Men in blue grow mustaches and beards to help make Christmas merry for deserving kids

Information and photos from LaPorte Police Department During the month of November 2018, several officers from the LaPorte Police Department looked a little hairier than usual, all ... Continue Reading →

Public welcome to children’s Christmas musical at Presbyterian church Dec. 17

A free children’s Christmas musical will be presented Sunday, Dec. 17, at 10 a.m. at The Presbyterian Church of LaPorte, 307 Kingsbury Ave. (corner of Kingsbury and Indiana avenues). ... Continue Reading →

54th annual Sheriff’s Christmas Show for deserving kids is Dec. 16

(2016 photos by Bob Wellinski; click to enlarge) The LaPorte County Sheriff’s Office is proud to announce that the 54th annual Children’s Christmas Show will take place Saturday, ... Continue Reading →

The Iroquois Theater fire revisited: New information surfaces about LaPorte County victims

By Fern Eddy Schultz, La Porte County Historian On Monday, 27 November 1903, the brand new Iroquois Theater, an “absolutely fireproof” theater, opened in Chicago at 24-28 Randolph ... Continue Reading →

Great Shots, pre-snow

Click photos to enlarge We’ll have many fiery sunsets to come, but some of our readers and contributors sent these spectacular scenes before the snow came. We’re supposed to ... Continue Reading →

A record 7,000-plus visit enchanting Pioneer Land all dressed up for Christmas

WNLP photos by Bob Wellinski (click to enlarge) Springlike temperatures helped to draw a record 7,000-plus people to the annual Pioneer Land Christmas display at the fairgrounds ... Continue Reading →

Pepe Le ‘Pew,’ the reality show: Skunk seeks a seat at St. Joe’s

WNLP story by Bob Wellinski Father Ian Williams and the St. Joseph Catholic Church parish strive to be a warm and welcoming parish. But Father Ian found it necessary to usher one little ... Continue Reading →

Mike Kellems: It is time

EDITOR’S NOTE: Mike Kellems has been a generous and talented photo and story contributor to WNLP pretty much since our inception in 2009. Through many of his shared thoughts and ... Continue Reading →

Blink and you miss it: Dozens cheer Holiday Train as it roars through LaPorte overnight

WNLP photos by Bob Wellinski (click to enlarge) It was a fleeting thrill, but well worth it for several dozen people who gathered near the historic LaPorte Depot overnight to watch ... Continue Reading →

Here are upcoming blood donation opportunities in LaPorte County

Blood donations slow during the holidays. If you can spare a little time, please consider donating at one of these Red Cross drives. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two ... Continue Reading →