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Porter Regional Hospital Unveils “Hope Lives Here” Gallery to Shine Positive Light on NICU Journeys


When parents have a baby in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), their hearts may be heavy as their little ones fight to get healthy and stronger – some weighing only slightly more than a pound. At Porter Regional Hospital’s NICU, hope lives, in a stunning photography exhibit featuring NICU graduates who have grown to be happy, healthy, and strong. The display is an uplifting reminder for parents that there is hope for their tiniest bundles of joy.

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Community Healthcare System Hosts Educational Stroke and Diabetes Fair


Attendees at the Stroke and Diabetes Awareness Fair, hosted by Community Hospital and St. Catherine Hospital, learned about the different ways that individuals can take charge of their health. The event boasted a full house of vendors and informational booths, as well as lectures on the advances made to treat stroke and diabetes.

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Calumet College of St. Joseph Partners with the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Northwest Indiana to Make a Difference in Children’s Lives


This past spring semester, business students at the Calumet College of Saint Joseph partnered with the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Northwest Indiana to engage in a student-run project that will have a long-term, positive impact on the clubs in the area. Through focus groups and final reports, the students had the unique opportunity not only to learn a ton, but also to improve the lives of local kids.

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Rosalyn Baldwin Spreads the Love During Visit to Hammond Police Department


Friday night, 8-year-old Rosalyn Baldwin visited the Hammond Police Department and did what she does best: offered hope, inspiration, and solidarity through hugs. Baldwin’s mission to visit each state in the U.S. landed her in Hammond after she saw the name on a map of Indiana, Lieutenant Steve Kellogg stated. He shared that Baldwin’s mother, Angie, told her to pick a city in Indiana to visit, and since Baldwin hails from a town with the same name in Louisiana, it was no contest.

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Portage Township Schools Update, May 18, 2018


Myers First Graders Head to the Zoo
First graders from Myers Elementary School in Portage recently boarded their buses on route to Lincoln Park Zoo. The weather was overcast and gray, but the chaperones were abundant, and the children were filled with giggles and smiles! The main objective of the trip was for the children to observe animals and plants in their differing habitats. Animal and plant non-fiction books were read to each of the first grade classes prior to embarking on their trip. Students also gained additional information by reading animal books alone and with friends. The first graders’ animal unit of study was enhanced by the exciting experience of actually going to the zoo and seeing the animals up close. At the conclusion of the trip, all agreed that it...

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Calumet College of St. Joseph Celebrates Graduates with Awards Banquet


On Thursday, Calumet College of St. Joseph (CCSJ) celebrated some of its graduating students during an awards banquet. CCSJ, a small, private four-year institution located in Whiting, Indiana that offers associate’s, bachelor’s, and master’s degrees hosted the banquet celebration for some of the college’s high-achieving graduates across different departments and degrees. Among the awards were those of academia, leadership, and spirit.

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The Final Stop for Portage High School's BPA

Final-Stop-for-PHS-BPA-2018Portage High Schools Business Professionals of America, traveled to Dallas, Texas Wednesday, May 9-Sunday, May 13, 2018 to participate in the final leg of BPA’s yearlong competition. Sponsor Lisa Melendez had the pleasure of traveling with three amazing students.

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2018 Northwest Indiana Graduation Station


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 Township Schools Update, May 11, 2018


Saylor Elementary
Saylor students were visited last Friday by "Jump with Jill" and "DJ Nick," who shared how nutrition rocks! Students were moving and grooving while learning about good nutritional habits. Jumping Jill emphasized that "we only get one body, we need to take care of it".

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Calumet College of St. Joseph Gives Students Chance to Pick CEOs’ Brains through “Chat with the Chief”


When it comes to an education, Calumet College of St. Joseph provides students with the tools they need to start their lives post-graduation. Sometimes specified guidance from the world outside of education can be just the thing a student needs to gain perspective. Students involved in CCSJ’s HR/Business Club can now be a part of “Chat with the Chief,” a series of excursions that offer them a chance to have personal discussions with local CEOs.

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Governor Holcomb on Jobs and Workforce Development


Recently, our own Chris Mahlmann, founder and owner of Ideas in Motion Media, sat down with Governor Eric Holcomb at the Crossroads Chamber of Commerce offices in Merrillville to talk about what he finds so important about Northwest Indiana and a host of Indiana topics such as jobs and workforce development. In this video, the governor talks about how the optimism and can-do attitude of former La Porte Mayor Blair Milo is creating positive change in Indianapolis, the qualities he seeks in candidates for his administration (honest, humble, and hungry), the changes to the economy, how technology is changing the economic landscape, surveying industries and jobs to bring to Indiana, and much more! Watch the full video below: 

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