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Pulaski County and Northern Indiana Power from the Past Inc. Lights Up the Past at the 41st Annual Power Weekend

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The amount of history embedded in and around Northwest Indiana is easy to forget thanks to our proximity to Chicago– but some organizations, like Northern Indiana Power from the Past Inc., are dedicated to preserving and highlighting the people and machines that helped make Indiana what it is today. This weekend, Power from the Past hosted their annual Power Weekend at Winamac Town Park, a small peninsula nestled in by Pulaski County’s Tippecanoe River.

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Purdue University Northwest Sinai Forum Season Opens September 9, 2018

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Former FBI Director James Comey opens the Purdue University Northwest (PNW) Sinai Forum’s 65th season Sunday, Sept. 9. The Forum announced four other notable speakers joining this fall’s schedule, including a legendary college football coach, a national non-profit leader, an internationally known photographer and a national political reporter.

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City of Hammond Kicks Off Festival of the Lakes 2018 with Musical Appearances by Beloved Artists

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Earlier in the month, Mayor Thomas McDermott and City of Hammond officials released a humorous promotional video to publicize the upcoming Festival of the Lakes. A Region tradition, the festival promises five nights of food, fun, carnival rides, and a slew of awesome musical performances to cap off the evenings. McDermott and his crew knew the festival deserved a proper level of hype, and they pulled out all the stops with their video. Judging by the success of the event’s first evening, the Festival of the Lakes 2018 is more than living up to its hype.

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Dunes Volleyball Club Moves into New Dunes Operation Center in LaPorte with Help from Greater La Porte Economic Development Corporation

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The Dunes Volleyball Club, an organization with a rich history of promoting sports and fitness going back nearly 30 years, recently celebrated the opening of a new, state-of-the-art 50,000 square foot facility in LaPorte.

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United Way of Porter County and ArcelorMittal Partner with Valparaiso Community Schools to Bring Science, Art, and Robots to Young Children at Porter County School Readiness Program

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Learning does not stop when the school year ends, especially for kids enrolled in the United Way of Porter County's school readiness program. Designed to prepare 4-to-5-year-olds for kindergarten and to kick-start a love for learning, the kids tackle a variety of learning activities like Wednesday’s Ozobot experience provided by the Porter County Extension Office, 4-H Teen Teachers program.

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Temporary Busing to Occur Between Carroll Ave. and South Bend Airport Stations July 23-27, 2018

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The South Shore Line plans to periodically bus weekday (Monday-Friday) passengers between Carroll Ave. and the South Bend Airport while we upgrade our track and segments of overhead wire between Michigan City and South Bend.

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Strack & Van Til Celebrates Annual Checkout Challenge with Check Presentation to VNA of NWI and Meals on Wheels

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Tuesday afternoon, Strack and Van Til presented checks to the Visiting Nurse Association of Northwest Indiana (VNA of NWI) and Meals On Wheels of NWI to help the organizations provide Meals on Wheels in Lake and Porter counties.

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Michigan City High School MCJROTC Supports Community During the Summer

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The summer is the traditional time for students to take time off and relax from the rigors of the school year. The cadets of the Michigan City High School (MCHS) Marine Corps Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (MCJROTC) are spending part of their time away from the classroom supporting the Michigan City/LaPorte County community. During June, the cadets participated in three events: the Michigan City KiIddie Parade, the American Cancer Society Relay for Life, and the Michigan City Summer Festival Parade.

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Hessville Park Improvements Groundbreaking


city-of-hammondMayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr., Hammond Parks and Recreation Department, 6th District Councilman Scott Rakos, 5th District Councilman Dave Woerpel and Hammond Board of Park Commissioners began the enhancement to Hessville Park today with a groundbreaking ceremony.

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MCFD Hosts Diaper Drive for Salvation Army

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The Michigan City Fire Department has teamed up with The Salvation Army of Michigan City with a very specific mission in mind: to restock the shelves of the Diaper Bank. On average, The Salvation Army of Michigan City distributes about 6,000 diapers per week to needy families with young children. But for the past few months, the organization has struggled to keep the shelves full.

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“Swing for the Kids” Golf Outing Planned By Boys & Girls Club of Michigan City

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The Boys & Girls Club of Michigan City has planned the fourth annual “Swing for the Kids” Golf Outing on August 24. It is one of the major fundraisers each year for the not-for-profit organization with all proceeds directly benefitting the Club.

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