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Solar Energy on Farms Topic of Purdue Extension Workshop

WEST LAFAYETTE — Purdue Extension will present a workshop in Rochester to show the benefits of solar energy used on farms and in rural small businesses.

The Solar Energy Applications for Agriculture Workshop will be from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Nov. 12 at the Fulton County Fairgrounds, 1009 W. Third St.

This is an educational program to show how solar energy panels operate, …

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Region Sports Network to Honor Two Football Games

HIGHLAND — The Region Sports Network is excited to announce the launch of ‘Throwback Nights’, a new series that will spotlight the greatest and most talked about games in Northwest Indiana’s illustrious football history. The first two in the series will be presented live at Catch 22 Sports Bar in Merrillville, Indiana and will be streamed live online atregionsports.com. Players and coaches will …

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Elkhart Chamber Hosting Regional Conference

ELKHART — On November 5 the Chamber’s Environmental and OSHA councils team up to provide Northern Indiana businesses the 2014 Environmental and Safety Conference in the Crystal Ballroom at the Lerner Theatre, 410 S. Main St., Elkhart. The event features Indiana Department of Labor Commissioner Rick Ruble and Indiana Chamber Vice President for Energy and Environmental Affairs Vince Griffin.

Ruble will open the conference …

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McColly Foundation People Helping Pets Results

McCOLLY Real Estate, on behalf of the McCOLLY Foundation, would like to thank everyone who participated in our People Helping Pets supply drive to support Humane Society Calumet Area in Munster, Indiana, P.A.W.S. in Tinley Park, Illinois and the Porter County Animal Shelter in Valparaiso, Indiana.

The pet supply collection began on September 15th, and continued through September 30, 2014. The collection sites were …

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Merritt Named IBA Legislator of the Year

Sen. Jim Merritt, R-District 31, has been honored as 2014 Legislator of the Year by the Indiana Bankers Association (IBA). The award was presented by Amber R. Van Til, IBA senior vice president-government relations, at the Association’s Annual Convention in French Lick, Indiana.

Sen. Merritt was recognized for his longstanding support of a strong business and banking environment in Indiana throughout his years of public …

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Precision Agricultural Startup Receives Funding

WEST LAFAYETTE — Spensa Technologies Inc., a precision agricultural startup, received $1.3 million from multiple investors and venture programs to further develop an online pest management program, an electronic insect trapping device and to expand its business capabilities.

“We currently have a strong niche market in five continents around the globe, but we are ready to expand our brand and market share across the …

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Indiana Beverage Celebrates 75 Years in Business

VALPARAISO — Indiana Beverage Chairman, Bruce Leetz, today announced that this year Indiana Beverage celebrates 75 years in business. Indiana Beverage is a beverage distributor who has been delivering the difference since 1939. Located in Porter County Indiana with approximately 260 employees, Indiana Beverage provides quality service to its customers by promoting the responsible use of its products.

“For over 75 years, Indiana Beverage has …

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Methodist Invests in Advanced Diagnostic Imaging

GARY — Methodist Hospitals recently signed an $11 million dollar agreement with Siemens Medical Solutions USA Inc. to replace all of its diagnostic imaging equipment with the latest technologies available. The first phase of this agreement to be completed in 2014 will be a multi-million dollar investment in Siemens’ cutting-edge CT and radiography equipment.

Later phases of this project will include the addition of …

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Heeter Honored as Sagamore of the Wabash

David W. Heeter, chief executive officer and director of MutualBank, Muncie, has been named a Sagamore of the Wabash by Gov. Mike Pence. The award recognizes Hoosiers who complete distinguished statewide service. Heeter was presented the award by Sen. Jim Merritt, R, District 31, on Sept. 30 at the Annual Convention of the Indiana Bankers Association (IBA) in French Lick, Indiana.

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Valpo Half Marathon to Benefit United Way

VALPARAISO — United Way of Porter County (UWPC) is hosting its 5th annualValparaiso Half Marathon on Sunday, Nov. 9, with all race proceeds going to UWPC’sPower of Youth Council. The student-led program holds fundraisers that benefitcommunity programs that are focused on youth self-esteem.

Over 600 race participants and 100 volunteers from Northwest Indiana and neighboringstates are expected to attend. Beginning at …

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