News for Community

Tuesday, January 15, 2019
La Porte residents will soon be able to enjoy the redesigned Fort La Play Porte playground at Kesling Park with a successful crownfunding campaign launched today. The campaign is sponsored by the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority (IHCDA) and offered through the crowdfunding platform developed by Patronicity. The campaign is led by the City of La Porte Park and Recreation ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release
Wednesday, January 09, 2019
Reins of Life, a non-profit 501(c)3 organization with locations in Michigan City and South Bend has served people with disabilities since 1978. They are the only accredited organization in LaPorte, Porter, and St. Joseph Counties that provides therapeutic equine-assisted activities endorsed by PATH International. Reins of Life uses horses, ponies, and donkeys to offer mounted and unmounted lessons ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Community
Wednesday, January 09, 2019
The La Porte County Symphony Orchestra has much to celebrate as we enter the New Year!   In the absence of a Music Director, LCSO welcomed South Bend Symphony Orchestra's Music Director, Alastair Willis, for our annual Hoosier Star competition in September. In October, Hollywood film/television composer and arranger, Rick DeJonge joined the LCSO for three performances of our annual ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Community
Wednesday, January 09, 2019
La Porte Hospital and Dr. Ashley Kirkwood of La Porte Physician Network are focusing on helping women in our community prevent cervical cancer.  One of the great success stories in cancer research, since annual Pap test cervical cancer screenings were introduced in the 1950s, cases of what was once the number one cancer in women have plummeted. Human Papillovirus (HPV) vaccination has further ...read more
Categories: Health, Community, Press Release
Monday, January 07, 2019
Nominations are now being sought for the 8th Annual Ned E. Kalb Community Leadership Award.  The award was established in 2011, following the passing of Mr. Kalb, a true leader in La Porte County for many years.  The award honors and memorializes Ned Kalb’s life and deeds in La Porte County and beyond.  The Award annually recognizes a quiet, behind-the-scenes leader in La Porte County.  Joint ...read more
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Friday, January 04, 2019
SOUTH BEND, IN, January 4, 2019 - The Institute for Excellence in Memory Care, a division of Alzheimer's & Dementia Services of Indiana, announced its certification course schedule for the first quarter of 2019. Dementia Care With Heart © will be offered in both St. Joseph County and Indianapolis. Dementia Care With Heart © is one of three nationally recognized certification curriculum by the ...read more
Categories: Health, Community, Press Release
Friday, December 28, 2018
Michigan City, IN - Tuesday, December 4th, 2018, the Michigan City Chamber held the Inspiring Women luncheon & program at Blue Chip Casino. In celebration of the annual event and its 100th Anniversary, they recognized 100 inspiring women and their contributions to the Chamber, the economy, and the community. Keynote speaker Vicki Henn, Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer for ...read more
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Thursday, December 27, 2018
For the first time Ivy Tech Community College will offer certification in Industrial Maintenance-Electrical in La Porte, This training will include wiring industrial circuits, motor controls and programmable controllers.  Additionally Certified Production Technician training will continue. It consists of five individual certificates: Safety; Quality Practices & Measurement; Manufacturing ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Education
Wednesday, December 26, 2018
WESTVILLE, Ind. — When Heather Zivkovich completed her academic journey at Purdue University Northwest (PNW) 12 years ago, she never could have guessed that someday she would publish a children’s Christmas book."I took a lot of communications classes and it gave me more confidence in myself. I was a pretty shy student at first,” said Zivkovich, who earned a bachelor's degree in Liberal Arts at ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Human Interest
Thursday, December 20, 2018
The Unity Foundation of La Porte County has received a grant of $1,000,000 as part of Lilly Endowment Inc.’s seventh phase of its Giving Indiana Funds for Tomorrow (GIFT) initiative. With GIFT VII, the Endowment is making up to $125 million available to help Indiana community foundations strengthen the towns, cities and counties they serve. The Unity Foundation can use this matching fund grant to ...read more
Categories: Education, Community, Press Release
Monday, December 17, 2018
La Porte, Ind. – It might feel like January in Northwest Indiana, but it won’t sound like it, at least for an hour or so at the January First Friday in the Chapel concert. Father/daughter duo Kent and Samira Arnsbarger will bring the tropical sounds of steel drum and steel pan to the chapel in the first concert of 2019, taking place at noon, Jan. 4 at the La Porte Hospital Family Chapel. The event ...read more
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Monday, June 11, 2018
The U.S. Small Business Administration has added more counties to the disaster declaration in Indiana for businesses and residents affected by the severe storms and flooding from Feb. 14 through March 4, 2018.  The disaster declaration covers the counties of Carroll, Clark, Dearborn, Elkhart, Floyd, Fulton, Harrison, Jasper, Jefferson, Kosiusko, Lake, La Porte, Marshall, Ohio,Porter, Pulaski, ...read more
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