Cadets of the Michigan City High School (MCHS) Marine Corps Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (MCJROTC) supported the school and the Michigan City/LaPorte and Porter Counties area with participation in numerous community service projects during May. On Saturday, April 29th, cadets marched in a parade to promote protection against domestic violence for the Dunebrook organization in Valparaiso. The armed exhibition military drill platoon conducted a demonstration as part of the MCHS Middle Schools Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) exposition at Ames Field on May 5th.
McDonald's of La Porte County, Michigan City Police Department Team to Build 58 Bikes for Local Kids
It was a rainy Saturday morning, but that didn’t stop the Michigan City Police Department from welcoming dozens of local kids and their families to the station for Build-A-Bike Day, where with the help of volunteers and community leaders, kids assembled new and top of the line bikes perfect for future sunny days
The Rotary Club of Michigan City congratulates Duane Harrigan who received the Rotary Firefighter Service Above Self award. This award is given in sincere appreciation and recognition for the service and loyalty that individuals have displayed towards the people of Michigan City.
The Meals on Wheels program sponsored by the Visiting Nurses Association provides more than healthy meals, they are helping form friendships. Volunteers, Judy and Joe Burleson have been volunteering for the last five years, enjoying the chance to help their community members, and to visit those who they now consider good friends.
Franciscan Health Crown Point employee-volunteers are among those putting the finishing touches on wall frames May 8 before they are raised for a Habitat for Humanity Home that is being built in Lowell for a needy hospital employee and family.
A New Michigan City organization is in town and it is already knocking down doors. The Michigan City group currently applyling to become an official chapeter of The Drifters Incorporated this August is among 36 chapters of The Drifters, a predominantly African American Women’s Civic and Social Organization. The Drifters recently celebrated its 60th year anniversary.
Officer Scott Combs is our Newest DUCK HERO! While on patrol today he was waved down by some citizens by Arby’s on Highway 20. Upon stopping he was notified of at least nine baby ducks getting swept into the sewer drain. Officer Combs quick thinking saw D&M Excavating working nearby and went to ask them if they could assist. Using their wrenches and a fish net they were able to rescue two of the baby ducks and could not coax out the others.
Claudia Chiaro, a Home Health Care representative for Franciscan Health Hammond, tells a story of organ donation and reception during an annual observance of National Donate Life Month April 28 before a packed crowd in the hospital chapel. The Griffith woman two years ago was a kidney donor and her husband, Mike, a kidney recipient, in separate cases.
Join the City of Whiting for Paint the Town Pink 2017 in partnership with the Pink Ribbon Society. The entire month of May, community & businesses will once again come together for 4 events with 1 cause, helping raise money and awareness for Breast Cancer research.
Horizon Bank Partners with the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women Northwest Indiana Movement
Horizon Bank announces its efforts to help support the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women Northwest Indiana Movement, for the LaPorte County Goes Red engagement on April 7, 2017 at The Uptown Center in Michigan City.