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Westville Science Olympiad Ends Season on a Good Note


I asked Westville teacher and Science Olympiad mentor Samantha Joll what a “good note” meant after an email was sent to me about their placings in the Science Olympiad State Tournament on March 18.

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South Shore Line Expands Bikes on Train Program to Weekday Trains

SSL-Bikes-on-Trains-2017Now you can ride your bike to work from the train station! The South Shore Line’s (SSL) Bikes on Trains program is now being offered on two morning and evening rush-hour weekday trains in addition to select weekend trains. Bike cars will be available on select weekend/holiday and select weekday trains from April through October.

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Minority Health Coalition Brings Diabetes Lessons to Future Medical Professionals


Mario Rosa, Program Coordinator for the Minority Health Coalition of La Porte County, began his presentation with a simple question: “How many of you know someone with diabetes?”

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La Porte County Habitat for Humanity Welcomes New Board Members, Elects Officers

La-Porte-County-Habitat-for-Humanity-Welcomes-New-Board-Members-Elects-OfficersLa Porte County Habitat for Humanity has elected three new members to its Board of Directors.

Natalie J. Boocher is an attorney at Drayton, Biege, Sirugo & Elliott, LLP. Natalie received her Bachelor of Psychology, in 2008, from Arizona State University and her Doctor of Jurisprudence in 2013. Natalie was admitted to the Arizona State Bar in 2014 and the Indiana State Bar in 2016. She is also admitted to practice before the federal courts for the northern and southern districts of Indiana.

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MCHS MCJORTC Cadets Compete in Physical Fitness Test for Chance to Go to San Diego


The cadets of the Michigan City High School (MCHS) Marine Corps Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (MCJROTC) recently took the Physical Fitness Test (PFT). The test consists of a 300 meter shuttle run, pull-ups, stomach crunches, push-ups, and the standing long jump.

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La Porte Hospital Supports La Porte County Family YMCA’s Healthiest Summer Ever Program


La Porte Hospital and the La Porte County Family YMCA have worked together this year to ensure every child in our community has access to programs that promote health and well-being.

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La Porte County Public Library Re-opens Their Doors to the Community

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It was like Christmas morning, and not just for me – a self-proclaimed library-lover and book nerd, – but for the entire La Porte County Community.

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2017 Award Winners Announced at Mayor's Commission on Disabilities 31st Annual Awards Breakfast and Resource Fair

Hammond-Commission-on-Disabilities-Award-Winners-2017Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. announces the 2017 award winners at the Mayor's Commission on Disabilities 31st Annual Awards Breakfast and Resource Fair which took place this morning at the Dynasty Banquet Hall.

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Michigan City Comes Together, Eyes Prosperity with Promise Scholarship

Michigan-City-Promise-Scholarship-2017The idea was based around a promise. A promise to help Michigan City High School graduates better afford and continue their education after high school, while becoming more connected and invested in their city. The idea is simple but the complexity behind how much of an impact the Promise Scholarship can have on every public and private sector in the city is anything but simple.

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Michigan City High School Wolves Wire, April 2017

Wolves_Wire_April_2017We are into to the last quarter of the 2016-17 school year and the students and staff are looking forward to spring break. Spring break is the time to recharge and come back refreshed and ready to finish the year strong. More than ever, we need for the students to be in school every day and on time. Teachers are delivering rigorous course content in every class preparing them for their summative assessments and final exams. These assessments and final exam grades have a significant impact on their final semester grades.

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Brain Balance Achievement Centers: Vacation Destination for Kids Who Struggle

Brain-Balance-Achievement-Centers-Vacation-Destination-for-Kids-Who-StruggleVacation planning tips for families with children who struggle with sensory, social and behavioral issues.

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