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Valpo K-9 Unit to host Guardians of the Night 5 K Run and 1 Mile Dog Walk

valpopolicecanineJoin the Valpo Police K-9 Unit Friday, May 22, 2015 for the Guardians of the Night 5K-9 Run and 1 Mile Dog Walk.

The event will take place at Central Park Plaza, Downtown Valparaiso. The run begins at 6 pm and the 1 mile dog walk begins at 6:15 pm.

Ages 13 and over pay $20 for the run/walk. For those aged 12 and under and participating in the walk only, the cost is $13.

Live music will be provided by The Longue Lizardz with concessions provided by local venders. Coolers are also permitted.

Fireworks will also be provided, sponsored by Pet Supplies Plus.

This event is sponsored by F.O.P. #76 with all proceeds benefiting the Valparaiso Police and K-9 unit.

Register online at or pick up a registration form at the Valparaiso Police Station.


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Indiana High School and College Students are Eligible to Win $5,000 in Social Media Contest

Drive-Now-TXT-L8RDuring the month of April, Indiana high school and college students can put their social media skills to good use for a chance to win a $5,000 scholarship toward their college education or any secondary schooling. Last year, we granted $85,000 to student award winners!

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Applications Being Accepted for the 2015 Citizens Police Academy

Citizens-Police-Academy-2013The Valparaiso Police Department is searching for community members that would like to learn more about the police department. The department’s annual Citizens’ Police Academy is currently accepting applications.

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WWII Vet Uses Video Short, Social Media to Honor the Greatest Generation

SSVA-2013A 90-year-old World War II U.S. Marine Corps veteran named W.F. "Bill" Wellman has created a powerful and thought-provoking video short and social media strategy designed to tell the story of the "Greatest Generation" and have them remembered every night at sunset through a simple device that automatically plays "Taps" at sunset.

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Prescription Drug Abuse is a Bitter Pill to Swallow

Prescription-Drug-Abuse-is-a-Bitter-Pill-to-SwallowThe Porter County Substance Abuse Council (PCSAC) is extending their reach into the community by collaborating efforts with sister coalitions and a multitude of agencies by offering training on how to properly store, dispense and dispose of prescription medications.

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Visclosky Invites High School Students to Participate in Congressional Art Competition

Congressman-Visclosky-HeadshotCongressman Pete Visclosky invites all high school students from Indiana’s First Congressional District to participate in the 2015 Congressional Art Competition, “An Artistic Discovery”.

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Highlight Article- Why I Love Being a Lifer- Steven Neville

SteveProfilePicConnecting the dots of positivity

There are not just two sides to every story in life; there’s an infinite amount. A million different sets of eyes see a single object a million different ways, and that’s a beautiful thing.

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