Category Archives: LaPorte

LaPorte Winterfest 2021 Announced

     The annual WinterFest, returns in late January with some New Activities. Changes have been made to the Annual Winterfest due to  restrictions in place to stop the spread of COVID-19. There are events available for everyone even though It will look and feel different than in the past. This Annual Event is hosted by…

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Lake, Porter and Porter County Covid Test Sites

More NWIndiana Testing Sites Announced     Current Covid Conditions are by far the most challenging time that any of us has spent. The COVID-19 pandemic has altered so many aspects of our lives. The concept and realization that things are just going to be “normal” again is something that is hard to comprehend. Yes,…

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Downtown Cooke Walk Is ON ! Laporte Indiana

     Visitors can fill their very own LaPorte cookie tins on Sat, Dec 12th  as part of the 6th Annual Downtown Cookie Walk. The event starts at 10am at the Greater LaPorte Chamber of Commerce, Tins cost $10.       Cookie Tins Must Be Picked up by 3:30 pm TODAY, Thursday Dec. 10th! at…

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LaPorte County Covid-19 Is Code Orange

     Across the State of Indiana and LaPorte County, cases, deaths and hospitalizations from Covid-19 have reached new alarming highs in the past few days. The Governor has instituted some new restrictions that are incorporated herein and he has given discretion to local health departments to take other such actions as are necessary to address…

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Michigan City Announces Snowflake Parade

With the Holiday Season quickly upon us, many thoughts turn to the holidays and the Snowflake Parade. The Mayor’s office of Special Events and the Michigan City Fire Department are proud to announce the return of Michigan City’s Snowflake Parade. The parade will take Place on Saturday, December 5th with a 4;00 kickoff. The route…

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Early Voting Sites Added to LaPorte County

Two Early voting sites are being added to LaPorte County. LaPorte county is the second largest county in the state geographically, and some residents in the past had to drive 45 minutes to reach an early voting location.  Early Voting in-person in LaPorte County begins on October 6th to Nov. 2nd which allows for 28…

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Fall Barn Shop Hop Open House – LaPorte Indiana

     This map-guided tour showcases 5 unique area LaPorte County shops offering the best in antiques, folk art, handcrafts, salvage, re-purposed, vintage, primitives, furniture, collectibles, yard art and more. Three gift certificates will be awarded for 3 Whole Days -October 2nd, 3rd and 4th, 2020 from 10am – 4pm CST!      Shop LaPorte…

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Westville Pumpkin Festival Still Happening with Changes

     After much thoughtful consideration, Westville Tri Kappa has made the decision to modify the Westville Pumpkin Festival for 2020. Due to the COVID19 crisis we will not be having vendors or entertainment this year. We have planned events that will allow us to follow CDC, state and local guidelines, while maintaining social distancing…

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Hoosier Star Winners Announced

La Porte, IN – The La Porte County Symphony Orchestra is proud to introduce the 2020 Hoosier Star Youth Finalists:   Jamileh Cornejo La Porte A New Prairie High School student, 16-year-old Jamileh Cornejo is now a two-time Hoosier Star finalist. She has also competed at both the State and Regional Fair and will be…

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At the “Icarus” unveiling (left to right), Museum Director Keri Teller Jakubowski, La Porte County Historian Fern Eddy Schultz, Reagan Buchanan, Board President Bruce Johnson, Board Vice President Gary Ashby

LaPorte Museum Unveils Permanent Copper Statue

The La Porte County Historical Society Museum is proud to announce its recent donation, a 9-foot copper sculpture of Icarus created by artist, sculptor, and former LaPortean Roland Hockett. Hockett grew up in La Porte, graduated from La Porte High School, and returned and taught art at La Porte High School upon graduation from college.…

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