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Saturday Jul 26 | Post-Tribune

Clancy wins Dem nod for treasurer

Porter County's Democratic precinct committeemen have selected Michelle Clancy to complete the term of Treasurer Mike Bucko, who resigned.

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Thu Jul 24, 2014

Post-Tribune

Work pays off as 4-H animals sold at auction

It was all part of the 4-H Celebration Sale on Thursday at the Porter County Fair, the payoff after months of hard work by 4-H'ers who take the time, energy and patience to see their animals through the season.

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My FOX Chicago

NW Ind. man charged in Gary cop killing

A 25-year-old Portage man has been charged in the shooting death of a Gary police officer, the Post-Tribune is reporting.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime

Post-Tribune

Veterans look back on a decade of 4-H in Porter County

That comes to an end with the Porter County Fair this week. Wednesday, he and other 10-year 4-H'ers prepped their livestock for the beef cattle show, and reflected on what 4-H has meant to them.

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Related Topix: Purdue University

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Post-Tribune

Wings of Freedom visits Porter Co. airport

World War II veteran Tony Cook of Lakes of the Four Seasons was a mechanic on B-24 bombers during the war.

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Related Topix: Life, Veteran Affairs, Lakes of the Four Seasons, IN, Valparaiso, IN

Fri Jul 18, 2014

Post-Tribune

After DNA test, man charged with 2001 rape of Valparaiso woman

A man already behind bars in Missouri was charged Friday with raping a Northwest Indiana woman more than 13 years ago after police sent old DNA samples for testing and found a match.

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Related Topix: Valparaiso, IN, Moberly Correctional Center, State Prisons, Prison

Mass Transit

IN: Valpo Eyes Funding for Major Downtown Transit Development

July 18--The Northwest Indiana RDA on Thursday accepted for consideration a transit-oriented development plan for downtown Valparaiso that city officials believe will set a standard for Northwest Indiana.

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Related Topix: Valparaiso, IN, Lake County, IN, East Chicago, IN

Thu Jul 17, 2014

Post-Tribune

Porter County Fair opens amid food, fun

Diane Budzowski and her family from Cedar Lake made the trek for the first day of the Porter County Fair Thursday.

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Wed Jul 16, 2014

Post-Tribune

Leaking juvenile facility roof may be deemed county emergency

A leaking roof in the secure part of the Juvenile Service Center means that every time it rains, the fire alarm system goes off and, most times, the building has to be evacuated, including the staff and the children in custody there.

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Related Topix: Fire

Mon Jul 14, 2014

Post-Tribune

Porter County treasurer says he'll step down

Citing his age - he will turn 70 at the end of next month - and changes in the Public Employee Retirement Fund which take effect Sept.

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Indiana Law Blog

Ind. Gov't. - 'Complainant asks why campaign reports not online '

The attorney for the Porter County Election Board said Friday that he doubts that the anonymous person who filed a complaint over not finding campaign finance reports online for Judge William Alexa has standing in the matter.

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Sun Jul 13, 2014

Post-Tribune

'Rock the House' fundraiser for Valpo Memorial...

"The challenges of running a 120-year-old building are many, both fiscally and creatively," said Scot PJ MacDonald, artistic director for Valparaiso's historical Memorial Opera House.

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Fri Jul 11, 2014

Post-Tribune

Complainant asks why campaign reports not online

The attorney for the Porter County Election Board said Friday that he doubts that the anonymous person who filed a complaint over not finding campaign finance reports online for Judge William Alexa has standing in the matter.

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WTCA-AM Plymouth

Bremen Police Weekly Report

The Bremen Police Department weekly report for Friday, July 4th through Thursday, July 10th consisted of officers issuing six traffic citations and eleven traffic warnings.

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Related Topix: South Bend, IN, St Joseph County, IN, Fort Wayne, IN, Bremen, IN

Sat Jul 05, 2014

Post-Tribune

Valparaiso train depot move nears finish line

Successfully moving a 3,000-square-foot building two city blocks can come down to an inch here and an inch there.

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Related Topix: Valparaiso, IN

Post-Tribune

Valparaiso woman dead, husband injured in crash

Alcohol is suspected in a Friday night crash that left a 66-year-old Valparaiso woman dead and her husband hospitalized in critical condition and facing charges.

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Related Topix: Valparaiso, IN

Fri Jul 04, 2014

Post-Tribune

Portage patriotism shines through at parade

Red, white and blue were in abundance Friday as crowds gathered in Portage well before the 11 a.m. start of the annual Fourth of July parade.

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Related Topix: Portage, IN, Kids, Family

Sun Jun 29, 2014

The Indianapolis Star

Gas prices spur Hoosiers to shorten Fourth of July drives

Gas prices spur Hoosiers to shorten Fourth of July drives Indiana has various celebrations for those looking to stay local.

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Related Topix: Indiana, Indiana Government, Indianapolis, IN, Recreational Vehicle, Security

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