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Andrean to build new school, bishop says  Chicago Tribune

Andrean High School's future will now be in a new building, according to a letter from Bishop Donald Hying on Friday.

Bishop: Andrean High School to stay in Merrillville  Chicago Tribune

Andrean High School will remain in Merrillville, Bishop Donald Hying confirmed in a statement on Monday. After a 10-month study, the diocese concluded a ...

New Andrean location could still become reality

MERRILLVILLE — A new building at a new location could be in the future for Andrean High School.

Andrean leaders expect to send report on the high school's future in November  Chicago Tribune

A report on the future of Andrean High School is expected to be sent to the Gary Diocese in November.

Graduate of Andrean's first senior class returns 59 years after school — home of the 59ers — opened in 1959  Chicago Tribune

Patricia Binkley, one of Andrean High School's first freshmen in 1959, returned to the Merrillville school to celebrate its 59th anniversary.

Merrillville officials await Diocese of Gary decision on moving Andrean H.S.  Chicago Tribune

Merrillville officials are waiting for the Diocese of Gary to complete two feasibility studies on the possibility of moving Andrean High School from 5959 Broadway.

Andrean teacher marks 50 years in the classroom: 'This isn't a job. It's a hobby'  Chicago Tribune

For 50 years, Anne Weiss has been teaching "loudly" at Andrean High School in Merrillville, so I paid her a visit on the ceremonious 50th day of this school year.

Gary's Bishop Hying says $50 million-plus price tag was main factor against new Andrean school  Chicago Tribune

After a 10-month feasibility study, the diocese announced Monday it would keep Andrean at its current location at 5959 Broadway in Merrillville.

Diocese of Gary examining plan to build new Andrean High School  Chicago Tribune

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Gary is examining plans to potentially move Andrean High School to Crown Point, Bishop Donald Hying confirmed.

Financial analysis for Andrean move expected by end of month  Chicago Tribune

The outcome of a financial feasibility plan — the first step in examining the likelihood of a potential move for Andrean High School — is expected to be ...

STEVE HANLON: Andrean's Cameron Williams and 'The Dandy Dozen'  The Times of Northwest Indiana

MERRILLVILLE -- It would seem logical that the Big Ten Network had a studio at 5959 Broadway right now.

Andrean focuses on diversity for its February Formation Day  The Times of Northwest Indiana

MERRILLVILLE — Andrean High School celebrated its diversity last week by stressing the school's mission of fostering positive ideals in the wake of some ...

Andrean High School Quiz Bowl teams win conference tournament

MERRILLVILLE — The Andrean High School varsity and junior varsity Quiz Bowl teams captured the Duneland Academic Conference title on Feb. 20.

Andrean High School students give back, spend day with residents of St. Anthony Village

MERRILLVILLE — As important as it is to be in the classroom learning math, English and computer programming, Andrean High School leaders believe it's also ...

Andrean High School, police investigating threat allegation  Chicago Tribune

Merrillville police and Andrean High School administrators are investigating complaints of a threat by a student.

After racist graffiti discovered, Andrean parents want answers  Chicago Tribune

One week after racist graffiti was discovered in an Andrean High School boys bathroom, parents met with administrators seeking reassurance it would be ...

Andrean High School closed for cleaning after H1N1 diagnoses

MERRILLVILLE | Classes were cancelled at Andrean High School Monday to allow cleaning crews to scour the building after two students were diagnosed with ...

Several local students named among Indiana Association of School Principals Academic All-Stars  The Times of Northwest Indiana

Seven local students from Lake, Porter and LaPorte counties are among 40 students who have been named Indiana Academic All-Stars through a program of ...

Search for new Andrean principal to begin in 2017

MERRILLVILLE — The acting administrator at Andrean High School will remain in place for the 2016-17 school year, with the search for a new, permanent ...

Andrean High School principal on leave | Merrillville |

MERRILLVILLE | The principal at Andrean High School is on a leave of absence.

Andrean freshman suspended following threat to shoot other students

MERRILLVILLE — A freshman at Andrean High School has been suspended pending a possible expulsion following a threat to shoot fellow students at the ...

Gary Diocese, school officials investigate racially charged Trump chants  Chicago Tribune

Officials from the Diocese of Gary, Andrean High School and Bishop Noll Institute are investigating racially charged chants and signs that emerged from the ...

Andrean Academic Super Bowl Interdisciplinary team wins State

MERRILLVILLE — The Andrean High School Interdisciplinary Team won state on May 5. The state competition took place at Purdue University.

Andrean students face the Shark Tank

MERRILLVILLE — Like an episode of TV's "Shark Tank," groups of Andrean High School student entrepreneurial hopefuls walked into the tank recently to sell ...

Mary Ann Meyer (nee Caravana)

MONTICELLO, IN - Mary Ann Meyer (nee Caravana), age 71, of Monticello, formerly of Merrillville, IN, passed away on September 16, 2018. She was a graduate ...

Andrean's Interact Club raises money for American Heart Month

MERRILLVILLE — Andrean's Interact Club looks at different ways it can give back to the community. Each month, President Lauren Moberley tries to find new ...

'Trump' as anti-Latino epithet: Ugly incidents at high school games  CNN

In high school basketball games 400 miles apart, spirited rivalry gave way to racial strife when some students chanted "Trump" as an epithet directed at Latino ...

Rumors swirl around Andrean leadership | Porter County News

MERRILLVILLE | The superintendent of the Catholic Diocese of Gary said a group of parents of Andrean High School students met with the bishop last week.

Andrean Theatre Company represents at thespian conference

MERRILLVILLE — Members of the Andrean Theatre Company attended the Indiana State Thespian Conference at Franklin Central High School last month.

Andrean High School remains closed after H1N1 diagnosis  WLS-TV

Officials have decided to keep Andrean High School in Merrillville, Ind., closed until next week after two students became sick with the H1N1 virus.

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 ...

Andrean senior receives full ride to Yale  The Times of Northwest Indiana

MERRILLVILLE — An Andrean High School senior who applied to a dozen different colleges and universities, has been accepted by three of them, and by ...

Local students win National Merit Scholarship awards

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

Andrean students and charity host party for Chicago adults

CHICAGO | The cross country teams at Andrean High School in Merrillville wanted to do a community *service* project and, partnering with a local charitable ...

Andrean picks Chris Skinner as new 59ers football coach

From 1995 through Monday, Andrean has had seven head football coaches. The job became sort of a revolving door of young coaches using the boys on ...

Some Chicago-Area and Northwest Indiana Schools Close, Delay Starts  NBC Chicago

Multiple schools across the Chicago area and northwest Indiana announced delayed starts and even closures Wednesday after snow blanketed the region ...

Tracking Arizona football’s latest 2019 and 2020 offers  Arizona Desert Swarm

See who Kevin Sumlin and company have expressed interest in.

Andrean principal resigns | Valparaiso News |

MERRILLVILLE | Andrean Principal Benjamin Potts has resigned effective Thursday.

Chicago ADL meets with Andrean staff

MERRILLVILLE — Andrean High School administrators met recently with the Anti-Defamation League of Chicago to assist with growing concerns about racism ...

Andrean theater students win accolades  Chicago Tribune

MERRILLVILLE — Andrean Theatre Company has had a banner year, winning accolades at a state competition and selected to represent Indiana at a national ...

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 ...

Lake schools getting facelifts, tech upgrades

The Lake Ridge School District is one of several in the Region to invest millions of dollars in its infrastructure.

East Chicago school board names new assistant superintendent, high school principal

The East Chicago School Board appointed Central High School principal Shaunna Finley as the new assistant superintendent for the school corporation.

Minorities growing in traditionally white local schools

There are a growing number of minorities in traditionally majority-white school corporations in Lake and Porter counties, in line with the growing number of ...

State releases school grades; some improve, some maintain  The Times of Northwest Indiana

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Department of Education on Wednesday released the 2016-17 School Accountability Grades showing that nearly 25 percent of ...

UTSA, area programs set for tipoff  San Antonio Express-News

UTSA, Incarnate Word and the rest of the San Antonio-area men's basketball programs begin their seasons this week.

Notre Dame LB Josh Barajas to transfer to Illinois State  Notre Dame Insider

After two uneventful, enigmatic seasons at Notre Dame, linebacker Josh Barajas will try to reboot his college football career at Illinois State, the school ...

Portage students protest firing of high school auditorium director  The Times of Northwest Indiana

PORTAGE — More than 50 present and former Portage High School students stood holding signs protesting the apparent firing of the school's auditorium ...

Andrean looking for replacement of athletic director Bill Mueller  The Times of Northwest Indiana

Bill Mueller is no longer the athletic director at Andrean.

Bodybuilding a mix of love and sacrifice for Valparaiso’s Long  The Times of Northwest Indiana

Valparaiso's Kyle Long competed at the National Physique Committee National Bodybuilding event in Miami earlier this month.

The Region's top 10 prep basketball gymnasiums | NWI Preps Boys Basketball  The Times of Northwest Indiana

The Times sports staff voted on the best high school gymnasiums in Northwest Indiana, and here's how the votes shook out. (All photos taken by Times ...

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.

Schererville school banned from state voucher program after students not given ISTEP exam

INDIANAPOLIS — A Schererville school that failed to administer the 2018 ISTEP exam no longer can enroll pupils through Indiana's voucher program that ...

Dispute with Hammond forces team's move to Merrillville  Chicago Tribune

The Hammond Chiefs, a longtime staple in the summer at Hammond's Riverside Park, have been forced to move to Andrean High School after a dispute with ...

Explore: Indiana private schools' policies on LGBT students  Chalkbeat Tennessee

How do schools in Indiana's voucher program deal with LGBT students? Search for a school, city, or county to see their policies.

Kenneth E. Markfull, Jr. | Local Obituaries |

DYER, IN - Kenneth E. Markfull, Jr., age 64, of Dyer passed away on Tuesday, October 23, 2018. He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Janet Markfull; mother.

EDITORIAL: Four Star schools make NWI desirable

The mantle of a "school choice" state increasingly defines education opportunities in Indiana, and that's a good thing for all of us.

Memories tumble with bricks as old church is razed  Chicago Tribune

It's been a bittersweet week for parishioners at Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Merrillville as many stopped for one last look at the old church as it is razed ...

Andrean picks Stangel as new boys basketball coach

Bradley Stangel grew up in Monroe, Wisconsin, and has only lived in Northwest Indiana for a couple years. But he bleeds Andrean red and gold, nonetheless.

WHERE ARE THEY NOW?: Rob Caldwell has seen the world

Rob Caldwell has seen the world. And from different perspective than most people. The 2003 Andrean and 2007 U.S. Naval Academy grad was an officer in the ...

Meet Your NWI Educators: Charles Ciastko, Hanover Central High School  The Times of Northwest Indiana

Check back every other week as The Times education reporter Carmen McCollum profiles teachers and school administrators from around the Region as part of ...

Region's ethnic diversity well preserved, Merrillville native learns  Chicago Tribune

Dialects spoken in Northwest Indiana reflect the area's melting-pot character, Jim Kaminski says.

Court Fight Involving Player's High School Eligibility Still Going After 22 Years  Forbes

Shane Schafer of Andrean High School in Merrillville, Ind., missed much of his junior year of high school and basketball because of a severe sinus illness, so he ...

House of Bianco salon owner of 50 years: 'It's time to close'  Chicago Tribune

After nearly 50 years in business, House of Bianco hair salon closes for good, leaving behind clippings of fond memories and bittersweet emotions.

Chicago-Area Schools Announce Closures Amid Snowstorm  NBC Chicago

Multiple schools across the Chicago area and northwest Indiana announced closures Thursday and Friday as the biggest snowstorm of the season so far ...

Police investigating Merrillville slaying arrest five on unrelated charges  Chicago Tribune

Police target area around two apartment complexes for leads in shooting death of 55-year-old who was leaving for work.

Andrean wins wild shootout over Griffith

MERRILLVILLE | Scoring more than 50 points against Griffith has become the new normal for the Andrean football team. Having to grind out a victory after doing ...

High schooler headed to Russia for summer studies

While many students are relaxing this summer, Ian Markham will embark on a fast-paced educational adventure.

Cops: 4 possible suspects held in slaying of veteran in Merrillville  Chicago Tribune

Merrillville Police arrested four people Wednesday night on weapons charges and said they are possible suspects in the shooting death of 55-year-old Cecil ...

Gamba Ristorante in Merrillville geared for all kinds of guests  Chicago Tribune

Gamba Ristorante is owned by Dyer residents Benito and Hilda Gamba, former owners of Venezia Bar & Grill and Cafe Venezia in Merrillville.

Four Aurora Catholic grade schools to consolidate  Chicago Tribune

Four Aurora Catholic grade schools are set to be consolidated into one school. Next school year, Our Lady of Good Counsel, St. Joseph, St. Peter and St.

Vouchers becoming a way of life in Indiana

More than 29000 students across Indiana are using a Choice Scholarship to attend a private or parochial school in Indiana.

Latest state numbers show use of vouchers for private schools up

Enrollment in Indiana's voucher program more than doubled in its second year, with 9324 families signing up to participate in 2012-13.

Johan Santana, YouTube and the making of Sean Manaea  Santa Rosa Press Democrat

As the A's media mixer at Jack London Square was winding down last Friday, I saw starting pitcher Sean Manaea sitting with a couple of teammates and poring ...

Rail safety officials complain motorists often ignore crossing danger  Chicago Tribune

The most common cause of accidents at rail crossings in Northwest Indiana is motorists ignoring warning signs.

8th annual Dream Big Walk honors memory of Cedar Lake native, Dawn Brancheau, who was killed at Sea World

CROWN POINT — Last year in eighth grade, Col. John Wheeler Middle School student Julia Betts was pondering whom to select for her school's annual Wax ...

NIPSCO Awards $50000 in Public Safety Education and Training Grants

Thirteen local organizations will receive grants from NIPSCO—totaling $50000—to help fund their safety and educational projects and programs throughout ...

Celtics’ Brad Stevens, other notable coaches praise Incarnate Word hire  San Antonio Express-News

Success at Carroll College, as well as the aforementioned connections, helped land Cunningham Incarnate Word's basketball coaching job on Thursday.

Celebrating the Class of 2017: Dia Brown  IU Northwest

Dia Brown, 23, of Merrillville, graduates this May with a bachelor's degree in computer information systems and graphic design. Brown originally went away to ...

Andrean's Barajas is a one-of-a-kind football player

MERRILLVILLE | The sidewalk was mostly empty. Almost barren. The cold, wintery wind swept over the hills of Fort Thomas, Ky.

Apartment complexes in line for $17 million renovation  Chicago Tribune

An official with Equity Property Management LLC has announced a $17 million renovation and enhanced safety project planned at three of its aging north ...

Valparaiso High School juniors, Calumet College professor design experiment to ride on International Space Station

VALPARAISO — A small box, filled with wires and lights, a battery and tubes soon will be making its way into outer space.

Slideshow: 50 famous athletes from the Region | Sports |  The Times of Northwest Indiana

A list of some of the most famous athletes to have ever called Northwest Indiana home.

Did Donald Trump or the 2016 election cause more bullying in schools?  News & Observer

Can ugly campaign rhetoric and electoral bullying trickle down to students, leading to more bullying in schools? What about in North Carolina? That's what ...

Merrillville's STAND hosts workshops commemorating King's life, legacy

MERRILLVILLE — Andrean High School junior Elizabeth Cornejo thinks it's important to discuss issues like respecting other people's religion, race and gender.

Merrillville junior crowned Ms. Xinos 2014 at scholarship event

HOBART | Avalon Manor was the site of the 45th annual Xinos Scholarship Ball sponsored by the Gary/Merrillville chapter of Phi Delta Kappa Inc. sorority for its ...

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.

Northwest Indiana educators to Betsy DeVos: Visit our schools  Chicago Tribune

Public, charter, private educators say they would extend an invitation to U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos.

The humble hero: Former SEAL Tom Hruby plays for a cause bigger than himself  Inside NU

The former Navy SEAL's impact on his family, his team and his country cannot be overstated.

Honorable mention

DUNELAND ATHLETIC CONFERENCE. CROWN POINT: Blake Bonin, Dominic Tomich, John Sakaleros. LAKE CENTRALl: Frank Dijak, Austin Atkins.

Region basketball coach Marvin Rea taught players to be 'victorious in the game of life'  The Times of Northwest Indiana

GARY — Days after Lighthouse boys basketball coach Marvin Rea died in a tragic car wreck, hundreds of people packed the Genesis Convention Center to pay ...

STEVE HANLON: The passing of Andrean's Frank Podkul was too soon

It was June of 1998. The tension of the state softball tournament had subsided for a moment. Andrean had just won the semistate semifinal.

Gallery: Region athletes making their mark | Recreation |

This gallery highlights Region athletes' accomplishments across all sports at the youth and adult level. To submit your own photo and blurb, email Ruth Mitchell ...

Gary/Chicago International Airport sputtered for decades, now poised for growth  Chicago Tribune

Editor's note: This is the first in a three-part series chronicling the growing pains of the Gary/Chicago International Airport. Headwinds promising progress have ...

2017 Northwest Indiana Graduation Station

Of all the events we see throughout the year, graduations and commencements are the ones that most embody our good news mission. To see all the hard work ...

Find your school's 2017 ISTEP scores here  Chalkbeat Indiana

Use Chalkbeat's database to search for your school's individual results on Indiana's 2017 ISTEP for English, math and both tests. For more information about the ...

Portage's Willowcreek Middle School students take a virtual tour of Greece

PORTAGE — Willowcreek Middle School sixth-graders went to Greece on Tuesday and didn't leave their classrooms.

100 Best Private High Schools in the Chicago Area

Yorkville, IL -'s list of the top private high schools includes institutions in Lake Forest, Winnetka, Downers Grove, Evanston and other suburbs.

Voters get the chance to change the makeup of Lake County Council

Voters Tuesday could bring about the greatest change in several decades to the membership of the Lake County Council.

Dunes Learning Center has educated Region youngsters about the environment for 20 years

PORTER — Just more than 20 years ago, Lee Botts and a group of environmentalists dreamed of a place where the Region's children could learn and gain ...

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