Julie West-Schroeder receives state award for her Play for Jake work

State Rep. Jim Pressel (R-Rolling Prairie) recently presented the Circle of Corydon award to LaPorte’s Julie West-Schroeder for her advocacy work with the Play for Jake Foundation. The ... Continue Reading →

Shelter’s Animal Care Camp featured a baa baa here and a woof woof there, and a whole lot in between

Photos by shelter staff and Bob Wellinski (first 3 by Bob) How do you milk a goat? How do you rescue a rat? An eager passel of 75 kids know the answers to these questions and more after ... Continue Reading →

LaPorte County group seeks input on local child care needs

The LaPorte Economic Advancement Partnership (LEAP) Workforce Task Force is seeking public input on child care needs and gaps in LaPorte and its surrounding communities. The task force ... Continue Reading →

UPDATE: Rain slows completion of Fort La Play Porte; sign up for added evening sessions June 17-20

WNLP photos by Bob Wellinski UPDATE JUNE 15-16 FROM LAPORTE PARK DEPARTMENT: “It has been an amazing week for our community at the Fort La Play Porte build, but also one with ... Continue Reading →

Time to celebrate summer with your pets at New Prairie Clinic Open House June 22

New Prairie Small Animal Clinic will host its Summer Kick-Off Open House on Saturday, June 22, from noon to 4 p.m. CDT at the clinic, 5424 E. U.S. 20, Rolling Prairie. Fun for the ... Continue Reading →

LP County shelter is being taken over by cats (and several dogs); how about helping them out with an adoption?

A message from the LaPorte County Small Animal Shelter:   “We have so many nice dogs currently, and many have adoption fees sponsored! Also we are busting at the seams, as ... Continue Reading →

St. Paul’s Preschool closing the curtain after 66 years of educating LaPorte children

Story and photo submitted A much-loved LaPorte institution since 1956 is closing its doors at the end of the school year. St. Paul’s Preschool has educated generations of LaPorte ... Continue Reading →

4 cats, 23 kittens in bags dumped June 6 at Michiana Humane Society; fosters, adopters, donors needed  

From Johanna Humbert at Michiana Humane Society: “At approximately 8:30 this morning (June 6, 2019), an MHS volunteer saw a pickup truck offloading eight carrying cases in front ... Continue Reading →

Shelter open house honors the late Virginia and Delbert Stevens, Roger Bernard, and the dedicated team that keeps the place humming every day

WNLP story and photos by Mike Kellems (scroll down for photos) Saturday afternoon’s beautiful weather provided the perfect backdrop for the LaPorte County Small Animal Shelter’s ... Continue Reading →

Fox Park to get new playground equipment

The LaPorte Park and Recreation Department announced that a new play structure (artist’s rendering above) will be installed in May 2019 in Fox Park. “The design, for ages 5-12, ... Continue Reading →