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Join the IKORCC for 2017 Career & Technical Education Open Houses


IKORCC-2017-Career-Technical-Education-Open-HousesWatch competitors battle in our Craft Skill Competitions, take a tour of the training center, visit vendor displays, meet elected officials, enjoy refreshments and much more!

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St. Peter Lutheran Church Announces New Assistant Music Director


St-Peter-Mario-SamaniegoSt. Peter Lutheran Church (LCMS) in Portage, Indiana, joyfully announces that Mario Samaniego has joined their Music Department as Assistant Music Director. He plays keyboards, bass, electric and acoustic guitar, drums and also sings.

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Roundtable Discussion on a Changing Government with Porter County Commissioner Jeff Good

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Porter County Commissioner Jeff Good recently met with Ideas In Motion Media (IIMM) CEO and Publisher Chris Mahlmann in the Great News Studio for a roundtable discussion on Porter County government and Good's level-headed business style approach to tackling problems throughout the county. 

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IU Northwest Offers Lean Six Sigma Certification for Business Students, Local Professionals


iun1Indiana University Northwest ‘s Lean Six Sigma (LSS) intermediate- and expert–level certifications are now available to business professionals in Northwest Indiana. Enrollees need not be IU Northwest students to take advantage of this coveted certification program.

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Annual Project Lead The Way Teaches First Generation College Students Importance of Team Work

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The first impression of Project Lead the Way is that it's a program for teenagers who are eager to become leaders. But it's much more than that; it's a collaboration between different generations, both striving for success.

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South Shore Line’s Kids Ride Free Program Makes Spring Break Travel Affordable

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With spring break right around the corner, the South Shore Line (SSL) is reminding riders about its Kids Ride Free program. Kids Ride Free is part of the SSL’s ongoing efforts to provide affordable and convenient transportation to and from communities throughout northcentral and northwest Indiana and Chicago.

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Indiana State Police Conduct Sobriety Checkpoints in Porter County


ISP-Porter-County-03-17-17Friday, evening, March 17th, Indiana State Police and the Northern Porter County Traffic Safety Partnership conducted a sobriety checkpoint on U.S. 20 and Waverly in Porter. Between 10:00 p.m. and 12:00 a.m., officers checked 219 drivers that passed through the checkpoint and didn’t find any impaired drivers. One driver was administered a portable breath test and passed. Officers also issued one traffic ticket and two warnings.

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PNW Receives $880,000+ Grant for Virtual Reality to Support Training for Digital Manufacturing Technologists


Chandramouli-MageshPurdue University Northwest has received an $881,425 grant from the National Science Foundation to provide training for digital manufacturing technologists.

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Hannah’s Hope Bowls with a Purpose

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Sunday, March 19 was a memorable day for Hannah’s Hope as they held their fifth annual Shamrock Shootout Bowling Tournament at the Inman's Fun and Party Center in Valparaiso. Families and friends were all invited to a day full of friendly competition while supporting a great cause.

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Portage Township Schools Update, March 17, 2017

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This weekend Mrs. Nadolski and myself, Miss Sheffer, had the pleasure to celebrate the artistic achievements of our Aylesworth students at the Arts-a-Budding Art Show at Valparaiso University’s Temple of the Resurrection. This year marked the 42nd year of the art show which was started in 1975, by Sandy Haspel.

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VNA Seeking Meals on Wheels Volunteers


rot1VNA Meals on Wheels needs volunteers for the Portage area. Interested in spending an hour or so once a week, once a month, or whatever fits in your schedule, helping deliver a hot, nutritious lunch to a homebound senior? Sometimes, the VNA Meals on Wheels volunteer is the only person that senior may see all day.

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