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Portage Food Pantry Grateful for Longtime Support from VFW

portage-food-pantry-grateful-for-longtime-support-from-vfwPortage Township Food Pantry wishes to acknowledge the ongoing, generous support of Post 7760, the Portage chapter of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Through monthly donations, the post has donated over $3000 to the pantry over the last three years. It is heartwarming to see that these veterans, who have given so much for the defense of our country, are still giving to help their community.

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Westville Resident Perseveres to Graduate and Looks Forward to a Promising Future


When Chanel Rodgers Valentine was granted her bachelor’s degree during the recent Purdue University Northwest commencement ceremony on the Westville Campus, she fulfilled a goal she set many years ago.

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Haley Crnarich Named to Dean's List at Saint Mary's College

Saint-Marys-CollegeHaley Crnarich of Portage was named to the Dean's List for the spring 2017 semester at Saint Mary's College.

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Porter County Aging and Community Services Employees Win Chance to “Take a Break with McDonald’s”


On Wednesday morning, the dedicated staff of Porter County Aging and Community Services walking into their office at 1005 N. Campbell Street found a welcome treat to brighten their busy day as the smiling crew of a local Valparaiso McDonald’s had laid out a table full of salads and Signature Crafted Sandwiches for them to enjoy.

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Summertime is the Perfect Time to Bring Your Bikes on the South Shore Line!


Imagine taking your bike to the Indiana Dunes for the day and biking along their beautiful trails or spending the day in Chicago without having to worry about utilizing expensive transportation throughout the city. These are just two of many realities made possible by the Bikes on Trains program offered by the South Shore Line.

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IU Northwest Professor’s Theories Internationally Recognized as Essential Reading for Social Policy, Community Planners

IUN-Earl-JonesWhen scholars, students and community planners seek out reference books to learn more about social policy and community development, it’s likely they’ll turn to the work of Earl Jones, Ph.D., Indiana University Northwest Associate Professor of Minority Studies, Sociology and Public and Environmental Affairs.

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This July Fourth Holiday, Indiana State Police Reminds You to Designate a Sober Driver

Indiana-State-Police-logoThis Fourth of July, as we celebrate our country’s birthday, thousands of Hoosier families will take to their cars, driving to barbecues, picnics, lakes and pool parties. As you plan your drive home from summer festivities, Indiana State Police reminds drivers that one drink can be too many and that Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving.

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Consolidation Plans for Hammond City and Lake Superior Courts

rot5Hammond Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. has announced that on January 9, 2017 the Hammond City Council voted and he approved an ordinance to consolidate the Hammond City Court with Lake Superior Court in a cost cutting move. Under the terms of the approved ordinance, Hammond City Court will cease to operate as of January 1, 2019. The City of Hammond and Lake Superior Court have been working tirelessly to ensure that the transition is smooth and efficient.

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2017 Northwest Indiana Graduation Station


Of all the events we see throughout the year, graduations and commencements are the ones that most embody our good news mission. To see all the hard work put in and out of the classroom by students, parents, teachers, coaches, families and friends culminate in one event, with everyone across the school celebrating the same thing, it's just awesome.

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Hannah’s Hope Kicks Off Summer With Their Annual Hannah’s Family Picnic


It wouldn’t be summertime without a family picnic with the sun in the sky, good food, and fun activities for the whole family. Hannah’s Hope kicked off summer with their annual Hannah’s Family Picnic.

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2,911 Purdue University Northwest Students Earn Academic Honors

Purdue-Northwest-colorSome 2,911 Purdue University Northwest undergraduate students earned 2017 spring semester academic honors.

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