Kankakee Township breaks ground for new station

By Cheri Shelhart, Kankakee Valley Post News Sept. 30, 2019 WHEATFIELD — Firefighters, township officials, construction and architect came together Thursday afternoon to break ground on the new fire station being built in Kankakee Township. The plan calls for a two bay station, that will include meeting space and will be a place residents in… Read more »

Valparaiso awards contract for addition to, renovation of City Hall

            By: Joyce Russell, NWI Times November 4, 2018 VALPARAISO — Gariup Construction, of Gary, has received the contract for the renovation of and addition to City Hall. The Board of Works, during a special meeting last week, approved the contract for the base bid of $3,579,500 plus an alternate… Read more »

Valparaiso making efforts to connect all corners of city through corridor of pathways

By: Joyce Russell, NWI Times August 5, 2018 VALPARAISO — A spiderweb of pathways are keeping residents connected. Anyone willing can bike or walk from the city’s northwest side to developments across Ind. 49 on the far east side. Equally, they can hop on a trail near Rogers-Lakewood Park and travel south into the core… Read more »

Work to begin this fall on the reconstruction of Valparaiso’s Academy Street

By: Joyce Russell, NWI Times July 30, 2018 VALPARAISO — The project to reconstruct Academy Street should begin sometime late this summer or early fall. The Board of Works recently opened bids from six companies for the project. Engineering Director Adam McAlpine said the area already received a new water line. This project will not… Read more »

Valparaiso awards contract for new transportation vendor, Academy Street project

By: Joyce Russell, NWI Times July 28, 2018 VALPARAISO — The city’s transportation system is getting a new operator, but riders won’t notice the difference. The Board of Works on Friday awarded a contract to Royal Excursion, of Mishawaka, Indiana, to operate the Vline and ChicaGo Dash bus systems. Planning director Tyler Kent said the company… Read more »

Longtime Porter County employee honored at plaza ribbon cutting

Longtime Porter County employee honored at plaza ribbon cutting By: Amy Lavalley June 6, 2018 Debby Boggs clipped the red ribbon stretched on the Porter County Administration Building plaza with a large, ceremonial scissors while the elected officials surrounding her clapped and cheered. On Tuesday, county commissioners and other officials celebrated the newly renovated plaza… Read more »