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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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Record Crowd Elects New Representatives at 80th Annual KV REMC Celebration


Classics cover band 45 RPM rocked the night for a record-breaking crowd at the Kankakee Valley REMC 80th Annual Meeting Celebration in Valparaiso. Attendees lined up to vote for First and Second District Representatives, then shared a buffet dinner. Afterwards, Granpa Cratchet entertained guests with laugh while bingo, balloon animals, and gift-bags provided fun for families.

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Youth Mission Trip to Dominican Republic

2019-first-pres-4The First Presbyterian Church of Highland is sponsoring youth on a mission trip to the Dominican Republic from June 22- 29th. They will be travelling to Caraballo to work at Park School and Care Center, which serves local and Haitian children from impoverished communities. Rev. Dave Gibbs, the youth ministry sponsor, organized this mission trip through the organization Kids Alive International.

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


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


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


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


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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Pearl Jam Chicago Rocks Out North Township Summer Concert Series Kickoff


As the sun set over Wicker Memorial Park in Highland Thursday evening, the lilting tones of several hundred people singing along to Pearl Jam’s 1994 hit “Better Man” echoed into the distance.

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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


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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