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Mapes receives Outstanding Tree Steward of the Year award

Mapes receives Outstanding Tree Steward of the Year award

VALPARAISO | Porter County Master Gardener Linda Mapes, Valparaiso, received the "2014 Outstanding Tree Steward of the Year" award at the 24th Annual Indiana Urban Forest Council (IUFC) fall conference in Indianapolis. IUFC’s mission is to expand and improve Indiana’s urban forests.

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George Wilcox Diary No. 2

George Wilcox Diary No. 2

In his 1916-1917 diary, Kankakee River Guide George Wilcox includes entries about people who worked for him on his farm and home. The longest running person in his employ appears to be Anna Radilyack. Anna and her family emigrated from Germany in 1882, and by 1900 she wass living in the Wilc…

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Park Briefs

Burns Harbor Park

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Top tech graduate in the driver's seat at auto company

Top tech graduate in the driver's seat at auto company

Universal Technical Institute graduate Stojan Ozegovic was recently named first-runner up for the Graduate of the Year Award given by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges.

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YMCA briefs

Portage YMCA

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Halloween happenings

Trick or Treat hours

October 30, 2014 12:00 am
Throwback Thursday

Throwback Thursday

October 30, 2014 12:00 am
Learning about environment

Learning about environment

PORTAGE | Kindergarten students at George L. Myers Elementary in learned about leaves with Michelle Benson from the Porter County Soil and Water Conservation District. Benson visits schools in Porter County throughout the year providing “in-school” field trips to learn about environment. The…

October 30, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Italy study trip convinces teen to pursue career as artist

Italy study trip convinces teen to pursue career as artist

Valparaiso teen Matt Janney was inspired by an educational trip to Italy to embrace his love of art and hone his painting and sketching skills.

October 30, 2014 12:00 am
Red Carpet Lounge Car Show raises $2,000 for VNA Hospice

Red Carpet Lounge Car Show raises $2,000 for VNA Hospice

PORTAGE | The Red Carpet Lounge in Portage held its 13th annual car show and presented a check for $2,000 in proceeds to support the Visiting Nurse Association hospice program. Sheila Raye, owner of the lounge, said they selected VNA Hospice as the recipient for the third year in a row becau…

October 30, 2014 12:00 am
These students are 'Hooked on Art'

These students are 'Hooked on Art'

October 30, 2014 12:00 am Photos

Photos

Tournament brings bridge players to Merrillville

Tournament brings bridge players to Merrillville

MERRILLVILLE | The annual Duplicate Bridge Fall Sectional, held Oct. 10-12, was attended by duplicate bridge players from near and far, including many who call the weekly games in Highland, Calumet Twp. and Portage their home.

October 29, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Valparaiso University pastor reunited with former church

GARY |  Valparaiso University pastor James Wetzstein will deliver the message at a special Reformation/All Saints service at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Our Saviour Lutheran Church, 49th Avenue and Pierce Street. There will also be special music and the public is invited.

October 29, 2014 12:00 am
Top teen looks to continue communty service as a teacher

Top teen looks to continue communty service as a teacher

Lynwood teen Rodrigo Estrada was named a September Student of the Month by the Lansing Rotary Club.

October 29, 2014 12:00 am
Windiana concert performance planned

Windiana concert performance planned

VALPARAISO | Windiana Concert Band will perform "Sympony No. III: Planet Earth" at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 20 at Memorial Opera House, 104 Indiana Ave.

October 29, 2014 12:00 am

Volunteers needed at Bethesda Thrift Shop

VALPARAISO | The Bethesda Thrift Shop, 50 Marks Road, needs volunteers to support the store’s operations and mission.

October 27, 2014 12:00 am
Benjamin Franklin Middle School students give back

Benjamin Franklin Middle School students give back

On Oct. 10, approximately 280 eighth-grade Ben Franklin Middle School students were dispersed to various locales to participate in our annual Day of Service.

October 27, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Meet local artist Richard Church on Sunday

Meet local artist Richard Church on Sunday

VALPARAISO | Watercolor artist and instructor, Richard Church, will be featured in a solo exhibit from Sunday through December at The Village Gallery. A “Meet the Artist” Reception will kick of the exhibit opening at 1:30 p.m. Sunday. The event is free and open to the public.

October 27, 2014 12:00 am
College and career readiness

College and career readiness

October 27, 2014 12:00 am
The pumpkins have arrived

The pumpkins have arrived

October 27, 2014 12:00 am

Dedication honors Portage Township pioneers

PORTAGE | Brendan Clancy, Portage Township Trustee, invites the public to a Dedication Ceremony in honor of some of Portage Township’s earliest settlers at 3 p.m. Thursday at McCool Cemetery, 2700 McCool Road.

October 27, 2014 12:00 am

Scares & Terrors at Portage High School

PORTAGE | The Portage High School Thespians Drama Club is presenting its 5th annual Scream Theatre Haunted Stage. It’s an evening of Scares & Terrors through the Haunted Theatre. Admission is $5.

October 27, 2014 12:00 am
Career switch leads veteran cop to USF nursing faculty

Career switch leads veteran cop to USF nursing faculty

Patrick O'Brien has joined the nursing faculty at the University of St. Francis Crown Point as a mental health instructor for the associate of science in nursing program.

October 27, 2014 12:00 am
Jingle Mingle craft fair planned

Jingle Mingle craft fair planned

October 27, 2014 12:00 am
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