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Porter EMS Donates Decommissioned Ambulance to Porter County Search & Rescue


On Wednesday, Porter County Healthcare System donated a decommissioned ambulance to Porter County Search & Rescue, who was in dire need of a large vehicle to use during their operations.

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25 Cent Admission Prices offered at Dillinger Museum

John-Dillinger-MuseumThe John Dillinger Museum, located inside the historic Lake County Courthouse in Crown Point, Ind., will offer admission for $.25 to all individuals for the month of February. Residents and visitors are encouraged to take an interactive and historic tour through the life and times of John Dillinger as well as learn about the advancements made in crime fighting technology and the rise of the FBI – at the cost of a movie ticket in the 1930s.

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Valparaiso Community Schools: It’s Not Just Gym Class, It’s Physical Education

valpo-community-schoolsWhat comes to mind when you think about your childhood gym class? Run some laps? Do some push ups and sit-ups? Maybe play a game of Kickball or Steal the Bacon? Depending on who you ask, it was either the best part of the day or a complete nightmare.

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Get Help Filling Out FAFSA Financial Aid Application at 2017 ‘College Goal Sunday’

Purdue-Northwest-colorApplying for college financial aid is not complex and can be extremely beneficial. That’s the message of College Goal Sunday, a free, financial aid application assistance program, scheduled at 2 p.m., Feb. 12 at Purdue University Northwest’s Hammond and Westville Campuses and dozens of other Indiana locations. A complete list of sites can be accessed at

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PNW Receives $150,000 Strosacker Foundation Grant

Purdue-Northwest-colorThe Charles J. Strosacker Foundation recently extended a partnership with Purdue University Northwest by awarding a $150,000 grant to the Early Childhood Education baccalaureate degree program.

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Second Chance to Register for Girl Scouts in 2017

Girl-Scouts-logoGirl Scout troops in Valparaiso and Washington Twp. still have spots for girls who missed fall registration and would still like to join. Troops are available at most elementary schools for Daisy Girl Scouts (Kindergarten and 1st grade), Brownie Girl Scouts (2nd and 3rd grade) and Junior Girl Scouts (6-8 grade). Middle school girls can join Cadette troops. 9th and 10th Senior troops or 11th and 12th grade Ambassador troops have room for more interested girls.

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Purdue Alumni Offering Scholarships to Students in 2017

PurdueLogoThe Purdue Alumni Club of Northwest Indiana would like to announce that its 2017 scholarship application is now available.

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Flanagins Look to Bring to Enthusiasm, Energy to 2017 Valparaiso Family YMCA Annual Campaign


This year’s co-chairs for the Valparaiso Family YMCA’s Annual Campaign are a mother-daughter force of nature. Donna Flanagin and Monica Decker of Flanagin’s Bulk Mail Service are brimming with ideas that guarantee a successful fundraiser.

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NIPSCO Presents $15,000 Incentive Check to AM Stabilizers for Energy Saving Efforts

rot1The NIPSCO Energy Efficiency Program presented AM Stabilizers with a check worth more than $15,000 in rebates and incentives. The funds were applied towards the company’s conversion of 134 fluorescent high bay fixture warehouse lights to a high efficiency LED motion-controlled lighting system.

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Lakeshore Paws and Vale Park Animal Hospital Start New Fur-ever Rescue Program


There is an endless need for animal support when it comes to rescue and adoptions. Fortunately, there is also an endless amount of love, care, and giving for the animals taken in by the Northwest Indiana rescue centers and animal hospitals.

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Oak Partners, Inc. Provides Clients, Families a Fun Evening at Central Park Plaza Ice Rink


On Wednesday, Oak Partners, Inc continued to build their presence in Valparaiso by inviting clients and their families to the new Central Park Plaza Ice Rink in downtown Valparaiso for an evening of skating. Oak Partners expected around 160 clients and family members to attend the event for which they rented out the facility and ice rink for the entire evening.

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