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Valpo Encourages Residents to Report Streetlights


rot3The City of Valparaiso is encouraging residents to report streetlight outages to maximize safety and visibility citywide. “As winter begins to draw to a close, streetlights have been on for longer periods of darkness. We realize that there are streetlights that need attention and we ask residents to help us in locating them,” said Matt Evans, Public Works Director. NIPSCO maintains many residential light poles and there’s an easy way to let them know of problems. To report an outage, visit: http://www.nipsco.com/stay-safe/outage-center/report-a-streetlight-out. The site asks for the pole number (general this is clearly marked on the pole), or the closest address, or you may zoom into an online map to identify the light.

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Duneland Family YMCA Happenings for Week of February 8, 2016


YMCA-Yellow-GreenFOR YOUTH DEVELOPMENT:
YOUTH BASKETBALL – Registration for Youth Basketball for boys and girls 3 years old through 5th grade will open January 25 and ends February 17. Season runs February 22 through April 9. Cost is $40 for members and $80 for non-members. Coaches meeting will be held on February 15 at 5:30 at the Y. For more information, contact Andrew Zimmer the Y at 219-926-4204 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Lakeshore PAWS Newsletter, February 2016


Lakeshore-PAWS-Newsletter-02-08-16It has been just two months since we moved into our new facility at 4611 Evans Ave. and we are well on our way to having a banner year. This past January was our best January ever! And we never could have done it without two very important individuals - Mark Forszt and Jacki Stutzman.

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‘Outstanding’ Purdue Calumet Technology Alumnus, Highland Resident Honored


Celestin-Chad-Niaz-Zahraee-and-Keon-1115Chad Celestin, whose successful class project as a Purdue University Calumet student blossomed into a job for the Strack & Van Til food market chain, is the first recipient of the university’s College of Technology Outstanding Graduate Alumni Award.

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Superintendent for Public Instruction, Glenda Ritz, Visits Calumet College of St. Joseph in Whiting, Indiana for Fourth Annual Brunch to Benefit the Quentin P. Smith Endowment Program

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Calumet College of St. Joseph in Whiting, Indiana held a special luncheon this weekend, to host a very special visitor, Indiana state Superintendent for Public Instruction Glenda Ritz, to their annual Dr. Quentin P. Smith CCSJ STEM scholarship brunch.

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Northwest Indiana Comes Together to Run One for Liz Scott

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When an important member of the Northwest Indiana running community passes away, a race held in their memory is a fitting way to gather friends and family in their honor. Liz Scott, wife, mother,teacher, and cross country coach was tragically struck by a car while running on the roads of Chesterton. Hundreds of community members gathered at Coffee Creek Watershed Preserve on Saturday to not only run a three-mile course, but to also cope with the loss of a loved one together.

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Buddy the Wonder Dog Saves his Humans

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Man’s best friend saved the day! Buddy, a black pit lab mix, saved his forever family from a fire in late January.

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Indiana State Police Reminds Drivers to Celebrate Responsibly this Super Bowl


ISP-Super-Bowl-2016The Indiana State Police, in partnership with the Governor’s Council on Impaired & Dangerous Driving and the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute (ICJI), would like to remind all Indiana motorists to celebrate this year’s Super Bowl responsibly, by driving sober and safe.

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The St. Paul Link, February 4, 2016


st-paulIt is hard to believe that the holy season of Lent will be here in less than 5 days. Lent is always a time to turn inward and to examine our lives and how we are living out our baptismal promises. During Lent the Church also encourages us to look outward to the less fortunate living among us and to act in a way to better their lives. His Holiness Pope Francis has proclaimed this year as a Year of Mercy. What a wonderful concept to reflect on as we approach and enter into Lent. How can we better live out mercy in our lives during this coming Lent? The Pope offered in one of his public appearances how we can embrace the call to be merciful to our fellow humans:

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Dr. Larry McAfee Wins Spirit of Scouting Award

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Dr. Larry McAfee, who we all know from McAfee Animal Hospital in Valparaiso, recently was bestowed with the Spirit of Scouting Award at the Dunes Moraine District Spirit of Scouting Dinner in late January of this year.

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IU Northwest Opens 2016 Spring Enrollment for Adult Education Classes


rot1The Center for Urban and Regional Excellence at Indiana University Northwest offers a leading Adult Education Program that promotes professional development, lifelong learning and personal enrichment for residents throughout Northwest Indiana.

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