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10 Fun Things to Do in NWI for January 19th - 21st, 2018

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There's so much to do as we move into the new year! From sledding, nature hikes, to concerts everywhere, there's something for everyone. Take a look.

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#1StudentNWI: LaCrosse Kicks off 2018

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What's Happened:

There’s always this interim period between the end of November and Christmas Day where the only thought running through everyone’s mind is, “will we get snow?” The last few Decembers have been a little bit light on it, which probably made it easier for everyone doing last minute shopping or driving, but it ruined the magic. This year, determined to make up for that mishap, Mother Nature came out swinging. Frigid temperatures, ice laid down back roads for miles, and drifts not even the Fast or Furious would dare attempt. Students were let out of school on the twenty-second, just barely a day or two before it really started to get cold. Before that, however, they managed to pack in plenty of things.

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A La Porte County Life In The Spotlight: Kyle Murphey

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Michigan City is a city on the rise. It’s plain to see for all who have experienced the newly revitalized Uptown Arts District in the heart of the city’s downtown North Side. What was once a series of vacant buildings only a decade ago are now bustling small businesses and trendy apartments, injecting new life into the once dead streets. It takes a lot of inspiration, dedication, and creativity to work on revitalizing an area of town so many people from Michigan City hold dear. Someone who perfectly embodies those qualities is Kyle Murphey, Marketing Coordinator at the Lubeznik Center for The Arts, President, and Founder of Crosscurrent Media, and Promotional Committee Member of the Michigan City Main Street Association.

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10 Fun Things to Do in NWI for Jan 12th – 14th, 2018

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With the cold firmly set in for the winter, sometimes it can be tough to find things to do. But don’t be discouraged, there’s still plenty going on in the Region to help you fill your days with laughter with family and friends. Take a look!

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Holcomb’s 2nd State of the State Emphasizes Workforce, Presents Goals for Progress in 2018


HolcombINDIANAPOLIS – Indiana Governor Eric J. Holcomb on Tuesday delivered his 2018 State of the State address to a joint convention of the Indiana General Assembly. While continuing his focus on five key pillars, the governor’s remarks highlighted his commitment to developing a skilled, ready workforce and detailed several milestones he expects the state to meet.

“Our greatest challenge is that too many Hoosiers lack the education and skills for the jobs that are here today and being created tomorrow—nearly all of which require a post-secondary education. It’s a challenge faced by every state and a major concern for every business,” Gov. Holcomb said. “This is the issue of the decade, and we don’t have a day to waste.”

In his address, Gov. Holcomb outlined the following workforce-related goals:
· Help at least 25,000 of the 700,000+ Hoosier adults with some...

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Time for New Approaches to Address Indiana’s Voter Turnout Problems


Leigh-Morris Voter turnout is a concern across the country, but it’s especially concerning in Indiana. It’s been low in Indiana for years, but it hit rock bottom in 2014 when, by many measures, Indiana had the lowest voter turnout of all the states. By the 2016 Presidential elections, there was improvement, but Indiana was still rated as 38th out of the 50 states, with 59.7% of registered voters casting ballots.

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#1StudentNWI: Teamwork and Winter Break for the Wolves

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What’s Happened

Recently at MCHS, standardized testing filled the gymnasium and classrooms. One afternoon after a full day of testing, the girls basketball team walked in for practice only to find the entire basketball court filled with tables and chairs still set up in preparation for the next day of testing.

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A La Porte County Life In The Spotlight: Charles Puetzer

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Every school has those teachers that truly live for and love what they do- and Michigan City High School is no exception. Geometry teacher and Theatre Manager, Charles Puetzer, is a teacher who perfectly exemplifies that concept.

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10 Fun things to Do in NWI for January 5th - 7th, 2018

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Christmas and New Year’s Eve is now behind us, its time to start looking forward. Most of us are setting resolutions and planning for the years first few month and the rest of us are just waiting for the day our children go back to school. But this weekend there’s still a lot going on in the Region. Take a look!

As always, if you have an event going on, let us know with an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we'll be sure to add it to our calendar!

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Top 10 Overall Stories on LaPorteCountyLife from 2017

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To cap off 2017, we compiled the top business, sports, health, community, and entertainment articles along with the top photo galleries and videos that were on LaPorteCountyLife in the last year.

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Travel Advisory for La Porte County, Indiana from the La Porte County Sherriff's Office

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Travel Advisory for La Porte County
Over the past two and a half hours, La Porte County has been receiving very heavy lake effect snow. It appears that the band coming off of Lake Michigan has been directly impacting our area. We have heard reports of 9" of snow accumulation this afternoon.

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