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Nancy Coltun Webster


Schools taking wait-and-see attitude toward DeVos, McCormick

Local education leaders are adopting a wait-and-see attitude in the wake of the election of Donald Trump as president and Republican Jennifer McCormick as the Indiana state superintendent of public instruction to replace Glenda Ritz. The issues of "school choice" and allocation of federal Title I dollars loom large for traditional public, charter and private schools.
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Lake County Cancer Death Rates High

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West Lake development plans weighed

With officials urging residents to stay on their best behavior, plans for the development around new South Shore Railroad stations in Munster and Dyer were praised and criticized Tuesday in Munster. As residents looked over plans at a workshop hosted by Munster and Dyer, Mike Hawkins said he isn't a commuter, but he's looking forward to the future of Munster as a result of the developments.
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Initial talks begin in Kennedy Avenue extension plan

Public hearings on the anticipated Kennedy Avenue expansion and extension project from Main Street to U.S. 30 in Schererville will take place in August and September. The project to expand Kennedy to either three or four lanes and connect to U.S. 30, is in the preliminary stages with a potential construction start date of July 2018.
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Former Highland schools chief dead at 68

Former Highland School Superintendent Renner "Chip" Ventling, 68, is remembered as a caring educator and a dedicated family man. He died May 7 in Austin, Texas. A memorial service is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Friday at Boman Funeral Home in Webster City, Iowa. Ventling served as superintendent of the School Town of Highland from 2003 to 2006 and was principal of Highland High School from 1990 to 1997.
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Girl power is a force marketers are learning to harness as the disposable income of the overall tween-age and teen-age segment continues to rise. According to Interep Research, overall teen-age spending was $119 billion for 1998 and is expected to rise to $136 billion by 2001. In 1997, teens spent about $108 billion.
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Downtown Business Owners Worry Over Mall

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East Chicago NAACP Questions Minority Hiring at Franklin Elementary Renovation Project

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Nancy Coltun Webster is a professional journalist and graphic designer from the Chicago metropolitan area. Most recently, she has been writing local features and taking photos for the Post-Tribune.
Nancy works as a digital assets content manager, writing and editing copy and customizing web graphics. Past clients include non-profit organizations -- the Jewish Federation of Northwest Indiana and Esophageal Cancer Action Network. Nancy also was Deputy Special Reports Editor for Advertising Age in Chicago from 1998 to 2001.



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