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Dunes parks aiming to expand visitor experiences

Dunes parks aiming to expand visitor experiences

Officials at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore and Indiana Dunes State Park are focusing on expanding the public’s view of their parks as they …

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Clergy see Easter sermon as way to entice more faithful

Pews fill up so much for Easter the faithful have to show up earlier than usual to find a parking space, and some churches even tack on extra …

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Valparaiso mother lived for family

Valparaiso mother lived for family

Sandy Sievers was a quiet, kind woman who always put her family as her first priority, said her niece, Dena Rae Hancock.

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Valparaiso mother lived for family

Valparaiso mother lived for family

Sandy Sievers was a quiet, kind woman who always put her family as her first priority, said her niece, Dena Rae Hancock.

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Porter County week ahead briefs

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How to help

The preservation and protection of the dunes began with activism that remains strong in the region today.

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Dunes parks' history deeply tied to Chicago, local activism

Dunes parks' history deeply tied to Chicago, local activism

The push for protection of the Indiana Dunes began 115 years ago in Chicago.

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Timeline of dunes parks history

1899 - Studies by University of Chicago botanist Dr. Henry Chandler Cowles focus on the concept of succession, how plant species change in a g…

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Porter County meetings

April 21

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Swimming, hiking, history, ecology all highlight the Indiana Dunes

Swimming, hiking, history, ecology all highlight the Indiana Dunes

A well-planned visit to the Indiana Dunes region could start at the Indiana Dunes Tourism Visitor Center at 1215 N. Ind. 49, Porter, just nort…

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Plenty of things to do in the Dunes

Plenty of things to do in the Dunes

Whether you want to learn more about the history of the region or the birds that soar above it, the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore (IDNL) an…

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Spring Bazaar raises funds for Valpo senior center April 26

VALPARAISO | Village Park Enrichment Center will hold its annual Spring Bazaar from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 26 at 605 Beech St. The bazaar feat…

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Portage family creates foundation in honor of father who died from cancer

Portage family creates foundation in honor of father who died from cancer

PORTAGE | The Carpenter family knows what its like to make a hospital waiting room their home.

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Catch a fish fry Friday

Catch a fish fry Friday

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PNC offers noncredit video editing bootcamps

WESTVILLE | The Purdue University North Central Office of Graduate and Extended Learning and Department of Communication will offer two Video …

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Behind the scenes

Portage Township Schools has departments that work behind-the-scenes to make educating students top priority. While these departments are not …

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Science Program offered May 3 at National Lakeshore

PORTER | Learn about research being conducted within Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore by talking with scientists, and joining them for a short…

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Girl Scout leaders applauded for volunteering

VALPARAISO | More than 500 Girl Scouts in the Valparaiso area would like to thank the volunteer adults who help them become stronger, smarter …

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OE runners spots available for the 2014 Bank of America Chicago Marathon

VALPARAISO | Open lottery registration closed for the Bank of America Chicago Marathon. Runners lucky enough to secure a race entry through th…

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PNC nursing students present community health assessment

WESTVILLE | Purdue University North Central Community Health nursing students, under the direction of Peggy Rose, assistant professor of Nursi…

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Valpo introduces rain barrels to residents

A single inch of rain falling on 1,000 square feet of roof can yield 600 gallons of water.

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Getting the buzz on electric safety

Getting the buzz on electric safety

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IUN Student Nurses Association holds 5K benefit

IUN Student Nurses Association holds 5K benefit

CROWN POINT | The Student Nurses Association at Indiana University Northwest is hosting a 5K walk/run at 9:30 a.m. April 27 at the Lake County…

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Wright presented with the Northwest Indiana Success By 6 Service to Youth Award

VALPARAISO | United Way of Porter County presented Jennifer Wright with the Northwest Indiana Success By 6 Service to Youth Award at its annua…

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Dunes parks aiming to expand visitor experiences

Dunes parks aiming to expand visitor experiences

Officials at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore and Indiana Dunes State Park are focusing on expanding the public’s view of their parks as they …

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Portage dog sniffs out bed bugs

Portage dog sniffs out bed bugs

PORTAGE │ The fight against bed bug infestation has gone to the dogs – literally.

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Valpo mayor sees more big projects coming for city

Valpo mayor sees more big projects coming for city

VALPARAISO | As Valparaiso moves toward completing the long-range vision being developed under ValpoNEXT, the city still has some big plans it…

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Shade Brigade hits Essex Park

VALPARAISO | The Shade Brigade tackled its largest project to date on Saturday, planting more than 100 trees in the Essex Park subdivision.

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Earth Day celebration encourages residents to be green

Earth Day celebration encourages residents to be green

VALPARAISO | Visitors to Saturday's Northwest Indiana Earth Day Celebration at the Porter County Expo Center filled their free reusable bags t…

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Porter County general fund hit harder this year by tax caps

VALPARAISO | Porter County government is slated to lose even more money this year from its general fund as a result of the property tax caps, …

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24 hour live shots of lakefront in Michigan City available online

24 hour live shots of lakefront in Michigan City available online

Fisherman and other boaters can see first-hand the conditions on Lake Michigan at Michigan City through almost live images of the lake posted …

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Epic egg hunt

Epic egg hunt

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IUN will continue to offer classes at University Center

PORTAGE | Indiana University Northwest will continue to offer classes at Portage University Center.

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NWI students shine at Indiana Academic All-Stars

INDIANAPOLIS | Students and a teacher from Northwest Indiana were recognized Wednesday for their achievement in the classroom.

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Carpeting stolen from shop

PORTAGE | The owner of Stallion Flooring, 5940 U.S. 6, reported to police Thursday night that someone had taken a roll of carpeting from the e…

April 19, 2014 12:00 am

Winfield/LOFS chamber to award scholarships

WINFIELD | The Winfield/LOFS Chamber of Commerce will award two $1,000 scholarships to local high school graduates who plan to continue their …

April 19, 2014 12:00 am

Religion briefs

TODAY

April 19, 2014 12:00 am

Michigan City police land 'indestructable' military vehicle

Michigan City police land 'indestructable' military vehicle

MICHIGAN CITY | Not even Hollywood action movie legend Arnold Schwarzenegger, perhaps, could dream about being at the wheel of a vehicle that …

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Way of the Cross

Way of the Cross

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Feds: Man defrauded clients, stalked one

HAMMOND | A Valparaiso man is facing federal charges of investment fraud and stalking after allegedly attempting to break into a client's Cali…

April 18, 2014 7:00 pm

Cooler heads prevail at VU's St. Baldrick's event

Cooler heads prevail at VU's St. Baldrick's event

VALPARAISO | It looked as if Jacob Schoon missed it by a hair or two ... or 3,000.

April 18, 2014 6:00 pm

St. Patrick Catholic School students recreate stations of the cross

St. Patrick Catholic School students recreate stations of the cross

CHESTERTON | Students from St. Patrick Catholic School's eighth grade class presented The Living Station Soliloquies on Friday. The students r…

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Man struck by Amtrak train near Michigan City

Another pedestrian has been hit by an Amtrak passenger train in LaPorte County and survived.

April 18, 2014 2:15 pm

Information session scheduled for Certified Production Technician Program

PORTAGE | A free information session has been scheduled for anyone interested in learning about the Certified Production Technician Program.

April 18, 2014 10:14 am

Creativity fills space at annual art show

Creativity fills space at annual art show

VALPARAISO | Senior Makenna Fetch has been attending the Valparaiso High School Honors Art Show since she was in sixth grade.

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All about the Collier family

All about the Collier family

Baum's Bridge in south Porter County is a spot steeped in history. The last remaining structure from the Sportsmen Era (1880-1900) at Baum's B…

April 18, 2014 12:00 am

United Way of Porter County receives Rising Star Award

United Way of Porter County receives Rising Star Award

VALPARAISO | The Indiana Association of United Ways Board of Directors has named United Way of Porter County as the Community Impact Rising St…

April 18, 2014 12:00 am

Park briefs

Porter County Parks

April 18, 2014 12:00 am

Camp FUNset registration Saturday

Camp FUNset registration Saturday

VALPARAISO | “Camp FUNset” registration will take place from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday in the maintenance building at Sunset Hill Farm County Pa…

April 18, 2014 12:00 am

Public speaking success has teen eying political career

Public speaking success has teen eying political career

Aspiring politician Marko Mavrovic is on his way to a successful public speaking career with his recent third-place finish at the Indiana High…

April 18, 2014 12:00 am

Traditions old, new meet at the cross during Holy Week

Traditions old, new meet at the cross during Holy Week

Local churches of various faiths are celebrating Holy Week with both old and new traditions.

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