Moments in Time, April 12

Compiled by Mary Hedge, LaPorte County Public Library

April 12, 1918 — Uncle Sam will either farm the land or rent it to persons who would if landowners refuse to cultivate their farms. One farmer said he didn’t need the money and would have to pay income tax if he did.

April 12, 1968 — Mrs. Morris B. McClure, wife of a retired minister and mother of five preacher sons including former LaPorte First Methodist Church pastor Rev. LeRoy McClure, is Indiana’s Mother of the Year.

April 12, 1993 — Quality Farm and Fleet will move into the vacant Ames store at the LaPorte Kroger complex.

April 12, 2008 — A man is discovered dead in his LaPorte home after a letter carrier noticed he wasn’t picking up his mail.

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