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DLZ to develop downtown Valpo flood control plan

VALPARAISO | The next major stormwater control plan the city wants to develop is for the downtown, almost all of which is served by sewers that collect both storm and sanitary water.

February 27, 2014 12:00 am
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 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

Valpo diner plans new kind of car grill

VALPARAISO | After taking her food truck to festivals, car shows and other events, including the Popcorn Festival, Laine Kasarda is ready for a more permanent dining facility in Valparaiso.

May 07, 2013 3:22 pm

Scary movie results in sewer replacement project

VALPARAISO | One of the scariest things on TV recently wasn't on cable or satellite. It was in Valparaiso's sewers.

April 09, 2013 6:45 pm

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 looks to keep signals running in blackouts

VALPARAISO | The city is beginning the process of providing battery backup power for its traffic signals.

September 16, 2012 12:00 am

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

What's the speed limit? No signs means 30 mph

VALPARAISO | A request to lower the speed limit on Lincolnway to 25 mph through the downtown led to a discussion at Tuesday's meeting of the city's Traffic and Safety Committee of whether the speed limit on all unposted roads should be 25.

August 14, 2012 3:50 pm
Brides-to-be say dress shop broke its vow

Brides-to-be say dress shop broke its vow

VALPARAISO | Wedding days are filled with plenty of anxiety, but a number of local brides-to-be have learned their long-awaited wedding dresses apparently won't be arriving from Sisters Bridal.

August 07, 2012 8:30 pm

Valpo preparing for loss of hospital

VALPARAISO | The city's Redevelopment Commission voted this past week on additional steps to help maintain the viability of Lincolnway following the departure of Porter hospital Valparaiso Campus.

July 15, 2012 12:00 am

Valpo plans changes to Chicago, Jefferson streets

VALPARAISO | Having the city's Engineering Department too booked up with projects turned out to be a good thing for the plan to reconfigure Chicago and Jefferson streets.

May 13, 2012 7:05 pm
Valpo to seek bid to replace Lincolnway sidewalk

Valpo to seek bid to replace Lincolnway sidewalk

VALPARAISO | The sidewalk on the north side of Lincolnway between Roosevelt Road and Morgan Boulevard apparently will be replaced this year even if it won't be done the way it originally was planned.

April 18, 2012 7:00 pm Photos


No sweet parking deals for ice cream parlor owner

VALPARAISO | Tinkering with the parking next to Pat's Ice Cream Parlor has solved some traffic problems and might help customers, but it has provided owner Pat Berning with headaches and parking tickets.

April 12, 2012 1:49 pm

Some Valpo roads not properly paved in 2011

VALPARAISO | Public Works Director Matt Evans hopes to pave or treat about 15 miles of Valparaiso roads this year, but it's some of the roads that were done in 2011 that are a bigger concern.

April 09, 2012 3:20 pm

Valpo getting signal at crash-ridden intersection Monday

VALPARAISO | The intersection with the most wrecks for the past several years will be getting a traffic signal Monday.

April 05, 2012 4:45 pm

Valpo creates new facade grant program for Lincolnway

VALPARAISO | As it did in 2011 for the North Calumet Avenue area, the city's Redevelopment Commission voted this week to fund a new facade grant program to encourage improvements to businesses.

February 13, 2012 12:00 am

Valpo to upgrade signals, add two more

VALPARAISO | A project to upgrade several traffic signals in the downtown area, including adding two signals, is expected to begin by April.

February 13, 2012 12:00 am

Mystery of the Valpo Santa solved

VALPARAISO | He didn't come from the North Pole, but the mystery of the origins of the city's 15-foot fiberglass Santa Claus has been solved.

January 14, 2012 6:15 pm Related

Valpo redevelopment group OKs $18.3 million budget

VALPARAISO | Although its revenue is expected to be only about $5 million this year, the city's Redevelopment Commission approved a budget Thursday that calls for spending almost $18.3 million.

January 12, 2012 9:00 pm
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