Come meet the prohibitionists and “Hoosiers and Their Hooch” at the museum

Learn about the years of prohibition and the wily bootleggers who dodged the law when the LaPorte County History Society Museum hosts a traveling exhibit, “Hoosiers and Their Hooch: ... Continue Reading →
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February 21

Compiled by Mary Hedge, La Porte County Public Library 1920 The American farmer enters the political arena. A committee of seven, representing over 30 farm organizations, begins “weeding ... Continue Reading →
February 3

February 20

Compiled by Mary Hedge, La Porte County Public Library  1920 Rear Admiral Robert E. Peary, discoverer of the North pole, dies after an illness of several weeks. An operation for blood ... Continue Reading →
February 3

February 19

Compiled by Mary Hedge, La Porte County Public Library 1920 Forty thousand persons in Vienna are stricken with influenza. The lack of fuel is said to be mainly responsible. Cars have ... Continue Reading →
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February 18

Compiled by Mary Hedge, LaPorte County Public Library 1920 Dr. Grace Homan, who has returned from a special course of work in the Mayo hospital at Rochester, Minn., has again opened ... Continue Reading →
February 3

February 17

Compiled by Mary Hedge, LaPorte County Public Library 1920 More than 2200 pupils are packed into school rooms built for less than 1800. An addition to Maple school by September and ... Continue Reading →

A bit of history on this special day …

Valentine’s Day is known for cards, chocolates and flowers. But for WNLP readers who also appreciate knowing a little history behind this special day, History.com offers this ... Continue Reading →

In memory of Ned Kalb, sponsors seek nominations for leadership award

  Nominations are now being sought for the 9th Annual Ned E. Kalb Community Leadership Award.  The award was established in 2011, following the passing of Mr. Kalb, a true leader ... Continue Reading →
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February 14

Compiled by Mary Hedge, LaPorte County Public Library  1920 Thomas H. Boyd, the county’s pioneer druggist, passes away at his home, 1009 Indiana avenue, death resulting from diseases ... Continue Reading →
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February 13

Compiled by Mary Hedge, La Porte County Public Library 1920 France is threatening Germany with a blockade unless Germany takes steps to deliver coal promised to France under the terms ... Continue Reading →