VALPARAISO | Enough local residents signed a petition opposing a county tax increase that the state has scheduled its own review and public hearing at 9 a.m. Sept. 25, according to Porter County Auditor Bob Wichlinski.
VALPARAISO | The Recycling and Waste Reduction District of Porter County is poised to boost the annual fee charged of each household from $15 to $20.
VALPARAISO | John Jokantas is resigning as head of the county's E911 department three years after stepping into the heated post.
HEBRON | It took a couple of years, but Santa Claus finally is going to make good on that new fire station Hebron Fire Chief Chad Franzman has been asking for.
VALPARAISO | The Porter County Board of Commissioners is seeking to raise to the maximum level one of the tax rates used to fund county government.
"When I hear music, I fear no danger. I am invulnerable. I see no foe. I am related to the earliest times, and to the latest.”
We're glad to see the Porter County commissioners vote to join the Shared Ethics Advisory Commission. That's just one step toward participating, however. We urge Porter County to complete the other steps.
Porter County Commissioner Laura Blaney, D-South
It's a wonder anyone runs for office anymore.
VALPARAISO | The debate over placing the Porter County animal shelter at Sunset Hill Farm ended before it began at Thursday's meeting of the Porter County Parks Foundation meeting.
VALPARAISO | Porter County Commissioner Laura Blaney hopes to make the case for locating a new animal shelter at Sunset Hill Farm County Park to the Porter County Parks Foundation later this week.
VALPARAISO | Porter County commissioners on Tuesday discussed two separate issues: the demolition of a former bakery building in the area of Ind. 49 and U.S. 30 and a new animal shelter at Sunset Hill Farm County Park.
VALPARAISO | Plans to replace and refurbish the playground at ValPlayso and improve the surrounding park gets underway in earnest Aug. 17 with the second annual Party in the Park fundraiser at the park.
County government jobs in Northwest Indiana look attractive, if you can get one.
HEBRON | Santa couldn't deliver a new fire station for Hebron last Christmas, but, with a big boost from the Porter County commissioners, he might be able to squeeze one in his sack for next Christmas.
VALPARAISO | Porter County Sheriff Dave Lain hopes to have a recommendation at the next county commissioners meeting for providing round-the-clock medical service for inmates, but commission President John Evans warned that Lain also better include a recommendation on how to pay for it.
Democrat Laura Shurr Blaney, center, is sworn in as Porter County commissioner by Judge Bill Alexa as her family gathers near on Saturday.
VALPARAISO | The Porter County Board of Commissioners declared an emergency last week that allowed them to bypass the bidding process and hire a contractor for up to $225,000 to address water infiltration problems threatening the 119-year-old Memorial Opera House.
Laura Blaney professes to be a good politician by stating she told fellow Democrats that she did not want to do any negative ads during this election cycle. Supposedly because she is well respected by her party, they will not do any negative advertising. This remains to be seen!
I first met Laura Shurr Blaney during the south county landfill debate years ago. As a journalist at the time, I recognized Laura’s attention to detail, thoughtful questioning, and thoroughness in studying the complex issues.
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