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HEBRON | Nathan Kleefisch, assistant superintendent of the Tri-Creek School Corp., was named superintendent of Boone Township schools during a special School Board meeting Wednesday night.
VALPARAISO | When her first child, Noah, was born in 2010, Natalie Ladra and her husband, Nick, were “euphoric.”
VALPARAISO | Dennis Walters’ life is golf.
LIBERTY TOWNSHIP | A Porter County landmark celebrated its 80th birthday Saturday.
VALPARAISO | Mother Nature should be very happy after hearing her praises sung by Porter County Fair officials this week.
Washington Township | On one side of the pen were lanky cowboys in plaid snap shirts, creased blue jeans, well-worn boots, and summer straw Stetsons. On the other, dusty black and brown bulls and bucking horses pushed against each other impatiently.
WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP | Little Kaitlyn Whitaker listened intently as her violin teacher gave her last-minute instructions.
BOONE GROVE | At the Porter Township school board meeting Thursday evening, Boone Grove Middle School principal Robert Lichtenberger introduced Cora Boender, a new eighth-grade science teacher.
VALPARAISO | Organizers hope to sign up 3,000 volunteers to be involved in the renovation of Valplayso, said John Seibert, of the Valparaiso Parks Department, at the Valparaiso City Council meeting Monday evening. *
HEBRON | Two long-time employees' retirements were recognized at the Boone Township school board meeting Tuesday.
VALPARAISO | Two women and their shared passion for working with those in the throes of addiction is helping people in recovery stay that way.
CHESTERTON | Sara Franiak has heard every cliche in the book.
LIBERTY TOWNSHIP | Hundreds flocked to Sunset Hill Farm County Park on Sunday for an afternoon of eclectic music and local food truck fare and to support kids at summer camp.
VALPARAISO | Creating magic is what she’s after.
VALPARAISO | Grammy-nominated musicians will perform at Sunset Hill Farm County Park Sunday afternoon.
VALPARAISO | Central Park Plaza’s Orville Redenbacher statue was engulfed by hundreds of bottles of shampoo, laundry detergent, and deodorant Sunday evening.
VALPARAISO | A Valparaiso legend was honored Saturday evening at Test Drive and Taste, a dining event in Central Park Plaza hosted by Grieger's Motor Sales.
VALPARAISO | Beds of lacy green Japanese tassel ferns, “guacamole” hostas, purple cranesbill geraniums, orange coneflowers, towering ash trees, red leaf Japanese maples, gurgling bird-attracting fountains, graceful patios and bountiful vegetable gardens were displayed Saturday during the 11t…
Valparaiso | A world class marathon runner was the guest speaker at the Fourth Friday program at the Valparaiso International Center Friday evening.
VALPARAISO | Karl Cender has been reappointed to the Valparaiso Community Schools Board of Education by the Valparaiso City Council.
VALPARAISO | Staff of the Porter County Museum demonstrated some neighborly hospitality by hosting its second annual block party Sunday afternoon.
Porter | It looked like family’s summertime reunion under the towering trees at the Chellberg Farm at the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore Saturday afternoon.
VALPARAISO | Summer is off to a good start when you’re making slime, shooting off rockets, salsa dancing and launching water balloons from a giant slingshot.
BOONE GROVE | Christine Wallace of the Porter Township Food Pantry presented information about the pantry to the Porter Township School Board at its meeting Thursday.
VALPARAISO | Two World War II veterans were the first to honor tattered and torn flags collected by the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 988 at the post’s Flag Day ceremony Saturday evening.
Portage | Two Portage firefighters received an honor Saturday that has been awarded only once before in the 15-year awards history of the Portage Fire Department.
PORTER | Porter police officer Tawni Komiscarcik was the first on the scene the night little Haleigh Tucker, 4, saved her mom’s life.
VALPARAISO | As is traditional at the end-of-school-year meeting, the Valparaiso Community Schools School Board honored several groups for their achievements.
HEBRON | The Metropolitan School District of Boone Township board approved an increase in the school lunch price and changes to the student handbook at Tuesday night's meeting.
VALPARAISO | At its meeting Monday night, the Valparaiso City Council approved a preliminary bond resolution authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds the upgrade of the wastewater pump station at 1251 Joliet Road and a new well field.
PORTAGE | At least one 2014 Portage High School graduate won’t celebrate his graduation with an open house this summer.
WHEELER | The focus of high school graduations normally is the senior class, but a speaker stole the show Sunday at the 2014 Wheeler High School commencement.
VALPARAISO | Central Park Plaza was a melting pot of all breeds and breed-mixes of dogs – and their people – who came out Saturday for the Pup Crawl, sponsored by local rescue Lakeshore PAWS.
MORGAN TOWNSHIP | All stood to "Pomp and Circumstance" while 55 graduates of the Morgan Township High School class of 2014 passed through a white garden arch, hugged their parents, and presented them with lilies.
VALPARAISO | Valparaiso High School seniors received the last pep talk of their prep careers from science teacher and varsity football and baseball head coach David Coyle, at the 140th commencement ceremony Friday evening.
CHESTERTON | “Define your life,” was the sage guidance offered by commencement speaker and science teacher Dan Paff at the Chesterton High School Class of 2014 commencement ceremonies Thursday evening.
VALPARAISO | Rabbits, snakes and owls – oh, my!
VALPARAISO | More than 100 parents, teachers, and residents embraced the chance to sound off at a special idea-gathering Valparaiso Community Schools board meeting at Thomas Jefferson Elementary School on Saturday morning.
VALPARAISO | Greer Brown was so excited, she could barely stand still.
VALPARAISO | Valparaiso Parks is using the latest popular technology to tell residents about downtown events.
Valparaiso | Fallen soldiers from all wars, including the Revolutionary and Civil wars, were commemorated Monday morning at a Memorial Day ceremony on the lawn of the Porter County Museum.
CHESTERON | A 92-year-old World War II veteran and Chesterton resident was honored Sunday for his service.
VALPARAISO | The Valparaiso International Center wants to prove that Porter County is more culturally diverse than most residents realize.
VALPARAISO | Jeff and Terry Gantzer huddled in a corner to sample Valpo Vienna’s Italian beef sandwich during the annual Taste of Valparaiso on Thursday evening at the Porter County Expo Center.
VALPARAISO | Mellissa Miles might be the first to admit she’s an overachiever.
VALPARAISO | Valparaiso University law graduate Jennifer Hayes’s message to current law school students: Go strong or go home.
Valparaiso | Althea Young excitedly greeted the young men and women in brown robes passing through the door of the Valparaiso University Athletics-Recreation Center.
VALPARAISO | Four furry public relations machines greeted their admiring public at Central Park Plaza.
VALPARAISO | The fragrant aroma of warm beans and corn tortillas filled the Immanuel Lutheran School gymnasium during the annual Gloria Dei Cinco de Mayo celebration Sunday.
VALPARAISO | The two newest members of the Valparaiso Police Department are trained and hitting the streets -- with all four legs.
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