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Indiana to Begin Offering Pfizer COVID-19 Booster Shots to Eligible Hoosiers

The Indiana Department of Health announced today/Friday, September 24th that booster doses of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine are available to eligible Hoosiers following federal authorization of the additional dose. State health officials say the single booster dose can be administered at least six months after completion of the second dose and applies only to individuals who […]

Versiti Blood Drives Scheduled at Franciscan Health facilities

With an urgent need for blood, the public is asked to donate at Versiti blood drives this month. One of the blood drives continues until 7-o’clock tonight, Thursday September 23, in the Marion Education Center at Franciscan Health Crown Point hospital. Franciscan Health Fitness Centers in Schererville will host blood drives Tuesday, September 28 and […]

Hobart Marine Corps League Quarterly Memorial Ceremony

Hobart Marine Corps League’s Memorial Ceremony is tomorrow, Friday September 24th, reading aloud the names, ages and hometowns of fallen military personnel, and Friday they will be reading 42 names. It is open to the public, and members of the community who would like to participate Friday by reading names are asked to arrive between […]

Fire Crews in Illinois Rescue Dog from 40-foot Well

In southwest Illinois, about forty miles outside St. Louis, fire crews combined their skills earlier this week to rescue a dog who fell into a forty-foot well. A post at the Prairietown Fire Department Facebook page says after they got the call, they called Edwardsville Fire for assistance in using their specialized training – specifically […]

National Public Lands Day at Indiana Dunes National Park

Indiana Dunes National Park is hosting a park clean-up for National Public Lands Day on Saturday, September 25, from 9:00 am to 12 noon at West Beach. Region residents are invited to join park staff, Mermaid Straw, Dig the Dunes, and more for a day of stewardship focused around reducing single-use plastic waste and celebrating […]

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Waves Up to 18-feet Tall Expected on Lake Michigan

The National Weather Service says large and battering waves up to 18-feet tall are expected on Lake Michigan, some occasionally larger, which will result in extremely dangerous conditions near the lakefront. Meteorologists say flooding of low-lying roads and property along the lakeshore and inundation of Whiting Lakefront Park are likely. Portions of the Chicago lakefront […]

Ivy Tech Chancellors’ Scholarship Event Will Be a “Party on the Go”

This year’s Chancellors’ Scholarship event benefiting students at Ivy Tech’s Northwest Indiana campuses will be a “Party on the Go,” with pre-packaged meals available for pickup. Party on the Go will take place Thursday, October 7 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. near the gazebo at Avalon Manor on U.S. Highway 30 in Merrillville. A tented […]

Local Presentation on Indiana Maritime History During Archaeology Month

September is Indiana Archaeology Month, and one of the local events is tomorrow/Wednesday September 22nd, via Zoom, at Dunes Learning Center in Chesterton, on Indiana’s maritime history. The presentation, “Shipwrecks of the Dunes”, will also talk about the J.D. Marshall Nature Preserve and the proposed Muskegon Nature Preserve. Here is a link for details on […]

Chesterton High Marching Band Returns to Competition, Will Host Community Performance

  The Chesterton High School Trojan Guard marching band has returned to competitions this fall. At the Goshen Invitational on September 11, the band finished in second place and earned a distinction award for best visual performance. Their latest performance at Concord High School on September 18 earned the ensemble a third-place finish, seeing a […]

Multi-Mile Road Project Gets Underway in Valparaiso

In Valparaiso, the city says contractors begin work on a multi-mile roadway improvement project today/Tuesday September 21, with milling and paving on Calumet Avenue starting at Bullseye Lake Road south to Morgan Boulevard. Most of the work will take place overnight, from 7 pm to 7 am and will take about two weeks to complete, […]