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Character Program meeting

Character Program meeting

Valparaiso football players Wyatt Coto, left, and Hunter DeMan hang a sigh before a regular Character Program meeting for the team at the school. During the last meeting the team assigned a word to each letter in the sign that describes how they want to be remembered.

September 18, 2014 6:42 pm
Character Program meeting

Character Program meeting

Valparaiso football players listen to teacher Heidi Bernardi talk about playing and living with heart during a regular Character Program meeting at the school.

September 18, 2014 6:38 pm
Character Program meeting

Character Program meeting

Valparaiso High School football players listen to teacher Heidi Bernardi talk about playing and living with heart during a regular Character Program meeting at the school.

September 18, 2014 6:41 pm
'Big Dancer' stars at Valpo Y ceremony

'Big Dancer' stars at Valpo Y ceremony

The "Big Dancer" sculpture by artist James Havens is dedicated at the YMCA in Valparaiso.

September 18, 2014 6:22 pm
'Big Dancer' stars at Valpo Y ceremony

'Big Dancer' stars at Valpo Y ceremony

Artist James Havens of Woodville, Ohio, watches as his sculpture "Big Dancer" is dedicated at the YMCA in Valparaiso.

September 18, 2014 6:22 pm
GUEST COMMENTARY: Crown point schools should offer real busing options for day care

GUEST COMMENTARY: Crown point schools should offer real busing options for day care

The Crown Point School Corporation injects itself into before-school and after-school care, with preferential treatment to one child care provider to the exclusion and significant disadvantage of all others.

August 31, 2014 12:00 am

YMCA briefs

Valparaiso Family YMCA

August 10, 2014 12:00 am
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Former Valparaiso High School basketball player Robbie Hummel, currently with the NBA's Minnesota Timberwolves, speaks to the crowd of kids that gathered for his camp Saturday afternoon at the Valparaiso YMCA.

August 09, 2014 2:59 pm
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Robbie Hummel leads the young kids through some ball handling drills to get warmed up for the afternoon session.

August 09, 2014 3:00 pm
Submerged in weighlessness

Submerged in weighlessness

Robert Hughes of Dive Right In Scuba, from left, helps Kloe Demopoulas, 13, of Lake Village, and Sarah Thomas, 12, of Griffith, get their equipment in order Wednesday during the second day of an advanced Underwater Astronaut Training Camp offered by the Challenger Learning Center at the YMCA…

July 30, 2014 12:39 pm
Campers learn from certified SCUBA instructors during an Underwater Astronaut Training Camp offered by the Challenger Learning Center at the YMCA in Hammond, Ind. Wednesday July 30, 2014. Stephanie Dowell, The Times

Campers learn from certified SCUBA instructors during an Underwater Astronaut Training Camp offered by the Challenger Learning Center at the YMCA in Hammond, Ind. Wednesday July 30, 2014. Stephanie Dowell, The Times

Zach Hatseras, 12, of Valparaiso, puts on his gear during the second day of an advanced Underwater Astronaut Training Camp offered by the Challenger Learning Center at the YMCA pool in Hammond on Wednesday. Campers learned skills from certified SCUBA instructors to simulate working in space.

July 30, 2014 12:39 pm
Campers learn from certified SCUBA instructors during an Underwater Astronaut Training Camp offered by the Challenger Learning Center at the YMCA in Hammond, Ind. Wednesday July 30, 2014. Stephanie Dowell, The Times

Campers learn from certified SCUBA instructors during an Underwater Astronaut Training Camp offered by the Challenger Learning Center at the YMCA in Hammond, Ind. Wednesday July 30, 2014. Stephanie Dowell, The Times

Nathan Grant, 13, of Hebron, surfaces after trying out his equipment during the second day of an advanced Underwater Astronaut Training Camp offered by the Challenger Learning Center at the YMCA pool in Hammond on Wednesday. Campers learned skills from certified SCUBA instructors to simulate…

July 30, 2014 12:40 pm
Submerged in weightlessness

Submerged in weightlessness

Master diver Julie Scheibe from Dive Right In Scuba helps Rachel Manes, 11, of Dyer, with her equipment Wednesday during the second day of an advanced Underwater Astronaut Training Camp offered by the Challenger Learning Center at the YMCA pool in Hammond. Campers learned skills from certifi…

July 30, 2014 12:42 pm
Tweens 'canstruct' superhero structures

Tweens 'canstruct' superhero structures

VALPARAISO | About 120 middle-schoolers from Lake and Porter counties assembled Friday at Ivy Tech for a summer project that will test their math and science skills and help feed the hungry.

June 27, 2014 5:30 pm Photos

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Arrests, charges stem from marijuana found in car

VALPARAISO | A 20-year-old Valparaiso man was arrested and a 15-year-old Valparaiso boy was released to his mother after police found them in a car where marijuana was being smoked.

June 12, 2014 9:20 pm

Valpo to buy 'Big Dancer' sculpture next to YMCA

VALPARAISO | Orville Redenbacher is about to get a dancing partner.

May 25, 2014 12:00 am

New sculptures for Valpo art walk arrive May 9

VALPARAISO | It's becoming almost like a sign of spring: the annual arrival of the new sculptures for the art walk on Cumberland Crossing Drive.

April 27, 2014 12:00 am
Valpo joining relief effort for Valparaiso, Chile, fire

Valpo joining relief effort for Valparaiso, Chile, fire

VALPARAISO | Valparaiso, Ind., is reaching out to help its namesake city Valparaiso, Chile, recover from a devastating fire that killed 15 people and destroyed 2,000 homes.

April 22, 2014 7:00 pm Photos

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Families seek health at YMCA, Methodist event

Families seek health at YMCA, Methodist event

Nikia Austin, center, talks to Arliss Buress, of Valparaiso, about the benefits of quitting smoking Sunday at the wellness fair at the Valparaiso Family YMCA.

February 23, 2014 3:58 pm
Families seek health at YMCA, Methodist event

Families seek health at YMCA, Methodist event

Rascal the RailCat and Staley Da Bear, the mascots for the Gary South Shore RailCats and the Chicago Bears, join in on some family exercises during a wellness fair Sunday at the Valparaiso Family YMCA. The event was sponsored by the YMCA and Methodists Hospitals.

February 23, 2014 3:59 pm
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