At the crossroads

Marriage Mill couple found for June wedding at Old Lake Courthouse

2014-03-27T00:00:00Z 2014-06-18T11:29:03Z Marriage Mill couple found for June wedding at Old Lake CourthouseBy Sue Reed Times Columnist
March 27, 2014 12:00 am  • 

The Crossroads Regional Chamber of Commerce has found a couple to get married at the annual Marriage Mill celebration during the Food & Arts Festival on June 20 in downtown Crown Point.

Congratulations to Karla N. Ortegon and Craig D. Hoskins, the lucky couple who will be getting hitched.

One million thanks

Through the Thank A Million Teachers initiative, Farmers Insurance is committing $1 million to support classroom teachers and education programs nationwide. Farmers Insurance will award grants up to $2,500 to teachers to buy school supplies through or apply it toward professional certification programs through the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards.

You can post a thank you note to a teacher that made a difference in your community, your life or the lives of your family members at Any teacher that has been thanked can submit a proposal for one of several grants awarded throughout the year. During March, May, July, September and November, give more thanks by voting on your favorite proposals.

For more information, call Connie at (219) 213-2060.

Future of health care

The University of St. Francis Crown Point will continue its free “Future of” lecture series with a presentation on the Affordable Care Act. “The Future of Healthcare: ACA Provisions and Terminology,” will be presented  from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. April 14 at Crown Point High School, 1500 S. Main St.  

Attorney and Indiana State Nursing Association Director of Policy and Advocacy Blayne Miley will lead professionals and practitioners to a deeper understanding of the act and its impact on services and client care. His presentation will focus on Indiana’s approach to Medicaid expansion, insurance marketplaces and the unique terminology as a result of the act. A question-and-answer session will follow.

Register at by April 13. Franciscan Alliance, Community Healthcare System, Methodist Hospitals and University of St. Francis Crown Point are sponsors.

Living history

The South Shore Civil War Memorial Trail exhibit, “Region United, Nation Divided: Following Lincoln,” will feature living history demonstrations from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 12-13 and April 26-27 at the Indiana Welcome Center, 7770 Corinne Drive, Hammond.

Re-enactors from the 20th Indiana Infantry Company B will discuss a soldier’s life during the Civil War and life at an encampment, share knowledge of the loading and firing of Civil War-era weapons and answer questions.

Visitors may view the film “Saving Lincoln” in the In-Vision Theater at 1 p.m. each day. It is based on the true story of Abraham Lincoln and his close friend, Ward Hill Lamon, Lincoln’s self-appointed body guard following the first assassination attempt on Lincoln’s life.

The film runs 101 minutes and is free to watch. Call (219) 989-7770.

Sue Reed is president and CEO of Crossroads Regional Chamber of Commerce. Reach her at (219) 769-8180 or Opinions expressed are solely those of the writer.

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