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Michigan City 2018 Spring Clean-Up


The Michigan City, Refuse Department will conduct its Annual Spring Clean-Up beginning on March 26, 2018. The Refuse Department requests that all residents separate the debris that is to be discarded into the following three (3) categories:

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Disc Golfing Gems in Northwest Indiana


As the relentless Northwest Indiana winter still clings to its last days, disc golf enthusiasts can be seen slinging frisbees in all climates across Northwest Indiana. Disc golf is a sport that can’t be contained in a court or flat field. It’s a game that takes the player down winding paths in the woods and across breezy prairies and ravines. On lucky occasions, one my even be joined by deer, rabbits and other woodland residents. Beyond that, this is a great sport for those looking for fun, low-to-moderate exercise. A distinguished thing that all disc golfers share is the appreciation of outdoor beauty, in which much can be found in The Region.

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Visclosky Announces EPA Awards for Hanover and Tri-Creek School Corporations

Congressman-Visclosky-HeadshotCongressman Visclosky announced today that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has selected the Hanover Community School Corporation and the Tri-Creek School Corporation to receive awards to clean up their school buses.

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Porter County Career and Technical Center, Homestead High School Earn Top Honors in 2018 IASB High School Broadcasting Competition Awards


Porter County Career and Technical Center won Television School of the Year and Homestead High School won Radio School of the Year at the 2018 Indiana Association of School Broadcasters (IASB) Awards Monday at the University of Indianapolis.

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Portage Township Schools Update, March 16, 2018


Aylesworth Elementary
Kindergarteners at Aylesworth Elementary celebrating Dr. Suess week doing fun activities, dressing up, and trying green eggs and ham! The kids and teachers had so much fun!

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Trends in Higher Education - Part 3: The Changing Dynamic


Higher education is changing. Fast. From the increasing competition in the work force, to changes in enrollment types and levels, American colleges and universities are having to adapt to an increasingly diverse and rapidly evolving society. In that vein, we asked four of the prominent universities in the Region how they plan on meeting these challenges in 2018.

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South Shore Line Service Advisory: St. Patrick's Day 2018


In an effort to accommodate an expected increase in ridership, the South Shore Line will offer additional capacity and an extra passenger train on Saturday, March 17, 2018.

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Portage High School Senior Earns Five Microsoft Certification

Portage-IndiansPortage High School senior Marc Biggs is a true “expert” in his field, and he has the certifications to prove it.

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Much Good News to be Shared at Hobart’s State of the City Address


The expansion of a beloved candy factory, a public transit system, and building up an eco-friendly city are just some major highlights on the City of Hobart’s horizon.

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Assistance Still Available After Statewide Temporary Suspension on Disconnects Ends March 15, 2018

rot1Bill payment assistance will still be available after the state’s moratorium on disconnecting electric and natural gas service during the winter for eligible customers ends March 15.

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Portage High School Porta-Botz! Team Wins State Title; Middle School Team State Runnerup

Portage-High-School-Porta-Botz-Team-Wins-State-Title-2018The Portage Porta-Botz! Robotics Organization is sending two teams to the VEX World Competition after a high school team won the state title and a middle school team was the state runner-up.

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