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ELOISE BLINT BIG 100th CELEBRATION

Life is not measured by the breaths you take, but by the moments that take your breath away! This is one of those moments as Eloise Blint celebrates her 100th birthday at Rittenhouse Village where she resides. She is the first in her family to reach this major milestone of turning 100! She was born on March 21, 1924, to the parents of Frank and Clara Oshinski Wagner.   Eloise is a proud 1941 St. Mary’s High School graduate.  She married the love of her life, Gordon Blint on November 19, 1949, where she was married for 57 blissful years.

March 21st, 2024|Local News|

Weekend O.W.I. Blitz Nets 17 Impaired Drivers

Press Release, Indiana State Police Lowell Post: This past weekend, troopers at the Indiana State Police Lowell Post participated in targeted patrols focused on identifying and apprehending impaired drivers that chose to operate a vehicle in our district. As a result of their efforts, a list of the statistics that were compiled from Friday, March 15th through Sunday, March 17th is being provided. 116 traffic citations and 113 warnings were issued 17 arrests for O.W.I. (Operating While Intoxicated) 18 crash investigations 24 arrests for various criminal offenses. (Battery by Bodily Waste on a Public Servant, Reckless Driving, Indecent Exposure, Possession

March 21st, 2024|Local News|

Starke County Sheriff’s Office K9 Robby to get donation of body armor

Starke County Sheriff’s Office K9 Robby will receive a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. K9 Robby’s vest is sponsored by Kimra and Tom Kidd of Indianapolis, IN and will be embroidered with the sentiment “Born to Love-Trained to Serve-Loyal Always”. Vested Interest in K9s, Inc., established in 2009, is a 501(c)(3) charity whose mission is to provide bullet and stab protective vests and other assistance to dogs of law enforcement and related agencies throughout the United States.  

March 21st, 2024|Local News|

Michigan City Police Department honors social worker

In honor of National Social Work Month the Michigan City Police Department is recognizing their Police Social Worker, Jocelyn Colburn. Jocelyn is a native of LaPorte, Indiana and graduated from LaPorte High School in 2016.  She then went on to get her Bachelors in Social Work from Indiana University Northwest in 2020 and then Master's in Social Work in 2023. Jocelyn has been employed with the Michigan City Police Department since May of 2023, and has been working with the men and women of the Michigan City Police Department. “The Michigan City Police Department appreciates the services and support that

March 20th, 2024|Local News|

MCHS MCJROTC Supports School, Community

News Release, Michigan City Area Schools: In a month known for its “madness” due to basketball tournaments, the cadets of the Michigan City High School (MCHS) Marine Corps Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (MCJROTC) cadets displayed their cool demeanor and unwavering bearing while supporting school and community activities.  The cadets worked the Indiana High School Athletic Association boys basketball Regional and Semi State championship tournaments. Additionally they provided Color Guards for the Lions Convention and the Michigan City St. Patrick’s Day parade.  The MCJROTC supported the Lake Hills Elementary School Career Day, the Barker Middle School Science, Technology, Engineering and

March 20th, 2024|Local News|

Chesterton Man Arrested Following Shots Fired Incident

On Tuesday, March 19th, around 6:04 P.M., Chesterton Police were dispatched to the 100 block of Jeffrey Street for a shots fired complaint. Shortly after the arrival of patrol officers, a male suspect was identified and detained by patrol officers. Detectives were summoned to the scene and a search warrant was obtained for a home in the 100 block of Jeffrey Street. Detectives recovered evidence consistent with the allegation of shots being fired. The suspect, a 49-year-old Chesterton resident has been arrested and preliminary charged with Intimidation, Level 5 Felony. This investigation remains ongoing and no additional information will be

March 20th, 2024|Local News|

Pottawattomie Country Club Hosts Job Fair This Saturday

The Pottawattomie Country Club in Michigan City is hosting a job fair this Saturday, March 23rd from 8:00a-11:00a. Available positions include: servers, bartenders, short order cooks, pool attendants, snack cart, and more. Make your appointment by calling Matt, at 219-872-8624.   Address: 1900 Springland Ave, Michigan City, IN 46360

March 20th, 2024|Local News|

Michigan City Chamber of Commerce Announces Annual Awards Winners

  On March 15th in the Stardust Room at Blue Chip Casino, the Michigan City Chamber of Commerce (Chamber) held its annual dinner and awards celebration. During the event, the Chamber recognized the achievements of various members as legacy-owned businesses or milestone years of membership in the Chamber. The Chamber also announced winners in several different awards categories. The winners (pictures provided of each of the award recipients) included: Large Business of the Year: 1st Source Bank Small Business of the Year: Sacred Dunes Integrative Health Community Impact of the Year: The Salvation Army of Michigan City Young Professional of

March 20th, 2024|Local News|

U.S. 30 to have overnight lane closures for resurfacing

Indiana Department of Transportation Contractor Milestone Contractors North Inc will have overnight lane closures on U.S. 30 between State Road 55 and State Road 51 beginning on or after Sunday, March 24 through late November for a resurfacing project. Lane closures will be in place during the overnight hours of approximately 8 p.m. to 6 a.m., with alternating intersections closed temporarily when work is occurring in that area. Work will begin on U.S. 30 between State Road 55 and I-65 through late May, at which point crews will switch to work on U.S. 30 between I-65 and State Road 51.

March 20th, 2024|Local News|

U.S. 30 to have lane closures in Dyer

CSX Transportation will have lane closures on U.S. 30 between Calumet Ave and Keilman St beginning on or after Monday, March 25. Alternating lane closures will be in place for approximately five days while they replace the asphalt approaches at their grade crossing. Motorists should be prepared for changing traffic patterns and delays during peak times. INDOT encourages drivers to allow extra time when driving through this area and follow traffic directions carefully. Motorists should slow down, exercise caution and drive distraction-free through all work zones.

March 19th, 2024|Local News|

Westville Area Chamber of Commerce 65th Annual Dinner

The Westville Area Chamber of Commerce will host their 65h Annual Dinner at Blue Moon Vintage Market, located at 11193 W Division Road, Westville (Otis), on Friday, April 19 starting at 5:30 pm. Join us for an evening of entertainment, fellowship and great food while enjoying a unique and intimate setting. Our keynote speaker will be Matt Reardon Executive Director of the LaPorte County Center for Economic Development, Planning and Governmental Affairs and Coordinator of RDC. The Chamber will be holding the annual business meeting which includes election of Board of Directors, presentation of our Community Leader Award and Education Recognition

March 19th, 2024|Local News|

Franciscan Health Crown Point hosting doula workshop

CROWN POINT, Indiana – Franciscan Health Crown Point is hosting a doula certification workshop in April, with needs-based scholarship applications being accepted to cover the registration fees. Doulas are trained professionals who provide continuous physical, emotional and informational support to their clients before, during and shortly after childbirth. A doula may help communicate a woman's birth plan, create a comfortable environment during delivery or simply provide general support a family may seek during this pivotal time. A doula does not perform clinical tasks. The Franciscan Health Crown Point Family Birth Center offers doula services to families free of charge via

March 19th, 2024|Local News|

Celebrate the migration of birdlife through the Indiana Dunes region from May 16-19

INDIANA DUNES NATIONAL PARK: Celebrate the migration of birdlife through the Indiana Dunes region from May 16-19 at the 10th annual Indiana Dunes Birding Festiva, organized by Indiana Audubon in collaboration with the Indiana Dunes National Park, Indiana Dunes State Park, and Indiana Dunes Tourism. The festival’s keynote dinner will be held on Saturday evening, May 18, featuring recently retired Indiana Dunes National Park superintendent Paul Labovitz. Labovitz will present "From City Kid to National Park Superintendent: An Accidental Birder Story,” sharing his journey through the park system to what some claim is the best national park for birding in the

March 19th, 2024|Local News|

Women’s Voices in Poetry Highlighted during World Creativity & Innovation Week

The Center for Creative Solutions will feature five published poets on April 17 at the Michigan City Public Library at 100 East 4th Street. The special program is part of Northwest Indiana’s celebration of World Creativity & Innovation Week, April 15-21. Featured poets include Carnessa Carnes, Carmen Navarro, Kayla Vasilko, Jamie Wendt, and Valerie Wallace. The evening will begin with a light dinner at 5:30 p.m. The poets will then read their selected work, followed by a Q and A, and a meet and greet opportunity with each poet. Books and materials will be available, according to Judy Jacobi, program

March 19th, 2024|Local News|

TRAFFIC ALERT: Avoid the area of US 30 & CR 1350 South in La Porte County-Traffic shut down due to an accident

According to the La Porte County Sheriff's Office there is a wicked accident. Avoid the area of  US 30 & CR 1350 South due to this crash. Both of the eastbound lanes of US 30 are closed due to a personal injury CMV crash. EB US 30, at US 421, will be closed for several hours for the crash investigation, cleanup and recovery of the CMVs at the scene. For the latest information and updates check the La Porte County Sheriff's FACEBOOK page.

March 18th, 2024|Local News|

𝐃𝐄𝐏𝐔𝐓𝐈𝐄𝐒 𝐈𝐍𝐕𝐄𝐒𝐓𝐈𝐆𝐀𝐓𝐄 𝐑𝐔𝐑𝐀𝐋 𝐅𝐀𝐓𝐀𝐋𝐈𝐓𝐘 𝐂𝐑𝐀𝐒𝐇

This morning at 3:51 AM, deputies responded to CR 1000 North in the area of Frontage Road, reference a single vehicle crash. The initial on-scene investigation completed by Deputy Jeff Armstrong and assisting deputies determined the following had occurred. A black 2012 Range Rover was traveling eastbound on CR 1000 North. The vehicle left the south side of the roadway east of Frontage Road and traveled into a ditch. The vehicle continued traveling eastbound in the ditch, crashed into several trees, and overturned. The driver (lone occupant) was found inside the vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene. Identification of

March 18th, 2024|Local News|

LUCK RUNS OUT FOR NEW YORK MAN

  A Saint Patrick’s Day motor vehicle pursuit (MVP) ended in the arrest of Qihui SUN (33), of Queens, New York.   At approximately 1:19 PM, Deputy Julian Sanchez began traveling behind an eastbound passenger vehicle on US 20 in the 4200 east block. He paced the vehicle for a distance and found it to be traveling in excess of the posted speed limit. Deputy Sanchez attempted to initiate a traffic stop on the vehicle in the 5300 east block, however the vehicle continued traveling eastbound resulting in a MVP.   The vehicle continued traveling east, underneath the Dogbone Interchange,

March 18th, 2024|Local News|

Franciscan Health Crown Point hosting doula workshop

Needs-based scholarship applications being accepted to cover registration fees   CROWN POINT, Indiana – Franciscan Health Crown Point is hosting a doula certification workshop in April, with needs-based scholarship applications being accepted to cover the registration fees. Doulas are trained professionals who provide continuous physical, emotional and informational support to their clients before, during and shortly after childbirth. A doula may help communicate a woman's birth plan, create a comfortable environment during delivery or simply provide general support a family may seek during this pivotal time. A doula does not perform clinical tasks. The Franciscan Health Crown Point Family Birth

March 18th, 2024|Local News|

Michigan City semi-annual hydrant flushing set to begin on April 1

The Michigan City Department of Water Works will begin the semi-annual fire hydrant flushing on Monday, April 1. This is done to insure the hydrants are in proper working order for the spring and summer months, and also to find any hydrants that may have been damaged over the winter. The city expects the program to take about eight weeks to complete. The city says if anyone should experience any discoloration in their water, they should let the water run for a short time and the water will clear.

March 18th, 2024|Local News|

La Porte County Public Library Partners with Howmet Aerospace Foundation 
to Promote Lifelong Learning

Press Release, La Porte County Public Library: La Porte County Public Library has been awarded a $60,000 grant from the Howmet Aerospace Foundation with $20,000 for Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library and $40,000 for new Makerspace equipment at the LPCPL Exchange. Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is open to all children from birth until their fifth birthday. Through this remarkable early childhood literacy program, any child who lives in La Porte County can register to receive a free, new, age-appropriate book by mail once a month from birth until their fifth birthday. “We want to foster and support lifelong learning in our

March 17th, 2024|Local News|

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