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Solid Waste District of La Porte County Citizen’s Advisory Committee Elects Kiel As New Chairman

la-porte-solid-waste-district-logoThe Citizen’s Advisory Board met January 9, 2018 at the offices of the La Porte County Solid Waste District.

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Michigan City Central Services, Refuse and Transit Departments Schedule for MLK Day 2018

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In observance of Martin Luther King Day, all Central Service Departments will be closed on Monday, January 15, 2018. These departments include:

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Unity Foundation Community Scholarship Application Now Available Online

unity-foundation-lpc-2016Applications are now available online for the 2018 Unity Foundation of La Porte County cycle of scholarships and awards.

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Michigan City Launches New Community Website,

Michigan-City-Launches-New-Community-Website-CreatePlayRepeatcomThe City of Michigan City, Indiana is proud to announce the launch of

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La Porte County Public Library Renovation Wins Architectural Design Award

La-Porte-County-Public-LibraryMKM architecture + design (MKM) received one of two Merit Awards by the American Institute of Architect's (AIA) Fort Wayne branch for the interior renovation of the La Porte County Public Library's main location at 904 Indiana Ave.

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Michigan City Parks Department Warns Citizens about Shelf Ice

mc-parksThe ice along the shore - shelf ice - is not solid. Lightweight with air pockets, this ice was pushed onto and near the beach by wind and wave action, forming an attractive shoreline with deadly invisible holes. Beautiful but deadly, the snowy beach looks inviting for a solitary stroll, but a fall through the shelf ice into water can be deadly!

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Top 10 Community Articles on LaPorteCountyLife in 2017


We published hundreds of articles on the LaPorteCountyLife Community Section this past year. Community gatherings, new playgrounds, and so much more were fair game for sharing! With so many notable events in Northwest Indiana, it’s no wonder we had so many stories to choose from!

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Michigan City Warming Centers Open for 2017-18 Winter

my-michigan-city-coverWith the recent extreme cold, Mayor Meer would like to remind the citizens of Michigan City that several warming centers will be open.

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La Porte County Family YMCA Announces Retirement and New Position for Cindy Berchem, Executive Director/CEO


The Board of Directors of the La Porte County Family YMCA and its Executive Director/CEO, Cindy Berchem, jointly announced Berchem’s retirement from her current position, effective June 30th, 2018. After this date, she will work with the "Y" as a coordinator on the development of a new LaPorte County Family YMCA facility.

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Delta Institute, Michigan City Sanitary District, and Alliance for the Great Lakes Launch Effort to Reduce Pollution from Stormwater in Michigan City with Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Funding

Delta-Institute-Michigan-City-Sanitary-District-Alliance-for-the-Great-LakesWith a $500,000 grant by the U.S. EPA Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, Delta Institute will partner with Michigan City Sanitary District and Alliance for the Great Lakes to design and install wetlands on Trail Creek to reduce stormwater runoff in Michigan City.

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South Shore Line Service Information December 15, 2017 - January 1, 2018

SouthShoreNICTDExperience the magic of the season at some of the most anticipated events along the South Shore Line from South Bend to Chicago. To ensure we provide the best experience possible to our riders this holiday season, we will be offering additional Eastbound trains and have made our holiday train and ticket office schedules available in advance. Please see the announcement below for more information.

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