INDIANAPOLIS — Two more COVID-19-related deaths were reported in La Porte County in recent days and Indiana’s death toll reached 139, while the total number of cases approached 5,000, state health officials said Monday.
MICHIGAN CITY — A 29-year-old Chicago man was shot to death Sunday in Michigan City’s Midtown area, the city’s third homicide of the year, according to police.
UNION TWP. — A Starke County man is facing felony charges for allegedly being intoxicated when he caused a crash on U.S. 6 that left a Kingsford Heights woman dead on Friday.
MICHIGAN CITY — Local businesses and organizations are stepping up to join the fight to stop the spread of COVID-19 by donating needed supplies to healthcare facilities and first responders.
The Crown Cycle Company advertisement, 1895, states “Crown Cycles Built by Crown Cycle Company, La Porte, Indiana, are High Class Exclusively.” Later, Crown bicycles were built by La Porte’s Great Western Manufacturing Company, an 1898 merger of four smaller companies, which continued in bus…
MICHIGAN CITY – Economic Development Corporation Michigan City and the Michigan City Chamber of Commerce are working to ensure that local businesses can recover from the coronavirus shutdown.
Citizens Concerned for the Homeless has been operating local food rescue efforts for over a year with distributions all over the county in a structured protocol coordinated with the federal government (Feeding America) and Food Bank of Northern Indiana. COVID-19 changed many things, such as …
HAMMOND and WESTVILLE — Purdue University Northwest (PNW) and Northern Indiana Public Service Company (NIPSCO) announced that NIPSCO has created an endowment to establish a professorship in Engineering Simulation.
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.
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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MICHIGAN CITY — A Michigan City man who allegedly admitted to murdering his mother early last month has been ordered to undergo two mental health evaluations.
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…
MICHIGAN CITY — In an attempt to keep city government running during an unprecedented public health emergency, the Michigan City Common Council gathered via Zoom video conference Friday to try a new meeting format.
INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Farm Bureau has donated $5,000 to Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana to help provide food to those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
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.
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.
La PORTE — Beechwood Golf Course will close until May 1 to help limit the spread of the coronavirus, according to City of La Porte Park Superintendent Mark Schreiber.
INDIANAPOLIS – State Rep. Jim Pressel, R-Rolling Prairie, encourages Hoosier workers and small businesses impacted by the coronavirus pandemic to access recently expanded state and federal resources for help.
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MICHIGAN CITY – In what one area business called "amazing project in which the children themselves are the helpers," some Michigan City students are doing their part to help the COVID-19 relief effort.
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.
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…
MICHIGAN CITY — Marquette Catholic High School senior Aidan McDonnell has been named an Indiana Academic Regional All-Star by the Indiana Association of School Principals.
INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana is offering a new grant opportunity to support historic preservation work, public art and other projects that commemorate Indiana women’s history, and promote visits to Main Street communities.
MICHIGAN CITY — Franciscan Health is inviting all to participate in the exclusive virtual screening of “RESILIENCE-The Biology of Stress & The Science of Hope” and a live Twitter Townhall®.
GARY — In response to SAT and ACT exams being canceled for the immediate future due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), Indiana University Northwest announced that standardized test scores will be waived for applicants to be considered for fall 2020 admission. Instead, admission to the univ…
INDIANAPOLIS — Two funds honoring the legacy of a retired Eli Lilly chemist will provide grants to organizations working to preserve significant African American landmarks in Indiana.
INDIANAPOLIS – Several voter advocacy groups are calling on Indiana officials to assure that Hoosier voters are safe when casting ballots, and that all those ballots are counted.
INDIANAPOLIS – Sixteen more people have died in Indiana from coronavirus-related illnesses, raising the state’s virus death toll to 65 as its confirmed cases surged by more than 400, state health officials said Wednesday.
STEVENSVILLE, Mich. — Growing up on the family farm in Springfield Township, Mark O’Donnell has spent his entire life catching and wrangling all sorts of critters and creatures.
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.
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…
KANKAKEE TWP. — At about 11:27 a.m. Tuesday, deputies were dispatched to the area of U.S. 20 and CR-350E, in rural Kankakee Township, reference a shots fired complaint.
La PORTE — J&J’s Pizza Shack of La Porte has announced a reading incentive program for La Porte County students while they are out of school.
La PORTE — La Porte County Herald-Argus sports editor Jim Peters is one of three Indiana sportswriters to be honored with a 2020 “Sweet” award by state basketball coaches.
INDIANAPOLIS – Fourteen more people have died in Indiana from coronavirus-related illnesses, increasing the state’s death toll to 49 as confirmed cases surged past 2,000, state health officials said Tuesday.
MICHIGAN CITY — Three people were injured in a drive-by shooting in the Midtown neighborhood early Monday, at the same address where eight children were threatened by gunfire about a week earlier.
La PORTE – The United Way of La Porte County has announced that American Licorice has joined the ranks of businesses making donations to the COVID-19 Relief Fund.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
MICHIGAN CITY — At the onset of the coronavirus crisis in the United States, a local pantry and resource center held an emergency staff meeting on how to respond.