O’Connor is new extension educator for 4-H youth development

Photo and information provided Gayle O’Connor is new LaPorte County extension educator of 4-H youth development. Born and raised in Hobart, O’Connor is the oldest of four siblings. ... Continue Reading →

40-plus high school students complete leadership program

Photo and information provided Leadership LaPorte County recently completed its 22nd annual leadership program with more than 40 students participating from LaPorte County high schools. ... Continue Reading →

Dr. M. Barbara Backer and Miriam Benedict Chapter of DAR are LP County Historians of the Year

Photo and information provided The 2017 Historian of the Year awards were presented at the May 16, 2017, dinner/meeting of the LaPorte County Historical Society Inc. Chairperson of ... Continue Reading →

Water ski show coming to LaPorte in July; food/beverage vendors sought

Information provided by LaPorte Rotary Club Back in the 1950s and ‘60s, LaPorte hosted a colossal water ski event each summer that drew hundreds. The event is coming back in a new, ... Continue Reading →

Boston Middle School student creates award-winning artwork

Photo and information submitted Miranda Cummings, a seventh grader at Boston Middle School in LaPorte, was honored at the Lions District 25A Convention March 18, 2017, at Best Western ... Continue Reading →

LaPorte and Hanna high school memorabilia among April donations to museum

Information and photo provided Visitors to the LaPorte County Historical Society Museum in April 2017 came from eight states, 10 Indiana counties, Brazil and Sweden. Tours included ... Continue Reading →

Homespun Harmony action, April 20, 2017

Homespun Harmony extension club met Thursday, April 20, 2017, at the Purdue Extension Office in LaPorte. Betty Carpenter called the meeting to order. Roll call was answered by “What ... Continue Reading →

LP County 4-H Hippology Team competes at Purdue

Photo and information provided On March 24-25, 2017, the LaPorte County 4-H Hippology Team competed at the state tournament against 21 other Indiana county teams at Purdue University, ... 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 →

Town and Country action, April 13, 2017

Town and Country Extension Homemakers met April 13, 2017, at the home of Betty Thomas. President Joanna Doskocil led the Pledge of Allegiance and the Homemakers Creed. Roll call ... Continue Reading →