Moments in Time, Aug. 11

Compiled by Mary Hedge, LaPorte County Public Library

Aug. 11, 1918 — LaPorte has its first case of heat prostration. A 79-year-old man is in the hospital in dying condition.

Aug. 11, 1968 — President Lyndon Johnson undergoes further hospital tests for his chronic intestinal ailment. He flew from his ranch to the Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio for diverticulosis X-rays.

Aug. 11, 1993 — The iron catwalk leading to the Michigan City lighthouse seems to have nine lives. It was scheduled to be demolished by the Coast Guard, but because of a grant, it will be preserved.

Aug. 11, 2008 — Summer in LaPorte has provided more than watermelon, barbecue and lemonade. It has also brought an increase in dog bites and attacks.

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