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25 Cent Admission Prices offered at Dillinger Museum

John-Dillinger-MuseumThe John Dillinger Museum, located inside the historic Lake County Courthouse in Crown Point, Ind., will offer admission for $.25 to all individuals for the month of February. Residents and visitors are encouraged to take an interactive and historic tour through the life and times of John Dillinger as well as learn about the advancements made in crime fighting technology and the rise of the FBI – at the cost of a movie ticket in the 1930s.

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Get Help Filling Out FAFSA Financial Aid Application at 2017 ‘College Goal Sunday’

Purdue-Northwest-colorApplying for college financial aid is not complex and can be extremely beneficial. That’s the message of College Goal Sunday, a free, financial aid application assistance program, scheduled at 2 p.m., Feb. 12 at Purdue University Northwest’s Hammond and Westville Campuses and dozens of other Indiana locations. A complete list of sites can be accessed at www.collegegoalsunday.org/.

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PNW Receives $150,000 Strosacker Foundation Grant

Purdue-Northwest-colorThe Charles J. Strosacker Foundation recently extended a partnership with Purdue University Northwest by awarding a $150,000 grant to the Early Childhood Education baccalaureate degree program.

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Portage Township Schools to Hold 2017 Kindergarten Round-Up

Portage-Township-Schools-LogoKindergarten Round Up in the Portage Township Schools will be held on Wednesday, April 12, 2017, from 9:30 to 11:30 am and 5:30 to 7:00 pm, at each elementary school for children who will be five years of age on or before August 1, 2017. Parents may pre-register online prior to visiting the schools.

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Purdue Alumni Offering Scholarships to Students in 2017

PurdueLogoThe Purdue Alumni Club of Northwest Indiana would like to announce that its 2017 scholarship application is now available.

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NIPSCO Presents $15,000 Incentive Check to AM Stabilizers for Energy Saving Efforts

rot1The NIPSCO Energy Efficiency Program presented AM Stabilizers with a check worth more than $15,000 in rebates and incentives. The funds were applied towards the company’s conversion of 134 fluorescent high bay fixture warehouse lights to a high efficiency LED motion-controlled lighting system.

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Public Invited to Enjoy Kiwanis Club Speakers in 2017

Public-Invited-to-Enjoy-Portage-Kiwanis-Club-Speakers-2017Members of Portage Kiwanis Club invite the community to attend breakfast club meetings to learn about the club and enjoy the guest speakers. “We have a great line up of speakers”, states John Peterson, club member, “we’d like more people to be able to take advantage of the presentations and learn all about what is happening in our city”.

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Portage Township Schools Update, January 27, 2017


Aylesworth Elementary
Our kindergarten team has been busy teaching Growth Mindset, writing pen pal letters, and working with their 5th grade reading buddies!

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Mayor McDermott's 2017 State of the City Address Touches on Upcoming Projects, Safety, and Quality of Life in the City of Hammond


Hammond Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. delivered his annual State of the City Address to members of the Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce on Thursday at Horseshoe Casino in Hammond. Instead of delivering a prepared speech, McDermott spoke on a broad range of topics presented to him by Chamber Executive Director Dave Ryan.

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National Recognition for PNW Administrator: Mont Handley Receives Prestigious Tibbetts Award for Small Business Innovation

National-recognition-for-PNW-administrator-2017The associate director of Purdue University Northwest’s Commercialization and Manufacturing Excellence Center (CMEC) recently received the nationally-recognized Tibbets Award for driving small business innovation, research and development.

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El Cantarito Makes Donation to Portage Exchange Club in 2017

El-Cantarito-Makes-Donation-to-Portage-Exchange-Club-2017On January 11, Portage’s El Cantarito Mexican Restaurant helped the Portage Exchange Club raise funds for their Needy Kids Christmas Shopping Project.

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