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Donations to fuel Kouts firetruck repair

KOUTS | The town's Fire Department has gotten its money's worth out of a 1993 Kenworth semi trailer it had converted into a tanker truck seven or eight years ago and, with the help of a lot of pork chop dinners, hopes to get many more miles out of it.

September 15, 2014 8:30 pm
The Jack Wickline story

The Jack Wickline story

John "Jack" Wickline was born in 1889 near Pittsburgh, Pa. In the early 1900s, Wickline moved to LaPorte County along the Kankakee River.

September 05, 2014 12:00 am
The Jack Wickline story

The Jack Wickline story

Shown is Burrow's Camp circa 1909.

September 05, 2014 12:00 am

Labor Day closings

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August 30, 2014 12:00 am

Valpo board to vote on fluoride use in 2 weeks

VALPARAISO | The city's Utilities Board is expected to vote in two weeks on a recommendation to the council on whether Valparaiso should continue to add fluoride to the city water supply.

August 26, 2014 8:45 pm

Hebron clerk vows to renew early voting site request

HEBRON | Hebron Clerk-Treasurer Terri Waywood promises she will return to the Porter County Election Board in January, if necessary, to renew her request for an early voting site in Hebron.

August 26, 2014 6:45 pm
Aukiki River Festival brings past to life

Aukiki River Festival brings past to life

KOUTS | Expansion and new features characterized the 7th annual Aukiki River Festival on the banks of the Kankakee River Saturday.

August 23, 2014 8:00 pm Photos

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Pigs take center stage at Kouts festival

Pigs take center stage at Kouts festival

KOUTS | A big pig got a little kiss Saturday at the 38th annual Pork Fest in downtown Kouts.

August 23, 2014 7:39 pm Photos

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A group performs traditional Frech music  Saturday at the Aukiki River Festival.

August 23, 2014 11:05 am
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Re-enactors set up a family campsite Saturday morning at the Aukiki River Festival.

August 23, 2014 11:06 am
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Festival-goers brave hot and humid weather Saturday while perusing a variety of booths at Porkfest in Kouts.

August 23, 2014 10:42 am
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Troy Haman throws some fresh seasoned pork chops on the grill Saturday morning at the Kouts Porkfest.

August 23, 2014 10:42 am
Guide for the novice Kankakee River hunter

Guide for the novice Kankakee River hunter

Major Samuel L. McFadin was a prolific writer about the Kankakee River. Much of the source material I have comes from his pen.

August 22, 2014 12:00 am

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

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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
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