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Hounds Continue to Haunt Oilmen on Thursday

OIlmenWhiting, Ind. – June 27, 2019 – The phrase “what a difference a day makes” comes to mind this week for the Northwest Indiana Oilmen.

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Indiana Governor Signs Law Creating Innovative Data Center Tax Incentive; Expected to Help State Attract Cutting Edge Business

IN gov (2)INDIANAPOLIS, IN – June 28, 2019 Indiana Governor Eric J. Holcomb today formally signed the Indiana Data Center Taxation Incentive at an official signing ceremony in Indianapolis, the result of a collaborative effort between Digital Crossroads Data Center and other leading technology businesses and organizations.

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¬¬Center for Hospice Care Hosts “Vet-to-Vet Café” at Southfield Village

New Project (1)Center for Hospice Care (CHC) is proud to be part of the “We Honor Veterans” program, a collaboration between the Department of Veterans Affairs and the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization. Its purpose is to raise awareness among veterans of the end-of-life services and benefits available to them.

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May at Chesterton


Senior Banquet

The 2019 Chesterton High School senior banquet was held at the Spa Banquet Center in Porter, Ind. on May 23rd. The banquet included dinner, awards, and other fun activities. This event was hosted by social studies teacher, Dana Huwig, and math teacher, Liz Countroubis, who are also the class sponsors. The one last hoorah for the Class of 2019 included great memories and a time to say their almost final goodbyes as classmates begin to enter the real world and head off to college, serve in the military, or go right into the workforce.

The banquet awarded over thirty superlatives alongside a dance and the chance to socialize. Seniors anticipated the banquet before the event, hoping it wouldn’t be too emotional.

“I hope that a lot of the senior class will come to...

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A Valpo Life in the Spotlight: Amy Ahiga

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Led by faith in God and a call to help, Amy Ahiga quit her job as an art teacher and moved to Kenya. She went to help change lives, and inevitably her own life was forever changed. Even in the most extreme poverty imaginable, she found that the people were still kind and generous.

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A Valpo Life in the Spotlight: Kurt Gillins


“I enjoy entertaining people,” said Kurt Gillins, Vice President of Programs & Communications at Valpo Chamber. “I enjoy seeing people have fun and succeed through connections. It’s amazing to see people really bond.”

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10 Fun Things to do this Weekend in Northwest Indiana June 28th - 30th, 2019

10-Fun-Things-06-28-06-30It's HUMPDAY and you know what that means? Our weekend guide is here! The Region is jam-packed with fun activities for everyone to enjoy. Check it out!

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May at Boone Grove


Teacher: Mrs. Prater

Kristine Prater has worked at Boone Grove for nine years. During her time here she has influenced many students in an academic and personal matter. As Spanish teacher at BGHS, she has touched many lives.

“Mrs. Prater is just a blast to be around. She’s funny but she’s also really caring and it’s something us students definitely appreciate,” junior Spanish ll student Delaney Starcevich said.

At BGHS, Prater is the Key Club and Spanish Club sponsor. Students involved in Key Club find having her as a sponsor rewarding because she pushes them to work for their community and see the joy in it. But if you ask Prater, the most rewarding part of her job is seeing her students succeed in and outside of the classroom.

“I enjoy seeing my students succeed and work through their...

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Summer Reading, Fine Free Library, and Jesse Butz


Summer Reading

Every year, the Porter County Public Library System puts on the summer reading program for kids and adults. Summer Reading is a lot more than just reading though, the library incentivizes patrons to engage in summer reading by offering prizes, drawings, and other related events and programs.

“Summer reading has a long tradition. The key for us is to help stop the ‘summer slide’ from happening. Making sure kids are reading literally anything to help protect the gains they were making in the school year,” Porter County Public Library System Director, Jesse Butz said. “Stats show that kids who don’t read can drop a grade level or two during the summer.”

They’ve had a strong turnout this year of people signed up for the summer reading program.

“We are far ahead of last year’s...

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2019-CHSHOBART – St. Mary Medical Center administration and staff recently have announced the top performing caregivers during National Nurses Week. The 2019 Nursing Pillar Awards highlight nurses who go above and beyond every day for their patients in five categories: Service, Quality, Finance, Growth and People, and a Super Star for all categories combined.

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A Valpo Life in the Spotlight: Andrew Bochnicka


Andrew Bochnicka was once a young man who kept to himself, but that all changed in college. The Ivy Tech alumni was an exemplary student, and was recognized as the Distinguished Graduate from the Valparaiso campus. The way he used his time while earning a degree showcased a drive, commitment, and heart, that was as big as is dreams.

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