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Porter County Recycling & Waste Reduction Rain Barrels to Benefit Bird Sanctuary

Porter-County-Recycling-and-Waste-Reduction-Rain-Barrels-to-Benefit-Bird-Sanctuary-2017Porterco Conservation Trust was recently awarded two rain barrels through the Rain Barrel Demonstration Grant offered by Porter County Recycling & Waste Reduction.

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Landmark Decision for Local Boys & Girls Clubs: Clubs in Lake and Porter Counties to Merge

bgc-nwiAfter several months of re-exploration and discussions the Board of Directors of both Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County and Boys & Girls Clubs of Northwest Indiana voted to merge the two entities into one organization. The guiding principle in the due diligence process was the best interest of all kids served by each organization.

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Indiana Wing Civil Air Patrol Ends Search and Rescue Exercise

Indiana-Wing-Civil-Air-Patrol-Ends-Search-and-Rescue-ExerciseThe Indiana Wing Civil Air Patrol conducted a statewide search and rescue exercise over the weekend of June 16th through June 18th. The exercise tested the Civil Air Patrol’s ability to conduct a range of capabilities from emergency locator transmitter searches, overdue aircraft searches, and aerial photography.

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Resident of Chesterton of Symphony Receives French Legion of Honor


Anthony Condeni, 96, was recently awarded the French Legion of Honor for his time in the U.S. Army, serving in World War II. The Legion of Honor is the highest award given by the French nation and was awarded for his extraordinary and brave achievements while in service.

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City of Hammond Announces Signing of Ordinance 9377, Amending Section 34.231 of the Hammond Municipal Code

rot5Hammond Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. announces his signing of Ordinance 9377 amending section 34.231 of the Hammond Municipal Code pertaining to the addition of sexual orientation and gender identity to the powers and duties of the Hammond Human Relations Commission. This amendment was sponsored by Councilwoman at Large, Janet Venecz.

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Blue Chip Casino Hosts: 'Breaking Down the Barriers Event' to Help Veterans Suffering with PTSD

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Perhaps one of the surest measures of the value of a society is in how it treats those in need, and surely there can be none more deserving of our help than those who have fought and sacrificed their personal safety on our behalf. To that end, and for the second year in a row, Blue Chip Hotel and Casino sponsored their 'Breaking Down the Barriers - Salute to Our Veterans' event to raise money to help veterans in need and those suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

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Life on the Streets of Hammond Featuring Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr.

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“It’s friggin’ hot in here,” Mayor McDermott says while leaning over Ideas in Motion Founder, Chris Mahlmann, to flip on the car air conditioning. He pauses and looks to Mahlmann concerned, “I can say friggin’ right?”

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$12,000 Grant Awarded to Sheriff’s Department for Second Substance Abuse Video


Recently, a grant was awarded to the Porter County Sheriff’s Department to provide the funds to produce “Heroin: Not a Problem, An Epidemic Part 2”. The grant was provided by proceeds from the Chefs Around the Table Fundraiser last fall.

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Valparaiso Public Compost Sites Closed on July 4, 2017

Compost-piles-compressedThe Valparaiso compost site, 2150 W. Lincolnway, and the Boone Grove compost site, 546 S. 400 W., will be closed Tuesday, July 4, for the Independence Day holiday.

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RDA Accelerates South Shore Double Tracking with New Funding Commitment


The Board of Directors of the Northwest Indiana Regional Development Authority last Thursday approved an ongoing commitment of up to $3 million annually for the next 30 years to help fund the South Shore double tracking project. This commitment stands as Lake and Porter counties' portion of the project cost, which are being shared by local governments in the four northern Indiana counties that the South Shore serves: Lake, Porter, LaPorte and St. Joseph.

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NWI Great News Show: Rep. Scott Pelath On Michigan City and Leaders Working Together to Grow the Future for NWI

Minority Leader of the Indiana House of Representatives, 9th District, Scott Pelath recently met with Ideas in Motion Media (IIMM) Founder, Chris Mahlmann, in the Great News Studio for a discussion on the positive changes happening throughout Michigan City as well as Pelath’s deep-rooted love for his hometown.

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