Moments in Time, Sept. 14

Compiled by Mary Hedge, LaPorte County Public Library Sept. 14, 1919 — About 200 county farmers meet in the little courtroom in the courthouse to organize a chapter of the Indiana ... Continue Reading →

Moments in Time, Sept. 13

Compiled by Mary Hedge, LaPorte County Public Library Sept. 13, 1919 — La Porte school enrollment: Central-850, Maple-462, Park-274, Pine Lake-57, high school-327. Sept. 13, ... Continue Reading →

We will never forget

WNLP photo by Mike Kellems In honor of the loved and the lost, a garrison flag flies at half-staff over I-94 on the 18th anniversary of the 9-11 attacks on America. Continue Reading →

Moments in Time, Sept. 12

Compiled by Mary Hedge, La Porte County Public Library Sept. 12, 1919 — As the result of previously forbidden La Porte High School initiation, Wilbur Boardman is at home seriously ... Continue Reading →

Moments in Time, Sept. 11

Compiled by Mary Hedge, La Porte County Public Library Sept. 11, 1919 — Rolling Prairie witnessed the largest crowds in its history when people from all over the county gathered ... Continue Reading →

James Whitcomb Riley was a no-show in La Porte, but his name is on a school and a street here

By Fern Eddy Schultz, La Porte County Historian A traveling exhibit from the Indiana Historical Society entitled “Golden Age of Indiana Literature” is being featured at ... Continue Reading →

Moments in Time, Sept. 10

Compiled by Mary Hedge, La Porte County Public Library   Sept. 10, 1919 — Two hundred employees of the Standard Steel Car Works in Hammond, protected by guards, march to work, ... Continue Reading →

Moments in Time, Sept. 9

Compiled by Mary Hedge, La Porte County Public Library Sept. 9, 1919 — La Porte is to have a wholesale candy factory within 30 days on Michigan Avenue. It will employ 30-50 people. Sept. ... Continue Reading →

Free Smithsonian Museum Day at LaPorte County museum Sept. 21

The La Porte County Historical Society is pleased to announce its participation in Smithsonian magazine’s 15th annual free Museum Day. To visit the La Porte County Historical Society ... Continue Reading →

Moments in Time, Sept. 7

Compiled by Mary Hedge, LaPorte County Public Library Sept. 7, 1919 — All records were broken on the opening day of city schools. Basements may be pressed into service to accommodate ... Continue Reading →