Top 10 Videos on ValpoLife in 2017

Top 10 Videos on ValpoLife in 2017
By: Jennifer Bissonnette Last Updated: December 29, 2017

The ValpoLife Video Section saw quite a bit of action this past year. Anniversary events, proposals, and graduations were all fair game for videos. With so much going on in Northwest Indiana, it’s no wonder we had a stream of amazing videos being produced!

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Without further ado (and in no particular order), here are the Top 10 Videos from ValpoLife in 2017!

Army Mom Surprises Her Daughter at Washington Township
When Washington Township School 6th grader Madison Tsotigh sat down for her study hall class on Thursday, she had no idea a very special person was going to give her a big surprise. As she looked down at her homework, Tsotigh felt a hand on her back. When she turned around, she saw her mom for the first time in seven months.

How a Valpo Teen and Friends Spontaneously Became Part of “Magical” proposal at Valparaiso’s Central Park Plaza
On Saturday night, November 11th, Isabel Blaney of Valparaiso and three of her friends had a sleepover and decided to go downtown and grab a snack in Valparaiso.

Team Chevrolet- 2017 Anniversary Sale
Team Chevrolet of Valparaiso celebrated their 17th anniversary giving back by way of a special raffle that saw five cars being sold for just $30 each on Saturday. Guests packed the store wall to wall as General Manager Dave Brubaker drew the names of lucky winner

Good Life Awards - Past Honorees
Ideas in Motion Media and our positive news websites and social media networks,, and are throwing our 6th Annual GOOD LIFE AWARDS Party!

Valpo Parks Celebrates Grand Opening of Tower Parks’ Boilermaker and Viking Courts
Valpo Parks kicked off a tremendous day for Tower Park with two dedication ceremonies officially opening their new Boilermaker Court and Viking Court, each part of a $1 million renovation of Tower Park.

Valparaiso Police Department Recognizes Dejon Walker as Honorary Police Officer
Last night in a ceremony at the Valparaiso Police Department Dejon Walker of Valparaiso was named an Honorary Valparaiso Police Officer.

Steindler Signs & Camp Life
Ideas in Motion Media has partnered with Steindler Signs on a number of projects dating back to 2009. From car wraps to studio designs, they've been truly innovative in creating signage that helps the LIFE sites stand out.

Why Shop with Albert’s Diamond Jewelers?
We were pleased to welcome in Albert's Diamond Jewelers Fred and Josh Halpern for a fun conversation about a wide range of topics, including online shopping, the work they do for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, and why customers should choose Albert's.

NWI Great News Show: Bishop Donald J. Hying
Bishop Donald J. Hying of The Roman Catholic Diocese of Gary recently met with Ideas in Motion Media (IIMM) Founder Chris Mahlmann, in the Great News Studio for an NWI Great News Show interview. Topics and questions included working with the public to spread the faith and the state of a very changing church.

Congratulations to the Graduates of 2017
This year the life crew photographed 44 graduations throughout the region. It was an accomplishment and a reminder that we can all graduate in some way.