Opportunity Enterprises ‘Excavator For A Day’

In Porter County, local corporations recently partnered with a Region non-profit to break new ground on breaking ground. Opportunity Enterprises is building a new Lakeside Respite Center at Lake Eliza bordering Lake and Porter Counties and wanted to give OE clients a chance to be part of the construction process as Excavator For A Day. […]

Crown Point Fire Rescue Duo Assisting Hurricane Rescue Efforts

  In Crown Point, Assistant Fire Chief Ryan Cusack and K-9 Jake were activated for their seventh deployment with the National Urban Search and Rescue Response System, Indiana Task Force 1 (INTF-1) to help those affected by Hurricane Ian. Jake, a 10-year-old Labrador Retriever, is a live-find search and rescue dog, trained to find survivors […]

Indiana Auditor Says All Automatic Taxpayer Refund Checks Mailed Out

Indiana state officials say all automatic taxpayer refund checks, more than 1.5 million, have been printed and mailed. That’s according to an announcement from State Auditor Tera Klutz on Thursday. She says the last batch of checks were sent to the U.S. Postal Service on September 22nd. Anyone who is eligible for the refund but […]

‘Goodwill on the Go’ Event in Gary

In Gary, Goodwill will be at Rees Park from 3pm-6pm Friday September 30, 2022, with Goodwill on the Go. The casual and free event brings the many and varied services Goodwill offers out to the community. There is no need to call or register in advance to attend.

State Health Department Announces Changes to Indiana COVID-19 Dashboard

The Indiana Department of Health today announced changes to its COVID-19 dashboard. Beginning this week, coronavirus.in.gov will be updated each Wednesday by 5 p.m. Eastern Time, reflecting a national shift to weekly metrics. Breakthrough case counts and hospitalizations have been removed as widespread use of at-home tests, new variants and updated vaccines no longer provide […]


Indiana Film and Media Tax Credit Application Extended

Indiana will begin offering a new Film and Media Tax Credit for television, film, music or digital media productions, and the application period has been extended from the end of October to the end of this year. The tax credit was approved in the 2022 legislative session. “Creativity is an essential ingredient to the vibrancy […]

Purdue Extension Lake County to Host ServSafe Class

The Purdue University Extension is offering a ServSafe food and beverage safety training and certificate program accredited by the National Restaurant Association and the Conference for Food Protection. The program is Thursday November 10, 2022, in Crown Point and you can register by November 2 at this link. The training will be held locally at […]

Indiana Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Deployment Plan Receives Federal Approval

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has approved Indiana’s plan to use funding from the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) program to build out a statewide electric vehicle charging network. State officials say the plan approval clears the way for the state to work with private and public partners to begin investing nearly $100 million over […]

City of Valparaiso Seeks Nominations for Good Neighbor Award

The City of Valparaiso is seeking nominations for its annual Good Neighbor Recognition, launched in 2020 to highlight an individual who demonstrates exemplary commitment to their neighborhood and the greater community through volunteerism and service. “This Good Neighbor Award is one way we can recognize people who are engaged in Valparaiso and doing extraordinary things […]

US 231 Closure in Jasper County for Culvert Pipe Replacement

In Jasper County, the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) says U.S. 231 will be closed north of Rensselaer for about two months for culvert pipe replacement. Crews will be working between State Road 14 and County Road West 200 North starting on or after October 3rd, with work expected to wrap up by the end […]