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NIPSCO, Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission, and the Washington Township Volunteer Fire Department Conduct Drill to Teach Digging Safety

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NIPSCO teamed up with the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission, and the Washington Township Volunteer Fire Department to teach area professionals around Northwest Indiana about safe digging through a live demonstration of a pipe being hit.

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South Shore Line Expands Bikes on Train Program to Weekday Trains


SSL-Bikes-on-Trains-2017Now you can ride your bike to work from the train station! The South Shore Line’s (SSL) Bikes on Trains program is now being offered on two morning and evening rush-hour weekday trains in addition to select weekend trains. Bike cars will be available on select weekend/holiday and select weekday trains from April through October.

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Cause-Driven Heroes: Volunteer Recognition Event at the Crossroads YMCA


Cause-Driven-Heroes-Volunteer-Recognition-Event-at-the-Crossroads-YMCA-2017On Wednesday, March 22, 2017 Crossroads YMCA hosted their First Annual Volunteer Recognition Event with the theme “Cause-Driven Heroes”. The Cause-Driven Heroes are the hundreds of volunteers who have served and continue to volunteer at the Y in a number of roles. From coaching sports to assisting with events; from serving on the corporate board to community beautification projects—our cause-driven heroes make the YMCA’s work possible.

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Roundtable Discussion on a Changing Government with Porter County Commissioner Jeff Good

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Porter County Commissioner Jeff Good recently met with Ideas In Motion Media (IIMM) CEO and Publisher Chris Mahlmann in the Great News Studio for a roundtable discussion on Porter County government and Good's level-headed business style approach to tackling problems throughout the county. 

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Indiana State Police Conduct Sobriety Checkpoints in Porter County


ISP-Porter-County-03-17-17Friday, evening, March 17th, Indiana State Police and the Northern Porter County Traffic Safety Partnership conducted a sobriety checkpoint on U.S. 20 and Waverly in Porter. Between 10:00 p.m. and 12:00 a.m., officers checked 219 drivers that passed through the checkpoint and didn’t find any impaired drivers. One driver was administered a portable breath test and passed. Officers also issued one traffic ticket and two warnings.

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State Police and Northern Porter County Traffic Safety Partnership to Conduct Sobriety Checkpoint in Porter County


Indiana-State-Police-logoThe Lowell District of the Indiana State Police in conjunction with the Northern Porter County Traffic Safety Partnership will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint during the late evening hours in Porter County on Friday, March 17th, 2017. The checkpoint is in conjunction with Operation Pull Over Blitz #89, which runs from March 3th through March 26, 2017.

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Bill Payment Assistance Still Available After Statewide Temporary Suspension on Disconnects Ends March 15, 2017


rot3NIPSCO is reminding customers that bill payment assistance is still available after the state’s moratorium on disconnecting natural gas service during the winter for eligible customers ends March 15.

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East Chicago Students to Benefit From Propane School Buses


East-Chicago-Students-to-Benefit-From-Propane-School-Buses-01 East Chicago public school students are the first in the Region to ride on school buses powered by propane, thanks in part to a grant provided by BP’s Whiting Refinery, project partners announced Monday.

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Legacy Foundation Opens 2017 March Mania Contest


Legacy-Foundation-Opens-2017-March-Mania-ContestThrough a bracket-style tournament, Legacy Foundation highlights eight community projects in Lake County submitted by a nonprofit organization or public school. Organizations securing the most public support, in the form of votes, will advance each week throughout the month of March until there is one final winner. View the Bracket!

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Burns Harbor Leaders Identify Long-Term Economic, Community Development Goals


burnsharborThe Town of Burns Harbor Redevelopment Commission (RDC) continues progress towards economic and community growth, recently identifying several priority projects with strategizing and work towards completion beginning immediately.

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Lake Area United Way Honors Community Partners with Partner Appreciation Luncheon


Lake Area United Way LogoLake Area United Way held its annual Partner Appreciation Luncheon on Thursday, February 23rd. The luncheon celebrates the businesses, nonprofits, and individuals who all come together to make the work of the United Way possible. It is a chance to celebrate shared successes and shine a light on those who deserve special recognition for going the extra mile.

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