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 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 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 ...

Extra police at Munster High after social media threat, officials say  Chicago Tribune

A social media post where a student threatened to harm another individual inside Munster High School led to a request for additional police Tuesday.

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

Brummitt Girl Scouts collect for Lakeshore PAWS. Brummitt's fourth grade Girl Scout Troop 30494 collected items for Lakeshore PAWS in Valparaiso as their final ...

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.

Multi-faceted Maureen McGovern comes to Munster

Veteran vocalist Maureen McGovern has cast a wide musical net over the course of her four decades-plus career.

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.

BOYS TENNIS: Munster's Schmidt and Wolf prepared for state quarterfinals  The Times of Northwest Indiana

Munster's Zach Schmidt and Frank Wolf have worked year-round to end their tennis careers at the state tournament. They'll do so Friday.

Learning with heart: Munster fourth-graders learn anatomy, heart health through dissections, exercise and more  Kokomo Perspective

MUNSTER — The fourth-graders sat ready in their white and blue lab coats, sleeves rolled, with their little fingers gloved and ready.

Tarzan swings onto Munster stage  Chicago Tribune

Munster High School will perform "Tarzan" for its spring musical.

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.

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.

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 ...

Maureen McGovern celebrates 'The Morning After' and more in Munster  Chicago Tribune

Maureen McGovern was virtually unknown when she recorded “The Morning After” from the film “The Poseidon Adventure.” Now the singer is celebrating the ...

SPORTS MEDICINE: Munster athletic trainer's annual workshop helps protect NWI athletes

WHEELING, Ill. — Members of the Great Lakes Athletic Trainers' Association gathered here last week for GLATA's 51st annual meeting. The four-day event ...

Munster native Joe Mansueto acquires 49 percent stake in Chicago Fire soccer team  The Times of Northwest Indiana

Munster native Joseph Mansueto, the founder of Morningstar, has purchased a 49 percent stake in the Chicago Fire soccer team for an undisclosed sum.

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 ...

'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."

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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.

PREP SWIMMING: Munster defends boys and girls Northwest Crossroads Conference titles

Munster used its depth and overall strength to win both the boys and girls Northwest Crossroads Conference titles on Saturday in the Jon Jepsen Pool.

STEVE HANLON: Munster's Madison Horin wins gold in Mexico

When Madison Horin returns for her senior year at Munster High School this August, she will have quite a tale to write when she's asked to pen a paper on.

Local students win National Merit Scholarship awards | Education

Ten local students have won awards through the National Merit Scholarship Corp.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

SPORTS MEDICINE: A heartfelt goodbye to Willis | John Doherty

"People (often) continue to have pain, three to five years" after their initial ankle sprain, according to Dr. Robert Clemency.

Vocal Trash brings show aimed at saving the planet to Munster  Chicago Tribune

Lakeshore Community Concerts presents Vocal Trash and its upcycled musical instruments such as custom toolbox guitars, an upright milk-urn bass and other ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

Unique concert supports St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

MUNSTER — Touched by the TV commercials featuring kids and their families fighting cancer at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, a 16-year-old Munster ...

'13 Reasons Why Not' conference to tackle tough teen issues

HAMMOND — When 18-year-old Julian Torres was younger, like so many kids his age, he was bullied.

Car enthusiasts rev their engines for Munster boy, 12, who died at Sunnyside Park

MUNSTER — Dawn Twardak-Jurgens stood in awe as a fleet of muscle cars lined up outside her Hohman Avenue home Saturday, revving their engines in her ...

'We just need to be heard': Teens open up about mental health, social media pressures in first '13 Reasons Why Not' conference

HAMMOND — It was standing-room-only when East Chicago Central Senior Julian Torres shared his story of bullying, drug abuse and suicide.

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 ...

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.

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.

Amanda Repay, 33, wife of Lake Commissioner Mike Repay, dies

HAMMOND — Lake County Commissioner Mike Repay said Monday he and his wife chose not to discuss her breast cancer before her death in order to marshal ...

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 ...

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 ...

Munster High School First School to Offer Varsity Letters for Esports  invenglobal

High Schools throughout the years have had the tradition to hand out school Varsity letters to students who have exceeded in a sport for the school that they ...

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 ...

5K Run/Walk & Nerf War honors Chance Jurgens, 12, Munster boy who died May 23  The Times of Northwest Indiana

MUNSTER – With the blare of an air horn, some 280 individuals of all ages, and several canines on leashes, dashed through an arch of green and pink balloons ...

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.

'I wear the Region on my sleeve': Todd Rokita contemplates future while revisiting Munster roots  The Times of Northwest Indiana

Todd Rokita recently came back to Munster, which he left a quarter of a century ago to make his way in the world.

Robert K. Schoon | Local Obituaries |

BLOOMINGTON, IN - Robert (Rob) K. Schoon, of Bloomington, Indiana, aged 33, formerly of Munster, passed away Tuesday, January 29, 2019, from the effects ...

High school students learn first-hand about careers in the trades

High school students from across Northwest Indiana got a chance Tuesday to trowel mortar onto bricks, balance on steel beams, haul dirt with a virtual excavator ...

Munster High School 2016 Speech State Champions | Lake County News

Munster High School returned as the Ralph Lawson Award Winners and overall State Champions from the 2016 Indiana High School Forensic Association State ...

School officials: Routine, communication, positive messages keys to kicking off a great school year

There's more to getting ready for the new school year than registering for class and shopping for school supplies.

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 ...

Craft shows, tree lightings and other events to fill your holiday dance card

Here is a sampling of the holiday events on tap in the Region.

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.

STEVE HANLON: Get a ticket for Munster football coach Leroy Marsh's retirement party

Leroy Marsh, a Munster High School football coach for 45 years, and his wife Jamie will be honored June 15 at the Center for Visual and Performing Arts.

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.

Hammond Sanitary District investigates unusual amount of corrosion at Munster pumping station

MUNSTER — The Hammond Sanitary District plans to spend more than $60000 to replace equipment in one of its pump stations earlier than anticipated ...

Edwin A. Gage | Local Obituaries |

MUNSTER, IN - Edwin A. Gage of Munster, 55, passed away at home on January 31, 2019 after a lengthy battle with bile duct cancer. Known as Smiling Ed to.

'Pirates' come ashore for Munster Theatre Co.  Chicago Tribune

The Munster Theatre Company raises the curtain on its production of the popular musical, "The Pirates of Penzance," on Thursday at the Munster High School ...

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