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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 →
Bob bike

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 →
antiques

Bring an antique for evaluation April 19

CO-OP Shoppes, 512 State St., LaPorte, will host an Antique and Collectible Evaluation Day on Saturday, April 19, for 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Bring in small antiques, jewelry, toys, glassware ... 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 →
samaritan

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 →
Tim Marshall, who stands 7 feet tall, can now negotiate his doorways without ducking after the LaPorte Lions Club paid for them to be raised and widened.

LaPorte Lions give local man a lift — in more ways than one

Story and photos from LaPorte Lions Club “I don’t have to duck anymore, and I can see a lot better.” That’s the reaction of Tim Marshall after renovations to ... Continue Reading →
Snow accumulates Monday night on a LaPorte railing. Photo by Mike Kellems

Oh, for ##@@$$%&!!! sakes!

Photos by Mike Kellems and Bob Wellinski (click to enlarge) That’s it. Mother Nature just has a cruel, wicked sense of humor. Just as we were peeking out from our dark caves, ... Continue Reading →
COA

Valuable services saved: Michiana Resources officially takes over Council on Aging transportation program

EDITOR’S NOTE: The LaPorte County Council on Aging, which provides vital transportation and other services to local seniors and disabled individuals, appeared doomed to closure ... Continue Reading →
iu health

Schools may apply for IU Health grants to fight childhood obesity

IU Health is offering grants to elementary schools in LaPorte and Starke counties to fight childhood obesity. Children should engage in one hour of physical activity every day, according ... Continue Reading →

Special activities planned to celebrate creativity and innovation

The Center for Creative Solutions Inc. will present a program featuring the owners of a small business called “Hello Donuts” on April 16 at LaPorte County Public Library. The program ... Continue Reading →