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Valparaiso University Senior Receives Service Engagement Award

rot1Indiana Campus Compact honored Cogan Blackmon ’16, of Anderson, Ind., with the Richard J. Wood Student Community Commitment Award for his established history of service, leadership and action in the community.

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IKORCC Awards 40 Scholarships in 2016

rot2The IKORCC believes in giving back to its communities not only through volunteer work and donations, but also by investing in the future through local students. Annually, the IKORCC awards 40 $1,000 scholarships across Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio to sons, daughters and dependent children of members of IKORCC with the understanding that scholarships are to be used solely for the purpose of education in the form of tuition, room and board and or books. Twenty of the scholarships are awarded based on scholastics, and twenty by random drawing.

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The St. Paul Link, May 5, 2016

st-paulThe Athletic Recognition Night is an important school event for our athletes and parents. Historically, it has been well-attended by our eighth graders and their parents, and to varying degrees by students/parents in other grades. For the eighth graders – this is really part of the festivities related to their upcoming graduation. But for the fifth, sixth and seventh graders, this is also a worthy opportunity to recognize the efforts of our CYO athletes and their coaches.

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Gerald P. Kray Appointed Judge Pro Tempore

rot5Hammond Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. announces that the Indiana Supreme Court has appointed Gerald P. Kray as Judge Pro Tempore in the Hammond City Court. His appointment will remain effective until Governor Pence names a successor or by further order of the Indiana Supreme Court.

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Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County Nets State Recognition and International Creative Award in 2016

BGCPC-Indiana-Alliance-Awards-2016Boys & Girls Clubs across the State of Indiana converged upon Indianapolis to participate in the Indiana Area Council and Indiana Alliance of Boys & Girls Clubs Conference and State Youth of the Year Competition. South Haven Club member, Tyler Goodman, represented Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County as the organization’s Youth of the Year Candidate. The State Youth of the Year program honors our state’s most awe-inspiring young people on their path to GREAT Futures and encourages all kids to lead, succeed, and inspire. Tyler was one candidate among 30 from the state competing in this event. In addition to Tyler participating in the State Youth of the Year Competition, Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County received three Indiana Alliance Awards including:

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Porter County Career and Technical Center Announces 2016 Technical Honor Society Inductees

Porter-County-Career-and-Technical-CenterNinety-five area high school juniors and seniors have been inducted into the Porter County Technical Honor Society.

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Valparaiso High School Speech & Debate Team Members Qualify for 2016 National Tournament

VHS-Debate-Team-2016This year, the Valparaiso High School Speech & Debate team has qualified six people to the national tournament in Salt Lake City. Due to the high costs of this week long competition, we need your help in making this trip happen. Please donate now, and we promise that our skills will not disappoint!

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Calvary Link: Everyone's Invited

Calvary-Link-Even-MoreWe've shared the vision; now everyone is invited to help us make room for Even More! We are outgrowing our space, and it's time to expand so we can welcome even more people who are being changed by the gospel. I have to say that I am already amazed by the generosity of our church. And I'm confident...

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Miller McDonald's 'McTeachers' Night Gets Community Involved in Giving Back to Schools


For the first time since their remodel, the Gary/Miller McDonald’s was excited to plant themselves firmly into their community. The annual “McTeachers” night is a great way to raise money for a local school while showing the more human side of their stone building.

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Valpo Parks Breaks Ground on Vale Park Pathway Project


The Valparaiso Parks and Recreation Department held a groundbreaking ceremony for the latest addition to the city’s 16-mile pathway system. The Vale Park Pathway project will extend the current Vale Park pathway from Valparaiso High School for approximately a half of a mile west.

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Housing Opportunities and Dayspring Merge to Better Serve Valpo Community


Housing Opportunities and Dayspring Counseling and Women's Center announced today that the two non-profit organizations will be joining forces to allow an even greater reach when it comes to helping those in need within the Valparaiso community.

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