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Hammond’s Velocity 219 Volleyball

Velocity-16-NationalsOn June 17-18, Hammond’s 1st Club Volleyball Program, Velocity 219, went to the Asics Junior National Championship at Navy Pier. Velocity’s 16 Regional team finished in the Gold bracket. The team finished 9th overall in the 16’s pool at Nationals. There were 22 teams in their pool for this competition.

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Opening Day: WhoaZone at Whihala Beach


Beach days in the Region are more exciting than ever, thanks to the city of Whiting’s WhoaZone at Whihala Beach. The city’s Commercial Recreation Specialists opened WhoaZone, the popular floating obstacle course on Saturday.

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CHS Honor Rolls recognize 978 students for fourth nine weeks' accomplishments

Chesterton High School has recognized 978 students on its three varying honor rolls for the fourth nine weeks'. Of those 978 students, 260 students are listed on the Honor Roll earning a grade point average of (3.0 - 3.49999); 304 students are listed on the High Honor Roll earning a grade point average of (3.5 - 3.99999); and 414 students are listed on the Principal's Honor Roll for earning a grade point average of (4.0 - 5.33333) for the fourth nine weeks'. Students who received a grade of "D", "F", "I", or had less than four attempts were disqualified.

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Summer Movie Night with UnitedHealthcare


UnitedHealthcare let customers know, ‘You Got a Friend in Me.’ The Northwest Indiana division of the health insurance company invited some of their customers to Portage IMAX Thursday evening. Guests of all ages watched a film that everyone can love: Toy Story 4. Nestled in red velvet seats with snacks in hand, the group of movie-goers enjoyed the extra space of a private showing and no previews. In addition, tickets, popcorn, and a drink were on UnitedHealthcare.

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Leadership Life: A great look at transit development with Bill Hanna

Bill Hanna, President and CEO of the Northwest Indiana Regional Development Authority (RDA), is one of the first people who knew about Life Site founder Chris Mahlmann's vision to create a media company centered around positivity. Knowing the value that the entrepreneurial spirit can have on communities as a whole, Hanna encouraged him to go for it. Ten years later, we're still bringing news to the Region in our next installment of Leadership Life, featuring Hanna and his perspectives on transit-oriented development. Before holding this position, Hanna was the City Manager for Valparaiso the Economic Development Director for Valparaiso, and Vice President of the Valparaiso Economic Development Corporation. Hanna earned his Juris Doctor from Valparaiso University, his MBA from National-Louis University in Chicago, and his Bachelor or Science...

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First Merchants Bank Supports Mental Health America of Northwest Indiana


Andrea Sherwin, CEO of Mental Health America of Northwest Indiana, spends her days focused on prevention and early intervention as a means of making a dent in the staggering number of American’s who struggle with mental health issues. “Half of all Americans will meet the criteria for a diagnosable mental health condition sometime in their life,” said Sherwin. The ability to function when faced with challenges and receiving accurate information about raising young children are just a couple of ways that MHANWI is practicing early intervention, as well as prevention and empowerment. First Merchants Bank has been an active participant in the work of MHANWI for several years. “First Merchants Bank and its team understands that if you can change the first five years of a child’s life, you can change the entire community. We proudly support...

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Cline Avenue Bridge creating more connected communities by joining the 100-year celebration of East Chicago Katherine House Boys & Girls Club


As the City of East Chicago and Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana celebrate the 100-year birthday of the Katherine House, generous businesses and community members contributed to the $1.25 million capital renovation for the transformation and enhancement of the organization’s East Chicago Katherine House Boys & Girls Club. In time for the Ribbon Cutting on June 20 for the new Club and its Club members, Cline Avenue Bridge, LLC contributed to the capital project by generously donating $10,000 so East Chicago youth can enjoy a traverse rock climbing wall in their Club. The climbing wall spans 32 feet across and allows children to develop their strength and coordination.

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2019-wolf-lake (1)Fun-filled all-American Celebration at the PAV (The Pavilion at Wolf Lake)

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Hebron Town Council approves lease for Northwest Indiana Middle East Veterans Memorial site


The Hebron Town Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve a lease for 1.47 acres of land to the Friends of the Veterans Memorial Parkway, Inc. (FVMP) for the construction of a memorial to Northwest Indiana military veterans who served or lost their lives in conflicts in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, and Lebanon.

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June 30 Deadline Approaching for 21st Century Scholars Enrollment


Indiana seventh and eighth grade students can still apply for the 21st Century Scholars program, but the June 30 deadline is swiftly approaching. 21st Century Scholars is a statewide financial aid program that provides up to four years of undergraduate tuition and fees for eligible low-income students at Indiana colleges and universities.

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Shelves of St. Clare Health Clinic food pantry will remain stocked thanks to $25,000 donation from Certified Electrician


The Franciscan Health St. Clare Health Clinic’s food pantry will be able to increase its assistance to those in need for the next year thanks to a $25,000 donation from Certified Electrician, a partnership of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 697 and the National Electrical Contractors Association.

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