The Porter Police Department announced the passing of K9 “Kilo” on Wednesday. Kilo passed away peacefully beside his handler, Porter Police Corporal Scott Cornelison at approximately noon on Wednesday, according to PPD. The Porter Police department released the following statement Wednesday: “Cpl. Cornelison and Kilo were the Porter Police Department’s sole K-9 Unit from 2012-2021 and were responsible for numerous missing persons and narcotic searches. “Just after retiring Kilo last year, Cpl. Cornelison was involved in a head-on collision while pursuing a kidnapping suspect in November of 2021. While Cpl. Cornelison has fought diligently at overcoming the injuries sustained from
The South Shore Line invites all veterans and active-duty military personnel to ride free of charge on all trains Friday, Nov. 11, through Monday, Nov. 14. At the time of fare collection, passengers are to inform train personnel of veteran or active military status in order to take advantage of the free passage; no identification will be required. On Veterans Day, Friday, Nov. 11, trains will follow the regular weekday train schedule. NOTE: Temporary busing to stations between Gary and Michigan City remains in effect. Up to three children 13 years of age and under may ride free with each
Mayor of Michigan City Duane Parry has announced two Veterans memorial statues will be unveiled Friday at Greenwood Cemetery and Swan Lake Cemetery. On Memorial Day, Mayor Parry announced during the Veteran Memorial Ceremony at Greenwood Cemetery that he will use the proceeds from his Golf Outing, to purchase and dedicate a statue to the memory of “ALL THAT HAVE SERVED” Due to the overwhelming response from donors, the city was able to purchase two statues. One statue will be unveiled in Greenwood Cemetery this Friday at 11:00 a.m. At the conclusion of that unveiling, officials will be escorted by
The Duneland School Corporation is mourning the passing of Chesterton Middle School teacher Lauren Thompson, who lost her life in a motor vehicle crash in Portage late Tuesday afternoon, according to the Town of Chesterton. The Town of Chesterton released the following on its Facebook page Wednesday: “Chesterton Middle School has experienced a great loss this morning with the unexpected passing of one of its teachers, Lauren Thompson,” DSC said in a statement released Wednesday. Thompson was in her second year of teaching eighth-grade English at CMS. “Lauren was a shining star on the CMS faculty and was loved by
As part of their investment with the Michigan City Chamber of Commerce, The Barker Welfare Foundation recently gifted a full year chamber membership to Chef Quayla of Predictable Foodz. At a recent gathering of friends at the Barker Mansion, Chef Quayla catered lunch with a variety of sandwiches, sides, and dessert. Susan DeMaio, Executive Director of The Barker Welfare Foundation was on hand and presented a classic membership package to Quayla shortly after the lunch ended. Predictable Foodz was founded and created in Michigan City, IN by Chef Quayla. They are a mobile hospitality company that specializes in offering a
Franciscan Health Michigan City is hosting multiple COVID-19 vaccine clinics in LaPorte County in partnership with Beacon Health through year’s end. The clinics will take place from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15 at Al’s Supermarket East LaPorte, 702 E. Lincolnway in LaPorte; from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 17 at Grace Learning Center, 1007 W. 8th St. in Michigan City; from 2-4 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 17 at the VFW Post 1130, 181 W. McClung Road in LaPorte; from 1-2:30 pm. Sunday, Nov. 20 at New Hope Baptist Church, 730 W. Sixth St. in Michigan
Installation of the play structure at Ben Rees Park in La Porte was completed Tuesday morning. The structure, funded by the La Porte Park Foundation, includes three slides and a number of climbing options. Additionally, La Porte Park and Recreation maintenance staff recently stained the pavilion and plan to make further repairs this fall.
The Michigan City High School (MCHS) Marine Corps Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (MCJROTC) honored the 247th birthday of the United States Marine Corps by conducting the traditional Marine Corps birthday ceremony. Marines always celebrate November 10th, the day the Marine Corps was founded in Philadelphia in 1775 prior to the start of the Revolutionary War. Whether at peace or at war, in combat or training in the field, on ship or ashore, Marines always find a way to celebrate the traditions of the Marine Corps. MCHS MCJROTC did that at the Pine Grove Banquet Hall in LaPorte. The cadets
The City of Valparaiso announced that due to wet pavement Friday night, the contractor was unable to stripe Vale Park Road as scheduled. The work is now scheduled for overnight on Wednesday, Nov. 9, from 7:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 10, weather depending. The city is asking the public to use the detour route during this overnight period.
Portage Police reported on their Facebook page Tuesday evening that there was one confirmed fatality after a multi-vehicle collision at the intersection of Willowcreek Road and Lute Road. Police updated their post later in the night that all lanes of travel were clear and open. Police said further details will be released in a subsequent post. WIMS will continue to follow this story.
The following is a copy of the unofficial final results of the election summary report for LaPorte County.
A Michigan City man was sentenced to over four years in prison on his plea of guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Sergio Adams, 33, of Michigan City was sentenced to four years and four months in prison followed by two years of supervised release. In November 2021, police responded to an alert and recovered a handgun that had been possessed by Adams. At the time, Adams was on supervised release. Adams has three prior felony convictions, any one of which prohibit him from possessing a firearm or ammunition, according
The intersection of Broadway and 15th Street in Chesterton will be closed to all traffic for three days, beginning Tuesday, Nov. 8, Street Commissioner John Schnadenberg announced to the Town of Chesterton. The closure will be in effect around the clock. Indiana American Water Company is tying in a new main at this location. Schnadenberg expects the intersection to re-open to traffic late Thursday afternoon, Nov. 10. Detours will be posted. Motorists southbound from the Town of Porter will be detoured onto Woodlawn Avenue.
In order to accommodate ongoing, temporary busing in relation to the Double Track NWI project, the South Shore Line will be implementing a temporary modified schedule to be in effect TUESDAY, NOV. 15, 2022, until further notice. TEMPORARY MODIFIED SCHEDULE Busing between Carroll Ave. and Gary Metro Center stations remains in effect for all weekday and weekend trains. Bus service makes all intermediate scheduled station stops (with the exception of Beverly Shores and 11th St. – see below information). Passengers will be bused to/from the following stations on the temporary modified train schedule: Carroll Ave., Dune Park, Portage/Ogden Dunes, and Miller. Westbound passengers
In order to accommodate ongoing, temporary busing in relation to the Double Track NWI project, the South Shore Line announces that call-ahead bus service will be implemented at Beverly Shores Station and 11th Street Michigan City Station (bus stop temporarily relocated to 920 Franklin Street). Train service between Gary Metro and Millennium and between Carroll Ave. and South Bend Airport will operate as normal. Busing is ongoing to/from the following stations: Carroll Ave., Dune Park, Portage/Ogden Dunes, and Miller. As of Nov. 15, 2022, the regularly scheduled loop bus service to Beverly Shores Station and 11th Street will be temporarily
A portion of 1050 North is closed in Chesterton for three days. 1050 North (Sidewalk Road) between State Road 49 and Kelle Drive is closed to traffic for three days, beginning Tuesday, Chesterton Street Commissioner John Schnadenberg announced to the Town of Chesterton. The closure is in effect around the clock. Schnadenberg expects 1050N (Sidewalk Road) to be re-opened to traffic late Thursday afternoon, Nov. 10. Detours are posted.
Indiana Secretary of State Holli Sullivan is reminding Hoosiers that today, November 8, is General Election Day. Polls are open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. local time. Hoosiers can check their voting status, see polling locations, and view a sample ballot at IndianaVoters.com. “Indiana is a national leader in running safe and secure elections,” Secretary Sullivan said. “Hoosiers can cast their ballots with confidence thanks to the work of election administrators in each of Indiana’s 92 counties. I encourage every registered voter to visit the polls and make their voice heard.” More than half of Indiana counties now offer vote
The Michigan City Police Department says its Street Hawk Patrol made a second “major felony arrest” in the same week. On Nov. 5 at around 06:00 p.m. two officers were working a special patrol together called Street Hawk. According to the department, officers working this type of saturation patrol target different areas of Michigan City for gun violence, offenses involving individuals prohibited from possessing firearms, individuals possessing illegal firearms, individuals using firearms while committing a crime, “shots fired” calls for service, and narcotics eradication. The officers observed a Nissan Maxima commit multiple traffic infractions while following behind it along the
Michigan City Transit announced they will operate regular service hours on Election Day Nov. 8 and Veterans Day Nov. 11. Veterans and Active-Duty Military ride free on Nov. 5, and Nov. 11. More updates from the City of Michigan City can be found on the My Michigan City, Indiana Facebook page.
Porter County voters may now cast ballots at any vote center in the county on Election Day Tuesday Nov. 8, according to the Town of Chesterton Facebook page. “Previously on Election Day, Porter County voters were required to cast ballots at one—and only one—of the precincts located in their particular township, based on their street address,” the Town of Chesterton said on its Facebook page. “On this Election Day, from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 8, voters will have their choice of 44 different “Vote Centers” throughout Porter County.” The Town of Chesterton went on to state that,