Girl Scout event at Dunes State Park

CHESTERTON – The National Association of State Park Directors and the Girl Scouts of America will partner for the inaugural Girl Scouts Love State Parks weekend on July 13 and 14, designed to help thousands of girls explore nature, find adventure and learn what Girl Scouts is all about. Indiana Dunes State Parks will be among the Indiana host sites.

GSUSA's goal is to develop a passion for outdoor adventure, healthy risk-taking, education and environmental conservation. The local event at Dunes State Park will be a Full Moon Hike at 7:30 p.m. July 13, featuring a presentation and hike. All events are open to all Girl Scouts, with some open to families and friends. Registration is required through For a full list of events, visit


Nicholson graduates from University of Wisconsin-Stout

MENOMONIE, Wis. — MacKenzie Nicholson of Michigan City, and a Wheaton North High School graduate, graduated with a B.S. Food Science and Technology degree in May 2019 from the University of Wisconsin-Stout in Menomonie, Wisconsin.

UW-Stout, Wisconsin’s Polytechnic University, has 50 undergraduate majors and 21 graduate programs, including one doctoral degree. UW-Stout, established in 1891, prides itself on the success of its students in the workplace, with an employment rate at or above 98 percent for recent graduates. The university was awarded the Malcolm Balridge National Quality Award in 2001.

Enrollment for the fall semester was 8,748.

UW-Stout is Wisconsin’s Polytechnic University, with a focus on applied learning, collaboration with business and industry, and career outcomes.


University of Iowa celebrates 2019 spring graduates

IOWA CITY, Iowa — More than 4,800 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students at the University of Iowa recently participated in graduation ceremonies.

The UI’s spring 2019 graduates had an average cumulative undergraduate grade point average of 3.16 on a 4.0 scale. In addition, 16 percent of the graduating class graduated with multiple majors and 355 undergraduates graduated with honors.

Local students included:

n David Kampf of Rolling Prairie.

n Ryan Golkowski of Hebron.

n Abigail Pilecki of La Porte.

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