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GUEST COMMENTARY: Voice your displeasure at Valpo School Board's plan

GUEST COMMENTARY: Voice your displeasure at Valpo School Board's plan

Valparaiso Community Schools have been plagued by a lack of effective leadership in recent years, as evidenced by the School Board violating state contracting law, violating board policy, responding late to state funding cuts and hiring past Superintendent Andrew Melin, whose tenure is viewe…

February 05, 2014 12:05 am
Lumenus lighting the way for foreign students in Valpo

Lumenus lighting the way for foreign students in Valpo

VALPARAISO | When you are a stranger in a strange land, it's good to have someone to help you acclimate to your new surroundings and culture, and sometimes a turkey dinner with all the fixings is a part of that.

November 30, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Special liquor licenses helped revive Valpo's downtown

Special liquor licenses helped revive Valpo's downtown

VALPARAISO | The City Council's endorsement of a liquor license for the Main and Lincoln restaurant July 22 marked the end of an eight-year effort to find suitable takers for the 10 special downtown historical district licenses granted the city by the state Legislature.

August 03, 2013 8:00 pm

Sports cabinet working to grow recreational opportunities

VALPARAISO | The newly formed Porter County Sports Cabinet is continuing to gather information for an amateur sports and recreation facilities study.

July 26, 2013 12:00 am
Berry elected Republican state chairman

Berry elected Republican state chairman

INDIANAPOLIS | State Auditor Tim Berry was unanimously elected chairman of the Indiana Republican Party on Monday.

July 22, 2013 6:00 pm Photos

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Pence wants state auditor to lead Hoosier Republicans

Pence wants state auditor to lead Hoosier Republicans

INDIANAPOLIS | State Auditor Tim Berry is expected to resign his post later this month to become chairman of the Indiana Republican Party.

July 03, 2013 5:45 pm Photos

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4 top Hoosier Republicans quitting party posts

4 top Hoosier Republicans quitting party posts

INDIANAPOLIS | The chairman of the Indiana Republican Party and three top GOP leaders unexpectedly announced Wednesday they are each quitting their party jobs over the next few weeks.

June 19, 2013 6:00 pm

Valpo seeking answer to parking zone problems

VALPARAISO | Although she owns an ice cream parlor, Pat Berning wasn't at Thursday's meeting of the city's Board of Public Works and Safety to sweet talk the members.

May 26, 2013 12:00 am
PHIL WIELAND: Getting Valpo's vision off to a flying start

PHIL WIELAND: Getting Valpo's vision off to a flying start

It's no secret I'm a big fan of the future, in the sense that I hope we all have one. Keep those Mayans cranking out the calendars, please.

January 18, 2013 12:00 am
Valpo, Nanhu to work on sister act in 2013

Valpo, Nanhu to work on sister act in 2013

VALPARAISO | Now that they've gotten to know each other better, Valparaiso and the Nanhu District of Jiaxing City could become sisters in the coming year.

December 25, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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It's official: Romney wins Indiana

INDIANAPOLIS | Chuck Williams, of Valparaiso, joined 10 other Hoosier Republicans in the Indiana House chamber Monday to officially cast the state's 11 electoral votes for Mitt Romney.

December 17, 2012 5:15 pm Related

Valpo mayor getting Chinese food for thought

VALPARAISO | As part of the cultural exchange that has brought many Chinese students to Valparaiso University, Valparaiso Mayor Jon Costas will go on a nine-day trip to Jiaxing, China beginning next week.

December 04, 2012 12:17 pm
A look at who's really selecting our next president

A look at who's really selecting our next president

INDIANAPOLIS | It's been called the most important election of our lives; a race whose outcome will determine the future of the United States. And yet, not a single American will vote for either Republican Mitt Romney or Democrat Barack Obama on Tuesday.

November 04, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Chuck Williams

Chuck Williams

Chuck Williams is Porter County Republican Party chairman.

October 30, 2012 7:07 pm

Plan to turn Fetla's into gun range revived

VALPARAISO | The proposal to revive the former Fetla's Trading Post as a shooting range will be brought back again Tuesday, but this time the owners hope to do it in the city.

May 03, 2012 7:45 pm
Pence seeks local advice on job creation

Pence seeks local advice on job creation

VALPARAISO | Republican gubernatorial candidate Mike Pence brought his "Jobs Tour" to Valparaiso on Friday, touring Task Force Tips and collecting job creation ideas from several area business owners.

March 16, 2012 6:30 pm Photos

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Valpo adopts policy for replacing damaged mailboxes

VALPARAISO | It happens every winter. Even the mayor has been a victim. A snowplow knocks down a mailbox while clearing the streets.

November 10, 2011 11:49 am

Valpo pathway bid is well below estimate

VALPARAISO | The prices just kept getting better Thursday as bids were opened at the Board of Public Works and Safety meeting for pathways on Silhavy Road and Glendale Boulevard.

August 14, 2011 12:00 am
Valpo amphitheater naming rights announced

Valpo amphitheater naming rights announced

VALPARAISO | To promote what Porter hospital CEO Jonathan Nalli called a "well-thy" lifestyle, the hospital has partnered with the city on the naming rights for the new Central Park Plaza amphitheater.

August 04, 2011 5:00 pm Photos

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Valpo eateries to remove outdoor dining for Popcorn Fest

VALPARAISO | Outdoor dining at downtown restaurants on Lincolnway will have to take about a 12-hour break to accommodate the Popcorn Fest.

July 29, 2011 7:55 pm
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