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 →

PNC Enrollment Day is April 23

Purdue North Central invites prospective students to Enrollment Day on Wednesday, April 23, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. This event welcomes current and prospective students who want to register ... 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 →

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 →
LaCrosse School, as pictured on its website.

Kingsbury, LaCrosse, Marquette, Springfield, John Glenn named Four Star Schools

Just 311 schools throughout Indiana received Four Star ratings for the 2012-2013 school year, and the LaPorte County area can boast five of them. The Indiana Department of Education ... Continue Reading →

READ LaPorte County seeks tutors; free training April 26

READ LaPorte County Inc. is looking for volunteer tutors for adults and children to help them increase their reading, math, English and digital literacy skills. A free tutor training ... Continue Reading →