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A Valparaiso Life in the Spotlight: Karol Kennedy

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Dedication, service, mystery, memory-keeper; these are just a few of the words you could use to describe 2nd Grade Teacher Karol Kennedy.

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10 Fun Things to do this Weekend in Northwest Indiana June 14th - 16th, 2019


10-Fun-Things-06-14-06-19Bond with Dad this Father's Day with our weekend guide!

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CertaPro Employee Spotlight: Mark Powers

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CertaPro Painters of Northwest Indiana has a lot of moving parts, schedules, and ground to cover. Their painters have a reputation built on expertise, timeliness, and absolute customer satisfaction, but those talented painters do not do it alone. Behind the scenes, people like Mark Powers help keep the CertaPro wheels turning.

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Beloved senior Josephine Purevich celebrated by family, community

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Josephine Purevich attended 24 1st birthdays for her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. She saw the first person walk on the moon, watched as the Berlin wall came down, and grew up during The Great Depression. She loved crocheting, playing Candyland with her great grandson, and chatting with the ladies at the senior center on Wednesday afternoons. Josephine was born on July 27, 1929 and was raised in Gary, IN, in the Tolleston and Glen Park area until 1976 when she moved to Hebron.

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A Chesterton High School senior has been named a National Merit winner by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation


2019-wongA Chesterton High School senior has been named a National Merit winner by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation.

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A Valparaiso Life In The Spotlight: Madelynn Frump

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Madelynn Frump is a student at Purdue University Northwest who has a passion for baking and spreading kindness.

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10 Fun Things to do this Weekend in Northwest Indiana June 7th - 9th, 2019


10-Fun-Things-06-07-06-19Our weekend guide is taking you outside this weekend! Don't let the cotton wood fuzzies get in your way.

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Employee Life in the Spotlight: Mark Rosinksi


MarkRosinskiKotysBefore joining the Kotys Wealth Professional’s team earlier this year, Mark Rosinski spent five years working in various corporate finance and accounting roles, four of those years with NiSource in Merrillville. After earning his Certified Public Accountant license, he decided to lean into his passion of personal finance and to work in a more direct client-service role. “During nights and weekends after my day job, I worked at H&R Block preparing tax returns,” Rosinski said. “After the experience at H&R Block and speaking with over a dozen financial advisors located across the country, I decided to go all-in on that passion by pursuing a role as a financial advisor.”

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A Valpo Life in the Spotlight: Pete Peuquet

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Back in 1964, Pete Peuquet had worked for Orville Redenbacher and Charlie Bowman while simultaneously going through college and pursuing a degree in economics and finance. Peuquet had worked with Chester, Inc., as a client with a previous job, and eventually was offered a position with Chester full-time. Today, he’s the CEO, and he has paved his career path by staying true to his mentor teachings and becoming a mentor himself. After 45 years of service at Chester, Inc., Peuquet has never lost sight of his roots.

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10 Fun Things to do this Weekend in Northwest Indiana May 31st-June 2nd, 2019


10-Fun-Things-05-25-26-19Who's ready to rock this weekend with our 10 fun things weekend guide!?

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Gov. Holcomb Announces STEM Team Award Winners


2019-stemINDIANAPOLIS – Governor Eric Holcomb today honored the four winners of the 2019 Governor’s STEM Team awards during a ceremony in the Governor’s Office.

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