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VNA Hospice of Northwest Indiana Welcomes Volunteers and Supporters to Wear their Favorite Summer Fashion Last Chance for White Pants Gala

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The 2nd annual Last Chance for White Pants Gala celebrated the care and compassion of VNA Hospice of Northwest Indiana on Saturday at the Blue Chip Hotel and Casino. Staff, volunteers, donors and those affected by the work of VNA broke out their still-summer fashion to raise funds to update the Horton Hospice Center in Valparaiso.

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Opportunity Enterprises’ 18th Annual Packathon Packs in a Day of Fun, Networking, and Philanthropy


Opportunity Enterprises’ (OE) has helped raise funds to support programs for individuals with disabilities in the Northwest Indiana community. But at the annual Packathon, which took place Saturday, the nonprofit broadened their support once again to the Bank of America Chicago Marathon. In return, the Chicago Marathon supports OE by donating money to them for their packing efforts of over 50,000 bags for participants, many of whom are runners from the Region.

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Valpo Vet Clinic Open House Celebrates Great Services To Come


Pets are more than just our furry friends, they are family. Making sure they are well taken care of is a priority for every pet owner. Chester Inc. partnered with Valparaiso Animal Hospital to help their dreams of a bigger animal clinic come true. The animal hospital celebrated their new location in Valparaiso during their Vet Clinic Open House event on Saturday!

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Jeremy Bout of Edge Factor Visits the Region to Talk Manufacturing and Education


On Friday, the President and Vice President of Edge Factor, Jeremy Bout (P) and Larissa Hofman (VP), held a special meet and greet with the La Porte County Skill Up 3 Network partners at the AK Smith Center Café in Michigan City. During the event, Bout and Hofman spoke about their Edge Factor interactive technology that will help change perception and highlight the changing world of manufacturing.

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Grant Award Announcement for Porter-Starke Services to Address Opiate Addiction

Congressman-Visclosky-HeadshotToday, U.S. Senators Joe Donnelly (D-IN) and Todd Young (R-IN), and U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky (D-IN-01) announced that the Department of Health and Human Services has awarded a grant to Porter-Starke Services under the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment program.

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Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana Soar in Sold Out Inaugural Night of Flight


Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana has proved its ambitious outreach to its members, sponsors, and supporters by providing them with opportunities that reflect its mission and by thinking outside the box. Night of Flight, a first-of-its-kind fundraising event, succeeded in proving that mission. The event included the opportunity for members of Boys & Girls Clubs and Night of Flight Guests to fly in one of the three Chicago Helicoptor Experience helicopters, listen and engage with accomplished speakers, and meet the people who sponsor them.

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IU Northwest Police Chief Wayne James Named to List of 40 Under 40 Notable Law Enforcement Leaders From Around the World


Chief Wayne James, of Indiana University Police Department – Northwest (IUPD-NW), will be honored later this fall as one of the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) 40 Under 40 Award recipients. The award, given this year to law enforcement officers from the U.S. and nine other countries, recognizes notable leadership skills and a commitment to the law enforcement profession.

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One CHS Student Named Merit Semifinalist in the 2019 NMSC Competition

One-CHS-Student-Named-Merit-Semifinalist-in-the-2019-NMSC-CompetitionOne Chesterton High School senior is among the nation’s 16,000 Semifinalists announced in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) competition. This student has completed the first step in the competition for some 7,500 Merit Scholarships, worth more than $31 million, to be offered next spring.

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Michigan City Sanitary District Implements Comprehensive Energy Conservation Project

NIPSCOcheckpresentation2018Michigan City, Ind. (September 12, 2018) – The Michigan City Sanitary District (District) partnered with Energy Systems Group (ESG), a leading energy services provider, to design and implement a $1.8 million energy conservation project at the wastewater treatment plant that includes infrastructure improvements and energy efficiency measures. The project will result in economic and environmental benefits for the City and its ratepayers with guaranteed savings of over $164,000 annually over the term of the contract. ESG also applied for and secured a $190,988.80 incentive through Northern Indiana Public Service Company’s (NIPSCO) energy efficiency program administered by Lockheed Martin Energy, marking the largest incentive awarded by the NIPSCO program this year.

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Chesterton High School Flag Setting Commemoration 9/11 Memorial Information


After school on Monday, Sept. 10, 2018 Chesterton High School (CHS) staff and student volunteers, under the direction of CHS support staff member Mary Beth Whitmer, continued the tradition the O'Keefe family began in 2007 of placing 2977 small U.S. flags in the grassy area in front of the CHS Stadium along 11th St. in Chesterton. Each flag bears the name of a soul lost 16 years ago in the tragic attacks on America. The flags will be on display until the end of the day. The O'Keefe Family began this tradition the year after the 9/11 tragedies and have continued ever since.

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NIPSCO Awards $50,000 in Public Safety Education and Training Grants


Thirteen local organizations will receive grants from NIPSCO—totaling $50,000—to help fund their safety and educational projects and programs throughout northern Indiana.

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