Moments in Time, Feb. 9

Compiled by Mary Hedge, LaPorte County Public Library

Feb. 9, 1919 — William A. Steigley dies on a train on which he was homeward bound from Florida. His death resulted from ptomaine poisoning, believed to be caused by the eating of oysters.

Feb. 9, 1969 — State and city offices will close for Lincoln’s birthday, but state and federal offices and schools here will remain open.

Feb. 9, 1994 — View ensembles from the Little House at Roskoe’s luncheon style show on Feb. 17.

Feb. 9, 2009 — Financial constraints and an understaffed police force are going to make protecting the city more difficult for LaPorte City Police this year.

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