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NIPSCO Awards $50,000 in Public Safety Education and Training Grants


Thirteen local organizations will receive grants from NIPSCO—totaling $50,000—to help fund their safety and educational projects and programs throughout northern Indiana.

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Purdue University Northwest Recognized in U.S. News & World Report Best College Rankings

Purdue-Northwest-colorPurdue University Northwest (PNW) has been recognized among the best regional universities in the U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges rankings, released today.

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First Trust Credit Union Serves Michigan City Salvation Army in Stuff-A-Bus Event


On September 8, the 15th Annual Stuff-A-Bus event took place at both Al’s Supermarket locations in Michigan City. First Trust Credit Union, Al’s Supermarket, Michigan City Salvation Army, and Michigan City School Corporation teamed up to help support and provide goods for the Michigan City Salvation Army food pantry. First Trust Credit Union served as the event’s organizer, the school system provided the school buses for the day, Al’s provided all of the items, and the Salvation Army’s food pantry benefited from all the donations and volunteer work. WEFM Radio and WIMS Radio also sponsored the event, broadcasting live at both Al’s Supermarket locations on Franklin St. and Karwick Rd.

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Study Reveals 39% of Hoosier Working Families Struggle to Afford the Basics

United-Way-of-La-Porte-County-United-We-Fight-2018In 2016, a reported 979,538 Hoosier households were unable to afford the basics of housing, food, health care, childcare, and transportation despite working hard according to the 2018 Indiana ALICE® Report (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) released on September 6, 2018 by Indiana United Ways. ALICE- population individuals and families are defined as those who are working, earning more than the federal poverty level, but not enough to make ends meet. Combined, ALICE-population (25%) and poverty (14%) households, account for 39 percent of all Indiana households, a 10 percent increase between 2010 and 2016.

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South Shore Line to Promote Education and Awareness During Rail Safety Week


To further increase public awareness of rail safety, promote education, and enforce safety measures, the South Shore Line (SSL) will be participating in National Rail Safety Week September 24-28, 2018.

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Purdue University Northwest’s CIVS Surpasses Expectations for Local Manufacturer

Purdue-Northwest-colorRobert Moss, Director of Engineering at Dwyer Instruments, Inc., understands the significance of precision in his role at the Michigan City-based manufacturer of controls, sensors, and instrumentation solutions. He also appreciates the value that computational investigative techniques, such as those used by Purdue University Northwest’s Center for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation (CIVS), can bring to solving fluid flow complications.

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Purdue University Northwest Selected to Host Indiana U.S. Senate Debate October 8


The Indiana Debate Commission announced today the selection of Purdue University Northwest as the site of the first of two debates between U.S. Senate incumbent Democrat Joseph Donnelly and challengers, Republican Mike Braun and Libertarian Lucy Brenton.

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La Porte Companies Donate $15,000 in Network Infrastructure Upgrade to Help La Porte County Family YMCA


Qubit Networks, a leader in IT networking, security and voice-communication systems, and Surf Air Wireless, a leader in northern Indiana Internet services, will donate more than $15,000 in IT network, phone and Internet services to La Porte Family YMCA.

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South Shore Line Announces Partnership with “If You See Something, Say Something” Campaign


To further enhance security and safety efforts, the SSL has partnered with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s “If You See Something, Say Something” Campaign, a national anti-terrorism campaign that raises public awareness of indicators of terrorism and terrorism-related crime, as well as the importance of reporting suspicious activity to state and local law enforcement.

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American Licorice Company Donates to Local Church for Park Splash Pad

American-Licorice-Company-Donates-to-Local-Church-for-Park-Splash-Pad-2018Last week American Licorice Company donated $10,000 to Bethany Church of La Porte to help them fund the construction and creation of a splash pad at their upcoming park! As the local licorice company is always looking for ways to invest in the happiness of the community, associates believe that such a project will provide unending opportunities for the children and families of La Porte to enjoy the outdoors for many summers to come!

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First Responders Ride the South Shore Free, September 9-15, 2018

SouthShoreNICTD To show appreciation and to say thank you for their service to the community, the South Shore Line is inviting all active-duty first responders to ride the train free of charge Sunday, Sept. 9, through Saturday, Sept. 15, on all off-peak weekday and weekend trains.

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