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EDITORIAL: Porter County needs human resources pro

The overpayment of a Porter County maintenance employee, to the tune of nearly $17,000, has prompted a lot of finger-pointing among county officials wondering how this happened and how it went undetected so long.

February 26, 2014 12:00 am
Show promotes staying active in winter

Show promotes staying active in winter

Seven-year-old Fredrick Kenbock stands on two different ATVs on Sunday at the Porter County Snow Show. He was having hard time deciding on which one he liked the best.

December 08, 2013 3:56 pm
Menus to Remember: Indiana Dunes Tourism combine tasty talents for chamber event

Menus to Remember: Indiana Dunes Tourism combine tasty talents for chamber event

Each year, the chamber of commerce groups from around Porter County, including the Chesterton/Duneland, Kouts, Hebron, Portage, and Valparaiso organizations, combine forces to host Chamber Network Night highlighting businesses and organizations.

October 10, 2012 12:00 am

PHIL AT THE PHAIR: The only colonel I want to obey is Sanders

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP | I'm not much of a "military" kind of guy. First of all, soldiers have to get up way too early for me. And then there's all that marching and following orders and stuff. I'd rather be all I can be from a lawn chair.

July 23, 2012 6:00 pm

Summertime and the county fair living is greasy

WASHINGTON | My dipstick tells me my cholesterol is a quart low, so it must be time for some Porter County Fair food. My EEG has pretty much flatlined, so I should be able to handle the fair's aural onslaught of country music.

July 19, 2012 11:45 pm
Connecting with the universe

Connecting with the universe

Vicky Oskia, of Valparaiso, looks at some items Joe Estes offers Saturday at the psychic fair at the Porter County Expo Center in Washington Township. The fair continues from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. today.

October 29, 2011 2:20 pm
Connecting with the universe

Connecting with the universe

Cheryl, from Readings by Cheryl, explains readings to a participant Saturday during the third annual Holistic Expo and Psychic Fair at the Porter County Expo Center in Washington Township. The fair continues today.

October 29, 2011 2:15 pm

Council OKs Expo Center, opera house hiring

VALPARAISO | The success of the Memorial Opera House and the Expo Center earned Brian Schafer the tentative endorsement of the Porter County Council to hire some help Monday.

October 04, 2011 6:00 pm

Fair leaves behind many memorable moments

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP | The Porter County Fair is a big event with a lot of little, touching moments, like the frequent trips to the ATM to touch your bank account for more ride money.

July 30, 2011 8:00 pm

Staying cool at the fair is an elephantine task

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP | Cora and Shannon don't seem to mind the heat and humidity prevalent at the Porter County Fair most of the week, but they can cool off by pumping their blood through their ears.

July 29, 2011 12:00 am

Having a hot time at the old fair

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP | Life on Planet Mercury, also known as the Porter County Fair, was pretty sparse for the scheduled 4 p.m. opening Thursday. Either that or visitors were spontaneously combusting on the walk from the parking lot to the entrance gate.

July 23, 2011 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Stop 'whoopings,' learn from audits

Lake and Porter counties have something in common that neither should desire. Each was scolded in the latest round of audits by the State Board of Accounts for the way the public's money has been handled.

January 16, 2011 12:00 am Related
Psychic Fair stirring up energy at expo center

Psychic Fair stirring up energy at expo center

Elizabeth Darenski, of Westville, checks out some books Saturday afternoon at a booth during the Holistic Expo and Psychic Fair at the Porter County Expo Center in Washington Township.

October 30, 2010 5:13 pm
Psychic Fair stirring up energy at expo center

Psychic Fair stirring up energy at expo center

Rich Lipscomb, of Illinois, performs a soul retrieval technique on a client Saturday at the Holistic Expo and Psychic Fair at the Porter County Expo Center in Washington Township.

October 30, 2010 5:10 pm
Annual chamber event a real treat for businesses

Annual chamber event a real treat for businesses

Kris Demoret, right, from Arbor Hill Inn, checks out the display booth for Bath Gallery while Sandy Penrose explains her company offers Thursday night at the Porter County Expo Center during the annual Porter County Chamber Coalition Network Night.

October 28, 2010 6:32 pm
Annual chamber event a real treat for businesses

Annual chamber event a real treat for businesses

Veronica Gearheart, left, and Jill Kosiara, of Remax Associates in Valparaiso, check out the Edible Arrangements booth Thursday night at the Porter County Expo Center during the annual Porter County Chamber Coalition Network Night.

October 28, 2010 6:31 pm
Annual chamber event a real treat for businesses

Annual chamber event a real treat for businesses

Noel Gorges of Steindler Signs & Graphix puts on a car wrap for Oil 'N' Go as demonstration of the services that the company has to offer Thursday during the annual Porter County Chamber Coalition Network Night at the Porter County Expo Center.

October 28, 2010 6:32 pm
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