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Portage Township Y Modernizes Facility With Recycled Paint


Sprucing up your facility doesn’t need to cost an arm and a leg. Just ask Portage Township YMCA President/CEO Shannon Burhans.

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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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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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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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Crown Point’s State of the City Event to Feature Economic Updates

City-of-Crown-PointMembers of the public and the business community are invited to join the City of Crown Point’s big update on all of the economic development and business plans that will be taking place throughout 2018. Attendees will learn all of the news firsthand from Mayor David Uran. Many other city department heads, board and commission members and school officials will also be in attendance.

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United Way of Porter County Announces 2018 Campaign Chair Duo, Randy and Jo Ellen Zromkoski


The United Way of Porter County has named Randy and Jo Ellen Zromkoski as this year’s United Way Campaign Chairs.

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Valparaiso Police Department & Valparaiso Community Schools Issue Joint Statement on School Safety


Unfortunately, acts of school rampage violence are not unfamiliar to our society. As a matter of fact, they have been happening for years — long before Columbine. From each incident, both the schools and law enforcement learn valuable lessons. We will learn many lessons from the tragic school shooting in Florida. We write this letter as a joint effort between the Valparaiso Police Department and the Valparaiso Community Schools to help explain the strength of our partnership, and the safety measures we take to help keep our students, staff, and community as safe as possible.

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Boys and Girls Club Merger Provides Perfect Opportunity to Highlight New Duneland Club


Most of us in Northwest Indiana know of the Boys and Girls Clubs sprinkled throughout our towns and cities, and the lucky among us have fond memories of them from our childhoods. In fact, 1 in 16 adults spent time at a Club as a child. The Boys and Girls Clubs do more than provide after school care for children- much, much more!

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Pedaling for a Cause: Cycle Challenge 2018 Supports Livestrong at Valpo YMCA


Inside the upstairs cycling room at the Valparaiso YMCA, brightly-dressed teams of cyclists showed their support for the Cycle Challenge 2018, where they joined local cancer survivors in peddling to the beat of radio hits to raise money for the YMCA’s Livestrong program.

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Rittenhouse Village Hosts Fish Fry Fundraiser for St. Agnes


If there’s one thing the community loves to rally around, it’s the promise of a belly full of soul-comforting food. The staff members of Rittenhouse Village at Valparaiso and St. Agnes Adult Day Center promised such a meal when they began selling tickets to their Friday Fish Fry. In addition, they revealed a unique and special benefit with the purchase of such a ticket—one that definitely warmed the soul as much as the delicious food.

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