For most people slogging along an economic landscape wrought with tar pits, a healthy cash windfall would be welcomed with cheers, not apprehension.
Our family is thankful for how quickly my dad has been on the mend after his total knee replacement surgery last week.
Since the earliest days of summer, my dad has been combating a pesky left knee that hasn't wanted to cooperate with his busy and active lifestyle on our farm.
The Porter County Council agreed last week to spend $1.1 million in interest from the county's nest egg to fund equipment and software upgrades for the E-911 system. That's understandable.
Porter County economic development advisers — the "jobs Cabinet" — released their report last December, but there has been no action on it.
VALPARAISO | The expected revenue from Valparaiso's tax increment financing districts is going to be more than last year, but city officials are trying not to be too optimistic about the total.
VALPARAISO | Porter Regional Hospital agreed Friday to turn over documents said to be needed to complete an assessment of the site for tax purposes. The agreement brought a surprise end to a lawsuit filed by the Porter County assessor.
VALPARAISO | With the Chautauqua Park stormwater project about 50 percent complete and the five-points roundabout about a quarter done, the city's Utilities Board is ready to embark on a couple more projects.
Porter County Commissioner John Evans' idea of putting some of the county's hospital money in an endowment is worth exploring, but not at the expense of the original agreement.
PORTAGE | The Fire Department, with support from Portage Firefighters Local 3151, Portage Kiwanis and Porter Regional Hospital will host a bicycle safety day to promote bicycle and general safety from 9 a.m. to noon June 29 at the east parking lot of Willowcreek Middle School, 5962 Central Ave.
Demolition has begun on the old Porter Hospital in Valparaiso.
A work crew begins knocking down the main entrance of the old Porter Hospital on Thursday.
Demolition has begun on the old Porter Hospital.
VALPARAISO | The departure of Porter hospital from Valparaiso has created a different kind of parking problem. Not for cars, but for emergency medical helicopters.
Christmas carols can help your holiday mood, unless your office Muzak station just played "Feliz Navidad" for the 912th time in the past two hours. In that case, I understand if you are looking forward to reindeer steaks on Christmas Day.
More real than any reality show ever seen on TV before: it's Porter County Government on Parade.
VALPARAISO | With the loss of a major revenue source and an estimated $600,000 in added employee health insurance costs, the city's Utilities Board is expected to seek rate increases for both sewer and water in 2013.
Andrea Cummings of the Centurian Service Group in Chicago helped Brandon Miller, of Wheatfield, check out his items Saturday at the old Porter hospital's liquidation sale in Valparaiso.
People filled the halls of the old Porter hospital on Saturday for the hospital's liquidation sale. Some of the items sold at the sale were refrigerators, file cabinets, furniture and computer gear.
Andrea Piecuch and grandson Rog Piecuch found items at the Porter hospital liquidation sale on Saturday in Valparaiso. The sale continues today.
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