Orange (and black) crush: Slicers are 7-0 for first time since 1946

Photos and story by Mike Kellems (Click on photos to enlarge) The LaPorte Slicers accomplished a feat that hasn’t been achieved by the Orange and Black since 1946 — ... Continue Reading →

Learn to be a better steward of the earth at Master Recycler Course

If you’re a recycler, pat yourself on the back. But you can learn to be even better at reducing waste on the planet by attending the LaPorte County Solid Waste District’s inaugural ... Continue Reading →

Al’s West in LaPorte will close July 16

Al’s West supermarket, at Ind. 2 and Andrew Avenue in LaPorte, will close its doors July 16, 2016, its president has announced. The store opened in 1982. Gil Pontius announced ... Continue Reading →

What happens if one person accumulates a year’s worth of trash? Let’s find out

  Photo and information provided How would your life change if you couldn’t throw anything away for an entire year? LaPorte County Solid Waste District educator Alicia Ebaugh ... Continue Reading →

“Hit it!” Pine Lake legend Clair Morse’s generosity inspires this girl to keep skiing

SHARON BIRLSON KIRKHAM travels and writes. A retired flight attendant, she and her husband Cary were awarded travel privileges for life when she left her job in 2008. They say their ... Continue Reading →

LaPorte man killed after sweatshirt gets caught in machinery

A LaPorte man was killed Friday, March 6, 2015, when his sweatshirt became entangled in an industrial machine and he was pulled into the machine. According to the LaPorte County Sheriff’s ... Continue Reading →

Evacuations, no injuries after pipe bomb found in 700 block of Philadelphia Street

LaPorte Police issued this press release about the pipe bomb found Nov. 4: “On Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014, at approximately 8:23 a.m., LaPorte Police responded to a home at 704 Philadelphia ... Continue Reading →

Practice means everything as emergency responders simulate a disaster situation

Photos and info by Mike Kellems (Click on photos to enlarge) Several emergency service agencies converged Thursday morning, Sept. 25, 2014, to participate in a mock disaster in downtown ... Continue Reading →

Rural LaPorte man dies in car crash; driver charged with OWI, causing death

A rural LaPorte man identified as Lanny Franks, 47, was killed in a one-car crash Sept. 24, 2014, and the car’s driver has been charged with operating while intoxicated, causing ... Continue Reading →

UPDATE: Arrest made in Michigan Avenue bar shooting

  Shirron Taylor, 32, of LaPorte, was arrested Tuesday, June 24, 2014, in connection with the shooting of another man earlier that same day at Ellian’s Pub/Avenue Bar in ... Continue Reading →