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Trends in Higher Education - Part 3: The Changing Dynamic


Higher education is changing. Fast. From the increasing competition in the work force, to changes in enrollment types and levels, American colleges and universities are having to adapt to an increasingly diverse and rapidly evolving society. In that vein, we asked four of the prominent universities in the Region how they plan on meeting these challenges in 2018.

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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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Brilliant Results Cleaning Service Makes Community Shine


Just about any American household understands the time and effort that it takes to keep up a tidy and organized home. Between busy work schedules and family members all over the place, finding the time to get everyone together to pitch in and clean up is hard enough, but then finding the energy to do it can be even harder. Either way, the key to a stress-free home is almost always found in a decluttered and neat one and nobody knows that better than Brilliant Results Cleaning Service in Valparaiso!

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McAfee Animal Hospital Offers Discount to Keep Your Pet Free of Flea and Tick Diseases


It’s almost springtime again, which likely means your pup will be happily rolling in the fresh grass, or your cat may be out blissfully basking in the sunshine. As wonderful of a time of year as it is for your furry friends, it’s also a time when fleas and ticks begin popping up like daisies, looking for a home, a.k.a., your pet.

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Need Help This Tax Season? VITA Program Through United Way of Porter County Offers Services For Those in Need


If you are in need this tax season, the IRS's VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) program is available for free to tax payers who meet a number of qualifications, which includes having an Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) of $54,000 or less.

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Chesterton High School Designated as Four-Star School by Indiana Dept. of Education

Chesterton-High-SchoolChesterton High School was included on the Indiana Department of Education’s 2016-2017 Four Star Schools list, which was released recently. The Four Star Schools designation is designed by the Department to recognize great schools in Indiana.

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Franciscan Health Crown Point: Bowling for Charity Dollars Benefits the Needy

Franciscan-Health-Crown-Point-Bowling-for-Charity-Dollars-Benefits-the-NeedySome 150 bowlers raised nearly $14,000 recently at Stardust Bowl in Merrillville for the Franciscan Health St. Clare Health Clinic in Crown Point and the Franciscan Health Patient Assistance Fund. Shown, from left, are Sisters Aline Shultz, Marlene Shapley and Mary Joseph Watkins; and Rick Peltier, executive director of the Franciscan Health Foundation.

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StoryPoint of Chesterton Gives Tour Before Grand Opening


Key members of the StoryPoint senior living community of Chesterton, gave members of Ideas in Motion Media and Blue Sky Financial the inside scoop of their new facility on Monday afternoon.

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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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Kiwanis Pancake Day was a Giant Breakfast for a Cause!


Breakfast was on everyone’s mind at the Kiwanis Pancake Day Sponsored by BucherTech in the Valparaiso High School cafeteria. The Kiwanis Club of Valparaiso is an organization that is dedicated to changing the world, one child and one community at a time, by supporting local charities.

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