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Doolin deals as Andrean edges Brother Rice | Andrean 59ers Prep Zone

Andrean senior pitcher Michael Doolin pitched a complete game as the 59ers beat Brother Rice 2-1 on Thursday.

'The future is bright': Andrean High School announces new administrative team. Here's who's taking the lead.

MERRILLVILLE — Andrean High School celebrated Ash Wednesday with an announcement reshaping its administrative leadership.

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 gives his blessings for Andrean High School's future move

Bishop Donald Hying, of the Diocese of Gary, gave his blessings to Andrean High School in finding a new location in Northwest Indiana.

NWI Business Ins and Outs: NutriHub coming to gym near you, Mexican restaurant opens in Griffith, Mason Jar opens in Lowell, Crew Carwash coming to Valpo, Harbor Freight Tools opening in Portage

NutriHub opened in a new Merrillville strip mall on U.S. 30 about six months ago, and aims to expand near gyms across Northwest Indiana.

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.

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 graduate, instructor named new principal  Chicago Tribune

Jaycob Knazur, 32, of Cedar Lake, is the new principal at Andrean High School, where he has been a social studies teacher since 2013.

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.

Andrean hosts state appeals court debate: individual rights vs. police safety

MERRILLVILLE — When Indianapolis resident Gary Tindall was pulled over by an Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department officer in August 2017, he told ...

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 ...

BOYS BASKETBALL: Munster defeats Andrean, again, for NCC title  The Times of Northwest Indiana

Times No. 4 Munster proved to be the class of the NCC in beating No. 5 Andrean 52-33 on the 59ers' home floor.

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.

April Boland (nee Basista) | Local Obituaries |

NEW LENOX, IL - April Boland (nee Basista), age 55 of New Lenox, IL passed away on Wednesday, March 13, 2019.

School voucher growth in Northwest Indiana continues to slow, report says  Chicago Tribune

More Northwest Indiana students are attending private schools through vouchers, although the program's once explosive growth has slowed in recent years.

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.

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.

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

The outcome of a financial feasibility plan for Andrean High School is expected to be completed by the end of the month, officials say.

Across NWI, schools will wait and see on weather closures this week  Chicago Tribune

As dangerous and potentially life-threatening weather is expected beginning Tuesday, many school officials across Northwest Indiana say they will wait and see ...

Appeals on Wheels: COA heads north, south for handgun possession cases  Indiana Lawyer

The Indiana Court of Appeals will travel both north and south this week to hear oral arguments in two cases involving handgun possession without a license.

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 ...

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 ...

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

Cost estimates were a main factor leading the Roman Catholic Diocese of Gary to drop plans to build a new Andrean High School, Bishop Donald Hying said.

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 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 ...

Indiana Football Lands 4-Star Linebacker Cam Williams  The Daily Hoosier

The 4-star talent keeps rolling in for Indiana in this unprecedented 2019 recruiting class orchestrated by head coach Tom Allen and his staff. The latest addition ...

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 principal on leave | Merrillville |

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

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 ...

'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 ...

Andrean alumni and students share the dance floor at reunion

MERRILLVILLE | Andrean High School alumni gathered in the school gym last month for the class of 1965's 50-year reunion, but few imagined that the gold ...

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 ...

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.

Here are Region's 29 Four Star Schools for 2017-2018 | 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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 senior receives full ride to Yale | Education |  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 | Education

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

Andrean High School celebrates 50th anniversary with Mass, reception

MERRILLVILLE | Bright red and shimmering gold banners are in place as Andrean High School gets ready to welcome alumni back to campus, 50 years after ...

'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.

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.

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.

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's Matt Lelito is now a two-time state champion

INDIANAPOLIS — Regardless of the outcome of Saturday's IHSAA Class 2A boys basketball state championship, senior Matt Lelito would still be a state ...

Chicago-Area Schools Close Amid Dangerous Cold Weather  NBC Chicago

Several schools in the Chicago area announced closings, early dismissals or canceled activities on Tuesday as life-threatening cold began to descend on the ...

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.

Gary Diocese, Andrean level accusations against former principal

HAMMOND | The Roman Catholic Diocese of Gary and Andrean High School on Tuesday filed a counterclaim in U.S. District Court accusing former Principal ...

Anti-Defamation League to meet at Andrean  Chicago Tribune

Staff members from the Anti-Defamation League are expected to meet Thursday at Andrean High School to advance preparations for a proposed diversity ...

Andrean principal stepping down

MERRILLVILLE | The longtime principal at Andrean High School has resigned his position effective June 30 to become a diocesan priest with the Catholic ...

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 ...

Andrean struggling with leadership, finances | Lake County News

MERRILLVILLE | The president-principal style of leadership will not be in effect at Andrean this fall.

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 ...

Perfect 36: This Michigan City teen not only tests well, she encourages others to perform their best  The Times of Northwest Indiana

MICHIGAN CITY — Julia Miller is smart. The Michigan City High School senior scored a perfect 5 on her five advanced placement tests last school year, is a ...

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 ...

Andrean principal resigns | Valparaiso News |

MERRILLVILLE | Andrean Principal Benjamin Potts has resigned effective Thursday.

BOYS BASKETBALL: Which local teams will advance at Regionals?  The Times of Northwest Indiana

Sports reporters Robbie Weinstein and James Boyd breakdown each regional matchup featuring boys basketball teams from the Region.

Andrean unrest continues with president's resignation  Chicago Tribune

Turmoil is continuing at Andrean High School in Merrillville as parents learned Thursday that school president Harry J. Vande Velde III submitted his resignation ...

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 ...

Elizabeth A. "Betty" Yurechko (nee Sohovich)

MERRILLVILLE, IN - Elizabeth A. "Betty" Yurechko (nee Sohovich) age 88 of Merrillville, went to spend eternity with our Lord and Savior on March 11, 2019.

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

Bill Mueller is no longer the athletic director at Andrean.

Former Andrean student-athlete prevails in 23-year-old IHSAA fight

INDIANAPOLIS | In a case stretching back 23 years, the Indiana Court of Appeals has ruled that a former Andrean High School basketball player, whose ...

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 ...

Bishop Hying: Andrean challenges a 'blip' on the screen

MERRILLVILLE | Gary Diocese Bishop Donald Hying contends that Andrean High School will emerge from the challenges it faces now and be a much stronger ...

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.

Former Andrean valedictorian recognized for genetic research  Chicago Tribune

A former Andrean High School valedictorian is receiving national publicity for research using computer science techniques to identify genetic variations that ...

#1StudentNWI: Washington Township Spreads the Spirit of Halloween

What's Recently Happened?Spooktacular Festivities Dinosaurs, princesses, and superheroes filed excitedly into the Washington Township Elementary Dold ...

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.

State releases school grades; some improve, some maintain | Local News  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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

Tri-Creek administrators set the record straight on false gun rumors at Lowell Middle School

LOWELL — Tri-Creek School Corp. administrators are dispelling rumors Thursday that a Lowell Middle School student was in possession of a gun Wednesday ...

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.

Wheeler stuns turnover-plagued Andrean in Sectional 25 shocker

MERRILLVILLE | It was Wheeler against the world Friday at Fr. Vincent Eckert Field.

NWI fundraiser to honor trainer killed at Sea World  The Times of Northwest Indiana

CROWN POINT — A fundraiser walk to honor a Northwest Indiana native killed by a whale while working as a SeaWorld trainer will be Sunday at the Lake ...

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 ...

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.

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.

Lake County nixes rural subdivision | Lake-news |

LOWELL — The Lake County Council has unanimously denied a zoning change to build a subdivision east of Lowell.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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

For the first time in more than 20 years, Dave Sutkowski has a new summer routine, and it's been a bit of an adjustment. "It's been a lot less stressful this summer ...

Hammond lakefront data center developer to address Lakeshore Chamber  The Times of Northwest Indiana

The developer of the planned 105000-square-foot, $40 million data center on Lake Michigan in Hammond will give an update on the project to the Lakeshore ...

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.

Sorority inducts high school members

GARY | The Xinos youth guidance group, consisting of high school females from Northwest Indiana high schools sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa Inc. sorority's ...

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.

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.

Diocese adds new schools director  Chicago Tribune

The Diocese of Gary named a new director of schools, Joseph Majchrowicz, to replace the retiring Barbara O'Block. Majchrowicz has extensive experience as a ...

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.

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.

Tadeusz Krzepinski

HOBART, IN - Tadeusz Krzepinski, age 89 of Hobart, passed away on Saturday, October 27, 2018. He is survived by his wife, Tekla (nee Komenda) of 69 years; ...

Vandy fires coach Bryce Drew after 9-23 year, winless in SEC  The Times of Northwest Indiana

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The worst season in the history of Vanderbilt men's basketball has cost coach Bryce Drew his job.

Former Andrean principal sues over firing  Chicago Tribune

A former principal of Andrean High School is suing the school and the Diocese of Gary, claiming she was improperly fired.

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