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Lyme Disease

La Porte County Library showing documentary on Lyme Disease

MICHIGAN CITY | May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month. In collaboration with the La Porte County Health Department, La Porte County Public Library will show the documentary "Under Our Skin" on Monday, May 12th at 6pm in the Large Meeting Room at the Main Library location.

May 06, 2014 8:50 pm

Lyme disease on the upswing in Porter County

VALPARAISO | The Porter County Health Department is cautioning area residents to protect themselves from ticks as they spend time outside this summer.

July 29, 2013 12:00 am

Lyme disease in the state hits NWI hardest

The prime season for tick bites is underway, and people in the region have the highest odds in the state of becoming a meal and contracting the illness Lyme disease.

June 02, 2013 12:00 am

Deer management continues to divide town

OGDEN DUNES | Managing Ogden Dunes' deer population continues to be a divisive issue locally.

August 12, 2012 7:15 pm
Teacher has 9-year battle with Lyme disease

Teacher has 9-year battle with Lyme disease

Ann Spence, 49, shows off the hat she wears to keep ticks off her hair at her home in Normal, Ill.

April 29, 2012 12:00 am
Teacher has 9-year battle with Lyme disease

Teacher has 9-year battle with Lyme disease

Ann Spence enjoys a walk outside her home in Normal, Ill., with the help of trekking poles that help her keep her balance. After a lengthy bout with Lyme disease following a 2003 infection, Spence has returned to work and resumed some of her outdoor activities.

April 29, 2012 12:00 am

Deer culls often contentious when first introduced

For more than a dozen years communities have wrangled with what to do with the white-tailed deer.

December 10, 2011 8:00 pm
MARK KIESLING: Deer cull sounds like a necessary evil

MARK KIESLING: Deer cull sounds like a necessary evil

When I was very young, a trip to my grandparents' home in Logansport in north central Indiana always held out an exciting proposition.

December 05, 2011 12:00 am
PHIL WIELAND: Don't shoot the deer before Christmas this year

PHIL WIELAND: Don't shoot the deer before Christmas this year

As Johnnie Cochrane, the late attorney of O.J. Simpson trial fame, might say: "If the deer have ticks, you must kill them quick."

December 02, 2011 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Humans take precedence over deer

In small lakefront communities along the Lake Michigan shoreline, the beauty of nature is a prime selling point. But residents' health must be a bigger concern than the welfare of wild animals.

November 22, 2011 12:00 am
PHIL WIELAND: Tick, tick, tick — the sound of terror in Ogden Dunes

PHIL WIELAND: Tick, tick, tick — the sound of terror in Ogden Dunes

When it comes to bloodsucking pests, the deer tick is a lot smaller than your average Wall Street banker, and it doesn't want a government bailout.

November 18, 2011 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Town must face Lyme's disease head-on

GUEST COMMENTARY: Town must face Lyme's disease head-on

Facing an outbreak of Lyme disease, the Ogden Dunes Town Council decided Nov. 7 to avail itself of a full menu of options to gain control of the situation -- including the right to have trained marksmen use firearms in a secluded park for the purpose of culling its large deer population.

November 17, 2011 12:00 am

Ogden Dunes could stage deer cull before DNR hearing

OGDEN DUNES | An effort to cull about 40 deer from this community could begin as early as Nov. 23.

November 14, 2011 7:30 am
PHIL WIELAND: Ogden Dunes deer hunt a close cull for residents

PHIL WIELAND: Ogden Dunes deer hunt a close cull for residents

It's tough to figure out if Ogden Dunes residents are in greater danger from Lyme disease or high-velocity lead poisoning.

November 11, 2011 12:00 am

Ogden Dunes group files petition for permit review

OGDEN DUNES | A group of residents has filed a petition to review the town's deer control permit.

October 24, 2011 5:30 pm

Ogden Dunes officials considering deer cull

OGDEN DUNES | Town officials could authorize a hunt to kill up to 40 deer roaming the lakefront community.

October 22, 2011 6:45 pm
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