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City to open ValPLAYso by Sunday

VALPARAISO | The rubber that famously hits the road is hitting the concrete base beneath the ValPLAYso playground equipment this weekend.

October 19, 2014 12:00 am
Preserve getting makeover along with Valplayso

Preserve getting makeover along with Valplayso

VALPARAISO | The sign at the corner of Glendale Boulevard and Roosevelt Road says it's a nature preserve and wildlife area, but lately it's mostly been home to chain saws and trucks.

October 09, 2014 12:05 am
3,000 volunteers expected for ValPlayso's Big Build

3,000 volunteers expected for ValPlayso's Big Build

VALPARAISO | Construction of ValPLAYso — The Next Generation, a.k.a. "the Big Build," begins at 8 a.m. Monday, but the site hasn't exactly been abandoned since the original playground was removed in early August.

October 04, 2014 11:30 pm Photos

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Valpo to start excavation for new Valplayso playground

VALPARAISO | As excavation begins to prepare for construction of Valplayso: the Next Generation park on Glendale Boulevard, project organizers already are working hard to get more donors and more volunteers.

August 28, 2014 12:00 am

Valpo plans Earth Day fun at Thorgren basin

VALPARAISO | Students at a couple of elementary schools will get a combination environmental lesson and Easter egg hunt on Earth Day April 22.

April 07, 2014 12:30 am
Continue to include environment in our plans

Continue to include environment in our plans

Valparaiso University sophomore Katelyn Niemeyer watches a water absorption test along with students from Thomas Jefferson Elementary School at the Thorgren dentention basin inValparaiso last April. Students were testing water and soil quality at the site.

January 31, 2013 7:53 pm
Benefits help fund for Lakeshore PAWS

Benefits help fund for Lakeshore PAWS

VALPARAISO | This month, Figure Eight Brewing and Blackbird Café, both in downtown Valparaiso, will host fundraisers benefiting Lakeshore PAWS.

January 16, 2013 12:00 am
PHIL WIELAND: Helping voters tune in to candidates

PHIL WIELAND: Helping voters tune in to candidates

There has to be a better way for voters to pick political candidates than debates. Even Jell-O wrestling would be more helpful than listening to the programmed responses we get from debates.

October 19, 2012 12:00 am
Valpo 5th-graders, VU work together to test conditions at a basin

Valpo 5th-graders, VU work together to test conditions at a basin

VALPARAISO | It was the kind of science a bunch of fifth-graders really could appreciate: poking around in creek water for snails, worms and creepy-crawly things.

April 26, 2012 7:30 pm Photos

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Valparaiso School Board approves principal shuffle

VALPARAISO | Different faces will be found in a number of principals' offices come August.

April 18, 2012 6:15 pm

Hammond cops: Man tried to lure girl on her way to school

HAMMOND | A 9-year-old Hammond girl told police a man drove up to her and told her to get into his car as she was walking to Thomas Jefferson Elementary School on Monday morning.

February 13, 2012 9:00 pm
Put Your Nose in a Book

Put Your Nose in a Book

VALPARAISO | Second-graders in Heather Wells' classroom at Thomas Jefferson Elementary listened as their guest read a book to them Friday morning.

October 02, 2010 12:00 am Photos

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