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Porter County commissioner questioned over Memorial Opera House renovations

Architects continue working on renovation plans for the Memorial Opera House, but funding remains uncertain. Porter County Commissioner Laura Blaney says she's met virtually with the architect and hopes to have renderings to present soon. During Tuesday's commissioners meeting, she said a final cost had not been determined, but with...
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Ex-MMA fighter William Cassoday chokes out man attacking Indiana cop

A former mixed martial arts competitor jumped into action to takedown a man that was fighting a cop on the side of the road in Indiana, a report said. William Cassoday, 39, was driving to visit his mom Monday afternoon when he saw a Porter County Sheriff’s Office patrolman being attacked, according to The Lake Geneva Regional News. “As I was passing, I see the guy swinging at the cop,” Cassoday reportedly said. The MMA fighter and Brazilian jiu-jitsu brown belt pulled over down the road and ran back to the scene as suspect Christopher Delgado, 37, was in position to attack two...
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MMA Fighter Assists Police Officer With Arrest In Indiana

An MMA fighter in Indiana has made headlines after pulling over to help a police officer subdue a wanted man. 39-year-old William Cassoday and his wife were on their way to visit Cassoday’s mother when they noticed a police officer speaking to another man on the side of the road. Cassoday says he witnessed the other man “swinging at the cop” as the couple drove by, promoting him to pull over and go back to provide assistance.
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Valparaiso Community Schools shares review of special education cooperative

Valparaiso Community Schools' superintendent is promising improvements to special education. Dr. Jim McCall presented the findings of a third-party review of the Porter County Education Services (PCES) cooperative, during Thursday's school board meeting. He said that while PCES is able to offer a variety of services and teachers believe the...
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Porter County 2022 Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event in Portage

Here’s an item Region residents may not realize should be taken to a a household hazardous waste collection – old nail polish. The Recycling and Waste Reduction District of Porter County says nail polish is extremely flammable and classified as household hazardous waste. Porter County residents are encouraged to participate in the next collection event happening Saturday June 11 at Portage High School. Porter County residents can also recycle clean and dry plastic bags and variety of household hazardous waste items such as pool chemicals, non-narcotic medications, medical sharps and more. Here’s a link to the Recycling and Waste Reduction District of Porter County website.
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Police: MMA fighter on his way to see mom took down wanted man attacking cop

PORTAGE — A mixed martial arts fighter on his way to visit his mother pulled over to subdue a wanted man attacking a Porter County Sheriff's Office patrolman, police said. Not only did Valparaiso resident William Cassoday not hesitate to stop to help Patrolman Jamison Smith, but he came armed with experience as a mixed martial arts fighter and brown belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu. "Stuff like that doesn't bother me,"...
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