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Washington Township

PHIL AT THE PHAIR: Before I hit the road, a last odiferous fair ode

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP | This is traditionally the day when my Porter County Fair column goes from bad to verse. Prepare to be rhymed.

July 27, 2014 12:00 am

PHIL AT THE PHAIR: These lawn tractors cut down the competition

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP | What is it about the human psyche that enjoys seeing vehicles -- or maybe I should say VEE-hicles -- ramming into each other until they can't ram no more?

July 26, 2014 12:00 am

PHIL AT THE PHAIR: All of a sudden, I'm in the fair shows

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP | The performers in the free shows at the Porter County Fair are picking on me.

July 25, 2014 4:50 pm

Fair's 4-H Celebration Sale breaks records

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP | The Porter County Fair's 4-H Celebration Sale didn't only break records Thursday night, it crushed them.

July 25, 2014 3:22 pm
Biden makes historical visit to Porter County airport

Biden makes historical visit to Porter County airport

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP | For the second time in two years, the Porter County Municipal Airport served as host to Vice President Joe Biden.

July 24, 2014 6:30 pm Photos

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A family of 4-H livestock champions

A family of 4-H livestock champions

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP | Kendall Schoon and her cousins, Austin Owens and Blake Owens, made winning in the Porter County Fair livestock arena a family affair this year. 

July 24, 2014 3:23 pm
PHIL AT THE PHAIR: Only Polaroid produces a picture faster than this man

PHIL AT THE PHAIR: Only Polaroid produces a picture faster than this man

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP | There's an old saw that artists are only famous after they die. If that's the case, Robin Walker has at least a head start on the artistic fame game.

July 23, 2014 3:37 pm

PHIL AT THE PHAIR: Living creatures should be prized, not prizes at fair

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP | An aquarium might become a permanent fixture in the Porter County Fair office because fair personnel keep finding Nemo, or his relatives, in the trash bins.

July 21, 2014 6:50 pm
PHIL AT THE PHAIR: You can smell the schmaltz at the Porter County Fair

PHIL AT THE PHAIR: You can smell the schmaltz at the Porter County Fair

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP | After missing the opening days of the fair while I did some reporting in Lake County, it was good to get back in time to see the Porter County Fair and all the sights, smells, sounds, smells, tastes, smells, schmaltz and ... what the heck is that smell anyway?

July 21, 2014 5:09 pm
Brawl after fair concert injures three, including two children

Brawl after fair concert injures three, including two children

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP | Three people, including two children, were injured during a brawl that broke out after Friday night's concert at the Porter County Fair.

July 21, 2014 3:45 pm Photos

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Porter County police honor their own during service

Porter County police honor their own during service

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP | U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly, D-Ind. told Porter County Sheriff Department officers of a childhood ritual lovingly forced upon him by his mom, whose brother was a policeman.

May 17, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Local bartenders, servers learn role in preventing DUIs

Local bartenders, servers learn role in preventing DUIs

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP | Bartenders, servers and liquor store clerks gathered Tuesday at the Porter County Expo Center to learn how to balance responsibility with the ability to make money.

May 06, 2014 11:35 am Photos

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Washington Twp. barn destroyed by fire

Washington Twp. barn destroyed by fire

WASHINGTON TWP. | A Washington Township barn was destroyed and several chickens were killed in a fire Saturday.

April 21, 2014 8:42 am
Firefighters battle modular home blaze in Washington Township

Firefighters battle modular home blaze in Washington Township

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP | Firefighters on Friday extinguished a blaze in a modular home at 61 Colonial Ave., near the Porter County Municipal Airport.

March 14, 2014 6:35 pm Photos

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Cherokees pull off upset of Kouts; Hebron survives in PCC first round

HEBRON | It's only appropriate the opening game of the 91st Porter County Conference boys basketball tournament featured an upset with a wild final minute.

January 22, 2014 8:45 pm
Morgan Twp. girls dominate Senators in PCC tourney win

Morgan Twp. girls dominate Senators in PCC tourney win

MORGAN TOWNSHIP | Home court has its advantages.

January 21, 2014 8:45 pm Photos

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Valpo approves expansion of TIF districts

VALPARAISO | The recent annexation of the property for the expansion of Pratt Industries and the expected annexation of the business park portion of the Lakes of Valparaiso development will be added to the city's tax increment financing districts.

January 15, 2014 9:15 pm
Ohio resident captures Valpo 13.1 title over Chesterton's Mitch Wilborn on windy course

Ohio resident captures Valpo 13.1 title over Chesterton's Mitch Wilborn on windy course

VALPARAISO | Two weeks ago, Chesterton junior Mitch Wilborn suffered a devastating blow after running at the New Prairie Semistate for the Trojans' cross country team.

November 10, 2013 4:45 pm Photos

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No tricks, only treats at Porter chamber network night

No tricks, only treats at Porter chamber network night

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP | Another sold out show with more than 140 businesses rang in the Halloween season Thursday at the annual Porter County Chamber Network Night at the Porter County Expo Center.

October 17, 2013 6:45 pm Photos

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Porter County chambers hold annual network night Oct. 17

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP | More than 1,000 professionals are expected to attend this year's annual Chamber Network Night sponsored by the Porter County Chamber Coalition at the Porter County Expo Center, 215 E. Division Road.

October 03, 2013 6:45 pm
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