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Learn about gems, minerals at open house

Learn about gems, minerals at open house

HOBART | Calumet Gem & Mineral Society will hold an open house Thursday and Sunday.

August 18, 2014 12:00 am
Aukiki River Festival begins Saturday

Aukiki River Festival begins Saturday

KOUTS | Kankakee Valley Historical Society, in partnership with Porter County Parks & Recreation, presents the 7th annual Aukiki River Festival 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at 1097 Baum's Bridge Road.

August 18, 2014 12:00 am
Never too early to start thinking snow

Never too early to start thinking snow

CROWN POINT | Summer may still have its grip on Northwest Indiana, but the Duneland Ski Club is looking for new members. 

August 07, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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American Legion Post 260 celebrates 75 year anniversary

American Legion Post 260 celebrates 75 year anniversary

PORTAGE | American Legion Post 260 in Portage will hold its annual picnic Saturday where members will celebrate the post's 75th anniversary.

August 04, 2014 12:00 pm
Great Futures Balloon launch takes off

Great Futures Balloon launch takes off

HOBART | More than 200 blue balloons invaded the blue skies Thursday afternoon along County Line Road.

August 01, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Bike helmets distributed to 500 children

Bike helmets distributed to 500 children

Thanks to injury attorney Ken Allen, of the Kenneth J. Allen Law Group, 500 children will be riding their bikes with bike helmets this summer.

June 20, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Ailing Vietnam vet, family get trip of a lifetime through Forever Young Senior Veteran Wish

Ailing Vietnam vet, family get trip of a lifetime through Forever Young Senior Veteran Wish

WASHINGTON, D.C. | Al Boren, 67, got out of his wheelchair Friday afternoon and stood by the Vietnam Wall.

June 07, 2014 11:30 am Photos

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Time to volunteer for Porter County project

VALPARAISO | United Way Day of Caring will be held Aug. 22.

June 06, 2014 5:44 pm
Jackson Township veteran getting final wish to visit Vietnam memorial

Jackson Township veteran getting final wish to visit Vietnam memorial

JACKSON TOWNSHIP | Al Boren, 67, will make the trip of a lifetime today to Washington, D.C.

June 05, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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A true act of kindness

A true act of kindness

PORTAGE | John Guerra can't wait to go camping with his family this summer without worrying about dialysis. Thanks to Eric Gillins, Guerra will be able to do just that.

May 25, 2014 11:00 pm
Raising funds for the community one bite at a time

Raising funds for the community one bite at a time

VALPARAISO | Tri Kappa is hosting its annual Taste of Valparaiso from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at the Porter County Expo Center.

May 16, 2014 12:00 am
Valparaiso High School Concert Choir ranks 7th in state

Valparaiso High School Concert Choir ranks 7th in state

VALPARAISO | The Valparaiso High School concert choir performed at the ISSMA contest at Franklin Central in Indianapolis and placed seventh in the state.

May 15, 2014 12:00 am
Opportunity Enterprises recognizes volunteers, participants

Opportunity Enterprises recognizes volunteers, participants

VALPARAISO | Tony Singleton exemplifies what Opportunity Enterprises Celebration of Achievement is all about.

May 13, 2014 12:48 pm Photos

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Give Local Porter County Raises $132K for nonprofits

PORTER COUNTY | Local nonprofit agencies raised more than $132,000 Tuesday through the Give Local Porter County online giving campaign.

May 08, 2014 12:00 am
Volunteers share smiles, pleasant memories

Volunteers share smiles, pleasant memories

VALPARAISO | For Greta Kramer and Jo Ireland, spending time at the St. Agnes Adult Day Service Center helps them as much as it helps the center's guests.

April 13, 2014 6:56 pm Photos

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Charmin matches local donation to homeless shelter

Charmin matches local donation to homeless shelter

VALPARAISO | The makers of Charmin toilet paper surprised a local homeless shelter and 11-year-old boy by matching the boy’s recent donation of 1,400 rolls.

April 09, 2014 7:00 pm Photos

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Matthew Shaffer is on a roll for his birthday

Matthew Shaffer is on a roll for his birthday

JACKSON TOWNSHIP | Matthew Shaffer got toilet paper for his birthday. But that is what he wanted.

April 07, 2014 12:00 am
Nusbaum hopes to help others find a match

Nusbaum hopes to help others find a match

VALPARAISO | Valparaiso High School senior Christian Nusbaum hopes to help people in need of bone marrows.

April 06, 2014 12:00 am
Brianne Michaels named St. Mary's College valedictorian

Brianne Michaels named St. Mary's College valedictorian

NOTRE DAME | On May 17, Brianne Michaels will be delivering her valedictorian speech at the 167th commencement of Saint Mary's College.

April 04, 2014 12:00 am

Ambulance Chase 5K Fun Run set for April 12 at VU

VALPARAISO | A race affectionately named for its organizers — the Ambulance Chase 5K Fun Run — is open to all runners, not just members of the American Bar Association.

April 01, 2014 5:28 pm

Pet food pantry finds new home in Hobart

PORTAGE | Michelle Duca is relieved yet still stressed as the Kibble Kitchen Pet Pantry will have a new home.

April 01, 2014 12:00 am
Junior kindergarten, preschool classes available

Junior kindergarten, preschool classes available

PORTAGE | In 2010 Jamie Gore taught a junior kindergarten program at Nativity of Our Savior School. Four year's later she is now there full time and has added more classes to the curriculum.

March 27, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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TJ Middle School Science Olympiad team advances to Nationals for 25th year

TJ Middle School Science Olympiad team advances to Nationals for 25th year

VALPARAISO | The Thomas Jefferson Middle School Science Olympiad team took first place at the state Science Olympiad competition on Saturday, marking the 22nd year it has earned top honors.

March 26, 2014 12:00 pm
Prevent Child Abuse Porter County raising awareness

Prevent Child Abuse Porter County raising awareness

VALPARAISO | Lu Ann Shirley has been involved with Prevent Child Abuse Porter County since it began 20 years ago in April 1994.

March 23, 2014 6:30 pm
Kibble Kitchen Pet Pantry needs a new home

Kibble Kitchen Pet Pantry needs a new home

PORTAGE | Michelle Duca, founder and executive director of The Kibble Kitchen Pet Pantry, is frantically looking for a new place for her pet food pantry.

March 19, 2014 9:00 am Photos

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Culver's founder visits Valpo store for grand reopening

Culver's founder visits Valpo store for grand reopening

VALPARAISO | The man who made the butter burger famous in the U.S. talked Monday about the importance of good employees at the latest unveiling of an newly remodeled Culver's restaurant.

February 24, 2014 7:15 pm Photos

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Open house Saturday at Lakeshore Paws

Open house Saturday at Lakeshore Paws

VALPARAISO | A potbellied pig will be among the animals available for adoption from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Lakeshore PAWS open house, 405 Elm St.

February 17, 2014 5:08 pm Photos

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Bringing harmony to Valparaiso

Bringing harmony to Valparaiso

VALPARAISO | Bryce Shaffer will return to his high school alma mater on Sunday to perform with the Purdue Varsity Glee Club.

February 09, 2014 6:02 pm Photos

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Winter can't stop attraction of chocolate program in Portage

Winter can't stop attraction of chocolate program in Portage

PORTAGE | Freezing temperatures didn't keep people from visiting the Chocolate Extravaganza Thursday afternoon at Miller's Senior Living Community.

February 06, 2014 8:00 pm Photos

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Star-crossed Valpo family off to Disney World

Star-crossed Valpo family off to Disney World

VALPARAISO | Jaxson Elder, 2, cannot wait to meet Mickey Mouse.

January 27, 2014 7:39 pm Photos

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Holiday program raises $38K for Porter County elderly

Holiday program raises $38K for Porter County elderly

VALPARAISO | Frank and Jane celebrated their 68th wedding anniversary with dinner at Rodini's in Michigan City.

January 20, 2014 5:30 pm
Valentine tea planned

Valentine tea planned

MUNSTER | St. Paul Episcopal Church will host a Valentine Tea, "A Little History, A Little Mystery and Lots of Love" from noon to 3 p.m. Feb. 8 in the Cloister in the Woods dining facility adjacent to the church, 1101 Park Drive.

January 19, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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New glasses would brighten Milan's day

New glasses would brighten Milan's day

PORTAGE | Milan could use an eye exam and a new pair of glasses. His glasses are basically held together by tape. Christmas for the Elderly program will help make his wish come true.

December 24, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Recliner would make life easier for Bernice

Recliner would make life easier for Bernice

VALPARAISO | Bernice, 82, has a lot of shoulder, knee and leg pain, much of it due to arthritis. A recliner would help her be more comfortable when she is in her living room. The Christmas for the Elderly program will help make her wish come true.

December 22, 2013 12:05 am Photos

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Companion Homemaker will make life easier for widower

Companion Homemaker will make life easier for widower

VALPARAISO | Connie, 92, hopes to continue having a Companion Homemaker at his home. He could use the help.

December 16, 2013 7:00 pm Photos

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Bruce grateful for VNA services

Bruce grateful for VNA services

HEBRON | Bruce hopes to walk on his own some day. But with a bad hip and two bad knees he is wheelchair bound right now. He would love to have a sock aid and CD player this holiday season. The Christmas for the Elderly program will help make his wish come true.

December 15, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Hospital bed would make life easier

Hospital bed would make life easier

HEBRON | Janis has been sleeping in a recliner for months. A hospital bed would be just what she needs to get comfortable.

December 10, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Lift chair will help Vietnam veteran

Lift chair will help Vietnam veteran

VALPARAISO| The entire family is helping Jack get better, day by day. But Jack could use a lift chair to make things easier for himself and for his family. The Christmas for the Elderly program will help Jack with that wish.

December 08, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Couple want to have a 68th anniversary date

Couple want to have a 68th anniversary date

PORTER| Frank, 91, and Jane, 89, wold love to celebrate their 68th wedding anniversary with a dinner out at a restaurant. Their mobility is limited so they don't get out much. The Christmas for the Elderly program will help make their wish come true.

December 03, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Faith helps woman through cancer battle

Faith helps woman through cancer battle

VALPARAISO | Pam has been battling stage 3 ovarian cancer for almost two years and has been spending a lot of time at home. Her television has been broken for three months and she hopes with the assistance of Christmas for the Elderly she can get a new TV.

December 01, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Annual Christmas for the Elderly program kicks off this holiday season

Annual Christmas for the Elderly program kicks off this holiday season

CHESTERTON | Mary is thankful for the new heater she has in her home. She can now be comfortable and not worry about getting cold, thanks to the Christmas for the Elderly program.

November 28, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Food distributed to families in Lake, Porter counties

Food distributed to families in Lake, Porter counties

PORTAGE | Kenneth J. Allen and wife Nina were handing out bags of food to people in Portage and Gary on Thursday.

November 27, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Morgan Township school celebrates Blue Ribbon honor

Morgan Township school celebrates Blue Ribbon honor

MORGAN TOWNSHIP | Wearing National Blue Ribbon School T-shirts, the entire Morgan Township School student body, kindergarten through grade 12, gathered Friday afternoon to honor the school's success.

November 22, 2013 5:15 pm Photos

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'The Crucible' opens Friday at Portage High School

'The Crucible' opens Friday at Portage High School

PORTAGE | The Portage High School Thespians Drama Club will perform "The Crucible" by Arthur Miller as its fall presentation this weekend. Based on the true events surrounding the 1692 Salem Witch Trials, a cast of 38 actors will bring this drama to life.

November 21, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Give Day brings in more than $280,000

VALPARAISO | Porter County Community Foundation raised $282,633 Thursday from online gifts, in-person gifts and prizes and matching funds during its 24-hour Give Day event.

November 09, 2013 5:00 pm
Give Day breaks record for 24-hour donations

Give Day breaks record for 24-hour donations

VALPARAISO | More than $200,000 was donated Thursday to Porter County organizations that deal with youths in a one-day online and in-person fundraising blitz.

November 07, 2013 7:03 pm Photos

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Still time to donate to Porter County Give Day

Still time to donate to Porter County Give Day

VALPARAISO | Today is Porter County Give Day. People have until 11:59 p.m. to make a donation that will benefit 25 nonprofits that help children.

November 07, 2013 8:25 am Photos

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School, community come together for Brian Novreske

School, community come together for Brian Novreske

HEBRON | Brian Novreske, 16, a junior at Hebron High School, is battling brain tumors.

October 07, 2013 7:30 pm
Celebration Sunday to honor Dave Kovalow-St. John

Celebration Sunday to honor Dave Kovalow-St. John

VALPARAISO | On Saturday, Rev. Dave Kovalow-St. John will celebrate 20 years of service as pastor of First Christian Church, Disciples of Christ.

October 02, 2013 12:00 am
Homecoming nomination a dream come true

Homecoming nomination a dream come true

VALPARAISO | Angela Darrol has dreamed of being in her high school homecoming court for years. And she's not alone.

September 30, 2013 9:49 am
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