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VALPARAISO | Combining a passion for caring for pets and an admiration for canine law enforcement, local veterinarian Lisa Booth is benefiting both.
BOONE GROVE | Holly Granzow, music educator at Porter Lakes Elementary School, reviewed the First Steps in Music program at a recent Porter Township School Corp. board meeting.
VALPARAISO | Visitors to Saturday's Northwest Indiana Earth Day Celebration at the Porter County Expo Center filled their free reusable bags to the brim with tree saplings, seeds, free samples and information.
VALPARAISO | A “Wild West” collector and gun restorer will help spruce up the antique guns at the Porter County Museum.
HEBRON | The MSD of Boone Township board added one last snow makeup day to the end of the school year at its April meeting.
PORTAGE | Jeff Postma’s wooden chainsaw-carved black bears can be a little on the cantankerous side.
WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP | Don’t let the kids near grandma’s quilt when they’re playing with shaving cream and finger paints.
BOONE GROVE | “Mathletes” from the Boone Grove Elementary Math Bowl team competed against members of the Porter Township school board at the group’s March meeting Thursday evening.
WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP | The main hall of the Porter County Expo Center was crammed Saturday with nearly 50 sport, pontoon, and fishing boats at the annual Northwest Indiana Boat and Sports Show.
HEBRON | While regular monthly business was conducted at the Boone Township school board meeting last week, board members, administrators, and the public also voiced their opinions about the upcoming May 6 referendum, which will seek voter approval for an increase in the school property tax …
Valparaiso | Porter County Museum's newest exhibit, Making Her Place, opened Sunday right in the middle of Women's History Month.
VALPARAISO | Tires were spinning and the muck was flying Saturday on the lawn of the Porter County Expo Center.
HEBRON | School principals provided MSD of Boone Township board members with progress reports at Tuesday's regular meeting.
VALPARAISO | Through fellowship and fun, a group of women also promote philanthropy in the Valparaiso chapter of Dining for Women.
VALPARAISO | Although Valparaiso University students are away for spring break, the Harre Union Ballroom was buzzing with activity Sunday.
UNION TOWNSHIP | For the second consecutive year, Sean Ives, 14, of Trinity Lutheran School in Crown Point, was the winner of the Kankakee Valley REMC Final Spelling Bee.
KOUTS | A former local television anchor spread some cheer Thursday evening with tales of inspirational people at the Porter County Soil and Water Conservation District’s 61st annual meeting.
PORTER | Harley probably never dreamed that once he was rescued from his kennel cage he would become a rescuer himself.
VALPARAISO | An 18-year-old history buff and local high school student is the creator of a new exhibit at the Porter County Museum.
VALPARAISO | A little shopping therapy might have been just what those suffering from the winter doldrums needed Saturday at the 29th annual Antique and Collectibles Show at the Porter County Expo Center.
PORTAGE | The gym at the Portage YMCA was cloaked in darkness Friday evening – until the jams started and the red, blue, and yellow strobe lights began bouncing off the walls.
VALPARAISO | Raising safe and healthy pets was the aim of hundreds Sunday who attended the Animal Wellness Fair.
VALPARAISO | Nearly $8,000 in scholarships and cash prizes attracted 70 middle and high school students to enter the 61st annual Northwestern Indiana Science and Engineering Fair at Valparaiso University on Saturday.
VALPARAISO | A lifelong Valparaiso resident and longtime Valparaiso High School art teacher was given the ultimate honor Sunday afternoon.
VALPARAISO | As the thermometer reached a whopping 19 degrees Saturday, nearly 90 people jumped off a platform into a swimming pool of 52-degree water.
VALPARAISO | It was standing room only inside one Valparaiso business on Valentine’s Day evening.
HEBRON | MSD of Boone Township Superintendent George Letz announced his retirement Tuesday night during the district’s School Board meeting.
PORTER | Lake Michigan resembled the frozen tundra Saturday, as nearly 40 people, bundled in heavy boots, parkas, mittens, hats and scarves, dodged snowflakes and trudged through deep snow to see shelf ice and learn how it forms.
Brad Bumgardner, Indiana Dunes State Park interpretive naturalist, tells hikers how shelf ice forms Saturday at a Shelf Ice Exploration program.
VALPARAISO | Celebrating the Year of the Horse might have been fitting if anyone at the party favored a certain team in the 2014 Super Bowl.
Chesterton | Only a handful of people showed up at a town hall meeting hosted by State Senator Karen Tallian, D-Ogden Dunes, Saturday afternoon in Chesterton, but the group learned a lot about current legislative action in Indianapolis.
VALPARAISO | Budding young architects and builders played make-believe and competed for trophies and cash prizes Saturday at the Block Kids Competition.
WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP | A distinct sign of spring blossomed Saturday in Porter County.
PORTAGE | Everybody needs friends like the friends Adam Paskevich has.
PORTER | Gathering ingredients for a gourmet salad at home can be as easy as taking a stroll on your front lawn.
PORTER TOWNSHIP | Porter Township Schools Superintendent Stacey Schmidt told board members last week that a measure proposed downstate will have an adverse effect on schools.
VALPARAISO | Most animal lovers consider their pet dogs and cats cherished family members. Now Porter County pet owners can be confident their furry loved ones will have a better a chance to survive a home fire.
Hebron | The Boone Township School Board elected David Molchan as its board president for 2014 at its January meeting Tuesday evening.
VALPARAISO | Michelle Ham, a former NASA astronaut trainer and flight controller, promised a group of young scientists gathered Saturday at Valparaiso University that their dreams are well within reach.
VALPARAISO | Nearly 500 students participated in 23 events for medals and trophies Saturday in the Valparaiso University Science Olympiad.
VALPARAISO | For Bob Minard, the optimistic saying “50 is the new 30” is outdated.
Westville | To see a rare sight this month, and maybe next, carefully scan the empty corn and soybean fields and the tops of utility poles.
PORTER | Turtles with hinges, turtles with neon yellow necks, turtles with red eyes, and turtles with long nails all were on display Saturday at Turtle Time! at Indiana Dune State Park.
CHESTERTON | Before joining their families on Christmas Eve, a group of volunteers and two restaurant owners came together and served others.
PORTER | A pirate’s booty of opaque green, blue and milk-colored gems lay before them.
VALPARAISO | The Indiana National Guard Armory became Santa’s workshop for the day, as the Toys for Tots program distributed new toys to children Saturday.
VALPARAISO | After being “kicked out at midnight” from a relative’s home, Rosie lived in her van with her four children for nine days on a street in Valparaiso.
VALPARAISO | Kaye Frataccia and Rob Thorgren will serve as volunteer coordinators for Valplayso: The Next Generation Campaign.
VALPARAISO | International film lovers got a treat as an award-winning Indian film was brought Saturday to the Memorial Opera House.
VALPARAISO | Horns were a-honkin’ at the Touch a Truck Toys for Tots event Saturday at Central Park Plaza.
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