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Portage High School Announces 2017 Sport Photography Contest Winner


Portage-High-School-Announces-2017-Sport-Photography-Contest-WinnerCongratulations to yearbook photographer Briann Fravel for winning second place in the Sport Photography Contest sponsored by the Indiana High School Press Association! Briann competed against students from across the state, and her submission of three photos from this school year was chosen as the second-place winner.

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Portage Township YMCA Receives $25,000 Grant from Porter County Community Foundation


Portage-Township-YMCA-Receives-25000-Grant-from-Porter-County-Community-FoundationOn May 17, 2017, the Portage Township YMCA was invited to the Women’s Impact Meeting of the Porter County Community Foundation. They were awarded with a grant in the amount of $25,000 for their achievement gap program, Summer Learning Loss Prevention.

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Calumet College of St. Joseph Holds Graduation for Class of 2017

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After years of commitment and dedication to their studies, students of Calumet College of St. Joseph celebrated their hard earned graduation Saturday afternoon in Hammond. Though the weather threatened storms and rain fell, nothing could stop the smiles and laughter of those about to receive their degrees.

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McDonald's of La Porte County, Michigan City Police Department Team to Build 58 Bikes for Local Kids

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It was a rainy Saturday morning, but that didn’t stop the Michigan City Police Department from welcoming dozens of local kids and their families to the station for Build-A-Bike Day, where with the help of volunteers and community leaders, kids assembled new and top of the line bikes perfect for future sunny days

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Off Duty Indiana State Police Trooper Saves Dyer Man


Off-Duty-Indiana-State-Police-Trooper-Saves-Dyer-ManLast Friday, at approximately 6:00 p.m., Trooper Thomas Maymi, was off duty in his personal vehicle going east, at the intersection of US 20 and Waverly Road when he saw a gray SUV going west with an elderly female frantically steering the SUV from the front passenger seat. She steered the SUV south onto Waverly Rd, nearly striking a telephone pole, went across a gravel parking lot and into high grass where the SUV came to a stop due to the wet and muddy ground.

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2017 Northwest Indiana Graduation Station

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Of all the events we see throughout the year, graduations and commencements are the ones that most embody our good news mission. To see all the hard work put in and out of the classroom by students, parents, teachers, coaches, families and friends culminate in one event, with everyone across the school celebrating the same thing, it's just awesome.

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Portage Tri Kappa Awards 2017 Scholarships to High School Seniors


Portage-Tri-Kappa-Awards-2017-Scholarships-to-High-School-SeniorsPromoting education and recognizing student excellence has annually been a priority for the Portage Zeta Mu Chapter of the philanthropic organization Kappa Kappa Kappa, Inc. (commonly known as Tri Kappa). On Tuesday, May 16th, Portage Tri Kappa awarded academic scholarships to two outstanding graduating seniors, during Portage High School's Senior Awards Night ceremony.

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South Shore Line Announces Free Shuttle Service to the Beach


South Shore Line logoIn partnership with the National Park Service and the Dunes Learning Center, the South Shore Line announced today that the free shuttle bus service to Miller beaches will resume Memorial Day weekend.

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Portage Township Schools Update, May 19, 2017

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Aylesworth Elementary
This past Friday, Aylesworth 5th Graders took off for a full day visit at our state's capital. We had a great time at the Children's Museum and the Indianapolis Zoo! The weather was beautiful and the students represented Portage with pride! A huge thank you to all our parent chaperones! It was a great trip!

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The City of Whiting is Making Waves with a Floating Playground in Lake Michigan

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Stay wet, stay active, stay happy with the new floating water park off the Lake Michigan shore of Whihala Beach in Whiting!

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A New Chellberg Farm Family is Making the Farm Cool Again


New-Chellberg-Farm-Family-is-Making-the-Farm-Cool-Again-2017_01Years ago, Annette Hansen and her son stopped by the Chellberg Farm in Porter to see the animals. There were pigs to pet, cows to moo with, and chickens to peck and poke.

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