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Thomas Jefferson Elementary is Awarded for Exceptional Student Performance

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Thomas Jefferson Elementary School held an assembly Friday afternoon in its gymnasium to honor students for being awarded the National Title 1 Distinguished School Award for Exceptional Student Performance by the Indiana Department of Education for the 2016-2017 school year.

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Purdue University Northwest December Commencement Sees Fresh Group of Alumni Ready to Go Change the World

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Over the years, Purdue University Northwest has seen hundreds upon hundreds of graduates walk across its stage and into the next chapter of their lives. The December Commencement on Friday evening was truly a show of university pride as students celebrated the culmination of all of their hard work along with faculty, family and friends.

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Duneland Schools Update, December 8, 2017


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Chesterton Middle School teachers, front, left to right, Mary Gish, Carla Sissell and Toni Biancardi were awarded a robotics grant from the Indiana Retired Teachers Association Area 1 for their proposal - Pedal Power. The grant entails taking a street bike and turning it into a stationary bike to charge a battery with kinetic energy. They grant application allowed for CMS to have three bike stations around the school. Also pictured is Principal Mike Megyesi, Superintendent Dr. Ginger Bolinger and Dr. Dan Keilman, grant presenter on behalf of the Indiana Retired Teacher Association.

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First Trust Credit Union - Michigan City Branch Sponsors Salvation Army Angel Tree & Celebrates their Young Members 2017

christmasTreeStop in to First Trust Credit Union’s Michigan City branch at 950 E. U.S. Highway 20, to choose an Angel from their Salvation Army Angel Tree. Interested parties may choose to make a cash donation, or purchase a gift for either a boy or girl ages 0-12. All donations are to be returned to the Michigan City branch by December 15th unwrapped, with the angel tag attached to the package. Monetary donation and gifts will be given to the Salvation Army for distribution to those families in need.

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Calvary Link: Come, Lord Jesus

Calvary-Link-FollowAdvent (Latin, "coming") is a time when we celebrate the coming of Christ 2,000 years ago while looking forward to his coming again just as a child looks forward to Christmas day. And if we really knew how amazing the world (and our lives) will be upon the return of the King, we would be filled with joy looking forward to our true home.

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First Trust Credit Unions La Porte Branch; Adopts a Family for the Christmas Holiday

christmasTreeFirst Trust Credit Union’s LaPorte Branch is kicking off their annual “Adopt A Family” Fundraiser. For the past ten years, First Trust has partnered with local area schools to “Adopt A Family” for the Christmas holiday.

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Team Chevy Brings Holiday Fun With Cocoa For Christmas Crafting Night


The Team Chevy "Cocoa for Christmas Crafting Night" was the perfect gathering for the season and was filled with creative activities and delicious food. Thursday evening, families and friends enjoyed each other’s company as they learned how to create different holiday crafts and decorations. The month of December can be a busy and stressful month for many, but after this event everyone took some time to appreciate the beauty of the season.

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Meet the Next Habitat Homeowners: The Forste's

Meet-the-next-Habitat-Homeowners-The-ForstesThe Forste Family never thought they would be able to own a home of their own. With such a large blended family, they struggled to find a place to rent. From Habitat volunteers to the next Habitat homeowners, Jacob and Kathie have been working hard to realize their dream of home ownership to provide a safe and stable home for their children to learn and grow. We have secured the roof and installed the siding, but it will be through the generosity of donors like you that ensures they are able to move in by next spring.

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Muller Acura to Host Blood Drive to Benefit Red Cross


When it comes to helping the community in which they work and live, the employees at Muller Acura take this responsibility seriously, and to show that commitment, they are hosting the Red Cross blood donation truck at their location in Merrillville. The blood mobile will be out front of the dealership and open to all who would like to give to the worthy cause of the Red Cross.

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Indiana Department of Education Announces 2016-2017 Title I Distinguished Schools

Thomas-Jefferson-Elementary-SchoolOn November 30, 2017, the Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) announced two schools as recipients of the 2016-2017 Title I Distinguished Schools Award. Recognition will go to Thomas Jefferson Elementary in Valparaiso Community Schools for their Exceptional Student Performance, and Fairmont Elementary School in New Albany-Floyd County Consolidated Schools for Closing the Achievement Gap.

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Porter County Law Enforcement No Shave November Raises More Than $11,000 to Support Community

United-Way-PC-LogoLaw enforcement officers from the Porter County Sheriff’s Office and the Valparaiso Police Department participated in No Shave November raising more than $11,000 to benefit their community.

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