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KOUTS | A former local television anchor spread some cheer Thursday evening with tales of inspirational people at the Porter County Soil and Water Conservation District’s 61st annual meeting.
PORTER | Harley probably never dreamed that once he was rescued from his kennel cage he would become a rescuer himself.
VALPARAISO | An 18-year-old history buff and local high school student is the creator of a new exhibit at the Porter County Museum.
VALPARAISO | A little shopping therapy might have been just what those suffering from the winter doldrums needed Saturday at the 29th annual Antique and Collectibles Show at the Porter County Expo Center.
PORTAGE | The gym at the Portage YMCA was cloaked in darkness Friday evening – until the jams started and the red, blue, and yellow strobe lights began bouncing off the walls.
VALPARAISO | Raising safe and healthy pets was the aim of hundreds Sunday who attended the Animal Wellness Fair.
VALPARAISO | Nearly $8,000 in scholarships and cash prizes attracted 70 middle and high school students to enter the 61st annual Northwestern Indiana Science and Engineering Fair at Valparaiso University on Saturday.
VALPARAISO | A lifelong Valparaiso resident and longtime Valparaiso High School art teacher was given the ultimate honor Sunday afternoon.
VALPARAISO | As the thermometer reached a whopping 19 degrees Saturday, nearly 90 people jumped off a platform into a swimming pool of 52-degree water.
VALPARAISO | It was standing room only inside one Valparaiso business on Valentine’s Day evening.
HEBRON | MSD of Boone Township Superintendent George Letz announced his retirement Tuesday night during the district’s School Board meeting.
PORTER | Lake Michigan resembled the frozen tundra Saturday, as nearly 40 people, bundled in heavy boots, parkas, mittens, hats and scarves, dodged snowflakes and trudged through deep snow to see shelf ice and learn how it forms.
VALPARAISO | Celebrating the Year of the Horse might have been fitting if anyone at the party favored a certain team in the 2014 Super Bowl.
Chesterton | Only a handful of people showed up at a town hall meeting hosted by State Senator Karen Tallian, D-Ogden Dunes, Saturday afternoon in Chesterton, but the group learned a lot about current legislative action in Indianapolis.
VALPARAISO | Budding young architects and builders played make-believe and competed for trophies and cash prizes Saturday at the Block Kids Competition.
WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP | A distinct sign of spring blossomed Saturday in Porter County.
PORTAGE | Everybody needs friends like the friends Adam Paskevich has.
PORTER | Gathering ingredients for a gourmet salad at home can be as easy as taking a stroll on your front lawn.
PORTER TOWNSHIP | Porter Township Schools Superintendent Stacey Schmidt told board members last week that a measure proposed downstate will have an adverse effect on schools.
VALPARAISO | Most animal lovers consider their pet dogs and cats cherished family members. Now Porter County pet owners can be confident their furry loved ones will have a better a chance to survive a home fire.
Hebron | The Boone Township School Board elected David Molchan as its board president for 2014 at its January meeting Tuesday evening.
VALPARAISO | Michelle Ham, a former NASA astronaut trainer and flight controller, promised a group of young scientists gathered Saturday at Valparaiso University that their dreams are well within reach.
VALPARAISO | Nearly 500 students participated in 23 events for medals and trophies Saturday in the Valparaiso University Science Olympiad.
VALPARAISO | For Bob Minard, the optimistic saying “50 is the new 30” is outdated.
Westville | To see a rare sight this month, and maybe next, carefully scan the empty corn and soybean fields and the tops of utility poles.
PORTER | Turtles with hinges, turtles with neon yellow necks, turtles with red eyes, and turtles with long nails all were on display Saturday at Turtle Time! at Indiana Dune State Park.
CHESTERTON | Before joining their families on Christmas Eve, a group of volunteers and two restaurant owners came together and served others.
PORTER | A pirate’s booty of opaque green, blue and milk-colored gems lay before them.
VALPARAISO | The Indiana National Guard Armory became Santa’s workshop for the day, as the Toys for Tots program distributed new toys to children Saturday.
VALPARAISO | After being “kicked out at midnight” from a relative’s home, Rosie lived in her van with her four children for nine days on a street in Valparaiso.
VALPARAISO | Kaye Frataccia and Rob Thorgren will serve as volunteer coordinators for Valplayso: The Next Generation Campaign.
VALPARAISO | International film lovers got a treat as an award-winning Indian film was brought Saturday to the Memorial Opera House.
VALPARAISO | Horns were a-honkin’ at the Touch a Truck Toys for Tots event Saturday at Central Park Plaza.
HEBRON | Superintendent George Letz told the Boone Township School Board the district will train some math and science teachers “to work together across disciplines in science, technology, engineering and math.”
MICHIGAN CITY | Radiologist Dr. Margaret Cuomo challenged Indiana and its cancer rate, which she said was 9 percent higher than the national average.
CHESTERTON | For those hankering for butter crunch flavored coffee, almond coconut cake truffles or homemade sea salt caramel sauce, the European Market’s Mistletoe Market was the place to be Saturday.
PORTAGE | Bundled up and wrapped in blankets to ward off cold temperatures, children lined the curb in front of Frank Gilbert Park for the annual Portage Christmas parade Saturday afternoon.
VALPARAISO | “Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!”
Portage | Debra Richardson gingerly opened the box containing her treasure – a clock, made from a red vinyl 45 rpm Elvis Presley recording of “A Big Hunk O’ Love.”
VALPARAISO | Being fitted for a pair of concrete shoes usually never turns out well, but having a concrete canoe might not be too bad — if it was built by a group of Valparaiso University engineering students.
Valparaiso | Felt Christmas stockings and warm woolen mittens made in Nepal graced the window of the Valparaiso International Center at the facility’s annual Holiday Bazaar Saturday.
VALPARAISO | Grace Porter is learning early in her life to be thankful for her blessings and to give back.
MICHIGAN CITY | Wearing his trademark red sneakers, Garrison Keillor parted the curtains Sunday night and appeared onstage at the Purdue University North Central Sinai Forum at Michigan City High School.
HEBRON | Coaches Jeri Gearhart and Courtney Hale presented information to the MSD Boone Township School Board on FitStats, a physical activity tracking software program.
VALPARAISO | While the vet might not be a dog's favorite person, a group of Valparaiso University law students works to create lasting relationships between canines and a different kind of vet.
VALPARAISO | The afternoon autumn sun streamed through the stained glass windows and fell upon the color guard carrying flags down the aisle.
VALPARAISO | They were fathers, husbands, brothers and friends.
VALPARAISO | Turquoise, purple, orange, red and pink were just a few of the colors budding artists used to create Ukrainian Pysanky eggs Saturday at Sunset Hill Farm County Park.
VALPARAISO | Skeletons may be scary on Oct. 31, but on Nov. 2 they represent pleasant memories.
VALPARAISO | Pint-sized princesses, skeletons, vampires, Ninja Turtles, and Supermans took off Sunday in a flash at the start of the 1K Family Fun Run at the Monster Dash.
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