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Statement of La Porte County Prosecuting Attorney John Lake in response to The La Porte County Herald-Argus article with the online headline “Wood freed after guilty plea rejected on rape charge”:

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Congdon’s Sport Shop in Michigan City, pictured here in 1946, sold bikes, radios and hunting and fishing equipment. For information regarding this photo, contact mbarber@laportecountyhistory.org.

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MICHIGAN CITY – Washington Park will remain closed through Aug. 13, after the Michigan City Common Council voted unanimously on Thursday to extend the mayor’s executive order, which otherwise would have expired at midnight on Friday.

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La PORTE — The City of La Porte’s Office of Community Development and Planning has announced applications for a program funded through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Community Development Block Grant are available beginning Aug. 1 through Aug. 28.

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INDIANAPOLIS — With a reported 970 additional Hoosiers diagnosed with COVID-19 between Wednesday and Thursday, according to the Indiana State Department of Health, and the numbers of infections rising since lockdown ended, several state organizations are joining forces with the hope of impro…

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MICHIGAN CITY — Due to the tough economic times caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Michigan City Police Department has been having difficulty funding the more than $8,000 needed to train its K-9 Axel and his new handler.

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Statement of La Porte County Prosecuting Attorney John Lake in response to The News-Dispatch article with the online headline “Guilty plea rejected on rape charge, and convicted murderer set free by judge”:

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MICHIGAN CITY — After months of postponing in-person court appearances because of the pandemic, jury trials are set to resume on Monday in La Porte Superior Court 1.

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MICHIGAN CITY – After months of postponing in-person court appearances because of the pandemic, jury trials are set to resume on Monday in La Porte Superior Court 1.

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MICHIGAN CITY — Washington Park will remain closed through Aug. 13, after the Michigan City Common Council voted unanimously on Thursday to extend the mayor’s executive order, which otherwise would have expired at midnight on Friday.

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Brothers Alex and Frank Dreyer of Otis pose here shortly before Frank, right, was killed in action in France during World War I. For information regarding this photo, contact mbarber@laportecountyhistory.org.

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Parks announce new walking program

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La PORTE — Thirty-six La Porte County residents recently graduated from Leadership La Porte County’s 36th Adult Class during a socially distanced ceremony at Kesling Park.

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INDIANAPOLIS — With a reported 970 additional Hoosiers diagnosed with COVID-19 between Wednesday and Thursday, according to the Indiana State Department of Health, and the numbers of infections rising since lockdown ended, several state organizations are joining forces with the hope of impro…

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La PORTE — It wasn’t going to happen this year. The youth group wouldn’t be spending a week in northern Michigan on a mission trip because Westminster Camp at Higgins Lake is closed due to the pandemic. It was time to rethink the concept.

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MICHIGAN CITY — The continued closure of Washington Park will be the topic of discussion when the Michigan City Common Council convenes for the fourth time in two weeks to discuss the issue Thursday.

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This stately woman and her dog are pausing for a moment inside the peristyle in Washington Park, Michigan City. The peristyle was completed in 1893, and was donated by John Barker and styled after a building at the 1893 Columbian Exposition. It was demolished in 1969. For information regardi…

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MC Park Board meeting rescheduled

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Compiled from Michigan City Police Department reports