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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 […]

Valparaiso to Host Neighborhood Workshop

To further promote neighborhood engagement, the city of Valparaiso is hosting a Neighborhood Workshop on Wednesday, June 22, 6 pm to 7 pm at the Indiana Beverage Activity Center attached to Urschel Pavilion at Central Park Plaza in downtown Valpo. Topics will include Valpo For All Generations, Public Safety and an opportunity to weigh in […]

Learn More About the Lake County Public Library

On Region Newsmakers, learn more about the Lake County Public Library, which has branches across the county. There’s a world of books, activities and more at the libraries, including, at the Merrillville branch on U.S. 30, a “Libratory”. You can hear about the Libratory, as well as the Indiana room, Genealogy room, and resources on […]