Committee to consider new officer costs

MICHIGAN CITY – The City Council Finance Committee will meet at 5 p.m. Monday, Sept. 9, in the East Conference Room at City Hall, 100 E. Michigan Blvd. The purpose of the meeting is to review and discuss a proposed ordinance to appropriate $60,000 from the Local Option Income Tax fund for the purchase of equipment, uniforms, police academy tuition and other expenses to hire new police officers.


Braun's mobile office to be in area starting Monday

MICHIGAN CITY – U.S. Senator Mike Braun has announced that his staff mobile office will be in the area three times in September, with stops in New Carlisle, La Porte and Michigan City. “My staff will be holding mobile office hours throughout the state in September to assist Hoosiers with issues and concerns," including the price of prescription drugs, aiding veterans, workforce development and education, Braun said.

On Monday, Sept. 9, the mobile office will be at the New Carlisle Public Library, 408 S. Bray St., from 2-5 p.m. The mobile office will be in La Porte from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10, at La Porte County Commissioner’s Building at 555 Michigan Ave., Unit 100. The Michigan City stop will be Tuesday, Sept. 17, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at City Hall, 100 E. Michigan Blvd.


Westville School Board meetings Sept. 11

WESTVILLE – The MSD of New Durham Township School Board will conduct three meetings on Wednesday, Sept. 11, in the Westville Schools Media Center on Valparaiso Street in Westville. At 5:30 p.m., the board will meet in special session for a budget workshop. At 6 p.m. the board will conduct its regular, with the agenda including discussion of the 2020 budget, and a school bus replacement plan. Immediately following the regular board meeting, the board will meet in closed session to discuss collective bargaining and board member training.


Fall 5-in-1 recycling dropoff event

La PORTE – The La Porte County Solid Waste District will host its annual Fall 5-in-1 Dropoff Event from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, at the La Porte County Fairgrounds on Ind. 2 in La Porte. The district will be accepting appliances, electronics, household hazardous waste and tires; and will do document shredding.

All items are free for dropoff, excluding tires. The first four passenger car/truck tires are free per resident; each additional car/truck tire will be charged $1 for each. Semi/ tractor tires $5, tires 54 inches or larger tread to tread will be charged a $75 recycling fee. For more information, call 219-326-0014.

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