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Can We Make NWI a Healthier Place to Live?


Leigh-Morris There’s so much good about Northwest Indiana that I hesitate to focus on something that’s negative. However, it involves the health of all of us; and it’s been a problem for far too long.

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A La Porte County Life in the Spotlight: Nicole Bissonnette

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What makes the local, unique restaurants better than most chain places is the story behind them, and the tale behind Bartlett’s Grill is one of those truly cool stories you just can’t make up.

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10 Fun Things to Do this Weekend in Northwest Indiana: February 24-26, 2017

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The end of February is coming near and there's plenty of opportunities to get out and have some fun this weekend! The weather is looking nice, so be sure to get out and take advantage of some great events this weekend.

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Leigh Morris: Ivy Tech Helps Northwest Indiana Achieve


Leigh-MorrisNorthwest Indiana has tremendous strengths in higher education with our four-year and graduate colleges and universities, but the four Region Ivy Tech campuses provide unique advantages.

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#1StudentNWI: La Crosse High School this February

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Student Spotlight: Wyatt Simic
Wyatt Simic is a senior at La Crosse High School. Unlike most of the students who do the regular curriculum, he takes classes at the trade school, AK Smith.

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#1StudentNWI: Vamos a La Lumiere

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How Many Schools Do This?
On the surprisingly sunny day of February 2nd, there was a commotion on the Lake Road as the entire student body made their way down to the Marsch Gym. School had ended early at 2:15 P.M. in lieu of something a tad more exciting. As students trickled in, each were told to stand next to their respective Head Cup team flag and await further instructions. It was time to begin the major winter battle for Head Cup team points.

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A La Porte County Life in the Spotlight: Jessica Rosier

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Jessica Rosier, the Director of the Barker Mansion, has not always been a Hoosier. She was born and raised in northern Minnesota, which is where she first fell in love with nature. Rosier’s passion for nature compelled her into earning her master’s degree in geography with a concentration in tourism planning and development from St. Cloud State University.

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10 Fun Things to Do this Weekend in Northwest Indiana: February 17 - 19, 2017

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This weekend's 10 Fun Things is all about food and entertainment. For entertainment, we have theatre, concerts, and even a film festival. For food and drink we have a great wild game feast, a chili cook-off, and a brewfest!  If you missed valentine's Day with your sweetheart, use our list to plan out a great day together -- You can see all of the events happening on the Northwest Indiana Event Calendar and if you have something going on make sure we know about it with an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.!

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#1StudentNWI: February Spotlight, Scheduling, and Dance at LPHS

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Teacher Spotlight: Mrs. Lebo
Mrs. Lebo has been a teacher at LPHS for the last 27 years, and she has not slowed down a single bit throughout that time.

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Contractors and Skilled Tradesmen: Great NWI Economic Development Assets


Leigh-Morris Our capacity to meet the complex infrastructure needs of an employer—or a prospective one—is one of Northwest Indiana’s great assets. We have about 14,500 skilled tradesmen who live and work in NWI and it’s estimated that we have 700 or so commercial, industrial, institutional and public works contractors. Some are large general contractors, and they are often teamed with smaller sub-contractors that specialize in niche markets. In combination, they can deliver whatever is needed, regardless of how complex it might be. Although this capacity can clearly influence the success of our economic development efforts, we may be guilty of not recognizing it and promoting it as one of our great regional assets.

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Survivor Series – Cancer Survivor in the Region: Cynthia Reed

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Cynthia Reed’s experience with cancer goes far beyond her own battle with cervical cancer. It’s something that has touched many people in her life. Amidst all of the upheaval and emotions that come with the diagnosis and loss around her, she’s stayed positive and given back where she could.

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