Slicer sports roundup from Saturday, Aug. 19

Information provided Here’s a roundup of Slicer sports scores from Saturday, Aug. 19 (see report on LaPorte-New Prairie football separately on this page): — Junior Shelby Riehle ... Continue Reading →

Slicers open football season by slaying New Prairie, 41-12

The Slicers’ football season opened with a decisive win over county rival New Prairie Friday night, Aug. 18, at Kiwanis Field. LaPorte defeated the Cougars 41-12. The Slicers scored ... Continue Reading →

Rolling Prairie resident Gene Neff awarded as a Sagamore of the Wabash

State Rep. Jim Pressel (R-Rolling Prairie), on behalf of Gov. Eric Holcomb, has awarded M. Gene Neff of Rolling Prairie as a Sagamore of the Wabash. The title, the highest honor the ... Continue Reading →

Donald Williamson, 1927-2017

Donald Lee Williamson, 90, of LaPorte, Indiana, passed away Thursday, August 17, 2017. Donald was born March 8, 1927, in LaPorte to Lee Ray and Gertrude (Gorecky) Williamson. Donald ... Continue Reading →

15 have died so far on LP County highways in 2017; that equals the death total for all of 2016

Information from LaPorte County Sheriff’s Office As of the end of July, 15 people have died in 11 LaPorte County highway crashes in 2017. Eight of those 15 deaths occurred in U.S. ... Continue Reading →

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 →

3 injured in 2 shootings in the same block in Michigan City

Two men and a woman were injured in two separate gunshot incidents in Michigan City Aug. 12 and 15, 2017, in the same block of the same street. The shooter(s) remain at large, Michigan ... Continue Reading →

Lubeznik Center‘s 36th Art Festival is Aug. 19-20

Information provided The long-running, always popular Lubeznik Art & Artisan Festival will be held for the second time in its 36-year history on the grounds of The Lubeznik Center ... Continue Reading →

Pet of the Day: charming Thor (and these lucky kitties find homes)

Click photos to enlarge WNLP and the LaPorte County Small Animal Shelter introduce Thor, a dashing American Staffordshire terrier. This young lad is ready and more than eager to win ... Continue Reading →

Milo, Holcomb unveil state’s new Next Level Jobs initiative

EDITOR’S NOTE: Monday, Aug. 14, 2017, was former LaPorte Mayor Blair Milo’s first day on the job as the state’s first-ever Secretary of Career Connections and Talent. ... Continue Reading →