Help needed to prevent LP County child abuse, neglect

(August 2016) The Department of Child Services recently released the Child Fatality Report for 2014 and in LaPorte County, we lost 3 children due to abuse and neglect. As we mourn the ... Continue Reading →

Holifield takes issue with Friedman’s commentary on wheel tax

This letter to the taxpayers of LaPorte County as well as the City of LaPorte is in response to Mr. Friedman’s  recent letter concerning the proposed wheel tax for the taxpayers ... Continue Reading →

County resident: Private shooting ranges should be regulated

One of my neighbors recently built a backyard shooting range. It is within about 200 feet of our property, and even closer to other neighbors’. As a result, none of us know when the ... Continue Reading →

Here’s what you can, and what you CANNOT, dispose of at Zigler Road green waste site

Press release from the LaPorte County Solid Waste District The Zigler Road green waste site is for the benefit of LaPorte County residents to dispose of their green waste. For those ... Continue Reading →

County attorney: Proposed wheel tax unjustified; push instead for fair return of state tax dollars to fix roads, streets

Submitted by Shaw R. Friedman, LaPorte County Government attorney Want to know why the LaPorte County commissioners I represent are so opposed to the imposition of new wheel and option ... Continue Reading →

2016 Cruis’n For a Cure for PKD a huge success

Press release from Cruis’n for a Cure for PKD The 2016 Cruis’n for a Cure for PKD, held May 15 at the LaPorte County Fairgrounds, brought classic car enthusiasts and owners ... Continue Reading →

Letter: Elect county officeholders who will allow private enterprise

Recently, three things have come to the forefront in the local news. All three concern private citizens fighting to stop businesses from operating and doing what private business does ... Continue Reading →

Holifield: LaPorte County taxpayers should be asking these hard questions of their leaders

The taxpayers of LaPorte County need to seriously look at how their tax dollars are being spent and ask why we elect the same group of people over and over again. LaPorte County has ... Continue Reading →

Sweet home, LaPorte: LPHS Marching Band receives heartfelt gift

EDITOR’S NOTE: Terresa Draves sent this happy note to WNLP Oct. 22, 2015, about the LPHS March Band, which competes Oct. 24 in the state finals in Indianapolis:  “With all the ... Continue Reading →

Council candidate Stabosz: LaPorte needs a vision

LaPorte is such a special place … a place with so much potential. Unfortunately, with some exceptions, the community has not leveraged inherent assets we possess — lakes, park ... Continue Reading →