July 30

  Compiled by Mary Hedge, La Porte County Public Library  1921 The Pageant of Progress, the greatest exhibition in Chicago since the world’s fair more than 25 years ago, opens. ... Continue Reading →

Moments in Time … in photographs

  Photos and information from La Porte County Historical Society Museum (Click on photos to enlarge) The Tivoli Theatre in Michigan City (here in 1937) was built in 1922 on the ... Continue Reading →

Arlene Lighthall: New ties to the Old Country, Part I 

  WNLP editor’s note: Here’s another chapter from the memoirs of La Porte native Arlene (Ahlgrim) Lighthall. Arlene, who now lives in Del Mar, Calif., grew up in La Porte. ... Continue Reading →

July 29

  Compiled by Mary Hedge, La Porte County Public Library 1921 There were contests, races, ball games, dancing, and a band concert at the grocers’, butchers’ and bakers’ and ... Continue Reading →

Mark your calendars: Celebrate Riley’s 100th at Sept. 2 open house

  The public is invited to celebrate the 100th birthday of Riley Elementary School at an open house Thursday, Sept. 2, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the school, 516 Weller Ave. If you are ... Continue Reading →

July 28

  Compiled by Mary Hedge, La Porte County Public Library 1921 Dr. Stone, president of Purdue University, loses his life in the wilds of a Canadian mountain trip. He was with his ... Continue Reading →

MC transfers Barker Mansion ownership to foundation; renovated site to reopen in fall

  Press release and photos provided (click photos to enlarge) Title to the Barker Mansion in Michigan City has been transferred from the City of Michigan City to The Barker Mansion ... Continue Reading →

July 27

  Compiled by Mary Hedge, La Porte County Public Library 1921 Queen Alexandra, despite her 76 years, joins in sports at a London hospital bazaar. 1971 The La Porte County Council ... Continue Reading →

Moments in Time … in photos

  Photos and information courtesy of La Porte County Historical Society Pictured above is the La Porte First National Bank sign in 1959. First National Bank was located at the ... Continue Reading →

July 26

  Compiled by Mary Hedge, La Porte County Public Library 1921 When the one million dollar convent of the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ at Donaldson, Ind., is ready for dedication, ... Continue Reading →