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Lessons in 'Becoming'


I sat in the passenger seat on the Indiana Toll Road headed for Chicago with my fingers anxiously twirling a strand of my curls, when my friend who was driving gently pushed my hands to my lap and encouraged me to not be nervous.

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La Porte Celebrates the Holiday Season


Student Spotlight

As the holidays approach us, happiness and cheer are being spread all throughout La Porte High School. Teachers decorate their classrooms, music is played throughout the hallways, and students are found spreading more positivity than ever. One student, though, has stood out over the years through her everlasting distribution of love and joy.

Jocelynn Coleman, a La Porte High School senior, has been described as “compassionate” and “optimistic” by teachers at LPHS as her outgoing personality and genuine care for others stand out among others.

“She brightens your day with her smile, kind words, and passion for life,” Monica Owens, La Porte High School Physics teacher, said.

Coleman is on the LPHS Quiz Bowl team, and is the President of the La Porte High School Chapter of National Honor Society....

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A La Porte County Life in the Spotlight: Michele Hyland


At the heart of every thriving corporation, there are passionate workers who make the gears turn and the organization run smoothly. Michele Hyland, the Office Administrator of the Economic Development Corporation of Michigan City (EDCMC), keeps the office running smoothly, all while being a brilliant example of strength, service, and love for the arts.

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10 Fun Things to Do This Weekend in Northwest Indiana December 14 - 16, 2018


Pet picture with Santa, holiday craft shows, and planetarium shows are just some of the AMAZING things to do this weekend in northwest Indiana! Find out what amazing family activities are going on near you!

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Michigan City Schools Unite in Grand Performance, "One City, One Sound"

The magic of Christmas sprung to life with the sound of music Thursday evening, November 6, at Michigan City High School. Students of all ages transformed the gymnasium into a concert hall. Local youth filled the room with Christmas music using their voices and instruments. The event lived up to its name: “One City, One Sound.”

“This is a way to bring the whole city together in the spirit of Christmas,” Stephanie Sobecki, Barker Elementary Music Teacher, said.

Michigan-Citys-One-City-One-Sound-Concert-20180407“Sobecki relayed that the students practiced for several months to make the event a great show. She was...

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10 Fun Things to Do This Weekend in Northwest Indiana December 7 - 9, 2018


'It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas' in northwest Indiana! From cookies with Santa, tree light celebrations to a hike in the park, northwest Indiana has TONS of activities this weekend!

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A La Porte County Life in the Spotlight: Krysten Hinkle


Some people do good for their community through their careers. Others help their neighborhood in their spare time. Every so often, there is a person whose job and free time are spent bettering their community. In Northwest Indiana, Krysten Hinkle is a shining example of service in both her career and in her down time.

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#1StudentNWI: Michigan City High School Showcases Musical Talent


What’s Happened?   

The Indiana Bandmasters Association hosted their annual all-district honor band last Sunday, November 18, and all-region band the week before. The organization chose from a pool of about 300 students, grades 9-12 for all-district.

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#1StudentNWI: Marquette Catholic High School Update


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The Latest Lifer: Kami Tupiak


I grew up in Lake Village, a small town here in Indiana most haven’t even heard of, with my two older sisters and younger brother. I’ve always loved the small town feel, but when I married my husband we moved to a larger town, North Judson. We live peacefully with our evil cat and three year old munchkin, who are the most important people in my life. With all that said, there are still a few more layers to peel back. After getting a degree in Graphic Design, I worked as a manager in the food service for a few years, and worked on photography as well on the side. I’d like to believe I’m well rounded, with so many interests in the mix, it's hard to settle with just one. I’m also that person who will talk to you in line at the grocery store, even if I don’t know you (Thanks Mom!).

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An Open Letter to Michigan City from Michigan City High School Football


The love and support for our football team has been incredible! While we came up short in our semi-state playoff game, we must take a moment to thank the amazing people of Michigan City who have made this experience so special. Being able to call ourselves Back-To-Back IHSAA Regional Football Champions is great accomplishment!

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