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Valparaiso Proposes New Rates to Sustain Trash and Recycling Service

In Valparaiso, the city has announced a proposed rate increase to sustain its trash and recycling service. The Director of Valparaiso City Services said they’ve analyzed efficiencies and compared Valpo’s rates to other communities adding, “The cost of providing quality service has increased over the years due to fuel, equipment, landfill, regulatory and labor costs, […]

Indiana University, Purdue University Announce New Vision for IUPUI

In Indy, a major announcement regarding IUPUI, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. A news release said the new vision, outlined in a Memorandum of Understanding approved today by the IU Board of Trustees and the executive committee of Purdue’s Board of Trustees, will transform the 52-year-old IUPUI – a joint venture between the two universities on […]

Perseid Meteor Shower and Stargaze at Indiana Dunes State Park

In Chesterton, the 15th Annual Perseid Meteor Shower and Stargaze is at Indiana Dunes State Park this Saturday night, August 13th. The park says sky lore stories will begin at 8:30pm at the State Park Pavilion with the best star observations taking place after 9:30 p.m. There will also be deep sky viewing and constellation […]

Portage Awarded Green Fleet Member of the Year

The City of Portage was recently recognized for its environmental efforts. The Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission (NIRPC) awarded the Green Fleet Member of the Year Award to Portage Mayor Sue Lynch and Street Superintendent Randy Reeder at the Drive Clean Indiana Annual Conference in Michigan City. NIRPC bestowed the honor after Portage had made […]

Federal Grant Will Go Toward Renovating Ridge Road in Munster

In Lake County, a section of busy roadway will undergo a makeover. In Munster, a federal RAISE grant will be used for renovations for over a mile of Ridge Road. First District Congressman Frank J. Mrvan announced the grant award yesterday for the Town of Munster under the Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Fiscal Year 2022 […]

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Lake County Corn Dogs Close Out First Season as 2022 Northern League Champions

In Crown Point, the Lake County Corn Dogs finish their inaugural season as 2022 Northern League Champions. They met the Northwest Indiana Oilmen for a two-game playoff series at Legacy Fields Wednesday, final score 8-7 game one and 14-1 game two. If they had split the double header at the Corn Dogs’ home field, there […]

Chester Inc. Celebrates 75th Anniversary

A Region company that started in popcorn and branched out from there is marking its 75th anniversary this year — Chester Incorporated. The Valparaiso-based firm has evolved over the decades and now has three divisions: Agricultural Systems, Architectural and Construction, and Information Technologies, all having grown out of their agricultural roots. You can hear more […]

Volunteers Complete 70 Projects in United Way of Northwest Indiana Day of Caring

Nearly 1,100 volunteers fanned out across the Region this past Friday for the United Way’s annual Day of Caring, completing 70 projects that helped out more than 40 nonprofits. As the largest single-day volunteer event in Northwest Indiana, Day of Caring brings together residents and businesses to help area nonprofits with cleanup projects and more, […]

Vet Rock Crown Point August 26th

First United Methodist Church of Crown Point announces their Vet Rock 2022 free concert is Friday August 26 on the front lawn of the church. Donation proceeds from the event benefit local Disabled American Veterans chapters. Music featuring Mr. Funnyman and Nawty. Food trucks, popcorn, and refreshments available. The event is 6 pm to 10:30 […]

Purdue Extension ‘Get WalkIN’ Program

Purdue Extension-Lake County can help get those daily steps in through an e-mail based walking program called Get WalkIN’. Participants sign-up, walk on their own, and receive e-mailed support and information. Any resident of Lake County 18 years or older may enroll. Register by August 15th. Register at https://tinyurl.com/GetWalkIN2022Lake . For more information contact Linda […]