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Compiled by Mary Hedge, La Porte County Public Library 

1920

The Lion Drug Store will give a strawberry ice cream for every dollar’s worth of cash register checks at its  store during August.

1970

In the third escape in two and a half months, a Chicago man saws himself out of the La Porte County Jail. He had been caught taking food and equipment out of South Central High school.

1995

More Americans died in 1994 than in any year in the nation’s history, a symptom of an aging nation with an “older boom” in its future.

2010

Judy Hanish, executive director of Sand Castle Shelter for Homeless Children and Families, says she has seen an increase since January in people requesting to stay at the shelter.

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