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South Shore Line Expands Bikes on Train Program to Weekday Trains


SSL-Bikes-on-Trains-2017Now you can ride your bike to work from the train station! The South Shore Line’s (SSL) Bikes on Trains program is now being offered on two morning and evening rush-hour weekday trains in addition to select weekend trains. Bike cars will be available on select weekend/holiday and select weekday trains from April through October.

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PCACS Starting Ramp Building Season, Ramp Recipients Sought


pcacs-rampPorter County Aging and Community Services is launching a new season of its ramp program.

The agency is seeking Porter County individuals who need assistance accessing their homes due to mobility issues. Renters must have permission from the homeowner to have a ramp installed.

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Porter County Recycling Announces 2017 Collection Schedule


bottlesPorter County Recycling and Waste Reduction will help Porter County residents safely dispose of their old pesticides, gasoline, fluorescent light bulbs and other products that contain corrosive, toxic, ignitable or reactive ingredients at six household hazardous waste collection events this year.

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Roundtable Discussion on a Changing Government with Porter County Commissioner Jeff Good

Jeff Good Roundtable Resized

Porter County Commissioner Jeff Good recently met with Ideas In Motion Media (IIMM) CEO and Publisher Chris Mahlmann in the Great News Studio for a roundtable discussion on Porter County government and Good's level-headed business style approach to tackling problems throughout the county. 

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Indiana State Police Conduct Sobriety Checkpoints in Porter County


ISP-Porter-County-03-17-17Friday, evening, March 17th, Indiana State Police and the Northern Porter County Traffic Safety Partnership conducted a sobriety checkpoint on U.S. 20 and Waverly in Porter. Between 10:00 p.m. and 12:00 a.m., officers checked 219 drivers that passed through the checkpoint and didn’t find any impaired drivers. One driver was administered a portable breath test and passed. Officers also issued one traffic ticket and two warnings.

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Center Township School Board Appointment Application Available


Center-Township-TrusteeThe Center Township Board of Porter County, Indiana, is encouraging any interested resident of Center Township to submit written information indicating a desire to serve on the Board of Education, Valparaiso Community Schools. Along with the written application, the following criteria apply to any applicant:

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State Police and Northern Porter County Traffic Safety Partnership to Conduct Sobriety Checkpoint in Porter County


Indiana-State-Police-logoThe Lowell District of the Indiana State Police in conjunction with the Northern Porter County Traffic Safety Partnership will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint during the late evening hours in Porter County on Friday, March 17th, 2017. The checkpoint is in conjunction with Operation Pull Over Blitz #89, which runs from March 3th through March 26, 2017.

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Bill Payment Assistance Still Available After Statewide Temporary Suspension on Disconnects Ends March 15, 2017


rot3NIPSCO is reminding customers that bill payment assistance is still available after the state’s moratorium on disconnecting natural gas service during the winter for eligible customers ends March 15.

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2017 Process for VCS School Board Appointment


valpo-community-schoolsApplicants must be 21 years of age and residents of the City of Valparaiso. State statute requires that the board must have at least one member from each political party. This year, party affiliation does not matter.

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Three New Valparaiso Police Department Officers Sworn to Duty in 2017


Valparaiso-Police-Department-Three-New-Officers-Sworn-to-Duty-in-2017This morning, at City Hall, three new Valparaiso Police Officers were sworn to duty by Mayor Costas. The three new officers are Thomas Zega 25 yrs old, Eric Jezierski 25 yrs old and Benjamin Teufel 26 yrs old.

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Public Compost Sites to Open March 27, 2017


Compost-piles-compressedThe Valparaiso compost site, 2150 W. Lincolnway, and the Boone Grove compost site, 400 West 550 South, will open for the season March 27, to give Porter County residents locations to drop off and recycle yard waste from spring yard cleanups.

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