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Valpo schools pay back money owed to teachers

VALPARAISO | With the financial condition of its general fund improving, the Valparaiso Community Schools board agreed Thursday to pay back money it owes to the Valparaiso Teachers Association.

July 17, 2014 4:54 pm
Memorial Opera House rocks out to raise funds

Memorial Opera House rocks out to raise funds

VALPARAISO | The Memorial Opera House's Rock the House fundraiser Sunday offered something for fans of all musical tastes.

July 13, 2014 5:40 pm Photos

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Workshop explores schools' role with LGBTQ youth

VALPARAISO | Area professionals learned Tuesday about creating a healthy and supportive climate for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth in schools.

July 08, 2014 9:00 pm

Golf outing to help Porter County students with visual impairments

VALPARAISO | Porter County students who are visually impaired soon will receive new technology essential for them to become college or career ready, thanks to a fundraiser by Golden Tech.

July 07, 2014 12:00 am

Human relations group seeks new members

VALPARAISO | With its ranks depleted through resignations and inactive members, the city's Advisory Human Relations Council is seeking to add four new people.

June 24, 2014 6:19 pm
Hound & Found reunites pets with owners

Hound & Found reunites pets with owners

VALPARAISO | Zeus made his escape last spring, but his freedom didn't last long.

June 22, 2014 11:30 pm
Festival showcases Portage's heritage

Festival showcases Portage's heritage

PORTAGE | Melissa Nicholson and her daughter, Alena, 7, learned Saturday what it was like to live in an early 20th century farmhouse.

June 21, 2014 6:16 pm Photos

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Serving culinary delights for good causes

Serving culinary delights for good causes

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP | Those attending the Porter County Taste of Care on Thursday feasted on dozens of culinary delights — and it was all to support two good causes.

June 19, 2014 8:12 pm Photos

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Boone Grove graduation: 'Best Day of My Life'

Boone Grove graduation: 'Best Day of My Life'

BOONE GROVE – Boone Grove High School senior choir members made it clear how they felt about their graduation day with the name of the song they chose to perform at Sunday's ceremony.

June 08, 2014 5:31 pm Photos

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ValpoNEXT begins prioritizing ideas

VALPARAISO | Residents got the chance Wednesday to vote on ideas from among the 1,200-plus collected at workshops and online as part of the ValpoNEXT strategic vision process.

May 28, 2014 8:57 pm
'All they really ask is that we remember them'

'All they really ask is that we remember them'

CHESTERTON | A large crowd walked silently Sunday up to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall and placed their hands on the names of those who had died.

May 25, 2014 7:21 pm Photos

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First-graders outsmart relatives in mock game show

PORTAGE | Several first-graders blew away their competition in a mock game show Thursday at Myers Elementary School.

May 22, 2014 12:00 am

Program links bullying, substance abuse and mental health

VALPARAISO | Children who bully and are bullied are more likely to have mental health issues and engage in substance abuse, according to research presented this past week at the Family & Youth Services Bureau.

May 19, 2014 11:29 am
Camp helps kids heal after death of a loved one

Camp helps kids heal after death of a loved one

VALPARAISO | About 20 children formed a circle and held hands Saturday as they took turns speaking about their loved ones who had died recently.

May 10, 2014 6:02 pm

All About Art takes kids beyond the classroom

VALPARAISO | A camp designed to bring in-depth art experiences to elementary and middle school students will take place June 9-27 at Valparaiso University.

May 09, 2014 7:49 am
Chalk the Walk plans to mark up another year

Chalk the Walk plans to mark up another year

VALPARAISO | Local sponsors and artists are being sought for the second annual Chalk the Walk, set for June 14 on the sidewalks surrounding the Porter County Courthouse.

May 05, 2014 12:07 pm
Walkers embrace hospice as their 'extended family'

Walkers embrace hospice as their 'extended family'

VALPARAISO | The Visiting Nurse Association's 13th annual Stroll for Hospice stepped off Sunday from a new venue with lots of new faces.

May 04, 2014 7:48 pm Photos

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March for Babies helps kids 'walk across the finish line'

March for Babies helps kids 'walk across the finish line'

VALPARAISO | Luke Nestorovich, 5, has never been able to cross the March for Babies finish line without being carried or supported by his parents' hands or a walker.

April 27, 2014 9:30 pm Photos

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Pets take center stage at Porter Co. event

Pets take center stage at Porter Co. event

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP | Crystal Anderson-Flanigan watched as her son, Andrew, 19 months, gently stroked a cat who was up for adoption by the Porter County Animal Shelter.

April 26, 2014 8:15 pm Photos

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Human relations group shares ideas with ValpoNEXT

VALPARAISO | The city's Advisory Human Relations Council met Tuesday with officials from the ValpoNEXT initiative, which is developing a vision of how Valparaiso should look for the next 10, 20 or 30 years.

April 24, 2014 12:05 am

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.

April 19, 2014 10:00 pm

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.

January 14, 2014 8:52 pm Photos

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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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