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

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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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Valparaiso Family YMCA's Togetherhood Committee strengthens community

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Valparaiso Family YMCA’s Togetherhood Committee loves to help people in the Valpo community.

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

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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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Tobacco Education & Prevention Coalition for Porter County hosts Voice conference for teens

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Teenagers from around the Region learned how to raise their voices against Big Tobacco Saturday morning at Valparaiso University. Voice Indiana, a statewide initiative to educate young adults on how and why to remain tobacco-free, trained a new group of advocates. The young activists learned how to present the information to their peers.

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Nipsco hosts annual Charity Clay Shoot event at Back Forty

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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

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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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United Way of Porter County seeks volunteer ambassadors to support community initiatives

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United Way of Porter County is seeking volunteer ambassadors to help spread the word about how individual donors, companies and the United Way Partner Network are positively impacting community need in Northwest Indiana.

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In Honor of Father’s Day, We Hear from a Few Good Men of Porter County CASA

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In honor of Father’s Day, the Porter County Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASAs) are celebrating the men who volunteer their time to support children in need. Hailing from different backgrounds and bringing a range of skill sets, these men all share one thing in common– how much they care for kids.

“Advocates volunteer among chaos,” said Dr. Tim Knauff, Senior Pastor at Christ Lutheran Church in Valparaiso and CASA volunteer of three years. “When it is necessary for the Court to be involved with a young person, there are suddenly many, many floating pieces. Involvement includes not only the young person, but perhaps multiple parents, grandparents, and extended family members, siblings, friends, school personnel, and agencies.”

“I have found the significance of being an advocate is contained in some of the first...

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Methodist Hospitals Foundation to hold Annual Golf Outing


2019-mh-golfWhat: Methodist Hospitals Foundation to hold 9th Annual Golf Outing. Event proceeds will benefit the Heart Rhythm Center at Methodist Hospitals.

When: The golf outing will be held on Monday, June 17, 2019. Shot gun start is at 12:00 p.m.

Where: Innsbrook Country Club, 6701 Taft Street, Merrillville, IN

Why: Heart disease is the No.1 cause of death in the U.S. The lives of our patients are changed when electrical Pacemakers, implantable defibrillators, and other medical interventions are utilized to treat them when the electrical impulses that allow their hearts to beat are irregular and place them at risk. More than half of patients treated at the Heart Rhythm Center are underinsured or uninsured. Event proceeds will support this service; help secure equipment...

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

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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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