On Monday, August 21st, a great portion of the central United States will be blanketed by darkness as The Great American Eclipse arrives and makes history. So what makes this total solar eclipse so historic?
The Michigan City Sanitary District has been awarded a $650,000 grant for the Cheney Run Wetland Project. The grant, awarded by Sustain Our Great Lakes, will help the City create approximately five acres of wetlands on Trail Creek to manage and treat stormwater from the Cheney Run stormwater sewer system. The wetlands will improve water quality in Trail Creek and Lake Michigan, increase recreation opportunities, and improve habitat for animals and plants.
State Rep. Jim Pressel (R-Rolling Prairie) recently presented a Sagamore of the Wabash award to M. Gene Neff for his longstanding efforts to promote traffic safety.
Hammond 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.”
While most students were enjoying the end of their summer vacation, the Michigan City High School (MCHS) Marine Corps Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (MCJROTC) supported our community as well as Michigan City Area Schools (MCAS).
Congressman 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.
The Michigan City Police Department has completed our participation in the OPO traffic enforcement grant for the month of July 2017. We had 15 extra patrols working 37.5hrs of overtime, paid from a Grant issued from the Indiana Governors Council and Officers stopped 157 vehicles for traffic violations during the patrols.
Over the next several days students attending schools in the six different school corporations in La Porte County as well as several private schools will begin to return to school. School buses will be out on the roads, parents will be dropping children off at school and student drivers will be heading to school. With the increase in traffic, particularly in the area of schools, we are asking motorists to pay particular attention to their driving. Speed zones in the area of schools lower dramatically and for good reason as the foot traffic is greatly increased. In the urban areas where school crossing guards are working it is particularly important to pay attention to their direction. Crossing guards are...
“Three of the positions listed below were created for succession purposes,” stated Mayor McDermott. “For instance, Mark, Rick and Matt will be able to step in and fulfill the duties of their respective Directors in the case of illness, vacation or other unforeseen circumstances. We need to know there will be continuity of services in these three major Departments.”