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Valpo man's company to cremate murder victim for free

Valpo man's company to cremate murder victim for free

A Valparaiso man will provide cremation services free of charge for the family of a teen found strangled to death in a Hammond motel Friday night.

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Save those seeds

Save those seeds

VALPARAISO | Porter County Master Gardeners will gather to prepare seeds for the Seed & Bulb Exchange portion of their 12th annual Gardeni…

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Halloween Happenings

Trick or Treat hours

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Windiana to perform in concert in Valparaiso

Windiana to perform in concert in Valparaiso

VALPARAISO | Windiana will perform at 3 p.m. Sunday at Ivy Tech auditorium, 3100 Ivy Tech Drive.

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Students enter national mural contest

Students enter national mural contest

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Health and wellness fair set for Nov. 18

VALPARAISO | Life Care Center of Valparaiso will hold its 6th annual health and wellness fair from 9 a.m. to noon Nov. 18 at 3405 N. Campbell …

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Low vision support group meetings planned

VALPARAISO | Low vision support group will meet from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Nov. 11 at First United Methodist Church, 103 N. Franklin St. Gail Barker,…

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Music, 'Memory' and togetherness

Music, 'Memory' and togetherness

Whenever I hear Ricky Nelson’s “Travelin Man,” I am instantly transported to my mom’s minivan, on the way to swimming lessons when I was 5. Th…

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Porter County League of Women Voters offers voters rides to the polls on Election Day

PORTER COUNTY | The League of Women Voters chapter for Porter County has rekindled and started up after a hiatus of nearly two years.

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Chili’s Restaurant steps up to aid The Salvation Army

Chili’s Restaurants is known for its “Give Back Night Program,” which offers individual locations a way to be involved in their community and …

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Man charged with battery after throwing item at Target employee

Man charged with battery after throwing item at Target employee

VALPARAISO | Police arrested a Valparaiso man after he threw an item at a Target employee, police said.

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Photos: ValPLAYso's next generation nearly complete

Photos: ValPLAYso's next generation nearly complete

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Porter County entrepreneurship students dip their toes into business waters

Porter County entrepreneurship students dip their toes into business waters

VALPARAISO | In his two months in the entrepreneurship class at Porter County Career and Technical Center, Jarred Root has already learned an …

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Former official seeking to seal sex arrest record

Former official seeking to seal sex arrest record

VALPARAISO | About four years after being found not guilty of having sexual contact with one of his sons' friends when the boy was 15, former …

October 21, 2014 1:00 pm

Police: Woman tried attacking relative in wheelchair

Police: Woman tried attacking relative in wheelchair

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP | A Washington Township woman was arrested Sunday after lunging with a knife at a relative in a wheelchair and fighting wi…

October 20, 2014 9:00 pm

Disney characters will come to life at VHS performance Wednesday

Disney characters will come to life at VHS performance Wednesday

VALPARAISO | Disney characters will join the Valparaiso High School band Wednesday night for a free concert featuring music from Walt Disney films.

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Valpo employees food drive coming Nov. 3-8

VALPARAISO | The city employees' annual food drive will be held Nov. 3-8 and will include a Pitch In Party Nov. 8 at Martini's Restaurant.

October 20, 2014 4:44 pm

Free public viewing of partial solar eclipse offered at VU

VALPARAISO | Valparaiso University will host a free public viewing of the partial solar eclipse on Thursday, weather permitting.

October 20, 2014 12:00 am

Central Park Plaza expansion underway in Valparaiso

Central Park Plaza expansion underway in Valparaiso

October 20, 2014 12:00 am

VHS speech and debate team ranked among the top in the nation

VALPARAISO | It takes a special kind of kid to spend long hours, before and after school, during the weekends, nearly year-around, honing thei…

October 20, 2014 12:00 am

GSU Concert Chorale at Valpo First United Methodist Church

GSU Concert Chorale at Valpo First United Methodist Church

VALPARAISO | Governors State University presents the newly-formed GSU Concert Chorale in concert at 4 p.m. Sunday at First United Methodist Ch…

October 20, 2014 12:00 am

From a bus driver's perspective

From a bus driver's perspective

Do you remember the name of your bus driver? I do. It was Connie. Every morning from the sixth grade until my senior year, there she was, in t…

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Porter County Fair gives back to the community

Porter County Fair gives back to the community

October 20, 2014 12:00 am

Fighting with each stride

Fighting with each stride

VALPARAISO | Jenna Elder was only 29 when diagnosed with breast cancer a year ago.

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City to open ValPLAYso by Sunday

VALPARAISO | The rubber that famously hits the road is hitting the concrete base beneath the ValPLAYso playground equipment this weekend.

October 19, 2014 12:00 am

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October 19, 2014 12:00 am

Center Twp. looking into new park south of U.S. 30

CENTER TOWNSHIP | A lot of development has occurred south of U.S. 30 in Center Township, but one thing the area needs is a park, Township Boar…

October 19, 2014 12:00 am

United Way of Porter County welcomes new board members

VALPARAISO | United Way of Porter County (UWPC) welcomes two new board members, J.J. Peller and Carl Wenz, who will both serve 3-year terms.

October 19, 2014 12:00 am

A Taste of Extension Homemakers planned

VALPARAISO | The Porter County Extension Homemakers invite you to A Taste of Extension Homemakers for a night devoted to learning about cookie…

October 19, 2014 12:00 am

Thrivent contribution aids local homeless

Thrivent contribution aids local homeless

VALPARAISO | The Greater Valparaiso Group of Thrivent Financial and its Community Advisory Board presented a check for $13,000 to Neighbors Pl…

October 19, 2014 12:00 am

Porter County week ahead briefs

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October 19, 2014 12:00 am

Lions Club still looking for used eyeglasses

Lions Club still looking for used eyeglasses

VALPARAISO | The Valparaiso Lions Club collects 3,000 pairs of used eyeglasses each year. These are cleaned and catalogued at the Westville pr…

October 19, 2014 12:00 am

Porter Health Care System celebrates Environmental Services and Housekeeping week

Porter Health Care System celebrates Environmental Services and Housekeeping week

Environmental Services and Housekeeping Week recognizes the contributions of health care environmental services and housekeeping’s role in inf…

October 19, 2014 12:00 am

Purdue Extension presents two programs

Purdue Extension will present two educational programs: Making Sense of Memory Loss and  Repurposing Junk.

October 19, 2014 12:00 am

Halloween happenings

Trick or Treat hours

October 19, 2014 12:00 am

Valparaiso duck hunters cited for alleged DNR violations

PORTER COUNTY | Authorities Saturday cited two Valparaiso men for alleged violations of fish and wildlife regulations.

October 18, 2014 5:17 pm

Share your story of breast cancer survival

Share your story of breast cancer survival

According to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. Each year over …

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NWI Communities to host two Halloween-themed contests

NWI Communities to host two Halloween-themed contests

MUNSTER | Last year's Halloween Costume Contest and Halloween House Decorating Contest both drew more than 100 entries, which is why NWI Commu…

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Park briefs

Valparaiso parks

October 17, 2014 12:00 am

Celebrating 75 years of service in Valpo

Celebrating 75 years of service in Valpo

October 17, 2014 12:00 am

Porter County juvenile court magistrate may get more duties

Porter County juvenile court magistrate may get more duties

INDIANAPOLIS | A plan to convert Porter County's juvenile magistrate position into a circuit court magistrate empowered to act, under a judge'…

October 16, 2014 6:10 pm

Porter County Sheriff's Department collecting tips for Special Olympics

VALPARAISO | The Porter County Sheriff's Department is taking part in a Tip A Cop event on Saturday at Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, 3004 John Ho…

October 16, 2014 5:40 pm

State funding cuts could reduce bus rides for seniors, disabled

VALPARAISO | Facing a $40,000 cut in the state public mass transportation funds for 2015, Porter County Aging and Community Services is lookin…

October 16, 2014 5:15 pm

Republican statewide candidates take huge fundraising lead

Republican statewide candidates take huge fundraising lead

INDIANAPOLIS | The Republican candidates for secretary of state, state auditor and state treasurer combined have nearly five times as much mon…

October 16, 2014 11:15 am

Porter County residents must register snowmobiles

PORTER COUNTY | The Porter County Sheriff’s Department reminds local residents that snowmobiles that operate on the traveled portion of public…

October 16, 2014 10:21 am

Valparaiso men’s store closing after more than 30 years

Valparaiso men’s store closing after more than 30 years

For more than 30 years, David Shurr has been helping men around Northwest Indiana step up their style game at his store, David’s Men’s Clothier.

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YMCA briefs

Duneland Family YMCA

October 16, 2014 12:00 am

Throwback Thursday

Throwback Thursday

October 16, 2014 12:00 am

Concordia University Kapelle to perform

Concordia University Kapelle to perform

VALPARAISO | Area resident Abby Keller will perform with the Concordia University Chicago Concert Choir, Kapelle, Oct. 26 in Valparaiso during…

October 16, 2014 12:00 am

Celebrating National 4-H week

Celebrating National 4-H week

October 16, 2014 12:00 am


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