The Michigan City Sanitary District (District) is planning to complete the Larkspur Lane Stormwater Project. Woodruff and Sons, the District’s contractor, will resume construction of the Larkspur Lane Drainage Improvements Project on July 5th, 2017, to complete the East-West portion of Larkspur Lane project. The Contractor will continue to work eastward on Larkspur Lane until the Project is completed. We anticipate a completion date of September 1st, 2017, barring any unforeseen conditions, such as wet weather.
Michigan City Mayor Ron Meer took to the podium to a packed room in the Michigan City Common Council Chamber at City Hall, and took that opportunity to inform the crowd of some of the highlights of the past year, as well as to give them a peek into the future of the city.
The Indiana Wing Civil Air Patrol conducted a statewide search and rescue exercise over the weekend of June 16th through June 18th. The exercise tested the Civil Air Patrol’s ability to conduct a range of capabilities from emergency locator transmitter searches, overdue aircraft searches, and aerial photography.
The City of La Porte is conducting a wayfinding destinations survey. Your input will help make the city's wayfinding signage plan the best it can be. The survey should only take 3-4 minutes-they are asking how important the destinations are on the list, and they then give an opportunity to add new destinations they may have forgotten.
Anthony Condeni, 96, was recently awarded the French Legion of Honor for his time in the U.S. Army, serving in World War II. The Legion of Honor is the highest award given by the French nation and was awarded for his extraordinary and brave achievements while in service.
Hammond Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. announces his signing of Ordinance 9377 amending section 34.231 of the Hammond Municipal Code pertaining to the addition of sexual orientation and gender identity to the powers and duties of the Hammond Human Relations Commission. This amendment was sponsored by Councilwoman at Large, Janet Venecz.
Perhaps one of the surest measures of the value of a society is in how it treats those in need, and surely there can be none more deserving of our help than those who have fought and sacrificed their personal safety on our behalf. To that end, and for the second year in a row, Blue Chip Hotel and Casino sponsored their 'Breaking Down the Barriers - Salute to Our Veterans' event to raise money to help veterans in need and those suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
“It’s friggin’ hot in here,” Mayor McDermott says while leaning over Ideas in Motion Founder, Chris Mahlmann, to flip on the car air conditioning. He pauses and looks to Mahlmann concerned, “I can say friggin’ right?”
The La Porte City Police announced today the completion of the national and statewide 2017 Click It or Ticket enforcement mobilization campaign. During the 24 day enforcement period, 130 tickets were written for lack of seat belt usage within City of La Porte. Of the 130, ten tickets were written for Child Restraint Violations with 6 Project Love Vouchers handed out. All told, 168 citations and 173 warnings were issued by officers working extra patrols during the blitz period which ran from May 12 – June 4.
NWI Great News Show: Rep. Scott Pelath On Michigan City and Leaders Working Together to Grow the Future for NWI
Minority Leader of the Indiana House of Representatives, 9th District, Scott Pelath recently met with Ideas in Motion Media (IIMM) Founder, Chris Mahlmann, in the Great News Studio for a discussion on the positive changes happening throughout Michigan City as well as Pelath’s deep-rooted love for his hometown.
Since 2011, NIPSCO employees have raised more than a half million dollars to support local nonprofit organizations in their communities through the annual Charity of Choice campaign – an employee-drive fundraising effort where the benefiting organization is selected by employees. For 2017, employees have chosen to support Veteran organizations.