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Valparaiso Rotary Club honors women in military at Strongbow Inn

VALPARAISO| The Valparaiso Rotary Club hosted its 14th annual Veterans Day program on Monday. The theme for this year was Women in the Military, featuring speakers Marty Wyall and Lee Lane.

November 12, 2012 6:59 pm

Valpo School Board holds forum to discuss education

VALPARAISO | A meeting held by the Valparaiso School Board on Wednesday night discussed defining teaching and learning for the 21st century.

November 07, 2012 6:55 pm

Higbie retains seat on East Porter School Board

KOUTS | Karen Higbie defeated challenger Christopher Fields by a 3-to-2 margin for the 2nd District seat on East Porter County School Board.

November 06, 2012 9:30 pm

Sgouros wins at-large Porter Township School Board seat

PORTER TWP | Lilann Sgouros narrowly defeated Steve Julovich in an at-large seat for the Porter Township School Board.

November 06, 2012 6:05 pm

New housing and business development in early stages

VALPARAISO | A new development featuring businesses and luxury apartments came before the Valparaiso Site Review Committee on Tuesday.

November 06, 2012 3:02 pm
Take state from good to great, Pence urges Republicans in Valpo

Take state from good to great, Pence urges Republicans in Valpo

VALPARAISO | Local Republicans came out to show their support for gubernatorial candidate Mike Pence and other hopefuls Friday at the Porter County Reagan Rally at Task Force Tips.

November 02, 2012 9:21 pm Photos

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Two seeks Porter Township School Board seat

Porter Township voters on Tuesday will chose between two candidates seeking a seat on the Porter Township School Board.

November 02, 2012 12:00 am
'Stolen' scarecrow returns to Kouts Elementary School

'Stolen' scarecrow returns to Kouts Elementary School

KOUTS | Kouts Elementary Students had a surprise visitor on Halloween: a scarecrow that had recently been "stolen" by crows.

November 01, 2012 7:00 pm Photos

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Chesterton man attends ceremony for secret service relative

Chesterton man attends ceremony for secret service relative

CHESTERTON | Chesterton resident Gary Craig attended a ceremony commemorating the first secret service agent to die guarding a president.

November 01, 2012 12:00 am
Ravenfall Manor aims to grow for a good cause

Ravenfall Manor aims to grow for a good cause

KOUTS | Carl Pyles and Brandon Johnston have been turning their front yard into Ravenfall Manor for the past three years in order to give a good scare to trick-or-treaters.

October 31, 2012 6:00 pm Photos

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Candidates vie for East Porter School Board positions

KOUTS | Two candidates are running for a seat in District 2 of the East Porter County School Board, and both candidates have experience in public schools.

October 31, 2012 3:55 pm
Opportunity Enterprises to hold art auction

Opportunity Enterprises to hold art auction

VALPARAISO | Client artists with Opportunity Enterprises’ Art Enrichment Program have been working all year painting canvases and creating ceramics for an annual art show. The art will be sold at OE’s sixth annual ARTablity Art Auction in November.

October 28, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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South Bend St. Joseph keeps Calumet from second win

South Bend St. Joseph keeps Calumet from second win

CALUMET TOWNSHIP | South Bend St. Joseph showed why they are ranked 35th in the state Friday night against Calumet. The Indians had four different players score in their 35-0 win over the Warriors in the Class 3A sectional semi-final.

October 26, 2012 10:15 pm Photos

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Chargers capitalize on LaPorte turnovers

LAPORTE | LaPorte's offense struck early in their Class 5A sectional against Fort Wayne Carroll on Friday night, but the Slicers were not able to keep up with the Chargers. The Slicers fell 49-7 to Carroll on a night that saw the Slicers commit four turnovers, and Carroll scoring 21 points o…

October 19, 2012 10:15 pm

Professor speaks about women’s rights

VALPARAISO | Valparaiso University Law Professor Rosalie Levinson discussed women’s rights and religious freedom Thursday to a group of Northwest Indiana businesswomen.

October 18, 2012 7:41 pm

South Central swept by Triton at Culver girls volleyball sectional

CULVER | After losing the first two games of Tuesday's Class A Culver Community Sectional opener, South Central coach Ashley Rinker told her team not to give up.

October 16, 2012 8:45 pm
Local high schools advance in Academic Spell Bowl

Local high schools advance in Academic Spell Bowl

Months of practice paid off for some area high school students Monday night as teams from across the state took part in the Indiana Academic Spell Bowl.

October 16, 2012 6:30 pm Photos

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Wheeler falls in girls soccer regional championship

Wheeler falls in girls soccer regional championship

ARGOS | Less than a minute into Saturday's girls soccer regional championship game, Argos already had a one goal lead over Wheeler.

October 13, 2012 9:00 pm Photos

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South Central rolls past River Forest in GSSC play

NEW CHICAGO | Kyle and Alec Sturdy put on a show during South Central’s Greater South Shore Conference game against River Forest on Friday night.

October 12, 2012 10:15 pm
Students mesmerized by guest speaker

Students mesmerized by guest speaker

VALPARAISO | Students had an opportunity to be hypnotized by a certified hypnotherapist as part of learning about alternative medicine.

October 12, 2012 6:42 pm

South Central survives five-set match, Washington Township sweeps into PCC semis

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP | Thursday's quarterfinals of the Porter County Conference girls volleyball tournament yielded contrasting outcomes.

October 11, 2012 9:15 pm
American Legion national commander visits Valparaiso

American Legion national commander visits Valparaiso

VALPARAISO | Members of the American Legion gathered in Valparaiso Wednesday night to support Jim Koutz, the national commander of the veterans organization.

October 10, 2012 7:05 pm Photos

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Purdue North Central hosts college fair

WESTVILLE | More than 200 high school students participated as Purdue North Central hosted its 28th college fair Tuesday night. The program was an effort to give students an opportunity to gather information about college and help narrow down choices of colleges to apply to.

October 09, 2012 8:37 pm
Bob Arnot speaks in Michigan City about health care reform

Bob Arnot speaks in Michigan City about health care reform

MICHIGAN CITY | Dr. Bob Arnot spoke in Michigan City on Sunday night as part of Purdue North Central’s Sinai Forum on the recent health care reform.

October 07, 2012 8:41 pm

Wheeler wins first girls soccer sectional title

UNION TOWNSHIP | After a handball violation in the 44th minute, Wheeler's Alexa Fratzke was awarded a penalty kick.

October 06, 2012 10:00 pm
Vikings advance to tennis state finals, Munster falls to Carmel

Vikings advance to tennis state finals, Munster falls to Carmel

CULVER | Valparaiso had a 2-1 lead over Culver Academy at the boys tennis semistate matchup Saturday, and a trip to the state finals came down to the tie-breaker sets at No. 2 doubles and No. 3 singles.

October 06, 2012 10:00 pm Photos

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Hobart wins fourth straight

Hobart wins fourth straight

HOBART|The Brickies defeated the Morton Governors 35-13 Friday, snagging a fourth consecutive victory.

October 05, 2012 10:15 pm Photos

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Wheeler, Andrean advance to girls soccer sectional championshi

UNION TWP | Wheeler’s offense kept rolling Thursday night, while Andrean scored twice in the first half to also advance to Saturday's sectional championship.

October 04, 2012 9:00 pm

Valpo sweeps singles to win regional title in boys tennis

PORTAGE | Valparaiso relied on their senior tri-captains -- Ben Kalisch, Marty Pochop and Eric Cender -- to dominate against Penn in the Portage Regional boys tennis championship on Wednesday.

October 03, 2012 8:00 pm
Valparaiso boys to meet Penn for regional tennis title

Valparaiso boys to meet Penn for regional tennis title

PORTAGE | Valparaiso finished all five of its matches in just over an hour to sweep Marquette 5-0 in the semi-finals of the Portage tennis regional on Tuesday.

October 02, 2012 8:00 pm Photos

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Valpo Chamber supports change in school board selection

Valpo Chamber supports change in school board selection

VALPARAISO | The Valparaiso Chamber of Commerce announced Tuesday its support to change the way Valparaiso Community Schools school board members are selected.

October 02, 2012 4:30 pm

Wheeler tops Washington Twp. in soccer sectional

UNION TWP| Wheeler coach Bryan Murraycalls his team unselfish when it comes to scoring, and it showed in the first round of the sectional tournament against Washington Township on Monday night.

October 01, 2012 8:38 pm
Chesterton's Grassel breaks state golf record as she repeats as medalist, named mental attitude award winner

Chesterton's Grassel breaks state golf record as she repeats as medalist, named mental attitude award winner

FRANKLIN | Kelly Grassel knew she was a few shots behind Katherine Sharp during Saturday's final round of the girls state golf tournament at the Legends Golf Club.

September 29, 2012 7:00 pm Photos

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Bulldogs use big plays to keep Slicers winless

Bulldogs use big plays to keep Slicers winless

LAPORTE | Crown Point took advantage of its quick offense on Friday night against LaPorte. The Bulldogs had two scoring drives of one play in the first half, and outgained the Slicers 397-217 in total yards in a 35-21 win.

September 28, 2012 10:15 pm Photos

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Veteran’s Treatment Courts graduates first class

Veteran’s Treatment Courts graduates first class

PORTAGE | Friends and family gathered to see five veterans graduate from the Veterans Treatment Court on Friday.

September 28, 2012 3:41 pm Photos

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Valparaiso wins 17th straight boys tennis sectional

Valparaiso wins 17th straight boys tennis sectional

PORTAGE | In a repeat of the last four sectional match ups, Portage and Valparaiso knew that it was going to be a tough day.

September 27, 2012 8:00 pm Photos

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Portage, Valpo in boys tennis sectional final for fourth year in a row

PORTAGE | The match-up is the same.

September 26, 2012 8:30 pm

Munster holds Wheeler rally in girls volleyball

UNION TWP | It took five games to decide the winner between the Wheeler and Munster girls volleyball teams on Monday night. Munster came out and went on a 5-2 run to take game five, 15-11. Munster won 24-26, 25-19, 25-17, 22-25, 15-11.

September 24, 2012 9:30 pm

Wanatah celebrates 18th annual Scarecrow Fest

WANATAH | The cool weather Saturday morning didn’t stop people from enjoying food, crafts, games and scarecrows at the Scarecrow Festival in Wanatah.

September 22, 2012 8:00 pm

Satellites stop two-game losing streak

UNION MILLS | South Central wasted no time Friday night scoring against Lake Station.

September 21, 2012 10:15 pm

Rally in first set leads to Munster volleyball sweep of Lowell

LOWELL| Munster coach Tracy Summers noticed that her team looked tired at the beginning of the Mustangs' match against Lowell.

September 20, 2012 9:00 pm

Valparaiso School Board discusses 2013 budget boost

VALPARAISO| The Valparaiso School Board was presented with the 2013 budget on Tuesday night. The advertised budget is expected to be exceed $61 million, an increase of 1.6 percent over 2012.

September 18, 2012 9:55 am

Second-half rally leads Wheeler's girls soccer team past Boone Grove

PORTER TOWNSHIP | Wheeler coach Bryan Murray said his team has been a second half team all season, and the Times No. 7 Bearcats proved it once again Saturday against No. 10 Boone Grove.

September 15, 2012 6:00 pm

Boone Grove shuts out Wheeler in NWISC boys soccer play

BOONE GROVE | Times No. 10 Boone Grove set the tone early, scoring in the first three minutes, and used the early momentum for a 3-0 win over Wheeler in Northwest Indiana Soccer Conference play.

September 15, 2012 6:00 pm
Special teams, D save the day for Spartans

Special teams, D save the day for Spartans

NEW CHICAGO | North Newton can say thanks to their special teams and defense for Friday's 30-24 Greater South Shore Conference comeback win over River Forest.

September 14, 2012 10:15 pm Photos

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Lake Central beats Crown Point 365-366 to take Bishop Noll sectional

HAMMOND | The Indians were down 12 strokes, 266-378, after Lake Central’s first four golfers finished their round at Lost Marsh Golf Course in Hammond. Then Lake Central’s fifth golfer, Julia Beggs came in with a 93.

September 14, 2012 8:00 pm

Valparaiso sweeps Lake Central in DAC action

VALPARAISO | Valparaiso was looking to avenge an earlier-season loss to Lake Central, and the Times No. 2 Vikings did just that with a 25-18, 28-26, 25-13 sweep of the No. 5 Indians.

September 13, 2012 9:10 pm

Portage trash pick-up system questioned

PORTAGE | Portage residents voiced concerned and questioned the city’s new trash and recycling pickup system at a Thursday meeting at City Hall.

September 13, 2012 7:15 pm
C.P. boys soccer stays hot with 2-0 win at Valpo

C.P. boys soccer stays hot with 2-0 win at Valpo

VALPARAISO | After only giving up two goals this season, the Valparaiso Vikings surrendered two goals to the Crown Point Bulldogs, as the Bulldogs defeated the Vikings 2-0 on Wednesday night.

September 12, 2012 10:00 pm Photos

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Utility Service Board approves online bill paying system

PORTAGE | Portage residents will soon be able to pay their utility bills online. The new system was approved at the Utility Services Board meeting Wednesday.

September 12, 2012 7:30 pm
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