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Costas answers Lumenus controversy attacks

VALPARAISO | The controversy surrounding the proposal to enroll up to 30 Chinese students in the senior class at Valparaiso High School next year continued at last week's council meeting.

March 01, 2014 6:15 pm
Frozen in time: Local leaders recall where they were when JFK was shot

Frozen in time: Local leaders recall where they were when JFK was shot

It was 50 years ago this Friday that President John F. Kennedy was shot by Lee Harvey Oswald in Dallas. Several local public figures recalled their reaction to the assassination and its aftermath.

November 17, 2013 12:15 am Photos

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Valpo, city schools budget introduced Monday

VALPARAISO | Public hearings on budgets for governmental units don't usually inspire comments from the public. On Oct. 14, Valparaiso residents will have twice as much not inspire them.

September 25, 2013 4:45 pm

Valpo public works bonds move ahead - barely

VALPARAISO | A seemingly routine resolution to begin setting up a building corporation to issue bonds for financing the new public works campus barely passed after a debate at Monday's City Council meeting.

July 08, 2013 6:11 pm

Valpo seeking applicants for school board position

VALPARAISO | The council is looking for people interested in being on the Valparaiso School Board. The council appointment is one of two to be made in the coming months.

February 16, 2013 12:00 am
Valpo approves council redistricting plan

Valpo approves council redistricting plan

VALPARAISO | Lost in Monday's emotional fervor over the rezoning of 118 acres on Evans Avenue to luxury apartments and business park was the once-a-decade realignment of the five City Council districts.

December 20, 2012 7:30 pm
BILL MASTERSON JR.: Change brings opportunity with Boys & Girls Clubs

BILL MASTERSON JR.: Change brings opportunity with Boys & Girls Clubs

Something many people know in Lake County but not in Porter County is that long-time CEO and Executive Director Lincoln Ellis is leaving the Lake county Boys & Girls Clubs to pursue other interests.

December 10, 2012 12:00 am

New Valpo school leader promises to rebuild trust

VALPARAISO | Michael Berta, interim superintendent of Valparaiso Community Schools, has had a busy week learning his new surroundings, and it ended Monday with a visit to the City Council meeting.

August 13, 2012 9:15 pm
Mike Baird

Mike Baird

Mike Baird

November 06, 2011 12:00 am
Critics challenge candidate's claim of re-election

Critics challenge candidate's claim of re-election

VALPARAISO | A Valparaiso City Council candidate's use of "re-elect" has critics offering him a few choice words, a Times inquiry found.

October 28, 2011 10:43 am
Valpo council candidates find a lot to agree on

Valpo council candidates find a lot to agree on

VALPARAISO | A somewhat sparse crowd of about 50 attending Thursday's forum for council candidates heard a lot more agreement than disagreement on issues ranging from their vision of the city to the importance of neighborhood schools.

October 20, 2011 10:15 pm Photos

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Valpo chamber sponsors candidate forums

VALPARAISO | For those who enjoy good political theater, two of Valparaiso's theatrical venues will host forums for the city's candidates to present their roles in the upcoming election.

October 09, 2011 12:00 am
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