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Chief Jeffrey Balon Awarded

Chief-Jeffrey-Balon-Awarded-2019On April 27, 2019, Valparaiso Police Chief Jeffrey Balon was honored by the Northwest Indiana African American Alliance, Inc., along with Gladys Allen, Alvin Shields, and Edwina Shields. The three were recognized for their efforts in the Valparaiso Community.

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Hammond Parks has Six Flags Great America Tickets!

City-of-HammondMayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. invites all area residents to purchase your tickets for Six Flags Great America from Hammond Parks & Recreation at a steep discount!

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Law Enforcement Personnel Break Ground on State-of-the-Art Training Structure


Law Enforcement leaders will break ground on one of the most versatile and adaptive training structures in the history of our region. Since the Fall of 2018, a committee comprised of police officers specialized in Patrol, K9, SWAT, and others have gathered to identify the training and infrastructure needs of area departments. Through these efforts, the team has designed a state-of-the-art 4,200 square foot building.

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Valparaiso Police Department officer promoted to sergeant


The Valparaiso Police Department is proud to announce the promotion of Ryan Miller to the rank of Patrol Sergeant, effective May 1, 2019.

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Two Detectives Retire from Valparaiso Police Department


The Valparaiso Police Department would like to announce the retirement of Detective Lieutenant Tom Horn and Detective Brian Thurman, effective April 30, 2019.

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Gov. Holcomb Statement on the State Budget Proposal


Gov. Eric J. Holcomb offered the following statement regarding House Bill 1001, the state’s two-year budget:

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National Get On Board Day to be held on April 25


CHESTERTON, INDIANA – The Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District (NICTD), operator of the South Shore Line, announced today that it will join with other public transportation systems nationwide to participate in National Get On Board Day on Thursday, April 25.

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Local Organizations Receive Grants from NIPSCO for Environmental Projects

rot1NIPSCO is awarding 15 local nonprofit organizations with grants – totaling $50,000 – to help fund restoration and education projects throughout NIPSCO’s service territory.

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Michigan City Tree Board Partners with NIPSCO to Give Away Trees

my-michigan-city-coverThe Michigan City Tree Board will be partnering again with NIPSCO this year to give away some trees to residents of Michigan City at the opening of the Michigan City Farmers' Market on Saturday, May 4. Please follow this link: https://energysavingtrees.arborday.org/#Home to reserve a 1-gallon or 3-gallon tree.

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NITCO Supports Hebron’s Call-A-Ride

NITCO-Supports-Hebrons-Call-A-Ride-2019bNITCO President Tom Long presented Hebron’s Non-for-profit, Call-A-Ride, a check for $1,000.00. Call-A-Ride President David Blackwell along with Cindy Schoon, Dorothy Michalak, Janet Jones, Bev Depra and Gene Rust where present to accept the donation.

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South Shore Line offers friends ride free weekend to commuters

SouthShoreNICTD South Shore Line (SSL) recognizes the continued loyalty of monthly ticket holders and wants to express their gratitude by offering a promotion for monthly ticket holders in early May.

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