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Local vet teaches K-9 CPR, first aid to police, fire departments

Local vet teaches K-9 CPR, first aid to police, fire departments

VALPARAISO | Combining a passion for caring for pets and an admiration for canine law enforcement, local veterinarian Lisa Booth is benefiting both.

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Music curriculum explained to Porter Twp. schools board

BOONE GROVE | Holly Granzow, music educator at Porter Lakes Elementary School, reviewed the First Steps in Music program at a recent Porter Township School Corp. board meeting.

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Earth Day celebration encourages residents to be green

Earth Day celebration encourages residents to be green

VALPARAISO | Visitors to Saturday's Northwest Indiana Earth Day Celebration at the Porter County Expo Center filled their free reusable bags to the brim with tree saplings, seeds, free samples and information.

April 19, 2014 6:39 pm
Collector helping preserve museum's  antique firearms

Collector helping preserve museum's antique firearms

VALPARAISO | A “Wild West” collector and gun restorer will help spruce up the antique guns at the Porter County Museum.

April 12, 2014 8:30 pm

Hebron schools final snow day will be June 5

HEBRON | The MSD of Boone Township board added one last snow makeup day to the end of the school year at its April meeting.

April 12, 2014 5:00 pm
Duneland Woodcarvers showcase craft, skill in Portage

Duneland Woodcarvers showcase craft, skill in Portage

PORTAGE | Jeff Postma’s wooden chainsaw-carved black bears can be a little on the cantankerous side.

April 06, 2014 7:45 pm Photos

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Quilt show adorns walls

Quilt show adorns walls

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP | Don’t let the kids near grandma’s quilt when they’re playing with shaving cream and finger paints.

March 29, 2014 8:00 pm Photos

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School board recognizes Boone Grove 'Mathletes'

BOONE GROVE | “Mathletes” from the Boone Grove Elementary Math Bowl team competed against members of the Porter Township school board at the group’s March meeting Thursday evening.

March 23, 2014 12:00 am
Boat show hooks crowd at Porter County Expo Center

Boat show hooks crowd at Porter County Expo Center

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP | The main hall of the Porter County Expo Center was crammed Saturday with nearly 50 sport, pontoon, and fishing boats at the annual Northwest Indiana Boat and Sports Show.

March 22, 2014 5:00 pm Photos

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Hebron school board weighs referendum opinion

HEBRON | While regular monthly business was conducted at the Boone Township school board meeting last week, board members, administrators, and the public also voiced their opinions about the upcoming May 6 referendum, which will seek voter approval for an increase in the school property tax …

March 17, 2014 12:00 am
New Porter Co. Museum exhibit focuses on local women

New Porter Co. Museum exhibit focuses on local women

Valparaiso | Porter County Museum's newest exhibit, Making Her Place, opened Sunday right in the middle of Women's History Month.

March 16, 2014 8:30 pm Photos

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A little mud can't tarnish bargain hunters' deals

A little mud can't tarnish bargain hunters' deals

VALPARAISO | Tires were spinning and the muck was flying Saturday on the lawn of the Porter County Expo Center.

March 15, 2014 7:10 pm Photos

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Hebron school principals update board

HEBRON | School principals provided MSD of Boone Township board members with progress reports at Tuesday's regular meeting.

March 12, 2014 5:59 pm
Carry-in raises money, awareness for women's issues

Carry-in raises money, awareness for women's issues

VALPARAISO | Through fellowship and fun, a group of women also promote philanthropy in the Valparaiso chapter of Dining for Women.

March 10, 2014 5:06 pm Photos

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Gaming for charity

Gaming for charity

VALPARAISO | Although Valparaiso University students are away for spring break, the Harre Union Ballroom was buzzing with activity Sunday.

March 09, 2014 9:01 pm Photos

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Top spellers prove their mettle

Top spellers prove their mettle

UNION TOWNSHIP | For the second consecutive year, Sean Ives, 14, of Trinity Lutheran School in Crown Point, was the winner of the Kankakee Valley REMC Final Spelling Bee.

March 08, 2014 5:42 pm Photos

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Former broadcaster shares inspirational stories

Former broadcaster shares inspirational stories

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.

March 07, 2014 2:41 pm Photos

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Porter firefighter enlists help on searches from German shepherd

Porter firefighter enlists help on searches from German shepherd

PORTER | Harley probably never dreamed that once he was rescued from his kennel cage he would become a rescuer himself.

March 04, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Wheeler High senior tracks town's past

Wheeler High senior tracks town's past

VALPARAISO | An 18-year-old history buff and local high school student is the creator of a new exhibit at the Porter County Museum.

March 01, 2014 7:20 pm Photos

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Antiques show provides dose of shopping therapy

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.

March 01, 2014 6:25 pm
Power of Youth united in dance

Power of Youth united in dance

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.

February 28, 2014 10:00 pm Photos

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Animal Wellness Fair features vendors, free services

Animal Wellness Fair features vendors, free services

VALPARAISO | Raising safe and healthy pets was the aim of hundreds Sunday who attended the Animal Wellness Fair.

February 23, 2014 8:00 pm Photos

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Science and engineering fair draws high school students to VU

Science and engineering fair draws high school students to VU

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.

February 22, 2014 8:00 pm Photos

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Porter County Museum dedicates gallery to former VHS art teacher

Porter County Museum dedicates gallery to former VHS art teacher

VALPARAISO | A lifelong Valparaiso resident and longtime Valparaiso High School art teacher was given the ultimate honor Sunday afternoon.

February 16, 2014 8:45 pm Photos

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Polar plungers raise cold cash for Special Olympics

Polar plungers raise cold cash for Special Olympics

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.

February 15, 2014 7:45 pm Photos

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Valpo tattoo shop hosts Valentine's Day event to raise money for animal rescue

Valpo tattoo shop hosts Valentine's Day event to raise money for animal rescue

VALPARAISO | It was standing room only inside one Valparaiso business on Valentine’s Day evening.

February 14, 2014 9:06 pm Video Photos

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Superintendent Letz announces retirement

HEBRON | MSD of Boone Township Superintendent George Letz announced his retirement Tuesday night during the district’s School Board meeting.

February 11, 2014 9:14 pm
Lake Michigan ice harbors hidden danger, naturalist says

Lake Michigan ice harbors hidden danger, naturalist says

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.

February 08, 2014 8:45 pm
Celebrants hope Year of Horse an unbridled success

Celebrants hope Year of Horse an unbridled success

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.

February 02, 2014 8:30 pm Photos

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Handful get legislative lowdown in Chesterton

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.

February 01, 2014 5:48 pm
Toying with career ideas

Toying with career ideas

VALPARAISO | Budding young architects and builders played make-believe and competed for trophies and cash prizes Saturday at the Block Kids Competition.

January 25, 2014 8:15 pm
Gardening show a haven from winter's wrath

Gardening show a haven from winter's wrath

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP | A distinct sign of spring blossomed Saturday in Porter County.

January 25, 2014 7:16 pm Photos

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Everybody loves Pasko: Friends and family rally behind injured Portage man

Everybody loves Pasko: Friends and family rally behind injured Portage man

PORTAGE |  Everybody needs friends like the friends Adam Paskevich has.

January 24, 2014 8:45 pm

Pluck salad fixings from your lawn for healthy alternative to grocery store greens

PORTER | Gathering ingredients for a gourmet salad at home can be as easy as taking a stroll on your front lawn.

January 19, 2014 8:20 pm

Porter Township Schools superintendent warns of impact of proposed legislation

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.

January 19, 2014 5:12 pm
Oxygen masks could help save pet lives in fires

Oxygen masks could help save pet lives in fires

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.

January 18, 2014 5:55 pm Photos

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Molchan elected president of Boone Twp. School Board

Hebron | The Boone Township School Board elected David Molchan as its board president for 2014 at its January meeting Tuesday evening.

January 15, 2014 7:40 pm
Reach for the stars, former Hobart astronaut trainer says

Reach for the stars, former Hobart astronaut trainer says

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.

January 11, 2014 8:15 pm Photos

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Science Olympiad a learning by doing opportunity at VU

Science Olympiad a learning by doing opportunity at VU

VALPARAISO | Nearly 500 students participated in 23 events for medals and trophies Saturday in the Valparaiso University Science Olympiad.

January 11, 2014 7:50 pm Photos

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Age doesn't stop Valparaiso man from earning advanced degrees

Age doesn't stop Valparaiso man from earning advanced degrees

VALPARAISO | For Bob Minard, the optimistic saying “50 is the new 30” is outdated.

January 06, 2014 12:00 am
Snowy owl 'eruption' bringing record number of birds to area

Snowy owl 'eruption' bringing record number of birds to area

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.

January 04, 2014 7:30 pm
Playing shell games with turtles

Playing shell games with turtles

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.

December 28, 2013 8:36 pm
Volunteers, Sage restaurant help the hungry this holiday

Volunteers, Sage restaurant help the hungry this holiday

CHESTERTON | Before joining their families on Christmas Eve, a group of volunteers and two restaurant owners came together and served others.

December 24, 2013 7:40 pm Photos

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Beach glass reflects holiday DIY gift traditions at Dunes State Park

Beach glass reflects holiday DIY gift traditions at Dunes State Park

PORTER | A pirate’s booty of opaque green, blue and milk-colored gems lay before them.

December 22, 2013 7:00 pm Photos

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Volunteers help distribute 8,000 toys at National Guard Armory in Valparaiso

Volunteers help distribute 8,000 toys at National Guard Armory in Valparaiso

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.

December 21, 2013 7:25 pm Photos

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Gabriel's Horn thanked by those it helps

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.

December 20, 2013 9:00 pm

Coordinators named for Valplayso

VALPARAISO | Kaye Frataccia and Rob Thorgren will serve as volunteer coordinators for Valplayso: The Next Generation Campaign.

December 17, 2013 10:30 pm

Valparaiso shows award-winning Indian film

VALPARAISO | International film lovers got a treat as an award-winning Indian film was brought Saturday to the Memorial Opera House.

December 14, 2013 7:15 pm
Kids get to play truck driver for a day at Toys for Tots event at Central Park Plaza

Kids get to play truck driver for a day at Toys for Tots event at Central Park Plaza

VALPARAISO | Horns were a-honkin’ at the Touch a Truck Toys for Tots event Saturday at Central Park Plaza.

December 14, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Hebron teachers to get special summer training

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.”

December 11, 2013 11:03 am
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