Editor’s note: This is the second in a two-part series on the 50th anniversary of “Let’s Scare Jessica to Death,” which was directed by La Porte resident John Hancock.
MICHIGAN CITY — A man arrested on gun and drug charges on two separate occasions in less than two months remains free on his own recognizance after appearing in court on Thursday.
MICHIGAN CITY — The Michigan City Common Council’s Finance Committee met Thursday to make adjustments to the salaries proposed by Mayor Duane Parry and City Controller Yvonne Hoffmaster.
La PORTE — The Cutler Funeral Home and Cremation Center staff is excited to kick-off its 15th year of Bundle Up La Porte – a coat drive to help residents in need keep warm this winter.
Our community is mourning the tragic, violent death of a young 4-year-old boy this week. All of us want answers and justice. We want to know how this could happen to an innocent child.
MICHIGAN CITY — During Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October, staff at the Franciscan Health Breast Center Michigan City are emphasizing their work to remove barriers and enhance opportunities for early detection.
Postcard shows a typical farm home and outbuildings. Many farms included a substantial amount of land, producing large quantities of grain, cattle, hogs, etc. Sometimes farm buildings and homes were located a considerable distance from the main roads, down what was called a lane. These lanes…
La PORTE — There have been big changes since Rev. Jane Anabe came to The Presbyterian Church of La Porte as its new pastor.
Editor’s note: This is the first of two stories on the 50th anniversary of “Let’s Scare Jessica to Death.” The first part focuses on director and La Porte resident John Hancock, and his inspirations for the film. The second will focus on the making of the film and Hancock’s later horror pictures.
MERRILLVILLE — If Northwest Indiana experiences a cold winter over the next few months, NIPSCO natural gas customers can expect a big increase in their heating bills.
La PORTE — The city will once again be seeking a grant in 2022 to manage invasive aquatic vegetation on Clear Lake.
La PORTE — A La Porte man convicted of the rape of an intoxicated woman he met in a bar, has been sentenced to 14 years in prison, according to prosecutors.
La PORTE — A La Porte couple who accused staff at Kingsbury Elementary School of strapping their autistic, then-7-year-old daughter, into a homemade restraining chair in the classroom have settled a lawsuit against the district.
BASS LAKE — An Isreali developer of renewable energy projects broke ground on phase one of a huge solar farm project in Starke County, part of a $1.5 billion investment in its Indiana operations over the next five years.
MICHIGAN CITY — Unity Foundation of La Porte County has announced the recipients of its latest round of “Power for Good” Community Grants, totaling nearly $200,000 for 74 projects across La Porte County.
The Kingsford Heights Volunteer Fire Department leaders posed with their truck and certificates from the State of Indiana in 1987. Pictured are Capt. Bob Benthey, Assistant Chief Bob Harris, Capt. Allen Meyers, and Chief Bill Boisvert.
La PORTE — A La Porte County couple has been charged in connection with the death of their 4-year-old son, and are behind bars at the La Porte County Jail awaiting initial court hearings.
MICHIGAN CITY — Michigan City kids will have another place to pick up free books to read with the installation of the city’s latest Little Free Library by the Michiana Lions Club.
La PORTE — The ongoing war of words between county officials has taken up a lot of time at county meetings, led to a bevy of uncomplimentary emails and even a lawsuit.
La PORTE — A new roof, lighting and other upgrades are being planned for the La Porte Civic Auditorium.
La PORTE — Mark Francesconi, superintendent of the La Porte Community School Corporation, has been chosen by the Indiana Association of Public School Superintendents as its District I Superintendent of the Year for 2022.
La PORTE — American Licorice is helping candy lovers kick off their spooky celebrations with a newly-launched seasonal lineup from Sour Punch and Red Vines.
MICHIGAN CITY — Just in time for the developer information session they hosted Thursday, the Michigan City Redevelopment Commission voted unanimously to formally adopt a joint development agreement between the city and NICTD on the 11th Street Station Block.
La PORTE — Even with some changes made to its legislative district maps in 2021, Indiana is still considered among the most gerrymandered states in the country.
MICHIGAN CITY — More than 150 residents participated in this year’s Michigan City Walk to End Alzheimer’s and made it an overwhelming success.
MICHIGAN CITY — Arab American author Edward E. Curtis IV plans to surprise audiences in Michigan City with the early Islamic history of their own community.
La PORTE — Members of the Door Village Lions Club recently visited their three favorite schools – Kingsbury, Kingsford Heights and Riley elementaries – to present their comprehensive Lions Dictionary to every third-grader.
La PORTE — The Arts in the Park season for 2021 might be over, but the Fall Fox Fest promises fun for the whole family on Saturday.
FORT WAYNE — The American Red Cross continues to experience an emergency blood shortage that has caused the blood supply to drop to the lowest post-summer level in at least six years.
MICHIGAN CITY — Thanks in part to discussions arising from the COVID-19 pandemic, Ivy Tech Community College is participating in a pilot program to integrate updated infection control education into its nursing classes.
MICHIGAN CITY — A fitness studio unlike any the city’s seen before is inviting the public to its grand opening Spooktacular Extravaganza block party.
La PORTE — A “person of interest” has been taken into custody after sheriff’s deputies found a young child dead Monday morning in a home in southern La Porte County, according to police.
La PORTE — With the La Porte Community School Corp. nearly a month into its face-covering mandate and COVID-19 numbers trending downward, the school administration is continuing to monitor how the virus is impacting the district.
SOUTH BEND — Jury selection is scheduled to begin Tuesday in a civil trial in which a La Porte County couple claims a special education teacher at Kingsford Heights Elementary School strapped their 7-year-old autistic daughter into a restraining chair in class.
KNOX — A Starke County woman, missing for some seven hours in a wooded area near her home, was found early Friday by Porter Fire Chief Jay Craig’s “best buddy,” K-9 Jakob.