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About Phil Wieland

About Phil Wieland

Phil started his journalism career in 1967 as a copy boy with The Cleveland Press while attending Cleveland State University. He has been a reporter and columnist at The Times since 1984, winning multiple awards in both categories.

He currently covers Valparaiso, Kouts and Hebron in addition to writing a weekly column dealing mostly with politics in Porter County.

In his spare time he enjoys playing softball, and he has written two books, one of which is in the hands of a publisher. He and his wife Mary have a son and two grandchildren.

January 01, 2010 12:00 am

PHIL WIELAND: Don't blame officials if you choose to be uninformed

PHIL WIELAND: Don't blame officials if you choose to be uninformed

This supposedly is the age of mass communication, but there are 10 billion channels and nothing on in some people's brains.

October 11, 2013 12:00 am

PHIL WIELAND: Valpo man wants to put a bug in EPA's ear

PHIL WIELAND: Valpo man wants to put a bug in EPA's ear

For more than three years Tom Clark has waited for a call from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency telling him to bring his batch of bugs…

October 04, 2013 12:00 am

PHIL WIELAND: Vote for the Hitler of your choice

PHIL WIELAND: Vote for the Hitler of your choice

It's a wonder anyone runs for office anymore.

September 27, 2013 12:00 am

PHIL WIELAND: Will America ever go from 'carp bites' to 'bite carp'?

PHIL WIELAND: Will America ever go from 'carp bites' to 'bite carp'?

When a Purdue assistant prof compares the Asian carp invasion to Jurassic Park and says, "Frankly, they scare me," that tells me we either hav…

September 20, 2013 12:00 am

PHIL WIELAND: Coming soon to Valpo: $200M rumor mill

The announcement that Valpo is close to inking a deal with a company that plans to invest more than $200 million to locate in the city has rai…

September 13, 2013 12:00 am

PHIL WIELAND: My yard is now a major web site

PHIL WIELAND: My yard is now a major web site

Has anyone else noticed a bumper crop of spiders in their yard this year?

August 30, 2013 12:00 am

PHIL WIELAND: Government can never please all the citizens

PHIL WIELAND: Government can never please all the citizens

Abe Lincoln, the inventor of the penny, allegedly said, "You can please some of the people all of the time and all of the people some of the t…

August 23, 2013 12:00 am

PHIL WIELAND: Report is like a (cough) breath of fresh air

PHIL WIELAND: Report is like a (cough) breath of fresh air

Apparently it's OK to breathe again in Northwest Indiana. But don't make a habit of it.

August 16, 2013 12:00 am

PHIL WIELAND: The religious right's fight is so wrong

It's encouraging to know our state government will spend tax dollars to defend our freedom of religion, as long as it is the "right" religion.…

August 09, 2013 12:00 am

PHIL WIELAND: Budget cooperation? That's crazy talk, Pete

The almost three decades in Congress obviously are beginning to take a heavy mental toll on Pete Visclosky based on his comments this week.

August 02, 2013 12:00 am
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