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Compost Sites Accept Yard Waste & Fall Decorations

Compost-piles-compressedThe staff of the Recycling and Waste Reduction District of Porter County reminds residents that dead plants, tree limbs and other organic debris collected from their fall yard cleanups can be brought to either one of the public compost sites in Porter County.

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NIPSCO to Honor Community Leaders at Luminary Award Celebration

communityThe third annual NIPSCO Luminary Awards will be presented to five northern Indiana community leaders Thursday at a reception at the company’s Merrillville headquarters. In addition, NIPSCO will celebrate the completion of its 2014 Charity of Choice campaign, a company-wide fundraising initiative, benefiting Wounded Warrior and other local veterans groups.

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Drug Take Back Day is September 27

porter-county-substance-abuse-councilOn September 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Porter County Sheriff’s Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public its ninth opportunity in four years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring your pills for disposal to the Sheriff’s Department at 2755 S. St Rte. 49, Valparaiso. (The DEA cannot accept liquids or needles or sharps, only pills or patches.) The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.

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ROSE, RISE Finalists to be Pampered; Winners Announced on Wednesday, September 24

lakemichiganThe South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority will be hosting the 2014 ROSE Awards Dinner at Avalon Manor in Merrillville. Beginning at 3:30 p.m., finalists will be escorted by Epic Limo of Valparaiso to State of Mind Salon and Day Spa in Crown Point to enjoy a complimentary spa service during the pre-party event.

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Visclosky Announces Grants to Michigan City Municipal Airport and Porter County Regional Airport

Congressman-Visclosky-HeadshotCongressman Pete Visclosky announced today that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has awarded $541,250 to Michigan City Municipal Airport and $2,152,842 to Porter County Regional Airport. These grants are part of a multistep process to maintain and enhance both the Michigan City Municipal Airport and Porter County Regional Airport. “I would like to thank the FAA and INDOT Office of Aviation for this grant award which will allow the airport to take another step forward in keeping our airfield safe for general aviation traffic,” said Jessica Ward, Manager, Michigan City Municipal Airport.

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October Weather Outlook: More Seasonal - for a Change

PurdueLogoAfter an unusually cool and wet summer, Indiana might very well see a return to more normal conditions as autumn sets in.

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Porter County Substance Abuse Council Secures Continuation Funding

Congressman-Visclosky-HeadshotThe Porter County Substance Abuse Council has secured a $125,000 continuation grant through the Drug-Free Communities Support Program, as administered by the Office of National Drug Control Policy. “I congratulate the Porter County Substance Abuse Council for securing this grant and for their steadfast commitment to reducing youth drug use in our communities,” said Visclosky.

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