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CHESTERTON | St. Patrick School has been named a Blue Ribbon School for 2014 based on overall academic excellence.
VALPARAISO | Immanuel Lutheran Church is celebrating its 150th anniversary with a special worship service at 8 and 10:45 a.m. Sunday at the church.
HOBART | Calumet Gem & Mineral Society will hold an open house Thursday and Sunday.
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.
CROWN POINT | Summer may still have its grip on Northwest Indiana, but the Duneland Ski Club is looking for new members.
PORTAGE | American Legion Post 260 in Portage will hold its annual picnic Saturday where members will celebrate the post's 75th anniversary.
HOBART | More than 200 blue balloons invaded the blue skies Thursday afternoon along County Line Road.
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.
WASHINGTON, D.C. | Al Boren, 67, got out of his wheelchair Friday afternoon and stood by the Vietnam Wall.
VALPARAISO | United Way Day of Caring will be held Aug. 22.
JACKSON TOWNSHIP | Al Boren, 67, will make the trip of a lifetime today to Washington, D.C.
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.
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.
VALPARAISO | The Valparaiso High School concert choir performed at the ISSMA contest at Franklin Central in Indianapolis and placed seventh in the state.
VALPARAISO | Tony Singleton exemplifies what Opportunity Enterprises Celebration of Achievement is all about.
PORTER COUNTY | Local nonprofit agencies raised more than $132,000 Tuesday through the Give Local Porter County online giving campaign.
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.
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.
JACKSON TOWNSHIP | Matthew Shaffer got toilet paper for his birthday. But that is what he wanted.
VALPARAISO | Valparaiso High School senior Christian Nusbaum hopes to help people in need of bone marrows.
NOTRE DAME | On May 17, Brianne Michaels will be delivering her valedictorian speech at the 167th commencement of Saint Mary's College.
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.
PORTAGE | Michelle Duca is relieved yet still stressed as the Kibble Kitchen Pet Pantry will have a new home.
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.
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.
VALPARAISO | Lu Ann Shirley has been involved with Prevent Child Abuse Porter County since it began 20 years ago in April 1994.
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.
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.
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.
VALPARAISO | Bryce Shaffer will return to his high school alma mater on Sunday to perform with the Purdue Varsity Glee Club.
PORTAGE | Freezing temperatures didn't keep people from visiting the Chocolate Extravaganza Thursday afternoon at Miller's Senior Living Community.
VALPARAISO | Jaxson Elder, 2, cannot wait to meet Mickey Mouse.
VALPARAISO | Frank and Jane celebrated their 68th wedding anniversary with dinner at Rodini's in Michigan City.
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.
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.
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.
VALPARAISO | Connie, 92, hopes to continue having a Companion Homemaker at his home. He could use the help.
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.
HEBRON | Janis has been sleeping in a recliner for months. A hospital bed would be just what she needs to get comfortable.
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.
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.
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.
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.
PORTAGE | Kenneth J. Allen and wife Nina were handing out bags of food to people in Portage and Gary on Thursday.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
HEBRON | Brian Novreske, 16, a junior at Hebron High School, is battling brain tumors.
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