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  • WIMS wins 2016 Shirley Hermsen Community Service Award! - February 23, 2017 at 1:43 am

    The Shirley Hermsen Community Service Award is presented annually for outstanding support to the YMCA by a community organization or business. Winners are nominated and selected by the members, staff, and board of directors and trustees of the LaPorte Family YMCA. The La Porte County Family YMCA Annual Luncheon was held on Wednesday, and the Youth Volunteer of the Year Award went to Michigan City High School Mural Painters, the Read more…

  • Intern gaining valuable experience with State Rep. Pressel - February 23, 2017 at 1:42 am

    A South Central High School graduate is gaining experience as an intern with State Rep. Jim Pressel (R-Rolling Prairie) and his fellow members of the House of Representatives during the 2017 legislative session. Tori Klimczak, a resident of Hanna, is the daughter of Adam and Gretchen Klimczak. She is an Franklin College graduate who earned a bachelor’s degree and majored in public relations. As an intern in the House Majority Read more…

  • Real estate market off to good start in 2017 - February 23, 2017 at 1:39 am

    The Northwest Indiana residential real estate market is off to a positive start in 2017. Just within the first month of the new year, there have been increases in the number of homes sold in comparison to this time last year as well as increases in the sales price. Porter County’s number of homes sold through January has increased by 7% compared to last year. Lake County reports that there Read more…

  • South Bend man sentenced, 2 co-defendants also convicted - February 23, 2017 at 1:38 am

    30 year old Derek Fields of South Bend was sentenced before South Bend District Court Judge Robert Miller, Jr. to 636 months’ imprisonment following his trial and subsequent guilty verdict on November 16, 2016 of kidnapping, extortion, felon in possession and using a firearm in a crime of violence. Fields was also ordered to pay restitution of $196,512.10 for lost wages of the victim and medical expenses. According to documents Read more…

  • NIRPC to hold public workshop Saturday - February 23, 2017 at 1:37 am

    The Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission (NIRPC) will hold a public workshop on Saturday, Feburary 25, 2017 from 1:00-3:00 pm in the Center Court of Southlake Mall. Participants will have the chance to give input on safety improvements, urban design and planning concepts, and other design elements in the area. The public is encouraged to stop by the display any time between 1:00 and 3:00 to learn about the project Read more…


News From Around The World

  • Dow logs tenth straight record day

    iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Wall Street closed mostly higher on Thursday as the Dow posted its tenth straight record close. The Dow gained 34.72 (+0.17 percent) to finish at 20,810.32. The Nasdaq lost 25.12 (-0.43 percent) to close at 5,835.51, while the S&P 500 finished at 2,363.81, up 0.99 (+0.04 percent) from its open. Crude oil prices were 1.44 percent higher, hitting just over $54 a barrel. Copyright © 2017, ABC Read more…

  • Landing gear on plane carrying 59 collapsed during touchdown, airport says

    iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) —  It was a rocky and scary landing for passengers on board a Flybe flight arriving in the Netherlands today from Edinburgh, Scotland. “Flybe can confirm that there has been an incident involving one of our aircraft,” the airline said in a statement. “The incident occurred at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport at approximately [4:59 p.m.] local time.” In a statement, the airport said the plane’s landing gear “collapsed during Read more…

  • DNC reaching end of tight leadership race as party seeks to unite

    ABC News(NEW YORK) —  Democratic party officials will vote Saturday for a new chair of the Democratic National Committee, but heading into the weekend, the race is still neck-and-neck and hotly contested. Democrats may be united against President Donald Trump, but they remain deeply divided about who is best to lead and represent them. The crowded field of candidates vying for the job narrowed this week, but those who dropped Read more…

  • "You get a degree! You get a degree!" Oprah to speak at Skidmore Graduation

    OWN(NEW YORK) — Oprah Winfrey will be a speaker at the graduation ceremony for a New York state college that some graduates of her South African school attended. The Skidmore College website says the author, actress and former talk show host will be a speaker at the May 20 commencement.  She’ll also receive an honorary Doctorate of Letters in the Arts from the private liberal arts college, located in Saratoga Springs, 165 miles north of Read more…

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