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Roundtable Discussion on a Changing Government with Porter County Commissioner Jeff Good

Jeff Good Roundtable Resized

Porter County Commissioner Jeff Good recently met with Ideas In Motion Media (IIMM) CEO and Publisher Chris Mahlmann in the Great News Studio for a roundtable discussion on Porter County government and Good's level-headed business style approach to tackling problems throughout the county. 

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Indiana State Police Conduct Sobriety Checkpoints in Porter County

ISP-Porter-County-03-17-17Friday, evening, March 17th, Indiana State Police and the Northern Porter County Traffic Safety Partnership conducted a sobriety checkpoint on U.S. 20 and Waverly in Porter. Between 10:00 p.m. and 12:00 a.m., officers checked 219 drivers that passed through the checkpoint and didn’t find any impaired drivers. One driver was administered a portable breath test and passed. Officers also issued one traffic ticket and two warnings.

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State Police and Northern Porter County Traffic Safety Partnership to Conduct Sobriety Checkpoint in Porter County

Indiana-State-Police-logoThe Lowell District of the Indiana State Police in conjunction with the Northern Porter County Traffic Safety Partnership will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint during the late evening hours in Porter County on Friday, March 17th, 2017. The checkpoint is in conjunction with Operation Pull Over Blitz #89, which runs from March 3th through March 26, 2017.

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Bill Payment Assistance Still Available After Statewide Temporary Suspension on Disconnects Ends March 15, 2017

rot3NIPSCO is reminding customers that bill payment assistance is still available after the state’s moratorium on disconnecting natural gas service during the winter for eligible customers ends March 15.

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Public Compost Sites to Open March 27, 2017

Compost-piles-compressedThe Valparaiso compost site, 2150 W. Lincolnway, and the Boone Grove compost site, 400 West 550 South, will open for the season March 27, to give Porter County residents locations to drop off and recycle yard waste from spring yard cleanups.

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Rain Barrels Available in Time for 2017 Spring Showers

Rain-BarrelRain barrels can add several long-term benefits to homeowners, such as saving money and avoiding runoff that can be detrimental to local water sources. Anyone can order a rain barrel for pickup at the Northwest Indiana Earth Day Celebration on April 22.

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Porter County Auditor’s Office Launches Project to Assist Disabled Veterans With Tax Deduction

Vicki-Urbanik Attention veterans: A change in state law has cleared the way for more disabled veterans to qualify for a property tax benefit.

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Porter County Master Gardener Association Offering Scholarships and Grants in 2017

Purdue-Master-GardenerThe Purdue Extension-Porter County Master Gardeners Association (PCMGA) invite individuals, groups or charitable organizations in Porter County and the immediate surrounding area to apply for $1,000 scholarships, $500 Community Service Donations, $250 Community Grants or $250 Edible Garden Grants.

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2017 Earth Day Celebration to add Reuse Fair

Earth-Day-Celebration-to-add-Reuse-Fair-2017_01Porter County Recycling & Waste Reduction is adding a new feature to the Northwest Indiana Earth Day Celebration; a Reuse Fair.

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South Shore Offering Westbound Free Ride Promotion, February 12 - 18, 2017


As you may have heard, South Shore Line wants to attract new riders with a special "We Love Our Riders - Free Rides Week", taking place from February 12th through Saturday, February 18th.

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NIPSCO Environmental Action Grant Promotes Environmental Stewardship

rot2NIPSCO is accepting applications for its environmental action grant to support local nonprofit organizations with environmental initiatives. In its second year, NIPSCO’s Environmental Action Grant program aims to provide funding for restoration and education projects throughout northern Indiana.

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