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There are numerous stories that tout the virtues and sometimes non virtuous events that marked the county’s history. In my researching the history of La Porte County I came across articles of people, places and events that defined the county’s history. Some of the articles referenced the fir…

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Heads wiser than mine have determined that we need to build a replacement structure for La Porte Hospital. I hope that is both necessary and cost effective as compared to updating the current complex and enhancing the programs and services it provides.

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"Tenderly, the Rosemary Clooney Musical" at the Canterbury Summer Theatre is the furthest thing from a disappointment. The show is a tribute to Rosemary Clooney and is set in 1968, where Clooney has flashbacks to different times in her life that made her who she was. The musical, directed by…

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Canterbury Summer Theatre’s newest performance First Date is a laugh a minute! This adult-friendly musical, directed by Rebecca Hayes, portrays a couple’s first date, where their subconscious friends, family, and even social media are giving their two cents toward the date’s success. Aaron (…

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Like the blackened husks of nuclear fallout victims, the surreal sculptures in Hammer Film’s 1963 production of “These Are the Damned” belie the happenings of something awful nearby.

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Canterbury Summer Theatre’s latest performance "The Marvelous Wonderettes" is a must-see! Appropriate for all ages, The Marvelous Wonderettes is a four-woman show set in the late 1950s and '60s. The first half of the musical depicts the lives of four girls during their high school prom, and …

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There is a dream sequence midway through Russell Mulcahy’s 1984 horror film opus, “Razorback,” featuring a man walking injured and alone through the Australian Outback.

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As a child of the Indiana Dunes and an avid sailor, water quality is near and dear to my heart. In 2003, the Unity Foundation began learning about and caring for the Trail Creek Watershed. This area “sheds” the rain and snow melt from 59 square miles of mixed use land into our beloved Lake M…

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In a world where education is the difference between poverty and wealth, knowledge and ignorance, and opportunity and limitation, we have every reason to celebrate the gift that is our education. Education is, simply put, a gift that is unfortunately given to a few, and therefore, should be …

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As I am finishing up my high school journey, I look back and see how much our school has improved the past four years and drastically changed. Coming into the high school as a freshman everything was different and seemed out of place, but as the years went by, things felt more at home and we…

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In February, in honor of Black History Month, an essay and poem contest was sponsored by Michigan City Human Rights Commission. Mrs. Peo, a seventh grade Social Studies teacher at Krueger Middle School, had her students write submissions to the contest. Below is a poem written by one of her …

  • By Trudy Lieberman - Rural Health News Service
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A few months ago came some alarming health news. “Diabetes nation? Half of Americans have diabetes or pre-diabetes,” screamed a Los Angeles Times headline. WebMD weighed in with “Diabetes a Concern for Half of Americans.” NBC News announced, “Half of Americans Have Diabetes or High Blood Sugar.”

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From the very first day of practice in my freshman year, I knew exactly what I wanted to do: put the bowling team “back on the map” and become one of the best bowlers to come out of the MCHS program.

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Michigan City High School has been looked down upon for a while, but some recent news caught many people's attention. The school's graduation rate increased to 89.8 percent, which is a little more than one percent higher than the state average.

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It’s almost Valentine’s Day! I bet you’re all not wondering how this loving holiday was formed, but I’m going to tell you anyway.

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Many people say that prom is one of the most important parts of high school, and as the end of the year quickly approaches, this special night does as well.

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The Newspaper program has been a part of Michigan City High School’s history since the school was opened 21 years ago. For many years, the student newspaper, The Cityzen, has been here. Many teachers have taught it and even more students have chosen to take part in this excellent extracurric…

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Not everyone knows that most of the students at MCHS are respectful, professional individuals, but, at the Rotary Club’s World Affairs Conference at the Ivy Tech campus in Valpo, the representatives from my school proved this when we showed that we are, at least, capable of disagreeing with …

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Almost anywhere people go in the world, one of the most underappreciated things is art. Michigan City High School is no exception. MCHS is home to many brilliant artists, but many people will live their lives and not realize it.

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The Ingene Society is an after-school technology club run by Mrs. Leslie Samelson, the eighth grade Science and Biology teacher at Krueger Middle School, and Mr. Kyle-Pierre Nfr from the University of Chicago. Samelson says this club, “turns today's children into tomorrow's leaders.”

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 One of the great things about attending Barker Middle School is the focus on STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. In my opinion, there are few things more interesting than science and scientific discoveries.

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As a first year student at Michigan City High School who is new to the school system, I am glad to have a good transition into this community of people and teachers, helping me to succeed in the future.

  • By Ja'Nyah Traylor
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Krueger Middle School offers many classes, but one very special class is Environmental Art. This year the art classes have done six major projects. They include ceramics, one point perspective, plaster casting, multimedia painting, cross contour, and a line drawing. Each project usually take…

  • By Trudy Lieberman Rural Health News Service
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Medicare has just announced it is penalizing more than 700 of the nation's hospitals because they have higher rates of patient safety mishaps, which the government and patient advocacy groups have been trying for years to prevent.

  • By Kristen Gushrowski
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The MCHS athletic department is a member of the Duneland Athletic Conference, one of the toughest conferences in the state of Indiana. Owning the title "Conference Champions" could mean that the team is one of the best teams in the state.

  • By Alexandria Hahn, Barker Middle School
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The holidays are about spending time with your family, thanking everyone who has changed your life, and on Christmas, giving to the people you love. With Christmas around the corner, more and more people are going out and shopping for their loved ones. But too many times, shopping affects th…

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There are numerous stories that tout the virtuous and sometimes non virtuous events that marked the county's history. In my researching the history of La Porte County, I came across articles of people, places and events that defined the county's history. Some of the articles referenced the f…

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Michigan City High School has many things to be proud of. As a freshman coming from Notre Dame Catholic School, I have never really had a diverse social group and circle.

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Recently, Michigan City High School has witnessed an artistic transformation throughout the hallways. In multiple locations around the school, newly painted murals can be found covering the walls. Although other students may have joined in, the inspiration came from digital design teacher, M…

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Krueger Middle School is known for environmental studies, but we also have an advanced chorus group that will hopefully continue to grow over time. The group is called KMS Singers and is run by Ms. Shirley Allen. Seventh- and eighth-grade students participate in it. I am one of those student…

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There is nothing more wonderful to see in a community than a sense of support, especially to those who have served our nation. Michigan City High School recently put on its second annual Veterans Day celebration, in which local veterans are welcomed to watch a presentation put on by the JROT…

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MCHS is on the rise with its academics as we are a few weeks into our second quarter. Students, teachers and other staff members have been working tirelessly to achieve high goals for each individual in high school. Selected students are being honored each month, and are given the titles "st…

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Nelson Mandela once said, "To be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others." Freedom can't be touched or seen, but it is a part everything we do. For example, we have small freedoms such as the freedom to bake a cake an…

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As fall sports teams' seasons are coming to a close, winter sports teams at MCHS are quickly tightening up any loose nuts and bolts before the commencement of their upcoming seasons. Most of the teams have been preparing for their seasons since the beginning of the school year while some hav…

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Ahhh! The wonders of fall, unquestionably my favorite season. The dazzling array of autumn colors, the exotic beauty of an Indian summer afternoon and who can resist the intoxicating scent of burning leaves? It conjures up memories of high school football games, bonfires and hayrides.