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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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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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NIPSCO Eyes Plan for Cleaner, Lower-Cost Energy Future

rot1Northern Indiana Public Service Company LLC (NIPSCO), a subsidiary of NiSource Inc. (NYSE: NI), announced today as part of its future electric supply planning process, that analysis shows the most viable option for customers would include moving up the retirement of a majority of its remaining coal-fired generation in the next five years and all coal within the next 10 years. Likely replacement options point toward lower-cost renewable energy resources such as wind, solar and battery storage technology.

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Ivy Tech to Award $42,000 in Chancellors’ Scholarships

ivy-tech-2018 The Ivy Tech Foundation will present scholarships totaling approximately $42,000 at its 17th annual Chancellors’ Scholarship Fundraising Event on Thursday, Oct. 4, at Avalon Manor, 3550 E. U.S. Hwy. 30, Merrillville.

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Valparaiso University Alumna Honored by Tau Beta Pi

rot1Recent Valpo graduate Krista Stribling ’18 has been named a 2018 Laureate of the Tau Beta Pi Association, one of just two students across the nation to be recognized in the association’s annual program and joining an elite group of 107 exceptional Tau Bates chosen nationally since 1982.

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Team Pina Prepares for Alzheimer’s Association Greater Indiana Chapter’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s


One in 10 people aged 65 and older suffers from Alzheimer’s dementia, and approximately 200,000 individuals under the age of 65 have early-onset Alzheimer’s. In Indiana, there are more than 110,000 people living with Alzheimer’s. This disease wreaks havoc on those inflicted as well as their family members, who are powerless to stop its progression. A disease with no known cure, Alzheimer’s is a frightening and disheartening diagnosis to face, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t ways to combat its hardships.

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