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NWI schools receive four-star designation

More than 40 local schools received a four-star school designation for the 2012-13 school year from the Indiana Department of Education.

April 15, 2014 7:15 pm

Animals at archaeological sites discussed at Tuesday meeting

VALPARAISO | The Kankakee Valley Historical Society will host a program about animals at archaeological sites.

April 12, 2014 6:55 pm

Animals at archaeological sites discussed at Tuesday meeting

VALPARAISO | The Kankakee Valley Historical Society will host a program about animals at archaeological sites.

April 12, 2014 6:55 pm

McFadin meets Killbuck and LaBonta

McFadin meets Killbuck and LaBonta

In previous columns I have told of Major S. L. McFadin's accounts of Kankakee River legends Killbuck, LaBonta and Mingo. In this column I will…

March 21, 2014 12:00 am

Hospitals easing flu season visitor restrictions

Hospitals easing flu season visitor restrictions

Hospitals that imposed visitation restrictions during flu season are starting to relax the policy.

March 14, 2014 6:00 pm

Kankakee Valley Historical Society meeting tonight

KOUTS | The Kankakee Valley Historical Society will hold its March general meeting at 6:30 p.m. today at the Kouts Public Library, 101 E. Daumer Road.

March 11, 2014 12:00 am

Former broadcaster shares inspirational stories

Former broadcaster shares inspirational stories

KOUTS | A former local television anchor spread some cheer Thursday evening with tales of inspirational people at the Porter County Soil and W…

March 07, 2014 2:41 pm Photos

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Meet Mingo of the Northwest Indiana legend

Meet Mingo of the Northwest Indiana legend

Surprisingly, I find few accounts of individual Indians of the Kankakee River Valley. Mingo is the exception.

March 07, 2014 12:00 am

Police: Morgan Township High School student had gun in vehicle

Police: Morgan Township High School student had gun in vehicle

MORGAN TOWNSHIP | A Morgan Township High School student was arrested Friday morning after school officials learned he had a firearm in his veh…

February 28, 2014 5:11 pm

Police arrest teen in stolen pickup truck

KOUTS | A boy who ran away from the Midwest Center for Youth and Families told police he took a pickup truck so he could visit his girlfriend.

February 26, 2014 6:18 pm

Linden log cabin ready for resurrection

Linden log cabin ready for resurrection

The more than century-old Linden log cabin is ready for its resurrection.

February 23, 2014 6:30 pm Photos

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Labonta saves his sweetheart

Labonta saves his sweetheart

I last left you with Kankakee River legends Killbuck and LaBonta hunting and trapping in the Rocky Mountains. LaBonta is on the run from the M…

February 21, 2014 12:00 am

Motivational speaker to address March 6 meeting

Motivational speaker to address March 6 meeting

KOUTS | “How To Build A Positive Attitude and Keep the Darn Thing” will be the focus of the 6lst annual meeting of the Porter County Soil &…

February 16, 2014 12:05 am

Kouts police investigating suspicious incident of girl being approached by man in truck

KOUTS | Police here are investigating a suspicious incident reported Wednesday about a girl being approached by a man in a truck.

February 13, 2014 7:30 pm

Red Cross builds new generation of blood donors

PORTER COUNTY | For many youths, getting involved with blood drives can help shape adult behavior, American Red Cross officials say.

February 09, 2014 12:00 am

Porter County births

Franciscan St. Anthony Health

February 07, 2014 12:00 am

LaBonta was Kankakee River pioneer

LaBonta was Kankakee River pioneer

Another early Kankakee River pioneer was LaBonta. Despite all that has been written about him, I have not discovered his first name. Maj. Samu…

February 07, 2014 12:00 am

Polarek announces bid for re-election

Polarek announces bid for re-election

VALPARAISO | Porter County Councilman Jim Polarek filed for re-election Thursday.

February 06, 2014 6:30 pm

SMALL-BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: Cross Saber Gunsmithing, Kouts

SMALL-BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: Cross Saber Gunsmithing, Kouts

Ryan Davis' gunsmithing hobby has become his passion and his career.

January 25, 2014 12:00 pm Photos

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Kouts sets demolition, inspection fees

KOUTS | The cost of demolishing a building in Kouts is about to go up $20.

January 22, 2014 12:00 am

Porter Township resident accused of molestation calls self 'a dead man'

Porter Township resident accused of molestation calls self 'a dead man'

VALPARAISO | Porter Township resident Todd Lange, who is accused of molesting three young sisters over several years, was awarded the services…

January 17, 2014 12:50 pm

Displaced councilman claims redistricting violated civil rights

LAPORTE | Porter County Councilman Jeremy Rivas, D-2nd, is claiming his civil rights were violated by the county commissioners' decision last …

January 16, 2014 3:45 pm

Judge Mary Harper seeking re-election

VALPARAISO | Republican Porter Circuit Court Judge Mary Harper filed for re-election Wednesday.

January 15, 2014 10:00 am

Commissioner Nancy Adams seeking re-election

VALPARAISO | Porter County Commissioner Nancy Adams, R-Center, has filed for re-election, setting the stage for the first contested race this …

January 13, 2014 11:38 am

'Pioneer Hunters of the Kankakee' traces marsh's history

'Pioneer Hunters of the Kankakee' traces marsh's history

"Pioneer Hunters of the Kankakee" by J. Lorenzo Werich is considered by many as a must-read book about the Kankakee Marsh.

January 10, 2014 12:00 am

Porter County election filings

VALPARAISO | Porter County Recorder Jon Miller filed Thursday for re-election as a Republican.

January 09, 2014 5:05 pm

Porter Co. remap challenge rescheduled for Thursday

A court hearing has been rescheduled for Thursday on the legality of the Porter County Board of Commissioners last-minute redrawing of the Cou…

January 09, 2014 5:59 am

Porter County election season gets off to slow start

Porter County election season gets off to slow start

VALPARAISO | Porter County Councilwoman Sylvia Graham, D-at-large, helped kick off a slow start to this year's election season Wednesday morni…

January 08, 2014 6:00 pm Photos

Photos

Musical "Spamalot" opens Friday on Merrillville stage

Musical "Spamalot" opens Friday on Merrillville stage

MERRILLVILLE | M & M Productions and Ross Music Theatre present the musical "Spamalot" opening Friday in Reinhart Auditorium at Merrillvil…

January 08, 2014 12:00 am

Winter storms taxing county resources

VALPARAISO | Porter County government took quite a hit from the winter storms that have belted the area since the start of the new year, offic…

January 07, 2014 7:12 pm

Police: Kouts woman kicked officers in groin, head during DUI arrest

Police: Kouts woman kicked officers in groin, head during DUI arrest

KOUTS | A Kouts woman is facing multiple charges after police said she  crashed her car while drunk and fought with police when they tried to …

January 07, 2014 5:30 pm

Redistricting challenge derailed by weather

The extreme winter weather derailed a court hearing Tuesday on the legality of the Porter County Board of Commissioners last-minute redrawing …

January 07, 2014 12:15 pm

Kouts family takes in stranded motorists

Kouts family takes in stranded motorists

Crown Point residents Rigo and Claudia Garcia sat stranded Sunday night along a rural stretch of Ind. 8 just outside of Kouts -- watching a sn…

January 06, 2014 3:19 pm Photos

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More single family homes going up in county

VALPARAISO | The construction of new single-family homes in unincorporated areas of Porter County continued an upward swing in 2013, but the m…

January 05, 2014 12:00 am

County warns of cars left on the street

VALPARAISO | Residents of unincorporated Porter County are reminded that it is illegal to leave vehicles parked on the side of uncleared roads…

January 03, 2014 2:33 pm

Jonathan Nalli leaving Porter Health Care System

Jonathan Nalli leaving Porter Health Care System

Jonathan Nalli is stepping down after 6 1/2 years as chief executive officer at Porter Health Care System to take over the reins Feb. 1 at the…

December 31, 2013 12:30 pm

Lawsuit challenges legality of Porter County Council redistricting

VALPARAISO | A lawsuit was filed Monday claiming the Porter County Board of Commissioners ran afoul with state law two weeks ago when the thre…

December 30, 2013 5:10 pm

Fur trappers important back in the day

Fur trappers important back in the day

A very important figure in Kankakee River history was the fur trapper. From earliest times up until today fur trapping of the Kankakee Marsh h…

December 27, 2013 8:30 am

$8.2 million settlement in Beta Steel explosion

VALPARAISO | An $8.2 million settlement has been reached in the wake of a Jan. 7, 2010, explosion at the former Beta Steel plant in Portage th…

December 26, 2013 11:25 am

Kozuszek to run for county clerk

Kozuszek to run for county clerk

VALPARAISO | Kathy Kozuszek, who has served as the Democratic director at the Porter County Voter Registration office since 2007, has announce…

December 25, 2013 5:00 pm

Kouts residents to get smaller trash bill in 2014

KOUTS | In the Christmas spirit, the Kouts Council played a little Santa Claus and a little Grinch on Monday.

December 18, 2013 12:00 am

Redistricting cuts Rivas out of County Council seat

VALPARAISO | Porter County Councilman Jeremy Rivas said he will move -- if that what it takes -- to continue representing the 2nd District tha…

December 17, 2013 4:19 pm

Porter Regional Hospital's property tax appeal backfires

VALPARAISO | Porter Regional Hospital's attempt to reduce the first assessed value of its new building at Ind. 49 and U.S. 6 has backfired.

December 16, 2013 12:30 pm

FBI investigation includes Porter County highway bids

VALPARAISO | The FBI's investigation into Porter County government continues to widen with agents taking possession of bidding records from th…

December 13, 2013 10:00 am

Dear Santa, it's 1906

Dear Santa, it's 1906

Christmas is two weeks away and I decided to do something different for this column instead of Kankakee River stories. The following are Chris…

December 13, 2013 12:05 am

Will Preachit take delay request to higher power?

VALPARAISO | A Porter Township resident is seeking a 30-day delay for a Monday hearing on a religious tax exemption on his $1.1 million reside…

December 12, 2013 7:46 pm

FBI takes more records from Porter County government

VALPARAISO | The FBI has made another surprise visit to Porter County government in search of records.

December 11, 2013 7:24 pm

East Porter schools join Indiana's Obamacare lawsuit

East Porter schools join Indiana's Obamacare lawsuit

INDIANAPOLIS | East Porter County School Corp. has joined a state-sponsored lawsuit seeking to invalidate a portion of the Affordable Care Act…

December 09, 2013 6:00 pm Related

Portage Township voters hit hardest by redistricting proposal

VALPARAISO | More voters in Portage Township than anywhere else would be impacted by a proposed County Council redistricting plan that surface…

December 05, 2013 2:50 pm

Commissioners postpone debated redistricting plan

VALPARAISO | The Porter County Board of Commissioners headed off what promised to be a heated debate Tuesday when they postponed the unveiling…

December 03, 2013 3:30 pm

Judge David Chidester seeking re-election

Judge David Chidester seeking re-election

VALPARAISO | Porter Superior Court Judge David Chidester announced Monday he is seeking a third term during next year's elections.

December 02, 2013 11:39 am
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