Top 10 Stories of the Week

Top 10 Stories of the Week
By: GreatNews.Life Last Updated: July 13, 2020

Stories come in many forms: written, spoken, and through compelling photos at GreatNews.Life. Join us this summer for a weekly roundup of the top stories, photo galleries and videos, chosen by a team of GreatNews.Life staff members.

July 12 - July 18, 2020

In-person Tuesday Talks with Mayor Uran return after pandemic hiatus

One of Crown Point’s most popular and informative traditions, Tuesday Talks with Mayor David Uran, returned last week. The mayor moved the popular question and answer session online when the COVID-19 pandemic struck. Last Tuesday, with conditions starting to improve, he and the city gathered at Bulldog Park to host the first in-person meeting since February. https://nwi.life/article/in-person-tuesday-talks-with-mayor-uran-return-after-pandemic-hiatus/

Bartholomew Funeral Home provides comfort, compassion during pandemic

The staff at Bartholomew Funeral Home in Valparaiso are among those who have had to significantly pivot to continue providing high quality care to clients. At a time when large gatherings have not been possible during the pandemic, the Bartholomew crew has stayed centered on offering a comforting experience to families in their time of need. https://valpo.life/article/bartholomew-funeral-home-provides-comfort-compassion-during-pandemic/

La Porte High School Graduation and "Salute to the Seniors" Caravan 2020

The La Porte High School graduating Class of 2020 celebrated their graduation in style with a city-wide “Salute to the Seniors” caravan! Relive the awesome night with our video and gallery of the event here: https://laportecounty.life/photo/la-porte-high-school-graduation-and-salute-to-the-seniors-caravan-2020/#Vp4Xvsv

Valparaiso Events Summer Concert Series starts July 9 with the Crawpuppies

Teachers Credit Union is again giving back to the community by serving as the presenting sponsor of Valparaiso Events’ 2020 Summer Concert Series. Held on Thursday nights in July and August at the Porter Health Amphitheater in Central Park Plaza, the concerts are free — but ticketed due to coronavirus concerns — and will be streamed over the Internet. https://nwi.life/article/valparaiso-events-summer-concert-series-starts-july-9-with-the-crawpuppies/

Hanover Central High School Graduation 2020

Don't miss the fantastic photos of the Hanover Central High School class of 2020! Our full gallery featuring the graduates can be viewed here: https://nwi.life/photo/hanover-central-high-school-graduation-2020/#4PX2Bkc

Blackbird Café: Coffee and tea for any pallet

Indulge in a cup of coffee or tea from Blackbird Café and you’re likely to find that one blend that you just can’t live without. Read more about their delicious offerings here: https://valpo.life/article/blackbird-cafe-coffee-and-tea-for-any-pallet/

Baseball, common goals align for Mike Schollenberger at Steindler Signs & Graphix

A chance encounter at Steindler Signs & Graphix turned into a new career opportunity for Mike Shollenberger. The LaCrosse resident and father of 11-year-old son Cooper, whose baseball team he coaches, visited the shop because owner Tom Steindler had donated some signage for the LaCrosse Tiger Baseball team.

Shollenberger is now the new sales representative for Steindler, a position he feels is a great fit considering his long-term sales career experience. https://portage.life/article/baseball-common-goals-align-for-mike-shollenberger-at-steindler-signs-graphix/

Wheeler High School Graduation 2020

The Wheeler High School graduation was held last Friday. Find all the amazing shots of the graduates here: https://valpo.life/photo/wheeler-high-school-graduation-2020/#xNGxkcN

Six Strings Music Fest set to shine a light on Region guitar talent

The live music scene in the Region is teeming with talent, and one professional musician intends to shine a bright light on it this summer. Rocco Calipari, Jr., a professional musician, guitar player, and instructor, has organized Six Strings Music Fest to give his music students and a few top-touring acts a stage to showcase their mad skills while providing socially-distant entertainment for the community. https://valpo.life/article/six-string-music-fest-set-to-shine-a-light-on-region-guitar-talent/

River Forest High School Graduation 2020

Last Thursday, the River Forest High School class of 2020 was able to finally hold their graduation ceremony. Find all the pictures from the event here: https://nwi.life/photo/river-forest-high-school-graduation-2020/#X5jr7zc