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Valpo commission vows to cooperate with FBI

VALPARAISO | The city's Redevelopment Commission issued a statement Wednesday promising full cooperation with the FBI investigation of the University Promenade project.

August 13, 2014 7:25 pm

Valpo seeks condemnation for park expansion

VALPARAISO | Unable to reach agreement over purchasing a .15-acre parcel behind several businesses on Lincolnway, the city filed condemnation proceedings last week against the owners Ernest and Nancy Darr.

December 26, 2013 6:01 pm

Valpo hopes to have final park plan in month

VALPARAISO | Now that the public has spoken on the plans for expansion of the Central Park Plaza, the city hopes to have final plans ready in about a month.

September 28, 2013 6:00 pm
Kernel of Truth: Valparaiso's Popcorn Fest celebrates 35th anniversary this weekend

Kernel of Truth: Valparaiso's Popcorn Fest celebrates 35th anniversary this weekend

The Valparaiso Popcorn Festival celebrates its 35th year Saturday, but the fun and activities dedicated to what still ranks as America's favorite snack are already starting.

September 04, 2013 12:00 am Photos


Valpo tries to ease Lincolnway left turn woes

VALPARAISO | The city's Traffic and Safety Committee continues to struggle to find solutions to the "No left turn-itis" problem on Lincolnway in downtown Valparaiso.

July 11, 2013 12:00 am

Valpo downtown favors the right, not the left — turns

VALPARAISO | With the closing of one block of Lafayette Street for much of the summer and then permanently once Central Park Plaza expands, the city is looking for new options for turning south.

June 15, 2013 7:20 pm

Valpo OKs facade grant for new restaurant

VALPARAISO | The city could be getting another downtown restaurant soon.

June 10, 2013 8:03 pm

Valpo seeking answer to parking zone problems

VALPARAISO | Although she owns an ice cream parlor, Pat Berning wasn't at Thursday's meeting of the city's Board of Public Works and Safety to sweet talk the members.

May 26, 2013 12:00 am

Valparaiso officials asked to return 2-way traffic to Washington Street

VALPARAISO | Traffic on Washington Street in the city's downtown has been one-way northbound since Dave Smith was a lad, but he thinks it's time for the city to consider making it a two-way street again.

April 12, 2013 11:12 pm
No cause found for Valpo fire

No cause found for Valpo fire

VALPARAISO | As expected, the cause of the fire that destroyed a historic downtown building March 4 might never be known.

March 13, 2013 6:39 pm Photos


Family leaning toward rebuilding at site of fire

Family leaning toward rebuilding at site of fire

VALPARAISO | As the ruins smoldered and the last wall was coming down at 204 Lincolnway, Duane Thormahlen said the family is leaning toward rebuilding on the site of the former Empire Hall.

March 05, 2013 1:25 pm Photos



Report: LaPorte/Ind. 49 is Valpo's worst intersection

VALPARAISO | The locations of Valparaiso's worst intersections for crashes doesn't change much from year to year, just the ranking, but city Engineering Director Tim Burkman hopes to see some change in four on U.S. 30.

February 17, 2013 10:26 pm

Roundabouts doing the job for Valpo

VALPARAISO | Roundabouts still give some people a rash, but information provided by the city engineer's office shows Valparaiso's first roundabout is doing what officials hoped it would do.

February 02, 2013 8:17 pm

Valpo to get snow plow from INDOT for $1

VALPARAISO | As part of the agreement between the city and the Indiana Department of Transportation turning over care of Lincolnway to the city, the state promised the city a snow plow to help with the maintenance.

December 31, 2012 12:00 am

Valpo signal project to save money, improve traffic flow

VALPARAISO | Even stoplights blink a bright red and green, and, in the downtown area, they do it much more energy efficiently now and with battery backups.

December 26, 2012 12:00 am

Valpo restaurant to be converted to apartments

VALPARAISO | After another attempt to operate a restaurant at 454 Greenwich St. has apparently come to an end, the owners plan to convert the restaurant space into two apartments.

December 26, 2012 12:00 am

Backing up data a burning issue for Center Twp.

VALPARAISO | The need to have a back-up for computer information is a lesson Center Township Trustee Chuck Conover learned many years ago.

December 22, 2012 6:15 pm

Chautauqua Park flood relief project may start in early 2013

VALPARAISO | The plans are done, and the city is in the process of acquiring the land needed for the massive Chautauqua Park stormwater relief project.

October 20, 2012 9:00 pm
Valpo resale shop survives, is prospering again

Valpo resale shop survives, is prospering again

VALPARAISO | Since it first opened 70 years ago this month, the Presbyterian Resale Shop has grown from a resale room on Franklin Street to an actual shop with a prime location on the courthouse square.

October 13, 2012 8:35 pm Photos


Valpo getting more done for less with traffic signal modernization

VALPARAISO | The downtown signal modernization project will benefit from a federal grant for 80 percent of the cost, and bids for the project were well below estimates.

August 23, 2012 6:49 pm
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