Moments in Time, April 26

Compiled by Mary Hedge, LaPorte County Public Library April 26, 1917 — Advocates in Congress of the volunteer system for raising an army to fight Germany admit that ... Continue Reading →

Learn how our ancestors prepared the soil with REAL horsepower April 30

While farming today is still hard work, it’s a real eye opener to learn how tedious and tough it was for our ancestors — and the animals on which they relied. People of all ... Continue Reading →

Moments in Time, April 25

Compiled by Mary Hedge, LaPorte County Public Library April 25, 1917 — Food and then more food and trained men by the hundred thousand for transport work must be America’s ... 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 →

Pioneerland Ag Days enable kids to get up close and personal with flora and fauna

Photos and information by Bob Wellinski (Click on photos to enlarge) More than 300 people attended the annual LaPorte County Agriculture and Earth Day Celebration Saturday, April ... Continue Reading →

Moments in Time, April 24

Compiled by Mary Hedge, LaPorte County Public Library April 24, 1917 — Gasoline advances one cent to 20 cents a gallon in Chicago, according to the Standard Oil Company. April ... Continue Reading →

Moments in Time, April 22

Compiled by Mary Hedge, LaPorte County Public Library April 22, 1917 — Seventeen million bushels of grain, mostly wheat, are on the way to the mills of the eastern U.S. ... Continue Reading →

Moments in Time, April 21

Compiled by Mary Hedge, LaPorte County Public Library  April 21, 1917 — A near-tornado whips LaPorte. Sections of the Rumely Oil Pull Plant buildings were unroofed ... Continue Reading →

Moments in Time, April 20

Compiled by Mary Hedge, LaPorte County Public Library April 20, 1917 — LaPorte Mayor David H. McGill calls upon every citizen to attend a meeting in the courthouse yard ... Continue Reading →

Moments in Time, April 18

Compiled by Mary Hedge, LaPorte County Public Library April 17, 1917 — Germany has brought the war to the very doors of the United States. A German submarine attacked ... Continue Reading →