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Hospice of the Calumet Area Presents Mark McDaniel on WJOB


When Mark McDaniel found out he had cancer, he was "in total shock." And when he later found out he was cancer free, he knew he had to do something to shore his blessing with others. Find out how McDaniel and his family decided to impact their community by assisting area non-profits and reaching out to others baffling cancer in the region. McDaniel has agreed to share his compelling story on our monthly radio show.

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Hannah’s Hope Kicks Off Summer With Their Annual Hannah’s Family Picnic


It wouldn’t be summertime without a family picnic with the sun in the sky, good food, and fun activities for the whole family. Hannah’s Hope kicked off summer with their annual Hannah’s Family Picnic.

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Jacob's Ladder Fun Run is Now Open

Jacobs-Ladder-Pediatric-Rehabilitation-Inflatable-Obstacle-Course-Fun-Run-2017aJacob’s Ladder has been invited to participate in a very special community event that has the potential to raise a lot of money towards our mission of Giving Hope to Families of Special Children! This event can only be a success with the support of our community.

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My Dad Taught Me…

my-dad-taught-me-2017For Father’s Day, Ideas in Motion Media Owner Chris Mahlmann asked his friends what they learned from their Dad.

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Crossroads Regional Chamber of Commerce Host Annual Corn Roast to Kick Off a Summer of Fun


A constant drizzle with occasional downpours did not stop Crown Point residents from enjoying the tastes and sights of the Annual Corn Roast on Friday, hosted by the Crossroads Regional Chamber of Commerce.

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Crossroads YMCA: Father’s Day is a Reminder of the Important Role Dads Play in Children’s Lives

YMCA-logo-green-blueOver 100 years ago, while listening to a Mother’s Day sermon, Sonora Louis Smart Dodd wondered why there was no similar holiday for fathers. One of six children, Dodd’s father was a single father and she felt he and others deserved to be honored. After securing support from ministers in Spokane, Wash., her idea came to fruition with the first Father's Day celebration at the Spokane YMCA on June 19, 1910. Many years passed before the day became a national holiday, but today we use the day to honor the fathers and father figures in our lives.

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Gary RailCats, McDonald's Welcome Families To Play Ball At Family Sunday


'Families stormed the U.S. Steel Yard as the Gary SouthShore RailCats hosted a Family Sunday event for their fans. Kids played catch on the outfield with their parents, grandparents, or brothers and sisters as the RailCats readied up in the bullpen before facing the Texas Airhogs.

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Soon-to-Be New Home Owner Accepts Congrats

Carol Swisher, a longtime cafeteria employee at Franciscan Heath Crown Point, reacts recently to news her entry was chosen for a Habitat for Humanity home being built in Lowell.


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The City of Whiting is Making Waves with a Floating Playground in Lake Michigan


Stay wet, stay active, stay happy with the new floating water park off the Lake Michigan shore of Whihala Beach in Whiting!

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Addison’s Story of Hope with Jacob’s Ladder Pediatric Rehabilitation


Imagine yourself a young adult about to have your very first child. You have waited a lifetime for this very moment! You pack your bag for the hospital, relish the smells of baby lotion. You delight in the feel of the warm, soft blankets as you make the crib. You say to yourself, “we are finally ready.” Hearing the cries of your child for the very first time, instincts kick in and you know there is nothing more important in this world than the tiny baby in your arms. For Sarah, becoming a mother was a dream come true. Nothing could quite prepare her for what the doctor said next.

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Indiana State Police Community Message: Do You Know This Dog?

Indiana-State-Police-Community-Message-Do-You-Know-This-DogTrooper Corey Adam rescued a friendly pit bull mix yesterday that was running in traffic on the ramp from Calumet Avenue to I-80 west bound.

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