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Valpo OKs bonds for water, sewer plant improvements

VALPARAISO | It took the city Council barely five minutes to cast the final votes Monday approving more than $20 million in bonds for the improvements to the sewage treatment plant, the expansion of the airport water treatment plant and the drilling of additional wells.

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Nursing assistant named Ambassador of the Month

Nursing assistant named Ambassador of the Month

Kim Hunt, a health unit coordinator and certified nursing assistant, is the July Ambassador of the Month for Franciscan St. Anthony Health Michigan City.

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Habitat announces first Veterans Build family

Habitat announces first Veterans Build family

Habitat for Humanity of Northwest Indiana and the NWI Veterans Action Council has announced the selection of a the veteran partner family for the Veterans Build project. The announcement was made at a fundraiser at Oil City baseball field in Whiting.

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July 27, 2014 12:00 am

PHIL AT THE PHAIR: Before I hit the road, a last odiferous fair ode

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP | This is traditionally the day when my Porter County Fair column goes from bad to verse. Prepare to be rhymed.

July 27, 2014 12:00 am

Township looks to improve parks, senior center

PORTAGE TOWNSHIP | Portage Township officials have plans -- big plans -- to improve its two parks and senior center.

July 27, 2014 12:00 am

Porter County hears high-speed rail pitch

VALPARAISO | A 38-minute high-speed rail commute to downtown Chicago was part of the incentive offered to encourage the Porter County Council to approve a $20,000 contribution toward the cost of an environmental impact study of a route from Chicago to Columbus, Ohio.

July 27, 2014 12:00 am

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July 26, 2014 12:00 am

PHIL AT THE PHAIR: These lawn tractors cut down the competition

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP | What is it about the human psyche that enjoys seeing vehicles -- or maybe I should say VEE-hicles -- ramming into each other until they can't ram no more?

July 26, 2014 12:00 am
Let's Ride For Paws to benefit three animal groups

Let's Ride For Paws to benefit three animal groups

PORTER | Let's Ride For Paws Benefit will be held Sunday starting at Leroy's Hot Stuff, 333 W. U.S. 20. Proceeds will benefit Best Buddies Pet Pantry, Giant Paw Prints Rescue and Guardians of the Green Mile. All vehicles are welcome.

July 25, 2014 12:00 am
Steamboats on the Kankakee River

Steamboats on the Kankakee River

Most early Kankakee River settlers trapped, hunted, farmed and logged. All of these activities required a means to get their product to market. The river met most of those needs. The problem was that the Kankakee was a rather slow and cantankerous waterway. Steamboats solved this predicament.

July 25, 2014 12:00 am
Biden makes historical visit to Porter County airport

Biden makes historical visit to Porter County airport

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP | For the second time in two years, the Porter County Municipal Airport served as host to Vice President Joe Biden.

July 24, 2014 6:30 pm Photos

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July 24, 2014 1:43 pm

Backpack giveaway benefits 100,000 schoolchildren in U.S.

Schoolchildren in Northwest Indiana will benefit from a national backpack giveaway campaign.

July 24, 2014 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Tiny tax increase might not boost tax bill

GUEST COMMENTARY: Tiny tax increase might not boost tax bill

I know it is an election year and some officeholders are trying to score political points with the voters. But doing so with scare tactics does nothing but hurt Porter County's efforts to come together to solve our budget challenges.

July 24, 2014 12:00 am

Documents about blood-alcohol content in fatal crash will be allowed in court

CROWN POINT | A Lake County Criminal Court judge will allow crucial police documents to be presented during the trial of a man accused of driving drunk and killing a St. John woman. 

July 23, 2014 8:04 pm
Valparaiso Site Review Committee

Valparaiso Site Review Committee

Valparaiso Site Review Committee meets July 29.

July 23, 2014 5:14 pm

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July 23, 2014 4:55 pm
Parents can follow children to school via GPS

Parents can follow children to school via GPS

Ellen Askren, route coordinator for Portage Township Schools, monitors one of the buses on its route with the recently installed GPS system, which allows parents to track the bus on their computer or smart phone.

July 23, 2014 12:57 pm
High waves prompt Lake Michigan beach hazard advisory

High waves prompt Lake Michigan beach hazard advisory

A forecast including waves as high as 11 feet on Lake Michigan prompted a beach hazard statement for Lake, Porter, LaPorte and Cook counties through Thursday morning.

July 23, 2014 12:00 pm Photos

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Assessor's office reps to visit properties to verify tax information

VALPARAISO | The Porter County assessor's office has issued a reminder to residents that representatives of that office have started visiting properties to verify information for accurate property tax assessment.

July 23, 2014 9:00 am

Head to the dunes for nature programs

The Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore offers a variety of programs this month on the shores of Lake Michigan. For more information, call (219) 395-1882 or visit www.nps.gov/indu.

July 23, 2014 12:00 am

Audition for children's choir and perform at fall festivall

Southlake Children's Choir is auditioning children 7 to 18 who love to sing all summer. There is no deadline for joining the choir.

July 23, 2014 12:00 am
Speakers address Alzheimer's and dementia topics

Speakers address Alzheimer's and dementia topics

MERRILLVILLE | Alzheimer's & Dementia Services of Northern Indiana will host a monthly two-part program for families affected by the disease Friday in the Downstairs Conference Room at the Lake County Public Library, 1919 W. U.S. 30.

July 23, 2014 12:00 am
Sleep lab donates bedroom furniture to shelter for homeless women

Sleep lab donates bedroom furniture to shelter for homeless women

Nothing beats a good night's sleep, and a Munster medical facility is helping provide that very thing for homeless women in Valparaiso.

July 23, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Applications are due Friday for native landscaping awards

Have you been planting native species in your home or office garden? Apply for the Bringing Nature Home awards, which recognize outstanding examples of landscaping that feature native plants. The application deadline is Friday. Shirley Heinze Land Trust has worked for 33 years to acquire and…

July 23, 2014 12:00 am
MARC CHASE: Historic bridge a symbol of troubled infrastructure waters

MARC CHASE: Historic bridge a symbol of troubled infrastructure waters

Lake County's Range Line Road bridge is a throwback in every sense of the word.

July 23, 2014 12:00 am

Compassionate Friends will “Walk to Remember” children

CROWN POINT | The Lake-Porter counties chapter of The Compassionate Friends is joining with dozens of chapters and thousands of bereaved families across the country this summer in a “Walk to Remember” their children, brothers and sisters, grandchildren, and other family members who have died.

July 23, 2014 12:00 am

Council OKs judge's help wanted request

VALPARAISO | After some hesitation, the Porter County Council agreed to approve Superior Court Judge Roger Bradford's request for $11,979 to pay for a new employee.

July 22, 2014 11:00 pm
Dale Ciciora and Virgil Sweet

Dale Ciciora and Virgil Sweet

Former Valparaiso basketball coach Virgil Sweet, right, stands with Dale Ciciora, who succeeded him as head basketball coach when he retired. The two were at Boucher Gymnasium at Ben Franklin Middle School, which used to be Valparaiso High School.

July 22, 2014 4:53 pm
Former Valpo boys basketball coach Virgil Sweet

Former Valpo boys basketball coach Virgil Sweet

Former Valparaiso Basketball coach Virgil Sweet coached some of the best free-throw shooting teams in the nation.

July 22, 2014 4:53 pm
Virgil Sweet at Boucher Gym

Virgil Sweet at Boucher Gym

Former Valparaiso Basketball coach Virgil Sweet at Boucher Gym.

July 22, 2014 4:52 pm

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July 22, 2014 4:19 pm

Joint commissioner council meeting hears advice on hospital proceeds

VALPARAISO | Porter County Board of Commissioners and the County Council met during a joint session Monday to hear from attorney Brian Burdick to gain insight on how to best deal with the $160 million in proceeds from the sale of Porter Hospital.

July 21, 2014 9:00 pm

PHIL AT THE PHAIR: Living creatures should be prized, not prizes at fair

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP | An aquarium might become a permanent fixture in the Porter County Fair office because fair personnel keep finding Nemo, or his relatives, in the trash bins.

July 21, 2014 6:50 pm
New data hub tracks state, local government effectiveness

New data hub tracks state, local government effectiveness

INDIANAPOLIS | Already a mainstay of businesses and baseball teams, "big data" has arrived in Indiana, which hopes to improve the effectiveness of state agencies and local governments — and Hoosiers can play along.

July 21, 2014 6:15 pm

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July 21, 2014 5:18 pm
PHIL AT THE PHAIR: You can smell the schmaltz at the Porter County Fair

PHIL AT THE PHAIR: You can smell the schmaltz at the Porter County Fair

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP | After missing the opening days of the fair while I did some reporting in Lake County, it was good to get back in time to see the Porter County Fair and all the sights, smells, sounds, smells, tastes, smells, schmaltz and ... what the heck is that smell anyway?

July 21, 2014 5:09 pm

Air Quality Action Day declared throughout region

Environmental agencies in Indiana and Illinois are warning of poor air quality due to high ozone levels expected throughout the region Monday.

July 21, 2014 6:51 am

Last hazardous waste collection scheduled for Aug. 9

PORTAGE | The Recycling and Waste Reduction District of Porter County will help Porter County residents dispose of their old pesticides, gasoline, CFLs and other products that contain corrosive, toxic, ignitable or reactive ingredients at the last household hazardous waste collection event o…

July 21, 2014 12:00 am
DOUG ROSS: Lessons on life from beyond the grave

DOUG ROSS: Lessons on life from beyond the grave

My mother-in-law's July 11 death reinforced a few of my notions about life.

July 20, 2014 12:00 am

Civil War exhibit opens today at Westchester museum

CHESTERTON | The Westchester Township History Museum’s new temporary exhibit, Westchester at War: The Civil War, opens today in the Brown Mansion, 700 W. Porter Ave.

July 20, 2014 12:00 am

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July 20, 2014 12:00 am

Air Action Day warning issued for Sunday

An Air Quality Action Day has been forecast by the Indiana Department of Environmental Management for Northwest Indiana for Sunday and Monday.

July 19, 2014 10:45 pm
Cops cycle up and down state to support survivors, families

Cops cycle up and down state to support survivors, families

VALPARAISO | Robyn Frazier felt she had to ride at least part of the Cops Cycling for Survivors trip around the state.

July 18, 2014 9:45 pm Photos

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E.C. Central's Patrick Shaw (39) and Crown Point's Connor Andras (45) attempt to break up South's Jake Kinnaman's reception early in the first quarter of Friday night's North vs. South All-Star game at North Central High School in Indianapolis.

July 18, 2014 9:04 pm
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Stacy Adams thinks over the last series of plays on the North sideline Friday night during the North vs. South All-Star Game in which he was an assistant coach.

July 18, 2014 9:04 pm
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Andrean's Tyler Petkovich sacks South's QB Nick Ferrer on Friday night during the third quarter of the North vs. South All-Star game at North Central High School in Indianapolis.

July 18, 2014 9:04 pm
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