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Krueger Middle School Launches Cafeteria Composting, Recycling Program

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Krueger Middle School recently implemented a compost and recycling program in the school cafeteria that is significantly reducing the amount of waste headed to landfills.

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Healthcare Foundation of La Porte and La Porte Hospital Auxiliary Award $42,750 in Scholarships to 31 Students from La Porte County

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The Healthcare Foundation of La Porte (HFL) and La Porte Hospital Auxiliary awarded 31 students with scholarships totaling $42,750 at a scholarship reception on May 31, 2018. HFL and the Auxiliary take great pride in offering scholarship awards to students in the La Porte community, a tradition started in 1983. These scholarships provide financial assistance to students pursuing careers in health science occupations.

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La Porte Slicer Championship Mentoring Program Boosts Students’ Success


Slicer-Champions-2018Wrapping up its official first year with telling success stories, the La Porte school community’s Slicer Championship Mentoring Program is already in the planning stages of the next school year. The Slicer Championship Mentoring Program serves high school and middle school students in La Porte, offering them a chance to boost their grades and confidence.

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McColly Real Estate Makes Donation to Duneland YMCA

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Scott Mundell, Administrative Director of Strategy and Business Development for Franciscan Alliance and 2018 Duneland YMCA Board of Director member, accepted a donation from Paul Boyter of McColly Real Estate on behalf of the Duneland YMCA.

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McColly Real Estate Announces Peanut Butter & Jelly Drive to Support Local Charities

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McColly Real Estate, care of McColly Charities, is sponsoring a peanut butter and jelly drive. Peanut butter and jelly is a great staple for families in need. Peanut butter is one of the most needed items for all food banks due to its popularity, long shelf life and high protein amount.

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College Bound Deadline Approaches


city-of-hammondWith the end of the school year approaching, Hammond Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. would like to remind all returning college students and high school seniors to apply for the College Bound Scholarship Program. This Program provides eligible students with up to $10,500 per year toward tuition at the accredited college or university of their choice located in Indiana.

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Mayor Meer of Michigan City Hosts Mayor's Night Out & State of the City to Connect with Community

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Road work, public safety, and workforce development were among the many topics discussed at Michigan City’s State of the City Address and Mayor’s Night Out on Wednesday.

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Michigan City High School Announces 2018 Hoosier Boys and Girls State Delegates

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Four Michigan City High School juniors have been selected as delegates for the 2018 Hoosier Boys and Girls State Programs. The week-long programs take place at Trine University in Angola, Indiana, in mid-June.

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NIPSCO Encourages Customers to Prepare for Summer Storm Season


rot2The arrival of warmer weather in northern Indiana means the possibility of heavy rain and strong winds that can wreak havoc and create unsafe situations. As the upcoming summer season approaches, NIPSCO advises customers to take precautionary measures and prepare for severe weather to ensure their safety.

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Healthcare Foundation of La Porte Opens Second Grant Cycle of 2018

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The Healthcare Foundation of La Porte strives to better the lives of La Porte residents through innovative programs, empowerment, and a clear focus on wellness. Whether those programs or services put an emphasis on the social, mental, or physical wellbeing of people, the HFL is always looking for new organizations to partner with to meet its mission of a safe and healthy community. Now, local community organizations have the chance to do so. The HFL is pleased to announce that the second Grant Cycle of 2018 is now open for applications.

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Ribbon Cutting Celebrates Career Center’s Modernized Manufacturing Lab


Ribbon-Cutting-Celebrates-Career-Centers-Modernized-Manufacturing-Lab_01 The La Porte County Career and Technical Education program held a ribbon cutting ceremony on Tuesday, May 22, to celebrate a renovated Manufacturing Lab at the A. K. Smith Career Center in Michigan City.

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