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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
Central Park Plaza project hits ground running

Central Park Plaza project hits ground running

VALPARAISO | The expansion of Central Park Plaza is such a big project for the downtown that one groundbreaking just wasn't enough Monday.

September 29, 2014 7:00 pm Photos

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Valpo awards contract for Central Park expansion

VALPARAISO | Berglund Construction Co. is expected to begin construction of the pavilion, skating rink and activity building at Central Park Plaza by next week.

September 28, 2014 12:00 am
Voting on ValpoNEXT initiatives will decide priorities

Voting on ValpoNEXT initiatives will decide priorities

VALPARAISO | The candidates were presented to the public Wednesday, and now everyone will have to wait to see how the vote turns out and what direction the city takes for the next 20 to 30 years.

September 24, 2014 7:07 pm Photos

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Valpo to award contract for Central Park expansion

VALPARAISO | As volunteers are lining up at the north end of town for the ValPlayso playground construction project the week of Oct. 6, the city will break ground Monday downtown for the expansion of Central Park Plaza.

September 24, 2014 4:07 pm

Annexation proposal brings more protests over zoning

VALPARAISO | The crowd of those opposed to the planned annexation of 160.5 acres near Porter County Regional Airport was considerably less Monday than the past but the anger and frustration had not abated at the City Council meeting.

September 22, 2014 9:15 pm

ValpoNEXT wants public to prioritize proposed plans

VALPARAISO | Hundreds of ideas for what the city should look like over the coming decades have been collected and condensed into 44 initiatives. Now it's up to the public to pick the top priorities from that list.

September 22, 2014 8:00 pm
Mayor Costas: Excitement and economic benefits enhance the Popcorn Festival this year

Mayor Costas: Excitement and economic benefits enhance the Popcorn Festival this year

There is nothing like the smell of popcorn wafting from the kitchen or the office microwave to lure people to the tasty treat. It is irresistible. Similarly, there is nothing like the Valparaiso Popcorn Festival to attract people to not only the live music, parade, activities, and food of th…

September 04, 2014 4:48 pm Photos

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Valpo hopes to speed bridge repairs

VALPARAISO | The city is moving as quickly as possible to repair or replace the two bridges damaged by flooding caused by heavy rains Friday.

August 25, 2014 7:34 pm
Valpo celebrates start of Lakes of Valparaiso project

Valpo celebrates start of Lakes of Valparaiso project

VALPARAISO | The gold (painted) shovels flashed in the Wednesday afternoon sun for the groundbreaking of Lakes of Valparaiso, the $100 million development planned by Don Weiss just east of Ind. 49 between Vale Park Road and Evans Avenue.

August 13, 2014 3:40 pm

Valpo to borrow $15M to fund redevelopment projects

VALPARAISO | The City Council approved borrowing up to $15 million for the Redevelopment Commission to meet its upcoming obligations and have a cushion to lure a couple of prospects to the city in the near future.

August 11, 2014 8:01 pm

Lakes of Valparaiso slates groundbreaking

VALPARAISO | It's been almost two years since plans for The Lakes of Valparaiso were first brought to the city for consideration, but the project is finally ready for a groundbreaking next week.

August 05, 2014 2:04 pm
EDITORIAL: Valpo building on transit successes

EDITORIAL: Valpo building on transit successes

As Northwest Indiana continues to struggle with how to make public transportation function better, Valparaiso is a shining example of how it should be.

July 27, 2014 12:00 am
WILLIAM NANGLE: Man of many hats, Costas leads Valpo to new heights

WILLIAM NANGLE: Man of many hats, Costas leads Valpo to new heights

Jon Costas is a man of many titles. Among them, Valparaiso mayor, musician, lawyer, athlete, church deacon, restaurateur and family man.

July 20, 2014 12:00 am

Porter to add emergency department to Valpo center

VALPARAISO | Porter Health Care System on Tuesday announced plans to open a full-service emergency department at the Valparaiso Medical Center, 1900 Roosevelt Road.

July 15, 2014 5:15 pm
PETE SEAT: What is it about mayors and higher office?

PETE SEAT: What is it about mayors and higher office?

Americans have shown a preference for executive experience in candidates for president. Ever since sitting U.S. Sen. Warren G. Harding ascended to our highest office in 1921, only two presidents, John F. Kennedy and Barack Obama, were elected directly out of Congress and with no executive cr…

July 01, 2014 11:24 pm

Valpo announces region's first tech startup program

VALPARAISO | The city is home to the region's first effort to help new technology companies get off to a strong start and survive in the marketplace.

June 23, 2014 2:41 pm
Bike/pedestrian bridges changing the game

Bike/pedestrian bridges changing the game

Bicycle/pedestrian bridges on a grand scale are popping up across Northwest Indiana, changing the look and feel of a region best known in the past for big industrial plants belching smoke and not so much for healthy living.

June 14, 2014 8:30 pm Photos

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IDEM award a real tree(t) for Valpo

VALPARAISO | Valparaiso has a shady reputation, but in a good way, and it recently received recognition from the Indiana Department of Environmental Management for its use of trees in helping to control stormwater.

May 20, 2014 5:00 pm

Porter County Republicans deny involvement in smear postcard

VALPARAISO | Porter County Republicans are denying involvement in a postcard slamming a Democratic candidate.

May 09, 2014 7:58 pm
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