George Floyd | BLM Protests Planned in Northwest Indiana

Trying to find the local Protests is very difficult. Even though protesters are required to register in the city where they are planned, it is often a secret where they are to be held. Here’s what we have been able to find: UPCOMING EVENTS: Juneteenth Celebration, June 19th, Marquette Park, Gary, 1pm – 6pm Juneteenth…

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A Close Encounter with Nature

     Ogden Gardens is a local treasure that is often overlooked. It is a quick and close encounter with Nature because it is located in the heart of the Valparaiso business district with a very close easy access parking area. For local residents it’s an easy bike ride or walk. Odgen Gardens is on…

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Hiking at Luhr Park – LaPorte Indiana

by Andie Renner-Miller A Hidden Gem – Luhr Park, La Porte County.      On a nice warm evening my husband and I decided to visit my favorite of the LaPorte County parks for a nice evening in nature. Luhr County Park has so much to offer. There is no fee to use this park…

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Native Garden & Medicinal Garden Growing

     This is the third year of our Kankakee Valley Historical Society Native Gardens project. Cindy Deardorff and Judy Judge are core of our Native Gardens committee. Last week Cindy and Judy began planting of the Three Sisters garden. A Native American Three Sisters Vegetable Garden consists of corn, squash, and beans.    …

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New Historical Building Planned Downtown LaPorte

The La Porte County Public Library is pleased to announce that a new name has been chosen for the old telephone switchboard building at 807 Indiana Avenue that was donated to the library about 5 years ago for expansion. The Board of Trustees approved the name “LPCPL Exchange: Connecting People and Ideas” at its May…

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4 Main Reasons Why Families Should Adopt a Dog

4 Main Reasons Why Families Should Adopt a Dog

If your family is looking for some extra fun and love, then a pet may be just the route to take. Now, this isn’t something you should take lightly or decide on a whim, but dogs are known to provide extra reasons to enjoy life. The rewards for adopting a pup far outweighs most concerns…

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Hammond Declares Emergency & Curfew

In Hammond, there were peaceful protests on the streets of Hammond on May 30, 2020, which were assisted by the City of Hammond. These protests ended after being dispersed around 171st Street and Calumet Avenue after being halted by the Hammond Police Department when it was apparent the protesters intended to march onto I-80/94, which…

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LaPorte County Fair Cancelled

After careful thought and deliberation, the La Porte County Agricultural Association (the “Board”) has made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 LaPorte County Fair originally scheduled for July 12 – July 18. “For the last 174 years, the La Porte County Fair has been held without hesitation and the Board is extremely proud of…

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Porter County Fair Cancelled

     The Porter County Fair scheduled to run July 23rd thru Aug. 1 2020 has been cancelled.       The Grandstand was scheduled to feature top-notch entertainment every evening of the Porter County Fair. Other than first-class concerts you can experience planned was the Fireworks, demolition derbies, tractor pulls, Horse Shows and more! “A fair…

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New Survey Shows People Want Out of Hot Spot States

A new survey shows a good chunk of residents from coronavirus hot spot states would voluntarily pack up and move out to areas not as crippled by the virus.  It’s not only the city slickers in cramped quarters who want out – spread-out suburbanites want to hit the road, too. The new, national survey of…

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