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La PORTE — La Porte County may soon join the city of La Porte and Michigan City in taking a stand against unscrupulous construction firms doing business in the community.

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La PORTE — School districts across La Porte County are adjusting their schedules in response to Governor Eric Holcomb’s announcement that schools will be closed through the end of the school year in order to contain and mitigate the community spread of COVID-19.

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The interior of Betz Cleaners contains a row of shoe shine chairs and advertises “Hats Cleaned Blocked.” Blocking a hat gives the hat its shape. Betz Cleaners was located at the southeast corner of Michigan and Lincoln Way facing Michigan Avenue. For information regarding this photo, contact…

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Purdue Extension- La Porte County offers walking program

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INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana residents are beginning to complain about merchants charging exorbitant prices for toilet paper, food, cleaning products and other essential items during the coronavirus pandemic.

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La PORTE — With the number of local confirmed COVID-19 cases continuing to rise, La Porte Mayor Tom Dermody is asking the city's shoppers and retailers to do their part to help stem the coronavirus' spread.

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During the coronavirus pandemic crisis, The La Porte County Herald-Argus has dropped the paywall for major breaking virus-related stories. If you appreciate local journalism, please help us continue to keep La Porte County informed by considering a subscription. Learn more here.MICHIGAN CITY…

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La PORTE — Thirteen more people have died in Indiana from coronavirus-related illnesses, including the first in La Porte County, raising the state’s death toll to 78, health officials said Thursday.

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The Adams Bros. building on Depot Street in Rolling Prairie, built 1898. This may be the current Rolling Prairie U.S. Post Office building. Eugene R. Adams, 1860-1946, maintained a mercantile store in this building, selling buggies, groceries and dry goods. For information regarding this pho…

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La PORTE — With the devastation the COVID-19 crisis is inflicting on the world’s health – and economy – showing no signs of slowing, the La Porte County Commissioners are looking to halt the planned $22.5 million expansion of the Michigan City Courthouse.

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An 1880 photo of La Porte Medical College graduate Dr. William H. Wishard, 1816-1913. Wishard graduated in 1849 and was a pioneer of chloroform anesthesia. Wishard Memorial Hospital in Indianapolis was named after Wishard’s son, Dr. William Niles Wishard, the premier urologist of the Midwest…

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Lane closures on I-94 eastbound and westbound between U.S. 35 and state line

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La PORTE — Thanks to last week's enactment of the most substantial economic stimulus bill in the nation's history, relief is on the way to the nation's small businesses, beleaguered by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

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The home of Louis Decker, founder of Decker Hardware, at 1327 Second St., circa 1910. The home still stands, though modified. The railroad tracks can be seen behind the house. For information regarding this photo, contact mbarber@laportecountyhistory.org.

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La PORTE — Students from the La Porte Music Department participated in the Indiana State School Music Association State Solo and Ensemble Contest on Feb. 22 and Feb. 29 at North Central High School in Indianapolis.

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MICHIGAN CITY — Michigan City High School has announced its honor rolls for the third grading period of the 2019-20 school year.

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INDIANAPOLIS — Three more people have died from coronavirus-related illnesses, increasing Indiana's death toll to 35, and six cases have now been confirmed in La Porte County, state health officials said Monday.