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Outdoor Warning Siren Tests to Resume in Lake County

In Lake County, outdoor warning siren tests will resume this Saturday, March 6. 2021, at noon, and will continue the first Saturday of each month. Sirens will remain active for three minutes during each test. An additional test will be done March 16th at 9am Central Time as part of the Indiana Statewide Tornado Drill. […]

Ten-Digit Dialing for Telephone Customers in 219 and 574 Area Codes Begins in April

NITCO says their customers can begin using ten-digit dialing now before it becomes mandatory across the Region later this year. State officials recently announced ten-digit dialing will apply to any area code in the United States that contains a 988 prefix, which locally includes Hebron in Porter County and New Carlisle in St. Joseph County. […]

Appointments Filled for COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic at Indianapolis Motor Speedway

The Indiana Department of Health announced today that it has filled all appointments for a free COVID-19 vaccination clinic at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway this weekend. In total, 16,800 people have signed up to be vaccinated starting Friday, March 5th. Additional mass vaccination clinics are planned March 12-13 at Ivy Tech Community College in Sellersburg […]

Governor Holcomb to Announce Next Level Trails Grant Awards

Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb will announce the second-round Next Level Trail Grant awards today, Thursday March 4th. The governor’s office says the $90 million Next Level Trails Grant program is the largest infusion of trails funding in state history. The news conference is scheduled for noon Central Time. Here is a link to view the […]

Indiana Expands Eligibility Age for COVID-19 Vaccine to 50 and Older

The Indiana Department of Health announced today that Hoosiers age 50 and older are now eligible to receive a free COVID-19 vaccine. This expansion of eligibility makes the vaccine available to an additional 412,000 Hoosiers. State health officials say individuals age 50 and older account for just over 35 percent of the state’s population but […]

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Porter County Compost Sites in Boone Grove and Portage to Reopen Soon for 2021 Season

The Recycling and Waste Reduction District of Porter County has announced that Boone Grove and Portage Compost sites will reopen for the season on Monday, March 22nd, 2021. The District maintains three sites throughout Porter County where residents can bring organic yard waste like branches, limbs, weeds, brush, and leaves. Residents can also pick up […]

Valparaiso Seeks New Downtown Housing Development Following Economic Development Study

The City of Valparaiso will be busy over the coming weeks as officials analyze the recently completed Residential Market Analysis and Housing Strategies Study. Mayor Matt Murphy says his administration is eager to share the study and begin planning a variety of housing projects. The study was conducted by Urban Partners of Philadelphia, a leading […]

“Pothole Season” Arrives in Northwest Indiana

They’re back! After a long, deep freeze in The Region, followed by more mild temperatures, the inevitable return of pothole season is here. According to the Indiana Department of Transportation, melting snow seeps into and softens pavement, and when temperatures decrease to below the freezing point, the water expands, breaking up pavement on and below […]

2021 Hoosier Star Competition Announces Vocal Auditions

The LaPorte County Symphony Orchestra has announced they will be holding auditions for the 16th annual Hoosier Star competition. It’s open to amateur singers throughout Indiana and Berrien County, Michigan. The competition is open to solo and duet singers only. There is a youth division for those under 18 and an adult division. The ten […]

Indiana Opens COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility to Hoosiers 55 and Older, Announces Three Mass Vaccination Clinics

Indiana health officials this morning announced that effective today Tuesday March 2nd, Hoosiers age 55 and older are now eligible to receive a free COVID-19 vaccine. The Indiana Department of Health also announced three upcoming mass vaccination clinics at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, University of Notre Dame and Ivy Tech Community College in Sellersburg. The mass […]