Bad news: No PEP Candlelight Tour this year. Good news: PEP book release planned soon.

Information submitted People Engaged in Preservation (PEP) has announced that it will not host a 2017 Christmas Candlelight Tour of Historic Homes. But it does plan to release ... Continue Reading →

American Legion invites local high school students to enter Oratorical Scholarship Contest

Information provided 3rd District Oratorical Chairman Jim Hewitt of American Legion Hamon Gray Post 83 in LaPorte is offering all local high school students the opportunity to participate ... Continue Reading →

Terra Verde action, October 2017

The Oct. 20, 2017, meeting of the Terra Verde Garden Club was called to order by President Pauline McCoy with 22 members present. Sandy Cassady gave the secretary’s report and Sue ... Continue Reading →

LaPorte Lions change meeting date

LaPorte Lions met Oct. 10, 2017, at Best Western Hotel. Boss Lion Paul Marsh opened the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance; Sandra Provan offered prayer. The treasurer’s ... Continue Reading →

Local young farmers team up to winterize your push mower, raise scholarship funds

A group of young farmers in LaPorte County is offering a great service to residents and at the same time raising funds for scholarships for local youths. Coordinated by young farmer ... Continue Reading →

LaPorte High School Class of 1977 makes $5,000 gift to Unity’s Teen Dream Fund

Photo and information from Unity Foundation (Click photo to enlarge) The LPHS Class of 1977 topped its recent 40th Reunion celebration with a $5,000 donation to the Teen Dream Fund, ... Continue Reading →

More Joyful Noise: Chimes installed at Plaza 618 downtown

(Photo and information from LaPorte Park and Recreation Department) The third of five oversized musical instruments was installed today as part of the Joyful Noise project undertaken ... Continue Reading →

Another abandoned LaPorte lot will soon grow green

Many LaPorteans of a certain age fondly remember the former Lenick’s Dairy at the corner of Brighton and Pulaski streets as a malt shop, where people gathered to enjoy ice cream ... Continue Reading →

READ LaPorte County Scrabble tournament 2017 drew 18 teams

Eighteen teams participated in READ LaPorte County Inc.’s 14th annual Scrabble Tournament on Sept. 21, 2017. The first-place team consisted of Connie Conjalka and Jane Wickstrom. ... Continue Reading →

Music in the air: 2nd giant instrument installed at Unity Park

Top 4 photos: the giant chimes at Kiwanis-Teledyne Park. Above photo: the Yantzee at Unity Park.  Information and photos provided by Kiwanis and Rotary clubs and LaPorte parks (Click ... Continue Reading →