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The not so easy, carefree life of a high school student today

The not so easy, carefree life of a high school student today

As a parent of three students who "survived" high school, I have always felt a little ahead of the game being blessed to work with high school…

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Writers host weekend of events for authors

Writers host weekend of events for authors

The Indiana Writers’ Consortium will host its Creative Writing Conference from 1 to 10 p.m. Oct. 11 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Merrillville. …

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Teen out to change the world through positive thinking

Teen out to change the world through positive thinking

Sofia Grimsgard believes that it is possible for one person to change the lives of many, and looks forward to a career in politics.

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Cops: Drugs, dirty conditions prompt Valpo homeless shelter arrests

VALPARAISO | Two children were placed in custody of the Department of Child Services after police found drugs and dirty conditions inside thei…

15 hours ago

Breast Cancer Awareness Tea sets records

Breast Cancer Awareness Tea sets records

HOBART | The 13th annual Pink Ribbon Society Breast Cancer Awareness Tea set records from ticket sales to sponsors.

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Former salon owner pays first third of $150,000 theft debt

Former salon owner pays first third of $150,000 theft debt

VALPARAISO | The owner of a former beauty salon, who pleaded guilty to stealing from a business partner, avoided a probation violation by payi…

18 hours ago

Man charged with injuring child

VALPARAISO | A 28-year-old Portage Township man faces a felony count of battery on accusations of injuring a 5-year-old boy.

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Porter County board position to be filled in October

VALPARAISO | The Porter County Board of Commissioners' office has a board position that needs to be filled in October.

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Libertarian candidates night scheduled Friday in Highland

HIGHLAND | The Indiana Libertarian Party is inviting the public to meet its candidates for the Nov. 4 general election.

September 30, 2014 12:05 am

Central Park Plaza project hits ground running

Central Park Plaza project hits ground running

VALPARAISO | The expansion of Central Park Plaza is such a big project for the downtown that one groundbreaking just wasn't enough Monday.

September 29, 2014 7:00 pm Photos

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Ivy Tech receives $2.5 mil federal grant for new computing school

Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana is launching a new School of Computing and Informatics this fall with the help of a $2.5 million grant a…

September 29, 2014 6:45 pm

Michigan City woman charged with dealing drug look-alikes

Michigan City woman charged with dealing drug look-alikes

VALPARAISO | A woman stopped for failing to signal a turn and registration violations was arrested after police found her in possession of ore…

September 29, 2014 6:15 pm

Defendant in fatal Valpo crash appears in court

Defendant in fatal Valpo crash appears in court

VALPARAISO | Rachel Marvin showed no emotion Monday morning as she made her first court appearance on accusations of driving with drugs in her…

September 29, 2014 1:00 pm

VU building lockers, restrooms for softball, tennis

VALPARAISO | Valparaiso University hopes to break ground soon on a building to house lockers and restrooms for the softball and tennis teams.

September 29, 2014 12:01 am

Valpo ready to order Harrison bridge culvert

VALPARAISO | The city ordered the concrete box culvert Friday that is needed to replace the Harrison Boulevard bridge destroyed by the Aug. 26…

September 29, 2014 12:01 am

Central Elementary Book Buddies, Cool Tools are keys to our success

Central Elementary Book Buddies, Cool Tools are keys to our success

Each year at Central Elementary, students are excited to find out who their Book Buddy will be for the year. Each classroom teams up with anot…

September 29, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Crown Point's Jerry Ross pens children's story about life as an astronaut

Crown Point's Jerry Ross pens children's story about life as an astronaut

As a boy, he lay outside, staring at the vastness of the black sky, the stars and the moon. He wondered what was out there and wanted to explore.

September 28, 2014 10:30 pm Photos

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Voting still open for ValpoNEXT initiatives

VALPARAISO | Residents who missed "The Launch" of the ValpoNEXT vision session last week still have a few days to get their votes counted on t…

September 28, 2014 12:00 am

Local teachers urged to engage students

VALPARAISO | Literacy expert Stephanie Harvey told educators their professions are "extraordinary" and "a true calling."

September 28, 2014 12:02 am

Valpo awards contract for Central Park expansion

VALPARAISO | Berglund Construction Co. is expected to begin construction of the pavilion, skating rink and activity building at Central Park P…

September 28, 2014 12:00 am

Porter County week ahead briefs

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September 28, 2014 12:00 am

Valparaiso Family YMCA offers before, after school care

Valparaiso Family YMCA offers before, after school care

VALPARAISO | Child Care before and after school can be difficult to find that includes healthy choice for activities, food, homework and a cen…

September 28, 2014 12:00 am

YMCA, Methodist health fair promotes prevention

VALPARAISO | Those attending the family health and wellness fair at the Valparaiso YMCA on Sunday had a common goal: stay healthy.

September 27, 2014 10:00 pm

Valpo tries again to lease golf course operation

VALPARAISO | For the second year in a row, the city's Parks Department is looking for someone to take over operation of Creekside Golf Course,…

September 27, 2014 9:15 pm

Heritage Dinner celebrates museum's milestones

Heritage Dinner celebrates museum's milestones

VALPARAISO | Friends of the Porter County Museum celebrated the organization’s year of milestones and “listened to history” at its annual Heri…

September 27, 2014 6:01 pm

Harvest festival opens to fans of farming

Harvest festival opens to fans of farming

VALPARAISO | Rows of red, green, orange, and cream-colored tractors lined the field at Sunset Hill Farm County Park on Friday afternoon as the…

September 26, 2014 8:00 pm Photos

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Valpo gets bids for dome demolition

VALPARAISO | The dome is doomed.

September 26, 2014 5:45 pm

Hammond mayor, VU football team rerouted by Chicago air stoppage

Hammond Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr. arrived at Chicago's Midway Airport at 7 a.m. Friday to find the airport in chaos.

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Chesterton woman dies after Valpo accident

Chesterton woman dies after Valpo accident

VALPARAISO | A Chesterton woman died Thursday afternoon after being hit by an SUV in downtown Valparaiso.

September 26, 2014 1:25 pm Related

Zoeller wants new tools to halt theft of public funds

INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana Public Integrity Coalition, led by Attorney General Greg Zoeller, wants state lawmakers to approve new tools to cra…

September 26, 2014 11:08 am

Cops: Valpo man violently shook toddler, causing his death

Cops: Valpo man violently shook toddler, causing his death

CHESTERTON | Felix Duron allegedly admitted to police he was angry with 2-year-old Bentley Mihal the morning he shook the boy so hard it cause…

September 26, 2014 10:13 am Photos

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Oktoberfest 2014 planned at St. Paul Catholic School

Oktoberfest 2014 planned at St. Paul Catholic School

VALPARAISO | For the second year, St. Paul Catholic School will host Oktoberfest from 5 to 9 p.m. Oct. 3  at 1755 West Harrison Boulevard.

September 26, 2014 12:00 am

Park briefs

Valparaiso parks

September 26, 2014 12:00 am

Workshop on special needs trusts planned

VALPARAISO | The Law Office of Connie Bauswell will host a free workshop at Opportunity Enterprises to discuss special needs trusts. The works…

September 26, 2014 12:00 am

Dennis Wilkins wins monthly John Deere Drive Green prize

Dennis Wilkins, of Valparaiso, won $500 in John Deere products, parts and other merchandise by attending the Drive Green Challenge event held …

September 26, 2014 12:00 am

Canned food drive continues through Tuesday

VALPARAISO | September is Hunger Action Month and Panera Bread wants to help. The company's motto is "a loaf of bread in every arm."

September 26, 2014 12:00 am

Veterinarian designs Kits for K9's to aid police units

Veterinarian designs Kits for K9's to aid police units

Dr. Lisa Booth enjoys using her medical expertise to help police officers care for their canine partners.

September 26, 2014 12:00 am

Mom talks about son, man charged in his death

Mom talks about son, man charged in his death

VALPARAISO | Just months ago, Shaina Reynolds was planning her wedding.

September 25, 2014 8:30 pm Photos

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Two region women sue DCS over overtime, other labor claims

HAMMOND | Two Northwest Indiana women are suing the Indiana Department of Children and Family Services in U.S. District Court over claims of u…

September 25, 2014 7:15 pm

Two pedestrians struck by vehicle

Two pedestrians struck by vehicle

VALPARAISO | The driver of the vehicle that struck two women Thursday morning in downtown Valparaiso has been arrested on DUI charges.

September 25, 2014 5:30 pm

Startup culture focus of NWI Tech Foundry

Startup culture focus of NWI Tech Foundry

Companies in the inaugural class of NWI Tech Foundry, a new startup accelerator in downtown Valparaiso, aim to create a job website for adjunc…

September 25, 2014 5:00 pm Photos

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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

YMCA briefs

Valparaiso Family YMCA

September 25, 2014 7:50 am

Turn in unwanted medicines Saturday at police stations

INDIANAPOLIS | Attorney General Greg Zoeller is encouraging Hoosiers to drop off unwanted prescription drugs and over-the-counter pills Saturd…

September 25, 2014 12:05 am

YMCA briefs

Duneland Family YMCA

September 25, 2014 12:00 am

Wheeler High students named to National Merit semifinalists for first time

Wheeler High students named to National Merit semifinalists for first time

UNION TOWNSHIP | For the first time in the history of the Union Township School Corporation, three Wheeler High School seniors are among the n…

September 25, 2014 12:00 am

Lorie’s Lakeside Century draws 550 cyclists to benefit VNA

Lorie’s Lakeside Century draws 550 cyclists to benefit VNA

VALPARAISO | Nearly 550 cyclists from all over the Midwest braved brisk winds and cool temperatures to take to the roads through Porter County…

September 25, 2014 12:00 am

Throwback Thursday

Throwback Thursday

September 25, 2014 12:00 am

County Road 200 West closed today

VALPARAISO | The Porter County Highway Department will close County Road 200 West today between County Road 100 South and County 150 South for…

September 25, 2014 12:00 am

Day of prayer event

Day of prayer event

September 24, 2014 9:04 pm Photos

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