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County racing against curtain call at Opera House

VALPARAISO | The Porter County Board of Commissioners declared an emergency last week that allowed them to bypass the bidding process and hire a contractor for up to $225,000 to address water infiltration problems threatening the 119-year-old Memorial Opera House.

December 09, 2012 12:00 am

County addresses audit deficiencies

VALPARAISO | Porter County officials have addressed several deficiencies brought to their attention during a State Board of Accounts audit.

September 23, 2012 12:00 am
MARK KIESLING: Opera House drama calls for compromise

MARK KIESLING: Opera House drama calls for compromise

The $250,000 grant given by the Porter County Council to fund salaries and improvements at the Memorial Opera House may cause the fat lady to sing.

November 25, 2011 12:00 am

Council OKs Expo Center, opera house hiring

VALPARAISO | The success of the Memorial Opera House and the Expo Center earned Brian Schafer the tentative endorsement of the Porter County Council to hire some help Monday.

October 04, 2011 6:00 pm
Memorial Opera House a monument to Union soldiers

Memorial Opera House a monument to Union soldiers

VALPARAISO | Walking into the Memorial Opera House here is like walking into the past.

April 11, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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County looking at replacing museum with music venue

County looking at replacing museum with music venue

VALPARAISO | Valparaiso and Porter County officials are considering moving the local history museum a few doors west to the former city police station and renovating the current museum building for use as a music venue.

March 26, 2011 7:15 pm Photos

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