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La Porte County Habitat for Humanity Welcomes New Board Members, Elects Officers

La-Porte-County-Habitat-for-Humanity-Welcomes-New-Board-Members-Elects-OfficersLa Porte County Habitat for Humanity has elected three new members to its Board of Directors.

Natalie J. Boocher is an attorney at Drayton, Biege, Sirugo & Elliott, LLP. Natalie received her Bachelor of Psychology, in 2008, from Arizona State University and her Doctor of Jurisprudence in 2013. Natalie was admitted to the Arizona State Bar in 2014 and the Indiana State Bar in 2016. She is also admitted to practice before the federal courts for the northern and southern districts of Indiana.

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La Porte Hospital Supports La Porte County Family YMCA’s Healthiest Summer Ever Program


La Porte Hospital and the La Porte County Family YMCA have worked together this year to ensure every child in our community has access to programs that promote health and well-being.

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2017 Award Winners Announced at Mayor's Commission on Disabilities 31st Annual Awards Breakfast and Resource Fair

Hammond-Commission-on-Disabilities-Award-Winners-2017Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. announces the 2017 award winners at the Mayor's Commission on Disabilities 31st Annual Awards Breakfast and Resource Fair which took place this morning at the Dynasty Banquet Hall.

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Hope for Heroin Addicts

Hope-for-Heroin-Addicts-2017Written by Rachel Morton
LaPorte County has finally found the hero it needs in this rapidly growing heroin epidemic. Jason Blackwell, a resident of Michigan City, Indiana, has been clean for nine consecutive months. After years of struggling with his addiction, he found his place, and his key to recovery, at Keys to Hope Community Resource Center, a new Program of Citizens Concerned for the Homeless, Inc.

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Solid Waste District Mobilizing Volunteers and Local Donations for Clean It Up Day

Solid-Waste-District-Mobilizing-Volunteers-and-Local-Donations-for-Clean-It-Up-Day-01Pitch in to clean up your neighborhood, county road, or any public space of your choice with the La Porte County Solid Waste District – and get everything you need to do it! The District is expanding its annual Clean It Up Day litter cleanup event this year into a Clean It Up program. Instead of just one day, groups will now be able to choose any date in April or May that is most convenient for them or their organization.

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Pressel Recognizes Child Advocates at the Statehouse


State Rep. Jim Pressel (R-Rolling Prairie) joined local court appointed special advocates at the Statehouse Monday to celebrate National CASA Day.

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VNA Seeking Meals on Wheels Volunteers

rot1VNA Meals on Wheels needs volunteers for the Portage area. Interested in spending an hour or so once a week, once a month, or whatever fits in your schedule, helping deliver a hot, nutritious lunch to a homebound senior? Sometimes, the VNA Meals on Wheels volunteer is the only person that senior may see all day.

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Franciscan Health Crown Point: Nurse Lauded as Heroine by Patient

Franciscan-Health-Crown-Point-Nurse-Lauded-as-Heroine-by-PatientSandy Ring, left, an imaging department nurse at Franciscan Health Crown Point, is congratulated by Barbara Anderson, hospital president and chief executive officer, during a recent management meeting for Ring’s potentially life-saving efforts to help a Demotte man after she observed a suspicious-sounding cough when the patient reported for a CT scan. A subsequent lung scan revealed a pulmonary embolism. A short time later, the patient went to the Emergency Department and also received treatment from the cardiovascular unit staff.

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Woman’s Passion for Volunteering Shapes Greater Hammond Community Services

Womans-Passion-for-Volunteering-Shapes-Greater-Hammond-Community-ServicesFor some, volunteering is a part time engagement. For Cindy Bean, volunteering was her way of coping and ended up being her job at Greater Hammond Community Services.

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Adriann Reynolds Named Boys & Girls Club of Michigan City Youth of the Year Candidate

adriann-reynoldsThe Boys & Girls Club of Michigan City is pleased to announce their candidate for the 2017 Boys & Girls Clubs Youth of the Year.

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Changing the World, Right Here at Home

united-way-laporte-countyIf you are anything like me, you have a desire to make this world a better place. Every day we have opportunities to take the high road, invest in someone else’s success, show simple kindnesses, and maybe even inspire others to a higher vision. Changing the world starts right here where we are, where we live, where we work, and where we play.

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