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Valpo moving quickly to repair Harrison Blvd. bridge

VALPARAISO | Curiosity killed the cat, but the city is concerned its going to lead to some humans getting injured at the washed out Harrison Boulevard bridge.

August 30, 2014 12:15 am

Valpo hopes to speed bridge repairs

VALPARAISO | The city is moving as quickly as possible to repair or replace the two bridges damaged by flooding caused by heavy rains Friday.

August 25, 2014 7:34 pm

Hebron council gets good news on sewer rate

HEBRON | As a financial consultant, it's not often Ted Sommer gets to share good news, especially when he's asked to do a study of water and sewer rates.

April 02, 2014 8:57 pm
RICH JAMES: Razy Gary buildings to address crime

RICH JAMES: Razy Gary buildings to address crime

Gary is a breeding ground for gangs, drugs and violence. It doesn’t need to hang out a welcome sign. The bad guys know.

September 22, 2013 12:00 am

Valpo schools report on 21st century goals

VALPARAISO | The Valparaiso schools have come a long way in the past year, but a lot more needs to be done to define and prepare for what education will be like in the century ahead.

April 13, 2013 12:00 am
Hebron starts year with new businesses, major sewer project

Hebron starts year with new businesses, major sewer project

HEBRON | Reaping almost $600,000 from the sale of the use of its water tower and of a cellphone tower on town property made last year a profitable year for Hebron.

March 03, 2013 12:00 am Video Photos


Fewer people needed Center Twp. help in 2012

VALPARAISO | With the first decrease in several years in the amount of money given out for township assistance, Township Trustee Chuck Conover said he hopes the economy has turned the corner to recovery.

January 27, 2013 5:15 pm

Hebron joins fight to reverse tax exempt status

HEBRON | The Town Council voted Tuesday for an ordinance supporting the effort by Porter County Assessor Jon Snyder to remove the tax exempt status from the Misty Glen apartment complex.

January 15, 2013 8:45 pm

Valpo gets good news in EDIT, parking budgets

VALPARAISO | Although property tax collections remained lower than was levied, not all the financial news was bad at Monday's council meeting.

January 14, 2013 9:07 pm

Valpo to get snow plow from INDOT for $1

VALPARAISO | As part of the agreement between the city and the Indiana Department of Transportation turning over care of Lincolnway to the city, the state promised the city a snow plow to help with the maintenance.

December 31, 2012 12:00 am

Celltower leases boost Hebron budget

HEBRON | The town's budget will be a little bigger in 2013 than this year, but it won't be because of a tax increase.

September 18, 2012 9:21 pm

High health care costs giving Valpo fiscal headache

VALPARAISO | The city is having such a bad year with health care costs that it's, well, sickening.

June 17, 2012 6:30 pm

Valpo OKs $20M pact with INDOT

VALPARAISO | The city's Board of Public Works and Safety approved the agreement with the state that will give the city control of Lincolnway and provide $18 million for improvements to U.S. 30.

February 23, 2012 12:11 pm

Valpo is flush with riverboat casino cash

VALPARAISO | Don't bet that Porter County officials aren't glad to have casino gambling in Northwest Indiana.

January 29, 2012 11:45 pm

Valpo, INDOT agree to U.S. 30 improvement plans

VALPARAISO | Construction of improvements to the U.S. 30 corridor is expected to begin in 2013 under a $20 million agreement announced Wednesday between Valparaiso and the Indiana Department of Transportation.

January 25, 2012 2:35 pm

Valpo OKs borrowing to pay 2012 bills

VALPARAISO | The city's $3.7 million rainy day fund isn't enough to pay to run the government until the first property taxes are received next year, so the city is planning to borrow to make ends meet.

December 12, 2011 8:45 pm

Valpo makes plans to borrow in January

VALPARAISO | As its Rainy Day Fund increases, the city hopes to borrow less -- or not at all -- at the start of each year to meet operating expenses until it receives its first property taxes of the new year.

November 30, 2011 12:33 pm
Costas coasts to third term in Valpo GOP sweep

Costas coasts to third term in Valpo GOP sweep

VALPARAISO | Mayor Jon Costas easily won a third term over independent challenger Bob McCasland by a more than 2-1 margin Tuesday.

November 08, 2011 9:25 pm Photos


Valpo to ask state for increase in property tax levy

VALPARAISO | The City Council approved a 2012 budget Monday and at the same time adopted a resolution to ask the state Department of Local Government Finance for more money.

October 10, 2011 9:00 pm

Hebron to live on less in 2012

HEBRON | The town is planning a 2012 budget that has $90,000 less in the general fund than it had for this year because of new tax caps and a drop in assessed value.

September 20, 2011 9:15 pm
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