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Porter County Board positions to be filled in October

VALPARAISO | The Porter County Board of Commissioners' office has board positions that need to be filled in October.

22 hours ago

County Road 1050 North closed in Chesterton

CHESTERTON | Porter County Highway Department and Rieth Riley Construction will close County Road 1050 North 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. today. Work will take place from Meridian Road to County Road 50 West. Local residential traffic only allowed during this period.

August 19, 2014 12:00 am

Porter Health Care System Offers Emergency Medical Services Class

VALPARAISO | Porter Emergency Medical Services will offer an Emergency Medical Technician Course beginning Nov. 3, 2014 through May 20, 2015. The class will be held on Mondays and Wednesdays, with an occasional Saturday, from 5 to 9 p.m. at 2206 LaPorte Ave. in Valparaiso.

August 13, 2014 9:38 pm

United Way of Porter County Americorps program recruiting for 2014-2015 program

PORTER COUNTY | AmeriCorps is an opportunity to get things done in Northwest Indiana, while making a big difference in your life and in the lives of those around you. It is a chance to apply your skills and ideals toward helping others and meeting critical needs in Lake, Porter and LaPorte C…

August 13, 2014 9:29 pm

Military Kids Discover Resilience in Nature

CHESTERTON | The last day of summer camp is always bittersweet—full of hugs and promises to stay in touch. The moment was particularly poignant for the 70 kids attending Military Kids Dunes Discovery Camp at Dunes Learning Center—who have already experienced too many difficult good-byes in t…

August 13, 2014 9:21 pm

Free tax prep offered by United Way of Porter County

VALPARAISO | The United Way of Porter County is offering free income tax preparation make-up days for 2013 through 2010 tax years.

August 10, 2014 12:00 am

National Lakeshore to close Central Avenue Beach

BEVERLY SHORES | The National Park Service will close Central Avenue Beach on Monday and Tuesday. 

August 03, 2014 12:00 am
Comedian Jim Gaffigan

Comedian Jim Gaffigan

Comedian Jim Gaffigan, originally from Chesterton, has gotten a green light for a full season of his pilot comedy sitcom, "The Gaffigan Show," which is set to air on cable's TV Land in 2015.

August 01, 2014 8:00 pm

Porter Health Care System presents Healthy Heart Diet classes for August

VALPARAISO | Porter Health Care System will present Healthy Heart Diet classes in August. The free classes will provide an understanding on how to read food labels and choose heart-healthy food, along with teaching basic heart healthy food preparation tips.

July 31, 2014 5:38 pm

Porter Health Care System offers free Preventive Wellness Screenings

VALPARAISO | Porter Health Care System will offer bone density and blood pressure, blood sugar, and body mass index screenings in August.

July 31, 2014 5:35 pm

Porter Regional Hospital presents Childbirth Education Classes for August

VALPARAISO | Porter Regional Hospital will present the following childbirth education classes in August:

July 31, 2014 5:32 pm

NICTD wants more SS passengers to go electronic

South Shore train commuters who pay cash for tickets on board may feel the full brunt of the railroad's next fare increase, while those buying tickets electronically via ticket machine or mobile app would get discounts.

July 31, 2014 4:33 pm
Duneland during the Civil War

Duneland during the Civil War

CHESTERTON | A small room in the basement of the Westchester Township History Museum holds snippets about the Duneland area during the Civil War. 

July 30, 2014 3:00 pm Photos


Free admission to Porter County Fair after 6 p.m. Saturday

VALPARAISO | The Porter County Fair has experienced record attendance for the first eight days of the fair. The weather has been a huge help, states manager Kevin Hannon. Record breaking attendance for Jake Owen on last Friday night set the tone for the entire reign of the fair.

July 24, 2014 11:45 am
Duneland Chamber hosts community awards

Duneland Chamber hosts community awards

CHESTERTON | Business leaders and community members gathered Wednesday at Sand Creek Country Club for the annual State of the Chamber Community Awards Luncheon to recognize those who have made exceptional contributions to the Duneland area.

July 23, 2014 4:27 pm Photos


Porter Regional Hospital presents Community Wellness Events for August

VALPARAISO | Porter Regional Hospital will present the following community wellness programs in August:

July 19, 2014 9:52 am
Through the vendors' eyes

Through the vendors' eyes

VALPARAISO | The midway at the Porter County Fair is lined with vendors of all sorts: food, jewelry, the Lions Club. The midway is also lined with people, and while fairgoers search out their next source of entertainment, the vendors look on. 

July 18, 2014 5:29 pm Photos


Chamber to Host “Duneland Personified” Dinner Tour

CHESTERTON | Public tickets are now on sale to “Experience The Progressive Dinner: Duneland Personified,” the fifth dinner tour to be hosted by the Duneland Chamber of Commerce. To be held on Tuesday, July 29, the tour will begin sharply at 6pm at Waterbird Banquet Center in Chesterton.

July 16, 2014 5:42 pm

Porter/LaPorte County Line closed Monday for paving

CHESTERTON | Porter County Highway and Rieth Riley Construction will close Porter LaPorte County Line Road from 6:30 a.m. Monday through 3:30 p.m. Tuesday from County Road 950 North to the Toll Road for asphalt paving.

July 13, 2014 12:00 am

Porter Regional Hospital named Screening Center of Excellence by Lung Cancer Alliance

VALPARAISO | Porter Regional Hospital has been named a Screening Center for Excellence by the Lung Cancer Alliance for its commitment to improving lung cancer detection and care in Northwest Indiana.

July 10, 2014 11:54 am
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