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 →

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 →