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German culture in America

German culture in America

MORGAN TOWNSHIP | Philip Shreve, 15, of Morgan Township, spent two weeks of his summer at a little cluster of buildings that looks like it was plucked from the German countryside. The cluster, called Waldsee, is one of the Concordia Language Villages. 

August 16, 2014 6:00 pm
Boys & Girls Club launches students into communications

Boys & Girls Club launches students into communications

PORTAGE | Two members of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County won free trips to Los Angeles where they got behind-the-scenes looks at multiple Hollywood studios.

August 13, 2014 5:30 pm Photos

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Coffee with a Cop comes to Central Park Plaza

Coffee with a Cop comes to Central Park Plaza

VALPARAISO | Police officers and community members who gathered Tuesday morning at Central Park Plaza for Coffee and Chocolate Milk with a Cop had some extra water with their beverages courtesy of a rainstorm.

August 12, 2014 7:00 pm Photos

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Valparaiso Fire Department trains for high school sports injuries

VALPARAISO | We've all seen the firetrucks and ambulances sit on the sidelines at high school football games.

August 12, 2014 12:00 am

MS won't stand in the way of the fundraising

PORTAGE | In April 2010, Portage's Rodney Curry was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.

August 10, 2014 4:30 pm

Sinai Forum announces 2014 line-up

MICHIGAN CITY | Jenn Lim, CEO and Chief Happiness Officer at Delivering Happiness, will kick off the 2014 season of the Sinai Forum with a discussion about the pursuit of happiness. 

August 10, 2014 2:00 pm

Porter County joined Text to 911

VALPARAISO | Porter County added its name to the list of Indiana counties that accepts incoming text messages to 911. 

August 10, 2014 12:00 am

Scientists develop tool to aid with Kankakee Valley restoration

KANKAKEE VALLEY | Scientists from Notre Dame University and the U.S. Geological Survey have teamed up to create a landscape planning tool for the Grand Kankakee River watershed. 

August 10, 2014 12:00 am
Bathroom fan sparks a fire on Kellee Lane

Bathroom fan sparks a fire on Kellee Lane

VALPARAISO | A bathroom ceiling span sparked a small fire at 4905 Kellee Lane late Friday morning. 

August 09, 2014 12:00 am
Valparaiso Fire Department checking out new equipment

Valparaiso Fire Department checking out new equipment

VALPARAISO | Fire trucks filed into Rogers Lakewood Park Thursday morning, but they weren't there to fight a fire.

August 07, 2014 2:45 pm Photos

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Valparaiso police engage community in National Night Out

Valparaiso police engage community in National Night Out

VALPARAISO | Police officers walked around town Tuesday night to socialize with the people they serve for National Night Out.

August 05, 2014 3:53 pm Photos

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Teens get a crack at Region's issues

Teens get a crack at Region's issues

VALPARAISO | The South Shore Leadership Center is molding its second crop of high school students into the Region's next leaders. 

August 05, 2014 11:51 am Photos

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Police: Credit cards stolen from unlocked vehicles

CENTER TOWNSHIP | Thieves stole electronic equipment, a Coach backpack, a Kate Spade purse, money and credit cards from two unlocked cars at a residence in the 200 block of County Road 150 North. The victims believe the thefts occurred between 9:15 p.m. Thursday and 7:30 a.m. Friday. 

August 04, 2014 1:12 pm

Police: Speedway employee charged for stealing money

UNION TOWNSHIP | Police are seeking theft charges against an employee at the Speedway at 473 W. U.S. 30. 

August 04, 2014 11:48 am
Camp Riley boosts confidence for kids with disabilities

Camp Riley boosts confidence for kids with disabilities

Nestled in the woods of Martinsville, Ind., stands Camp Riley, a place where kids with disabilities go for summer camp. 

August 04, 2014 12:30 am Photos

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National Lakeshore to close Central Avenue Beach

BEVERLY SHORES | The National Park Service will close Central Avenue Beach on Monday and Tuesday. 

August 03, 2014 12:00 am

Missing Valparaiso man found safe

VALPARAISO | Valparaiso police found Troy Donnelly, 50, Friday morning thanks to two good Samaritans. 

August 01, 2014 2:11 pm

Police: Three burglaries along 700 North

LIBERTY TOWNSHIP | Thieves broke into three homes Thursday morning along the 10 block of County Road 700 North. 

August 01, 2014 1:45 pm
1st Source Bank donated house to Habitat for Humanity

1st Source Bank donated house to Habitat for Humanity

VALPARAISO | 1st Source Bank has donated the home at 403 Indiana Ave. to Habitat for Humanity. 

July 31, 2014 2:57 pm
Serving up fire safety

Serving up fire safety

VALPARAISO | Smoke from the grill and the scent of burgers and hot dogs wafted through ValPLAYso Thursday during the annual Picnic with the Firemen. 

July 31, 2014 12:03 pm Photos

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Duneland during the Civil War

Duneland during the Civil War

CHESTERTON | A small room in the basement of the Westchester Township History Museum holds snippets about the Duneland area during the Civil War. 

July 30, 2014 3:00 pm Photos

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4-H roosters announced the morning with crowing competition

4-H roosters announced the morning with crowing competition

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP | Kara Krause, 10, grinned nonstop after her 2-year-old rooster, Feisty, won the rooster-crowing competition with 51 crows in half an hour. 

July 26, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Firefighters L1124 take over ValPlayso for annual picnic

Firefighters L1124 take over ValPlayso for annual picnic

VALPARAISO | Valparaiso Firefighters Local 1124 will host its annual Picnic with the Firemen Thursday at ValPlayso. 

July 25, 2014 2:06 pm
Firefighter companies battle in Porter County Fair competition

Firefighter companies battle in Porter County Fair competition

Firefighters from Porter County showed off their skills Thursday night in the Porter County Fair’s first Firefighter Challenge.

July 24, 2014 10:00 pm Photos

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A family of 4-H livestock champions

A family of 4-H livestock champions

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP | Kendall Schoon and her cousins, Austin Owens and Blake Owens, made winning in the Porter County Fair livestock arena a family affair this year. 

July 24, 2014 3:23 pm
Stunt divers perform at Porter County Fair

Stunt divers perform at Porter County Fair

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP | High divers battled with wind Wednesday at the Porter County Fairgrounds, plummeting toward their 9.5-foot-deep pool from as high as 85 feet. 

July 23, 2014 5:30 pm Photos

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Former NASA astronaut Jerry Ross speaks to students at VU

Former NASA astronaut Jerry Ross speaks to students at VU

VALPARAISO | Former space shuttle astronaut Jerry Ross returned to Northwest Indiana this week to get high school and college students pumped up about a career in a science or a math-related field. 

July 23, 2014 11:35 am
4-H horse families take a weeklong trip to the fair

4-H horse families take a weeklong trip to the fair

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP | Caring for a horse is like having a part-time job. The horses need to be groomed and fed, and their stalls must be shoveled out daily. 

July 22, 2014 6:00 pm Photos

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4-H projects about more than livestock

4-H projects about more than livestock

VALPARAISO | Hand-made candles, jewelry and presentation posters represent just a few of the 4-H projects that lined the shelves and walls of the Exhibit Hall at the Porter County Fairgrounds. 

July 21, 2014 7:30 pm Photos

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Wings of Freedom tour lands in Porter County

Wings of Freedom tour lands in Porter County

VALPARAISO | The engine on the World War II B-17 Flying Fortress rumbled like a passing freight train as it prepared to take off at the Porter County Regional Airport Monday afternoon. Inside, people sat on the floor while the airplane shook around them. 

July 21, 2014 7:00 pm Video Photos

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VU immersion camp gives students Chinese experience

VU immersion camp gives students Chinese experience

VALPARAISO | The scent of garlic and soy sauce wafted through the upper level of Harre Student Union Building at Valparaiso University Thursday afternoon. Students at the annual Summer Chinese Immersion camp were making dumplings. 

July 19, 2014 6:00 pm Photos

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Through the vendors' eyes

Through the vendors' eyes

VALPARAISO | The midway at the Porter County Fair is lined with vendors of all sorts: food, jewelry, the Lions Club. The midway is also lined with people, and while fairgoers search out their next source of entertainment, the vendors look on. 

July 18, 2014 5:29 pm Photos

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New Porter County Fair queen begins reign

New Porter County Fair queen begins reign

VALPARAISO | Fourteen young women displayed poise and grace on the stage Thursday night in the 2014 Miss Porter County Fair Queen Pageant. But just one took home the crown. 

July 18, 2014 1:13 pm Photos

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Ten days of fun

Ten days of fun

VALPARAISO | Carnival games, 4-H exhibits and fried food. It's fair time. 

July 17, 2014 6:00 pm Photos

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Chain saw artist creates sculptures at Porter County Fair

Chain saw artist creates sculptures at Porter County Fair

VALPARAISO | A chain saw whirred and sawdust flew Thursday as a raccoon took shape from a hunk of a tree.

July 17, 2014 3:48 pm Photos

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Mayor's office announces beneficiaries in 2014 charity bash

VALPARAISO | Six local charities will receive funds from Mayor Jon Costas' 10th annual charity event. 

July 15, 2014 3:00 pm

Valpo woman's brush with death spurs her husband to action

VALPARAISO | "I think I'm having a heart attack."

July 15, 2014 9:45 am
Porter County resident receives Sagamore of the Wabash

Porter County resident receives Sagamore of the Wabash

INDIANAPOLIS | Porter County resident Tim Reed received the Sagamore of the Wabash from Gov. Mike Pence on Wednesday. 

July 14, 2014 12:00 am

Valpo police looking for communities for National Night Out

VALPARAISO | Ice cream socials, cookouts and police. But it's not what you think.

July 13, 2014 8:30 pm

Election Board takes campaign sign complaint under advisement

VALPARAISO | No complainant showed at the Election Board meeting Friday afternoon. 

July 11, 2014 4:50 pm
Candidate points to potential losses for local schools

Candidate points to potential losses for local schools

VALPARAISO | Indiana risks losing its waiver for No Child Left Behind and, with it, roughly $200 million in federal education funding.

July 11, 2014 2:00 pm

Valparaiso Chamber of Commerce awards commitments to city

VALPARAISO | Nine Valparaiso businesses took home Community Improvement Awards Wednesday after the 47th annual awards ceremony.

July 10, 2014 12:00 am
Historic train depot almost home

Historic train depot almost home

VALPARAISO | The historic Grand Trunk railroad depot may have made it across the train tracks, but it isn't to its new home yet. 

July 08, 2014 7:00 pm Photos

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Historic train depot on the move

Historic train depot on the move

VALPARAISO | Residents in lawn chairs lined Franklin Street on Monday morning to watch history on the move.

July 07, 2014 7:28 pm Video Photos

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Valparaiso native receives Fulbright grant to teach English

VALPARAISO | Emily Seibert, 22, will spend 10 months in Greece for free. 

July 04, 2014 10:00 pm
Indiana Dunes State Park brings yoga to the beach

Indiana Dunes State Park brings yoga to the beach

CHESTERTON | It started with lying on the sand, listening to the waves and clearing the mind. 

July 04, 2014 12:00 am Video Photos

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The region battles summer brain drain

The region battles summer brain drain

Energy won't be the only thing draining from kids while they play outside this summer.

July 04, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Pro-life group declined entry in Fourth of July parade in Porter

PORTER | St. Patrick's Parishioners for Life's application to march in Porter's Fourth of July parade was denied following two years of warnings concerning materials being carried and distributed.

July 03, 2014 10:09 pm
More artifacts unearthed at Collier Lodge

More artifacts unearthed at Collier Lodge

KOUTS | High school students from the University of Notre Dame's Summer Scholars program found artifacts at the Collier Lodge in Kouts after two days of digging. 

July 03, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Indiana Tourism Association working to boost tourism

CHESTERTON | Indiana tourism is a multibillion dollar industry, and Carrie Lambert, executive director of Indiana Tourism Association, traveled from Indianapolis to talk about it Wednesday. 

July 02, 2014 11:06 am
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