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Franklin House

V-Line's Brown Route providing summer bonus

VALPARAISO | For years, Valparaiso has shut down the V-Line's Brown Route during the summer when Valparaiso University classes were out.

July 31, 2013 2:30 pm

Valpo Dash has outgrown site

VALPARAISO | The success of the ChicaGo Dash is forcing the city to find a new location for the transportation station and parking lot.

May 23, 2013 5:25 pm

Valpo board OKs new culvert design contract

VALPARAISO | It's now up to DLZ to design a culvert replacement under the Rail America tracks behind the Franklin House, but Valparaiso's Utilities Board wanted to know why the original consultant did not do the job.

January 13, 2013 10:00 pm

Culvert design a problem, Valpo to try again with new consultant

VALPARAISO | The third time was not the charm when it came to designing a replacement stormwater culvert at the Franklin House, so the city's Utilities Board is expected to start over.

January 03, 2013 12:00 am

Man brandishing gun outside bar charged

VALPARAISO | A 35-year-old man faces two felony counts after pointing a BB gun in a threatening manner after he was tossed out of the Franklin House bar early Monday.

November 12, 2012 5:40 pm

Valparaiso seeks buyers for historical train depot

VALPARAISO | Passengers have long since stopped getting off at the train depot next to the Canadian National tracks on North Calumet Avenue, but preservationists are hoping to save the century-old station from the wrecking ball.

September 16, 2012 5:45 pm

Valpo to replace 91-year-old sewerline

VALPARAISO | Bids were opened at Tuesday's utilities board meeting for replacing 1,300 feet of clay sewer pipe on Wood Street that was installed in 1921.

August 15, 2012 1:08 pm

Valpo board OKs storm sewer contracts

VALPARAISO | Storm sewer work again dominated the business at Tuesday's meeting of Valparaiso's Utilities Board with contracts approved for four projects and changes approved on two others.

April 10, 2012 12:34 pm

New ChicaGo Dash bus shelter delayed by storm sewer

VALPARAISO | Plans to erect a new bus shelter for ChicaGo Dash passengers had to be postponed because of a collapsed storm sewer.

August 12, 2011 11:15 am

Franklin House reopens while addressing citations

VALPARAISO | The Franklin House bar has been granted permission to resume alcohol sales for the next three months while it addresses several citations issued by the state.

August 03, 2011 6:25 pm

Franklin House cited for alcohol, gaming violations

VALPARAISO | The Franklin House, which bills itself as the county's oldest pub dating back to 1857, faces allegations of selling alcohol and offering pull-tab gaming without valid permits.

July 29, 2011 7:30 pm
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