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Kids Ride the South Shore Line Free All Spring Break Long


South-Shore-Kids-Ride-Free-2016With spring break right around the corner, the South Shore Line (SSL) is reminding riders about its Kids Ride Free program. Kids Ride Free is part of the SSL’s ongoing efforts to provide affordable and convenient transportation to and from South Bend, cities in Northwest Indiana and Chicago.

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A Golden Opportunity Raises Over $340,000 for Opportunity Enterprises


OE-Golden-Opportunity-2017Tears coupled with laughs and tuxes and tickets to sporting and arts events set the stage for A Golden Opportunity, the 25th Annual Gala in honor of 50 years of service for Opportunity Enterprises, presented by Delta Theta Tau. Classic gold décor marked the 50 years and contemporary items including a gorgeous white gold and blue topaz necklace raffle prize, Chicago Cubs ring ceremony tickets, high end grill and accessories, and a variety of experiences completed the evening.

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PNW CHESS Art Gallery Honors Women’s History Month in 2017


PNW-CHESS-Art-Gallery-Honors-Womens-History-Month-2017_01Women’s history month will be heavily celebrated by the Purdue University Northwest CHESS art gallery exhibiters beginning with the Empowering Women: Art and Photography Exhibit on March 23, from 6-9 p.m. at 6725 Kennedy Ave.

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State Police and Northern Porter County Traffic Safety Partnership to Conduct Sobriety Checkpoint in Porter County


Indiana-State-Police-logoThe Lowell District of the Indiana State Police in conjunction with the Northern Porter County Traffic Safety Partnership will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint during the late evening hours in Porter County on Friday, March 17th, 2017. The checkpoint is in conjunction with Operation Pull Over Blitz #89, which runs from March 3th through March 26, 2017.

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Bill Payment Assistance Still Available After Statewide Temporary Suspension on Disconnects Ends March 15, 2017


rot3NIPSCO is reminding customers that bill payment assistance is still available after the state’s moratorium on disconnecting natural gas service during the winter for eligible customers ends March 15.

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2017 Process for VCS School Board Appointment


valpo-community-schoolsApplicants must be 21 years of age and residents of the City of Valparaiso. State statute requires that the board must have at least one member from each political party. This year, party affiliation does not matter.

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Valparaiso High School Students Earn Awards at State Latin Convention


Valparaiso-High-School-Students-Earn-Awards-at-State-Latin-Convention-2017 Twenty-four students from Valparaiso High School were among 324 high school and college Latin students who attended the Indiana Junior Classical League Convention March 10-11 at Indiana University in Bloomington.

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Indiana-Kentucky-Ohio Regional Council of Carpenters Offers 40 $1,000 Scholarships - Deadline is March 17


ikorcc-communities Forty $1,000 scholarships will be awarded this year by the Indiana/Kentucky/Ohio Regional Council (IKORCC). Twenty of the scholarships are awarded based on scholastics and twenty by random drawing.

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The Kiwanis Club of Valparaiso Held Their 67th Annual Pancake Day Breakfast

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Saturday morning, Valparaiso’s Noon Kiwanis Club hosted its 67th Pancake Day Breakfast, an annual fundraiser featuring delicious food, refreshments, and friendly faces.

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Three New Valparaiso Police Department Officers Sworn to Duty in 2017


Valparaiso-Police-Department-Three-New-Officers-Sworn-to-Duty-in-2017This morning, at City Hall, three new Valparaiso Police Officers were sworn to duty by Mayor Costas. The three new officers are Thomas Zega 25 yrs old, Eric Jezierski 25 yrs old and Benjamin Teufel 26 yrs old.

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Franciscan Health Crown Point: Nurse Lauded as Heroine by Patient


Franciscan-Health-Crown-Point-Nurse-Lauded-as-Heroine-by-PatientSandy Ring, left, an imaging department nurse at Franciscan Health Crown Point, is congratulated by Barbara Anderson, hospital president and chief executive officer, during a recent management meeting for Ring’s potentially life-saving efforts to help a Demotte man after she observed a suspicious-sounding cough when the patient reported for a CT scan. A subsequent lung scan revealed a pulmonary embolism. A short time later, the patient went to the Emergency Department and also received treatment from the cardiovascular unit staff.

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