We published hundreds of articles on the NWI.Life Community Section this past year. We were there for the fundraisers, festivals, and special moments. With so much to choose from, we knew it would be a difficult choice, so we rounded up the best of the best for you!
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Without further ado (and in no particular order), here are the Top 10 community articles from NWI.Life in 2019!
It was an enthralling night for all ages as theatergoers watched the Chesterton High School production of the musical “Chicago.” While on stage it was lies, betrayal, and murder, while backstage there was only love and support for each other.
Justin Kersting still has a vivid memory of trailing after his grandparents, Jim and Nella Kersting, as they furnished their retirement project, the World of Motorcycles Museum. The pair had just turned over their successful cycle dealership, Kersting’s Cycle Center, to their kids Sandy, Randy, and Jason. Used to hard work and business, they weren’t entirely sure how to manage all of the free time that fell in their hands.
In Indiana, it’s virtually impossible to say you didn’t have enough time to vote. Polls are open for early voting 28 days before election day, they are open for 12 hours during election day, or citizens may vote by mail as well under certain circumstances. Voting takes a few minutes out of the day, and you have all year to make plans to vote in one of those ways within the 28-day period before elections.
Albert’s Diamond Jewelers hosted the 16th annual MS Auction on Sunday to benefit those living with multiple sclerosis. The annual event raises awareness and funds, with 100 percent of proceeds going to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and the MS Navigator program.
Crown Point came together on Saturday for one last outdoor bash for the year at the city’s 12th Annual Oktoberfest. Hosted at Bulldog Park, the party featured brews and food from local favorites such as Crown Brewing and Carriage Court Pizza, as well as live performances by the Uptown Dance Band and the Ladies of Motown.
Motorcyclists from all around the Region gathered at Wicker Memorial Park in Highland on Sunday for the 20th annual Victory for Veterans Memorial Ride. Despite the rain, many people joined the ride or stood by to show their support.
Spirits, dreams, and close to 400 guests soared through the air last Thursday evening, held aloft by the efforts of scientists, engineers, and mathematicians of the past, present, and future, supported by the generosity of individuals and companies across the Region.
If you have ever stepped foot in Thomas Kia of Highland, you likely know or have heard the name Tom Seely. As General Manager at Thomas Kia, Seely stays connected to others thanks to the relationship he has formed between the dealership and the community. His willingness to go above and beyond for his customers has been demonstrated countless times. One of which we had the pleasure of hearing about this past week.
The region is packed with outstanding, talented journalists, and we here at GreatNews.Life have taken the opportunity to interview several of them to tell their stories - finding out who they are and what they contribute to the Region outside of the news they report.
The Hammond Police Department celebrated Officer Enrique Cook’s friendship with 11-year-old Matthew Virden and Cook’s commitment to the Hammond community on July 2 at his Officer Recognition.