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“19 Kids and Counting” Films in Porter County

The TLC network’s television show “19 Kids and Counting,” which chronicles the life of Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar and their 19 children, filmed in Porter County.

Cast and crew members dined in Chesterton, enjoyed a fishing adventure aboard Triplecatch Charters in Portage and enjoyed campsite activities at Indiana Dunes State Park in Chesterton.

The “19 Kids and Counting” episode featuring Porter County is tentatively …

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St. Mary Medical Center Welcomes New Professionals

St. Mary Medical Center has announced Carolyn Croswell as the new Director of Human Resources. She served as the Chief Human Resources Officer at South Suburban College for several years and has also been successful as a Human Resources Consultant involving mergers, acquisitions and hospital turnaround initiatives.

Katherine (Kathy) Radinovic is the new Director of Finance. Radinovic is currently pursuing her Certification as a Healthcare …

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Purdue Calumet Chancellor Assumes Co-chairmanship of ‘One Region’

HAMMOND — Purdue University Calumet Chancellor Thomas L. Keon has joined Chris White, publisher of The Times Media Company, as co-chair of the One Region initiative.

“I am eager to serve with Chris and other community and business leaders committed to making a difference in our region,” Keon said. “Through collaboration, One Region allows examination and strategic response to key region issues. It is exciting …

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Paint the Town Pink Donates to Cancer Resource Centre

Whiting Mayor Joe Stahura, John Haynes (Clerk-Treasurer), Stephanie Madison (co-founder), Kathleen Ulm (co-founder) and Angela Moore, Director of Marketing and Community Outreach at St. Catherine Hospital in East Chicago, presented a donation of $17,700 to Tony Andello, director of the Cancer Resource Centre. For the past four years, the cofounders have coordinated Paint the Town Pink, a month-long City-wide event held in May to raise …

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Around the Region


Michelle Gonzalez, accounting manager and CPA with Laciak CPA, was appointed to the board of directors for Opportunity Enterprises. Gonzalez brings nearly 15 years of accounting experience to assist with financial information preparation and reporting for the 47-year-old Valparaiso-based non-profit organization, whose mission is to maximize self-sufficiency and enrich the quality of life for people with disabilities.


Purdue Extension dairy management specialist Michael …

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Valparaiso University 3rd in Contribution to Public Good

VALPARAISO Washington Monthly has named Valparaiso University the No. 3 master’s university in the country in this prestigious ranking. According to the magazine’s system, colleges are ranked by their contribution to the country, and it recognizes institutions that provide an outstanding education while maintaining affordability.

Criteria include cutting-edge research and scholarship, recruiting and graduating low-income students and commitment to service. The rankings include community …

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Free Prostate Screenings Offered in September

Franciscan St. Margaret Health’s Hammond and Dyer campuses will offer free prostate screenings from 5 to 7 p.m. on Sept. 11 and 25, respectively.

The programs will take place at the Hammond campus Oncology Center, 5454 Hohman Ave.; and at the Dyer campus Oncology Center, 24 Joliet St.

Patients must be between 50 and 69 years of age. Those younger than 50 must be …

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Indiana Selected for NGA Policy Academy

The National Governor’s Association (NGA) Center for Best Practices recently announced the selection of Indiana as one of 14 states named to participate in its policy academy aimed at aligning education and workforce training systems to meet state’s economic needs.

As a designated recipient, Indiana will receive grants and opportunities from the NGA to further learn from state colleagues and national experts, as well as …

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Construction Begins on Large Synoptic Survey Telescope

WEST LAFAYETTE — Two Purdue University physicists are part of an international project to create a telescope that will survey more of the universe than all of the previous telescopes combined.

Professors Wei Cui and John Peterson along with their students and staff researchers have contributed to the design and testing of plans for the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope, or LSST, for which the …

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American Cancer Society Provides Transportation Assistance

NORTHWEST INDIANA — An estimated 35,560 residents will learn that they have cancer this year.

The American Cancer Society provides transportation to and from treatment facilities to help people with cancer get the critical care they need; however, getting to their scheduled treatment may be a challenge.

“One cancer patient requiring radiation therapy could need anywhere from 20 to 30 trips to treatment in six …

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