We’ve Come a Long Way! (And oh, about that missing 3rd floor downtown …)

By Fern Eddy Schultz, LaPorte County Historian With all of the renovation that has taken place in the main LaPorte County Public Library, it might be interesting to note that the ... Continue Reading →

Just bricks and mortar? Hardly. Fern reveals downtown structure’s century-plus service to LaPorteans

By Fern Eddy Schultz, LaPorte County Historian    Recently, we have seen what lies beneath the layer of material that had been placed on the building on the southeast corner ... Continue Reading →

Region’s health facilities must work together to reduce 5 major health risks

By Leigh Morris There’s so much good about northwest Indiana that I hesitate to focus on something that’s negative. However, it involves the health of all of us and it’s been ... Continue Reading →

Former CEO: Keep LaPorte Hospital at its present site

By Leigh Morris Heads wiser than mine have determined that we need to build a replacement structure for LaPorte Hospital. I hope that is both necessary and cost effective as compared ... Continue Reading →

Fern tells you how to plan a fascinating spring/summer experience: Tour Pine Lake Cemetery. (Really!)

By Fern Eddy Schultz, La Porte County Historian Now is a good time to plan some family activities for the upcoming spring and summer. One outdoor activity might be to tour some of ... Continue Reading →

Pine Lake Avenue’s evolution: Here are just a few changes along the way

By Fern Eddy Schultz, LaPorte County Historian With all of the activity anticipated along Pine Lake Avenue, it might be interesting to note some of the past in that area, especially ... Continue Reading →

Yooperland at Christmastime

Photos above: Yooper public art and a LaPorte public nuisance (aka Cary Kirkham). By Sharon Birlson Kirkham (Photos provided; click to enlarge) It’s not Mars or Venus, although ... Continue Reading →

Got the flu? Be glad you weren’t around to have it in 1918-19

By Fern Eddy Schultz, La Porte County Historian One might have thought a world war continuing was enough without another disaster. During the summer and fall of 1918, three young ... Continue Reading →

Bucket list

By Sharon Birlson Kirkham Greetings, WNLP folks … hard to believe it’s been over a year since my last correspondence. Cary and I, however, remain dedicated to the open road with ... Continue Reading →

It wasn’t a dream …

By Mike Kellems When I woke up Thursday morning my first thought was “The Chicago Cubs are World Series Champs and it wasn’t a dream!” Like so many Cubs fans over the past century, ... Continue Reading →