Valparaiso Government News

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.

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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

Students present ideas for dome, Urschel site

VALPARAISO | Not all the big ideas are being included in the city's ValpoNEXT vision project. Some are coming from students at Washington Town…

May 19, 2014 2:12 pm

Valpo forced to change wellfield plans

VALPARAISO | The city's plans for a new wellfield to the north have taken a turn to the southeast.

May 19, 2014 12:00 am

Valpo committee to look for holes in fluoridation issue

VALPARAISO | The city's water has been fluoridated for about 60 years, but a committee has been formed to help determine whether that should c…

May 16, 2014 12:00 am

Valpo wins first round of condos vs parking lot battle

VALPARAISO | The city got the plan commission's endorsement Tuesday for the rezoning to turn a parking lot into condos, but the loss of the pa…

May 16, 2014 12:00 am

Connection to Hatch Lake shakes up Shamrock residents

VALPARAISO | Connecting the Shamrock Subdivision with the Hatch Lake planned unit development via Galway Drive was the biggest objection of th…

May 14, 2014 12:21 pm

Valpo creates grant to improve downtown fire safety

VALPARAISO | To encourage local business owners install fire alarms and sprinkler systems, the Valparaiso City Council approved the creation o…

May 12, 2014 10:30 pm

Summit to let residents vote on ValpoNEXT ideas

VALPARAISO | After several months of collecting more than 1,000 big ideas from Valparaiso residents as part of the ValpoNEXT strategic vision …

May 11, 2014 8:30 pm

Time to order rain barrels in Valpo

VALPARAISO | Now that the weather finally has warmed enough that we can expect less snow and more rain, Valparaiso announced it is again offer…

May 11, 2014 12:00 am

Rain, wind don't deter installation of new sculptures

Rain, wind don't deter installation of new sculptures

VALPARAISO | The weather might not have been an artistic success Friday, but that didn't stop crews from installing the latest series of sculp…

May 09, 2014 4:36 pm Photos


Train depot moving route, road closing approved

VALPARAISO | Almost everything is set for moving the former Canadian National depot from its current location to the Porter County Career and …

May 09, 2014 4:01 pm

Center Twp. to limit board appointee terms

VALPARAISO | By a unanimous vote, the Center Township Board agreed to make an unwritten rule limiting the terms of its appointee to the Valpar…

May 07, 2014 5:45 pm

McCasland wants to eliminate township government

McCasland wants to eliminate township government

CENTER TOWNSHIP | Doug Miller wants to be the first new person to hold the Center Township trustee position in 32 years. Bob McCasland wants t…

May 03, 2014 12:00 am Photos


Valpo seeks solution to illegal parking at library

VALPARAISO | The city's Traffic and Safety Committee decided Thursday to try the gentle reminder approach to educate drivers about not parking…

May 01, 2014 6:00 pm

Valpo reviews 135-lot PUD on Joliet Road

VALPARAISO | Plans for a 135-lot planned unit development between Brigadoon and Shamrock Estates were presented to Valparaiso's Site Review Co…

April 29, 2014 8:00 pm

Valpo Council gets tips on school board appointee

VALPARAISO | The City Council received some last-minute instructions on the type of person needed to fill the upcoming School Board vacancy an…

April 28, 2014 6:22 pm

Valpo parks to allow inflatable house, slide

Valpo parks to allow inflatable house, slide

VALPARAISO | People who have asked to have inflatable bouncy houses and other similar entertainment for their parties in Valparaiso parks are …

April 27, 2014 12:00 am Photos


Valpo council invites public comment on board appointment

VALPARAISO | Before the City Council begins accepting applications for school board candidates, it wants to hear what issues the public thinks…

April 25, 2014 2:30 pm

RDA grant helps Valpo prepare for Pratt expansion

VALPARAISO | To get ready for the increased sewage to be generated by the Pratt Industries expansion, the city's Utilities Board voted Tuesday…

April 25, 2014 12:16 pm

Parks panel glimpses Central Park plans update

VALPARAISO | With the exception of a few final details, some of which will be determined by the final budget, the design of the Central Park P…

April 22, 2014 9:05 pm

Transplanted roundabout tree barely survived

VALPARAISO | It might have been a merry Christmas, but it has not been a happy new year for the spruce planted in the middle of the five-point…

April 20, 2014 6:42 pm

Valpo mayor sees more big projects coming for city

Valpo mayor sees more big projects coming for city

VALPARAISO | As Valparaiso moves toward completing the long-range vision being developed under ValpoNEXT, the city still has some big plans it…

April 19, 2014 10:30 pm

Valpo state of the schools getting better

VALPARAISO | Valparaiso Schools Superintendent Michael Berta gave the council an update on the state of the school system that included helpfu…

April 17, 2014 12:00 am

Valpo adopts plan for Ind. 49 corridor development

VALPARAISO | A presentation on how the land alongside the Ind. 49 corridor should be developed, including how some of it should be preserved, …

April 14, 2014 9:30 pm

Valpo utilities looking at online billing, payment system

VALPARAISO | The city's Utilities Board could vote later this month on a plan to provide customers with the option of switching to online bill…

April 13, 2014 5:40 pm

Valpo awards Chautauqua Park second phase contract

VALPARAISO | One major storm sewer project is about to begin, and a smaller one is expected to get approval soon despite bids that were higher…

April 12, 2014 12:00 am

Valpo board balks at detention basin proposal

VALPARAISO | Having detention basins that are more than simple holes in the ground means the city has to do more to maintain them so they don'…

April 10, 2014 12:00 am

Plan for Chicago Street condos criticized

VALPARAISO | The city's plan to sell two lots it owns on Chicago Street to have condominiums built on them was opposed at Tuesday's Plan Commi…

April 08, 2014 9:04 pm

Tax cuts boost Indiana's business tax climate rank

Tax cuts boost Indiana's business tax climate rank

INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana is poised to move up two spots on a widely watched ranking of state business tax climates, thanks to the corporate inco…

April 07, 2014 4:52 pm Related

Deadline near for ValpoNEXT Big Ideas

VALPARAISO | The deadline for submitting your big ideas of what you think Valparaiso's future should look like is Friday.

April 07, 2014 4:34 pm

Valpo plans Earth Day fun at Thorgren basin

VALPARAISO | Students at a couple of elementary schools will get a combination environmental lesson and Easter egg hunt on Earth Day April 22.

April 07, 2014 12:30 am

Fees having an impact again in Valpo

VALPARAISO | The impact of the parks' impact fee on the city's parks department budget is growing again after going through a couple of years …

April 05, 2014 8:23 pm

Residents protest Lakes of Valparaiso plans

VALPARAISO | A request for approval of the preliminary plan for the business park portion of the Lakes of Valparaiso development creating 32 s…

April 02, 2014 6:25 pm

Valpo extends V-Line route study time limit

Valpo extends V-Line route study time limit

VALPARAISO | The V-Line route study is going to take a little longer than originally planned, but that means the extra hours of service on the…

April 02, 2014 5:25 pm

Winter delaying Valpo's spring leaf pickups

VALPARAISO | The snow has eased off and most of it has even melted, but the winter is still having an impact on city services, including leaf pickups.

April 02, 2014 4:55 pm

State treasurer candidate focuses on financial education

State treasurer candidate focuses on financial education

INDIANAPOLIS | Republican Kelly Mitchell is making financial education the cornerstone of her campaign for Indiana state treasurer.

April 02, 2014 11:45 am Photos



Retired-Marine, son look to start glass blowing shop in Valpo

VALPARAISO | A retired Marine and his son plan to open a glass blowing business in Valparaiso.

March 30, 2014 12:00 am

Valpo OKs contract for pedestrian crossings at CN tracks

VALPARAISO | The city's Board of Public Works and Safety approved a contract with TranSystems Friday to design pedestrian crossings at seven C…

March 28, 2014 3:00 pm

Pence on board with South Shore expansion

Pence on board with South Shore expansion

INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence has put a $4 million exclamation point on years of work by U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky, D-Merrillville, in buildin…

March 27, 2014 4:30 pm Photos



Robins supposed to be bobbin' along, not the road

VALPARAISO | Strolling on County Road 500 North, Public Works Director Matt Evans had a spring in his step, but it wasn't because of spring br…

March 27, 2014 12:00 am

Deadline nears for Pence action on legislation

INDIANAPOLIS | The clock is ticking toward a midnight Thursday deadline for Gov. Mike Pence to act on some three dozen remaining proposals app…

March 26, 2014 5:30 pm

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