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New Court Appointed Youth Advocate (CAYA) Volunteers Sworn In


LaPorte County Circuit Court Judge Tom Alevizos, accompanied by Juvenile Magistrate Jonathan Forker, swore in the newest group of Court Appointed Youth Advocate (CAYA) volunteers recently.

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First Trust Credit Union to Hold 2018 Stuff a Bus

First-Trust-Credit-Union-to-Hold-2018-Stuff-a-BusCome & make a difference, as the Michigan City Salvation Army, First Trust Credit Union, Al’s Supermarkets, and the Michigan City School Corporation celebrate 15 years of hosting the “STUFF A BUS” food drive for the Salvation Army Food Pantry. Now through September 7th, you can make a monetary donation or donate non-perishable food items at First Trust’s Michigan City Branch at 950 E. U.S. Highway 20. In addition, on Saturday, September 8th, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., volunteers will be filling Michigan City School buses with bags of food donated by YOU (the local community) at both Al’s (Franklin St. & Karwick Plaza) Supermarkets.

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The Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District Formally Submits Entry Into Engineering Request to the Federal Transit Administration for the West Lake Corridor Project


The Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District (NICTD), operator of the South Shore Line railroad, has requested entry into the New Starts Engineering phase of the Federal Transit Administration’s (FTA) Capital Investment Grant (CIG) program for the West Lake Corridor Project. This effort is occurring in partnership with the Northwest Indiana Regional Development Authority (RDA) and the Indiana Finance Authority (IFA), which are serving as fiscal partners.

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Why NWI Hoosiers Choose Ivy Tech Community College

ivy-tech-2018Nowadays, it seems like receiving an education has become less about the degree itself and more about the prestige of the college experience. For many students, however, a community college presents the best and fastest way to kick-start a career, or the most affordable way to earn a bachelor’s degree by transferring credits to a four-year school. Ivy Tech Community College presents just such opportunities, propelling Hoosiers toward and beyond their goals.

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Consulting Firm Prepares Presentation for Potential Clients


Students and associates of Midwest Communication Consulting spent their labor day weekend preparing their presentation for potential clients.

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Purdue Northwest Hosts Presentation About How Engineers Are Building the Next Generation of Labs-on-Chips


The study of how fluids move through micro-channels, called microfluidics, is critical in the fields of biomedicine and bioanalysis. Engineers are looking for new ways to best handle bio-particles, such as cells and microorganisms, in a microfluidic environment.

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Meals on Wheels of Northwest Indiana Personalizes Nourishment


For many people in the Region, Meals on Wheels of Northwest Indiana is the difference between remaining in their own homes and needing to relocate to a nursing facility or to spend more time in a hospital. The nutritious meal, welcoming visit, and safety check-up help these seniors cope with three threats of aging: hunger, isolation, and loss of independence. Research proves that when seniors have the right support, they improve quality of life, need fewer hospital stays, and live longer. And when the food they’re being served is delicious, eating becomes more enjoyable for them.

Meals on Wheels of Northwest Indiana serves a variety of community members, including those who face barriers to preparing healthy meals, including physical ability, living in a food desert, or being home-bound for a variety of reasons....

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Vendor Applications Now Available for 2018 Volunteer Connections Expo

Leadership-La-Porte-County-LogoLeadership La Porte County is hosting its third annual “Volunteer Expo” on Thursday, September 27, 2018 at Kabelin Ace Hardware in Michigan City, from 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm. The event is open to non-profit organizations who are seeking volunteers. Non -profit organizations that are direct- service oriented can use this opportunity to promote their services as well. Examples of non-profit needs for volunteers can include: board positions, committee members, event helpers or just general volunteers. The fee for booth space is $30. The general public is invited to attend.

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Michigan City Refuse Department & Central Services Schedule for Labor Day 2018


The Refuse Department will be closed Monday, September 3, 2018 to observe the Labor Day Holiday. Trash and Compost pickup will resume on Tuesday, September 4th, and the normal pickup day will be delayed by one day for the rest of the week.

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1st Source Bank Donates $3,200 to Frontline Foundations for New Cafe Supercharge


As a community bank, 1st Source Bank is always looking for opportunities to reach out. 1st Source has established a strong working relationship with Frontline Foundations Inc. over the years due to its positive impression on the community.

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South Shore Line and Transpo to Offer Free Shuttle Bus for Notre Dame Home Games


To accommodate passengers attending University of Notre Dame 2018 home football games, the South Shore Line and Transpo will again offer FREE shuttle bus service between the South Bend International Airport and Notre Dame Stadium.

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