Indiana restaurants and bars dine-in restrictions extended through April 6

Indiana Governor Eric J. Holcomb has signed an executive order that extends the requirements for bars, nightclubs and restaurants to stay closed to dine-in patrons until April 6 at ... Continue Reading →

Community advised to be on the look-out for coronavirus scams

The LaPorte County Sheriff’s office and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Indiana is warning the public to be on the look-out for coronavirus fraud. Specifically, ... Continue Reading →

State to relax some medical licensing requirements in virus surge plan

Attempting to bolster the number of medical professionals available to fight the COVID-19 outbreak, Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb has signed an order that relaxes license requirements ... Continue Reading →

Ed Merrion is honored with Ned E. Kalb community leadership award

  Ed Merrion’s longtime service to the homeless and vulnerable in La Porte County was recognized recently by the county’s Purdue extension office. Merrion was presented ... Continue Reading →

State now using prisoners to produce medical supplies; governor announces other measures

  Governor Eric J. Holcomb today announced offenders at the Miami Correctional Facility are producing face masks, personal protection gowns, face shields and hand sanitizer to ... Continue Reading →

Governor shrinks wait time for unemployment benefits to be issued

Suspending the waiting period in order for unemployed Hoosiers to receive benefits more quickly was just one of several provisions in Governor Eric J. Holcomb’s latest executive ... Continue Reading →

State pledges assistance in addressing child care needs during COVID-19pandemic

  Governor Eric J. Holcomb has announced new efforts, including new guidance for child care, to help combat the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. “There is a critical need ... Continue Reading →

SWD’s compost site and electronic drop-off closed; curbside recycling still running

In response to Gov. Eric Holcomb’s executive order limiting the public’s access to governmental facilities, the La Porte County Solid Waste District has announced that: The ... Continue Reading →

Voters: register, find your polling place and see the candidates on

  Although the Indiana Primary Election has been extended to June 2, it is not too early to learn about the candidates who will be representing you.   The League of Women Voters ... Continue Reading →

County sheriff’s office to follow modified procedures

The La Porte County Sheriff’s Office has released the following statement regarding measures it is taking in response to the COVID-19 situation: Current unprecedented times call ... Continue Reading →