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Porter County Recycling and Waste Reduction Offers Latex Paint Recycling


Porter County Recycling and Waste Reduction partnered with the City of Hobart to offer residents the opportunity to recycle their unwanted but usable latex paint. The paint is accepted at their household hazardous waste collection events or by taking the paint directly to the City of Hobart facility during office hours.

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Porter County Farmers Invited to Attend Gift of Grain Chili Day October 19, 2018

Porter-County-Farmers-Invited-to-Attend-Gift-of-Grain-Chili-Day-2018Porter County Farmers are invited to attend the Gift of Grain Chili Day at the Co-Alliance Elevator in Malden on Friday, October 19, 2018 from 10 AM – 2 PM.

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1st Source Bank Donates $100,000 to Southwestern Michigan College


1st Source Bank recently donated $100,000 to support the construction of a state-of-the-art nursing education building on the Southwestern Michigan College (SMC) campus in Dowagiac, Mich. The funds will be used to create a collaborative working space in which students and professors can work side by side.

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Currie Motors Ford of Valpo Continues Community Involvement Throughout the Area


When Currie Motors Ford of Valpo came into the Valparaiso community, the dealership quickly began making their mark. With community involvement a high priority, they knew they wanted to support local activities and organizations important to their customers.

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Shedd Aquarium Beluga Whale is Pregnant

Shedd-Aquarium-Beluga-Whale-is-Pregnant Shedd Aquarium announced today that one of their marine mammals is expecting. Mauyak (MY-ak), a 37-year-old beluga whale (Delphinapterus leucas) is pregnant and expected to give birth in summer 2019.

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Emily Hoak of CASA Helps Give Children a Voice


Emily Hoak has been working with children and families throughout her career, including direct practice and program development. Her background also includes practicing clinical social work, which makes her a perfect member of the Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) team as the Development Assistant and a CASA Supervisor for Porter County CASA.

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Flint Lake Elementary Unveils New Makerspace


Flint Lake Elementary unveiled their new Makerspace to the first group of fifth graders this week. The Makerspace includes multiple kinds of robots, circuity kits, building supplies, craft materials, a vertical LEGO wall, and a 3D printer to engage students’ creativity and problem solving skills. Jen Nimmons’ fifth grade class was the first group of students to explore the Makerspace. “It is exciting to watch my students work cooperatively in teams while deeply engaged in solving problems,” says Nimmons.

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South Shore Line Service Advisory: 2018 Chicago Marathon


Calling all Bank of America Chicago Marathon runners and observers: The South Shore Line invites you to leave your vehicle at one of our convenient stations in Indiana and take the South Shore Line to Chicago for all Bank of America Chicago Marathon events.

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Compost Your Fall Yard Waste with Porter County Recycling & Waste Reduction


Porter County residents have three places this year where they can drop off organic debris from their fall yard cleanups.

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New Look Trojan Guard Off to Strong Start


A great deal of changes have taken place since the Chesterton High School Trojan Guard Marching Band took the competitive field last season. Graduating a class of over one-third of the band last spring, the Trojan Guard also had major staffing changes, with the retirements of Director of Bands Michael Scheiber and Color Guard Director Lisa Scheiber. Those departures brought new staff into the mix, with Adam Bess being hired as the new CHS Director of Bands, Kayla Hestermann and Haley Thoreson as the new Color Guard Co-Directors, as well as Elliot Borg as the Percussion Instructor.

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Chesterton High School Orchestra Concertmaster and Assistant Concertmaster Named for 2018-2019


CHS Orchestras have selected senior Sarah Harmon as Concertmaster, and senior Sarah Schimpf as Assistant Concertmaster for the CHS Orchestras 2018-2019 season.

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