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Frataccia outlines $150 million building plan for Valpo schools

VALPARAISO | A $150 million facilities plan for Valparaiso's buildings was presented to the school board and the public Thursday that Superintendent Ric Frataccia said should serve the district for the next 25 years.

September 18, 2014 9:30 pm

Valpo OKs bonds for water, sewer plant improvements

VALPARAISO | It took the city Council barely five minutes to cast the final votes Monday approving more than $20 million in bonds for the improvements to the sewage treatment plant, the expansion of the airport water treatment plant and the drilling of additional wells.

July 28, 2014 7:26 pm

Valpo takes new approach to water system upgrades

VALPARAISO | The time to get ready for the future is now, and Valparaiso's Utilities Board approved a $298,000 contract this month with Arcadis U.S. Inc., of Indianapolis, to do just that.

November 29, 2013 2:15 pm
Swans grace Flint Lake

Swans grace Flint Lake

November 12, 2013 6:30 pm
Swans grace Flint Lake

Swans grace Flint Lake

More than 20 swans swim Tuesday on Flint Lake.

November 12, 2013 1:24 pm

Valpo hopes new well site meets future needs

VALPARAISO | To make sure the city has enough water for at least the next 20 years, the city's Utilities Board agreed Tuesday to drilling a test well on a site it hopes eventually will generate 3 to 4 million gallons of water a day.

September 24, 2013 7:45 pm
5-points roundabout construction starts Monday

5-points roundabout construction starts Monday

VALPARAISO | The five-points roundabout was five years in the making and will take about five months for the building.

May 11, 2013 7:30 pm

Valparaiso tests water often to ensure purity

VALPARAISO | Testing to make sure the city's water supply is safe and meets all the state and federal standards is a full-time job. Literally.

May 08, 2013 7:19 pm

Bids opened for latest Valpo roundabout

VALPARAISO | Bids were opened from three companies and a contract could be awarded soon for the construction of the five-points roundabout at North Calumet Avenue, Roosevelt Road and Vale Park Road.

March 11, 2013 7:15 pm

Roundabout enables Valpo to replace aging water mains

VALPARAISO | There's nothing like a major roundabout project to help the city replace an aging water line.

November 28, 2012 7:30 pm
Two arrests made in rash of vehicle thefts in Flint Lake area

Two arrests made in rash of vehicle thefts in Flint Lake area

VALPARAISO | A tip from a resident led to the arrests Monday of two men in connection with a rash of thefts from vehicles in the Flint Lake area north of Valparaiso last weekend.

October 09, 2012 12:00 pm Photos

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Wellhead protection protects more than wellhead

Wellhead protection protects more than wellhead

Editor's note: This is the first in a weeklong series of articles for National Drinking Water Week on the importance of preserving and conserving water.

May 06, 2012 12:00 am

VLACD gets grant to study lakes vegetation

VALPARAISO | The Valparaiso Lakes Area Conservancy District received an $18,400 grant from the Indiana Department of Natural Resources to help fight invasive plants in several area lakes.

April 20, 2012 12:00 am

Firm to study drainage needs in north Valpo

VALPARAISO | One of the last major vacant properties in Valparaiso is the subject of a study to determine the best way to deal with drainage issues so it could be developed.

March 19, 2012 3:10 pm

Valpo awards Calumet Avenue design work

VALPARAISO | Contracts for about $100,000 in additional work for DLZ were approved Thursday by Valparaiso's Board of Public Works and Safety.

October 13, 2011 12:26 pm
Valparaiso students jump to break world record

Valparaiso students jump to break world record

Flint Lake Elementary students jumped at the chance Wednesday to help break a Guinness world record. Students in first through fifth grades did jumping jacks for a minute as part of the "Let's Jump!" event sponsored by National Geographic kids magazine.

October 13, 2011 8:00 am Photos

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Students jump to break world record

Students jump to break world record

VALPARAISO | Flint Lake Elementary students jumped at the chance Wednesday to help break a Guinness world record.

October 12, 2011 7:45 pm Photos

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Former Premier Theater site entertaining people again

Former Premier Theater site entertaining people again

VALPARAISO | It's been 28 years since the Premier Theater closed at Lincolnway and LaFayette Street, but Nancy Murphy thinks the theater's founders would be very happy with what eventually replaced it.

September 03, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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In our environmental sorrow, let's rename it Costas Lake

The Valparaiso Community Improvement Award presented by the Valparaiso Chamber of Commerce to those whose actions contributed to the quality of life is certainly laudable, but how about an award that goes out to someone who doesn't contribute to the quality of life, property and environment?…

July 25, 2011 12:00 am

Police: Valpo elementary student pulled knife on playground

VALPARAISO | A 9-year-old elementary school student faces juvenile intimidation charges after police say he pulled a knife on another student.

February 14, 2011 2:58 pm
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