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Karen Conover

Council OKs judge's help wanted request

VALPARAISO | After some hesitation, the Porter County Council agreed to approve Superior Court Judge Roger Bradford's request for $11,979 to pay for a new employee.

July 22, 2014 11:00 pm

EDITORIAL: Hospital deal ends tax value sore spot

We're glad to see the feud over the value of Porter Regional Hospital settled. 

July 07, 2014 12:00 am
Jessen tops Polarek for County Council seat

Jessen tops Polarek for County Council seat

As election results showed Michael Jessen mounting a bit of a lead for the District 4 Porter County Council race, County Council President Dan Whitten teased that he could start picking out furniture.

May 06, 2014 9:59 pm Photos

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Conover, Barone battle for Porter County 3rd district seat

Conover, Barone battle for Porter County 3rd district seat

A budget that doesn't balance and the fate of the $160 million from the sale of Porter hospital are some of the major issues facing the winner of Tuesday's Republican primary battle between incumbent District 3 Porter County Councilwoman Karen Conover and Russell Barone.

May 04, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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EDITORIAL: We endorse Biggs, Barone, Jessen

EDITORIAL: We endorse Biggs, Barone, Jessen

If you're casting a Democratic ballot in Porter County on Tuesday, these endorsements won't mean much to you. That's because the only contested races for Porter County Council are all Republican.

May 02, 2014 12:00 am Video
Karen J. Conover

Karen J. Conover

Age: 57

April 27, 2014 12:00 am
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
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