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Journey Senior Living hosts educational estate planning event


“One in four people are going to need memory care at some point,” said Florian Steciuch, Certified Senior Advisor, who offered the opening remarks at Journey Senior Living’s Estate Planning Event for Realtors this Thursday evening.

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Alzhiemer's Association unites community members to spread awareness


Community members gathered in a safe space on Thursday night to confide in each other and discover services provided to aid those effected by Alzheimer’s disease. The Alzheimer’s Association of greater Indiana hosted the event in hopes to better understand how to meet the area’s needs to serve them adequately.

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All VCS Elementary Schools Receive National Recognition for Commitment to Empowering Students

valpo-community-schoolsAll eight Valparaiso elementary schools announced today that they have been recognized as Project Lead The Way (PLTW) Distinguished Schools for providing broad access to transformative learning opportunities for students through PLTW LaunchTM. They are 8 of just 214 elementary schools across the U.S. to receive this honor. PLTW is a nonprofit organization that serves millions of PreK-12 students and teachers in schools across the U.S.

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First Trust Credit Union 2019 Scholarship Applications Available Now

First-Trust-Credit-UnionFirst Trust Credit Union will once again award EIGHT $1,000 scholarships this year to graduating seniors, based on the geographic location of their high school. Scholarship applications are now available for 2019 graduating seniors pursuing four-year degrees, as well as graduating seniors pursuing an Apprenticeship, Associate Degree, or Certification in a selected field.

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Porter County CASA Program gives presentation to local schools

Porter-County-CASA-Program-gives-presentation-to-local-schools-01Last night, Macy’s parents were caught using drugs again, so she was removed from them and placed in foster care. Macy’s life had been in turmoil for a while already; her family was evicted from their home and they were drifting between places, staying with friends. Her parents had recently lost their jobs and she witnessed them fiercely fighting all the time. But still, she had never been away from her parents before, and now she worried even more, “When will I see my parents again, and what’s going to happen to us?”

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Local seniors receive Horatio Alger State Scholarships


In October of 2018, thousands of high school seniors from across the country submitted their applications to the Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans. In January, two Northwest Indiana students achieved the coveted 2019 state scholar awards —Hailey Bianco and Vanesa Lozano, both from River Forest High School.

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Speaker Herb Stepherson shares his story with Duneland students

Speaker-Herb-Stepherson-shares-his-story-with-Duneland-studentsAs part of the school corporation’s drug prevention efforts, the Duneland School Corporation invited drug addiction counselor and long-term recovering addict, Herb Stepherson (pictured above) to speak to the freshman class at Chesterton High School (CHS) and the eighth grade class at Chesterton Middle School (CMS) recently.

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Region Students Tackle Important Issues at Valparaiso University and ArcelorMittal USA 66th Annual Northwestern Indiana Science and Engineering Fair


In a crowded ballroom at Valparaiso University’s Harre Union, bright young minds explored some of the strangest, diverse, and important topics of the day. How much fat is in your food? Does social media impact mental health? Why do people respond differently to drugs? All of these topics and more were on the table at Valparaiso University and ArcelorMittal USA’s 2019 Northwestern Indiana Science and Engineering Fair.

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The Lakes of Valparaiso Hosts Treat Yo' Pet Day 2019


The Lakes of Valparaiso celebrated National Dog Biscuit Day by showering four-legged friends of the community with snacks. “Treat Yo’ Pet Day” featured 100 handmade packages of dog biscuits arranged at the Clubhouse for owners to come and grab.

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Gov. Holcomb unveils Next Level Broadband grant program

2018GovHolcomb Governor Eric J. Holcomb today announced the launch of the Next Level Broadband program, which will dedicate $100 million to bridge the digital divide in rural areas of the state.

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Ivy Tech Community College students and programs receive Awards for Excellence

ivy-tech-2018Four Ivy Tech Community College students and three Ivy Tech programs have been selected to receive Awards for Excellence from the Indiana Department of Education. The awards will be presented at a ceremony on February 26 at the Indiana Government Center Auditorium.

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