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The Schrage Family & Centier Bank Commit to $250,000 Founder-Level Partnership with Mascot Hall of Fame Museum


Known as a “founding family of Whiting,” the Schrage Family and Centier Bank have committed to a $250,000 Founding Partner sponsorship to the City of Whiting’s Mascot Hall of Fame, set to open later this year. 

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Healthcare Foundation of La Porte's 2018 Grant Cycle 1 Totals $918,626


The Healthcare Foundation of La Porte (HFL) is proud to award $918,626 in funding to local organizations who applied during Grant Cycle 1 of 2018. A total of 28 grant projects submitted by 22 La Porte organizations were approved for funding this grant cycle. Each project promises to make an impact in one of HFL’s three strategic focus areas (Healthy Children, Healthy Minds, Healthy Living) or contribute to the overall health and wellness of La Porte (Healthy La Porte).

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Sauers Buick GMC Hosts 4th Test Drive for Your Student to Show Support for New Prairie Football Players

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Sauers Buick GMC hosted their 4th annual Buick Test Drive for Your Students event on Saturday, loading up the lot with an all-star lineup of new Buick and GMC cars, trucks, and SUVs for fun–and free–test drives in support of the New Prairie Touchdown Club, which provides support to the New Prairie Cougars football team.

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Franciscan Health Michigan City: Annual Scholarship Awarded Nursing Student


Indiana University Northwest student Jacob Galvan, of Portage, has been awarded the annual Franciscan Health Michigan City Maria Petti Scholarship for Nursing. He is entering his senior year in the nursing program at Indiana University Northwest and is a Nurse Fellow at St. Mary Medical Center in Hobart.

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Citywide School Supply Drive Underway


Nine local organizations have announced a community-wide school supply drive, which runs through August 7. Supplies collected during the drive will be distributed to area students who are in need of materials to start the school year.

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President and CEO of American Veterans Collection to Present at VFW 119th National Convention

J.-Chancellor-VFW-Natl-Convention-2017The VFW 119th National Convention will be held this July 21-25 in Kansas City. It has been a long-standing tradition at the VFW National Convention to present the incoming National Commander with a handcrafted Veterans’ Ring from the Northwest Indiana based American Veterans Collection. On Wednesday, July 25, Mr. James Chancellor, president and CEO of American Veterans Collection and 2016 Inductee into the Indiana Veterans Hall of Fame, will address the thousands of VFW and Auxiliary members in attendance and present the ring to the newly elected National Commander.

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McCOLLY Charities Peanut Butter & Jelly Drive A Great Success

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McColly Real Estate, care of McColly Charities, held a Peanut Butter & Jelly drive and successfully collected 100+ jars of PB&J! Peanut butter and Jelly is a great staple for families in need. Peanut butter is one of the most needed items for all food banks due to its popularity, long shelf life and high protein amount.

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Build Your Own Heels for Meals Sponsorship Package!

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The 4th Annual Heels for Meals is an event to benefit the endowment funds that ensure Meals on Wheels of Northwest Indiana thrives for years to come.

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


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 much-needed services to community members in Lake and Porter counties.

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MCFD Hosts Diaper Drive for Salvation Army


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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Zao Island’s 8th Annual WVLP Livin’ It Up Music Festival Brings Fun and Rockin’ Music to Benefit Porter County Special Olympics

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The 8th Annual Livin’ It Up Music Festival cranked Zao Island to eleven on Saturday with a full lineup of talented local bands to raise funds in support of Porter County Special Olympics.

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