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Purdue University Northwest Hosts District Judge Curiel to Honor Martin Luther King Legacy on 50th Anniversary of Death

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Tuesday morning was a momentous occasion at the Hammond campus of Purdue University Northwest where students, faculty, and community members gathered to celebrate the life and achievements of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Despite a heavy snowfall, the room was packed with people of all ages who were glad to be able to join together and remember a man who effected so much change for so many.

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Michigan City High School MCJROTC Studies Martin Luther King

Michigan-City-High-School-MCJROTC-Studies-Martin-Luther-KingThe cadets of the Michigan City High School (MCHS) Marine Corps Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (MCJROTC) took advantage of having school on the federal holiday for Dr. Martine Luther King and studied the civil rights leader. Specifically, they analyzed Dr. King’s “I Have A Dream” speech, comparing and contrasting our nation in 1963 to the present.

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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 High School Earns MCJROTC Awards at Military Drill Competition

Michigan-City-High-School-Earns-MCJROTC-Awards-at-Military-Drill-CompetitionThe cadets of Michigan City High School (MCHS) Marine Corps Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (MCJROTC) overcame the absences of experienced cadets and earned awards at a military drill competition at East Aurora High School in Aurora, IL on Saturday, January 13, 2018. Due to a snow storm, some cadets could not make it to MCHS for the trip to Aurora. Still, the Color Guard finished second, the Armed Basic Platoon came in fourth, and the Armed Exhibition Platoon earned a fifth place finished out of the 19 schools. The Color Guard was commanded by Cadet Gunnery Sergeant Griffin Williams and both platoons were commanded by Cadet First Lieutenant Tyler Stockley.

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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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Franciscan Health Crown Point: NICU Unit Parents, Babies Helped by Cookie Link Club

Franciscan-Health-Crown-Point-NICU-Unit-Parents-Babies-Helped-by-Cookie-Link-ClubParents whose babies are patients in the Franciscan Health Crown Point Neonatal Intensive Care Unit recently received gift bags containing such items as toothpaste, toothbrushes, games, books, shampoo and premature infant clothing from the Crete, Ill.-based Cookie Link Club, a 17-year, 30-member group of friends who gather for fellowship during the holiday season and collect donations for community causes.

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10 Facts You Didn't Know About Indiana


Indiana may seem like an average state to some, but we have a lot going on under the surface. Here are 10 facts about the Hoosier state you may not have known!

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Portage Rotary Club Celebrates Year of Service to the Community


Join members of the Portage Rotary Club at their One Year Anniversary Celebration. The family friendly and FREE event will be held on Saturday, January 27th from 4 pm to 6 pm at Neighbor’s Educational Opportunities, 5201 US 6 in Portage and is open to the community. Included in the celebration are Laser Ball and other family games as well as a taco bar provided by Leroy’s Hot Stuff.

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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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Purdue Northwest Invites High School Students to Embrace the Benefits and Challenges that College Life Brings


The Purdue University Northwest (PNW) Upward Bound Program is encouraging 9th, 10th, and 11th-grade students and their families to attend a spring 2018 open house on Wednesday, Jan. 17. The event will take place from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in room 321 of the Student Union Library on the Hammond Campus, 2233 173rd Street.

“The Upward Bound Program has a fantastic track record for preparing students to be college ready. Participants benefit from a variety of services including SAT/ACT test preparation, admission application fee waivers, an introduction to college classes, seminars, workshops and more. They even experience living in campus housing for six-weeks,” said Roy Hamilton, assistant vice chancellor for Educational Opportunity Programs.

Students accompanied by their parent or guardian may be admitted into the program onsite at the event by...

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'Create Play Repeat' Site Launch Spotlights the Best in Michigan City

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From exotic animals to talented artists, Michigan City is a hub of unique attractions and creativity here on the South Shore. That’s why Michigan City community members have teamed up with a local media company to launch a website that would put a spotlight on what makes this community an intriguing gem in Northwest Indiana.

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