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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: March 29, 2022

Valpo Approves Plans for ARPA Distribution

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The Valparaiso City Council has passed a resolution to serve as a blueprint for spending the funds allotted to the City of Valparaiso through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). A total of $7.6 million was allocated to the City of Valparaiso by Congress ...

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Posted on: March 16, 2022

George Douglas Named Development Director

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George Douglas has been named Director of Development for the City of Valparaiso, announced Mayor Matt Murphy. The new position integrates the roles of Economic Development Director and Redevelopment Director, creating a unified office dedicated to attrac...

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Posted on: March 14, 2022

Valpo Awards Neighborhood Grants

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The City of Valparaiso has awarded 20 new grants in the 2021 Neighborhood Improvement Grant program, providing $205,000 in funds to support neighborhood unity and community improvements. Coupled with the matching investments by the neighborhoods themselve...

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Posted on: March 9, 2022

Valpo Promotes New Greyhound Bus Stop

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The City of Valparaiso has an added transit option for residents, with the addition of a Greyhound stop, connecting riders to popular Indiana destinations, such as Indianapolis, Carmel, Fort Wayne, Lafayette, Bloomington and more, as well as connection to...

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Posted on: March 8, 2022

Uptown Project for Workforce Housing Begins

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Developers for Uptown Apartments, along with city representatives and nonprofit partners, including the Hope Center of Valparaiso and Family Scholar House, kicked off the transformation of Uptown Apartments into workforce housing units on March 8. The pro...

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Posted on: March 2, 2022

Birds of Paradise Sculpture Scavenger Hunt

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The City of Valparaiso has announced a new sculpture scavenger hunt for its downtown, highlighting the work of local artists. Titled “Birds of Paradise,” the scavenger hunt features 10 original sculptures depicting native birds, hidden...

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Posted on: February 23, 2022

Valpo Announces Parks Initiative for All Generations

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In an initiative called “Valpo for All Generations,” the City of Valparaiso and Valpo Parks have introduced a bold plan to expand and upgrade parks and programming that will serve all ages for generations to come. Mayor Matt Murphy led the presentation by...

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Posted on: February 21, 2022

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 75 people have graduated from our City Government Academy...

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Posted on: February 10, 2022

Ellen DeMartinis Named to Human Relations Council

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Ellen DeMartinis has been named to the Advisory Human Relations Council for the City of Valparaiso, announced Mayor Matt Murphy. “Ellen DeMartinis has worked tirelessly for decades to advocate for others,” said Murphy. &ld...

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Posted on: January 28, 2022

Harry Peterson Named to Valparaiso Plan Commission

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Harry Peterson has been named to the Valparaiso Plan Commission, announced Valparaiso Mayor Matt Murphy. “Harry is a committed leader with a demonstrated interest in the future of our community. We’re delighted to add his expertise to ...

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Posted on: January 21, 2022

Valpo Introduces Transformative Downtown Development

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The City of Valparaiso has announced several transformative projects for the city’s downtown, adding housing, parking, retail space and job opportunities, announced Mayor Matt Murphy. The $37 million development includes new apartment housing, r...

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Posted on: January 18, 2022

Roy Summerville Named to Human Relations Council

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Roy Summerville has been named to the Advisory Human Relations Council for the City of Valparaiso, announced Mayor Matt Murphy. “Roy Summerville is a newcomer to city government who brings a fresh perspective from working within the com...

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Posted on: January 11, 2022

Don Clark Named to Valpo Park Board

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Don Clark has been named to the Valparaiso Park Board, announced Valparaiso Mayor Matt Murphy. “Don Clark has deep roots in Valparaiso and an extensive background in athletics and wellness. We’re very pleased to add his insight to our ...

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Posted on: January 11, 2022

Mayor Murphy Shares Valparaiso Strategic Plan

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The City of Valparaiso has completed a new strategic plan as a roadmap to move the city forward, announced Valparaiso Mayor Matt Murphy at the City Council meeting on Jan. 10, 2022. “A strategic plan is a valuable tool to help us align...

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Posted on: January 10, 2022

Valpo Named Clay Patton to Plan Commission

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Clay Patton has been named to the Valparaiso Plan Commission, announced Valparaiso Mayor Matt Murphy. “Clay Patton is a dedicated professional and community leader. We’re very fortunate to add his talent and commitment to the Plan Comm...

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Posted on: January 7, 2022

Katrina Spence-Smock Named to AHRC

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Katrina Spence-Smock has been named to the Advisory Human Relations Council for the City of Valparaiso, announced Mayor Matt Murphy. “Katrina Spence-Smock is a demonstrated and committed community advocate. We’re grateful to a...

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Posted on: January 5, 2022

Valpo Updates Warming Centers

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The City of Valparaiso has coordinated with local efforts to announce the availability of Warming Centers available when temperatures and wind chills dip below freezing. To reduce the risk of COVID-19, Warming Centers encourage masks and social distancing...

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Posted on: January 3, 2022

Valpo Transit Introduced Digital Signs

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The City of Valparaiso’s Transit Department has introduced six digital signs, placed throughout the city at major bus stops, including the downtown Michigan Avenue transfer station, HealthLinc, Town & Country, Housing Opportunities, ValPLAYs...

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Posted on: December 8, 2021

Valpo Prepares for Winter

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In preparation for impending winter weather, the City of Valparaiso is reminding residents of snow emergency plans and reintroducing a snow removal map, indicating priority streets, neighborhoods and cul-de sacs. “Our top priority is the safety ...

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Posted on: December 3, 2021

Journeyman Breaks Ground in Valpo

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On Dec. 3, Journeyman Distillery officially broke ground on a historic restoration project in Valparaiso, transforming the formerly abandoned Anco windshield wiper factory into a 140,000-square foot destination which includes plans for a distillery, brewe...

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Posted on: December 2, 2021

Leaf Pickup Extended Until December 10, 2021

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The City of Valparaiso began its annual curbside leaf pick-up on Oct. 18, 2021.  Due to the warmer temperatures, there was a delay in leaves falling this year compared to 2020.  To offset the delay, the City of Valparaiso asks residents ...

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Posted on: November 30, 2021

Valpo Looks to Solar Power for City Facilities

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The City of Valparaiso is planning to install solar panels to assist powering several City facilities, saving the City more than $130,000 annually in electrical costs and simultaneously creating clean energy, according to Valparaiso City Services Director...

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Posted on: November 29, 2021

Susie Hord Named Good Neighbor

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The City of Valparaiso has named Susie Hord as its Good Neighbor recipient for 2021, recognizing her exemplary commitment to the community. “Susie Hord has a heart for families, children, her College Hill neighborhood and the elderly. She quietl...

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Posted on: November 24, 2021

Valpo Kicks Off Holiday Season of Events & Specials

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The City of Valparaiso is welcoming the 2021 holiday season with a series of events and Shop Local specials, highlighting the city’s unique dining, shopping, and sharing. “We’re excited to share the warmth of the season with ...

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Posted on: November 24, 2021

Roadway Projects Wrapping for Season

The City of Valparaiso has made significant progress on roadway projects in 2021, wrapping up the season with new openings. “We’re pleased to announce that Evans Avenue is now open on both sides of Silhavy Road and Silhavy Road will be...

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Posted on: November 23, 2021

Leaf Pickup Continues

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The City of Valparaiso began its annual curbside leaf pick-up on Oct. 18, 2021.  Due to the warmer temperatures, there was a delay in leaves falling this year compared to 2020.  To offset the delay, the City of Valparaiso asks residents ...

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Posted on: November 15, 2021

Valpo Offers Neighborhood Grants for 2022

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The City of Valparaiso is revising the dates for its annual Neighborhood Improvement Grant program to make funds available earlier in the year, announced Maggie Clifton, Valparaiso’s Community Engagement Director. The new schedule means that app...

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Posted on: November 15, 2021

Shop Valpo Campaign

The City of Valparaiso has launched a Shop Valpo campaign to encourage shoppers and diners to look local this season. “Our local businesses are the backbone of our community, and they offer unique goods and experiences you won’t find a...

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Posted on: November 4, 2021

Valparaiso Roadway Projects Move Forward (Update)

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The City of Valparaiso is making significant progress on current roadway projects with many nearing completion. “We’re nearly finished with the multi-mile project to improve some of our most traveled roadways, including Roosevelt Road,...

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Posted on: October 19, 2021

Valpo Roadway Projects Moving Forward

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Valparaiso roadway enhancement projects are taking shape, preparing to make travel more efficient and add life to travel surfaces, according to City Engineer Mike Jabo. Some of the newest updates include: 

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Posted on: October 19, 2021

Fire Department Statue Dedication

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The City of Valparaiso and Valparaiso Fire Department will host a dedication of “Reflection,” a life-sized cast bronze sculpture and tribute to the men and women of the Valparaiso Fire Department who have protected the residents of Val...

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Posted on: October 15, 2021

Leaf Pickup

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The City of Valparaiso will begin its annual curbside leaf pick-ups from Oct. 18 through Dec. 3, announced Mayor Matt Murphy. The City has four leaf collection zones and will rotate continuously.  

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Posted on: October 14, 2021

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 se...

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Posted on: October 13, 2021

Valpo City Services Recognized

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Valparaiso City Utilities has once again earned state and national recognition for operational excellence by industry leaders in water management. Valparaiso’s Utility has been recognized with a Peak Performance Award for continued operational e...

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Posted on: October 1, 2021

Neighborhood Workshop 2021

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To further promote neighborhood engagement, the City of Valparaiso is hosting a Neighborhood Workshop on Tuesday, Oct. 19, 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Banta Activity Center, 605 Beech St. “We look forward to sharing updates about Neighborhood Improvement grants...

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Posted on: September 20, 2021

Valpo Begins Multi-Mile Road Project

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Contractors will begin work on a multi-mile roadway improvement project in Valparaiso starting Tuesday, Sept. 21 with milling and paving on Calumet Avenue from Bullseye Lake Road to Morgan Boulevard. To minimize disruption to surrounding businesses, most ...

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Posted on: September 9, 2021

Valpo Begins Multi-Mile Road Improvement Project

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The City of Valparaiso is preparing to begin an ambitious multi-mile project that will improve more than four miles of the city’s most traveled roadways, including Roosevelt Road, Calumet Avenue and Morgan Boulevard. “This multi-mile p...

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Posted on: September 8, 2021

Valpo Awards Grants to Businesses in VIB Program

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The City of Valparaiso has awarded 50 Valparaiso businesses with Valparaiso Invests in Business (VIB) grants in an innovative program to support businesses with the added expenses they have incurred to maintain their workforce during the pandemic. &ld...

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Posted on: September 3, 2021

Valparaiso Passes Ordinance for Golf Carts

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The City of Valparaiso has passed an ordinance allowing golf carts to be operated on designated City public rights of way, to include residential roadways. “The safety of those driving golf carts and those sharing the roadways is our paramount c...

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Posted on: August 24, 2021

Valpo Swears In Mayor's Youth Council

The City of Valparaiso has created a new Mayor’s Youth Council, swearing in its first candidates during the City Council meeting on August 23, at Valparaiso City Hall. “We’re excited to launch the Youth Council as an opportun...

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Posted on: August 13, 2021

Valpo Awards Record Number of Neighborhood Grants

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The City of Valparaiso has awarded a record 21 new grants in the 2021 Neighborhood Improvement Grant program, providing $260,730 in funds to support neighborhood unity and community improvements. Coupled with the matching investments by the neighborhoods ...

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Posted on: July 22, 2021

City Utilities Precautionary Boil Advisory UPDATE 7/22/21

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As a follow up to the earlier press release, due to the size of water main that was damaged, other customers within the south pressure zone of the City of Valparaiso have reported low pressure or a period of water service interruption. City crews have iso...

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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: 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: 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 features 1...

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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 for motor...

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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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