Moments in Time, Aug. 14

Compiled by Mary Hedge, LaPorte County Public Library

Aug. 14, 1919 — The LaPorte Realty Board announces that the record for the sale of houses in two weeks was broken. Out of 21 listings, 18 deals were consummated.

Aug. 14, 1969 — Maurice Levine, president of the LaPorte Downtown Development Corporation, says a new shopping center in the downtown area is needed.

Aug. 14, 1994 — To bring all buildings in the LaPorte School Corp. up to ADA standards, the cost could exceed $3 million.

Aug. 14, 2009 — Two people smash their way into a Rolling Prairie gas station store. Surveillance footage shows them loading cigarettes into a bag and leaving. There are no leads at this point.

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