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Visclosky Announces Grant Award for City of Gary Fire Department


Congressman-Visclosky-HeadshotCongressman Visclosky announced today that the City of Gary Fire Department has received a grant award under the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) program.

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NIPSCO to Fly the 811 Hot Air Balloon along I-65


rot2To spread awareness about safe digging practices, NIPSCO will fly the 811 hot air balloon on May 26 at the utility’s Merrillville headquarters, and then along I-65, from 8 to 11 a.m. CDT, weather permitting.

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Burns Harbor Awarded Grant to Further Green Initiatives


burnsharborThe Town of Burns Harbor just became even greener. Porter County Recycling and Waste Management presented the Redevelopment Commission with two rain barrels as part of the Community Rain Barrel Demonstration Grant May 10.

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Indiana State Police at Lowell Will Participate in 6-State Trooper Project


Indiana-State-Police-logoIndiana State Police along with Troopers from Ohio, West Virginia, Kentucky, Michigan and Pennsylvania will be conducting patrols targeting seatbelt and child restraint violations. This project, which was initially started by the Ohio State Patrol, encompasses all states that boarder the State of Ohio.

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South Shore Line Announces Free Shuttle Service to the Beach


South Shore Line logoIn partnership with the National Park Service and the Dunes Learning Center, the South Shore Line announced today that the free shuttle bus service to Miller beaches will resume Memorial Day weekend.

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Indiana State Police Participates in 2017 National Police Week Activities


Indiana-State-Police-Participates-in-2017-National-Police-Week-Activities_01 In 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation which designated May 15 as Peace Officers Memorial Day and the week in which that date falls as Police Week. Currently, tens of thousands of law enforcement officers from around the world converge on Washington, DC to participate in a number of planned events which honor those that have paid the ultimate sacrifice.

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Pines Village Collecting Old Bikes on Saturday, May 20, 2017


Pines-VillageMay is National Bike Month and Pines Village is celebrating! Drop off your old bike(s) on Saturday, May 20 from 9:00 am - 2:00 p.m. at Pines Village, 3303 Pines Village Circle in Valparaiso. Continuing our recycling efforts, we have partnered with Working Bikes to collect old bikes that will be refurbished and given new homes. Help us give old bikes new homes!

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Hammond City Council Considers Updates to HHRC Mission to Include LGBTQIA


rot5Hammond Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. has announced that the Hammond City Council will consider an ordinance amending section 34.231 of the Hammond Municipal Code pertaining to the addition of sexual orientation and gender identity to the powers and duties of the Hammond Human Relations Commission. This amendment, sponsored by Councilwoman at Large Janet Venecz, will be on the agenda for the May 22, 2017 Hammond City Council meeting.

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Indiana State Police Post at Lowell Holds 2017 Memorial Service


ISP-Memorial-2017_01 The Indiana State Police Post at Lowell held their annual memorial service today to honor those members of the department who gave their lives in the line of duty.

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Adult Learner Scholarships Available Through Crown Point Community Foundation


Crown-Point-Community-Foundation-New-LogoThe Crown Point Community Foundation is accepting online scholarship applications for the Women’s Giving Circle Scholarship, Ron and Suzanne Borto Scholarships, Crown Point Lions Club Scholarship, Dave and Darlene McMichael Family Scholarship and the Charles and Marjorie Quickle Memorial Scholarship. Specific criteria and info about each scholarship is listed below.

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City of Hammond Public Pools Closed Due to Emergency Safety Conditions


rot5Hammond Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. has announced that the City of Hammond’s public pools will be closed this season. The city has determined that due to emergency safety conditions that exist at all four of the city’s public swimming pools, they cannot be opened at all this year. “The repairs, even if started today, would not be able to be completed in time for the swimming season, so we have no option but to close them,” said Mark Heintz, Hammond Parks Department Administrator.

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