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WESTVILLE — Wednesday at the Westville Town Hall meeting, Westville Correctional Facility, represented by Warden Mark Sevier, presented Olga Pecanec, the Town Councilperson – Parks Department Liaison, with a donation to the Parks Department in the amount of $5,000.

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La PORTE — Folks are invited to bring their “brown bag” lunch or snack and learn a little about gardening during four sessions presented by La Porte County Master Gardeners.

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La PORTE — La Lumiere School senior Qingyuan (Season) Wu, from Beijing, China, and junior Zhuohao (Chris) Li, from Guangzhou, China, received six and three regional awards, respectively, from the Scholastic Art Awards program for their works of art, which are on display at the South Bend Mus…

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MICHIGAN CITY — Former Barker Middle School teacher and coach Ree Labaj was initiated by PEO Chapter DF sisters at their meeting in November 2017.

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LAS VEGAS — Iona Kraemer Downs, born and raised in Michigan City and currently a resident of Las Vegas since 2017, will celebrate her 100th birthday Feb. 28 with a dinner and an evening ride on the High Roller.

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La PORTE — La Lumiere School sent two teams to the Indiana Science Olympiad regional competition at Goshen College on Saturday, Feb. 10, to compete against 11 teams from seven northern Indiana schools. 

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La PORTE — La Porte Hospital offers free childbirth classes for the community that focus on a variety of topics while blending convenience for moms and parents.

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WHEATFIELD, Ind. — Students from Barker and Krueger Middle Schools and Pine Elementary School competed at the Indiana State School Music Association (ISSMA) District Solo and Ensemble Contest on Saturday, Jan. 27.

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Who has time for a hobby these days? According to an article in Psychology Today, just about everyone! What’s more, whether it’s fishing, ham radio operating or some other endeavor, a hobby adds fulfillment to life.

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While students are jumping up and down at the announcement of a snow day, the day off of school leaves parents scrambling to figure out what to do with them. Most grown-ups don’t have the luxury of a snow day. I know that when that cancellation call comes at 5:10 a.m., my jealousy sets in an…

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ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. — The Michigan City High School Marine Corps Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps Drill Team competed in the Chicagoland Military Drill Meet held on Saturday, Feb. 3, in Arlington Heights, Ilinois.

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I finally found a term that describes the situation when an individual leaves the toilet paper roll empty, ignores the cats’ depleted food dish and refuses to discard the box after eating the final cracker. It’s “diffusion of responsibility.” This occurs when one thinks that someone else wil…

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MICHIGAN CITY — Barker Middle School is an Indiana Department of Education STEM Certified middle school. Barker’s focus is Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. Its STEM focus is very important for students’ futures as 80 percent of the nation’s fastest-growing careers require skills fr…

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MICHIGAN CITY — One of the most needed and lucrative career fields of the future is cyber security. The national media has stories almost every day dealing with some sort of information security breach, either in government, private industry, or both.

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WESTVILLE — Westville Correctional Facility (WCC), holding true to its dedication to give back to the areas communities, donated 29 blankets to the Worthy Women Recovery Home (WWRH).

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MICHIGAN CITY — The public is invited to an afternoon of romance and jazz at Michigan City’s Barker Mansion with local musicians Steve Champagne, Mary E. Rapier and David Lahm on Feb. 10 from 3 to 5:30 p.m.

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La PORTE — The Healthcare Foundation of La Porte (HFL) awarded its winter Get Active, Get Fit! prize on Jan. 16 to Maddox Maxfield, a 5-year-old from La Porte. His prize was his very first brand new bike and Spiderman helmet — his favorite superhero.

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MICHIGAN CITY — The cadets of the Michigan City High School Marine Corps Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps took advantage of having school on the federal holiday for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and studied the civil rights leader. Specifically, they analyzed Dr. King’s “I Have A Dream” sp…

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Craft beer is totally “in” today! And along with the continuing rise in small and independent craft breweries, come a host of festivals that celebrate the Midwest’s beer heritage, including the Shelf Ice Brewfest, coming up Feb. 17 in Michigan City.

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ROLLING PRAIRIE — Allison D. Jones, a sophomore at La Porte High School, has been named winner of this year’s Voice of Democracy audio-essay contest for high school students representing Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9423 in Rolling Prairie.

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MICHIGAN CITY — The Indiana State Prison’s Purposeful Living Units Serve Program (PLUS) presented a $1,000 donation to the Boys and Girls Club of Michigan City.

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La PORTE COUNTY — Folks are invited to bring their “brown bag” lunch and learn a little about gardening during four sessions presented by La Porte County Master Gardeners. Four sessions, two each in La Porte and Michigan City, will focus on aspects of gardening from planning your garden to t…

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La PORTE — Women and Leadership of La Porte County (WILL)  is offering a program on, "Reclaim Your Time and Reconnect With Yourself," on Jan. 16 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the LeCabernet Room at the Blue Heron Inn, 1110 Lakeside St., La Porte.

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MICHIGAN CITY — Indiana State Prison Warden Ron Neal has announced that 17 offenders have completed the “Module B” training which is required to maintain their state firefighting certification.

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If you’ve wandered up to the lakefront at Washington Park recently, you might have felt like you were transported to Greenland. The shelf ice along Lake Michigan’s lakeshore has again blessed us with a magnificent glacial-looking seascape. Almost as far as the eye can see is a blanket of whi…

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When school children return to the classroom after the December holidays, they’ll be gearing up to celebrate the 100th Day of School.

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HAMMOND and WESTVILLE — A team of Purdue University Northwest (PNW) students were honored at the global American Model United Nations (AMUN) International Conference. The students’ outstanding presentations earned them each awards at the conference held Nov. 18 to 21 in Chicago.