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Valpo Park Director Appointed to Advisory Human Relations Council

valpo-life-matters-john-seibert-1Valparaiso Parks Director, John Seibert, has been appointed by Jon Costas to serve on the city’s Advisory Human Relations Council, effective today. Mr. Seibert has served the city in various capacities for over 26 years. “I am honored to be appointed to the AHRC and look forward to working with other council members and our citizens to expanding the values of unity, respect and inclusion among our vibrant citizenry.”

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Valparaiso University Ranked as a Top College by Forbes

rot1Valparaiso University has achieved recognition by Forbes 2016 rankings as one of the top 75 colleges in the Midwest and regularly appears in Forbes Magazine’s “America’s Top Colleges” list.

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Region Rallies to Give Bob a Second Chance


We live in a world where our own life often has the power to consume us. We walk through crowds fixated on where we need to go and what need to do, forgetting that we are just one piece in the puzzle of humanity.

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Wishing Wells Cancer Foundation Continues to Touch Lives of Young Adults


The outpouring of love and support that Jessica Wells received during her battle with cancer, which has touched so many of us in one way or another, inspired her to start the Wishing Wells Cancer Foundation and positively impact as many young people battling cancer as she could.

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Local Students Helping Family-Owned Company Roll


For Northwest Indiana residents, the Dunes offer an escape from daily life. After a long day at work, Valparaiso natives can be at the beach in 25 minutes and enjoy dinner and the sunset. For a weekend escape, La Porte dwellers only have to drive 40 minutes for great hiking trails, swimming, and wildlife. But where do the people of the region go when they want to bike the lakefront?

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Cooling Centers in Northwest Indiana


With weather reports calling for temperatures in the 90s Thursday through Sunday, it is important to remember that grabbing your sunscreen and heading to the beach may not be the safest option. Before you head outdoors, make sure to check out our list of cooling centers in Northwest Indiana.

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North Central Campus Business Leadership Club Earns Society for Human Resource Management Merit Award

puw-shrmThe Purdue University Northwest student chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) at the North Central Campus has received the 2015-16 Student Chapter Merit Award designation from the Society for Human Resource Management for providing exceptional growth and development opportunities to its members.

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First Trust Credit Union Branches are Currently Collecting Back To School Supplies and They Need Your Help!

school-suppliesLa Porte Branch – 402 J Street
First Trust is assisting the La Porte Jaycees for their annual supply drive to support all elementary, middle and high school students in La Porte and New Prairie School Systems. For more information call (219) 342-4359.

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Mark Your Calendars for this Year's "Stuff a Bus" with First Trust Credit Union


Come join the fun as the Michigan City Salvation Army, Al’s Supermarkets, First Trust Credit Union and the Michigan City School Corporation, celebrate 13 years of hosting the "Stuff a Bus" food drive for the Salvation Army Food Pantry.

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1st Source Bank Makes $25,000 Gift to Community Foundation Campaign


1st Source Bank recently presented the Porter County Community Foundation with a check for $25,000 in support of the Foundation’s Tomorrow Starts Today campaign. The campaign raised funds to create a unique Center for Community Philanthropy - a nonprofit conference center - as well as build the community’s endowment funds and increase grantmaking.

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Kayla Lee: Helping Children Learn, Grow & Thrive at Duneland Y


Kayla Lee is the lead teacher for four-year old children at the Duneland YMCA Early Learning Facility. Lee says she’s had a life-long passion for helping children. She’s been working with children of all ages for ten years. While still in high school, she worked at the Duneland YMCA Early Learning Facility as a child care assistant. Lee then went on to graduate from Purdue North Central with a BA in Social Work, and came back to continue her work with children at the Y.

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