VALPARAISO | Porter County Master Gardener Linda Mapes, Valparaiso, received the "2014 Outstanding Tree Steward of the Year" award at the 24th Annual Indiana Urban Forest Council (IUFC) fall conference in Indianapolis. IUFC’s mission is to expand and improve Indiana’s urban forests.
In his 1916-1917 diary, Kankakee River Guide George Wilcox includes entries about people who worked for him on his farm and home. The longest running person in his employ appears to be Anna Radilyack. Anna and her family emigrated from Germany in 1882, and by 1900 she wass living in the Wilc…
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Universal Technical Institute graduate Stojan Ozegovic was recently named first-runner up for the Graduate of the Year Award given by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges.
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PORTAGE | Kindergarten students at George L. Myers Elementary in learned about leaves with Michelle Benson from the Porter County Soil and Water Conservation District. Benson visits schools in Porter County throughout the year providing “in-school” field trips to learn about environment. The…
Valparaiso teen Matt Janney was inspired by an educational trip to Italy to embrace his love of art and hone his painting and sketching skills.
PORTAGE | The Red Carpet Lounge in Portage held its 13th annual car show and presented a check for $2,000 in proceeds to support the Visiting Nurse Association hospice program. Sheila Raye, owner of the lounge, said they selected VNA Hospice as the recipient for the third year in a row becau…
MERRILLVILLE | The annual Duplicate Bridge Fall Sectional, held Oct. 10-12, was attended by duplicate bridge players from near and far, including many who call the weekly games in Highland, Calumet Twp. and Portage their home.
GARY | Valparaiso University pastor James Wetzstein will deliver the message at a special Reformation/All Saints service at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Our Saviour Lutheran Church, 49th Avenue and Pierce Street. There will also be special music and the public is invited.
Lynwood teen Rodrigo Estrada was named a September Student of the Month by the Lansing Rotary Club.
VALPARAISO | Windiana Concert Band will perform "Sympony No. III: Planet Earth" at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 20 at Memorial Opera House, 104 Indiana Ave.
VALPARAISO | The Bethesda Thrift Shop, 50 Marks Road, needs volunteers to support the store’s operations and mission.
On Oct. 10, approximately 280 eighth-grade Ben Franklin Middle School students were dispersed to various locales to participate in our annual Day of Service.
VALPARAISO | Watercolor artist and instructor, Richard Church, will be featured in a solo exhibit from Sunday through December at The Village Gallery. A “Meet the Artist” Reception will kick of the exhibit opening at 1:30 p.m. Sunday. The event is free and open to the public.
PORTAGE | Brendan Clancy, Portage Township Trustee, invites the public to a Dedication Ceremony in honor of some of Portage Township’s earliest settlers at 3 p.m. Thursday at McCool Cemetery, 2700 McCool Road.
PORTAGE | The Portage High School Thespians Drama Club is presenting its 5th annual Scream Theatre Haunted Stage. It’s an evening of Scares & Terrors through the Haunted Theatre. Admission is $5.
Patrick O'Brien has joined the nursing faculty at the University of St. Francis Crown Point as a mental health instructor for the associate of science in nursing program.
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