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VALPARAISO | There were 21 suicide interventions and assessments of elementary students in Valparaiso Community Schools last year, Becky Kirkpatrick, the social work coordinator for the elementary schools, told the School Board on Tuesday.
CHESTERTON | Tables piled high with bras and cardboard boxes greeted those entering the Duneland Community Church on Tuesday night.
PORTAGE | Portage High School co-valedictorian Cody Spoolstra admitted when it came to writing his speech for commencement, he had a problem with procrastination.
WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP | Of all the pieces of advice Washington Township graduates received at Saturday's commencement, the one that drew the biggest reaction came during a song.
CHESTERTON | It began 30 years ago with 22 terminally ill patients and their families.
LIBERTY TOWNSHIP | Hundreds of pet lovers converged Sunday at Sunset Hill Park, with many hoping to add a furry friend to their families.
VALPARAISO | The city's Advisory Human Relations Council is discussing how the community can welcome Valparaiso University's growing population of diverse students.
VALPARAISO | Porter-Starke Services wants residents to embrace health, balance and hope through an essay-writing activity based on an international series.
VALPARAISO | Social media plays a significant role in the incidence of teen suicide, a social worker said Tuesday at a Family & Youth Services Bureau workshop.
VALPARAISO | The president and CEO of Lutheran World Relief called on nearly 700 Valparaiso University graduates to help unite a diverse and deeply divided world.
VALPARAISO | Valparaiso High School will have a new director of bands this fall for only the third time since 1958.
VALPARAISO | Thomas Jefferson Middle School student Megan Rahn spent a recent evening calibrating her salinometer, a device that measures how much salt is in water.
VALPARAISO | The Valparaiso Community School Board gave verbal approval Monday to a tool said to help teachers better meet individual student learning needs.
VALPARAISO | When Paul Keaton's wife, Margaret, died last month, she was at home surrounded by her loved ones and pets.
VALPARAISO | While most residents agree the Chautauqua Park flood relief project is much needed, several who spoke at a public meeting Monday opposed Valparaiso's plan to remove trees for a proposed detention pond.
VALPARAISO | Chloe Campbell played with a stuffed Winnie the Pooh bear as her family and friends prepared to walk on her behalf Sunday morning.
VALPARAISO | The city's Advisory Human Relations Council is developing a “welcome statement” in response to racially derogatory comments aimed at minorities in the Valparaiso community.
VALPARAISO | Sam Simpson clutched in her hand all that was left of her shoulder-length blonde hair.
VALPARAISO | The Valparaiso Community Schools board on Tuesday unanimously approved random drug tests for high school students who participate in extracurricular activities or who have campus parking permits.
VALPARAISO | Valparaiso University officials are asking local businesses and residents to consider how they can help make a rapidly diversifying community more inclusive.
VALPARAISO | Most of the people who spoke Tuesday night at the Valparaiso Community School Board's discussion meeting expressed support for proposed random drug tests that could begin this fall at Valparaiso High School if approved by the board.
VALPARAISO | If you like to draw or know someone who does, the Family & Youth Services Bureau needs your help.
VALPARAISO | Valparaiso's Advisory Human Relations Council is moving forward with a response to local incidents involving racially derogatory comments.
VALPARAISO | Random drug testing for high school students involved in extracurricular activities or those who have school parking permits could begin in the fall if the Valparaiso Community Schools Board approves a proposal presented Tuesday.
VALPARAISO | The One Region initiative to improve the quality of life in Northwest Indiana continues to grow as it is embraced by new people and organizations, Times Media Co. publisher Bill Masterson Jr. said Monday.
WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP | Lauren Schmidt had a good job as a physical therapist and was earning $50,000 a year, when she learned that childcare costs for her two kids would take a huge bite out of her budget.
VALPARAISO | The Porter County Council has a new president and vice president, after members voted 4-3 on Monday to oust their current leaders and elect new officers.
PORTAGE | Cheers and shouts went up as the bowling pins fell down Sunday at Camelot Lanes in Portage.
VALPARAISO | If you've already bought your ticket for Kiwanis Pancake Day, there's a good chance you got it from Tom Lazar.
WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP | Ginni Uhle learned Saturday her old picture and wooden jewelry box were worth a combined $245.
VALPARAISO | Kim Jacobs sported a bright red sweater as she perused tables Sunday during Family Heart Health Day at the Valparaiso Family YMCA.
VALPARAISO | The auditorium at Thomas Jefferson Elementary School was filled to capacity Tuesday night with parents and others who came to honor student science bowl winners and listen to student singers.
VALPARAISO | With toys, books and crayons, it looks like a typical classroom.
VALPARAISO | Uniting the diverse region of Northwest Indiana begins by focusing on the positives, an educator and global researcher said Thursday.
VALPARAISO | Kathy Lundstrom stood behind two steaming crockpots, ladling stuffed pepper soup and corn and crab chowder into bowls presented by hungry diners.
VALPARAISO | Two iconic statues with connections to the movies were united Sunday afternoon in Central Park Plaza, as fans took turns posing for pictures with them.
VALPARAISO | For nearly 30 years, a group of volunteers with the Porter County Public Library System has been able to accomplish big things.
VALPARAISO | The Porter County Board of Commissioners have approved a feasibility study for the Expo Center that would determine a variety of uses for the center in the future -- if funding can be found for the study.
VALPARAISO | Political leaders and others will need to practice civility if America is to keep moving forward, former U.S. Rep. Lee Hamilton said Monday.
VALPARAISO | Retired Valparaiso podiatrist Mann Spitler shared a message of empowerment with the parents who attended his workshop on drug prevention this week.
VALPARAISO | The city's Advisory Human Relations Council is discussing how to respond to incidents involving racially derogative comments in the community.
VALPARAISO | Of all Martin Luther King Jr.'s talents, his ability to build bridges between people was perhaps the biggest reason for the success of the civil rights movement, Valparaiso Mayor Jon Costas said Monday.
WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP | A table with bright yellow daffodils greeted those attending the 10th annual Gardening Show on Saturday at the Porter County Expo Center.
VALPARAISO | Valparaiso Community Schools Superintendent Mike Berta is looking to create leadership teams to prioritize educational needs and make recommendations to the School Board.
VALPARAISO | A Valparaiso University assistant law professor has been named to a list of the world's most influential Muslims.
VALPARAISO | Porter County is moving forward with an economic development department that will help attract new businesses, encourage expansion of existing firms and improve job opportunities for residents.
VALPARAISO | The Porter County Council on Monday discussed spending $600,000 of interest money from the sale of the hospital to purchase a new building for PACT.
UNION TOWNSHIP | The Union Township School Board on Wednesday approved a resolution for a referendum that, if passed by voters, will increase property taxes.
VALPARAISO | Dennis Cimbaljevich returned to his alma mater, Valparaiso University, on Tuesday to share details of his career as a U.S. diplomat.
MERRILLVILLE | A sea of red, white and blue quilts greeted World War II, Vietnam and Afghanistan war veterans Saturday at the Radisson Hotel at Star Plaza.
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