Grow and reap your veggies for free at Jackson Street Community Garden      

Information and photo provided LaPorte’s Jackson Street Community Garden, through the leadership of the dedicated volunteers and staff of the Pax Center, is preparing to open for ... Continue Reading →

Learn how our ancestors prepared the soil with REAL horsepower April 30

While farming today is still hard work, it’s a real eye opener to learn how tedious and tough it was for our ancestors — and the animals on which they relied. People of all ... Continue Reading →

Pet of the Day: Earl has waited long enough — and you can adopt him for free!

Click photo to enlarge WNLP and the LaPorte County Small Animal Shelter present handsome Earl, a neutered domestic shorthair. Earl has been at the shelter for a while, and a generous ... Continue Reading →

Enjoy young musicians’ performances and dinner, too, at Rolling Prairie UMC’s Community Music Festival May 13

Rolling Prairie United Methodist Church will host a Community Music Festival and Pulled Pork Dinner on Saturday, May 13, from 3:30 to 7 p.m. All are invited. The free, family-friendly ... Continue Reading →

Cassandra Wilhelm, 1985-2017

Cassandra Dawn Wilhelm, 31, of LaPorte, died Monday, April 17, 2017, at her home. She was born June 5, 1985, in LaPorte to James Joseph and Robin (Wilhelm) Benkowich. Cassandra enjoyed ... Continue Reading →

LaPorte’s Rumely and Allis-Chalmers history come alive at newly opened heritage center

Photos and information by Bob Wellinski (Click on photos to enlarge) More than 100 people visited the Rumely Allis-Chalmers LaPorte Heritage Center on its first day open to the ... Continue Reading →

Pioneerland Ag Days enable kids to get up close and personal with flora and fauna

Photos and information by Bob Wellinski (Click on photos to enlarge) More than 300 people attended the annual LaPorte County Agriculture and Earth Day Celebration Saturday, April ... Continue Reading →

All 3 LPHS concert bands get top rating at state contest

Information provided Each of the three concert bands in the LaPorte High School Music Department received Gold Division ratings at the Indiana State School Music Association (ISSMA) ... Continue Reading →

Frederick Bowers, 1921-2017

Frederick W. Bowers, 96, of LaPorte, died Wednesday, April 19, 2017. He was born Feb. 5, 1921, in LaPorte to Edward and Anna (Genieser) Bowers. Frederick was a machinist in the Experimental ... Continue Reading →

MC man shot by security guard in Franciscan Health parking lot

April 22, 2017, press release from Indiana State Police: Indiana State Police detectives and crime scene investigators, at the request of Michigan City Police Chief Mark Swistek, are ... Continue Reading →