A one-ounce gold bar was found in a Salvation Army red kettle in Michigan City on Friday. Officials report the gold bar was discovered at the Walgreen's, at U-S 20 and U-S 421, wrapped in a one-dollar bill and has since been sold to a private buyer for 13-hundred dollars.
A one-ounce 1993 gold coin valued at approximately 13-hundred dollars was dropped into a Salvation Army red kettle on Friday at a Strack and Van Til in Cedar Lake and the Porter County Salvation Army reported receiving a gold coin in red kettle at the Strack and Van Til, on Calumet Avenue in Valparaiso, on Saturday. That coin was accompanied by a Christmas card with Santa Claus on front, signed "The Bright Metal Society", and identifying the gift as an 1883 Queen Victoria gold coin. ...
(Photo Courtesy of Nick Russ. Mayor Freeman-Wilson, (left)
congratulates Dollar Home recipients Milton and Silvia Willis.)
In a press conference in Gary today six Gary residents out of 25 applicants were chosen to receive a new home for just a dollar. Silvia and Milton Willis were one of the couples chosen. Silvia Willis, a life long Gary resident, says after living in an apartment in the Miller area, this would be their first home. Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson announced the results of the Dollar Home Drawing and says the dollar home recipients must live in their homes a minimum of five years.
(Photo Courtesy of the City of Gary. The home that the Willis’ won
is located in Gary’s University Park area.)
Applicants for the lottery had to meet certain criteria such as employment and income in order to be considered for the lottery. A new lottery will be held next summer where more applicants are welcomed to apply. ...
And what should do you if your child is allergic to nuts? Doctor Ashton says first of all see a pediatric allergist. Get your child tested. If they are diagnosed with a real food allergy make sure you have multiple Epipens all over various locations. Make sure people know how to use them and speak to your child's pediatrician about having other medications like steroids, Benadryl, antihistamines, on you or with that child because preparation is key. It can be very scary and to be clear, life threatening....
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