America’s oldest and most iconic national competition first began at the table of nine newspaper companies who created the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Little did they know that, 90 years later, their literacy efforts would reach 11 million students annually. In the hopes of becoming a Scripps National Champ, local spelling buffs from grades 3-8 competed to be the last one standing at the Regional Championship, hosted by Kankakee Valley REMC at Wheeler High School Thursday March 14.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana honors young leaders at annual Youth of the Year ceremony
Thursday evening, Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana hosted its Youth of the Year reception, which celebrates teens whose Club experience has empowered them to find their voice and achieve success.
Residents, staff members, and loved ones of Journey Senior Living of Valparaiso came decked out in green to celebrate the one year anniversary of when the senior care center officially opened their doors to the public. The St. Patrick’s Day theme offered guests green beer, green punch, Lucky Charm’s popcorn, and more. In addition, attendees enjoyed two live musical performances and a live clogging performance by “The Good Time Cloggers.”
With the end of the winter heating season approaching, NIPSCO reminds customers that while the state’s moratorium on disconnecting electric and natural gas service during the winter for eligible customers ends March 15, bill payment assistance programs are still available.
Wednesday night, residents of Addison Pointe Health & Rehabilitation Center gathered round in their best pair of cowboy boots at the annual Hoe-down. Everyone was fixin’ for a good time as they enjoyed some classic country blues and fun times with family and friends.
The Michigan City Parks & Recreation Department announces that beginning Mon, April 1, Washington Park 2019 parking stickers will be issued at the North Pointe Pavilion in Washington Park, 6 on the Lake, Michigan City, IN 46360. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 9 am-4 pm (excluding holidays), and on Saturdays from 9 am-12 noon beginning May 4th through July 27th.
The 44th annual Porter County Arts-A-Budding student art exhibit was hosted recently at the Chapel of the Resurrection, Valparaiso University Campus. This exhibit is organized through volunteer efforts of the Porter County Visual Arts teachers and is sponsored by the Porter County Arts Commission in cooperation with the Bauer Museum of Art, Valparaiso University.
Laini Fluellen Charities, Inc. is keeping a promise to support new treatment options for triple negative breast cancer by raising funding and investing locally. Board Chair Diane Artis and Board Member Ed Williams, PhD, presented a $10,000 check February 26 to the Community Cancer Research Foundation in Munster.
With the heavy construction season around the corner, NIPSCO will be continuing its work to upgrade the electric and gas infrastructure across northern Indiana with nearly $660 million in planned investments this year.
Westchester Intermediate School fifth grader Michael Shumate has been notified by the National Geographic Society that he is one of the semifinalists eligible to compete in the 2019 National Geographic GeoBee Indiana State Competition. The contest will be held at the IUPUI campus on Friday, March 29, 2019.