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Area Diaper Need Filled by Franciscan, County and Local Efforts

Area-Diaper-Need-Filled-by-Franciscan-County-and-Local-EffortsSome 7,000 diapers have been collected for distribution to needy Lake County families through a partnership between Franciscan Health hospitals in Hammond, Dyer and Munster and the Nurse-Family Partnership of Lake County.

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William D. Ling of Kouts

William-D-Ling-of-KoutsWilliam D. Ling, 79 of Kouts, passed away Tuesday, December 5, 2017. He was born January 11, 1938 in Hebron, Indiana to Earl William and Leona (Prochno) Ling. On February 20, 1999 he married Norma Herring who survives. Also surviving him are his children Kim (Jim) Jones of Cambridge, Wisconsin, Donna (Tim) Hutchins of Lakeland, Florida, Jim (Cheri) Ling of Logansport, Indiana, Steve (Colleen) Ling of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Cathleen (Keith) Cole of Portage, Dawn (Lance) Bella of Valparaiso, Indiana, Sherri (Shawn) Schultz of Valparaiso, 22 grandchildren, 37 great grandchildren, his brothers Paul (Lilah) Ling, Tom (Jan) Ling, Larry (Cheryl) Ling and his sisters Nancy (Dean) Jarnecke, Sue (Jim) Coberly and Kathy (Larry) Howe. Preceding him in death are his parents, his first wife Leona, his sisters Pat Laack and Kay Monroe, and brother David Ling.

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Centers for Vein Care Holding Holiday Food Drive Until December 14, 2017

Centers-for-Vein-Care-Holiday-Food-Drive-2017Join us in helping hungry families this season by donating the following items:

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Valpo Reads A Book Announces 2018 Book Selection: The Nature FIx


Valpo Reads A Book project is pleased to announce The Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes Us Happier, Healthier, and More Creative by Florence Williams as their 2018 book selection. The author is planning to visit Valparaiso for a round of book discussions and a book signing in various locations in Valparaiso on Thursday March 1, 2018.

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WRF Nursery Raised More Than $800 for Habitat of Humanity of Porter County on Small Business Saturday

WRF-Nursery-2017WRF Nursery & Garden Center held a record-breaking fundraiser during their annual Breakfast with Santa event. Over $800 was raised for the Habitat for Humanity of Porter County during the 3-hour event.

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PNW Students Are Showcasing Their Photography From Paris

PNW-Students-Are-Showcasing-Their-Photography-From-Paris-2017_01 On December 8, students from Purdue University Northwest will be showcasing their photography from their study abroad trip to Paris at the CHESS Art Gallery located at 6725 Kennedy Ave. in Hammond. The opening reception for this exhibit will take place from 6 to 9 p.m.

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Valparaiso AAUW Affiliate Holds 2017 Holiday Scholarship Benefit

Valparaiso-AAUW-Affiliate-Holds-2017-Holiday-Scholarship-BenefitThe Valparaiso AAUW Affiliate held its annual Holiday Scholarship Benefit on Saturday, December 2nd. from 1:00 to 3:00 PM at the Walden Pavilion in Valparaiso. Members shared highlights of this past year while enjoying a variety of hors d’oeuvres and beverages including champagne and wine. Among those attending was Jenice Bell, a two-time scholarship recipient, who has returned to the area after completing a degree in Veterinary Science.

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Valparaiso University Receives $1.1 Million for College of Engineering Faculty

rot1Valparaiso University has received more than $1.1 million from the estate of Dale F. Kempf ’62, a longtime faculty member in engineering and physics, for endowed faculty development funds in the College of Engineering. The gift supports Forever Valpo: The Campaign for Our Future and will be divided between the newly established Dale F. Kempf College of Engineering Faculty Development Endowment Fund and the Dale F. Kempf Endowed Professorship of Emerging Technology, an endowed fund that he created in 1994.

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BP Asian Network & Lake Area United Way Donate Kids Activity Kits to Methodist Hospitals in Gary and Merrillville


Lake Area United Way (LAUW) participated in a volunteer project with BP Asian Network Whiting, Indiana. BP employees created 150 activity kits for kids to be donated to a local hospital. These kits were donated to Methodist Hospital’s Pediatric Unit at the Gary Campus and the emergency room departments at both the Gary and Merrillville Campuses. 6 year old Christian Williams was being discharged on the day the activity kits were being delivered by Megan Sikes, Community Engagement Manager at the LAUW.

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Franciscan Health Crown Point: New Habitat Home Owner Excited to Move in

Franciscan-Health-Crown-Point-New-Habitat-Home-Owner-Excited-to-Move-inCarol Swisher, a longtime cafeteria employee at Franciscan Heath Crown Point, receives the keys to her new Habitat for Humanity home in Lowell on Nov. 29. The keys were presented to her by Daniel Klein, director of Habitat for Humanity of Northwest Indiana, during a celebration to honor the home’s completion, attended by hospital officials and staff and others, that took place the day before Swisher was scheduled to move in. “I’m excited, I can hardly believe it,” she said, adding, she helped with paint, siding and window work, during the build. Swisher received the news in May that her application for the new home was approved.

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Purdue Northwest University Athletics Department’s 6th Annual Kids & Alumni Day Welcomes All Ages into Pride Family

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It’s never too early to be a member of the Pride, according to Purdue University Northwest. Purdue Northwest University Athletics Department’s 6th Annual Kids & Alumni Day was a special event for past graduates and possible future PNW students alike, even if they’re currently three feet tall.

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