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“Silly-Bration” of Mascots Past and Present at 2019 Mascot Hall of Fame Induction in Whiting

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Benny the Bull was speechless on receiving his nomination into the Mascot Hall of Fame on June 16. As was Tommy Hawk, Nittany Lion from Penn State University and Sluggerrr from the Kansas City Royals, all without words as they received their inaugural rings signifying this honor bestowed upon the best and brightest of the mascot world.

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Nipsco hosts annual Charity Clay Shoot event at Back Forty

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Spirits were soaring higher than clay pigeons Thursday morning as Nipsco hosted their annual Charity Clay Shoot event at Back Forty Sporting Clays in Bourbon. Each year, funds raised from the event go to a charity of the company’s choice, and this year community members from all over came out in support of Meals on Wheels and local senior citizens.

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Families gather to celebrate Fathers everywhere at 12th Annual Necktie 5k Run/Walk

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With Father’s Day around the corner, families gathered at the 2019 Necktie 5k Run/Walk held on June 15th at Beverly Shores to celebrate. This is the 12th year the event has taken place, and it did not disappoint.

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Sunday Night Futsal Begins in Hobart

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Hobart Parks Department, in cooperation with Hobart Soccer Club, will bring outdoor Futsal to the region. Sunday Night Futsal will be played on the newly refinished Fred Rose Park in Hobart, Indiana; the first game starting on June 16. Futsal teams will play two games every Sunday through the summer from 5:00-8:00 p.m.

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Methodist Hospitals Foundation to hold Annual Golf Outing


2019-mh-golfWhat: Methodist Hospitals Foundation to hold 9th Annual Golf Outing. Event proceeds will benefit the Heart Rhythm Center at Methodist Hospitals.

When: The golf outing will be held on Monday, June 17, 2019. Shot gun start is at 12:00 p.m.

Where: Innsbrook Country Club, 6701 Taft Street, Merrillville, IN

Why: Heart disease is the No.1 cause of death in the U.S. The lives of our patients are changed when electrical Pacemakers, implantable defibrillators, and other medical interventions are utilized to treat them when the electrical impulses that allow their hearts to beat are irregular and place them at risk. More than half of patients treated at the Heart Rhythm Center are underinsured or uninsured. Event proceeds will support this service; help secure equipment...

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READY NWI 8th Annual Summer Institute prepares educators to lead student success

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Although most local schools are out for the summer, many educators and representatives from local K-12 schools and colleges took time out of their schedules to gather at READY NWI’s 2019 Summer Institute. The Summer Institute’s focus was Schools & Community: Partners in Student Success.

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Leadership Life: A great look at state leadership with Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch

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Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch was born and raised in Evansville, Indiana, and entered public service as a means to help her community feel more connected with local and state government. She’s served as County Auditor, County Commissioner, State Auditor, State Representative for House District 78, and now Lt. Governor. Her portfolio in this role includes overseeing the Indiana State Department of Agriculture, Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority, Office of Defense Development, Office of Community and Rural Affairs and Office of Tourism Development, among myriad other responsibilities as chairwoman of several councils and tasks forces. When asked recently whether she enjoys running as a means of fitness, she promptly answered, “Yes. For office.” Get to know more about Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch here in the Leadership Life...

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Nominations now open for new Leadership Northwest Indiana program


2019-LI PNW withL c hOur hallmark program, Leadership Northwest Indiana (LNI), with a 30-year regional history and 1,400 successful program graduates across the Region, has undergone exciting improvements for 2019. Because we are now part of the Purdue University Northwest (PNW) family, we have worked closely with leadership experts in the PNW School of Business and other university leaders to apply expertise and resources in order to build a more engaging and robust leadership development program.

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Washington Park Zoo hosts Brew at the Zoo

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Wine and beer enthusiasts enjoyed sunny weather, delicious wines and brews, and zoo animal exhibits at the 2019 Brew at the Zoo fundraiser at Washington Park Zoo in Michigan City, Ind. Attendees also enjoyed live music from the band HiFi2WiFi.

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Sojourner Truth House Color Walk paints the town

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Color filled the streets of Gary Saturday morning as walkers laced up their tennis shoes and took to the roads for the annual Walk for Sojourner Truth House (STH). This year marked the 20th anniversary of the event, and was deemed a “color walk” in celebration of this noteworthy commemoration.

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St. Mary's Wildcats Tour Indy


Early on a Friday morning in spring, two coach buses departed from St. Mary Catholic Community School in Crown Point. Forty-two fourth-grade Wildcats were headed to our state’s capital city to culminate a year of learning Indiana history.

St. Mary's teacher, Mrs. Arianne Wong, led the students and their chaperones on a day-long trip which started at the Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site. Walking through the rooms, Emma Bane commented, “The paintings done by Benjamin Harrison’s wife are really cool!”

StMarys2After a walk through the historical home of our 23rd President, the students headed to the Indiana State Museum for self-guided tours. There, everything the students previously learned in the...

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