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Whiting Unites as Superhero Saturday Dominates Downtown Whiting

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Heroes filled the streets of the City of Whiting as they gathered downtown to celebrate the total vanquishing of evil doers everywhere. Fearless heroes leapt off the pages of DC and Marvel alike and performed daring stunts and wielded their powers by demolishing brick walls, hitting their target with giant boulders, and forging their balloon weapons in the name of all things good and super!

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Gary SouthShore RailCats "Scout Night" Draws Large Crowd

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The Gary SouthShore RailCats hosted “Scout Night” on Friday evening, as they took on the Sioux City Explorers for some professional action. Fans from all over Northwest Indiana gathered around for the occasion, which included roughly 80 people associated with local Boy and Girl Scout troops. The RailCats also incorporated a “Sandlot” theme to the night, referring to the iconic baseball movie of the ‘90s. With both themes set, the evening was composed of several events planned for after the game.

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Michigan City Cooling Centers Open

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With extreme heat and humidity expected over the next few days, Mayor Meer would like to remind the citizens of cooling centers located within the City of Michigan City.

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Dunebrook Receives Grant from General Insurance Services and Westfield Insurance Foundation

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Dunebrook recently received a $4,000 grant from General Insurance Services and Westfield Insurance Foundation as part of the Westfield Legacy of Caring program. This grant will help support Dunebrook’s mission of helping parents build healthier, happier families. At Westfield, it’s more than writing insurance policies. Helping friends and neighbors during times of need is at the core of the Westfield Insurance Foundation. Each year, Westfield independent insurance agents are invited to nominate a local nonprofit for the Legacy of Caring program. The program invests in communities and helps impact disaster recovery, family stability or safety, and programs that invest in attracting and developing talent to insurance...

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NIPSCO Seeks Grant Applications for Public Safety Education and Training


rot1NIPSCO is announcing a new grant to support local nonprofit organizations that provide public safety education and training across northern Indiana.

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The City of Hammond Celebrates Dual Groundbreaking & Ribbon Cutting at Oxbow Landing

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On Tuesday, Anne Anderson Director of Economic Development for the City of Hammond welcomed a strong crowd to the dual ground breaking and ribbon cutting at Oxbow Landing.

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Michigan City High School MCJROTC Hosts Conducts Leadership Camp

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Cadets of the Michigan City High School (MCHS) Marine Corps Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (MCJROTC) conducted a Leadership Camp at the St. John’s Northwestern Military Academy in Delafield, WI, from June 4-8. They also used a local Boy Scout Camp for some of the adventure training and a local state park for their land navigation exercise. The camp was funded by the Marine Corps. It did not cost MCHS or the cadets anything.

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The Washington Park Zoo in Michigan City Welcomes Beer and Wine Enthusiasts to the Annual Brew at the Zoo

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Saturday afternoon, the Washington Park Zoo in Michigan City, Indiana held its annual fundraiser, Brew at the Zoo. As the event began, patrons and beer or wine enthusiasts lined up outside the gate to check in and get ready for an afternoon of delicious and thirst-quenching beverages.

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Dunes Learning Center Partners with ArcelorMittal to Show Families the Natural Beauty of the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore at Get Outdoors Day

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Saturday morning, staff members, volunteers, and the surrounding community members gathered for an afternoon of fun at the Dunes Learning Center, an environmental education facility located in the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore in Chesterton Indiana. This celebration was held in honor of National Get Outdoors Day to get people to be outdoors and appreciate the beauty of Indiana’s hidden gem.

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General Insurance Services Partners with Region Organizations to Bring Safety Education to the Community at Family Safety Day

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How can you tell if your fire extinguisher is still usable? Does your family have an evacuation place in the case of an emergency? Is your car seat properly installed and safe for your child? Do you own a carbon monoxide detector? These were just a few of the many questions answered at Family Safety Day in La Porte. General Insurance Services (GIS) hosted the annual event on Saturday at Crichfield Elementary School. Retired Chief and lifelong member of Center Township Volunteer Fire Department, Rod Carringer, in partnership with GIS, was instrumental in organizing the event.

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La Porte County YMCA Promotes Healthy Lifestyles Through Healthy Kids Day

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While school may be out for the summer, the La Porte County YMCA believes learning healthy habits remains an important part of kids’ lives year-round. That’s why the YMCA, along with YMCAs nationwide, hosts Healthy Kids Day each year to promote both physical and mental healthy living to children and their families.

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