Jerry Davich,

Jerry Davich

Northwest Indiana, IN, United States

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Past articles by Jerry:

JERRY DAVICH: How will Indiana’s woeful child-care system handle a potential 8,000 more babies each year?

I have one nagging question: how will our state’s woeful childcare infrastructure handle a potential 8,000 more Hoosier babies born each year? → Read More

Column: Results of my drug screening? I tested positive, for embarrassment

Jerry Davich's last Post-Tribune column: Results of my drug screening? I tested positive, for embarrassment → Read More

‘This is Gary’ project welcomes Steel City natives and residents to celebrate their past and future

Joslyn Kelly has a refreshing new vision about the city where she was born and raised. Its description is simple yet brilliant: “This is Gary,” which kicks off June 22. → Read More

Too many graduation commencement speeches focus on predictable pomp, not glaring circumstances

“What I was struck by was that the speakers seemed to focus on one type of high schooler – a high achieving, popular athlete – as if this is the universal student... as if those experiences applied to everyone.” → Read More

Five days and 450 miles to Washington D.C. — a bicycle odyssey without politics jamming their gears

“No politics for a week was nice,” says Robert Ordway, a Northwest Indiana native who works as a policy advisor for U.S. Sen. Mike Braun in Washington, D.C. → Read More

Column: Dear young parents, someday you might miss all the messes, clutter, and chaos you’re now complaining about

The messiness will eventually end. Possibly sooner than you’d like. You’ll wake up someday, look around your neat and tidy home, and sadly realize it’s exciting as a sump pump. → Read More

Column: As WXRT deejay Richard Milne resigns to care for his wife in hospice care, it’s listeners’ turn to provide comforting voice

This is the quiet superpower of traditional radio – knowing the on-air personalities who befriend us without ever meeting us. They know we’re out here. We know they’re in there. We meet somewhere in between. → Read More

NEO celebrates 10-year anniversary of alternative education success stories, including me, a ‘high school dropout’

Neighbors’ Educational Opportunities has empowered nearly 8,000 adults and high school students with the skills, credentials, and mindset they need to achieve their personal education goals. → Read More

Column: Pride Month is a needed reminder for a freedom we often take for granted — to be ourselves in public

The LGBTQ community has come a long way from the first Pride March in 1970. Yet more than a half century later, the march for equality continues to circle the intersection of public awareness and personal acceptance. → Read More

Do you have a childhood friendship that has spanned time, space, marriages, and secrets?

Such friendships can transcend marital relationships, career changes, emotional troubles, and financial setbacks. It somehow stays alive, like a flickering candle in a windstorm. → Read More

Today’s parents are creating digital footprints for their kids to someday stroll through their own childhood, one memory at a time

At some point in the future, whether as a curious teenager or a sentimental adult, they will be able to see everything they experienced. And everything they missed as oblivious kids. → Read More

On this Memorial Day weekend, become a ‘civilian hero’ by joining efforts to create new war memorials

“People can serve their country without serving in the military. This is one way to do so,” says Vietnam vet John Stacks, the “Father of the Veterans Memorial Parkway.” → Read More

From Columbine to commonplace in our bullet-blasted country, we’re all partly to blame

You’re to blame if you keep voting for lawmakers who choose power over morality, if you’re a Christian who worships politics more than scripture, and if you routinely look the other way when racial hatred seeps into your social circle. → Read More

Retired U.S. Air Force colonel, a region native living in Europe, returns home to share his unique perspectives

“People in this region will be surprised with some of the information I’ll be sharing, which may counter what they’re hearing on CNN or Fox News,” said Jeffrey Fischer, who was raised in Valparaiso and Crown Point. → Read More

‘Congratulations, you’re husband and wife’ the courthouse clerk told us with all the excitement of a divorce proceeding

In 15 minutes we were married under the eyes of, well, the state of Indiana. I kissed the bride. She kissed me. Not a soul was there to watch us, bless us, or condemn us. It was perfect. → Read More

Crown Point High School robotics team earns world championship honor despite admitting, ‘Failure is the core of robotics’

Only one in eight teams at the VEX Robotics World Championship in Dallas earned a judged award. This honor comprised less than 1% of more than 800 teams from over 40 countries. → Read More

Bell’s palsy distorted Tammy Leal’s face, but her recovery has created artwork that’s touching viewers’ hearts

For most people, Bell’s palsy fades away after a few weeks. For others, it lingers for months. For 55-year-old Tammy Leal, her upbeat spirit somehow shines through her defiant face. → Read More

Social media therapy offers opportunities to vent, and to connect, during Mental Health Awareness Month

“Sometimes the world feels like too much to handle, and too much to carry. I’ve been MIA due to being in the hospital. I was admitted for suicidal thoughts,” a social media friend wrote to no one in particular. → Read More

What was supposed to be a liquor store has been a printing business for 60 years: ‘It wasn’t my cup of tea’

Sixty years ago, two businessmen wanted to open a liquor store in Valparaiso. City officials didn’t like the idea, so Don Boyce and Jerry Connors opened Boy-Conn Printers, named after their merged last names. → Read More

Without any warning, I think I’ve become Middle-Aged Man from ‘Saturday Night Live’

My recent reusable foil experience reminded me of the old skit, Middle-Aged Man on “Saturday Night Live,” featuring Mike Myers and his sidekick “Drinking Buddy,” played by the late Chris Farley. → Read More