Release party for 'Behind the Wire'

MICHIGAN CITY — Author Scott Highberger, outreach pastor for Road to Life Church in Michigan City, will hold a release party for his new book, "Behine the Wire," on Friday at 7 p.m. The event will include an author presentation about the book, books available for $12.95, an opportunity to donate a copy to a prisoner for $9.95, book signing and worship service.

According to the author, behind the wire is an expression used by inmates doing time in prison. For the prisoners of physical and invisible prisons, the book is an invitation to discover the path to true freedom. It’s the story of Highberger’s journey from the prison yard to the pulpit. Highberger shares how selfish decisions lock people up and how acts of obedience to biblical principles can set them free. 

The event will take place at Road to Life Church, 7056 W. 450 N., Michigan City.


Brewed in History Hike with Zorn Brew Works

MICHIGAN CITY — On Saturday at 11 a.m., Barker Mansion will continue its popular walking tours by incorporating a new aspect of Michigan City’s history: Beer.

“Our city’s past is really brewed in history,” said Barker Mansion Director Jessica Rosier. “The Haskell and Barker Car Company was founded over 160 years ago, and Zorn Brew Works is over 145 years old. It’s the perfect partnership, and an excuse to enjoy some craft beer too.”

Upon leaving the mansion, the walk will cover sites en route to Zorn including the factory worker’s homes, the old YMCA, library, and post office sites and more. The tour will end at Zorn Brew Works, with a featured display on the history of their operation.

Participants can order beer and lunch from Zorn’s menu, which includes toasted sandwiches and flatbread. People can elect to walk the .7 miles back to the mansion on their own, or go back with mansion staff later in the afternoon. Cost is $10 per adult, ages 21 and up. Any food or drink purchased at Zorn is extra.


May is National Bicycle Month

MICHIGAN CITY — Since May of 1956, The League of American Bicyclists has sponsored National Bike Month. This is a way to enjoy the benefits of bicycling and to meet other biking enthusiasts. In LaPorte County you can experience the rolling hills and farm fields of south county as will as the quaint towns.

The USBR35 (United States Bike Route #35) and the La Porte County Shared Bikeways are La Porte County's best rides, from Hesston Steam Museum to Washington Park & Beach to the Uptown Arts District, museums, shopping, dining, great accommodations and historic places. Get your bike checked out or get some new equipment at The Bike Stop in Michigan City.

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Long Beach police dedication announced

LONG BEACH — On Memorial Day, May 28, at 1 p.m., the Long Beach Police Department will be dedicating a new Police Memorial on the front lawn of the Long Beach Police Department. The department will honor three officers that have paid the ultimate sacrifice and died in the line of duty.

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