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La PORTE — With coronavirus cases spiking across the country, La Porte’s mayor is ordering masks for all employees and customers inside businesses to keep it from happening in the city.

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La PORTE — Indiana’s junior senator hopes Washington will soon deliver another round of COVID-related relief to the nation’s ailing businesses – especially those that have fallen through the cracks following last spring’s stimulus bill.

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Joseph Bailey Fine Shoes & Rubbers. Joseph Bailey bought out Morton & Booth and started in the boot and shoe business, circa 1860, in Noble Township, most likely in Union Mills. For information regarding this photo, contact mbarber@laportecountyhistory.org.

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INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana’s statewide community resource referral agency, Indiana 211, is now part of the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration, making it easier to get the resources you need, and soon to include help in recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Art Cross (1918-2005) was an American race car driver. Cross began racing midget cars in 1938. He won the first Indy 500 “Rookie of the Year” award after a fifth-place finish in the 1952 Indy 500. Cross used his take to purchase a farm in La Porte County. Cross finished second in the 1953 In…

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Stress-free money management classes offered

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PORTAGE — A Portage woman told police that she should be allowed to go home because she worked at the Indiana State Prison, but that didn’t stop her from being arrested on a drunken driving charge, according to authorities.

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La PORTE — Clear Lake Boulevard may again become a two-way road, according to a proposed state plan for a new overpass at the Tipton Street railroad crossing.

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La PORTE — Women in Leadership of La Porte County (WILL) has announced that their July speaker, via Zoom, will be Blair Milo, Indiana’s Secretary of Career Connections and Talent.

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This 4th of July Sears float featured a wringer washer on the top of the float, circa 1950. In 1947, Kenmore, Sears appliance brand, offered its first automatic, agitator-type washer for $239.95, which featured one-speed, one water level, one cycle, and three water temperatures. More than 20…

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La PORTE — With the extreme summer heat, Water Superintendent Tim Werner is reminding La Porte residents to practice “wise watering” when irrigating lawns.

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The corner at the intersection of I and 10th streets in La Porte is probably best known for the activities that reportedly occurred in the Andrew house.

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Universal Woodcrafters, shown here on Feb. 23, 1978, was at the corner of State and Perry. It was later remodeled into the medical building at 1300 State St. which was just recently torn down to make way for a parking lot for the new hospital. For information regarding this photo, contact mb…

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FORT WAYNE — This July, the American Red Cross and WONDER WOMAN 1984 are joining forces to save the day for patients in need of lifesaving blood transfusions.