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 →

Tables turned: The focus was on Wellinski as he rolled through his beloved “Small Town”

EDITOR’S NOTE: Spot the ever-present Bob Wellinski somewhere in LaPorte and here are the three things you’ll notice first — a smile, a wave and a camera. So what could ... Continue Reading →

WNLP contributor Bob Wellinski embraces the challenges of Parkinson’s, seeks to educate others

EDITOR’S NOTE: April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month. WNLP’s Bob Wellinski is living with the disease and offers these thoughts in an effort to educate others. “Had I known ... Continue Reading →

Before Landecker spun stacks of wax, his dad typed historic links of ink

Story and photos by Bob Wellinski (Click on photos to enlarge) Well, it wasn’t necessarily an “American Pickers” find. But it’s a find that I will treasure because of its ... Continue Reading →

In La Porte County, there’s “the Summit” and then there’s the other summit — which one is highest?

By Fern Eddy Schultz, La Porte County Historian Today, part of what was the prison farm property on Johnson Road at “the Summit” houses the Camp Summit Boot Camp for incarcerated ... Continue Reading →

Remains at La Porte’s Old City Cemetery were moved when space ran out

By Fern Eddy Schultz, La Porte County Historian (Photos provided; click to enlarge) Often we have heard Benjamin Franklin’s quote: “In this world nothing can be said to be certain, ... Continue Reading →

Indiana’s Centennial (1916) to Indiana’s Bicentennial (2016)

By Fern Eddy Schultz, La Porte County (IN) Historian As the old saying goes: My, how time flies! It was only 100 years ago (1916) that Indiana celebrated its 100th birthday. La Porte ... Continue Reading →

Some of LaPorte County’s earliest (and perhaps forgotten) parks

By Fern Eddy Schultz, La Porte County Historian Some things we just take for granted — among these might be the parks in our county. As early as April 1894, the La Porte Common ... Continue Reading →

Cuba comes to mind first, but guess what? Cigar making was an early LaPorte industry

By Fern Eddy Schultz, LaPorte County Historian During the recent People Engaged in Preservation Home Tour, I was asked about a cigar-making factory that was located at Indiana Avenue ... Continue Reading →

Gratitude from a cop: “How do you like THEM apples?”

By Mike Kellems EDITOR’S NOTE: For more information and photos about Qubit/New Age’s donations, see the story on this same page. A few weeks ago I shared with our WNLP ... Continue Reading →