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Monday, April 16, 2018
Today Purdue University Northwest (PNW) was selected as an inaugural member of the Higher Education Anchor Mission Initiative, a collaboration of 30 colleges and universities across the U.S. sharing strategies for enhancing the economic and social well-being of communities they serve.  PNW’s participation arrived at the perfect time said Mary Jane Eisenhauer, interim director of Strategic ...read more
Categories: Community, Education
Monday, April 16, 2018
Former FBI Director James Comey, whose Amazon and New York Times best-selling book releases tomorrow, opens the Purdue University Northwest Sinai Forum speakers series at 4 p.m. Sept. 9 in the Stardust Event Center at Blue Chip Casino, Hotel & Spa in Michigan City, Indiana.   Appointed to the post of director by President Barack Obama in 2013, Comey led the FBI until being dismissed by President ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Education
Monday, April 16, 2018
Dr. Sandee Clark is proud to announce that she has been granted Certification by the Academy Council of Chiropractic Pediatrics (CACCP) in the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association’s (ICPA) renowned Certification Program on 4/06/2018. The ICPA offers Doctors of Chiropractic an opportunity to achieve certification in family wellness chiropractic through advanced academics and clinical ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Health
Monday, April 16, 2018
The Purdue University Northwest’s Center for Early Learning will host its 12th Annual Early Childhood Conference from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Saturday, April 21 in the James B. Dworkin Student Services and Activities Complex on the Westville Campus.   This year’s conference examines executive function in preschool children, referring to the neurocognitive skills that are most vital to academic ...read more
Categories: Education, Community, Press Release
Monday, April 09, 2018
Elaine Shurte,  from the Wanatah community, was selected as the recipient of the 7th annual Ned E. Kalb Community Leadership Award, presented at the recent Purdue Extension La Porte County Annual Meeting held at Purdue Northwest. Elaine was recognized for her lifetime of service to her community. She was presented a plaque and will have her name added to the permanent plaque on display at the ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Human Interest
Monday, April 09, 2018
Kathie DeRuiter, Executive Vice President, Senior Operations Officer is pleased to announce the promotion of Reilly Robison to Vice President, Corporate Project Manager, in our Michigan City, Indiana office.   Robison brings over 9 years of banking experience to Horizon. Joining the team in 2016, he has accomplished a significant amount of projects, implementations and upgrades to enhance ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release
Monday, April 09, 2018
Kathie DeRuiter, Executive Vice President, Senior Operations Officer, is pleased to announce the promotion of Carrie McKibben to Senior Vice President, Senior Deposit Operations Officer, in our Michigan City, Indiana office.                  McKibben joined the Horizon team in 2016. She has over 25 years of operations experience in a leadership capacity and has brought tremendous value to the ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Community
Monday, April 09, 2018
The La Porte Park and Recreation Department’s Ballroom Dance classes begin Thursday, April 12. Patty Kolvek, owner of Dance Sophisticates in La Porte, will be leading the class as you learn the West Coast Swing and the Tango. The six-week class is held in the lower level of the Civic Auditorium from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Class fee is $70/couple or $35/single. All skill levels are welcome! Gift ...read more
Categories: Education, Press Release, Community, General News Article
Monday, April 09, 2018
Purdue University Northwest (PNW) and PNW’s Center for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation (CIVS) are excited to announce a $100,000 grant from NiSource Inc., the parent company of NIPSCO and Columbia Gas companies. The grant furthers innovative, student-engaged research and education in the area of first responder and workplace safety.  “NiSource’s generosity amplifies educational ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Education
Monday, April 09, 2018
Renowned writer and Boston surgeon Atul Gawande explores the relationships doctors have with patients nearing the end of life in the “Frontline” documentary, “Being Mortal,” which will be presented from 6–9 p.m., Wednesday, April 11 in Alumni Hall, Student Union & Library, at Purdue University Northwest, 2233 173rd St., Hammond.  The film presentation will be followed by a panel discussion ...read more
Categories: Education, Community, Press Release
Monday, April 02, 2018
After two days of auditions and several hours of careful deliberation, Hoosier STAR 2018 audition judges, Ken Grace Jr., Lee Meyer, and Mary Kay Steele, have chosen the hopefuls for Indiana’s next Hoosier STAR!  Youth DivisionMaggie Cornett - La Porte, INJoseph Giuliani - La Porte, INJacob Griffin - Michigan City, INMolly Lenig - Rolling Prairie, INEliana Weston - Morocco, IN  Adult ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Press Release
Monday, April 02, 2018
April is CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION MONTH. Join the annual Child Abuse Prevention Walk, led by First United Methodist Church, located at 1225 Michigan Ave., LaPorte, on Thursday, April 26 at 5:00 pm; includes a light dinner and short round-trip walk to the Courthouse. Additional activities to support Dunebrook’s parenting programs are: 1.) Al’s Supermarkets Give Back on April 4 – April 10 at the ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Press Release
Friday, March 23, 2018
Joe Ruiz, a member of La Porte High School’s Business Faculty, creates hip-hop music during his off time and has recently begun selling it to benefit the PAX Center’s Brighton Street Green Space. After recent interviews with the News Dispatch and the South Bend Tribune, Joe’s story has been picked up by the Associated Press and is now making its rounds in various outlets throughout the country. ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, Education, Press Release
Friday, March 23, 2018
La Porte University is about to attain long-sought recognition with the installation and dedication of an Indiana State Historical Marker.  Officials from the Indiana Historical Bureau will participate in the ceremonies to dedicate the marker at 2:00pm CDT on Friday, March 30 at the corner of Clay and Harrison Streets in downtown La Porte (adjacent to Lincoln Elementary School).  The public is ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, General News Article
Monday, March 12, 2018
Pitch in to clean up your neighborhood, county road, or any public space of your choice with the La Porte County Solid Waste District – and get everything you need to do it! The District is expanding its annual Clean It Up Day litter cleanup event this year into a Clean It Up program. Instead of just one day, groups will now be able to choose any date in April or May that is most convenient for ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, General News Article
Monday, March 12, 2018
- LCSO Conductor and Music Director Philip J. Bauman will step down after a long and accomplished tenure with the orchestra when his contract expires this summer. The Board is planning a search for the next conductor and music director of the symphony.  Mr. Bauman joined the La Porte County Symphony in 1994 and is credited with significantly raising the orchestra’s artistic level, spearheading a ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Community, Press Release
Monday, March 12, 2018
Access to urology care has improved in the La Porte community, with Urologist John Lynam, D.O., F.A.C.O.S., now seeing patients in La Porte.  Lynam is on the medical staff at La Porte Hospital, and is a member of Porter Physician Group. Board certified in urology, Lynam treats all types of urologic conditions in men and women, and was drawn to the profession in part because he saw his grandfather ...read more
Categories: Health, Community, Press Release
Monday, March 05, 2018
Suicide is everyone's business and anyone can help prevent the tragedy of a suicide. Who should be trained in QPR? Those trained in QPR can be anyone - parents, community members, caseworkers, first responders. Anyone may be in a position to recognize the signs and refer someone at risk of suicide. As a QPR-trained individual, you will learn to: • Recognize the warning signs of suicide • Know ...read more
Categories: Community, Education, Health, Press Release
Monday, March 05, 2018
Horizon Bank is pleased to announce the recent grant award to the Purdue University Northwest Sinai Forum in Westville, Indiana.The grant, in the amount of $5,000, was presented on January 17, 2018 by Jim Neff, President of Horizon Bank to Leslie Plesac, Executive Director of the Sinai Forum. Funds will be used to support the Forum’s mission, which is to enrich the quality of life in Northwest ...read more
Categories: Community, Education, Press Release
Monday, March 05, 2018
     Have you ever wanted to view La Porte County from the skies? Are you curious about what the towns looked like from the 1950’s, or right before the La Porte overpass was built? The La Porte County Historical Society Museum is having a display entitled “Up Up and Away!: A look at Aerial Photography from La Porte County!”, offering aerial photographic views throughout the decades. This current ...read more
Categories: Community, Education, General News Article, Press Release
Monday, March 05, 2018
There is no better time to learn the games of baseball and softball than during the winter months! Our Introduction to Baseball & Softball clinic offers a 4 week inside look for boys and girls ages 4-8 on the basic fundamentals, skills, rules, goals, and positions of the sport. Instructor Mark Haley will be covering fielding, throwing, hitting, pitching, base running, catching and outfield play. ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release
Monday, February 05, 2018
Visit Michigan City LaPorte announces the 2018 Official Visitors Guide for LaPorte County have arrived along with the first quarter Calendar of Events. We are very excited to share with you the efforts we have put into our 2018 Official Visitors Guide for LaPorte County. The newly designed guides are at the warehouse, and the first stages of distribution have begun to our partners.  The visitors ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Fun Facts
Monday, January 29, 2018
Shirley Heinze Land Trust invites the public to explore the natural beauty of the Calumet Region and beyond by attending its annual series of educational hikes. Led by a variety of experts, this year’s series includes five hikes at nature preserves located across Northwest Indiana, including Seidner Dune and Swale in Hammond, Kankakee Sands in Newton County, and Cressmoor Prairie in Hobart, and ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release
Monday, September 11, 2017
Adult English as a New Language  ClassesMondays and Wednesdays, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.September 18, 2017 until May, 2018at La Porte High School602 F Street in La PorteEnter front doors--Room B11Lab   Learn and improve your English among friends!We use individualized computer program. We have activities and fun conversations about health, careers, money, and other topics of interest to you.Classes ...read more
Categories: Community, Education, General News Article, Press Release