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An Albert’s Wedding Couple One Year Later: Making Memories in the Community


Bill and Joan Harnden met each for the first time at a donut shop in Chicago called Stan’s Donuts. A year later, Bill dropped to one knee and proposed, creating a beautiful, fun memory among the glazed donuts and brewed coffee.

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Hannah’s Hope Holds 6th Annual Pop Tab Collection

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As the 6th annual Hannah’s Hope Pop Tab Collection took place on Saturday, a friendly competition between Porter County schools concluded at the South Haven McDonald’s here in Valparaiso. Participating students, along with their families and principals, celebrated their hard work with a meet-and-greet from Ronald McDonald and some ice cream.

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An Albert’s Wedding Couple One Year Later: A Love 10 Years in the Making


Erazema (Cookie) and Mark Czuba had been dating for 10 years before they got engaged in February 2015. A brief year later, they were married in a special "Say I Do" ceremony at Albert's Diamond Jewelers on Valentine's Day of 2016.

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Crew Carwash to Raise Funds for Boys & Girls Clubs of Northwest Indiana

bgc-nwiCrew Carwash, a long-standing Hoosier-based carwash organization, is partnering with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Northwest Indiana for its first-ever Boys & Girls Club Crew fundraiser.

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Jacob’s Ladder: Making a Difference for One Region Family

Jacobs-Ladder-Making-a-Difference-for-One-Region-Family-2017 In the fall, Beth Johnson, from Lakeside Wealth Management, had the chance to tour Jacob’s Ladder Pediatric Rehabilitation in Chesterton with the Lakeside team. That visit peaked her interest and ultimately led to her signing her son Andrew up for speech therapy, just one of the many areas in which Jacob’s Ladder works with children.

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Frontline Foundations Hosts Free Family Group Support for Addiction

Frontline-FoundationsFor family members or loved ones struggling with addiction, Frontline Foundations, Inc. begins a free program this month for La Porte County residents. Family Matters Group Support will begin Tuesday, January 24th.

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A Tradition of Love: Saying “I Do” at Albert’s Diamond Jewelers


One was a truck driver stationed in California, the other, a driver stationed in Indiana. Miles and miles stretched between them, but this Valentine’s Day, their routes are merging together at Albert’s Diamond Jewelers store.

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Getting to Know Hannah’s Hope

Getting-to-Know-Hannahs-Hope-01 The story behind Hannah’s Hope is not the way one would choose to start a story, but with an ending that continues through the positive work being done by its organizers.

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Have Some Fun this Weekend at JAK’s Warehouse

rot2Do you have an extra day this weekend to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr Day? Then, why not head to JAK’s Warehouse? We will be open on Monday during the holiday, at 10 a.m. instead of the normal week-day hours.

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Franciscan Health Celebrates First Baby of 2017

Franciscan-Health-Celebrates-First-Baby-of-2017The Franciscan Health Center for Women and Children in Lafayette welcomed Montgomery County's first baby of the year at 4:42 p.m. on Jan. 1, 2017.

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Humane Society of Northwest Indiana: Where There is Hope... There is Love

Humane-Society-of-Northwest-Indiana-01-05-17They say that “all good things must come to an end” and on December 23rd, 2016, “Hope” Meverden crossed over the Rainbow Bridge. She fought a good fight but lung cancer was finally the victor. For those who don’t know “Hope’s Story” let me tell you a little about this remarkable dog!

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