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Girls on the Run of NWI looks to empower girls in spring season


Girls-on-the-Run-Logo Girls on the Run, GOTR, of Northwest Indiana is looking for girls third to eighth grade to be a part of their spring season.

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NIPSCO program recognizes energy savings at new Franciscan Health Michigan City hospital


NIPSCO-program-recognizes-energy-savings-at-new-Franciscan-Health-Michigan-City-hospitalThe energy-efficient construction of the new Franciscan Health Michigan City hospital, which opened on Jan. 12, has earned $294,309 in incentives from NIPSCO’s Business Energy Efficiency Program.

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Munster High School Receives Two Grants in Support of its STEM Project


Munster High SchoolMunster High School has received a $2,000 school garden grant from the Whole-Kids Foundation and a $4,000 grant from the North Central Region Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (NCSARE) organization. Both grants are in support of Munster High School’s STEM initiative called project GREEN. Project GREEN, which stands for Growing and Rewarding Educational Endeavors Naturally, is a 3-5 year interdisciplinary project engaging students in, hands on, experiential learning activities through the creation of a 21st century school garden and orchard.

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Longtime Noll coach, athletic director and leader honored with lifetime achievement award


Longtime-Noll-coach-athletic-director-and-leader-honored-with-lifetime-achievement-award-2019_01 Ed Hreha, a well-known and respected leader in region athletics throughout his 40-year career at Bishop Noll Institute, received the Carl Traicoff Lifetime Achievement Award Monday night (2/18).

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ISSMA Solo & Ensemble Event for Vocal and Piano Results for Duneland Schools


Duneland-School-CorporationA total of 132 students from Chesterton Middle and Chesterton High Schools represented the Duneland School Corporation on February 2, 2019 at the ISSMA Solo & Ensemble Event for Vocal and Piano that was hosted at Kankakee Valley Middle School. The students under the direction of Laura Gorski and Kristin Morris earned a total of 195 medals. 143 gold medals and 52 silver medals.

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Franciscan Health Michigan City celebrates Horizon Bank and NIPSCO for donations to new hospital’s community room and café


Franciscan-Health-Michigan-City-celebrates-Horizon-Bank-and-NIPSCO-for-donations-to-new-hospital-2019_01 Franciscan Health Michigan City and the Franciscan Health Foundation saluted Horizon Bank and NIPSCO last week for their generous gifts to two community spaces at the new hospital.

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With tails wagging, therapy dogs come to Franciscan Health Munster


Franciscan-Health-Munster-Pet-Blessing-2019_01 With a prayer and a blessing for a half-dozen dogs and their handlers, Franciscan Health Munster welcomed the pet therapy program to its hospital on Feb. 15.

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NIPSCO Encourages Local Nonprofits to Apply for Environmental Action Grant


rot1NIPSCO is accepting applications for its environmental action grant to support local nonprofit organizations with environmental initiatives. In its fourth year, NIPSCO’s Environmental Action Grant aims to provide funding for restoration and education projects throughout northern Indiana.

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On the Table paves a pathway to deeper connections in Lake County


On-the-Table-paves-a-pathway-to-deeper-connections-in-Lake-CountyLegacy Foundation released results of the 2018 On the Table survey on Tuesday. More than 2,100 adults and 700 youth attended conversations held in September across Lake County, Indiana. From the adults who participated, 1,212 completed a survey related to issues discussed during their conversations.

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Students Demonstrate their STEM Skills at the Purdue University Northwest Science Olympiad Regional Competition with Support from ArcelorMittal

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One of the best ways to learn a new skill is through hands-on, active participation. In a world where technology is constantly at our fingertips, the need for people with skills in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) continues to grow. Students from all over the Region are fostering their STEM skills through Science Olympiad, an academic competition with emphasis on teamwork, commitment, and fun. With the help of volunteers from ArcelorMittal, students from middle schools and high schools from all over the area competed on Saturday, February 9, in the Science Olympiad Regional Competition at Purdue University Northwest (PNW) in Hammond.

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Crown Point High School hosts VEX Robotics Competition


crown-point-bulldogs-logoOver 400 young inventors are geared up for the VEX Robotics Competition at the Crown Point High School Field House.

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