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Police receive additional calls about suspicious vehicles in Porter County

PORTER COUNTY | A day after Porter County and Valparaiso police reported suspicious drivers near school bus stops, several residents reported …

September 25, 2014 3:35 pm

President Benjamin Harrison hunts the Kankakee

President Benjamin Harrison hunts the Kankakee

After the railroads were built in Northwest Indiana during the Civil War anyone with the ticket fare could experience the wonders of the Grand…

September 19, 2014 12:00 am

President Benjamin Harrison hunts the Kankakee

President Benjamin Harrison hunts the Kankakee

After the railroads were built in Northwest Indiana during the Civil War anyone with the ticket fare could experience the wonders of the Grand…

September 19, 2014 12:00 am

Donations to fuel Kouts firetruck repair

KOUTS | The town's Fire Department has gotten its money's worth out of a 1993 Kenworth semi trailer it had converted into a tanker truck seven…

September 15, 2014 8:30 pm

Town marshal starts on the job in Winfield

Town marshal starts on the job in Winfield

WINFIELD | Veteran police officer Daniel Ball's latest law enforcement role was an opportunity he couldn't pass up.

September 14, 2014 12:00 am

LOCAL AUTO RACING: Danta claims season championship race at Illiana

LOCAL AUTO RACING: Danta claims season championship race at Illiana

SCHERERVILLE | Anthony Danta has been fast all season long at Illiana Motor Speedway.

September 07, 2014 6:00 pm Photos

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The Jack Wickline story

The Jack Wickline story

John "Jack" Wickline was born in 1889 near Pittsburgh, Pa. In the early 1900s, Wickline moved to LaPorte County along the Kankakee River.

September 05, 2014 12:00 am

Labor Day closings

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August 30, 2014 12:00 am

Aukiki River Festival brings past to life

Aukiki River Festival brings past to life

KOUTS | Expansion and new features characterized the 7th annual Aukiki River Festival on the banks of the Kankakee River Saturday.

August 23, 2014 8:00 pm Photos

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Pigs take center stage at Kouts festival

Pigs take center stage at Kouts festival

KOUTS | A big pig got a little kiss Saturday at the 38th annual Pork Fest in downtown Kouts.

August 23, 2014 7:39 pm Photos

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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.

August 22, 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

Kouts to open bids for stormwater project Thursday

KOUTS | The town will open bids Thursday on a major storm sewer construction project estimated to cost $475,000.

August 18, 2014 7:21 pm

Aukiki River Festival begins Saturday

Aukiki River Festival begins Saturday

KOUTS | Kankakee Valley Historical Society, in partnership with Porter County Parks & Recreation, presents the 7th annual Aukiki River Fes…

August 18, 2014 12:00 am

Scientists develop tool to aid with Kankakee Valley restoration

KANKAKEE VALLEY | Scientists from Notre Dame University and the U.S. Geological Survey have teamed up to create a landscape planning tool for …

August 10, 2014 12:00 am

Expert: Nothing to fear after funnel clouds spotted near Kouts, Wanatah

Expert: Nothing to fear after funnel clouds spotted near Kouts, Wanatah

VALPARAISO | Funnel clouds spotted Tuesday night near Kouts and Wanatah looked ominous, but posed no significant danger, a meteorologist said.

August 05, 2014 7:45 pm

Chesterton Art Fair features Porter and Lake county artists

Chesterton Art Fair features Porter and Lake county artists

PORTER | The 56th annual Chesterton Art Fair will be held Saturday and Sunday at Hawthorne Park. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily and the adm…

July 30, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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One of Lake's oldest bridges about to pass into history

One of Lake's oldest bridges about to pass into history

CROWN POINT | One of Lake County's oldest bridges will soon exit the county, but remain over the same river it has spanned for the better part…

July 21, 2014 5:20 pm Photos

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More artifacts unearthed at Collier Lodge

More artifacts unearthed at Collier Lodge

KOUTS | High school students from the University of Notre Dame's Summer Scholars program found artifacts at the Collier Lodge in Kouts after t…

July 03, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Tassinong, a gathering place turned ghost town

Tassinong has been identified the "oldest gathering place for humans in Porter County" by Vidette-Messenger reporter A. J. Bowser in a piece h…

June 27, 2014 12:00 am

Throwback Thursday

Throwback Thursday

June 26, 2014 12:00 am

Archaeological dig returns to Collier Lodge

KOUTS | Researchers will continue to peel back the layers of history at Kankakee Valley Historical Society's Collier Lodge this summer.

June 21, 2014 7:00 pm

Lake County's historic bridge moving to new home

KOUTS | More than a decade after progress doomed a 1920s Kankakee River bridge in Lake County, the Kankakee Valley Historical Society will giv…

June 18, 2014 6:47 pm

Arrest made in Kouts Dollar Store burglary

Arrest made in Kouts Dollar Store burglary

KOUTS | An 18-year-old Kouts man was arrested Wednesday on an accusation of burglarizing the local Dollar General store during the early morni…

June 18, 2014 6:30 pm

Juvenile driving moped with pants down arrested on public indecency charge

PORTER TOWNSHIP | A juvenile was taken into custody Tuesday night on a public indecency charge after two female joggers reported the boy expos…

June 18, 2014 5:20 pm

A look ahead with Mayor Jon Costas

A look ahead with Mayor Jon Costas

The past year has brought a number of successes for the city of Valparaiso as well as starts to a number of projects that will continue to hol…

June 18, 2014 2:27 pm

Big Time Fun: Valparaiso's Parks and Recreation

Big Time Fun: Valparaiso's Parks and Recreation

Don’t blink when you look at parks and recreation in the city of Valparaiso, because you might miss all of the great things that are happening…

June 18, 2014 2:27 pm Photos

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Summer arts flourish in Valpo

Summer arts flourish in Valpo

This summer, Valparaiso is the place to be with plenty of arts to take place in, or to just sit back and enjoy. There are a number of venues a…

June 18, 2014 2:27 pm Photos

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The Business of Attraction and Expansion: Economic development in Valparaiso

The Business of Attraction and Expansion: Economic development in Valparaiso

Last September, Pratt Industries announced their plans to build a $260 million, 250,000-square-foot paper recycling plant next to its cardboar…

June 18, 2014 2:27 pm Photos

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New faces lead Valparaiso into the future

New faces lead Valparaiso into the future

Valparaiso is fortunate to have a wealth of talented individuals at the helm of organizations and businesses in the community, contributing to…

June 18, 2014 2:27 pm Photos

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Transportation is on the move in Valpo

Transportation is on the move in Valpo

Valparaiso owes much of its success to its location. Nestled in the shadow of the Indiana Dunes, Valparaiso is just miles from Chicago and so …

June 18, 2014 2:27 pm Photos

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Volunteers are essential to the community

Volunteers are essential to the community

Volunteers are an essential element of any community, but here in Valparaiso, organizations that serve the community are especially fortunate …

June 18, 2014 2:27 pm Photos

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County Road 50 South in Kouts closed today

KOUTS | The Porter County Highway Department will close County Road 50 South today from County Road 450 East to County Road 800 East for grind…

June 18, 2014 12:00 am

Kankakee River man

Kankakee River man

Diaries are a great source for historical information and provide insight into the thinking of those who came before us.

June 13, 2014 12:00 am

Throwback Thursday

Throwback Thursday

June 12, 2014 12:00 am

Kouts grads urged to put character first

Kouts grads urged to put character first

KOUTS | Clad in gold and black gowns, the 78 members of the Kouts High School Class of 2014 went from students to alumni on Friday evening.

June 06, 2014 9:30 pm Photos

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J. Wesley Johnson and the Kankakee Marsh

J. Wesley Johnson and the Kankakee Marsh

Many types of men with various backgrounds and aspirations were drawn to the Kankakee Marsh. Some were honest and upright and some were a bit …

May 30, 2014 12:00 am

School resource officer leaves gun behind in staff restroom

MORGAN TOWNSHIP | A school resource officer left his loaded handgun behind Tuesday in a locked staff restroom in the elementary/middle school …

May 28, 2014 4:34 pm

SSC presents faculty awards, recognizes retirees

SSC presents faculty awards, recognizes retirees

SOUTH HOLLAND | South Suburban College recently hosted their annual Spring Tea awards to recognize employees’ years of service, retirements, a…

May 25, 2014 12:00 am

ARCA tours making Border Wars racing stop at Illiana

ARCA tours making Border Wars racing stop at Illiana

There is no doubt it will be Illiana Motor Speedway’s biggest race of the year and very likely to be among those special events of 2014.

May 22, 2014 5:41 pm

Kouts raises some fees, could raise more

KOUTS | The fee for filing a request before Kouts plan commission or board of zoning appeals went up Monday -- and other fees could soon follow.

May 19, 2014 9:00 pm

Jasper Rangers ruled Kankakee Marsh

Jasper Rangers ruled Kankakee Marsh

The Kankakee Marsh was justifiably reputed as a lawless land. Many an unsavory character plied his criminal trade along the Kankakee and justi…

May 16, 2014 9:30 am

NWI RACING NOTEBOOK: Legends vet King back to rookie in Illiana's Late Model division

NWI RACING NOTEBOOK: Legends vet King back to rookie in Illiana's Late Model division

Chris King was the big winner at Illiana Motor Speedway last year, taking the checkered flag in a dozen feature races at the Schererville spee…

May 08, 2014 6:26 pm Photos

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Porter County Election Day closings

KOUTS

May 05, 2014 12:00 am
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