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Porter County Search and Rescue Team Receives Grant

The Porter County Search and Rescue Team recently received a grant of more than $3,900 from the Indiana Department of Homeland Security for gear and equipment that will assist in their efforts to find missing individuals in the Region. “Without this grant, we would not have been able to purchase protective helmets for all our […]

Another Freeze Warning Issued

The National Weather Service says sub-freezing temperatures are in the Region forecast again tonight. A Freeze Warning will be in effect for the second night in a row overnight. Milder temperatures are headed our way this weekend, with a high in the low 80s in Tuesday’s forecast. Here is a link to the National Weather […]

Wintry Weather Sidelines Spring

Exactly one month after the first day of Spring, winter is still around. Snowstorms are expected to move into parts of Kansas, Nebraska and Missouri this morning and then spread into Iowa, Illinois, Indiana and Michigan hours later. Forecasters predict snow from the Rockies to New England this week, with three to six inches in […]

Valparaiso Announces “Valpo Invests in Business” Grant Program

In Valparaiso, the city has launched a grant program for small businesses. The Valpo Invests in Business Grant a $300,000 dollar grant program designed to maintain companies operations and retain their workforce with a priority for low and moderate income jobs. The City worked to create this program by securing a grant through the Indiana […]

Ivy Tech Holds Virtual Auction to Benefit Students

Region campuses of Ivy Tech Community College are holding their second-annual online auction, going on now through the end of the day Friday, April 23rd. The “Impacting Student Needs” auction benefits the school’s “Meet the Need” for students at the Valparaiso, Michigan City and Lake County campuses. Resource Development Executive Director, Cindy Hall, says the […]

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Freeze Watch Issued for Northwest Indiana, Snow in the Forecast

The National Weather Service has issued a freeze watch that takes effect in Northwest Indiana Tuesday evening. Meteorologists say snow is in the forecast tomorrow, with accumulations of one to two inches possible. Region residents are advised to take steps now to protect tender plants from the cold. Here is a link for more information […]

East Chicago Hiring for Multiple Municipal Positions

The City of East Chicago have announced numerous job openings. The city announced yesterday applications will be accepted for positions such as code-enforcement officers, accountants, electrical engineers, treatment-plant operators, public-health nurses, as well as recreation leader for the parks and recreation department. Other positions are available as well. To see all available positions and job […]

Valparaiso City Utilities Announces Cancellation of Precautionary Boil Advisory

In Valparaiso, the City Utilities Department of Water Works has announced a precautionary boil advisory has been canceled. Officials say field service crews have repaired the water main leak on State Road 2 and due to the very small nature of the leak, there was no need to interrupt water service for the repair, so […]

Police Report Eight People Killed in Mass Shooting at FedEx Facility in Indianapolis

Authorities say eight people are dead and several more injured following a late night shooting at the FedEx ground facility near Indianapolis International Airport. Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department Officer Genae Cook said investigators are still trying to determine a motive. The facility employs more than 45-hundred people and is the company’s second-largest hub in the […]

Valparaiso City Utilities Announces Scheduled Precautionary Boil Advisory

In Valparaiso, a precautionary boil advisory is scheduled to begin Friday, April 16th. Valparaiso City Utilities says their field service crews discovered a water main leak on State Road 2 Wednesday afternoon and to repair the leak water service will be interrupted tomorrow at 9 am for a period of time for customers in the […]