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  • Washington Park Zoowill reopen - August 6, 2020 at 3:50 pm

    OFFICE OF MAYOR DUANE PARRY City of Michigan City Mayor Parry has made the decision to re-open the Washington Park Zoo on an appointment only basis beginning Friday August 7th, amending his original order.  The Zoo will be open to the public by APPOINTMENT ONLY from 10 am-4 pm with gates closing at 2:30pm. Zoo visitors must enter the secondary entrance to Washington Park located on Lake Shore Drive across Read more…

  • Indianapolis Blvd lift bridge to be closed overnight on Friday - August 5, 2020 at 7:12 am

    INDOT announced a road closure for Indianapolis Blvd (U.S. 12/20) in East Chicago between Riley Rd and McShane Ave from approximately 6 p.m. on Friday, August 7 to 6 a.m. on Saturday, August 8. The contractor performing work on the Indianapolis Blvd lift bridge over Lake George Canal will need to have the bridge lifted during those overnight hours. Drivers should seek an alternate route.

  • World War II B-17 Flying Fortress Coming To La Porte Municipal Airport - August 5, 2020 at 7:10 am

    This WWII B-17 is one of only five currently flying. Both LaPorte Municipal Airport and Sentimental Journey are celebrating their 75th anniversary. In fact, Saturday August 15 will be the 75th anniversary of VJ Day. There will be tours available during the week, and rides on the weekend. They will be arriving on Monday morning, August 10 at 11 am Central, and are making themselves available to the media at Read more…

  • Gov. Holcomb Statement on Indy 500 without Spectators - August 4, 2020 at 11:45 am

    Governor Eric J. Holcomb offered the following statement regarding the Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s decision to run the Indianapolis 500 without spectators: “Throughout this unprecedented process, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway has always prioritized the safety of the fans. I am grateful for Roger Penske’s leadership and his entire team for thoughtfully approaching this decision with transparency and collaboration. I want to encourage Hoosiers to continue to social distance, wear masks and Read more…

  • La Porte Hospital Participates in Relay for Life on Aug 8 – La Porte County - August 4, 2020 at 11:36 am

    Relay for Life is the American Cancer Society’s largest fundraiser every year. However, due to COVID-19, the American Cancer Society has reinvented the event this year. The walking, running, and fundraising by teams in La Porte County will be taking place as a “virtual” event. Donations to the Relay for Life fund everything from breakthrough cancer research to free rides for cancer treatment appointments. In honor of those touched by Read more…