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Hidden Hiking Gems of Northwest Indiana


Northwest Indiana is filled from border to border with what makes the Region home – local diners, microbreweries, county fairs, and believe it or not, its outdoors.

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Sauers Buick GMC Employee Spotlight: Tim Crozier

Employee Spotlight - Tim CrozierBorn and raised in Michigan City, Tim Crozier spent much of his life building- his family, furniture, and even cars. When he joined Sauers Auto a short while ago, he knew the auto industry, but had to don a new hat as a part of Sauers’ ace sales team.

“Back when I worked at AM General, I fell in love with building cars,” said Crozier. “It was a fascinating experience to watch and participate in, so from that point 15 years ago I fell in love with building cars, but selling them is a whole new ballgame. There’s so much to learn.”

Going from putting cars together behind the scenes to putting keys in customers’ hands at a dealership proved to be challenging, but incredibly rewarding. Meeting customers and working with them to get the right car for the right price is a new experience that the outgoing Crozier...

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Portage Township Y Modernizes Facility With Recycled Paint


Sprucing up your facility doesn’t need to cost an arm and a leg. Just ask Portage Township YMCA President/CEO Shannon Burhans.

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Getting to Know the Mayors: Embarrassing Moments, History, and Billboards


Great Mayors seem to be a staple in Northwest Indiana. While their politics and decisions get discussed and highlighted each and every day, the lighter side of the mayoral job often gets overlooked. From embarrassing moments to the songs they’re listening and singing along to, we took a moment to ask a few Region mayors some lighthearted questions, hoping to get to know them a little better than before.

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Valpo Parks Youth Hockey Celebrates Second Season on the Ice


Since the opening of the William E. Urschel Pavilion in Valparaiso, skating has been on the minds of Valpo residents and the Valpo Parks Youth Hockey program was the natural conclusion of a town eager to get out on the ice. So, for those of you in the area with a love for hockey that are looking to get your children started with the fundamentals of the game, there is no better place to start than with this youth hockey program, staffed with individuals who are passionate about the sport. 

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Crown Point St. Patty's Day Parade Brings Community Together to Welcome Spring


If the bagpipe-blowing men in kilts didn’t give it away at the start of the night, the rest of the evening’s bombastic green-themed festivities surely were enough to let the Region know that the Crown Point St. Patricks’ Day Festival and Parade was underway. As dusk drew closer, hundreds of Northwest Indiana residents dressed in St. Patty’s garb and flocking to Crown Point’s downtown square,

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The Duneland Schools 2018 Get-Together Honors Educators


Faculty and staff from the Duneland schools gathered on Thursday evening at The Allure on the Lake to join in a time of reflection and appreciation from the community. The Duneland Schools get-together was the perfect way to show how strong they have been through the different periods of time this year.

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Michigan City 2018 Spring Clean-Up


The Michigan City, Refuse Department will conduct its Annual Spring Clean-Up beginning on March 26, 2018. The Refuse Department requests that all residents separate the debris that is to be discarded into the following three (3) categories:

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Disc Golfing Gems in Northwest Indiana


As the relentless Northwest Indiana winter still clings to its last days, disc golf enthusiasts can be seen slinging frisbees in all climates across Northwest Indiana. Disc golf is a sport that can’t be contained in a court or flat field. It’s a game that takes the player down winding paths in the woods and across breezy prairies and ravines. On lucky occasions, one my even be joined by deer, rabbits and other woodland residents. Beyond that, this is a great sport for those looking for fun, low-to-moderate exercise. A distinguished thing that all disc golfers share is the appreciation of outdoor beauty, in which much can be found in The Region.

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Visclosky Announces EPA Awards for Hanover and Tri-Creek School Corporations

Congressman-Visclosky-HeadshotCongressman Visclosky announced today that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has selected the Hanover Community School Corporation and the Tri-Creek School Corporation to receive awards to clean up their school buses.

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Porter County Career and Technical Center, Homestead High School Earn Top Honors in 2018 IASB High School Broadcasting Competition Awards


Porter County Career and Technical Center won Television School of the Year and Homestead High School won Radio School of the Year at the 2018 Indiana Association of School Broadcasters (IASB) Awards Monday at the University of Indianapolis.

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