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Pride of Portage Marching Band Received a Gold Rating at the ISSMA Open Class "A" Northern Regional


The Pride of Portage Marching Band received a Gold Rating at the Indiana State School Music Association (ISSMA) Open Class "A" Northern Regional held at Chesterton High School on Saturday, October 14th. The band also finished in the top ten in Class "A" and will advance to the Semi-State Competition.

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Candace’s Region Rotary Round-Up: Crown Point


Rotary is a global network of 1.2 million neighbors, friends, leaders, and problem solvers who come together to make positive, lasting change in communities at home and abroad. Over the years, Rotarians have taken on global causes ranging from literacy and peace to water and health, but most often, it is the work done locally that has the greatest impact on you, the community members reading this article.

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What a Treat at Zao Island's Trunk or Treat!


On Sunday, Children and families dressed up in their best costumes and were entertained by the many activities that Zao Island had to offer at it's Trunk-or-Treat event. With haunted miniature golf, hayrides, a costume contest, and a trunk-or-treat path, there was no better place to spend the evening. No matter what age, Zao Island was the perfect place to bring together families and friends.

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Portage Township Schools Update, October 13, 2017


Aylesworth Elementary
The kindergarten team at Aylesworth has been very busy the last few weeks helping their students stretch their brains and learn new things. They have been talking about Growth Mindset, using their smart boards, and working on their reading skills. Always working hard over here at Aylesworth!

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Public Opinions Heard on Proposed South Shore Double Track for Northwest Indiana


The Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District (NICTD) held its second Open House Public Hearing at the Blue Chip Casino concerning the proposed Double Track Northwest Indiana project (DT-NWI) on Thursday evening. The event’s purpose was to open the project up to the public so that anyone in the community who has questions about the proposal could ask them.

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Portage High School Juniors Attend AIST Engineering Seminar at PNW


Last Friday, a group of PLTW Juniors attended the 10th Annual Association for Iron and Steel Technology (AIST) High School Engineering Seminar at Purdue Northwest in Hammond.

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Myers Elementary School, Gritty to the Core

Myers-Elementary-School-Gritty-to-the-Core“How gritty are you?”
Has anyone ever asked you this question? If you’re a Portage student, chances are you have been asked by a teacher, principal, or fellow classmate. PTS focuses on a core value each month and GRIT is this month’s focus. Grit is defined as “Courage and resolve; strength of character.”

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Franciscan Health Crown Point: Hallmark Store Brings Children Cheer

franciscan-health-crown-point-hallmark-store-brings-children-cheerLittle Green Apple Hallmark of Crown Point recently donated more than 300 Itty Bitty plush, stuffed animals to the Prenatal Assistance program at St. Clare Health Clinic in Crown Point. “For the last several weeks, we invited customers to purchase an Itty Bitty and then the store would donate an Itty Bitty for each one purchased. Many customers also donated the one they purchased when they learned it was to help local children,” said Linda O’Leary, right, store manager.

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Winter Heating Bills Forecasted to Remain Flat Compared to 2016

rot2Each year, NIPSCO and other energy providers across the nation provide a forecast for home heating bills during the upcoming five-month winter heating season. Based on current market price projections for natural gas and assuming normal winter weather, NIPSCO natural gas customers can expect relatively flat bills compared to last year during the same time.

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Volunteer Tax Preparers Sought for IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program

United-Way-PC-LogoAre you looking for a volunteer opportunity in Porter County? The United Way of Porter County is seeking volunteers to help elderly, moderate-to-low income Porter County residents file their federal and state income taxes for the 2017 tax year.

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City of Hammond Announces 2017 Trick-or-Treat Hours

rot5Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. has announced that the 2017 Trick-or-Treat hours for Halloween on Tuesday, October 31, will be from 5pm until 7pm.

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