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Friday,  September 19, 2014

Town of Chesterton: Phase 1 of new 100 home Brassie Estates targets spring construction

Porter County: Sunset Hill Park farm animal program survives vote

County Auditor office denied 'raises' again by County Council

County Council favors funding social service agencies

Collaboration on Airport TIF advances between County and Valparaiso

Yearly recycling fee increased to $20; businesses now included

Health / Region: Report New NWI trauma center would steal patients and jobs from existing hospitals

Local community health centers awarded grants

Porter Regional Hospital Center for Women's Health named center of excellence

Community: Celebration of the Arts at Schoolhouse Shop

Annual Harvest Festival and Antique Equipment Show coming to Sunset Hill

State: Indiana holds back funding for domestic violence victims despite rise in need

Sports: CHS girls soccer team ties Kankakee Valley

Chesterton Volleyball falls at LaPorte

Obituary: Donald E. Sharpe dies at age 89


Thursday,  September 18, 2014

Town of Chesterton: Chesterton to review $6.10 stormwater fee

Porter County: County BZA continues Liberty Bible sign request

Town of Porter: Porter approves travel center billboards, sets Carney hearing for November

Environment: DNR: Get to know your septic system during SepticSmart Week September 22 thru 26

New smartphone app can report invasive species

Technology / Privacy: Purdue prof: In the Internet of Things our thermostats and fridges will spy on us

Purdue Calumet Data breach doesn't include Social Security numbers

The Press and the President: Journalists criticize White House for secrecy

Indiana: Tollway firm asked if it is meeting debt obligation

Indiana Guard unit going to Mideast for 6 months

Sports: Chesterton Boys Soccer beats Lake Central in shootout to remain unbeaten


Col. Harold Winslow Wheeler dies at age 93

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/091814 Pine Twp 2015 Budget.pdf


Wednesday,  September 17, 2014

Porter County: New county stormwater Board eyes monthly $10 fee for unincorporated homes

Interim 911 director named

Apply now for tax funded tourism grants

Town of Chesterton: Chesterton Utility to stand pat on sewer rates in 2015-16

Business:US Steel abandons coke project at Gary Works

State offers $295K in tax credits to Chicago bottler setting up shop in MC

Environment / Indiana Dunes / Lake Michigan: Public speaks; NPS listens, abandons cobble berm plan for beaches

Police / Region: Death penalty sought in shooting death of Gary Police officer

Health dangers of marijuana the topic of public summit at Opera House September 19

State: Judge restores part of Indiana gay marriage suit

Schools: CHS Trojan Guard takes 2nd at season opener in Goshen

Sports: CHS Girls Soccer beats Lake Central

CHS volleyball team wins 6th straight at Merrillville

CHS Boys Tennis beats Portage 5-0

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/091714 Indiana Alcohol Tobacco Commission Public Auction.pdf

Legal Notices/091714 Town of Ogden Dunes 2015 Budget.pdf

Legal Notices/091714 Town of Porter Budget 2015.pdf


Tuesday,  September 16, 2014

Police: Burns Harbor man dies after attack in February at Shift Change

Michigan City man gets 10 years for molesting baby

Indiana: BMV admits overcharging Hoosiers by $29 million

Town of Chesterton: Liberty folks express dismay over Fox Chase / Chesterton sewer pact

Town of Porter: Porter planners revisit TA billboards, Villas and hear about Carney PUD

Environment: Volunteer to participate in 3rd Annual Michigan City Beaches / Blueways cleanup

Region: Purdue North Central sets fall enrollment Record

Sports: Chesterton Volleyball sweeps Boone Grove

Chesterton Girls Golf 3rd at Duneland Conference Meet

Scott Pearson wins first week of Pigskin Picks


Henry Achterhof dies at age 95

Clifford Krone dies at age 90

Rubis Plourde dies at age 53

Martha Fancher Pattengale services Thursday, September 18

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/091614 2014 Porter County Tax Lien Sale.pdf

Legal Notices/091614 Town of Chesterton 2015 Budget.pdf


Monday,  September 15, 2014

Region: NIRPC to host public meetings on updating regional plan

Police / Fire / Emergency: BHPD seeks hit-and-run driver in car versus bike

Fire badly damages Beverly Shores home

ISP: Drives drunk with child passenger and crashes on I-80 / 94

Two homes on Indian Boundary Road burglarized

CFD douses car fire on I-94

Indiana: Stay issued in Indiana gay marriage ban case

Health / Region: Serious respiratory illness reaches Lake County

Community: Girls and parents invited to Duneland Girl Scouts recruiting event

Town of Burns Harbor: Burns Harbor awaiting paving bids; Old Porter recommendation for crack seal only

Chesterton High School Varsity Sports: Trojan Football holds off Salary, LaPorte

Chesterton Volleyball wins Invitational title

CHS Boys win Highland Doubles Tourney

CHS Girls Golf wins Pat Ford Invite

CHS Boys Soccer knocks another unbeaten out

Trojan Girls beat Hobart 7-0 in soccer

Trojan Girls 4th at Lowell Invitational

CHS Boys Cross Country 5th at Lowell Invitational

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/091514 Porter County Auditor Additional Appropriations.pdf

Legal Notices/091514 Porter County Potential Airport Tif Partnership.pdf

Legal Notices/091514 Town of Burns Harbor Street Paving.pdf


Friday,  September 12, 2014

Porter County: County Council looks to slash $5 million in budget hearings; Sheriff wants raises

Library: Say it ain't so: Library Board looks ahead to Baugher's 2015 retirement

Duneland Schools: Three CHS seniors named Merit Semifinalists

Police: Former LaPorte County deputy auditor faces federal charges

Community: Food Bank of NWI speaks out on hunger in northwest indiana

Environment / Lake Michigan: Modified Trail Creek lamprey barrier should improve fall fishing DNR says

Indiana: BMV seeks to block release of video depositions on chronic over-charging of Hoosiers

Indiana agrees to recognize 2nd same sex marriage (updated)

Bayh says no to 2016 run for Indiana governor

Sports: CHS girls soccer team gets convincing win

Trojan Girls Golf beats Merrillville 205-266

CHS Boys Tennis falls at Crown Point

Chesterton Volleyball falls to Michigan City

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/091214 Dune Acres 2015 Budget.pdf

Legal Notices/091214 Porter County Jail Receiving Bids.pdf

Legal Notices/091214 Porter County Recycling & Waste Reduction Meeting User Fee.pdf

Legal Notices/091214 Town of Porter Ordinance 2014-04.pdf

Legal Notices/091214 Valparaiso Community Schools Bus Replacement.pdf

Legal Notices/091214 Valparaiso Community Schools CPF.pdf


Thursday,  September 11, 2014

Town of Burns Harbor: Praxair to invest $88 million at Burns Harbor facility; abatement granted

Westport building coming down; memories victim of upgrade cost

Porter County: CEDIT picked over hospital money to pay for county health insurance

Lake Michigan / Indiana Dunes: Info meeting Monday on National Park Service preferred plan to fight beach erosion

Community: Celebration of the Arts September 20 and 21 at Schoolhouse Shop

Rotary Nelson's chicken and pork chops Saturday

Police: Valparaiso Police seek man who entered Kinsey Street home

Porter and Starke County Circuit Courts receive judicial center grant

Business / Labor / Economy / Railroads: Rail union rejects deal that allowed one man crews

Senators chide freight railroads on delays

Environment: Scientists say the ozone layer is recovering

Reminder Hunting illegal in the National Lakeshore

Indiana gives initial OK to off site manure ponds

Sports: CHS Boys soccer team snaps Crown Point 27 match unbeaten streak

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/091114 Nature Works Budget 2015.pdf


Wednesday,  September 10, 2014

Police: Two badly hurt in US 6 crash; Samaritans respond

Local woman charged with aiding in dealing meth

Police / Community: Reserve Officer Greg Duda spitting in cancer's eye; benefit dinner September 19

Community / Parks: Online fundraising for county parks underway; September programs listed

Community: 9/11 Tribute Concert at Coffee Creek amphitheater Thursday

Duneland Schools: Board hears of summer rehab projects at Duneland Schools

Town of Porter: DNR grant helps buy new fire gear for Town of Porter

Sports: CHS Volleyball snaps three match losing streak

Chesterton Girls Soccer beats Crown Point 2-0

Trojan Tennis beats Lake Central 4-1

CHS Girls Golf beats Michigan City 169-213


Thomas C. Hall services Saturday

Robert E. Hawn services Thursday

Laurence Kissinger service Friday

Legal Notices:

Legal Notices/091014 Boone Twp 2015 Budget.pdf

Legal Notices/091014 Indiana Utility Regulatory Comm Cause No 44475.pdf

Legal Notices/091014 Liberty Twp 2015 Budget Hearing.pdf

Legal Notices/091014 Porter County Pub Lib 2015 Budget.pdf

Legal Notices/091014 Town of Porter Budget 2015.pdf

Legal Notices/091014 Union Twp 2015 Budget.pdf


Tuesday,  September 9, 2014

Town of Chesterton: Town Council okays contract to engineer 1100N sidewalk

Porter County: Porter County budget hearings open Wednesday

Duneland Schools: Public says nothing on 2015 school budgets; enrollment may be slumping a bit

Community: Augsburg pre-Kindergarten celebrates 50 years

Sports / Business: Multimillion dollar sports arena eyed for Chesterton

Police / Fire / Emergency: Illinois man's body recovered from the lake

Indiana: 2 states ask Supreme Court to settle gay marriage

Closing of LaPorte juvenile boot camp put on hold

Serious respiratory illness possibly in Indiana

Environment / Global Warming: UN says CO2 pollution levels at annual record high

Sports: Trojan Girls Golfers fall at CP

Obituary: Harry G. Spencer dies at age 90

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/090914 2014 Porter County Tax Lien Sale.pdf

Legal Notices/090914 Pleasant Twp 2015 Budget.pdf

Legal Notices/090914 Town of Chesterton 2015 Budget.pdf

Legal Notices/090914 Town of Ogden Dunes 2015 Budget.pdf


Monday,  September 8, 2014

Police / Fire / Emergency: Illinois man drowns after fall off yacht in Lake Michigan here

Man rescued while boating to Michigan from Chicago

Police Couple and 2 pugs rescued on Lake Michigan

NWI officer shot in apparent ambush dies

Hebron man gets 18 months for stealing late mother's Social Security benefits

Two Jackson homes burglarized Saturday

Community: Duneland Y and Coffee Creek Watershed team up for Girls on the Run

Health: Serious respiratory illness hits hundreds of kids in US

Indiana: Pence pivot to the middle angers his tea party base

Bed shortage forces shelters to turn domestic violence victims away

One party districts likely to push voter turnout to record low in Indiana

Sports: Dominating defense leads Chesterton Footbal to first win of the year

Chesterton Boys Soccer remains unbeaten

CHS Boys Tennis sweeps SB Adams 5-0

Trojan Girls finish 4th at Artesian Classic

CHS Boys XC finish 5th at Artesian Classic

Volunteers sought for State Park Little League Board


Friday,  September 5, 2014

Porter County: Taxpayers can speak out on Duneland Schools 2015 budgets Monday

Town of Chesterton: 1100N trail contract on Town Council agenda Monday

Porter County: Drainage Board meets Monday, NIPSCO pipeline on agenda

Police / Fire: Truck fire on I-80/94 Thursday

Road closures for Popcorn Festival begin tonight

Great Lakes: NWI bound freighter freed after running aground in Michigan

Seaway cargo shipments rebounding late in season

US approves expansion of Great Lakes sanctuary in Shipwreck Alley

Schools / Indiana: Ritz asks for money to cover textbook costs

Sports: Trojan Tennis beats Michigan City 5-0

Chesterton Volleyball continues to struggle

Class Reunion: CHS Class of 1955 to hold reunion Friday, September 26

Obituary: Jane Ann Bannon Fiano dies at age 69

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/090514 Center Twp 2015 Budget.pdf

Legal Notices/090514 Dune Acres 2015 Budget.pdf

Legal Notices/090514 Indian Boundary Cons Dist 2015 Budget.pdf

Legal Notices/090514 Porter County 2015 Budget.pdf

Legal Notices/090514 Porter County Airport Authority 2015 Budget.pdf

Legal Notices/090514 Porter County BZA Berger.pdf

Legal Notices/090514 Porter County BZA Liberty Bible.pdf

Legal Notices/090514 Porter County BZA Russum.pdf

Legal Notices/090514 Porter County BZA US Federal Credit Union.pdf

Legal Notices/090514 Porter County Highway Dept Bids Foundation System.pdf

Legal Notices/090514 Porter County Recycling & Waste Reduction Meeting User Fee.pdf

Legal Notices/090514 Porter County SW District 2015 Budget.pdf

Legal Notices/090514 Twin Creeks Cons Dist 2015 Budget.pdf

Legal Notices/090514 Valparaiso Community Schools Bus Replacement.pdf

Legal Notices/090514 Valparaiso Community Schools CPF.pdf

Legal Notices/090514 West Porter Twp Fire Protection 2015 Budget.pdf

Legal Notices/090514 White Oak Cons Dist 2015 Budget.pdf


Thursday,  September 4, 2014

Indiana: US Appeals Court rules against gay marriage bans in Indiana and Wisconsin

Indiana Supreme Court hears arguments on right-to-work law

Education board approves weaker teacher license rules

Education board pays $15,000 in public access deal

Indiana reaches propane overcharging settlement

Community: 3K run/walk in memory of 713th's fallen to benefit National Guard survivors

YMCA member week coming September 15 thru 19

Porter County: County looking for citizens to serve on committee for investing hospital sale funds

Town of Porter: Porter staff and attorney inch toward Mineral Springs Villas consensus

Police: Driver of white Impala sought in 49 hit and run

Region: Purdue North Central offers Homecoming events

Sports: CHS Boys Soccer cruises to 6-0 win

Trojan Golfers beat Highland

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/090414 Nature Works Budget 2015.pdf

Legal Notices/090414 Town of Chesterton Utility Hearing Wastewater Preliminary.pdf

Legal Notices/090414 Valparaiso Lakes Area Cons Dist 2015 Budget Hearing.pdf


Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Porter county: Sunset Hill park playground picked for national funding campaign

County parks launch youth running program

Commissioners approve CEDIT funds for health insurance and opera house

Police: CPD seeks young blond man in Mountain Dew shirt in hit-and-run crash

CPD: Woman who drove wrong way on Indiana 49 is charged with OWI

Environment / Community: Get autumnal this fall at Indiana Dunes State Park

Region: Valparaiso University to rehab old Porter hospital parking garage

Ripley Street and Indiana 51 ramps closed till Friday

Sports: Chesterton Girls Soccer beats Merrillville 4-0

Class Reunion: CHS Class of 1974 gathers, supports local Food Pantry (photo)


William R. Wood service Saturday

Richard Smith service Thursday

Gayle Polakowski service Saturday

Ed Stefanko services Thursday

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/090314 Valparaiso Community Schools 2015 Budget Hearing.pdf

Legal Notices/090314 Union Twp 2015 Budget.pdf

Legal Notices/090314 Porter County Pub Lib 2015 Budget.pdf

Legal Notices/090314 Liberty Twp 2015 Budget Hearing.pdf

Legal Notices/090314 Jackson Twp 2015 Budget Hearing.pdf

Legal Notices/090314 Duneland School Corporation CPF.pdf

Legal Notices/090314 Duneland School Corporation Bus Replacement.pdf

Legal Notices/090314 Duneland School Corp Budget Hearing 2015.pdf

Legal Notices/090314 Boone Twp 2015 Budget.pdf


Tuesday,  September 2, 2014

Sports: Chesterton boys swim team named best in the nation

Trojan Boys Soccer stays perfect with win

Chesterton Girls Soccer beats Kokomo 3-1

NFL Colts owner suspends Irsay 6 games for driving under the influence

Chesterton Football falls at Munster 31-14

Indiana: Court halts ruling striking down right-to-work law

Federal court upholds Indiana right-to-work law

Indiana teachers face new standards and revised test

Police: Portage business owner charged after Excise Police probe cigarette sales

Region: NIRPC sets public meetings to gather input on updates to 2040 Regional Plan

Burns Waterway access to Lake Michigan still blocked by debris

State closing region youth prison boot camp

Boy finds body in Lake County pond

Suspect arrested in fatal stabbing

Obituary: Sara Akers dies at age 36

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/090214 2014 Porter County Tax Lien Sale.pdf

Legal Notices/090214 Pleasant Twp 2015 Budget.pdf

Legal Notices/090214 Town of Burns Harbor Budget 2015 Notice.pdf

Legal Notices/090214 Twin Creek Cons Dist Storm Sewer Bids.pdf


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