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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
Camp Lawrence: Fifty-five years of summer adventure

Camp Lawrence: Fifty-five years of summer adventure

VALPARAISO | Nestled in the woods on Moss Lake stands Camp Lawrence, a summer camp for kids ages 7 to 14 that looks like it could be the set of "The Parent Trap."

July 02, 2014 9:50 am Photos

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Erosion along Salt Creek has city, residents worried

PORTAGE | Worsening erosion along Salt Creek on the city's north side spurred an emergency meeting Monday of the Utility Services Board.

June 30, 2014 6:00 pm

Housing Opportunities in the running for project with Ty Pennington

VALPARAISO | Ty Pennington could be coming to Valparaiso.

June 29, 2014 3:00 pm

Muslims move closer to God through Ramadan

HIGHLAND | Muslims around the world begin their month-long holiday, Ramadan, tonight. 

June 28, 2014 12:00 am
Impact Porter County awards 2014 grants to nonprofits

Impact Porter County awards 2014 grants to nonprofits

VALPARAISO | No one went home empty-handed Wednesday after the Impact Porter County membership dinner. 

June 25, 2014 7:38 pm
Youth workers learn tai chi as a stress reducer

Youth workers learn tai chi as a stress reducer

VALPARAISO | Deep breathing could be heard from around the room as about 30 youth workers learned basic breathing and tai chi movements to help curb their stress. 

June 25, 2014 6:00 pm Photos

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Valparaiso honors 'legend' Bill Wellman at Test Drive and Taste

Valparaiso honors 'legend' Bill Wellman at Test Drive and Taste

VALPARAISO | Valparaiso will give local legend Bill Wellman a special 90th birthday celebration Saturday afternoon during the Test Drive and Taste festival. 

June 25, 2014 10:15 am

Test Drive with a Taste celebrates Valparaiso culture

VALPARAISO | Grieger's Motor Sales has partnered with local restaurants and businesses in downtown Valparaiso to bring Test Drive and Taste, a new festival that celebrates Valparaiso's cultures.

June 25, 2014 10:04 am
I Can Bike camp teaches kids with special needs to ride bicycles

I Can Bike camp teaches kids with special needs to ride bicycles

PORTER TOWNSHIP| Thirty kids gathered throughout the day Monday at Boone Grove High School with the same dream: To ride a two-wheeled bike. 

June 24, 2014 7:30 pm Photos

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English farm tractor enthusiasts stop in Porter County

English farm tractor enthusiasts stop in Porter County

UNION TOWNSHIP | Five Ford tractor enthusiasts from England crossed the Atlantic to tour the Midwest to see American farm equipment. 

June 24, 2014 4:00 pm

Archaeological dig returns to Collier Lodge

KOUTS | Researchers will continue to peel back the layers of history at Kankakee Valley Historical Society's Collier Lodge this summer.

June 21, 2014 7:00 pm
Ground broken on transportation of historic railroad depot

Ground broken on transportation of historic railroad depot

VALPARAISO | The sun peeked through the clouds just in time for the Grand Trunk Railroad Depot groundbreaking Friday at the Porter County Career and Technical Center. 

June 21, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Valparaiso church reaches out to Kenyan orphans

VALPARAISO | Kenyan children will get a surprise this July when members of Calvary Church arrive with an entire playground set in tow. 

June 21, 2014 12:00 am

Westville man dead in motorcycle accident

WESTVILLE | Jeremy Wier was first and foremost a family man.

June 19, 2014 8:03 pm
Foundation honoree receives Sagamore of Wabash award

Foundation honoree receives Sagamore of Wabash award

VALPARAISO | State Rep. Ed Soliday and Sen. Ed Charbonneau surprised Larry McAfee with the Sagamore of the Wabash award last night at the Porter County Community Foundation's annual celebration. 

June 18, 2014 8:35 pm Photos

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Lake County's historic bridge moving to new home

KOUTS | More than a decade after progress doomed a 1920s Kankakee River bridge in Lake County, the Kankakee Valley Historical Society will give the bridge new life. 

June 18, 2014 6:47 pm

Valparaiso attorney appointed to Presidential Emergency Board

VALPARAISO | President Barack Obama has appointed Valparaiso attorney Ann Kenis to a Presidential Emergency Board to arbitrate a transportation dispute in Philadelphia. 

June 18, 2014 12:00 am
Wheeler 2012 graduate will bike to raise money, awareness for cancer

Wheeler 2012 graduate will bike to raise money, awareness for cancer

UNION TOWNSHIP | Each summer, roughly 100 University of Texas students embark on the Texas 4000, the longest annual charity bicycle ride.

June 17, 2014 10:12 am Photos

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Valparaiso University law librarian wins award from American Association of Law Libraries

VALPARAISO | The American Association of Law Libraries awarded Sarah Holterhoff of Valparaiso University the 2014 Robert L. Oakley Advocacy Award. 

June 17, 2014 12:00 am

Police: Six arrested for underage drinking

VALPARAISO | Teens scurried to cover up a drinking party Friday night when police arrived at 406 Institute St. after receiving a tip from the Tip 411 system.  

June 17, 2014 12:00 am

Taltree brings a new flair to its annual gala

VALPARAISO | People dressed head to toe in white will carry their picnic baskets into Taltree Arboretum and Gardens on June 28 for this year's gala, Picnic en Blanc.

June 16, 2014 12:00 am
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