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The Great American Eclipse: Over 1500 Years in the Making


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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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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Representative Pressel Presents Sagamore to Local Community Leader


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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Africa Tarver Appointed to NWI Regional Development Authority Board

africa-tarver-1Hammond Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. announces Africa Tarver will fill the remaining term of Philip Taillon on the Northwest Indiana Regional Authority (RDA) Board. Mr. Taillon’s resignation was brought about by his new position of Chief of Staff for Mayor McDermott. “With her background in economic development, I believe Africa is an excellent choice for this Board,” stated Mayor McDermott. “I am sure she will continue to represent the City of Hammond well on this Board.”

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MCHS MCJROTC Finishes Summer 2017 by Supporting Michigan City Area Schools, Community


While most students were enjoying the end of their summer vacation, the Michigan City High School (MCHS) Marine Corps Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (MCJROTC) supported our community as well as Michigan City Area Schools (MCAS).

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Visclosky Announces Grant Award for Porter County Volunteer Fire Departments

Congressman-Visclosky-HeadshotCongressman Visclosky announced today that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded a grant that will benefit several volunteer fire departments in Porter County under the Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program.

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Michigan City Police Department Completes Operation Pull Over for July 2017

michigan-city-policeThe Michigan City Police Department has completed our participation in the OPO traffic enforcement grant for the month of July 2017. We had 15 extra patrols working 37.5hrs of overtime, paid from a Grant issued from the Indiana Governors Council and Officers stopped 157 vehicles for traffic violations during the patrols.

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La Porte County Sheriff’s Office Reminds Drivers to Pay Attention to Speed Zones as School Begins

La-Porte-County-Sheriffs-Office-Reminds-Drivers-to-Pay-Attention-to-Speed-Zones-as-School-BeginsOver the next several days students attending schools in the six different school corporations in La Porte County as well as several private schools will begin to return to school. School buses will be out on the roads, parents will be dropping children off at school and student drivers will be heading to school. With the increase in traffic, particularly in the area of schools, we are asking motorists to pay particular attention to their driving. Speed zones in the area of schools lower dramatically and for good reason as the foot traffic is greatly increased. In the urban areas where school crossing guards are working it is particularly important to pay attention to their direction. Crossing guards are...

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Hammond Mayor Thomas M. Mcdermott, Jr. Is Pleased to Announce Numerous Changes Taking Place in His Administration

rot5“Three of the positions listed below were created for succession purposes,” stated Mayor McDermott. “For instance, Mark, Rick and Matt will be able to step in and fulfill the duties of their respective Directors in the case of illness, vacation or other unforeseen circumstances. We need to know there will be continuity of services in these three major Departments.”

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South Shore Line Introduces Contest for Educators

SSL-Educators-Ride-Free-2017During South Shore Line’s (SSL) Teacher Appreciation Week, essay applications will be accepted from educators for a chance to win free field trip transportation for their class.

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The La Porte Police Department Will Arrest Impaired Drivers with National Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Effort

La-Porte-Police-DepartmentThe La Porte Police Department is joining about 220 law-enforcement agencies across Indiana and thousands nationwide in the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign.

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