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National Police Week- Indiana State Police Post Memorials

This week, May 9-15, 2021, is recognized as National Police Week. This is a time where we as Americans pay respect and remember in memoriam, the brave men and women of law enforcement that have paid the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty. Out of respect for those Indiana State Police personnel killed in the line of duty, as well as their survivors, the Indiana State Police remains dedicated to always remembering, forever honoring, and respecting those that serve in their memory!   Since the Indiana State Police was founded in 1933, there have been 44 state troopers and three civilian

May 12th, 2021|Local News|

Indiana Conservation Officers to host recruiting events 

Anyone interested in becoming an Indiana Conservation Officer is encouraged to attend a recruiting event that DNR Law Enforcement’s District 1 will host on Saturday, May 22, at Potato Creek State Park and Tuesday, May 25, at Salamonie Interpretive Center. Beginning at 7 p.m. at both locations on both days, officers will be on site to cover material regarding the hiring process for Indiana Conservation Officers and answer questions from interested candidates. The address for Potato Creek State Park is 25601 IN-4 in North Liberty. Salamonie Interpretive Center is located at 3691 New Holland Road in Andrews. District 1 includes

May 12th, 2021|Local News|

LaPorte County Health Department Press Release

Dr. Deausy was disappointed to learn of the of Indiana Legislator’s decision to override Governor Holcomb’s veto of Senate Enrolled Act No. 005. Dr. Deausy feels this is a dangerous move which will prevent local health departments from responding to health emergencies. Local health officers and their departments must often make immediate, urgent, and complex decisions to protect public health. This bill ultimately limits the ability of the health officers to make timely decisions during a public health emergency such as the coronavirus pandemic. SEA No. 005 has voided Dr. Deausy’s Third Amended Health Order dated April 30th, 2021, which

May 12th, 2021|Local News|

Johnson Rd to be closed over I-94

The Indiana Department of Transportation announces a road closure for Johnson Rd over I-94 beginning Wednesday, May 19.   The road will be closed for approximately two weeks for a bridge deck sealing project. Motorists should seek an alternate route. The official detour will follow Pahs Rd, Cleveland Rd and C.R. W 400 N.   All work is weather dependent.

May 12th, 2021|Local News|

The Prairie Magic Music Festival. August 14th.

The Prairie Magic Music Festival is a celebration of Rock, Americana, and Blues music that takes place on August 14, 2021 at Sunset Hill Farm County Park. This year, we’re celebrating women in the arts with an all-women lineup: Shemekia Copeland, Sarah Shook & the Disarmers, Crystal Bowersox, and Jackie Venson. Ticket sold through Eventbrite. Information about the Festival Bring your lawn chairs and sun shades to enjoy an afternoon of amazing music at our outdoor amphitheater. Food trucks, bounce houses, a beer garden, and kids activities will be available all day. Prairie Magic 2021 will provide food vendors, a

May 12th, 2021|Events, Local News|

Several state resources available to Hoosiers searching for work

On May 11, Gov. Eric Holcomb reinstated work-search activities requiring that unemployment insurance claimants actively seek employment and be available for work. To be eligible for unemployment benefits, claimants must attempt to secure full-time work in each week they claim benefits. That requirement was suspended during the pandemic. More information about the weekly work searches can be found at: www.in.gov/dwd/indiana-unemployment/individuals/work-search/. With recent changes to the state’s unemployment insurance program, the Indiana Department of Workforce Development is reminding Hoosiers of the many resources available to assist with training and employment opportunities. Based on the most recent data, Indiana employers have posted more

May 11th, 2021|Local News|

‘Forever Plaid’ Kicks Off First Outdoor Performances at Dunes Summer Theatre  

The Dunes Summer Theatre is taking the 2021 Season outdoors, starting with "Forever Plaid," running June 4-20 (Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays), 6-7:30 p.m. CDT. Performances at the theatre, 288 Shady Oak Drive in Michigan City, are free and audiences are limited to 50 persons. Advance reservations are required and donations are welcome. Tickets are available online at dunesarts.org/tickets. “Forever Plaid” is the story of four high school guys (Sparky, Smudge, Jinx and Frankie) who form a ‘50s-style singing group with dreams of stardom. The quartet generates positive buzz and is about to get a big break when tragedy strikes. All is

May 11th, 2021|Local News|

TWO SUBJECTS ARRESTED AFTER SEARCH WARRANT FOR RESIDENCE

In the afternoon hours of May 6th, 2021, members of the LaPorte County Drug Task Force, a HIDTA Initiative, The Fugitive Apprehension Street Team (FAST), and The Michigan City Police Department effected 2 arrests as the result of a search warrant that was executed at the Ramada Inn Hotel. Taken into custody were 33-year-old Michigan City Resident Robert Rosenbourgh and 43-year-old Michigan City resident Trinity Hawkins. At the time of this investigation, Mr. Rosenbourgh was actively wanted on two counts of Dealing in Methamphetamine as Level 4-Felonies. Mr. Rosenbourgh was subsequently located residing in a hotel room in the Ramada

May 11th, 2021|Local News|

Five Tips for Managing Spring Allergies

While Spring brings sunshine, emerging greenery and longer days, many people dread this season for the sinus pressure, headaches, itchy eyes and respiratory problems it brings. More than 50 million people suffer with nasal allergies and half of those also have seasonal pollen allergies, according to The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA), which recently released a listing of the most challenging places in the country to live with allergies. “With ongoing changes to our climate, there is no single allergy season,” said Tiffany Bowser, a Family Medicine nurse practitioner with Northwest Medical Group in Knox. “Allergy symptoms may

May 11th, 2021|Local News|

2021 HOOSIER STAR FINALISTS ANNOUNCED

The La Porte County Symphony Orchestra is proud to announce the finalists for the 2021 Hoosier Star! They Are: YOUTH DIVISION - AGE 17 AND UNDER: Jayne Bartlett, Chesterton Afyah Giuliani, La Porte Joseph Giuliani, La Porte Grace Phillips, Westville Lola White New Albany ADULT DIVISION - AGE 18 AND OVER Candance Archer, Michigan City Karen Eigenmann, La Porte Myah Englebrecht, South Bend Kim Curtis, Valparaiso Jarynn Sampson, South Bend hese individuals will compete, in their respective divisions, for the title of HOOSIER STAR! 1st place Adult and Youth Winners will receive a $1,000 prize. 2nd place Adult and Youth

May 11th, 2021|Local News|

Stuff A Bus at AL’S Super Market. Sept 25th

TEAM WIMS will be live at AL's on Franklin Street (Michigan City) SEPTEMBER 25th from 9-11am! First Trust Stuff a Bus! Making A Difference with Stuff A Bus and helping those in need with The Salvation Army Michigan City Corps and Community Center, Michigan City Area Schools, Al's Supermarkets, First Trust Credit Union, and WIMS.

May 10th, 2021|Events|

HEALTH DEPARTMENT TO OFFER FREE COOKIES AT VACCINATION SITES FOLLOWING DONATION BY GIRL SCOUTS OF CENTRAL INDIANA

The Indiana Department of Health announced today that it is partnering with Girl Scouts of Central Indiana to provide free Girl Scout cookies to participants at select COVID-19 vaccination clinics around the state, including mass vaccination clinics at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and at the former Roosevelt High School in Gary. Girl Scouts of Central Indiana is donating approximately 70,000 packages of cookies to the vaccination effort due to a pandemic-related shortfall in sales this year. “With many traditional sales opportunities shut down due to the pandemic, our Girl Scouts found creative ways to safely sell cookies through e-commerce and

May 10th, 2021|Local News|

Parasite detected in wild swans in Lake County

Wildlife officials have confirmed the presence of a parasitic flatworm in wild swans from Wolf Lake. Diagnostic testing was conducted at the U.S. Geological Survey’s (USGS) National Wildlife Health Center in Madison, Wisconsin. Mute swans examined by the USGS had fatal infections of the intestinal parasite Sphaeridiotrema globulus. This parasite causes death in many species of waterfowl, including swans, diving ducks, and coots. Lead testing was also performed on the swans, and results were within the range of nontoxic background levels. The cause of death of the Canada geese collected from the same area could not be determined, despite extensive testing. The geese tested negative

May 10th, 2021|Local News|

La Porte Jaycees To Hand Off Iconic 4th of July Parade Due to Low Membership- The Kiwanis Club of LaPorte taking over

The La Porte Jaycees have decided to hand off the iconic 4th of July Parade held every year in downtown La Porte after 74 years. While this decision was not made lightly, the Jaycees believe that it is time to hand off to keep the event sustainable for the future. Over the past decade, the Jaycees have experienced a decline in membership, which led to difficulty operating this large-scale event. With a lack of volunteers in membership, it has become increasingly difficult to operate key projects like the 4th of July Parade. The La Porte Jaycees are best known for

May 10th, 2021|Local News|

Lee Brice 2 pack Ticket Giveaways!

Uptown Social will choose three winners at random on Facebook Live Thursday May 27, 2021. A time with a link to their Facebook page will be sent to each email the day before the live stream. Each winner will receive (2) VIP tickets to Lee Brice on June 5th, 2021. These tickets will be transferred into the winners name 24 hours before the concert. If winners fail to claim their tickets within (2) days of being chosen, Uptown Social will choose a new winner from the entries. (These details are on their website at www.uptownsocialmc.com/contest.

May 10th, 2021|Events, Local News|

WIMS-AM (MICHIGAN CITY) Honored for Community Service

WIMS-AM (MICHIGAN CITY) Honored for Community Service $2 Million Raised by Indiana TV and Radio Stations. Indiana Broadcasters Association   Each year, WIMS works in conjunction with The United Way of La Porte County along with other key organizations including: the Michigan City Area Schools, The Michigan City Police Department, the Michigan City Fire Department to host a carwash to raise funds for the many programs that are utilized to help families throughout the county. In 2021, WIMS did a “Virtual Carwash” and raised $3,500.

May 10th, 2021|Local News|

National Drinking Water Week Celebration 2021

National Drinking Water Week Celebration 2021 FREE In-Home Well Water SCREENING Kits Starting May 10th,2021 To celebrate National Drinking Water Week (May 2nd-8th 2021), the LaPorte County Health Department is offering FREE In-Home Well Water Screening tests for LaPorte County residential well owners. This service is being offered to LaPorte County residents ONLY with residential water supplies (private wells) during the month of May, starting May 10th. Test kits will be available for pick up at both LaPorte and Michigan City Health Department offices while supplies last. One kit per household. The La Porte County Health Department wants to remind

May 7th, 2021|Local News|

Two summer boot camps from Purdue can boost cybersecurity expertise, careers

Purdue University is offering two online summer boot camps designed to prepare information technology professionals to earn certifications that can lead to giant leaps in their careers by qualifying them for in-demand, highly paid jobs in cybersecurity.   The Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) boot camp, which begins June 7, is for individuals, especially managers, with at least five years of experience. It offers a foundation of knowledge in eight security domains: security and risk management, asset security, security architecture and engineering, communication and network security, identity and access management, security assessment and testing, security operations, and software development

May 7th, 2021|Local News|
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