CVS in La Porte robbed for drugs

La PORTE – La Porte Police are looking for a man who robbed a CVS pharmacy of prescription medications Wednesday afternoon by implying he had a weapon.

Police were called just after 5 p.m. about an armed robbery at the CVS Pharmacy at 1407 Lincoln Way in La Porte, but arrived to find the suspect had already fled the store. He was described only as an "older white male," between 50 to 70 years old.

An employee told police the man came to the pharmacy counter and demanded prescription medications by using a note and implying he had a handgun. The note contained a list of several medications, though police officials did not disclose what items the list contained.

After getting the medications, he ran out of the store and drove away in an unknown direction in a white vehicle, police said. No one was hurt during the incident. Anyone with information is asked to call 219-362-9446 and speak to Det. Sgt. Brett Airy or Det. Vincent Bowman.


All About the Girls - Part 5

CHESTERTON – The inspirational speaker series event All About The Girls Part 5 will be from 6-9 p.m. May 30 at Sand Creek Country Club, 1001 Sand Creek Dr. in Chesterton. Speakers for the fifth-anniversary event include Cassy Swanson, Department of Child Services for Porter County; Lisa Kusbel, Realty Executives Premier; Courtney Smith, Burke Costanza & Carberry LLP; Katie Eaton, Michigan City Chamber of Commerce; Buffy Adams, Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana; Elizabeth Marks, Lakeside Wealth Management Group; Ashley Halpern, Albert’s Diamond Jewelers; and Ashley Dickinson, La Porte Hospital. For information, contact Stacey Kellogg at


Market on Main coming to Westville

WESTVILLE – The Westville Chamber of Commerce will host the 2nd annual Market on Main on Saturday, June 1, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The event will feature 40-plus artisan and vintage vendors, along with local food. Admission is free and the market is open to all ages.

Jimmy's Grub & Pub of Westville will be sponsoring a beer tent featuring local craft beer by Burn 'Em Brewing. A portion of proceeds from the beer tent will be donated to Caitlyn's Cause, a non-profit childhood cancer organization formed in honor of Caitlyn Fennell, a Westville High School graduate who passed away in March 2017 from her second battle with leukemia.


Beef pasta products being recalled

WASHINGTON – BEF Foods Inc. of Lima, Ohio, is recalling approximately 527 pounds of beef pasta products produced without federal inspection and outside of inspection hours, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service has announced. The 18-oz. sealed plastic trays containing “Bob Evans Beef Stroganoff Pasta” were produced on May 3.

They have a USE BY date of 07/02/19 and a time-stamp ranging between the hours of 15:00 and 18:37 represented on the tray seal. The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. M-46062” inside the USDA mark of inspection, and were shipped to retail locations in Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Illinois, Alabama, Georgia, and Kentucky. The problem was discovered when FSIS personnel reviewed the records of production for the recalling firm.

There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about a reaction should contact a healthcare provider. FSIS is concerned that some product may be in consumer’s refrigerators or freezers. Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. They should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase. For more information, contact BEF Foods, Consumer Relations at 800-939-2338.


Drifters golf event funds scholarships

MICHIGAN CITY  – The Michigan City Drifters will host its 9 Hole Women’s Golf Play Day to benefit annual scholarships to high school seniors showcasing leadership, community service and academics. The event will be held July 19 at Michigan City Municipal Golf Course, 4000 E. Michigan Blvd. Cost is $50 per golfer or $200 per team, which includes breakfast and golf. All skill levels are welcome, and there will be games at every hole. Registration and breakfast begins at 8 a.m. with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. An awards luncheon and networking event will follow the golfing and sponsors are being sought. To register, become a sponsor or volunteer to help, contact or Angie Nelson Deuitch at 219-561-6389.

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