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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

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

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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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
Don't let 'business casual' debate heat up

Don't let 'business casual' debate heat up

For many companies, warmer weather and the more relaxed vibe of summer mean a wardrobe switch to "business casual."

June 21, 2014 10:04 pm Photos

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Contestants compete for first queen title

Contestants compete for first queen title

LAPORTE | Five ladies will vie to reign as the first LaPorte County Fair queen.

June 12, 2014 11:43 am
Michigan City photographer captures Most Artistic preservation photo

Michigan City photographer captures Most Artistic preservation photo

MICHIGAN CITY | It was a cool day in July last year when Laura A. Niemiec set out to capture the iconic Michigan City Lighthouse.

June 01, 2014 12:00 am
College grads need time, tools, connections in search

College grads need time, tools, connections in search

Helping connect graduates to jobs for 14 years, Sharese Dudley-Mora said positions are available, it just takes longer to locate them.

May 31, 2014 10:30 pm Photos

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Region experts weigh in on minimum wage debate

Region experts weigh in on minimum wage debate

As debate continues to swirl around boosting the federal minimum wage, region experts offer their insights into the proposed increase’s effects.

May 24, 2014 2:00 pm Photos

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Michigan City photographer captures Most Artistic preservation photo

Michigan City photographer captures Most Artistic preservation photo

MICHIGAN CITY | It was a cool day in July last year when Laura A. Niemiec set out to capture the iconic Michigan City Lighthouse.

May 13, 2014 5:10 pm
Red Ribbon awards recognize students’ creativity

Red Ribbon awards recognize students’ creativity

VALPARAISO | “Don’t Joke Around with Drugs” and “Drugs Will Get You a New Ride” (in a police car) were among the messages at the annual Porter County Red Ribbon Campaign Awards breakfast Tuesday at Old Town Banquet Center.

May 11, 2014 11:00 pm Photos

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Red Ribbon awards recognize students’ creativity

Red Ribbon awards recognize students’ creativity

Boone Grove High School sophomore Destiny Billings signs her winning poster design at the Porter County Red Ribbon Campaign event on Tuesday in Valparaiso.

May 07, 2014 12:18 pm
Red Ribbon awards recognize students’ creativity

Red Ribbon awards recognize students’ creativity

The Porter County Red Ribbon Campaign Awards recognized local students Tuesday for their posters. Pictured, from left, are Destiny Billings,Samantha Fazekas, Alyssa Suprenant, Julia Larson, Theo Coulopoulos and Cashmir Morris.

May 07, 2014 12:17 pm
Emergency scenario sharpens scout skills

Emergency scenario sharpens scout skills

PORTER COUNTY | Portraying roles of victims, rescuers and locators, local scouts took on the scene of a mock plane crash on their way to an Emergency Preparedness Badge.

May 07, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Balloon launch returns to Porter County fairgrounds

VALPARAISO | Balloons will hit the skies once again as the Valparaiso Noon Kiwanis Club’s Hot Air BalloonFest soars back as part of the 2014 Porter County Fair.

April 28, 2014 11:19 am
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 25, 2014 5:30 pm
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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Creativity fills space at annual art show

Creativity fills space at annual art show

Makenna Fetch smiles in front of her gallery space at the Valparaiso High School Honors Art Show.

April 18, 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 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
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