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Playgrounds much more than swings, slides today

Playgrounds much more than swings, slides today

ValPlayso: The Next Generation is not your grandfather's playground.

February 22, 2014 10:30 pm Photos

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Valpo disability council joins playground fundraising effort

VALPARAISO | The campaign to get playground equipment for handicapped children into Valparaiso's parks is getting some help from members of the city's Mayoral Advisory Council on Disability.

February 19, 2014 7:00 pm

Valpo ready to buy land for Vale Park pathway

VALPARAISO | The city is ready to obtain the right of way for extending the Vale Park Road pathway between Keystone Commons and Beauty Creek Estates.

February 14, 2014 6:15 pm
EDITORIAL: New life for Valpo's old playgrounds

EDITORIAL: New life for Valpo's old playgrounds

The purchase of playground equipment for Valparaiso's parks is good news for kids in Valparaiso, but also for kids abroad.

February 12, 2014 12:00 am
Kids Alive provides new home for playgrounds

Kids Alive provides new home for playgrounds

VALPARAISO | When a parks department playground set retires, it isn't thrown in a landfill. It gets a face-lift and then travels the world.

February 08, 2014 8:15 pm Photos

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Young Valpo entrepreneur develops eco-friendly skateboard motor

Young Valpo entrepreneur develops eco-friendly skateboard motor

VALPARAISO | Evan Merz was talking to a friend in the Electric Vehicle Club at Purdue University when the pair had an "aha moment" that turned them from students into entrepreneurs.

October 01, 2013 11:26 pm Video Photos

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First Annual St. Jude House Poker Run 3

First Annual St. Jude House Poker Run 3

The first annual St. Jude House Poker Run on Sunday, September 8 was a great way to enjoy the summer weather and give back to the community. With more than 100 people in attendance with participants visiting locations throughout the region, the event is sure to be a winner for years to come.

September 19, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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First Annual St. Jude House Poker Run 2

First Annual St. Jude House Poker Run 2

Motorcycle aficionados can take advantage of the summer weather one last time at the first annual St. Jude House Poker Run on Sunday, September 8. The poker run is sponsored by The Northwest Indiana Auto Trade Association Inc.

September 05, 2013 12:00 am

Rummage in the Park slated for Sept. 14 in Lake Station

LAKE STATION | The city has scheduled its Rummage in the Park event from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 14 at Riverview Park, 2701 Ripley St.

September 04, 2013 12:00 am
Fairgrounds Park pathway gets a new lease on life

Fairgrounds Park pathway gets a new lease on life

VALPARAISO | Workers from Rieth-Riley this week are widening and repaving the walking track around the perimeter of Fairgrounds Park.

August 29, 2013 5:35 pm Photos

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Valpo parks ready to install trailheads, signs

VALPARAISO | The city's Parks Department is ready to install the first of its trailhead signs along with another sign at the entrance to Foundation Meadows Park.

August 27, 2013 9:15 pm

Lake Station hosts Rummage in the Park event Sept. 14

LAKE STATION | The city has scheduled its Rummage in the Park event from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 14 at Riverview Park, 2701 Ripley St.

August 26, 2013 12:05 am
PHIL WIELAND: Government can never please all the citizens

PHIL WIELAND: Government can never please all the citizens

Abe Lincoln, the inventor of the penny, allegedly said, "You can please some of the people all of the time and all of the people some of the time." What he forgot to mention was the government probably can't please anyone at any time.

August 23, 2013 12:00 am
First Annual St. Jude House Poker Run

First Annual St. Jude House Poker Run

Motorcycle aficionados can take advantage of the summer weather one last time at the first annual St. Jude House Poker Run on Sunday, September 8. The poker run is sponsored by The Northwest Indiana Auto Trade Association Inc.

August 22, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Rummage in Park scheduled for Sept. 14 in Lake Station

LAKE STATION | The city has scheduled its Rummage in the Park event from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 14 at Riverview Park, 2701 Ripley St.

August 21, 2013 12:05 am

9 rescued from sinking boat near Calumet Harbor

CHICAGO | U.S. Coast Guard crews rescued nine people Sunday night from a sinking boat in Lake Michigan near the Calumet Harbor station.

August 19, 2013 6:18 pm

Father, son bond over crawling cars

KANKAKEE, Ill. | It hasn't necessarily involved baseballs or fishing poles, but there has been some serious father-son bonding going on at the Kankakee Valley Park District's Bird Park this summer.

August 17, 2013 6:45 pm

Kayaks vie with barges for slice of urban rivers

CHICAGO | The pod of idling kayakers waited for the right moment to shoot across a jumble of intersecting shipping and tour-boat lanes on the Chicago River, taking their cue from a guide who signaled it was safe by letting loose a motivational battle cry.

August 14, 2013 8:15 pm
Rip current warning issued for Lake Michigan beaches

Rip current warning issued for Lake Michigan beaches

A beach hazards statement issued Tuesday warning of life-threatening rip currents at Lake Michigan beaches continues through 11 a.m. Wednesday.

August 14, 2013 7:30 am Photos

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Pregnant woman rescued from Lake Michigan after falling off personal watercraft

MICHIGAN CITY |  A pregnant woman was rescued from Lake Michigan near Michigan City's Washington Park beach Sunday afternoon after falling off a personal watercraft.

August 12, 2013 7:15 pm
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