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 | It will be three Republican newcomers seeking election to the Porter County Council against three Democrats who are either incumbents or have been on the council in the past.
Over the past few weeks, we've given a series of endorsements in major contested races facing voters in Lake and Porter counties. We recap them today so you can take this handy synopsis of our recommendations with you when you vote Tuesday.
Mark A. Hoffman
Republican voters face so many good choices in the Porter County Council at-large race Tuesday that it's a shame they can vote for only three candidates. If only the selection on the Democratic Party side were that good.
Bringing the Porter County Council's conflicting sides together is a goal of most of the six Republican newcomers seeking the nomination for the three at-large seats up in November.
The Times' Jim Peters sits down with Valparaiso head coach Mark Hoffman to discuss this weekend's action of high school football.
VALPARAISO | Valparaiso High School honored long-time football coach and inspiration Coach Mark Hoffman's at their regular-season game against the Lake Central Indians on Friday, Oct. 14.
Valparaiso High honored head coach Mark Hoffman prior to its game with Lake Central, thanking him for his decades of service.
VALPARAISO | Several local football coaches will try to tackle one of the region's biggest challenges -- a Kelsey's Steak and Seafood 6-pound steak.
It has been no secret that this is Mark Hoffman's final year as the Valparaiso football coach. On Sunday the first sentence of the final chapter of Hoffman's 35-year career was written by the IHSAA.
A 19-year old Butler University lineman from Hobart sat in a professor's office, discussing what he wants to do after college.
Athletic greatness is often measured by induction into a hall of fame, no matter what sport.
Mark Hoffman played in the second North-South All-Star game in the summer of 1968.
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