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The Supportive Act That Lead to Supporting Herself


Active in NWI GraphicThis week we have an avid runner who's story starts with inspiration and ends with...wait, it hasn't ended yet. Sherri Guba is nowhere near done running and enjoying her active lifestyle that she took up a few years back. 

So read on to find our what keeps Guba pounding the pavement. If you want to share your story about how you are Active in NWI, send it and a few photos to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.!

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10 Fun Things To Do This Weekend in Northwest Indiana: Night of Flavor, Spring Concert, and Vegas Event


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Each week we will be bringing you 10 fun things to do in Northwest Indiana over the weekend, so you are never without something to do! This weekend a night of flavor, a spring concert, an improv show, a Vegas event, a poetry slam, a color guard championship, a 5K/10K race, a fundraising concert, first Friday art walk, comedy show and more are all on tap for a fun weekend in Northwest Indiana!Simon-BarriosRead more



Silence is Golden


gledclogoThis year I am the president of the Greater La Porte Economic Development Committee (GLEDC). Few citizens outside of the business community are aware of our activities. Part of the reason for the anonymity is that much of GLEDC’s work is done out of the public eye. This article will help you to be aware of what we do for the betterment of La Porte.

We are a not for profit 501 C 3 formed to help our community attract and retain employers. It is funded by the city of La Porte, the La Porte Chamber of Commerce and business contributors. Through these financial resources we fund a staff who responds to leads for new business generated from various sources including the State of Indiana, NIPSCO, and site selection firms....

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A La Porte County Life in the Spotlight: Jane Bernard


Jane-BernardA love for animals was just the beginning for a little girl in Racine, Wis. This love is what started Jane Bernard on her journey from a little girl with a huge heart, to the beloved Director of La Porte County Small Animal Shelter that we know today.

When she moved to La Porte in 1984 she began working for a local veterinary clinic, after a few years living in the small town of La Porte, its traditional characteristics had taken a small toll on Bernard, and she chose to return home to Wisconsin. But, she could not stay away for very long. The tight nit community called her back for reasons she had not known. Late in 1989, the La Porte County Small Animal Shelter had come up against accusations that the animals were being sold off to bunchers, who...

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10 Fun Things To Do This Weekend in Northwest Indiana: Easter Egg Hunts, Country Concert, and Charity Head Shaving


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Each week we will be bringing you 10 fun things to do in Northwest Indiana over the weekend, so you are never without something to do! This weekend numerous Easter egg hunts, a country concert, brunch with the Easter bunny, a 5K and kids fun run, a charity head shaving event, a Good Friday crosswalk, free Easter meal and more are all on tap for a fun weekend in Northwest Indiana!Easter-Egg-HuntRead more



New Girl in Town


Active in NWI GraphicWe have a newcomer writing this week. Her name is Michelle McCaskey and she moved to NWI only a few years ago. Only a few years to fall for the region? That's not unusual when the people here eat awesome for breakfast topped with awesome sauce.

So please direct your attention to the story below and find out how Michelle McCaskey is Active in NWI.

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A La Porte County Life in the Spotlight: Janie Ulmer


Janie-UlmerSometimes all it takes is an extra push and a guiding hand to foster success. Janie Ulmer has given students that shove and provided the guiding hand to the students participating in La Porte High School’s Virtual Learning Academy.

In the words of Ulmer, “The V.L.A Academy provides expanded online educational opportunities to students who may need a course that is not offered at LPHS, who may be in need of skill development or college preparation, or a student who has not been successful in traditional classes and needs an online course for credit recovery.”

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"I Needed Something to Do."


Active in NWI GraphicThis week's story of Active in NWI is proof that the best things come when you least expect them and from the most unexpected places. Becky Kreiger, the Recreation Director for Porter County Parks and Recreation shares her story about how she came back to Indiana when she was in a tough spot in her life. She began to run and things began to turn around, one step at a time.

Read her story below to see how Kreiger is Active in NWI!

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10 Fun Things To Do This Weekend in Northwest Indiana: CatWalk for Paws, Easter Open House, and an Acoustic Evening


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Each week we will be bringing you 10 fun things to do in Northwest Indiana over the weekend, so you are never without something to do! This weekend a charity fashion show, Easter open house, acoustic concert, a dance camp, an Easter breakfast, wine tasting, museum opening, improv performance, basketball championships, business seminar, and more are all on tap for a fun weekend in Northwest Indiana!Read more



Alex Moser Headed to Culver


Alex Moser, is a 14 year old Kesling Middle School student who will be on his way to a life change late July. He will be moving into his unit he will call home and begin training to play football at Culver Military Academy and start his Freshman year of high school.

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A La Porte County Life in the Spotlight: Bert Cook

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Dear readers, meet a gentleman of the finest quality. A well-dressed family man with old-fashioned manners and a penchant for suits and historical building, Bert Cook is this week’s La Porte County Life in the Spotlight.

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