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Local Trooper Named 2021 Indiana State Police Trooper of the Year

Lowell– Indiana State Police Superintendent Douglas G. Carter has announced the recipient of the 2021 Indiana State Police Trooper of the Year. This honor is bestowed upon a deserving Trooper that exemplifies the department’s lofty standards and expectations as related to the overall mission. Leadership, productivity, service to the community both on and off duty, and assigned responsibilities are just a few areas taken into consideration when nominated.
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Two-County Merger Creates the Salvation Army Northwest Indiana Area Command

The Salvation Army announces the merging of operations in Northwest Indiana that will link services in Lake and Porter Counties. The Salvation Army Northwest Indiana Area Command will continue to serve residents of both counties through existing facilities in East Chicago, Gary, Munster and Valparaiso while pooling talent and resources. Headquarters for The Salvation Army’s Northwest Indiana Area Command will be based in its Munster facility.
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North Judson Town Council to Meet in Special Session Tonight

The North Judson Town Council members will meet in special session tonight where they will discuss the agreement for services with Waste Management, the town’s newly chosen trash and recycling hauler. Clerk-Treasurer Andrew Rowe previously said Waste Management will be getting toters out to customers this week, while Republic...

North Judson-San Pierre School Board Approves Textbook Rental Fees, Meal Prices

The North Judson-San Pierre School Board members approved textbook rental fees last week, according to Superintendent Dr. Annette Zupin. The Kindergarten fee will be $103.94, 1st grade will be $112.78, 2nd grade will be $103.13, 3rd grade will be $120.94, 4th grade will be $111.98, 5th grade will be $108.61, and 6th grade will be $122.05. Textbook rental fees for Middle School and High School students will vary depending on classes.

Five Nonprofits Selected to Receive Donations from 2022 NWIBRT Hard Hat Charity Golf Outing

Last year raised $25,000 for five nonprofits. This year aims to raise even more. Crown Point, IN – 6/27/2022 – Organizers of the 2022 NWIBRT Hard Hat Charity Golf Outing are pleased to announce that five local nonprofits have been selected to receive donations from this year’s event. The golf outing is arranged by leaders from multiple prominent Northwest Indiana companies as a fun way to raise money for charity and safety programming throughout the region.

LARC golf outing planned for August 12

LANSING, Ill. (June 25, 2022) – LARC will host its annual golf outing on Friday, August 12 at Youche Country Club in Crown Point, Indiana. LARC is a non-profit organization that serves individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and works to help such individuals achieve a quality and engaging life by participating as contributing members of their community.

Renfro's sophomore year a good one at Valpo

Antigo graduate and member of the 2019 WIAA State champion Red Robins baseball team, Brady Renfro, recently completed a strong sophomore campaign for Division One Valparaiso University in Indiana. Renfro, a first baseman, hit .275 over the course of the season, starting in all 48 games for Valpo. He recorded 49 hits, including 11 doubles, seven home runs and drove in 27 runs, while scoring 26. Renfro was also solid...
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Lakeshore Public Media launches charitable donor network

Merrillville-based Lakeshore Public Media, which operates Lakeshore PBS and Lakeshore Public Radio, is establishing what it calls a major giving network. The nonprofit says the Lakeshore Leadership League will help nurture its current major donors, as well as attract and grow its donor base with new contributors. “More than half...

Bus driver shortage prompts change to Merrillville school schedules

The shortage of bus drivers has prompted Merrillville schools to change their start and dismissal times. Starting in August, Merrillville High School and Pierce Middle School will be in session from 7:40 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The school day at all five elementary schools will last from 8:25 a.m. to 3:05 p.m., while Merrillville Intermediate School will be in session from 9:15 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.
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Hoosiers and surrounding Midwestern communities prepare for a 'post-Roe reality'

The news about the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade was "saddening" for Munster resident Nina Oats. "It’s very disheartening that people are suffering, children are suffering from neglect," Oats said while sitting in Wicker Memorial Park on Friday afternoon. "They (government-funded services) don’t provide enough support to raise these children ... so I do feel like it was a bad decision."