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Paul Przybylinski

Przybylinki named to Council seat

MICHIGAN CITY – Local Democrats conducted a caucus last week to fill the vacant seat on the Michigan City Common Council and elected Paul Przybylinski on a 3-1 vote, according to La Porte County Democratic Chair Carol McDaniel. Przybylinski, who is a candidate for the 2nd Ward seat vacated when Candice Silvas moved out of the ward, will now hold the seat until year's end, when new members will be sworn in. Kathryn Stransky, who Przybylinki defeated in the Democratic Primary in May, was the only other candidate for the position.


VFW hosting student essay contest

MICHIGAN CITY – Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2536 and The Auxiliary are hosting a Patriot’s Pen Essay writing contest for students in sixth, seventh and eighth grades, including home-schooled students. The contest gives students the opportunity to express their views on democracy, with the topic “What Makes America Great.”

The top national prize is $5,000 plus an all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C. for the winner and a parent or guardian. VFW Post 2536 will award prizes to local winners, and forward those entries to the district competition where additional prizes are given. The district winner will be forwarded to the state competition.

Length should be 300-400 words, and the essay must be original and typed or computer printed in English, with no added color or art. Deadline for student entry at VFW Post 2536 is Oct. 31. For more information, contact Jim or Trudy at 210-879-0459.


VIP sunset cruise along shoreline

MICHIGAN CITY – The Dunes National Park Association is hosting a VIP boat cruise on Friday, Sept. 13, along the Indiana Dunes National Park shoreline. The two-hour sunset cruise will be guided by Indiana Dunes National Park Supt. Paul Labovitz. The boat will set sail from Harbor Country Adventures in Michigan City and the cruise will feature lakeside views of the iconic Century of Progress World's Fair Homes and historic renovation projects underway in Beverly Shores. 

The Emita II will depart from the Michigan City turning basin at 5:30 p.m., and adult beverages, soft drinks and hors d’oeuvres will be served. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit


Ivy Tech trustees to meet in MC

MICHIGAN CITY – The Ivy Tech Community College Valparaiso Campus Board of Trustees will met at 8 a.m. Friday, Sept. 13, at the Michigan City Campus at 3714 Franklin St. The agenda will include reports from the board chair and the chancellor.

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