Bubby, doing very well, gets to revisit one of his vehicles of rescue

From the LaPorte County Sheriff’s Office: “On Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017, ‘Bubby’ Burek-Phillips, his mother Becky and dad Dana stopped by the Springfield Township Fire Department, ... Continue Reading →

Emerging Sound, formerly Ruth Sabin Home, will host Ice Cream Social Aug. 19

The historic Ruth Sabin Home, 1603 Michigan Ave., LaPorte, is now home of The Emerging Sound, a summer songwriting intensive for Christian teens, 6th-12th grades. College-age students ... Continue Reading →

The LaPorte Theatre opened in 1923 with a live orchestra — and “The Mighty Wurlitzer”

 By Fern Eddy Schultz, LaPorte County Historian (Click on photos to enlarge) How often we hear comments about the loss of the LaPorte Theatre! The theatre’s grand opening (as ... Continue Reading →

LaPorte County awarded $78.4 million for highway projects; included are new turn lanes, new intersection along U.S. 20

The Indiana Department of Transportation has awarded LaPorte County $78.4 million to complete a great swath of highway projects between 2018 and 2022. It’s all part of INDOT’s ... Continue Reading →

Dispose of your old electronics weekdays at solid waste district’s trailer

Information and photo from LaPorte County Solid Waste District Electronics recycling at the LaPorte County Solid Waste District’s office will be available only during office hours ... Continue Reading →

Gas leak at LaCrosse School ends with a heartfelt note of thanks

Message from LaPorte County Sheriff’s Office: Earlier today (Jan. 13, 2017) a gas leak was reported at LaCrosse High School. Staff members quickly moved the students to the school’s ... Continue Reading →

IU Health official: A new LaPorte Hospital facility is still planned. County commission: Where will it be built?

EDITOR’S NOTE: LaPorte County Commission Attorney Shaw Friedman has released two letters (printed in full below) regarding the current and future status of LaPorte Hospital. The ... Continue Reading →

Orange (and black) crush: Slicers are 7-0 for first time since 1946

Photos and story by Mike Kellems (Click on photos to enlarge) The LaPorte Slicers accomplished a feat that hasn’t been achieved by the Orange and Black since 1946 — ... Continue Reading →

Learn to be a better steward of the earth at Master Recycler Course

If you’re a recycler, pat yourself on the back. But you can learn to be even better at reducing waste on the planet by attending the LaPorte County Solid Waste District’s inaugural ... Continue Reading →

Al’s West in LaPorte will close July 16

Al’s West supermarket, at Ind. 2 and Andrew Avenue in LaPorte, will close its doors July 16, 2016, its president has announced. The store opened in 1982. Gil Pontius announced ... Continue Reading →