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NIPSCO, Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission, and the Washington Township Volunteer Fire Department Conduct Drill to Teach Digging Safety


NIPSCO teamed up with the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission, and the Washington Township Volunteer Fire Department to teach area professionals around Northwest Indiana about safe digging through a live demonstration of a pipe being hit.

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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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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 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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La Porte Jaycees Take Home Awards at State Convention, Including Best Chapter

La-Porte-JayceesAt the 2016 Year End Convention for the Indiana Junior Chamber on March 4th, the La Porte Jaycees were awarded Chapter of the Year, Outstanding Growth, and Year-to-Date Growth from the statewide organization. Both growth awards were given after the local chapter saw some of its largest growth in recent memory- over 60%. The La Porte Jaycees also received the Chapter of the Year award for their ability to engage members and expansion of existing and new projects.

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Roundtable Discussion on a Changing Government with Porter County Commissioner Jeff Good

Jeff Good Roundtable Resized

Porter County Commissioner Jeff Good recently met with Ideas In Motion Media (IIMM) CEO and Publisher Chris Mahlmann in the Great News Studio for a roundtable discussion on Porter County government and Good's level-headed business style approach to tackling problems throughout the county. 

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2017 Michigan City Annual Spring Clean-Up

Michigan-City-Spring-Clean-Up-2017The Michigan City, Refuse Department will conduct its Annual Spring Clean-Up beginning on March 27, 2017. The Refuse Department requests that all residents separate the debris that is to be discarded into the following three (3) categories:

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Indiana Military Veterans Hall of Fame Calls for 2017 Class Nominations

Indiana-Military-Veterans-Hall-of-FameThe Indiana Military Veterans Hall of Fame (IMVHOF) is calling for nominations for its fourth class of veteran honorees. The not-for-profit organization honors Hoosier veterans for service during and after active duty. To date, the IMVHOF has recognized 46 men and women for their outstanding military and civilian service.

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Bill Payment Assistance Still Available After Statewide Temporary Suspension on Disconnects Ends March 15, 2017

rot3NIPSCO is reminding customers that bill payment assistance is still available after the state’s moratorium on disconnecting natural gas service during the winter for eligible customers ends March 15.

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Indiana State Police: La Porte County Native Promoted to Area Commander

Indiana-State-Police-La-Porte-County-Native-Promoted-to-Area-Commander Indiana State Police Superintendent Douglas Carter recently announced the promotion of Lieutenant David Kirkham to the rank of Captain. In his new assignment, Kirkham will serve as the Area I Commander for the Indiana State Police. Area I consists of Indiana State Police posts at Lowell, Lafayette, and Peru.

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Unity Foundation and Horizon Bank fund EDCMC Cool Coding Week

Unity-Foundation-of-La-Porte-CountyUnity Foundation of La Porte County and Horizon Bank are proud to partner with the Economic Development Corporation of Michigan City (EDCMC) to bring Eleven Fifty Academy to Michigan City Area Schools (MCAS) for a “Cool Coding Week” initiative in May 6-12. Each organization donated $6,000 to sponsor the program. Computer coding is what makes it possible to create computer software, apps and websites, but almost anything that runs on electricity uses code. The code is what humans write to tell machine what to do.

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