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Local Girl Chooses Donations for St. Jude House Over Birthday Gifts


Madisyn Wimple, a young girl who just turned nine on October 30, decided to collect donations for St. Jude House rather than receive birthday gifts of her own for the third year running.

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Hasse Construction Holding Toy Drive in 2017

Hasse-Christmas-Toy-Drive-2017Toy Donation Due by December 7, 2017
This year Hasse Construction is asking for your help to donate toys for a child who may not receive a gift during this holiday season. We are honored to support the non-profit "Helping Hands", which is a collaboration with the following organizations, the Northwest Indiana Building & Construction Trades Council, Town of Merrillville, Krieg B. Devault, City of Gary, City of Hammond, First Midwest Bank, Lake County Economic Alliance, Lake County Commissioner's Office, Construction Advancement Foundation and NIPSCO, with a sole purpose to benefit the following charities, Ark Shelter (Gary), Sojourner Truth House (Gary), St. Joseph Carmelite (East Chicago), St. Jude (Crown Point), and The Rainbow Shelter (Gary).

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St. Mary's Broadcasting Club Makes Trip to WGN TV Studios in Chicago

St-Marys-Broadcasting-Club-Makes-Trip-to-WGN-TV-Studios-in-Chicago-2017_01On Thursday, November 16th, students from St. Mary Catholic Community School in Crown Point traveled to Chicago to visit the WGN Television Studio. Students were given a personal tour by news anchor Lourdes Duarte. The 13 student group, split over two crews, runs St. Mary's School news broadcast, WSMW, on a daily basis. As in years past the crews consists of sports reporters, weather specialists and crew anchors. This season new roles have been created for filming/sound engineers and film editors. Club Moderator Anthony Pagorek said, "I wanted to find roles for students that aren't comfortable being an on-camera personality. There are so many production roles and skills "behind the scenes" that I wanted to expose to our students to throughout...

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Franciscan Health Crown Point: Employee Holiday Spirit Satisfies Hunger

Franciscan-Health-Crown-Point-Employee-Holiday-Spirit-Satisfies-HungerThe Thanksgiving holiday spirit is alive and well at Franciscan Health Crown Point and its St. Clare Health Clinic, as some 78 hospital and Franciscan Physician Network departments contributed to an annual Thanksgiving food drive for clinic clients that has been taking place approximately 20 years. Shown preparing the donations for pick-up by the clinic client-families are Diane Jensen, left, clinic patient services representative, and Jennifer Willis, clinic practice manager.

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Merrillville Intermediate Participates in 2017 Anti-Bully Week

Merrillville-Intermediate-Participates-in-2017-Anti-Bully-WeekMerrillville Intermediate School celebrated American Education Week by inviting school and community members to visit. Town Council President, Richard Hardaway, Merrillville Police Chief Joseph Petruch, Commander Robert Wiley, and Patrolman and Merrillville School Resource Officer Kevin Furman participated in Pirate Power Advisory Time where students greet each other in a circle and build community and focus on character education lessons.

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Partners of Life: Best of Cities, Chambers & Economic Development


There’s no doubt that the cities, chambers, and economic development commissions of Northwest Indiana host some of the most interesting and fun filled events in the state. From the summer time festivals to the winter parades, the focus on fun and positivity never fails to provide families and friends with amazing memories and fantastic opportunities.

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Calumet College of Saint Joseph Raises Funds for Hurricane Relief with Student-Led Fundraiser


The rainy, blustery conditions in Whiting on Saturday morning did not deter students and faculty of Calumet College of Saint Joseph, who came out to the campus to help raise funds for Hurricane Relief.

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Purdue University Northwest Honors John Friend with Basketball Court Namesake, Evening of Celebration


To some he was known as “Coach,” to others he was known as a father figure, but to all he was known as “Friend.” John Friend, Purdue University Northwest’s athletics consultant, has made quite the legacy in his 37 years serving Purdue Northwest’s athletic department, and has inspired generations after him to carry on his legend.

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Team Chevy Joins Effort to Feed 1,500 Families for 500 Turkeys Food Drive


This Saturday, 500 Turkeys will be distributing 1,500 turkey meals for those in need at the Valparaiso Nazarene Church for their ninth consecutive year.

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Residential Clinical Services Hosts Stuff the Ambulance Event to Aid Seniors This Holiday Season


Christmas is just around the corner, and as the weather cools off and the season starts to change, Residential Clinical Services is wrapping up its Senior Angels campaign. On Friday, RCS held its last Stuff the Ambulance event of the year at Walgreens in Hobart.

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Indiana University Northwest Chancellor’s Medallion Celebration Honors Exemplary Community Members


Indiana University Northwest held its annual Chancellor’s Medallion Celebration at Avalon Manor in Merrillville Thursday night. The Chancellor’s Medallion is a prestigious award that is presented annually by the Chancellor of IU Northwest, William Lowe, to those who personify excellence in the community.

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