By JOE DONNELLY
When one thinks of being healthy, their thoughts typically involve feeling well and not being under medical care. Then, when one does not feel well, he or she seeks medical care to diagnose and treat the problem.
By Leigh Morris
Northwest Indiana is much stronger even though the La Porte-Lake County Consortium is not the apparent high bidder for the Indiana Toll Road lease. Porter County leadership also supported the two-county project although timing prevented its joining. The two-county consortium was up against worldwide financial competition. IFM Investors, an Australian firm owned by 30 non-profit pension funds, submitted using employee retirement funds the apparent high bid for the remaining 66 years of the lease. But, Northwest Indiana is also a winner. The effort proves that county lines can be crossed to address a common goal. Courage was needed and vision required. Five county commissioners and 10 county council persons from both major parties cast a historic vote for a project to power regional success. The project’s team included first-rate participation from Goldstein & McClintock, Piper Jaffray, Krieg DeVault, and Globalvia.
I played football on the varsity squad at La Porte High School from 2009 to 2012.
Twenty years ago, two families and the Michigan City Chamber of Commerce took a bold step and supported teachers where they needed it the most – in the classroom.
For the past 13 years, the La Porte County Bar Association has been committed to an event that celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King's vision of access to justice for all citizens through its annual "Talk to a Lawyer Today" program which is co-sponsored with the Volunteer Lawyer Network in South Bend, Indiana.
By Indiana House Democratic Leader Scott Pelath from Michigan City
Recent news that the Governor has reversed the Department of Correction’s decision to close Camp Summit reinforces just how important it is that La Porte County have well-placed locals in state government who can advocate for our interests. Too often, out-of-sight means out-of-mind for the suburban Indianapolis politicians who control the legislature and who routinely ignore our needs up here.
INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana House Democratic Leader Scott Pelath from Michigan City today issued the following statement in response to Gov. Mike Pence's announcement about job creation in our state this year:
When I was asked to serve as the Honorary Christmas Kettle Chairperson, it wasn’t a tough decision at all.
The editorial in the Oct. 16 edition of The Herald Argus, “Penny-pinching at DCS keeps money from kids,” could have been an article I saw in the paper five years, 10 years or 15 years ago.
If you close your eyes for a moment, some of what the House Republicans advocated today sounded like they were reading from a book written by House Democrats.
The recent announcement that the Indiana Toll Road Concession Company was filing for bankruptcy has triggered comments that the bankruptcy was evidence that the leasing of the Toll Road was a poor decision by the State of Indiana.
After nearly four years of one-party rule in Indiana, it seems only fair to examine how the Statehouse club management is doing.
It is hard to believe that summer is winding down. Many of you have sent your kids back to school, and maybe you are like me and sent your first child off to college.
We have recently cleared a major hurdle in selecting a name for the unified institution between Purdue Calumet and Purdue North Central: Purdue University Northwest, or on second reference Purdue Northwest. The Purdue University Board of Trustees approved this name at its July 18 meeting.
Anyone who knows me understands that I am very positive about the City of La Porte and La Porte County. I am an untiring booster, and have been “in the trenches” to help assure its positive future. I am one who celebrates its illustrious past, but remains confident that its future is even more exciting. But I have concerns. Deep concerns. And they are growing.
I recently had the opportunity to attend a Loyalty Day program at the V.F.W. Post No. 9423 in Rolling Prairie.
I want to take the opportunity to state what else is in the court file. Although the information was provided to the press, the paper only prints the allegations by my former wife and her attorneys (my former opponent). There has been a lot of mention of forgery but the Indiana State disciplinary commission did not find forgery, criminal intent, or the intent to defraud.
By Tom Dermody
Friends in La Porte, I'm writing to ask you to consider attending the upcoming
By Alicia Ebaugh
Recently, I participated in a Third House at Purdue University North Central to discuss what the General Assembly accomplished during the 2014 legislative session.
By Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller
As the executive director of the Michiana Humane Society & SPCA, I feel deeply the sense of betrayal that people who have
The Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, evokes strong opinions. These opinions more often than not are based on political persuasion, lack of information or deliberate misinformation.
The latest headlines indicating that millions of taxpayer dollars have been mismanaged by our La Porte County government should be another loud cry for change in how our county is governed. Add it to the long list of problems and irregularities that have also made headlines in La Porte County:
Emergency situations can bring out the best in people and there was no truer example than the way our community responded in the aftermath of the recent I-94 motor-vehicle accident.
I am writing to address some concerns noted in a recent Voice of the People from Barbara Dean of Rolling Prairie, regarding Pauline Arnold’s article on some upcoming changes to mental health services at IU Health La Porte Hospital.
As we close the reports for the 2013 campaign of Toys for Tots, there are many people and organizations we would like to mention for their invaluable assistance and hard work in organizing fundraisers and donating toys and/or money, thus helping to make this year’s campaign a success.
As our national healthcare system changes under the Affordable Care Act, all area healthcare providers are being called upon to improve the quality of the care we deliver and to do so in a cost-effective manner. Indiana University Health La Porte Hospital welcomes this challenge, and we will make the changes needed to provide care and service on behalf of our community. This has been our tradition here at IU Health La Porte Hospital for more than 40 years.
Editor’s note: The following column was provided by the Economic Development Corporation Michigan City.
My top priorities have always been to strengthen Indiana’s economy and to help create Hoosier jobs. We can all agree – Democrats and Republicans – that the recent government shutdown and the threat of failing to pay our nation’s bills were a significant setback to this seemingly simple goal.
The future of a community depends on its economic vitality.
From Sept. 16-19, I was in Washington, D.C., meeting with our 11 Congressional Legislators from Indiana on behalf of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, lobbying for all American Veterans and for all members of our country's military.
Justice for Vets salutes La Porte County for developing a Veterans Treatment Court and joining the front line of criminal justice reform. (“County is Developing Veterans Court” 9/18/13).
Michigan fiscal leaders recently met with economists from across the state for the annual May Consensus Revenue Estimating Conference to make economic and revenue projections that set parameters for state budgeting decisions.
I deeply appreciate the articles in The Herald-Argus about the demolition of the St. Paul United Church of Christ. I am saddened by the loss of this congregation and building, and perhaps feel a bit guilty that I had no more wisdom than anyone else to preserve the building. I came on the scene in 1930, and thus this church has been part of my life all along.
Let me tell you about how partnerships and cooperation in economic development have benefited the Chicago South Shore & South Bend Railroad. The Chicago South Shore & South Bend Railroad is one of six freight railroads serving La Porte County, and the only one that has its headquarters here.
When Indiana Speaker of the House Dr. Otis R. Bowen ran for governor in 1972, I was serving as secretary of the Indiana State Republican Party and participated in his election campaign.
There were countless opportunities to help hard-working, middle class Hoosiers during the 2013 legislative session, but the Republican super-majorities and the governor managed to squander almost all of them.
The La Porte County Herald-Argus recently published a story regarding local commissioners' concerns about Senate Bill 560 — a bill aimed at expanding natural gas service to rural areas, providing an energy discount to large customers seeking to expand in Indiana, and making changes to improve and update the utility regulatory process. The story suggested unregulated rate increases allowed by the bill, yet ignored the portion of the bill that will lead to expansion of natural gas infrastructure to rural areas, saving the average homeowner $1,600 per year in reduced energy costs.
I grew up caddying at South Bend Country Club, so by age 12 the members had taught me everything I needed to know about marriage. They said, “Lock your dog in the trunk for an hour and see how he greets you; then lock your wife in the trunk for an hour, and observe her reaction. You tell me who loves you unconditionally.”