Earth Day is April 22nd

Today, April 22nd is Earth Day, the anniversary of the birth of the environmental movement. The theme for this year’s Earth Day is Restore Our Earth. Events around the world are meant to educate the public with new ways to live sustainably — for instance, recycling, reducing household energy use and saving water. There are […]

Portage Meijer to Hold COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic Tomorrow (Thursday, April 22nd)

A COVID-19 vaccination clinic is happening tomorrow in Portage. Officials with the Portage Meijer store–at 6050 U.S. 6–say the Pfizer vaccine will be administered from 9am until 5pm tomorrow for interested residents. Appointments must be scheduled in advance by contacting any local Meijer pharmacy, or by texting the word “COVID” to 75049. Or, you can […]

Merrillville Adult Education Announces Upcoming Prep Classes, Exams

Merrillville Adult Education is announcing preparation classes for their upcoming Test Assessing Secondary Completion exams on Monday, May 10th and Tuesday, May 11th. Instruction is available on Mondays and Thursdays, as permitted by Lake County COVID-19 restrictions. The preparation classes are not required to take the exam, but they are designed so adult students can […]

Porter County Search and Rescue Team Receives Grant

The Porter County Search and Rescue Team recently received a grant of more than $3,900 from the Indiana Department of Homeland Security for gear and equipment that will assist in their efforts to find missing individuals in the Region. “Without this grant, we would not have been able to purchase protective helmets for all our […]

Another Freeze Warning Issued

The National Weather Service says sub-freezing temperatures are in the Region forecast again tonight. A Freeze Warning will be in effect for the second night in a row overnight. Milder temperatures are headed our way this weekend, with a high in the low 80s in Tuesday’s forecast. Here is a link to the National Weather […]


Indiana State Police, Other Area Agencies Participate in “Prescription Drug Take Back” April 24th

The Indiana State Police Lowell post—and many other northwest Indiana law-enforcement agencies—will participate in the 20th nationwide “Prescription Drug Take Back” initiative this Saturday, April 24th. The initiative aims to prevent abuse of prescription drugs through proper disposal. Collection sites will collect liquid and pill medications, as well as vaping pens and cartridges. Collection and […]

Wintry Weather Sidelines Spring

Exactly one month after the first day of Spring, winter is still around. Snowstorms are expected to move into parts of Kansas, Nebraska and Missouri this morning and then spread into Iowa, Illinois, Indiana and Michigan hours later. Forecasters predict snow from the Rockies to New England this week, with three to six inches in […]

Valparaiso Announces “Valpo Invests in Business” Grant Program

In Valparaiso, the city has launched a grant program for small businesses. The Valpo Invests in Business Grant a $300,000 dollar grant program designed to maintain companies operations and retain their workforce with a priority for low and moderate income jobs. The City worked to create this program by securing a grant through the Indiana […]

Ivy Tech Holds Virtual Auction to Benefit Students

Region campuses of Ivy Tech Community College are holding their second-annual online auction, going on now through the end of the day Friday, April 23rd. The “Impacting Student Needs” auction benefits the school’s “Meet the Need” for students at the Valparaiso, Michigan City and Lake County campuses. Resource Development Executive Director, Cindy Hall, says the […]

Freeze Watch Issued for Northwest Indiana, Snow in the Forecast

The National Weather Service has issued a freeze watch that takes effect in Northwest Indiana Tuesday evening. Meteorologists say snow is in the forecast tomorrow, with accumulations of one to two inches possible. Region residents are advised to take steps now to protect tender plants from the cold. Here is a link for more information […]