Moments in Time, Sept. 8

Compiled by Mary Hedge, LaPorte County Public Library

Sept. 8, 1918 — The sessions of the LaPorte schools were resumed today. High school enrollment is near the 300 mark. Sessions also resumed at St. Rose’s Academy and St. Joseph’s parochial school.

Sept. 8, 1968 — There will be a grand opening of the newly established Montgomery Ward Catalog and Appliance Center, 517 State St., LaPorte.

Sept. 8, 1993 — A survey by Washington’s Education Department shows that 90 million Americans—47 percent of the adult population—possess only rudimentary literacy skills. In Indiana, it’s nearly 40%.

Sept. 8, 2008 — A woman flipped her vehicle into a ditch near Union Mills while she was trying to remove the lettuce from her fast-food sandwich and lost control of her Pontiac. She was not injured.

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