Moments in Time, May 21

Compiled by Mary Hedge, LaPorte County Public Library May 21, 1919 — Jack Dempsey makes plain to his trainers that he is a prizefighter but not a lifesaver when waters sweep ... Continue Reading →

Moments in Time, May 20

Compiled by Mary Hedge, LaPorte County Public Library May 20, 1919 — A man who slayed his brother is committed to the insane hospital in Michigan City for the rest of his life. ... Continue Reading →

Moments in Time, May 18

Compiled by Mary Hedge, LaPorte County Public Library May 18, 1919 — St. John’s Lutheran Church voting members discuss plans to erect a parish building on B Street because ... Continue Reading →

Moments in Time, May 17

Compiled by Mary Hedge, LaPorte County Public Library May 17, 1919 — The United States agrees to keep troops on the Rhine and keep the U.S. flag flying over German territory ... Continue Reading →

LPHS Class of 1969 invites alum to gather July 6

LaPorte High School’s Class of 1969 is celebrating its 50-year class reunion July 6, 2019, at the LaPorte Civic Auditorium. Reunion details are available at lphs69.com. Inquiries ... Continue Reading →

Moments in Time, May 16

Compiled by Mary Hedge, LaPorte County Public Library May 16, 1919 — Corsets and all the mysterious things women wear under their outer dress are luxuries and taxed in the new ... Continue Reading →

Moments in Time, May 14

Compiled by Mary Hedge, LaPorte County Public Library May 14, 1919 — The principal of Central School notified police that some boys are remaining out of school for no reason. ... Continue Reading →

Kankakee existed as a whistle-stop (but Rolling Prairie won the name game)

By Fern Eddy Schultz, La Porte County Historian Early in the history of La Porte County, there were those attempting to promote the name of Kankakee for the village of Rolling Prairie. ... Continue Reading →

Once inside, LPHS Prom attendees forgot the rain and danced the night away

WNLP photos by Bob Wellinski OK, it was not a good night for outdoor photos. But the real fun starts at the Civic Auditorium on LaPorte High School Prom night, and the May 11, 2019, ... Continue Reading →

Moments in Time, May 13

Compiled by Mary Hedge, LaPorte County Public Library May 13, 1919 — Two Ford touring cars were stolen last night. One was on State Street and belonged to a man who was at a ... Continue Reading →