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.
It's a wonder anyone runs for office anymore.
VALPARAISO | The debate over placing the Porter County animal shelter at Sunset Hill Farm ended before it began at Thursday's meeting of the Porter County Parks Foundation meeting.
VALPARAISO | Porter County Commissioner Laura Blaney hopes to make the case for locating a new animal shelter at Sunset Hill Farm County Park to the Porter County Parks Foundation later this week.
The fur is really flying over the proposal to build an animal shelter at Sunset Hill Farm County Park.
VALPARAISO | The American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana has added to the pressure to relieve overcrowding at the county jail by concluding after a recent tour it is "inexcusable" the county has not made use of the entire facility.
VALPARAISO | Porter County commissioners on Tuesday discussed two separate issues: the demolition of a former bakery building in the area of Ind. 49 and U.S. 30 and a new animal shelter at Sunset Hill Farm County Park.
Porter County economic development advisers — the "jobs Cabinet" — released their report last December, but there has been no action on it.
Porter County Commissioner John Evans' idea of putting some of the county's hospital money in an endowment is worth exploring, but not at the expense of the original agreement.
Porter County Commissioner John Evans' encore performance in "Pass the Bucks, Henny Penny" must have been an epic to behold. Often public meetings are the best show in town.
VALPARAISO | Porter County Commissioner President John Evans has invited members of the County Council to attend an Aug. 6 meeting to discuss the potential of placing sale money from the county hospital in a protected endowment and use the proceeds to address funding challenges.
The recent rant by Porter County Board of Commissioners President John Evans about what he called the Chicken Little County Council raises many questions, such as: Which council members was he referring to as Henny Penny, Goosey Loosey and Turkey Lurkey? And is he Cocky Lockey?
As Porter County continues to talk about how to ease crowding at the jail, among the ideas that has come up is to stop taking in federal inmates. But even that idea has its drawbacks.
Climate change isn't the only thing having an impact on how the Porter County Highway Department handles the roads in the winter.
VALPARAISO | Porter County Sheriff Dave Lain hopes to have a recommendation at the next county commissioners meeting for providing round-the-clock medical service for inmates, but commission President John Evans warned that Lain also better include a recommendation on how to pay for it.
This being the start of a new year, Porter County officials have a chance to start off on the right foot, right a few past wrongs, and set a good example for other counties.
VALPARAISO | The Porter County Board of Commissioners declared an emergency last week that allowed them to bypass the bidding process and hire a contractor for up to $225,000 to address water infiltration problems threatening the 119-year-old Memorial Opera House.
More real than any reality show ever seen on TV before: it's Porter County Government on Parade.
VALPARAISO | A fractured Porter County Council approved a $38 million budget for 2013 that relies on reserve funding.
VALPARAISO | Porter County officials have addressed several deficiencies brought to their attention during a State Board of Accounts audit.
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