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IU Alumni in Northwest Indiana to Hold Book Drive


rot1Indiana University alumni will launch a book drive to benefit organizations in Northwest Indiana beginning Monday, Sept. 10 and ending Monday, Sept. 24. Individuals may deposit gently used books in the blue collection bins conveniently available at Strack and Van Til supermarkets and Centier Banks in Lake and Porter County.

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Duneland School Corporation Plans to Celebrate Its 50th Anniversary of Its Incorporation


Duneland-School-CorporationOn January 1, 1969, Duneland School District was formed after voters from Westchester Township, Jackson Township, Liberty Township and parts of Pine Township agreed to the Incorporation of the new school district. January 1, 2019 will mark the 50th Anniversary of the Duneland School District.

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Opportunity Enterprises Seeks 500 Volunteers for 2018 Packathon Event


Opportunity-Enterprises-Seeks-500-Volunteers-for-2018-Packathon-Event_01 According to the American Community Survey in 2016, 82,413 individuals in Northwest Indiana 18 years of age and older do not have a high school diploma. Northwest Indiana region adult education programs have stepped up to the challenge to help more individuals attain their High School Equivalency (HSE) diploma by offering free HSE preparation classes. Over the last year, area adult education programs have had over 60% achieve HSE and/or significant increases in academic performance.

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Northwest Indiana Region Adult Education Programs Receive Recognition for High Performance

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According to the American Community Survey in 2016, 82,413 individuals in Northwest Indiana 18 years of age and older do not have a high school diploma. Northwest Indiana region adult education programs have stepped up to the challenge to help more individuals attain their High School Equivalency (HSE) diploma by offering free HSE preparation classes. Over the last year, area adult education programs have had over 60% achieve HSE and/or significant increases in academic performance.

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Michigan City Dry Cleaning Solvent Plume


my-michigan-city-cover Late last year, the Michigan City Redevelopment Commission (City) acquired the former Chrysler Dealership located at 1033 E. Michigan Boulevard, Michigan City, Indiana (the northwest corner of 11th Street and Michigan Boulevard), from the County Commissioners after it didn’t sell at a tax sale. Prior to the Chrysler Dealership, this location was the site of a former Concord Cleaners, owned by the Begley Company. In an effort to develop and beautify this location, the City began investigating whether historical contamination exists on the site.

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Strack & Van Til "Rounds Up" for Salvation Army in Checkout Challenge

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Friday, on National Thrift Shop Day, Strack and Van Til presented checks to three different branches of the Salvation Army from their recent Round Up Checkout Challenge campaign.

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Calumet College of St. Joseph Invites Blair Milo to Speak on "The Employment Picture"

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As the world continues to embrace technological advances in the workforce such as 3D- printing and robot-maintained restaurants, it is safe to say that these advancements have slowly started to take the place of the human that previously held that position. Simply put, the workforce is transforming as we speak. Students in high school as well as college are being prepared for the workforce as it simultaneously evolves. Now more than ever, it is crucial that professors and teachers at universities, colleges, and high schools know exactly where it is evolving to guide students to their next step.

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South Shore Line Invites First Responders to Ride the Train for Free

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To show appreciation and to say thank you for their service to the community, the South Shore Line (SSL) is inviting all active-duty first responders to ride the train free of charge Sunday, Sept. 9, through Saturday, Sept. 15, on all offpeak weekday and weekend trains.

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Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s to Be Held in Lake County on September 23, 2018

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The Alzheimer’s Association Greater Indiana Chapter invites Northwest Indiana residents to join the fight to end Alzheimer’s by participating in the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s. Walk to End Alzheimer’s – Lake County will take place Sunday, Sept. 23, at Lake County Fairgrounds in Crown Point. Onsite registration for the event begins at 11:30 a.m.

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Superior Construction Golf Fundraiser Helps to Stabilize Families in Porter County

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The United Way of Porter County recently received a $1,000 donation from Superior Construction employees. The dollars will go to help stabilize families who need it most.

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Charitable Traditions are a Primary Focus at Chester Inc.

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For over 70 years, Chester Inc. has been redefining Architecture, Construction, Technology, and Agriculture. Everyone at Chester Inc. holds the belief that success is measured not only by growth, recognition, and the services offered, but by the persistence of every Chester employee to serve the communities they work and live in. One way to fulfill this capacity for serving is by donating to local charitable organizations and non-profits. Chester Inc. partners with numerous such organizations.

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