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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 — 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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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.

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MICHIGAN CITY — The Barker Mansion and the Michigan City Commission for Women invite the public to step back through time in the shoes of two different women during a tour at the Barker Mansion. In celebration of Women’s History month, the 2-hour program will take place on Thursday, March 12…

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MICHIGAN CITY — Joy Elementary School has announced its honor and award-winning students for the second semester of the 2019/2020 school year.

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Although there have been numerous tragedies in La Crosse, there have been good things there too – one was a doctor who cared for its residents for many years. His name was Dr. David Daniel Oak and in 1948 he had practiced medicine in La Crosse for 38 years.

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MICHIGAN CITY — If you are a high-school senior or a recent high school graduate living in La Porte County, you are still eligible to apply for the Robert W. Komendera Performing Arts Scholarship given by The Footlight Players of Michigan City.

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MICHIGAN CITY — Five students from Krueger Middle School received medals at the 2020 Indiana State School Music Association (ISSMA) Solo and Ensemble Festival, which was held on Feb. 8 at Kankakee Valley Middle School.

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MICHIGAN CITY — Warden Ron Neal announces the appointment of Mathew Albright, Deshawn Bowen and Michael Slaninka to the position of Correctional Sergeant, and Angelita Castaneda to Correctional Lieutenant at the Indiana State Prison.

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HAMMOND — The Shirley Heinze Land Trust, an organization promoting the preservation of natural lands in La Porte County and surrounding regions, is inviting the public to explore the Calumet region in the kickoff for its series of educational hikes.

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MICHIGAN CITY — The Michigan City High School (MCHS) Marine Corps Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (MCJROTC) military drill team finished third out of 13 schools at the sectional meet held at Purdue University in West Lafayette on Feb. 22.

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This month my class was assigned to write an essay or poem to honor Black History Month. I chose to write a poem. I also chose to write about more than one person and to honor many civil rights activists in my poem. I liked this project a lot because it gave me a chance to write about my eth…

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WANATAH — Scott and James Rice of Wanatah were honored as Red Gold Master Growers at Red Gold’s 29th annual Grower’s Banquet held in Indianapolis.

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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.

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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.