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United Way of Porter County Recognizes the Spirit of Generosity in Northwest Indiana; Spirit Awards Winners Announced at Annual Community Celebration


United Way of Porter County announced this year’s Spirit Awards winners at their Annual Community Celebration last night at The Spa Event Center in Porter.

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Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana’s South Haven Keystone Club Volunteers at Rittenhouse of Portage


What a great way to volunteer! Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana’s South Haven Keystone Club volunteered at Portage Rittenhouse.

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Duneland Schools Update, March 23, 2018


Farewell Party for Japanese Students
Chesterton High School students hosted a farewell party for five students from Japan this past Monday, March 19. The students are from Zama Sogo High School, Zama Japan. It was the sixth time that a group from this school has visited CHS. The Japanese students stayed with CHS students and their families from March 10-20. The families took the Japanese students to local restaurants, shopping, the Indiana Dunes State Park, Chicago, and more. Pictured front, left to right, Chesterton High School host students Jackie Moehl, Eve Senderhauf, Drew Malapanes, Julia Lecy and Anya Loving with Zama Sogo High School students, back row, Kiri Kozano, Ayu Matsuo, Ayano Ito, Honoka Yoshizawa and Soyoka Ohba.

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2018 Spring Break Hours for Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana


Have plans for your kids over spring break?

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Porter County Career Center Video Production Class Continues it's Legacy of Greatness


From the moment you walk into the Video Production class at the Porter County Career Center, you’ll see that this is a program that is built on over a decade of award-quality work. Lining the walls of the class room is award upon award, highlighting the efforts of the students who have put their all into their work.

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Heavilin and Flint Lake Elementaries Host Author & Illustrator Troy Cummings

Heavilin-and-Flint-Lake-Elementaries-Host-Author-Illustrator-Troy-CummingsHow do you get students excited about reading? Invite a dynamic author to come and speak to your school! On March 8 and 9, Heavilin and Flint Lake Elementaries had the honor of hosting author Troy Cummings, author and illustrator of The Notebook of Doom series as well as many others. This opportunity was funded in part by grants from the Valparaiso School Foundation. Prior to his visit, Mr. Cummings had spent several Skype sessions with both Heavilin and Flint Lake students so the students were eager and excited to meet him! While at the schools, Mr. Cummings spent the two days doing assemblies and break-out sessions with grade levels.

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Chesterton Show Choirs Finish Strong in 2018 "Swing and Sing" Competition

Chesterton-Show-Choir-Swing-and-Sing-2018The Chesterton High School Sandpipers, Drifters and show choir band The Business, finished their regular season this past Saturday in Herscher, IL at the Herscher High School Swing and Sing.

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Portage Street Department Allows Public Access for Organics

Portage-Street-Department-2018All Porter County residents will be able use the Portage Street Department, 2303 Hamstrom Rd., to drop off yard waste and pick up compost and mulch starting Monday, thanks to an intergovernmental agreement with Porter County Recycling & Waste Reduction.

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Valparaiso University Partners with Peoples Bank to Provide Scholarship for Local Students

rot1Valparaiso University has partnered with Peoples Bank, one of Northwest Indiana’s most reputable banks, to establish the Peoples Bank Scholarship. From meeting banking needs to engaging in a wide array of community outreach activities, Peoples Bank has served the people of Northwest Indiana for more than 100 years.

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Three New Officers Sworn to Duty at Valparaiso Police Department

Three-new-officers-valpo-police-department-2018Three new Valparaiso Police Officers were sworn to duty in a ceremony on Friday morning at City Hall. The three new officers, Jeffrey Kopil, Caleb Hall and William Smith were all sworn to duty by Mayor Costas. Numerous officers, family members and friends were present during the ceremony.

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Valparaiso University Men’s Basketball Crusaders Three-point Baskets Net Great Futures for Club Members This Season


Two hundred thirteen (213) three-point season baskets made by Valparaiso University Men’s Basketball Team, with over half made on home court, did more than add a number to their scoreboard. The Crusaders, for the 2017-2018 season, once again partnered with Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana to help make a difference in the lives of Club members through the Nothing But Net program. Each time the Crusaders scored a three-point basket; four local businesses donated $20 to the Clubs, up to $2,500 for the season!

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