La Porte County Historical Society will meet Sept. 16

The first fall meeting of the La Porte County Historical Society Inc. will be held Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, at First Baptist Church on Jefferson Avenue between Indiana Avenue and Madison ... Continue Reading →

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 →

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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Police to add patrols to crack down on drunk drivers, including Aug. 29 checkpoints

The LaPorte County DUI Task Force, consisting of officers from LaPorte, Michigan City and LaPorte County, will be cracking down on drunk drivers during this Labor Day period with added ... Continue Reading →

Circle of Friendship will meet Sept. 6

Circle of Friendship, a group for adults who are physically challenged, will next meet on Saturday, Sept. 6, from noon to 2 p.m. at The Presbyterian Church of LaPorte, 307 Kingsbury ... Continue Reading →

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 →

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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View the works of Hoosier cartoonists of all eras at museum

Information from LaPorte County Historical Society  Everybody knows Garfield and his creator, Hoosier Jim Davis. But perhaps you’re not familiar with Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial ... Continue Reading →

Maple City Chess is back — next meetings are Aug. 28, Sept. 9 and Sept. 23

The Maple City Chess Club invites all chess enthusiasts to join them on alternate Thursdays in the IU Health LaPorte Hospital Cafeteria. Upcoming meeting dates are Aug. 28, Sept. 9 ... Continue Reading →