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NIPSCO program recognizes energy savings at new Franciscan Health Michigan City hospital

NIPSCO-program-recognizes-energy-savings-at-new-Franciscan-Health-Michigan-City-hospitalThe energy-efficient construction of the new Franciscan Health Michigan City hospital, which opened on Jan. 12, has earned $294,309 in incentives from NIPSCO’s Business Energy Efficiency Program.

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Franciscan Health Michigan City celebrates Horizon Bank and NIPSCO for donations to new hospital’s community room and café

Franciscan-Health-Michigan-City-celebrates-Horizon-Bank-and-NIPSCO-for-donations-to-new-hospital-2019_01 Franciscan Health Michigan City and the Franciscan Health Foundation saluted Horizon Bank and NIPSCO last week for their generous gifts to two community spaces at the new hospital.

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Annual Enchanted City Mayor’s Ball Benefits Lubeznik Center for the Arts and Friendship Botanic Gardens


Saturday evening, Mayor Ron Meer of Michigan City hosted the 2019 Enchanted City Mayor’s Ball. Over 650 community members gathered at the Blue Chip Casino for this stellar biannual event, which always benefits local nonprofit organizations. This year, the proceeds went to the Lubeznik Center for the Arts and Friendship Botanic Gardens.

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Healthcare Foundation of La Porte Commits $2.8 Million to Support Substance Use Prevention Programs in Schools $73,306 Awarded to 12 Schools for Planning Phase

HFL-Prevention-Logo-2019The Healthcare Foundation of La Porte (HFL) Board of Directors has approved up to $2.8 million in grant funding over the next four years for Partners in Prevention, an initiative that will help schools identify, implement and sustain evidence-based substance use prevention programs. More than 17,500 La Porte County students will be impacted by curriculum that supports positive peer relationships and social competences to avoid the use of addictive substances.

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Paladin Employees Share their Experiences of Working as Advocates for Persons with Disabilities


Approximately 30 percent of the waking hours of an average human life are spent at work.

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Diaper Drive Collects 20,000 Diapers, Helping 1,000 NWI Families

Diaper-Drive-Collects-20000-Diapers-Helping-1000-NWI-FamiliesThe second annual Diaper Drive by Franciscan Health employees and partners collected 20,000 diapers, distributing them to local organizations and helping more than 1,000 families in Northwest Indiana.

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1st Source Bank Donates $50,000 to the Rees Theatre Project

1st-Source-Bank-Donates-50000-to-the-Rees-Theatre-Project1st Source Bank recently donated $50,000 to support the rehabilitation of the Rees Theatre in downtown Plymouth. The project, which is projected to be completed in 2020, will bring the Theatre up to current code requirements so that the space can be utilized by the community.

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Local Business Continues Support of Women’s Diagnostic Center in the Fight Against Cancer

Local-Business-Continues-Support-of-Womens-Diagnostic-Center-in-the-Fight-Against-CancerThe Women’s Diagnostic Center of Community Hospital has again received the support of Illiana Heating & Air Conditioning in the fight against breast cancer. Owners Tom and Sue Krygsheld held their annual October fundraiser, donating a portion of the proceeds from service calls to the center’s breast diagnostic imaging fund, which aids local uninsured women in receiving imaging and biopsy services.

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From Strife to Stability: Jessica’s Story With We Connect

WeConnect-2019-1Imagine if you can, being a single mom of three kids under the age of 8, living in Michigan City and working in La Porte. You know how important it is to have a job to provide for your children and show them how to work hard to get to where you want to be in life.

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Teens Rescue Woman and Her Dog

Teens-Rescue-Hammond-Woman-and-Her-Dog-2018Two teens rescued a woman and her dog who fell through the icy waters of Wolf Lake. Aidan Plemons and Adam Voss were riding their bikes on the trail along Wolf Lake when they heard a woman’s cry for help.

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Tudor Floors & More Carpet One: Giving Back to the Community


Behind every successful company is an amazing community for support. Every bit of support from the community over the last 50 years has meant the world to Tudor Floors & More Carpet One. Like the last five decades, the company is determined to return the support to local shelters and non-profits.

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