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The Great American Eclipse: Over 1500 Years in the Making

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On Monday, August 21st, a great portion of the central United States will be blanketed by darkness as The Great American Eclipse arrives and makes history. So what makes this total solar eclipse so historic?

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Housing Opportunities, Memorial Opera House Among Winners of 1st Source Bank '5 for 5 Charity Challenge'

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Five local nonprofits - Hilltop Neighborhood House, Housing Opportunities, St. Agnes Adult Day Service Center, Memorial Opera House Foundation and St. Teresa of Avila Student Center - were celebrated on Friday, August 18th as the winners of $1,000 each from the Five-for-Five Charity Challenge hosted by 1st Source Bank.

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Michigan City Awarded $650,000 to Improve Trail Creek


my-michigan-city-cover The Michigan City Sanitary District has been awarded a $650,000 grant for the Cheney Run Wetland Project. The grant, awarded by Sustain Our Great Lakes, will help the City create approximately five acres of wetlands on Trail Creek to manage and treat stormwater from the Cheney Run stormwater sewer system. The wetlands will improve water quality in Trail Creek and Lake Michigan, increase recreation opportunities, and improve habitat for animals and plants.

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Rotary Club of La Porte Receives International Foundation Grant to Help the Disabled


RotaryMBS RGB 900In the summer of 2016, Rotarians from several areas of Turkey visited Indiana and asked for assistance from their fellow Rotarians in America to help find a way to serve the young disabled population in Turkey. The developmentally disabled in Turkey have often been relegated to a lower status and deemed untrainable. They are not integrated into society and often hidden away. This poses many challenges for caregivers and for the consciences of Rotarians both in Turkey and in the US.

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Representative Pressel Presents Sagamore to Local Community Leader

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State Rep. Jim Pressel (R-Rolling Prairie) recently presented a Sagamore of the Wabash award to M. Gene Neff for his longstanding efforts to promote traffic safety.

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“FBI” Greets Michigan City Students as they Begin School Year

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More than 30 civic leaders, pastors, police officers, and other men from the community greeted students as they arrived at three Michigan City Area Schools on Wednesday, part of a grassroots movement called “Fathers and Father Figures Being Involved”... or FBI.

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Five Local Non-Profits Win $1,000 Each in Five-for-Five Charity Challenge


rot3Five local non-profits: Hilltop Neighborhood House, Housing Opportunities, St. Agnes Adult Day Service Center, Memorial Opera House Foundation and St. Teresa of Avila Student Center, have been selected as the winners of $1,000 each from the Five-for-Five Charity Challenge hosted by 1st Source Bank. All non-profits selected will receive their donations during a check presentation at 12pm CDT on Friday, August 18th at the new Banking Center located at 2700 Calumet Ave, Valparaiso.

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Cales Awarded VNA’s Lukach Memorial Scholarship


Cales-Awarded-VNAs-Lukach-Memorial-Scholarship-2017_01Danielle Cales was selected as the recipient of the 2017 Lukach Memorial Scholarship through the Visiting Nurse Association of NWI (VNA of NWI). Danielle is currently a student at Ivy Tech Community College, on her way to becoming a Physical Therapy Assistant.

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LIFER Drew Holt Couldn't Help But to Adopt a Dog from Lakeshore PAWS After Covering Event

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Dogs are (arguably) one of the best things on planet Earth. When my fiancee and I decided it was time to welcome a new dog into our lives and inject some much-needed energy into our senior dog, Spanky’s life, we began looking at local rescues.

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La Porte Churches Come Together for Baptism in Stone Lake


La-Porte-Churches-Come-Together-for-Baptism-in-Stone-LakeWhile all the craziness and sin was happening in Charlottesville, Temple Worship Center of Michigan City & Liberty Bible Church of La Porte celebrated our 4th Annual Potluck and Baptism at Cummings Lodge and Stone Lake.

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NWI Playground Review: Butterfly Meadows Park in Valparaiso

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If you interact with children at all, odds are you've run into more than one that loves the park. From swings to slides and everything in between, there is something about a trip to the park that brings pure joy into a child’s eyes.

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