INDIANAPOLIS — Ivy Tech Foundation recently hosted its annual Distinguished Alumni Awards ceremony recognizing 19 honorees, including Tracy Jackson from its Michigan City Campus.
La PORTE — The La Porte County Parks staff, Park Board and Foundation has selected their annual community awards. These awards were presented at the Feb. 4 Park Board meeting at Red Mill County Park.
MICHIGAN CITY — The Michigan City Sail and Power Squadron is presenting two courses this spring. Both are free, except for the cost of student texts and materials.
CHESTERTON — The Chesterton Art Center is offering monthly children’s art classes throughout the school year. Classes are designed for preschool, elementary, home school, middle school, and high school ages.
MICHIGAN CITY — Knapp Elementary School held its inaugural induction ceremony for the Knapp Knights Chapter of the National Junior Honor Society on Feb. 12.
MICHIGAN CITY — Have you toured Michigan City’s Barker Mansion in the past but were left wondering what was behind closed doors? The Barker Mansion will offer a Behind the Scenes Tour on Thursday.
MICHIGAN CITY — Eleven Michigan City choral students are heading to state after their school brought home a slew of awards in a recent district competition.
MICHIGAN CITY — The Center for Creative Solutions has announced that Northwest Indiana’s World Creativity and Innovation Week will be held April 15-21.
MICHIGAN CITY — Want to learn about watercolor or painting with pastels? Or how bout teaching your kids comic book drawing techniques, printmaking or filmmaking?
MICHIGAN CITY — The Michigan City Art League has announced its spring session of classes. Every year since 1932 the Art League has been a source of art learning in the community. Annual membership dues are $25, and each semester class fee (for 12 weeks of classes) is $35. Classes are held on…
MICHIGAN CITY — Seven Michigan City Area Schools choral students performed with honor choirs during the Indiana Music Educators Association convention, which was held in Fort Wayne on Jan. 17 and 18.
WESTVILLE — Purdue University Northwest’s (PNW) 2019 fall semester Dean’s List has recognized 1,763 undergraduate students, many from the La Porte County area, for their academic achievement.
MICHIGAN CITY — Several Barker Middle School students have qualified for participation in the Regional Science & Engineering Fair after ranking in round two of the school’s STEM competition.
WESTVILLE — Purdue University Northwest’s (PNW) Neeti Parashar, professor of physics, and Jim Dolen, assistant professor of physics, have been awarded a multi-year grant of approximately $526,000 by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to work on the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) experiment a…
MICHIGAN CITY — The Office of Academic Affairs at Marquette Catholic High School has unveiled the 2019 Fall Honor Roll. The Honor Roll is reflected by a grade-point average of 3.0 or higher. From there, it is divided into three tiers: cum laude (3.00-3.69 GPA), magna cum laude (3.70-3.99 GPA…
Indiana became a state in 1816 and Michigan City celebrated its 100th birthday with a Centennial Homecoming on Aug. 21-26, 1916. Continuous vaudeville was offered every day of the event at various “platforms” (locations). A six-episode pageant entitled “The Spirit of the Dunes” was offered o…
MICHIGAN CITY — On Thursday, Feb. 6, Bentwood Tavern in New Buffalo, Michigan, will host a Give-Back Dinner to benefit Lubeznik Center for the Arts (LCA) in Michigan City.
MICHIGAN CITY — The Footlight Players of Michigan City is now offering the Robert W. Komendera Theatrical Scholarship Program, honoring the group’s longtime member and president.
MICHIGAN CITY — 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. Three more sessions in La Porte County will focus on attracting pollinators, landscape design, to learning about Potager gardens.
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MICHIGAN CITY — Artist applications are now open for the Lubeznik Arts Festival (LAF) on Aug. 15 and 16. This festival, hosted by the Lubeznik Center for the Arts (LCA), is going onto its 39th year.
PORTAGE — The Society of Innovators at Purdue Northwest is launching a full year of programming in 2020 that includes interactive monthly workshops, an innovation masterclass series, partner events and more networking opportunities.
MICHIGAN CITY — The Office of Academic Affairs at Marquette Catholic High School has announced the 2019 fall Honor Roll Tuesday. The Honor Roll is reflected by a grade-point average of 3.0 or higher. From there, it is divided into three tiers: cum laude (3.00-3.69 GPA), magna cum laude (3.70…
HESSTON – Several employees of the La Porte County Sheriff's Office were lauded for acts of bravery, life-saving actions, and for going above and beyond the call of duty.