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READY NWI gathers to plan for region-wide student success


On the third Thursday of each month during the school year, leaders from K-12 schools, colleges across the Region, and workforce development professionals gather at Hobart High School to tackle the tricky topic of preparing students for college and careers. This Thursday, the leaders had a lot to discuss, namely their upcoming annual Summer Institute and how to best meet the state’s new graduation requirements.

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Students learn their vital role at Citizen Science Symposium


Entire worlds live right in our backyards. For the past several months, middle school students have been learning about the different worlds outside of their windows through the Dunes Learning Center’s new Citizen Science program. May 17 saw the culmination of their studies, as the students gathered at the Genesis Center in Gary for the Citizen Science Symposium.

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Maria Petti Memorial Scholarship available to students seeking a career in the surgical environment

rot3La Porte and Porter County students seeking a career in the surgical environment can apply for an award of up to $5,000 through the Maria Petti Memorial Scholarship.

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Indiana State Troopers Reunite Man with Family

Indiana-State-Police-logoTroopers Alissa Partyka and John Landowski were able to reunite a man with family yesterday evening after they had reported him missing on May 13th.

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Portage Township Schools Update, May 17, 2019

Portage-Township-Schools-Update-05-17-19_01Kyle Elementary
The PTO of Kyle Elementary provided our students and staff with a hot dog lunch in our courtyard to celebrate our reading growth through out the year. Our principal Mr. Sopko, cooked all the hot dogs on his grill.

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Community Healthcare System's Stroke & Diabetes Awareness Fair highlights local innovation and healthy living


On Tuesday, nearly 80 booths packed The Center for Visual and Performing Arts for Community Healthcare System’s Stroke and Diabetes Awareness Fair. Participants at the event, sponsored by Community Hospital of Munster and St. Catherine Hospital of East Chicago, enjoyed free screenings that checked blood pressure, pulmonary function, balance, and evaluated stroke risk. 

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Michigan City bowlers add to their history of support for Franciscan Health Michigan City Breast Care Center

Bowl-for-the-Cure-donation-to-Franciscan-Health-Michigan-City-Breast-Care-Center-2019The Michigan City chapter of the United States Bowling Congress Association has made a substantial impact on the fight against breast cancer over the past 17 years.

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Motorcycle runs around the Region


Ever hear a loud rumbling for an extended amount of time in the summer? In most cases, this is the result of hundreds of motorcycles revving down a local street. There are many different types of motorcycle events and runs that happen all around the Region. These gatherings are a great way to raise money and awareness for non-profit organizations and charities while also getting involved in the community and making great friends in the process.

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Contract for phase I of the Singing Sands Trail awarded by INDOT

my-michigan-city-cover The City of Michigan City is happy to announce that the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) has awarded the construction contract for phase I of the long-awaited Singing Sands Trail in Michigan City.

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Portage Club Member Shines in Indiana State Youth of the Year Competition

Portage-Club-Member-Shines-in-Indiana-State-Youth-of-the-Year-CompetitionBoys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana attended Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s Indiana Alliance annual conference and State Youth of the Year Competition – capturing many awards.

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University of Saint Francis Crown Point offers a unique educational experience


Driving north on I – 65 from Lowell to Crown Point, you might look to your right and glimpse a brand-new building across from Franciscan Health Franciscan Point. Welcome to The University of Saint Francis Crown Point - a private, Catholic university that offers a variety of healthcare programs and degrees.

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