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Meals on Wheels of Northwest Indiana and International Subaru of Merrillville Share the Love at Fill the Trunk Event


With Christmas just around the corner and winter settling in, the International Subaru of Merrillville partnered with Meals on Wheels of Northwest Indiana to collect donations of warm blankets, hats, gloves, and scarves that will be delivered to Meals on Wheels recipients.

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Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana Give 500 Area Children a Christmas to Remember


To most kids, Christmas is truly the most wonderful time of the year. All of the smiling faces kids have while opening presents and spending time with their families are moments that are to be cherished and remembered throughout the years. Although Christmas is a magical season, not all families have the privilege of enjoying the holiday with presents and material joy. On Thursday evening, 500 children a part of Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana experienced a Christmas they will always remember.

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Candace's Rotary Round-Up: Merrillville

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Candace’s Rotary Round-Up: Merrillville

Rotary is a global network of 1.2 million neighbors, friends, leaders, and problem solvers who join together to make positive, lasting change in communities at home and abroad. Over the years, Rotarians have taken on global causes ranging from literacy and peace to water and health.

Many local initiatives are happening right around us! Scholarships for high school students, cleaning up of local parks and gifts of time, talent and treasure to a wide variety of nonprofit organizations are all the foundation of the Club’s motto: “Service Above Self”

I joined the efforts of the Chesterton-Porter Rotary Club as a way to give back to the community I grew up in. Today, I bring you the Region’s...

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Shedd, Northwestern Team Up to Protect Animals Through Expanded Partnership

Shedd-Northwestern-Team-Up-to-Protect-Animals-Through-Expanded-PartnershipFor more than a decade, Shedd Aquarium’s Animal Health team has turned to Northwestern Engineering to develop innovative solutions that further enhance Shedd’s animal welfare practices. But, for the first time this year, the aquarium’s conservation scientists have been proposing projects to the students that advance their ability to conduct research to protect populations of animals in the wild. This expansion to the partnership aides Shedd’s field research in the Great Lakes basin and in the Caribbean region while offering engineering students an opportunity to get their hands wet creating prototype technology for real-life challenges that come while studying animals in nature.

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Wood Elementary 4th Graders Graduate from Too Good For Drugs Program

Wood-Elementary-4th-Graders-Graduate-from-Too-Good-For-Drugs-ProgramOn Thursday, December 6, 2018, the fourth grade students at Wood Elementary School gathered in the multi-purpose room for a special ceremony. They were all graduating from the Too Good For Drugs Program. Wood Elementary fourth grade students were the only Merrillville Elementary School to participate in this program due to their unique partnership with the Hobart Police Department.

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Salvation Army’s Angel Tree Program a Holiday Tradition at Methodist Hospitals

Salvation-Armys-Angel-Tree-Program-a-Holiday-Tradition-at-Methodist-HospitalsMethodist Hospitals’ employees from both campuses joined together once again in the spirit of the holidays to provide gifts to children in need. Employees teamed up with the Salvation Army to donate 179 Angels for their Angel Tree Program.

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Biography Museum at St. Mary's School in Crown Point

Biography-Museum-at-St-Marys-School-in-Crown-Point-2018_01Sixth graders at St. Mary Catholic Community School in Crown Point study different forms of literature genre. Over the course of the past six weeks students have been reading biographies and autobiographies with their teacher, Mrs. Michelle Sarabia. After all of their hard work writing an expository paper, creating a timeline, writing a bibliography, the middle schoolers ended the project with a celebration of a “Living Biography Museum.”

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Munster High School Speech Team Wins Bradley University Tournament for Second Consecutive Season and Debate Team has Strong Showing at Chesterton Tournament

Munster-High-School-Speech-Team-Wins-Bradley-Tournament-Debate-Team-at-Chesterton-Tournament-2018_01 Recently the Munster High School Speech and Debate Director Jordan Mayer and Assistant Coach Josh Craig led the team to Peoria, IL with the help of parents Manikana Sarkar and Ayanna Brown. The Munster High School Speech team won the Bradley University George Armstrong Invitational tournament for the second time in school history.

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City of Gary Uses Smart Technology to Enhance Public Safety

rot6The City of Gary is programming a smarter city and enhancing its public safety efforts – made possible by a public safety grant from NIPSCO – with the installation of Databouy’s ShotPoint gunfire detection system in two of the city’s priority neighborhoods focused on reducing gun violence.

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CCSJ Dept. of Education and NWI Teachers Create Interactive Activities for Mascot Hall of Fame


With the Mascot Hall of Fame opening its doors to Whiting soon, Northwest Indiana prepares to add another entertainment destination to its ever-growing list of attributes. With a mission to honor great mascot performers, performance, and programs that have inspired tradition and positively influenced the world of sports for years, the Mascot Hall of Fame makes for an innovative, one of a kind experience.

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2 Bishop Noll Seniors Selected to Receive Full Scholarships to Nation’s Top Colleges

Bishop-Noll-Seniors-Selected-to-Receive-Full-Scholarships-to-Nations-Top-Colleges-2018It didn’t take long for Bishop Noll senior David Mendoza to do the math.

“Only 6.4 percent were able to get a full ride,” he said after finding out he and fellow Noll classmate Rebecca Vazquez had received a full scholarship from the QuestBridge National College Match Scholarship program, which connects high-achieving, low-income high school seniors to the nation’s top colleges. This year, the program received 16,249 applications and only selected 1,044 students.

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