SNOW REMOVAL CONDITIONS
We would like to remind the citizens of Michigan City about our City ordinances regarding snow removal and parking restrictions. When winter weather arrives, it is important to understand and follow snow removal guidelines for everyone’s safety. Below are explanations of terms you may hear this winter season.
Snow Removal Parking Restrictions
Michigan City is being hit with heavy lake effect snow. In order to remove the heavy snow off of the streets, Mayor Ron Meer has declared the following:
Graduate of South Central: Hannah Howell
Hannah Howell, a graduate from South Central high school, now attends Purdue University. She has already completed two years of pre-pharmacy and is now a first-year professional student in the College of Pharmacy at the West Lafayette campus.
From drama club to breeding rabbits, Olivia Dybing’s interests and know-how spans across the board. Dybing, a senior at La Lumiere High School In La Porte, gives color to the saying, “wears many hats.”
In this day and age when we are dealing with crime and drug problems, you often hear about “packing” and “cracking,” but I’m asking you to think about those terms in a different way—as gerrymandering techniques. “Packing” is when the party in charge of redistricting tries to “pack” voters from the rival party into as few districts as possible, to minimize the number of seats the opposition is likely to win. “Cracking” is when blocs of opposition voters are parceled out among several districts, to achieve the same goal. In either event the general public loses. Proliferation of these techniques makes the need for redistricting reform even more important.
In today’s world of education, it’s not an exaggeration to say that it’s easy for teachers to get burned out on their duties as teachers. It takes a special kind of person to not only persevere, but to thrive in a teaching career. Max Miller, a Freshman and Senior English teacher at La Porte High School, is exactly that kind of person. An avid supporter of public school education, Miller started his career at LPHS 38 years ago and continues teaching the next generation of leaders in La Porte County. Not only that, but he’s also the Vice President of the La Porte Federation of Teachers, spreading his message of supporting public education there as well.
What’s Going On: Turkey Trot
The annual Turkey Trot took place on the morning of November 23. Several people participated in the race itself and even more came to watch. The Educational Foundation has raised about $8,000 in the past, and this year raised over $8,500.
What's Happening: Study Abroad Trips
Imagine getting to travel all around the globe. At Marquette, everyone is encouraged to travel abroad, whether for a month or semester in Spain or France, or going on a Spring Break trip with your friends for almost two weeks.
This month’s student spotlight is Zack Mitchell. Mitchell is a sophomore at Westville and has attended the school since kindergarten. His favorite thing about Westville is how much the school has to offer.
Michigan City resident Janet Beutner has just begun her path to memorializing family traditions and exploring Michigan City history in print- and readers are already hooked.
What’s Happening: Mayhem at the Marsch
La Lumiere Lakers kicked-off the 2017-2018 winter sports season with an energetic pep rally called Marsch Madness this month. During the event, all three varsity basketball teams, Girls, Boys Blue, and Boys White, were introduced. They competed in various fun events, with a friendly scrimmage, a shooting contest for a prized Dress Down Day, and the well-loved cheerleader’s dance routine with the basketball players. The student body was extremely hyped for the event, with many donning blue face paint and sunglasses. One student even wore a blue morph suit and wig.