PEP president: Give Boston Middle School building historic designation

I feel strongly that not to protect Boston Middle School through local historic designation would be a tragic mistake. While the current administration of the LaPorte School Corporation ... Continue Reading →

Remember what the holiday is about at LaPorte’s Memorial Day ceremony May 29

It’s not about cookouts and furniture sales; far from it. Memorial Day is the short 24-hour period set aside for Americans to remember and applaud the veterans who have served their ... Continue Reading →

Moments in Time, May 25

Compiled by Mary Hedge, LaPorte County Public Library May 25, 1917 — Straw hats are now ready at Peterson-Droege-Blankschein in downtown LaPorte. There is an extensive ... Continue Reading →

Moments in Time, May 24

Compiled by Mary Hedge, LaPorte County Public Library May 24, 1917 — United States Steel leads New York stocks in the war boom today. May 24, 1967 — The LaPorte ... Continue Reading →

Moments in Time, May 23

Compiled by Mary Hedge, LaPorte County Public Library May 23, 1917 — Archduke Carl Stefan, the Austrian candidate for the Polish throne, has been accepted by the kaiser. ... Continue Reading →

Moments in Time, May 22

Compiled by Mary Hedge, LaPorte County Public Library May 22, 1917 — A big German ammunition depot is destroyed by British artillery. May 22, 1967 — Miss ... Continue Reading →

Tour that quaint, historic chapel on the hill May 29

Photo and information provided by Fern Eddy Schultz, LaPorte County Historian  Ever wondered about the origin of that charming chapel on the hill at the entrance to Pine Lake ... 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 →

Moments in Time, May 19

Compiled by Mary Hedge, LaPorte County Public Library  May 19, 1917 — The grim work of war goes forward at top speed. In exactly 17 days, men between the ages of ... Continue Reading →

Moments in Time, May 18

Compiled by Mary Hedge, LaPorte County Public Library May 18, 1917 — Japanese gunboats arrive at Marseilles, France, to aid in the war on German submarines and convoy ... Continue Reading →