Bates & Rogers & KOP (and a little personal connection)

By Fern Eddy Schultz, La Porte County Historian As early as 1937, the Ordnance Department had started making studies on what to do to prepare for war. As a result, there was considerable ... Continue Reading →

426 acres annexed in prime location for development in Michigan City

Information provided The City of Michigan City and its economic development commission (EDCMC) have annexed 426 acres of land for commercial and industrial development. The parcels ... Continue Reading →

County recycling program now accepting prescription bottles

Information provided LaPorte County residents finally have a place to take their empty prescription bottles, those amber-colored ones as well as white ones. The LaPorte County Solid ... Continue Reading →

Holiday at the Pops concert enchants a capacity crowd at Civic

Photos (below story) by Bob Wellinski, story by Mike Kellems For the 24th year, the Healthcare Foundation of LaPorte brought thousands of folks together Saturday night, Dec. 8, 2018, ... Continue Reading →

Part 1 of Pet Photos: 7 squirming pugs, 1 stubborn donkey, 1 snuggling hedgehog, and more

WNLP photos by Bob Wellinski, story by Beth Boardman (Many more of Bob’s merry photos below story) “Are you going tomorrow?” I asked Bob. “Are you kidding?” he replied. ... Continue Reading →

Attack on Pearl Harbor was 77 years ago, but LaPorte industries had a jump on the war effort

EDITOR’S NOTE: This column by LaPorte County Historian Fern Eddy Schultz was originally published by WNLP in 2009. It is being re-posted here in honor of the 77th anniversary of ... Continue Reading →

Bring your 2018 baby to meet the folks who delivered her/him at LP Hospital Dec. 13

It’s called “‘Tis the Season! A Jolly Family Affair” and it aims to unite OB professionals and the tots they delivered in 2018 at LaPorte Hospital. This fun event will take ... Continue Reading →

Great Shot: “The Nibbler”

Perhaps this little guy has studied Rodin’s great sculpture, “The Thinker,” but has chosen a more culinary theme. He poses perfectly atop a lovely autumn display ... Continue Reading →

Physician, eternal optimist, church musician, Slicer, LaPortean. More than 400 gather to honor Dr. Tamara O’Neal

WNLP photos by Mike Kellems and Bob Wellinski While a heartbreaking event, it also became a uniting and uplifting community event. Nearly 500 family members, friends and complete ... Continue Reading →

Country star Sara Evans brings her sparkle to the Civic for a good cause

WNLP photos and information by Mike Kellems Country performer Sara Evans brightened a dreary night weatherwise with her touring show, “At Christmas,” on Nov. 25, 2018, at ... Continue Reading →