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Free Tax Filing Available to Qualifying Hoosiers

The State of Indiana reminds Hoosiers with an adjusted gross income of $72,000 or fewer may qualify to file both state and federal taxes at no cost through I-N-freefile. The service has been offering free, inline tax-filing services to Hoosiers for 18 years and uses the same electronic, question-and-answer style software most e-filers use. State […]

Indiana “State Nature Passport” Offers Interactive Experience

Nature enthusiasts can discover new places and enjoy the Indiana outdoors by signing up for the Indiana State Nature Passport, an online effort of the Indiana Department of Natural Resources and the Indiana Destination Development Corporation. Indiana Lieutenant Governor, Suzanne Crouch says the passport includes nearly sixty scenic locations to explore, and those who “check […]

United Ways of Indiana Launch Statewide COVID Survey

United Ways in Indiana have launched a survey to better understand how the coronavirus pandemic has disrupted the economy and Hoosier communities. According to a press release, the survey was launched this week and will help local United Ways and their communities identify local needs to best provide resources and support. Nearly 950,000 Indiana households […]

INDOT Seeks Public Comment on STIP Amendment

INDOT is seeking public comment on some Statewide Transportation Improvement Program amendments. Those interested are encouraged to review the amendments to learn about state and local infrastructure improvement projects impacting Indiana communities. Comments regarding Amendment 20-44 are being accepted through this coming Thursday, February 25th. To view the amendment and make public comments, we have […]

City of Valparaiso Updates Neighborhood Toolkit

The City of Valparaiso says it has refreshed its Neighborhood Toolkit, a helpful resource to neighborhood groups looking to organize, host events, partner with the city on projects, and more. “The Toolkit has been so well received that we wanted to enhance and update – now with even more information on city programs, neighborhood advocacy […]

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College Goal Sunday Helps Indiana Students Complete Free Application for Federal Student Aid

College Goal Sunday will take place virtually on Sunday, March 7th, 2021, from 1pm-3pm Central Time. Financial aid experts from colleges and universities across Indiana will be volunteering to help collegebound students and their families complete the FAFSA, Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Now in its 32nd year, College Goal Sunday has helped more […]

Jake’s Feed and Garden Hosting Food Drive

In Porter County, Jake’s Feed and Garden is encouraging the community to help them in supporting local food pantries. The store says February is the hardest month for birds to find food — and, it is also a hard month for local food pantries to remain full. The food drive at their store on South […]

Enrollment Applications Accepted for Next Term at The Excel Center

The Excel Center, a free public high school for adults, is currently accepting enrollment applications for the next term at its Gary, Hammond and South Bend locations. All sites are following the COVID-19 Health and Safety Guidelines as set forth by Governor Eric Holcomb and the Indiana Department of Education. Those interested can apply online […]

Purdue Extension Farm-Financials Workshop Begins March 8

Purdue University will offer a farm financials workshop through Purdue Extension in March. The four-week discussion-based workshop, entitled “Know Your Numbers, Know Your Options” will be held weekly on Mondays from March 8th through March 29th, from 5:30 until 7:30pm central time. The workshops will discuss financial record-keeping and strategic business decisions, with examples presented […]

Dunes National Park Virtual Maple Sugaring Kickoff February 22nd

Indiana Dunes National Park has announced an online maple sugaring program for the spring. Despite the cold temperatures and layers of snow on the ground, the Pokagon Band of the Potawatomi have been tapping maple trees for centuries, no matter the weather, and continue to maintain an active sugar bush on their lands. Participants in […]