Marbach hosts info session on jobs

MICHIGAN CITY – Marbach, a German-based manufacturer of die-cutting and thermoforming tools, will be opening in Michigan City later this month, and is looking for employees. Marbach Group will create about 30 new jobs at its newest facility in the Haskell Building on Cleveland Avenue, just south of U.S. 20, and is looking for employees in Michigan City, a statement from the company said. Most jobs pay between $15-$20 per hour.

To help find qualified applicants, the company is hosting an information session at 4 p.m. Thursday at Ivy Tech’s Michigan City Campus. The company is looking to fill jobs including accounting and administrative specialist, shipping clerk, technical inside sales and customer service, CAD programmer, milling operator, laser operator, diemakers and rubbering associate. Resumes can be sent to


Kid’s Fishing Fun Day at Luhr Park

La PORTE – Kid’s Fishing Fun Day at Luhr Park is  9-11a.m. Saturday, June 1. Kids can learn the basics of fishing from members of the Northwest Indiana Steelheaders then fish for free. A limited amount of fishing poles will be available during the program. No pre-registration is required but children must be accompanied by an adult.

In addition, Hoosiers can fish for free without a license this weekend as well. The pond at Luhr Park is home to bluegill, crappie, bass, catfish and much. Luhr Park is located at 3178 S. CR-150W in La Porte. For more information, call 219-325-8315 or email


Franciscan hosts child safety seat clinic

CHESTERTON – Properly used child safety seats can save lives, but they must be properly installed in the vehicle. To make sure your child safety seat is properly installed, Franciscan Health is hosting a free car seat safety clinic from 2:30-4:30 p.m. Thursday in the parking area of the Franciscan Emergency Center at 770 Indian Boundary Rd. in Chesterton.


MCAS Wall of Fame to induct four

MICHIGAN CITY – Michigan City Area Schools will induct four former educators to its 2019 Wall of Fame and honor 17 retiring employees at the annual MCAS/MCEA Retirement and Wall of Fame Dinner on Monday, June 3, at the Blue Chip Stardust Events Center. Former elementary  teacher Kathy Brill; former high school teacher, coach, and athletic director Robert “Bear” Falls; former teacher and coach Chuck White; and former teacher and principal Walt Zmuda will be inducted to the Wall of Fame.

First presented in 1976, it honors former school employees who have made outstanding contributions to the children of the Michigan City Area Schools. The candidate must have been employed by MCAS for a minimum of 15 years and been retired or separated from the school system for at least five years. For more information visit


New Carlisle to select fire chief

NEW CARLISLE – The New Carlisle Fire Territory Executive Committee will meet Monday, June 3, at 3:30 p.m. to discuss recommendations for a new chief and discuss a staffing model. The meeting will be conducted at the New Carlisle Public Library's main meeting room at 408 Bray St.


Tax Assessment Appeals board to meet

La PORTE — The La Porte County Property Tax Assessment Board of Appeals will meet on June 6 at 10 a.m. in Room 3 of the La Porte County Complex at 809 State St. in La Porte.


League of Women Voters hosts Pelath

MICHIGAN CITY – Scott Pelath, executive director of the Kankakee River Basin Commission, will speak to the League of Women Voters of La Porte County at its June 11 Lunch With The League program. His presentation will include information about the Commission, which coordinates water resources and water-related land resources of the basin. There will be a question and answer period afterwards.

The program starts at noon  at Patrick's Grille, 4125 Franklin St. in Michigan City. The public is invited and reservations are not required. For non-members, a donation is requested. Attendees are encouraged to arrive at 11:30 a.m. and may purchase lunch from the menu. For more information, e-mail

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