Governor launches $50 million economic recovery program

Governor Eric J. Holcomb announced Friday afternoon a new initiative to help Hoosiers, communities and businesses get back to work and connected to the resources that can help people ... Continue Reading →

Whirlpool employee club’s event canceled, but members will continue tradition next year

  Former employees of the Whirlpool Corporation’s La Porte facility have been getting together for over 20 years, re-connecting and enjoying each other’s company at ... Continue Reading →

Free job training available amid COVID-19

State Rep. Jim Pressel is reminding local residents that free job training to qualifying Hoosers is available — an important resource, in light of the current pandemic. “Many ... Continue Reading →

SkillUp offers sweet results for American Licorice

The SkillUp program is helping American Licorice in La Porte build up its maintenance workforce internally, providing critical help for both now and the future. Carol Flaherty, the ... Continue Reading →

La Porte Police Department expanding, seeking new officer applicants

The La Porte Police Department is now accepting applications for sworn officer positions, Chief Paul Brettin has announced. “After a temporary hiring freeze due to the coronavirus, ... Continue Reading →

La Porte County businesses to receive $250,000 to help retain jobs under relief program

La Porte County will receive $250,000 in federal funds for small businesses to provide working capital in order to retain jobs. The county is one of 49 Hoosier communities named Thursday ... Continue Reading →

Forty years on the same route: thanks for your service, “Joe the Mailman” Kalsow!

  Story and photos by WNLP’s Mike Kellems        Today, nearly 65 years of mail delivery service will come to a close in our fair city. More than six decades, all on ... Continue Reading →

Deputy Jacob Payne joins the ranks of patrol division in sheriff’s office

  Deputy Jacob C. Payne has been transferred from the jail division to the merit (patrol) division, La Porte County Sheriff John T. Boyd has announced. The transfer fills an open ... Continue Reading →

Local attorney successfully argues for extended protection for Hoosier employees

La Porte attorney Shaw Friedman announced that the Indiana Supreme Court has agreed to extend a level of protection to employees who testify in an unemployment benefits hearing, a ... Continue Reading →

LaPorte Fire Department extends application deadline to May 1, 2020

  The La Porte City Fire Department has extended its application deadline for firefighter employment to noon May 1, 2020. Dr. James Edwards, of the department’s merit commission, ... Continue Reading →