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 →

Author will speak about local Battle of the Bulge soldiers on May 25

The LaPorte County Historical Society Museum will host author Barry J. Veden on Saturday, May 25, 2019, at 1 p.m. in the museum meeting room. Veden, who wrote “My Heroes: The ... Continue Reading →

Historical society could use some museum volunteers

Information submitted You are invited to join the LaPorte County Historical Society family! The society needs volunteers to man the front desk on Thursdays and Fridays, and to assist ... Continue Reading →

Moments in Time, May 11

Compiled by Mary Hedge, LaPorte County Public Library May 11, 1919 — Chicken thieves are again molesting the quiet and law-abiding poultry raisers of the city. Seven birds were ... Continue Reading →

Moments in Time, May 10

Compiled by Mary Hedge, LaPorte County Public Library May 10, 1919 — LaPorte now has a branch of the Independent Order of Foresters with a charter membership of 87. The order ... Continue Reading →

Moments in Time, May 9

Compiled by Mary Hedge, LaPorte County Public Library May 9, 1919 — The little local boy who ran away to Cincinnati is still there because his people have not sent the money ... Continue Reading →