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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
Frozen in time: Local leaders recall where they were when JFK was shot

Frozen in time: Local leaders recall where they were when JFK was shot

It was 50 years ago this Friday that President John F. Kennedy was shot by Lee Harvey Oswald in Dallas. Several local public figures recalled their reaction to the assassination and its aftermath.

November 17, 2013 12:15 am Photos

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Valpo plans temporary loan of almost $5M

VALPARAISO | The city will feel the first impact of the new fire protection territory next month when, in addition to borrowing to pay the bills for the general operating expenses of the government, it also has to borrow to pay the bills for the fire territory.

November 11, 2013 6:38 pm

Valpo approves 3 percent raises for employees

VALPARAISO | Clerk-Treasurer Sharon Swihart is the only elected official who will receive a pay increase in 2014 under the salary ordinance approved by the City Council.

October 27, 2013 12:00 am

Valpo, city schools budget introduced Monday

VALPARAISO | Public hearings on budgets for governmental units don't usually inspire comments from the public. On Oct. 14, Valparaiso residents will have twice as much not inspire them.

September 25, 2013 4:45 pm

Former federal funds getting new life in Valpo

VALPARAISO | A federal program designed to help renovate rental properties more than 25 years ago is about to have a new life helping the city renovate the facades of downtown buildings.

August 12, 2013 8:49 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 hire strategic plan consultant soon

VALPARAISO | The city expects to announce the hiring of a consultant to oversee the yearlong process of developing a strategic plan for Valparaiso covering decades into the future.

January 06, 2013 12:00 am

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

Valpo finding ways to reduce employees' insurance costs

VALPARAISO | A public hearing on the city's proposed 2013 budget at Monday's council meeting turned into a presentation of what the administration is doing to try to ease the impact of changes in the employees' health insurance plan.

October 08, 2012 9:30 pm

High costs force Valpo to halt self-insurance program

VALPARAISO | After Saturday, the city of Valparaiso will no longer be self-insured.

August 26, 2012 6:12 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 bolsters health insurance with extra EDIT cash

VALPARAISO | When the state "found" about $3 million in county income tax revenue that was not distributed to the local taxing bodies, Valparaiso had no trouble figuring out where its share would do the most good.

May 14, 2012 9:00 pm

Valpo to aid museum facade improvement

VALPARAISO | With donations expected to pay for the Orville Redenbacher sculpture in Central Park Plaza, the money set aside for it instead will be used to help remodel the former police station for use as the county museum.

May 12, 2012 7:30 pm

Valpo happy with bond refinancing savings

VALPARAISO | The city knew is was going to save a good deal of money by refinancing a pair of bond issues, but it didn't know it would save this much.

February 11, 2012 9:00 pm
Porter County historical roads given star treatment in film

Porter County historical roads given star treatment in film

VALPARAISO | Three Porter County roads have starring roles in a 90-minute IMAX film featuring some of the state's historical highways.

February 10, 2012 2:52 pm

Valpo survives low tax collections by underspending

VALPARAISO | Somehow the city was able to make more with less in 2011.

February 04, 2012 11:15 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

Costas cites teamwork as he begins new term

VALPARAISO | Jon Costas was sworn in for the third time as mayor of Valparaiso in a noon ceremony Sunday at City Hall.

January 01, 2012 6:30 pm
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