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Kouts to open bids for stormwater project Thursday

KOUTS | The town will open bids Thursday on a major storm sewer construction project estimated to cost $475,000.

August 18, 2014 7:21 pm
Aukiki River Festival begins Saturday

Aukiki River Festival begins Saturday

Pictured are guests enjoying a dance with historic musicians Susan and Gary Brown.

August 18, 2014 12:00 am
Aukiki River Festival begins Saturday

Aukiki River Festival begins Saturday

KOUTS | Kankakee Valley Historical Society, in partnership with Porter County Parks & Recreation, presents the 7th annual Aukiki River Festival 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at 1097 Baum's Bridge Road.

August 18, 2014 12:00 am
Expert: Nothing to fear after funnel clouds spotted near Kouts, Wanatah

Expert: Nothing to fear after funnel clouds spotted near Kouts, Wanatah

VALPARAISO | Funnel clouds spotted Tuesday night near Kouts and Wanatah looked ominous, but posed no significant danger, a meteorologist said.

August 05, 2014 7:45 pm
Chesterton Art Fair features Porter and Lake county artists

Chesterton Art Fair features Porter and Lake county artists

PORTER | The 56th annual Chesterton Art Fair will be held Saturday and Sunday at Hawthorne Park. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily and the admission charge is $5 per person. Parking is free.

July 30, 2014 12:00 am Photos

Photos

Steamboats on the Kankakee River

Steamboats on the Kankakee River

Most early Kankakee River settlers trapped, hunted, farmed and logged. All of these activities required a means to get their product to market. The river met most of those needs. The problem was that the Kankakee was a rather slow and cantankerous waterway. Steamboats solved this predicament.

July 25, 2014 12:00 am
Baum's Bridge Park

Baum's Bridge Park

Pictured is a picnic at Baum's Bridge.

July 11, 2014 12:00 am
Baum's Bridge Park

Baum's Bridge Park

The Baum's Bridge area in south Porter County has had continuous occupation for more than 11,000 years. In early times, it was a Native American encampment; later it was the site of a ferry crossing where today a bridge from Jasper to Porter counties is located.

July 11, 2014 12:00 am
Charitable Fun

Charitable Fun

Cortney Anderson of Kouts and Ron Donahue of Highland

June 27, 2014 4:23 pm

Tassinong, a gathering place turned ghost town

Tassinong has been identified the "oldest gathering place for humans in Porter County" by Vidette-Messenger reporter A. J. Bowser in a piece he wrote in 1934.

June 27, 2014 12:00 am
Throwback Thursday

Throwback Thursday

June 26, 2014 12:00 am
Throwback Thursday

Throwback Thursday

The Times is celebrating our region's rich history. Check out our gallery on nwi.com and share historic photos with us today by emailing Celebrate@nwi.com. Pictured are people waiting for train at Benkie Drug Store circa 1890 in historic Kouts.

June 26, 2014 12:00 am
Porter County Girls Softball Association holds year-end tournament

Porter County Girls Softball Association holds year-end tournament

UNION MILLS | "These girls live, breathe and eat softball," said John Carr, president of the Porter County Girls Softball Association.

June 21, 2014 10:00 pm

Archaeological dig returns to Collier Lodge

KOUTS | Researchers will continue to peel back the layers of history at Kankakee Valley Historical Society's Collier Lodge this summer.

June 21, 2014 7:00 pm
Throwback Thursday

Throwback Thursday

The Times is celebrating our region's rich history. Check out our gallery on nwi.com and share historic photos with us today by emailing Celebrate@nwi.com. Shown is Baum's Bridge on the Kankakee River circa 1885.

June 19, 2014 12:00 am

Lake County's historic bridge moving to new home

KOUTS | More than a decade after progress doomed a 1920s Kankakee River bridge in Lake County, the Kankakee Valley Historical Society will give the bridge new life. 

June 18, 2014 6:47 pm
Arrest made in Kouts Dollar Store burglary

Arrest made in Kouts Dollar Store burglary

KOUTS | An 18-year-old Kouts man was arrested Wednesday on an accusation of burglarizing the local Dollar General store during the early morning hours of May 28.

June 18, 2014 6:30 pm

County Road 50 South in Kouts closed today

KOUTS | The Porter County Highway Department will close County Road 50 South today from County Road 450 East to County Road 800 East for grinding and paving. Local residential traffic only is allowed during this period.

June 18, 2014 12:00 am
Kankakee River man

Kankakee River man

Pictured is a man on the Kankakee River.

June 13, 2014 12:00 am
Kankakee River man

Kankakee River man

Diaries are a great source for historical information and provide insight into the thinking of those who came before us.

June 13, 2014 12:00 am
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