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  • 2019 Coat Drive & Giveaway - October 22, 2019 at 1:58 pm

    The City of Michigan City would like to announce that the annual coat drive is now underway.  Citizens can drop off new, and or, gently worn coats and snow suits at Concord Cleaners.  Concord Cleaners will clean and then deliver the coats and snow suits to the Michigan Township Trustees Office where they will be available, to those in need, beginning immediately.  The coat drive will continue throughout the winter Read more…

  • Trick or Treat Downtown – Kick Things Off at the Duneland Chamber of Commerce - October 22, 2019 at 1:27 pm

    Downtown businesses will be offering trick or treating for Duneland families this year on Friday, October 25, from 4-6 pm. Parents and their children should look for purple flyers in the windows of participating businesses along Indian Boundary, Calumet, and Broadway in Chesterton. The Duneland Chamber will be handing out candy along with other local businesses in the chamber parking lot as well. “Last year, we welcomed over 1,000 local Read more…

  • Purdue Northwest College of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences partners with university in Vietnam - October 22, 2019 at 10:05 am

    Collaboration expands study abroad opportunities, other programs Purdue University Northwest’s (PNW) College of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences (CHESS) has agreed to collaborate with a university in Vietnam to allow for the exchange of students and the development of special programs that benefit both institutions.  The agreement came about as a result of the International Conference on Innovations in the Social Sciences and Humanities at Ton Duc Thang University in Ho Read more…

  • State of Indiana announces $3 million in funding to support launch of comprehensive addiction recovery networks - October 22, 2019 at 9:16 am

    Indiana Executive Director for Drug Prevention, Treatment and Enforcement Jim McClelland announced today that three regional partnerships have been awarded funds to complete recovery networks and seek designation as comprehensive addiction recovery networks. “Governor Eric J. Holcomb has called for an all-hand-on deck approach to combat the drug crisis and communities all across Indiana have stepped forward,” McClelland said. “We appreciate the Indiana General Assembly’s work to help more people Read more…

  • The La Porte County Symphony Orchestra is returning to the stage in November - October 22, 2019 at 6:31 am

    The La Porte County Symphony Orchestra is returning to the stage of the Civic Auditorium for its 47th season opening on Saturday, November 9, 2019 at 7:30 PM, with a program entitled “Dance!/Veteran’s Tribute.” Dr. Carolyn Watson , the LCSO’s 4 th Music Director Candidate, will lead the ensemble in concert with selections by Brahms, Dvorak and Tchaikovsky as well as a beautiful setting of America, The Beautiful and the Read more…


News From Around The World

  • Authorities search for Michigan woman who called for help before vanishing

    Benzie County Sheriff(WARREN, Mich.) — Authorities in Michigan are still searching for a woman who frantically called someone for help before disappearing last week. An unnamed individual in Warren, Michigan, contacted the Benzie County Sheriff’s Office early Thursday morning, saying 47-year-old Adrienne Quintal had called them asking for help from her family’s cabin in the village of Honor where she was visiting. Authorities rushed to the residence and discovered “evidence Read more…

  • 3 CEOs pledge to help create 1 million jobs for people with special needs by 2025

    iStock(NEW YORK) — Three CEOs have launched a campaign to help create 1 million jobs and leadership opportunities for people with autism, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy and other intellectual and developmental differences by 2025. The chief executives of Autism Speaks, Best Buddies and the Special Olympics jointly announced Tuesday they will take part in a new Developing Jobs campaign to advocate for new jobs and other leadership opportunities for the Read more…

  • Murder investigation launched as 39 dead bodies found in semi tractor trailer

    Evgen_Prozhyrko/iStock(LONDON) — A murder investigation has been launched after 39 dead bodies were discovered in a semi tractor-trailer near London, police said Wednesday. Emergency services were called to an industrial park in Grays, Essex, at around 1:40 a.m. local time, when the vehicle was discovered to have people inside. Thirty-nine people, one of whom was a teenager according to early indications, were pronounced dead at the scene. A 25-year-old man Read more…

  • Two Giuliani associates to appear before judge in New York

    ABC News(NEW YORK) — Two associates of President Donald Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani are expected to appear before a judge in the Southern District of New York on Wednesday. Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman were arrested and indicted earlier this month with charges related to alleged schemes to circumvent federal campaign finance laws against straw donations and foreign contributions. The previously obscure, Soviet-born Americans have in recent weeks become Read more…