Porter Co Sheriff David Lain, Lt. Governor Sue Ellspermann, and former Pennsylvania governor and former US Homeland Security Chief Tom Ridge
Porter County was the latest Region stop.. and the sixth county... on Indiana Lt. Govenror Sue Ellspermann's “Listen and Learn” tour. On Friday, Ellspermann met with government officials from around the county at Valparaiso City Hall, and then with county business leaders at US Steel in Portage in the afternoon, talking about infrastructure issues, maximizing Porter County’s geographic and community engagement advantages, and improving relationships with the state’s Department of Local Government Finance. Following the listening sessions, Ellspermann went to the Porter County Sheriff Department's annual memorial service, which featured keynote address by former Pennsylvania Governor and former US Homeland Security Chief Tom Ridge, and visited the Hoosier Bat Company in Valparaiso, meeting owners David and Debbie Cook, who’ve been making major and minor league wooden bats for more than 22 years.
Hoosier Bat Company owner David Cook showing his patented 3-wood bat.
[Photos courtesy Lt. Governor Ellspermann's office]