Community briefs


INDOT to hold virtual career fair Thursday

The Indiana Department of Transportation will host an online, virtual career fair Thursday, April 1, from 11 a.m. to noon. INDOT is recruiting applicants for open full-time and seasonal positions in highway maintenance, fleet services, construction engineering and construction project inspections.

Recruiters from INDOT will be available to answer questions and provide information on the benefits of joining the team. INDOT offers $250 sign-on and $500 retention bonuses for eligible candidates.

Visit to attend INDOT’s virtual career fair. Advance registration is not required.

Summer seasonal positions run from April through October at a starting pay of $16 per hour. Candidates should have a valid driver’s license and commercial driver’s license (CDL). A high school diploma or GED is preferred but not required.

For more information, email

MCPD accepting applications for officers

The Michigan City Police Department is currently accepting applications for full-time police officers. MCPD will be hosting both a written and a physical agility test at the police department, 1201 E. Michigan Blvd., on May 1 at 8 a.m.

Applications may be picked up at the department or downloaded at this link:

The deadline to turn in applications is Friday, April 23, at 4 p.m. Applications may be dropped off or mailed to: Attn: Michigan City Police Civil Service Commission, 1201 East Michigan Blvd., Michigan City, Ind. 46360.

Applicants must be between 21-35 years of age by date of appointment, possess a high school diploma or GED and a valid and unrestricted driver’s license, and be a United States citizen. Additionally, they must possess a good driving record and have no felony or misdemeanor battery convictions. Applicants shall be subject to written and physical ability testing along with a thorough background check to include personal character.

Starting base pay for probationary officers is $43,343.89. After completing one year of service, an officer becomes a first-class patrolman and the base pay increases to $46,753.19. Benefits include longevity pay, specialty pay, healthcare program including dental and vision, take-home car program, retirement plan, paid vacations, personal days and more. The department also has many opportunities for placement into special divisions and specialties to increase base salary.

Questions may be directed to Captain Kevin Urbanczyk at (219) 874-3221 Ext. 1042 or

Foundation, donor give $5,000 to Franciscan
Health Michigan City for supplies for babies

A combined contribution from CAPTRUST Community Foundation and an anonymous donor to the Franciscan Health Foundation will help local mothers give their babies a healthy start.

The donation to the foundation’s Prenatal Assistance Program includes a grant of $2,500 from the CAPTRUST Community Foundation, an employee-run 501(c)(3) with a mission to enrich the lives of children in local CAPTRUST communities. The grant was matched by a private donation to bring the total to $5,000. The money will go toward providing families in need with diapers, baby wipes, sleep sacks, food and other essential supplies.

Kelly Shikany, CAPTRUST vice president and financial advisor, presented the gift to Franciscan Health Michigan City.

The Northern Indiana Prenatal Assistance Program provides vital prenatal care and outreach to expectant mothers with limited family income. To learn more and to donate, visit or call (219) 661-3401.

PNW offers Artificial Intelligence/Machine
Learning Summer Camp for high schoolers

Purdue University Northwest’s School of Engineering will offer its Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning Summer Camp weekdays from Monday, June 14, through Friday, June 25. Camp attendees may choose to attend virtually (via Zoom), or in-person at PNW’s Hammond Campus.

The PNW Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering will host the camp, offering high school students the opportunity to learn AI/ML concepts and implement them in fun game-based programming platforms. Participants will discover the science and engineering that runs technology, and see how AI/ML techniques have improved many professional fields and created several job opportunities in the last few years.

The two-week session will run from 9:10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. each weekday. Students must be entering ninth grade or higher in fall 2021 to be eligible to attend. The application deadline is May 14 and the cost per student is $180.

For more information, visit the Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning Summer Camp site or contact Colin Elkin at (219) 785-5422 or

One Response to “Community briefs”

  1. Adrian

    Mar 31. 2021

    When you look at our court house from this angle it looks like a face

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