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Application Deadline April 1 For “The Big Sell,” Purdue Northwest’s Entrepreneurial Competition

Purdue-Northwest-colorPurdue University Northwest (PNW) invites aspiring entrepreneurs to turn their leading edge ideas and innovative product concepts into reality by entering its annual competition, The Big Sell. NIPSCO is this year’s presenting sponsor and PNW’s College of Business and College of Technology are hosting sponsors.

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Michigan City 2018 Spring Clean-Up


The Michigan City, Refuse Department will conduct its Annual Spring Clean-Up beginning on March 26, 2018. The Refuse Department requests that all residents separate the debris that is to be discarded into the following three (3) categories:

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New Prairie High School Update, March 16, 2018

NPHS-Update-03-16-18_01 NPHS Competes in Northwestern Indiana Regional Science Fair
Tyler Bowen, Joe Henning, and Wyatt Hooper competed in the Northwestern Indiana Regional Science Fair at Valparaiso University on Saturday, February 24. They brought home several awards, including first place team, which allows them to move on to the state competition. Congratulations gentlemen!

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Disc Golfing Gems in Northwest Indiana


As the relentless Northwest Indiana winter still clings to its last days, disc golf enthusiasts can be seen slinging frisbees in all climates across Northwest Indiana. Disc golf is a sport that can’t be contained in a court or flat field. It’s a game that takes the player down winding paths in the woods and across breezy prairies and ravines. On lucky occasions, one my even be joined by deer, rabbits and other woodland residents. Beyond that, this is a great sport for those looking for fun, low-to-moderate exercise. A distinguished thing that all disc golfers share is the appreciation of outdoor beauty, in which much can be found in The Region.

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Visclosky Announces EPA Awards for Hanover and Tri-Creek School Corporations

Congressman-Visclosky-HeadshotCongressman Visclosky announced today that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has selected the Hanover Community School Corporation and the Tri-Creek School Corporation to receive awards to clean up their school buses.

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Trends in Higher Education - Part 3: The Changing Dynamic


Higher education is changing. Fast. From the increasing competition in the work force, to changes in enrollment types and levels, American colleges and universities are having to adapt to an increasingly diverse and rapidly evolving society. In that vein, we asked four of the prominent universities in the Region how they plan on meeting these challenges in 2018.

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Advocates from Indiana Travel to D.C. to Support Great Lakes Restoration

Save-the-Dunes-LogoComing on the heels of President Trump’s FY19 budget—which recommended steep cuts to core Great Lakes programs—citizens from Indiana traveled to Washington, D.C. on March 7 & 8 to urge members of Congress to restore federal support to agencies and programs that restore and protect Lake Michigan and the other Great Lakes. The visit is part of Great Lakes Day, an annual affair sponsored by the Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition and the Great Lakes Commission in which more than 100 citizens visit Hill offices to underscore the importance of the lakes to Indiana and the region.

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South Shore Line Service Advisory: St. Patrick's Day 2018


In an effort to accommodate an expected increase in ridership, the South Shore Line will offer additional capacity and an extra passenger train on Saturday, March 17, 2018.

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Assistance Still Available After Statewide Temporary Suspension on Disconnects Ends March 15, 2018

rot1Bill payment assistance will still be available after the state’s moratorium on disconnecting electric and natural gas service during the winter for eligible customers ends March 15.

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Need Help This Tax Season? VITA Program Through United Way of Porter County Offers Services For Those in Need


If you are in need this tax season, the IRS's VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) program is available for free to tax payers who meet a number of qualifications, which includes having an Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) of $54,000 or less.

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Franciscan Health Crown Point: Bowling for Charity Dollars Benefits the Needy

Franciscan-Health-Crown-Point-Bowling-for-Charity-Dollars-Benefits-the-NeedySome 150 bowlers raised nearly $14,000 recently at Stardust Bowl in Merrillville for the Franciscan Health St. Clare Health Clinic in Crown Point and the Franciscan Health Patient Assistance Fund. Shown, from left, are Sisters Aline Shultz, Marlene Shapley and Mary Joseph Watkins; and Rick Peltier, executive director of the Franciscan Health Foundation.

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