One Thing Leads To Another: 50 Years of Impact Celebrated at Annual Supporter of Project Neighbors Meeting
Saturday morning, Project Neighbors touched on the past, present, and future of Valparaiso. Members who have been with the organization for decades joined supporters, some who were brought on board over the years as the group expanded and some new who were interested in learning how they can help. The meeting began with a chorus of beautiful voices from area students who set the tone for the power of collaboration evident throughout both the history of the organization and this first ever annual supporters meeting.
Despite sub-freezing temperatures and blustery winds, nearly 2,000 runners crowded the starting line at the annual Valparaiso YMCA’s Ringing in Spring race on Saturday morning to kick off the spring running season.
Habitat for Humanity of Porter County has been building homes for community members in need since 1994. Last year, however, they completed their first-ever build for a veteran, Tina Sanders, and her 16-year-old daughter, Katlynn
At the annual Kelsey’s Tip A Cop Day, police officers gathered to raise money for the G.R.E.A.T. (Gang Resistance Education And Training) program. On that Thursday evening at Kelsey’s Restaurant, the officers actually served food to the guests while teaching them about what the program has to offer. The G.R.E.A.T. program is an effective gang and violence prevention program that was created to teach students about important ways to stay safe.
Liberty Intermediate School has recognized 261 students on the honor roll for earning at least 3.0 grade point average for the third nine weeks’. Of those, 121 students are listed on the Principal’s Honor Roll for earning a grade point average of 3.66 or higher for the third nine weeks' grading period.
Mike and Meagan Wizceb (center), of Elburn, Ill., recently donated a Cuddle Cot to the Franciscan Health Michigan City Family Birthing Center. The couple began their charitable efforts after the loss of a son, Wyatt, and began an organization called, Wishes for Wyatt, which raises money to donate Cuddle Cots to hospitals; and for HEALing Embrace, which produces the cots. The device allows grieving families to spend more time with their child as they process the loss.
The Bailly Elementary Sweet Treat Factory this year will make and sell roughly 3,000 chocolate-covered pretzels. The pretzels will be made by 93 second graders. The fundraiser provides hands-on learning about how a business runs from start to finish. Each child submits a job application, works a job, advertises and fills orders. This positive learning experience promotes teamwork, pride and commitment to helping others.
Indiana University Northwest hosted their spring 2018 Chancellor’s Commission for Community Engagement installment on Wednesday morning, at their John W. Anderson Library Conference Center.
At the South Shore Line (SSL), safety is our highest priority. To further enhance our safety efforts, The SSL will be implementing (along with all other passenger railroads in the US) Positive Train Control (PTC) technology across their entire network.
Valpo’s institutional accreditation status now extends through 2027–2028, as the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) has notified the University of its reaffirmation of accreditation. The HLC oversees for degree-granting colleges and universities in 19 states, including Indiana.