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Assessor's office reps to visit properties to verify tax information

VALPARAISO | The Porter County assessor's office has issued a reminder to residents that representatives of that office have started visiting …

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Donations will help with ValPlayso -- The Next Generation

Donations will help with ValPlayso -- The Next Generation

As Sir Winston Churchill stated, “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.”

9 hours ago

Sleep lab donates bedroom furniture to shelter for homeless women

Sleep lab donates bedroom furniture to shelter for homeless women

Nothing beats a good night's sleep, and a Munster medical facility is helping provide that very thing for homeless women in Valparaiso.

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10-year 4-H members to be recognized at Porter County Fair

VALPARAISO | The Porter County 4-H program will recognize 45 10-year 4-H members during the Battle of the Barns at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Port…

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Applications are due Friday for native landscaping awards

Have you been planting native species in your home or office garden? Apply for the Bringing Nature Home awards, which recognize outstanding ex…

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Two groups meet new state license plate standards

INDIANAPOLIS | Just two out of seven requests for new special group license plates won approval Tuesday by a legislative committee tasked with…

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14U division at NSA World Series a precursor for high school ranks

14U division at NSA World Series a precursor for high school ranks

MUNSTER | It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to realize why the 14-and-under age group of the National Softball Association "B" North Central …

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Lansing joins chorus of police warning of IRS phone scam

LANSING | Police in Lansing have joined several other region agencies in warning residents of a phone scam involving a person who claims to wo…

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4-H horse families take a weeklong trip to the fair

4-H horse families take a weeklong trip to the fair

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP | Caring for a horse is like having a part-time job. The horses need to be groomed and fed, and their stalls must be shove…

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Workshops sharpen QuickBooks skills

VALPARAISO |  The Northwest ISBDC is joining Anna Sheets of Accounting Made Simple to offer QuickBooks essentials events.

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County Road 475 West closed today for culvert installation

VALPARAISO | The Porter County Highway Department will close County Road 475 West today from County Road 400 North to County Road 450 North fo…

July 22, 2014 12:00 am

Joint commissioner council meeting hears advice on hospital proceeds

VALPARAISO | Porter County Board of Commissioners and the County Council met during a joint session Monday to hear from attorney Brian Burdick…

July 21, 2014 9:00 pm

4-H projects about more than livestock

4-H projects about more than livestock

VALPARAISO | Hand-made candles, jewelry and presentation posters represent just a few of the 4-H projects that lined the shelves and walls of …

July 21, 2014 7:30 pm Photos

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Former school employee charged with theft

HAMMOND | A former food service manager at Valparaiso High School has entered into a plea agreement on a federal charge of theft.

July 21, 2014 7:15 pm

Wings of Freedom tour lands in Porter County

Wings of Freedom tour lands in Porter County

VALPARAISO | The engine on the World War II B-17 Flying Fortress rumbled like a passing freight train as it prepared to take off at the Porter…

July 21, 2014 7:00 pm Video Photos

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FBI requests Portage mayor's campaign finance records

VALPARAISO | FBI agents appeared at the Porter County Administration Building on Monday seeking copies of campaign records for Portage Mayor J…

July 21, 2014 6:24 pm

Brawl after fair concert injures three, including two children

Brawl after fair concert injures three, including two children

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP | Three people, including two children, were injured during a brawl that broke out after Friday night's concert at the Por…

July 21, 2014 3:45 pm Photos

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Valparaiso man competes to be crowned “Top Tech”

Valparaiso man competes to be crowned “Top Tech”

A group of coworkers first convinced Valparaiso's David Berdovich a few years ago to compete in Ryder System’s Top Tech competition, a contest…

July 21, 2014 9:46 am

Porter County Community Foundation awards Community Grant to Frontline

Porter County Community Foundation awards Community Grant to Frontline

CHESTERTON | The Porter County Community Foundation presented a 2014 Community Fund grant to Frontline Foundations to help the nonprofit organ…

July 21, 2014 12:00 am

Henderson receives Eagle Scout rank

Henderson receives Eagle Scout rank

VALPARAISO | Lars Henderson restored a World War II Pullman Troop Sleeping Car at the Hoosier Valley Railroad Museum to earn his Eagle Scout rank.

July 21, 2014 12:00 am

Get ready for Field of Foam event

PORTER COUNTY | Field of Foam and Fun Fair, sponsored by Eta Gamma Chapter of Psi Iota Xi, will be held Aug. 16 at Sunset Hill Farm County Park

July 20, 2014 12:05 am

Anita Beezhold, Leon Simon named winners of Beverly Hillbillies Lookalike Contest

Anita Beezhold, Leon Simon named winners of Beverly Hillbillies Lookalike Contest

NWI Communities and The Theatre at the Center collaborated for the NWI Communities Beverly Hillbillies Lookalike Contest. Both Anita Beezhold,…

July 20, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Pudgy Pet? Call Biggest Loser: Pet Edition

Pudgy Pet? Call Biggest Loser: Pet Edition

Keeping a healthy weight is as hard for pets as it is for their owners, which is why the doctors at Gast Animal Hospital in Valparaiso have de…

July 20, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Lawmakers often use study committees to develop legislation

Lawmakers often use study committees to develop legislation

INDIANAPOLIS | In addition to the gaming study, Hoosier lawmakers this summer and fall will take a closer look at issues ranging from juvenile…

July 20, 2014 12:00 am Related

Game on at Discovery Camp

Game on at Discovery Camp

July 20, 2014 12:00 am

Crown Point eighth-graders sweep Law Day essay contest awards

Crown Point eighth-graders sweep Law Day essay contest awards

July 20, 2014 12:00 am

Two basketball camps feature Rob Hummel

Two basketball camps feature Rob Hummel

VALPARAISO | Rob Hummel, a Valparaiso native, loves giving back to his community. The Valparaiso High School star, Purdue NCAA Men’s All Ameri…

July 20, 2014 12:00 am

Porter County week ahead briefs

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July 20, 2014 12:00 am

Ethics Commission seeks at-large member

VALPARAISO | The City of Valparaiso Ethics Commission is currently seeking letters of interest for an at-large member. The mission of the City…

July 20, 2014 12:00 am

Volunteers sought for ValPlayso The Next Generation

VALPARAISO | Park officials and volunteers heading up the effort to replace the city’s largest playground have high expectations — not only fo…

July 19, 2014 6:30 pm

VU immersion camp gives students Chinese experience

VU immersion camp gives students Chinese experience

VALPARAISO | The scent of garlic and soy sauce wafted through the upper level of Harre Student Union Building at Valparaiso University Thursda…

July 19, 2014 6:00 pm Photos

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Cops cycle up and down state to support survivors, families

Cops cycle up and down state to support survivors, families

VALPARAISO | Robyn Frazier felt she had to ride at least part of the Cops Cycling for Survivors trip around the state.

July 18, 2014 9:45 pm Photos

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3-D printers open new vistas for campers

3-D printers open new vistas for campers

VALPARAISO | A handful of students from across Northwest Indiana have benefited from a summer computer-design camp for middle school students …

July 18, 2014 7:00 pm Photos

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Charges filed in 13-year-old Valpo rape case

VALPARAISO | A Valparaiso police officer's recommendation to pursue a 13-year-old rape case and a victim's determination to see it through, ha…

July 18, 2014 5:45 pm

Through the vendors' eyes

Through the vendors' eyes

VALPARAISO | The midway at the Porter County Fair is lined with vendors of all sorts: food, jewelry, the Lions Club. The midway is also lined …

July 18, 2014 5:29 pm Photos

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New Porter County Fair queen begins reign

New Porter County Fair queen begins reign

VALPARAISO | Fourteen young women displayed poise and grace on the stage Thursday night in the 2014 Miss Porter County Fair Queen Pageant. But…

July 18, 2014 1:13 pm Photos

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Park briefs

Valparaiso parks

July 18, 2014 12:00 am

Anniversary celebration includes festival

Anniversary celebration includes festival

LIBERTY TOWNSHIP | Sunset Hill Farm County Park is marking its 80-year anniversary with a festival from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 26 at the park,…

July 18, 2014 12:00 am

Slovak Day offers Mass, food, dance and music

MERRILLVILLE | Celebrate the 41st annual Slovak Day on Sunday, starting with a Catholic Mass at 10:30 am. at Our Lady of Czestochowa Shrine, 5…

July 18, 2014 12:00 am

Music opens the world for Valpo teen on China trip

Music opens the world for Valpo teen on China trip

For Michael Pupillo, it’s all about communication – whether through spoken word or musical notes.

July 18, 2014 12:00 am

Ten days of fun

Ten days of fun

VALPARAISO | Carnival games, 4-H exhibits and fried food. It's fair time. 

July 17, 2014 6:00 pm Photos

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Coroner: Valparaiso woman died of natural causes

VALPARAISO | The death Thursday of a 40-year-old Valparaiso woman appears to be from natural causes, according the Porter County Coroner Chuck Harris.

July 17, 2014 5:50 pm

Valpo schools pay back money owed to teachers

VALPARAISO | With the financial condition of its general fund improving, the Valparaiso Community Schools board agreed Thursday to pay back mo…

July 17, 2014 4:54 pm

Chain saw artist creates sculptures at Porter County Fair

Chain saw artist creates sculptures at Porter County Fair

VALPARAISO | A chain saw whirred and sawdust flew Thursday as a raccoon took shape from a hunk of a tree.

July 17, 2014 3:48 pm Photos

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Indiana Beverage hires Ritchie as government liaison

Indiana Beverage hires Ritchie as government liaison

Valparaiso-based Indiana Beverage hired Jill E. Ritchie as vice president and general counsel of government affairs.

July 17, 2014 5:00 am

Throwback Thursday

Throwback Thursday

July 17, 2014 12:00 am

YMCA briefs

Duneland Family YMCA

July 17, 2014 12:00 am

A summer feast for the ears

A summer feast for the ears

July 16, 2014 8:17 pm Photos

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Everybody Counts files complaint about bus services

With federal court oversight of Lake County bus agencies ending just two months ago, a disability-rights agency claims it has spotted evidence…

July 16, 2014 5:27 pm

Local jury returns $1.2 million verdict against insurance company

VALPARAISO | A Porter County jury returned Tuesday night with a $1.2 million verdict against Auto-Owners Insurance company stemming from a veh…

July 16, 2014 3:00 pm


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