Walkers, runners, bicyclists and more christen LaPorte’s Chessie Trail March 29

WNLP photos by Bob Wellinski Roughly 100 people attended the official opening of the Chessie Trail on Friday, March 29, 2019. (Scroll down to see all of Bob’s photos below.) LaPorte ... Continue Reading →

Great Shots: Kittens and foal enjoy a little horseplay

Jace the Belgian draft horse is just a few weeks old, and already putting up with intruders to his feeder. Jace, born at 6 a.m. March 15 on the R&L Belgians farm in New Carlisle, ... Continue Reading →

Will your new trees attract this big-eyed beauty? Master Gardeners show presents trees, plants and delightful creatures

WNLP photos by Bob Wellinski The LaPorte County Master Gardeners’ Spring Garden Show held March 23, 2019, at Michigan City High School might have delightfully surprised some visitors. ... Continue Reading →

Great Shots: Safe travels to this beautiful harbinger of spring

The beauty of spring seems to be emerging ever so slowly. Shannon Woods caught a lovely sight, though, as a swan crossed from local pond to pond. May it be safe from harm here. If ... Continue Reading →

What’s the score? Who cares? Faculty and students take the court for charity

WNLP photos by Bob Wellinski The scoreboard displayed a 62-59 faculty victory thanks to fun-loving tampering with the score throughout the game, much like Florida’s election results ... Continue Reading →

Flashback: Sen. Birch Bayh visits “enemy camp” at LP County Fair ca. 1980

Photo by Bob Wellinski Former U.S. Senator from Indiana Birch Bayh, who passed away March 14, 2019, at age 91, was best remembered as a champion of girls’ and women’s rights, ... Continue Reading →

Thursday: Clouds, wind, 60s, rain, sun, rain, hail, 40s, sun, wind

Nothing to see here. Just another day in March in LaPorte County.    WNLP contributor Shannon Woods took the first photo above: “I spotted this hail covering the sidewalk ... Continue Reading →

Enthusiastic crowd applauds Guest Conductor Maria Mercedez Diaz Garcia and LP symphony

Photos by Bob Wellinski Guest Conductor Maria Mercedes Diaz Garcia (top photos) led LaPorte County Symphony Orchestra’s Sunday concert at Holdcraft Performing Arts Center in Michigan ... Continue Reading →

A relaxing ride on a sweet steed can be so beneficial

Photos (above and below) and story by Bob Wellinski 15-year-old Clare Frawley keeps a pretty busy schedule with her classes, service clubs, sports and parish activities. Recently, ... Continue Reading →

Bitter cold led to emergency repair of Franklin Street Bridge, scheduled to reopen in April

WNLP story and photos by Mike Kellems The handsome and iconic bridge that spans Franklin Street in Michigan City is in its second week of emergency repairs and remains closed ... Continue Reading →