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2018 "Young Philanthropist" Madisyn Wimple Celebrated her 10th Birthday with St. Jude House and Hopes to Start Her Own Non-Profit

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Madisyn Wimple, recently awarded the 2018 “Young Philanthropist” honor from Association of Fundraising Professionals Northwest Indiana Chapter, just celebrated her 10th birthday on October 30. She yet again sacrificed her presents and worked diligently to raise needed items on the St. Jude House wish list and funds!

“You are never too young to make a difference, no matter how small of an act, and it’s never too late to help change someone’s life,” Madisyn said.

In terms of the amount of help she can offer, Madisyn sees the sky as the limit. Her parents, family, and friends are looking forward to seeing her continue to grow and inspire others. At the young age of 10, Madisyn is already eager to start her very own non-profit.

“For her to begin this at 6 years old and continue it year after year is just a...

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Urban League of Northwest Indiana Elects Purdue Northwest’s Chancellor to Chair Board in 2019-2020

Urban-League-of-Northwest-Indiana-Elects-Purdue-Northwests-Chancellor-to-Chair-Board-in-2019-2020The Urban League of Northwest Indiana elected Purdue University Northwest (PNW) Chancellor Thomas L. Keon as chairman of the Board of Directors for a two-year term.

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Methodist Hospitals Foundation Donates Supplies to the Northwest Indiana Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center Just in time for the New Year

Methodist-Hospitals-Foundation-Donates-Supplies-to-the-Northwest-Indiana-Salvation-Army-Adult-Rehabilitation-Center-Just-in-time-for-the-New-YearMethodist Hospitals Foundation continued its holiday tradition of donating a one year’s supply of daily living necessities to support the Northwest Indiana Salvation Army’s Adult Rehabilitation Center (ARC) in Gary. The supplies included razors, shaving gel, lotion, deodorant, toothbrush and paste, slippers, combs, soap and shampoo – many items we all take for granted.

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Mayor Meer to Serve on the Redevelopment Commission

my-michigan-city-cover Mayor Ron Meer has a vacancy to his appointment on the Michigan City Redevelopment Commission and will be serving in that capacity for 2019.

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Pet Therapy Recognition Luncheon Honors a Growing Pack

Pet-Therapy-Recognition-Luncheon-Honors-a-Growing-Pack-2018_01 Wagging tails and the occasional bark punctuated Franciscan Health’s third annual Pet Therapy Recognition Luncheon on Dec. 17 at Franciscan Health Crown Point’s Marian Education Center.

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South Shore Line’s Kids Ride Free Program Makes Holiday Travel Even More Affordable

South-Shore-kids-ride-free-holiday-v3-2018Tis the season for free rides! To say Happy Holidays and to let riders know it has been a pleasure serving them throughout 2018, South Shore Line (SSL) has expanded its Kids Ride Free program to ALL trains and train times.

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Holladay Properties Partners with City of Whiting to Build New Illiana Building


Residents of Whiting or those interested in relocating to Whiting will soon have more options to consider for housing, as the construction of the new Illiana Building is slated to begin in the first quarter of 2019. The new five-story commercial and apartment building will be the answer for many looking to put down roots in Whiting, all while boosting the economy and improving Whiting’s sustainability.

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Top 10 Community Articles on NWIndianaLife in 2018


We published hundreds of articles on the NWIndianaLife Community Section this past year. Massive community gatherings, veteran stories, and much more was fair game for sharing! With so many notable events in Northwest Indiana, it’s no wonder we had so many stories to choose from!

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IU Northwest Shines as Region’s University


Made up of brilliant researchers and sought-after experts who instill passion in their students, Indiana University Northwest is known for making learning matter in impactful ways.

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Andrean High School Artists Share Talent with St. Mary's Elementary Students

Andrean-High-School-Artists-Share-Talent-with-St-Marys-Elementary-Students_01 Andrean High School’s art club, lead by Mr. Sammy Listro, came to visit St. Mary Catholic Community School in Crown Point. The art club worked on Christmas projects with the 1st and 3rd grades. Several St. Mary School alumni came back for the visit. SMS alumni Megan Thomas stated, “SMS is so special to me that I love coming and sharing that feeling with the children.” Mary Mantel, another SMS alumni, said, “I wanted to come because art is the gift that I can give back to SMS.”

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Crown Point High School Advanced Radio & TV Students Launch the High School’s First Streaming Radio Station

crown-point-bulldogs-logoThis Wednesday, December 19th, 2018, Crown Point High School Advanced Radio & TV students will launch the high school’s first streaming radio station, The DOG Radio.Com. Construction was completed on four brand new studios in the fall of 2017. Students then spent the next year training, developing programming, building a website and, most recently, creating and launching a free app on the Apple App Store. Anyone may now listen to the station anywhere in the world simply by downloading the app, “The Dog Radio.”

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