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Deb Butterfield

Valpo council taking care of business ... quickly

VALPARAISO | The City Council broke the four-minute meeting record Monday.

March 24, 2014 8:10 pm

School Board issues concern Valpo City Council, mayor

VALPARAISO | The backlash continues over Valparaiso Community Schools' January approval of a contract with Lumenus USA that would have enrolled up to 30 Chinese students in the fall.

March 12, 2014 12:00 am

Valpo Plan Commission supports rezoning

VALPARAISO | A short-handed Plan Commission recommended a rezoning Tuesday that is meant to correct a mistake and help John Deuy sell a house he owns on South Morgan.

February 11, 2014 8:09 pm

Valpo council opposes gay marriage ban

VALPARAISO | The Valparaiso City Council on Monday voiced its opposition to submitting a proposed gay marriage ban amendment to a statewide vote in the fall.

December 23, 2013 8:30 pm

Valpo hopes to land major development plum

VALPARAISO | The city tentatively plans to announce next week that it has landed a business that plans to invest more than $200 million in getting started.

September 09, 2013 9:02 pm

Come party in the park to help ValPlayso

VALPARAISO | Plans to replace and refurbish the playground at ValPlayso and improve the surrounding park gets underway in earnest Aug. 17 with the second annual Party in the Park fundraiser at the park.

July 30, 2013 3:51 pm

Valpo introduces limits for funeral protests

VALPARAISO | The city may become one of next local communities to approve an ordinance banning protests within 300 feet of a funeral.

April 22, 2013 9:05 pm

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

Valparaiso to hire Ohio firm to prepare strategic plan

VALPARAISO | The city has chosen a consulting team headed by ACP Visioning and Planning, of Columbus, Ohio, to develop what will be the most ambitious strategic plan in Valparaiso's history.

February 11, 2013 9:30 pm
Valpo approves council redistricting plan

Valpo approves council redistricting plan

VALPARAISO | Lost in Monday's emotional fervor over the rezoning of 118 acres on Evans Avenue to luxury apartments and business park was the once-a-decade realignment of the five City Council districts.

December 20, 2012 7:30 pm

Valparaiso council still prefers appointed school board

VALPARAISO | Just because the Porter County Council now has to approve the Valparaiso Community Schools budget, the City Council is not ready to back the movement for an elected rather than appointed school board.

October 14, 2012 7:00 pm

HealthLinc clinic plan delayed by abstention

VALPARAISO | A shortage of Valparaiso Plan Commission members at Tuesday's meeting temporarily delayed efforts to break ground Sept. 1 on the new HealthLinc clinic on Sturdy Road.

July 10, 2012 9:30 pm

Valpo City Council names Paul Knauff to School Board

VALPARAISO | Despite a plea from Valparaiso Community Schools board incumbent Brigid McLinn that change for change's sake was not good change, the Valparaiso City Council voted Monday to replace her on the board with retired Principal Paul Knauff.

June 25, 2012 9:30 pm

Two from region retained as trustees in higher education

INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mitch Daniels has reappointed a Merrillville man and a Valparaiso woman as trustees of an Indiana university and college.

June 21, 2012 12:00 am

Gun range plan wins Plan Commission recommendation

VALPARAISO | About 50 people, most with concerns about construction of a gun range at the former Fetla's Trading Post, heard the city's Plan Commission recommend approval of the project Tuesday.

June 12, 2012 8:55 pm

Valpo traffic panel rejects stop on Ransom Road

VALPARAISO | The city's Traffic and Safety Committee decided Tuesday the best action to take on two requests was no action.

May 09, 2012 7:15 pm

Valpo schools promise to improve despite challenges

VALPARAISO | The annual state of the schools presentation to the City Council on Monday recapped steps the board took to tidy up its financial house and came with a promise that the schools will improve despite the challenges ahead.

April 14, 2012 6:30 pm

Valpo human relations panel gets started

VALPARAISO | Before it can begin planning the kind of activities and events it will do to promote diversity in Valparaiso, the city's Advisory Human Relations Council decided the first thing it needs to do is get organized.

January 31, 2012 8:15 pm

Banker named to vacant Valpo Park Board seat

VALPARAISO | It didn't take long to fill the Park Board vacancy created by Tim Daly's election to the council.

January 23, 2012 8:50 pm

Valpo council expands role of liaisons

VALPARAISO | At its annual organizational meeting, the Valparaiso City Council decided to expand its efforts to communicate with city departments through the creation of additional liaison positions.

January 09, 2012 5:38 pm
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