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Household hazardous waste collection event scheduled in Chesterton

CHESTERTON |  The Recycling and Waste Reduction District of Porter County will help Porter County residents safely dispose of their old pesticides, gasoline, CFLs and other products that contain corrosive, toxic, ignitable or reactive ingredients at the household hazardous waste collection e…

June 22, 2014 12:00 am
Helping Discovery Charter School

Helping Discovery Charter School

Members of Discovery Junior Girls Scout Troop No. 30354 planned a Daddy/Daughter Dance at the Hawthorne Park Community Center in their quest for a bronze award. The dance also was a fundraiser to cover the troops’ remaining activities for the year and to provide a donation back to the school…

April 16, 2014 12:00 am

Warring, Rev. Porter named to Valpo ethics panel

VALPARAISO | The city's Ethics Commission has two new members.

March 10, 2014 1:44 pm
Guest reader at Liberty

Guest reader at Liberty

Members of the local Tri Kappa Sorority visited local schools to read books to students to celebrate their annual Tri Kappa Week. Pictured is member Terry Lewis reading to Liberty Elementary third grade students in Martha Hiestand's classroom.

February 24, 2014 12:00 am
Get an eartly taste of spring at National Lakeshore's Maple Sugar Time

Get an eartly taste of spring at National Lakeshore's Maple Sugar Time

Visitors gather around as National Parks ranger Ted Winterfeld describes maple sugar processing last year during the Maple Sugar Time event at Chelleberg Farm.

February 23, 2014 12:00 am
Essay contest a tasty tradition for pizza chain

Essay contest a tasty tradition for pizza chain

HIGHLAND | Family traditions bring a lot of joy to Alexandria DiSanto.

December 19, 2013 8:00 pm Photos


Visiting Fair Oaks Farm

Visiting Fair Oaks Farm

Abby Exl, Katie Jo Hensley and Kira Andrews, third graders from Myers Elementary in Portage, ride the "cow-go-round" on a recent field trip to Fair Oaks Dairy Farm.

October 07, 2013 12:00 am

South Shore CVA president to speak to Valparaiso Kiwanis

VALPARAISO | Speros A. Batistatos, president and CEO of the South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority, will be the guest speaker at the upcoming Kiwanis Club of Valparaiso meeting at 12:10 p.m. Wednesday at Strongbow Inn.

September 02, 2013 12:00 am

Questions brewing over start of hospital tax breaks

VALPARAISO | Questions are brewing over the start date of the county-granted $12.4 million tax abatements for the new Porter Regional Hospital.

June 25, 2013 8:30 pm

Highland Band Spring Craft Fair runs today, Sunday

HIGHLAND | The Highland Band Spring Craft Fair will run today and Sunday at Highland Middle School.

March 09, 2013 12:00 am
Play ball in the winter

Play ball in the winter

Learn baseball or softball skills with Valpo Parks coaches and VU sports teams. One-hour skills sessions are being held on several Sundays through the winter at VHS field house for $1 per visit. Shown is the Valpo Parks girls fast pitch sports program in summer 2012. For information, call (2…

November 19, 2012 12:00 am
Plan in hand, VU sets sights on new dorms

Plan in hand, VU sets sights on new dorms

VALPARAISO | With a new master plan calling for possibly more than 20 new classroom buildings, residences and sports facilities costing tens of millions of dollars over the next 20 years, Valparaiso University President Mark Heckler and the board of directors have their work cut out for them.

September 21, 2012 4:36 pm Photos


Kouts, county agree on 911 upgrade

KOUTS | The Town Council's latest dispute with the Porter County 911 system is all resolved, and the agreement to install the new equipment on Kouts' water tower was approved at Monday's meeting.

September 17, 2012 9:00 pm

Valpo budgets CEDIT, Major Moves funds

VALPARAISO | The City Council is expected to approve spending more than $2.1 million in county economic development income tax money and another $241,543 in Major Moves funds at its Feb. 13 meeting.

January 23, 2012 9:15 pm
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