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Porter Township girl sells lemonade to help friend beat cancer

PORTER TOWNSHIP | Cars speed by her Division Road home but Natalee Meinert, 8, doggedly hoists a sign urging motorists to stop at her lemonade stand.

August 21, 2014 7:30 pm

Porter County crime briefs

Family reports dog stolen from Pine Township home

June 19, 2014 6:15 pm

Juvenile driving moped with pants down arrested on public indecency charge

PORTER TOWNSHIP | A juvenile was taken into custody Tuesday night on a public indecency charge after two female joggers reported the boy exposed himself while driving a moped along County Road 675 West.

June 18, 2014 5:20 pm

Man injured in one-car crash near Boone Grove

PORTER TOWNSHIP | A rural Valparaiso man was hospitalized following a one-vehicle crash near Boone Grove late Monday afternoon.

May 26, 2014 7:28 pm

Lowell woman injures arm in crash in Porter Township

PORTER TOWNSHIP | A Lowell woman suffered serious injuries in a car accident Friday morning on Ind. 2 and was flown by helicopter to an Illinois hospital for treatment.

February 14, 2014 4:45 pm
Preachit changes argument in quest to retain tax exempt status

Preachit changes argument in quest to retain tax exempt status

VALPARAISO | Preachit Inc. is no longer defending itself as a church to maintain tax exempt status on its $1.1 million property in rural Porter Township.

January 30, 2014 6:30 pm

Porter Township Schools superintendent warns of impact of proposed legislation

PORTER TOWNSHIP | Porter Township Schools Superintendent Stacey Schmidt told board members last week that a measure proposed downstate will have an adverse effect on schools.

January 19, 2014 5:12 pm
Porter Township resident accused of molestation calls self 'a dead man'

Porter Township resident accused of molestation calls self 'a dead man'

VALPARAISO | Porter Township resident Todd Lange, who is accused of molesting three young sisters over several years, was awarded the services of a public defender Friday after declining to ask his family for help.

January 17, 2014 12:50 pm

EDITORIAL: If it's a church, invite all to worship

The Porter County Property Tax Assessment Board of Appeals is puzzling over tax-exempt status for a 36-acre site in Porter Township that also serves as a private home.

December 30, 2013 12:00 am

Porter Township teen dies in dirt bike crash

PORTER TOWNSHIP | A 15-year-old Porter Township boy was killed Saturday night in a dirt bike crash about a half mile from his home.

August 19, 2013 4:35 pm
Man dies after competing in Mudathlon

Man dies after competing in Mudathlon

VALPARAISO | A longtime local journalist died Saturday after finishing a mud-drenched three-mile race rife with obstacles, including a climbing wall, slide and mud pit.

July 20, 2013 8:15 pm

Porter County crime briefs

2,000 feet of cable stolen from NIPSCO substation in Portage

July 10, 2013 12:05 am

Youths, 12 and 13, arrested in Porter Township vandalism

PORTER TOWNSHIP | Two boys, ages 12 and 13 years, have been arrested by Porter County Sheriff Department detectives in a string of thefts and vandalism in the Springwood Estates subdivision.

July 09, 2013 5:20 pm
MARC CHASE: Porter County library system is nobody's fool

MARC CHASE: Porter County library system is nobody's fool

Imagine actually waiting to buy something until you've saved up enough cash in the old piggy bank to make the purchase outright. No credit cards, no loans, just good old-fashioned saving — and not buying until you can actually afford to pay for it.

June 13, 2013 12:00 am Photos


High court names Lake Juvenile Court caretaker

CROWN POINT | A veteran Northwest Indiana judge will serve as caretaker of the Lake juvenile justice complex, while the rest of the county's judiciary does battle for permanent control of that court.

March 22, 2013 5:30 pm

Porter Twp. school board honors math bowl teams

BOONE GROVE | The Porter Township school board honored the 4th and 5th grade math bowl teams from Boone Grove elementary at its meeting Thursday evening.

February 21, 2013 8:26 pm

Boone Grove High School cancels classes

PORTER TOWNSHIP| Boone Grove High School is canceling classes Wednesday because of flooding in a main hallway, Principal Garry DeRossett said late Tuesday. 

February 19, 2013 9:00 pm

Six vie for Center Township board vacancy

VALPARAISO | Center Township Republican Party co-chairman Mike Simpson at first feared no one would want to fill the township board vacancy. He needn't have worried.

January 29, 2013 12:00 am
Authorities nab suspected Lake Eliza burglar

Authorities nab suspected Lake Eliza burglar

PORTER TOWNSHIP | A Lake Eliza man was charged with three counts of theft in connection after authorities allege they found items in his possession from recent burglaries.

December 23, 2012 6:59 pm

Porter, Center township residents reporting rash of break-ins

CENTER TOWNSHIP | Police are warning local residents to be on alert after home burglaries and car break-ins have spiked over the last three weeks.

December 19, 2012 8:11 pm
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