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Queen to preside over LaPorte County Fair

Queen to preside over LaPorte County Fair

LAPORTE | A royal addition is premiering at the 2014 LaPorte County Fair.

April 20, 2014 12:00 am
Creativity fills space at annual art show

Creativity fills space at annual art show

VALPARAISO | Senior Makenna Fetch has been attending the Valparaiso High School Honors Art Show since she was in sixth grade.

April 18, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Conference delves into teens, stress

Conference delves into teens, stress

VALPARAISO | A Positive Approach to Teen Health will spotlight stress’s impact on teens as well as how adults can help them cope at its 10th annual seminar, “American Teens in Crisis: Teens Under Stress.”

April 10, 2014 11:31 am
Essay snapped up by national magazine

Essay snapped up by national magazine

VALPARAISO | Karen Gay’s look back at her love for “Bessie” has put her in the national spotlight.

April 06, 2014 12:00 am
Conference delves into teens, stress

Conference delves into teens, stress

VALPARAISO | A Positive Approach to Teen Health will spotlight stress’s impact on teens as well as how adults can help them cope at its 10th annual seminar, “American Teens in Crisis: Teens Under Stress.”

April 06, 2014 12:00 am
Art show spotlights students’ talents

Art show spotlights students’ talents

VALPARAISO | The artistic talents and hard work of Valparaiso High School students will be on display as part of the 23rd annual Honors Art Show.

April 05, 2014 5:20 pm
SMALL-BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: M.O.M.s Method

SMALL-BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: M.O.M.s Method

CHESTERTON | Orlee Glazer is bringing a blend of ballet, Pilates, barre classes and stretch conditioning to region women with her M.O.M.s Method barre fitness facility.

March 29, 2014 4:05 pm Photos

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Essay snapped up by national magazine

Essay snapped up by national magazine

VALPARAISO | Karen Gay’s look back at her love for “Bessie” has put her in the national spotlight.

March 19, 2014 6:28 pm

Prom dresses sought for Saturday swap

WANATAH | Marianne Juscik-Minier’s conversation last year with her sister on the price of attending prom sparked the idea for launching a Prom Dress Swap.

March 19, 2014 6:32 pm

Prom dresses sought for Saturday swap

WANATAH | Marianne Juscik-Minier’s conversation last year with her sister on the price of attending prom sparked the idea for launching a Prom Dress Swap.

March 19, 2014 12:00 am
Collaboration creates stronger agencies throughout region

Collaboration creates stronger agencies throughout region

When agencies work together, they create stronger community ties and help further their mission and goals.

March 16, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Events mark City Hall changes, state of city

Events mark City Hall changes, state of city

LAPORTE | LaPorte Mayor Blair Milo will be looking back and ahead as well as celebrating City Hall updates at upcoming events.

March 14, 2014 3:54 pm
Life-saving actions honored by American Red Cross

Life-saving actions honored by American Red Cross

VALPARAISO | Porter County Sheriff’s Sgt. Jeremy Chavez’s life-saving actions were recently recognized by the American Red Cross, which presented him with the Lifesaving Award for the Professional Responder.

March 11, 2014 1:36 pm
Family-owned Leeps Supply celebrates service, values foundation

Family-owned Leeps Supply celebrates service, values foundation

Leeps Supply continues to build on its core components of service and values since launching 60 years ago in Highland.

March 09, 2014 6:00 am Photos

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Egg hunt rolls out April 19 at new location

Egg hunt rolls out April 19 at new location

VALPARAISO | The MOMS Club’s Easter Egg Hunt will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 19 at a new location, Westside Park at the south end of Westside Park Avenue just off of Joliet Road.

March 07, 2014 4:02 pm
Report: Dunes drives millions into local communities

Report: Dunes drives millions into local communities

The Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore helped infuse $75.9 million into local communities in 2012, according to a National Park Service report.

March 07, 2014 3:00 pm

Superhero, princess bash benefits animal shelter

VALPARAISO | Kids Power Porter County is spinning out a crowning fund-raiser for the Porter County Animal Shelter.

February 19, 2014 12:00 am
Disposal program collects thousands of drugs since launching

Disposal program collects thousands of drugs since launching

VALPARAISO | The Valparaiso Police Department continues to be a drop-off point for unwanted and expired prescription drugs and in 2013, more than 1,580 pounds were collected.

February 18, 2014 3:51 pm
Coffee with Cop opportunity to connect with officers

Coffee with Cop opportunity to connect with officers

LAPORTE | The LaPorte Police Department is connecting with community members at its latest Coffee with a Cop from 7 to 10 a.m. Thursday Feb. 20 at B&J’s American Café, 607 Lincolnway.

February 17, 2014 3:26 pm

Pee Wee Prom celebrates connections, creates memories

PORTAGE | Couples will dance along the yellow brick road at the Portage Township YMCA’s Pee Wee Prom from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday March 7 at the YMCA, 3100 Willowcreek Road.

February 17, 2014 12:00 am

Super hero, princess bash benefits animal shelter

VALPARAISO | Kids Power Porter County is spinning out a crowning fund-raiser for the Porter County Animal Shelter.

February 13, 2014 4:13 pm
Pee Wee Prom celebrates connections, creates memories

Pee Wee Prom celebrates connections, creates memories

PORTAGE | Couples will dance along the yellow brick road at the Portage Township YMCA’s Pee Wee Prom from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday March 7 at the YMCA, 3100 Willowcreek Road.

February 13, 2014 12:25 pm
Reception celebrates senior art, talent

Reception celebrates senior art, talent

Guests at the 2013 Senior Art Fair view artwork at the Portage Public Library.

February 12, 2014 2:22 pm
Wellman honored with Citizen Square Award

Wellman honored with Citizen Square Award

VALPARAISO | Bill Wellman’s impact and contributions to the community were recognized as part of the annual Citizen Square Award event.

February 09, 2014 6:34 pm
MADE IN NWI: Former iron worker crafts couture apparel for gymnastics, dance, cheer

MADE IN NWI: Former iron worker crafts couture apparel for gymnastics, dance, cheer

A former ironworker with a bachelor's degree in fine arts, fashion designer Michele Rentas found a new path during daughter Alyssa's gymnastics meets.

February 08, 2014 12:30 pm Photos

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Memorial Elementary Principal Debbie Misecko and Kevin Kosek, co-chair of the project’s design day and children’s committee, listen to third-graders' ideas.

January 30, 2014 1:02 pm
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Memorial Elementary Principal (from left) Debbie Misecko and parent volunteer Allyson Murphy listen to ideas from first-graders.

January 30, 2014 1:01 pm
Valentine fundraiser sends love to animal shelter

Valentine fundraiser sends love to animal shelter

VALPARAISO | Kids Power Porter County members are singing their way to support Porter County Animal Shelter with a Valentine’s Day fund-raiser.

January 29, 2014 12:00 am
Valentine’s fundraiser sends love to animal shelter

Valentine’s fundraiser sends love to animal shelter

VALPARAISO | Kids Power Porter County members are singing their way to support Porter County Animal Shelter with a Valentine’s Day fundraiser.

January 24, 2014 3:27 pm
Festival celebrates winter season

Festival celebrates winter season

LAPORTE | WinterFest features a mix of events and activities from a fun run and ice sculpture creations to carriage rides and a Chicago Blackhawks street hockey clinic.

January 24, 2014 12:00 am
Festival celebrates winter season

Festival celebrates winter season

LAPORTE | WinterFest features a mix of events and activities from a fun run and ice sculpture creations to carriage rides and a Chicago Blackhawks street hockey clinic.

January 22, 2014 2:25 pm Photos

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Keeping seniors safe

VALPARAISO | The Valparaiso Police Department’s Senior Care Program helps registered seniors stay informed and safe.

January 19, 2014 12:00 am
Winter Glow Ball to support Michigan City organizations

Winter Glow Ball to support Michigan City organizations

MICHIGAN CITY | Mayor Ron Meer is hosting his first mayor’s ball, the 2014 Winter Glow Ball, from 6 to 11 p.m. Feb. 8 at the Blue Chip Casino Hotel and Spa Stardust Event Center.

January 18, 2014 4:48 pm
A competition to sink their teeth into

A competition to sink their teeth into

Members of the Dental Study Club of Northwest Indiana will test their knowledge and skills at the inaugral World Team Treatment Planning Championships in Scottsdale, Ariz., next week.

January 17, 2014 3:00 pm Photos

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Mayor hosting Winter Glow Ball to support organizations

Mayor hosting Winter Glow Ball to support organizations

MICHIGAN CITY | Mayor Ron Meer is hosting his first mayor’s ball, the 2014 Winter Glow Ball, from 6 to 11 p.m. Saturday Feb. 8 at the Blue Chip Casino Hotel and Spa Stardust Event Center.

January 16, 2014 5:32 pm
K-9s continue to serve community, take bite out of crime

K-9s continue to serve community, take bite out of crime

VALPARAISO | The Valparaiso Police Department’s K-9 program continues to make an impact since launching in 2000.

January 15, 2014 1:06 pm
Deputy, tow truck driver honored for rescue assistance

Deputy, tow truck driver honored for rescue assistance

LAPORTE | LaPorte County Sheriff’s Deputy Rashaun Sinclair and Leonard Petrone of John's Garage in Wanatah were recently recognized at a LaPorte County Sheriff’s Department merit board meeting for saving the life of a man in December.

January 10, 2014 12:41 pm
AmeriCorps program continues to fill need at PCACS

AmeriCorps program continues to fill need at PCACS

PORTER COUNTY | PCACS’s latest AmeriCorps program member is diving in to help with the Energy Assistance Program.

January 05, 2014 12:00 am
Valparaiso native's project highlights sustainable living

Valparaiso native's project highlights sustainable living

Valparaiso native John Cribbs is striving to shine a spotlight on sustainable living, recently participating in the U.S. Department of Energy's Solar Decathlon.

December 28, 2013 6:00 am Photos

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Compressed calendar shortens holiday shipping season

Compressed calendar shortens holiday shipping season

A later Thanksgiving holiday has created a shorter shipping season and less time to get gifts going to recipients.

December 14, 2013 6:45 pm Photos

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Santa statue spreads holiday cheer year after year

Santa statue spreads holiday cheer year after year

LAPORTE | Jerry Kabelin remembers the uproar that ensued when Santa lost his head for a spell one year – a sign of the special place that the statue has in the hearts of LaPorte residents.

November 29, 2013 12:00 am
SEVEN in ‘Restaurant Impossible’ spotlight with show debut

SEVEN in ‘Restaurant Impossible’ spotlight with show debut

LAPORTE | When Chef Robert Irvine’s makeover process is revealed, SEVEN restaurant owners Tonya James and Chad Cook will be with close friends, family and staff before opening their doors to the public.

November 22, 2013 12:00 am
Santa comes to town with annual parade

Santa comes to town with annual parade

LAPORTE | Santa is coming to town for his annual parade in downtown LaPorte!

November 19, 2013 5:35 pm
Lighting up the holidays

Lighting up the holidays

VALPARAISO | The Winter Lights displays at Sunset Hill, 775 Meridian Road, launched Saturday with the Winter Lights Night Festival. The free drive-through event will continue every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 5 to 9 p.m. beginning Thanksgiving weekend through New Year's Day.

November 19, 2013 10:45 am
First snow hits LaPorte

First snow hits LaPorte

November 13, 2013 6:06 pm Related
MP special guest at Memorial Elementary's Veterans Day celebration

MP special guest at Memorial Elementary's Veterans Day celebration

VALPARAISO | Students at Memorial Elementary School saluted veterans Friday through song and readings along with a special guest, Army Sgt. William Watkins, husband of teacher Alicia Watkins.

November 08, 2013 5:57 pm Photos

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Curly’s Custom Cycles builds on magazine recognition

Curly’s Custom Cycles builds on magazine recognition

CHESTERTON | Curly’s Custom Cycles continues to land in the national spotlight – this time on the cover of American Bagger magazine. The November issue features the most expensive build put together by the team at the American V-twin full-service and custom shop.

November 05, 2013 6:00 am Photos

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Trick-or-treat hours set; glow sticks offered

Trick-or-treat hours set; glow sticks offered

PORTAGE | The Downtown Business District, along Central Avenue, will be open for trick-or-treating from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Thursday Oct. 31. Businesses that are participating will have a sign in their window/door.

October 29, 2013 4:36 pm
Halloween fun for little ghosts, goblins

Halloween fun for little ghosts, goblins

CHESTERTON | We hope you have a safe and frightfully fun Halloween! Trick-or-treat hours in Chesterton are from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday Oct. 31.

October 29, 2013 2:48 pm
Halloween happenings fill weekend calendar

Halloween happenings fill weekend calendar

VALPARAISO | It’s the weekend before Halloween and there are tons of events going on around Porter County! Did we miss something? Share on one of our community Facebook pages: www.facebook.com/valpocommunity, www.facebook.com/dunelandcommunity or www.facebook.com/portagecommunity!

October 22, 2013 6:07 pm
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