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Porter County Health Department

Discovery Charter School faces chickenpox outbreak

PORTER | Six students at Discovery Charter School have chickenpox and another 40 students were excluded from school Wednesday and Thursday because they don't have current immunizations.

September 26, 2013 6:04 pm

Lyme disease on the upswing in Porter County

VALPARAISO | The Porter County Health Department is cautioning area residents to protect themselves from ticks as they spend time outside this summer.

July 29, 2013 12:00 am

Hot dog lady could be coming to Hebron

HEBRON | Downtown visitors apparently will have another place to grab lunch in the spring.

February 20, 2013 6:45 pm

EDITORIAL: Humans take precedence over deer

In small lakefront communities along the Lake Michigan shoreline, the beauty of nature is a prime selling point. But residents' health must be a bigger concern than the welfare of wild animals.

November 22, 2011 12:00 am

Porter County health officer retiring

VALPARAISO | Dr. Gary Babcoke is retiring as Porter County's health officer after serving 33 years and overseeing the implementation of programs proponents say distinguish the department from others across the state.

January 06, 2011 4:00 pm

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