Swish! Kids ages 10-14 can join free throw-shooting contest Feb. 5

LaPorte Knights of Columbus Council 1542 will sponsor its 2nd annual free throw-shooting contest for boys and girls ages 10-14 on Sunday, Feb. 5. The contest will take place at LaPorte ... Continue Reading →

Here’s a reason to wish for colder weather: LaPorte WinterFest is Jan. 27-29

No offense to mild January days, but let’s root for colder temps Jan. 27-29 so conditions will be perfect for LaPorte WinterFest events. The LaPorte Park and Recreation Department’s ... Continue Reading →

Learn how to reverse a potentially deadly overdose at Jan. 21 training event

Many of us have learned how to administer CPR and the Heimlich maneuver, just in case an emergency of that nature arises. Unfortunately in present-day LaPorte County and the region, ... Continue Reading →

Think warmth: Spring Garden Show is March 25 at MC High School

The LaPorte County Master Gardeners Spring Garden Show will be held Saturday, March 25, at Michigan City High School, 8466 W. Pahs Rd. Hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and admission is $8 ... Continue Reading →

LaPorte’s Kmart to close in early 2017

Business publications list LaPorte’s Kmart on West Ind. 2 among 150 Kmarts to close in the early months of 2017. Business Insider is among those reporting the list on Jan. 4, ... Continue Reading →

Join the storied 1996-97 Slicers Final Four basketball team as it celebrates its 20th anniversary Jan. 7

They were the kings of the 3-pointers, and they carried a thrilled community all the way to the Final Four — BEFORE the days of class competition. The 20th anniversary of the ... Continue Reading →

Recycling will be picked up 1 day late this week; here are recycling tips for holiday items

The LaPorte County Solid Waste District advises residents that there will be a one-day delay in the recycling pickup schedule during the week of Dec. 26. Monday’s pickup will be Tuesday, ... Continue Reading →

Library’s Union Mills Branch reopens after renovation

The newly renovated Union Mills Branch of LaPorte County reopened Dec. 16, 2016. The Union Mills Branch is the first location to complete renovations through the bond the library received ... Continue Reading →

100 furry friends get their closeups with Santa at county shelter event (Round 2 is Dec. 17)

WNLP photos by Bob Wellinski (click to enlarge) The first round of the LaPorte County Small Animal Shelter’s 2016 Pet Photos with Santa on Dec. 10 (don’t worry; there’s another ... Continue Reading →

Former Etropal restaurant has new owner/chef, new menu, new name: Bourbon Street Bistro

“It was time for a change,” the Bourbon Street Bistro’s page on Facebook states. The restaurant, occupying the former Etropal space at the corner of Lincolnway and Monroe Street ... Continue Reading →