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Joey Larr

Valpo council taking care of business ... quickly

VALPARAISO | The City Council broke the four-minute meeting record Monday.

March 24, 2014 8:10 pm

School Board issues concern Valpo City Council, mayor

VALPARAISO | The backlash continues over Valparaiso Community Schools' January approval of a contract with Lumenus USA that would have enrolled up to 30 Chinese students in the fall.

March 12, 2014 12:00 am

Valpo council opposes gay marriage ban

VALPARAISO | The Valparaiso City Council on Monday voiced its opposition to submitting a proposed gay marriage ban amendment to a statewide vote in the fall.

December 23, 2013 8:30 pm

Valpo OKs bonds for Pratt, Task Force Tips

VALPARAISO | The outcome was never really in doubt but a vote on issuing $207.5 million in bonds for two companies was delayed Monday, requiring the City Council to hold a special meeting Tuesday.

September 24, 2013 2:43 pm

Valpo hopes to land major development plum

VALPARAISO | The city tentatively plans to announce next week that it has landed a business that plans to invest more than $200 million in getting started.

September 09, 2013 9:02 pm

Valpo public works bonds move ahead - barely

VALPARAISO | A seemingly routine resolution to begin setting up a building corporation to issue bonds for financing the new public works campus barely passed after a debate at Monday's City Council meeting.

July 08, 2013 6:11 pm

Valpo introduces limits for funeral protests

VALPARAISO | The city may become one of next local communities to approve an ordinance banning protests within 300 feet of a funeral.

April 22, 2013 9:05 pm

Marshall gets early start on Chautauqua Park project

VALPARAISO | It's contract won't take effect for another couple of weeks, but G.E. Marshall already is at work on the first phase of the Chautauqua Park flood control project.

March 29, 2013 8:15 pm

Valpo, Center Twp. try to create fire territory again

VALPARAISO | A year after the Valparaiso City Council and the Center Township Board thought they approved the creation of a fire territory, they did it again Monday.

March 26, 2013 5:30 pm

Form filing snafu results in bonus for Valpo

VALPARAISO | Failure to file its tax abatement forms with Porter County in time cost Indiana Beverage $265,926 this year.

March 11, 2013 8:45 pm

Valparaiso to hire Ohio firm to prepare strategic plan

VALPARAISO | The city has chosen a consulting team headed by ACP Visioning and Planning, of Columbus, Ohio, to develop what will be the most ambitious strategic plan in Valparaiso's history.

February 11, 2013 9:30 pm
Valpo approves council redistricting plan

Valpo approves council redistricting plan

VALPARAISO | Lost in Monday's emotional fervor over the rezoning of 118 acres on Evans Avenue to luxury apartments and business park was the once-a-decade realignment of the five City Council districts.

December 20, 2012 7:30 pm

Valpo OKs rezoning request for luxury apartments, business park

VALPARAISO | After another two hours of comments Monday from the public opposing the rezoning of 118 acres on Evans Avenue east of Ind. 49, the City Council voted 6-1 to approve the request.

December 18, 2012 12:00 am

Valparaiso council still prefers appointed school board

VALPARAISO | Just because the Porter County Council now has to approve the Valparaiso Community Schools budget, the City Council is not ready to back the movement for an elected rather than appointed school board.

October 14, 2012 7:00 pm

Valpo clinic staying on fast track, slowly

VALPARAISO | Plans for the new HealthLinc clinic proceed despite a few bumps to start of construction in September.

July 24, 2012 2:04 pm

Valpo council approves Fetla's annexation, rezoning

VALPARAISO | The former Fetla's Trading Post site can officially become a part of the city following a required 30-day waiting period for challenges and could open as a gun range around Jan. 1.

July 23, 2012 9:30 pm

Valpo City Council names Paul Knauff to School Board

VALPARAISO | Despite a plea from Valparaiso Community Schools board incumbent Brigid McLinn that change for change's sake was not good change, the Valparaiso City Council voted Monday to replace her on the board with retired Principal Paul Knauff.

June 25, 2012 9:30 pm

Not all board candidates want to face voters

VALPARAISO | The group circulating petitions for an elected Valparaiso School Board now hopes to wrap up the campaign at the end of July, but who would run for the job if it was elected instead of appointed?

June 12, 2012 8:15 pm

Valpo, township OK fire territory

VALPARAISO | It took three years of asking by Fire Chief David Nondorf, but the city and the township agreed Monday to create a fire territory to provide fire service to the two entities.

March 28, 2012 6:30 pm

Valpo council expands role of liaisons

VALPARAISO | At its annual organizational meeting, the Valparaiso City Council decided to expand its efforts to communicate with city departments through the creation of additional liaison positions.

January 09, 2012 5:38 pm
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