McColly Charities would like to send out their sincerest ‘Thank you’ for sharing the Gift of Warmth! It truly warms the heart to know how much our local communities care. Due to an overwhelming response, over 450 adult and children’s coats were collected!
Purdue University Northwest (PNW) student Sydney Valiska was drawn to the field of civil engineering from a very young age. “I was never a big fan of playing dress up or having tea parties, but instead loved building with Legos and doing puzzles.”
Beginning Monday, November 26, 2018 to Wednesday, November 28, 2018, the Jean Shepherd Community Center, located at 3031 J. F. Mahoney Drive, will open from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., to provide warmth and shelter from inclement weather.
For the first time, Purdue University Northwest’s (PNW) School of Education & Counseling (SoEC) made the top 10 ranking of collegiate institutions issuing the most teaching licenses according to the Indiana Department of Education (IDOE), Office of Educator Effectiveness and Licensing.
La Porte Community School Corporation hosted a Business and Community Engagement event Wednesday evening. The event deepened the relationships between La Porte Community Schools and local businesses in the effort to overcome all obstacles and create a better tomorrow.
All La Porte County public schools will partner to celebrate a Week of Code December 3rd - 7th. The Hour of Code started as a worldwide effort designed to introduce students to computer science and demystify "computer coding." For the past three years, talented teachers in each school corporation, have participated in some type of coding experience. This year, for the first time, all La Porte County public school corporations are coordinating efforts and resources for cool coding experiences during the week.
La Lumiere senior Haley Harkness has been named a Semifinalist for the 2019 class of the Coca-Cola Scholars Program, moving to the next round of the selection process to become a Coca-Cola Scholar and receive a $20,000 college scholarship. A joint effort of Coca-Cola bottlers across the United States and The CocaCola Company, the Coca-Cola Scholars Program is one of the largest corporate-sponsored, achievement-based scholarship programs of its kind.
Steve Morrow, a Navy veteran and VNA Hospice patient, struggles daily with his illness and poverty. VNA nurses caring for Steve learned that one of the “luxuries” he missed was a straight razor shave, complete with hot towel service that he used to treat himself to once in a while when he was younger. The nurses sprang into action through the VNA’s Christmas for the Elderly program, reaching out to a local barber who provided just that service. The barber, Todd Carpenter, owner of South Shore Shaving Company in Valparaiso and a veteran himself, gladly gave Steve a marvelous shave and threw in a haircut to boot. Because Steve can no longer drive, InHealth Integrated Care, a local ambulance service even gave Steve a lift to the barber shop.
The Merrillville Rotary Club has continued its Thanksgiving tradition of donating turkeys to the patients of Franciscan Health St. Clare Health Clinic in Crown Point. This year, patients will receive a $25 food voucher to Strack & Van Til stores to provide food for a Thanksgiving meal.