CHESTERTON — With more weekend events in Chicago and employees beginning to return to their offices, South Shore Line ridership is continuing to grow.
La PORTE — A Chesterton resident whose reckless homicide charge for allegedly killing a La Porte man was upgraded to murder last week, appeared for his initial hearing in La Porte County Circuit Court on Friday.
MICHIGAN CITY — Lake Michigan water safety was a topic this summer, with at least two drownings, a near-drowning and a lack of lifeguards for Washington Park, but the beach should be a lot safer for the rest of the season.
Bell Telephone Company operators are shown at work at the company offices at 8th and Pine streets in Michigan City in 1947. For more information about this photo, contact mbarber@laporte countyhistory.org.
MICHIGAN CITY — The man charged with the murder of 39-year-old Aaron Luncsford and attempted murder of a 43-year-old Michigan City man – among other crimes – has been scheduled to face a jury beginning Dec. 20.
MICHIGAN CITY — Katie Eaton, president of the Michigan City Chamber of Commerce, has been elected to a three-year term on the board of directors for the Indiana Chamber Executives Association.
MICHIGAN CITY — A local theater group has a new administration and a new lineup of performances as it opens its 72nd season.
Television star Duncan Renaldo played the Cisco Kid on a show of the same name between 1950 and 1956. He appeared on the show with his horse, Diablo, and sidekick, Pancho. It was the first TV show filmed in color. He is shown here at an appearance during the La Porte County Fair in 1956.
CHICAGO — The U.S. Department of Justice has launched five cross-jurisdictional strike forces to help reduce gun violence by disrupting illegal firearms trafficking, and one of them will be keeping an eye on Northwest Indiana.
INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Department of Workforce Development and Ivy Tech Community College, in collaboration with Amazon Web Services, will bring cloud computing education courses and certifications to high schools and community colleges.
La PORTE — La Porte’s Clear Lake is getting some long overdue love with plans for significant improvements to its walking trail.
LONG BEACH — A suicidal woman – who drove her SUV into Lake Michigan after abandoning her daughter along a roadside – was rescued by police in Long Beach on Friday morning, but not without a struggle.
MICHIGAN CITY — A majority stake in a global producer of sensors and instrumentation headquartered in Michigan City has been purchased by a private equity firm.
Following the last glacier of the ice age, deep pits were left behind that filled with the melting of ice blocks, forming hundreds of lakes in the northernmost part of Indiana.
VALPARAISO — A La Porte man whom police said was harassing people waiting to get into the Porter County Fair was arrested Thursday night on charges of public intoxication and disorderly conduct.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Former U.S. Rep. Tom Graves, president/CEO of Ervin Graves Strategy Group, has announced that La Porte native Allison Feikes has joined the firm as a vice president in the government relations practice.
WESTVILLE — Earlier this spring, Purdue University Northwest added several new housing units. The mini complexes were designed for the newest residents on the PNW campuses – honey bees.
Moviegoers are shown at the Tivoli Theatre on Franklin Street in Michigan City in 1952. The movie was “The Wild Blue Yonder,” the story of the B-29 Superfortress, starring Wendell Corey and Vera Ralston. The girl in the foreground is wearing saddle shoes and bobby socks. The Tivoli opened in…
CHICAGO — The IRS Criminal Investigation Division is warning taxpayers about Child Tax Credit-related scams, which criminals may use to steal money and personal information.
MICHIGAN CITY — In describing the focus of the repurposed St. Anthony Hospital campus, the Bishop of the Diocese of Gary compares its mission to the story of Jesus healing an afflicted woman hidden in the crowd.
La PORTE — While the Indiana Supreme Court has proposed allowing legal publications to be posted on its website, La Porte County officials still want legal notices to be published in local newspapers.
INDIANAPOLIS — Ivy Tech Community College has been selected to serve as a provider of adult education at Indiana Department of Correction facilities, statewide, including two in La Porte County.
La PORTE — The La Porte County Fair Board honored 45 youth who have been involved with 4-H for 10 years, and presented scholarships at the annual 10-Year Recognition Night prior to the La Porte County Fair.
La Porte City Police Chief Paul Brettin, right, swears in new officer Taylor Atkinson at Tuesday’s La Porte Board of Public Works and Safety meeting. Atkinson, from Wanatah, previously worked in construction for 11 years. The La Porte Police Department is now at 44 officers, up from 31 last year.
MICHIGAN CITY — Teenagers interested in expanding their artistic and creative skill set have the opportunity to join a group dedicated to developing both their talents and portfolios.
Fox Woolen Mills baseball team, date unknown. First row, left to right, Harry Beck, Walt Huge, Warren Bowman, Heine Guelzo, Ed Stoeke; top row, Bob Quinn, George Gehrke, Moore, Hoelocker, Ray Stoewer, Walt Giese.
MICHIGAN CITY — While it’s not your typical food truck, the vehicle parked at Weatherstone Village on Thursday certainly served the same purpose – providing children with healthy food through the summer.
La PORTE — It’s been more than a year since 20-year-old Tyler Terusiak was fatally shot in La Porte, and the man who police say fired the shots has now been charged with murder.
UNION MILLS — Masks will be optional for students and staff in the South Central and New Prairie school systems when the 2021-22 school year resumes, though they will be required on school buses.
La PORTE — New life – in the form of a restaurant, bar and outdoor recreational site – may be coming to a long-empty property on Pine Lake Avenue in La Porte.
MICHIGAN CITY — Several La Porte County school districts are waiting on possible updated guidance before announcing their masking and other COVID-19-related policies for the upcoming school year.
ITASCA, Ill. – In updated guidance for the 2021-22 school year, the American Academy of Pediatrics strongly recommends everyone older than age 2 wear masks, regardless of vaccination status.
MICHIGAN CITY — Guests can watch the talents behind Dunes Summer Theatre’s “Forever Plaid” and “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” tackle the hits of Broadway at “Cabaret at the Gardens: Music Under the Stars.”
Americans are planning trips as the COVID-19 pandemic winds down and the travel industry is beginning to take off again. As usual, with any phenomenon, scammers will be on the prowl.
MICHIGAN CITY — When it comes to creating murals, Michigan City artist Neil Kienitz is wrapping it up where it all began.