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Porter County Career Center Video Production Class Continues it's Legacy of Greatness


From the moment you walk into the Video Production class at the Porter County Career Center, you’ll see that this is a program that is built on over a decade of award-quality work. Lining the walls of the class room is award upon award, highlighting the efforts of the students who have put their all into their work.

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Heavilin and Flint Lake Elementaries Host Author & Illustrator Troy Cummings

Heavilin-and-Flint-Lake-Elementaries-Host-Author-Illustrator-Troy-CummingsHow do you get students excited about reading? Invite a dynamic author to come and speak to your school! On March 8 and 9, Heavilin and Flint Lake Elementaries had the honor of hosting author Troy Cummings, author and illustrator of The Notebook of Doom series as well as many others. This opportunity was funded in part by grants from the Valparaiso School Foundation. Prior to his visit, Mr. Cummings had spent several Skype sessions with both Heavilin and Flint Lake students so the students were eager and excited to meet him! While at the schools, Mr. Cummings spent the two days doing assemblies and break-out sessions with grade levels.

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Chesterton Show Choirs Finish Strong in 2018 "Swing and Sing" Competition

Chesterton-Show-Choir-Swing-and-Sing-2018The Chesterton High School Sandpipers, Drifters and show choir band The Business, finished their regular season this past Saturday in Herscher, IL at the Herscher High School Swing and Sing.

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Portage Street Department Allows Public Access for Organics

Portage-Street-Department-2018All Porter County residents will be able use the Portage Street Department, 2303 Hamstrom Rd., to drop off yard waste and pick up compost and mulch starting Monday, thanks to an intergovernmental agreement with Porter County Recycling & Waste Reduction.

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Valparaiso University Partners with Peoples Bank to Provide Scholarship for Local Students

rot1Valparaiso University has partnered with Peoples Bank, one of Northwest Indiana’s most reputable banks, to establish the Peoples Bank Scholarship. From meeting banking needs to engaging in a wide array of community outreach activities, Peoples Bank has served the people of Northwest Indiana for more than 100 years.

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Three New Officers Sworn to Duty at Valparaiso Police Department

Three-new-officers-valpo-police-department-2018Three new Valparaiso Police Officers were sworn to duty in a ceremony on Friday morning at City Hall. The three new officers, Jeffrey Kopil, Caleb Hall and William Smith were all sworn to duty by Mayor Costas. Numerous officers, family members and friends were present during the ceremony.

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Valparaiso University Men’s Basketball Crusaders Three-point Baskets Net Great Futures for Club Members This Season


Two hundred thirteen (213) three-point season baskets made by Valparaiso University Men’s Basketball Team, with over half made on home court, did more than add a number to their scoreboard. The Crusaders, for the 2017-2018 season, once again partnered with Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana to help make a difference in the lives of Club members through the Nothing But Net program. Each time the Crusaders scored a three-point basket; four local businesses donated $20 to the Clubs, up to $2,500 for the season!

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We're Ready to Ride; Are You?

Valpo-Velocity-Bike-Share-Valpo-Parks-2018The Valpo Velocity Bike Share program is back for the 2018 biking season! Valpo Velocity is a low cost bike share program that supports the environment and a healthy lifestyle. Keep Valpo moving with Valpo Velocity powered by Zagster.

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Rittenhouse Village at Portage Supports Senior Community Centers


There’s no better way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day than by eating corned beef and cabbage and Rittenhouse Village at Portage cooked plenty to share on Friday! To raise money for the Bonner Senior Center in Portage and the Maria Reiner Senior Center in Hobart, Rittenhouse at Portage hosted its Annual Corned Beef and Cabbage fundraiser last week where residents and team members ate tasty food, played a special raffle, and raised money for a great cause.

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Duneland 8th Graders "Get Real" at the 2018 Reality Store


Duneland 8th graders were excused from class this Wednesday to play a twist on the “Game of LIFE” at Chesterton Middle School. An annual event organized by the Duneland Chamber of Commerce in partnership with surrounding middle schools, the Reality Store gives students the opportunity to experience how their choices can have a major impact on their lives.

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Crown Point's 2018 State of the City Shows Promise for the Future


Over a hundred residents, business owners, employees and city officials came out to witness the anticipated Crown Point State of the City address given by the gregarious man of the hour, Mayor David F. Uran.

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