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VNA Hospice of Northwest Indiana Welcomes Volunteers and Supporters to Wear their Favorite Summer Fashion Last Chance for White Pants Gala

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The 2nd annual Last Chance for White Pants Gala celebrated the care and compassion of VNA Hospice of Northwest Indiana on Saturday at the Blue Chip Hotel and Casino. Staff, volunteers, donors and those affected by the work of VNA broke out their still-summer fashion to raise funds to update the Horton Hospice Center in Valparaiso.

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NIPSCO Business Support Department Makes a Difference for Meals on Wheels

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On Friday, September 14, 11 NIPSCO employees from the Business Support Services, came to Meals on Wheels in Merrillville and helped clean up our outside grounds, landscape and wash and clean our vans for the non-profit agency.

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Meals on Wheels Volunteer Opportunities at All 42 Locations


Meals-On-Wheels-NWI-New-LogoWhy not consider spending an hour or so helping to deliver meals in your community? Recent illnesses, and resignations have caused a need in nearly all of our areas in Lake County. If you would like to help your neighbors, why not deliver meals where you live or work? We are having orientation/training on Tuesday, October 9, at 10:00 am in our offices at 8446 Virginia Street, Merrillville. And, again on Thursday, October 18 at 1 pm. Training lasts one hour and ends with a tour of our building.

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LifeWorks Family Fun Day Promotes Community Health

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With their favorite teddies in tow, children headed to LifeWorks Family Fun Day hosted by La Porte Hospital and La Porte Physician Network to learn about healthy habits and meet the providers at the LifeWorks Building in Michigan City. The event brought the community together to encourage a healthy lifestyle and to provide an insight into the services offered at the campus, all while having good family fun.

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Jeremy Bout of Edge Factor Visits the Region to Talk Manufacturing and Education

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On Friday, the President and Vice President of Edge Factor, Jeremy Bout (P) and Larissa Hofman (VP), held a special meet and greet with the La Porte County Skill Up 3 Network partners at the AK Smith Center Café in Michigan City. During the event, Bout and Hofman spoke about their Edge Factor interactive technology that will help change perception and highlight the changing world of manufacturing.

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Scholar to Discuss Deportees’ Rights as Part of Distinguished Speaker Series at PNW

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Purdue University Northwest’s (PNW) College of Humanities, Education, and Social Sciences welcomes Dr. Ruth Gomberg-Muñoz of Loyola University Chicago as part of their Distinguished Speaker Series. Gomberg-Muñoz will present, “Deported but Not Defeated in Mexico City.”

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Paladin Promotes a Meaningful Life for Those with Disabilities

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Integrating and advocating for those in our communities with disabilities is necessary to create a thriving society. Aiding them in reaching their potential is a vital part of providing for those around us and ensuring an inclusive society. For the Michigan City and La Porte area, that’s where Paladin comes in.

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Griffith Police Continues to Benefit From Communication Audit


griffithpolicedept1The Griffith Police Department continues to benefit from the communication audit completed by Northwest Communication Consulting in 2016.

Northwest Communication Consulting was a student-led consulting firm consisting of students from the 2016 senior-level class called Problems in Public Relations at Purdue University Northwest.

Greg Mance, Griffith chief of police, said he was impressed with the students.

“I was impressed with the level of professionalism,” Mance said. “The organization was like a well-established company and met all of our deadlines.”

Mance said that even after two years of the audit, he still notices changes in the police department’s communication.

Jessica Someson, vice president of operations for Northwest Communication Consulting, said the firm recommended the police department to have more...

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La Lumiere Seniors Named Semifinalists in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program

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La Lumiere seniors Annabelle C. Lake of La Porte and Katherine (Katie) E. Rowan of Munster were named Semifinalists in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program. Annabelle, daughter of John and Mary Lake, is the Head Prefect of La Lumiere School, the head of Yearbook Club, and a member of the National Honor Society, Latin Honor Society, and girls’ soccer team. Katie, daughter of Dr. John Rowan and Cecelia Wagner, is a member of the French National Honor Society and the girls’ volleyball team, and performs in drama productions and with the Improv Club at La Lumiere.

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Michigan City Sanitary District Implements Comprehensive Energy Conservation Project


NIPSCOcheckpresentation2018Michigan City, Ind. (September 12, 2018) – The Michigan City Sanitary District (District) partnered with Energy Systems Group (ESG), a leading energy services provider, to design and implement a $1.8 million energy conservation project at the wastewater treatment plant that includes infrastructure improvements and energy efficiency measures. The project will result in economic and environmental benefits for the City and its ratepayers with guaranteed savings of over $164,000 annually over the term of the contract. ESG also applied for and secured a $190,988.80 incentive through Northern Indiana Public Service Company’s (NIPSCO) energy efficiency program administered by Lockheed Martin Energy, marking the largest incentive awarded by the NIPSCO program this year.

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Purdue Northwest’s Fall Enrollment Sees Positive Gains in Key Areas

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Purdue University Northwest (PNW) continues to see upward trends in first-time freshman students and in the retention of continuing students in its 2018-19 fall enrollment count.

The university increased its first-time freshman population to 1,172 students; a gain of 47 students over last year. Additionally, retention of continuing PNW students increased to a record high of 69.4 percent, representing an 8.6 percent jump in the past two years.

“Our fall enrollment this year demonstrates the progress we are making to show students and their families the tremendous quality and value available at Purdue Northwest,” said Chancellor Thomas L. Keon.

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This year’s enrollment reflects Purdue Northwest’s move toward becoming a metropolitan university that attracts a more diverse full-time...

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