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Creating a Stronger Community with GIS Family Safety Day


The General Insurance Services (GIS) Family Safety Day was a fun filled and educational event held at the Washington Township Fire Department late Saturday morning. The mission of the event was to raise awareness to the community about safety. The day’s activities began with car seat checks, driving stimulators, creating first aid kits, high voltage demonstrations, station tours, and, of course, food. Later on, a medical helicopter even landed, which made an impressive sight. Many people were awed as they anticipated its appearance. The community event was a great opportunity for people to engage in learning activities and to gain valuable knowledge that could impact their lives one day.

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Hospice of the Calumet Area’s Transitions Program Answering the Needs


Theodore Jurick’s smile beamed from ear to ear on the day before his release from a local rehabilitation center.

After three months, Teddy just wanted “to go home” and spend time in the comfortable and loving environment he was used to. Jurick’s wife Marianne credits Hospice of the Calumet Area Transitions Coordinator Laurie Yothment with making that happen for them.

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Life in the Streets of Crown Point Highlights the Surging "Hub of Lake County"


Crown Point is known as the “Hub of Lake County” and that certainly showed as our latest “Life in the Streets” video featuring Crown Point was so packed, it needed two parts!

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Public Opinions Heard on Proposed South Shore Double Track for Northwest Indiana


The Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District (NICTD) held its second Open House Public Hearing at the Blue Chip Casino concerning the proposed Double Track Northwest Indiana project (DT-NWI) on Thursday evening. The event’s purpose was to open the project up to the public so that anyone in the community who has questions about the proposal could ask them.

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Two Boy Scouts to Receive the Rank of Eagle Scout, Scouting's Highest Honor

Two-Boy-Scouts-to-Receive-the-Rank-of-Eagle-Scout-Scoutings-Highest-HonorTwo members of Boy Scout Troop 907, based at First Christian Church in Valparaiso, will receive the rank of Eagle Scout, Boy Scout’s highest honor, on Oct. 29.

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Valpo Noon Kiwanis Generously Donate to Jacob’s Ladder Academy


Jacob’s Ladder Pediatric Rehabilitation Center has been selected to receive a generous donation from the Kiwanis Young Children Priority One Committee, a sub-committee of the Valparaiso Noon Kiwanis club. The $1,000.00 gift will be used to help fund the Jacob’s Ladder Academy program.

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Franciscan Health Crown Point: Hallmark Store Brings Children Cheer

franciscan-health-crown-point-hallmark-store-brings-children-cheerLittle Green Apple Hallmark of Crown Point recently donated more than 300 Itty Bitty plush, stuffed animals to the Prenatal Assistance program at St. Clare Health Clinic in Crown Point. “For the last several weeks, we invited customers to purchase an Itty Bitty and then the store would donate an Itty Bitty for each one purchased. Many customers also donated the one they purchased when they learned it was to help local children,” said Linda O’Leary, right, store manager.

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Winter Heating Bills Forecasted to Remain Flat Compared to 2016

rot2Each year, NIPSCO and other energy providers across the nation provide a forecast for home heating bills during the upcoming five-month winter heating season. Based on current market price projections for natural gas and assuming normal winter weather, NIPSCO natural gas customers can expect relatively flat bills compared to last year during the same time.

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Calvary Link: One Chruch

Calvary-CredoWhat a joy to be the leader of such an amazing team. I know you have been blessed by two of our talented teaching pastors, Pastor Josh Reasoner and Pastor Jon Nitta! We are one team (1 Corinthians 3) serving one Lord and one church (Ephesians 4) with one mission. Together we are changing lives forever with the gospel of Jesus Christ.

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Volunteer Tax Preparers Sought for IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program

United-Way-PC-LogoAre you looking for a volunteer opportunity in Porter County? The United Way of Porter County is seeking volunteers to help elderly, moderate-to-low income Porter County residents file their federal and state income taxes for the 2017 tax year.

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City of Hammond Announces 2017 Trick-or-Treat Hours

rot5Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. has announced that the 2017 Trick-or-Treat hours for Halloween on Tuesday, October 31, will be from 5pm until 7pm.

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