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League of Women Voters seeks members

VALPARAISO | The League of Women Voters of Porter County is rebooting with a kick-off meeting from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Monday Oct. 6 at the Valparaiso University Christopher Center for Library and Information Resources Board Room.

September 15, 2014 5:56 pm
Kelly's Cure

Kelly's Cure

Kelly McCammon in a lighter moment with husband Jeff and children: Blake, top right, Mason and Addisyn.

September 04, 2014 1:25 pm
First queen presides over county fair

First queen presides over county fair

LAPORTE | Melissa Smoker will reign over the LaPorte County Fair after being selected as the first queen at the state’s oldest county fair.

July 07, 2014 5:06 pm
LCA celebrates art at home for its annual fund-raiser

LCA celebrates art at home for its annual fund-raiser

MICHIGAN CITY | The annual ArtBash fund-raiser will have a home backdrop for the first time: taking place at the Lubeznik Center for the Arts at 6 p.m. Saturday July 12 at the center, 101 W. Second St.

July 03, 2014 5:05 pm
New cubs in spotlight at BBQ at Zoo

New cubs in spotlight at BBQ at Zoo

MICHIGAN CITY | BBQ at the Zoo is one of Washington Park Zoo's largest annual fundraisers featuring food, the magic of Matt Kalita, up-close meet-and-greets with some animals and a silent auction.

July 01, 2014 5:03 pm

Jaycees celebrate Fourth holiday with annual parade, fireworks

LAPORTE | The LaPorte Jaycee’s 68th annual Fourth of July parade steps off at 10 a.m. Friday July 4 celebrating heroes with this year’s theme: “Our Heroes: We can because they do.”

July 01, 2014 4:30 pm
Michigan City photographer captures Most Artistic preservation photo

Michigan City photographer captures Most Artistic preservation photo

MICHIGAN CITY | It was a cool day in July last year when Laura A. Niemiec set out to capture the iconic Michigan City Lighthouse.

May 13, 2014 5:10 pm
Queen to preside over LaPorte County Fair

Queen to preside over LaPorte County Fair

LAPORTE | A royal addition is premiering at the 2014 LaPorte County Fair.

April 25, 2014 5:30 pm
LaPorte County Fair ferris wheel

LaPorte County Fair ferris wheel

The Ferris wheel welcomes guests to the 2013 LaPorte County Fair.

April 25, 2014 5:32 pm
Conference delves into teens, stress

Conference delves into teens, stress

VALPARAISO | A Positive Approach to Teen Health will spotlight stress’s impact on teens as well as how adults can help them cope at its 10th annual seminar, “American Teens in Crisis: Teens Under Stress.”

April 10, 2014 11:31 am
Essay snapped up by national magazine

Essay snapped up by national magazine

VALPARAISO | Karen Gay’s look back at her love for “Bessie” has put her in the national spotlight.

March 19, 2014 6:28 pm

Prom dresses sought for Saturday swap

WANATAH | Marianne Juscik-Minier’s conversation last year with her sister on the price of attending prom sparked the idea for launching a Prom Dress Swap.

March 19, 2014 6:32 pm
Bailey Roberts, Emily Barsic

Bailey Roberts, Emily Barsic

February 25, 2014 12:32 pm
Vocal solos wins State Gold

Vocal solos wins State Gold

LaPorte High School sophomore Bailey Roberts, right, received State Gold on his vocal solo and LPHS senior Emily Barsic received a perfect score and State Gold on her vocal solo at the 2014 ISSMA State Solo and Ensemble Vocal event.

February 25, 2014 12:22 pm
Amanda Bach

Amanda Bach

Amanda Bach

February 19, 2014 12:00 pm
Disposal program collects thousands of drugs since launching

Disposal program collects thousands of drugs since launching

VALPARAISO | The Valparaiso Police Department continues to be a drop-off point for unwanted and expired prescription drugs and in 2013, more than 1,580 pounds were collected.

February 18, 2014 3:51 pm
Coffee with Cop opportunity to connect with officers

Coffee with Cop opportunity to connect with officers

LAPORTE | The LaPorte Police Department is connecting with community members at its latest Coffee with a Cop from 7 to 10 a.m. Thursday Feb. 20 at B&J’s American Café, 607 Lincolnway.

February 17, 2014 3:26 pm

Super hero, princess bash benefits animal shelter

VALPARAISO | Kids Power Porter County is spinning out a crowning fund-raiser for the Porter County Animal Shelter.

February 13, 2014 4:13 pm
Pee Wee Prom celebrates connections, creates memories

Pee Wee Prom celebrates connections, creates memories

PORTAGE | Couples will dance along the yellow brick road at the Portage Township YMCA’s Pee Wee Prom from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday March 7 at the YMCA, 3100 Willowcreek Road.

February 13, 2014 12:25 pm
Festival celebrates winter season

Festival celebrates winter season

LAPORTE | WinterFest features a mix of events and activities from a fun run and ice sculpture creations to carriage rides and a Chicago Blackhawks street hockey clinic.

January 22, 2014 2:25 pm Photos

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Mayor hosting Winter Glow Ball to support organizations

Mayor hosting Winter Glow Ball to support organizations

MICHIGAN CITY | Mayor Ron Meer is hosting his first mayor’s ball, the 2014 Winter Glow Ball, from 6 to 11 p.m. Saturday Feb. 8 at the Blue Chip Casino Hotel and Spa Stardust Event Center.

January 16, 2014 5:32 pm
Pioneer Land celebrates Christmas past

Pioneer Land celebrates Christmas past

December 02, 2013 12:57 pm
Santa statue spreads holiday cheer year after year

Santa statue spreads holiday cheer year after year

Santa continues to spread holiday cheer since taking his place downtown in the early 1960s.

November 27, 2013 4:09 pm
Santa comes to town with annual parade

Santa comes to town with annual parade

LAPORTE | Santa is coming to town for his annual parade in downtown LaPorte!

November 19, 2013 5:35 pm
Halloween fun for little ghosts, goblins

Halloween fun for little ghosts, goblins

October 29, 2013 4:44 pm
Halloween fun for little ghosts, goblins

Halloween fun for little ghosts, goblins

October 29, 2013 4:41 pm
Trick-or-treat hours set; glow sticks offered

Trick-or-treat hours set; glow sticks offered

PORTAGE | The Downtown Business District, along Central Avenue, will be open for trick-or-treating from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Thursday Oct. 31. Businesses that are participating will have a sign in their window/door.

October 29, 2013 4:36 pm
Halloween

Halloween

October 29, 2013 4:28 pm
Trick or Treat in Valpo

Trick or Treat in Valpo

VALPARAISO | Trick or Treat hour in Valparaiso are 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. We hope you have a safe and frightfully fun Halloween! 

October 29, 2013 4:26 pm
Halloween fun for little ghosts, goblins

Halloween fun for little ghosts, goblins

CHESTERTON | We hope you have a safe and frightfully fun Halloween! Trick-or-treat hours in Chesterton are from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday Oct. 31.

October 29, 2013 2:48 pm
Halloween happenings fill weekend calendar

Halloween happenings fill weekend calendar

It’s the weekend before Halloween and there are tons of events going on around Porter County! Did we miss something? Share on one of our community Facebook pages: www.facebook.com/valpocommunity, www.facebook.com/dunelandcommunity or www.facebook.com/portagecommunity!

October 22, 2013 12:37 pm
Psi Iota Xi fund-raiser keeps foam flowing

Psi Iota Xi fund-raiser keeps foam flowing

Children play in the field of foam during the first annual event to benefit Eta Gamma Chapter of Psi Iota Xi.

August 19, 2013 3:35 pm
Psi Iota Xi fund-raiser keeps foam flowing

Psi Iota Xi fund-raiser keeps foam flowing

VALPARAISO | Foam was flying Saturday afternoon for the first annual Field of Foam Fun Fair at Sunset Hill Farm County Park.

August 19, 2013 3:30 pm
Meet the animals at Sunset Hill Farm County Park

Meet the animals at Sunset Hill Farm County Park

Children wait to interact with the animals at Sunset Hill Farm County Park during a Meet the Animals event. The next opportunity to get up close and personal with the animals is Aug. 23.

August 16, 2013 3:22 pm
Volunteer spirit shines during Day of Caring

Volunteer spirit shines during Day of Caring

VALPARAISO | Community members will be come together Aug. 23 for the United Way’s annual Day of Caring.

August 14, 2013 5:19 pm
Day of Caring

Day of Caring

Darrell Lashley helps update the offices for Dayspring Women’s Center during the 2012 United Way Day of Caring at the Porter County Aging and Community Services building.

August 14, 2013 5:21 pm
Levin Tire celebrates community with ticket giveaway

Levin Tire celebrates community with ticket giveaway

VALPARAISO | Levin Tire & Service Centers teamed with Indiana 105.5 to connect with the community and give away tickets to see Miranda Lambert.

August 08, 2013 1:48 pm Photos

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Festival feeds love of bacon

PORTAGE | Michael Signorelli Jr. believes bacon brings people together as sort of a “universal language.”

July 31, 2013 3:31 pm
Getting folks grooving drives local musician

Getting folks grooving drives local musician

CHESTERTON | Emotion and experience - along with a little toe tapping - fuel Gerry Hundt’s passion for playing music.

July 30, 2013 3:55 pm
Pictures bring family tree to life

Pictures bring family tree to life

PORTER | Arlene Foster is enriching her families’ history one picture at a time.

July 29, 2013 4:17 pm
Children take a spin on the Merry-Go-Round at the Porter County Fair

Children take a spin on the Merry-Go-Round at the Porter County Fair

VALPARAISO | From the Hunter Hayes concert and the Monster Truck Show to 4-H events and the Good Time Cloggers hitting the stage, we have captured lots of great moments at this year’s Porter County Fair.

July 24, 2013 8:16 pm
Summer celebrated, memories made at the fair

Summer celebrated, memories made at the fair

Children take a spin on the Merry-Go-Round at the Porter County Fair.

July 24, 2013 8:17 pm
Pioneerland at LaPorte County Fairgrounds

Pioneerland at LaPorte County Fairgrounds

Young visitors enjoy washing clothes the old-fashioned way at Pioneerland at the LaPorte County Fairgrounds.

July 17, 2013 7:27 pm
Visit Pioneerland at the LaPorte County Fairgrounds

Visit Pioneerland at the LaPorte County Fairgrounds

LAPORTE | The quiet concentration permeated the quilter’s cabin. The ladies were working diligently on the beautiful quilts – an image straight out of the past.

July 17, 2013 7:25 pm
LaPorte County Fair

LaPorte County Fair

Cattleman's Choice Ribeyes chef Jim Troika grills up steaks.

July 11, 2013 11:48 am
LaPorte County Fair

LaPorte County Fair

Michael Ekovich III brushes his cow at the LaPorte County Fair.

July 11, 2013 11:41 am
LaPorte County Fair runs through Sunday

LaPorte County Fair runs through Sunday

LAPORTE | Indiana's oldest county fair features all the sights, sounds and flavors that make a fair great! We got in the action from pie judging and the Willie Nelson concert to lemon shake-ups and face painting.

July 11, 2013 11:21 am Photos

Photos

Dunes State Park

Dunes State Park

July 09, 2013 7:23 pm
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