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"Protect Your Children from Online Predators" by Kris Pate

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Youth constitute one of the fastest growing Internet populations and it strongly influences how children discover and interact with the world around them. Cyberspace can open up a world of wonderful information and learning opportunities; however, it is not always a safe place. It is vitally important that parents understand the potential dangers and educate their children about safe online behaviors.

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Charbonneau: Water Supplies and Infrastructure

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Since the drought in 2012 Indiana has been developing water policy that insures clean, safe and affordable drinking water for all Hoosiers while protecting our manufacturing and agricultural economy.

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A La Porte County Life in the Spotlight: Andy Samuelson

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Andy Samuelson, number 12 for the La Porte High School Baseball Team, is a senior pitcher, and right fielder when he takes on the outfield. The team is experiencing a great season and Samuelson is a major part of that.

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10 Fun Things to Do This Weekend in Northwest Indiana May 19 - 21, 2017

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The cities throughout Northwest Indiana are prepping for summer. With summer break just around the corner, this weekend is full of fun activities for the entire family to enjoy outside and what says summer more than ice cream? The Schererville Party in the Park event is all about Dairy! From cows to goats, a Friday night full of milkshakes and ice cream is the perfect start to a great weekend. Saturday support local organizations with a 5k Run and dog walk, watch City of Whiting play softball, and then have join the Bonner Senior Center residents for dinner. The Valpo theaters, Memorial Opera House and Chicago Street, are opening their new shows, and the entire family are welcome to learn what it takes to be an Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore’s fire crew! Let’s start the countdown to...

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Leigh Morris on Symbiosis


Leigh-MorrisSymbiosis: Interaction between two different entities in close physical association typically to the advantage of both. I submit that is what's missing--or at least minimized--in the relationship between Northwest Indiana and the Greater Chicagoland Area. And Northwest Indiana is paying a price for it.

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#1StudentNWI: La Crosse and an End of the Year Recap

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Post Prom Recap
As April ends and May begins, many students have started to look back on this year’s education.

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10 Fun Things to Do This Weekend in Northwest Indiana May 12 - 14, 2017

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Another great weekend ahead to just spend with friends and family! This Sunday is Mother’s Day, so be the best kid you can be and have some fun with Mom! Head out to the Schererville Party in the Park for games and food and drinks on Friday. On Saturday, grab your running shoes and race through Northwest Indiana in one of the local events. And, if running is not your thing, join Hammond Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr on his bike for the Region Riot Criterion Bike race! Then, on Sunday enjoy the day with brunch, flowers and family for the holiday. It is going to be another great weekend of memories with Mom!

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A La Porte County Life in the Spotlight: Rob Walker


Rob-WalkerRob Walker, a La Porte High School agriculture science teacher, grew up in Hebron where he attended Hebron High School. He continued his education at Ball State University in Muncie, where he studied natural resources and environmental management. Walker currently lives in La Porte, with his wife, Jennifer, and three sons, Collin, Ben, and Ryne.

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#1StudentNWI: La Porte High School with an Elevating Month of Success

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Learn Today to Excel Tomorrow Banquet
The top 10 percent of the LPHS Class of 2017 and their educator of choice gathered at the Silver Palace on May 1st to celebrate all of their success throughout their time in school.

This occasion was kindly sponsored by the Rotary Club, so everyone at the event was able to just enjoy the night and the incredible food. The night consisted of inducting three new members into the Learn Today to Excel tomorrow Hall of Fame, honoring the two students from every grade who won the Most Outstanding Student award, and hearing speeches from the top senior students about why they chose their most influential educator.

“The banquet was so much fun! I’m so proud of all the students and teachers for their success stories. It was inspirational to...

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10 Fun Things to do This Weekend in Northwest Indiana May 5 - 7, 2017

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The first weekend in May is a weekend of celebration. Kick start the good time with a Fiesta party, honoring the Mexican tradition with music and margaritas. But, don’t forget that this is the first Friday of the month, which calls for another First Friday walk through downtown Michigan City, where you can stop to watch ballroom dancing while enjoying the shops along Franklin Street. The opening of May is also being celebrated with the opening of the Chesterton European Market, where you can spend hours browsing through vendors selling apparel, jewelry, and an endless amount of food and treats. End the weekend with a “Stroll for Hospice” through Valpo with the Visiting Nurses Association, because in May, we celebrate the life, the birth, and the memories of the community.

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A La Porte County Life in the Spotlight: Mandi Cornett

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Mandi Cornett, Women’s Ministry Leader for Liberty Bible School of La Porte and Cleanse.Fill.Pour., has always found solace in her faith through thick and thin. Now, she’s spreading hope to the women in her community through faith, love, and friendship.

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