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MICHIGAN CITY — In February, Horizon Bank completed its second annual “Making Your Dreams Come True” financial workshops for Early College students at Michigan City High School.

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MICHIGAN CITY — Brewer’s Cattle of Michigan City has been announced as a new member of the American Angus Association by Mark McCully, CEO of the national breed organization headquartered in Saint Joseph, Missouri.

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Just recently, one of the “regulars” at the Oasis Ballroom in Michigan City passed away – Martha Keserich Vance, known to most as Martha Nash. I thank Patty Nocek of the La Porte County Health Department for sharing Martha’s obituary. Martha sang regularly at the Oasis Ballroom in Michigan C…

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MICHIGAN CITY — The Footlight Players has announced the nominations for the 12th annual Footlight Players Award, though due to the health restrictions, the annual awards banquet has been canceled.

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MICHIGAN CITY — Michigan City High School has released its list of honor roll and principal’s honor students for Grade Period 3.

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WESTVILLE — At what has become an annual spring tradition, Purdue University Northwest (PNW) celebrated the fourth anniversary of its founding by honoring faculty, staff and students. The award winners were nominated and selected by their peers.

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Ask any middle schooler their feelings about school on a normal day in the middle of the school year, you might hear something like, “I don’t wanna go to school,” or “I’m tired of school; I wanna stay home.” Fast forward to the end of March 2020 in the midst of a global pandemic, and you are…

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MICHIGAN CITY — It was a day of sword fighting, tea and all things Japanese culture.

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The Families First Coronavirus Response Act amends the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and establishes the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act both effective April 2, 2020, until Dec. 31, 2020. The bill basically amends the employers’ threshold from 50 or more employees to fewer than 500 emplo…

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MICHIGAN CITY — Why is science so important even at a young age? It’s beneficial to brain growth and can enhance a child’s logic and capacity for reasoning. With that thought in mind, and while watching her son Charlie play a comparison game, Dr. Stephanie Ryan of Carmel decided to write a c…

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MICHIGAN CITY — Monday Musicale is now accepting applications for its annual Student Awards Competition. Auditions will be held Sunday, April 19 at the Michigan City First Presbyterian Church, 121 W. 9th Street, beginning at 1 p.m. Areas of competition include keyboard (piano or organ), inst…

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BNWZ Dignity 8017 won reserve grand champion bull at the 2020 Southwestern Exposition and Livestock Show’s Roll of Victory (ROV) Angus Show, Feb. 1 in Fort Worth, Texas. Austin Nowatzke, Michigan City, owns the September 2018 son of PVF Insight 0129. He first claimed senior calf champion. Ch…

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On Feb. 8 students from the MCHS Band Department performed at Kankakee Valley Middle School at the Indiana State School Music Association (ISSMA) Solo and Ensemble Festival. In total, MCHS students received 11 Gold Ratings, 1 Silver, and 1 Bronze. Nine of the 11 Golds were performed in the G…

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La PORTE — Each fall the La Porte County Association of REALTORS (LPCAR), along with the La Porte Jaycees and the Deserving Children’s Roof Sit, help raise funds for the La Porte County Deserving Children Shopping event held in December.

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Bernadette Gibson originates to us from an Irish family and enhances her jewelry with a Celtic twist: not only in design, but in meaning. As a jeweler from Chicago’s Jewelers row at 9 N. Wabash for 30 years, she has relocated her talents to Michigan City for the last three years.

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MICHIGAN CITY — This April, Lubeznik Center for the Arts (LCA) and its partners invite the community to once again explore the world of “zines.” These miniature magazines, which are typically self-published and distributed in small batches, have seen an increase in popularity in recent years…

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MICHIGAN CITY — The La Porte Symphony Orchestra continues its 47th season on Sunday, March 15, with a celebration of Beethoven’s 250th Birthday. Under the direction of the LCSO’s fifth music director candidate, Wilbur Lin, the Orchestra will perform:

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Footlight Players’ current production of the musical “Gypsy” opened on March 6 to great applause. The show is listed as a memoir of the great burlesque queen, Gypsy Rose Lee, but we really see the story of the epitome of bound and determined stage mothers. Mama Rose is expertly played by new…

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Access the library’s Online Catalog from Home – www.mclib.org. Wi-Fi is available in the library. Normal library hours are Monday through Thursday 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sundays 1 to 5 p.m. For more information, contact the circulation desk at 873-3042.

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MICHIGAN CITY — The Center for Creative Solutions has announced 10 grants available for any La Porte County area school wanting their students to decorate a rain barrel for their school. The awards are part of this year’s recognition of the Northwest Indiana Earth Day celebration on April 18…

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La Porte County Master Gardener Association Community Grants

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MICHIGAN CITY — The Michigan City Sail and Power Squadron is presenting two courses this spring. Both courses are free. The only cost is for the student text and materials.