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Portage commission OKs contract to raze warehouse

PORTAGE | Warehouse 57 will be coming down next year, making way for the next phase of the restoration of the southern development of Lakefront Park.

10 hours ago
Chase results in 60-year-old charged with dealing heroin

Chase results in 60-year-old charged with dealing heroin

PORTAGE | A Merrillville man is charged with dealing heroin after reportedly leading police on a high speed chase following a traffic stop early Thursday along the Indiana Toll Road.

19 hours ago

Park briefs

Portage parks

October 24, 2014 12:00 am

YMCA briefs

Valparaiso Family YMCA

October 24, 2014 12:00 am
Jazz performance

Jazz performance

Portage High School Jazz Ensemble I performed for students before school Friday.

October 24, 2014 12:00 am
Jazzed up for the school day

Jazzed up for the school day

October 24, 2014 12:00 am
Playing in the band

Playing in the band

October 24, 2014 12:00 am
Marching band participants

Marching band participants

Three Fegely Middle School students are part of the Portage High School Marching Band. They are Haley Adcock, Payton Schuster and Jordon Waytovich. Portage High School received a superior “gold” division rating at Indiana State School Music Association’s Scholastic “A” Class State preliminar…

October 24, 2014 12:00 am

Bond issue proceeds despite warnings of cost

PORTAGE | Both the Redevelopment Authority and Redevelopment Commission took steps moving forward a bond issue Thursday, despite warnings of its financial impact.

October 23, 2014 5:26 pm

Dream Big Gymnastics grand opening, open house is Nov. 1

PORTAGE | Dream Big Gymnastics will hold a grand opening - open house 2 to 5 p.m. Nov. 1. The event will include games, raffle, bake sale and exhibition of competitive gymnasts and supervised time to try out the state of the art equipment.

October 23, 2014 4:54 pm

Porter County crime briefs

Man Tasered during traffic stop

October 23, 2014 1:32 pm
Supreme Court focuses on jury instructions in McCowan murder appeal

Supreme Court focuses on jury instructions in McCowan murder appeal

INDIANAPOLIS | Dustin McCowan, the Porter County man serving a 60-year prison term for the 2011 murder of his former girlfriend, Amanda Bach, could win a new trial if the Indiana Supreme Court finds the jury instructions concerning his presumption of innocence were inadequate.

October 23, 2014 12:55 pm Photos

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Shaping Indiana

Shaping Indiana

October 23, 2014 12:00 am
Shaping Indiana

Shaping Indiana

Third graders at Central Elementary in Portage celebrate reaching their AR benchmarks with an activity on Indiana's 3 regions. Each student made the shape of Indiana using a graham cracker while adding different colors and shapes to represent the different regions characteristics.

October 23, 2014 12:00 am
Pence stops in Valpo for coffee and selfies

Pence stops in Valpo for coffee and selfies

VALPARAISO | Jimmy's Cafe is no stranger to visits by the state's governors, and on Wednesday the Valparaiso eatery was packed with local pols eager to meet and greet with Gov. Mike Pence.

October 22, 2014 5:45 pm Photos

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Monthlong campaign at Texas Roadhouse a success

Monthlong campaign at Texas Roadhouse a success

PORTAGE | Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County and Texas Roadhouse Restaurant embarked upon a monthlong giving initiative, which resulted in a donation of $2,611.

October 22, 2014 3:20 pm

Portage High heading to state marching band finals

It’s been almost 40 years since I started in the Griffith High School marching band in the fall of 1975. I played the flute and I always went to band camp. I can still remember it like yesterday: memorizing all the music, the amount of steps and which way I should march in all the carefully …

October 22, 2014 2:47 pm

Portage parks projects moving forward

PORTAGE | Frequent visitors to Portage Park Department offices are going to have to change their routines.

October 22, 2014 10:05 am
DNR 'fishes' to determine health of waterway

DNR 'fishes' to determine health of waterway

PORTAGE | Representatives of the Indiana Department of Natural Resources went fishing in and around the Burns Waterway this week.

October 22, 2014 9:09 am Photos

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Monthlong campaign at Texas Roadhouse a success

Monthlong campaign at Texas Roadhouse a success

The staff at Portage’s Texas Roadhouse held a monthlong fundraiser in partnership with Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County’s Portage Unit. Texas Roadhouse staff presented a check for more than $2,600 to club members. The funds will be used toward a new teen center.

October 22, 2014 12:00 am
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