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Ivy Tech, NEO Provide Path for Adults Seeking High School Diploma

ivy-tech-2018For adults lacking a high school diploma, going to college and starting a career can seem out of reach.

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David M. Scarborough of Union Mills

Scarborough-of-Union-Mills-2019David M. Scarborough, Sr. 78 of Union Mills, passed away Thursday, February 14, 2019. He was born March 15, 1940 in Hanna, Indiana to John and Harriet (Ames) Scarborough. On June 14, 1958 he married Loretta Lauderback who survives. Also surviving him are his children David Scarborough, Jr., Lorri (Glen) Johnson, Joan (Tracy) Kirby, Judy (Don) Ellis, 14 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren; his brothers and sisters, John, Phyllis, Harriet, Donna, Roy, Dick, Sally, Jenny, Debbie, and Edie.

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Announcing the Indiana Dunes National Park

Congressman-Visclosky-HeadshotCongressman Pete Visclosky (D-IN-1), Congresswoman Jackie Walorski (R-IN-2), and U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-IN) are pleased to announce that the 61st National Park in the United States and the first National Park for the state of Indiana is the Indiana Dunes National Park.

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Katherine House Boys & Girls Club Celebrates 100 Years of History with Complete Renovation at "Demo Day"

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The staff and club members at the Katherine House Boys & Girls Club are no strangers to breaking barriers for fostering growth and happiness for kids throughout East Chicago. On Thursday, they took a literal approach, demolishing a wall in ceremonial celebration of $1.182 million raised for a complete renovation to the historic club.

The renovation project was spearheaded by an anonymous $500,000 donation, half of which came from matched donations. In addition, The Foundations of East Chicago gave another $500,000. Construction is scheduled to begin February 18 and finish in time for summer programming. The renovations are timely, as this year marks the 100th birthday of the original Katherine House. To celebrate the new beginning, Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana brought in the community,...

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Applications Accepted for St. Patrick’s Day Parade Entries and Food Vendors

City-of-Crown-PointMayor Uran’s Office of Special Events is planning for the biggest event of the year on March 17, 2019. The 12th annual nighttime St. Patrick’s Day Parade will commence; featuring emergency vehicles, lit entries, Lake County Pipes and Drums, Grand Marshall Mayor David D. F. Uran, the Junior Grand Marshall Event Logo Contest Winner and much more.

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Valparaiso University Alumnus Supports Business Scholarship

rot1A $1 million gift from the estate of Valparaiso University alumnus William “Bill” Schlender ’41 has significantly boosted a scholarship fund he established in 2007. The preference of the William E. Schlender Endowed Scholarship Fund is to award need-based scholarships to College of Business students of the Lutheran faith who are in their junior or senior year.

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IU Northwest Celebrates Black History Month

IU-Northwest-Celebrates-Black-History-Month-2019_01 Indiana University Northwest’s Office of Diversity, Equity, and Multicultural Affairs (ODEMA) celebrated black history this month with events designed to heighten awareness of African American contributions throughout history.

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Terry and Karen McMahon donate $100,000 to IU Northwest Gift to benefit student-athletes with resource center dedicated to academics and athletics

iunorthwestGary, Ind. -- Indiana University Northwest is pleased to announce it has received a $100,000 gift from Terry and Karen McMahon. These funds will support more than 100 IU Northwest student-athletes with the establishment of the Terry and Karen McMahon Resource Center, a room dedicated to serve both academic and athletic needs.

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Annual Enchanted City Mayor’s Ball Benefits Lubeznik Center for the Arts and Friendship Botanic Gardens


Saturday evening, Mayor Ron Meer of Michigan City hosted the 2019 Enchanted City Mayor’s Ball. Over 650 community members gathered at the Blue Chip Casino for this stellar biannual event, which always benefits local nonprofit organizations. This year, the proceeds went to the Lubeznik Center for the Arts and Friendship Botanic Gardens.

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Junior PAWS Show Some “Puppy Love” to Homeless Dogs at Monthly Meeting


Saturday morning, Junior PAWS gathered to show some love to their furry friends. Youngsters made crafts and treats for homeless dogs at Lakeshore PAWS, the program’s parent organization that rescues homeless animals in need. When the “Puppy Love” meeting concluded, members enjoyed heart-shaped cookies and punch for a job well-done.

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Valparaiso University Endowment Returns 10.7 Percent, Ranking in Upper Decile of NACUBO-TIAA Study

rot1Valparaiso University’s overall endowment investment return of 10.7 percent in fiscal year 2018 was within the top 10 percent of participants in the 2018 NACUBO-TIAA Study of Endowments. This performance outpaced the 8.2 percent average return for the more than 800 participating colleges and universities, during a time when endowments are playing a larger role in institutions’ operations, according to the CEO of TIAA Endowment and Philanthropic Services.

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