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.
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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.
Porter County officials are discussing whether to privatize security at the Porter County Jail and the courthouse. Go ahead and collect the information, but numbers must not be the only criteria used in considering whether privatization makes sense.
VALPARAISO | Five years after the sale of the county hospital, members of the Porter County Board of Commissioners and Council gained access Saturday to the $160 million in sale proceeds.
VALPARAISO | The type of high-deductible health insurance plan being contemplated for Porter County employees is forcing a change in the way participants view their approach to health care.
Porter County residents with mailing addresses in other counties listed on their driver's license can now drop off animals at the county shelter, but bring a backup proof of address, just in case.
VALPARAISO | Porter County Commissioner John Evans, R-North, is challenging calls for him and other members of the Board of Commissioners and County Council to drop out of the county health insurance plan because they only work part time.
Porter County Commission President joined supporters in celebrating his win in the primary.
Over the past few weeks, we've given a series of endorsements in major contested races facing voters in Lake and Porter counties. We recap them today so you can take this handy synopsis of our recommendations with you when you vote Tuesday.
John A. Evans
VALPARAISO | It's been 20 years since the federal government required government entities with 50 or more employees to make public facilities comply with the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act.
I respect John Evans for the good he's done for Porter County, especially with the animal shelter. It's never been as successful before. Jim Biggs thought the way to success was kill as many dogs and cats as he could. If that was his solution to success with the animal care, how much can you…
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