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Karen Conover

Porter County Council - District 3 Candidates (R)

Porter County Council - District 3 Candidates (R)

Incumbent Karen Conover and Russell Barone are the candidates (R) for Porter County Council.

April 16, 2014 5:17 pm
Karen Conover

Karen Conover

Karen Conover

April 07, 2014 10:23 am

EDITORIAL: Porter County needs human resources pro

The overpayment of a Porter County maintenance employee, to the tune of nearly $17,000, has prompted a lot of finger-pointing among county officials wondering how this happened and how it went undetected so long.

February 26, 2014 12:00 am

Conover retiring after 32 years as trustee

CENTER TOWNSHIP | For the first time in 33 years, Center Township will have a new trustee.

February 08, 2014 9:00 pm
Porter County Councilwoman Karen Conover to seek re-election

Porter County Councilwoman Karen Conover to seek re-election

VALPARAISO | Porter County Councilwoman Karen Conover, R-3rd, announced her intention Monday to seek re-election.

January 27, 2014 7:11 pm
GUEST COMMENTARY: Porter County Council must act on jobs, finances

GUEST COMMENTARY: Porter County Council must act on jobs, finances

A new year brings new opportunities for Porter County government to get our budget challenges under control — if the County Council will act.

January 24, 2014 12:00 am
DOUG ROSS: Will voters buck at paying more bucks?

DOUG ROSS: Will voters buck at paying more bucks?

Who was the happiest person in Lake County Friday morning? I couldn't reach her by phone to verify this, but I'm pretty sure it was Christine Cid.

May 11, 2013 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Accountability must apply to TQM funds, too

GUEST COMMENTARY: Accountability must apply to TQM funds, too

The Porter County Council did not shut down county Auditor Bob Wichlinski’s total quality management program as reported. A majority of councilmen are asking for accountability from the auditor for future expenditures. The minutes of the March 11 meeting reflect the same.

April 03, 2013 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Porter County needs to hire HR pro

The Porter County Council's quest to hire a budget and finance specialist is misguided. If the council is looking to add to the payroll, though, there's a more pressing need.

March 14, 2013 12:00 am

Porter County Council ousts its leaders

VALPARAISO | The Porter County Council has a new president and vice president, after members voted 4-3 on Monday to oust their current leaders and elect new officers.

March 11, 2013 9:00 pm

Porter County adopts budget relying on reserve funds

VALPARAISO | A fractured Porter County Council approved a $38 million budget for 2013 that relies on reserve funding.

October 15, 2012 8:15 pm

County Council president defends independent review of Valpo school budget

VALPARAISO | Porter County Council President Dan Whitten is questioning the motives behind a proposal to strip his board of the newly charged task of reviewing and signing off on the budget for the Valparaiso Community School Corp.

August 31, 2012 6:00 pm
Karen Conover

Karen Conover

Karen Conover

August 06, 2012 10:53 am

Porter County might give homestead violators some help

VALPARAISO | The Porter County Council will have a proposed ordinance on its May 22 agenda that would offer some relief to residents who owe back taxes from homestead exemption violations.

May 01, 2012 7:30 pm

Valpo makes plans to borrow in January

VALPARAISO | As its Rainy Day Fund increases, the city hopes to borrow less -- or not at all -- at the start of each year to meet operating expenses until it receives its first property taxes of the new year.

November 30, 2011 12:33 pm

$2M proposed to start South Haven drainage work

VALPARAISO | The Porter County Council tentatively agreed Monday to begin nibbling away at the estimated $10 million in drainage work in South Haven at the rate of $2 million a bite.

October 04, 2011 2:25 pm

County to file RDA appeal Monday

VALPARAISO | Attorney Mitch Peters said he plans to file a petition by Monday asking the Indiana Supreme Court to hear Porter County's legal battle to withdraw from the Northwest Indiana Regional Development Authority.

March 05, 2011 7:30 pm
Karen Conover

Karen Conover

Porter County Councilwoman Karen Conover, R-3rd.

October 19, 2010 3:21 pm
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