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Cales Awarded VNA’s Lukach Memorial Scholarship

Cales-Awarded-VNAs-Lukach-Memorial-Scholarship-2017_01Danielle Cales was selected as the recipient of the 2017 Lukach Memorial Scholarship through the Visiting Nurse Association of NWI (VNA of NWI). Danielle is currently a student at Ivy Tech Community College, on her way to becoming a Physical Therapy Assistant.

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Indiana University Online RN to BSN Degree Completion Option Earns Two Top National Rankings

iun1Indiana University School of Nursing’s RN to BSN Online Degree Completion Option was recently ranked number two and number eight on two 2017 lists of the Best Online RN to BSN Programs. The designations were awarded by leading college resource websites The Best Schools and Top RN to BSN, respectively.

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LIFER Drew Holt Couldn't Help But to Adopt a Dog from Lakeshore PAWS After Covering Event


Dogs are (arguably) one of the best things on planet Earth. When my fiancee and I decided it was time to welcome a new dog into our lives and inject some much-needed energy into our senior dog, Spanky’s life, we began looking at local rescues.

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NWI Playground Review: Butterfly Meadows Park in Valparaiso


If you interact with children at all, odds are you've run into more than one that loves the park. From swings to slides and everything in between, there is something about a trip to the park that brings pure joy into a child’s eyes.

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Africa Tarver Appointed to NWI Regional Development Authority Board

africa-tarver-1Hammond Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. announces Africa Tarver will fill the remaining term of Philip Taillon on the Northwest Indiana Regional Authority (RDA) Board. Mr. Taillon’s resignation was brought about by his new position of Chief of Staff for Mayor McDermott. “With her background in economic development, I believe Africa is an excellent choice for this Board,” stated Mayor McDermott. “I am sure she will continue to represent the City of Hammond well on this Board.”

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Porter County Animal Shelter Animal Population Remains Steady, Shelter Maintains No Kill Status

Porter-County-Animal-Shelter-LogoThe Porter County Animal Shelter today released animal intake and outcome data for the first half of 2017 which indicates a zero growth in the number of animals at the shelter and confirms their continued status as a NO KILL Shelter.

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Strack & Van Til Rounds Up $26K for Visiting Nurse Association's Meals on Wheels!


During the July Round-Up Challenge held throughout Northwest Indiana’s Strack & Van Til and Town and Country grocery stores, $26,518.75 was raised in Porter County alone as a donation to the Visiting Nurse Association's Meals on Wheels program. The donation will deliver nearly more than 6,000 meals to the community.

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Porter County Auditor Vicki Urbanik Certifies Net AVs for 2018 Taxes

Porter_County_Auditor_Vicki_UrbanikThe Porter County Auditor’s Office has certified the net assessed values that will be used in the 2018 budgets and property tax bills.

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Jeff Balon Named New Valparaiso Police Chief

jeffbalonMayor Jon Costas announced today that Captain Jeffery Balon would succeed Michael Brickner as Chief of the Valparaiso Police Department.

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Valparaiso Family YMCA and Campus Life's Battle of the Bands Showcased VHS Student Talent


Valparaiso High School students jammed out and showcased their musical talents at the Valparaiso Family YMCA and Campus Life’s first-ever Battle of the Bands competition in the Valpo Y’s Pavilion.

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Duneland Chamber of Commerce Throws 12th Annual Party in the Park, Rocks Chesterton


It was an awesome day on Saturday at Thomas Centennial Park in Chesterton as the Duneland Chamber of Commerce threw its 12th annual Party in the Park- a fun event for the whole family where businesses and community organizations reached out to the community.

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