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2019-wolf-lake (1)Fun-filled all-American Celebration at the PAV (The Pavilion at Wolf Lake)

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Shelves of St. Clare Health Clinic food pantry will remain stocked thanks to $25,000 donation from Certified Electrician


The Franciscan Health St. Clare Health Clinic’s food pantry will be able to increase its assistance to those in need for the next year thanks to a $25,000 donation from Certified Electrician, a partnership of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 697 and the National Electrical Contractors Association.

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Record Crowd Elects New Representatives at 80th Annual KV REMC Celebration


Classics cover band 45 RPM rocked the night for a record-breaking crowd at the Kankakee Valley REMC 80th Annual Meeting Celebration in Valparaiso. Attendees lined up to vote for First and Second District Representatives, then shared a buffet dinner. Afterwards, Granpa Cratchet entertained guests with laugh while bingo, balloon animals, and gift-bags provided fun for families.

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American Renolit goes above and beyond to give back to La Porte County


American Renolit Corporation (ARC), an international leader in the manufacturing of high-quality plastic films, believes in giving back to the La Porte Community. ARC has been teaming up with Rebuilding Together of La Porte County for the past two years. This program helps rebuild, clean, and improve the lives of those in need.

This year Renolit was assigned to helping an elderly couple by planting flowers, garage and porch painting, landscaping, and yard maintenance. Fifteen workers from Renolit participated this year, including spouses and younger children. Make no mistake, the participants from American Renolit are not being told to do this, it is something they believe in and enjoy.

Renaat Demeulemeester, President of American Renolit Corporation really sets the example by donating his time...

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“Silly-Bration” of Mascots Past and Present at 2019 Mascot Hall of Fame Induction in Whiting


Benny the Bull was speechless on receiving his nomination into the Mascot Hall of Fame on June 16. As was Tommy Hawk, Nittany Lion from Penn State University and Sluggerrr from the Kansas City Royals, all without words as they received their inaugural rings signifying this honor bestowed upon the best and brightest of the mascot world.

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Nipsco hosts annual Charity Clay Shoot event at Back Forty


Spirits were soaring higher than clay pigeons Thursday morning as Nipsco hosted their annual Charity Clay Shoot event at Back Forty Sporting Clays in Bourbon. Each year, funds raised from the event go to a charity of the company’s choice, and this year community members from all over came out in support of Meals on Wheels and local senior citizens.

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Families gather to celebrate Fathers everywhere at 12th Annual Necktie 5k Run/Walk


With Father’s Day around the corner, families gathered at the 2019 Necktie 5k Run/Walk held on June 15th at Beverly Shores to celebrate. This is the 12th year the event has taken place, and it did not disappoint.

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Railroad Safety Grant for LaPorte County

The U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded a grant through their Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements Grant Program that will improve railroad safety in LaPorte County.

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READY NWI 8th Annual Summer Institute prepares educators to lead student success


Although most local schools are out for the summer, many educators and representatives from local K-12 schools and colleges took time out of their schedules to gather at READY NWI’s 2019 Summer Institute. The Summer Institute’s focus was Schools & Community: Partners in Student Success.

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Leadership Life: A great look at state leadership with Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch

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Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch was born and raised in Evansville, Indiana, and entered public service as a means to help her community feel more connected with local and state government. She’s served as County Auditor, County Commissioner, State Auditor, State Representative for House District 78, and now Lt. Governor. Her portfolio in this role includes overseeing the Indiana State Department of Agriculture, Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority, Office of Defense Development, Office of Community and Rural Affairs and Office of Tourism Development, among myriad other responsibilities as chairwoman of several councils and tasks forces. When asked recently whether she enjoys running as a means of fitness, she promptly answered, “Yes. For office.” Get to know more about Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch here in the Leadership Life...

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St. Mary's Graduate Accepts Position at Top Secret Space Division of Lockheed Martin


Joey Mucha graduated from St. Mary Catholic Community School in 2011 and Andrean High School in 2015. He received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Cybersecurity from Purdue University - West Lafayette this past May. Mucha has a strong desire to help others and believes that his challenging Catholic education and faith formation helped him secure his new Cybersecurity job in the Space Division of Lockheed Martin Corporation. Joey will soon be working on classified projects involving space exploration for Lockheed Martin. He will begin on July 22 and plans to live in a suburb of Philadelphia.

Joey said his years at Andrean High School were a great experience that continued his strong Catholic education which started at St. Mary Catholic Community School. The close knit feeling and challenging academics offered by both schools were instrumental in helping him...

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