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Crown Point Mayor to Deliver Inaugural State of the City Address

In Crown Point, Mayor Pete Land will deliver his inaugural State of the City address from 5:30-9 p.m. Tuesday, May 23, 2023, at the Franciscan Health Pavilion at Bulldog Park on South West Street. The Mayor’s Office will come together with city departments, local businesses and community stakeholders for a night of networking, awards and […]

Valparaiso to Launch Recycling Education Campaign

In Valparaiso, the city is launching an education campaign reminding the community about what and how to recycle. “We have heard from the community that they want Valparaiso to continue curbside recycling efforts. To reduce waste and maximize efficiency, we’re sharing tips to make us all better recyclers,” said Valparaiso Mayor Matt Murphy. The recycling […]

Valparaiso Awards Neighborhood Grants

In Valparaiso, the city has announced the awarding of 20 grants in the 2023 Neighborhood Improvement Grant program, providing over $216,000 in funds to support neighborhood unity and community improvements. Projects funded this year include tree plantings, pathway enhancements, common area upgrades and beautification projects. The neighborhoods receiving grants in 2023 include Audubon Estates, Banta, […]

Community Participates in Merrillville Momentum Kick-off Event

In Lake County, dozens of people attended a kick-off session for the Merrillville Momentum comprehensive plan to learn about the process and share their thoughts. The comprehensive plan involves town officials, residents, and business representatives working  together to create a vision for Merrillville and to determine strategies to implement that vision. Town Manager Patrick Reardon […]

Vietnam Veterans Day Ceremony in Valparaiso

In Valparaiso, a Vietnam Veterans Day Ceremony will be held Wednesday, March 29, 2023, 12 noon, at American Legion Post 94 on Monroe Street. Speakers will include Bob Carnegey, U.S. Army Vietnam Veteran, with Vietnam Veteran’s Day Reflection, and Joe Baczynski, U.S. Marine Corps Vietnam Veteran, History of Vietnam Veterans Day. There will also be […]


Valpo Chamber Announces Top Award Recipients for 2023

Valpo Chamber President Rex Richards has announced the recipients of the Distinguished Community Leader and Legacy of Service Awards, top honors handed out annually by the Chamber. Rob Thorgren, President of Thorgren Tool and Molding, has been selected as the Distinguished Community Leader for 2023. The Distinguished Community Leader is awarded to an individual who […]

Merrillville Recognizes First Female Foreman During Women’s History Month

In Merrillville, as part of Women’s History Month, the town is recognizing Tracy Ryan, who was promoted in January of this year to become the Street Department’s first female foreman. In her role, Ryan maintains the daily field operations of the Street Department. She assigns jobs, does follow-up work to ensure projects are being completed, […]

NIPSCO and NiSource Charitable Foundation Support More Than 250 Community Organizations in 2022

NIPSCO this week released its corporate citizenship report for 2022 detailing more than $2.3 million donated to more than 250 non-profit organizations across northern Indiana including support given in partnership with the NiSource Charitable Foundation. The full corporate giving report is available at NIPSCO.com/givesback . The Merrillville-based utility says its parent company NiSource established the […]

Funds Awarded to Rural Indiana Communities for Infrastructure Projects

The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) has announced $127.6 million in federal transportation funding is being awarded to 38 cities, towns, and counties across rural Indiana to invest in local road and bridge improvements, as well as sidewalk and trail projects. Combined with local funds, approximately $156.9 million is being invested to improve transportation infrastructure […]

Concrete Restoration Work to Begin on I-65 in Lake County

In Lake County, the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) says two sections of concrete restoration work will require lane and ramp closures on I-65 between the I-80/94 interchange in Gary and US 231 in Crown Point beginning on or after Saturday, March 18, 2023, and continuing through the spring and summer. There will also be […]