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Strack & Van Til Proves Impact of Volunteering

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According the National Cancer institute, nearly 15 million people in 2014 were living with cancer of some sort. With those kind of numbers, just about every American knows someone or is someone impacted by the disease. It is important to give hope to the people and families touched by cancer, and that is why Strack and Van Til worked with Phil’s Friends to create care packages for cancer patients on Friday.

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Franciscan Health Crown Point: NICU Unit Parents, Babies Helped by Cookie Link Club

Franciscan-Health-Crown-Point-NICU-Unit-Parents-Babies-Helped-by-Cookie-Link-ClubParents whose babies are patients in the Franciscan Health Crown Point Neonatal Intensive Care Unit recently received gift bags containing such items as toothpaste, toothbrushes, games, books, shampoo and premature infant clothing from the Crete, Ill.-based Cookie Link Club, a 17-year, 30-member group of friends who gather for fellowship during the holiday season and collect donations for community causes.

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Portage Rotary Club Celebrates Year of Service to the Community


Join members of the Portage Rotary Club at their One Year Anniversary Celebration. The family friendly and FREE event will be held on Saturday, January 27th from 4 pm to 6 pm at Neighbor’s Educational Opportunities, 5201 US 6 in Portage and is open to the community. Included in the celebration are Laser Ball and other family games as well as a taco bar provided by Leroy’s Hot Stuff.

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Horseshoe Casino Finds Meaning, Pride in Bettering the City of Hammond


Horseshoe Casino in Hammond has become a central hub for fun and festivities in Northwest Indiana, allowing guests not only to have a great time playing their games and enjoying the food and atmosphere, but also hosting a plethora of community events and concerts. They have become a true staple of the Region throughout the years and an important part of the Hammond community.

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NIPSCO and Gary Neighborhood Services Incorporated Take a Stand Against Bullying for Gary’s Middle School Youngsters

rot2With the bullying epidemic now at an all-time high, (NIPSCO) Northern Indiana Public Service Company and (GNS) Gary Neighbor Services Incorporated decided to do something about it. Increasing at ever alarming staggering rates, statistics indicate that bullied middle school youngsters are at a much higher risk for low self-esteem, anxiety, stress, depression, and suicidal thoughts. Intrinsically aware of the proverb, “knowledge is power”, it was no secret that middle school youngsters within the area and other school regions within the proximity needed more access and exposure to Anti-Bully based reads however; a lack of funding within the realms of the school budgeting often prevented such purchases from taking place.

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Baby Bottle Ministry's Generosity will Benefit Children

Baby-Bottle-Ministry-Check-Presentation-2017Sandy Lewis, a member of Holy Name Catholic Church in Cedar Lake, recently presented a check for $2,100 to Jamie Donsbach, center-right, manager of the prenatal assistance program at St. Clare Health Clinic in Crown Point.

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Midwest Family Federal Credit Union Participates in the Salvation Army Angel Tree

Midwest-Family-Federal-Credit-Union-Participates-in-the-Salvation-Army-Angel-TreeMidwest Family Federal Credit Union takes part in charitable organizations throughout the year. This season we participated in the Salvation Army Angel Tree organization. Our members and staff took part in helping by providing toys, clothing and necessities to the angel tree participants. The items being donated were dropped off individually at the Salvation Army located in Valparaiso. Midwest Family also has a Giant Stocking raffle every year for a lucky boy and girl. The stockings were filled by Midwest Family and the ticket proceeds will be donated to a Porter County local charity.

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Highland Police Put Down Razors for No-shave November, Raise Funds for the Cancer Resource Centre in Munster


Members of the Highland Police Department abandoned their department’s grooming policy and grew facial hair during the months of November and December in support of a good cause. No-Shave November, a national campaign, was launched in 2009 to raise awareness and funding for cancer prevention, education and research.

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Franciscan Health Hammond: Warmth of Holiday Spirit Shown in Generosity

Franciscan-Health-Hammond-Warmth-of-Holiday-Spirit-Shown-in-GenerosityThe holiday spirit was more than alive and well during an Adopt-A-Family Christmas program at Franciscan Health Hammond Dec. 15. Employees representing 62 hospital departments chipped in with time, money and cheer to make the holidays better for numerous area residents, whose names were supplied by the Hammond area Women, Infants and Children program, and received gifts. Some 200 adults and 307 children received items, which were delivered by hospital staff members after the program. Sister Aloysius Albert, a hospital chaplain, is shown giving impassioned remarks before the attendees, who packed the cafeteria.

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Military Dad Surprises 6-Year-Old Son at Saylor Elementary School Story Time


When Jayden Moree, 6, sat down with his class in the Saylor Elementary School library, he thought he was in store for a regular story time. He had no idea that his dad, Trevor Moree, was hiding behind the bookcase to surprise him after being deployed in Japan for 9 months.

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Lowell Troopers Participate In Shop With A Cop

IN-State-Police-Shop-with-a-Cop-2017Indiana State Police were happy to participate last Saturday morning, December 16th, 2017, with the Indiana Black Troopers Association in a “Shop With A Cop” event at the Portage Walmart.

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