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Africa Tarver Appointed to NWI Regional Development Authority Board


africa-tarver-1Hammond Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. announces Africa Tarver will fill the remaining term of Philip Taillon on the Northwest Indiana Regional Authority (RDA) Board. Mr. Taillon’s resignation was brought about by his new position of Chief of Staff for Mayor McDermott. “With her background in economic development, I believe Africa is an excellent choice for this Board,” stated Mayor McDermott. “I am sure she will continue to represent the City of Hammond well on this Board.”

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Porter County Animal Shelter Animal Population Remains Steady, Shelter Maintains No Kill Status


Porter-County-Animal-Shelter-LogoThe Porter County Animal Shelter today released animal intake and outcome data for the first half of 2017 which indicates a zero growth in the number of animals at the shelter and confirms their continued status as a NO KILL Shelter.

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Strack & Van Til Rounds Up $26K for Visiting Nurse Association's Meals on Wheels!

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During the July Round-Up Challenge held throughout Northwest Indiana’s Strack & Van Til and Town and Country grocery stores, $26,518.75 was raised in Porter County alone as a donation to the Visiting Nurse Association's Meals on Wheels program. The donation will deliver nearly more than 6,000 meals to the community.

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Porter County Auditor Vicki Urbanik Certifies Net AVs for 2018 Taxes


Porter_County_Auditor_Vicki_UrbanikThe Porter County Auditor’s Office has certified the net assessed values that will be used in the 2018 budgets and property tax bills.

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Jeff Balon Named New Valparaiso Police Chief


jeffbalonMayor Jon Costas announced today that Captain Jeffery Balon would succeed Michael Brickner as Chief of the Valparaiso Police Department.

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Valparaiso Family YMCA and Campus Life's Battle of the Bands Showcased VHS Student Talent

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Valparaiso High School students jammed out and showcased their musical talents at the Valparaiso Family YMCA and Campus Life’s first-ever Battle of the Bands competition in the Valpo Y’s Pavilion.

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Duneland Chamber of Commerce Throws 12th Annual Party in the Park, Rocks Chesterton

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It was an awesome day on Saturday at Thomas Centennial Park in Chesterton as the Duneland Chamber of Commerce threw its 12th annual Party in the Park- a fun event for the whole family where businesses and community organizations reached out to the community.

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Symphony of Chesterton Wins the High Note Award for Excellence in Customer Service

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Symphony of Chesterton has a lot to celebrate! Last month, the assisted living center was honored with the High Note Award for the fourth time in the short few years the facility has been opened.

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Symphony of Chesterton Residents Enjoy Life Under the Sea with Art Celebration Bash

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Friday afternoon, the Symphony of Chesterton invited residents and the families to celebrate the arts with an underwater sea-bash at the facility. It was a day full of painting, cookies, cupcake making, and enjoying a family- and fish-friendly film!

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IU Northwest Astronomy Professor Explains Fascination With the Upcoming Solar Eclipse

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Few subjects captivate minds - young and old - quite like astronomy.

Short of boarding a space shuttle, a planetarium offers the best possible environment to satisfy one’s celestial curiosity, and better still, earn credits to fulfill a science requirement at Indiana University Northwest.

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Visclosky Announces Grant Award for Porter County Volunteer Fire Departments


Congressman-Visclosky-HeadshotCongressman Visclosky announced today that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded a grant that will benefit several volunteer fire departments in Porter County under the Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program.

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