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United Way Celebrates Read Across America Day


Read-Across-American-2013Kris Pate, executive director of United Way of LaPorte County, is celebrating the birthday of beloved children’s author Dr. Seuss and the Annual Read Across America Day with her four-year-old grandson Konnor.

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Purdue to Freeze Tuition for Two Years


PurdueLogoPurdue University announced Friday (March 1) that it will freeze tuition and most fees at current levels for the next two years for students at the West Lafayette campus. The last year without a tuition increase was 1976.

"I have found a broad consensus among faculty and staff to put the interests of our students and their families first," President Mitch Daniels said. "In this period of national economic stagnation, it's time for us to hit the pause button on tuition increases. Our students and their families deserve a high-value education that they can afford. We will fit our spending to their budgets - not the other way around. Purdue is a national leader in the value of its degrees, and we intend to increase that value further."

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LPHS Weekly Schedule February March 3-9, 2013


laporte-slicersYet another week of exciting events at La Porte High School is upon us. What's on the agenda, you ask? Well there's Market Day, PTSA meetings, gymnastics meets, basketball games, track and field meets, and more! There's always something great to do at LPHS!

Check out the schedule provided below to see everything that's happening this week. Then choose something that fits into your schedule and come out to support your La Porte High School Slicers!

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Web Series Will Help Farmers Reach New Markets


Purdue-ExtensionFarmers interested in reaching new local food markets but who are unable to attend a daylong workshop can get the same information through an online series.

Roy Ballard, Hancock County Extension educator, said the program, MarketReady Indiana - Scaling up Your Production and Marketing of Farm Products, is designed to help food suppliers succeed and stay profitable in a changing marketplace.

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Top 10 Finish for La Lumiere Student Cassidy Dye in Indiana’s 2013 Poetry Out Loud Championship


Cassidy-Dye-LPHS-Poetry-Out-LoudOn Saturday, February 23, students from 24 schools competed in Indianapolis for top honors at the 2013 Indiana Poetry Out Loud recitation contest. Junior Cassidy Dye of La Porte, La Lumiere's second consecutive state finalist in the national Poetry Out Loud competition, earned a top ten finish with her recitations of poems by Carl Sandburg and John Donne.

Through the process of choosing, interpreting, memorizing, and declaiming great poems, the competition offers over 365,000 high school students the chance to share their love of literature and to build confidence in themselves as public speakers.

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Crichfield Students are Soup-er Readers


During the week of February 11-18, Crichfield students became “Soup-er Readers”. For every book they read, at least one can of soup was donated for the State Street Food Pantry in La Porte.

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Kingsbury Fun Run and Wellness Week Raised Money for iPads for the Classroom


The Kingsbury Parent/ Teacher group is excited to announce that with the funds raised from our 1st annual Fun Run we were able to purchase iPads for the classroom. Each classroom received an iPad. The teachers are able to customize the iPads to their students’ needs.

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2013 Kindergarten Round Up to be Held March 12


St-Paul-Lutheran-SchoolCome and visit St. Paul Lutheran School on Tuesday, March 12, 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm! The principal, teachers and administrative staff will be available to answer questions regarding their 2013-2014 Kindergarten program.

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Gary Mayor Delivers 2013 State of the City Address


Gary-State-of-City-2013-1Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson delivered her second State of the City Address to a capacity crowd at the Genesis Convention Center.

Opening with a stanza from the Negro National Anthem, “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” Freeman-Wilson went on to list the many accomplishments of “Team Gary” in 2012 and the countless partnerships forged with corporations and organizations. Among a laundry list of topics discussed crime reduction, education, city clean-up efforts, economic development and job creation topped the list.

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Rotary Club of LaPorte eBulletin Monday, February 25, 2013


rotary logoNotes from Rotary Meeting of February 25, 2013

Mitch Feikes chaired the meeting, in the absence of President Deb Varnak. He called the meeting to order and led the Pledge of Allegiance and the Four-Way Test of Rotary. Marv Goad offered the prayer.

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Memories Honored at Boston Middle School's Eighth Grade Awards Night


BMS-Eighth-Grade-Awards-Night-1The Boston Middle School Auditorium was abuzz on Monday, Feb. 25, as proud families gathered to celebrate their eighth grade students’ accomplishments. The theme of Boston Middle School’s 2013 Eighth Grade Awards Night was “Tonight’s Going To be a Good Night,” and it certainly was.

“Tonight is to celebrate the success of our students,” Boston Principal Deborah Carter said. “We have students that have achieved five semesters of straight A’s and perfect attendance. I am extremely proud.”

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