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School board to vote on superintendent's contract

BOONE GROVE | No members of the public spoke at the Porter Township school board’s public hearing to extend the superintendent’s contract at its August meeting Thursday.

August 15, 2014 5:00 pm
Police: Three businesses report man passing counterfeit $100 bill

Police: Three businesses report man passing counterfeit $100 bill

VALPARAISO | Police here are investigating three cases of a man attempting on Thursday to pass a $100 counterfeit bill at local businesses.

August 15, 2014 5:00 pm

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August 15, 2014 3:05 pm
VU opens new residence hall

VU opens new residence hall

VALPARAISO | With a nod to the past, but filled with modern amenities, Beacon Hall opens to Valparaiso University sophomores next week.

August 15, 2014 2:45 pm Photos

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Chesterton business owner reports attempted scam

CHESTERTON | The owner of a local restaurant avoided being the victim of a telephone scam, but reported the incident to police to warn the public.

August 14, 2014 5:49 pm

Motorcyclist hurt in Chesterton accident

CHESTERTON | A motorcyclist was hurt Wednesday in an accident at Calumet Road and Indian Boundary Road.

August 14, 2014 5:16 pm
Portage Chamber hears from new superintendent

Portage Chamber hears from new superintendent

PORTAGE | Members of the Greater Portage Chamber of Commerce heard from Richard Weigel, Portage Township Schools’ new superintendent who said that it takes an entire community, including the business sector, to help children succeed in education.

August 14, 2014 4:25 pm
Golfers tee up technology for blind students

Golfers tee up technology for blind students

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.

August 14, 2014 3:11 pm Photos

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August 14, 2014 12:39 pm

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August 13, 2014 5:51 pm

Police investigate theft with fraudulent gift cards

Two women are suspected of stealing thousands of dollars in merchandise with fraudulent gift cards at Family Express stores in Porter and LaPorte counties.

August 13, 2014 2:13 pm

Screening, presentation highlights Vivekananda’s 1894 visit to Valparaiso

VALPARAISO | The Memorial Opera House will host the first U.S. screening of “The Light,” a movie about Swami Vivekananda’s life.

August 13, 2014 12:49 pm
LaPorte barn restoration symbolizes area's past

LaPorte barn restoration symbolizes area's past

LAPORTE | The once white and green barn with an uncertain future is back to its glory days in welcoming motorists into LaPorte for generations to come.

August 10, 2014 8:00 pm Photos

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Hope sprouts at LaPorte community garden

Hope sprouts at LaPorte community garden

LAPORTE | William Wood, 63, has definite plans to grow tomatoes in a community garden being developed next to his residence in LaPorte's downtown area.

August 10, 2014 11:39 am

Portage roads to be closed for paving

PORTAGE | The city of Portage has announced roads will be closed for milling and resurfacing.

August 10, 2014 12:00 am

Jaycees looking to fill backpacks for students in need

LAPORTE | The LaPorte Jaycees are helping students prepare for the launch of the school year by collecting backpacks, school supplies and toiletries for its 10th annual backpack drive.

August 10, 2014 12:00 am

Free tax prep offered by United Way of Porter County

VALPARAISO | The United Way of Porter County is offering free income tax preparation make-up days for 2013 through 2010 tax years.

August 10, 2014 12:00 am

PNC Annual Chancellor's Invitational at Sand Creek

WESTVILLE | The Purdue North Central Athletics Department will  host the annual Chancellor's Invitational Golf Outing to benefit Student Athletic Scholarships and the Purdue North Central Alumni Association on Monday, Sept. 15 at Sand Creek Country Club in Chesterton.

August 10, 2014 12:00 am

Valpo police to hold Coffee and Chocolate Milk with A Cop event

VALPARAISO | Valparaiso police will host "Coffee and Chocolate Milk with a Cop in Central Park" from 8-10 a.m. Tuesday.

August 10, 2014 12:00 am
Valparaiso business man dies after car accident

Valparaiso business man dies after car accident

A prominent Valparaiso businessman, who owned restaurants, race horses and other local enterprises died Wednesday after being involved in a car accident Tuesday in Michigan City.

August 07, 2014 3:25 pm
Police resolve suspicious incident at Valpo daycare playground

Police resolve suspicious incident at Valpo daycare playground

VALPARAISO | Police have spoken to a man who tried talking to children Wednesday at a Valparaiso daycare center, which prompted concern among the the employees at the center and a call to police.

August 07, 2014 2:45 pm Photos

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LaPorte County inmate charged with possession of cocaine in the jail

LAPORTE | LaPorte County Jail authorities were still not sure Thursday how an inmate apparently got his hands on a large amount of crack cocaine.

August 07, 2014 2:00 pm

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August 07, 2014 11:30 am

Michigan City In Water Boat Show opens today

MICHIGAN CITY | At a time when some boat shows folded due to the economy, the one in Michigan City is still going strong now in its 35th year.

August 07, 2014 12:00 am

Porter County Health Department reminds residents about mosquito risks

Summer is in full swing and mosquitoes are back! The Porter County Health Department would like to remind residents to take precautions to decrease mosquito growth and prevent mosquito bites.

August 06, 2014 5:41 pm
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