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Parents can follow children to school via GPS

Parents can follow children to school via GPS

Ellen Askren, route coordinator for Portage Township Schools, monitors one of the buses on its route with the recently installed GPS system, which allows parents to track the bus on their computer or smart phone.

July 23, 2014 12:57 pm
King corn gives Indiana an earful

King corn gives Indiana an earful

There might be more than corn in Indiana, but corn is still the king of the crops.

March 16, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Lawmakers look at new ways to fund future, existing roads

Lawmakers look at new ways to fund future, existing roads

With demand for gasoline at historic lows due to consistently high prices and greater declines ahead under a new federal requirement that cars and light trucks have double the fuel efficiency by 2025, Indiana lawmakers have begun looking at alternatives to the gasoline tax for funding constr…

March 16, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Portage OKs GPS units for street, park vehicles

PORTAGE | City officials will have the ability to better track where some city vehicles are going or where they've been.

December 09, 2013 1:46 pm
Porter County man hopes GPS signs mean happy trails for all

Porter County man hopes GPS signs mean happy trails for all

As a veteran, top-ranked marathon runner and triathlete, Bill Pauley is used to racing against time, but he's been involved in a different race this year. A race to save lives.

November 17, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Hobart man accused of theft  of GPS unit from Chesterton

Hobart man accused of theft of GPS unit from Chesterton

HOBART | A Hobart man has been charged with theft after he allegedly sold a stolen GPS device to a Lake Station pawn shop, police said.

November 13, 2013 12:05 am
PHIL WIELAND: User fee is really a fine for doing good

PHIL WIELAND: User fee is really a fine for doing good

Governments always needs more money, and legislators stay up nights thinking of ways to make us pay more even if it means we're paying for doing what's right.

October 18, 2013 12:00 am
PHIL WIELAND: Developing a Siri-ous relationship with my phone

PHIL WIELAND: Developing a Siri-ous relationship with my phone

Like our Indiana Legislature, I'm having a hard time adjusting to the 21st century. Unlike the Legislature, I was copacetic with the 20th century while they are reluctant to leave the 19th.

July 05, 2013 12:00 am

School board approves GPS lease/purchase

PORTAGE | The Portage Township School Board this week approved a five-year lease/purchase agreement to equip all district buses with GPS equipment.

December 22, 2012 12:00 am
Holiday gifts for pets following high-tech trend

Holiday gifts for pets following high-tech trend

A holiday present for Fido or Fluffy used to be an extra table scrap or a new squeeze toy. But as with gifts for their human counterparts, pet presents are becoming increasingly high-tech.

December 20, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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How to talk to your kids about Conn. mass shooting

How to talk to your kids about Conn. mass shooting

The killings at a Connecticut elementary school left parents struggling to figure out what to tell their children.

December 17, 2012 9:00 am
Clues, hints, begs: twisted tales of elusive gifts

Clues, hints, begs: twisted tales of elusive gifts

People aren't so sure why their numerous gift hints year after year yield a big fat nothing, even when their sought-after treasures aren't out-of-this-world expensive.

December 17, 2012 12:00 am
PHIL WIELAND: Porter hospital has wi-fi, coffee, but no doughnuts

PHIL WIELAND: Porter hospital has wi-fi, coffee, but no doughnuts

After a tour of the spiffy new Porter hospital, a visitor can't help but react with jaw-dropping amazement and say, "What do you mean no doughnuts in the coffee shop!"

August 24, 2012 12:00 am

GPS units, stereo systems taken during Hobart vehicle break-ins

HOBART | Items were removed during three vehicle break-ins between Sunday night and Monday morning at Hampshire Park apartments, 400 N. Lake Park Ave., police said.

January 16, 2012 7:45 pm
PHIL WIELAND: The long, winding road to Long Beach

PHIL WIELAND: The long, winding road to Long Beach

Memo to the Sierra Club:

November 25, 2011 12:00 am

Officials hope to bring jail bracelets back into fashion

CROWN POINT | Lake County officials will make another attempt to free the county's get-out-of-jail bracelet system from judicial disfavor.

June 15, 2011 5:00 pm

No more wondering where the Dash buses are

VALPARAISO | The ChicaGo Dash buses could be adding another service by the end of summer: a GPS tracking system to help anyone waiting for a bus know where it is.

May 15, 2011 12:00 am

Valpo launches new, friendlier city website

VALPARAISO | The city's website is getting a whole new look when it launches late today, and it will be easier to use and prettier to look at, according to Valparaiso Information Technology Director Ron Ziolkowski.

April 14, 2011 7:00 pm
GUEST COMMENTARY: Mobile devices will dominate our lifestyles this year

GUEST COMMENTARY: Mobile devices will dominate our lifestyles this year

The Great Recession might have delayed the onslaught of mobile devices as a driver of our digital culture, but 2011 will be the year when many aspects of our lifestyles are influenced by mobile communications:

January 11, 2011 12:00 am
Technology helps ambulance respond faster

Technology helps ambulance respond faster

An emergency dispatcher uses several monitors to keep track of ambulances at Prompt Ambulance Service in Highland.

November 03, 2010 12:00 am
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