New police chief to be named
MICHIGAN CITY – Mayor Ron Meer will announce the new Michigan City Police Chief at a press conference at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 100 E. Michigan Blvd.
MCAS Board to meet Tuesday
MICHIGAN CITY – The Michigan City Area Board of School Trustees will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the Administration Building at 408 S. Carroll Ave. in Michigan City. The agenda includes updates on the Post Secondary Plan and preliminary 2019-20 enrollment, and approval of the 2020 budget.
Trail Creek Police seeking officer
TRAIL CREEK – The Trail Creek Police Department is accepting applications for a full-time police officer through Thursday, Oct. 31. Applications may be picked up at the Trail Creek Town Hall at 211 Rainbow Trail, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Applications must be completed and returned to the town hall no later than Thursday at 2 p.m.
Annual Veterans Breakfast is Saturday
MICHIGAN CITY – The Michigan City and La Porte County community will gather to honor veterans at the sixth annual La Porte County Veterans Breakfast, serving from 8-11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, at John Franklin Miller American Legion Post 3, 756 U.S. 20, in Michigan City. Remembering Our Veterans picks a different group of veterans to honor each year, and this year has chosen the American Legion on its centennial – also the centennial of Post 37.
La Porte County Veterans, active duty personnel and all emergency responders can eat free, while others are asked for a donation of $5 to help cover the cost of breakfast. Guest speaker will be American Legion State Commander Allen Connelly. Volunteers are always welcome and the public is encouraged to attend.
Community meeting on hazards of lead
MICHIGAN CITY – Community residents are invited to an informational meeting on the hazardous presence of lead in homes and businesses at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 4, at the Michigan City Public Library, 100 E 4th St. Homes or buildings constructed before 1979 likely have some lead in pipes, soil and paint unless it has been renovated and the lead removed or remediated. When paint layers are peeling or disturbed, the lead in the lowest layers may become exposed and endanger the health of people in the home or business.
A grant from the Department of Housing and Urban Development has allowed the city of Michigan City to offer assistance to residents and building owners in remediation of the lead paint hazards. Community Health Workers will host the meeting and provide resources, information and pre-applications to potential grant funding recipients.