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1st Source Bank Donation Supports Public Access at Lydick Bog Nature Preserve

1st-Source-Bank-Donation-Supports-Public-Access-at-Lydick-Bog-Nature-Preserve_01 A $10,000 donation from 1st Source Bank to the Lydick Bog Nature Preserve Project will enable Shirley Heinze Land Trust to meet a $25,000 challenge grant awarded by the Community Foundation of St. Joseph County. All funds will be used to develop public access amenities at the preserve, which protects one of the last remaining bog habitats in Indiana. A master plan for the nature preserve calls for the construction of a parking lot, trails, signage, a maintenance garage, and a boardwalk, at least some of which should be completed next year.

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NIPSCO Holds Vital First Responders Safety Training on Natural Gas Safety for Crown Point Fire Department


To NIPSCO, safety is job number one. The Crown Point Fire Rescue Team received a hands-on look at NIPSCO’s commitment to community safety Monday evening as they attended NIPSCO’s First Responder Safety Training.

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Grand Opening Set for New Simply Amazing Market Inside Valparaiso Meijer

oe logoThe Simply Amazing Market, a division of Opportunity Enterprises, is proud to announce the grand opening of an additional store location inside the Valparaiso Meijer. The store will open its doors on Monday, September 24, 2018 with a celebratory ribbon cutting being held in conjunction with the Valparaiso Chamber on Monday, October 8, 2018 at 4:30 pm.

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Alzheimer’s Association Greater Indiana Chapter Holds Annual Walk to End Alzheimers in Memory of Loved Ones Lost


On Sunday, hundreds of people gathered at the Lake County Fairgrounds in Crown Point to participate in the 2018 Walk to End Alzheimer’s event. The walk was hosted by The Alzheimer's Association Greater Indiana Chapter and had two options of a 1 mile or 3 mile route. The event was helped run by volunteers of the Alzheimer’s Association and event sponsors.

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Center for Hospice Care and the Hospice Foundation Host 10th Annual Bike Michiana for Hospice and 33rd Annual Walk for Hospice


Center for Hospice Care and the Hospice Foundation held their 10th Annual Bike Michiana for Hospice this morning. For the first time, the ride was held at Center for Hospice Care's Mishawaka Campus, adjacent to Central Park alongside the St. Joseph River. The motivation for the new location was to bring attention to the Mishawaka campus and to connect the participants more closely to the cause they are supporting. The event was a double affair: Sunday morning also included the 33rd annual Walk for Hospice. The fundraiser hosted more than 400 participants and focused its support on the continued availability of compassionate care to eligible patients regardless of their ability to pay.

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1st Source Bank Donates $9,000 to Porter County PACT's Recovery Connection


Recovery Connection is exactly what it sounds like: A facility that offers connections for those on the road to recovery. The organization is continuously making efforts to connect its participants with the community’s treatment providers, counselors, agencies, and organizations. Recovery Connection's mission is a community effort, and upholds the belief that everyone involved must join together and address issues with those who are in treatment, leaving treatment, or simply need life guidance.

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Gearing for 100 Year Celebration of the Katherine House Reflecting on Past and Looking Toward a Great Future


In East Chicago’s Harbor Area sits the “old” Katherine House. Still holding a regal presence, it sits squarely across the street of its current home, the East Chicago Katherine House Boys & Girls Club. The Katherine House, as it was known, has a rich place in East Chicago’s history. Built in 1919 by the local faith based community, its purpose was to serve as a youth center. Fast forward to 1973. As the Boys & Girls Club organization was growing throughout Lake and Porter Counties, the East Chicago Club became the third Club added to the Boys & Girls Clubs family. Lowell Robertson, founder of the East Chicago Club, worked with the Katherine House to merge into the now present East Chicago Katherine House Boys & Girls Club. As a contingent of the merger, girls were accepted as members. In 1992, the current East...

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Michigan City Area Schools Renewable Energy Project Honored with 2018 Governor’s Award


Michigan City Area Schools, in partnership with Performance Services, Inc., has received a 2018 Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence in the Renewable Energy Category. The award was presented on September 19 by the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) at its 21st Annual Pollution Prevention Conference and Trade Show in Indianapolis. IDEM Press Release.

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Women’s Philanthropy Celebrated at the 2018 Annual Women’s Tea

Womens-Tea-2018The 18th Annual Women’s Tea took place on Friday, September 14. Over 200 women of all ages gathered together for lunch to support the Women’s Fund of Porter County. This year’s guest speaker was Sarah Harmeyer, Founder and Chief People Gatherer of Neighbor’s Table.

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New NIPSCO Natural Gas Rates to Take Effect Beginning October 2018

rot2Indiana’s lowest-cost natural gas provider, Northern Indiana Public Service Company LLC (NIPSCO), received a decision from the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission (IURC) to modify its natural gas rates effective Oct. 1, 2018.

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2018 Chesterton High School Homecoming Candidates


Twenty Chesterton High School students have been nominated as the 2018 CHS Football Homecoming royalty candidates.

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