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GUEST COMMENTARY: Are you ready to face disaster?

GUEST COMMENTARY: Are you ready to face disaster?

Northwest Indiana is a wonderful place to live and raise a family. We are able to enjoy the changing seasons, sometimes in a single 24-hour period. Our unpredictable weather can be a source of enjoyment, or it can wreak havoc. A few weeks ago, several blocks in South Haven had four feet of w…

September 21, 2014 12:00 am Photos


United Way announces new partnership with area golf courses

PORTER COUNTY | United Way of Porter County is pleased to announce a new partnership with six local golf courses: The Course at Aberdeen, The Brassie Golf Club, Creekside Golf Course, Duck Creek Golf Course, Forest Park Golf Course, and River Pointe Country Club.

May 31, 2012 10:38 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Unite with us to address many human needs

GUEST COMMENTARY: Unite with us to address many human needs

Last year was a roller coaster ride of a year, and 2012 looks to be just as exciting. This annual edition of NWI Now! provides us the opportunity to look back and reflect on the events of 2011, and more importantly, to make plans to improve this year.

February 19, 2012 12:00 am Photos


United Way of Porter County honors Valparaiso University with Community Excellence Award

United Way of Porter County honors Valparaiso University with Community Excellence Award

Left to right, Dr. Mark Heckler, President of Valparaiso University; Dr. Jon Kilpinen, Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences and United Way Board Member; and Sharon A. Kish, President of United Way of Porter County, gather at the quarterly V.U. Leadership Forum.

February 14, 2012 2:23 pm
United Way of Porter County honors Valparaiso University with Community Excellence Award

United Way of Porter County honors Valparaiso University with Community Excellence Award

VALPARAISO | After presenting to the Valparaiso University President's Leadership Forum in September of last year, United Way of Porter County was invited to return to the Leadership Forum's 1st quarterly meeting of 2012 to report on progress made with V.U.'s internal Annual United Way Campa…

February 14, 2012 2:18 pm

GUEST COMMENTARY: Porter County must work with others for good

What is the voice of Porter County? Do we speak with one voice? Are we a choir singing in unison, or are we a collection of voices sounding like the Tower of Babel instead?

November 01, 2009 12:00 am

United Way agencies flood region with help

Northwest Indiana is recovering from the torrential rains on Sept. 13 and 14. Almost 17,000 households in Northwest Indiana sustained damage and have registered with FEMA. Monday is the last day to register with FEMA at

November 23, 2008 12:00 am

Leadership of area youths shows us living united

"Be the change that you want to see in the world."

March 16, 2008 12:00 am

Volunteers are what makes U.S., Porter County great

The morning of Friday, Aug. 24, arrived early but certainly not bright. It had been raining for days, streets were underwater, basements flooded, trees and power lines down, and many people were without electricity. More rain and storms were forecast for the entire weekend.

September 02, 2007 12:00 am

Volunteers are improving residents' lives

One of my favorite commentators on life, Erma Bombeck, wrote, "Volunteers are the only human beings on the face of the Earth who reflect this nation's compassion, unselfish caring, patience, and just plain love for one another."

April 29, 2007 12:00 am

Regional collaboration is flourishing

Moving to Porter County five years ago, I heard the term "balkanization" used to describe the invisible boundaries between cities and counties and institutions. I heard the stories about lack of trust and cooperation. However, regional collaboration in Northwest Indiana is flourishing.

November 05, 2006 12:00 am

Day of Caring offers something for everyone

Do you know a company, a family or a group that is always involved in community activities and wondered how they got started? You can be that business, family, group or that person by accepting this invitation to participate in the annual United Way Day of Caring, which will be held Friday, …

July 09, 2006 12:00 am

United Ways helping residents address obesity

In 2005, the three United Ways in Northwest Indiana embarked on a historic regional collaboration called the 4 Community Healthcare Project. Funding was provided by the Lilly Endowment through the Indiana Association of United Ways.

March 19, 2006 12:00 am

Sept. 11's legacy is a strong sense of community

Sept. 11, July 4, June 6, Dec. 7, Nov. 22. There are certain dates in the American psyche that evoke emotional responses that transcend the historical significance of those dates. We feel sadness, grief, pride, patriotism, anger, gratitude and our human connectedness when we remember the eve…

September 11, 2005 12:00 am

Thank you for helping your community

Last fall, I asked each of you to give help and restore hope to almost 60,000 people in Porter County by investing your time and financial resources in United Way of Porter County. I am overwhelmed with gratitude for your extraordinary generosity. You answered the call.

May 01, 2005 12:00 am

As seen from here. Help save Hammond's Public Access

Sharon Kish, a Schererville resident, has been involved with Public Access

December 17, 1995 12:00 am
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