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.
Lake County Surveyor George Van Til was so annoyed at his Republican challenger recently, he unleashed the worst insult he could think of.
How refreshing to read in a recent editorial that you preached individual qualifications rather than party lines. I trust that will carry over to other races.
VALPARAISO | Candidates for contested Porter County Council and commissioner seats pretty much agreed with each other Tuesday night during a forum sponsored by the Valparaiso Chamber of Commerce.
VALPARAISO | The two candidates for South District county commissioner raised about half the money this year as was generated by the candidates in the last contested general election race for the board in 2010.
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