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Local Presentation on Indiana Maritime History During Archaeology Month

September is Indiana Archaeology Month, and one of the local events is tomorrow/Wednesday September 22nd, at Dunes Learning Center in Chesterton, on Indiana’s maritime history. The presentation, “Shipwrecks of the Dunes”, will also talk about the J.D. Marshall Nature Preserve and the proposed Muskegon Nature Preserve. Here is a link for details on the presentation. […]

Chesterton High Marching Band Returns to Competition, Will Host Community Performance

  The Chesterton High School Trojan Guard marching band has returned to competitions this fall. At the Goshen Invitational on September 11, the band finished in second place and earned a distinction award for best visual performance. Their latest performance at Concord High School on September 18 earned the ensemble a third-place finish, seeing a […]

Multi-Mile Road Project Gets Underway in Valparaiso

In Valparaiso, the city says contractors begin work on a multi-mile roadway improvement project today/Tuesday September 21, with milling and paving on Calumet Avenue starting at Bullseye Lake Road south to Morgan Boulevard. Most of the work will take place overnight, from 7 pm to 7 am and will take about two weeks to complete, […]

U.S. House Approves Mrvan Legislation to Extend Veteran Benefit Programs

The U.S. House Monday unanimously approved legislation introduced by Indiana First District Congressman Frank J. Mrvan to extend a number of veteran benefit programs expected to expire at the end of this fiscal or calendar year. Among other things, it would permanently extend VA’s Dental Insurance Program, which allows qualifying veterans, survivors, and dependents to […]

Pelicans Make Stopover on Fall Migration

In Will County, Illinois, the Four Rivers Environmental Education Center says the pelicans are back. A post at their Facebook page says the large birds make a stopover during their Fall migration in the waters around the center in Channahon southwest of Chicago. The center has a day of hikes and presentations on the American […]

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Governor Holcomb to Attend Merrillville Groundbreaking for New Domino’s Pizza Production Facility

In Merrillville, Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb will join local officials and Domino’s Pizza executives this morning at the groundbreaking for a new regional pizza dough production and warehouse facility near I-65. In May the Ann Arbor, Michigan-based company announced plans to build and equip the new supply chain center on property at Ameriplex at the […]

Gary Mayor, City Workers to Launch ‘All In Gary!’ Citywide Cleanup Campaign

In Gary, a citywide cleanup campaign called “All In Gary!” is getting underway today and tomorrow, September 17-18. A news release says it begins with a send-off by Mayor Jerome Prince at 8:30 this morning, as employees from across all city departments will fan out across the downtown area on cleanup and landscaping projects. Today’s […]

Recycling and Waste Reduction District Offers Virtual K-8 Education Programs

As uncertainties remain with increases in COVID cases the Recycling & Waste Reduction District of Porter County says it is offering both virtual and video format education programs in addition to in-person classroom visits to K-8 students across Porter County. The Recycling & Waste Reduction District offers eleven in person programs, five video programs and […]

Save the Dunes Partners with Town of Long Beach to Restore Dune at ‘Stop 24’

In Long Beach, Save the Dunes says they recently helped to literally save a dune through a partnership with the town and funding provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and Indiana DNR’s Lake Michigan Coastal Program. A news release says the project restored the natural dune habitat and enhanced public access at “Stop […]

New Proposed Maps of Indiana Congressional Districts, State Representatives

New proposed political maps were unveiled in Indiana Tuesday. They get redrawn every ten years following the U.S. Census based on population shifts and designate the boundaries of voting districts. First District U.S. Representative would still include all of Lake and Porter counties; the area in LaPorte County would take on a square shape in […]