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First Lady Karen Pence Awards Grant to Indiana Parenting Institute

First Lady Karen Pence Awards Grant to Indiana Parenting Institute

INDIANAPOLIS | First Lady Karen Pence hosted the second award reception for grant recipients of the Indiana First Lady’s Charitable Foundation at the Governor’s residence on Wednesday, where she awarded $15,000 to 19 organizations and charities that serve Hoosier families and children across…

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MHS Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) spread awareness

MHS Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) spread awareness

MERRILLVILLE | Members of Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) at Merrillville High School have planned several activities for the upcoming Red Ribbon Week Oct. 23-31.

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Dream Big Gymnastics grand opening, open house is Nov. 1

PORTAGE | Dream Big Gymnastics will hold a grand opening - open house 2 to 5 p.m. Nov. 1. The event will include games, raffle, bake sale and exhibition of competitive gymnasts and supervised time to try out the state of the art equipment.

October 23, 2014 4:54 pm
St. Mary's 4-H CyberCats Club designs craft to deliver food to natural disaster victims

St. Mary's 4-H CyberCats Club designs craft to deliver food to natural disaster victims

CROWN POINT | On Thursday, Oct. 9, youth in St. Mary's School’s 4-H CyberCats Club designed and built aerodynamic craft designed to deliver a payload of food to natural disaster victims as part of 4-H National Youth Science Day (4-H NYSD), the world’s largest, youth-led science experiment.

October 22, 2014 10:53 am

Court Appointed Youth Advocate training begins Nov. 13

MICHIGAN CITY | Training to become a Court Appointed Youth Advocate (CAYA) volunteer will begin on November 13 at Harmony House/CASA, 1005 Michigan Ave. This 3-part training curriculum will include information on the juvenile justice system, mentoring skills, substance abuse and mental healt…

October 21, 2014 11:50 am

Advance tickets available for Ladies Night Out – Thursday, Oct. 30

LAPORTE | The general public is invited to attend Leadership La Porte County’s first ever “Ladies Night Out” event, to be held Thursday, October 30, 2014 in the Eagle’s Nest at Portofino Grill (3233 North State Road 39 in La Porte) from 6:00pm to 9:00pm. This event will offer a fun environme…

October 21, 2014 11:41 am

Springfield Township Volunteer Fire Department announces Annual Fall Pancake Breakfast

MICHIGAN CITY | The Springfield Township Volunteer Fire Department, 7111 N 300 West, Michigan City is hosting their annual fall pancake breakfast and bake sale on Sunday, November 2, 2014 from 7:00 a.m. – 11:00 am. Tickets are $7.00 for adults, $3.00 for children (ages 6-12), children under …

October 21, 2014 11:29 am

Gov. Pence to Visit La Porte Chamber

LA PORTE | Indiana Governor Michael R. "Mike" Pence will meet with members of the Greater La Porte Chamber of Commerce and discuss economic development at a luncheon on Wednesday.

October 21, 2014 11:25 am

Gary Police escalate investigation in serial killer case

GARY | While Lake County law enforcement officials make preparations for a court appearance some time tomorrow by accused serial killer Darren Deon Vann, the Gary Police Department continues to escalate its investigation of the locations where the six bodies were found in the city over the weekend.

October 21, 2014 10:58 am

Coats collected for those in need

MICHIGAN CITY | Beginning Immediately, Michigan City residents can once again donate coats to those in need.

October 20, 2014 1:51 pm

Salk Elementary uses Legos to build ideas

MERRILLVILLLE | Salk Elementary School is starting the school year out following a theme: “The Lego State of Mind: Building with a sense of urgency through creativity and collaboration.”

October 20, 2014 1:45 pm
Ridge View fifth graders use Lego Robotics in classroom

Ridge View fifth graders use Lego Robotics in classroom

HOBART | When most people think of Legos, they think of toys. But in Ridge View Elementary School teacher Danielle Mckee’s fifth-grade class, her students think of them as a learning tool to show kids an educational and fun way of learning.

October 20, 2014 7:15 am Photos

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MIS celebrates Anti-Bullying in a Super way

MIS celebrates Anti-Bullying in a Super way

MERRILLVILLE | On Friday, Oct. 10, the Merrillville Intermediate School staff surprised students by dressing up as many different Superheroes as an introduction to its Anti-Bullying Week theme "Everyone can be a superhero.Stand up! Step forward! Stop bullying!"

October 13, 2014 6:32 pm Photos

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Pierce Middle School Karen Lauper recognized as Social Worker of the Year

Pierce Middle School Karen Lauper recognized as Social Worker of the Year

MERRILLVILLE | Pierce Middle School Social Worker Karen Lauper was honored Sept. 24 as Indiana’s 2014 School Social Worker of the Year.

October 13, 2014 6:24 pm
Students meet with reps

Students meet with reps

Chesterton High School counselors and about several CHS students meet with the Admissions representative from the University of Chicago.

October 09, 2014 4:18 pm
CHS school counselors "On the Go"

CHS school counselors "On the Go"

CHESTERTON | The Chesterton High School Guidance Department celebrated CollegeGo!Week during the last full week of September and activities will continue throughout the fall. CollegeGo!Week is an annual campaign in the state of Indiana to help Hoosier students plan for education beyond high …

October 09, 2014 4:14 pm

KV REMC to perform local service projects for IEC Community Day

WANATAH | On Friday, October 10, employees of electric power cooperatives throughout Indiana will spend the day performing services for charitable organizations, individuals in need, and their local communities as part of the Indiana Electric Cooperatives’ IEC Community Day.

October 08, 2014 4:40 pm

Fall Festival Saturday, Sunday at WRF Nursery and Garden Center

VALPARAISO | A Fall Festival will be held 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at WRF Nursery & Garden Center, 255 E. 150 S.

October 07, 2014 4:35 pm

Valparaiso Noon Kiwanis Club installs new officers for 2014-2015

VALPARAISO | The Valparaiso Noon Kiwanis Club celebrated the installation of new officers for the 2014-15 administrative year at its annual meeting. Walt Daiber of Purdue North Central was installed as Club President, Susan Brychell of the PNC Valparaiso Campus as President-Elect, and Jeff C…

October 02, 2014 1:17 pm

C.P. Rotary Club hosts Blues, Brews & BBQ fundraiser Oct. 11

CROWN POINT | The Crown Point Rotary Club will host its 10th annual Blues, Brews & BBQ Fundraiser from 4-10 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 11 at the Lake County Fairgrounds, Industrial Building located at 889 S. Court St.

October 01, 2014 3:45 pm
Unity Plaza Groundbreaking Ceremony in North Harbor slated for Oct. 7

Unity Plaza Groundbreaking Ceremony in North Harbor slated for Oct. 7

EAST CHICAGO | A new plaza is coming to East Chicago as part of Mayor Copeland’s aggressive plan to revitalize the community.

September 24, 2014 1:00 pm
St. Mary Catholic Community School Walk-A-Thon slated for Oct. 10

St. Mary Catholic Community School Walk-A-Thon slated for Oct. 10

CROWN POINT | On the morning of Friday, Oct. 10, students at St. Mary Catholic Community School will show their appreciation for their teachers by participating in a walk-a-thon. The walk-a-thon is organized by St. Mary’s Parish Council and Finance Council. The purpose of the walk is to show…

September 18, 2014 1:36 pm
Crown Point Community School Corporation awarded Continuing Worldwide Accreditation

Crown Point Community School Corporation awarded Continuing Worldwide Accreditation

CROWN POINT | Superintendent Dr. Teresa A. Eineman announced today that Crown Point Community School Corporation earned continuing accreditation from the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA CASI), an accreditation division of AdvancED. This actio…

September 18, 2014 12:44 pm Photos

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Brickies' Maddie Adams heading to Tennessee Chattanooga on softball scholarship

Brickies' Maddie Adams heading to Tennessee Chattanooga on softball scholarship

HOBART | Hobart High School's Maddie Adams recently revealed her decision to accept a scholarship offer to play shortstop for the University of Tennessee Chattanooga Mockingbirds.

September 16, 2014 2:26 pm
Project Lead The Way engages students with emphasis on exploration

Project Lead The Way engages students with emphasis on exploration

HOBART | Hobart Middle School's Project Lead The Way (PLTW) prides itself on being one of the nation's leading providers of rigorous and innovative Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education.

September 16, 2014 2:23 pm

Church hosts pet blessing

CHESTERTON | Continuing a tradition of many years, St. Francis’ Episcopal Church will have a Blessing of the Pets from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday Oct. 4 on the church grounds, 237 E. Porter Ave.

September 15, 2014 6:19 pm

NIPSCO’s Economic Development Manager to Keynote Chamber Lunch

CHESTERTON – Diane Thalmann – NIPSCO’s Economic Development Manager – will be providing the keynote presentation during the Duneland Chamber of Commerce’s monthly luncheon on Wednesday, September 24. The Hilton Garden Inn (located at 501 N. Gateway Blvd. in Chesterton, Indiana) will host the…

September 15, 2014 6:22 pm

Jennifer Laux named Human and Community Relations Director

LAPORTE | Mayor Milo formally announced that Jennifer Laux will be appointed as the incoming Human and Community Relations Director for the City of LaPorte, beginning on Sept. 17.

September 15, 2014 6:12 pm
Washington Park Zoo Hosting Annual Halloween Event

Washington Park Zoo Hosting Annual Halloween Event

MICHIGAN CITY | Scared that you don’t have any plans for Halloween this year? Fly your broomstick on down to the Washington Park Zoo on Saturday, Oct. 25 and spend a kid-friendly, merry and not-so-scary afternoon or evening with the animals.

September 15, 2014 6:06 pm

Opportunity Enterprises seeks more volunteers for Pack-A-Thon event

VALPARAISO – Opportunity Enterprises is still seeking volunteers for its annual Pack-A-Thon event, the largest single-day volunteer effort in Northwest Indiana.

September 15, 2014 5:58 pm

Lakeshore PAWS to hold adoption event Saturday

VALPARAISO | Lakeshore PAWS will hold an adoption event 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Pet Supplies Plus, 2410 LaPorte Ave. Come out to meet some of the dogs and learn about the others.

September 15, 2014 6:01 pm

League of Women Voters seeks members

VALPARAISO | The League of Women Voters of Porter County is rebooting with a kick-off meeting from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Monday Oct. 6 at the Valparaiso University Christopher Center for Library and Information Resources Board Room.

September 15, 2014 5:56 pm
Portage Tribe Pride

Portage Tribe Pride

September 12, 2014 4:38 pm
Portage Tribe Pride

Portage Tribe Pride

Parking pass winner Nickolas Ortiz.

September 12, 2014 4:40 pm
Portage High School Tribe Pride winners

Portage High School Tribe Pride winners

PORTAGE | Portage High School strives to encourage good grades, good attendance, and good citizenship through various means. We are committed to rewarding students who make good choices. Our Tribe Pride incentive program was developed to do just that. Each month we draw the names of 15-25 st…

September 12, 2014 4:32 pm Photos

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Valpo Volleyball golf outing Oct. 5

VALPARAISO | Valparaiso Volleyball will hold their first golf outing Sunday, Oct. 5 at Aberdeen Golf Course, 245 Tower Road.

September 11, 2014 3:24 pm

Popcorn Festival parade winners announced

VALPARAISO - Winners of the 2014 Popcorn Festival parade are as follows:

September 08, 2014 11:31 am

Workshop first step to launching a business

VALPARAISO | The Northwest ISBDC continues to offer new and emerging entrepreneurs start-up assistance through its Launch Your Own Business Workshop: A Sound and Proven Path. It will be offered at two different locations on Tuesday Sept. 16.

September 04, 2014 1:36 pm
Kelly's Cure

Kelly's Cure

Kelly McCammon in a lighter moment with husband Jeff and children: Blake, top right, Mason and Addisyn.

September 04, 2014 1:25 pm
Kelly’s Cure Run, Walk shines spotlight on Cushing’s Disease

Kelly’s Cure Run, Walk shines spotlight on Cushing’s Disease

VALPARAISO | Alicia Kobe is hoping Kelly’s Cure 5K Run & Walk will not only support friend Kelly Hill McCammon and her family but also raise awareness of Cushing’s Disease.

September 04, 2014 12:15 pm

Jenn Lim to open 2014 season of the Purdue North Central Sinai Forum

MICHIGAN CITY | The Purdue North Central Sinai Forum kicks off the 61st season with Jenn Lim, CEO and Chief Happiness Officer at Delivering Happiness. Jenn was instrumental in creating the culture described in the best-selling book, Delivering Happiness by Tony Hsieh of Zappos Shoes. The boo…

August 28, 2014 3:06 pm
Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County Welcomes New Members to the Board of Directors

Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County Welcomes New Members to the Board of Directors

Board Chair, Larry Moore welcomes Bonnie Coleman of Hodges & Davis Law Firm and Kyle Yelton of Northwestern Mutual to Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County’s Board of Directors on Monday, August 18, 2014 at Indiana Beverage in Valparaiso.

August 26, 2014 3:48 pm
Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County welcomes new members to the Board of Directors

Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County welcomes new members to the Board of Directors

VALPARAISO | Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County welcomed two new members to the board of Directors at the August 18, 2014 meeting. Bonnie Coleman, partner of Hodges & Davis Law Firm, is a member of the Lake County, Indiana State, and American Bar Associations. She is admitted to pra…

August 26, 2014 3:40 pm
Valparaiso Lodge 76

Valparaiso Lodge 76

August 26, 2014 3:20 pm
Valparaiso Lodge 76

Valparaiso Lodge 76

August 26, 2014 3:21 pm
Valparaiso Police Lodge 76 gets kids ready for Back to School

Valparaiso Police Lodge 76 gets kids ready for Back to School

VALPARAISO | Valparaiso Police Lodge 76 recently helped several children purchase items to get them ready for school.

August 26, 2014 3:16 pm Photos

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Doggie bags are back for Valpo pet owners

VALPARAISO | Picking up dog poop is gross. But stepping in it is worse. Swimming or fishing in poop-infested waters is even worse. Picking up your pet’s poop helps the environment and that’s the message behind the City of Valparaiso’s “Scoop the Poop Program,” launched the spring of 2013. “P…

August 15, 2014 4:00 pm

Michigan City Police participate in Operation Pull Over

The Michigan City Police Department has just completed our participation in the Operation Pull Over (OPO) traffic enforcement grant for July covering the 4th of July. During OPO traffic enforcement Michigan City Police Department had 31 extra patrols working 81hrs of overtime, paid from Grant.

August 14, 2014 1:03 pm

Porter Health Care System Offers Emergency Medical Services Class

VALPARAISO | Porter Emergency Medical Services will offer an Emergency Medical Technician Course beginning Nov. 3, 2014 through May 20, 2015. The class will be held on Mondays and Wednesdays, with an occasional Saturday, from 5 to 9 p.m. at 2206 LaPorte Ave. in Valparaiso.

August 13, 2014 9:38 pm
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