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Purdue Peace Project Educates Citizens about Ebola

WEST LAFAYETTE — Members of the group the Pen-Pen Peace Network, are organizing with local groups and are assisted by the Purdue Peace Project, a peacebuilding and research program that works with local citizens in West Africa to help prevent political violence in their communities. No Purdue representatives from the Purdue Peace Project are currently in Liberia.…

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Hoosier Hospitality Award Presented to Bumgardner

INDIANAPOLIS — Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann presented Brad Bumgardner of the Indiana Department of Natural Resources with a 2014 Hoosier Hospitality Award for outstanding contributions to the tourism industry during a ceremony Friday afternoon at the Indiana State Fair. Eighteen representatives of Indiana’s travel, tourism and hospitality industry earned the 2014 Lieutenant Governor’s Hoosier Hospitality Award for their high level of service in tourism-related jobs …

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Elevate Ventures Founder and CEO Resigns

Elevate Ventures Founder and CEO Steve Hourigan announced his intention to resign his position as CEO. The Elevate Ventures Board of Directors will conduct a national search to find a new leader for the organization and has asked Steve to assist with the transition of a new CEO and to provide strategic advice and counsel to Elevate throughout the coming months. He will continue to …

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Porter Regional Hospital Names New Director

Aundrea Siebert, RN, BSN, CNML, CMSRN, has been named the new Immediate Care Unit and Progressive Care Unit director at Porter Regional Hospital.

Siebert previously served at Franciscan St. Anthony Health in Michigan City for 18 years, in various roles such as nursing director and local project manager for the facility’s electronic health record implementation. She brings more than 22 years of experience in …

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Hobart Unveils Cleaner, Greener CNG Garbage Truck

HOBART — Lake County, Indiana’s first garbage truck powered by compressed natural gas (CNG) was unveiled at a news conference in Hobart. Mayor Brian Snedecor and city officials along with representatives from BP Whiting Refinery, Indiana Department of Environmental Management, South Shore Clean Cities and others involved in the acquisition and fueling of this garbage truck will attend the event, which begins 10:00 …

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IPL Phases Out Coal At Harding Street Plant

INDIANAPOLIS — Indianapolis Power & Light (IPL) today announced its plans to cease burning coal at the local Harding Street coal-fired power plant by 2016, marking an enormous victory for Indianapolis community groups and residents who have led a campaign to protect clean air and public health by urging IPL to phase out coal in Marion County.

IPL’s Harding Street coal-fired power plant was responsible …

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Shady Creek Winery Awarded Certificate of Excellence

MICHIGAN CITY — Shady Creek Winery, a family-owned craft winery, announced that it has received a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence award. The accolade, which honors hospitality excellence, is given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveler reviews on TripAdvisor, and is extended to qualifying businesses worldwide. Establishments awarded the Certificate of Excellence are located all over the world and represent the upper …

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Sandhill Crane Festival and Car Show Seeking Vendors

WHEATFIELD — The Wheatfield Chamber of Commerce is seeking vendors for the 10th annual Sandhill Crane Festival & Car Show, scheduled from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 20, in downtown Wheatfield. According to Dianne Cochran, vice president of the Wheatfield Chamber, craft, information and food vendors are asked to apply by Monday, Sept. 1.

Booth space for vendors costs $40 for …

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IMA Physicians Recognized for Outstanding Achievement

Physicians affiliated with Internal Medicine Associates (IMA) and the Methodist Hospitals GERD Center were recognized by EndoGastric Solutions Inc. for outstanding achievement for their ongoing contributions to treating and improving the quality of life for patients with Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) also known as acid reflux. Gastroenterology physicians Drs. Daniel B. Hurwich, Peter Mavrelis, Ahmad B. Shughoury and Kumar Venkat have performed over 250 Transoral …

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Porter Health Care System Names New Director

Marvin Ramey has been named the new Environmental Services Director at Porter Health Care System.

Ramey previously served as the Operations Manager at Loyola University Medical Center in Chicago, Ill. Prior to that role, he held positions at Jackson Park Medical Center and the University of Chicago Medical Center, both in Chicago, Ill. He brings more than 10 years of experience to his new …

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