MACU lends support to Steady Stitchers

Members Advantage Credit Union recently donated $500 to the Steady Stitchers, a Michigan City-based nonprofit whose volunteers use their sewing and knitting skills to create projects to help local residents. Donated finances and fabric are used to make afghans and hats for preemies; backpacks, hats, scarves and mittens for the homeless; walker and wheel chair totes; and more. “One of the joys of running a credit union is the opportunity to build into our local community,” said MACU president Frank Beachnau, center. “Through the Steady Stitchers, we are able to assist fellow residents who are struggling and those who simply need a helping hand.” To find out more about the Steady Stitchers or to volunteer, contact the Purdue Extension Office at 219-324-9407. The group meets every Monday at “The Studio” in the basement of the Swanson Activity Center for Older Adults from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Stock+Field to close all stores, including MC

MICHIGAN CITY — Stock+Field, formerly known as Big R Stores, has announced that it is filing for bankruptcy and will close all 25 of its stores, including Michigan City. In a letter posted on the Minnesota-based retailer’s website, chairman and CEO Matthew Whebbe thanked customers for supporting the stores over the last 55 years.

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