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First Trust Credit Union to Hold 2018 Stuff a Bus

First-Trust-Credit-Union-to-Hold-2018-Stuff-a-BusCome & make a difference, as the Michigan City Salvation Army, First Trust Credit Union, Al’s Supermarkets, and the Michigan City School Corporation celebrate 15 years of hosting the “STUFF A BUS” food drive for the Salvation Army Food Pantry. Now through September 7th, you can make a monetary donation or donate non-perishable food items at First Trust’s Michigan City Branch at 950 E. U.S. Highway 20. In addition, on Saturday, September 8th, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., volunteers will be filling Michigan City School buses with bags of food donated by YOU (the local community) at both Al’s (Franklin St. & Karwick Plaza) Supermarkets.

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The Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District Formally Submits Entry Into Engineering Request to the Federal Transit Administration for the West Lake Corridor Project


The Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District (NICTD), operator of the South Shore Line railroad, has requested entry into the New Starts Engineering phase of the Federal Transit Administration’s (FTA) Capital Investment Grant (CIG) program for the West Lake Corridor Project. This effort is occurring in partnership with the Northwest Indiana Regional Development Authority (RDA) and the Indiana Finance Authority (IFA), which are serving as fiscal partners.

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Why NWI Hoosiers Choose Ivy Tech Community College

ivy-tech-2018Nowadays, it seems like receiving an education has become less about the degree itself and more about the prestige of the college experience. For many students, however, a community college presents the best and fastest way to kick-start a career, or the most affordable way to earn a bachelor’s degree by transferring credits to a four-year school. Ivy Tech Community College presents just such opportunities, propelling Hoosiers toward and beyond their goals.

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Indiana Landmarks Awards Prizes to Winners in Princeton, Wabash and Valparaiso

Indiana-Landmarks-Awards-Prizes-to-Winners-in-Princeton-Wabash-and-ValparaisoIndiana Landmarks will present the annual Servaas Memorial Awards for achievement in historic preservation and the Williamson Prize for outstanding individual leadership in historic preservation on Sept. 15 at the organization’s annual meeting in Indianapolis.

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New Traffic Patterns and Morning Greeters Bring Happy Faces at Liberty Elementary

Duneland-School-CorporationThe Duneland School Corporation recently completed a new traffic lane and bus turn around at Liberty Elementary and have incorporated a new traffic pattern this week. The new traffic lane at Liberty Elementary allows for parents to drop off their children on the south side of the building at Entrance 4 while bus drop off is being conducted on the west side of the building at Door 8.

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11th Annual One Amazing Golf Outing Presented by Senator Ed Charbonneau Raises $40,000 for Opportunity Enterprises


For the eleventh year, the Friends of OE hosted the One Amazing Golf Outing at Valparaiso Country Club on August 27, 2018. Senator Ed Charbonneau served as the Title Sponsor of this year’s event inviting local police and firefighters to golf in the event. While the weather was a steamy 90+ degrees, the scores on the course reflected the championship effort put forth to raise nearly $40,000 by the 134 golfers in attendance.

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IU Northwest Selects ‘Women and Power’ for This Year’s Campus-Wide Reading Initiative


Indiana University Northwest’s One Book…One Campus…One Community reading initiative has announced its selection for the 2018-19 academic year, “Women & Power: A Manifesto,” by Mary Beard.

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McAfee Animal Hospital Offers Boarding Options for Pets


Anyone who travels knows that it isn’t always possible to bring your fur-babies along for the ride. While pets are a part of the family, plane travel, long rides, and certain circumstances sometimes mean they need a boarding facility for a few days. Finding someone you trust to take care of those pets is another matter entirely.

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Master Recyclers to Begin, Last Collection Oct. 6, Reduce Food Waste & More!


Last collection of the year!
Mark your calendars! The last 2018 household hazardous waste collection for Porter County residents is from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, at the Porter County Expo. Bring your unwanted products that contain corrosive, toxic, ignitable or reactive ingredients that require special care upon disposal

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Michigan City Refuse Department & Central Services Schedule for Labor Day 2018


The Refuse Department will be closed Monday, September 3, 2018 to observe the Labor Day Holiday. Trash and Compost pickup will resume on Tuesday, September 4th, and the normal pickup day will be delayed by one day for the rest of the week.

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1st Source Bank Donates $3,200 to Frontline Foundations for New Cafe Supercharge


As a community bank, 1st Source Bank is always looking for opportunities to reach out. 1st Source has established a strong working relationship with Frontline Foundations Inc. over the years due to its positive impression on the community.

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