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Valparaiso University Names New President

The Board of Directors of Valparaiso University announced Wednesday it has named José D. Padilla as its next President. Padilla most recently served as Vice President, University Counsel and Secretary of the University of Colorado System. Prior to that, he served 15 years in a number of senior leadership roles at DePaul University in Chicago, […]

Valparaiso Mayor Releases Statement on Community COVID-19 Response

In Valparaiso, Mayor Matt Murphy has issued a statement on community COVID-19 response. The city recently held online forums to gather information and thoughts on the pandemic, and Mayor Murphy says they found that many residents share similar concerns. He also said the city is in regular contact with the Porter County Health Department, who […]

Community Hospital in Munster to be Among First in Indiana to Receive Coronavirus Vaccine

In Munster, Community Hospital will be one of five healthcare facilities in the state of Indiana to receive the first doses of a COVID-19 vaccine, state health officials said. Community Hospital says it was chosen as a pilot site based on its ability to store the first doses from Pfizer at super subzero cold temperatures […]

Goodwill Community Career Center Events in Gary and Griffith for December 2020

In Lake County, Goodwill has announced the December 2020 events at their Community Career Centers: Gary Community Career Center December Events 2020 Please be aware of the following guidelines set in place for your safety: Please follow CDC guidelines and do not enter if you have a fever, cough, shortness of breath, nausea, or a […]

Indiana State Police Accepting State Trooper Applications

The Indiana State Police are now accepting applications for new state troopers. Those interested in applying must do so before Monday, January 25th. To be eligible, you must be a U.S. citizen between 21 years of age and 40 years of age, with a valid driver’s license and a high-school diploma or GED equivalent. For […]

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Indiana Small Farm Conference Going ‘Virtual’

The Purdue Extension’s Small Farm Team says the Indiana Small Farm Conference will be virtual this year. Indiana’s premier, annual event for the state’s small and diversified farming community will combine live and on-demand content March 4th through March 6th through the interactive Microsoft Teams application. The conference allows participants to gain practical guidance from […]

Ivy Tech Community Hosting Virtual Express Enrollment Event

Ivy Tech Community College will host a Virtual Express Enrollment Week Tuesday, December 1 to Friday, December 4 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. During the event, prospective students will complete their enrollment steps virtually and sign up for classes that start January 19, 2021. Interested participants must RSVP. During the appointment, participants will […]

Northwest Health – Porter Names Recipient of 2020 Nursing Excellence Award

Northwest Health – Porter announces Lynn Kowert is the recipient of its 2020 Nursing Excellence Award. Hospital officials say the peer-nominated award was created in honor of 2020 being the “Year of the Nurse” and in recognition of the critical role nurses have played in treating patients throughout the COVID pandemic. Kowert joined Northwest Health […]

Indiana State Department of Health Announces Two Free COVID-19 Testing Sites in Northwest Indiana

The Indiana State Department of Health has announced it will offer free testing from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday of this week, December 1-December 5, at the Lake County Health Department on South Court Street in Crown Point and in Jasper County on West Clark Street at the Rensselaer Fire Station. To […]

Valparaiso Introduces Snow Removal Map

In Valparaiso, the city has introduced a snow removal map in preparation for the winter ahead.  The map indicates priority roadways throughout the city. The city is also reminding residents of procedures during snow emergencies.  “Our top priority is the safety of our community. We have an excellent team and a plan for snow removal. […]