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The Indiana Department of Natural Resources has pledged to save a percentage of the state’s old-growth forests, but this must be done in the proper way to get the true benefit. At present, the strategic plan includes protecting 10 percent of state forests to allow them to become old-growth forest.

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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…

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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.

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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.

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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.

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As a senior this year, I am very proud of all the seniors that have made it this far and pushed themselves to the limit. It is also very encouraging to have various amounts of people at the high school that make sure you are on the right path and work hard to make sure you pass tests you nee…

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Michigan City High School can be very easily compared to the real world. There are so many different opportunities available, and you have the freedom to do whatever you choose. No students are limited to joining or participating in things, unless of course they don't make the grades. There …

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Martin T. Krueger Middle School may be known for being a top-notch environmental school in Indiana, but other things contribute to Krueger's success. At Krueger, many students are challenged with classes that are well above their current grade level. Krueger Middle School is dedicated to set…

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Late this summer the Food and Drug Administration approved two new drugs for lowering cholesterol. Repatha and Praluent are aimed at patients with very high cholesterol levels who haven't been helped by commonly used statins or other therapies. The new drugs' debut was marked by the usual hy…

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Teens today are always going through highs and lows. Sometimes they have to deal with things at home and sometimes they have to deal with things at school, but they always somehow have stress. So here I am, a teen, to give you some advice on how to deal with these emotional teens.

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There are not enough good things I could say about Footlight Theatre's latest hit "Once Upon A Mattress" that would do the production justice. This was one of the funniest, most witty shows with the some of the most talented people I have ever seen.

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Every day at Krueger Middle school is a fantastic day, but now sixth grade students from all eight elementary schools in Michigan City are going to have a fen-tastic day at KMS. Krueger's fen, which is a type of wetland, is located behind the school building. On Oct. 1, 2, 8 and 9, sixth-gra…

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Twice a year, Michigan City's Student Council hosts a "Spirit Week." Spirit Week consists of daily themes, pep sessions and school pride. This year's first spirit week was from Sept. 14-18.

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"Broadway's Hits and Hidden Gems" was Canterbury Winter Theatre's first performance of the season. Director, Brant Beckett creatively incorporated several popular singles with a few that were not given the credit that they deserved, from musicals such as: Wicked, A Chorus Line, Annie, The Mu…

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Canterbury Summer Theatre's latest production "The Turn of the Screw" is a nerve-racking performance that had my complete attention throughout the entire performance. The two-person act, directed by Ray Scott Crawford, could not have been executed more perfectly. Jesse Kortus (the man) and M…

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Directed by Duane Thompson, Canterbury Summer Theatre's latest production, "Bette Davis On The Edge," is a hit. Written and performed by Christine St. John, "Bette Davis On The Edge" takes audiences through the life of motion picture legend Bette Davis (pronounced "Betty," not "bet").

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Canterbury Summer Theatre's latest production, "A Closer Walk With Patsy Cline," is a plethora of the country music legend's greatest hits. Directed by Victoria Chavis, this two-person musical pays tribute to the late, great Patsy Cline.

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Canterbury Summer Theatre's latest production "Breaking Up Is Hard To Do" will have you laughing throughout the entire performance and walking, or dancing, out the door with a smile on your face.

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The 2014-2015 school year has come to an end, and it was a great year. Most students, and surely most teachers, are ready to enjoy their summer break without having the worry of school sitting on their shoulders.

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As a community foundation, we get many requests for funding. Organizations of all stripes look to the Unity Foundation to fund specific programs or projects. Our Grant Committee members and board of directors want to be good stewards of our precious resources. How do we know we're funding th…

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I got a phone call from my old pal, Doug, who lives in South Carolina, informing me that a large group of old friends are getting together this summer. Doug and I go back more than 50 years and I being the over-the-top sentimentalist beamed with delight with this news. I believe Clarence the…

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Every student knows that Michigan City High School has an abundance of clubs for all to join. Every club is always looking for a new member. Some clubs include Steering Committee, German Club, French Club and so many more.