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Proposal to Honor Father and Son

(La Porte, IN) - A proposal set forth in front of the La Porte County Commissioners aims to honor a La Porte family for their service to the community.  The career of former La Porte County Sheriff, Jim Arnold, has somewhat followed in the footsteps of his late father, Cliff Arnold.   Cliff served as a State Representative, Sheriff, as well as the Mayor of Michigan City.  Besides Jim Arnold's previous roles as Sheriff and State Senator, he currently serves as a member of the La Porte Community School Board.  Jim is 75 years young.


The proposal in front of the Commissioners is to honor this Father and Son for their service by naming two different bridges after them at the same time.  The bridges are located on Johnson Road above Interstate 94 and the Indiana Toll Road.


LaPorte County Commissioner Rich Mrozinski came up with the idea and presented it as a tribute to what the Arnolds have done for the community.  The commissioners are set to vote on the proposal during their scheduled meeting, Wednesday at 10 a.m.

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