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Panel wants to move forward with airport zone

Panel wants to move forward with airport zone

VALPARAISO | The Porter County Redevelopment Commission hopes plans for an airport development zone can still take flight.

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Fifth-Third Bank building better communities

Fifth-Third Bank building better communities

PORTAGE | As part of an effort to encourage young people to make sound decisions surrounding financial choices, Fifth-Third Bank donated $1,00…

5 hours ago

Chasing Dreams welcomes Journey of Hope Riders

Chasing Dreams welcomes Journey of Hope Riders

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Chasing Dreams welcomes Journey of Hope Riders

Chasing Dreams welcomes Journey of Hope Riders

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Guide for the novice Kankakee River hunter

Guide for the novice Kankakee River hunter

Major Samuel L. McFadin was a prolific writer about the Kankakee River. Much of the source material I have comes from his pen.

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Fall league registration set

Fall league registration set

Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County’s Fall Soccer and Basketball League registration has begun for Valparaiso’s Club’s basketball program.

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Park briefs

Porter County Parks

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Chamberlain girls honored with Paul Harris Fellowship award

Chamberlain girls honored with Paul Harris Fellowship award

CHESTERTON | Mark Chamberlain and the Chesterton-Porter Rotary Club recently presented the Chamberlain girls the club’s highest honor, the Pau…

5 hours ago

Valpo Night Ride set for Saturday

Valpo Night Ride set for Saturday

VALPARAISO | Saturday night is the 4th Valpo Night Ride organized by the Valpo Parks Department and the City’s Pathways Committee.

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Chesterton-Porter Rotary Club honors Ton

Chesterton-Porter Rotary Club honors Ton

CHESTRTON  | Michael T. Sawyer took time to recognize fellow Rotarian, resident and community leader James Ton for his years of dedication to …

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Duneland Kindermusik registration set

CHESTERTON | Duneland Kindermusik is accepting registrations for the fall semester of classes. The new semester begins Sept. 15, all classes r…

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Porter County Board positions to be filled in October

VALPARAISO | The Porter County Board of Commissioners' office has board positions that need to be filled in October.

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Panel wants to move forward with airport zone

Panel wants to move forward with airport zone

VALPARAISO | The Porter County Redevelopment Commission hopes plans for an airport development zone can still take flight.

6 hours ago

Valpo schools seek $61.2 million budget in 2015

VALPARAISO | Valparaiso Schools employees will get a 1.5 percent raise if the School Board's 2015 budget is approved as presented to the state.

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Smith fails to appear on stalking charge

VALPARAISO | A hearing on whether former Valparaiso mayor candidate Scott Smith violated a no-contact order was not held Thursday because Smit…

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Siblings found dead in apartment

SOUTH HAVEN | A brother and sister in their 60s were discovered dead Thursday afternoon in their South Haven apartment.

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Porter Township girl sells lemonade to help friend beat cancer

PORTER TOWNSHIP | Cars speed by her Division Road home but Natalee Meinert, 8, doggedly hoists a sign urging motorists to stop at her lemonade stand.

9 hours ago

Valpo fire board holds first meeting to talk budget, equipment

VALPARAISO | In its first meeting, the Valparaiso Fire Protection Territory Board recommended approval of the 2015 budget Thursday along with …

12 hours ago

Ports commission hears positive news about Burns Harbor

Ports commission hears positive news about Burns Harbor

PORTAGE | Business at the Ports of Indiana Burns Harbor continues to grow with more ships use the facility this year and more cargo tonnage processed.

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Portage police seek assistance in identifying theft suspects

Portage police seek assistance in identifying theft suspects

The Portage Police Department is trying to identify the man and woman seen in these photographs. The two are suspects in a theft from the jewe…

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Police: South Haven man arrested after hiding drugs on his body

Police: South Haven man arrested after hiding drugs on his body

PORTAGE | Shawn Walker is facing charges of possession of a synthetic drug after he was arrested early Thursday morning.

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Pregnant Hebron woman faces second set of neglect charges

Pregnant Hebron woman faces second set of neglect charges

HEBRON | When Porter County Sheriff's Police when to Mariah Warner's door Wednesday afternoon to serve a warrant, the officer believed she was…

17 hours ago

National Weather Service issues flood advisory

The National Weather Service has issued a flood advisory until 10:30 this morning for Lake and Porter Counties in Indiana and southeastern Coo…

21 hours ago

Construction kicks off on Monosol's new plant

Construction kicks off on Monosol's new plant

PORTAGE| Construction crossed a major milestone on MonoSol's $95 million expansion in Portage, which is expected to result in 157 new jobs by …

August 21, 2014 5:00 am

YMCA briefs

Portage YMCA

August 21, 2014 12:00 am

Duneland seniors focus on health, wellness

Duneland seniors focus on health, wellness

PORTER | The Duneland Seniors group is hosting its third annual Health and Wellness Fair from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday at Hawthorne Park, 5…

August 21, 2014 12:00 am

Throwback Thursday

Throwback Thursday

August 21, 2014 12:00 am

Open house Sunday

VALPARAISO | The North Porter County Conservation Club will be hosting an open house from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday at 933 N. Calumet Ave. Various…

August 21, 2014 12:00 am

Portage Texas Roadhouse gives 'Helping Hands' for Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County’s Portage Unit

PORTAGE | Texas Roadhouse in Portage is serving up a free Onion Blossom in exchange for a $5 donation to Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter Coun…

August 21, 2014 12:00 am

Psi Iota Xi thanks sponsors

Psi Iota Xi thanks sponsors

Eta Gamma Chapter of Psi Iota Xi presented its Field of Foam and Fun Fair earlier this month with proceeds benefitting the Porter county Summe…

August 21, 2014 12:00 am

Kankakee Valley REMC's backpack drive exceeds expectations

Kankakee Valley REMC's backpack drive exceeds expectations

WANATAH | When Kankakee Valley REMC’s staff decided to help students in area elementary schools by filling backpacks with donated supplies, th…

August 21, 2014 12:00 am

National Lakeshore offers activities

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

August 21, 2014 12:00 am

PCACS highlights year of service, new board members

PCACS highlights year of service, new board members

VALPARAISO | The Porter County Aging and Community Services team marked another year of serving the community as well as spotlighted new board…

August 21, 2014 12:00 am

Raising the roof for scholarships

Raising the roof for scholarships

SCHERERVILLE | The Northwestern Indiana Roofing Contractors Association has awarded four scholarships to area youth.

August 21, 2014 12:00 am

Porter County arrests

ARRESTS

August 21, 2014 12:00 am

My Social Security simplifies your life

So many people buzz through extremely busy and complicated schedules these days. A smartphone in one hand, a computer in front of you, and a d…

August 21, 2014 12:00 am

Environmentalist earns service award by reaching out to youth

Environmentalist earns service award by reaching out to youth

Abe Paluch, 62, enjoys sharing his knowledge of environmental protection as a volunteer with the Boys & Girls clubs in Valparaiso and South Haven.

August 21, 2014 12:00 am

Talent sought for chorus and youth orchestra auditions

MUNSTER | Talented vocalists and young musicians are welcome at upcoming auditions for the Northwest Indiana Symphony Chorus and Northwest Ind…

August 21, 2014 12:00 am

Learning time is here again

Learning time is here again

August 20, 2014 9:00 pm Photos

Photos

V-Line ridership takes summer dip

VALPARAISO | Ridership on the V-Line fell slightly below the goal of 10,000 a month in July, but the city is looking at ways to implement reco…

August 20, 2014 5:34 pm

Portage molester back in jail

LAPORTE | A Portage man with a history of molesting children and peeping at women is back behind bars.

August 20, 2014 5:28 pm

Valpo man accused of trying to make drug inside Hobart apartment

Valpo man accused of trying to make drug inside Hobart apartment

CROWN POINT | A Valparaiso man is accused trying to make methamphetamine out of a Hobart apartment earlier this year, according to court records.

August 20, 2014 4:00 pm

Crash into utility pole leaves about 1,200 in LOFS without power

Power was knocked out to about 1,200 homes in Lakes of the Four Seasons Wednesday as a result of a car crash involving a utility pole, a spoke…

August 20, 2014 2:40 pm

Hebron's Kaczmarski resigns from town council

HEBRON | The Town Council started Tuesday's meeting by announcing it was seeking applicants for vacancies on the park board and the plan commi…

August 20, 2014 2:30 pm

Competency exam ordered in federal child porn case

HAMMOND | A Valparaiso-area man has been ordered to undergo a psychiatric examination to determine if he is competent to face federal charges …

August 20, 2014 1:43 pm

County seeking help in combating stolen road signs

VALPARAISO | It's back to school time and for the county highway department that means a surge in stolen road signs and increased safety conce…

August 20, 2014 10:51 am

Conservation club to hold open house on Sunday

CHESTERTON | The North Porter County Conservation Club will host an open house on Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. at its facility, 933 N. Calumet Ave.

August 20, 2014 12:00 am

Death from overdose more likely than from car crash in Porter County

VALPARAISO |  Porter County residents are more likely to die from a heroin overdose than a car crash.

August 20, 2014 12:00 am

VNA of Porter County to offer Life Insurance for the Living workshop

VALPARAISO | The public is invited to attend a Life Insurance for the Living workshop from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 28 at the Visiting Nurse Associ…

August 20, 2014 12:00 am

PHOTO: A brass act

PHOTO: A brass act

August 20, 2014 12:00 am

All about recycling

All about recycling

August 20, 2014 12:00 am

Financial Peace University classes offered

CHESTERTON | Liberty Bible church will offer a nine-week Dave Ramsey Financial Peace University course which is open to the community. The cla…

August 20, 2014 12:00 am
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