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Valparaiso Schools Meal Distribution Moving to Once-Per-Week on Fridays

Valparaiso Community Schools Nutrition is moving from daily meal distribution to once-per-week distribution beginning today/ Friday April 3rd to improve safety and convenience for families and staff during the COVID-19 pandemic. School officials say every Friday, children ages 18 and under will receive ten free “take and bake” meals including 5 breakfasts and 5 lunches. […]

Indiana SNAP Recipients to Receive Maximum Benefit Amounts in COVID-19 Response

The Indiana Family and Social Services Administration announced today (Friday April 3rd) that more than 152-thousand Indiana households will receive additional Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, benefits when April distributions begin this Sunday. The additional funds are intended to help Hoosiers obtain food and support for their families while Indiana responds to the COVID-19 […]

Free Virtual FAFSA Filing Help for Indiana Students and Families

The Indiana Commission for Higher Education will offer free virtual FAFSA – Free Application for Federal Student Aid – filing help for students and families on Saturday, April 4. Help will be available through the Commission’s Learn More Indiana social media platforms on Facebook (facebook.com/LearnMoreIN), Instagram (@LearnMoreIndiana) and Twitter (@LearnMoreIN).  Help is also available via […]

Indiana Facebook Live Event on the CARES Act

The Indiana Department of Workforce Development is hosting an hour-long Facebook Live Event with agency leaders next week to discuss the latest available details on the federal stimulus package, known as the CARES Act, and how it affects unemployment insurance benefits. The live event will be held at 10:30 a.m. Eastern/9:30 a.m. Central on April […]

Crown Point Rolling Food Pantry

The City of Crown Point announces a Rolling Food Pantry is happening today, Friday April 3rd, at 2 pm, at the Crown Point Sportsplex on E. North Street.  The city says prepackaged food will be given out to residents in need free-of-charge while supplies last. The announcement from the city said they will be practicing […]

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Indiana K-12 to Finish with Remote Learning

Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb Thursday signed an executive order requiring all K-12 schools in Indiana to provide instruction via remote learning for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year and outlines options for districts to continue education during the fight against COVID-19. Click here for a link to the executive order: https://www.in.gov/gov/2384.htm “Students are the […]

Indiana Unemployment Applications at Historical High

Indiana’s unemployment claims are skyrocketing, according to Fred Payne, Commissioner of the Department of Workforce Development. Payne says the department is adapting its approach and that all claims will be processed.  Payne says the State of Indiana’s goal is to process all claims as quickly and efficiently as possible.  The Indiana Department of Workforce Development […]

Norfolk Southern to Begin Rail Crossing Work in Valparaiso

The City of Valparaiso announces Norfolk Southern Railroad will begin track maintenance projects next week in Porter County, requiring short-term closures as a large maintenance project moves eastward along the track. The Joliet Road crossing will be closed beginning Thursday, April 9th through Tuesday, April 14th. The Campbell Street crossing will be closed as early […]

Porter County Urges Community to Sign Up for Smart911 to Enable Coronavirus Awareness for First Responders

Porter County officials are urging the community to sign up for the Smart911 national safety profile registry so that first responders can be more easily provided with critical medicinal information. As the county takes extra measures to ensure health and safety during the COVID-19 outbreak, Smart911 can save time in an emergency, and can alert […]

American Heart Association Issues Global Response to COVID-19

As part of its global response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the American Heart Association is committing $2-point-5 million dollars to research efforts to better understand the novel coronavirus and its interaction with the body’s cardiovascular and cerebrovascular systems.  The Association will be offering fast-tracked research grants for short-term projects to better understand the diagnosis, prevention, […]