(La Porte, IN) - For the past 96 years, The Herald-Argus has been the primary newspaper serving the community of La Porte. On August 4th, The Herald-Agus name and heritage will become part of La Porte history as they merge with their sister newspaper in Michigan City, The News-Dispatch. The new publication will become known as, "The La Porte County Herald-Dispatch", focusing on news from across the County.
In an article, published by both newsrooms on July 18th, they stated, "news organizations across the nation have been especially hard hit by the pandemic, which has cut deeply into advertising revenues and forced many media operations to go out of business or reduce the frequency of print products". The article went on to say, "while this change may seem drastic, it is the inevitable result of the new world we find ourselves living in".
The La Porte County Herald-Dispatch will be managed by Publisher Bill Hackney, along with Managing Editor Jeff Mayes. Beginning August 4th, subscribers of The Herald-Argus and The News-Dispatch will begin recieving the "La Porte County Herald-Dispatch", by Mail from the U.S. Postal Service on a regular Tuesday through Saturday delivery schedule.