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Indiana Health Officials to Provide Update on COVID-19

Indiana state health officials will host a media briefing at 12 noon Central time today Friday July 30, 2021, on COVID-19 and its impact on Indiana. State Health Commissioner Dr. Kris Box and Chief Medical Officer Dr. Lindsay Weaver will provide updates. Here is a link to watch the livestream. The livestream will also be […]

Josh Turner to Perform First Responder Appreciation Concert in the Region

MCA Nashville recording artist Josh Turner is set to perform a First Responder Appreciation Concert at the Porter County Fairgrounds on Saturday, August 21, 2021, an event to benefit first responder training in the Northwest Indiana region. Turner’s chart-topping hits include “Your Man,” “Would You Go With Me,” “Why Don’t We Just Dance,” and “All […]

Indiana Dunes Firefighters Assist in Battling Western Wildfires

Two firefighters from The Great Lakes Fire Management Zone stationed at Indiana Dunes National Park are currently assisting Dinosaur National Monument in Colorado with wildfires in the park. Three personnel have recently returned. The three members of The Great Lakes Fire Management crew drove to Dinosaur National Monument to support that park during a severely […]

IDEM releases Recycling Infrastructure and Economic Impact Study

The Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) released a study Monday about the economic impact of recycling in the Hoosier state. A news release from IDEM says the study highlights the broad infrastructure and significant economic impact of recycling throughout the Hoosier state. IDEM says the study provides a comprehensive review and analysis for how […]

Ride a Historic South Shore Rail Car in Wisconsin

Indiana Dunes National Park and the East Troy Railroad Museum in East Troy, Wisconsin, are hosting a joint program at the Museum featuring historic South Shore Railroad Cars on Saturday, August 14, during the annual “Chicago Day” event. Eight historic South Shore Railroad Cars were donated to the museum by the National Park Service in […]


Indiana Department of Workforce Development and Ivy Tech Team Up with Amazon Web Services to Provide Tech Skills Training

The Indiana Department of Workforce Development and Ivy Tech Community College have teamed up with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to allow access to cloud computing education courses and certifications in high schools and community colleges across the state. The initiative announced Monday seeks to train, upskill, and certify at least 5,000 Hoosiers over the next […]

Additional Air Quality Action Days for Northwest, Northern Indiana Due to Smoke from Western Wildfires

Air Quality Action Days have been issued for today (Friday) and Saturday in Northwest and North Central Indiana due to smoke from the wildfires out west. Two other air quality action days that were statewide were issued for the same reason earlier this week. The Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) is forecasting high levels […]

Indiana State Police Participate in “Best Looking Cruiser Contest”

The Indiana State Police is participating in an annual nationwide competition called the “Best Looking Cruiser Contest”. Winning photos will be in the American Association of State Trooper’s “America’s Best Looking Trooper Cruisers 2022 Wall Calendar”, sales of which will benefit the American Association of State Troopers Foundation, which provides educational scholarships to dependents of […]

Excel Center Accepting Enrollment Applications

The Excel Center, a free public high school for adults, is currently accepting enrollment applications for Term 1 of the 2021-2022 School Year. Classes begin August 3rd at Excel’s Gary, Hammond, South Bend, and Elkhart locations. Those interested can apply online at: www.ExcelCenterHS.org . The application is free and takes less than 10 minutes to […]

Statewide Air Quality Action Days Issued for Indiana Due to Smoke from Wildfires Out West

The Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) has issued a statewide Air Quality Action Day (AQAD) for today and tomorrow, July 21-22. IDEM is forecasting high levels of fine particles (PM2.5) in the air due to smoke from wildfires in the western United States and southern Canada. IDEM said this is a unique widespread event. […]