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League of Women Voters seeks members

VALPARAISO | The League of Women Voters of Porter County is rebooting with a kick-off meeting from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Monday Oct. 6 at the Valparaiso University Christopher Center for Library and Information Resources Board Room.

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Kelly’s Cure Run, Walk shines spotlight on Cushing’s Disease

Kelly’s Cure Run, Walk shines spotlight on Cushing’s Disease

VALPARAISO | Alicia Kobe is hoping Kelly’s Cure 5K Run & Walk will not only support friend Kelly Hill McCammon and her family but also raise awareness of Cushing’s Disease.

September 14, 2014 12:00 am
Steam-powered fun

Steam-powered fun

Hesston Steam Museum celebrated its 58th annual Hesston Steam & Power Show over Labor Day weekend with steam-powered fun. The interactive, hands-on train-filled museum will now be open from noon to 5 p.m. Sundays until the Ghost Train rolls in Oct. 18, 19, 25 and 26. The museum is run by…

September 12, 2014 12:00 am
Buck’s brings cargo bikes to region roads

Buck’s brings cargo bikes to region roads

VALPARAISO | Yuba cargo bikes have cruised into Buck’s Bicycle Shop offering a way to literally haul around the whole family.

September 11, 2014 10:30 pm Photos

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Scarecrows contest now accepting applications

Scarecrows contest now accepting applications

The Trail of Scarecrows welcomes guests at Taltree Arboretum & Gardens.

September 10, 2014 11:53 am
Kelly's Cure

Kelly's Cure

Kelly McCammon in a lighter moment with husband Jeff and children: Blake, top right, Mason and Addisyn.

September 04, 2014 1:25 pm
Apple Fest celebrates change of seasons

Apple Fest celebrates change of seasons

LAPORTE | The tradition of ushering in fall continues during the annual Apple Fest from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 13 and Sept. 14 at Garwood Orchards, 5911 W. County Road 50 South.

September 03, 2014 12:00 am
Fun Fest supports Porter County Animal Shelter

Fun Fest supports Porter County Animal Shelter

VALPARAISO | Fun is in the spotlight once again at Kids Power Porter County’s annual event to support Porter County Animal Shelter.

August 29, 2014 12:00 am

Ceremony celebrates Slicer's Kiwanis Field

LAPORTE | The LaPorte Community School Corp. will be holding a rededication ceremony of Kiwanis Field at 6:55 p.m. Friday, Aug. 29, prior to the start of the Slicer football game against Hobart. Please arrive early and join us as we celebrate this exciting ribbon-slicing event and root the S…

August 28, 2014 11:52 pm
Despite legalization, medical marijuana’s future in question

Despite legalization, medical marijuana’s future in question

While medical marijuana has been legalized in 23 states, including Illinois, questions surround its role as a treatment option for a range of medical conditions including seizure disorders, cancer and HIV.

August 24, 2014 3:52 pm
Ready for anything: Drills keep emergency workers on high-alert

Ready for anything: Drills keep emergency workers on high-alert

Whether it’s within the walls or out in communities, health care facilities strive to be ready for emergencies from power outages to extreme weather with preparation, practice and partnerships.

August 22, 2014 11:00 am
Duneland seniors focus on health, wellness

Duneland seniors focus on health, wellness

PORTER | The Duneland Seniors group is hosting its third annual Health and Wellness Fair from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday at Hawthorne Park, 500 Ackerman Road.

August 21, 2014 12:00 am
Duneland seniors focus on health, wellness

Duneland seniors focus on health, wellness

Members of the Duneland Seniors group participated in a range of activities including the Porter Fourth of July parade. The group is hosting its third annual Health and Wellness Fair on Wednesday.

August 21, 2014 12:00 am

Jaycees looking to fill backpacks for students in need

LAPORTE | The LaPorte Jaycees are helping students prepare for the launch of the school year by collecting backpacks, school supplies and toiletries for its 10th annual backpack drive.

August 10, 2014 12:00 am

Jaycees looking to fill backpacks for students in need

LAPORTE | The LaPorte Jaycees are helping students be ready for the launch of the school year by collecting backpacks, school supplies and toiletries for its 10th annual backpack drive.

August 08, 2014 5:34 pm
Cutest baby contest launches Saturday

Cutest baby contest launches Saturday

The 2013 cutest baby girl Mariah Marcotte rides in the last year's Popcorn Festival parade.

August 07, 2014 3:54 pm
Cutest baby contest launches Saturday

Cutest baby contest launches Saturday

VALPARAISO | The 2014 Valparaiso Popcorn Festival Cutest Baby Contest preliminaries are from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at City Hall, 166 Lincolnway.

August 07, 2014 3:52 pm
Benefit concert celebrates mom’s generosity

Benefit concert celebrates mom’s generosity

VALPARAISO | Cody Hauber has seen his mother’s generous spirit in action and now he hopes to bring together the community on her behalf for a second benefit concert from 5 to 10 p.m. Aug. 9 at Central Park Plaza.

August 01, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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BalloonFest

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Balloons take off at the Porter County Fair.

July 18, 2014 5:03 pm
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July 18, 2014 4:50 pm
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4-H’ers stand ready during the 2013 goat show.

July 16, 2014 12:00 am
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Joan Grott, Porter County 4-H youth extension educator, smiles during the 2013 4-H project check-in event.

July 16, 2014 12:00 am
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Artwork is propped up after being checked in as part of the 2013 4-H project check-in event.

July 16, 2014 12:00 am
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Serving the community is part of the 4-H’s mission so it is no surprise that many 4-H members return to volunteer as they get older.

July 16, 2014 12:00 am
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Serving the community is part of the 4-H’s mission so it is no surprise that many 4-H members return to volunteer as they get older.

July 16, 2014 12:00 am
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The grandstands are filled with fans enjoying a show during the 2013 Porter County Fair.

July 16, 2014 12:00 am
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Vaunn Bailey visits the animals at the fair’s free grounds exhibit that features animals provided by local farmers.

July 16, 2014 12:00 am
LCA celebrates art at home for its annual fundraiser

LCA celebrates art at home for its annual fundraiser

MICHIGAN CITY | The annual ArtBash fundraiser will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Lubeznik Center for the Arts, 101 W. Second St.

July 10, 2014 12:05 am
First queen presides over county fair

First queen presides over county fair

LAPORTE | Melissa Smoker will reign over the LaPorte County Fair after being selected as the first queen at the state’s oldest county fair.

July 09, 2014 12:00 am
First queen presides over county fair

First queen presides over county fair

LAPORTE | Melissa Smoker will reign over the LaPorte County Fair after being selected as the first queen at the state’s oldest county fair.

July 07, 2014 5:06 pm
New cubs in spotlight at BBQ at Zoo

New cubs in spotlight at BBQ at Zoo

MICHIGAN CITY | BBQ at the Zoo is one of Washington Park Zoo's largest annual fundraisers featuring food, the magic of Matt Kalita, up-close meet-and-greets with some animals and a silent auction.

July 04, 2014 12:00 am
LCA celebrates art at home for its annual fund-raiser

LCA celebrates art at home for its annual fund-raiser

MICHIGAN CITY | The annual ArtBash fund-raiser will have a home backdrop for the first time: taking place at the Lubeznik Center for the Arts at 6 p.m. Saturday July 12 at the center, 101 W. Second St.

July 03, 2014 5:05 pm

Porter celebrates holiday with annual Family 4th Fest

Porter | The Family 4th Fest will be filled with turtles, music, pancakes, games, rides and fireworks from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. at Hawthorne Park, 500 Ackerman Drive.

July 03, 2014 3:55 pm
Jaycees celebrate July 4 holiday with annual parade, fireworks

Jaycees celebrate July 4 holiday with annual parade, fireworks

LAPORTE | The LaPorte Jaycee’s 68th annual Fourth of July parade steps off at 10 a.m. Friday July 4. The theme is “Our Heroes: We can because they do.”

July 03, 2014 10:22 am

Porter celebrates holiday with annual Family 4th Fest

PORTER | The Family 4th Fest will be filled with turtles, music, pancakes, games, rides and fireworks from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. at Hawthorne Park, 500 Ackerman Drive.

July 02, 2014 12:00 am
New cubs in spotlight at BBQ at Zoo

New cubs in spotlight at BBQ at Zoo

MICHIGAN CITY | BBQ at the Zoo is one of Washington Park Zoo's largest annual fundraisers featuring food, the magic of Matt Kalita, up-close meet-and-greets with some animals and a silent auction.

July 01, 2014 5:03 pm

Jaycees celebrate Fourth holiday with annual parade, fireworks

LAPORTE | The LaPorte Jaycee’s 68th annual Fourth of July parade steps off at 10 a.m. Friday July 4 celebrating heroes with this year’s theme: “Our Heroes: We can because they do.”

July 01, 2014 4:30 pm
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