Kids make it official: This is Fort La PLAY Porte

WNLP story and photos by Bob Wellinski (story below photos)   “Just listen — you hear those squeals and laughter? That’s what it’s all about.” The ... Continue Reading →

Kesling Park lane now bears Dean Heise’s name

WNLP story and photos by Bob Wellinski The winding road through Kesling Park now officially has a name: Dean Heise Parkway.  After a dedication ceremony Friday night, Aug. 9, 2019, ... Continue Reading →

Comment by Aug. 15 on Soldiers Memorial Park master plan; read the draft online

The LaPorte Park and Recreation Department is preparing a master plan to make improvements to Soldiers Memorial Park. The first draft of the plan is available at www.cityoflaporte.com/136/Park-Recreation. ... Continue Reading →

Orange you glad you live in LaPorte?

Turns out folks at the Indiana Department of Transportation Northwest (LaPorte Office) have a great sense of humor. Here’s a post from its page: U.S. 35 BRIDGE – LAPORTE ... Continue Reading →

UPDATE: Citizens give their opinions on INDOT proposals for Cougar Road

UPDATE JULY 25: To read feedback from the INDOT public meeting, click on this WSBT story: https://wsbt.com/news/local/mixed-opinions-surrounding-plan-to-change-traffic-flow-at-cougar-road-and-sr-2 ... Continue Reading →

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 →

UPDATE: “Malicious malware attack” disables county government sites

July 9 press release:   LaPorte County Attorney Shaw Friedman today confirmed that county government computers were impacted by a sophisticated ransomware virus early Saturday morning.  Said ... Continue Reading →

Town of Hamlet receives $39,600 for community improvements

Press release provided The Town of Hamlet recently received $39,600 for community improvements from the lieutenant governor and the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs. The comprehensive ... Continue Reading →

6 downtown buildings will get face lifts via $200,000 grant

The building facades to be renovated this year are (from top): 609 Lincolnway, 612 Lincolnway, 714 Lincolnway, 805 Indiana Ave., 715-719 Lincolnway, and 814-816 Lincolnway. (Downtown ... Continue Reading →

Full results in for LaPorte, Michigan City and Kingsford Heights primaries

Here are results of the LaPorte, Michigan City and Kingsford Heights primaries after the May 7, 2019, elections. In the LaPorte GOP mayoral race, Tom Dermody cruised to victory over ... Continue Reading →