LaPorte School Board seeks public’s input on future superintendent at May 1 forums

The LaPorte School Board will host two public forums on Thursday, May 1, with the two candidates vying for the LaPorte Community School Corp. superintendent’s position. The first ... Continue Reading →

Share your ideas (and breakfast) at United Way Community Conversation April 29

The public is invited to attend the first of the LaPorte series of five Community Conversations hosted by United Way of LaPorte County on Tuesday, April 29, at 7:30 a.m. at Best Western ... Continue Reading →
A few of downtown LaPorte’s planters are shown at their height of beauty in past years at the corner of Jefferson and Michigan avenues. (Photo courtesy of Troyer Group)

After upkeep issues, downtown LaPorte planters to be maintained by professional gardeners

Following is an April 2014 press release issued by LaPorte Mayor Blair Milo: “Some may have noticed that the Adopt-a-Planter signs in the downtown LaPorte planters have been removed. ... Continue Reading →
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Come and see the animal shelter’s new treatment center at April 26 open house

(Click photo to enlarge) Thanks to a generous donation, the LaPorte County Small Animal Shelter now boasts more square footage and new state-of-the-art facilities. Come see for yourself ... Continue Reading →

Get to work: City of LaPorte Spring Cleanup is May 12-16

Does your garage look like this? Has your cat gone missing for several days in your basement’s clutter? Does the couch in your den harbor cracker crumbs more than a decade old? Good ... Continue Reading →
Photo courtesy LaPorte County Draft Horse Association (click to enlarge)

Watch beautiful draft horses in action in front of Door Prairie Barn April 27

The LaPorte County Draft Horse Association has chosen a perfect setting for its 2014 Plow Day — the field in front of the Door Prairie Barn off Ind. 35 south of LaPorte. Plow ... Continue Reading →
The possibilities are endless! Photo by Mike Kellems

Sun shines on eager kids as they hunt for Easter goodies

Photos by Mike Kellems and Bob Wellinski (Click on photos to enlarge) There were plenty of goodies to grab all around as the LaPorte Jaycees and the Michigan City Police Department ... Continue Reading →
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Boy Scouts, Salvation Army to host National Day of Prayer breakfast and program May 1

On the National Day of Prayer, May 1, 2014, a breakfast and program will be held at the Salvation Army, 3240 Monroe St., LaPorte, with the theme “Pray for America: One Voice United ... Continue Reading →
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Parkinson’s adds challenges, but doesn’t defeat this local artist/warrior

EDITOR’S NOTE: Think of LaPorte photographer Bob Wellinski, and you picture a strong dude with an omnipresent smile. Rest assured: That inner strength and that smile remain intact. ... Continue Reading →

11th annual Samaritan Skedaddle is April 26

The 11th annual Samaritan Skedaddle 5K Run/Walk will take place Saturday, April 26, along the shore of Lake Michigan. The Skedaddle supports Samaritan Counseling Centers in northwest ... Continue Reading →