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Mayor McDermott Cancels 2016 Mayor’s Night


rot5Hammond Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. has canceled the August 24, 2016 Mayor’s Night Out scheduled in the 1st District at the Wolf Lake Pavilion due to the expected rain.

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Delta Theta Tau Sorority, Zeta Omega Chapter Honors Hospice of the Calumet Area


Delta-Theta-Tau-Sorority-Zeta-Omega-Chapter-Honors-Hospice-of-the-Calumet-AreaHospice of the Calumet Area was one of the organizations recognized by the Delta Theta Tau Sorority, Zeta Omega Chapter at the Sorority’s 10th Annual Purse Auction and Luncheon held on Sunday, August 14, at Innsbrook Country Club in Merrillville. The event was attended by nearly 130 individuals who came out for a lively and fashionable event in support of Delta Theta Tau’s philanthropic endeavors. The event this year raised $9,000.

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Students Back to School Wednesday, Valparaiso Police will be Present Throughout School Zones


valpopoliceThe Valparaiso Police would like to remind all that students return back to school on Wednesday. Motorist should reduce speeds while traveling through school zones and expect additional traffic both vehicle and foot traffic in the areas around all schools.

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Community Shares Positive Experiences at Valparaiso PD Public CALEA Accreditation Meeting

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Of the over 10,000 police departments in the country, less than 1,000 are accredited by the Commission for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA). Valparaiso is lucky to be home to one of those departments. This volunteer assessment requires the Valparaiso Police Department to meet high standards set in four key areas: policy and procedures, operations, administration, and support services. On August 15, the public were invited to speak to CALEA agents and voice their opinions of their local officers.

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Demolition to Begin on Retired NIPSCO Coal-Fired Power Plant along Lake Michigan


rot6NIPSCO today announced plans to begin a 24-month process to demolish its out-of-service Dean H. Mitchell Electric Generating Station, located along Lake Michigan in Gary, Ind.

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2016 National Safe Digging Day (8/11) Is a Reminder to Call 811 Before Digging


811August 11 (8/11) is National Safe Digging Day, and NIPSCO wants to remind customers to call 811 before any digging project to have underground utilities marked.

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Public Compost Sites Close for 2016 Labor Day Holiday


Compost-piles-compressedThe Valparaiso compost site, 2150 W. Lincolnway, and the Boone Grove compost site, 546 South 400 West, will be closed to the public Saturday through Monday, Sept. 3 through 5, for the Labor Day weekend holiday.

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Spots Still Available for 2016 Fall Master Recycler Program


Master-Recycler-Program-2016Why are some materials recyclable at the curb and others aren’t? Get answers to your burning recycling questions and more from experts during the next Porter County Master Recycler class.

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Hoosier Burn Camp Holds 12th Annual Golf Outing

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On Monday, Hoosier Burn Camp held their 12th Annual Golf Outing at the Lakes of the Four Seasons Golf Course in Crown Point. Hundreds gathered to golf, volunteer or just have a good time as the main reason for the Outing is to raise funds to help young burn survivors through Hoosier Burn Camp.

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Food Bank of Northwest Indiana Welcomes New Management Team


northwest-indiana-food-bank-logoThe Food Bank of Northwest Indiana today announced the creation of a new management team. Effective immediately, Harry J. Vande Velde will be serving in the role of Interim Executive Director, replacing Arleen Peterson, who recently resigned. Vande Velde will be working closely with Stephen Beekman, Deputy Director and Head of Development at the Food Bank, as well as the Board of Directors, to analyze and plan for the future of the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana.

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Porter County Recycling & Waste Reduction Seeks Halloween Costume Donations


recycling-waste-reduction-district-of-porter-countyPorter County Recycling & Waste Reduction is gearing up for a costume swap in October by collecting used Halloween costume donations.

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