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Indiana-Kentucky-Ohio Regional Council of Carpenters Offers 40 $1,000 Scholarships - Deadline is March 17

ikorcc-communities Forty $1,000 scholarships will be awarded this year by the Indiana/Kentucky/Ohio Regional Council (IKORCC). Twenty of the scholarships are awarded based on scholastics and twenty by random drawing.

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Franciscan Health Crown Point: Nurse Lauded as Heroine by Patient

Franciscan-Health-Crown-Point-Nurse-Lauded-as-Heroine-by-PatientSandy Ring, left, an imaging department nurse at Franciscan Health Crown Point, is congratulated by Barbara Anderson, hospital president and chief executive officer, during a recent management meeting for Ring’s potentially life-saving efforts to help a Demotte man after she observed a suspicious-sounding cough when the patient reported for a CT scan. A subsequent lung scan revealed a pulmonary embolism. A short time later, the patient went to the Emergency Department and also received treatment from the cardiovascular unit staff.

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Portage Township Schools Update, March 10, 2017


Kyle Elementary
Istep celebration started with the good old "Kyle" cheer. Next was some of our Kyle teachers performing "Teachers Got Books". Last but not least, the high five tunnel to wish our 3rd-5th gr. good luck on their Istep!

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Public Compost Sites to Open March 27, 2017

Compost-piles-compressedThe Valparaiso compost site, 2150 W. Lincolnway, and the Boone Grove compost site, 400 West 550 South, will open for the season March 27, to give Porter County residents locations to drop off and recycle yard waste from spring yard cleanups.

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IU Northwest Professors among Winners for IU’s Regional Campus Grand Challenges Initiative

IU-Northwest-Professors-among-Winners-for-IUs-Regional-Campus-Grand-Challenges-InitiativeIndiana University Northwest announced that two faculty members are serving as co-principal investigators on a project selected as a winner by IU’s Regional Campus Grand Challenges Initiative. The program awards funds to regional campus faculty who are using multidisciplinary efforts that address complex challenges facing Indiana communities.

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Outstanding PNW Faculty, Staff, Student Awards Presented; Employment Tenure Recognized

Outstanding-PNW-Faculty-Staff-Student-Awards-Presented-Employment-Tenure-RecognizedPurdue University Northwest celebrated Monday (3/6) the one-year anniversary of its founding (March 4, 2016) in recognition of when the Higher Learning Commission officially approved the establishment of Purdue University Northwest via the unification of Purdue University Calumet and Purdue University North Central.

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Mayor Snedecor, Hobart Celebrates Successful Events, Resurging Downtown in State of the City Address


City of Hobart Mayor Brian Snedecor gave his annual State of the City Address on Wednesday to members of the Chamber of Commerce, heads of various departments and local business owners. Many in attendance, however, would have called it a celebration rather than an address.

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Woman’s Passion for Volunteering Shapes Greater Hammond Community Services

Womans-Passion-for-Volunteering-Shapes-Greater-Hammond-Community-ServicesFor some, volunteering is a part time engagement. For Cindy Bean, volunteering was her way of coping and ended up being her job at Greater Hammond Community Services.

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Hannah’s Hope's Dream for a Playground Close to Reality


It has been a long time in the making, but finally that dream is turning into reality. For the last five years the group of passionate, dedicated volunteers of Hannah’s Hope have been working towards the vision of a playground where children of all ages and abilities can play together.

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IU Northwest Arts and Sciences Building Opens This Summer

rot1Those who pass by the Indiana University Northwest campus as they drive down Broadway near 35th Street simply cannot avoid a glance at the towering façade of the much-anticipated Arts & Sciences building, under construction since 2015.

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Hobart Events: Help Make 2017 Better than Ever by Volunteering!


Every year, Hobart Events hosts dozens of special events and gatherings throughout the city. From weekly events like Summer on the Lake to annual events like The Great Hobart Hunt, and holiday-based events like Pumpkins in the Park, a lot of work goes in behind the scenes to create a seamless event with fun, family-friendly atmospheres.

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