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ArcelorMittal Sponsored NWI Science and Engineering Fair at Valparaiso University Showcases Bright Young Minds


Valparaiso University hosted the Regional Northwest Indiana Science and Engineering Fair on Saturday, where students from middle school to high school had the opportunity to present their research projects and put their school’s academic prowess on display.

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Buns Care Charity Presented St. Jude House With a Check for $500 in Support of Their Let Kids Be Kids Campaign


Earlier this month St. Jude House launched a campaign entitled “Let Kids Be Kids” to help raise funds for the installation of a brand-new children’s playground on St. Jude House property. Donations have been coming in all month, each one deeply appreciated, but one in particular stands out.

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Milwaukee Tool Donates to Habitat for Humanity of NWI

Milwaukee-Tool-Donates-to-Habitat-for-Humanity-of-NWIHabitat for Humanity of Northwest Indiana was the recent recipient of new and gently used tools from Milwaukee Tool. The donation included power tools, hand tools, accessories, and batteries. Tools will be used on the current home build sites in Lake County to continue Habitat for Humanity’s mission of providing decent, affordable homes for working families.

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Large Number of Parents Line Up for Precious Spots at St. Mary's School

Large-Number-of-Parents-Line-Up-for-Precious-Spots-at-St-Marys-SchoolSt. Mary Catholic Community School in Crown Point’s OPEN APPLICATION period for new students began last week. More than forty families showed up to turn in applications for spots for next school year. The school advertised that it would begin accepting applications for new students at 8:00 AM. The first parents to arrive came at 5:33 AM and 5:35 AM. The school welcomed its largest number of families in years. “We’ve been around since 1872 and in this day and age, parents still want what they feel is the best education possible for their children. We provide a wonderful, nurturing learning environment and our staff is amazing. We’re blessed to be in a position to teach such awesome kids,” said principal, Tom Ruiz.

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Michigan City’s First Mayor’s Night Out Connects Citizens with City Officials


Every city or town has their weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly city council meetings. These events allow citizens to voice their concerns and are prime examples of democracy in action. However, these events lack the one-on-one engagement that is necessary for making change happen in a community.

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Andrean High School Quiz Bowl Wins Conference Tournament

Andrean-High-School-Quiz-Bowl-Wins-Conference-Tournament_01The Andrean High School varsity and junior varsity Quiz Bowl teams captured the Duneland Academic Conference title on Feb. 20. The competition, featuring 10 teams, took place at Chesterton High School.

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Retired Couple Gives Back at Griffith ReStore


Patricia and Stanley Henard, otherwise known as Pat and Stan, have spent six of their seven years of retirement volunteering at the Griffith ReStore.

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Porter-Starke Services Offers Additional Resources to Community Members


A mental health facility capable of treating illness and providing resources to those in need is important for any community. For the residents of Northwest Indiana, they are lucky to have Porter Starke Services and the many community opportunities they offer.

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Social Media Bootcamp Equips Attendees Digital Toolbox for Success


With the advent of the internet and, subsequently, the world wide web in the late 1990s, the landscape for how we communicate was forever changed. With that invention and the exponential growth of connectivity the internet afforded everyone, came also the increasing speed with which ideas can be exchanged and modified.

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Horseshoe Casino in Hammond Brings Multi-Purpose Center to the Region


When we think of the Horseshoe Casino in Hammond, or casinos in general, the main entertainment that we tend to think of is gambling - sparkling lights, late nights, and the thrill of good luck. However, Horseshoe’s Hammond location offers so much more, and now that they’ve convinced Horseshoe guests with how much fun the casino can be on their first visit, they’re ready to welcome even more of the community in.

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Crown Point’s State of the City Event to Feature Economic Updates

City-of-Crown-PointMembers of the public and the business community are invited to join the City of Crown Point’s big update on all of the economic development and business plans that will be taking place throughout 2018. Attendees will learn all of the news firsthand from Mayor David Uran. Many other city department heads, board and commission members and school officials will also be in attendance.

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