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Franciscan Health Michigan City offering Produce Prescription Program

Franciscan Health Michigan City is offering a new Produce Prescription Program aimed at assisting with chronic disease management. Upon successful completion of the free, four-week program, participants will receive produce vouchers for fresh fruit every month for six months. The Produce Prescription Program originated in Franciscan Alliance’s Lake County Fresh Start Market healthy food pantries, which allow those in need to shop free of charge. The Produce Prescription Program later expanded to locations in Central Indiana and is now available in Michigan City. The expansion into Michigan City was made possible by an Indiana Department of Health Together We Will

June 18th, 2024|Local News|

Oil Cooler Issue Sidelining New Indiana State Police Dodge Durango Patrol Vehicles

News Release, Indiana State Police: The Indiana State Police began the transition from the Dodge Charger, a vehicle which it has used for its police fleet since 2010, to the Dodge Durango police package vehicle in May 2023. ISP has ordered a total of 516 Durangos (approximate value of $25.8M). Over the last year, a total of 219 of these have been issued into the field for patrol duties. During this timeframe, 39 Durangos (18%) have experienced a mechanical failure due to a defective oil cooler. Using this same ratio, ISP would anticipate having an additional 40 Durangos experience this

June 18th, 2024|Local News|

Salvation Army of Michigan City lobby open as cooling center Tuesday and Thursday

The Salvation Army of Michigan City’s lobby is open Tuesday and Thursday from 9 am to 3 pm for anyone who needs to hydrate and escape the heat. The lobby will be closed on Wednesday, June 19 in observance of Juneteenth. See a list of additional cooling centers around Michigan City on WIMSradio.com and the WIMS Facebook page.  

June 17th, 2024|Local News|

U.S. 30 to be reduced to one lane in Porter County

U.S. 30 will be reduced to one lane with flaggers directing traffic in the work zone between County Road 450 East and County Road 575 East for guardrail repair on Tuesday, June 18. Work is expected to start around 6:30 a.m. and be ongoing for several hours. INDOT says motorists should expect increased delays through this area while this important work is underway.

June 17th, 2024|Local News|

Valpo Names Downtown Quiet Zone

The City of Valparaiso’s Board of Works and Safety has named the city’s downtown a Quiet Zone to enhance the experience of visiting downtown. “Our downtown is surely a special and welcoming place. We want to respect what has been created by reducing unreasonable noise,” said Mayor Jon Costas. “Loud noises affect the downtown experience and we’re looking to respect those who are shopping, dining and visiting our award- winning downtown,” said Costas. The City of Valparaiso is looking specifically to reduce unreasonable noise created by defective or modified exhaust systems, revving engines, horns, loud radios, engine braking and other

June 17th, 2024|Local News|

Cooling Centers locations are OPEN to the public in Michigan City

MICHIGAN CITY – Mayor Angie Nelson Deuitch urges the citizens of Michigan City to check on family, friends, neighbors, pets, and especially the elderly during extreme weather to ensure everyone stays healthy and safe. If you or someone you know in Michigan City needs a cool place to stay during the excessively hot temperatures this season, these are COOLING CENTER locations open to the public: Michigan City City Hall 100 E. Michigan Blvd. (219) 873-1400 Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Michigan City Police Department 1201 E. Michigan Blvd. (219) 874-3221 Seven days weekly 8 a.m. – 4

June 17th, 2024|Local News|

Expect delays with heat advisory on the South Shore between Michigan City and South Bend through Tuesday evening

Expect delays with heat advisory on the South Shore between Michigan City and South Bend. Due to the ongoing heat advisory now in effect for Northern Indiana through 7 pm Tuesday, June 18, the South Shore Line has implemented a temperature-based speed restriction for the area between Michigan City and South Bend. Train maximum speeds will be decreased to minimize heat-related damage to track and overhead wire, and passengers may expect approximate 15-20 minute delays for all trains until the speed restriction has been lifted. Passengers please be at boarding stations on time in the event delays are less than

June 17th, 2024|Local News|

Southwest Enforcement Team – South Office: Recent Activity

SAINT JOSEPH COUNTY, MICH. Southwest Enforcement Team (SWET) south detectives, along with Michigan State Police (MSP) Marshall Post troopers, stopped a vehicle on June 6 in Lockport Twp after observing multiple traffic violations. The vehicle was subsequently searched after an MSP K-9 team alerted to possible illegal contraband within the vehicle. During the search, detectives located and seized 15 ounces (425 grams) of suspected crystal methamphetamine. Marquevion Peake, a 27-year-old Kalamazoo man and passenger of the vehicle was arrested and lodged in the Saint Joseph County jail for possession with intent to deliver methamphetamine. The driver, a 20-year-old Kalamazoo resident

June 17th, 2024|Local News|

Texas Man Sentenced to 18 Months in Prison

SOUTH BEND – Late Friday, June 14th, Joshua Gregg, 48 years old, of Roanoke, Texas, was sentenced by United States District Court Judge Damon R. Leichty after pleading guilty to wire fraud, announced United States Attorney Clifford D. Johnson. Gregg was sentenced to 18 months in prison followed by 1 year of supervised release, and was ordered to pay $175,643.92 in restitution to the victim of the offense. According to documents in the case, from 2011 through 2020, Gregg committed a years-long fraud scheme against his former employer by claiming and receiving reimbursement for hundreds of thousands of dollars to which

June 17th, 2024|Local News|

Save The Dunes-Dunes Dash 5k

Join Ric Federighi and Team WIMS this weekend on Saturday, June 22nd at 8:00 AM for the Save The Dunes-Dunes Dash 5k. Where: West Beach – 376 North County Line Rd, Gary, IN Check-In begins at 7:00 AM Race begins at 8:00 AM The event will be professionally timed by T&H Timing Awards will be given to the top finishers

June 17th, 2024|Local News|

Michigan City Washington Park Parking Sticker Availability

June 10, 2024, Michigan City, IN   The Michigan City Parks & Recreation Department reminds the public that parking stickers will only be available through Wednesday, July 3, 2024.  Don’t miss out on your chance to grab your 2024 beach sticker! Whether you’re a regular beachgoer or just visiting, make sure you swing by the North Pointe Pavilion by July 3rd. Here’s what you need to know: Eligibility: Even if you received a sticker last year, you’re still eligible for a 2024 sticker as long as your current registration hasn’t expired. How to Get Your Sticker: In-Person: Visit the North Pointe

June 17th, 2024|Local News|

State Police Investigating Two-Vehicle Fatal Crash

CALHOUN COUNTY, MICH. Marshall post troopers are investigating a two-vehicle fatal crash involving a motorcycle and pickup truck. The crash occurred on Saturday June 15 around 3:30 p.m. on M-60 Hwy near 18 ½ mile Rd in Tekonsha Twp. Preliminary investigation reveals that the driver of a Ford pickup was in the process of turning into a driveway located off M-60 Hwy when the pickup was struck in the rear end by the operator of a motorcycle. The operator of the motorcycle, a 67-year-old Jackson man, was pronounced dead at the scene. He was not wearing a helmet. The driver

June 17th, 2024|Local News|

Lake County Franciscan Health hospital nurses, staff lauded with annual awards

Franciscan Health nurses and staff members working at hospitals in Lake County were honored with their hospitals’ annual awards in May during national Nurses Week. Franciscan Health Crown Point Center of Hope Coordinator Michelle Resendez received the Nightingale Award and Patient Care Technician Brikalaya Craig received the Lantern Award. Both awards are peer-nominated and voted upon by the hospital’s coordinating council. The Nightingale Award is the annual award presented to a member of the Franciscan Health Crown Point nursing staff who has outstanding dedication, teamwork and respect for patients and fellow co-workers as well as a commitment to the mission

June 16th, 2024|Local News|

HOMEWARD BOUND VILLAGES PROMOTING AFFORDABLE HOUSING IN LA PORTE COUNTY

The New Communications Channels, Made Possible Through a Gift from the Health Foundation of La Porte, Demonstrate Growth for Homeward-Bound Villages. LAPORTE, IN - JUNE 2024 - Homeward Bound Villages, a nonprofit organization dedicated to building affordable, cooperative housing solutions, is proud to announce the launch of its new website, HomewardBoundVillages.org, and social media channels. The website aims to educate the public about Homeward Bound Villages’ mission, garner community support, and encourage donations to further its cause of creating accessible, community-focused housing for individuals and small families in need. The organization’s Facebook and Instagram channels were launched in coordination with

June 16th, 2024|Local News|

Lubeznik Center for the Arts Asks for Input on La Porte Mural

MICHIGAN CITY, Ind. – Lubeznik Center for the Arts (LCA) is asking the community for its input on a mural to be located in the downtown area of La Porte at 809 Jefferson Avenue. A community meeting to discuss the mural themes is scheduled for Wednesday, June 26 at 11:30 AM-1 PM at La Porte City Hall. Everyone is welcome. East Chicago artist, Ismael "Ish" Muhammed Nieves, will be participating in these meeting, designing and painting the mural with input provided by the community and the building's owners. The mural will be painted in view of onlookers. Ish's works have

June 16th, 2024|Local News|

BEWARE of out of town roofing vendors in our area since the recent hailstorm- read below for more details.

BEWARE of out of town roofing vendors in our area since the recent hailstorm- read below for more details. Support Local MICHIGAN CITY – With the influx of roofing vendors since the recent hailstorm, the public is advised that only three contractors have permission from the City of Michigan City to solicit door to door at this time. The City does not endorse any specific company; it only grants licenses to vendors who provide proper insurance and adhere to local ordinances. For example, Michigan City Ordinance No. 1892 dictates vendors must observe the following rules as they relate to handbills

June 15th, 2024|Local News|

Rotary Club of Valparaiso “Changing of the Guard” Dinner, New President Assumes Role

Press Release, Rotary Club of Valparaiso: VALPARAISO – The Rotary Club of Valparaiso will host its annual Changing of the Guard dinner on Wednesday, June 26, 2024 in the Harre Union on Valparaiso University’s campus. Current President Bob Franko will welcome Mary Joe Murphy Jaime as the Club’s next president. Franko is the President/CEO of the VNA Hospice of Northwest Indiana and has served as Club President since July 1, 2023. His theme for his presidency was in concert with Rotary International President Gordon R. McInally’s goals of empowering girls, promoting mental health and wellness, and peacemaking. Throughout his term

June 15th, 2024|Local News|

It’s Time to Dash for the Dunes!

Press Release, Save the Dunes: Michigan City, IN— On Saturday, June 22nd, residents and visitors who enjoy getting active outside can support the Save the Dunes mission of protecting the Indiana Dunes by joining us for our annual Dunes Dash! Runners will take to the trails of the Indiana Dunes National Park at West Beach for our 5K Run/Walk and Kids Fun Run. This year’s race is sponsored by Porter County Community Foundation, United Healthcare, Cleveland Cliffs, Northwest Indiana Green Drinks, Michigan City Sustainability Commission, Castle Subaru, Encompass Financial Partners and WIMS Radio. All funds raised will be used to

June 15th, 2024|Local News|

New Prairie High School Baseball Class 3A State Champs

Congratulations to the New Prairie High School Baseball on winning The Class 3A State Championship Friday night. The Cougars defeated Brebeuf Jesuit 7-2. It is New Pariarie's first State Title in baseball. The Cougars' Tyson Greenwood was named the Phillips Mental Attitude Award recipient. New Prairie's final record was 27 and 5. Way to go. #wims #newprairie #localradio #nwi

June 15th, 2024|Local News|

City of Michigan City gives roadwork update

The City of Michigan City has given a couple of roadwork updates. ADA ramp removal on Lafayette Street will begin on Monday, June 17. Striping on all newly paved streets will begin Monday, June 24. All road construction is weather permitting. The city will provide updates as they become available.  

June 14th, 2024|Local News|

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