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Additional Air Quality Action Days for Northwest, Northern Indiana Due to Smoke from Western Wildfires

Air Quality Action Days have been issued for today (Friday) and Saturday in Northwest and North Central Indiana due to smoke from the wildfires out west. Two other air quality action days that were statewide were issued for the same reason earlier this week. The Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) is forecasting high levels […]

Indiana State Police Participate in “Best Looking Cruiser Contest”

The Indiana State Police is participating in an annual nationwide competition called the “Best Looking Cruiser Contest”. Winning photos will be in the American Association of State Trooper’s “America’s Best Looking Trooper Cruisers 2022 Wall Calendar”, sales of which will benefit the American Association of State Troopers Foundation, which provides educational scholarships to dependents of […]

Excel Center Accepting Enrollment Applications

The Excel Center, a free public high school for adults, is currently accepting enrollment applications for Term 1 of the 2021-2022 School Year. Classes begin August 3rd at Excel’s Gary, Hammond, South Bend, and Elkhart locations. Those interested can apply online at: www.ExcelCenterHS.org . The application is free and takes less than 10 minutes to […]

Statewide Air Quality Action Days Issued for Indiana Due to Smoke from Wildfires Out West

The Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) has issued a statewide Air Quality Action Day (AQAD) for today and tomorrow, July 21-22. IDEM is forecasting high levels of fine particles (PM2.5) in the air due to smoke from wildfires in the western United States and southern Canada. IDEM said this is a unique widespread event. […]

Send-Off Planned in Gary for Little League Teams Heading to State Championships

In Gary, Mayor Jerome Prince has called for a loud and joyful send-off for two Calumet Region Senior Little League Teams heading to state championship tournaments this week. Mayor Prince said this is likely the first time the city has sent a girls softball team and Little League baseball team to state finals at the […]


Fires Out West Lead to Hazy Skies in Northwest Indiana and Elsewhere

The National Weather Service Northern Indiana says smoke from several very large wildfires out west has drifted over the Midwest and will remain aloft but continue through tomorrow, resulting in hazy skies and also a reddish hue to the moon during the nighttime hours. Here’s a link to the Weather Service website to see a […]

Rehab Program at Franciscan Health Dyer Targets COVID ‘Long Haulers’

In Dyer, help for Region patients suffering from long-term effects of COVID-19. Franciscan Health Dyer says it has developed a new outpatient rehab program that uses a multidisciplinary team approach for COVID ‘long haulers’.  “The long-standing effects of COVID have become more apparent as the pandemic continued, and physicians are seeing a variety of complications […]

Volunteer Registration Now Open for United Way Day of Caring

United Way Regional Volunteer Center is seeking volunteers for its annual Day of Caring Friday, August 6th – the largest single-day volunteer event across Northwest Indiana, helping local nonprofits with facility improvements and other projects. United Way says it is looking for more than 700 people to help with 67 service projects. Volunteers can choose […]

Duckling Rescue at Dyer Park

In Dyer, the town’s Fire Department, Police Department and Public Works banded together over the weekend to rescue several ducklings from a drain at Pheasant Hills Park. A post at the Dyer Fire Department’s Facebook page, which has photos of the rescue showing first responders using a net to scoop out the little ducklings, says […]

27th Annual Miracle Ride Benefiting Riley Hospital for Children

The 2021 Miracle Ride, the state’s largest and longest running motorcycle charity event and among the largest nationwide, is happening across Indiana with six poker runs on Saturday August 21st, culminating in a ride around Indianapolis on August 22nd for Sunday’s Big Ride, benefiting Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis. The event is back this […]