Ernest Taylor Pyle was born on April 3, 1900, on a farm in Vermillion County near Dana, Indiana. He was the only child of Maria (Taylor) and William Clyde Pyle.
Christmas in 1944 was like no other for the American soldiers stationed in Belgium during World War II. Otto Giese, from La Porte, had enlisted on May 10, 1943, in Indianapolis and was assigned to the Medical Corps. He and several other young Medical Corps men were invited to a Christmas din…
I read with intense interest Leigh Morris’s critique of what it means to be considered a RINO and perceived connection to former President Donald Trump.
The legendary Chicago-New York Electric Air Line Railroad was first proposed in 1905 as an incredible way for passengers to travel between America’s two largest cities in ten hours for only $10.
The TRIO programs, located on the campus of Purdue University Northwest, are federally funded by the U.S. Department of Education to provide students in Northwest Indiana access to higher education.
Ahhh, the wonders of fall, unquestionably my favorite season. The dazzling array of autumn colors, the exotic beauty of an Indian summer afternoon, and who can resist the intoxicating scent of burning leaves? It conjures up memories of high school football games, bonfires and hayrides.
All hail another spectacular fall, my favorite season. This October, I turned 80! I can’t believe I’ve been roaming the Earth for eight decades.
Violent crime is a social ill that negatively impacts millions of people every year in the U.S. While considerable resources are devoted to crime prevention at the local, state and federal levels – and justifiably so – it’s important that we do everything in our power to lift up those impact…
Despite the arrival of August and the impending fall, it’s still summer. Those lazy, hazy days are still upon us and there is still time to take a walk down Memory Lane.
The auditor’s op/ed trying to explain the withdrawal of the county’s A+ rating is incomplete at best. It’s just the latest in a series of mistakes by his office that are avoidable had he only communicated with others, cooperated or asked for help.
Residents, faith leaders, social and environmental justice groups, and elected officials condemn NIPSCO’s refusal to clean up the toxic mess they’ve created on the shore of Lake Michigan and implore the IURC to take action against the proposed electric rate hike.
The matter of La Porte County having its A+ bond rating withdrawn by S&P Global was simple and straightforward, and not at all as County Attorney Shaw Friedman has represented it.
If your driveway needs paving or repairs, don’t trust just anyone to do the job. BBB Scam Tracker has received numerous reports of unscrupulous contractors who trick homeowners with supposedly good deals.
Having access to clean water and air is an essential right. Protecting the environment is also a vital component to achieving long-term economic viability for any community.
Transit-oriented development (TOD) is probably the biggest opportunity for Michigan City to revitalize and expand our downtown in more than 20 years. It will provide $100 million of public investment just inside Michigan City alone.
With the rising prices of gas and seemingly everything else, restaurants, travel companies, rideshares and other businesses are tacking on new fees to the basic costs of their services.
When the state of Indiana officially closed our fiscal books on June 30, we collected $1.24 billion more than was last forecasted, which has created over $6 billion in reserves. In short, Indiana’s economy continues an unprecedented growth rate, thanks to employers and employees investing th…
Did you know that July is designated as Military Consumer Month? According to the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Military Consumer Month is an annual observance to increase awareness of consumer protections and financial readiness for service members, veterans and military families.
Many college students are looking for flexible, part-time employment to help cover school expenses. Finding a job can be difficult, and students feel pressure to find work quickly. If this situation describes you or a student in your life, watch out for scams.
In 2010, the U.S. Senate passed a resolution designating June as National Internet Safety month and calling on internet safety organizations, law enforcement, educators, community leaders, parents and volunteers to increase efforts to raise the level of awareness in the U.S. regarding the ne…
With COVID-19 restrictions easing up, many people are looking forward to fun festivals this summer. As usual, scammers are finding ways to take advantage of this building excitement. This time, they are cashing in with phony events.
Between 1840 and 1930, more than 1 million Swedes immigrated to the U.S. That was 1/4th of Sweden’s population in the late 1800s. The largest numbers came from the south-central area of Sweden called Smaland, which is where all of my ancestors had lived.
BBB Serving Northern Indiana recognizes that in the aftermath of the mass shootings in Uvalde, Texas, and Buffalo, New York, many people will want to help in any way possible, and that often means contributing to fundraisers to help survivors and families of the victims.
On Memorial Day, 1945, the war in Europe had ended but the fighting in the Pacific continued. Lt. Gen. Lucian Truscott spoke at the Sicily-Rome American Cemetery at Nettuno, Italy.
A couple of weeks ago, three of my old pals flew into town. After a forgettable round of golf we settled into a local watering hole where drinks, cigars and stories of our sordid pasts were passed around.
As the job market continues to fluctuate, scammers continue to find new ways to spice up old tricks. A new scam has surfaced tricking job hunters into believing they have an interview offer from a recruiter.
Captain Lucius T. Harding was a farmer, dairyman, stockman and one of the most prominent and highly respected citizens in La Porte, but he was most well-known for operating his hotel, summer cottages and his famous steamboats that traveled through La Porte’s channels and lakes.
Many students are looking forward to walking across the stage soon to receive their degrees and start their lives after college soon. However, shortly after graduation, student loan payments often come due. This daunting idea has become a possible payday for scam artists.
Like many young people, I once dreamed of being a police officer. The thought of chasing bad guys, wearing a uniform and driving a fast car with sirens wailing was exhilarating.
Shopping local in a post-COVID-19 world is even more vital than before. Small businesses are still recovering from the impact of the pandemic and need the support of their community members.
As April’s Financial Literacy Month comes to a close, it’s a good time to review tips for consumers to improve their financial literacy.
Buy Now, Pay Later loans are becoming a popular way to buy large items with bite-sized payments. BNPL is a type of loan that allows consumers to take their item home immediately while paying for it in bi-weekly installments.
With donations to Ukrainian causes rising – scammers aren’t very far behind. The Ukrainian government has been accepting cryptocurrency as a form of donation, but with the uncertainty and confusion behind cryptocurrency and the war, scammers have quickly latched on to create a scam to pull o…
With the passing of House Enrolled Act 1003 by the Indiana State Legislature, the Nursing Indiana Back to Health law, several barriers have been removed to filling the nursing shortage in Indiana.
William Adrian Jones was born in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, on Nov. 23, 1849, to Nathan and Sarah Gilman Jones. His parents both died when he was a child.
Brewster Higley VI, the third child of Brewster Higley V and Achsah Everts, was born in Rutland, Ohio, on Nov. 30, 1823, three months after the death of his father.
Internet auctions are becoming more common, and more accessible. An online auction can offer a variety of items such as cars, motorhomes, boats, designer goods and other high-priced items.
I discuss the topic of leadership a lot in our home. It isn’t a surprise as my wife and I have multiple combat tours between us. Together, we have over 40 years of collective military leadership experience and the honor of leading troops into combat.