National ice fishing tournament event will be back after successful stop in LaPorte

WNLP photos by Bob Wellinski LaPorte’s lakes were dotted with ice fishermen, fisherwomen and fisherkids the weekend of Feb. 9-11, 2018, as the North American Ice Fishing ... Continue Reading →

Handley defeats Hailmann Gray in a nail-biter, 12-10, Jan. 31

Hailmann Gray hosted Handley on Jan. 31, 2018, and Handley defeated Hailmann by just a basket, 12-10. Honorable mentions for Handley: Brianna Szuflita 2 points Ava Biernacki 2 ... Continue Reading →

Knights of Columbus Free Throw Contest is Feb. 4

Knights of Columbus St. Michael Council 1542, LaPorte, will hold its annual Free Throw Contest on Sunday, Feb. 4, at South Central High School Gym, 9808 S 600 W, Union Mills. The contest ... Continue Reading →

The LaPorte County Basketball Tourney: Can it be resurrected?

Story by Matthew A. Werner Hoosiers are a little happier these days. Varsity girls and boys basketball are now in full swing. Decades ago, the happy feelings peaked with excitement ... Continue Reading →

One benefit of cold weather: The ice rink is open!

Maybe you need a silver lining as this arctic blast continues in our area. Here’s one: The ice rink is open and all ready for skaters at the Soldiers Memorial Park rink just off ... Continue Reading →

Ron Clindaniel, Jonell Pinkerton-McKenzie, Chuck Ford and Lamby Lamberson will join the Slicer Hubner HOF roster

Four standout Slicer athletes of the past will join the ranks of the Norman J. Hubner Athletic Hall of Fame on Jan. 26, 2018. Ron Clindaniel, Jonell Pinkerton-McKenzie, Chuck Ford ... Continue Reading →

Former LPHS cross country star Mike Fout to be inducted into state hall of fame

Information provided Mike Fout, deemed the best cross country runner in LaPorte High School history, will be inducted into the Indiana Association of Track and Cross Country Coaches ... Continue Reading →

Where’s the heating pad? 43rd annual Turkey Bowl played on hallowed Ruth Sabin grounds

WNLP photos by Bob Wellinski (click to enlarge) A fun (if ache-inducing) LaPorte tradition continues as the 43rd annual Turkey Bowl took place Thanksgiving Day 2017 on the former Ruth ... Continue Reading →

LP park officials release details of pending Beechwood clubhouse renovations

Park department images At its Nov. 15, 2017, meeting, the LaPorte Park and Recreation Board approved design work for renovations to the Beechwood Golf Course clubhouse. “The renovations ... Continue Reading →

Could’ve gone either way, but Lowell edges New Prairie, 25-20, in regional

WNLP photos and story by Mike Kellems In a contest of two very well matched teams, the IHSAA Class 4A regional game between the New Prairie Cougars and the Lowell Red Devils lived ... Continue Reading →