Andrean Wins Class 2A State Football Championship

The Andrean 59ers are state champs in class 2A football. In Saturday’s game at Lucas Oil Stadium, Andrean defeated Evansville Mater Dei 21-to-9. For the 59ers, who closed out their winning season 12-3, it’s their third state championship and first in Class 2A; the earlier state football titles were in Class 3A in 2013 and […]

Andrean Headed to Indiana High School Football State Championships

The Indiana high school football championships are coming up this weekend. In Class 2A Andrean will play Evansville Mater Dei Saturday. Andrean, 11-and-3, advanced to the state finals with a win over Eastside this past Friday. The game is at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. Here is a link for more information from the Indiana […]

Valparaiso Road Projects Wrapping for Season

The City of Valparaiso says it has made significant progress on roadway projects in 2021. “We’re pleased to announce that Evans Avenue is now open on both sides of Silhavy Road and Silhavy Road will be open to both northbound and southbound traffic on Wednesday November 24,” said Valparaiso Engineering Director Mike Jabo. Work will […]

New Resource Available for Hoosiers with Questions about COVID-19 Treatment

State health officials say Hoosiers seeking to learn about where to receive the monoclonal antibodies that have been used to prevent progression of COVID-19 disease can contact 211 for information. Callers to 211 will be connected to Crush COVID, a support center managed by KPMG LLP that provides information about monoclonal antibody treatment on behalf […]

Recycling and Waste Reduction District Spotlights Seasonal Leaf Cleanup Practices

To rake or not to rake? The Recycling and Waste Reduction District of Porter County says it’s the question at hand when the leaves start to fall. “Leaves are rich with so many nutrients. As the seasons start to change many residents take to raking. It’s important to note that leaves can easily be mulched […]


Region Sports Personality Mark Smith Passes Away

A familiar name to those who follow high school sports in the Region has passed away. Mark Smith of Crown Point, who’s written about and broadcasted from numerous prep sports events over the decades, passed away earlier this month at the age of 67 following a battle with cancer. An obituary notice says a memorial […]

Indiana Offering COVID-19 Vaccine Boosters to Hoosiers Age 18 and Older Following FDA, CDC Authorization

The Indiana Department of Health says any Hoosier age 18 or older can now receive a booster dose of the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines so long as they received their second dose at least six months ago. The announcement Friday from state health officials follows the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on […]

Indiana High School Football Semi-State Games

Indiana prep football semi-state games are tonight. Matchups with Region teams include: 6A Merrillville (12-0) at Westfield (11-1) 6:30 Region Time 5A Michigan City (9-3) HOSTS Zionsville (8-5) Ames Field 7PM Region Time 4A New Prairie (11-2) HOSTS Northridge (9-4) 6:30 Region Time 2A Andrean (10-3) at Eastside (13-0) 7pm Region Time 1A North Judson […]

Longest Lunar Eclipse in Nearly 600 Years

The longest lunar eclipse in nearly 600 years takes place this week and it looks like skies may be clear enough for Region residents to see it. NASA says a near-total lunar eclipse will be visible across North America early Friday, November 19, leaving nearly 97 percent of the full Moon in a dark shadow […]

Valparaiso, Portage and Boone Grove Compost Sites Observe Thanksgiving Closures

In observance with Thanksgiving holiday the Valparaiso Compost Site will be closed effective 11/25/21. The Valparaiso Compost Site will reopen 11/26/21 with winter business hours.  The Portage and Boone Grove Compost Sites will also be closed in accordance with the Thanksgiving holiday. The Portage and Boone Grove Compost Sites will be closed effective 11/25/21 through […]