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READY NWI gathers to plan for region-wide student success


On the third Thursday of each month during the school year, leaders from K-12 schools, colleges across the Region, and workforce development professionals gather at Hobart High School to tackle the tricky topic of preparing students for college and careers. This Thursday, the leaders had a lot to discuss, namely their upcoming annual Summer Institute and how to best meet the state’s new graduation requirements.

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Students learn their vital role at Citizen Science Symposium


Entire worlds live right in our backyards. For the past several months, middle school students have been learning about the different worlds outside of their windows through the Dunes Learning Center’s new Citizen Science program. May 17 saw the culmination of their studies, as the students gathered at the Genesis Center in Gary for the Citizen Science Symposium.

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Maria Petti Memorial Scholarship available to students seeking a career in the surgical environment

rot3La Porte and Porter County students seeking a career in the surgical environment can apply for an award of up to $5,000 through the Maria Petti Memorial Scholarship.

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Indiana State Troopers Reunite Man with Family

Indiana-State-Police-logoTroopers Alissa Partyka and John Landowski were able to reunite a man with family yesterday evening after they had reported him missing on May 13th.

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Community Healthcare System's Stroke & Diabetes Awareness Fair highlights local innovation and healthy living


On Tuesday, nearly 80 booths packed The Center for Visual and Performing Arts for Community Healthcare System’s Stroke and Diabetes Awareness Fair. Participants at the event, sponsored by Community Hospital of Munster and St. Catherine Hospital of East Chicago, enjoyed free screenings that checked blood pressure, pulmonary function, balance, and evaluated stroke risk. 

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Valpo Professor Honored for Excellence in Teaching

rot1Randa J. Duvick, Ph.D., professor of foreign languages and literatures at Valparaiso University, has received the American Association of Teachers of French’s 2019 Dorothy Ludwig Excellence in Teaching Award at the Post-Secondary Level.

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Michigan City bowlers add to their history of support for Franciscan Health Michigan City Breast Care Center

Bowl-for-the-Cure-donation-to-Franciscan-Health-Michigan-City-Breast-Care-Center-2019The Michigan City chapter of the United States Bowling Congress Association has made a substantial impact on the fight against breast cancer over the past 17 years.

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Valparaiso University Academic Year Concludes with Commencement Ceremonies May 18–19

rot1More than 900 undergraduate, graduate and law students will participate in Valparaiso University’s May 2019 commencement ceremonies, capping a productive year marked by numerous accomplishments for the University, along with its students and faculty.

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Hebron High School Students learn to fill the community's "Empty Bowls"

Hebron-High-SchoolHebron High School hosted the Tenth Annual Empty Bowls. The event featured live music, a silent auction, and a soup dinner to benefit the Hebron Country food pantry. All together, the school raised $3000. Hebron Art teacher Karen Jania spearheads this event with her students to bring attention to the threat of homelessness and hunger facing so many in our area. Jania earned an extra $500 by applying for and receiving a service learning grant in the Spreading Smiles Contest to help fund this event.

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StoryPoint Chesterton opens their doors


A luxurious new senior living residence recently opened its doors in Chesterton on April 25, 2019. Located at 700 Dickinson Rd., the new location offers 162 apartments for senior living.

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Motorcycle runs around the Region


Ever hear a loud rumbling for an extended amount of time in the summer? In most cases, this is the result of hundreds of motorcycles revving down a local street. There are many different types of motorcycle events and runs that happen all around the Region. These gatherings are a great way to raise money and awareness for non-profit organizations and charities while also getting involved in the community and making great friends in the process.

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