Portage Chief of Police Troy Williams displays a flashlight that converts into a pipe used to smoke drugs Tuesday night during Breaking the Silence, a free event at the Porter County Expo Center that targeted substance abuse and addiction issues.
D.E. "Sonshine" Trouche, executive director of Worthy Women Recovery Home in LaPorte, speaks Tuesday night during the Breaking the Silence program at the Porter County Expo Center. The event targeted substance abuse and addiction issues in children. It aimed to give parents the tools to talk…
Diane Chilian, of Valparaiso, listens to speakers Tuesday night during the Breaking the Silence event at the Porter County Expo Center. The program targeted substance abuse and addiction issues in teens with the aim of giving parents the tools to talk to their children about the dangers of d…
Portage Police Chief Troy Williams, right, talks about drug paraphernalia along with Valparaiso Assistant Police Chief Rich Spicer, background, as parents and their children participate in a program called Breaking the Silence. The free event Tuesday night at the Porter County Expo Center ta…
Nov. 20 is Universal Children’s Day. This date marks the day the United Nations adopted the Declaration of the Rights of the Child in 1959 and the Convention on the Rights of the Child in 1989.
As a mid 20’s young man, I fear the thought of bringing children into this world.
GARY | The service group Lady’s-N-Charge made a special delivery to Willow Glen Academy last month, bringing a donation of more than $500 in cash school supplies and every day necessities for the children.
VALPARAISO | Summer is in full swing and Mental Health America of Porter County would like to reach out to all of the adults who are helping the children in their lives grow up healthy. Often times it is easy for adults to recognize a child’s basic physical needs such as nutritious and balan…
OFFBEAT: First Stage and Emerald City Theatre holding auditions Sunday for Broadway in Chicago's production of 'Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer'
Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.
The public becomes horrified for select issues. On June 23 we learned that in the 1950s, the Chalifaux couple sold their four children. Should we be outraged or grateful? Although those siblings did not have the benefit of living together, they were allowed to live.
Offering perspective on today's issues
Melanie Warren, 4, makes a hand print to create a fireworks image on construction paper Tuesday at the Portage Public Library.
Siblings Sarah, 7, and Ryan, 4, Smith create Fourth of July crafts at the Portage Public Library Tuesday.
Kristal Rada, head of Youth Services at the Portage Public Library, assists Alex Sulski, 5, and Julie Wozniak, 6, with their Fourth of July art projects Tuesday.
Sarah Smith, 7, created this fireworks image at the Portage Public Library Tuesday.
The government is using technology to keep its eye on U.S. citizens. This cartoon is the ol' swicheroo that adapts a public service announcement from years ago.
Piper Boutique owner NancyVan Santen, center, poses with two of her employees, Lindsey Zajac, left, and Hailey Mathews in the Valparaiso store. Pipers is celebrating its 30 years in business as a up-scale children's clothing boutique.
Piper Boutique owner NancyVan Santen, left, and Hailey Mathews sort through items at Piper Boutique in Valparaiso. Pipers is celebrating its 30 years in business as a upscale children's clothing boutique.
Piper Boutique owner NancyVan Santen, left, and Hailey Mathews sort through items at Piper Boutique in Valparaiso. Pipers is celebrating its 30 years in business as a up-scale children's clothing boutique.
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