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Planned National Mascot Hall of Fame in Whiting, Indiana, Selects Al Spajer as its First Executive Director

City-of-Whiting-Mascot-Hall-of-Fame-01City of Whiting, Indiana, is pleased to announce the hiring of Al Spajer as the new Executive Director of the planned National Mascot Hall of Fame (NMHOF). The City is currently in the process of establishing and funding a new non-profit entity that will own and operate the NMHOF, and as Executive Director of this entity, Al will lead the process of designing, fundraising, staffing and opening the new mascot entertainment center in Whiting.

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Visclosky Announces Grants to Porter County Regional Airport in 2015

Congressman-Visclosky-HeadshotCongressman Pete Visclosky announced that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has awarded $4,370,075 to Porter County Regional Airport. This grant will support a multistep process to enhance the runway at the airport, including the reconstruction of the existing runway. Specifically, the funding will support the second phase of an effort to rehabilitate 3,200 feet of the eastern portion of the runway.

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18 Community Members Graduate from Citizens’ Police Academy

VPD-CPA-Class-Photo-2015Last night 18 community members graduated from the department Citizens’ Police Academy. Participants of the academy completed an eight week course, meeting once a week for three hours.

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Valparaiso Police Department Honors Officers for National Police Week

2015VPDPoliceWeek1Every year, we take the time to remember the courage of the men and women who serve as police officers in our community, and the ones that have lost their lives while serving. The 2015 National Police Week ceremony brought together all of Valparaiso’s police officers and members of the community to celebrate our current officers and remember the ones who are no longer with us.

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Lafayette St Re-Opens One Way at Central Park

Lafayette-St-SBFor months Lafayette St between Lincolnway and Indiana Ave has been closed due to the construction expansion work on Central Park in downtown Valparaiso. The construction work on the park continues but the work on Lafayette St. has been completed and the new improved roadway is ready to open.

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Mr. Abe to Retire from Recycling District

Mr-Abe-01An elementary student asked his teacher, “What is retirement?” The teacher responded, “It’s like summer vacation that never ends.”

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Porter County Recycling District Graduates Third Class of Master Recyclers

Porter-County-Recycling-District-Graduates-Third-Class-of-Master-RecyclersTwelve Porter County residents recently completed their coursework to graduate as interns from the Porter County Master Recycler Program, sponsored by the Recycling & Waste Reduction District of Porter County.

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