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South Shore Line Service Information December 15, 2017 - January 1, 2018

SouthShoreNICTDExperience the magic of the season at some of the most anticipated events along the South Shore Line from South Bend to Chicago. To ensure we provide the best experience possible to our riders this holiday season, we will be offering additional Eastbound trains and have made our holiday train and ticket office schedules available in advance. Please see the announcement below for more information.

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Four MCAS Students Chosen for All-State Honor Choir

Four-MCAS-Students-Chosen-for-All-State-Honor-Choir-2017Four Michigan City Area Schools vocalists have been selected to sing in the 146-member Indiana Elementary Honor Choir. The students, who are from Knapp and Pine Elementary Schools, will sing at the Indiana Music Education Association’s professional development conference on January 11 and 12, performing at the Embassy Theater in Fort Wayne.

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Franciscan Health Crown Point: Giving in Memory of a Friend

Franciscan-Health-Crown-Point-Giving-in-Memory-of-a-FriendStaff members at Vibra Hospital of Northwest Indiana, located in Crown Point, recently donated $1,200 toward the Franciscan Health Crown Point Breast Care Center, in appreciation of the service it provided a late colleague of theirs who was treated there. Funds were derived through various efforts conducted in November.

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McColly Foundation "Marine Toys for Tots Program" Huge Success


McColly Real Estate, on behalf of the McColly Foundation, would like to thank everyone who participated in our Toys for Tots drive. Because of your efforts, the McColly Foundation was able to donate 600+ toys to support the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation and U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program.

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PNW Grad Perserveres to Teach Others

PNW-Spotlight-Angelica-Kasper-2017Angelica Kasper remembers playing schoolhouse with her friends as a child – and realizing early on what she wanted to be when she grew up. Now she is prepared to achieve her goals and be a role model for young children. Her years of steady dedication to her dream were rewarded when she received her Bachelor of Arts degree in elementary education Friday, Dec. 8 at the Purdue University Northwest (PNW) commencement ceremony.

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Student Life at PNW was a Main Draw for Future Engineer

PNW-2017-Yosef-MayniePurdue University Northwest alumnus Robert E. Johnson, III encouraged his alma mater’s December graduates to “never stop trying,” regardless of the challenge.

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La Porte County (IN) Genealogical Society Holds December 2017 Meeting

La-Porte-County-IN-Genealogical-Society-Holds-December-2017-MeetingThe La Porte County (IN) Genealogical Society met at ‘Round the Clock restaurant on Tuesday, December 12, 2017. The annual holiday dinner was enjoyed by members and guests.

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Purdue Northwest Celebrates the Fall Graduating Class

Purdue-Northwest-colorPurdue University Northwest alumnus Robert E. Johnson, III encouraged his alma mater’s December graduates to “never stop trying,” regardless of the challenge.

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Four Michigan City High School Juniors Named "Rising Stars" in 2017

Four-Michigan-City-High-School-Juniors-Named-Rising-Stars-in-2017Four Michigan City High School juniors are among the Indiana Association of School Principals (IASP) "Rising Stars of Indiana" Class of 2019.

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Hammond Firefighters Get in the Pink for the Community Cancer Research Foundation


The Community Cancer Research Foundation received a donation of $1,000 from the Hammond Fire Department, in support of breast cancer research in Northwest Indiana.

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Michigan City High School MCJROTC Competes in National Cyber Security Game in 2017

MCHS-MCJROTC-Competes-in-National-Cyber-Security-Game_01The Michigan City High School (MCHS) Marine Corps Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (MCJROTC) competed in the second round of Cyber Patriot, the national cyber security game. Cadets act as security managers of an organizations’ information system, defending against a cyber attack and then counterattacking to keep the system secure. Cadets from all four service JROTCs participate in the competition. Finalist earn an all-expenses paid trip to Baltimore, Maryland, to compete in the national finals. This activity, like all MCJROTC activities, is done at no cost to the cadets or MCHS. They are funded by the Marine Corps, with augmentation from fundraising through the MCJROTC Booster Club.

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