Sheriff's Department to host Town Hall meeting

La PORTE – The La Porte County Sheriff’s Department will host a Town Hall meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12, at Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church at 3628 W. Johnson Rd. in La Porte. Representatives from the various divisions of the Sheriff’s Department will be present to field questions from the public. Citizens are encouraged to attend to get information about the various aspects of the agency.


Marquette thespians on the air

MICHIGAN CITY – As the Marquette Drama Department enters its final full week of preparation ahead of the fall one-acts, seniors Caitie Gately and Zoe Olesker will be hitting the airwaves. Gately and Olesker, who are directing "Whodunit?" and "Who Am I This Time?", will be featured on WEFM's (95.9 FM) Community Focus segment on Tuesday, Nov. 12, from 8:15-8:30 a.m.

Theatre director Amy Crane praised the duo's creativity and maturation. "Zoe and Caitie have both been amazing during this whole process. They both have very different directing styles, so their shows are very different. It has been wonderful watching them grow and learn and organize and adapt." Opening night is Friday, Nov. 15, at 7 p.m. in the Rudy Hart Theatre. Subsequent shows will run Saturday, Nov. 16, at 7 p.m., and Sunday, Nov. 17, at 2 p.m. Tickets are $8 for adults and $4 for students and seniors.


Annual plastic bag exchanges Nov. 12-17

La PORTE – The Solid Waste District of La Porte County will host its annual plastic bag exchanges from Nov. 12-17. County residents can bring your plastic bags, shrink wrap, newspaper bags, case wrapping from water bottles, etc. to exchange for a reusable bag. Plastic films/bags can also be recycled year-round at the district office at 2857 W. Ind. 2 in La Porte.

Exchanges will be conducted Tuesday, Nov. 12, at Al’s in La Porte; Wednesday, Nov. 13, at Al’s in Karwick Plaza in Michigan City; Thursday, Nov. 14, at Al’s on Franklin Street in Michigan City; and Saturday, Nov. 16, at the Wanatah Town Hall. The event is sponsored by NIPSCO, Republic and Tradebe. For information contact Sacha Gee-Burns at or 219-326-0014.


Zygas to speak at LWV Dinner

MICHIGAN CITY – The League of Women Voters of La Porte County will host Dalia Zygas as the Dinner With The League presenter on Tuesday, Nov. 12, at Patrick's Grille, 4125 Franklin St. in Michigan City. Zygas, a retired school teacher, is chair of the Michigan City Commission on Sustainability. She has been active in several local boards and commissions, with a primary focus on environmental issues, particularly clean water. She will discuss her work on the commission and how other cities in La Porte County could form their own.

The public is invited and reservations are not required. For non-members, a donation is requested. Attendees should arrive at 5:30 p.m. to order dinner, and the presentation will begin at 6 p.m. For more information, visit or the League's Facebook page.


WILL to feature Roxanne Dirnberger

MICHIGAN CITY – Women in Leadership of La Porte County will host Roxanne Dirnberger, principal at RDF Consulting, and affiliated with the Impact Business Group at Whirlpool Corporation, on Nov. 12 at 11:30 a.m. at Patrick’s Grille, 4125 Franklin St. in Michigan City. Dirnberger will discuss strategic selling and marketing solutions, utilizing motivational skills and solutions based on fresh perspectives and approaches.

The November meeting is being sponsored by St. Julian Winery in Paw Paw, Michigan, and is open to guests. This is the annual meeting and includes the new slate of officers and board members, and a brief business meeting. Reservations can be made at or on the WILL Facebook page.

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