One of B-25’s visitors knows his way around an aircraft

  Column and photos by WNLP’s Mike Kellems (click photos to enlarge) The Air Fair held at La Porte Municipal Airport this past weekend brought a lot of excitement to the ... Continue Reading →

Kellems: idle thoughts on a humid day (amid giant weeds)

  By WNLP’s Mike Kellems I’m doing my part to stay alive, opting to stay inside whilst everything outside wilts in this oppressive humidity. I thought this idle time ... Continue Reading →

Review your IRA, 401(k) beneficiaries

  If you’ve had an IRA and a 401(k) for many years, you may occasionally ask yourself some questions: “Am I contributing enough?” “Am I still funding these accounts with ... Continue Reading →

Are trust services right for you?

  If you’re extremely busy with your career and family and you’ve accumulated a fair amount of assets, you might be concerned about a variety of issues related to financial ... Continue Reading →

Arlene Lighthall: New ties to the Old Country, Part I 

  WNLP editor’s note: Here’s another chapter from the memoirs of La Porte native Arlene (Ahlgrim) Lighthall. Arlene, who now lives in Del Mar, Calif., grew up in La Porte. ... Continue Reading →

Is a Roth IRA better for young workers?

  If you’re in the early stages of your career, you’re probably not thinking much about retirement. Nonetheless, it’s never too soon to start preparing for it, as time may ... Continue Reading →

Lake Fest indeed: La Porte County is rich in waterways

  By La Porte County Historian Bruce Johnson Following the last glacier of the ice age, deep pits were left behind that filled with the melting of ice blocks, forming hundreds ... Continue Reading →

A look at the “new retirement”

  Once you retire, what can you expect from your life? You might be surprised by the things that current retirees are saying about their lifestyles, priorities, relationships and ... Continue Reading →

Arlene Lighthall: shopping, saving and snooping in La Porte

  WNLP editor’s note: Here’s another chapter from the memoirs of La Porte native Arlene (Ahlgrim) Lighthall. Arlene, who now lives in Del Mar, Calif., grew up in La Porte. ... Continue Reading →

How does Social Security fit into retirement?

  To meet your income needs for your retirement years, you’ll generally need a sizable amount of retirement assets. How will Social Security fit into the picture? For most people, ... Continue Reading →