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VALPARAISO | Valparaiso University kicked off a new academic year with a tradition that's more than eight decades old.
More women are joining the ranks of the North Porter County Conservation Club, and the organization is promoting a new course designed just for them.
VALPARAISO | Porter County residents are more likely to die from a heroin overdose than a car crash.
VALPARAISO | Nearly 90 golfers hit the course at the Valparaiso Country Club Thursday to give blind students the technology they need to become college or career ready.
VALPARAISO | The city's Advisory Human Relations Council wants to change the way Valparaiso is perceived by other communities in terms of diversity and race relations.
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.
VALPARAISO | The Memorial Opera House's Rock the House fundraiser Sunday offered something for fans of all musical tastes.
VALPARAISO | Area professionals learned Tuesday about creating a healthy and supportive climate for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth in schools.
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.
VALPARAISO | With its ranks depleted through resignations and inactive members, the city's Advisory Human Relations Council is seeking to add four new people.
VALPARAISO | Zeus made his escape last spring, but his freedom didn't last long.
PORTAGE | Melissa Nicholson and her daughter, Alena, 7, learned Saturday what it was like to live in an early 20th century farmhouse.
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.
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.
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.
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.
PORTAGE | Several first-graders blew away their competition in a mock game show Thursday at Myers Elementary School.
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.
VALPARAISO | About 20 children formed a circle and held hands Saturday as they took turns speaking about their loved ones who had died recently.
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.
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.
VALPARAISO | The Visiting Nurse Association's 13th annual Stroll for Hospice stepped off Sunday from a new venue with lots of new faces.
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.
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.
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.
VALPARAISO | The Shade Brigade tackled its largest project to date on Saturday, planting more than 100 trees in the Essex Park subdivision.
VALPARAISO | A group of adults learned Tuesday how to help teenagers recognize, reduce and cope with stress in healthy ways.
VALPARAISO | Cub Scout Pack 902 dug into the ground Saturday and left a legacy for generations to come.
VALPARAISO | The Family & Youth Services Bureau is seeking to collect 311 boxes or packages of diapers between April 3-11.
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.
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.
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.
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.
VALPARAISO | Just because an organization is diverse doesn't mean it's inclusive, a diversity consultant said Monday.
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.
VALPARAISO | Fewer youngsters are staying at the Porter County Juvenile Detention Center thanks to new efforts outlined Tuesday by juvenile justice officials.
During the recent snowstorms, the Indiana National Guard was out in full force helping residents.
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.
VALPARAISO | Immanuel Lutheran Church kicked off its 150th anniversary celebration Sunday with a Hymn Festival featuring amateur and professional performers of all ages.
VALPARAISO | Like many mothers, Leah Bromley has been trying to get her children to eat healthier and exercise more.
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.
VALPARAISO | The Porter County Substance Abuse Council Coalition has unveiled a new logo it hopes will help increase awareness and conversation about its cause.
VALPARAISO | Olivia Pierce, 7, stood in front of more than 400 Valparaiso University students on Saturday and shared a special message.
VALPARAISO | Residents who want to pledge opposition to discrimination can now do so online.
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.
VALPARAISO | Porter County Commissioners agreed Tuesday to move forward with a plan to address the sewage problems created by inmates at the county jail.
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.
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.
WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP | The elegant strains of a harp greeted brides-to-be and their families Sunday at the Northwest Indiana Bridal Expo.
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.
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