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Governor Pence Names Multiple Appointees

INDIANAPOLIS — Governor Mike Pence recently named the following individuals to multiple boards and commissions.

Regional Works Councils
Aadron Rausch (Clinton County)
Margaret Semmer (Will County, IL)

Civil Rights Commission
Sheryl Edwards (Allen County)
Kent Hull (St. Joseph County)
Suzanne Gaidoo (Hamilton County)

Behavioral Health and Human Services Licensing Board
Stephen Viehweg (Hancock County)

Indiana Council on Independent Living
Christopher Cleveland (Marion County)

State Board

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Taste of Michiana 25th Anniversary Event

SOUTH BEND — SMG, operators of the Century Center, announced the 25th Anniversary of “Taste of Michiana” on Wednesday, May 6, 2015, from 5pm to 8pm. Over 40 of Michiana’s finest restaurants will be showcasing their signature items. Sample a variety of wonderful foods, as well as superb wines and beers from the region’s most fantastic breweries and wineries while you take in the stunning …

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New Lubeznik Center for the Arts Membership Benefit

Supporters of Lubeznik Center for the Arts now have an added benefit when they become a member at the Sustaining Level or above. LCA recently became part of The North American Reciprocal Museum (NARM) Association which offers reciprocal benefits to over 700 arts, cultural, and historical institutions. This means that LCA members at the Sustaining level and above can take advantage of the member benefits …

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Purdue Research Project to Improve Water Management

WEST LAFAYETTE — A Purdue University researcher is heading a $5 million federally funded project examining the economic and environmental benefits and costs of storing water on farms in ways for crops to use it when they need it and to reduce nutrients draining into waterways.

Jane Frankenberger, professor of agricultural and biological engineering, is directing the five-year research addressing the issues of farm …

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Gary Mayor Announces New Fire Chief

GARY — Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson announced the departure of Deputy Mayor, B.R. Lane, who will be pursuinga specific opportunity in the public sector that will be announced later this month. In discussing Lane’s departure, Freeman-Wilson noted, “B. R. has played a key role as a member of Team Gary and in our efforts to revitalize our city. The mentor in me is excited about …

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Goodwill Retail Skills Boot Camp Starts March 30

SOUTH BEND — Retail Skills Boot Camp, a new class being offered by Goodwill Industries of Michiana, Inc., includes credentials from the National Retail Federation (NRF). This seven week course is designed to prepare students for careers in customer service and retail environments. Students spend three hours each day in the classroom and four hours gaining hands-on experience in an actual retail environment. The …

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Pantry on the Go Starts Today

GARY — The Food Bank of Northwest Indiana and the Northwest Indiana McDonald’s Operators (NIMO) will celebrate the fifth anniversary of Pantry on the Go community program. Pantry on the Go is a mobile pantry that distributes food to residents who may not have access to a traditional food pantry. Grains, fruits, vegetables, dairy and proteins are distributed to hundreds of food insecure individuals weekly …

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Friday Deadline for Entrepreneurial Competition

MERRILLVILLE — Friday, March 27 is the application deadline for entrepreneurs who want to test their start-up business idea in The Big Sell Entrepreneurs in Action competition, scheduled, Saturday, April 18 at the Radisson Star Plaza.

Prospective entrepreneurs can apply for the competition on line at: www.thebigsell.org.

This fifth annual event provides a dream opportunity, according to Big Sell creator and Purdue Calumet Center …

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Nominations for Women in Ag Awards Now Accepted

WEST LAFAYETTE — Purdue Extension’s Women in Agriculture committee is now accepting nominations for the organization’s top awards through May 1.

Awards each for leadership and achievement will be given during the 2015 Indiana State Fair in August to women who are leaders and innovators in the Indiana agricultural industry. Nominees for the Achievement Award must be an essential part of their family business or …

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Colorectal Comedy Hour Takes Jab at Cancer

LA PORTE — Let’s face it. The butt has been the “butt” of some phenomenal jokes for decades. And so we present: The Colorectal Comedy Hour, featuring nationally-recognized comic Ryan Clauson. Because comedy is funny. Colon cancer isn’t.

In the spirit of laughter and health – and in recognition of National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month– Indiana University Health La Porte Hospital will present this …

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