Indiana DNR Seeks Public Input on Lake Michigan Grant Projects

  The Indiana DNR is seeking public input on funding priorities in the Lake Michigan Coastal Program. The competitive grant program awards funds to a variety of project categories, including public land access, habitat improvements, land acquisition, education, outreach, and other areas. Considered projects must be located entirely in the Lake Michigan Coastal Program area, […]

Two-County Merger Creates the Salvation Army Northwest Indiana Area Command

The Salvation Army announces the merging of operations in Northwest Indiana that will link services in Lake and Porter Counties. The Salvation Army Northwest Indiana Area Command will continue to serve residents of both counties through existing facilities in East Chicago, Gary, Munster and Valparaiso while pooling talent and resources. Headquarters for The Salvation Army’s […]

St. John Announces Sprinkling Management Plan

In St. John, the town has implemented a sprinkling management plan. A news release says the hot summer weather conditions have prompted the town to take a proactive approach to water conservation and the temporary plan is effective immediately. Here is a link for details.

IDEM Issues Air Quality Action Day

The Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) has issued an Air Quality Action Day and is forecasting high ozone levels Friday, June 24, 2022 across Northwest Indiana. An Air Quality Action Day will also be in effect in Indianapolis and Central Indiana, North Central Indiana including South Bend and West Central Indiana including Lafayette. IDEM […]

Merrillville Schools Change Start and Dismissal Times

Parents and guardians whose children go to Merrillville schools will see a change in start and dismissal times in the 2022-23 school year, school officials announced today.  According to Superintendent Nicholas Brown, Ed.S., the national shortage of school bus drivers has hit home at Merrillville Community School Corporation.  “Throughout the 2021-22 school year, our human […]


Governor Holcomb Calls Special Session to Return $1 Billion to Hoosier Taxpayers

Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb today signed a proclamation calling a special session for the General Assembly to convene on July 6th to take action on his plan to return more than $1 billion of state reserves to Hoosier taxpayers. The Governors Office says each taxpayer would get about $225 in addition to $125 Hoosiers are […]

Residents Urged to Practice Safe Disposal of Batteries

The Recycling and Waste Reduction District of Porter County says batteries can be problematic for recycling and disposal and is seeking to prevent batteries from ending up in the trash.   Porter County residents can recycle batteries across all three Porter County Compost Sites and also at upcoming household hazardous waste collection events. The Valparaiso […]

Events at Gibson Woods Nature Preserve in Hammond for National Pollinator Week

June is Pollinator Month, and this is National Pollinator Week , June 20th-June 26th. The nonprofit Pollinator Partnership says it’s the sixteenth consecutive year of bringing greater awareness to pollinator conservation since they founded the Pollinator Week initiative in 2007. In Hammond, Gibson Woods Nature Preserve is hosting a Pollinator Hike this Saturday, June 25th. […]

Indiana State Department of Health Announces COVID-19 Vaccines Available for Children Under 5

The Indiana Department of Health announced today/Tuesday that COVID-19 vaccines for children 6 months up to age 5 are now available at some providers, expanding the population eligible to be protected against the disease. A news release said shipments will continue to arrive at participating locations this week. The Indiana health department online map has […]

Governor Holcomb in Michigan City for Official Double Track NWI Project Groundbreaking

In Michigan City,  Governor Eric Holcomb Monday joined federal, state and local officials to announce construction is moving forward on one of the largest public transit investments in Indiana’s history – double tracking of the South Shore Line from Michigan City to Gary. The project adds nearly 18 miles of new track over a 26-mile […]