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Pence stops in Valpo for coffee and selfies

Pence stops in Valpo for coffee and selfies

VALPARAISO | Jimmy's Cafe is no stranger to visits by the state's governors, and on Wednesday the Valparaiso eatery was packed with local pols eager to meet and greet with Gov. Mike Pence.

5 hours ago Photos


Myers students help kick off annual Red Ribbon Campaign

Myers students help kick off annual Red Ribbon Campaign

PORTAGE | Tim Kunstek, a Portage High School home school advisor, asked a group of fourth-graders Tuesday if they'd ever give his Comfort Dog Isaiah anything harmful.

October 21, 2014 7:30 pm Photos


EDITORIAL: Nights around table build families

EDITORIAL: Nights around table build families

It might sound odd, but the dinner table could be one of the best tools in fighting drug abuse and a number of other societal problems.

October 06, 2014 12:00 am

FBI continues to request information from Portage officials

PORTAGE | Another Portage official has received a federal subpoena seeking information on city purchases.

October 01, 2014 12:54 pm

Portage receives COPS funding for three additional officers

PORTAGE | The Portage Police Department will likely be boosting its numbers by three in the coming months.

September 30, 2014 1:11 pm

Portage city officials can't find bond paper work needed for project

PORTAGE | The city was all ready to complete work in the Austin Hills subdivision left undone by the developer, but can't find a piece of paper necessary to provide funding for the project.

September 23, 2014 11:05 am
Portage's downtown revitalization has been a long time in coming

Portage's downtown revitalization has been a long time in coming

PORTAGE | Efforts to revitalize - even create - a downtown in the city aren't new.

September 21, 2014 12:00 am Related

Porter County ups recycling fee by $5

VALPARAISO | For the first time since Porter County instituted a fee for recycling, businesses will have to pay along with residents beginning in January.

September 16, 2014 5:30 pm

Portage may have to become creative to fund projects

PORTAGE | With the funding for three major projects still up in the air, city officials may have to get creative.

September 15, 2014 6:30 pm

FBI visits Portage street department

PORTAGE | FBI officials made their second visit to the city Tuesday.

September 09, 2014 3:45 pm

Council, RDC to hold workshop on proposed $11.2 million bond issue

PORTAGE | There's little doubt that the city's police station could use an overhaul or that a new fire station along Central Avenue would be useful.

September 06, 2014 6:30 pm

Portage Mall property owner questioning city's intent

PORTAGE | At least one Portage Mall property owner is questioning whether the city truly intends to follow through on its promise to make improvements.

September 03, 2014 7:00 pm

Holladay Properties to market Portage property

PORTAGE | Holladay Properties will market city-owned property here.

September 01, 2014 7:00 pm

County waste fee targeted for 25 percent increase

VALPARAISO | The Recycling and Waste Reduction District of Porter County is poised to boost the annual fee charged of each household from $15 to $20.

August 23, 2014 11:00 pm

Stormwater coordinator resigns over pay squabble

PORTAGE | The city's designated stormwater coordinator resigned her duties Wednesday following a months-long squabble over some $3,000 in back pay.

August 13, 2014 5:00 pm

Some Portage officials worried city getting too deep in debt

PORTAGE | Some city officials here are worried the city is getting itself too deep into debt.

August 10, 2014 12:00 am

Leo Hatch Jr. announces bid for Portage mayor

PORTAGE | Longtime Portage Realtor Leo Hatch Jr. has announced his bid for Portage mayor in the 2015 election.

August 09, 2014 12:00 am

Portage Mall improvement plan moves forward

PORTAGE | It appears improvements to the Portage Mall, financed by the city, are back on track.

August 06, 2014 1:34 pm

Portage looking to purchase old Little League park

PORTAGE | The city is looking to purchase the old Portage Little League Park on Evergreen Avenue, but only if they can maintain it.

July 25, 2014 5:30 pm

Commission explores financing options for Portage Mall improvements

PORTAGE | The city's Redevelopment Commission is continuing to explore options to finance improvements to Portage Mall property.

July 24, 2014 5:23 pm
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