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Northwest Indiana McDonald's Operators' #PeppermintForPNW Raises Nearly $700 for Purdue Northwest Future Leaders Scholarships


A cup of coffee can accomplish a lot. It can jump start a day, it can bring people together, and for Northwest Indiana McDonald's Operators (NIMO), it can help support education in Northwest Indiana.

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1st Source Bank, American Heart Association Bring CPR Education into the Homes of La Porte, Porter County Residents with ‘CPR Anytime Kits’

1st-Source-Check-Presentation-2017On Friday, 1st Source Bank invited representatives from the American Heart Association of Northwest Indiana to their Valpo Circle Banking Center to present them with a check for $7,500, which will be used to provide CPR Anytime Kits within the communities that 1st Source serves.

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Northwest Indiana Mayors Roundtable: 2016 in Review and a Look Ahead to 2017

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To kick off 2017, Hobart Mayor Brian K. Snedecor, Hammond Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr., and Whiting Mayor Joe Stahura met with Ideas In Motion Media CEO Chris Mahlman for a roundtable discussion at the "Great News" Studio.

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Hannah’s Hope Holds 6th Annual Pop Tab Collection

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As the 6th annual Hannah’s Hope Pop Tab Collection took place on Saturday, a friendly competition between Porter County schools concluded at the South Haven McDonald’s here in Valparaiso. Participating students, along with their families and principals, celebrated their hard work with a meet-and-greet from Ronald McDonald and some ice cream.

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Portage Parks Hosts Another Memorable Daddy Daughter Dance

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The Portage Department of Parks and Recreation had another incredible Daddy Daughter Dance this year.

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Calumet College of Saint Joseph Welcoming St. Joseph's College Students


The suspension of traditional academic programming at Saint Joe’s is painful for all of us at Calumet College of St. Joseph as well. As you may know, we, too, were founded by the Missionaries of the Precious Blood. In fact, we opened our doors in 1951 as an outreach initiative sponsored by Saint’s Joseph’s College. The loss of our sister institution is painful for all of us.

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Portage Township Schools Update, February 10, 2017


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Xiuxiu Wang was recognized as a Young Citizen Award winner. She worked hard through her years at Kyle and demonstrated the PTS Critical and Core Values.

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Rain Barrel Grant Helps Schools, Organizations Reduce Storm Water Runoff

Rain-Barrel-Grant-Helps-Schools-Organizations-Reduce-Storm-Water-RunoffSchool and community organizations in Porter County are invited to apply for a grant that can give them up to two rain barrels to be installed in public spaces to become active stewards of local watershed water quality.

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Saturday is the Last Day to Register for Portage YMCA Spring Aquatics Program

Portage-YMCA-Spring-Aquatics-Program-2017We are currently registering for our Spring I Session that runs February 19 through April 15. Those registering for our Intro to Competitive Swim Class will automatically be invited to our Fun Swim Meet to be held on Friday, March 10th and is only open to those who have recently been enrolled in advanced swim classes and are invited by a YMCA Instructor.

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23 Middle School & High School Teams Competing at PNW’s Hammond Campus

Purdue-Northwest-colorTwenty-three student teams from 18 middle schools and high schools will compete in the Purdue University Northwest regional Science Olympiad Saturday (2/11) at PNW’s Hammond Campus.

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Water Quality Workshops Aim to Reduce Human Impact on Lake Michigan

Recycling-Porter-County-rainbarrel-2017Porter County residents who live in the Lake Michigan watershed are eligible for a free or reduced price rain barrel when they attend one of three water quality workshops, sponsored by Porter County Recycling & Waste Reduction. Quantities are limited.

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