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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.
The Valparaiso University Jazz Festival will feature two pieces commissioned by renowned jazz composers, written solely for the festival and performed for the first time at the festival. These two pieces seek to demonstrate that jazz can be performed by as few as three pieces or as many as 4…
This year marks the 29th anniversary of the Valparaiso University Jazz Festival which has grown from modest beginnings into a nationally-recognized six-day extravaganza of sound. The festival was the vision of Jeff Brown, instructor of percussion and Coordinator of Jazz Studies at Valparaiso…
PORTER | During Tuesday night’s town council meeting, Park Director Brian Bugajski updated members on a number of upcoming events.
CHESTERTON | Twelve town employees were recognized with a longevity award at Monday night’s Town Council meeting.
LIBERTY TOWNSHIP | Students at Liberty Elementary School walked through the doors into the gymnasium for an assembly on Friday morning and gasped at what they saw.
CHESTERTON | Members of the community gathered at St. Patrick’s Church in Chesterton on Thursday night to pray for Dr. James McGrogan, 39.
VALPARAISO | Students from Valparaiso and Chesterton high schools displayed debating talents Monday at the Porter County Administration Center as they went head to head over genetically modified organisms.
CROWN POINT | Over the past year or two, Lake County has counted a number of successes that benefit residents and business.
Sure Porter County government has seen its share of challenges lately, some of them pretty large, but there have been enough successes over the past year or two and planning for the future to shed a little sunshine on the efforts of all involved.
PORTER | Webb Ford in Highland was the lowest bid plus trade-ins for two 2014 Ford utility trucks for the Police Department, Chief Jamie Spanier told the Town Council on Tuesday.
CHESTERTON | The Chesterton Town Council unanimously passed an ordinance to amend portions of its unified comprehensive zoning and subdivision control ordinance which governs signs in town.
WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP | People sat in lawn chairs outside on their patio, stood in front of their garage doors, or sat on tractor lawn mowers.
WESTVILLE | Students from eight of the nine high schools in Porter County gathered at Purdue University North Central on Wednesday evening for the Porter County Academic Super Bowl Invitational.
VALPARAISO | The line down the driveway at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Valparaiso was a testament that many area Christians, though busy with work, toting kids to school and running errands, still are pious and want to celebrate their faith.
CHESTERTON | Duneland Community Schools will offer two summer school sessions this year. Each will run 15 days and will cost $125.
PORTER | Fire Chief Lewis Craig told members of the Town Council on Tuesday that Porter County Emergency Management Agency director Russell Shirley had notified the town that the county will no longer maintain the town’s tornado sirens, despite an agreement to do so.
CHESTERTON | Street Commissioner John Schnadenberg reported Monday to the Town Council he will put together a list for paving projects and anticipates “a lot of repairs this year and we will be focusing on crack sealing to prevent water from going in and freezing.”
PORTER | During Tuesday night’s council meeting, Fire Chief Lewis Craig told members that Russell Shirley, Porter County Emergency Management Agency director, notified the town they will no longer be maintaining the town’s tornado sirens, despite an agreement to do so.
VALPARAISO | Business leaders, city officials and residents of Valparaiso identified such issues as downtown parking, downtown traffic, transportation, the environment and locally grown food options as priorities that should be addressed in the coming years.
CHESTERTON | Dr. Kenneth J. Brock, long-time resident of Chesterton, has been awarded the ABA Ludlow Griscom Award recognizing Outstanding Contributions in Regional Ornithology.
PORTER | A NIRPC Livable Communities grant for $32,000 will help the town construct sidewalks, Michael Barry, Porter's director of development, said during Tuesday night’s Town Council meeting.
CHESTERTON | Chesterton has been awarded a federal Creating Livable Communities grant of $24,000 for planning and design of the Calumet Connection/Dunes Kankakee Trail Project.
CHESTERTON | School will be in session for two days this month and another in April as makeup days for recent school cancellations due to snow and cold weather, Superintendent David Pruis told the Duneland School Corp. board.
VALPARAISO | Dozens of snapshots of Amanda Bach were displayed on a table — Amanda in her green M&M costume for Halloween, Amanda with a dolphin, Amanda on Santa’s lap — all with family and friends, smiling as a child.
PORTER | The Porter Town Council voted unanimously Tuesday to merge police dispatch units with Chesterton.
CHESTERTON | The Chesterton Town Council voted to merge the town’s police dispatch unit with the town of Porter’s at Monday night’s meeting.
PORTER | Board members of the Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District heard a review of last year’s numbers and highlights, as well as plans for 2014 during Thursday morning’s meeting.
VALPARAISO | The snow may have kept away many students from attending the Porter County Career and Technical Center’s 2nd Annual Apprenticeship Fair, but those who were able to attend discovered the opportunities for a career that is suited to their skills and a future.
PORTER | Summer camp may be months away, and with the current weather, it may feel even further away, but the Dunes Learning Center is bringing a summer camp experience to kids this February with a mission to learn while having fun.
VALPARAISO | After nine months of speaking to hundreds of people in the community and studying the numbers on drug-related issues, leaders in Porter County heard about three initiatives to help improve those statistics during an update meeting at Valparaiso University on Wednesday night.
PORTER | Public Works Director Brenda Brueckheimer told Town Council members she and her staff were treated abusively by a number of Porter residents during the recent heavy snows.
CHESTERTON | Street Commissioner John Schnadenberg said snow removal from Chesterton streets sometimes damaged mailboxes and, while the town is not liable, it will consider reimbursing homeowners in the name of public relations.
PORTER | Even though the outdoors was in a state of thaw on Saturday afternoon, families still enjoyed what snow was left to participate in many outdoor, as well as indoor, activities during the second annual Winter Open House at the Dunes Learning Center.
CHESTERTON | The Duneland School Corp. board unanimously passed a resolution opposing the elimination of business personal property tax during its meeting on Wednesday night.
VALPARAISO | The Porter County Council wasted no time at Tuesday night’s meeting in unanimously passing a hiring freeze on county employees.
HEBRON | When a region family left Southern Illinois after a holiday visit, they didn't know they had a couple of stowaways on their 285-mile, five-hour trek back home to Hebron.
VALPARAISO | An increased demand for services, coupled with the closure of the ARC of Northwest Indiana’s group homes has led to an expansion of staff at Opportunity Enterprises.
CHESTERTON | The Town Council met New Year’s Day to elect a new executive leadership and make appointments to various town boards.
PORTER | Some 30 hikers at Indiana Dunes State Park hit the snowy trails on New Year’s Day morning as part of a statewide and national initiative, America’s State Parks First Day Hikes.
VALPARAISO | A series of workshops for teens, parents, school administrators, and community leaders is coming to Porter County to raise awareness of youth dating violence prevention.
CHESTERTON | A new clerk-treasurer will take office here Wednesday, succeeding Gayle Polakowski, who held the post for the past quarter of a century.
PORTER | The Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore has abandoned plans to build a parking lot and picnic shelter at Porter Beach after receiving public comments that were not in support of the plan, said Bruce Rowe, public information officer for the IDNL.
PORTER | The mercury may have read 4 degrees, but that didn't stop some two dozen hikers from hitting the trails at the Indiana Dunes State Park on Christmas Eve morning for an annual hike.
VALPARAISO | Joe Widup was surprised by friends, family and colleagues who gathered in a Porter County Sheriff's Department room and applauded as he stepped in -- there to celebrate his upcoming retirement.
CHESTERTON | During Monday night’s Duneland School Board meeting, Superintendent David Pruis presented the preliminary approval of budget amounts received back from the state.
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