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American Heart Association Heart Walk Porter County

A Region teenager who was just ten days old when he had his first open heart surgery has become an accomplished pianist, and the American Heart Association says Logan Castleton of Valparaiso, now 15, will be doing a special performance at the Porter County Heart Walk happening tomorrow Saturday September 21, 2019, at Coffee Creek […]

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American Legion Post #54 in Hobart to Host Toy Round-Up to Benefit Toys for Tots

American Legion Post #54 in Hobart will host a Toy Round-Up to benefit Toys For Tots this Saturday, September 21st, and they’re looking for motorcycle riders to join them for the poker run. The cost for the poker run is $20 for singles and $25 for doubles; get $5 off if you bring in a […]

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First United Methodist Church of Crown Point to Dedicate Memorial to First Responders

In Crown Point this weekend First United Methodist Church of Crown Point will be unveiling and dedicating a memorial in the southwest corner of their church yard to all First Responders. The memorial will join a memorial to the victims of the September 11th attack already on that corner. Featured speaker will be Tim McCarthy, […]

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SepticSmart Week: Homeowners Urged to Maintain Septic Systems

From the Indiana State Department of Health: INDIANAPOLIS—The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) is reminding Hoosiers to maintain their septic systems as part of SepticSmart Week, a national observance designed to educate homeowners and communities about the importance of caring for septic systems. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), more than one […]

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Gary Sinise Foundation Unveils Major Donation to LaCrosse Volunteer Fire Department

The Gary Sinise Foundation unveiled a major donation at a press conference Wednesday to the LaCrosse Volunteer Fire Department, equipment that will improve the safety of the 23 volunteer members of the department. Our Mike Summers was there and you can hear more from yesterday’s presentation at News Audio on Demand here at our website. […]

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INDOT to Hold Statewide Hiring Fair for Seasonal Plow Drivers

The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) is hosting a statewide hiring fair Tuesday, September 17, 2019, for seasonal plow drivers. There are a number of locations statewide, including three in the INDOT Northwest District: Gary, LaPorte and Plymouth. All fairs run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. local time. INDOT says these seasonal positions pay […]

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Monarch Festival in East Chicago September 21st

East Chicago Mayor Anthony Copeland and The Nature Conservancy of Indiana present the East Chicago Monarch Festival Saturday, September 21st at Kosciuszko Park on Indianapolis Boulevard. The free event features music and dance, art, kids activities, food, plants and of course, monarch butterflies. The event runs from 11am until 4pm and celebrates the monarch butterfly’s […]

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Robot Food-Delivery Service Debuts at Purdue University

If you’re ordering food to Purdue University’s West Lafayette campus, keep an eye out for a new kind of delivery driver. Purdue is now sharing its sidewalks with a fleet of robots that deliver meals at the push of a button. Sharp Technologies launched the robot food-delivery service this week. Students, faculty and staff can […]

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Impaired-Driving Checkpoints in Lake County This Weekend

The Lake County Traffic and Safety Partnership will be conducting impaired-driving checkpoints this Friday through Sunday. Drivers can expect short delays of 2 minutes or fewer in and around checkpoint areas. The goal of the checkpoints are to reduce crashes associated with impaired driving through education and prevention. Lake County law enforcement remind people to […]

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Hoosier Farmers Eligible for Federal Assistance Following Low-Yield Harvest

The U.S. Department of Agriculture recently declared Indiana farmers are eligible for Farm Service Agency assistance following an unusually rainy planting season in 2019. Federal assistance includes access to low-interest loans if farmers can prove their crops lost at least 30 percent of crop yields. Indiana’s quality of corn and soybean crops were well below […]

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