Those families were recognized with the Hoosier Homestead Awards. The awards have been ongoing for the past 40 years in Indiana and are a product of the Indiana State Department of Agriculture.
Students in Starke, LaPorte and Porter Counties went back to school with new supplies thanks to Kankakee Valley REMC’s second annual Pack a Backpack program. Members purchased supplies or made monetary donations to help provide for students in need. Continue reading
The climate data is present now, but local officials with Purdue Extension say the effects may not be seen for several months.
Two human cases of West Nile Virus have prompted health officials in central Indiana to provide additional information to the public.
The Indiana Commission for Higher Education is looking to recruit teachers trained in the STEM fields.
A new obstetrician/gynecologist is now accepting patients in LaPorte. Continue reading
The Indiana Parks Alliance has donated funds that will allow more than students from 22 Indiana schools to learn more about the outdoors.
Tom Dermody announced that he plans to retire from office in the 20th House District at the end of Election Day in 2016. His district includes portions of Starke and LaPorte counties.
U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly says he will be supporting the proposed Iran nuclear agreement.
After playing things close to the vest for some time, Senator Donnelly said in a statement that a nuclear-armed Iran would pose a threat to the security of the United States.
An area World War II veteran says he was slated for missions to Japan, but the fighting came to an end prior to his deployment.
The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering financial assistance to entities affected by rains and flooding that started in the spring of this year.
The History Channel show American Pickers is looking for your old collectibles. Continue reading
Thanks to the Discovering the Outdoors Field Trip Grant Program, students at 22 Indiana schools will learn about nature by visiting Indiana state parks and reservoirs this school year. The grants are open to public, private, religious and home-school educators and are administered through the Indiana Natural Resources Foundation, the supporting non-profit of the Indiana Department of Natural Resources. Continue reading
The Indiana Department of Insurance is offering advice to parents with students leaving for college.
The LaPorte County Sheriff’s Department says a crash on U.S. 421 at County Road 1800 South near LaCrosse closed the road for about an hour on Friday.
Indiana’s two-year state budget was passed earlier this year, but Governor Mike Pence is vocalizing the possibility of using state reserves to fund additional road projects.
Farmers throughout the state who suffered crop losses due to excessive rainfall can apply for low-interest emergency loans from the federal government. The U.S. Department of Agriculture yesterday approved a secretarial disaster declaration for 53 of Indiana’s 92 counties. Gov. Mike Pence, Lt. Gov. Sue Ellsperman and Indiana Farm Service Agency Executive Director Julia A. Wickard made the request in late July after farmers suffered significant crop damage and losses as a result of flooding and excessive rain that started May 1st. Continue reading
NIPSCO reminds anyone with outdoor plans that involve digging to call 811 before doing so. Officials say digging into underground lines is the biggest risk to NIPSCO’s gas system and the leading cause of damage. So-called “blind digging” damages an underground utility line every six minutes, according to Common Ground Alliance. Striking an underground line can harm you and others, disrupt service to an entire neighborhood and potentially result in fines and repair costs. Continue reading