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 →

Galloway leaves city council to become clerk-treasurer

4th Ward LaPorte City Councilman Roger Galloway has a new post after being chosen at a GOP caucus to replace the late Clerk-Treasurer Teresa Ludlow. Ludlow, who was clerk-treasurer ... Continue Reading →

Donnelly wins in LP County, but Braun ousts him from Senate seat districtwide; Lake defeats Espar for prosecutor; Brillson edges Gramarossa for commission. 49% voter turnout. Full election results here.

EDITOR’S NOTE: An impressive 49 percent of LaPorte County’s registered voters (37,790 of the 77,118 registered) cast ballots in the midterm election Nov. 6, 2018. (In contrast, ... Continue Reading →

Ludlow’s strong spirit will still sound with drum outside City Hall

WNLP photos and story by Bob Wellinski Those who knew the late Teresa Ludlow knew that she “marched to the beat of her own drum.” So it’s only fitting ... Continue Reading →

Center Township Trustee Pierzakowski receives 2 state awards

Lisa  Pierzakowski was named 2018 Trustee of the Year by the Indiana Township Association (ITA) during its annual educational conference held in Indianapolis in September 2018. ... Continue Reading →