Moments in Time, Feb. 18

Feb. 18, 1919 — Mrs. Susie Chrobak is attacked by a man who thrusts a knife into her back as she enters her house. The fact that she wore a heavy coat is probably what saved her life.

Feb. 18, 1969 — The city council votes 4-2 to close the Perry Street railroad crossing in connection with the Pine Lake avenue overpass-underpass project.

Feb. 18, 1994 — LaPorte attorney Robert Szilagyi becomes the first candidate to officially announce his entry into the LaPorte County prosecutor’s race.

Feb. 18, 2009 — Det. Sgt. Tim Shortt of the sheriff’s department says cocaine and heroin are the most serious drug problems in the county, but he’s tried to put more of a focus on methamphetamine (meth).

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