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Orville Redenbacher

Valpo to buy 'Big Dancer' sculpture next to YMCA

VALPARAISO | Orville Redenbacher is about to get a dancing partner.

May 25, 2014 12:00 am
Train brings Indiana history to Valpo

Train brings Indiana history to Valpo

VALPARAISO | The Indiana Historical Society hit town Thursday to stir up a little Hoosier historical hysteria for the state's bicentennial in 2016, and it appeared to be working.

October 10, 2013 7:12 pm Photos

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Bicentennial Train coming to Valpo Thursday

Bicentennial Train coming to Valpo Thursday

VALPARAISO | It's a chance for area residents to boost Orville Redenbacher's reputation as the state's top innovator all time as the state's Bicentennial Train visits this week.

October 05, 2013 6:30 pm Photos

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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

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WILLIAM NANGLE: Three mayors' vision improving their communities

WILLIAM NANGLE: Three mayors' vision improving their communities

Three cities. Three mayors. One goal.

September 01, 2013 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Indiana State Fair having a ball with Year of Popcorn

OFFBEAT: Indiana State Fair having a ball with Year of Popcorn

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

August 12, 2013 12:00 am
Valpo quality of life earns Ball State award

Valpo quality of life earns Ball State award

VALPARAISO | Valparaiso was one of three Indiana cities to receive the first Primacy of Place Community Awards from Building Better Communities, a division of Ball State University.

August 08, 2013 6:47 pm Photos

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OFFBEAT: Grandson still trying to publish new book about Orville Redenbacher

OFFBEAT: Grandson still trying to publish new book about Orville Redenbacher

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

July 17, 2013 12:00 am
Popcorn King Orville Redenbacher

Popcorn King Orville Redenbacher

Popcorn mogul and Indiana-claim-to-fame is the subject of a would-be book being pitched to potential publishers by his eldest grandson Kevin Fish.

July 17, 2013 12:00 am
A 'lights out' plan to honor fallen soldiers

A 'lights out' plan to honor fallen soldiers

VALPARAISO | If you hear taps being played at sunset in downtown Valparaiso soon, don't think the city administration expects you to turn out the lights and go to bed.

April 05, 2013 10:45 pm Photos

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Celebrate vibrant, visionary Valparaiso

Celebrate vibrant, visionary Valparaiso

In Valparaiso, we have so much to celebrate in the way we work and play and live each day.

March 10, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Parks enhance our quality of life

Parks enhance our quality of life

Orville Redenbacher's daugher Gail Tuminello sits next to a bronze statue of her father unveiled at Central Park Plaza in Valparaiso Sept. 4, 2012. The statue now has its own Twitter account.

February 17, 2013 12:00 am

And the winner of the Oscar visit is ... Valpo

VALPARAISO | Orville is welcoming a very important guest on Sunday. Oscar.

February 08, 2013 7:00 pm
PHIL WIELAND: Getting Valpo's vision off to a flying start

PHIL WIELAND: Getting Valpo's vision off to a flying start

It's no secret I'm a big fan of the future, in the sense that I hope we all have one. Keep those Mayans cranking out the calendars, please.

January 18, 2013 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Col. Sanders 'resurrected' for new KFC cookie commercials

OFFBEAT: Col. Sanders 'resurrected' for new KFC cookie commercials

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

January 09, 2013 12:00 am

Clock to add timely, timeless beauty to Valpo

VALPARAISO | By the time the Popcorn Festival fires up its annual tribute to Orville Redenbacher's favorite food, travelers on the ChicaGo Dash should know when the buses come and go.

January 01, 2013 12:00 am

Orville statue takes top Tweet trophy in Indy

VALPARAISO | Orville Redenbacher is still the king.

December 29, 2012 12:00 am

PHIL WIELAND: Big wind brings blowhard Wielando's annual visit

It's an ill wind that blows no good, and this week's storm blew in the no-goodest prognosticator of them all: The Amazing Wielando.

December 28, 2012 12:00 am

Explore the South Shore: Arts & Culture to feature sculptures

HAMMOND | The sculptors responsible for the creation of the Flick statue, as well as the Orville Redenbacher statue found in Valparaiso and numerous other statues all over the world, will present other works while educating visitors on the bronze statue making process during the Explore the …

December 26, 2012 11:57 am
Mystery person tweeting for Redenbacher statue in Valparaiso

Mystery person tweeting for Redenbacher statue in Valparaiso

VALPARAISO | The King of Popcorn seems to have made a triumphant return to the city. Not only is his statue in Central Park Plaza a popular feature, Orville Redenbacher has almost 200 followers on his Twitter account.

November 18, 2012 12:00 am
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