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Kids Ride the South Shore Line Free All Spring Break Long

South-Shore-Kids-Ride-Free-2016With spring break right around the corner, the South Shore Line (SSL) is reminding riders about its Kids Ride Free program. Kids Ride Free is part of the SSL’s ongoing efforts to provide affordable and convenient transportation to and from South Bend, cities in Northwest Indiana and Chicago.

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PNW CHESS Art Gallery Honors Women’s History Month in 2017

PNW-CHESS-Art-Gallery-Honors-Womens-History-Month-2017_01Women’s history month will be heavily celebrated by the Purdue University Northwest CHESS art gallery exhibiters beginning with the Empowering Women: Art and Photography Exhibit on March 23, from 6-9 p.m. at 6725 Kennedy Ave.

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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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Indiana-Kentucky-Ohio Regional Council of Carpenters Offers 40 $1,000 Scholarships - Deadline is March 17

ikorcc-communities Forty $1,000 scholarships will be awarded this year by the Indiana/Kentucky/Ohio Regional Council (IKORCC). Twenty of the scholarships are awarded based on scholastics and twenty by random drawing.

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Franciscan Health Crown Point: Nurse Lauded as Heroine by Patient

Franciscan-Health-Crown-Point-Nurse-Lauded-as-Heroine-by-PatientSandy Ring, left, an imaging department nurse at Franciscan Health Crown Point, is congratulated by Barbara Anderson, hospital president and chief executive officer, during a recent management meeting for Ring’s potentially life-saving efforts to help a Demotte man after she observed a suspicious-sounding cough when the patient reported for a CT scan. A subsequent lung scan revealed a pulmonary embolism. A short time later, the patient went to the Emergency Department and also received treatment from the cardiovascular unit staff.

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Portage Township Schools Update, March 10, 2017


Kyle Elementary
Istep celebration started with the good old "Kyle" cheer. Next was some of our Kyle teachers performing "Teachers Got Books". Last but not least, the high five tunnel to wish our 3rd-5th gr. good luck on their Istep!

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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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IU Northwest Professors among Winners for IU’s Regional Campus Grand Challenges Initiative

IU-Northwest-Professors-among-Winners-for-IUs-Regional-Campus-Grand-Challenges-InitiativeIndiana University Northwest announced that two faculty members are serving as co-principal investigators on a project selected as a winner by IU’s Regional Campus Grand Challenges Initiative. The program awards funds to regional campus faculty who are using multidisciplinary efforts that address complex challenges facing Indiana communities.

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Outstanding PNW Faculty, Staff, Student Awards Presented; Employment Tenure Recognized

Outstanding-PNW-Faculty-Staff-Student-Awards-Presented-Employment-Tenure-RecognizedPurdue University Northwest celebrated Monday (3/6) the one-year anniversary of its founding (March 4, 2016) in recognition of when the Higher Learning Commission officially approved the establishment of Purdue University Northwest via the unification of Purdue University Calumet and Purdue University North Central.

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Mayor Snedecor, Hobart Celebrates Successful Events, Resurging Downtown in State of the City Address


City of Hobart Mayor Brian Snedecor gave his annual State of the City Address on Wednesday to members of the Chamber of Commerce, heads of various departments and local business owners. Many in attendance, however, would have called it a celebration rather than an address.

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