Redevelopment Commission meetings

MICHIGAN CITY – The Michigan City Redevelopment Commission Special Committee will meet in closed session at 4 p.m. Monday, July 29, in the Planning Conference Room at City Hall, 100 E. Michigan Blvd. The executive session will be held to discuss pending litigation and the purchase or lease of real property. Immediately following the closed session, the Redevelopment Comission will conduct a special meeting in the Council Chambers at City Hall to discuss approval of bonds for the South Shore Double Track project.


First meeting of Youth Leadership Commission

MICHIGAN CITY – The Michigan City Youth Leadership Commission Committee will meet at 5 p.m. Tuesday, July 30, in the West Conference Room at City Hall, 100 E. Michigan Blvd. The purpose of the organizational meeting will be for nominations and election of a board-appointed member, and to determine dates and times of future meetings


Closed and open meetings of NICTD board

CHESTERTON – The NICTD Board of Directors will meet in closed session at 8:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 5, at the NICTD offices at Dune Park Station, 33 E. U.S. 12 in Chesterton. The executive session will to discuss initiation of litigation, pending litigation, or litigation that has been threatened in writing pursuant; collective bargaining; and the purchase or lease of real property. The closed session will be followed at 10:30 a.m. by a public meeting at 10:30 a.m.


Drug Free Partnerships hosts 'Knowledge Feast'

MICHIGAN CITY – The La Porte County Drug Free Partnership will hosts its next "Knowledge Feast" at 8 a.m. Aug. 7 at the Northern Indiana Education Foundation, 402 Franklin St. in Michigan City. The Community Spotlight will feature Sunny Williams from Tech Serve, discussing the Trauma Informed Recovery Oriented System of Care training on Aug. 27-28 in La Porte.

Ann Rissman and Zach Anderson will discuss the PEACE House they are working to open. Sarah Null of La Porte County Healthy Communities will discuss vaping and ENDS; and Irma and Angie, enrollment specialists, will give a presentation on Covering Kids and Families, and their Suicide Prevention and Education programs. A full breakfast will be served. Register in order to get an accurate count for food. Register for the free event at or call 219-250-3070 for more information.


LaCrosse, Noble VFDs receive grants

INDIANAPOLIS – Rural and volunteer fire departments from 46 counties have been awarded more than $297,000 in Volunteer Fire Assistance grants. The grants are administered by the Indiana Department of Natural Resources' Division of Forestry and made available through the U.S. Forest Service. DNR Forestry staff reviewed grant applications and selected recipients on the basis of population density, acres of public wildlands protected, and wildland fire reporting.

Grants can be used for training, installation of dry hydrants, or to purchase necessary firefighting equipment and gear to combat wildland fires. In La Porte County, safety grants of $5,000 each were awarded to the LaCrosse Volunteer Fire Department and the Noble Township Volunteer Fire Department. In Porter County, the Porter Fire Department received $4,999; and in St. Joseph County, the Walkerton Fire Department received $4,683.


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