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Strack & Van Til Donates $1,000 to Respite Care Service for Equipment, Services


On Wednesday morning, Strack & Van Til paid a visit to Respite Care Services to present them with a generous $1,000 check to fund new equipment and services for the consumers of this tight-knit community.

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Duneland Students Get a Dose of Adulthood through 2017 Duneland Chamber Reality Store


This year’s 8th Grade Duneland Reality Store introduced a new class of students into a decades-old tradition of immersive learning and community collaboration. Each student followed their own GPA-based career path through an adult finances simulation. It’s a fun way to see what life may be like for students a decade after high school.

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Join the IKORCC for 2017 Career & Technical Education Open Houses

IKORCC-2017-Career-Technical-Education-Open-HousesWatch competitors battle in our Craft Skill Competitions, take a tour of the training center, visit vendor displays, meet elected officials, enjoy refreshments and much more!

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Roundtable Discussion on a Changing Government with Porter County Commissioner Jeff Good

Jeff Good Roundtable Resized

Porter County Commissioner Jeff Good recently met with Ideas In Motion Media (IIMM) CEO and Publisher Chris Mahlmann in the Great News Studio for a roundtable discussion on Porter County government and Good's level-headed business style approach to tackling problems throughout the county. 

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IU Northwest Offers Lean Six Sigma Certification for Business Students, Local Professionals

iun1Indiana University Northwest ‘s Lean Six Sigma (LSS) intermediate- and expert–level certifications are now available to business professionals in Northwest Indiana. Enrollees need not be IU Northwest students to take advantage of this coveted certification program.

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Glenn Muller Experiences Strongman Brian Shaw’s Record-Breaking Weekend at Arnold Sports Festival 2017


In early March, the 2017 Arnold Sports Festival was held in Columbus, Ohio and brought an estimated 20.000 athletes from 80 nations together to compete in some 70 different events and sports over one weekend.

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Annual Project Lead The Way Teaches First Generation College Students Importance of Team Work


The first impression of Project Lead the Way is that it's a program for teenagers who are eager to become leaders. But it's much more than that; it's a collaboration between different generations, both striving for success.

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South Shore Line’s Kids Ride Free Program Makes Spring Break Travel Affordable


With spring break right around the corner, the South Shore Line (SSL) is reminding riders about its Kids Ride Free program. Kids Ride Free is part of the SSL’s ongoing efforts to provide affordable and convenient transportation to and from communities throughout northcentral and northwest Indiana and Chicago.

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Culver’s of Valparaiso Partners with the Valparaiso YMCA to Make a Difference on April 5, 2017

burger-custardSince opening the doors of the first restaurant in 1984, Culver’s® has been committed to being an active member in its local community. On April 5th , Culver’s of Valparaiso, 2201 LaPorte Ave. will carry on that tradition by donating a portion of their sales to raise funds for the Valparaiso YMCA . The Valparaiso YMCA prides itself on transforming lives through Healthy Living, Social Responsibility, and Youth Development..

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Valparaiso Community Schools: The Best Part of Me

Valpo-Schools-The-Best-Part-of-MeWritten by Laura Bryan and Allison Van Oss of Thomas Jefferson Elementary School
During our health classes the fantastic first-graders of Thomas Jefferson Elementary School have been working on being positive about themselves and others. This past February we read a book titled, ”The Best Part of Me” by Wendy Elwald.

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Indiana State Police Conduct Sobriety Checkpoints in Porter County

ISP-Porter-County-03-17-17Friday, evening, March 17th, Indiana State Police and the Northern Porter County Traffic Safety Partnership conducted a sobriety checkpoint on U.S. 20 and Waverly in Porter. Between 10:00 p.m. and 12:00 a.m., officers checked 219 drivers that passed through the checkpoint and didn’t find any impaired drivers. One driver was administered a portable breath test and passed. Officers also issued one traffic ticket and two warnings.

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