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Four Northwest Indiana communities were among the top 10 safest communities in Indiana in a ranking done by Movoto, the real estate research site.
CROWN POINT | The request for a variance for a gas station/convenience store at Burrell Street and Ind. 55 was deferred at last month's Board of Zoning Appeals meeting, but it isn't going away and neither are residents opposed to it.
MICHIGAN CITY | The grand marshal at Saturday's Michigan City Summerfest parade probably would rather have been catching frogs, but that's what 7-year-olds like Nathan Woessner do.
CROWN POINT | The city's Board of Public Works and Safety took the first steps Wednesday to acquire what will become the first part of the new public works campus on Industrial Boulevard.
ST. JOHN | The town is several steps closer to issuing $5.2 million in bonds to pay for about 20 miles of road improvements.
ST. JOHN | If final plans are approved as expected by the town's Plan Commission next week, construction could begin by fall on the first phase of what is expected to be a $50 million senior living complex on U.S. 231.
CROWN POINT | To help young children connect with police officers in a less formal, even fun, setting, the city's Parks Department is offering a new program called, appropriately enough, Connect Kids with Cops.
WINFIELD | Winfield is still a small town but it is a busy one, which creates problems for pedestrians in its downtown.
CROWN POINT | An oil pipeline inhibiting development along the south side of 109th Avenue will be moved after an agreement was approved Wednesday by the city's Board of Public Works and Safety.
CROWN POINT | For Crown Point native Phil Schmidt and Bartlett, Ill., resident Bob Ray, being part of the Hot Rod Magazine Power Tour is an item they now can cross off their bucket list of things to do before they die.
CROWN POINT | The fun season swings into high gear in Crown Point the next two weekends with the annual Hometown Festival Days sponsored by the Crossroads Chamber of Commerce.
CROWN POINT | The city's Plan Commission recommended approval of a major change in the planned unit development for the second and third phases of Old Town Village on Monday.
CROWN POINT | The project to replace the Hermit Lake sewage treatment plant with a regional pumping station and construction of a force main connection to the Crown Point sanitary sewer system is on track to begin by late fall.
MERRILLVILLE | If people just don't have time to attend a lengthy Sunday morning church service, why not give them a shorter service in the evening?
MERRILLVILLE | A 52-year-old man who described himself as homeless is in custody and facing charges of robbing the Chase Bank at 7925 Taft Street on Friday.
VALPARAISO | Orville Redenbacher is about to get a dancing partner.
HEBRON | The Hebron Town Council has approved proposals for a little horsing around.
VALPARAISO | Whatever the future use of Central Elementary School, either as a school or the school district's new administration center, it will include two rain gardens.
VALPARAISO | A total of $600,000 in education challenge grants for technology for the Valparaiso and East Porter County school districts was approved by the city's Redevelopment Commission last week.
PORTAGE | The members of the Portage High School Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps performed their well-practiced drills before a special audience Tuesday.
KOUTS | The fee for filing a request before Kouts plan commission or board of zoning appeals went up Monday -- and other fees could soon follow.
VALPARAISO | Not all the big ideas are being included in the city's ValpoNEXT vision project. Some are coming from students at Washington Township High School.
VALPARAISO | The city's plans for a new wellfield to the north have taken a turn to the southeast.
VALPARAISO | The Valparaiso School Board approved changes in the district's bullying policy Thursday, updating and beefing it up to comply with the latest changes in the state law.
VALPARAISO | The city's water has been fluoridated for about 60 years, but a committee has been formed to help determine whether that should continue to be the case.
VALPARAISO | The city got the plan commission's endorsement Tuesday for the rezoning to turn a parking lot into condos, but the loss of the parking caused concern for the Chicago Street Theater and an area businessman.
VALPARAISO | After reviewing applications from more than 20 superintendent candidates, the Valparaiso Community Schools board chose a city resident to succeed Michael Berta. Again.
VALPARAISO | Connecting the Shamrock Subdivision with the Hatch Lake planned unit development via Galway Drive was the biggest objection of the about 70 people who attended Tuesday's plan commission public hearing on the Hatch Lake plan.
VALPARAISO | Zipping one's zipper might seem like a fairly mundane, simple task -- until it's put in the hands and minds of the entrants of the annual Rube Goldberg Machine Contest.
VALPARAISO | To encourage local business owners install fire alarms and sprinkler systems, the Valparaiso City Council approved the creation of the downtown fire safety grant program Monday.
VALPARAISO | After several months of collecting more than 1,000 big ideas from Valparaiso residents as part of the ValpoNEXT strategic vision process, they now get to pick the best of those ideas for the city's future.
VALPARAISO | Now that the weather finally has warmed enough that we can expect less snow and more rain, Valparaiso announced it is again offering rain barrels for residents.
VALPARAISO | The old playground equipment at Bicentennial Park is being restored so it can be sent to Guatemala to help restore the childhoods of sexually abused girls.
VALPARAISO | The weather might not have been an artistic success Friday, but that didn't stop crews from installing the latest series of sculptures on Cumberland Crossing Drive for the city's art walk.
VALPARAISO | Almost everything is set for moving the former Canadian National depot from its current location to the Porter County Career and Technical Center property July 7.
VALPARAISO | Selfless dedication to Valparaiso's parks is typified by the reaction of Bruce Berner to hearing he was to receive Art Malasto Legends Award from the Parks Foundation.
VALPARAISO | The Valparaiso Events office announced Thursday that Sister Hazel will headline the second annual Summer Jam and Music Festival on June 21 at Central Park Plaza.
VALPARAISO | The Laborers International Union of North America Local 81 will celebrate the move to its new headquarters in Eastport Centre May 17 with a keynote address from LIUNA General President Terry O'Sullivan.
VALPARAISO | By a unanimous vote, the Center Township Board agreed to make an unwritten rule limiting the terms of its appointee to the Valparaiso School Board a written rule.
VALPARAISO | Visitors to the Porter County Assessor's Office might find the staff sitting in the hall soon.
As election results showed Michael Jessen mounting a bit of a lead for the District 4 Porter County Council race, County Council President Dan Whitten teased that he could start picking out furniture.
CENTER TOWNSHIP | In a close race, Republican Party Co-chairman Doug Miller squeaked by former Valparaiso Councilman Bob McCasland, who in the past was kicked out of the party for not being Republican enough, in the primary for Center Township trustee.
VALPARAISO | Offering foreign languages at all grade levels received public support at the school board's special meeting Monday, but the closing of Central Elementary did not.
A budget that doesn't balance and the fate of the $160 million from the sale of Porter hospital are some of the major issues facing the winner of Tuesday's Republican primary battle between incumbent District 3 Porter County Councilwoman Karen Conover and Russell Barone.
VALPARAISO | The days of parents bringing a cake to their elementary school child's class to celebrate a birthday or other event apparently are over.
GARY | The national unemployment rate is between 6 and 7 percent, but the unemployment rate among military veterans is about 23 percent.
VALPARAISO | Valparaiso schools was forced to change its procedures for accounting for money collected under a federally funded lunch program after an audit by the State Board of Accounts revealed a former employee allegedly took $37,750 for personal use over a period of about a year.
CENTER TOWNSHIP | Doug Miller wants to be the first new person to hold the Center Township trustee position in 32 years. Bob McCasland wants to be the last to hold it.
VALPARAISO | With the goal of raising $150,000 by June 1, the Porter County Building Trades Corp. kicked off the campaign to move the Canadian National train station to the Porter County Career and Technical Center property on Thursday.
VALPARAISO | The city's Traffic and Safety Committee decided Thursday to try the gentle reminder approach to educate drivers about not parking in the no parking area on Jefferson Street in front of the Valparaiso Public Library.
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