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Volunteers Sought to Help Place Flags at Military Gravesites Ahead of Memorial Day Holiday

In Hobart, American Legionnaires Post 54 is seeking help from the community to volunteer to place flags at Evergreen Cemetery on military veterans graves this Sunday May 22, 2022, ahead of the Memorial Day holiday, starting at 8am. There are about one-thousand flags to be placed. Volunteers are also asked to help pick up the […]

Pediatric COVID-19 Booster Dose Now Available to Hoosiers

The Indiana State Department of Health today announced Hoosiers aged 5-11 are eligible for a booster dose of COVID-19 vaccine following authorization this week from the U.S. FDA and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The news release said the Pfizer vaccine is the only one currently authorized for children ages 5-11. To find […]

Dr. Charles Small Named Valparaiso University Director of Athletics

In Valparaiso, Valparaiso University President Jose Padilla on Thursday announced Dr. Charles Small has been named the next Director of Athletics. Small, who will officially assume the role on July 1 and will be Valpo’s first Black Director of Athletics, most recently spent the last four years on the athletic department’s senior staff at Iowa […]

Express Air Coach to Launch New Michigan City to O’Hare Shuttle Service

In Michigan City, a new opportunity soon to get a ride to the airport. Express Air Coach (EAC) announced Thursday it will begin offering shuttle service from Michigan City to O’Hare beginning May 27th. The Lafayette-based company currently offers daily service to O’Hare from Hammond and Portage and has been providing shuttle service to O’Hare […]

Local Sculptor’s ‘Birds of Paradise’ to be Found Around Downtown Valpo

The City of Valparaiso says their Birds of Paradise sculpture event took flight with a kickoff at the Rotary Library Garden, complete with the artists, sponsors, crafts and entertainment. The activity features 10 sculptures of native birds hidden throughout Valparaiso’s downtown. “Bird on the street is that this sculpture scavenger hunt will have people of […]

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Gary 7th Avenue Temporary Closure for Double Track NWI Project

In Gary, Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District (NICTD) says 7th Avenue will be temporarily closed and detoured between Floyd and Lake Street in Miller for the next six weeks starting tomorrow Thursday May 19 for sewer work. The detour is expected to run through June 30, but could extend to July 19 depending on construction […]

Purdue Expert Says ‘Smart’ Roads Can Help Motorists and the Environment

In West Lafayette, a Purdue professor says roadways need a “digital transformation”. Luna Lu at the Lyles School of Civil Engineering and director of the Center for Intelligent Infrastructure at Purdue is an expert in innovating concrete to improve roads. She says fewer repairs would mean fewer construction delays, also noting that ‘smarter’ roads could […]

Hobart Receives Community Recycling Grant

The Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) today announced recipients of the agency’s Community Recycling Grant Program. IDEM awarded just over $465-thousand dollars across 18 applicants, including City of Hobart. “The Community Recycling Grant Program helps to fund recycling and waste-reduction projects at the local level,” said IDEM Commissioner Brian Rockensuess. “These projects will result […]

Elevated Fire Danger in the Region

The National Weather Service Chicago office says there will be an elevated fire danger in the Region today. A Special Weather Statement issued this morning says warm, dry and breezy conditions are in the forecast with relative humidities dropping to about mid 20-percent combined with near 30-mile-per-hour wind gusts, resulting in an increased threat of […]

Indiana Flags at Half-Staff in Remembrance of One-Million U.S. Lives Lost to COVID

Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb is directing flags in the state to be flown at half-staff in remembrance of the one million American lives lost to COVID-19. Per President Biden’s order, flags should be flown at half-staff immediately until sunset on Monday, May 16. Gov. Holcomb is also asking businesses and residents in Indiana to lower […]