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Valpo plans 3 percent raises for employees in 2015

VALPARAISO | The 2015 budget and salaries ordinances were introduced at Monday's council meeting calling for 3 percent raises for all employees but no increases for elected officials.

September 23, 2014 2:25 pm

Valpo fire board holds first meeting to talk budget, equipment

VALPARAISO | In its first meeting, the Valparaiso Fire Protection Territory Board recommended approval of the 2015 budget Thursday along with the purchase of a new fire truck and a new ambulance.

August 21, 2014 4:49 pm
Fire destroys home at Valpo area nudist club

Fire destroys home at Valpo area nudist club

CENTER TOWNSHIP | Investigators were expected to return today to a home in the Lake O' The Woods Club nudist colony that was destroyed by fire Saturday night.

August 03, 2014 5:28 pm Photos


Fire destroys Valparaiso pharmacy

Fire destroys Valparaiso pharmacy

VALPARAISO | A fire late Saturday destroyed a Fagen Pharmacy for the second time in less than a year. 

January 26, 2014 8:15 pm Photos


Valpo fire chief proves himself a rare cancer patient

Valpo fire chief proves himself a rare cancer patient

VALPARAISO | Valparaiso Fire Chief David Nondorf admits he was not looking forward to attending the opening cermony for the city's new Central Park Plaza on Aug. 6, 2011. So, he was glad when he was called away to a house fire.

November 29, 2013 12:00 am Photos


Valpo has to start fire territory process again

VALPARAISO | It's back to square one for the city's fire department in its effort to create a fire territory.

December 27, 2012 12:00 am

Valpo Fire Department to get confined space, hazmat training

VALPARAISO | About 60 members of the city's Fire Department will begin confined space and hazardous material training the week after the annual Popcorn Festival.

July 29, 2012 8:15 pm

State law forcing Valpo to re-examine ethics ordinance

VALPARAISO | The City Council beat the July 1 deadline for passing the state-mandated language on nepotism. Now the city's Ethics Commission must decide what to do with the old city ethics ordinance.

July 07, 2012 7:15 pm

EDITORIAL: Indiana law makes towns cry 'Uncle'

It says a lot about the state of local government in Indiana that local officials in some communities grumbled about being forced to comply with the nepotism and conflict-of-interest reforms forced on them by a new state law.

July 05, 2012 12:00 am

New anti-nepotism law may transform local government employment

INDIANAPOLIS | A new state law that took effect Sunday signals the end of Northwest Indiana's tradition of nepotism in local government jobs.

July 02, 2012 12:00 am

Valpo, township OK fire territory

VALPARAISO | It took three years of asking by Fire Chief David Nondorf, but the city and the township agreed Monday to create a fire territory to provide fire service to the two entities.

March 28, 2012 6:30 pm

Valpo, township move closer to fire territory vote

VALPARAISO | The City Council and the Center Township Board will meet in joint session March 28 to take a final vote on creating a fire territory.

March 13, 2012 8:09 pm

Valpo, Center Twp. to vote on fire territory March 28

VALPARAISO | To avoid laying off firefighters and keep the fire and ambulance protection at the current levels for Valparaiso and Center Township, the two are expected to approve a new fire territory March 28.

February 28, 2012 8:00 pm

Valpo Fire Department to get funding help from township

VALPARAISO | The Center Township Board has tentatively agreed to help the Valparaiso Fire Department with extra funds this year and next.

September 16, 2011 4:28 pm

Valpo gets a deal on a pumper truck

VALPARAISO | A casual conversation while dropping off an ambulance for repairs ended with Valparaiso getting a great deal on a slightly used fire truck.

July 16, 2011 8:00 pm

Nepotism issue divides Valpo council, ethics panel

VALPARAISO | Concerned about the ongoing debate over nepotism in city government, the city's Ethics Commission chairman has called for an ethics education session with the council.

May 24, 2011 2:15 pm

Ethics amendment gets tepid endorsement

VALPARAISO | The city's Ethics Commission made it clear the proposed amendment to the ethics ordinance on nepotism does clarify the issue it faced concerning Fire Chief David Nondorf, but the members also think nepotism is a bad idea.

May 11, 2011 4:18 pm

Council awaits ethics panel input on amendment

VALPARAISO | Before it was even introduced at Monday's City Council meeting, the amendment to the ethics ordinance was tabled to await input from Valparaiso's Ethics Commission.

May 10, 2011 3:26 pm

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

Valpo considers expanding nepotism waiver

VALPARAISO | Is what's good for the Police and Fire departments also good for other city departments?

May 04, 2011 12:00 am
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