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  • City Of Valparaiso Updates Neighborhood Toolkit - February 25, 2021 at 9:28 am

    The City of Valparaiso has refreshed their Neighborhood Toolkit. The City says this is an excellent resource to engage your neighborhood. It is filled with city services that support neighborhoods, a directory of neighborhoods, info on the Neighborhood Grant Program (funding for neighborhood projects) and more. Check it out at . For a hard copy and more information and assistance for your neighborhood, contact Maggie Clifton at [email protected]

  • Porter County Sheriff’s Office Receiving Reports Of Fraudulent Law Enforcement Phone Calls - February 25, 2021 at 9:24 am

    The Porter County Sheriff’s Office says they’ve again been receiving reports that citizens have been receiving phone calls in which people were fraudulently claiming to be Law Enforcement Officials. Sometimes callers can mask the caller ID information to make it appear as if the call is coming from a police department or other government entity. If you receive a call from a person claiming to be one of their officers Read more…

  • Officers Join Escort For Fatally Stabbed Correction Officer - February 25, 2021 at 8:53 am

    Yesterday, officers from surrounding jurisdictions joined to escort Lt. Eugene Lasco’s hearse from Franciscan Health in Michigan City to the funeral home. Lt. Eugene Lasco was fatally stabbed by an inmate over the weekend while working at the State Prison in Michigan City. According the the Officer Down Memorial Page, the weapon used was an edged weapon. Lieutenant Lasco is survived by his wife, children, and grandchildren. He was Read more…

  • COVID-19 County Advisory Levels Weekly Update - February 25, 2021 at 8:51 am

    Yesterday, the Indiana State Department of Health updated the COVID-19 county advisory levels. LaPorte, Porter, Starke, Lake, and St. Joseph Counties remain at a yellow level. Jasper and Newton Counties have moved from yellow to blue. Positivity increased in Starke and St. Joseph Counties and decreased in the other area counties mentioned. Visit for more information.

  • Food Bank of Northern Indiana Mobile Food Distributions – March 2 – 5, 2021 - February 24, 2021 at 7:00 pm

    We are grateful for your support. Thank you for helping us spread the word! Tuesday, March 2, 2021 – LaPorte County 10 a.m. – Noon, CT WHERE: Purdue University Northwest – Westville, James B. Dworkin Student Service Complex, 1401 S. US Highway 421, Westville, IN 46391 *This distribution will serve up to 500 households and is held in cooperation with United Way of LaPorte County. Wednesday, March 3, 2021 – Read more…