Moments in Time, June 17

Compiled by Mary Hedge, LaPorte County Public Library

June 17, 1919 — That the North Side will have a school building is understood, but it will not be ready this fall. It will have four or five classrooms and a foundation that will permit adding another story or two.

June 17, 1969 — A criminal court finds civil rights leader James Meredith guilty of failing to provide proper services to mostly white residents of a building he owns in New York.

June 17, 1994 — Forty White House aides are warned that the Navy wants to be repaid for 84 towels and bathrobes that disappeared from the USS George Washington after they stayed a night there.

June 17, 2009 — A county worker resigns after allegedly driving a county vehicle over dirt mounds while intoxicated at the RPM Fest.

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