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VALPARAISO | When brothers Jim and Don Obermeyer, of Valparaiso, decided to restore their grandfather’s 1908 Model F Buick, they say they knew it would be a lot of work, but they had no idea it would take so long.
VALPARAISO | Jennifer Harris, of Kouts, placed packages of lined paper into her grocery cart at Walmart on Saturday as her children selected their pencils and colorful folders as part of the Cops and Kids program.
PORTAGE | Members of the Greater Portage Chamber of Commerce heard from Richard Weigel, Portage Township Schools’ new superintendent who said that it takes an entire community, including the business sector, to help children succeed in education.
PORTER | During a brief meeting on Tuesday night that saw little business, Porter Town Council members heard updates from department heads and received a check from Metro Recycling.
VALPARAISO | Teachers, administrators, and professionals gathered at Strongbow Inn on Thursday to hear from Lisa Petrovich, a resident of Sandy Hook, Conn. for the past two decades and learn how to provide safe and secure learning environments for the children of Porter County.
CHESTERTON | Town Councilman Emerson DeLaney proposed an ordinance Monday to increase the salaries of town employees, which was met with unanimous approval.
CHESTERTON | Business leaders and community members gathered Wednesday at Sand Creek Country Club for the annual State of the Chamber Community Awards Luncheon to recognize those who have made exceptional contributions to the Duneland area.
PORTER | Richard Riley with the South Shore Heritage Foundation, and Bob Harris, owner of historic South Shore railroad equipment, gave a follow-up presentation to the Porter Town Council on Tuesday night to request $4,300 from the town in partial funding for a feasibility study.
VALPARAISO | Porter County Board of Commissioners and the County Council met during a joint session Monday to hear from attorney Brian Burdick to gain insight on how to best deal with the $160 million in proceeds from the sale of Porter Hospital.
WASHINGTON TWP. | Officials began searching for buried treasure on the Porter County Fairgrounds nine days ago, with little luck.
CHESTERTON | Town officials were updated on several public works issues at Monday night's council meeting.
CHESTERTON | Members of a standing-room-only crowd attending Monday's Duneland School Board meeting, hoping to speak out about the replacement of the varsity girls soccer coach at Chesterton High School, erupted after it adjourned with no time for public comments.
CHESTERTON | It may have rained all Saturday morning for the seventh annual Bark in the Park, but don’t tell that to the dogs who came to enjoy the festivities — they seemed not to even notice.
VALPARAISO | Attorney David Hollenbeck began Thursday night’s Valparaiso School Board meeting by swearing in Karl Cender as a member after he was reappointed by the Valparaiso City Council at the end of June.
PORTER | Members of the Porter Town Council discussed backyard chickens during Tuesday's meeting after a resident requested to change the ordinance in May.
PORTER | Savannah Costello, 11, and Hannah Rushing, 11, both of Porter, stood in the parking lot at Yost Elementary School early Friday in glittering red and blue hats and uniforms bearing Girl Scout badges with troop number 30428 as they readied for the Family Fourth Fest parade in downtown Porter.
PORTAGE | Sydney Morris, 7, of Valparaiso, sat on a blanket with her mother, Maria Lance Morris and friends, waiting for the start of the annual Fourth of July parade along Willowcreek in Portage.
CHESTERTON | Members of the Chesterton Town Council met in special session Thursday to approve extending sanitary sewer services within four miles outside of its corporate boundaries in all directions, pursuant to Indiana code.
VALPARAISO | Herb and Mary Ella Barber seem like an old married couple — teasing each other, completing each other’s sentences and smiling when they see each other.
VALPARAISO | A Porter County judge granted a request Tuesday by a Portage man's attorney to delay a trial after additional charges were brought against his client.
VALPARAISO | A Portage man faces up to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty Tuesday to his role in two burglaries.
VALPARAISO | A Portage woman received a sentence of six years — with three of those years to be served on probation — for a hit-and-run that killed a LaPorte man.
CHESTERTON | During Monday night’s meeting, members of the Chesterton Town Council voted unanimously to approve a planned unit development for a childcare center at the southwest corner of C.R. 1100N and 11th Street across the street from Chesterton High School.
CHESTERTON | Natalie Petro, a junior at Chesterton High School, has spent time in gym class working with children with special needs, and has an aunt diagnosed with autism, so she has made it her mission to help bring the community together through education and understanding.
PORTER | When Taylor Ricks was approached by a motorcycle designer from Dayton, Ohio, and asked to paint his bike for a television show, she didn't take him seriously at first.
CHESTERTON | The Chesterton Town Council unanimously approved a $1.5 million bond issue from Porter County at 2 percent interest for road construction after a harsh and destructive winter.
VALPARAISO | The United Way of Porter County has launched the Community Report Card tool on its website that allows users to find out how the community is doing in the areas of education, income and health.
VALPARAISO | Valparaiso University has named Professor Phillip Powell as Special Assistant to the Provost for Inclusion beginning June 1.
PORTAGE | Lawn chairs and colorful sun umbrellas dotted the sidewalks Monday afternoon along Central Avenue in Portage for the annual Memorial Day Parade as bicyclists stopped and minivans opened their back hatches to play country music.
CHESTERTON | Teachers, guidance counselors, nurses, police officers, business owners, civil servants, parents and youth gathered at the WaterBird Banquet Center on Wednesday to talk about underage drinking and heroin use in the county.
PORTER | When Sofia Winski, a sixth-grader at Chesterton Montessori School, had to select a cause to support for her school community service project, the Susan G. Komen Foundation for breast cancer awareness was an obvious choice. Her mother, Brenda, is a breast cancer survivor.
PORTER | Porter resident Laura Madigan asked the Porter Town Council on Tuesday night to allow backyard chickens for residents of the town.
CHESTERTON | During Monday night’s Town Council meeting, Fire Chief Mike Orlich announced his retirement effective Friday afternoon.
VALPARAISO | Modern farming equipment may be quick, dependable, and efficient, but don’t tell that to members of the Northern Indiana Historical Power Association, who spent Saturday morning using antique tractors, plows, and disc machinery to prepare fields at Sunset Hill Farm County Park f…
WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP | Bartenders, servers and liquor store clerks gathered Tuesday at the Porter County Expo Center to learn how to balance responsibility with the ability to make money.
CHESTERTON | Assistant Superintendent Jim Goetz reported during Monday night’s Duneland School Board meeting the annual performance report statistics showed 84.3 percent of Duneland students end up going to college.
VALPARAISO | Judge Mary Harper minced no words Monday afternoon when she sentenced Kale Christman, 37, of Valparaiso, to prison time plus formal probation for his role in faking the loss of a $25,573 engagement ring to fraudulently collect $30,000 in insurance money.
CHESTERTON | The weather was perfect for the season opening of Chesterton’s European Market on Saturday as locals and visitors clamored for a taste of their beloved pastries, chutneys, and cheeses.
WASHINGTON TWP. | Sophomore Lauren Kleist cried, her mouth open, her hands grasping her face as she saw the three bodies stretched out, motionless beside her and the horrid news delivered.
VALPARAISO | Josh Bleill told his audience at Strongbow Inn that his faith was tested multiple times after he lost both legs to a roadside bomb while serving in Iraq on October 15, 2006.
CHESTERTON | The Chesterton Town Council voted unanimously during Monday night’s meeting to amend town code to fix retirement age for police officers at 65 years of age, an increase from the age set in 1977 at 60 years.
SOUTH HAVEN | Jason Reber, a contractor who has volunteered for Rebuilding Together Portage for two decades and now sits on their board, heard the story of Gary Spurlock and his son William Spurlock and knew he had to give their home all of the labor and resources he could find.
VALPARAISO | Now that it’s spring and many locals are dusting off their bicycles and headed for the great outdoors, knowing how to properly navigate the roundabouts in Valparaiso may be cause for a little anxiety.
PORTAGE | Even though Rich Huff’s business is in Oak Park, Ill., he still thought it was important Thursday to showcase his work, the restoration of a 1991 Hurricane pinball machine, at the 11th annual Portage Community and Business Night at Woodland Park.
PORTER | Public Works Director Brenda Brueckheimer said department employees and volunteers will conduct roadway cleanups from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 10, working on the north side of U.S. 12 and the beach area.
CHESTERTON | Members of the Chesterton High School Speech and Debate team, led by coach Chris Lowery, appeared before the Duneland School Board on Monday night to thank them for their support.
CHESTERTON | The Porter County Parks Foundation is looking at creating the Westchester Migratory Bird Sanctuary in Chesterton.
VALPARAISO | Teenagers Nathan Sloan and Arthur Goine sat on the curb outside a home in Williamsburg Manor on Saturday afternoon, taking a break from their labor by enjoying a can of Mountain Dew and re-energizing before getting back to work.
CHESTERTON | For many who seek treatment for substance abuse, the challenge isn’t getting clean, it’s staying clean.
PORTER | The Duneland Chamber of Commerce once again will partner with the Town Council to present a Fourth of July fireworks display.
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