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  • Hoosier Students Invited to Pitch Ideas in Statewide Competition - November 19, 2018 at 1:00 am

    Applications for the 2019 Innovate WithIN ™ pitch competition, a statewide initiative hosted by the Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC), Indiana Department of Education (DOE) and Ball State University, are now open to high school students across Indiana. Student teams are invited to submit video pitches online before Feb. 6, 2019, and new to this year’s program, middle school students interested in entrepreneurship are invited to register for workshops offered Read more…

  • Holiday Bazaar at Brentwood at La Porte - November 19, 2018 at 12:02 am

    Join Brentwood at La Porte for a festive day of Christmas shopping with their vendoras and enjoy hor’doeuvres.  The Bazaar will be on November 30th from 11am-7pm.   Starting on November 26th, they will also be running a food and toy drive.  All non-perishables and toys are welcome.  For more information, visit www.meridiansenior.com/laporte or call 219-325-1599.

  • Valparaiso Junior Police Academy - November 18, 2018 at 5:00 am

    The Valparaiso Police Department is seeking high school students that represent good citizenship and have an interest in a law enforcement career. The Department is again sponsoring the Junior Police Academy in 2019. The academy consists of two classes per week, starting February 18, 2019 through May 1, 2019 and are scheduled for 2-3 hours, per topic presented. The course is designed for high school students to meet officers and Read more…

  • Indiana Department of Education Releases 2017-2018 School Accountability Grades - November 18, 2018 at 3:56 am

    The Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) released the 2017-2018 School Accountability Grades. Roughly 22 percent of schools improved one or more letter grades, with nearly 9 percent improving their letter grade to an A. Overall, close to 64 percent of schools received an A or B. Due to differences between federal and state accountability equations and standards, IDOE also released federal accountability grades for the 2017-2018 school year. Roughly 67 Read more…

  • Chesterton Fire Department has installed Safe Haven Baby Box - November 18, 2018 at 1:54 am

    Chesterton Fire Department has installed Safe Haven Baby Box #5 at Station #500 (702 Broadway, Chesterton). The Safe Haven Baby Box is positioned on the east side of the fire station. This is the 5th Safe Haven Baby Box installed and second since 2018 law (Coolspring Township Volunteer Fire Department in La Porte County and Woodburn Fire Department in Allen County). Chesterton Fire Dept is second station staffed 24/7 to Read more…


News From Around The World

  • Michael Bloomberg donates $1.8 billion donation to Johns Hopkins University

    Bill Pugliano/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Billionaire businessman and philanthropist Michael Bloomberg is donating $1.8 billion to his alma mater, Johns Hopkins University, in an effort to help lower and middle income students gain access to college. The donation, the largest contribution ever made to an education institution in the U.S., will be devoted exclusively to undergraduate financial aid, according to a joint press release by Johns Hopkins and Bloomberg’s charitable Read more…

  • Kansas governor demands county commissioner resign over ‘master race’ comment to black consultant

    Leavenworth County Board of County Commissioners (NEW YORK) —  The governor of Kansas is demanding the resignation of a white county commissioner who claimed he was “part of the master race” when talking to an African-American consultant during a public meeting last week. Gov. Jeff Colyer is asking Louis Klemp, chairman of the Leavenworth County Board of Commissioners, to step down following his “inappropriate remarks” made during a public meeting Read more…