"Jonathan Nalli, CEO of Porter Health System, held a press conference July 1, 2010 to disclose the four contractors that received winning bids for the construction of the new hospital at the corner of US 6 and SR 49. The four contractors are Dyer Construction from Dyer, IN, Cives Steel Company from Wolcott, IN, Subsurface Contractors Inc. from St. Louis, and Chicago Decking Erectors from Merrillville, IN. Nalli stressed that this was not only a new building for Porter in the future but an opportunity for the economy of Northwest Indiana to recover with the creation of 600 construction jobs over the course of the 2-year building process. The new hospital is expected to be finished by the summer of 2012.
"As part of summer day camp programs all over Northern Indiana, YMCA's from Hammond to South Bend gathered in Portage to duel it out at the 20th Annual Day Camp Olympics. Track and field events, swimming events and a camp counselor competition took place, and a gold medalist Olympian, Bill Mulliken who won the 200-meter breast troke in the 1960 Rome Olympics, came and shared with the kids his experiences.
On Thursday, July 21st, 2010, Porter Health System made a historical mark for the state, the region and for itself. Prominent leaders and businesspeople gathered at the new site of Porter Hospital right at the intersection of US Highway 6 and State Road 49 to celebrate the groundbreaking for the new facility which is expected to finished in 2012.
Happy October! Here is the round up of events in Northwest Indiana. The Vikings celebrated homecoming against Merrillville. http://www.valpolife.com/sports/high-schools/34631-vhs-homecoming-an-essential-high-school-memory La Porte and Valpo ran off in victory at the DAC Cross Country Meet. The running didn't stop there, Munster Boys and Hobart Girls also scored victory at the NCC Cross Country Championship. A crowd came out clad in purple to participate in the Walk to End Alzheimer's in Michigan City. http://www.laportecountylife.com/health/assistance/34700-alzheimer-s-association-walk-to-end-alzheimer-s-raises-more-than-42-000 500 Turkeys...
This past weekend was jammed pack with events! The whole of La Porte County came together to celebrate the life of beloved La Porte High School teen Jake West. Thirteen schools and 4000 runners showed up for Culver's Cross Country Invitational. Portage and Hobart celebrated their homecomings in a big way.You could not stop the beat at Hobart's first Marching Band Competition. Hobart residents "jumped in for a cure" to support Leukemia & Lymphoma research. La Porte manufacturing businesses had a chance to show what they are all about at the annual Made in La Porte showcase. It was the battle of two tractors at Culver's Restaurants monthly fundraising event. Lastly, the fall weather was enjoyed at the County-a-Fair & Storytelling Festival in Schererville. Now that is what I call a weekend.
Another beautiful fall weekend in Northwest Indiana has came and went. Culver hosted their annual Boys' & Girls' Cross Country Meet that brought together grand total of 4000 runners in the area. Portage High School celebrated their homecoming with a smashing success. The area's elite marching bands came together in Hobart's first ever competition. Last, but certainly not least, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society hosted "Jump in for a Cure" to raise funds for the cause.
Another wonderful weekend has came and went in Northwest Indiana! Athletes and fans came out for the Michigan City Homecoming, Portage's Home Opener, and the New Prairie Cross Country Invitational. The community came together in the Walk to End Alzheimer's and The Conquer Chiari Walk. Lastly Harley Davidson in Michigan City supported our furry friends with the Hogs for Dogs charity event. Way to go NW Indiana!
It was a busy weekend here in Northwest Indiana for September 13-15th! Take a look back at some of our top stories from this weekend, like Chesterton's Homecoming Parade, Football Game, and Ceremony and the Portage Township YMCA's big gala fundraiser on the picturesque shores of Lake Michigan. Also, the Valparaiso Fire Department Local 1124 hosted its 4th annual Benefit Run to raise funds for the Hoosier Burn Camp, and Purdue University North Central welcomed students, alumni and the community for its first-ever Homecoming Event!