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Meet Nia, First Magellanic Penguin Chick Bred at Shedd Aquarium Gets a Name


First-Magellanic-Penguin-Chick-Bred-at-Shedd-Aquarium-Gets-a-NameShedd Aquarium announced today that the first Magellanic penguin chick (Spheniscus magellanicus) bred at the aquarium, which hatched on Mother’s Day weekend, is a female. At a regular check up with the aquarium’s veterinary team, a blood test determined the sex and showed that she has been hitting all the major milestones. Shortly after, the aquarium hosted a contest for staff to choose her name. Shedd volunteers, partners and staff came back with a resounding answer – Nia (NEE-ah)!

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1st Source Bank Donates $24,000 to Girl Scouts of Northern Indiana-Michiana


rot41st Source Bank recently donated $24,000 to support the expansion of Girl Scouts of Northern Indiana-Michiana’s Staff-Led Troop program. Originating in Allen County, the program has since expanded into St. Joseph and Elkhart Counties and will serve a total of 480 girls across all three.

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Ivy Tech Hosts 2018 Career Fair

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Job hunting can often be an intimidating or impersonal affair. Ivy Tech turned that around with their 2018 Career Fair, that featured over two dozen companies across diverse fields ranging from healthcare to engineering.

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Munster Gas System Upgrade Project Near Completion


rot2NIPSCO to complete the installation of a new natural gas regulator station at 510 Fisher Street in Munster - a project that interconnects a 24 inch and a 30 inch natural gas pipeline from across the Illinois boarder for the purpose of providing natural gas services to NIPSCO customers. This project is part of NIPSCO’s broader, ongoing natural gas infrastructure modernization plan and includes a metering and filtration component as part of the new system upgrade to ensure safety and reliability of the system.

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A Compilation: Inside the Great News Studio with Hammond Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr.


Northwest Indiana is full of stellar leaders, but Thomas M. McDermott Jr. is one of a kind. As Mayor of the most populated city in Lake County, McDermott has made it his goal to improve quality of life in Hammond. Standing at the helm of several significant projects both in action and on the horizon, McDermott and his team are working to ensure people are happy to call Hammond home.
We recently had the opportunity to sit down with Mayor McDermott in the Great News Studio, where we picked his brain about all things Hammond and mayoral. In his singular brand of relaxed authenticity, he was happy to answer our questions. Here are just a few highlights.

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NIPSCO Natural Gas System Upgrade Project Near Completion - Michigan City


rot1NIPSCO is set to complete the final phase of a three year natural gas system upgrade near Michigan City. This work is part of the company’s ongoing modernization plan to upgrade their natural gas infrastructure system.

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Hammond Breaks Ground on Ice Kube Hockey Complex

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Chilly weather made for a fitting atmosphere to celebrate the future ice hockey complex in Hammond, Indiana. On November 7, Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr., the Hammond Redevelopment Commission, community members, and officials of Ice Kube LLC hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Ice Kube Sports Complex.

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McShane's Vendor Expo 2018 Provides Hands On Experience, Unveils New Name

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Free food, high-tech office equipment, and the chance to win Chicago Bears tickets. How could it get any better?! Pulse Technology, formerly known as Kramer Leonard McShane's, treated clients to a fun, hands-on experience at the company’s vendor expo today. This is the second expo Kramer Leonard McShane’s has had this year.

“The first was to just get people to see the technology we offer,” said Chip Miceli, CEO of Pulse Technology. “Today, people can get special expo pricing and learn more about the extended product lines we are now offering. We’re also unveiling our new Lorell Diamond Showroom and beginning to introduce the public to our new name: Pulse Technology.”

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Michigan City High School Wolves Wire November 2018


MC Wolves logoThis Wolves Wire edition is packed with many great articles. Enjoy this edition and keep up to date on the many academic and extracurricular activities that your students can enjoy at Michigan City High School. With the completion of our first grading period, we met many parents and family members during Parent/ Teacher Conferences. Thank you for supporting your student, their teachers and visiting our building.

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MCHS JROTC Competes in Cyber Patriot


MCHS-Mcjrotc-Competes-in-Cyber-Patriot-2018 01Rarely does a day go by without a news story of a security breach of a company’s or government agency’s information system. The cadets of the Michigan City High School (MCHS) Marine Corps Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (MCJROTC) compete in Cyber Patriot, the national high school cyber security competition. It puts teams acting as Information Technology Specialists tasked with managing the network of a company. They are given a set of virtual images that represent operating systems, and are tasked with identifying breaches and then hardening the system while maintaining critical services in a six hour period. Cadets are striving to be the best team in Indiana and the Midwest. The top teams from each region will be provided an all-expenses trip to Baltimore, MD, where the...

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Nphs Students, Lily Carmel & Megan Boyd, Are Lily Endowment Community Scholars Unity Foundation Grant Finalists!


NPHS-Students-Lily-Carmel-&-Megan-Boyd-Are-Lily-Endowment-Community-Scholars-Unity-Foundation-Grant-Finalists-2018Megan Boyd and Lily Carmel are two of the ten finalists for the Lilly Endowment Community Scholars Unity Foundation Grant! This grant provides a full-tuition scholarship to be used to pursue a baccalaureate degree at any accredited public or private Indiana college or university and an annual $900 book stipend.

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