Category Archives: Whiting

65th Anniversary of Standard Oil Fire in Whiting Indiana

by John Hmurovic      Sixty-five years ago this month, Whiting was the site of one of the most spectacular industrial explosions in history. A solid, steel hydroformer, a unit used to increase the octane of gasoline, shattered into pieces in a powerful blast at the Whiting Refinery, then owned by Standard Oil. The sound of…

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Lake County COVID19 Cases Increasing But Slowing

    Lake County COVID-19 Cases have increased in 10 days, but shows signs of slowing down. According to the State of Indiana Website, the previous week (July 29th thru Aug 4th) Lake County had an increase of 594. Within the past 10 Days, there’s been in increase of 509, which shows a decrease in…

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Hammond Dance Center Competes Virtually

   Every year, Michelle’s Dance Group goes to  Dance Competitions around Chicago. But with Covid-19, live, in person competitions were cancelled this spring. But they did get to compete in the Starboard National Talent Competition “virtually.’    All entries were recorded in the studio and sent to Starboard who live streamed them during the competition.…

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Classes Set to Begin at Calumet College of St. Joseph

     Calumet College of St. Joseph plans to return to campus for the Fall semester with traditional classes beginning August 24th.  College Survival Orientation will take place on August 20 & 21. Enrollment is up and they are excited to welcome new and returning students to campus.      Whether you are a recent high…

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Whiting Adds Emergency Boat to Their Fleet of Vehicles

     The City of Whiting Parks Department is excited to announce the addition of a new emergency boat to their fleet of vehicles. The Wing Inflatables 13’9” PR.4 boat is constructed in Northern California from “the most advanced materials on the planet,” according to the company’s website. It will be used primarily by lifeguards and the…

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Wham Bike Ride Returns To Hammond

Join us for the 9th Annual Whiting, Hammond, Highland, and Munster Midnight Bike Ride. Enjoy a ride through Hammond, Whiting, Highland, and Munster’s beautiful neighborhood bike paths and city streets on Saturday, August 8th, 2020. Start and end at Hammond iconic Wolf Lake Pavilion, ride along the majestic shores of Lake Michigan, and enjoy the…

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Lake County Indiana Covid Cases Per City Updated

     Just in case you were wondering how many cases were in your own town in Lake County, Indiana we discovered a website by the State of Indiana that tells you exactly that.      There are also several informative links available here as well, that we have included in this post. There are…

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BP To Donate Fuel to Medical Workers & First Responders

     BP continues supporting first responders, doctors, nurses and medical workers on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic by announcing a discount of up to 15 cents per gallon on every fill up at bp and Amoco stations for sixty days. Program sign up is available through bp.com/localheroes and rewards can be used at…

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Whiting Builds a ADA Compliant Boardwalk on Lake Michigan

by Mary Lowry    If you’ve walked down the bike path behind Whihala Beach in Whiting Indiana and wondered about the construction at the West End, you can finally go check out the completed project! The work has been the result of a $16,000 matching grant from the Lake Michigan Coastal Program, which is administered…

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Local Puzzle Store Booming Cause of Covid-19

     What started out as a passion a few years ago, has turned into a phenomenon during the Covid-19 outbreak. “We Can’t keep puzzles on the shelf,” stated Joel Bender, owner of Mindbenders puzzles and games. “In fact, we have started a waiting list,” he continued.      Take a stroll or cruise along…

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