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Portage High School’s Business Professionals of America Chapter Compete in 2017 Region 1 Competition

Portage-High-Schools-BPA-Compete-in-2017-Region-1-CompetitionSaturday, December 9, 2017, Portage High School’s Business Professionals of America Chapter traveled to Kankakee Valley High School in Wheatfield, Indiana to compete in Region 1 competition and as always, Portage High School shinned brightly.

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PNW Graduate Finds Involvement on Campus Pivotal


When Jasmine Cervik decided to pursue a degree in business at Purdue University Northwest (PNW), she did not anticipate her journey would be quite so interesting. As she graduates, Friday, Dec. 8, with a bachelor’s degree in management coupled with a minor in creative writing, she is now eager to take on the workforce and face new challenges. But if she has learned one thing for certain, it’s that being open and involved are the keys to success.

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Hobart Holiday Market Sparks Holiday Spirit and Christmas Shopping


On Sunday, Hobart hosted its 10th Annual Holiday Market at the Hobart Police Court Complex through the morning and afternoon. Nearly 70 vendors from the Region, as well as a few from Michigan and the Chicagoland area, came out to the market to showcase an array of one-of-a-kind, handcrafted items for community members to peruse and buy as gifts for loved ones for the holidays.

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Purdue University Northwest Continues Legacy of Excellence at 2017 Fall Graduations


When it comes to Purdue University Northwest, there’s no doubt that each student who walks across the stage for their diploma will take the world by storm. The two December Commencements on Saturday featured 476 participating graduates at the Hammond campus. Combined with the Westville campus graduation on Friday, a whopping total of 1,216 graduates received their diplomas at the 2017 Fall Graduation.

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CCSJ Open House Gives Attendees Warm Welcome to Campus


High school seniors experienced Calumet College of St. Joseph’s perfect blend of NWI industry and down-to-earth Hoosier hospitality at the school’s open house on Saturday.

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VNA Honors Passed Loved Ones at Tree Lighting Ceremony


Friends and family gathered at Christ Lutheran Church in Valparaiso on Tuesday evening at the VNA’s annual Tree Lighting Ceremony to honor and remember loved ones during the holiday season.

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Purdue University Northwest December Commencement Sees Fresh Group of Alumni Ready to Go Change the World

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Over the years, Purdue University Northwest has seen hundreds upon hundreds of graduates walk across its stage and into the next chapter of their lives. The December Commencement on Friday evening was truly a show of university pride as students celebrated the culmination of all of their hard work along with faculty, family and friends.

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Portage Township Schools Update, December 8, 2017


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It's Nutcracker Season!!! Myers second graders studied E.T.A. Hoffman's story of the Nutcracker and listened to Tchaikovsky's music in class. They culminated their study by attending the Indiana Youth Ballet's production of the Nutcracker! Tis the season...

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Team Chevy Brings Holiday Fun With Cocoa For Christmas Crafting Night


The Team Chevy "Cocoa for Christmas Crafting Night" was the perfect gathering for the season and was filled with creative activities and delicious food. Thursday evening, families and friends enjoyed each other’s company as they learned how to create different holiday crafts and decorations. The month of December can be a busy and stressful month for many, but after this event everyone took some time to appreciate the beauty of the season.

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Porter County Law Enforcement No Shave November Raises More Than $11,000 to Support Community

United-Way-PC-LogoLaw enforcement officers from the Porter County Sheriff’s Office and the Valparaiso Police Department participated in No Shave November raising more than $11,000 to benefit their community.

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Area Diaper Need Filled by Franciscan, County and Local Efforts

Area-Diaper-Need-Filled-by-Franciscan-County-and-Local-EffortsSome 7,000 diapers have been collected for distribution to needy Lake County families through a partnership between Franciscan Health hospitals in Hammond, Dyer and Munster and the Nurse-Family Partnership of Lake County.

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