Congratulations, Blazers

We would like to congratulate the Marquette Catholic Lady Blazer basketball team on a thrilling victory at the Indiana State Basketball Championships!

In particular, we thank Mr. Jim White and his staff for having the courage to make changes in this program to help lead to their success.

Also, thanks to Katie Collignon and her staff for making this a reality. Katie’s passion and seemingly never ending energy was contagious for this team. She has built the confidence for each of these girls, and we can assure you that there are several more ready to come in off the bench. Don’t be deceived by Katie’s stature, the stage is never too big. 

Darin and Maureen Salyer

La Porte


Achieving better heart health

February is American Heart Month, an annual event that focuses on assisting all Americans achieve better heart health. There are lots of things you can do to help your heart, like eating lots of fruits and vegetables, working out, and getting your blood pressure and cholesterol checked on a regular basis. Want another tip to a healthy heart? Don’t use tobacco products or quit if you currently use tobacco products.

Heart disease is the leading cause of death among Hoosiers, and more than 13,700 Hoosiers died of heart disease in 2013. According to the 2014 U.S. Surgeon General’s report, about 24 percent of coronary heart disease deaths among U.S. adults age 35 and older are due to smoking, and about 34,000 heart disease deaths nationwide are due to secondhand smoke.

The first piece of good news is that it’s never too late to quit smoking. The second piece of good news is that free help is available here in Indiana. If you use tobacco products and are ready to quit, you can get free assistance from the Indiana Tobacco Quit Line at (800) 784-8669 or visit for more information. For more on local tobacco prevention and control efforts, visit Healthy Communities of La Porte County on Facebook.

Christina Wright

Healthy Communities of La Porte County


Thanks for Winter Ball support

The Michigan City High School Alpha Yearbook and Cityzen Newspaper staffs would like to extend a huge thank you to the following people and organizations for helping to make our 22nd annual Winter Ball a huge success: The Uptown Center, Stephanie Choucalas of Sweet Bling, Locomotion DJ Service, Kelly Fargo, Ben Gillman, Katie St. Germaine, Principal Candy VanBuskirk, Assistant Principal Jeremy Lugbill and Officer Steve Dick.

A special thank you to the following businesses for their generous donations: Adidas, Albano’s Pizza, Bartletts, Big R, Captain Ed’s, City Lanes, Culver’s, Fannie Mae Candy, Galveston, Hacienda, Holly’s, Horizon Bank, Hot Sun in the City, MCHS Athletic Department, MCHS Booster Club, Miller’s Pizza, Panda Express, St. Andrew’s Products, Schoops, South Bend Chocolate Company and Starbucks.

The students of Michigan City High School appreciate your support and participation in making this event a fabulous success. Thank you!

MCHS Cityzen Newspaper and MCHS Alpha Yearbook Staffs

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