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Porter Regional Hospital and Valparaiso University Bring Healthcare Education to Community at Fall Into Health Fair


Porter Regional Hospital and Valparaiso University know that learning is a lifelong process, and it involves a lot more than just sitting in a classroom. That is why the two institutions partnered to host the Fall into Health Fair, an interactive health event for all ages and community members held at VU’s Harre Union Hall that helped people take ownership of their health and futures.

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Valpo Faculty Members Receive University Research Professor Grants

rot1Haiying He, Ph.D., and Luke Venstrom, ’07, Ph.D., will serve as University Research Professors at Valparaiso University for the 2019–2020 academic year. The grants recognize and encourage scholarly accomplishments and will afford He and Venstrom the opportunity to continue creative and original work through one semester of full-time leave with pay or two consecutive semesters with a half-time schedule, plus a $4,000 stipend.

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Public Compost Sites to Close for Season December 1, 2018

Compost-piles-compressedThe last day of the 2018 season for public access to the Valparaiso compost site, 2150 W. Lincolnway, and the Boone Grove compost site, 546 South 400 West, is Saturday, Dec. 1.

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Meet Nia, First Magellanic Penguin Chick Bred at Shedd Aquarium Gets a Name

First-Magellanic-Penguin-Chick-Bred-at-Shedd-Aquarium-Gets-a-NameShedd Aquarium announced today that the first Magellanic penguin chick (Spheniscus magellanicus) bred at the aquarium, which hatched on Mother’s Day weekend, is a female. At a regular check up with the aquarium’s veterinary team, a blood test determined the sex and showed that she has been hitting all the major milestones. Shortly after, the aquarium hosted a contest for staff to choose her name. Shedd volunteers, partners and staff came back with a resounding answer – Nia (NEE-ah)!

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1st Source Bank Donates $24,000 to Girl Scouts of Northern Indiana-Michiana

rot41st Source Bank recently donated $24,000 to support the expansion of Girl Scouts of Northern Indiana-Michiana’s Staff-Led Troop program. Originating in Allen County, the program has since expanded into St. Joseph and Elkhart Counties and will serve a total of 480 girls across all three.

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20 Adopted at Porter County's First Ever Adoption Day


To celebrate National Adoption Awareness Month, the Indiana Department of Child Services, the Porter County Juvenile Court, and the Porter County CASA program (Court-Appointed Special Advocates) joined forces to host Adoption Day on Tuesday.

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Porter County Auditor’s Office Gains a Second CPA on Staff

Porter-County-Auditors-Office-Gains-a-Second-CPA-on-StaffThe Porter County Auditor’s Office is pleased to announce that its staff now includes two Certified Public Accountants.

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Ivy Tech Hosts 2018 Career Fair


Job hunting can often be an intimidating or impersonal affair. Ivy Tech turned that around with their 2018 Career Fair, that featured over two dozen companies across diverse fields ranging from healthcare to engineering.

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Journey Senior Living Provides a Memorable Flight Experience for Veteran Members


Finding unique ways to say ‘Thank You’ to those who’ve sacrificed so much for our freedom can be a challenge. With the collaboration of Journey Senior Living of Valparaiso and Eagle Aircraft for Veterans Day, three veterans from World War II & the Vietnam War were treated to an experience they won’t soon forget.

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Munster Gas System Upgrade Project Near Completion

rot2NIPSCO to complete the installation of a new natural gas regulator station at 510 Fisher Street in Munster - a project that interconnects a 24 inch and a 30 inch natural gas pipeline from across the Illinois boarder for the purpose of providing natural gas services to NIPSCO customers. This project is part of NIPSCO’s broader, ongoing natural gas infrastructure modernization plan and includes a metering and filtration component as part of the new system upgrade to ensure safety and reliability of the system.

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Lakeshore PAWS Teams Up with Local Organizations to Bring Companionship and Support to Veterans at 2018 Vets for Pets

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Every animal deserves a warm home, sweet family, and delicious treats to look forward to every single day. At Lakeshore PAWS in Valparaiso, all of their dogs are handled with care and love but are longing for their forever, perfect home.

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