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NSA World Series 8U runners-up to finally play on the road

NSA World Series 8U runners-up to finally play on the road

CROWN POINT | The Highland 8-year-old all-star softball team hasn't ventured too far from Northwest Indiana this summer.

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Fine swine at Porter County Fair

Fine swine at Porter County Fair

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Portage commission authorizes beginning steps of $10 million bond

PORTAGE | The Redevelopment Commission this week authorized initiating what could be a $10 million tax increment financing bond.

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Portage commission authorizes beginning steps of $10 million bond

PORTAGE | The Redevelopment Commission this week authorized initiating what could be a $10 million tax increment financing bond.

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PHIL AT THE PHAIR: These lawn tractors cut down the competition

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP | What is it about the human psyche that enjoys seeing vehicles -- or maybe I should say VEE-hicles -- ramming into each o…

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4-H roosters announced the morning with crowing competition

4-H roosters announced the morning with crowing competition

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP | Kara Krause, 10, grinned nonstop after her 2-year-old rooster, Feisty, won the rooster-crowing competition with 51 crows…

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National lakeshore briefs

The Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore offers a variety of programs this month on the shores of Lake Michigan. For more information, call (219) …

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Chesterton police looking for full-time dispatcher

CHESTERTON | The Chesterton Police Department will begin accepting applications for a full-time dispatcher Monday.

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Porter County arrests

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Religion briefs

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NSA World Series 8U runners-up to finally play on the road

NSA World Series 8U runners-up to finally play on the road

CROWN POINT | The Highland 8-year-old all-star softball team hasn't ventured too far from Northwest Indiana this summer.

9 hours ago

GOP state treasurer candidate quits job to focus on campaign

GOP state treasurer candidate quits job to focus on campaign

INDIANAPOLIS | The Republican candidate for state treasurer is quitting her staff job in the treasurer's office to focus on her campaign.

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Portage looking to purchase old Little League park

PORTAGE | The city is looking to purchase the old Portage Little League Park on Evergreen Avenue, but only if they can maintain it.

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Nick Grubnich finishes two strokes back at Northern Am after failing to force playoff

Nick Grubnich finishes two strokes back at Northern Am after failing to force playoff

CHESTERTON | As Nick Grubnich punched a putt just past the 18th hole on Friday afternoon, the Crown Point native let out an audible groan.

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Pence: No need for state health exchange, despite court ruling

INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence has no qualms about his decision to not create a state health exchange under the Affordable Care Act, even afte…

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Coming Sunday: A forgiving man overcomes double tragedies

Be sure to pick up Sunday's edition of The Times to read Marc Chase's column about the forgiving spirit of St. John resident Bill Marvel, who,…

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PHIL AT THE PHAIR: All of a sudden, I'm in the fair shows

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP | The performers in the free shows at the Porter County Fair are picking on me.

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Fair's 4-H Celebration Sale breaks records

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP | The Porter County Fair's 4-H Celebration Sale didn't only break records Thursday night, it crushed them.

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Gary man charged with drunken driving in Thursday crash

PORTAGE | A Gary man was charged with driving drunk and causing serious bodily injury after a Thursday crash that sent another Gary man to a C…

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Let's Ride For Paws to benefit three animal groups

Let's Ride For Paws to benefit three animal groups

PORTER | Let's Ride For Paws Benefit will be held Sunday starting at Leroy's Hot Stuff, 333 W. U.S. 20. Proceeds will benefit Best Buddies Pet…

July 25, 2014 12:00 am

Concert, film series continues Aug. 1

CHESTERTON | Westchester Public Library’s free concert and family film series continues at 7 p.m. Aug. 1 at the bandstand in Thomas Centennial…

July 25, 2014 12:00 am

Park briefs

Portage parks

July 25, 2014 12:00 am

Critique night planned

Local painter Mark VanderVinne will host critique night at the Chesterton Art Center at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 6. Guests are welcome to show up, with …

July 25, 2014 12:00 am

Children's art classes offered

CHESTERTON | Danielle Volkman will be offering a series of Saturday afternoon children's art classes from 1-2:30 p.m. at the Chesterton Art Ce…

July 25, 2014 12:00 am

Artists needed for show

CHESTERTON | During the month of August, the Chesterton Art Center will be preparing for ArtComp, a juried exhibition of local artists.

July 25, 2014 12:00 am

Pair From Pines Village reach new heights

Pair From Pines Village reach new heights

VALPARAISO | Jill Silhavy and Ken Holt won a ride in the Kiwanis Hot Air BalloonFest.

July 25, 2014 12:00 am

Steamboats on the Kankakee River

Steamboats on the Kankakee River

Most early Kankakee River settlers trapped, hunted, farmed and logged. All of these activities required a means to get their product to market…

July 25, 2014 12:00 am

Firefighter companies battle in Porter County Fair competition

Firefighter companies battle in Porter County Fair competition

Firefighters from Porter County showed off their skills Thursday night in the Porter County Fair’s first Firefighter Challenge.

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State asks Lake judge to stay ruling in right-to-work case

State asks Lake judge to stay ruling in right-to-work case

INDIANAPOLIS | Lake Circuit Judge George Paras appears unlikely to grant Attorney General Greg Zoeller's request that Paras delay his decision…

July 24, 2014 9:00 pm Related

Biden makes historical visit to Porter County airport

Biden makes historical visit to Porter County airport

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP | For the second time in two years, the Porter County Municipal Airport served as host to Vice President Joe Biden.

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Valpo area man falls victim to phone, computer scam

CENTER TOWNSHIP | A Valparaiso area man lost use of one of his computers after a caller who claimed to be from Microsoft convinced him he had …

July 24, 2014 5:35 pm

Commission explores financing options for Portage Mall improvements

PORTAGE | The city's Redevelopment Commission is continuing to explore options to finance improvements to Portage Mall property.

July 24, 2014 5:23 pm

LaPorte rallies around woman with flesh-eating disease

LaPorte rallies around woman with flesh-eating disease

LAPORTE | Sandra Mullins is keeping her head up despite a battle with breast cancer and now a rare flesh-eating disease.

July 24, 2014 4:43 pm

Former Strongbow chef a finalist on Hell's Kitchen

Former Strongbow chef a finalist on Hell's Kitchen

One of the two finalists on tonight’s season finale of Fox Network’s Hell’s Kitchen is a former chef at Valparaiso’s Strongbow Inn.

July 24, 2014 4:15 pm

One airlifted from Portage accident

PORTAGE | A man was airlifted to a Chicago-area hospital Thursday afternoon after receiving head injuries in a two-car crash at County Line Ro…

July 24, 2014 4:02 pm

A family of 4-H livestock champions

A family of 4-H livestock champions

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP | Kendall Schoon and her cousins, Austin Owens and Blake Owens, made winning in the Porter County Fair livestock arena a f…

July 24, 2014 3:23 pm

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July 24, 2014 1:43 pm

Chesterton man arrested after causing early morning crash

PORTAGE | A Chesterton man was arrested early Thursday morning after police said he was driving drunk and caused a crash.

July 24, 2014 9:25 am

Porter County crime briefs

Man arrested after resident reports 'moaning' in the woods

July 24, 2014 12:00 am

YMCA briefs

Valparaiso Family YMCA

July 24, 2014 12:00 am

Rummage sale Friday

PORTAGE | Rittenhouse Senior Living of Portage will host a rummage sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at 6235 Sterling Creek Road. There will b…

July 24, 2014 12:00 am

Throwback Thursday

Throwback Thursday

July 24, 2014 12:00 am

South Haven Unit's Torch and Keystone clubs raise money for Hannah’s Hope

VALPARAISO | South Haven Unit’s Torch and Keystone Club members are dedicated to taking care of others’ needs and giving back to the community.

July 24, 2014 12:00 am

ValPlayso gets a helping hand

ValPlayso gets a helping hand

VALPARAISO | Everyone needs a helping hand, and ValPlayso received more than one this past year as many community organizations and residents …

July 24, 2014 12:00 am

Valparaiso posts school registration information

VALPARAISO | Online registration for Valparaiso schools begins at 8 a.m. Aug. 4. Each school will have staff and computer labs available from …

July 24, 2014 12:00 am

Backpack giveaway benefits 100,000 schoolchildren in U.S.

Schoolchildren in Northwest Indiana will benefit from a national backpack giveaway campaign.

July 24, 2014 12:00 am

Documents about blood-alcohol content in fatal crash will be allowed in court

CROWN POINT | A Lake County Criminal Court judge will allow crucial police documents to be presented during the trial of a man accused of driv…

July 23, 2014 8:04 pm

Parents can follow children to school via GPS

Parents can follow children to school via GPS

PORTAGE | Parents here will be able to follow their children to school this fall without ever leaving the comfort of their homes.

July 23, 2014 6:25 pm

Police: Valpo man jailed after failing to pay $160 to taxi driver

Police: Valpo man jailed after failing to pay $160 to taxi driver

PORTAGE TOWNSHIP | A Valparaiso man who called for a taxi to take him from Ameristar Casino in East Chicago to Portage ended up in jail when h…

July 23, 2014 6:00 pm

Stunt divers perform at Porter County Fair

Stunt divers perform at Porter County Fair

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP | High divers battled with wind Wednesday at the Porter County Fairgrounds, plummeting toward their 9.5-foot-deep pool fro…

July 23, 2014 5:30 pm Photos

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July 23, 2014 4:55 pm

Woman, 78, hurt by pit bull

LAPORTE | A 78-year-old LaPorte woman was still “black and blue” Wednesday after a pit bull crawled under a fence and bit her.

July 23, 2014 4:50 pm
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