michigan city – Blissfield http://blissfield.net/ Fri, 18 Mar 2022 06:59:55 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://blissfield.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/icon-3-120x120.png michigan city – Blissfield http://blissfield.net/ 32 32 Next stop for Trojans: Michigan City Regional https://blissfield.net/next-stop-for-trojans-michigan-city-regional/ Thu, 10 Mar 2022 08:05:41 +0000 https://blissfield.net/next-stop-for-trojans-michigan-city-regional/ Left to right, Travis Grayson, George Vrahoretis, Owen Guest and Chris Mullen enjoy the final moments of Chesterton’s Divisional Championship win over Portage from the bench. TOBY GENTRY/Picture Sixteen schools remain in pursuit of the 4A state championship. At the end of Saturday night’s regional action, only four will be standing. Chesterton is the only […]]]>

Left to right, Travis Grayson, George Vrahoretis, Owen Guest and Chris Mullen enjoy the final moments of Chesterton’s Divisional Championship win over Portage from the bench. TOBY GENTRY/Picture

Sixteen schools remain in pursuit of the 4A state championship. At the end of Saturday night’s regional action, only four will be standing.

Chesterton is the only remaining among those who finished in the top three in the latest Associated Press poll. Westfield knocked out No. 2 Fishers and No. 3 Carmel in the busy Noblesville area. That leaves No. 1 Chesterton, No. 4 Homestead, No. 5 Ben Davis and No. 6 Penn as the top-ranked schools.

The Michigan City area is the only one of the four to feature two top-six teams. Chesterton and Penn will only meet if they can both win the day session semifinals.

Chesterton takes on South Bend Adams at 10 a.m. Saturday in Michigan City and Penn is scheduled to take on Munster at noon. The winners will return to the gymnasium to play their second match of the day, this one for the regional title, at 7 p.m.

Ticket sales continue Thursday and Friday at Chesterton High from 8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. for the general public at the Gate 1 ticket counter (7:15 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. for CHS students) . Tickets are $10 each and will be good for all three games at Michigan City. Depending on availability, remaining tickets will be sold at the door. Doors open at 9 a.m. for the Chesterton-South Bend Adams game and 6 p.m. for the championship game. All regional games will be broadcast on www.IHSAATV.org. Search for “Michigan City High School”.

A look at the four teams vying for the Michigan City Regional Championship:

 School: Chesterton
Mascot: Trojans
Record: 26-0
Coach: Marc Urbain (121-30, .801)
Associated Press 4A rating: 1
IBCA ranking all classes: 1
Sagarin’s recent ranking: 3
Average rating margin: 23.8
Winning Streak: 26
Top scorer: Travis Grayson (19.0)
Section championships: 5
Regional championships: 0
State Championships: 0

The lean: Sixth-year coach Marc Urban’s .801 winning percentage ranks second in Indiana among active men’s basketball coaches with at least 50 wins, behind only Carmel’s Ryan Osborn (.820). Urban lets his players think for themselves, gets them to share those thoughts, lets them know how he sees it, and in doing so nurtures their growth and confidence. Players’ eagerness to watch a movie on their own maximizes the effectiveness of this teaching method. “As coaches, we want to make sure we’re right,” Urban said. So he hears what they see on tape, sees it through that prism, and together they map out a plan for improvement. The result is that Urban has a roster he claims is the most “connected” he has ever coached. The result is a team that, after 26 games in the season, has had an answer for every style of play, a team that has no glaring weaknesses, a team that functions effectively in clutch situations. It all starts with top executives Travis Grayson, point guard and center Chris Mullen. Their selfless play and relentless effort can only have a contagious impact on the rest of the roster. The Trojans are at their best when their defense leads to offense and they play at a fast pace. But when teams take that away, which happens with more regularity as the playoffs drag on, they can get things done in the half court, where it all starts with the relentlessly penetrating point guard. Travis Grayson. He puts defenders in retreat mode and when he leaves his feet near the rim hanging in the air for so long, he does a great job of shooting fouls. On the other end, Grayson defends aggressively without fail, a juggling act that is rare for high school athletes. Even if the Trojans face a team with better basketball players, they have a good chance of playing better basketball to compensate.

 School: South Bend Adams
Mascot: Eagles
File: 14-12
Coach: Chad Johnston (280-181, .607)
Associated Press 4A rating: NR
IBCA classification all classes: NR
Sagarin’s recent ranking: 84
Record against teams Chesterton played: 3-1,
including 1-1 against Michigan City.
Average rating margin: 3
Winning Streak: 8
Top scorer: Tommy Snyder (22.2)
Section championships: 14
Regional Championships: 1
State Championships: 0

The lean: Down 19 points in the third quarter of the Section Final at Plymouth, Adams used a 14-0 run to start a comeback that culminated in a 78-71 victory over Michigan City, who needed more than the 36 points Jamie Hodges junior gave them. advance to regional in their swanky gymnasium.

A Chesterton defense that has allowed just 46 points in the last six quarters in the Portage Division will face a tougher challenge at regionals. Adams scored 55 points in the second half against Michigan City and showed what he can do when an opponent isn’t buttoned up to take care of the basketball and/or come back on defense. The Eagles attack relentlessly in transition and in the half court, everything goes through 6-foot-5 Tommy Snyder. Particularly productive on the offensive glass, Snyder leads the Eagles in rebounding (13.8). Brittain Vann, who scored 21 points in Michigan City’s comeback, is averaging 13.5 points per game, and Rashad Simpson (19 points against City) is averaging 7.7. Adams’ season followed a similar path to his last game in that it got off to a rocky start (6-12, including a 1-7 streak) but ended strong (8- 0).

 School: Penn
Mascot: Kingsmen
Record: 23-2
Coach: Al Rhodes (664-317, .677)
Associated Press 4A rating: 6
IBCA ranking all classes: 9
Sagarin’s recent ranking: 10
Record against teams Chesterton played: 8-1,
including a 74-73 defeat against Valparaiso.
Average rating margin: 18.4
Winning Streak: 12
Top scorer: Markus Burton (27.2)
Section championships: 17
Regional championships: 7
State Championships: 1

The lean: Burton is a lethal scorer who finishes in the hoop, shooting for mid-range jumpers and when hot, shooting 3-pointers. And he is much more than a goalscorer. He leads the Kingsmen in rebounds (6.1), assists (5.1) and steals (3.2).

Veteran college coach Bruce Weber, in the hot seat at Kansas State and on the short list of coaching candidates at Wisconsin-Milwaukee, saw 6-foot Burton light up Warsaw for 26 points in the first division game, giving him 62 in two games against the Tigers this season.

“I feel like nobody can keep me,” Burton told reporters after visiting Weber.

Burton is flanked by deadly 3-point shooters Joe Smith (13.2 ppg), also good at hoop driving, and Joey Garwood (9.5). The three juniors on the perimeter are joined by the slender 6-7 Josh Gatete and the beefy and skilled Cole Wojciechowski 6-9 inside. Penn ranks sixth in the state in points (71.6).

Rhodes, who won a state tournament while coaching in Warsaw, is in his 41st season as head coach and ranks fourth in the state in wins among active coaches.

The last time Chesterton won a section, in 2019, Penn ended the Trojans’ season in the regional semifinals at Michigan City, 49-42.

 School: Munster
Mascot: Mustangs
Record: 22-4
Coach: Mike Hackett (413-122, .772)
Associated Press 4A rating: NR
IBCA classification all classes: NR
Sagarin’s recent ranking: 41
Record against teams Chesterton has played: 13-3
Average rating margin: 14.7
Winning Streak: 9
Top scorer: Brandon Trilli (21.1)
Section championships: 12
Regional championships: 2
State Championships: 0

The lean: Hackett’s winning percentage is fourth-best in the state among coaches with at least 50 wins. He has a well-deserved reputation for making below average teams, average teams, average teams above average, and above average teams really good.

At Trilli, Hackett has a star player who leads the team not only in scoring but also in rebounding (7.5). Trilli left Arizona for his junior season and is playing where his father, Mike, is in the school’s 1,000 point club. A versatile 6-5 forward with a soft shooting touch, Trilli is complemented by senior guard Sean Kimble (11.0 ppg) and sophomores David Cundiff (9.5) and Noah Kinsella (8, 3).

The Mustangs went 4-3 against the DAC Schools, sweeping a pair of Lake Central, beating Merrillville by 29 points, splitting a pair with Portage and losing to Crown Point and Valparaiso. A relatively young team, the Mustangs have improved a lot over the season, which they showed by winning their second games against Lake Central and Gary West Side by much bigger margins than the first time they played them. .

Northwest Crossroads Conference champion Munster qualified for the region by beating West Side by 30 points, Hammond Central by 20 and host Lake Central by 15.

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Elderly Michigan City woman faces neglect charge after her disabled son dies https://blissfield.net/elderly-michigan-city-woman-faces-neglect-charge-after-her-disabled-son-dies/ Wed, 09 Mar 2022 14:45:58 +0000 https://blissfield.net/elderly-michigan-city-woman-faces-neglect-charge-after-her-disabled-son-dies/ A 71-year-old woman faces a criminal negligence charge and a 20 to 40-year prison sentence after her bedridden, mentally disabled son was taken to hospital and later died with bedsores affected by bruises feces, according to court records. A plea of ​​not guilty was entered Tuesday for Mary Lee Wilke of Michigan City in LaPorte […]]]>

A 71-year-old woman faces a criminal negligence charge and a 20 to 40-year prison sentence after her bedridden, mentally disabled son was taken to hospital and later died with bedsores affected by bruises feces, according to court records.

A plea of ​​not guilty was entered Tuesday for Mary Lee Wilke of Michigan City in LaPorte Superior Court. She is charged with criminal negligence of a dependent resulting in death, the (Northwest Indiana) Times reported.

An adult protective services worker said the blanket Jason Wilke was brought on “fused to his skin” when he was taken to a Michigan City hospital, according to a police affidavit.

Wilke informed the worker that when she was cleaning her son, “he would scream in pain if she touched him anywhere near” the wounds, police said.

Police say Wilke told them her son was “dumped” on her in 2014 after he was involved in an ATV accident in Tennessee. She said her son became bedridden in 2019 and has not seen a doctor since due to his Social Security benefits being revoked and no health insurance.

He died on February 1. His age was unclear.

On March 1, Wilke was taken to LaPorte County Jail, where she remains on $100,000 cash bond, records show.

Online court records did not show an attorney for Wilke.

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Do you think you are a good Wordle? This Michigan Town Can Get You Beaten https://blissfield.net/do-you-think-you-are-a-good-wordle-this-michigan-town-can-get-you-beaten/ Fri, 04 Mar 2022 18:06:22 +0000 https://blissfield.net/do-you-think-you-are-a-good-wordle-this-michigan-town-can-get-you-beaten/ Wordle and all those little squares sparked countless social media posts, different themed versions popped up (ever tried Lewdle?) and even got so big they got bought by The New York Times. See related: 30 Five-Letter Words to Use for a Michigan Version of Wordle Now, because we live in a competitive society, we had […]]]>

Wordle and all those little squares sparked countless social media posts, different themed versions popped up (ever tried Lewdle?) and even got so big they got bought by The New York Times.

See related: 30 Five-Letter Words to Use for a Michigan Version of Wordle

Now, because we live in a competitive society, we had to ask ourselves… who is the BEST at it? Let’s break it down.

Has Wordle gotten tougher since The New York Times took over?

When talking about who is the best at something, you must first consider the playing field.

Now people are increasingly wondering since the NYT bought Wordle if they made the game “harder”.

While we love a good conspiracy theory, New York Times general manager of games Jonathan Knight told TODAY: “No, we haven’t made Word harder. Definitely. I’m happy and here to to say it.”

Also, in January, according to TODAY, Wordle actually said at the time that they actually had a word bank of 12,000 five-letter words that could have worked, but they whittled it down to 2 500 to get rid of those who would be too “obscure”. “

When the NYT bought the game, they also eliminated words they thought people would find too difficult, like “agora,” as Knight told TODAY.

Basically, for the average Wordle player, whether or not a word is “too obscure” depends on your own personal vocabulary. Sometimes words that are obvious to others and sometimes it takes all six tries to get it. When I tell you how much I struggled with “vivid” the other day…sheesh.

Harder or not, this Michigan city is the third best in the United States in Wordle

When it comes to which entire country is best at Wordle, that title goes to Sweden, according to an analysis by WordTips, with an average of 3.72 guesses.

The United States actually ranks 18th in the world with our average of 3.92 guesses.

When it comes to Michigan, we’re sitting at an average of 3.97 guesses per game and when we go even further, Michigan’s best city in Wordle is Ann Arbor!

According to WordTips, Ann Arbor is actually the third city in the entire United States for residents with the highest Wordle scores with a combined average of 3.59 guesses, which is lower than that of the entire United States and from Sweden!

How long will Wordle last?

Earlier we talked about how there is a word bank of around 2,500 words (more or less) that have been deemed “winning” for Wordle.

While the game’s viral popularity could (likely) fade before the end of 2022, WordTips says the powers that be at Wordle have enough winning words to last through 2028.

Now, we here in Michigan think they could last even longer if they added these Michigan-specific words to mix it up:

30 Words to Use for a Michigan-Themed Wordle Game

The “Wordle” game has taken the world by storm with different versions ranging from dirty words (Lewdle) to Harry Potter themed (Hogwartle), so here are the different five-letter words we found for a Michigan version! What would we call it? “Michigordle”?

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This Michigan town is the unhappiest in all of the United States https://blissfield.net/this-michigan-town-is-the-unhappiest-in-all-of-the-united-states/ Wed, 02 Mar 2022 18:03:03 +0000 https://blissfield.net/this-michigan-town-is-the-unhappiest-in-all-of-the-united-states/ (Photo by Mario Vedder/Getty Images) I like to think Michiganders are pretty happy people. I mean, we have a lot to love living in Michigan. We have all seasons, although I wish the winter was shorter. We have beautiful vibrant colors in the fall and sandy beaches in the summer. Yes, Michigan is a pretty […]]]>

(Photo by Mario Vedder/Getty Images)

I like to think Michiganders are pretty happy people. I mean, we have a lot to love living in Michigan. We have all seasons, although I wish the winter was shorter. We have beautiful vibrant colors in the fall and sandy beaches in the summer.

Yes, Michigan is a pretty happy place, but somehow a town in Michigan was named the unhappiest town in all of the United States, I disagree.

WalletHub published a study naming the happiest cities in the United States “Location plays a role in whether it’s bright or dreary these days,” they state. “For years, researchers have studied the science of happiness and found that its key ingredients include a positive mental state, a healthy body, strong social connections, job satisfaction, and financial well-being.” They added, “WalletHub drew on the various findings of positive psychology research to determine which of more than 180 of America’s largest cities is home to the happiest people in America. We looked at each city on the basis of 30 key indicators of happiness, ranging from the rate of depression to the rate of income growth to the average leisure time spent per day.

So which Michigan city is at the bottom of the list? Detroit comes in at No. 182, all the way down. Personally, I think the Detroiters are very happy people! Detroit also ranked 181st in terms of the highest separation and divorce rate. The happiest city in Michigan is Grand Rapids at #92. No matter what the study says, I’m happy to be in Michigan and the Detroit area! Check out the full list here.

Michigan cities with the highest median household income

Anne Erickson’s love of music drew her to radio, and she started shortly after graduating from MSU. She has a passion for rock and metal, as well as local music. She is also the head of the band Upon Wings. Email Anne at erickson@WRIF.com, follow her on Instagram at @EricksonAnne and tweet her at @AnneErickson!

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Kindergarten Registration Opens in Michigan City | Michigan City News https://blissfield.net/kindergarten-registration-opens-in-michigan-city-michigan-city-news/ Tue, 01 Mar 2022 08:00:00 +0000 https://blissfield.net/kindergarten-registration-opens-in-michigan-city-michigan-city-news/ MICHIGAN CITY — Schools in the Michigan City area have opened online kindergarten registration for the 2022-23 school year. Kindergarten students must be 5 years old by October 1, 2022. Parents and guardians can visit EducateMC.net/kindergarten to begin the registration process. Once MCAS has obtained basic student information, parents will receive instructions on how to […]]]>

MICHIGAN CITY — Schools in the Michigan City area have opened online kindergarten registration for the 2022-23 school year.

Kindergarten students must be 5 years old by October 1, 2022.

Parents and guardians can visit EducateMC.net/kindergarten to begin the registration process. Once MCAS has obtained basic student information, parents will receive instructions on how to create a PowerSchool account to complete enrollment.

To complete the online registration process in PowerSchool, parents/guardians will need their child’s official birth certificate, parent/guardian’s driver’s license or photo ID, proof residency, their child’s immunization records and proof of lead testing.

These documents can be uploaded during online registration, or they can be dropped off at the child’s school between 12:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. on Tuesdays.

Parents who need extra help can also come to their child’s school on Tuesdays during these hours. Elementary schools will also be available to help families register throughout March by appointment.

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Kindergarten students must be enrolled in the school that serves the area in which they live. If a family is unsure of which school their child will attend, information is available by contacting the MCAS Transportation Department at 219-873-2127.

School-based pre-K programs, offered at Pine and Springfield Elementary Schools in partnership with the LaPorte County Family YMCA, are also open for fall enrollment.

Children enrolled in the YMCA pre-K program must be 3 years old by October 1, 2022. There are tuition fees associated with pre-K programs, however, need-based scholarships are available and CCDF vouchers are available. accepted. Visit educationMC.net/preK for details.

MCAS also accepts applications for its K-6 magnet schools, which include Pine Elementary School (a visual and performing arts magnet school) and Lake Hills Elementary School (an Indiana-certified STEM school).

Most magnetic spots for the 2022-23 school year will be available at the kindergarten level. Places in the higher classes will be filled according to the places available before the start of the 2022-23 school year. Information and applications are available at EducateMC.net/magnets. The deadline for applications to magnet schools is April 29.

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Michigan City Area Schools launches Kindergarten Roundup, magnet programs also enroll students for next fall https://blissfield.net/michigan-city-area-schools-launches-kindergarten-roundup-magnet-programs-also-enroll-students-for-next-fall/ Sat, 26 Feb 2022 08:39:20 +0000 https://blissfield.net/michigan-city-area-schools-launches-kindergarten-roundup-magnet-programs-also-enroll-students-for-next-fall/ Michigan City Area Schools announced that kindergarten registration is now open online for the 2022-23 school year. Kindergarten students must be 5 years old by October 1, 2022.Parents and guardians can visit www.EducateMC.net/kindergarten to begin the registration process. Once basic student information has been received by MCAS, parents will receive instructions on how to create […]]]>

Michigan City Area Schools announced that kindergarten registration is now open online for the 2022-23 school year. Kindergarten students must be 5 years old by October 1, 2022.
Parents and guardians can visit www.EducateMC.net/kindergarten to begin the registration process. Once basic student information has been received by MCAS, parents will receive instructions on how to create a PowerSchool account to complete enrollment.

To complete the online registration process in PowerSchool, parents/guardians will need their child’s official birth certificate, parent/guardian’s driver’s license or photo ID, proof residency, their child’s immunization records and proof of lead testing.

Michigan City-area schools say these materials can be downloaded during online registration, or they can be dropped off at the child’s school on Tuesday, March 1 between noon and 6 p.m. Parents who need extra help can also come to their child’s school on March 1 during these hours. Elementary schools will also be available to help families register throughout March, by appointment.

Schools in the Michigan City area indicate that kindergarten students must be enrolled in the school that serves the area in which they live. If a family is unsure of which school their child will attend, information is available by contacting the MCAS Transportation Department at (219) 873-2127.

School-based preschool programs, offered at Pine and Springfield Elementary Schools in partnership with the Family YMCA of La Porte County, are also open for enrollment in the fall. Children enrolling in the YMCA PreK program must be 3 years old by October 1, 2022. Tuition is associated with Pre-K programs, however, need-based scholarships are available and vouchers from the CCDF are accepted. Visit http://educateMC.net/preK for details.

MCAS also accepts applications for its K-6 magnet schools, which include Pine Elementary School (a visual and performing arts magnet school) and Lake Hills Elementary School (an Indiana-certified STEM school). Most magnetic spots for the 2022-23 school year will be available at the kindergarten level. Places in the higher classes will be filled according to the places available before the start of the 2022-23 school year. Information and applications are available at www.EducateMC.net/magnets. The deadline for applications to magnet schools is April 29, 2022.

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West Michigan town, ‘dry’ until 2006, could double its restaurants serving alcohol this year https://blissfield.net/west-michigan-town-dry-until-2006-could-double-its-restaurants-serving-alcohol-this-year/ Sun, 20 Feb 2022 13:37:00 +0000 https://blissfield.net/west-michigan-town-dry-until-2006-could-double-its-restaurants-serving-alcohol-this-year/ ZEELAND, MI — The number of restaurants selling alcohol in Zeeland could more than double this year following the relaxation of city rules regarding the number of establishments and the types that can serve it. Three restaurants have so far expressed interest or are in the process of obtaining alcohol licenses following Zeeland City Council’s […]]]>

ZEELAND, MI — The number of restaurants selling alcohol in Zeeland could more than double this year following the relaxation of city rules regarding the number of establishments and the types that can serve it.

Three restaurants have so far expressed interest or are in the process of obtaining alcohol licenses following Zeeland City Council’s unanimous vote in December to ease its alcohol restrictions. This vote removed the maximum number of establishments that could serve alcohol in the city and granted eligibility to smaller restaurants to serve alcohol.

“We hope that we will be able to set up the new licenses and be able to take advantage of the summer season; it would be a really big benefit to our downtown,” said Abby deRoo, the city’s director of marketing. “We are delighted that they are all happening during the same period.”

DeRoo said the restaurants will complement the city’s social district, an area about two blocks from the city’s downtown core where people can enjoy take-out alcoholic beverages from licensed restaurants. Currently, those visiting the Social District can only purchase alcohol from one restaurant.

Before the December vote, only up to four restaurants could serve alcohol for consumption on the premises and they had to have 50 seats or more. These rules were put in place in 2006, when Zealand ended its nearly 100-year-old ban on the sale of alcohol.

With the recent closings, only two of the four licensees are currently in operation and serving alcohol.

Related: West Michigan city, ‘dry’ until 2006, removes liquor license cap

Margaritas, local beers and French wine, beer and cocktails would be among the new downtown offerings that restaurants seeking liquor licenses want to bring.

Two of the restaurants that require liquor licenses are currently in operation. The third has yet to open but will announce its name, concept and location soon, deRoo said. She said she expects this new restaurant to seek city approval for a liquor license within about a month.

StrEATs Taco Kitchen, 14 S. Elm St., was the first to submit its application to the city and is currently awaiting state approval for a liquor license. Owner Mitch Bakker said he hopes his restaurant will receive its license to serve on-site sometime in the spring.

StrEATs opened in June 2021 and is a non-traditional taco kitchen that serves up its tortilla shell offerings with a global twist, from their Korean-style marinated short rib taco to their pot roast taco closer to the house with mustard sauce, red potatoes and Suite.

Finding a liquor license wasn’t initially part of the plan, Bakker said, but being part of the social neighborhood where people could bring their takeout drinks from another establishment to StrEATs to enjoy with a taco a triggered these discussions. This is something that customers had also expressed.

“We definitely had, in the summer, people having a beer with their tacos as part of the social district,” Bakker said. “It was kind of a foray into the fact that we even had discussions about, ‘Well, maybe we should apply for a liquor license.’ We felt like the community wanted that.

If the state approves StrEATs’ request, Bakker said he plans to offer local margaritas, wine and beers. StrEATs is open 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

La Creme Creamery and Creperie, 111 E. Main Ave., plans to submit its liquor license application to the city in late February, with an attempt to submit it to city council for approval in March and then to the state, a said Kim DeYoung, who co-owns the restaurant with her husband, Scott DeYoung.

If all goes well, the French bistro could be cleared to start serving “unique” French wines, French beers and signature French cocktails between April and June, DeYoung said.

La Creme is currently a daytime cafe offering pancakes, soups, salads, quiches, artisan ice cream, French baked goods, and a full espresso bar.

But with the license to sell alcohol, DeYoung has a host of changes and projects in mind.

DeYoung envisions pop-up events where people can pre-book a table to drink wine and feast on a platter of charcuterie representing different regions of France. The bistro would also expand its evening hours, around 8 p.m., two nights a week to play a bigger role in the city’s social district and downtown events.

Currently, La Creme is open 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. Regardless of the liquor license, in two weeks they will also be open on Tuesdays during those hours, DeYoung said.

La Creme is also applying for a take-out license that would allow customers to buy and take home wines, beers and cocktails.

“I feel like we’re exploding in a lot of different directions right now and we have a really great staff and a lot of people who want to walk with us in these new ventures,” DeYoung said.

La Creme doubles as a venue, hosting rehearsal dinners, bridal showers, open houses, birthday parties and more. The ability to serve alcohol, DeYoung said, would complement that aspect of the business.

The bistro opened in December 2018, and it wasn’t until the 2020 pandemic that DeYoung and her husband began evaluating ways to increase traffic, sales, and deals, which led them to the idea of ​​applying for a liquor license.

“I talked to a couple of our regulars about it recently, and they’re very excited,” DeYoung said. “And I’ve had people in the past say to me, ‘I love your pancakes, the savory pancakes and the sweet pancakes are amazing, but a glass of wine would go so well with them. I couldn’t agree more.”

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Michigan City Police Department Releases 2021 Uniform Crime Report https://blissfield.net/michigan-city-police-department-releases-2021-uniform-crime-report/ Sat, 19 Feb 2022 08:59:37 +0000 https://blissfield.net/michigan-city-police-department-releases-2021-uniform-crime-report/ The Michigan City Police Department has released its year-end totals for Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR). The UCR is a nationwide cooperative statistical effort of more than 18,000 municipal, university and college, county, state, tribal and federal law enforcement agencies voluntarily reporting crime data to their attention. Michigan City Police say the overall crime rate is […]]]>

The Michigan City Police Department has released its year-end totals for Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR). The UCR is a nationwide cooperative statistical effort of more than 18,000 municipal, university and college, county, state, tribal and federal law enforcement agencies voluntarily reporting crime data to their attention.

Michigan City Police say the overall crime rate is up 0.10%.

The total number of service calls increased from 41,522 in 2020 to 37,355 in 2021, but the MCPD saw an increase in completed reports from 5,088 to 5,767 in 2021.

The total number of arrests made in 2021 also increased from 1,579 (2020) to 1,963 (2021).

Violent crime was down 0.33% from a year ago, citing a decrease in stabbings (-2), non-fatal shootings (-5), attempted murders (-1), homicides (-2), robberies with weapon/bodily harm (-1), engaged battery with deadly weapon (-5), aggravated battery (-8), engaged domestic battery with deadly weapon (-1) and criminal recklessness-weapon deadly (-6). High call volume areas include Elston Grove (1,897 service calls), Eastport (2,832 service calls) and Westside (1,002 service calls).

The MCPD saw an increase in total gunshot calls from 387 to 399 in 2021. Firearms offenses saw the largest increase at 22.78% in Michigan City. The offenses with the greatest increase were carrying a handgun without a license (+16), possession of a firearm by a serious violent criminal (+4) and possession of a firearm with serial number modified (+3). The MCPD says it also saw two cases involving the possession of a machine gun and one for the use of a located machine gun in 2021. The MCPD did not see any cases involving a machine gun in 2020.

According to the MCPD, drug-related crime continues to be a problem and has increased by 10.63%. Possession of Meth (L6 Felony) saw the largest increase from 31 (2020) to 47 (2021) with Possession of Marijuana (B-Misd.) increasing by 15 cases. Trafficking offenses increased by 10 cases from a year ago, 9 of which resulted in an arrest. The Michigan City Police Department saw a significant drop in crimes against the person (down 5.75%), sex offenses (down 10.52%) and property crimes (down 4 ,14%). See the highest drops in Battery (A-Misd.), Sexual Misconduct with a Minor (L5 Felony), and Theft Under $750 (A-Misd.) in those respective categories.

Government Interference and Traffic Violations increased in 2021. Government Violations Interference increased by 4.29%, with the largest increase coming from Law Enforcement Resistance A- Misd. (+21). While driving offenses have seen a dramatic increase of 14.69% with significant increases in driving without a C-Misd license. (+21), Leaving the scene of an accident with property damage B-Misd. (+34), Running while intoxicated C-Misd. (+25) and A-Misd Intoxicated Exploitation. (+21).

The MCPD said, “Chief Campbell strongly advocates a deliberate and collaborative effort between elected officials, law enforcement and community members. Each component must work together seamlessly for our city to provide a high quality of life and a sense of security for all citizens.

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Which Michigan city remains among the most violent in the country? https://blissfield.net/which-michigan-city-remains-among-the-most-violent-in-the-country/ Wed, 16 Feb 2022 18:20:51 +0000 https://blissfield.net/which-michigan-city-remains-among-the-most-violent-in-the-country/ Which Michigan city remains among the most violent major cities in the country? Answer: Detroit. This is based on FBI statistics dating back to September 2021. Assaults, shootings, and homicides are on the rise nationwide. According to the Detroit News: in 2020, 14,370 violent crimes — which include assault, robbery, rape and felony homicide — […]]]>

Which Michigan city remains among the most violent major cities in the country? Answer: Detroit.

This is based on FBI statistics dating back to September 2021. Assaults, shootings, and homicides are on the rise nationwide.

According to the Detroit News:

in 2020, 14,370 violent crimes — which include assault, robbery, rape and felony homicide — were reported by Detroit police, according to FBI data. That’s a 10.25% increase from 2019, when 13,034 violent crimes were reported.

Even though this FBI data goes back to 2020 and 2021, where is Detroit currently ranked in 2022 as one of the most violent cities in Michigan?

From scoutsdequartier.com:

Our research reveals the 100 most dangerous cities in America with 25,000 or more residents, based on the number of violent crimes per 1,000 residents. Violent crimes include murder, rape, armed robbery and aggravated assault. The data used for this research are the number of violent crimes reported in each city and the population of each city.

That being said, where does Detroit fit on this list of the 100 most dangerous cities in the United States? Rep. 4th.

The violent crime rate per 1,000 population is 22.6. And the odds of being a victim of a violent crime in Detroit is 1 in 44.

Another of Michigan’s most violent towns is Saginaw. The violent crime rate is 23.8 and the probability of being a victim is 1 in 42.

Even Lansing, Michigan makes the list of the top 100 cities of 2022 as one of the most violent cities in the United States. In Lansing, the violent crime rate is 15.2 and the odds of being a victim are 1 in 66. (Lansing was number 16 out of 100 cities)

Even though the Detroit police continue to do their best with a very high crime rate, some crime statistics are going up and some are going down.

The Detroit News adds:

“It’s a testament to the hard work of the men and women of the police department, but we’re not celebrating,” White said. “We still take an average of 500 guns off the streets a month, and the type of impulsive violence we’ve seen over the past two years is the worst I’ve ever seen. I don’t know if it’s COVID, or a sense of hopelessness, but it’s happening everywhere.”

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This Michigan town has the most single women in all of the United States https://blissfield.net/this-michigan-town-has-the-most-single-women-in-all-of-the-united-states/ Fri, 11 Feb 2022 22:31:54 +0000 https://blissfield.net/this-michigan-town-has-the-most-single-women-in-all-of-the-united-states/ (Photo by Jeff J. Mitchell/Getty Images) Valentine’s Day, of course, always appears in February, which means single people have a whole day to remember they’re single. Honestly, Valentine’s Day, in my opinion, should be a day to celebrate love in general, whether it’s loving your pet, your family, or your friends. But, the holidays always […]]]>

(Photo by Jeff J. Mitchell/Getty Images)

Valentine’s Day, of course, always appears in February, which means single people have a whole day to remember they’re single. Honestly, Valentine’s Day, in my opinion, should be a day to celebrate love in general, whether it’s loving your pet, your family, or your friends. But, the holidays always seem to be about romantic love.

For those looking for love, a new report shows that a Michigan city has the most single women in all of the United States, making it, according to the study, one of the best in the United States. for singles.

“Just in time for Valentine’s Day – a new report analyzed data from the US Census Bureau to determine which large suburbs across the country had the highest percentage of single residents,” the study, conducted by SolitaireBliss.com, states. They add: “It is not surprising that large metropolises tend to attract more people. But singles don’t just live within the big city limits, there are a lot of singles in the suburbs, who love games like Solitaire!”

So which Michigan city has the most single women in all of the United States? That honor goes to Detroit. According to the report, Detroit beat out Baltimore, Maryland, for the city with the most single women in America. That’s not all either. A Michigan suburb is also ideal for finding love, according to study: Southfield. According to the report, 56.1% of Southfield residents are single. If you’re looking for a man, Michigan also ranked #2 for states with the most single men in the United States. I think my single friends would disagree with that, but those are the numbers. Detroit also “has the highest number of single people, with more than seven in 10 residents reportedly unmarried,” according to the study. Find the full study here and read on for the cities with the most single women and men in the United States.

Top 10 US cities with the most single women:

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