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Monday, September 26, 2016

Business

Porter hospital owner eyeing possible sale as stock price plummets

Visclosky is named 2016 Congressional Steel Champion

Sports

CHS Girls Golf punches State Finals ticket

Jewison Trojan Tennis outlast Fort Wayne Canterbury, 3-2

Chesterton Boys Soccer blasts Fort Wayne Canterbury

CHS Girls Cross Country 3rd at Macnider Invite

CHS Boys Cross Country 6th at Macnider Invite

CHS Football falls to Portage

Obituaries

Roy Patrick Flaherty passes away at age 64

Services Tuesday for Harold L. Johnson, 89

Services Thursday for George Edward Maney

Services Wednesday for James A. Hineline

Services Wednesday for Joseph S. Filippini

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/092616 IDEM Notice of Open Burning Approval Portage Fire Dept. Live Fire Training.pdf

Legal Notices/092616 Porter County Board of Commissioners Ordinance No. 16-19.pdf

Legal Notices/092616 Porter County Board of Commissioners Ordinance No. 16-21.pdf

Legal Notices/092616 Porter County Board of Commissioners Ordinance No. 16-26.pdf

Legal Notices/092616 Porter County Minor Subdivision Legal Notice Barney.pdf

Legal Notices/092616 Valparaiso Community Schools Notice to Bidders Temperature Control Project.pdf

 

Friday, September 23, 2016

Traffic

Toll Road to close Chesterton's Ind. 49 exit for a nearly 3 week paving project

I-94 WB at 49 blocked by semi roll over today

Porter County

Community groups funded with hospital interest in 2017 budget

How much for venues? $1.3 million tourism budget splits Council 4-3

Environment

Dan Plath is new Resource Chief for Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

Local Histor

Porter County Museum to mark 100 years Saturday

Sports

CHS boys tennis team falls at Munster

CHS volleyball falls to Valparaiso

Obituaries

Private services for Robin Lee Hood

Betty Jean McCormick passes away at age 92

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/092316 IDEM Notice of Open Burn Approval 2 Unit, 21.6 Acre Burn PB-195784.pdf

Legal Notices/092316 IDEM Notice of Open Burn Approval 3 Unit, 8.9 Acre Burn PB-195783pdf.pdf

Legal Notices/092316 Notice of Open Burn Approval 1 Acre Burn PB-203291.pdf

 

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Town of Porter

Farm plan in Porter tabled second time; Childress blasts neighbor comments

Police

Dunes Country Mortgage partners sentenced for securities fraud

Community / Traffic

Road closures and parking bans for Hooked on Art to begin

Porter County Budget

Sheriff makes case for higher officer pay

Education / Duneland Schools

CHS Football Homecoming royalty candidates announced

Business / Steel / Region

Visclosky speaks to ITC on trade law violations affecting domestic steel

Sports

Chesterton Boys Soccer beats Portage 2-1

K of C to hold Youth Soccer Challenge

Blake Pieroni bringing home the gold September 23-24

 

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Town of Chesterton / Traffic

Indian Boundary Road repave nearly done, 1100N just beginning

Community

Duneland Medical Loan Closet seeks volunteers to expand hours

Experience history of steam and gas power at Sunset Hill Farm Park

Porter County

Porter County Commissioners adopt internal financial control policy, hear report on local veterans services

Economy / Region

State jobless rate inches down; local and regional rates inch up

Elections

As Trump appeals to black voters NWI residents recall his casino promises

GOP's Holcomb says keeping surplus key for Indiana economy

Chesterton High School Sports

Boys Tennis clinches outright Duneland Conference Title

CHS Girls Soccer blows out Portage

Trojan Volleyball falls in 3 games to LC

 

 

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Community

YMCA ribbon cutting and open house Thursday for New Cardio and Fitness room

Fifth annual Hooked on Art fest comes to Downtown Saturday

Duneland Y announces Open Sports Program

Center offers Open House to meet rehabbing wildlife

Porter County

Porter County Council talks health costs and employee raises for 2017 budgets

Town of Chesterton

Town looking to solve drainage problem in alley

Another lightning strike affects wastewater plant

Police

Three charged in rural home invasion

Environment

Earth smashes heat record for 16th month in a row

Indiana / Elections

Democrat Gregg criticizes lack of plans from Republican Holcomb

GOP sees turnaround in Indiana Senate race as outside money pours into state

Obituaries

Services Wednesday for Hilda M. Tomkinson

Services Thursday for Joseph A. Scaccia, age 64

 

Monday, September 19, 2016

Education / Community

Organizers of proposed charter school withdraw application

Elections

Porter County seeking poll workers for Election Day

Police

Pending release stirs tough memories of Christel Helmchen murder

Two union carpenters plead guilty to healthcare scam

Environment / Indiana

Free admission to state parks Saturday

Chesterton High School Sports

Chesterton Girls Golf finishes 2nd at Valparaiso Sectional

CHS Boys Soccer falls 2-1 to top ranked Harrison

Chesterton Football falls at Valparaiso

CHS Boys XC 8th at New Prairie Invite

CHS Girls XC 14th at New Prairie Invite

Obituary

Services Wednesday for Hilda M. Tomkinson

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/091916 Valparaiso Community Schools Notice to Bidders Temperature Control Project.pdf

 

Friday, September 16, 2016

Porter County

Monday hearing is public's chance to speak on county spending priorities

Education

Letter to the Editor: Charter school process not democratic

Town of Chesterton

Porter Avenue entrance stalls condo development request near Sand Creek

Town of Burns Harbor

Burns Harbor now hiring; playground equipment arriving at Lakeland

Police

Jackson man pleas to attempted theft charge in case that left man dead

Community

Community Prayer Breakfast set for Wednesday, October 12

Business / Economy / Great Lakes

St. Lawrence Seaway cargo numbers up slightly in August, still down for the year

Environment / Indiana

Natural Resources Commission eyes banning drones over DNR land

Indiana / Education

Study: Indiana ranks low for teacher recruitment and retention

Sports

CHS Boys Tennis clinches share of DAC title

CHS Girls Soccer blanks Kankakee Valley

Trojan Volleyball falls in 3 games at LaPorte

Obituary

Private Services for Leroy 'Jack' Wiesemann

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/091616 Porter County Notice to taxpayers of additional appropriations.pdf

Legal Notices/091616 PoCo BZA gunter.pdf

Legal Notices/091616 PoCo plan comm 1st site dev.pdf

 

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Duneland Schools /Education

Opponents question the process at crowded meeting on proposed charter school

Guest Commentary: School Board urged to remember Duneland Difference in contract talks

Letter to the Editor: Lack of progress in Duneland teacher contract talks frustrating they deserve a raise

CHS WDSO FM 88.3 back on air after transmitter problems fixed

Town of Burns Harbor

Burns Harbor hears tax abatement requests for new businesses, approves ArcelorMittal

Police / Traffic

Chesterton Police: Three hurt in accident at 49 and 1100N

CPD: Classic Camaro's accelerator sticks on 49

Region

NICTD schedules public input sessions on double-tracking

Sports

No. 13 Trojans fall to No. 4 Lake Central in soccer

Obituary

Mass and Memorial visitation Tuesday for Marie E. Jacobs

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/091516 Liberty Township Notice to Taxpayers Public Hearing for 2017 Budget.pdf

Legal Notices/091516 Town of Burns Harbor Notice of Public Hearing Petition of Richard W. Friday.pdf

 

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Duneland Schools

Five CHS seniors are Merit Semifinalists

Trojan Guard marching band takes second at season opener

Public quiet on 2017 schools budget; Trail Bound trip approved

Bailly and Liberty schools tout leadership program

Town of Chesterton

Jim Ton: RR quiet zones may be less expensive than thought

Observe 'Septic Smart Week' in town

Town of Porter

Porter Council favors stormwater fee hike

Porter town workers could see 2 percent raises next year

Sports

Metz hat trick leads to Chesterton Soccer win

CHS Volleyball gets first DAC win

Trojan Boys Tennis sweeps Merrillville

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/2016 Porter County Tax Lien Sale 083116_Legal Notice template.pdf

Legal Notices/091416 Porter County Commissioners Ordinance No. 16-20.pdf

 

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Duneland Schools

Contract time: Teachers pack Duneland School Board meeting

Duneland School officials slam latest charter school proposal

Town of Chesterton

Indian Boundary Road repaving to start Monday

Town of Burns Harbor

Burns Harbor to hear tax abatement requests and hold hearing for budget

Community

Brand new Apples Festival at Chellberg Farm this weekend

Schoolhouse Shop to host Celebration of the Arts this weekend

Business / Steel / Region

US Steel welcomes ruling in hot rolled steel import case

Police

ISP: Man who jumped from I-94 overpass hit and killed by semi

Chesterton High School Sports

Chesterton Girls Golf wins Duneland Conference Invitational

 

Monday, September 12, 2016

Porter County

Porter County breaks ground for new Animal Shelter; opening set for June

Letter to the Editor: County should compensate landowners who prevent stormwater runoff and pollution not hit them with fees

Police

Michigan man ejected in I-94 crash, later dies

Hooked on Art fest parking bans and road closures released

Fire Rescue

Porter Fire Department gives stranded jet-skier a lift at Indiana Dunes State Park

Environment / Law Enforcement / Politics

Letter to the Editor: Alcohol at the Indiana Dunes State Park

Elections

Pence releases tax returns; Trump's remain secret

Chesterton High School Sports

CHS Football falls in rain at LaPorte

CHS Volleyball goes 2-2 in Invite

Chesterton girls golf team finishes 3rd at Pat Ford Invite

CHS boys soccer team ties Highland

Chesterton Girls XC finishes 5th at Lowell Invite

CHS Boys XC finishes 6th at Lowell

Obituary

Services Wednesday for Jack Evan Johns, age 89

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/091216 Porter County Notice of Public Hearing Petition of Platting.pdf

 

Friday, September 9, 2016

Schools

Severed cable the cause of phone troubles at Duneland Schools

Township Library

Westchester Public Library seeking to attract new users

Community / Environment

Dunes Action to meet Tuesday

Indiana

Nine Indiana state parks offer all day free entry tied to bicentennial torch (except the Dunes)

Business / Steel / Region

Visclosky and Steel Caucus meets with Administration officials

Police / Fire

Stolen car torched on Tremont Road

Class Reunion

CHS Class of 1956 holds 60th reunion

Sports

Trojan Boys Tennis sweeps Portage 5-0

Chesterton Girls Soccer ties Lowell 1-1

CHS Volleyball falls to Michigan City

Obituaries

Memorial Open House September 17 for Lucile Kotansky

Visitation and funeral Monday for Donna Jean Marton, age 51

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/090916 Porter County Notice of Public Hearing New Hope Church of God Exception.pdf

Legal Notices/090916 Porter County Notice of Public Hearing Petition of Dean Houpt.pdf

Legal Notices/090916 Porter County Notice of Public Hearing Petition of Erik McCoy.pdf

Legal Notices/090916 Porter County Notice of Public Hearing Petition of Jack and Dorothy Holland.pdf

Legal Notices/090916 Porter County Notice of Public Hearing Petition of James Kurczewski.pdf

Legal Notices/090916 Porter County Notice of Public Hearing Petition of Jeremy Lloyd.pdf

Legal Notices/090916 Porter County Notice of Public Hearing Petition of Joyce A. Fleming.pdf

Legal Notices/090916 Porter County Notice of Public Hearing Petition of Keith and Beth Dougherty.pdf

Legal Notices/090916 Porter County Notice of Public Hearing Petition of LaLonde Personal Trust Standards Variance.pdf

Legal Notices/090916 Porter County Notice of Public Hearing Petition of LaLonde Personal Trust Use Variance.pdf

Legal Notices/090916 Porter County Notice of Public Hearing Petition of Leona Sibo.pdf

Legal Notices/090916 Porter County Notice of Public Hearing Petition of New Hope Church of God Variance.pdf

Legal Notices/090916 Porter County Notice of Public Hearing Petition of Patrick McLaughlin.pdf

Legal Notices/090916 Porter County Notice of Public Hearing Petition of Porter County Board of Commissioners.pdf

Legal Notices/090916 Porter County Notice of Public Hearing Petition of Ronald Johnson.pdf

Legal Notices/090916 Porter County Notice of Public Hearing Petition of South Michigan Realty.pdf

 

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Town of Chesterton

Park Board okays $182,000 playground setup at Dogwood

Police

Correction: Driver in crash misidentified

Business / Steel / Region

Visclosky urges Administration to keep heat on China's non-market economy

Porter County

Commissioners create Parks and Animal Shelter charitable donation funds

County Recorder: No need to pay $89 for a copy of your deed

Indiana / Politics

I-69 work stoppage becomes political hot potato

Environment / Community

Wildlife Rehabilitation Center to host open house and donation drive

Sports

CHS Boys Soccer blanks Crown Point

Chesterton Girls Golf beats Munster 166-167

Obituary

Lisa Akers passes away at age 56

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/090816 Valparaiso Community Schools Notice to Bidders Technology Bid Package.pdf

 

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Schools / Education

Public hearing here September 14 on new charter school application

Police

PCSP: Man shot in leg in home invasion

CPD: Area hit with phony $100 bills

Community

YMCA helping families adopt healthy lifestyles to keep the weight off children

Traffic Safety / Region

Michigan moves to not require human drivers in cars

Sports

Blake Pieroni bringing home the gold September 23-24

Chesterton Tennis beats Crown Point 4-1

Chesterton Girls Soccer beats Crown Point 1-0

Trojan Volleyball falls to Portage in 4 games

Obituaries

Services Thursday for Mary Elizabeth Lagenour

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/2016 Porter County Tax Lien Sale 083116_Legal Notice template.pdf

 

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Community

VA to hold town hall event for veterans Wednesday in Portage

Town of Porter / Community

6th annual Porter's Perfect Pint Festival coming Saturday, October 1

Environment / Community

NWI Paddlers to begin chainsawing log jams out of Little Calumet River

Business

Franciscan Alliance dropping saintsí names from hospitals

Police

Valpo 1st Source Bank robbed at gunpoint

Sports

Chesterton Football falls for the first time

CHS Boys Soccer plays Munster to scoreless tie

CHS Boys XC finishes 7th at Marion Invite

Trojan Girls XC 9th at Marion Invite

Boys Tennis finishes 3rd in inaugural CHS Invite

Obituary

Services October 15 for James Scott Wiebe

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/090616 NICTD Invitation for Competitive Proposals Configuration Management Software.pdf

 

Friday, September 2, 2016

Community

9th annual Taste of Duneland Saturday in Thomas Park 11 am to 10 pm

Chamber's next networking event is a tour of Downtown businesses September 14

Porter County

Porter County Park Board oks deer hunting program renewal

Business / Steel / Region

Visclosky urges Obama to address Chinese trade practices at G20

Police

Number of active Indiana gun licenses continues to rise

ISP urges motorists to be on the lookout for wire thieves on highways

Death toll mounts as police losing battle to get drivers to put down phones

Sports

Trojan Tennis sweeps Lake Central

Chesterton Volleyball falls at Crown Point

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/090216 Porter County Plan Commission Petition of DDALT Corp. to Vacate Platted Alley.pdf

Legal Notices/090216 Valparaiso Community Schools Notice to Taxpayers Bus Replacement Fund.pdf

Legal Notices/090216 Valparaiso Community Schools Notice to Taxpayers Capital Projects Fund.pdf

 

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Community

Duneland Boys and Girls Club paving a path to success one brick at a time

CHS grad Jake Sieckman serving on USS New York, forged with World Trade Center steel

Region

Indiana and Illinois senators not happy with Feds' NIRPC merger plan

Town of Porter

Consultant says Town of Porter 2017 budget 'affordable'

Business / Steel / Region

New study on Chinese steel overcapacity market impact

Police / Region

Chicago homicides hit 20 year high as gun violence spikes

Environment

August was wettest month in years here

Art and performances to headline 2016 Dunes Blowout September 24 and 25

Sports

Chesterton Boys Soccer beats Merrillville 5-1

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/090116 Valparaiso Community Schools Notice to Bidders Technology Bid Package.pdf

Legal Notices/090116 NICTD Invitation for Competitive Proposals Custodial Cleaning Services.pdf

Legal Notices/090116 Duneland Schools Notice to Taxpayers Capital Projects Fund 2017-2019.pdf

Legal Notices/090116 Duneland Schools Notice to Taxpayers Bus Replacement Fund 2017-2028.pdf

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