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Participants in the Visiting Nurses Association Stroll for Hospice hold hands Sunday afternoon as Porter County VNA President Rick Rhew gives a speech before the walk in Valparaiso's Central Park Plaza.

May 04, 2014 3:06 pm
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Participants in the Visiting Nurses Association's Stroll for Hospice walk signed memorial banners for friends and family at Central Park Plaza Sunday afternoon in Valparaiso.

May 04, 2014 3:06 pm
FROM the FARM: Farm Thanksgiving includes first try at turkey deep-frying

FROM the FARM: Farm Thanksgiving includes first try at turkey deep-frying

Our family is thankful for how quickly my dad has been on the mend after his total knee replacement surgery last week.

November 27, 2013 12:00 am

Rick Rhew named president, CEO of Porter County VNA

VALPARAISO | The Visiting Nurse Association of Porter County board has promoted Rick Rhew to president and CEO of the association.

July 24, 2013 12:05 am

Free Seminar at Riley’s Railhouse

CHESTERTON | The Visiting Nurse Association is partnering with the Duneland Chamber of Commerce to host a free Sunrise Seminar at Riley’s Railhouse on June 6 to provide information about how they support the community through hospice, home companion care, grief counseling and skilled nursing…

June 04, 2013 3:59 pm
New VNA leader looks to build on legacy and adapt to challenges

New VNA leader looks to build on legacy and adapt to challenges

VALPARAISO | A new leader has taken the reins at the Visiting Nurse Association of Porter County after its founder stepped down following more than 40 years of service.

July 06, 2011 6:00 pm
Local organizations feel Power of Youth through donations

Local organizations feel Power of Youth through donations

VALPARAISO | The United Way of Porter County donated $9,000 in grants this week to strengthen drug prevention programs.

May 25, 2011 6:00 pm Photos

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VNA director honored for 40 years

VNA director honored for 40 years

Visiting Nurse Association of Porter County Executive Director Laura Harting, center, is surrounded by her family at a recognition dinner Monday at Strongbow Inn honoring her retirement after 40 years.

March 02, 2011 12:00 am
VNA director honored for 40 years

VNA director honored for 40 years

VALPARAISO | Community leaders joined the Porter County Visiting Nurse Association staff at Strongbow Inn on Monday to honor the organization's founder and executive director Laura Harting for retirement after 40 years of leadership.

March 02, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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VNA director honored for 40 years

VNA director honored for 40 years

Laura Harting, center, retiring executive director of the Visiting Nurse Association of Porter County greets Mary Ellen and Charles Hazlett of Valparaiso during Monday's recognition dinner at Strongbow Inn.

March 02, 2011 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: New Cirque du Soleil show making quick Chicagoland visit this week

OFFBEAT: New Cirque du Soleil show making quick Chicagoland visit this week

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

January 25, 2011 12:00 am
Holiday Smile

Holiday Smile

Linda, 59, of Valparaiso, is one of the many seniors helped by the generous donations received during the 23rd annual Christmas for the Elderly fund drive. Linda was able to record her voice on a donated storybook to mail to her grandchildren, whom she fears might not see her again because o…

January 16, 2011 12:00 am
Christmas for Elderly tops $500,000 in two decades

Christmas for Elderly tops $500,000 in two decades

VALPARAISO | Despite dwindling donations for many charities during the holidays, Christmas for the Elderly has broken through the half-million-dollar mark in its 23-year-old campaign.

January 16, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Dorothy in Need

Dorothy in Need

Dorothy, 80, of Valparaiso, is one of the more than 300 area senior citizens who are clients of the Porter County Visiting Nurse Association.

December 31, 2010 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: One last chance for a 2010 taxable donation while helping elderly in the region

OFFBEAT: One last chance for a 2010 taxable donation while helping elderly in the region

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

December 31, 2010 12:00 am
Christmas for the Elderly: Flint Lake Elementary 3rd-graders help cheer those in need

Christmas for the Elderly: Flint Lake Elementary 3rd-graders help cheer those in need

VALPARAISO | When creating Christmas cards, Kalie Kasl, 8, of Valparaiso, believes the most important part of the design is to add "lots of color."

December 24, 2010 9:00 pm Photos

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Cereal factory memories boost married couple

Cereal factory memories boost married couple

PORTAGE | When Arthur and Iva Ruth first married, they were living in Dolton and swapping cereal stories.

December 20, 2010 12:00 am Photos

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Cereal factory memories boost married couple

Cereal factory memories boost married couple

Arthur, 80, of Portage, is fearful of falls because of recent bouts with blood clots. He uses the Visiting Nurse Assocation's Lifeline emergency service, which assures him that help is on the way with the push of a button.

December 20, 2010 12:00 am
TV only companion for Kouts man

TV only companion for Kouts man

Victor, 90, of Kouts, has found life lonely since his television stopped working. He is one of the more than 300 senior citizens in need of assistance from the Visiting Nurse Association of Porter County.

December 18, 2010 12:00 am
Christmas for the Elderly: Life alone for Kouts man means TV is his only companionship

Christmas for the Elderly: Life alone for Kouts man means TV is his only companionship

KOUTS | When federal regulations made it necessary for 90-year-old Victor to get a "little black box" to continue using his television and aerial antenna tower, he made the upgrade.

December 18, 2010 12:00 am Photos

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