Moments in Time, Feb. 7

Compiled by Mary Hedge, LaPorte County Public Library

Feb. 7, 1919 — Ringing addresses are made at the Chamber of Commerce banquet at the Rumely Hotel. The address of Elwood Haynes, the Kokomo automobile manufacturer, teemed with interest.

Feb. 7, 1969 — Michigan City’s Rabbi Karl Richter will speak at St. Paul United Church of Christ as friends of the YMCA and their wives gather to reduce the indebtedness of the completed YMCA addition.

Feb. 7, 1994 — LaPorte County’s 1992 population was 108,878, up 1.7% from 1990. The City of LaPorte’s 1992 population was 22,260, up 3.5% from 1990.

Feb. 7, 2009 — Lincolnway is the site of the majority of LaPorte’s accidents. In 2008, 13 of them were at Boyd Boulevard, 9 were at Chicago Street, 8 were at Indiana Avenue, and 7 were at Monroe Street.

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