Add this to your list of highway work to perhaps avoid: U.S. 20 and Ind. 2 “dogbone” project to begin March 18

The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) has announced that work will begin Monday, March 18, 2019, to improve the intersection of U.S. 20 and Ind. 2 east of LaPorte, near ... Continue Reading →

VITA reps will prepare your taxes for free at LaPorte Salvation Army

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program is offering free preparation of federal and state income tax returns at the LaPorte Salvation Army, 3240 Monroe St. The VITA volunteers ... Continue Reading →

Flashback: Sen. Birch Bayh visits “enemy camp” at LP County Fair ca. 1980

Photo by Bob Wellinski Former U.S. Senator from Indiana Birch Bayh, who passed away March 14, 2019, at age 91, was best remembered as a champion of girls’ and women’s rights, ... Continue Reading →

Stabosz: I will take no corporate or PAC contributions

Press release submitted Timothy Stabosz, Republican candidate for Mayor of LaPorte,  declared that his campaign committee, Citizens for Stabosz, will refuse all contributions from ... Continue Reading →

Who said there’s no fun in politics? Mayor’s Ball proves differently

WNLP photos by Bob Wellinski Mayor Mark Krentz and his wife Laura hosted the 2019 Mayor’s Ball at the LaPorte Civic Auditorium March 9, 2019. Sushi Roll provided music for ... Continue Reading →

Suzanne Miller is a candidate for First Ward LaPorte City Council

Information submitted Suzanne L. Miller is a candidate for LaPorte’s First Ward City Council seat. She will be a candidate in the May 7 Republican primary. “I am totally committed ... Continue Reading →

Reminder: Work on LP overpass begins; major lane restrictions planned through October

The first bridge deck replacement in the LaPorte overpass’s 4-decade history will result in major lane restrictions from March through October 2019, according to the LaPorte office ... Continue Reading →

Bitter cold led to emergency repair of Franklin Street Bridge, scheduled to reopen in April

WNLP story and photos by Mike Kellems The handsome and iconic bridge that spans Franklin Street in Michigan City is in its second week of emergency repairs and remains closed ... Continue Reading →

LaPorte chamber, GLEDC form alliance to share talent and ideas

Information submitted In an effort to build a high-functioning, multi-faceted economic development and business support center, the Greater LaPorte Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors ... Continue Reading →

Larry Pinkerton is seeking 5th Ward LaPorte City Council seat

Press release submitted Larry Pinkerton is a candidate for LaPorte’s 5th Ward City Council seat. He will be a candidate in the May 7 Republican primary. Pinkerton, 72, of 1612 ... Continue Reading →