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Mayor McDermott Announces Management Team for Sportsplex

rot5Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. announces that James Taillon, II has been named General Manager for the Hammond Sportsplex and Kymberli Roberts, Assistant General Manager Basketball/Volleyball. “We are very fortunate to have these two talented and experienced individuals to lead the Sportsplex into becoming the premiere athletic facility in Northwest Indiana.”

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NIPSCO to Explore Range of Options to Meet Future Electric Needs

rot3Northern Indiana Public Service Company (NIPSCO) has announced the opening of a request for proposals (RFP) to consider a combination of potential resources to meet the future electric needs of its customers.

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Metro Recycling: Making the Most of Materials While Serving Their Communities


Members of the Ideas in Motion Media team had the opportunity to take advantage of the spring like temperatures and took a tour of the Metro Recycling Facility.

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SafeCam Program Helps Police Solve Criminal Acts Quicker

SafeCam-Program-Helps-Police-Solve-Criminal-Acts-Quicker_01The Valparaiso Police Department is teaming up with the Porter County Sheriff’s Department to announce a new program called SafeCam. The new program has been used in other cities across the country and has been very successful with assisting police with solving criminal acts.

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Hammond Mayor Announces New Building Commissioner

City-of-HammondMayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. announces Robert Vale has been named Building Commissioner for the City of Hammond. As Building Commissioner, Mr. Vale will be responsible for the enforcement of the building codes on all residential and commercial properties, licensing contractors and inspection of new construction to ensure they are being built to current code.

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Benefit of Federal Tax Reform Takes Effect for NIPSCO Customers

rot2As a result of federal tax reform, NIPSCO natural gas and electric customers will benefit from a reduction in their monthly statements beginning with their May 2018 billing period.

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Porter County Recycling Announces 2018 Earth Day Bike, Contest Winners


The 13th Annual Northwest Indiana Earth Day Celebration took place April 21, at the Porter County Expo Center, and many contest winners were recognized and earned prizes for their efforts in the event.

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NIPSCO Announces 2018 Environmental Grant Winners

rot2NIPSCO is awarding 15 local nonprofit organizations with grants—totaling $50,000 — to help fund restoration and education projects throughout northern Indiana.

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The Hidden Gem of Indiana, Come Visit Pulaski County


There is something for everyone over in Pulaski County. The county is nestled in Northern Indiana’s breathtaking Tippecanoe River valley where there are over 10,000 acres of pristine parkland to explore or get wonderfully lost in.

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Free Compost Loading in Valparaiso May 7-12, 2018


The City of Valparaiso and Porter County Recycling and Waste Reduction invite residents to take advantage of getting their trucks loaded with compost for free during International Compost Awareness Week.

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2018 Spring Clean With Secure Shred

oe logoStart your Spring cleaning or continue your Earth Day celebration with 50% off drop off shredding services at Secure Shred, a division of Opportunity Enterprises. Now through May 4, 2018, patrons can bring their boxes and bags of personal items needing to be shred and receive 50% the cost. That makes each pound of shred materials just $0.08. To translate that, a typical drop off box of shred is a banker’s archive box that is about 2/3 full. These boxes typically weigh about 40 pounds, or just $3.20 with the promotion.

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