PFLAG Michigan City & LaPorte County Meeting

Posted on: May 19th, 2019 by [email protected] No Comments

PFLAG continues their second year of the PFLAG Michigan City and LaPorte County Chapter. Located in the Artspace Uptown Artist Lofts in the Uptown Arts District in Michigan City. They meet this month on Thursday, May 23rd, at 6:30 pm. PFLAG welcomes everybody who are allies including everyone in the LGBTQA+ community.
The gathering will begin with a pizza social for an opportunity to talk with each other and get to know one another better. Then there will be a group conversation about what’s on your mind and what’s happening in our community. Anything and everything talked about at the meetings remains in the meetings according to PFLAG.
Meetings are for those 18 years of age and over and are usually held the fourth Thursday of the month except for November and December from 6:30 to 8 pm and will usually include advocacy, education, and support. Meetings are at the Artspace Uptown Artist Lofts, 7th floor Community Room, 717 Franklin Street, Michigan City, IN. For more information contact: (219) 561-0948 or [email protected] .

Governor announces OMB director change

Posted on: May 19th, 2019 by [email protected] No Comments

Governor Holcomb announced that Office of Management and Budget Director Micah Vincent will depart from his position and Cris Johnston, the governor’s deputy chief of staff, will replace him. The change is effective June 30.
As previously announced, Friday was Jason Dudich’s last day as state budget director. Vincent will take over those responsibilities on an interim basis until a replacement is named.
Vincent has accepted a position as vice president, strategy+M&A, with The Heritage Group, in Indianapolis. Among key successes, Vincent assisted with the development of the transportation infrastructure plan approved by the General Assembly in 2017 that fully funds roads and bridges projects for the next 20 years. He led efforts to create the governor’s Next Level Connections program that will bring $1 billion to infrastructure projects throughout the state, including highways, flights, broadband and trails. Under Vincent’s watch, the state has maintained its Triple-A credit rating from all three ratings agencies and the General Assembly recently approved the state’s eighth straight balanced budget.
Johnston joined the Holcomb Administration as deputy chief of staff in May 2018. He previously served eight years for then Gov. Mitch Daniels as the executive director of the Office of Management and Budget’s division of government efficiency and later, as deputy chief of staff.

MCHS MCJROTC CONDUCTS AWARDS CEREMONY

Posted on: May 19th, 2019 by [email protected] No Comments

The Michigan City High School (MCHS) Marine Corps Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (MCJROTC) honored its cadets with an awards ceremony at MCHS on May 16th.  Representatives from numerous organizations presented awards to cadets for accomplishments on their Military Drill, Shooting and Cyber Patriot teams. Additionally, cadets who had excelled scholastically, athletically, in other MCHS extracurricular activities, and in  participating in community service and parades and ceremonies were recognized.
May is a busy month for the cadets.  They have already worked the Barker Craft Show, the Barker Dance, the  Pine Elementary Carnival, the Unified Track meet, and the MCHS Senior Award Night.  They will be placing flags on veterans’ graves, doing the opening ceremony at the Richardson Preserve in LaPorte, supporting the veterans’ motorcycle groups’ memorial ceremony at Washington Park, supporting the Lake Hills Elementary School anniversary celebration, the VFW Poppy Sale, and the Michigan City Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony at Greenwood Cemetery for the remainder of the month.      

Lake Hills Elementary 10th Anniversary

Posted on: May 19th, 2019 by [email protected] No Comments

Lake Hills Elementary School (201 Ferguson Road in Michigan City) will hold a 10th Anniversary Celebration on Tuesday, May 22. Current students and families, alumni (of Lake Hills and Mullen), community partners, and present and former staff are invited to attend this event, which will take place from 5:00 to 6:30pm at the school. Food, games, activities, and a preview of the school’s outdoor learning lab will highlight the celebration. Due to limited parking at Lake Hills, a free shuttle service will run from the Michigan City Senior Center to the school between the hours of 4:30 and 7:00pm.

Vague Social Media Threat to School Investigated

Posted on: May 19th, 2019 by [email protected] No Comments

The Valparaiso Police responded to the report of a vague school threat today, which had been communicated through social media.  The report was originally provided to School Resource Officers in Portage who notified Valparaiso Police. The reported social media thread contained no direct threat to any school or school system.  The original reporting party believed a name in the thread was a Valparaiso Student; however, this was discovered to be incorrect. The generic statement was found to have originated in Lake County and was a posted screenshot of a thread from December 2018.  The threat was traced back to a friend of a Valparaiso Student during the investigation, who was not involved. Due to the nature of the investigation, the Valparaiso Community Schools implemented a temporary lock-out, which lasted approximately two hours.

State Unemployment Rate Remains Same For April

Posted on: May 19th, 2019 by [email protected] No Comments

Indiana’s unemployment rate remains at 3.6 percent for April, and the national rate also stands at 3.6 percent. The monthly unemployment rate is a U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) indicator that reflects the number of unemployed people seeking employment within the prior four weeks as a percentage of the labor force. Indiana’s labor force had a net increase of 1,349 over the previous month. This was a result of an increase of 29 unemployed residents and an increase of 1,320 employed residents. Indiana’s total labor force, which includes both Hoosiers employed and those seeking employment, stands at 3.41 million, and the state’s 65.3 percent labor force participation rate remains above the national rate of 62.8 percent.
Learn more about how unemployment rates are calculated here: http://www.hoosierdata.in.gov/infographics/employment-status.asp .

USDA 2019 Summer Food Service Sites Announced

Posted on: May 18th, 2019 by [email protected] No Comments

Michigan City Area Schools has announced plans to participate in the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP). Free meals will be made available to all children 18 years of age and under and to persons over 18 years who are enrolled in a state-approved educational program for the mentally or physically disabled. Free meals will be provided to all children without charge and are the same for all children. There will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service.
Free meals will be provided at the sites and times as follows:
A.K. Smith Career Center (317 Detroit St.), June 3 – June 7: Breakfast 8:30 – 9:00 a.m., Lunch 10:30 – 11:00 a.m., and June 10 – June 14: Breakfast 8:00 – 8:30 a.m., Lunch 11:30 a.m – 12:00 p.m.

Cleveland Park (300 Cleveland Avenue), June 10 – July 26: No Breakfast, Lunch 12:40 – 1:10 p.m. (No meals on Thursday, July 4 th and Friday, July 5 th )
Garden Estates West (909 Pinetree Court), June 10 – July 26: No Breakfast, Lunch 10:30 – 11:00 a.m. (No meals on Thursday, July 4 th and Friday, July 5 th )

Gardena Park (800 Gardena Street), June 10 – July 26: No Breakfast, Lunch 10:30 – 11:00 a.m. (No meals on Thursday, July 4 th and Friday, July 5 th )

Green Acres (800 Hwy 212), June 10 – July 26: No Breakfast, Lunch 11:45 – 12:15 p.m. (No meals on Thursday, July 4 thand Friday, July 5 th )

Joe Hawkins Park (1501 W 8 th Street), June 10 – July 26: No Breakfast, Lunch 11:35 – 12:05 p.m. (No meals on Thursday, July 4 th and Friday, July 5 th )

Knapp Elementary School (1600 E Coolspring Ave.), June 10 – July 26: Breakfast 8:15 – 8:45 a.m., Lunch 12:00 – 12:30 p.m. (No meals on Thursday, July 4 th and Friday, July 5 th )

Lake Hills Elementary School (201 Ferguson), June 5 – July 2 Breakfast 8:00 – 8:45 a.m., Lunch 11:00 – 1:00 p.m., July 3 – July 26 Breakfast 8:00 – 8:30 a.m., Lunch 12:00 – 12:30 p.m. (No meals on Thursday, July 4 th and Friday, July 5 th )

Lakeland Estates (226 Merrihill – Community Center), June 10 – July 26 (Monday – Thursday only): Breakfast, 9:30 – 10:00 a.m.; Lunch 12:00 – 12:30 p.m. (No meals on Thursday, July 4 th and Friday, July 5 th )

Marsh Elementary Playground (401 E Homer Street), June 10 – July 26: No Breakfast, Lunch 10:30 – 11:00 a.m. (No meals on Thursday, July 4 th and Friday, July 5 th )

Michigan City High School (8466 Pahs Road), June 5 – July 2 Breakfast 7:00 – 7:30 a.m., Lunch 11:00 – 12:30 p.m., July 2 – July 26 Breakfast 7:00 – 7:30 a.m., Lunch 11:00 – 11:30 a.m. (No meals on Thursday, July 4 th and Friday, July 5 th )

Tall Timbers (3065 Springland Ave.), June 10 – July 26: No Breakfast, Lunch 12:35 – 1:05 p.m. (No meals on Thursday, July 4 th and Friday, July 5 th )

Weatherstone Village (1100 W US 20), June 10 – July 26: No Breakfast, Lunch 11:25 – 11:55 a.m. (No meals on Thursday, July 4 th and Friday, July 5 th )

Woodland Crossing (300 Woodsedge Dr.), June 10 – July 26: No Breakfast, Lunch 12:20 – 12:50 p.m. (No meals on Thursday, July 4 th and Friday, July 5 th )

Woodland East (3401 Salem Ct.), June 10 – July 26: No Breakfast, Lunch 1:10 – 1:40 p.m. (No meals on Thursday, July 4 thand Friday, July 5 th )

YMCA (1201 Spring St., Door L), June 10 – July 26: No Breakfast, Lunch 1:00 – 1:30 p.m. (No meals on Thursday, July 4 thand Friday, July 5 th )

ENROLLED SITES – (Meals available to children 18 years of age or younger who are enrolled in programs at these sites)

Boys & Girls Club (321 Detroit Street), June 3 – July 26: Breakfast 8:00 – 8:45 a.m., Lunch 11:00 – 1:00 p.m. (No meals served Wednesday, July 4 th )

Emmett Wise/Neighborhood Center (1702 E Michigan Blvd), June 10 – July 19: Breakfast 8:00 – 8:30 a.m., Lunch 11:30 – 12:00 p.m. (No meals on Thursday, July 4 th and Friday, July 5 th )

Knapp Elementary/Safe Harbor (1600 E. Coolspring Ave.), June 10 – July 19: Breakfast 8:00 – 8:45 a.m., Lunch 11:30 – 12:00 p.m. (No meals on Thursday, July 4 th and Friday, July 5 th )
Lake Hills Elementary School/MC Parks Dept. (201 Ferguson), June 10 – July 26: Breakfast 8:00 – 8:30 a.m., Lunch 11:00 – 11:30 p.m. (No meals on Thursday, July 4 th and Friday, July 5 th )

LaPorte County Juvenile Service Center/NOVA – Elston , (317 Detroit Street), June 3 – July 26: No Breakfast, Morning Snack 10:00 – 10:15 a.m., Lunch 12:30 – 1:00 p.m. (No meals served Wednesday, July 4 th )

Madeline Smrt Center (301 Grant Street), June 10 – July 19: Breakfast 8:00 – 8:30 a.m., Lunch 11:30 – 12:00 p.m. (No meals on Thursday, July 4 th and Friday, July 5 th )

For further information contact Cindy Licciardone, Director of Food Service Operations, at (219) 873-2131, or 1100 S. Woodland Avenue, Michigan City, IN 46360.

Franciscan Health Michigan City nursing team members make ‘You Can Be a Nurse’ presentation at Edgewood Elementary School

Posted on: May 18th, 2019 by [email protected] No Comments

In celebration of National Nurses Week, nursing team members from Franciscan Health Michigan City presented their annual “You Can Be a Nurse” program at Edgewood Elementary School.
The presentation was made on Thursday, May 9, to the third-grade classes at the school. Discussion included topics such as the types of classes to take in high school and college to be a nurse; men in the nursing field; and the types of settings where nurses work.
Booths were set up to show students health demonstrations, including handwashing, how to cover your cough, surgery garb and how an EKG works.

South Shore Line: Eastbound Train 205 Canceled For Several Weeks

Posted on: May 18th, 2019 by [email protected] No Comments

Beginning Monday, May 20th, Eastbound Train 205, departing at 6:48a from Millennium Station to Gary Metro Center, will be canceled due to construction near the East Chicago Station that will impact track availability. The temporary cancellation of Tr 205 is expected to last through mid- to late June 2019. 
Recommended alternative service during this period includes eastbound Train 203 or Train 207. Indiana Department of Education Announces 2018-2019 Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program School of the Year

Indiana Expands, Enhances Economic Development Tools to Attract 21st Century Jobs

Posted on: May 18th, 2019 by [email protected] No Comments

The Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC) applauds efforts of Governor Eric J. Holcomb and the Indiana General Assembly to strengthen the state’s business-friendly environment and position Indiana for long-term economic growth and job creation. Following the conclusion of the 2019 legislative session, Gov. Holcomb signed multiple pieces of legislation that will modernize Indiana’s tax code and enhance economic development tools, increasing the state’s competitiveness, economic diversity and flexibility.

La Porte Police Cops and Bobbers Recap

Posted on: May 18th, 2019 by [email protected] No Comments

La Porte Police said in a statement that on May 11th several officers from LPD participated in the Cops and Bobbers Event. Eleven children participated and everyone involved had a good time. After going over some fishing basic and laws the kids were able to catch a total of 29 fish. After passing out trophies everyone enjoyed a cookout.

La Porte County Small Animal Shelter Open House

Posted on: May 18th, 2019 by [email protected] No Comments

The La Porte County Small Animal Shelter will have an Open House this Saturday. Not only will they be celebrating five years of the Stevens Treatment Center but they will also be dedicating the completion of Zack Petri’s Eagle Scout Gazebo project in memory of retired LaPorte County Sheriff Sergeant Roger Bernard , who served the residents of LaPorte County for 28 years. The dedication will take place at 12:00pm with Scoutmaster Coleman and LaPorte County Sheriff Captain Andy Hynek speaking. Refreshments will be served.

Indiana K-9 program graduates seven out-of-state teams

Posted on: May 18th, 2019 by [email protected] No Comments

A ceremony held yesterday on the south lawn of the Indiana Statehouse recognized the graduation of seven K-9 teams from the DNR Division of Law Enforcement’s K-9 Resource Protection Program.The seven graduating teams represented the states of Kansas, Oregon, Utah and Virginia.The K-9 teams trained and honed their skills in Orange County in southern Indiana to qualify to the ceremony.The Indiana K-9 program started in 1997, with a pilot program of two teams. The effectiveness of the program was quickly realized. The program grew to a team of 12 K-9 units located throughout Indiana. There is at least one K-9 unit in all 10 Indiana DNR Law Enforcement districts.The Indiana K-9 program is not only well respected in the Hoosier state, but also recognized as one of the top programs in the nation. Indiana has helped start and train teams from seven sister natural resource agencies (Idaho, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Oregon, Utah and Virginia).

Michigan City Police Hires 6 New Officers

Posted on: May 17th, 2019 by [email protected] No Comments

Chief Mark Swistek and The Michigan City Police Commission, have announced the hiring of six new officers. Sworn in during a ceremony in the Community Room were Officers Cody Brzezinski, Jesus Alvarez, Zachery Wells, Tyler Wenzel, Rene Lozano, and Cole Foster. The ceremony was well attended by friends, family and departmental staff. With the hiring of these six officer it brings the department to full complement. They began their training immediately, where they will receive intensive training in various areas including firearms, defensive tactics, emergency vehicle operation, and criminal law. They will also begin the Field Training Program in June and will begin riding and working with their FTO Officers. All six officers are scheduled to attend the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy in September.Indiana K-9 program graduates seven out-of-state teams

Part Time Position Available at Porter County Administration Center

Posted on: May 17th, 2019 by [email protected] No Comments

A part-time position is available at the Porter County Administration Center to relieve and assist the main switchboard. The hours are 8:30 am to 3:30 pm Monday through Thursday, and 9:30 to 3:30 on Friday (29 hours per week). Hourly rate starts at $12 per hour (no benefits included). Duties include operation of the switchboard and information desk, distribution of inter-office mail, sorting and processing of mail at the Administration Center, the Court House and various assigned clerical duties. Email resume and application (available online @ porterco.org) to [email protected] or applications may be dropped off at the Porter County Board of Commissioners’ Office or at the front desk, 155 Indiana Ave., Valparaiso, IN 46383. Applications will be accepted until this position is filled. 

Indiana Expands, Enhances Economic Development Tools to Attract 21st Century Jobs

Posted on: May 17th, 2019 by [email protected] No Comments

The Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC) applauds efforts of Governor Eric J. Holcomb and the Indiana General Assembly to strengthen the state’s business-friendly environment and position Indiana for long-term economic growth and job creation. Following the conclusion of the 2019 legislative session, Gov. Holcomb signed multiple pieces of legislation that will modernize Indiana’s tax code and enhance economic development tools, increasing the state’s competitiveness, economic diversity and flexibility.

La Porte Police Cops and Bobbers Recap

Posted on: May 17th, 2019 by [email protected] No Comments

La Porte Police said in a statement that on May 11th several officers from LPD participated in the Cops and Bobbers Event. Eleven children participated and everyone involved had a good time. After going over some fishing basic and laws the kids were able to catch a total of 29 fish. After passing out trophies everyone enjoyed a cookout.

La Porte County Small Animal Shelter Open House

Posted on: May 17th, 2019 by [email protected] No Comments

The La Porte County Small Animal Shelter will have an Open House this Saturday. Not only will they be celebrating five years of the Stevens Treatment Center but they will also be dedicating the completion of Zack Petri’s Eagle Scout Gazebo project in memory of retired LaPorte County Sheriff Sergeant Roger Bernard , who served the residents of LaPorte County for 28 years. The dedication will take place at 12:00pm with Scoutmaster Coleman and LaPorte County Sheriff Captain Andy Hynek speaking. Refreshments will be served.

Indiana K-9 program graduates seven out-of-state teams

Posted on: May 17th, 2019 by [email protected] No Comments

A ceremony held yesterday on the south lawn of the Indiana Statehouse recognized the graduation of seven K-9 teams from the DNR Division of Law Enforcement’s K-9 Resource Protection Program.
The seven graduating teams represented the states of Kansas, Oregon, Utah and Virginia.
The K-9 teams trained and honed their skills in Orange County in southern Indiana to qualify to the ceremony.
The Indiana K-9 program started in 1997, with a pilot program of two teams. The effectiveness of the program was quickly realized. The program grew to a team of 12 K-9 units located throughout Indiana. There is at least one K-9 unit in all 10 Indiana DNR Law Enforcement districts.
The Indiana K-9 program is not only well respected in the Hoosier state, but also recognized as one of the top programs in the nation. Indiana has helped start and train teams from seven sister natural resource agencies (Idaho, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Oregon, Utah and Virginia).

Michigan City Police Hires 6 New Officers

Posted on: May 17th, 2019 by [email protected] No Comments

Chief Mark Swistek and The Michigan City Police Commission, have announced the hiring of six new officers. Sworn in during a ceremony in the Community Room were Officers Cody Brzezinski, Jesus Alvarez, Zachery Wells, Tyler Wenzel, Rene Lozano, and Cole Foster. The ceremony was well attended by friends, family and departmental staff. With the hiring of these six officer it brings the department to full complement. They began their training immediately, where they will receive intensive training in various areas including firearms, defensive tactics, emergency vehicle operation, and criminal law. They will also begin the Field Training Program in June and will begin riding and working with their FTO Officers. All six officers are scheduled to attend the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy in September.

Hit and Run Involving Moped

Posted on: May 17th, 2019 by [email protected] No Comments

On Tuesday night, a driver came upon a moped and a man lying in the street in the 64700 block of Oak Road in St. Joseph County. The moped driver has been identified as 22 year old Tyler Zieber of Laporte, Indiana. Tyler was heading northbound on Oak Road when he was struck by a vehicle that then left the scene. He was taken to the hospital and remains in critical, but stable, condition. The St. Joseph County FACT (Fatal Crash Team) was activated, per protocol, to handle the investigation. FACT investigators are looking for a 1998-2000 model white, silver, or gray Volkswagen Passat. The Passat would have lower right front grill and/or headlight damage. Police are asking for the public’s help. Anyone with information regarding this crash or a vehicle matching the above description should call FACT at 235-9034.

Silk Stocking Row Walking Tour At Barker Mansion in Michigan City

Posted on: May 16th, 2019 by [email protected]radio.com No Comments

On May 25th from 10:30-11:30am, stroll through history in the first summer 2019 walking tour at the Barker Mansion. This month’s tour will explore the architecture and history of the neighborhood around the Barker Mansion, called ‘Silk Stocking Row’ in the Barkers’ time. Learn about the millionaires and movers of historic Michigan City as well as the immigrant workers built their fortunes and the city, all of whom shared this vibrant neighborhood, now a national historic district. The tour leaves the Barker Mansion at 10:30 am and covers approximately one mile. In the event of rain, a special mansion tour will be offered in place of the walking tour. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased online on Eventbrite or by calling the Barker Mansion at 219-873-1520.

Michigan City bowlers add to their history of support for Franciscan Health Michigan City Breast Care Center

Posted on: May 16th, 2019 by [email protected] No Comments

The Michigan City chapter of the United States Bowling Congress Association has made a substantial impact on the fight against breast cancer over the past 17 years.
Since 2002, members have raised over $184,000 toward the disease, with $66,280 of those proceeds benefitting the Franciscan Health Michigan City Breast Care Center. The funds have allowed the hospital’s team of clinicians to provide compassionate, life-saving care and financial support to patients facing one of the most difficult moments of their lives.
The latest Bowl for the Cure fundraiser was held on Feb. 24 at City Lanes Bowling Center in Michigan City. The event generated a check in the amount of $6,100 that was presented to the Franciscan Health Foundation at a celebratory pizza party.

USDA 2019 Summer Food Service Sites Announced

Posted on: May 16th, 2019 by [email protected] No Comments

Michigan City Area Schools has announced plans to participate in the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP). Free meals will be made available to all children 18 years of age and under and to persons over 18 years who are enrolled in a state-approved educational program for the mentally or physically disabled. Free meals will be provided to all children without charge and are the same for all children. There will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service.
Free meals will be provided at the sites and times as follows:
A.K. Smith Career Center (317 Detroit St.), June 3 – June 7: Breakfast 8:30 – 9:00 a.m., Lunch 10:30 – 11:00 a.m., and June 10 – June 14: Breakfast 8:00 – 8:30 a.m., Lunch 11:30 a.m – 12:00 p.m.

Cleveland Park (300 Cleveland Avenue), June 10 – July 26: No Breakfast, Lunch 12:40 – 1:10 p.m. (No meals on Thursday, July 4 th and Friday, July 5 th )
Garden Estates West (909 Pinetree Court), June 10 – July 26: No Breakfast, Lunch 10:30 – 11:00 a.m. (No meals on Thursday, July 4 th and Friday, July 5 th )

Gardena Park (800 Gardena Street), June 10 – July 26: No Breakfast, Lunch 10:30 – 11:00 a.m. (No meals on Thursday, July 4 th and Friday, July 5 th )

Green Acres (800 Hwy 212), June 10 – July 26: No Breakfast, Lunch 11:45 – 12:15 p.m. (No meals on Thursday, July 4 thand Friday, July 5 th )

Joe Hawkins Park (1501 W 8 th Street), June 10 – July 26: No Breakfast, Lunch 11:35 – 12:05 p.m. (No meals on Thursday, July 4 th and Friday, July 5 th )

Knapp Elementary School (1600 E Coolspring Ave.), June 10 – July 26: Breakfast 8:15 – 8:45 a.m., Lunch 12:00 – 12:30 p.m. (No meals on Thursday, July 4 th and Friday, July 5 th )

Lake Hills Elementary School (201 Ferguson), June 5 – July 2 Breakfast 8:00 – 8:45 a.m., Lunch 11:00 – 1:00 p.m., July 3 – July 26 Breakfast 8:00 – 8:30 a.m., Lunch 12:00 – 12:30 p.m. (No meals on Thursday, July 4 th and Friday, July 5 th )

Lakeland Estates (226 Merrihill – Community Center), June 10 – July 26 (Monday – Thursday only): Breakfast, 9:30 – 10:00 a.m.; Lunch 12:00 – 12:30 p.m. (No meals on Thursday, July 4 th and Friday, July 5 th )

Marsh Elementary Playground (401 E Homer Street), June 10 – July 26: No Breakfast, Lunch 10:30 – 11:00 a.m. (No meals on Thursday, July 4 th and Friday, July 5 th )

Michigan City High School (8466 Pahs Road), June 5 – July 2 Breakfast 7:00 – 7:30 a.m., Lunch 11:00 – 12:30 p.m., July 2 – July 26 Breakfast 7:00 – 7:30 a.m., Lunch 11:00 – 11:30 a.m. (No meals on Thursday, July 4 th and Friday, July 5 th )

Tall Timbers (3065 Springland Ave.), June 10 – July 26: No Breakfast, Lunch 12:35 – 1:05 p.m. (No meals on Thursday, July 4 th and Friday, July 5 th )

Weatherstone Village (1100 W US 20), June 10 – July 26: No Breakfast, Lunch 11:25 – 11:55 a.m. (No meals on Thursday, July 4 th and Friday, July 5 th )

Woodland Crossing (300 Woodsedge Dr.), June 10 – July 26: No Breakfast, Lunch 12:20 – 12:50 p.m. (No meals on Thursday, July 4 th and Friday, July 5 th )

Woodland East (3401 Salem Ct.), June 10 – July 26: No Breakfast, Lunch 1:10 – 1:40 p.m. (No meals on Thursday, July 4 thand Friday, July 5 th )

YMCA (1201 Spring St., Door L), June 10 – July 26: No Breakfast, Lunch 1:00 – 1:30 p.m. (No meals on Thursday, July 4 thand Friday, July 5 th )

ENROLLED SITES – (Meals available to children 18 years of age or younger who are enrolled in programs at these sites)

Boys & Girls Club (321 Detroit Street), June 3 – July 26: Breakfast 8:00 – 8:45 a.m., Lunch 11:00 – 1:00 p.m. (No meals served Wednesday, July 4 th )

Emmett Wise/Neighborhood Center (1702 E Michigan Blvd), June 10 – July 19: Breakfast 8:00 – 8:30 a.m., Lunch 11:30 – 12:00 p.m. (No meals on Thursday, July 4 th and Friday, July 5 th )

Knapp Elementary/Safe Harbor (1600 E. Coolspring Ave.), June 10 – July 19: Breakfast 8:00 – 8:45 a.m., Lunch 11:30 – 12:00 p.m. (No meals on Thursday, July 4 th and Friday, July 5 th )
Lake Hills Elementary School/MC Parks Dept. (201 Ferguson), June 10 – July 26: Breakfast 8:00 – 8:30 a.m., Lunch 11:00 – 11:30 p.m. (No meals on Thursday, July 4 th and Friday, July 5 th )

LaPorte County Juvenile Service Center/NOVA – Elston , (317 Detroit Street), June 3 – July 26: No Breakfast, Morning Snack 10:00 – 10:15 a.m., Lunch 12:30 – 1:00 p.m. (No meals served Wednesday, July 4 th )

Madeline Smrt Center (301 Grant Street), June 10 – July 19: Breakfast 8:00 – 8:30 a.m., Lunch 11:30 – 12:00 p.m. (No meals on Thursday, July 4 th and Friday, July 5 th )

For further information contact Cindy Licciardone, Director of Food Service Operations, at (219) 873-2131, or 1100 S. Woodland Avenue, Michigan City, IN 46360.

La Porte County Election Board Public Meeting To Review and Certify Election

Posted on: May 16th, 2019 by [email protected] No Comments

The La Porte County Election Board will hold a public meeting Friday, May 17th at 1PM in the meeting room at the La Porte County Complex to review the provisional ballots and to certify the 2019 primary election.

Franciscan Health Michigan City nursing team members make ‘You Can Be a Nurse’ presentation at Edgewood Elementary School

Posted on: May 16th, 2019 by [email protected] No Comments

In celebration of National Nurses Week, nursing team members from Franciscan Health Michigan City presented their annual “You Can Be a Nurse” program at Edgewood Elementary School.
The presentation was made on Thursday, May 9, to the third-grade classes at the school. Discussion included topics such as the types of classes to take in high school and college to be a nurse; men in the nursing field; and the types of settings where nurses work.
Booths were set up to show students health demonstrations, including handwashing, how to cover your cough, surgery garb and how an EKG works.

Semi Flips Spilling Honey and Diesel Onto I-80-94

Posted on: May 16th, 2019 by [email protected] No Comments

On Wednesday after large traffic backups, state police stated that all lanes of eastbound I-80/94 at Calumet Avenue had opened back up after a semi carrying honey flipped over. The semi hauling containers of “Amber Honey” lost control and rolled over.  It was hauling 41,000 pounds of the honey. Five of the containers came out of the box trailer, at least four of the containers were leaking. Police also stated this appeared to have been caused by a broken axle. The driver said that he had just fueled up and the semi was not only leaking the honey but diesel fuel as well.  The driver was not injured.

East Chicago Station improvement project

Posted on: May 16th, 2019 by [email protected] No Comments

The South Shore Line announced that construction is set to begin that will add a second entrance/exit to the East Chicago Station platform. The project is expected to continue through December 2019, and will help accommodate the large influx of passengers at East Chicago Station. The improvements include converting the low-level platform to the east of the station into a covered walkway to access a new head house, stairwell and tunnel leading to the eastern parking lot. Additionally, other East Chicago Station projects include improvements to the existing head house, and the installation in 2020 of higher speed track switches to allow for faster and more efficient train movements. During the construction, there will be some reduction in available commuter parking due to construction laydown and access. The SSL continues to work with the project’s construction firm to minimize the loss of parking spaces for commuters. For more information, including station renderings, please visit https://www.mysouthshoreline.com/news/item/218-ssl-east-chicago-station-construction

Markey and Braun Introduce Legislation to Require Warning Labels on Addictive Prescription Opioid Painkillers, Mandate Education for Prescribers of Opioids

Posted on: May 16th, 2019 by [email protected] No Comments

Senators Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) and Mike Braun (R-Ind.) introduced two pieces of bipartisan legislation yesterday to help combat the opioid epidemic. The first bill, the Lessening Addiction By Enhancing Labeling (LABEL) Opioids Act, calls for labeling prescription opioid bottles with a consistent, clear, and concise warning that opioids may cause dependence, addiction, or overdose. The second piece of legislation, the Safe Prescribing of Controlled Substances Act, requires any prescriber of opioid medication to undergo mandatory education on safe prescribing practices. Specifically, it requires all prescribers that are applying for a federal license to prescribe controlled substances, such as prescription painkillers, complete mandatory education that will help encourage responsible prescribing practices.Specifically, the LABEL Opioids Act would require the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to issue regulations providing for a warning label to be affixed directly to the opioid prescription bottle handed to the patient by the pharmacist. The mandatory education required by the Safe Prescribing of Controlled Substances Act would focus on best practices for pain management and alternative non-opioid therapies for pain, methods for diagnosing and treating a substance use disorder, linking patients to evidence-based treatment for substance use disorders, and tools to manage adherence and diversion of controlled substances, including Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs. The legislation also requires that the Department of Health and Human Services evaluate after how implementing this new education requirement impacts prescribing patterns.

Traffic Stop Leads To Felony Firearms Violation Arrest

Posted on: May 16th, 2019 by [email protected] No Comments

Monday during the early afternoon, Deputy John Roby Jr. was monitoring westbound traffic in the 3000 east block of US 20. While doing so, he observed a passenger vehicle committing a traffic infraction. A short time later, Deputy Roby initiated a traffic stop along US 20 near Wilhelm Road. The driver of the vehicle was identified as 25 year old Donald R. Brewster Jr. As the traffic stop progressed, Deputy Roby determined Brewster had never been issued a driver’s license. A wrecker service was summoned to the scene for an impound of the vehicle. During an inventory and search, a loaded firearm was located within the passenger compartment of the vehicle. Brewster was arrested for Never Receiving a License and Possession of a Firearm by a Serious Violent Felon. Brewster was transported to the La Porte County Jail. Brewster remains housed in the jail on a $20,005.00 cash only bond. Arrests and criminal charges are mere accusations. Every person is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law.