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Franciscan Health Volunteers Team Up with Habitat for Humanity for 2017 Home Build


On Friday morning, Habitat For Humanity of Northwest Indiana and Franciscan Health Crown Point partnered together for the first time to complete a home wall build for an upcoming project, continuing their dedication to bettering the lives of others in Northwest Indiana.

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Portage Dog Park at Woodland Park is a Great Place for Dogs!


On a sunny Friday afternoon, a group of dogs run together at the Portage Dog Park, located in Woodland Park, and it was clear they are familiar with each other and having a great time. Their owners gathered around picnic tables in the park, chatting and watching the spectacle.

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Franciscan Health Crown Point: Volunteers Pitch in to Help a Hospital Family Member

Franciscan-Health-Crown-Point-Volunteers-Pitch-in-to-Help-a-Hospital-Family-MemberFranciscan Health Crown Point employee volunteers construct wall frames April 21 for a Habitat for Humanity Home that will be built in May in Lowell for a needy hospital employee and family.

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Portage Township Schools Update, April 21, 2017


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Mrs. Mathisen's 3rd gr. class had a program on rocks with Michelle Benson from the Porter County Soil and Water Conservation.

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Indiana State Police Community Message: Why Use Seat belts? Because They Save Lives!

Indiana-State-Police-Belt-Up-for-LifeWe’ve heard the excuses. They wrinkle my clothes. It doesn’t fit me right. If my car is on fire after a crash I don’t want to be trapped in a seatbelt. I wasn’t traveling that far. Troopers that have worked the road for even a short period of time can easily recount having heard these and similar excuses for not wearing a seatbelt. The truth is, there are no excuses.

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Portage High School Hosts 22nd Annual ACES Banquet

Portage-High-School-Hosts-22nd-Annual-ACES-Banquet_01Portage High School was proud to host its 22nd Annual ACES (Academic Champions Excelling in School) Banquet, recognizing the top 30 students of the graduating class and the educators who inspired them.

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Horseshoe Casino Hammond Made Easter Extra Special for Children at the Carmelite Home


For the second year in a row, Horseshoe Casino Hammond partnered with St. Joseph’s Carmelite Home in East Chicago to give the children of Carmelite an incredible Easter experience.

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Porter County Parks & Recreation Announces Brincka Cross Land Acquisition

rot4Porter County Parks & Recreation is pleased to announce that on April 14, 2017, Porter County Park Board President Rich Hudson executed the closing documents to acquire 15 acres adjacent to Brincka Cross Gardens. The Parks are planning to add a much-needed parking lot on the property and maintain the rest for conservation and accessibility purposes.

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Duneland Chamber Presents Chesterton Parks Department With Donation

Duneland-Chamber-Presents-Chesterton-Parks-Department-With-Donation-2017The Duneland Chamber of Commerce presented Chesterton Parks Department head Bruce Mathias with a donation check from a portion of the proceeds of their second annual Corkscrew & Brew festival this March.

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Strack & Van Til Donates $2,500 to Hospice of the Calumet Area

Strack-and-Van-Til-Donates-2500-to-Hospice-of-the-Calumet-AreaOn Monday, April 17th, Strack & Van Til made a $2,500 donation to Hospice of the Calumet Area's Seeds of Hope benefit for new beds at the William J. Riley residence. The check was presented by Ashleigh Marlow (from left) to Friends of Hospice president Kim Modigell and development director Jenifer Vargo-Okamura.

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Celebrate Cream and Crimson on Wednesday and Get Ready for IU Day 2017!


Tomorrow will be a 24-hour long IU-loving, , celebrating, kind of day! And those of us who don those cream and crimson colors with pride: we can’t wait!

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