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Michigan City 2018 Spring Clean-Up


The Michigan City, Refuse Department will conduct its Annual Spring Clean-Up beginning on March 26, 2018. The Refuse Department requests that all residents separate the debris that is to be discarded into the following three (3) categories:

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Disc Golfing Gems in Northwest Indiana


As the relentless Northwest Indiana winter still clings to its last days, disc golf enthusiasts can be seen slinging frisbees in all climates across Northwest Indiana. Disc golf is a sport that can’t be contained in a court or flat field. It’s a game that takes the player down winding paths in the woods and across breezy prairies and ravines. On lucky occasions, one my even be joined by deer, rabbits and other woodland residents. Beyond that, this is a great sport for those looking for fun, low-to-moderate exercise. A distinguished thing that all disc golfers share is the appreciation of outdoor beauty, in which much can be found in The Region.

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Visclosky Announces EPA Awards for Hanover and Tri-Creek School Corporations

Congressman-Visclosky-HeadshotCongressman Visclosky announced today that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has selected the Hanover Community School Corporation and the Tri-Creek School Corporation to receive awards to clean up their school buses.

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Porter County Career and Technical Center, Homestead High School Earn Top Honors in 2018 IASB High School Broadcasting Competition Awards


Porter County Career and Technical Center won Television School of the Year and Homestead High School won Radio School of the Year at the 2018 Indiana Association of School Broadcasters (IASB) Awards Monday at the University of Indianapolis.

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Trends in Higher Education - Part 3: The Changing Dynamic


Higher education is changing. Fast. From the increasing competition in the work force, to changes in enrollment types and levels, American colleges and universities are having to adapt to an increasingly diverse and rapidly evolving society. In that vein, we asked four of the prominent universities in the Region how they plan on meeting these challenges in 2018.

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South Shore Line Service Advisory: St. Patrick's Day 2018


In an effort to accommodate an expected increase in ridership, the South Shore Line will offer additional capacity and an extra passenger train on Saturday, March 17, 2018.

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Assistance Still Available After Statewide Temporary Suspension on Disconnects Ends March 15, 2018

rot1Bill payment assistance will still be available after the state’s moratorium on disconnecting electric and natural gas service during the winter for eligible customers ends March 15.

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Brilliant Results Cleaning Service Makes Community Shine


Just about any American household understands the time and effort that it takes to keep up a tidy and organized home. Between busy work schedules and family members all over the place, finding the time to get everyone together to pitch in and clean up is hard enough, but then finding the energy to do it can be even harder. Either way, the key to a stress-free home is almost always found in a decluttered and neat one and nobody knows that better than Brilliant Results Cleaning Service in Valparaiso!

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McAfee Animal Hospital Offers Discount to Keep Your Pet Free of Flea and Tick Diseases


It’s almost springtime again, which likely means your pup will be happily rolling in the fresh grass, or your cat may be out blissfully basking in the sunshine. As wonderful of a time of year as it is for your furry friends, it’s also a time when fleas and ticks begin popping up like daisies, looking for a home, a.k.a., your pet.

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Need Help This Tax Season? VITA Program Through United Way of Porter County Offers Services For Those in Need


If you are in need this tax season, the IRS's VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) program is available for free to tax payers who meet a number of qualifications, which includes having an Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) of $54,000 or less.

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Chesterton High School Designated as Four-Star School by Indiana Dept. of Education

Chesterton-High-SchoolChesterton High School was included on the Indiana Department of Education’s 2016-2017 Four Star Schools list, which was released recently. The Four Star Schools designation is designed by the Department to recognize great schools in Indiana.

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