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Why is public school enrollment across Northwest Indiana plummeting?
Public schools across Northwest Indiana are seeing enrollment plunge. Enrollment across the 16 public school districts in Lake County collectively fell 6.78% from the 2017-18 school year to 2022-23, according to a Times analysis of data from the Indiana Department of Education. During that same five-year period, Porter County school districts saw a 3.52% decline, while LaPorte County school districts saw a 3.94% decrease. Newton and Jasper counties saw 12.49% and 4.50% declines, respectively.
Police: Alcohol a factor in U.S. 12 crash that injured Valpo man
Alcohol is believed to be a factor in a crash that injured a man from Valparaiso. The collision happened just after 12 a.m. on Sunday, March 19, on U.S. 12 near Forest Beach Road. Witnesses told police the 42-year-old man was driving a pick-up truck and struck a sign, a...
Subject Found Deceased Inside House After Shots Fired In Hobart
On Sunday at approximately 4:20 PM, Hobart Police Officers were dispatched to the 1700 block of West Old Ridge Road for shots fired at a particular residence, according to Hobart Police. The call had limited information provided at the time of dispatch, police stated. While on scene officers heard a...
Valparaiso man seriously injured in Berrien County crash
BERRIEN COUNTY, Mich. (WNDU) - A Valparaiso man was taken to the hospital after police say he was seriously hurt in a single vehicle crash in Berrien County early Sunday morning. Officers were called around 12:25 a.m. to the crash on U.S. 12 near Forest Beach Road in New Buffalo...
Man arrested for allegedly impersonating law enforcement
A man was arrested for allegedly impersonating a public servant Tuesday afternoon. Around 3:25 p.m. an officer noticed a delivery vehicle stopped on the side of State Road 2. A burgundy GMC Yukon was parked directly behind it with a flashing white light stretched across the hood. The officer noticed...
Federal Prison Sentence for Local Man
(South Bend, IN) - A La Porte County man has been sentenced to time in federal prison for gun-related charges, the U.S. Attorney’s Office announced. In February 2021, 35-year-old Anthony Sanders allegedly ran from Michigan City police while carrying a loaded 9 mm pistol with an extended magazine. Sanders...
Salukis Off To Their Best Start In Over 30 Years With Sweep Over Valpo
Carbondale, Ill. - The Southern Illinois Salukis completed its three-game series sweep over the Valparaiso Beacons Sunday afternoon with a 9-1 win in five innings. With the win, SIU improves to 22-3 (5-0 MVC) as they've won seven-straight on its way to the program's best start since the 1991 season when the Salukis began the year 35-3. Current Saluki Associate Head Coach Mary Jo Firnbach was a member of the Salukis' 1991 team that went 42-7 and took a trip to the Women's College World Series.
Drug Impaired Driver Collision
(La Porte County, IN) - A driver allegedly under the influence of drugs crashed into a tree near Michigan City last evening. Officers about 5:40 p.m. were called to the area of U.S. 20 and 300 West. Police said the driver, Tonnette Logmann, 51, of Michigan City refused to submit...
Porter County Expo Center hits the road with portable bar service
The Porter County Expo Center (the Expo) has been the center of celebration for decades. The timeless Valparaiso staple has served as the backdrop for many functions over the years from craft fairs, to weddings, but its timelessness does not hinder the venue from changing to meet the needs of its clients.
Buona, Rainbow Cone opening in Valparaiso
VALPARAISO, Ind. — The first Northwest Indiana Buona and Rainbow Cone location is opening up next month. The new location is set to open April 12, at 2901 John Howell Drive in Valparaiso. It is the second Buona location to open in Northwest Indiana after their Schererville store opened up in March 2018. “Our Indiana […]
Proposed lease of Porter County's former sheriff's residence puts Opera House project in doubt
The proposed renovation of the Memorial Opera House is further in doubt, with the Porter County Commissioners' plans to lease out the former sheriff's residence. The $7.5 million project would have connected the two buildings, making them both accessible to those with disabilities while freeing up space in the Opera House. But Commissioner Barb Regnitz has been exploring the possibility of renting out the sheriff's residence to a long-term tenant.
St. Patrick's Day parade brings out festive crowd in Crown Point, Indiana
CROWN POINT, Ind. (CBS) -- St. Patrick's Day celebrations were going on everywhere Friday night – and in Crown Point, Indiana, the celebration is a tradition that brings out almost the entire town out to party.CBS 2's Marissa Perlman got to experience some of the fun.Police officers lit up the night sky with lights and sirens. Bagpipers played in the back of a flatbed truck bedecked in green light bulbs. In an homage to a classic film set in Northwest Indiana, one float even featured the leg lamp from "A Christmas Story" - and somebody in Ralphie's bunny suit close...
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Burke’s Outdoor Equipment Grand Re-Opening
Burke's Outdoor Equipment is having their grand re-opening of their new state- of- the- art facility at 745W US Highway 30 Valparaiso (just across from Walgreens distribution center right on the Lake and Porter county line) on Saturday April 15, 2023, from 8am- 2pm. The all-new Burke’s Outdoor Equipment facility,...
Gary Police Department overhaul: Agencies provide an update
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Live Concert Venues in Northwest Indiana
219-864-9200, Live Music, DJ, Dancing, and More! Website. Hard Rock Cafe and Casino Northern Indiana, 5400 W. 29th Ave., Gary, IN 46406, located off 80/94. Get ready to rock the region at the brand-new Hard Rock Casino Northern Indiana. Located near the South Shore of Lake Michigan, the Hard Rock brand will turn up the volume on the next level of style, service and signature hospitality. Concerts at the Hard Rock Cafe, Hard Rock Concert hall and the Steakhouse. Read our full article. Website.
Mother charged in LaPorte County crash that resulted in daughter’s death
LAPORTE COUNTY, Ind. (WNDU) - A mother from Walkerton has been charged in connection with a February crash in LaPorte County that left her 7-year-old daughter dead and two others hurt. The LaPorte County Prosecutor’s Office charged Dawn Coleman, 42, with two counts of operating while intoxicated causing death, which...
Glen Theater Remembers Louise Lee
The African American Achievers Youth Corps, Inc. will host a memorial program in remembrance of Louise Lee. Louise taught at multiple grade and junior high schools throughout the Gary and Glen Park districts. Louise also was the “Minister of Music” for many churches throughout Gary. She was the pianist for the United Male Chorus of Gary and Calumet Region. Louise also played and directed for multiple other choir groups in Gary. She died in 2020.
The Lakes of Valparaiso’s parent company, Weiss Entities, invests in Northwest Indiana community schools, students with $500,000 donation
Being a good neighbor and staying true to its priority of serving people through quality community development, Weiss Entities has made a significant contribution to the Merrillville and Valparaiso school districts. Parent company to The Lakes of Valparaiso living community, Weiss Entities donations and sponsorship opportunities to the local schools will total $500,000 over the next five years.
Wayne’s historic run comes to close at semistate
MICHIGAN CITY, Ind. (WPTA) - Wayne basketball’s Chase Barnes drilled at three-pointer to pull the Generals within four points of Kokomo in the third quarter, but the Wildkats exploded from there, winning 73-51 in the Michigan City semistate on Saturday morning. The sophomore, Barnes, led Wayne with 14 points,...
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