Here are municipal primary election candidates who have filed so far (updated Jan. 18)

Below are the candidates who have filed as of Jan. 18 for the May 7, 2019, municipal primary elections. Candidates have until Feb. 8 to file. If not already registered, voters may register ... Continue Reading →

Cutler seeks 2nd term on LaPorte City Council

Laura Cutler has announced her candidacy for a 2nd term on the LaPorte City Council. Cutler is entering her fourth year serving on the council, representing the Third Ward. She moved ... Continue Reading →

Karyl Machek-Feikes seeks 2nd term as 2nd Ward LaPorte City Council member

Press release provided  Republican Karyl Machek-Feikes has announced her candidacy for LaPorte’s 2nd Ward City Council seat. Machek-Feikes has been serving the 2nd Ward and the ... Continue Reading →

LaPorte Mayor Krentz, chosen by GOP caucus in 2017, won’t seek a full term in 2019 election

LaPorte Mayor Mark Krentz announced Jan. 1, 2019, that he will not seek a full term as LaPorte mayor in the 2019 city election. Krentz was elected by GOP caucus on Aug. 11, 2017, to ... Continue Reading →

New and returning county, township officeholders are sworn in

WNLP story by Bob Wellinski, photos by Bob and Steve Wellinski EDITOR’S NOTE: Bob Wellinski, usually on the other side of the camera at such events, adds some of his own ... Continue Reading →

Want to buy a fire station? Outgoing Center Township site is up for sale

Information provided For-sale signs have been placed in front of the current Center Township fire station, located at 305 W. Johnson Rd. The nearly 5,400-square-foot station has ... Continue Reading →

City councilman: Is Fishtrap Lake for sale to the highest bidder?

UPDATE DEC. 28: The LaPorte City Council ultimately annexed the Fishtrap Lake property at the Dec. 27 meeting. For more information, click on this link:  ... Continue Reading →

Update: County recycling program offers more info on bringing in prescription bottles

UPDATE DEC. 17: WNLP has gotten some inquiries on whether the prescription bottles brought in for recycling have to be completely clean of residue once the personal information is ... Continue Reading →

426 acres annexed in prime location for development in Michigan City

Information provided The City of Michigan City and its economic development commission (EDCMC) have annexed 426 acres of land for commercial and industrial development. Among owners ... Continue Reading →

County commission OKs funds for 7th EMS ambulance, crew

A message from the LaPorte County Emergency Medical Service Nov. 27, 2018: “We have exciting news! We now have all of the pieces in place to add a 7th ambulance crew to our rotation. ... Continue Reading →