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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.
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.
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.
VALPARAISO | We've all seen the firetrucks and ambulances sit on the sidelines at high school football games.
PORTAGE | In April 2010, Portage's Rodney Curry was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.
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.
VALPARAISO | Porter County added its name to the list of Indiana counties that accepts incoming text messages to 911.
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.
VALPARAISO | A bathroom ceiling span sparked a small fire at 4905 Kellee Lane late Friday morning.
VALPARAISO | Fire trucks filed into Rogers Lakewood Park Thursday morning, but they weren't there to fight a fire.
VALPARAISO | Police officers walked around town Tuesday night to socialize with the people they serve for National Night Out.
VALPARAISO | The South Shore Leadership Center is molding its second crop of high school students into the Region's next leaders.
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.
UNION TOWNSHIP | Police are seeking theft charges against an employee at the Speedway at 473 W. U.S. 30.
Nestled in the woods of Martinsville, Ind., stands Camp Riley, a place where kids with disabilities go for summer camp.
BEVERLY SHORES | The National Park Service will close Central Avenue Beach on Monday and Tuesday.
VALPARAISO | Valparaiso police found Troy Donnelly, 50, Friday morning thanks to two good Samaritans.
LIBERTY TOWNSHIP | Thieves broke into three homes Thursday morning along the 10 block of County Road 700 North.
VALPARAISO | 1st Source Bank has donated the home at 403 Indiana Ave. to Habitat for Humanity.
VALPARAISO | Smoke from the grill and the scent of burgers and hot dogs wafted through ValPLAYso Thursday during the annual Picnic with the Firemen.
CHESTERTON | A small room in the basement of the Westchester Township History Museum holds snippets about the Duneland area during the Civil War.
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.
VALPARAISO | Valparaiso Firefighters Local 1124 will host its annual Picnic with the Firemen Thursday at ValPlayso.
Firefighters from Porter County showed off their skills Thursday night in the Porter County Fair’s first Firefighter Challenge.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
VALPARAISO | Carnival games, 4-H exhibits and fried food. It's fair time.
VALPARAISO | A chain saw whirred and sawdust flew Thursday as a raccoon took shape from a hunk of a tree.
VALPARAISO | Six local charities will receive funds from Mayor Jon Costas' 10th annual charity event.
VALPARAISO | "I think I'm having a heart attack."
INDIANAPOLIS | Porter County resident Tim Reed received the Sagamore of the Wabash from Gov. Mike Pence on Wednesday.
VALPARAISO | Ice cream socials, cookouts and police. But it's not what you think.
VALPARAISO | No complainant showed at the Election Board meeting Friday afternoon.
VALPARAISO | Indiana risks losing its waiver for No Child Left Behind and, with it, roughly $200 million in federal education funding.
VALPARAISO | Nine Valparaiso businesses took home Community Improvement Awards Wednesday after the 47th annual awards ceremony.
VALPARAISO | The historic Grand Trunk railroad depot may have made it across the train tracks, but it isn't to its new home yet.
VALPARAISO | Residents in lawn chairs lined Franklin Street on Monday morning to watch history on the move.
VALPARAISO | Emily Seibert, 22, will spend 10 months in Greece for free.
CHESTERTON | It started with lying on the sand, listening to the waves and clearing the mind.
Energy won't be the only thing draining from kids while they play outside this summer.
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.
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.
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.
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