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Applications for Winter Energy Assistance Programs Begin Monday Households in Need Encouraged to Contact NIPSCO

rot2Northern Indiana Public Service Company (NIPSCO) is partnering again this year with state agencies and other organizations to help connect families struggling to pay their heating bills this winter with available assistance funds. Enrollment for the federal low income energy assistance program begins on Monday, Nov. 3, 2014.

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Kelly Baker, New Regional HR Director for YMCAs in Northwest Indiana

Kelly-Baker-01Kelly Baker has been named the new Director of Human Resources for all seven YMCA organizations in the Northwest Indiana area. Her office will be at the Valparaiso Family YMCA in Valparaiso, Indiana, but will be making monthly visits to all the regional YMCAs.

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Where Can I Recycle My Old Mattress?

recycleI’ve at a few avid recyclers ask me what they should do when they trade in their old mattress for a new one. Are they recyclable and if so where can you recycle them? This is a great question. Since Metro is primarily a recycler of metals, we do not accept mattresses for recycling, but there has to be an organization or business that does right? With a little research we have some answers for you!

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Energy Assistance Program Appointments Available

pcacsPorter County Aging and Community Services is now scheduling appointments for the Energy Assistance Program.

Those needing assistance with their energy bills can call a new number: (219) 850-1131 to schedule appointments, which will begin on Monday Nov. 3.

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Valparaiso Police Add 7 New All Wheel Drive Vehicles to Fleet

Valpo-Police-Preparing-for-Winter-Months-01The Valparaiso Police Department recently added seven new Ford Explorers to their fleet of police vehicles. The new addition of all wheel drive vehicles (4x4) brings the total number of four wheel drive vehicles or all wheel drive vehicles to twenty in their police fleet.

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2014 Halloween Safety Tips

valpopoliceCity trick-or-treat has been scheduled for Friday October 31st from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

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Visclosky Announces Nearly $1.5 Million to NorthShore Health Centers

rot1Congressman Pete Visclosky announced today that Portage-based NorthShore Health Centers will receive $1,498,801 in continuation funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

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