Why is the name Orr familiar in LP County history? It all started with this guy.

By La Porte County Historian Bruce Johnson One of the most fascinating and important individuals in the history of La Porte County was General Joseph Orr. He was born at Mount ... Continue Reading →

Great Shot: double the beauty

  La Porte County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Ron Heeg writes: “I captured this double rainbow on my way home from work Monday!” What a beauty. Email your Great ... Continue Reading →

The Sunflower Fair, by Wellinski

  Click photos to enlarge The sun shone just like it was supposed to for La Porte’s 22nd Sunflower Fair Sept. 18. Here are Bob’s fun shots for the day. WNLP will have ... Continue Reading →

New coffeehouse opens on Indiana Avenue

    Press release and photos provided Evvy’s Coffeehouse has officially opened in a 1900 historic home at 1103 Indiana Ave., La Porte. The new coffee shop offers freshly ... Continue Reading →

New Michigan City trail, a major link between Chicago and Michigan, is open

  Press release and photo provided Michigan City officials have announced the opening of the Singing Sands walk/run/bike trail. An official ribbon cutting will take place Oct. ... Continue Reading →

Hoosier Star: In Youth Division, it was a family affair

  Photos and information by Bob Wellinski (Click photos to enlarge) The La Porte County Symphony Orchestra’s Hoosier Star competition is always a fun event full of anticipation. ... Continue Reading →

Great Shot: so fuzzy, you want to pet it …

  … but don’t. This shot taken by our Bob Wellinski shows a bumblebee up close and personal. They are wonderful creatures, doing their duty in spreading pollen across ... Continue Reading →

With Wellinski, a tour of perseverance for all

WNLP editor’s note: Tour de La Porte, the annual biking, running and walking event, began in 2002 with cycling alone. The two-day event now includes several running events ranging ... Continue Reading →

Museum announces top 3 winners in “Livin’ the Lake Life” photo contest

  (Click photos to enlarge) Aren’t they beauts? The La Porte County Historical Society Museum has announced the top 3 winners in its “Livin’ the Lake Life” ... Continue Reading →

Students and teachers past and present gather for Riley’s 100th

  Photos and information by WNLP’s Bob Wellinski A steady flow of people entered through the front doors of Riley Elementary School for a trip down memory lane on Thursday, ... Continue Reading →