For three decades, U.S. News & World Report has identified Valparaiso University as one of the best universities in the Midwest. In the 2019 edition, released today, Valpo is the No. 5 Best Regional University in the Midwest, No. 5 Best Undergraduate Teaching University and No. 1 Best Value in the Midwest.
On September 8, the 15th Annual Stuff-A-Bus event took place at both Al’s Supermarket locations in Michigan City. First Trust Credit Union, Al’s Supermarket, Michigan City Salvation Army, and Michigan City School Corporation teamed up to help support and provide goods for the Michigan City Salvation Army food pantry. First Trust Credit Union served as the event’s organizer, the school system provided the school buses for the day, Al’s provided all of the items, and the Salvation Army’s food pantry benefited from all the donations and volunteer work. WEFM Radio and WIMS Radio also sponsored the event, broadcasting live at both Al’s Supermarket locations on Franklin St. and Karwick Rd.
To further increase public awareness of rail safety, promote education, and enforce safety measures, the South Shore Line (SSL) will be participating in National Rail Safety Week September 24-28, 2018.
To further enhance security and safety efforts, the SSL has partnered with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s “If You See Something, Say Something” Campaign, a national anti-terrorism campaign that raises public awareness of indicators of terrorism and terrorism-related crime, as well as the importance of reporting suspicious activity to state and local law enforcement.
When the decision was made to build a new Duneland Boys & Girls Club in Chesterton, the goal was to provide a fun and safe after-school and summer facility for more kids to attend. Since opening the Club’s “new doors” in April 2017, membership has increased and average daily attendance of youth visiting the Club has more than doubled.
To show appreciation and to say thank you for their service to the community, the South Shore Line is inviting all active-duty first responders to ride the train free of charge Sunday, Sept. 9, through Saturday, Sept. 15, on all off-peak weekday and weekend trains.
Strack & Van Til’s offers its customers an easy way to give back to their favorite and local charities throughout Northwest Indiana by rounding up their purchases to the nearest dollar. Through the grocery chain’s Checkout Challenge, customers have the opportunity to learn about and, in turn, give to many local organizations that help make local communities strong and thriving. Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana was one such organization that benefitted from the generosity of so many people during the early part of summer. As customers “rounded-up” their purchases at Strack & Van Til’s stores, over $40,000 was raised for Boys & Girls Clubs to support after-school and summer...
Girls and adults in the Valparaiso/Washington Twp. area who are interested in joining Girl Scouts can register on Tuesday, Sept. 11 from 5:00-6:30 PM at the Tower Park shelter, corner of Evans and Franklin St. in Valparaiso. Adult volunteers are needed to be co-leaders at most of the elementary schools in Valparaiso and Washington Twp. There are also openings in Daisy Girl Scout troops (grades K-1); Brownie troops (grades 2-3); Junior Girl Scouts (grades 4 and 5); Cadettes (grades 6-7-8); Seniors (grades 9-10) and Ambassador Girl Scouts (grades 11-12).
For a 5th Year, Texas Corral Restaurant hosted a Car Show and Family Fun Night to give local families an outlet to have fun and spend time with each other while supporting a local organization. The Car Show and Family Fun Night is an annual fundraiser that raises resources for Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana’s South Haven Club, while also promoting awareness about the South Haven Club and the after-school programs it offers to youth ages 5 to 18 years.
The Valparaiso Police Department is issuing a traffic alert for Saturday due to the annual Popcorn Festival downtown Valparaiso. Many roadways throughout the city will have heavier than normal traffic and many roadways especially in the morning will be closed for the Popcorn Panic Run and Popcorn Parade.