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  • Michigan City Area Schools Launches App - September 19, 2019 at 5:11 pm

    Parent and community engagement enhanced with new district mobile app The latest news and information from Michigan City Area Schools is now available on smartphones and mobile devices with a new mobile app launched recently. MCAS is partnering with Blackboard to expand its communications outreach with a mobile app that is now available in the online iTunes® and Google Play® app stores for free. The mobile app will offer a Read more…

  • 6th Annual Arts & Crafts Show-Saturday 9/28 - September 19, 2019 at 11:26 am

    Stop by the 6th Annual UMW FALL Arts & Crafts Show sponsored by the La Porte First United Methodist Church Saturday September 28th from 9am-3pm. The event will be held at the La Porte County Fairgrounds at 2581 W. State Rd. 2, La Porte. For more information call 219-362-2443.

  • La Porte Hospital Announces Support Group Meetings in October - September 18, 2019 at 4:47 pm

    Diabetes Support Group The Diabetes Support Group provides a place to share ideas, experiences, and problems related to diabetes for those with diabetes, as well as their support team. The group meets from 11 a.m. – Noon, the fourth Monday of the month (Oct. 28), in the Heart & Vascular First Floor Conference Room, 901 Lincolnway, La Porte, or from 11 a.m. – Noon, the fourth Tuesday of the month Read more…

  • Hulse honored at statewide economic development conference - September 18, 2019 at 4:28 pm

    Indiana Economic Development Association (IEDA) presented its first Shining Star Award to Clarence Hulse, Executive Director, Economic Development Corporation Michigan City. The Shining Star Award was created to highlight professionals in economic development that are creative and committed to professional economic development in Indiana and have a track record of significant accomplishment. Hulse has a track record in two Indianan communities, Michigan City and Jeffersonville in creating sustainable solutions for Read more…

  • South Shore Line announces 18th Street schedule for Bears 2019 home games - September 18, 2019 at 4:09 pm

    To accommodate passengers attending Chicago Bears home football games, the South Shore Line plans to stop select trains at Metra’s 18th Street Station, which connects passengers directly to the Soldier Field entrance via a pedestrian walkway. In addition to our regular service to nearby Museum Campus/11th Street, the following trains will also serve 18th Street Station for all upcoming home games. Please note the addition of an extra eastbound train for the Sept. 29 and Read more…


News From Around The World

  • Colt will stop manufacturing AR-15 assault rifle for consumer market

    iStock(NEW YORK) — Venerable gun manufacturer Colt says it will stop producing the AR-15, among other rifles, for the consumer market in the wake of many recent mass shootings in which suspects used the weapon. “At the end of the day, we believe it is good sense to follow consumer demand and to adjust as market dynamics change,” Dennis Veilleux, president and CEO of Colt, said in a statement. “Colt Read more…

  • It would be ‘wrong’ to get fired because of sexual orientation: Trump’s Labor nominee

    iStock(NEW YORK) — The son of a conservative icon, Eugene Scalia, told a Senate panel on Thursday that it would be “wrong” for employers to fire someone because of their sexual orientation or gender identity. In his first testimony as President Donald Trump’s nominee to become Labor secretary, Scalia also promised to take “a careful look” at a recent Trump administration proposal that would allow federal contractors to factor in Read more…