Do you have old appliances, meds, oil? Papers to shred? Here’s the 2019 collection calendar

Information from SWD LaPorte County residents are fortunate to have a Solid Waste District that holds special collections of various items that aren’t accepted in bi-weekly recycling. ... Continue Reading →

Educate yourself on the May 7 primary candidates at 2 forums March 28, April 4

Information provided The League of Women Voters of LaPorte County and the Better Government Study Group will host two Candidate Forums this election season in anticipation of the May ... Continue Reading →

Chessie Trail Phase 1 dedication is March 29; signage and signals are ready to go

Information from LaPorte Park and Recreation Department  After months of anticipation, the City of LaPorte will dedicate the first phase of the Chessie Trail, a mile-long stretch ... Continue Reading →

You can help the shelter critters: Next volunteer session is March 26

You can walk the dogs or play with them in the yard, you can pet the kitties in their special cozy room, and more. Come and learn about volunteering at the LaPorte County Small Animal ... Continue Reading →

Can’t you just smell that rich soil? Master Gardeners’ Spring Garden Show is March 23

Information provided Come and be inspired, and bring your kids to be inspired, too. The LaPorte County Master Gardeners’ Spring Garden Show will take place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. ... Continue Reading →

North American Brass Company to play April 7

The North American Brass Company will perform Sunday, April 7, at 3 p.m. at The Presbyterian Church, 307 Kingsbury Ave., LaPorte. This is a classically trained brass quintet ... Continue Reading →

Kids can ride free on any South Shore train between March 23-April 6

Information provided With spring break right around the corner, the South Shore Line is expanding its Kids Ride Free program from March 23 – April 6. The South Shore selected this ... Continue Reading →

Add this to your list of highway work to perhaps avoid: U.S. 20 and Ind. 2 “dogbone” project to begin March 18

The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) has announced that work will begin Monday, March 18, 2019, to improve the intersection of U.S. 20 and Ind. 2 east of LaPorte, near ... Continue Reading →

Dr. Barbara Backer to give history of LaPorte hospitals March 23 at museum

Photos and information provided On Saturday, March 23, at 1 p.m., Dr. Barbara Backer will present “The Early History of LaPorte Hospitals” at the LaPorte County Historical Society ... Continue Reading →

VITA reps will prepare your taxes for free at LaPorte Salvation Army

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program is offering free preparation of federal and state income tax returns at the LaPorte Salvation Army, 3240 Monroe St. The VITA volunteers ... Continue Reading →