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#1StudentNWI: Westville Embraces a New Store and Travels


Old Time Country Market

In May, it was announced that the there would be a new grocery store opening in the Westville community. After months of anticipation, the time is here! Old Time Country Market is open and in business.

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A La Porte County Life In The Spotlight: Molly Caplice


As summer winds down and students prepare to head back to school, many are heading into their senior year. After a hot summer filled with beach days, social events, and summer jobs, many are ready to dive into their final year at their high school.

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10 Fun Things to Do in NWI July 20 - July 22, 2018


No time like summer time! So many great choices for this weekend like celebrating with McAfee Animal Hospital for their 75th anniversary, watching a classic Studio Ghibli film - Princess Mononoke, enjoying the action of Hub of Awesome Waterski Show, listening to your hearts content to the great bands at the Festival of the Lakes or any of the other many options this weekend! Check out our 10 Fun Things to Do in Northwest Indiana for July 20th - 22th!

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#1StudentNWI: Hoosier Girls State for Marquette


Recently happened: Hoosier Girls State

From June 24-30 at Trine University, around 500 girls from all over the state of Indiana gathered for the 77th annual Hoosier Girls State. Hoosier Girls State is run by the American Legion Auxiliary. While at Hoosier Girls State (HGS), delegates took part in creating a mock government within their fictional political party, the Nationalists and Federalists, and also within their cities, counties, and state. Girls could run for a number of offices including county sheriff and governor of HGS. They could also be a part of their party’s platform committee which chose the issues their party wanted to help change.

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A La Porte County Life in the Spotlight: Cassy Swanson


World traveler, avid kayaker, food and drink enthusiast, and board game advocate Cassy Swanson loves to step out of her comfort zone not only in her professional life but also her private life. Swanson always has a need to travel and try new food and drinks. Over the years the dedicated world traveler has managed to visit 16 states, 5 countries, and 2 islands in the Caribbean.

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10 Fun Things to Do in NWI July 13 - July 15, 2018


Time to enjoy summer in the area with a fun filled weekend! Try some ethnic Greek food at the Grecian Festival, watch a vintage baseball game featuring the Sunset Hills Colonels V. Chicago Salmon, enjoy the action of Northwest Indiana's roller derby league, or any of the many other choices this weekend! Check out our 10 fun things to do in Northwest Indiana for July 13th - 15th!

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#1StudentNWI: The Sounds of Summer in La Porte


What’s been happening?

Through the sound of asking customers if they would like to support their local group, the people of La Porte county may have found their new favorite Saturday lunch. Kabelin Ace Hardware (West) in La Porte has recently partnered with many different groups looking to raise money, the fundraising technique commonly being referred to as “Dollars for Dogs.”

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A La Porte County Life In The Spotlight: Eric Griffin


For many people, playing a sport is the pinnacle of their childhood and adult life. Whether it’s basketball, football, dance, or more, these different physical activities can have a great influence on not only the body, but also the mind. For Eric Griffin, Physical Therapist Assistant at Athletico Physical Therapy and Owner of Elite Performance Academy, providing an environment that focuses on both hard work and safety is an important philosophy that he puts into action every day.

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


The big summer holiday may be over, but that doesn't mean the fun ends! From the Portage and Valpo markets, to the opening of a new art exhibition, to nature activities for both adults and kids, there are plenty of exciting things to get you out and about this weekend! Check out our 10 fun things to do in Northwest Indiana for July 6th - 8th!

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10 Fun Things to Do in NWI June 29-July 1


With Fourth of July right around the corner we've got some great summer activities to get you out and about this weekend! There's something for everyone including the Lightning Bug Music Festival, a couple of local theater productions, a tour of the Porter County Courthouse and downtown Valpo, and much more! Check out our 10 fun things to do in Northwest Indiana this weekend! 

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A La Porte County Life in the Spotlight: Nick Otis


It takes a certain kind of person to be in an occupation that is constantly evolving and keeping you on your toes. It takes compassion and a desire to learn everything you can in order to help people with your new found knowledge. Nick Otis, a lawyer at Newby, Lewis, Kamniski & Jones, LLP in La Porte, strives to be that person every day, from working with those in need of representation to seeing the world from a different perspective.

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