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This July Fourth Holiday, Indiana State Police Reminds You to Designate a Sober Driver

Indiana-State-Police-logoThis Fourth of July, as we celebrate our country’s birthday, thousands of Hoosier families will take to their cars, driving to barbecues, picnics, lakes and pool parties. As you plan your drive home from summer festivities, Indiana State Police reminds drivers that one drink can be too many and that Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving.

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Valparaiso Police to Enforce Fireworks Ordinance in 2017

valpopoliceThe City of Valparaiso has a fireworks ordinance that will be enforced during the upcoming July 4th weekend.

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Porter County Recycling & Waste Reduction Rain Barrels to Benefit Bird Sanctuary

Porter-County-Recycling-and-Waste-Reduction-Rain-Barrels-to-Benefit-Bird-Sanctuary-2017Porterco Conservation Trust was recently awarded two rain barrels through the Rain Barrel Demonstration Grant offered by Porter County Recycling & Waste Reduction.

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Landmark Decision for Local Boys & Girls Clubs: Clubs in Lake and Porter Counties to Merge

bgc-nwiAfter several months of re-exploration and discussions the Board of Directors of both Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County and Boys & Girls Clubs of Northwest Indiana voted to merge the two entities into one organization. The guiding principle in the due diligence process was the best interest of all kids served by each organization.

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Indiana Wing Civil Air Patrol Ends Search and Rescue Exercise

Indiana-Wing-Civil-Air-Patrol-Ends-Search-and-Rescue-ExerciseThe Indiana Wing Civil Air Patrol conducted a statewide search and rescue exercise over the weekend of June 16th through June 18th. The exercise tested the Civil Air Patrol’s ability to conduct a range of capabilities from emergency locator transmitter searches, overdue aircraft searches, and aerial photography.

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Valparaiso Noon Kiwanis Salutes Local Armed Services Recruits

Valparaiso_Noon_Kiwanis_salutesThe third annual "Valparaiso Kiwanis Salutes the Recruits" recognized 41 recruits of the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines. The new members came from all over Lake, Porter and LaPorte Counties.

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Resident of Chesterton of Symphony Receives French Legion of Honor


Anthony Condeni, 96, was recently awarded the French Legion of Honor for his time in the U.S. Army, serving in World War II. The Legion of Honor is the highest award given by the French nation and was awarded for his extraordinary and brave achievements while in service.

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City of Hammond Announces Signing of Ordinance 9377, Amending Section 34.231 of the Hammond Municipal Code

rot5Hammond Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. announces his signing of Ordinance 9377 amending section 34.231 of the Hammond Municipal Code pertaining to the addition of sexual orientation and gender identity to the powers and duties of the Hammond Human Relations Commission. This amendment was sponsored by Councilwoman at Large, Janet Venecz.

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Blue Chip Casino Hosts: 'Breaking Down the Barriers Event' to Help Veterans Suffering with PTSD

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Perhaps one of the surest measures of the value of a society is in how it treats those in need, and surely there can be none more deserving of our help than those who have fought and sacrificed their personal safety on our behalf. To that end, and for the second year in a row, Blue Chip Hotel and Casino sponsored their 'Breaking Down the Barriers - Salute to Our Veterans' event to raise money to help veterans in need and those suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

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Life on the Streets of Hammond Featuring Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr.

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“It’s friggin’ hot in here,” Mayor McDermott says while leaning over Ideas in Motion Founder, Chris Mahlmann, to flip on the car air conditioning. He pauses and looks to Mahlmann concerned, “I can say friggin’ right?”

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NIPSCO Grant Helps Valparaiso Fire Department Acquire New Rugged Terrain Vehicle


On Friday, the Valparaiso Fire Department gratefully accepted a grant from NIPSCO which will go towards the purchase of a Kubota RTV utility vehicle that will greatly expand the department's capabilities across the city.

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