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Central Elementary Students Discuss American Flag Mosaic

Central-Elementary-Art-MosaicFifth grade students at Central Elementary in Portage, critiqued this American flag mosaic during their art class this past Thursday, September 11th. This piece was created in honor of of the events that took place September 11, 2001. The discussion was a good time of reflection on that historic day, as well as a discussion on what makes it a successful piece of art.

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Portage High School Marine Corps JROTC Provides 4-Cadet Color Guard for Patriot Brunch in Crown Point

PHSCrestPortage High School Marine Corps JROTC provided a 4-Cadet Color Guard for the Patriot Brunch in Crown Point on Sunday, Sept. 7 at the Old Lake Court House. The event kicked off Patriot Week in Crown Point, which commemorates the attacks of 9/11. PHS MCJROTC was proud to support such an event and the Cadets had an opportunity to meet Major General Dean Sangalis, USMC (Ret) and U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky.

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Two Employees of Porter Regional Hospital Recognized with Diamond Award

Diamond-Awards 1Leanne Conner Gastro, Intestinal Technician of the Center for Digestive Health (Endo Labs), and Barbara (Barby) Alfredson, Environmental Services (EVS) Technician, of the New Porter Regional Hospital were both recently named Diamond Award Winners.

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IKORCC Carpenters Build Home for Injured Veteran

INDIKORCC-Carpenters-build-home-for-injured-veteranLocal 435 of the Indiana/Kentucky/Ohio Regional Council of Carpenters (IKORCC) teamed up with H.O.N.O.R.S. (Housing Our Nation’s Outstanding Returning Soldiers) and various charities to rebuild a home for a disabled Afghanistan war veteran.

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Local Carpenters Build Wheelchair Ramp for Fellow Member

IKORCC-carpenters-build-wheelchair-rampOn September 6, Millwright Local 1076 and Carpenters Local 232 of the Indiana/Kentucky/Ohio Regional Council of Carpenters (IKORCC) donated time and skills to build a wheelchair ramp for a fellow Local 1076 brother.

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Porter County Parks Launches National Campaign

rot3The Porter County Parks & Recreation “Fund Sunset” campaign launched on Tuesday at 6 p.m. on This campaign is part of a national 45 day campaign where parks departments throughout the country will work to raise funds for various projects.

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St. Francis Church, Porter County Animal Shelter and Best Buddies Pet Pantry Link for Blessing of the Pets

Porter-County-Animal-Shelter-LogoContinuing a tradition of many years, St. Francis’ Episcopal Church will have a Blessing of the Pets Saturday October 4th from 10:00am to 12:00pm on the church grounds at 237 E. Porter Ave., Chesterton (one mile east of Hwy 49). The event is open to all in the community who want to bring their pet to be blessed by Fr. Thomas Kincaid and presented with a St. Francis medallion. The pets should be appropriately leashed or confined.

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