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Shade Brigade hits Essex Park

VALPARAISO | The Shade Brigade tackled its largest project to date on Saturday, planting more than 100 trees in the Essex Park subdivision.

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Adults help teens cope with stress

VALPARAISO | A group of adults learned Tuesday how to help teenagers recognize, reduce and cope with stress in healthy ways.

April 15, 2014 5:17 pm

Cub Scouts help plant the future

VALPARAISO | Cub Scout Pack 902 dug into the ground Saturday and left a legacy for generations to come.

April 12, 2014 7:30 pm
Hyper Diaper Drive to help families in need

Hyper Diaper Drive to help families in need

VALPARAISO | The Family & Youth Services Bureau is seeking to collect 311 boxes or packages of diapers between April 3-11.

March 30, 2014 10:05 pm

Author meeting planned at Valparaiso library

VALPARAISO | An informal author meet and greet will take place from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. April 17 at the Valparaiso branch of the Porter County Public Library, 103 Jefferson St.

March 30, 2014 12:00 am
Women are on a mission at garage sale

Women are on a mission at garage sale

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP | Nancy Silva and Jen Biancardi plan to give away all of the money they earn at The Times Ultimate Indoor Garage Sale on April 12 at the Porter County Expo Center.

March 30, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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City's diversity group to join Valpo Next effort

VALPARAISO | The city's Advisory Human Relations Council agreed Tuesday to meet with officials from the Valpo Next initiative, which seeks to develop a vision of how Valparaiso should look for the next 10, 20 or 30 years.

March 25, 2014 8:15 pm
VU law students get lesson in diversity, inclusion

VU law students get lesson in diversity, inclusion

VALPARAISO | Just because an organization is diverse doesn't mean it's inclusive, a consultant told 340 Valparaiso University law students, faculty and staff Monday.

March 25, 2014 5:45 pm Photos

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Diversity should foster inclusion, VU law students told

Diversity should foster inclusion, VU law students told

VALPARAISO | Just because an organization is diverse doesn't mean it's inclusive, a diversity consultant said Monday.

March 24, 2014 5:44 pm
Fronius donates solar inverters to career center

Fronius donates solar inverters to career center

VALPARAISO | Students at the Porter County Career and Technical Center received a gift Tuesday from Fronius USA LLC that will help them gain more hands on experience with solar energy.

March 18, 2014 6:00 pm Photos

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Porter County reducing juveniles in detention

Porter County reducing juveniles in detention

VALPARAISO | Fewer youngsters are staying at the Porter County Juvenile Detention Center thanks to new efforts outlined Tuesday by juvenile justice officials.

March 12, 2014 7:55 pm Photos

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Program seeks to match veterans with employers

Program seeks to match veterans with employers

During the recent snowstorms, the Indiana National Guard was out in full force helping residents.

March 11, 2014 7:45 pm

Police: Statistics show no racial profiling

VALPARAISO | Porter County and Valparaiso police officials presented statistics last week that indicate there is no racial profiling being done by their officers when they make traffic stops.

March 03, 2014 12:00 am
Immanuel Lutheran Church marks 150 years in Valpo

Immanuel Lutheran Church marks 150 years in Valpo

VALPARAISO | Immanuel Lutheran Church kicked off its 150th anniversary celebration Sunday with a Hymn Festival featuring amateur and professional performers of all ages.

March 02, 2014 7:30 pm Photos

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Families seek health at YMCA, Methodist event

Families seek health at YMCA, Methodist event

VALPARAISO | Like many mothers, Leah Bromley has been trying to get her children to eat healthier and exercise more.

February 22, 2014 7:00 pm Photos

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10 area students advance to March 8 spelling bee in Wheeler

10 area students advance to March 8 spelling bee in Wheeler

UNION TOWNSHIP | Ten of the area's best student spellers have clinched a spot at the Kankakee Valley REMC Final Spelling Bee on March 8.

February 15, 2014 5:30 pm Photos

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Substance abuse council unveils new logo

Substance abuse council unveils new logo

VALPARAISO | The Porter County Substance Abuse Council Coalition has unveiled a new logo it hopes will help increase awareness and conversation about its cause.

February 13, 2014 7:00 pm Photos

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VU students raise money for children's hospital at marathon event

VU students raise money for children's hospital at marathon event

VALPARAISO | Olivia Pierce, 7, stood in front of more than 400 Valparaiso University students on Saturday and shared a special message.

February 01, 2014 7:30 pm Photos

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Valparaiso residents can support diversity online

VALPARAISO | Residents who want to pledge opposition to discrimination can now do so online.

January 30, 2014 3:00 am
Folds of Honor envelops military families

Folds of Honor envelops military families

VALPARAISO | Don Quijote Restaurant was transformed Sunday into a USO club from the 1940s, recreating the warm, friendly atmosphere enjoyed by U.S. soldiers who were far away from home in World War II.

January 26, 2014 11:15 pm Photos

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Porter County seeks to solve jail sewage problems

VALPARAISO | Porter County Commissioners agreed Tuesday to move forward with a plan to address the sewage problems created by inmates at the county jail.

January 21, 2014 4:26 pm
MLK's 'beloved community' touted at VU

MLK's 'beloved community' touted at VU

VALPARAISO | Standing up for the ideals espoused by Martin Luther King Jr. will continue to require sacrifice and suffering, a Valparaiso University professor said Monday.

January 20, 2014 4:50 pm Photos

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Schools 'little pill mills' for Rx drug abuse, expert warns

Schools 'little pill mills' for Rx drug abuse, expert warns

VALPARAISO | Prescription drugs are the fastest growing drug problem in the United States and are being used more than any illegal drug except marijuana, a local drugs and forensics expert said Tuesday.

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Savvy brides-to-be pose wedding vendor challenge

Savvy brides-to-be pose wedding vendor challenge

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP | The elegant strains of a harp greeted brides-to-be and their families Sunday at the Northwest Indiana Bridal Expo.

January 12, 2014 5:45 pm Photos

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Health care act tops questions at Visclosky forum

Health care act tops questions at Visclosky forum

VALPARAISO | The Affordable Care Act was on the minds of many of the residents who attended a town hall meeting with U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky at Valparaiso City Hall Saturday morning.

January 04, 2014 6:00 pm Photos

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Dayspring expands services for homeless women

VALPARAISO | When the Dayspring Center for homeless women opened its doors in October 2012, organizers expected to serve about two dozen women.

December 29, 2013 5:37 pm
Wheeler High School program sheds light on teen suicide

Wheeler High School program sheds light on teen suicide

UNION TOWNSHIP | The suicide of a Wheeler High School student earlier this year was the catalyst for a program offered Monday at the school.

December 16, 2013 9:15 pm Photos

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Show promotes staying active in winter

Show promotes staying active in winter

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP | As snow flurries swirled outside the Porter County Expo Center on Sunday, the Winter Snow Show inside offered plenty of ways to enjoy the season.

December 08, 2013 5:04 pm

Architect: Refurbishing Central Elementary poses challenges

VALPARAISO | Changing the physical structure of Central Elementary School would be extremely challenging, an architectural expert told the Valparaiso Community Schools board Wednesday.

December 04, 2013 9:12 pm
Breaking the Silence event targets substance abuse, addiction issues

Breaking the Silence event targets substance abuse, addiction issues

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP | Jaime Bauer felt like she was living a double life.

December 03, 2013 7:06 pm Photos

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Event set to help parents talk to kids about drugs

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP | An upcoming program aims to give parents the tools to talk to their children about the dangers of drug use.

December 01, 2013 12:00 am
VHS students learn how to use a roundabout

VHS students learn how to use a roundabout

VALPARAISO | As Valparaiso High School students scurried to their classes on Wednesday, they encountered something many drivers are seeing these days.

November 29, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Career center store opens for business

Career center store opens for business

VALPARAISO | 18 on Franklin is officially open for business.

November 26, 2013 8:06 pm Photos

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Valpo dedicates its newest roundabout with holiday ceremony

Valpo dedicates its newest roundabout with holiday ceremony

VALPARAISO | The city officially welcomed its newest roundabout, along with the holiday season, with speeches, a visit by Santa and the lighting of a Christmas tree.

November 24, 2013 11:30 pm Photos

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Portage craft fair benefits kids with special needs

Portage craft fair benefits kids with special needs

PORTAGE | The Portage High School field house was transformed Saturday into a shopper's paradise, and it was all for a good cause.

November 23, 2013 6:30 pm Photos

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Valpo students honored for perfect ISTEP scores

VALPARAISO | Academic excellence took center stage Tuesday night as the Valparaiso Community Schools board honored students with perfect ISTEP scores.

November 19, 2013 8:42 pm
Philanthropy has its day

Philanthropy has its day

CHESTERTON | Area fundraising professionals gathered Thursday at Sand Creek Country Club to honor the people and organizations that lead philanthropy efforts in the region.

November 14, 2013 4:20 pm Photos

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Speaker describes effort to help veterans' families

VALPARAISO | As the nation honored its veterans on Monday, a local Vietnam veteran shared details of an organization that supports families of soldiers killed or disabled in the line of duty.

November 11, 2013 4:03 pm

Remembering to say 'thank you' to a veteran

CHESTERTON | For many veterans, hearing two little words can mean more than any medals they may have received, a speaker at a Veterans Day program said Sunday.

November 10, 2013 6:00 pm

Valpo schools move forward with facility upgrades

VALPARAISO | Valparaiso Community Schools will move forward with a plan to perform needed maintenance projects at every building in the district.

November 05, 2013 9:00 pm

Valparaiso Kennel Club show honors military dogs

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP | While serving in the Army in Vietnam, John Meeks relied on the protection and companionship of his dog, Artus.

October 26, 2013 4:18 pm

Local families open homes to international students at VU

VALPARAISO | As an international student at Valparaiso University in the early 1990s, Charles Nathan remembers spending Thanksgiving in a nearly empty dormitory.

October 20, 2013 11:30 pm

Study: Valpo schools enrollment to decline

VALPARAISO | While enrollment in Valparaiso Community Schools will increase slightly in the next five years, it is expected to decline beyond that, a demographics expert said Tuesday.

October 15, 2013 10:10 pm
Porter County hunger walk seeks to rebuild

Porter County hunger walk seeks to rebuild

VALPARAISO | When the Greater Porter County CROP Hunger Walk began more than 30 years ago, it was one of only a few local walks throughout the country raising funds for charities.

October 13, 2013 8:15 pm Photos

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Scream fest relieves stress, raises money for agencies in Valparaiso

Scream fest relieves stress, raises money for agencies in Valparaiso

VALPARAISO | Destony Dupriest placed her toes behind a green line, leaned forward and let out a high-pitched shriek.

October 12, 2013 8:11 pm Photos

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Valpo High School students explore Egyptian tombs

Valpo High School students explore Egyptian tombs

VALPARAISO | A famed Egyptologist took Valparaiso High School Latin students on a journey 3,300 years back in time, as he shared photos of his excavations of the tombs of Egyptian nobility.

October 08, 2013 12:35 pm Photos

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Kids have fun while helping animals

Kids have fun while helping animals

VALPARAISO | A black pony named Thunder slowly paced the grounds outside the Porter County Animal Shelter as children waited their turn for a ride.

October 06, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Valpo School Board OKs bond issue

VALPARAISO | Valparaiso Community Schools agreed Tuesday to move forward with a short-term bond issue for maintenance projects at every building in the district.

October 01, 2013 7:06 pm
Leaders urged to ask better questions

Leaders urged to ask better questions

VALPARAISO | Good leadership is all about asking better questions, an expert in the field said Monday.

September 30, 2013 3:47 pm
Festival offers glimpse into farming's past

Festival offers glimpse into farming's past

VALPARAISO | For nearly 40 years, it's helped bring the past alive.

September 28, 2013 11:30 pm Photos

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