Indiana Hosting Events to Highlight Electric Vehicle Initiative

In Indiana, an effort is underway to accelerate the adoption of electric vehicles, officials say, and the GOEVIN – Go EV Indiana – team will be in the Region this week. Their stop at the Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission (NIRPC) office in Portage Thursday, October 5, 2023, 9 am to noon CT, is an […]

Ivy Tech Partners with Opportunity Enterprises on New Program

In Valparaiso, Ivy Tech Community College is launching a new program with Opportunity Enterprises (OE) to provide training in light industrial work through OE’s Vocational Training and Empowerment Center, or VTEC. Upon completion, students will receive an Ivy Tech certificate in Basic Production Principles. Ivy Tech says VTEC incorporates specialized teaching styles which accommodates those […]

Crown Point Coach Buzea Named Colts ‘Coach of the Week’

Crown Point High School Varsity football coach Craig Buzea was named this week’s Indianapolis Colts Coach of the Week. The Class 6A Bulldogs are 6-0 and have won 15 straight regular season games. Buzea joined Crown Point in 2021 and was inducted into the Indiana Football Hall of Fame this past spring. Former NFL player […]

Litter Cleanup Event in Downtown Valparaiso

In downtown Valparaiso, in efforts to continue environmental stewardship, the Recycling and Waste Reduction District of Porter County is partnering with Valparaiso University and Mermaid Straw to host a litter cleanup Saturday, October 7, 2023, from 9-11 am, at the Rotary Library Garden on Jefferson Street. The event will feature free coffee, sweet treats, and […]

Groundbreaking for Crown Point Liberty Park Pipelining Project

In Crown Point, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Chicago District, 1st District US Representative Frank J. Mrvan and Mayor Peter Land marked the beginning of the Liberty Park Pipelining project Monday September 25th. Officials say the project will provide improvements to the sanitary sewer infrastructure throughout the Liberty Park neighborhood. “This project is a […]


IDEM Hosting Open House on Grand Calumet River Area Restoration Efforts

The Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) and partner organizations announce an open house focused on restoration efforts within the Grand Calumet River Area of Concern (AOC) in Northwest Indiana. Community members may come anytime during the event to engage with project and program staff about the AOC restoration work, a news release from IDEM said. Guided […]

Groundbreaking Ceremony for ‘The Linc’ in Valparaiso

In Valparaiso, the city held a groundbreaking ceremony Thursday for two projects in the downtown area, a multi-use development complex called The Linc and the Lincoln Highway Garage. The city says the project will add apartments, retail, and parking, and replace aging underground infrastructure. The combined $54.4 million development is located on the north side […]

Eastbound Interstate 80/94 Concrete Work Moving to Next Phase

In Lake County, the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) says eastbound Interstate 80/94 concrete work between Cline Avenue and Interstate 65 moves to the next phase Friday September 15, 2023. Region motorists are advised of overnight lane closures Friday night from about 9 pm to 10 am Saturday September 16, followed by a new traffic […]

Valparaiso University Holds Recyclable Collection During Move-in

  Valparaiso University says the inaugural year for recyclable material collection during move-in weekend was an enormous success, noting in the news release that thanks to the efforts of Residential Life, mail services, and volunteers from Valpo’s fraternities and sororities, over 2,000 pounds of cardboard and 180 pounds of plastic film and foam were kept […]

Porter County Recycling and Waste Reduction to Host Fix-It Fair

In Valparaiso, in partnership with the Porter County Public Library System, the Recycling and Waste Reduction District of Porter County will host its second Fix-It Fair at the Valparaiso Public Library branch on Jefferson Street Saturday, September 23, 2023. Attendees must arrive before 12 noon to receive repair. In efforts to promote reuse, the event […]