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Keeping Porter County Roads Safe

Marie-and-MADDThe Porter County Drunk Driving Task Force recognized officers at an awards ceremony yesterday. Each year the Drunk Driving Task Force says thanks to the men and women who work to keep the roads safe from drunken drivers. Between November 1, 2013 and October 31, 2014 there were a total of 1,003 DUI arrests in Porter County. The previous year’s total was 1,184.

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Bomber Girls LRC of Valparaiso to Host Cookie Drive for Our Troops

Bomber-Girls-poster-11-20-14-rev1The Valparaiso Bomber Girls LRC will host a Cookie Drive for Our Troops on Saturday, January 17th, 2015 at the VFW Post #2511 at 1290 Wagner Road in Porter, Indiana.

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RDA President Addresses Lake Area United Way’s Vanguard Leadership Circle

Vanguard-RDARDA President and CEO Bill Hanna addressed Lake Area United Way’s Vanguard Leadership Circle members during “Breakfast with The Vanguard” on December 4th at the RDA offices in Crown Point. Mr. Hanna showcased the RDA’s accomplishments to date and made a strong case for continued state investment in the organization.

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Valparaiso Noon Kiwanis Inducts Three New Members

Valparaiso-Noon-Kiwannis-December-2014On December 17, the Valparaiso Noon Kiwanis Club inducted 3 new members. Past President Roger Luekens inducted (L-R) were Eric Moldenhauer, the owner of ComForCare Home Care; Kevin Hagen, the Operations Manager at ALA Industries Limited; and Lori Daly, the Executive Director of the Porter County Expo Center. These three new members join a Club of nearly 200 members who provide community service and raise over $50,000 every year to give back to the community to help improve the lives of children and their families.

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Mayor Appoints Rob Thorgren to Redevelopment Commission

Rob-ThorgrenRob Thorgren will join the Valparaiso Redevelopment Commission, beginning Jan. 1, 2015, announced Mayor Jon Costas. “We’re fortunate to add Rob’s expertise to the Redevelopment Commission. He has deep roots in Valparaiso, a strong business background, and a longstanding commitment to the city,” said Mayor Jon Costas who appointed Thorgren to the commission.

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Indiana State Police Employees Receive Service Awards

Indiana-State-Police-Employees-Receive-Service-AwardsLowell-Lieutenant Terry Gose, district commander of the Indiana State Police Lowell Post, recently recognized Indiana State Police employees for their continued excellent service to the community during a meeting of the Indiana State Police at the Lowell Post.

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Recycled Art Show Seeks Entries

recycling-waste-reduction-district-of-porter-countyCalling all creatives! The Recycling & Waste Reduction District of Porter County is seeking entries into the first ever Re-Think Art Competition and Exhibition.

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