La Porte Hospital offers Safe Sitter Course 

La PORTE — La Porte Hospital will offer the nationally recognized Safe Sitter® course for young teens, grades 6-8 this summer. Dates for this one-day course are June 6, June 25 or July 29.

More than 600,000 young teens have graduated from the medically-accurate program which teaches how, why, and where injuries happen so they can be prevented.

The course provides hands-on practice in lifesaving techniques to young teens who are home alone, watching younger siblings, or babysitting so they are equipped with the skills and confidence to act in an emergency. They learn basic first aid, infant and child choking rescue and CPR. Students also receive instruction on how a child’s age affects how to care for them, how to prevent problem behavior, and how to run their own babysitting business. 

Students who graduate from a Safe Sitter® course receive a completion card demonstrating that they know how to use their skills in situations they encounter. Information about the national Safe Sitter organization can be found at

The cost of the course is $45. Call La Porte Hospital at 326-2322 for more information or to register.

South Shore busing from MC to SB

MICHIGAN CITY – The South Shore Line plans to periodically bus weekday (Monday-Friday) passengers between Carroll Avenue in Michigan City and the South Bend Airport during upgrading of track and overhead wires at various times through the summer, with the next period scheduled for June 10, through June 14.

During this time, weekday train service between Carroll and South Bend will be suspended, with buses arriving and departing with passengers to match the published Monday-Friday train schedule. Busing availability at the South Bend Airport will be limited, so westbound passengers are encouraged to board at Carroll or other stations. Bus service will not be available to and from Hudson Lake, so those passengers are encouraged to board at Carroll.

Westbound Trains 422 and 424, and Eastbound Train 401, which operate exclusively between South Bend and Michigan City, are canceled during busing. South Bend passengers will board buses just north of the train platform at the airport. Passengers will disembark at Carroll and board their normally scheduled trains. No bikes will be transported via bus for Trains 6 and 11. Eastbound passengers will disembark trains at Carroll and board a bus for the remainder of their trip.

Progressive Dems to talk climate change

MICHIGAN CITY – When only 22 percent of Indiana's corn was planted in May due to extreme rain, and basements are flooding across the area, weather has been on everyone's minds. But is climate change playing a part in the record-breaking rain fall last month?

The Greater Michigan City Progressive Democrats will host a program on climate change on June 10, at 6 p.m. at The Nest, 803 Franklin St., Michigan City.

The meeting will include a screening of "Wisdom to Survive," a film focusing on the interplay between climate change and human life. Green Drinks staffer Dennis Brittain, and Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal NW Indiana coordinator Ashley Williams will discuss climate change, how is it impacting Northwest Indiana, and what individuals can do to address problems it presents. The public is invited.

For information, contact Dennis Brittain at

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