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The South Haven Boys and Girls Club of Greater Northwest Indiana Welcomes Dads and Daughters to a Royal Night at the Annual Daddy Daughter Dance


A “Royal Night” it was at the Boys and Girls Club of the Greater Northwest Indiana. The first annual Daddy Daughter Dance began with delicious food and pictures that Saturday night as all the little girls dressed up in their prettiest dresses for the big event as they were escorted by their dads. The dance was an exciting way for families to make new memories in a fun and safe environment.

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Trivia Night is a Total Knockout Success for the Portage YMCA


On Friday, trivia masters gathered in Woodland Park for Portage Township YMCA’s Total Knockout Trivia Night. The event is quickly becoming a community favorite, featuring costumes, tacos, drinks, and a lively trivia contest.

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Portage Township Schools Update, April 6, 2018


Cadets from Portage Marine Corps JROTC assisted the staff of North Shore Health Centers for their annual Easter Eggstravaganza on 25 March 2018. Pictured in the various photos are cadets Britanie Vukobratovich, Giana Vespo, McKenzie Hacker, Jaime Valentas & Malyn Anderson.

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Franciscan Health Michigan City: Donation Eases Pain of Child Loss


Mike and Meagan Wizceb (center), of Elburn, Ill., recently donated a Cuddle Cot to the Franciscan Health Michigan City Family Birthing Center. The couple began their charitable efforts after the loss of a son, Wyatt, and began an organization called, Wishes for Wyatt, which raises money to donate Cuddle Cots to hospitals; and for HEALing Embrace, which produces the cots. The device allows grieving families to spend more time with their child as they process the loss.

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Keeping Kids Healthy, Active and Engaged This Summer

Keeping-Kids-Healthy-Active-and-Engaged-This-SummerSummer is a time when children can let their imaginations run wild! From creating their own to plays to building forts in the backyard, there’s no limit to what kids can dream up—provided their properly supported.

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Portage Robotics Students Awarded Scholarships in 2018


Portage high school seniors Niko Janes, Payton Bailey, Connor Edwards, Scott Watson, and Josh Meiss each earned $10,000 scholarships to Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in Terre Haute, Indiana for winning the Indiana VEX Robotics State Championships last month.

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Bailly Elementary Second Grade Students Raise Funds for United Way Reading Buddies Program


The Bailly Elementary Sweet Treat Factory this year will make and sell roughly 3,000 chocolate-covered pretzels. The pretzels will be made by 93 second graders. The fundraiser provides hands-on learning about how a business runs from start to finish. Each child submits a job application, works a job, advertises and fills orders. This positive learning experience promotes teamwork, pride and commitment to helping others.

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Indiana University Northwest Hosts 2018 Chancellor's Commission for Community Engagement


Indiana University Northwest hosted their spring 2018 Chancellor’s Commission for Community Engagement installment on Wednesday morning, at their John W. Anderson Library Conference Center.

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South Shore Line to Make Rail Travel Even Safer with Positive Train Control (PTC)


At the South Shore Line (SSL), safety is our highest priority. To further enhance our safety efforts, The SSL will be implementing (along with all other passenger railroads in the US) Positive Train Control (PTC) technology across their entire network.

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Getting to Know the Mayors: Favorite Teachers, Music, and Moments


Great Mayors seem to be a staple in Northwest Indiana. While their politics and decisions get discussed and highlighted each and every day, the lighter side of the mayoral job often gets overlooked. From embarrassing moments to the songs they’re listening and singing along to, we took a moment to ask a few Region mayors some lighthearted questions, hoping to get to know them a little better than before.

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Free United Way Tax Preparation Service Appointments Are Still Available Through Monday, April 16, 2018


The United Way of Porter County Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program is still accepting appointments for the 2018 tax season.

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