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Valpo schools considering change to public comment policy

VALPARAISO | Public comment has long been a controversial topic at Valparaiso Community Schools board meetings, and a change in the board's policy on public comment already is drawing more public comment.

April 07, 2014 7:04 pm
Frozen in time: Local leaders recall where they were when JFK was shot

Frozen in time: Local leaders recall where they were when JFK was shot

It was 50 years ago this Friday that President John F. Kennedy was shot by Lee Harvey Oswald in Dallas. Several local public figures recalled their reaction to the assassination and its aftermath.

November 17, 2013 12:15 am Photos



Valpo, Center Twp. try to create fire territory again

VALPARAISO | A year after the Valparaiso City Council and the Center Township Board thought they approved the creation of a fire territory, they did it again Monday.

March 26, 2013 5:30 pm

Valpo seeking applicants for school board position

VALPARAISO | The council is looking for people interested in being on the Valparaiso School Board. The council appointment is one of two to be made in the coming months.

February 16, 2013 12:00 am

Valpo OKs final fire service contract with Center Twp.

VALPARAISO | The city and Center Township have signed what is expected to be the final contract for the city to provide fire service to the entire township.

February 14, 2013 12:25 pm

Not all board candidates want to face voters

VALPARAISO | The group circulating petitions for an elected Valparaiso School Board now hopes to wrap up the campaign at the end of July, but who would run for the job if it was elected instead of appointed?

June 12, 2012 8:15 pm

Valpo, Center Twp. study fire territory idea

VALPARAISO | The issue of whether to form a fire territory for all of Center Township, which first came up a year ago, is back on the table and could be introduced at Monday's City Council meeting.

February 07, 2012 6:15 pm

Valpo, Center Twp. ink fire protection pact

VALPARAISO | The city and Center Township have approved the annual contract to provide fire protection to areas outside Valparaiso boundaries. The contract includes extra money to help buy equipment.

October 17, 2011 6:30 pm

Group plans Occupy Valpo protest Saturday

VALPARAISO | The protest of the nation's financial institutions will spread to Valparaiso on Saturday in front of the Chase Bank at Franklin Street and Lincolnway.

October 13, 2011 6:45 pm

Valpo makes old money new again

VALPARAISO | It's almost like finding an uncashed check in an old coat when you were wondering how to pay for a big car repair bill.

July 11, 2011 12:00 am

Council to interview candidates

VALPARAISO | The Valparaiso City Council will hold a special meeting Monday prior to their regular meeting to interview candidates for the Valparaiso School Board.

June 11, 2011 12:00 am

Nepotism amendment proposed for city ordinance

VALPARAISO | The final wording is being worked out by City Attorney Dave Hollenbeck, but an amendment to Valparaiso's ethics ordinance regarding nepotism is expected to be introduced at Monday's City Council meeting.

May 04, 2011 4:32 pm

Porter County health officer retiring

VALPARAISO | Dr. Gary Babcoke is retiring as Porter County's health officer after serving 33 years and overseeing the implementation of programs proponents say distinguish the department from others across the state.

January 06, 2011 4:00 pm
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