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NIPSCO Offers Safety and Energy-Saving Tips for Extreme Cold Weather

NIPSCO says there are lots of ways to stay safe and warm and save on energy bills when extreme cold temperatures arrive. A couple of quick tips include making sure registers aren’t blocked and using a shower timer as a water heater is one of the biggest energy-users in the home. Frigid weather is in […]

Valparaiso Announces “The Linc” Downtown Development

    In Valparaiso, the city has announced a mixed-use development coming to the area of Morgan Boulevard and Lincolnway called “The Linc”. It will include apartments, retail and restaurant space, and the construction of a public parking structure called The Lincoln Highway Garage with about three-hundred spaces. Construction on The Linc and the parking […]

New Baseball Franchise in Crown Point Announces Name

The newest addition to the Northern League has officially been announced as the Lake County Corn Dogs. The team will be based in Crown Point and will compete at Legacy Fields at Center Ross Park. Its new motto will be “building community through baseball,” and a combination of local and out-of-town talent will make up […]

Excel Center Accepting Enrollment Applications

The Excel Center, a free public high school for adults, is currently accepting Enrollment Applications for Term 4 of the 2021-2022 School Year. Classes begin February 1st at Excel’s Gary, Hammond and South Bend locations and February 7th at Elkhart. Applications are accepted at any time throughout each term and new students are integrated into […]

Region Lake Effect Snow Update, Record Cold in Chicago on this Date 37 Years Ago

A couple of weather observations this morning… first, regarding the rapidly changing conditions lake effect snow can bring to the Region and area roadways… Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) Northwest tweeted a photo showing nearly six inches of snow in Westville, noting that someone else commented they also live in Westville and barely got a […]

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State Funding Available to Help Small Businesses with Growth and Improvement Projects

The Indiana Small Business Development Center (SBDC) today announced applications are open for the Indiana Technical Assistance Program (INTAP) through February 20, 2022. A news release said eligible small businesses may apply for up to $15,000 to support app or technology development, business management systems, grant writing services and more. The statewide initiative has assisted […]

Indiana Sees Record Monthly Number of COVID-19 Cases

Indiana is seeing more COVID-19 cases in January 2022 than in any other month so far. The Indiana Department of Health reports over 195-thousand cases of the virus through January 16th. The previous high was over 173-thousand cases in a month in December 2020. Here is a link to the Indiana COVID-19 website.

Hobart Humane Society Hosts Celebration in Honor of Betty White

The Humane Society of Hobart kicks off a 100th birthday party celebration to honor the lifesaving advocacy of Betty White. Join the Hobart Humane Society from noon – 4pm on Monday January 17th on East State Road 130, Hobart, Indiana for cake, door prizes, adoptable pets and celebrate by pledging your lifesaving donation of $5.00 […]

Northwest Indiana Hospitals Unite in Response to High-Volume Emergency Visits

A statement sent out by the Indiana Hospital Association says as of Thursday January 13, 2022, hospitals across Northwest Indiana have collaborated and will no longer go on bypass until otherwise indicated. Bypass, or ‘diversion,’ happens when hospitals reach capacity, prompting Emergency Medical Services (EMS) to take patients to alternative facilities. The announcement said, “The […]

Weather Creates Sand Sculptures on the Beach

The elements have reportedly combined to form intriguing and unusual beach features along the Lake Michigan shoreline in the St. Joseph, Michigan area. The variously-shaped sand sculptures, some of which look a little like spinning top toys from the 70s, are seen in various social media photos shared by meteorologists.