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First Trust Credit Union Offering Educational Scholarships with March 15th Deadline, Apply Now!


First Trust Credit Union is known for their support of the local community, be that through toy drives during the holidays, or other charitable donations and acts, like their upcoming education scholarships.

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Michigan City High School Band Students Earn Medals at District, State Contests

MCHS-Band-Students-Earn-Medals-at-District-State-ContestsOn Saturday, February 3, 20 Michigan City High School band students traveled to Kankakee Valley Middle School in Wheatfield, Indiana, to compete at the Indiana State School Music Association (ISSMA) District Solo and Ensemble Contest.

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A. K. Smith Welding, Construction Students Advance to State in 2018

AK-Smith-Welding-Construction-Students-Advance-to-State-in-2018La Porte County Career and Technical Education Students from the A. K. Smith Career Center in Michigan City took part in the SkillsUSA Indiana Region 1 competition on Saturday, February 24. Several of these students placed among the top finishers and will advance to the State level competition on April 14.

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Purdue Northwest Hosts Kick-Off of Big History Project in Indiana


Purdue University Northwest (PNW) hosted the first Indiana gathering of teachers and scholars launching the Big History Project in the state.

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Barker Middle School Students Win at Regional Science Fair

Barker-Middle-School-Students-Win-at-Regional-Science-Fair-2018Three Barker Middle School students competed at Valparaiso University’s Regional Science & Engineering Fair on Saturday, February 24, an event that is sponsored by Arcelor Mittal. All three Barker students received awards! Congratulations to:

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Barker Students Advance to State History Day Fair

Barker-Students-Advance-to-State-History-Day-Fair-2018Barker Middle School students competed in a History Day Fair on Saturday, February 24 at St. Mary’s College. Several of the students will now advance to the State level History Fair competition in Indianapolis on Saturday, April 14th. Congratulations to:

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Join the La Porte County Y’s Aquatics Team! Increased Rates Available for Daytime Guards

ymca-logo-red-orangeThe La Porte County Family YMCA is now hiring lifeguards for our La Porte and Michigan City Elston branches. If you are hard-working and have a positive attitude, we would love to hear from you. No previous experience is required and we will provide training and/or certifications as needed.

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La Porte High School Winter Guard 2nd at WGI Chicago Regional Championship

laporte-slicersThe La Porte High School Winter Color Guard advanced to the finals and placed 2nd in the Scholastic Open Class at the Winter Guard International (WGI) Chicago Regional Championship held February 24th at Naperville North High School in Naperville, IL. Complete results of the Scholastic Open Class Finals were as follows:

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ArcelorMittal Sponsored NWI Science and Engineering Fair at Valparaiso University Showcases Bright Young Minds


Valparaiso University hosted the Regional Northwest Indiana Science and Engineering Fair on Saturday, where students from middle school to high school had the opportunity to present their research projects and put their school’s academic prowess on display.

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La Porte Chamber Hosting State of the City on March 9, 2018

State-of-the-City-Sponsored-by-1st-Source-Bank The Greater La Porte Chamber of Commerce will host the State of the City at Best Western Plus, located at 444 Pine Lake Avenue in La Porte, on March 9. The presenting sponsor of this event is 1st Source Bank.

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Michigan City Police Increases Impaired, Dangerous Driving Patrols for March Madness and St. Patrick’s Day

michigan-city-policeThe Michigan City Police Department is joining law-enforcement agencies across Indiana this March to increase dangerous and impaired driving patrols for the NCAA Tournament and St. Patrick’s Day.

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