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February Farm Workshop Planned by Purdue Extension

The Purdue Extension Succession Planning Team is hosting a workshop for family-farm operators on planning to transition their business to the next generation. The workshop, entitles “Keeping the Farm Resilient in Uncertain Times” is a three-night event, offered on three consecutive Friday evenings in February, on the 8th, 15th and 22nd, from 5:30pm until 7:30pm […]

Franciscan Health Fitness Centers Schererville Hosts Blood Drive

With blood donations urgently needed during the COVID-19 pandemic, Franciscan Health Fitness Centers Schererville invites the public to give at a blood drive on Tuesday, January 26. The blood drive held by Versiti Blood Center will be 3 to 7PM. Donations will be taken in the Versiti Blood Drive Bus, which will be located outside […]

Plastic Bag Recycling in Porter County

The Recycling and Waste Reduction District of Porter County says residents frequently wonder if plastic grocery bags can be recycled. The district says these bags can NOT be recycled in curbside bins, however, if they are clean and dry they can be deposited at special locations throughout the county. They also say many residents may […]

INDOT Seeks Public Comment on Statewide Transportation Improvement Program

The Indiana Department of Transportation is seeking public comment on its Statewide Transportation Improvement Program. Under law, each state is required to develop a plan to amend or improve state and local transportation, covering a period of at least four years. Anyone interested in commenting can help INDOT become better informed of any roadway transportation […]

Public Invited to Submit Nominations for Northwest Indiana Partners for Clean Air awards

Northwest Indiana Partners for Clean Air is currently accepting nominations for its annual Clean Air Awards. Four awards will be presented, one in each of the following categories: business, municipal, industrial, and the Mark Siminski Bicycle Award, which recognizes an individual or entity for extraordinary efforts to promote and/or participate in bicycling in the Northwest […]


Schererville Residents Encouraged to Sign Up for Smart911

The Town of Schererville says it is joining many other communities in Lake County by starting to utilize the RAVE mobile safety and Smart 911 communications system. A post at the town’s Facebook page also says they will be transitioning over to RAVE during the month of February. Here is a link for more information […]

Porter County Public Health Officer Revises Previous Health Order

Porter County Public Health says two weeks have now passed since New Year’s Day and the Porter County new COVID-19 case numbers have stabilized and decreased. The news release also said Porter County did not see the anticipated surge in cases associated with the holidays. “This is a credit to the people of Porter County […]

Indiana Governor Holcomb to Deliver State of the State Address

Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb will deliver the 2021 State of the State address tonight, Tuesday January 19. His address will be held virtually due to the pandemic. It begins at 6 p.m. Central/7 p.m. Eastern. It’s Holcomb’s fifth State of the State Address, which will be given from the chamber of the Indiana House of […]

Franciscan Health Michigan City Hosting Two Blood Drives in January

With blood donations urgently needed during the COVID-19 pandemic, Franciscan Health Michigan City invites the public to give at one of two blood drives scheduled later this month. The blood drives held by Versiti Blood Center will be 7AM to 1PM on Wednesday, January 27, and 2PM to 6PM on Thursday, January 28, at Franciscan […]

Lake County Public Library Named a 2020 Star Library

The Lake County Public Library has been named a 2020 Star Library by Library Journal’s Index of Public Library Service. The Library Journal Index rates U.S. public libraries based on selected per capita output measures. Only 262 libraries across the country received a star designation and the Lake County Public Library was one of only […]