Hear candidates in Nov. 6 election speak at Sept. 26 Candidate Forum

The number of candidates this year in local elections is quite remarkable. As a result, the League of Women Voters of LaPorte County (LWVLC), and the Better Government Study Group (BGSG), ... Continue Reading →

New Carlisle GOP selects town council candidates

Samantha Rush and Aaron Rypma have been selected as the Republican Party’s candidates for town council in New Carlisle. The two candidates were selected by voters at a recent Republican ... Continue Reading →

County council candidate Holifield addresses current issues, future goals  

My name is Steve Holifield, and I am currently running for LaPorte County Council District 4. I would like to explain why I am running for office. I am doing this on my own dime, so ... Continue Reading →

Slings and arrows continue in county govt. fray as Espar responds to Mollenhauer

EDITOR’S NOTE: This commentary from LaPorte County Prosecutor John Espar is in response to a commentary released Aug. 13 by LaPorte County Councilman Mike Mollenhauer (read that commentary ... Continue Reading →

Mollenhauer blasts Espar for not recusing himself from Sullivan case, cites contradictions

Below is a press release from LaPorte County Councilman Mike Mollenhauer, released Aug. 13 and printed in its entirety: John Espar’s decision to not appoint a Special Prosecutor ... Continue Reading →

John Lake responds to Christina Espar’s candidacy for LaPorte County prosecutor

EDITOR’S NOTE: Below is a press release from Democratic candidate for LaPorte County prosecutor, John Lake. The opinions expressed here are Lake’s. “I ran for prosecutor because ... Continue Reading →

County council candidate Jim Rice says council lacks foresight regarding EMS

Press release from Jim Rice Jim Rice, candidate for LaPorte County Council District 2, took the council to task for what he called its negligent handling of critical EMS needs. “Since ... Continue Reading →

Christina Espar fills GOP spot for county prosecutor on Nov. 6 ballot

Information provided LaPorte County Deputy Prosecutor Christina “Nina” Espar announced her candidacy for LaPorte County prosecutor. Surrounded by family, friends and supporters, ... Continue Reading →

Lake edges incumbent Espar in Democratic race for prosecutor; here are full primary election results

Here are results from the May 8, 2018, LaPorte County Primary, 92 of 92 precincts, as reported by the LaPorte County Clerk’s Office. The voter turnout was 16.21 percent of the ... Continue Reading →

Center Township Board candidate Wellinski offers pre-election thoughts

Letter from Center Township Board candidate Bob Wellinski For the past 35-plus years, I’ve covered the political campaigning and, my favorite, the excitement of election night through ... Continue Reading →