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Happy Mothers Day Mom!

This week's winners were drawn from last week's Mother's Day Contribution Contest!  We had some great Valpo kids young and old that have shared with all of us how great their mom is, and how blessed they are to have them in their life. Contest winners will be awarded prizes from several local businesses!

  • AirOne Photography is giving a 5x15 framed print from their gallery to Jim Paglia
  • City of Valpo Adds Twitter to Media Tool Kit

    The city of Valparaiso now has one more way to keep the community informed: Twitter. “We’re always willing to try new ways to keep the community informed and Twitter is a new opportunity,” said Mayor Jon Costas. Twitter is a free social messaging utility that allows users to send and receive text or e-mail messages (up to 140 characters) within a network of people or organizations that they choose themselves.

    “We’ve seen figures that say that many people will be receive a majority of their news through networking sites such as Twitter and Facebook in the near future,” said Craig Phillips, Valpo’s City Planner. “People who ‘follow’ the city on Twitter can receive immediate real-time news,” he said. Already the city is using Twitter to invite people to apply for positions and submit quotations for upcoming...

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    1st Grader Receives Community Service Award from Police Chief

    Today, May 13, 2009, Chief of Police Michael Brickner and numerous other officers visited Bailey Elementary School in Chesterton to present a Community Service Award to a first grader.

    On April 21st of this year, Rosie Portelli was home alone with her mother when she learned her mother needed immediate medical treatment. Rosie’s mother had passed out and Rosie, who has a hearing impairment, dialed 911 to get help for her mother. Valparaiso Police Officers were dispatched to the scene and were uncertain of the problem due to the communication difficulties. When officers arrived Rosie had secured the family’s K-9 and opened the door allowing entry into the house for the officers. EMS personal arrived a short time later and determined...

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    VHS Principal Congratulates ValpoLife

    Dear Chris,

    Please accept my congratulations to you and your staff on the launching of ValpoLife.com. The unique concept of providing a positive news source of information is refreshing. We have appreciated your coverage of our school events since your kickoff this spring. All members of your team have been quite cooperative to work with. I look forward to further developing the partnership of Valparaiso High School and ValpoLife.com in making available to our community information relative to our students, clubs, teams, staff, and organizations. Thanks again to you for your initiatives in the area of publicizing the "good news" in our community as well as in our...

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    The Weathermen

    Tiger Cub Pack 927 learned about what's been on everyone's mind lately, "what's up with the weather?" They identified symbols the meteorologist often uses and drew them on a weather map. We talked about weather conditions, weather terminology and even created a high and low front by doing a simple experiment. First, a plastic bottle was filled with a few inches of warm water, a lit match was placed inside, then the bottle was immediately capped.

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    Celebrate Your Mom Valpo!

    Celebrate Your Mom Valpo!

    Looking to do something special for your mom that takes just a few minutes of your time, does not cost a thing, and maybe even will win you or your mom cool prizes (if you are nice and you live in town, you really should give it to your mom :) , no matter how much you like ice cream or any of the other prizes) such as a dinner or lunch for two, some great photography, an massive ice cream creation, home repair or auto work, ValpoLife gear, or a whole bunch of other prizes?

    We encourage everyone who has a mom, (and I am pretty sure that...

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    VHS Academic Superbowl Team Named Top 10

    Congratulations to the Valparaiso High School Academic Superbowl team being named as one of the “Top 10 Overall” scores at last week’s competition. 

    Academic Superbowl coach Andrea Zentz received notice from Indiana Association of School Principals (IASP) that the Valparaiso High School Academic Superbowl team is one of the Top 10 Overall teams!  “We're so proud of our VHS students!" said coach Andrea Zentz.

    For the first time, special recognition is being given to...

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    Taylor Granat Elected Key Club Govenor

    Taylor Granat, of Valparaiso High School, has been elected governor of the Indiana District of Key Club International, a Kiwanis International Service Leadership Program for high school students, for the 2009 – 2010 academic year.

    As governor, Taylor will preside over board meetings, train and work with her lieutenant governors to build membership, enhance the member experience and represent Key Club International. She will also appoint a convention committee of lieutenant governors to be responsible for the planning of the 2010 annual district convention.

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    Parkview’s Stacy Schmidt Named VCS’ New Director of Elementary Education

    Valparaiso Community Schools has named Stacy Schmidt the director of Elementary Education. Schmidt, the principal of Parkview Elementary, is excited to be coming to the new position.

    “I have been thrilled to serve the students and parents in the Valparaiso Community School Corporation for the past ten years,” she said. “I loved the years I spent teaching in the district. I love working as an administrator in the district. I am now excited to begin a new adventure serving the families and staff of the entire district.”

    Schmidt is currently enrolled in an educational leadership program with Purdue University, collaborating with...

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    An Open Invitation

    Thank you for visiting the worship page of ValpoLife!  As you may already know, we strive to be an innovative new connection point to a fast-growing online community of Valparaiso area citizens. Our goal is to be a comprehensive, media rich, and actively growing website for all of Valparaiso, with substantial content contributions from a variety of Valpo residents, business leaders, and organizations about our city.  Right now we are looking for contributions from pastors and worship leaders! 

    There are many ways in which anybody can participate....

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    Safe Place Kick-off Celebration

    Safe Place provides access to immediate help and supportive resources for all young people in crisis through a network of sites sustained by qualified agencies, trained volunteers and businesses. Safe Place is the first step to help for any youth in crisis or at risk.

    This community collaboration program, operated by youth shelters or youth serving agencies make it possible for any youth to...

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