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Bonner Senior Center and Portage Township Food Pantry Helping Families During Outage

Brendan Clancy, Portage Township Trustee announced the Bonner Senior Center will be open for cooling and internet service beginning Thursday, August 13 from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. every day until power is restored to Portage Township residents. “In addition to dealing with COVID-19, and families settling back into virtual school, our residents have now […]

Indiana Rental Assistance Program Offers Relief

More than 24,000 Indiana residents have applied for the state’s COVID-19 Rental Assistance Program. Jacob Sipe, Executive Director of the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority, Lake County joins four other counties in accounting for nearly 45-percent of all applications received so far. Sipe says renters may be eligible for assistance through the program, but […]

State of Indiana Offers More Organizational Relief for The Arts

The State of Indiana is offering more assistance to local arts organizations that have been disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Lieutenant Governor Suzanne Crouch says a state grant totaling $10 million in CARES Act money is available and that the state is accepting applications from arts organizations in need of financial assistance are being accepted […]

Storms Produce High Winds Across the Region

The National Weather Service Chicago says there were over one-hundred severe wind reports from northern Illinois and northwest Indiana from Monday’s storms. Meteorologists also say there was one confirmed tornado in the Chicago area in Rogers Park on the north side of the city that moved out over Lake Michigan, becoming a waterspout.  NIPSCO reported […]

Dodgeball Tournament in Crown Point to Benefit NICK Foundation Cancelled Due to Ongoing Pandemic

In Crown Point, the third annual First Responders Charity Dodgeball Tournament scheduled for next month has been cancelled due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The Crown Point Volunteer Fire Department says the event that had been scheduled for September 20th raises funds for the Northwest Indiana Cancer Kids (NICK) Foundation. The foundation will be holding […]


First Responder Appreciation and Demonstration Day at the MAAC Training Campus

The public is invited to First Responder Appreciation and Demonstration Day happening at the MAAC (Multi Agency Academic Cooperative) Campus on Montdale Drive in Valparaiso this month.  First responders from across Northwest Indiana will be demonstrating the techniques they must use to save lives. The Lima Lima Flight Team will be doing an air show. […]

Porter County Health Issues Document with FAQs Regarding Return to School

Porter County Health Officer Dr. Maria Stamp has issued a document with frequently-asked-questions regarding how the county health department will be monitoring the return to school. It discusses positivity rate and guidance regarding in-person instruction, a hybrid model or remote learning. It also provides information on a variety of topics, including “How is a school […]

Ivy Tech Express Enrollment Day Scheduled for Saturday August 8th

An Express Enrollment Day is happening at the Ivy Tech Valparaiso Campus this Saturday, August 8th, 2020. Chancellor Aco Sikoski says students will be able to be on campus to meet with an advisor, the admissions team and financial aid teams and register for classes all in the same day. There are also options for […]

Alzheimer’s Association Greater Indiana Chapter Programs and Support Groups Continue Online, By Phone

August 2020 education programs include Dementia Conversations: Driving, Doctor Visits, Legal & Financial Planning; Effective Communication Strategies and 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s. There will also be two special series offerings. One series is for caregivers of those in the middle stage of dementia. The other is designed for care partners and their loved ones […]

Valparaiso University Announces Interim President-Elect

Valparaiso University has announced an interim President-Elect. Colette Irwin-Knott, a member of Valparaiso University’s Board of Directors for the past decade, will begin serving in that role effective September first. Last August Mark Heckler recommended to the Board of Directors that they begin the search process for his successor. Heckler,who became the university’s 18th president […]