Police commission to inverview applicants

MICHIGAN CITY – The Police Civil Service Commission will meetat 8 a.m. Saturday at the Michigan City Police Station, 1201 E. Michigan Blvd. for applicant interviews.


Local firefighters among graduates

SOUTH BEND – Fifteen firefighters, including five from Michigan City and three from La Porte, will graduate from the South Bend Fire Department's Luther J. Taylor Sr. Fire Training Center in a ceremony at 8 a.m. Wednesday, June 5, at 710 E. Sample St. in South Bend. The recruits will become rookie firefighters for the Michigan City, La Porte and South Bend fire departments.

The recruits started training in January at the Taylor Fire Training Facility, which allows South Bend Fire Instructors to train firefighters from across the Michiana area. The academy develops recruits over approximately 21 weeks, with the first 10 weeks involving training as an EMT with strenuous physical fitness training daily over the 21-week course. The last 11 weeks are devoted to gaining certification at Firefighter Level I and II, with areas of study covering fire science, hazardous materials, swift water, emergency vehicle operations, extrication and prevention.

South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg, South Bend Fire Chief Steve Cox, Michigan City Fire Chief Randy Novak and La Porte Fire Chief Andy Snyder will swear in the new firefighters.



Polish-American Society to meet

MICHIGAN CITY — The Michigan City Chapter of the Polish-American Cultural Society of Northwest Indiana will meet 5 p.m. June 26 at the St. Mary School Building, 321 W. 10th St., Michigan City.

The facilitator is Fr. Walter Rakoczy. Membership is free and open to anyone wanting to learn more about the Polish language, culture and traditions. For more information, call Theresa Child at 219-464-1369. On Facebook at "Polish-American Cultural Society of Northwest Indiana" (click "Join Group").


Vietnam Veteran traveling wall coming to SB

SOUTH BEND – The Wall That Heals, a three-quarter scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, along with a mobile Education Center, is coming to St. Joseph Funeral Home & Cemetery in South Bend on Sept. 19-22, open 24 hours a day and free to the public. The Wall honors the more than 3 million Americans who served in the U.S. Armed forces in the Vietnam War and bears the names of the more than 58,000 who died.

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial is one of the most visited memorials in Washington, D.C., with more than 5.3 million visitors each year. The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, the organization that built The Wall in 1982, wants to give all veterans and their family members an opportunity to see it, and is taking The Wall That Heals mobile exhibit on a nationwide tour. Nearly 400,000 people visited the new The Wall That Heals exhibit in 2018. Since its debut in 1996, the exhibit has been on display in more than 500 communities. The current schedule and more information can be found at thewallthatheals.org.

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