New Porter County Animal Shelter Taking Shape

By Bob Kasarda, (219) 548-4345

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP — The basic shell of the new county animal shelter is in place and work on the interior of the building is still in the early stages.

But Porter County Commissioner Laura Blaney, D-South, was thrilled Thursday by what she saw.

“We can’t get in here soon enough,” she said.

Blaney and her aunt, Jacki Stutzman, who donated $1 million toward the $3.25 million project, visited the site Thursday, which is located just northwest of the Porter County Expo Center along Ind. 49.

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Best of Northwest Indiana and Greater South Bend Michiana Business

By Janice Dixon-Fitzwater
NWIBQ (for full “Best of…” list)

Our readers make their picks for the Best of Northwest Indiana and Greater South Bend Michiana Business in dozens of categories.

“The best of the best.” We all think quite highly of our state, and our region within the state. It’s the best, for sure, and no one will persuade us to believe anything different. So who is the best of the best? What businesses and organizations stand out among our area’s impressive crowd?

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