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NIPSCO to Modernize Natural Gas System in Highland

In Highland, beginning today (Thursday, May 28), NIPSCO says it will be performing work near Kennedy Avenue and Norman Street to modernize an existing 30-inch underground natural gas pipeline to allow for inspection equipment to be run through the system in the future. The work is expected to last seven days, weather permitting, and will […]

Indiana BMV Extends Hours for Primary Election Day

The Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) says branches will extend hours of operation for the primary election. Branches will be open on Monday, June 1, from 8:30 a.m. to 8  p.m. and on Tuesday, June 2, from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. to issue ID cards and driver’s licenses to be used for identification […]

Services Announced for Valparaiso Police Officer

The Valparaiso Police Department has announced services for Sgt. Steve Kobitz, who passed away this week of cardiac complications while on duty. Viewing is scheduled for noon to 6 pm this Friday May 29, within the Great Room of the Porter County Expo center. Those wishing to pay their respects are asked to be mindful […]

Indiana State Department of Health Drive-Thru COVID-19 Testing Clinics

The Indiana State Department of Health hosts drive-thru COVID-19 testing clinics across the state. One of those is scheduled at Miller School in Hammond this week, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday through Sunday (May 28-31). Here is a link for more information on testing sites — https://www.coronavirus.in.gov/2524.htm

Early Voting Begins Today in Indiana

Early voting begins today in Indiana. Region residents who did not request a mail-in absentee ballot and want to vote before election day may do so, in many locations through June 1st. Lake County will feature early voting stations in Crown Point, East Chicago, Gary, Hammond, St. John, Winfield, Munster, Highland, Lowell and Schererville. Porter […]

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Officials Announce Cancellation of 2020 Lake County Fair

In Crown Point, the Lake County Fair Board has announced they are canceling this year’s Lake County Fair. A letter posted at the Fair Board’s Facebook page said that many health and safety requirements are impossible to achieve at this time. The announcement said next year’s fair has been scheduled for August 6th through the […]

Indiana Dunes National Park Offers Beach Parking Information Line

With severe shoreline erosion along Lake Michigan and the need for social distancing due to COVID-19, Indiana Dunes National Park announces they will assist the public in finding an open beach with a new telephone line. Recorded messages will alert residents about available parking at National Park beaches and nearby Indiana Dunes State Park.  The information […]

Most of Indiana Entering Stage 3 of Back on Track Plan

Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb has announced that because health indicators remain positive, most of the state will advance to stage 3 of the Back On Track Indiana plan on Friday, May 22. Indiana Back On Track has five stages. For Cass, Lake and Marion counties – which started Stage 2 after other counties — stage […]

Alliance Steel Moves Headquarters and Processing Facility to Gary

Alliance Steel has moved its headquarters and steel processing facility to Gary. A news release from the company says Alliance Steel, a leader in flat-rolled steel supply and coil processing for over two decades, was previously located in Bedford Park, Illinois. The steel service center says Alliance plans to compliment the NWI steel community with […]

Newton County Fair Board Update on 2020 Pun’kin Vine Fair

The Newton County Fair Board has announced at this time they are continuing with 2020 fair preparations. They said they hope to continue with events and activities they organize and manage, which include Grandstand Events, Free Stage entertainment, Earth Night, and Antique Tractor Barn. The Newton County Pun’kin Vine Fair works with Purdue Extension Newton […]