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April 20th, 2021|Local News|

The La Porte County Symphony Orchestra announces the appointment of Dr. Carolyn Watson as the LCSO’s 10th Music Director. Watson takes the helm of the Orchestra on August 1. A native Australian who came to the United States to lead the Interlochen Arts Academy Orchestra, Watson’s conducting credits include Austin Symphony, Detroit Symphony Civic Orchestra, Kansas City Ballet, Kansas City

City of La Porte Police officers recognized for lifesaving efforts

April 19th, 2021|Local News|

Police Chief Paul Brettin (far right) and members of the Police Merit Commission honor five City of La Porte Police officers for their lifesaving work in the field Tuesday, April 13, 2021, at the police station in La Porte. Brettin said the officers recently went above and beyond to save the lives of residents in danger on several separate occasions.

Ivy Tech Online Auction Benefits Students

April 19th, 2021|Local News|

Local campuses of Ivy Tech Community College are having their second annual online auction benefiting students in Lake, Porter and LaPorte counties. The Ivy Tech Foundation’s “Impacting Student Needs” online auction is taking place now through Friday, April 23. Bids on auction items will be accepted until Friday at 11:59 p.m. Bids are being accepted at Net proceeds from this

Four Vehicles Stolen From LaPorte Dealership, One Recovered

April 19th, 2021|Local News|

This past weekend, a theft of four high performance Dodge/Jeep vehicles occurred at a Dodge dealership in LaPorte, IN.  The vehicles were located on I-80/94 traveling an extremely high rate of speed, which resulted in the Indiana State Police Lowell Post becoming involved.  Citizens were reporting the vehicles traveling at speeds upwards of 150 mph.  Troopers were able to locate

Purdue University Northwest students benefiting from $3.8 million in new COVID-19 relief funds

April 19th, 2021|Local News|

Purdue University Northwest (PNW) is moving quickly to disburse $3.8 million in newly released federal funds related to pandemic relief directly to its students with financial need.   PNW will have distributed nearly $8.9 million in emergency funding directly to students over the past year. Although federal guidelines require universities to provide 50 percent of the emergency funding to students,

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