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PHS Student Porter Co Red Ribbon Scholarship Winner

2014 RR Scholarship Winner
(Photo Courtesy of the Porter County Substance Abuse Council.
From left to right: Tim Kunstek, Dir of Student Services at PHS and
scholarship winner Ashley Barnas.)
The Porter County Substance Abuse Council has announced Portage High School Senior Ashley Barnas...

WX Sirens in Kouts Out, Hope to Be Back Soon

There are no working weather sirens in Kouts at this time, but the hope to have them back working again soon, as a technician is anticipated to be available today or tomorrow. Porter County's Emergency Management Director Russell Shirely in...

US HS Graduation Rate Above 80% for 1st Time Ever

For the first time in US history, the high school graduation rate has risen above 80 percent. ABC News reports 81 percent of America's high school students are graduating - and that may be a milestone. But there are decidedly...

Numerous Arrests Made During Lake Co Street Sweep

Lake Co. Sherrif
A total of 30 subjects were arrested in a “street sweep” initiative in Lake County. The Lake County Sheriff's Office reports numerous local agencies participated in the sweep, which took place in Gary on Friday. Authorities set up a command post at...

US Marshals Fugitive of the Week: Donald Bufford

donald bufford
(Photo Courtesy of the US Marshals Service)
A 31 year old man wanted by the Lake County Sheriff's Department for two-counts of burglary and residential entry is this week's “Fugitive of the Week” by the US Marshals Service, Great Lakes...

Two Week Rail Crossing Closure at Colfax Ave in Griffith

town of Griffith
A two-week road closure begins today in Griffith. Starting at 7am, the Canadian National Railroad crossing at Colfax Avenue will be closed to all vehicular traffic for crossing repairs. Motorists are being asked to use Broad Street on the west...

LaPorte Readies for Operation Clean-Sweep Week

The City of La Porte is geared up for its second annual code violation sweep set from Monday, April 28 to Friday, May 2, 2014.  Operation Clean-Sweep will be a collaborative effort with the police, code compliance and engineering departments,...

Groundbreaking for Peotone Airport Could be 2016

A south suburban airport in Peotone is moving closer to reality. The secretary of the Illinois Department of Transportation speaking before the Chicago Southland Economic Development Corporation Friday said they hope to break ground in 2016. Illinois has already purchased...

Trail Networks Growing in the Region

[Mitch Barloga, NIRPC]
As more and more Region residents hit the trails of northwest Indiana, work continues to connect these paths... connecting communities...and the lakefront counties of Lake, Porter and LaPorte. Mitch Barloga, Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission (NIRPC) Transportation...

Seven Names Suggested for New Region Purdue

Seven names are being considered for what to call the new unified Purdue in northwest Indiana, however the list reportedly isn't final yet. Purdue Calumet in Hammond and Purdue North Central in Westville are undergoing an administrative merger meant to...

Public Meetings Planned for Valpo Schools Input

At least three public meetings are being planned to get input from the community on what's needed for a 21st Century Education for Valparaiso grade schoolers and high school students. A few weeks ago School Superintendent Michael Berta was asked...

Munster Police Traffic Advisory

The Munster Police Department says with the Three Floyds annual event happening today (Saturday April 26) from 9 am to 11 pm, heavy traffic is expected at Three Floyds as well as the area of Calumet Avenue near Centennial Park. ...

Two-Week Road Closure for RR Crossing Repair

The Town of Griffith reports a two-week road closure is planned for railroad crossing repair.  Town officials say effective 7am Monday April 28th through Sunday May 11th, the Canadian National Railroad crossing at Colfax Avenue will be closed to all...

Visclosky Announces $1.3 Million for HealthLinc, Inc

pete visclosky
Congressman Pete Visclosky today announced Valparaiso-based HealthLinc will receive over one-point-three million dollars from the US Department of Health and Human Services. The funding will allow HealthLinc to continue providing affordable primary care to their patients, including medical, dental, behavioral...

Oil Spill Response Training Takes Place Next Week

save the dunes
On April 28 and 29, Save the Dunes, in partnership with Enbridge, will host a 24-hour Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) Training for Wildlife Response led by Focus Wildlife International. The training and coursework will fulfill the OSHA...

WX Sirens In Kouts Out Until Further Notice

The weather sirens in Kouts are not working due to technical difficulties. Russell Shirely, Director of Porter County's Emergency Management, says the hope is to have them repaired by either Monday or Tuesday.  In case bad weather is expected in...

Gary Police Officer Injured in Fiery Crash

gary pd crash
(Photo Courtesy of the Times)
A Gary police officer was injured after his vehicle was allegedly involved in a fiery crash on southbound Burr Street overpass Thursday night. The Times reports Gary Police Chief Wade Ingram says the incident occurred...

Discovery Cottage Celebrates Earth Day

Group photo with tree
(Photo Courtesy of the Valparaiso Parks Department)
Discovery Cottage, a Valpo Parks Department facility, celebrated Earth Day by having the youth who attend programs there plant a tree. Park Horticulturist Julia Plumb assisted the kids in learning about the tree,...

NRA Blasts Opponents at Convention in Indy

The National Rifle Association says it's fighting back against the liberal media ... pro gun-control politicians ... and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. At the annual NRA convention ... taking place in Indianapolis today ... NRA Vice President Wayne...

Erie Lackawanna Trailhead at Summit St to Close Monday

Beginning on Monday the Erie Lackawanna trail-head at the Summit Street location will be closed through Wednesday, April 30 th , and weather permitting, would reopen again on May 1 st . City of Crown Point Parks Director Jennie Burgess...

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