Don’t forget: Deadline is June 30 for Terra Verde Green Thumb Award nominations

The deadline is June 30 to nominate a resident, business or public area in the LaPorte area for a 2017 Terra Verde Green Thumb Award. Any home, public or private area that is maintained ... Continue Reading →

Genealogical society tours little-known cemetery in Noble Township

Photos and information provided On Tuesday evening, June 13, 2017, the LaPorte County Genealogical Society toured Webster Cemetery in Noble Township. As the cemetery is surrounded ... Continue Reading →

Spectacular waterski stunts will return to LaPorte in July 22 show

Information and photos provided Today, tubing behind a boat is more the norm. But in the mid-20th century, the more challenging sport of waterskiing reigned on LaPorte’s lakes, so ... Continue Reading →

Milo offers frank facts, local options for help in new video addressing substance abuse

Information provided by various sources Frontline Foundations, a drug addiction treatment center at 605 Michigan Ave., LaPorte (, teamed with a fellow ... Continue Reading →

Local health/wellness organizations invited to apply for Healthcare Foundation grants

Information provided The Healthcare Foundation of LaPorte’s 2017 Grant Application Cycle opened June 16, 2017. HFL has budgeted $3.5 million for local organizations whose proposed ... Continue Reading →

These beautiful creatures help heal: New nonprofit offers therapy through interaction with horses

Information and photos provided (click on photos to enlarge) Co-founders Stacey Garcelon and Sandy Cogswell are proud to announce the launch of horse-assisted therapy programs at ... Continue Reading →

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 →

Ailing azaleas? Truncated tomatoes? Call the LP County Master Gardeners hotline

LaPorte County Master Gardeners are available to help the public with a wide variety of home gardening questions on their garden hotline. The hotline will be available on Mondays, ... Continue Reading →