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Indiana Wing Civil Air Patrol Ends Search and Rescue Exercise

Indiana-Wing-Civil-Air-Patrol-Ends-Search-and-Rescue-ExerciseThe Indiana Wing Civil Air Patrol conducted a statewide search and rescue exercise over the weekend of June 16th through June 18th. The exercise tested the Civil Air Patrol’s ability to conduct a range of capabilities from emergency locator transmitter searches, overdue aircraft searches, and aerial photography.

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Purdue Northwest College of Business Introducing Sports Management Major

Purdue-Northwest-colorIn response to growing and diverse career opportunities in the business of professional and intercollegiate sports and athletics, Purdue University Northwest is introducing this fall a Sports Management major within its Bachelor of Science in Business degree program.

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Endowed Scholarship Established for Valpo Women Student-Athletes

rot1Women student-athletes at Valparaiso University will benefit from an endowed scholarship fund established by Carolyn Schlie ’71 Femovich and Bob Femovich. They have committed $600,000 to create the Carolyn Schlie Femovich and Robert M. Femovich Endowed Scholarship Fund.

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Lifers at Graduation: “Thank You”


We at Ideas in Motion Media covered 44 high school and college graduations throughout Northwest Indiana.

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Valparaiso Noon Kiwanis Salutes Local Armed Services Recruits

Valparaiso_Noon_Kiwanis_salutesThe third annual "Valparaiso Kiwanis Salutes the Recruits" recognized 41 recruits of the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines. The new members came from all over Lake, Porter and LaPorte Counties.

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Resident of Chesterton of Symphony Receives French Legion of Honor


Anthony Condeni, 96, was recently awarded the French Legion of Honor for his time in the U.S. Army, serving in World War II. The Legion of Honor is the highest award given by the French nation and was awarded for his extraordinary and brave achievements while in service.

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City of Hammond Announces Signing of Ordinance 9377, Amending Section 34.231 of the Hammond Municipal Code

rot5Hammond Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. announces his signing of Ordinance 9377 amending section 34.231 of the Hammond Municipal Code pertaining to the addition of sexual orientation and gender identity to the powers and duties of the Hammond Human Relations Commission. This amendment was sponsored by Councilwoman at Large, Janet Venecz.

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Hundreds Turn Out for 2017 National Get Outdoors Day

“That’s a big one!”

dlc-go-day-2017It was hard to tell who was more excited as father and son admired the contents of their dip net—a 2 inch crayfish. The small group of parents and kids gathered on the bank of the Little Calumet River glanced over appreciatively.

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Dog of All Sizes Strutted Out to Lakeshore PAWS 2017 Pup Crawl

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Each year the Valparaiso community and its four-legged friends look forward to the annual Lakeshore Paws Pup Crawl. The 2017 event was hosted at Central Park Plaza in downtown Valparaiso on Saturday and featured something for everyone. Families with dogs, supporters, and dogs in need of adoption gathered to support Lakeshore Paws and the animals it helps to find homes.

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Blue Chip Casino Hosts: 'Breaking Down the Barriers Event' to Help Veterans Suffering with PTSD

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Perhaps one of the surest measures of the value of a society is in how it treats those in need, and surely there can be none more deserving of our help than those who have fought and sacrificed their personal safety on our behalf. To that end, and for the second year in a row, Blue Chip Hotel and Casino sponsored their 'Breaking Down the Barriers - Salute to Our Veterans' event to raise money to help veterans in need and those suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

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Life on the Streets of Hammond Featuring Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr.

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“It’s friggin’ hot in here,” Mayor McDermott says while leaning over Ideas in Motion Founder, Chris Mahlmann, to flip on the car air conditioning. He pauses and looks to Mahlmann concerned, “I can say friggin’ right?”

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