Dodgeball Tournament in Crown Point to Benefit NICK Foundation Cancelled Due to Ongoing Pandemic

In Crown Point, the third annual First Responders Charity Dodgeball Tournament scheduled for next month has been cancelled due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The Crown Point Volunteer Fire Department says the event that had been scheduled for September 20th raises funds for the Northwest Indiana Cancer Kids (NICK) Foundation. The foundation will be holding […]

First Responder Appreciation and Demonstration Day at the MAAC Training Campus

The public is invited to First Responder Appreciation and Demonstration Day happening at the MAAC (Multi Agency Academic Cooperative) Campus on Montdale Drive in Valparaiso this month.  First responders from across Northwest Indiana will be demonstrating the techniques they must use to save lives. The Lima Lima Flight Team will be doing an air show. […]

Porter County Health Issues Document with FAQs Regarding Return to School

Porter County Health Officer Dr. Maria Stamp has issued a document with frequently-asked-questions regarding how the county health department will be monitoring the return to school. It discusses positivity rate and guidance regarding in-person instruction, a hybrid model or remote learning. It also provides information on a variety of topics, including “How is a school […]

Ivy Tech Express Enrollment Day Scheduled for Saturday August 8th

An Express Enrollment Day is happening at the Ivy Tech Valparaiso Campus this Saturday, August 8th, 2020. Chancellor Aco Sikoski says students will be able to be on campus to meet with an advisor, the admissions team and financial aid teams and register for classes all in the same day. There are also options for […]

Alzheimer’s Association Greater Indiana Chapter Programs and Support Groups Continue Online, By Phone

August 2020 education programs include Dementia Conversations: Driving, Doctor Visits, Legal & Financial Planning; Effective Communication Strategies and 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s. There will also be two special series offerings. One series is for caregivers of those in the middle stage of dementia. The other is designed for care partners and their loved ones […]


Valparaiso University Announces Interim President-Elect

Valparaiso University has announced an interim President-Elect. Colette Irwin-Knott, a member of Valparaiso University’s Board of Directors for the past decade, will begin serving in that role effective September first. Last August Mark Heckler recommended to the Board of Directors that they begin the search process for his successor. Heckler,who became the university’s 18th president […]

Franciscan Health Recruiting Adults for COVID-19 Clinical Trial

Hospital officials say Franciscan Health Hammond and Indianapolis are two of 24 hospitals across the country chosen to be research sites, and two of three in Indiana, for a COVID-19 clinical trial to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of an antibody treatment drug in patients with early mild to moderate COVID-19 illness. Sponsored by Eli […]

Buildings Reopen at Ivy Tech Lake County Campus

Ivy Tech Community College’s Lake County campus has re-opened facilities to in-person traffic for the first time since buildings were closed in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The campus has been operating virtually since the shutdown, but as of Monday August 3rd in-person enrollment services are now being offered in East Chicago and Crown […]

No Fans Allowed to Watch Indianapolis 500 in Person

The Indianapolis 500 won’t allow fans to watch the race in person later this month. Roger Penske, who purchased the iconic speedway in January, initially said this month’s race would run with fans, but to limit capacity to 50-percent amid the ongoing coronavirus outbreak. That number was then lowered to 25-percent capacity before today’s decision. […]

Goodwill Career Centers in Gary and Griffith Announce Programs for August

The Goodwill Career Centers in Gary and Griffith have announced new programs for August, including enhanced guidelines to account for COVID-19 safety. All visitors and Goodwill employees must wear masks inside the career centers, and Goodwill says increased cleaning and sanitation processes are in place. Safe social distancing will be enforced at all times. At […]