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Porter County Triad looking to serve seniors

PORTAGE | For the last decade, the Porter County Triad has been working to provide services for Porter County senior citizens.

March 05, 2014 5:15 pm

Portage settles lawsuit with former police officer

PORTAGE | City officials approved a settlement Monday night to end a four-year legal battle with a former police officer.

December 24, 2013 10:00 am

Portage Texas Roadhouse to host Veterans Day event

PORTAGE | Military veterans are invited to a free lunch this Veterans Day courtesy of Texas Roadhouse, 6130 U.S. 6.

November 02, 2013 9:00 pm
WILLIAM NANGLE: Building NWI begins with building consensus

WILLIAM NANGLE: Building NWI begins with building consensus

It was like multiple ingredients blending in a mixing bowl.

October 13, 2013 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Porter County should like peace in a jail pod

For years now, Porter County Sheriff Dave Lain has pleaded for enough jailers to open the third wing, or pod, of the Porter County Jail to ease overcrowding. The Porter County Council has consistently turned a deaf ear to his pleas.

October 08, 2013 12:00 am
ACLU: Porter County Jail overcrowding 'inexcusable'

ACLU: Porter County Jail overcrowding 'inexcusable'

VALPARAISO | The American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana has added to the pressure to relieve overcrowding at the county jail by concluding after a recent tour it is "inexcusable" the county has not made use of the entire facility.

August 25, 2013 12:00 am

LaPorte police continue crackdown on heroin

LAPORTE | LaPorte police keep reeling in heroin dealers and users at a dizzying pace, but there's been no let up in the number of overdoses and deaths.

August 20, 2013 11:54 am

Folds of Honor to welcome home 713th engineers

VALPARAISO | The Folds of Honor Foundation will have fireworks and a concert Aug. 31 in Central Park Plaza to honor first responders and welcome home the Indiana National Guard's 713th engineers company.

August 17, 2013 7:45 pm

EDITORIAL: Virtual jail visits will be convenient

Visitors will soon not need to go to the Porter County Jail to chat with inmates there. It's another example of technology improving people's lives.

July 08, 2013 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Easing jail crowding is no easy task

As Porter County continues to talk about how to ease crowding at the jail, among the ideas that has come up is to stop taking in federal inmates. But even that idea has its drawbacks.

February 25, 2013 12:00 am
Action on Porter County jail medical service contract delayed

Action on Porter County jail medical service contract delayed

VALPARAISO | Porter County Sheriff Dave Lain hopes to have a recommendation at the next county commissioners meeting for providing round-the-clock medical service for inmates, but commission President John Evans warned that Lain also better include a recommendation on how to pay for it.

February 19, 2013 5:00 pm Photos


GUEST COMMENTARY: Look for commonalities, not differences between us

GUEST COMMENTARY: Look for commonalities, not differences between us

From our Neanderthal beginnings, we as humans banded together for survival and efficiency. Hunter-gatherers were more effective when working toward a mutual goal. So that we might better our chance of survival, we came together for our own sake. Even if the saber-toothed tiger succeeded in p…

February 12, 2013 12:00 am

Inmates flushing frustration for utility workers

It's a problem that's almost as old as indoor plumbing in jails, but it's becoming a frequent frustration for the Valparaiso utilities maintenance crews.

February 10, 2013 12:00 am
2 fulfill dream of becoming Porter County Sheriff's Department officers

2 fulfill dream of becoming Porter County Sheriff's Department officers

VALPARAISO | Two men, who shared a long-time dream of becoming police officers, had that dream come true Monday.

January 07, 2013 6:20 pm Photos


While county sees increase in fuel use, others see drops

While Porter County officials blamed rising fuel prices for the need to come up with an additional $250,000 last year, the larger communities in the county were able to live within their budgets.

January 06, 2013 12:00 am

MARK KIESLING: Porter County faces jail crisis head-on

There are just too many darn people in jail.

October 21, 2012 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Ease crowding at Porter County Jail

When the Porter County Jail opened a decade ago, it featured a third pod for the eventual day when the jail population would rise to the point of overcrowding. It's time to open that third pod.

October 09, 2012 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Dollars aren't only jail security cost

Porter County officials are discussing whether to privatize security at the Porter County Jail and the courthouse. Go ahead and collect the information, but numbers must not be the only criteria used in considering whether privatization makes sense.

September 09, 2012 12:00 am

Porter County Sheriff Lain seeks removal from federal immigration lawsuit

HAMMOND | Porter County Sheriff Dave Lain has asked a federal judge to dismiss a challenge to Indiana's new immigration law or at least remove him from the lawsuit.

August 30, 2012 3:15 pm

PHIL WIELAND: Hey, Joe, I'm waiting for your call

I'm still waiting for Joe Biden to call, if only to apologize for not saying "Hi" when he was in Porter County two weeks ago. But we have confirmation he was, indeed, at the airport and the Chesterton DQ.

August 10, 2012 12:00 am
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