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David Kessler, an expert on grief, described three ways people respond to a crisis. There are those who panic, unsure of what to do or how to cope; those moving along with guidance they’ve been given; and those who want others to calm down and get back to business as usual.

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MICHIGAN CITY — Barker students competed in a weeklong STEM Community Challenge as part of the 2020 National Engineers Week, from Feb. 17-21.

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Contractor offering kids’ hospital gowns

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MICHIGAN CITY — Barker Middle School has announced its Principal’s Honor and Honor Roll students for the spring semester.

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Living through, or even observing these moral, economic and health crises continue to unfold is taking an emotional toll. We have three choices in response to a crisis. We can fight, take flight or freeze. We can move in with high energy and take control; we can move away, going about our bu…

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David Rock, Ph.D., coined the acronym SCARF which stands for status, certainty, autonomy, relatedness and fairness. These are the five domains that influence us emotionally, much of the time as a threat. Leaders can mitigate the impact of SCARF threats by creating some SCARF rewards.

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MICHIGAN CITY — In February, Horizon Bank completed its second annual “Making Your Dreams Come True” financial workshops for Early College students at Michigan City High School.

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MICHIGAN CITY — Brewer’s Cattle of Michigan City has been announced as a new member of the American Angus Association by Mark McCully, CEO of the national breed organization headquartered in Saint Joseph, Missouri.

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Just recently, one of the “regulars” at the Oasis Ballroom in Michigan City passed away – Martha Keserich Vance, known to most as Martha Nash. I thank Patty Nocek of the La Porte County Health Department for sharing Martha’s obituary. Martha sang regularly at the Oasis Ballroom in Michigan C…

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MICHIGAN CITY — The Footlight Players has announced the nominations for the 12th annual Footlight Players Award, though due to the health restrictions, the annual awards banquet has been canceled.

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MICHIGAN CITY — Michigan City High School has released its list of honor roll and principal’s honor students for Grade Period 3.

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WESTVILLE — At what has become an annual spring tradition, Purdue University Northwest (PNW) celebrated the fourth anniversary of its founding by honoring faculty, staff and students. The award winners were nominated and selected by their peers.

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Ask any middle schooler their feelings about school on a normal day in the middle of the school year, you might hear something like, “I don’t wanna go to school,” or “I’m tired of school; I wanna stay home.” Fast forward to the end of March 2020 in the midst of a global pandemic, and you are…

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MICHIGAN CITY — It was a day of sword fighting, tea and all things Japanese culture.

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The Families First Coronavirus Response Act amends the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and establishes the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act both effective April 2, 2020, until Dec. 31, 2020. The bill basically amends the employers’ threshold from 50 or more employees to fewer than 500 emplo…

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MICHIGAN CITY — Why is science so important even at a young age? It’s beneficial to brain growth and can enhance a child’s logic and capacity for reasoning. With that thought in mind, and while watching her son Charlie play a comparison game, Dr. Stephanie Ryan of Carmel decided to write a c…

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MICHIGAN CITY — Monday Musicale is now accepting applications for its annual Student Awards Competition. Auditions will be held Sunday, April 19 at the Michigan City First Presbyterian Church, 121 W. 9th Street, beginning at 1 p.m. Areas of competition include keyboard (piano or organ), inst…

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BNWZ Dignity 8017 won reserve grand champion bull at the 2020 Southwestern Exposition and Livestock Show’s Roll of Victory (ROV) Angus Show, Feb. 1 in Fort Worth, Texas. Austin Nowatzke, Michigan City, owns the September 2018 son of PVF Insight 0129. He first claimed senior calf champion. Ch…