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Dancing, stained glass, ceramics, photography, yoga among LP parks’ Fall Enrichment Classes

The end of summer doesn’t equal the end of fun activities for yourself and your family. The LaPorte Park and Recreation Department is offering a variety of classes for adults and ... Continue Reading →
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Two new LaPorte firefighters graduate from fire academy

Photos provided (click to enlarge) New LaPorte Fire Department members Chad Salyer and Nick Palmer were sworn in Aug. 22, 2014. Salyer and Palmer underwent EMT, firefighting and Hazmat ... Continue Reading →
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Church will give away a variety of items Sept. 6

Google Earth image The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 220 Crescent Drive, LaPorte (across from Door Prairie Barn), will host its annual Community Give-Away on Saturday, ... Continue Reading →
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Dunkin’ Donuts will be 1st NewPorte Landing business

Once a bustling hub of LaPorte industry, the area now known as NewPorte Landing will soon begin a new chapter. The vacant property along Pine Lake Avenue, bordered by Truesdell Avenue, ... Continue Reading →
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Dragons will invade Stone Lake (for a good cause) Sept. 6

Photos courtesy of GWN Dragon Boat (click to enlarge) Colorful dragons will invade Stone Lake in LaPorte on Saturday, Sept. 6, as powerful paddlers propel 40-foot boats to raise funds ... Continue Reading →
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Local cancer patients benefit from the dedication of foundation, bicyclists, runners, walkers and volunteers

Story and photos by Bob Wellinski (Click on photos to enlarge) Most people consider the number 13 unlucky. But Maria Fruth says the number has proven to be very lucky this year as ... Continue Reading →
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Mill Pond Festival reflects small-town living at its most charming

Photos by Mike Kellems (Click to enlarge) The annual Mill Pond Festival in Union Mills drew the usual congenial crowd of folks to enjoy a parade, homemade food, games, live music, ... Continue Reading →
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Hoosier Star 2014 is coming Sept. 13

Get your tickets now for Hoosier Star 2014, coming up Saturday, Sept. 13, at the LaPorte Civic Auditorium. Twelve finalists — six in the youth division and six in the adult division ... Continue Reading →
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Study those tiles: READ LaPorte County’s annual Scrabble Tournament is Sept. 25

Whether you prefer playing Words with Friends online or Scrabble on a real board, you’ll have loads of fun at READ LaPorte County’s annual Scrabble Tournament fundraiser on Thursday, ... Continue Reading →
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Rumely/Allis-Chalmers still rule: Fans, collectors flock to “Gathering of the Orange” at fairgrounds

  Photos by Bob Wellinski (click to enlarge) Meinrad Rumely put LaPorte on the map when he chose this city as the site for his OilPull and farm implements factory site in the mid ... Continue Reading →