Valparaiso Government News

Big changes to public pensions may be on horizon

INDIANAPOLIS | Region residents considering a career in state or local government, including public education, may want to begin working in th…

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Porter County Board position to be filled in September

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

September 05, 2014 12:00 am

Valpo moving quickly to repair Harrison Blvd. bridge

VALPARAISO | Curiosity killed the cat, but the city is concerned its going to lead to some humans getting injured at the washed out Harrison B…

August 30, 2014 12:15 am

Valpo parks budget includes 3 percent raises

VALPARAISO | The city's Park Board approved a $2.78 million 2015 budget Tuesday that includes 3 percent raises for all employees.

August 29, 2014 12:00 am

Valpo to start excavation for new Valplayso playground

VALPARAISO | As excavation begins to prepare for construction of Valplayso: the Next Generation park on Glendale Boulevard, project organizers…

August 28, 2014 12:00 am

Valpo golf courses trying hard to stay afloat

VALPARAISO | The city's Parks Department might have to introduce water polo to its program choices in order to make any money from Creekside G…

August 27, 2014 12:12 pm

Valpo board to vote on fluoride use in 2 weeks

VALPARAISO | The city's Utilities Board is expected to vote in two weeks on a recommendation to the council on whether Valparaiso should conti…

August 26, 2014 8:45 pm

Valpo hopes to speed bridge repairs

VALPARAISO | The city is moving as quickly as possible to repair or replace the two bridges damaged by flooding caused by heavy rains Friday.

August 25, 2014 7:34 pm

Valpo annexation raises notification questions

VALPARAISO | The city's Plan Commission will consider two issues at the September meeting that resulted from the August public hearing on a re…

August 24, 2014 12:00 am

Valpo to open bids for Central Park II in September

VALPARAISO | The city's Parks Department already is getting inquiries about renting the William Urschel Pavilion being built in the expansion …

August 24, 2014 12:00 am

Valpo board takes action on pathway projects

VALPARAISO | Two city pathway projects got action from the Board of Public Works and Safety on Friday.

August 23, 2014 12:00 am

Porter County Board positions to be filled in October

VALPARAISO | The Porter County Board of Commissioners' office has board positions that need to be filled in October.

August 22, 2014 12:00 am

Panel wants to move forward with airport zone

Panel wants to move forward with airport zone

VALPARAISO | The Porter County Redevelopment Commission hopes plans for an airport development zone can still take flight.

August 21, 2014 11:00 pm

Valpo schools seek $61.2 million budget in 2015

VALPARAISO | Valparaiso Schools employees will get a 1.5 percent raise if the School Board's 2015 budget is approved as presented to the state.

August 21, 2014 9:00 pm

Valpo fire board holds first meeting to talk budget, equipment

VALPARAISO | In its first meeting, the Valparaiso Fire Protection Territory Board recommended approval of the 2015 budget Thursday along with …

August 21, 2014 4:49 pm

V-Line ridership takes summer dip

VALPARAISO | Ridership on the V-Line fell slightly below the goal of 10,000 a month in July, but the city is looking at ways to implement reco…

August 20, 2014 5:34 pm

Army Corps grant to fund $1M in sewer relining

VALPARAISO | The third and final phase of the Green Acres flood relief project is going to get completed a lot sooner than expected thanks to …

August 17, 2014 12:00 am

Valpo gets $5,000 grant to replace ash trees

VALPARAISO | The city's battle with the emerald ash borer beetle goes on, but it got some reinforcements recently in the form of a $5,000 gran…

August 17, 2014 12:00 am

Valpo commission vows to cooperate with FBI

VALPARAISO | The city's Redevelopment Commission issued a statement Wednesday promising full cooperation with the FBI investigation of the Uni…

August 13, 2014 7:25 pm

Hamstra wants to build in downtown Valpo again

VALPARAISO | Another building hole in the city's downtown could be filled by Hamstra Group soon.

August 13, 2014 6:37 pm

Valpo utilities panel OKs design contract for sewer plant

VALPARAISO | The city's Utilities Board approved two contracts Tuesday totaling more than $300,000 for improvements to the sewage treatment pl…

August 13, 2014 5:00 pm

Valpo celebrates start of Lakes of Valparaiso project

Valpo celebrates start of Lakes of Valparaiso project

VALPARAISO | The gold (painted) shovels flashed in the Wednesday afternoon sun for the groundbreaking of Lakes of Valparaiso, the $100 million…

August 13, 2014 3:40 pm

Valpo offers free bag dispensers for pet waste

VALPARAISO | The city is again offering free pet waste bag dispensers to city residents.

August 13, 2014 12:00 am

Annexation, rezone plan draws crowd in Valpo

VALPARAISO | About 60 people attended a public hearing at Tuesday's Plan Commission meeting to protest the proposed annexation of 110 acres to…

August 12, 2014 8:32 pm

Valpo to borrow $15M to fund redevelopment projects

VALPARAISO | The City Council approved borrowing up to $15 million for the Redevelopment Commission to meet its upcoming obligations and have …

August 11, 2014 8:01 pm

Valpo to use report to improve V-Line service

VALPARAISO | Without funding to expand Valparaiso's V-Line bus service beyond its city limits, Valparaiso is interested in a consultant's reco…

August 09, 2014 4:30 pm

H & G low bidder for Evans Ave. pathway

VALPARAISO | H & G Underground, of LaPorte, is the apparent low bidder for the portion of the Evans Avenue pathway project from Roosevelt …

August 09, 2014 12:00 am

Water could become Indiana's best lure for business

Water could become Indiana's best lure for business

INDIANAPOLIS | Northwest Indiana is in good shape when it comes to water supplies, but other areas of the state may face shortages in the next…

August 08, 2014 4:00 pm Related

Valpo panel recommends continued use of fluoride

VALPARAISO | In a 5 to 2 vote, the city's Fluoride Commission recommended the city continue to add fluoride to the water system, but the group…

August 07, 2014 6:33 pm

Study shows roundabout best option at Silhavy/LaPorte

VALPARAISO | A study by DLZ confirmed the best solution for improving traffic flow at the Silhavy Road/LaPorte Avenue intersection is a two-la…

August 07, 2014 3:21 pm

Pratt gets needed variances for paper mill

VALPARAISO | The only complaint Pratt Industries' various variance requests garnered Thursday was from Tom Stoner, the farmer who sold the pro…

August 07, 2014 1:28 pm

Bucher appointed to Valparaiso Redevelopment Commission

VALPARAISO | Mayor Jon Costas has appointed Tim Bucher to the city's Redevelopment Commission.

August 06, 2014 1:54 pm

Pratt paper mill plans head to Valpo BZA

Pratt paper mill plans head to Valpo BZA

VALPARAISO | Construction on the Pratt Industries paper recycling mill is underway, and the company will be in front of the city's Board of Zo…

August 05, 2014 5:00 pm

Evans Avenue pathway work to begin soon

VALPARAISO | Valparaiso will open bids Friday for construction of a 450-foot section of the Evans Avenue pathway from Roosevelt Road to the Ca…

August 05, 2014 1:45 pm

Dick's, Ross, Five Below proposed for Porter's Vale Shopping Center

VALPARAISO | Three new stores totaling about 70,000 square feet of retail space are being planned for Porter's Vale Shopping Center.

August 05, 2014 12:00 am

Study offers options for improving V-Line service

VALPARAISO | A study by RLS and Associates Inc. of the V-Line intracity bus service recommends several additions to the routes and the hours o…

August 02, 2014 6:30 pm

App has lowdown on what's going down downtown

App has lowdown on what's going down downtown

VALPARAISO | If you are looking for things to do during a night on the town in Valparaiso, the city has an app for that.

July 31, 2014 8:30 pm

Trio to start roasted coffee bean business in Valpo

VALPARAISO | The aroma of fresh-roasted, gourmet coffee beans could soon be wafting over the east side of the city from a new business planned…

July 29, 2014 12:01 pm

Valpo OKs bonds for water, sewer plant improvements

VALPARAISO | It took the city Council barely five minutes to cast the final votes Monday approving more than $20 million in bonds for the impr…

July 28, 2014 7:26 pm

Valparaiso seeks letters of interest for an Ethics Commission Member

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

July 28, 2014 12:00 am

GOP state treasurer candidate quits job to focus on campaign

GOP state treasurer candidate quits job to focus on campaign

INDIANAPOLIS | The Republican candidate for state treasurer is quitting her staff job in the treasurer's office to focus on her campaign.

July 25, 2014 6:35 pm

ValpoNEXT announces last call for communtiy input

VALPARAISO | There’s one more opportunity to contribute ideas for Valparaiso’s future in the ValpoNEXT visioning process.

June 22, 2014 12:00 am

Separate Lake E-911 center not lawmakers' intent

INDIANAPOLIS | The plan by Schererville, St. John and Cedar Lake to opt out of Lake County's E-911 network by establishing their own emergency…

June 15, 2014 12:00 am

Porter named College Success County

INDIANAPOLIS | It was graduation day at the Statehouse on Monday for Porter County's College Success Coalition.

June 09, 2014 4:45 pm

Governor appoints nine from region to state boards

INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence recently appointed several Northwest Indiana residents to various state boards and commissions.

June 07, 2014 7:30 pm

Porter County Board positions to be filled in July

VALPARAISO | The Porter County Board of Commissioners' office has board positions that need to be filled in July.

May 28, 2014 12:00 am

Valpo to buy 'Big Dancer' sculpture next to YMCA

VALPARAISO | Orville Redenbacher is about to get a dancing partner.

May 25, 2014 12:00 am

Valpo approves rain gardens, other drainage contracts

VALPARAISO | Whatever the future use of Central Elementary School, either as a school or the school district's new administration center, it w…

May 21, 2014 12:00 am

Valpo, East Porter use grants for technology

VALPARAISO | A total of $600,000 in education challenge grants for technology for the Valparaiso and East Porter County school districts was a…

May 20, 2014 8:00 pm

IDEM award a real tree(t) for Valpo

VALPARAISO | Valparaiso has a shady reputation, but in a good way, and it recently received recognition from the Indiana Department of Environ…

May 20, 2014 5:00 pm


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