La Porte County originally had 3 townships; now there are 21. How many in the future?

By Fern Eddy Schultz, La Porte County Historian When we first became La Porte County on 09 January 1832, we had three townships: New Durham, Scipio and Kankakee. On 28 January 1842, ... Continue Reading →

Moments in Time, Feb. 9

Compiled by Mary Hedge, LaPorte County Public Library Feb. 9, 1918 — The casualty list for the SS Tuscania, torpedoed by a German U-boat, places the total number of dead ... Continue Reading →

Moments in Time, Feb. 8

Compiled by Mary Hedge, LaPorte County Public Library Feb. 8, 1918 — The total number of those missing from the SS Tuscania remains at 101. The converted luxury liner ... Continue Reading →

Moments in Time, Feb. 7

Compiled by Mary Hedge, LaPorte County Public Library  Feb. 7, 1918 — The Tuscania, carrying American troops to France via Great Britain, was sunk. A LaPorte boy ... Continue Reading →

Moments in Time, Feb. 6

Compiled by Mary Hedge, LaPorte County Public Library Feb. 6, 1918 — Harry Collins, proprietor of a saloon and general store in Stillwell, is in jail after being charged ... Continue Reading →

Moments in Time, Feb. 5

Compiled by Mary Hedge, LaPorte County Public Library Feb. 5, 1918 — Meatless Mondays are likely to continue as the war overseas continues. Feb. 5, 1968 — The ... Continue Reading →

LPHS Class of 1968’s 50th reunion is Aug. 4

The LPHS Class of 1968 will be celebrating its 50th reunion at the Best Western Hotel, LaPorte, on Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018. For more information, email the reunion committee at LPHS1968fifty@gmail.com. Continue Reading →

Moments in Time, Feb. 3

Compiled by Mary Hedge, LaPorte County Public Library  Feb. 3, 1918 — The final quota of selective men is called for the great war.  Feb. 3, 1968 — LaPorte ... Continue Reading →

Moments in Time, Feb. 2

Compiled by Mary Hedge, LaPorte County Public Library Feb. 2, 1918 — German horrors are graphically illustrated at the magnificent meeting at the LaPorte courthouse ... Continue Reading →

Moments in Time, Feb. 1

Compiled by Mary Hedge, LaPorte County Public Library Feb. 1, 1918 — LaPorte’s Mayor Sallwasser asks Fuel Administrator Redpath to get busy. He demands that Mr. ... Continue Reading →