La Porte County Lives in the Spotlight

By: Ideas in Motion Media Last Updated: September 7, 2012


A La Porte County Life in the Spotlight highlights people around our community who go the extra mile to make La Porte County a better place to live.

If you know of someone who is going above and beyond, someone who is truely doing great work in the community, in a school, in a church, on a team, or in an organization, send us an email at share@laportecountylife.com and we'll add them to our continually growing list of people to highlight in our community.

Andrew Tallackson - survivor, writer, producer, pianist, editor, father


Nicki Caylor - Northwest Athletic Club

Mark Francesconi - La Porte Community School Corporation

Rande Thorpe - La Porte Community School Corporation

Elena Lancioni - La Porte High School

Alicia Ebaugh - La Porte County Solid Waste District

Radine Kretlow - Hand off Heroin

Angie Nelson - NIPSCO

Kim Sauers - Sauers Buick GMC, Sauers Ford-Lincoln

Clausell Harding - Director of Adult Education in Michigan City


Margaux Jarka - New Prairie High School student

Kristen Patterson - Director at the Grace Learning Center

John Hancock - Director

Deb Townsend - Americorps Community Services Labor Liaison

Andy Neal - asset manager for G.E. Capital, United Way Chairman

Paula Griffin - AM 1060 WHFB

Bob Schaefer - President of the Long Beach Town Council

Mike Hale - Michigan City Summer Festival Committee

Dave Hack - Michigan City Area Schools

Marty M. Corley - Michigan City Police Department Detective


Cindy Berchem - Executive Director and CEO of the La Porte County Family YMCA

 

Betsy Kohn - Director of Communications for Michigan City Area Schools

 

Wendal McCollum - Michigan City High School Principal

Shannon Barnes - Stateline Stables

 

 

Stacy Harris - Blue Chip Casino, Morse & Harris, Active Volunteer in La Porte County

Patricia Kieta - Author of Children's Books

 

Brian Brophy - WIMS AM 1420

 

Andrea Wolfinsohn - Michiana Resources, Special Olympics

Bobbi Petru - American Red Cross Organization

 

 

Andrew Frey- John Glenn Wrestler Class of 2013


Roberta Rice - La Porte High School Secretary

 

 

Josh Arndt - La Porte High School Class of 2013

 

Erin Parker - La Porte High School Teacher

Mike Seitz - La Porte Chamber of Commerce

 

 

Charlie Roberts - Horizon Bank, United Way LPC, NWI Leaders

Jane Bernard - Director of La Porte County Small Animal Shelter

 

 

Janie Ulmer - La Porte High School Virtual Learning Academy

Bert Cook - Greater La Porte Economic Development Corporation (GLEDC)

 

 

Laura Nirenberg - Wildlife Orphanage

 Paige Pope - LaPorteCountyLife.com Coverage Team, LPHS Class of 2013


Judee Gartland - Owner of Judee's in La Porte

 

Abbi Fryer- La Porte High School Class of 2013

Laura Krentz - La Porte High School Art Teacher

 

Tom Coe- La Porte High School Choir Director

 Joyce Koselke- La Porte High School French Teacher

 


Kathy Sommer - La Porte Service League

 

Greg Handel- La Porte High School Principal

 

Kevin Scott- Anytime Fitness Michigan City

Neil Mangus - IU Health La Porte Hospital & IU Starke Health Hospital

 

 

Tiffany Bley - Downtown Director for La Porte, Contract Executive Director for Michigan City Main Street As sociation



Denita Ton - Community Services Director for Salvation Army

 

 

Dave Woodson - Prime Real Estate, Getunoticed.com

 

Mary Lou Linnen -United Foundation

 


Magi Spartz - Unity Foundation

Betty Lou Nault - League of Women Voters

 Dave Sisk - United Way of La Porte County

Prestin Butcher- Boston Middle School Student

 

Debbie King - La Porte County Habitat

 

 

Ken Layton - La Porte County Commissioner

 Glade Montgomery- Superintendent of La Porte Community Schools



Rick Soria- Vice Chancellor at Ivy Tech Community College Michigan City

 

Cindy Berchem- Executive Director of the La Porte County Family YMCA


Sonshine Troche- Founder of Worthy Women Recovery Home


Dani Lane- President of the Board of Directors at Lubeznik Center for the Arts


Don Glossinger- Director of the Michigan City Public Library


Diana Dibkey- Executive Director of Dunebrook


Mary Rini- Director of Outpatient Services at Swanson Center


Fonda Owens- Director of the La Porte Public Library


Lee Bauman- Administrator for La Porte County Symphony Orchestra


Ric Federighi- Owner of WIMS AM 1420