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  • NAACP La Porte County Financial Literacy Program - August 14, 2018 at 7:46 am

    Parents are invited to learn about a special financial literacy program designed for kids from elementary though high school ages.  This program will help children establish good savings and spending habits.  Kids can even earn money yearly by taking a quiz! This free introductory meeting will be held on Thursday, August 23rd at 7pm at the Ivy Tech campus in Michgan City. For more information, contact Dan Granquist at 219-728-2882.

  • Hoosier Star - August 14, 2018 at 7:10 am

    Musical styles of rock, pop, country, swing, classical and more find their way to the Hoosier Star stage for a family friendly – amazing night of vocal intrigue. Don’t miss the encore performances of the previous year’s winners and the insightful comments of celebrity judges. Join us for the party of the year at the La Porte Civic Auditorium on Saturday, September 8, 2018 at 7 pm for an unparalleled musical experience. Read more…

  • Valparaiso Police Reminding Residents To Slow Down in School Zones - August 14, 2018 at 5:50 am

    Valparaiso Schools are back in session and motorists should remember to slow down in school zones. Many students will be walking to and from school and motorists should be aware of the increase in pedestrian traffic around schools in the city. A reminder to all motorists that speed limits in school zones are reduced during the morning and afternoon hours. Valparaiso Police will have an increased presence in and around Read more…

  • ISP Presents Life-Saving Awards to Four Porter County School Teachers - August 13, 2018 at 9:54 pm

    This morning the Indiana State Police were proud to present three life-saving awards to three teachers at Morgan Township School and one to a member of the Valparaiso School District who was unable to attend the event. Eric Braden, Matt Wellsand and Gaelyn Mlynarcik, of Morgan Township School, and Kevin Marine, of Valparaiso Schools, were each presented their awards by Superintendent Doug Carter during a ceremony at the office of Read more…

  • Team WIMS Broadcasts from Prairie Magic Music Festival at Sunset Hill Farms - August 13, 2018 at 7:24 am

    Sunset Hill Farms welcomed Devon Allman with special guest Duane Betts at the Prairie Magic Music Fest on Sunday. TEAM WIMS was broadcasting live and check out our WIMS Facebook and Twitter pages for great photos and video from the event!

News From Around The World

  • Vienna named world’s most livable city

    iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Move over, Melbourne — the world has a new most livable city. Vienna now tops the Economist Intelligence Unit’s annual ranking, which is based on 30 factors including access to health care, education, infrastructure, culture, the environment and political and social stability. This year, the Austrian capital, home to 1.76 million people, beat out Melbourne, which had held the top slot for the past seven years. Canadian, Read more…

  • Kerry Washington to star in and produce Hulu sci-fi drama "Old City Blues"

    ABC/ Heidi Gutman(HOLLYWOOD) — Kerry Washington has set up another project at Hulu. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Washington has signed on to star in and produce the series adaptation of Boom! Studios’ 2011 graphic novel Old City Blues.   The comic, set in 2048, takes place in New Athens, Greece, a place filled with “high-tech criminals including smugglers, drug dealers and corrupt politicians and powerful corporations.” It follows the New Read more…

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