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CHESTERTON – The discovery of racist, anti-Semitic graffiti on a building at Indiana Dunes State Park last week has some area civil rights activists concerned about whether it was properly reported by state officials.

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MICHIGAN CITY — NIPSCO on Friday announced the first phase of a long-term project to upgrade portions of its electric transmission system in northwest La Porte County, beginning in Michigan City, to support future system reliability for customers.

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La Porte County (IN) Genealogical Society

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MICHIGAN CITY – On Oct. 25, The Footlight Theatre, located at 1705 Franklin St., Michigan City, will host its final Friday Night at Footlight open-mic night of the year with a Halloween-themed evening.

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MICHIGAN CITY — Australia’s Thunder From Down Under, the internationally famous male revue, takes the stage at Blue Chip Casino, Hotel & Spa in Michigan City for shows at 8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 25, and Saturday, Oct. 26, in the Stardust Event Center.

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MICHIGAN CITY – Police have released a surveillance video photo of a suspect who robbed a fast food restaurant on the east side Thursday night and are asking the public for help in identifying him.

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La PORTE — A local attorney is promising to make "an immediate impact" upon assuming his newly won seat on the La Porte County Council.

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La PORTE — With the Nov. 5 election quickly approaching, the League of Women Voters La Porte County invited candidates for the La Porte City Council to share their plans for the city with the public.

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MERRILLVILLE – For each of the past seven years, Centier Bank has ranked among American Banker’s “Best Banks to Work For” list, and for the second consecutive year, Centier was recognized as the top-ranked bank in the state of Indiana.

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All listings must be submitted in writing by noon Thursday for inclusion in Saturday’s Church Briefs. Listings may be emailed to ahaverstick@heraldargus.com.

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MICHIGAN CITY — Spooky treats lurk around every corner. Ghouls, ghosts, and a menagerie of monsters will be creeping down every street.

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MICHIGAN CITY — Concealed in a desolate central Indiana forest is a small cemetery notorious for eerie sounds and sightings of supernatural apparitions and orbs. A group of friends, fascinated by the paranormal, carelessly hold a ritual and begin experiencing paranormal activity that would h…

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MICHIGAN CITY — The drunk driver who killed a motorist in a high-speed crash on Franklin Street near Ames Field just before the 2018 homecoming parade was sentenced to 10 years in prison Thursday.

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MICHIGAN CITY – There may be an end in sight to the manslaughter case against a Long Beach man accused of killing his wife in 2012 – or it could be the beginning of an entirely new legal battle.

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SOUTH BEND – A La Porte man convicted of making and possessing child pornography, and wiring a car to turn it into an explosive device, has been sentenced to 60 years in prison, according to federal prosecutors.

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MICHIGAN CITY — “Let me tell you a story,” Michigan City musician James Garner says.

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La PORTE – A La Porte man has been charged with the murder of his brother, who died early Monday after being found unconscious by police.

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HAMMOND — Purdue University Northwest’s College of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences Art Gallery welcomed Morganne Wakefield as the new gallery coordinator for the new academic year.

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MICHIGAN CITY — The Ivy Tech community is in mourning this week over the death of a man who served the college in almost every conceivable way over the last 30 years, much of that time in Michigan City.

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La PORTE — After several months of work, the La Porte Park and Recreation Department has unveiled its plan to expand and enhance the natural beauty of Soldiers Memorial Park.

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La PORTE — Emergency personnel responded to a trio of accidents — including one that may have resulted in serious injury — that happened within an hour along U.S. 20 at Ind. 39 on Tuesday afternoon.

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MICHIGAN CITY – The mayor’s stepson appeared via video conference from the La Porte County Jail for his arraignment in La Porte Superior Court 1 on Tuesday.

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La PORTE — Bethany Lutheran Church, 102 G St., will be hosting its annual Quilt Sale on Saturday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. The Bethany Quilters have been working all year to produce hundreds of varieties from which to choose.

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MICHIGAN CITY — With the municipal election just weeks away, Michigan City’s four mayoral candidates participated in a Q&A-style forum hosted by the League of Women Voters of La Porte County at City Hall last week.

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WANATAH – What should have been a celebration Sunday night turned into a much more somber affair after a fire in Wanatah burned down a large pigeon loft, killing nearly 2,000 birds and the owners' dogs.

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La PORTE — A former Indiana State Prison correctional officer's wrongful termination lawsuit against the state will continue to move forward.

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La PORTE — A group of local quilters' recent donation to the Little Learners Preschool was especially warm and fuzzy — and not just because it involved teddy bears.