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Lessons in 'Becoming'

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I sat in the passenger seat on the Indiana Toll Road headed for Chicago with my fingers anxiously twirling a strand of my curls, when my friend who was driving gently pushed my hands to my lap and encouraged me to not be nervous.

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The Latest Lifer: Kami Tupiak

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I grew up in Lake Village, a small town here in Indiana most haven’t even heard of, with my two older sisters and younger brother. I’ve always loved the small town feel, but when I married my husband we moved to a larger town, North Judson. We live peacefully with our evil cat and three year old munchkin, who are the most important people in my life. With all that said, there are still a few more layers to peel back. After getting a degree in Graphic Design, I worked as a manager in the food service for a few years, and worked on photography as well on the side. I’d like to believe I’m well rounded, with so many interests in the mix, it's hard to settle with just one. I’m also that person who will talk to you in line at the grocery store, even if I don’t know you (Thanks Mom!).

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An Open Letter to Michigan City from Michigan City High School Football

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THANK YOU!
The love and support for our football team has been incredible! While we came up short in our semi-state playoff game, we must take a moment to thank the amazing people of Michigan City who have made this experience so special. Being able to call ourselves Back-To-Back IHSAA Regional Football Champions is great accomplishment!

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Eulogy for My Father, Dr. E. Ric Frataccia

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My name is Ric Frataccia. I live in Fishers, Indiana with my wife, Luba, and our two boys, Aidan (11) and Ryder (6). I am the oldest of Dr. E. Ric Frataccia and Mrs. Kaye Frataccia’s two sons.

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Dr. Ric Frataccia, Memories and Messages

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During Doc’s time as Assistant Superintendent and later Superintendent at Portage Township Schools I had the pleasure to work with him as both a member of the community and later as school attorney. He was an inspirational, once in a generation leader. I have never met a more competent person in education. However, what inspired you most about him was his passion for children and their learning. It drove everything he did – everything. It was why he woke up in the morning. It was his why.

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A Look Back on the 2017 Good Life Award Winners

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Now almost 10 years ago we started this crazy mission, and the cliff notes version has been a story made up of one part innovation, two parts madness, three doses of perseverance, and a relentless response to the question of what good news do you have to share.

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Teresa Ludlow Brought Laughter and True Commitment to the City of La Porte

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It’s hard to put into words all that Teresa Ludlow, who recently passed, was to so many people. Even referencing her in past tense is its own challenge. As I think to times I would describe Teresa to those who didn’t know her I’d say, “Teresa is crazy, and I absolutely adore her!” As Clerk Treasurer, Teresa selflessly served in a role that was unimaginably complex with little opportunities for others to fully appreciate her talent.

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Paid Internships Available with the Indiana Senate Republican Caucus


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The Indiana Senate Republican Caucus is offering paid, spring-semester internships to college students, recent college graduates and graduate students during the 2019 legislative session.

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United Way of La Porte County: Reading Proficiency is an Important Precursor to Success in School

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Reading proficiency is an important precursor to success in school. In fact, kids who read proficiently by third grade are more likely to graduate high school. Yet, only 36% of fourth-grade students in the United States are proficient (or better) in reading according to National Assessment of Educational Progress. It’s a troubling statistic and one that can have dire consequences on our children’s success in school, work, and life.

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Newhard Funeral Home Announces the Passing of Thomas Lemmon of Westville at Age 80

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Thomas G. Lemmon 80, of Westville, passed away Saturday, April 7, 2018 at home. He was born February 25, 1938 in Gary, Indiana to Forest George and Lydia (Williams) Lemmon. In 1995 he married his wife Ellen Lemmon who passed away September 12, 2012. Tom is survived by his children: Robert (Kathy) Lemmon of Dawson, Illinois, Charlene (Tom) Govert of Schererville, Indiana, Carolyn Scurlock of Gary; his sisters Mary Kestle of Valparaiso, Ruth Nehemiah of LaPorte, Betty (Jim) Vogel of Texas, and his brother Jim Lemmon of Westville. Six grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren also survive him. In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents and his brother John. Tom is a retired welder. He was a member of the Christadelphian Church in LaPorte and was a member of Agape in Action, an organization that sponsors children in Africa to support education and...

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Long Standing Michigan City Business Finds New Home

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For those who have lived in the area long enough, or conducted business in and around Michigan City, many are familiar with Reprographic Arts, Inc. location at 1017 Franklin Street. Reprographic Arts is the place to call when you are in need of custom t-shirts for a school function, printed signs for a promotion, or banners to advertise sponsors at a fundraising event. Most recently though, you may have noticed the “We have moved” sign outside of the Franklin Street building. Reprographic Arts is happy to announce their new location at 2824 East Michigan Boulevard, and still located in Michigan City.

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