It’s the middle of summer and already Valpo has been bustling with activity. For students, no school and no homework means there's plenty of freedom! There are so many activities for students to take part in like riding bikes, driving through the country, shopping, grabbing dessert, or seeing a show, and luckily, Valparaiso makes all those options a possibility.
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.
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.
What happened recently
During the 4th of July festival there were many bright and sunny days to celebrate. Those days consisted of five fun filled days of carnival rides, food, arts and crafts booths, and a diverse line-up of musical talents. The Kiddy Parade on July 1st, as well as the Twilight Parade on July 3rd were also held in fair weather.
Baseball, Leadership, and New Students
Even though the school year officially ended in May, the Fifty-Niners continued to succeed outside of the classroom well into the month of June. One state athletic title just wasn’t enough this year, and on June 16, the Niners brought home the 3A Baseball State Title.
As the summer months approach, students are often impatiently waiting for their release from the education system, daydreaming about the boundless fun they are going to experience with their new freedom. Vacations, sleeping in, and pool parties are all the rage during those final months of the school year. Some students, however, have other activities in mind.
The Golden Ingot Pride Marching Band Marches Through The Summer
This Fourth of July was an extremely hot and humid one, but that didn't stop the River Forest marching band from appearing in the local parades. Despite weather in the 90’s, high humidity, and the sun glaring down on everyone, the marching band was able to push through and deliver a great show for the community. The marching band performed in the Lake Station parade Tuesday night and in the Hobart parade Wednesday morning.
Lowell High School hosts foreign exchange students nearly every year. In the 2017-2018 school year, Lowell gained a student from Switzerland, Carla Lechner. Carla quickly became liked among students and made many friendships through her vibrant personality.
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.”
What’s Going On
Now that school is officially out, summer is in full swing. Chesterton’s spring sports all finished strong, as well. The baseball team made it to semi-state, senior golfer Mitch Davis made it to state, the softball team beat out rival Valpo for the Sectional title, and girls track won the IHSAA sectional title. Also, boys volleyball won Regionals and many senior track boys medaled or won titles at state. On top of all of that, seniors Braden Corzan (track/football), Lucas Davison (wrestling), Jakob Kintzele (cross country/track), Austin Peterson (basketball/baseball), junior Eli Pokorney (wrestling), and sophomore Jake Wadding (basketball) were all named candidates for NWI Times’ Athlete of the Year award. Finally, Chesterton athletic...
Here in Valparaiso there are plenty of things to do!