Visclosky Secures Grant for Hebron Fire Department

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The Hebron Volunteer Fire Dept. just received a helping hand to help upgrade their building, courtesy of the efforts of First District Congressman Pete Visclosky securing grant money.  According to the congressman's office, the fire department received a $15,262 grant...

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Indiana's Top Justice will be Stepping Down


With mandatory retirement facing him when he turns 75 in 2016, Indiana Chief Justice Brent Dickson announced plans to step down as Chief Justice of Indiana later this year.  Today, Governor Mike Pence praised Justice Dickson for his service saying,...

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Indiana Lt. Gov to Lead Trade Delegation to Asia

Lieutenant Governor Sue Ellspermann announced today that she will lead a delegation of agricultural business leaders and commodity representatives on her first international trade mission to Asia.  According to the Lt. governor's office, the two week junket, which leaves Saturday,...

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Food Bank of NWI Summer Feeding Program Returns

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A program to help feed hungry children in northwest Indiana during the summer months when they are no longer receiving free or reduced meals at school returns next week. Food Bank of Northwest Indiana Communication/Advocacy Manager Megan Sikes told the...

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Popcorn Facility Expanding, Adding Jobs in Jasper County


One of the largest packaged food companies in North America announced plans today to expand its popcorn operations in Rensselaer. The Indiana Economic Development Corporation reports ConAgra Foods will invest eight-point-nine million dollars to renovate and equip its current 122-thousand...

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Emergency Tree Removal in Valpo Causes Road Closure


A road closure is in effect until 3pm today in Valparaiso for an emergency tree removal. Valparaiso Public Works reports only emergency vehicles will be allowed while the work takes place in an alleyway which lies between Park Avenue and...

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Possible Link Between Red Meat and Breast Cancer

A new study says there's a possible link between red meat and breast cancer. ABC News reports that sizzling steak, that decadent burger, may come with a new risk: a possibly greater likelihood of getting breast cancer. Researchers at Harvard...

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Burning Semi Closes WB I-80/94 for About 3 Hours

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(Photos Courtesy of Indiana State Police Lowell Post)

Westbound traffic on I-80/94, just east of the Burns harbor/Porter exit, was halted for several hours after a semi-truck fire this morning (Wednesday). Indiana State Police Lowell Post reports that just before...

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Two Region Steel Mills Idle Blast Furnaces

Two blast furnaces in the Region have been idled. The Times reports US Steel had to shutdown one of the blast furnaces at Gary Works after an incident on Sunday in which no one was reported to be injured. It...

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CP Farmer's Market at Different Location This Saturday

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The Farmer's Market in Crown Point on South Main Street has a long history of being a place to go on Saturday mornings to shop, catch up with old friends and meet you neighbors, but this Saturday only, you will...

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