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Friday, July 28, 2017

Community / Local History

On the 50th anniversary of the Forrestal disaster Tom Lee honors his brother Bill

Porter County

County Council approves $400,000 for Visitor Center redesign project

Police

Three teens pulled from Lake Michigan off Ogden Dunes beach

Midway worker at the fair accused of molesting girl traveling with carnival

State Police Man seriously injured in I-65 crash

Community

59th annual Chesterton Art Fair set for Saturday and Sunday, August 5 and 6

Chesterton Art Center seeks volunteers to help at annual Art Fair

Town of Chesterton

Chesterton BZA sets hearings for shed and porch

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/072817 Porter County Commissioners Ordinance No. 17-11.pdf

 

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Porter County

Body cameras for Sheriff police get approval from County Council

Business / Steel / Region

Arcelor posts $1.32B net income in the 2nd quarter

Steel imports up 25 percent year to date

Region / Nation

Visclosky uneasy over Defense Department budget bill

Police

State Police investigating officer involved shooting in Michigan City

Indiana / Health

Indiana reports surge in whooping cough cases; vaccinations urged

Indiana

Indiana State Fair dropping thrill ride after Ohio accident

Ohio State Fair ride breaks apart, killing 1 injuring 7

Sports

Pokorney wins Greco Wrestling National Title

Obituaries

Artist Harriett Rex Smith passes away at age 96

Services Saturday for Robert 'Butch' Chaplin

Services Friday for Paul E. Payton

 

 

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Porter County

Backdoor tax? Whitten rips TIF for diverting revenue and driving up property taxrates

Valpo Police Chief picked to lead merged County E911-Emergency Management department

Town of Chesterton

The bids are in for Gateway Blvd. reconfiguration

Police

County Sheriff Police seize 5 kilos of cocaine on Toll Road

Business / Steel

USS posts earnings of $261 million in 2nd quarter

Community

Duneland YMCA Rocks: A scavenger hunt for families

Elections

Indiana Rep. Luke Messer announces 2018 Senate bid

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/072617 NICTD Invitation for Competitive Proposals Double Track Final Engineering.pdf

Legal Notices/072617 NICTD Invitation for Competitive Proposals NICTD Program Management Services.pdf

 

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Town of Chesterton

Chesterton Town Council OKs ordinance requiring CO detectors in all new homes

Community / Elections / Health

Medicare rally draws crowd to Courthouse

Region

Abortion services suspended at northwestern Indiana clinic

Police

PCSP: High-speed pursuit on Oakhill and US 20 leads to charges

PCSP: Teen detained in battery incident at the Porter County Fair

PCSP: Charged with theft at fair's 4-H rabbit exhibit

Local defrauded by Craigslister

Police / Traffic / Indiana

Police say bus driver in triple fatal distracted by ice under feet

Business / Economy

Unemployment rate down statewide but up in the Region

Community / History

World War II aircraft collection to land at Porter County Regional Airport

Lake Michigan

Supporters and foes clash over underwater Mackinac oil pipeline future

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/072517 Mindel Associates Notice of Adoption Town of Dune Acres Re-established CCD Fund.pdf

 

Monday, July 24, 2017

Community

Bike Run and Benefit to aid Shawn Nicola in regaining sight

Town of Chesterton

Failed sewer forces closure of North Calumet Road

Police

Hammond man indicted on child porn charges

Teen dies in off-road vehicle crash

Class Reunion

CHS Class of 1970 meets Friday, August 4

Obituaries

Artist Harriett Rex Smith passes away at age 96

Services Wednesday for Ronald Wayne Race, 70

Services Wednesday for Christina Schmidt, 89

Dennis Brown passes away at age 72

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/072417 Valparaiso Community Schools Notice to Bidders Cooks Corner Elementary.pdf

Legal Notices/072417 Valparaiso Community Schools Notice to Bidders Memorial Elementary.pdf

 

Friday, July 21, 2017

Business / Health

Seven Peaks still closed; equipment problems remain

Summer Duneland Chamber Awards

Putting Duneland on the Map: Blake Pieroni and Dunes Birding Fest

Chamber honors Keith Davison and Trooper Steve Caylor

Boys and Girls Club, Fireflies, Fun Zone receive Renovation Awards

New Construction awards: Chesterton and Porter Parks, Serenity Salon and Spa

Business

1st Source Bank posts solid 2Q earnings

Porter County

National Park pass price jump causes attendance spike at Visitor Center

Police / Traffic

'Put The Phone Down' campaign aims to end distracted driving in Indiana

Town of Porter

Porter BZA sets hearing for building permit appeal

Obituary

Gathering of Life is Monday for Bobbie E. Phillippe, Sr.

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/072117 Blachly Tabor Bozik Hartman Notice of Additional Appropriations W. Porter Township Fire Protection Dis.p...

 

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Business

Meg McCarel, Dawn Ruge and Mike Anton honored at Chamber Awards

State of the Duneland Chamber: Growing, prospering

Community

Parents As Teachers to hold popular 'Touch a Truck' Saturday

Duneland Schools

Registration for Duneland Schools is underway

CHS Trail Bound makes US history a trek in the wilderness

Porter County

Porter County asked to support Lakeshore Dark Sky designation

Commissioners take step to replace county's ancient software

Elections / Government

Indivisible NWI Chesterton discusses registering and organizing voters here

'Medicare For All' march Monday, July 24 in Valpo

Business / Region

Visclosky supports Buy America amendment

Indiana

Lawsuit settlement means refunds for motorists

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/072017 Valparaiso Community Schools Notice to Bidders VCS Add. & Renov. to Porter County Career.pdf

 

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Business

Strack and Van Til families' bid for 20 stores gets court OK

Business / Lake Michigan

Metro Ports new bulk terminal facility opened at Port of Indiana Burns Harbor

Porter County

Porter County Commissioners setting conflict of interest rules for bidding

Town of Chesterton / Community

Chesterton/Porter Kids Fishing Derby again a huge success

Town of Chesterton

Leah Leimbacher is Chesterton Utility's new lab chief

Environment

State NRC bans drones over DNR properties without special license

Calumet Trail in Duneland closed thru October 31 for NIPSCO work

Lake Michigan

Mackinac race wraps up after difficult weather

Police

State Police find 24 pounds of pot in Toll Road stop here

Michigan City girl, 5, dies after hit and run

Sports

State Park to host Softball State Tourney

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/071917 NICTD Invitation for Competitive Proposals Double Track Final Engineering.pdf

Legal Notices/071917 NICTD Invitation for Competitive Proposals NICTD Program Management Services.pdf

Legal Notices/071917 Porter County Commissioners Advertisement for Bids Porter County Administration Building Plaza (revised)...

 

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Police / Community

Rescue groups help Animal Shelter after 98 animals seized

Traffic

RR crossings at 15th and 4th streets to close Sunday for ten days

Environment

Pavilion Partners paying DNR to maintain beach comfort station

Water clean after chemical spill at Burns ditch

Community

Concert and Film Series continues with Tommy Thompson Band and 'Moana'

Obituary

Services Friday for Richard Knutson, 83

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/071817 IDEM Notice of 30-Days for Public Comment Air Permit for Indiana Pickling and Process Co.pdf

Legal Notices/071817 Town of Dune Acres Corrected Notice to Taxpayers Dune Acres Cumulative Capital Fund.pdf

 

Monday, July 17, 2017

Business

World's largest liquid argon neutrino detector arrives at Port of Indiana Burns Harbor

Topping off ceremony for new Franciscan Michigan City hospital

Police

Motorcyclist dies in 49 crash

Portage pet store owner charged with animal neglect filthy conditions

Newest probationary officer Ethan Krivak sworn in

Minkler and Kirsch proposed as top Indiana US prosecutors

Indiana

State officials may change school grading system

Indiana appeals ruling blocking part of abortion law

Elections

Indivisible NWI-Chesterton will discuss grassroots organizing

NWI Progresstival July 23 to promote local civic engagement

Senator selling stock in brother's firm after AP ties company to Mexican labor

Class Reunion

CHS Class of 1972 sets reunion for Street Dance

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/071717 Clerk-Treasurer Chesterton Town Council Ordinance 2017-07.pdf

 

Friday, July 14, 2017

Community

Chamber Party in the Park coming August 12

Kiwanis and YMCA team for Golf Outing August 11

Police

Second person charged after South Haven meth lab raid

Town of Burns Harbor

Burns Harbor RDC getting a lesson in debt limits and bonding power

Burns Harbor Committee awards 14 scholarships

Indiana / Environment

Dunes State Park naturalist Brad Bumgardner hired by Indiana Audubon

NRC to consider rules governing drone use over DNR property Tuesday

Indiana

Senator Donnelly selling stock in brother's firm after AP ties company to Mexican labor

Indiana governor unveils list of road projects funded by tax hikes

Obituaries

Gathering Saturday to remember Leroy 'Lee' Camel

Visitation and Funeral Saturday for Charles J. Wolf, age 54

Visitation and Service Saturday for Creed Earl Tallent, age 89

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/071417 Director of Development Bldg Comm Town of Porter RDC Selling _The Brickyard_.pdf

Legal Notices/071417 Discovery Charter School Notice of Request for Proposals Discovery Charter Food Operation and Manage.pdf

Legal Notices/071417 Porter County Auditor Notice to Taxpayers Porter County Additional Appropriations.pdf

Legal Notices/071417 Porter County Commissioners Notice to Taxpayers Porter County Additional Appropriations.pdf

 

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Community

Chamber announces honorees for summer awards July 19

Chamber to honor Chesterton Park Department for splash pad and new playground

Town of Porter

Porter named 8th safest town in state, Council credits police, citizens

Town of Burns Harbor

Village of Burns Harbor traffic solutions sought

Elections / Indiana

Suit seeks to block Indiana voter data from Trump panel

Police / Traffic

PCSP: One dead in crash at McCool and 875N

Police / Labor / Business

High ranking Teamsters union official charged in Chicago

Obituaries

Visitation and Funeral Saturday for Charles J. Wolf, age 54

Celebration of Life July 22 for Stephen (Steve) Piornack

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/071317 Valparaiso Community Schools Notice to Bidders VCS Add. & Renov. to Porter County Career.pdf

Legal Notices/071317 Discovery Charter School Notice of Request for Proposals Discovery Charter Food Operation and Manage.pdf

 

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Business

Strack, Van Til families outbid Jewel for 20 Strack grocery stores

Porter County

Porter County Bridge fund increased by Commissioners

Town of Chesterton

DeLaney wants to revisit Chesterton animal control contract

Town of Porter

LeBleu offers help to raise money for Porter Cove playground equipment

Police

Local man charged with child molesting

Meth lab raided in South Haven

Obituary

Services today for Dorothy Jeanne Hoffman

Christine Marie Grcevich passes away at age 28

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/071217 Porter County Commissioners Advertisement for Bids Porter County Administration Building Plaza

Legal Notices/071217 Discovery Charter School Notice of Request for Proposals Discovery Charter Food Operation and Manage.pdf

Legal Notices/071217 Harris Welsh Lukmann Notice to Bidders Gateway Boulevard Turn Lane Exp Project.pdf

 

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Town of Chesterton

Chesterton Town Council extends trash pickup contract

Progress continues on 1100N sidewalk

Education / Duneland Schools

School board OKs $110,000 change order for pavement at bus garage

Dates picked for meetings on 2018 Duneland Schools budget season

Steel / Business / Politics

No decision yet from Trump on steel tariffs

Community

Bark in the Park is Saturday in Thomas Centennial Park

Open Class home economic exhibits for 2017 Porter County Fair accepted Sunday

Lake Michigan / Environment

Search turns up no additional Asian carp in Chicago waterway

Police

State Police: PCSP squad car rear ended on US 20

Obituary

Funeral services Thursday for Vickie Lynn Lipniskis

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/071117 Discovery Charter School Notice of Request for Proposals Discovery Charter Food Operation and Manage.pdf

Legal Notices/071117 Town of Dune Acres Corrected Notice to Taxpayers Dune Acres Cumulative Capital Development .pdf

 

Monday, July 10, 2017

Elections / Indiana

State election officials worry about 2018 election security

Indiana

Soliday to serve on summer legislative study committees

Graduation rate changes may hurt high schools in Indiana

Indiana AG: Beware of fake IRS agent phone scam

Indiana lawmakers urge state to learn from I-69 privatization mistake

Police

CPD impounds suspect vehicle in American Legion hit-and-run

Porter PD: Vandal leaves behind blood evidence

ISP: Drinking and driving texting in I-65 accident

Environment

Izaak Walton condemns repeal of Clean Water Rule

Class Reunion

CHS Class of 1966 to hold Summer Gathering July 30

Obituaries

Services Thursday for Vickie Lipniskis, age 56

Services Wednesday for Dorothy Jeanne Hoffman

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/071017 Discovery Charter School Notice of Request for Proposals Discovery Charter Food Operation and Manage.pdf

 

Friday, July 7, 2017

Porter County

County Parks to explore scaling back proposed Sunset Hill activity center

County parks encourages residents to visit and fish at Brookdale Park in Liberty Township

Indiana

Indiana education blueprint open for public comment

Police / Fire

Sheriff's Police release update on drowning investigation

PCSP: Vehicle breakins reported in Liberty Township

Liberty Township Fire Department takes delivery of new pumper

Garbage truck causes backup on I-65 after crash Thursday

Obituaries

Services Monday for Michael Stephen Long

Services Saturday for Thomas S. Hashu, age 58

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/070717 Blachly Tabor Bozik & Hartman Notice to Taxpayers White Oak Conservancy District.pdf

Legal Notices/070717 Blachly Tabor Bozik Hartman Request for Proposal VCS After-School Child Care Program.pdf

Legal Notices/070717 Discovery Charter School Notice of Request for Proposals Discovery Charter Food Operation and Manage.pdf

Legal Notices/070717 Porter County Plan Commission Notice of Public Hearing Chad Boettcher.pdf

Legal Notices/070717 Porter County Plan Commission Notice of Public Hearing Petition of Ariel & Amy Rivera.pdf

Legal Notices/070717 Porter County Plan Commission Notice of Public Hearing Petition of Dan Hetrick.pdf

Legal Notices/070717 Porter County Plan Commission Notice of Public Hearing Petition of Francel Balon Trust.pdf

Legal Notices/070717 Porter County Plan Commission Notice of Public Hearing Petition of Melissa Hylek.pdf

Legal Notices/070717 Porter County Plan Commission Notice of Public Hearing Petition of Ralph & Susan Droz.pdf

Legal Notices/070717 Porter County Plan Commission Notice of Public Hearing Petition of TAZ Properties LLC.pdf

Legal Notices/070717 Town of Kouts Notice of Hearing on Proposed Rates Kouts Municipal Sewage Works.pdf

Legal Notices/070717 Town of Kouts Notice of Hearing on Proposed Rates Kouts Municipal Water Utility (1).pdf

 

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Police

ISP: Gary man seriously hurt in crash with semi on I-94

ISP: Motorist traveling 108 mph on Toll Road arrested on multiple charges

Indiana

Indiana adding 5 sites for opioid addiction treatment

Obituaries

Services Saturday for Thomas S. Hashu, age 58

Private services for Harold M. McCorkel

Mitchell 'Wayne' Bobrowski passes away at age 58

Steven Cohen passes away at age 66

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/070617 Discovery Charter School Notice of Request for Proposals Discovery Charter Food Operation and Manage.pdf

Legal Notices/070617 Porter County Commissioners Notice to Taxpayers Cumulative Bridge Fund - 2nd Publish.pdf

 

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Police

Coroner: 12-year-old boy drowns in Fairhaven Church pool

Porter PD: South Bend man charged with fleeing accident on US 20

Community

New staff announced for Duneland Boys and Girls Club

Indiana

Influential Indiana state Senator Kenley announces retirement

Retirement bittersweet for union leader who challenged Trump

Indiana will likely go to court over online sales tax

Indiana ensures private employers can ask about criminal history

Obituary

Steven Cohen passes away at age 66

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/070517 Discovery Charter School Notice of Request for Proposals Discovery Charter Food Operation and Manage.pdf

Legal Notices/070517 Harris Welsh Lukmann Notice to Bidders Gateway Boulevard Turn Lane Exp Project.pdf

Legal Notices/070517 Midwest Advertising Placements Legal Notice of Public Hearing ATC Aldi LP, Pikk's Tavern LLC.pdf

Legal Notices/070517 Midwest Advertising Placements Legal Notice of Public Hearing ATC Hook-SuperX LLC, Rocktim Inc.pdf

 

Monday, July 3, 2017

Community

Family fun, parade and fireworks in Porter on the Fourth of July

Indiana

10 cent fuel tax hike among new Indiana laws taking effect

Police

ISP: Driver and passenger arrested after crash on I-65

Coast Guard along Great Lakes seeing increase in hoax calls

Business / Steel

US Steel completes sale of USS Canada

Nation / Region

Visclosky questions proposed military budget

Lake Michigan / Region

Indiana high court to rule on Lake Michigan beach ownership

Sports

Former Trojan duo competes over weekend at US Swim Nationals

Obituary

Services Thursday for Mary Hecox, age 96

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/070317 Town of Dune Acres Notice to Bidders Dune Acres Road Improvements.pdf

Legal Notices/070317 Porter County Public Library Systerm Notice to Bidders Valpo Library Parking Lot Improvements.pdf

Legal Notices/070317 NICTD Request for Bidders Tie Crane.pdf

Legal Notices/070317 Discovery Charter School Notice of Request for Proposals Discovery Charter Food Operation and Manage.pdf

 

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