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Posted on: March 29, 2023

Recycling Education Campaign to Launch

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To make recycling more efficient and sustainable, the City of Valparaiso is launching an education campaign reminding the community about what and how to recycle, announced Valparaiso Mayor Matt Murphy. “We have heard from the community that they want Val...

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Posted on: March 23, 2023

Mike Jessen to Leave City of Valpo to Lead Boys & Girls Club

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Valparaiso’s City Administrator Mike Jessen will leave his position with the City of Valparaiso on May 1 to become President and Chief Executive Officer for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana, announced Mayor Matt Murphy. &a...

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Posted on: March 21, 2023

Valpo Awards Neighborhood Grants

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The City of Valparaiso has announced the awarding of 20 new grants in the 2023 Neighborhood Improvement Grant program, providing $216,175 in funds to support neighborhood unity and community improvements. Coupled with the matching investments by the neigh...

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Posted on: March 6, 2023

Jason Benetti to Appear in Valparaiso on Disability Awareness

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As part of the City of Valparaiso’s recognition of March as Disability Awareness Month, the City and sponsors will host a free presentation by Jason Benetti at 6:00 pm on March 21, 2023, at Ivy Tech Valparaiso, 3100 Ivy Tech Dr. Benetti is a nat...

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Posted on: February 22, 2023

Valpo to Highlight March as Disability Awareness Month

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To advance disability awareness, education and inclusion, the City of Valparaiso has announced activities marking March as Disability Awareness Month. “As a community, we strive to be a welcoming city where diversity is appreciated and viewed as...

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Posted on: February 6, 2023

Mayor Murphy Named to NICTD Board

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Valparaiso Mayor Matt Murphy has been named to the Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District (NICTD) Board of Trustees by Governor Eric Holcomb. NICTD operates the South Shore Line train with service from Millennium Station in Chicago to the South...

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Posted on: January 31, 2023

Valpo Invites Participants to City Government Academy

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To encourage community engagement, the City of Valparaiso offers a seven-week City Government Academy as an opportunity for residents to learn about how city government works in Valparaiso. “So far 105 people have graduated from our City Governm...

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Posted on: January 30, 2023

Valpo Updates Warming Centers

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The City of Valparaiso has coordinated with local organizations to announce Warming Centers available when temperatures and wind chills dip below freezing. The following organizations are serving as warming centers:

 

  • Valparaiso YMCA, (219) 462-418...
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Posted on: January 25, 2023

Frank Dessuit Named to RDC

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Frank Dessuit has been named to the Valparaiso Redevelopment Commission, announced Mayor Matt Murphy. “Frank is an active community leader with diverse interests and experience. He will be an excellent addition to the Redevelopment Commission,&a...

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Posted on: January 17, 2023

John Nuppnau Named to RDC

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John Nuppnau has been named to the Valparaiso Redevelopment Commission, announced Mayor Matt Murphy. “John is a lifelong Valparaiso resident with excellent leadership skills and a background in public service. We look forward to his expertise on...

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Posted on: January 12, 2023

City Council to Host Opioid Solutions Forum

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The public is invited to attend an Opioid Solutions Forum, hosted by the Valparaiso City Council, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm on January 17 at City Hall, 166 Lincolnway in Valparaiso.  

 

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Posted on: December 21, 2022

2023 Recycling Schedule

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The City of Valparaiso is releasing the City’s new recycling collection schedule for 2023.  On September 12, 2022, the City of Valparaiso’s Common Council adopted new recycling collection rates, charges and guidelines for the City’s recycling cus...

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Posted on: December 20, 2022

Valpo Fire Department Awarded ISO 2 Rating

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The Valparaiso Fire Department has maintained its prestigious Class 2 rating by the Insurance Service Office (ISO), one of just 12 fire departments in the entire state to achieve this standard or better, announced Valparaiso Fire Chief Chad Dutz. &ldq...

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Posted on: December 14, 2022

Valpo Names Andrew McIntyre Police Chief

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Andrew McIntyre will become Valparaiso’s next Chief of Police, announced Valparaiso Mayor Matt Murphy. “I’m pleased to have someone of Andrew McIntyre’s qualifications, experience and character to lead our Police De...

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Posted on: December 8, 2022

Washington Street Closure

The City of Valparaiso has announced the closure of a portion of Washington Street for NIPSCO work to replace decorative light poles. The closure will include Washington Street from Monroe Street south to West Street on December 14-15 from 8:00 am to 3:00...

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Posted on: December 2, 2022

Leaf Pickup Extended

Over the past 5 weeks, Valparaiso City Services (VCS) has collected over 11,000 yards of leaves, which is close to our yearly average. Due to the warmer temperatures, VCS will be making an additional pass throughout the whole city for leaf collection, wea...

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Posted on: November 28, 2022

Joe Baczynski Named Good Neighbor

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The City of Valparaiso has named Joe Baczynski as its Good Neighbor recipient for 2022, recognizing his exemplary commitment to the community. “Joe Baczynski gives generously of his time and energy to support veterans, seniors, children and the V...

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Posted on: October 12, 2022

Valparaiso Leaf Pickup

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The City of Valparaiso will begin its annual curbside leaf pick-ups from October 24 through December 2, weather permitting, announced Mayor Matt Murphy. The City has four leaf collection zones and will rotate continuously. 

 

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Posted on: October 6, 2022

Valpo Announces Temporary Roundabout Restrictions

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Portions of the roundabout at Vale Park Road and State Road 49 will be closed the week of October 10, 2022, to allow for stormwater upgrades and road resurfacing. “This is a well-traveled roadway, and the necessary maintenance will address histo...

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Posted on: October 4, 2022

October Open House for Sports Campus

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The City of Valparaiso and Valpo Parks will host an informative Open House to share plans for the new Valpo Sports & Recreation Campus...

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Posted on: September 28, 2022

Art Walk and Talk

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The City of Valparaiso will host an Art Walk and Talk at 4:00 pm on Wednesday, October 19 at the Valparaiso Art Walk, located at Cumberland Crossing near the Valparaiso Family YMCA. The Art Walk is a free outdoor sculpture exhibit appealing to all ages. A...

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Posted on: September 26, 2022

Valpo Seeks Nominations for Good Neighbor Award

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The City of Valparaiso is seeking nominations for its annual Good Neighbor Recognition, launched in 2020 to highlight an individual who demonstrates exemplary commitment to their neighborhood and the greater community through volunteerism and service. &am...

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Posted on: September 22, 2022

Valpo Receives AA Bond Rating

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The City of Valparaiso has retained its “AA/Stable” bond rating, based on the city’s strong financial oversight, resources, and overall performance, according to an analysis conducted by Standard & Poor’s Global...

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Posted on: September 14, 2022

Valpo Offers Neighborhood Grants for 2023

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The City of Valparaiso is inviting neighborhoods to submit applications for the annual  Neighborhood Improvement Grant program, announced Maggie Clifton, Valparaiso’s Community Engagement Director. Applications for the upcoming grant cy...

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Posted on: September 12, 2022

Hosek, Stalmah Named to Advisory Human Relations Council

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Cameron Hosek and Katherine Stalmah have been named to the Advisory Human Relations Council for the City of Valparaiso, announced Mayor Matt Murphy. “We welcome Cameron and Katherine to the Council and thank them for sharing their time and insig...

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Posted on: August 31, 2022

Valpo Presents Funds to Nonprofits

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As provided in the adopted plan under the American Rescue Plan Act, the City of Valparaiso is presenting funds to support local nonprofit organizations that serve the Valparaiso community. “When planning the distribution of the funds, we looked ...

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Posted on: August 23, 2022

Valpo Swears In Mayor's Youth Council

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The City of Valparaiso has announced the candidates for the 2022-2023 Mayor’s Youth Council and will swear in the new class during the City Council meeting on August 22, at Valparaiso City Hall. “We’re excited to welcome our second group of students to th...

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Posted on: August 18, 2022

Valpo's Original Water Tower Gets an Update

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In a high-profile infrastructure project, the City of Valparaiso’s original water tower – located at Tower Park on Franklin Street – is getting a fresh new finish, inside and out this summer, preserving its surfaces into the ...

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Posted on: August 12, 2022

City Council to Consider New Rates to Sustain Trash and Recycling Service

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After a thorough review of its trash and recycling service as well as competitive data, the City of Valparaiso has announced a proposed rate increase to make the service sustainable. “We’ve analyzed efficiencies and compared our rates to other co...

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Posted on: July 27, 2022

Paving & Preservation Projects

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City shares aggressive plans to enhance infrastructure, including roadways, alleys, sidewalks and pathways  

The City of Valparaiso is sharing an aggressive schedule of infrastructure projects this season, working strateg...

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Posted on: July 26, 2022

New Traffic Signal Coming at SR 130 and Froberg Road

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To enhance safety, a new traffic signal will be installed at the State Road 130 and Froberg Road intersection in Valparaiso, announced Valparaiso’s Engineering Director Mike Jabo. The signal will begin with a flashing light in the first days of ...

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Posted on: July 21, 2022

Canadian National Crossing in Valpo to Close for Upgrades

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The Canadian National railroad crossing at Calumet Avenue (located between Bush Street and Billings Street) is scheduled to close July 25-29 for repair and repaving by Canadian National Railroad, announced the City of Valparaiso. “We welcome the...

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Posted on: June 14, 2022

Valpo to Host Neighborhood Workshop

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To further promote neighborhood engagement, the City of Valparaiso is hosting a Neighborhood Workshop on Wednesday, June 22, 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the Indiana Beverage Activity Center (attached to Urschel Pavilion at Central Park Plaza). Topics w...

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Posted on: June 13, 2022

Valpo Announces Cooling Center Locations

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The City of Valparaiso has partnered with a number of community organizations to offer cooling centers to help residents during the upcoming heat wave and reminds the community of the CARE program, which checks on residents who may need extra assistance. ...

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Posted on: May 18, 2022

Birds of Paradise Takes Flight

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The City of Valparaiso’s Birds of Paradise sculpture scavenger hunt took flight with a kickoff at the Rotary Library Garden, complete with the artists, sponsors, and family-friendly crafts and entertainment. The Birds of Paradise scavenger hunt ...

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Posted on: April 25, 2022

Peterson to Replace Douglas on City Council

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Harry Peterson has been sworn in on the Valparaiso City Council, as an at-large member. Peterson was chosen by a unanimous Republican caucus to replace George Douglas who resigned on April 1 to accept the position of Development Director for the City of V...

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Posted on: April 20, 2022

Valpo Supports Respite House Project

As part of the City of Valparaiso’s recently introduced plan for allotting ARPA funds, $150,000 was allocated for a project being spearheaded by Mitch Peters and Respite House.  The ambitious project is to build and manage a residential facility ...

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Posted on: April 15, 2022

Silhavy Road to Close April 18 for Railroad Crossing Repairs

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Silhavy Road will be closed from Evans Avenue south to LaPorte Avenue beginning April 18 for reconstruction of the railroad crossing as the roadway project continues, announced City Engineer Mike Jabo. “While we regret the inconvenience...

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Posted on: April 12, 2022

Valpo Named Indiana's First Monarch City, USA

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The City of Valparaiso has become Indiana’s first Monarch City, USA, recognized by the nonprofit organization Monarch City, USA, for the city’s work to support the monarch population by providing habitats and awareness. “As a...

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Posted on: April 4, 2022

Valpo Invites Applications for Mayor's Youth Council

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The City of Valparaiso is inviting youth to apply for a place on the second annual Mayor’s Youth Council, designed to encourage youth to interact with City government, build leadership skills and enhance civic engagement. The Council will include 15-20 me...

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Posted on: December 7, 2020

Mayor Murphy Statement on Equality

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The City of Valparaiso is both cautious and eager to get Back on Track according to Governor Eric Holcomb’s guidelines. “We’re both excited to see business resuming and vigilant in observing guidelines to keep everyone safe,” said Mayor Matt Murphy. “We’r...

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Posted on: December 7, 2020

Valpo Transit Resumes June 1, 2020

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The City of Valparaiso is both cautious and eager to get Back on Track according to Governor Eric Holcomb’s guidelines. “We’re both excited to see business resuming and vigilant in observing guidelines to keep everyone safe,” said Mayor Matt Murphy. “We’r...

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Posted on: December 7, 2020

Valpo Announces Back on Track Operations

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The City of Valparaiso is both cautious and eager to get Back on Track according to Governor Eric Holcomb’s guidelines. “We’re both excited to see business resuming and vigilant in observing guidelines to keep everyone safe,&...

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Posted on: December 7, 2020

Mayor Murphy Statement on Equality

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The City of Valparaiso is both cautious and eager to get Back on Track according to Governor Eric Holcomb’s guidelines. “We’re both excited to see business resuming and vigilant in observing guidelines to keep everyone safe,” said Mayor Matt Murphy. “We’r...

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Posted on: March 7, 2023

Junior Police Academy

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The Valparaiso Police Department is seeking high school students that represent good citizenship and have an interest in a law enforcement career for the Junior Police Academy.

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Posted on: March 29, 2023

Recycling Education Campaign to Launch

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To make recycling more efficient and sustainable, the City of Valparaiso is launching an education campaign reminding the community about what and how to recycle, announced Valparaiso Mayor Matt Murphy. “We have heard from the community that they want Val...

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Posted on: March 23, 2023

Mike Jessen to Leave City of Valpo to Lead Boys & Girls Club

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Valparaiso’s City Administrator Mike Jessen will leave his position with the City of Valparaiso on May 1 to become President and Chief Executive Officer for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana, announced Mayor Matt Murphy. “Mike’s lead...

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Posted on: March 21, 2023

Valpo Awards Neighborhood Grants

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The City of Valparaiso has announced the awarding of 20 new grants in the 2023 Neighborhood Improvement Grant program, providing $216,175 in funds to support neighborhood unity and community improvements. Coupled with the matching investments by the neigh...

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Posted on: March 6, 2023

Jason Benetti to Appear in Valparaiso on Disability Awareness

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As part of the City of Valparaiso’s recognition of March as Disability Awareness Month, the City and sponsors will host a free presentation by Jason Benetti at 6:00 pm on March 21, 2023, at Ivy Tech Valparaiso, 3100 Ivy Tech Dr. Benetti is a nat...

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Posted on: February 6, 2023

Mayor Murphy Named to NICTD Board

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Valparaiso Mayor Matt Murphy has been named to the Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District (NICTD) Board of Trustees by Governor Eric Holcomb. NICTD operates the South Shore Line train with service from Millennium Station in Chicago to the South...

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Posted on: December 7, 2020

Valpo Transit

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The City of Valparaiso is both cautious and eager to get Back on Track according to Governor Eric Holcomb’s guidelines. “We’re both excited to see business resuming and vigilant in observing guidelines to keep everyone safe,” said Mayor Matt Murphy. “We’r...

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Posted on: December 7, 2020

Valpo Transit Resumes June 1, 2020

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The City of Valparaiso has announced that it will resume bus services to Chicago and the South Shore Line and maintain routes on its intracity V-Line as it works to restore services that had been suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Posted on: December 7, 2020

Valpo Announces Back on Track Operations

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The City of Valparaiso is both cautious and eager to get Back on Track according to Governor Eric Holcomb’s guidelines. “We’re both excited to see business resuming and vigilant in observing guidelines to keep everyone safe,&...

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