Valparaiso Government News

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

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

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

Pratt project projected to boost utilities revenue

VALPARAISO | The water and sewage treatment budgets presented Tuesday for the city's Utilities Board to consider for 2015 calls for modest inc…

October 15, 2014 2:28 pm

Historic Valpo building facade grant request backed

VALPARAISO | A request for a facade grant for one of the downtown's historic buildings got a quick and easy endorsement from the city's Plan C…

October 14, 2014 7:38 pm

Panda Express to open in Valparaiso in 2015

VALPARAISO | Locals hungry for American Chinese cuisine from Panda Express are in luck.

October 14, 2014 4:00 pm

Valpo approves controversial 160-acre annexation

Valpo approves controversial 160-acre annexation

VALPARAISO | The City Council completed the annexation of the 160-acre property south of U.S. 30 between County Roads 400 and 450 East on Monday.

October 14, 2014 2:59 pm Related

Valpo city, school budget draw no public comments

VALPARAISO | On a night when public hearings at the Valparaiso City Council meeting were held on two budgets totaling more than $90 million, i…

October 13, 2014 11:30 pm

IACT plan saving communities on insurance costs

VALPARAISO | It didn't take an act of God to correct the city's spiraling health insurance costs. It took an act of IACT.

October 12, 2014 12:00 am

Pay cuts planned for Center Twp. trustee, board

VALPARAISO | The new Center Township trustee and the board members will be paid less under the proposed 2015 budget introduced last week.

October 12, 2014 12:00 am

Valpo OKs dome demolition deal with Marshall

VALPARAISO | It's now just a matter of time before the Natural Ovens Bakery dome walls come tumbling down.

October 10, 2014 8:28 pm

Valpo redevelopment panel to borrow up to $15 million

VALPARAISO | The city's Redevelopment Commission began the process of issuing up to $15 million in bonds for a series of projects, including p…

October 09, 2014 1:00 pm

Valpo panel endorses dome demolition bid, funding

VALPARAISO | The former Natural Ovens Bakery dome's days apparently are dwindling down to a precious few following action by the city Redevelo…

October 08, 2014 6:26 pm

New member picked for Valpo ethics panel

VALPARAISO | Dr. Robert Walsh was chosen by Valparaiso's Ethics Commission members to be the at-large member of the group Tuesday.

October 07, 2014 7:30 pm

Valpo begins effort for incentives for Thormahlen building

VALPARAISO | In the first step needed to offer incentives for a $2.4 million, three-story building at Lincolnway and Michigan Avenue, the city…

October 07, 2014 5:00 pm

Valpo crews ready to vacuum leaves

VALPARAISO | Cooler weather and shorter days means leaf-raking time can't be far behind.

October 07, 2014 12:22 pm

Valpo buses appear headed for ridership records

VALPARAISO | After a typical lull during the summer when Valparaiso University students are gone, ridership on the city's V-Line intracity bus…

October 06, 2014 6:15 am

Porter County Park Board position to be filled in 2015

VALPARAISO | The Porter County Council has a board position that needs to be filled in 2015.

October 05, 2014 12:00 am

Downtown Valpo residents request permit parking

VALPARAISO | After all the consultant's studies, the creation of two-hour and three-hour zones and the building of additional lots, the downto…

October 02, 2014 4:45 pm

Valpo receives subpoena for University Promenade project

Valpo receives subpoena for University Promenade project

VALPARAISO | The FBI delivered a subpoena to the city clerk's office Tuesday asking for documents related to the University Promenade project.

October 01, 2014 4:15 pm Related

Misplaced bid opened for dome demolition

VALPARAISO | A mislabeled envelope might end up being the low bid for the demolition of the former Natural Ovens Bakery dome.

October 01, 2014 11:41 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


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

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

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

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

Valpo gets bids for dome demolition

VALPARAISO | The dome is doomed.

September 26, 2014 5:45 pm

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

Voting on ValpoNEXT initiatives will decide priorities

Voting on ValpoNEXT initiatives will decide priorities

VALPARAISO | The candidates were presented to the public Wednesday, and now everyone will have to wait to see how the vote turns out and what …

September 24, 2014 7:07 pm Photos


Valpo to award contract for Central Park expansion

VALPARAISO | As volunteers are lining up at the north end of town for the ValPlayso playground construction project the week of Oct. 6, the ci…

September 24, 2014 4:07 pm

Valpo board sends fluoride recommendation to council

VALPARAISO | The city's Utilities Board on Tuesday voted to send to the council its recommendation to continue fluoridation of the city's wate…

September 24, 2014 11:35 am

Valpo plans 3 percent raises for employees in 2015

VALPARAISO | The 2015 budget and salaries ordinances were introduced at Monday's council meeting calling for 3 percent raises for all employee…

September 23, 2014 2:25 pm

Annexation proposal brings more protests over zoning

VALPARAISO | The crowd of those opposed to the planned annexation of 160.5 acres near Porter County Regional Airport was considerably less Mon…

September 22, 2014 9:15 pm

ValpoNEXT wants public to prioritize proposed plans

VALPARAISO | Hundreds of ideas for what the city should look like over the coming decades have been collected and condensed into 44 initiative…

September 22, 2014 8:00 pm

Porter County seeks better way to report storm damage

When the weather's strange in your neighborhood, who you gonna call?

September 21, 2014 12:00 am

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…

September 16, 2014 6:30 pm

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

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