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NIPSCO Announces 2017 Environmental Grant Winners


rot1NIPSCO is awarding 15 local nonprofit organizations with grants—totaling $50,000—to help fund restoration and education projects throughout northern Indiana.

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Porter County Recycling and Waste Reduction Offers Free Compost Loading in Valparaiso May 8-13


Compost-piles-compressedThe City of Valparaiso and Porter County Recycling and Waste Reduction invite residents to take advantage of getting their trucks loaded with compost for free during International Compost Awareness Week.

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Earth Day Bike, Contest Winners Announced


Earth-Day-Bike-Contest-Winners-Announced-2017_01 The 12th Annual Northwest Indiana Earth Day Celebration took place last Saturday at the Porter County Expo Center, and many contest winners were recognized and earned prizes for their efforts in the event.

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St. Catherine Hospital Behavioral Health Services’ Messing receives Program Director of the Year Award from Horizon Health


St-Catherine-Hospital-Behavioral-Health-Services-Messing-receives-Program-Director-of-the-Year-Award-from-Horizon-HealthJake Messing, director of Community Healthcare System’s Behavioral Health Services, has been presented with Horizon Health’s “Program Director of the Year” award. The award recognizes a behavioral health program director who focuses on quality performance and outcomes, according to Jack DeVaney, president of the Dallas-based management organization.

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Valparaiso Officers Receive Life Saving Awards in 2017


Valparaiso-Officers-Receive-Life-Saving-Awards-in-2017Last night during a city council meeting, Officers Michelle Kodicek and Jason Hamilton received the department’s Life Saving Award for saving an individual’s life on March 2nd.

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Indiana State Police Partners with the DEA and the Indiana Prescription Drug Abuse Task Force for the 13th Drug Take Back Day


Indiana-State-Police-logoOn Saturday, April 29, 2017 the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is sponsoring the 13th nationwide “Prescription Drug Take Back” initiative. The “Take Back” initiative seeks to prevent prescription drug abuse and theft through proper disposal of prescription drugs.

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Explore the South Shore this May with the South Shore Line!


Explore-the-South-Shore-this-May-with-the-South-Shore-Line-2017Where in the country can you find a better late spring/early summer than along the South Shore of Lake Michigan? This May we have a challenge for you: try something you've never done before! Go see a concert in Chicago, an art show in Michigan City, visit Downtown South Bend, and let the South Shore Line take you there!

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Indiana State Police Community Message: Why Use Seat belts? Because They Save Lives!


Indiana-State-Police-Belt-Up-for-LifeWe’ve heard the excuses. They wrinkle my clothes. It doesn’t fit me right. If my car is on fire after a crash I don’t want to be trapped in a seatbelt. I wasn’t traveling that far. Troopers that have worked the road for even a short period of time can easily recount having heard these and similar excuses for not wearing a seatbelt. The truth is, there are no excuses.

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Let the South Shore Line Connect You to Some Great 2017 Earth Day Events!

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For the environmentally conscious, every day is Earth Day. But one day each year is especially important for us to think green and that is Earth Day, landing on April 22nd this year!

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Crown Point and Highland Natural Gas Line Inspection Project Underway


rot6Northern Indiana Public Service Company (NIPSCO) crews will be working to complete a natural gas transmission pipeline inspection project between the towns of Crown Point, IN and Highland, IN. Approximately nine miles of natural gas transmission pipeline that traverses between the two towns along the Erie-Lackawanna Trail System is being inspected.

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Hammond Police Launch New Patrol Vehicles Equipped with LPR Cameras


rot5Hammond Mayor, Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. announces that on Friday April 7, 2017 the Hammond Police launched their new patrol vehicles equipped with LPR (license plate reader) cameras. This is a prelude to the 33 cameras that will cover every major entry and exit point in Hammond. These cameras will augment the six crime fighting cameras already in place. This is the next generation crime fighting and crime prevention tool. “I believe the new cameras will aid police in reducing crime significantly in Hammond,” stated Mayor McDermott.

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