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Thursday, May 28, 2015


Game changer for youth Boys & Girls Club sets $4 million expansion here

Boys and Girls Club tightens policy under which children may leave the premises


Duneland Schools honor retiring teachers and staff

State Education Superintendent Ritz to visit Discovery School Friday

State Board of Education makeup retooled by Pence and lawmakers

CHS Academic Competition participants honored


CPD investigating local travel agent; TV news gets into the act


Chesterton Boys Golf finishes 4th at Duneland Athletic Conference meet

CHS Girls Tennis falls in Regional Semifinals

Trojan Softball season ends in extra innings

Sports Physicals set for June 9 and 10 at CHS


Services for Donald Arnold, 82, at Augsburg Church Saturday

Timothy Scott Beison dies at age 53

Services Saturday, May 29 for Joan Jean Blount

Services Friday for Betty Jean Voegtle

Services Saturday in Ft. Wayne for Barbara Lee Courtney

Services Saturday for Kathleen McCoole

Services Saturday for Ruth A. Goodloe, 56

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/052815 Town of Chesterton Public Hearing Sewage Works.pdf

Legal Notices/052815 Town of Porter Addl Approps.pdf


Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Chesterton Town Council

Chesterton Town Council wants answers from DNR on beach banquet facility

Indoor amusement park on BZA agenda

Town of Porter

Porter Council 5-0 to back 4th of July Family Fest


Delays in new Dunes State Park beach restrooms force use of portable toilets

BHFD: Praxair accidental release of insulating dust this morning harmless


NIRPC to gather public comments for Greenway Blueways 2020 Plan

Environmental groups sue over Illiana Tollway approval

Chesterton High School

CHS Academic Competition participants honored


NIPSCO and OUCC reach settlement over challenged electric infrastructure plan


Chesterton Girls Track earns two IHSAA State Finals berths

Trojan Golfers beat Valparaiso 155-162


Services Friday for Judith F. Chaplin

David Michael Paschen services Saturday

Services Saturday, May 29 for Joan Jean Blount

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/052715 Alcohol Tobacco Commission Public Hearing June 11.pdf

Legal Notices/052715 IURC Cause No 44622.pdf

Legal Notices/052715 Porter County Municipal Airport Authority Bidders Runway Rehab.pdf


Tuesday, May 26, 2015


National Park Service fences off storm damaged sand-starved dunes at Portage site

Karner blue butterfly gone from Indiana Dunes?

Mt Baldy to remain closed this summer

Business / Economy / Steel

Trade remedies sought by Steel Caucus to be debated by House

Senator Coats lauds Senates passage of trade bill


Liberty man accidentally shoots self and his therapist

Class Reunion

CHS Class of 1990 plans reunion


Chesterton boys win 2nd straight state volleyball title

Chesterton Girls Tennis wins Sectional Title

CHS Softball blasts Michigan City in Sectional opener

CHS Boys Golf wins Lake Central Invite

CHS Baseball finishes 2-1 at Greyhound Invite


Memorial Service Tuesday for Alice T. Perney age, 76

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/052615 Chesterton Utility Service Board Bidders Sewer Reconst.pdf


Friday, May 22, 2015

Town of Chesterton

Chesterton planners preview new condos and upscale apartments

Plans for Morgan's Corner and Bell's Corner advance to Town Council

Porter County

No date for Tourism Board meeting on beach conference center plan


Duneland community sets Memorial Day observances


Chesterton Middle School honors 8th grade academic accomplishments

Environment / Indiana Dunes

Guest Commentary: Act now to save tranquility at Dunes State Park beach

Class Reunions

Class of 1970 seeks classmates for reunion

CHS Class of 1975 sets reunion for July 18


CHS girls tennis team wins Sectional opener

CHS Boys Golf gets two DAC wins Thursday

Trojan Baseball falls to Lake Central

Chesterton boys track athletes win 2 Sectional event titles


Services pending for Judy F. Chaplin

Memorial Service Tuesday for Manuel Moose Orlich

Service Saturday, May 23 for Robert M. Zosso, 71

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/052215 Porter County HVAC Bids.pdf

Legal Notices/052215 IDEM Chrom Deposit Corp.pdf


Thursday, May 21, 2015

Town of Porter / Business

Water park gets relief from deadlines, 3-1

Chesterton High School / Community

CHS student journalists honored on their night


Join in as a 'Hero for Hope' for Relay for Life Duneland

CFD car wash Saturday for Hoosier Burn Camp

Environment / Community

DunesAction! launches website against beach conference center

Opposition group will continue effort to keep CAFOs out of Porter County

Porter County

County Council to work with Commissioners on Foundation and Animal Shelter


Ground breaks on Symphony post acute facility at Coffee Creek Center


Memorial service Saturday for Jason Layman

Service Saturday, May 23 for Robert M. Zosso, 71

Celebration of Life Saturday for Scott Cecil Hempenius


Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Porter County

County to look into safety at Meridian Road / CR 700N intersection

Town of Chesterton

Duneland Cove condos, Bell's Corner, Morgan's Corner on planners' agenda

Utility board picks vendor for Fox Chase Farms pumps waiting for loan to close


Fiery UPS semi crash closes westbound I-94 for 3 hours today

Not guilty plea in VU 911 hoax case; trial set November 9

Gary man sentenced to six years for defrauding IRS of $700K in tax refunds

Indiana 8 east of Hebron closed till early July

Chesterton High School

Radio stafferes honored at WDSO Awards Night


Gary/Chicago Airport gets $5.7M in federal grants


Chesterton girls track finishes runnerup at sectional

Long ball dooms Trojan Softball against Kankakee Valley

Trojan boys golf team falls by one shot

CHS Baseball falls 10-6 to Crown Point


Services Thursday, May 21 for Catherine 'Katie' Bryan

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/052015 Porter County Municipal Airport Authority Bidders Runway Rehab.pdf


Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Porter County

Hog farm rezoning request withdrawn

Dunes Pavilion project not on Tourism Board meeting agenda Thursday

E-poll books back on County Council agenda

Town of Chesterton

Has Addison Pointe hired enough staff? Tax break to be reviewed Wednesday

Bids look good for Phase I of the 23rd Street stormsewer replacement project

Town of Porter

Seven Peaks seeks changes and deadline extension for drainage and parking

Chesterton High School

2015 CHS seniors honored and scholarship winners named


Portage driver seriously hurt in Lake County crash


Sports Physicals set for June 9 and 10 at CHS

CHS Boys Cross Country Call Out Meeting set

Trojan Golf falls to Crown Point


Monday, May 18, 2015

Town Elections

Dems, GOP looking to fill open spots on town ballots

Election results certified with split vote; poll book debate rages on

Community / Health Care

New NorthShore Health clinic to serve towns un- and underinsured

Chesterton High School / Community

CHS student awarded Academic AllStar (photo)

Business / Economy / Steel

US Steel lays off another 285 workers at Gary Works

Local History / Duneland Schools

Township museum seeks CHS memorabilia for 125th Anniversary celebration

Town of Burns Harbor

Bob Welsh resigns as Burns Harbor town attorney


Porter man sentenced to time served, must testify against accused murderer

Indiana Dunes / Voice of the People

Dunes advocate Herb Read opposes State Park beach conference center

Chesterton High School Sports

CHS Baseball hands Jack Campbell 700th career win

Bohnert three run bomb lifts Trojan Softball to 4-2 victory

Volleyball team Regional Champs (photo)

CHS Girls Tennis blanks Culver Academy 5-0 on Senior Night

Trojan Boys Golf finishes 4th at Uebele Invitational


Services Tuesday in Angola for Annabel J. Pocock, 93

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/051815 Chesterton Utility Service Board Bidders Sewer Reconst.pdf

Legal Notices/051815 Duneland School Corp Bidders CMS Track.pdf

Legal Notices/051815 IDEM Jet Corr 30 Day Notice.pdf

Legal Notices/051815 Valparaiso Community Schools Intention Execute Equipment Lease.pdf


Friday, May 15, 2015

Township Libraries

Library's public rooms not for private parties

Environment / Indiana Dunes / Lake Michgian


New building going up at Indiana Dunes State Park beach

Town of Burns Harbor

Error discovered in Town of Burns Harbor assessed values

Pavement projects continuing in Burns Harbor; Garbage pick up day is May 21

Business / Steel

ArcelorMittal closing Georgetown mill, blames unfairly traded imported steel


'Gangster' gets 27 years in racketeering conspiracy

Police honor the fallen and those too who yet serve


State to spend $750K on ad campaign to undo damage from religious bill flap


Chesterton Girls Tennis beats Valparaiso 4-1

Kubacki and Chesterton Baseball beat Portage 8-0

Trojan Boys Golf sweeps Lake Central and Michigan City

Chesterton mistakes prove costly against Portage in softball


Services Wednesday for Thomas L. Orrell, age 63

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/051515 Porter County HVAC Bids.pdf


Thursday, May 14, 2015

Town of Burns Harbor

Burns Harbor not ready to oppose privatized beach banquet center at State Park

Burns Harbor PD and Street Department to get new radios, paving for parks approved


Valparaiso man admits defrauding California woman then visiting her with crow bar


CHS artists exhibit work at National Lakeshore in Visclosky sponsored event

YMCA offers beach volleyball at Lakeland Park this summer

Letter to the Editor / Porter County

County Council member Sylvia Graham opposes beach conference center at Dunes State Park


Chesterton Boys Track finishes 6th at Duneland Conference Meet

Trojan Baseball falls 6-1 to Valparaiso


Celebration of Life Sunday, May 17 for Donald J. Karp


Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Town of Porter

Porter RDC and Town Council approve bonds to keep TIF revenue flowing

Town of Chesterton

Proposed Liberty annexation continues to move ahead; public hearing next

Council okays contract with Frontline for Hooked on Art fest


Eastbound I-94 closure Thursday likely to cause congestion here

Chesterton High School

Robert Pritchard also in 5 percent Club

Business / Consumer News

Verizon Wireless and Sprint settle allegations of bogus charges on customer bills

Environment / Pipelines

Deal reached to settle damages from 2010 Enbridge pipeline spill

Chesterton High School Sports

Chesterton Girls finish 4th at Duneland Conference Track Meet

CHS softball team holds on for victory over Valpo

Chesterton Boys Golf beats LaPorte and Portage

Trojan Girls Tennis falls 3-2 at LaPorte


Rose E, Martinez dies at age 88

Memorial visitation Friday for John Everett Donaldson

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/051315 Town of Chesterton Adoption Issuance of Bonds Sewer Works.pdf

Legal Notices/051315 NICTD Bidders Warning System Control House.pdf


Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Town of Chesterton

Ton: Town Council should take position on Indiana Dunes State Park privatized beach conference center

Town Council rejects all fire engine bids; CFD will re-spec it

Duneland Schools

125th CHS Commencement will be held Thursday June 4

Two CHS seniors National Merit Scholarship winners

Schools ready to begin over 2 million in projects


Audit: Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles problems may be worse than reported

State's new vacant house law protects banks


State Senator Karen Tallian running for Governor

Business Labor

Union workers vote to end strike at BP refinery


CHS Tennis beats Merrillville


Monday, May 11, 2015


Husband suspected of shooting wife and himself in Morgan Township home

ISP: Trooper renders aid in medical emergency

Chesterton High School

CHS 5 percent Club Banquet is May 13

CHS to present 'All That Jazz Opus XLII' Saturday, May 16

Business / Economy

Post Office reports $1.5B loss


DNR: Gypsy moth treatments set to start this week


Pelath: Ethics reform among highlights of legislative session

Pence to let bills on casino moves and nursing homes become law

Pence signs law on vacant housing

Pence vetoes bill allowing public records search fees


Chesterton Boys Golf finishes 4th at Lafayette Jeff Invite


Services Wednesday for Lyola K. Fletcher, age 99

Wake is Tuesday, May 12 for Lindsay Renee Rogers

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/051115 Valparaiso Community Schools Intention Execute Equipment Lease.pdf

Legal Notices/051115 Duneland School Corp Bidders CMS Track.pdf

Legal Notices/051115 Chesterton Stormwater Mgmt Bidders 23rd St Repl.pdf


Friday, May 8, 2015

Environment / Indiana Dunes

Heavy hitters weigh in against Indiana Dunes State Park beach conference center

'Oppose the CAFO' group forms to oppose Morgan Township hog operation

Porter County Park Board

County parks deer hunting tabled; board member wants background checks

Student designs considered for Sunset HIll Farm pond dock

Porter County Health Department

Porter County IV drug users urged to get tested for HIV

Town of Chesterton

Fox Chase Farms grinde -pump bids opened; one nearly 2X the other's price


Pence signs $31 billion budget with school funding shifts

At a glance: Indiana new state budget plan

Chesterton High School Sports

Chesterton Softball beats Merrillville 12-1

CHS Baseball beats Merrillville 19-8

Chesterton Tennis beats Michigan City


Wake is Tuesday, May 12 for Lindsay Renee Rogers

Larry Oden services Saturday

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/050815 R Porter County Addl Approps.pdf


Thursday, May 7, 2015

Business / Economy / Steel

ArcelorMittal posts $728M loss in first quarter


Duneland Postal Food Drive Saturday


Motorcyclist evades high speed pursuit through Duneland

VPD: Two injured, trucker cited in US 30 accident

Election Results

Porter County Municipal Primary Election Results

Ton Trout precinct vote totals corrected


Visclosky to host art event in Portage May 11; staff on hand to help constituents


Pence signs bill repealing Indiana construction wage law

Indiana state parks raising entrance fees $2


CHS Baseball beats Michigan City 11-1

Chesterton Softball blasts Michigan City 16-0

Chesterton Lacrosse team splits

Girls Soccer Callout set for May 13


Fronia 'Louise' Veden dies at age 89

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/050715 Porter County BZA Bennett.pdf

Legal Notices/050715 Porter County BZA Delaney.pdf

Legal Notices/050715 Porter County BZA Hadarich.pdf

Legal Notices/050715 Porter County BZA Jury.pdf

Legal Notices/050715 Porter County BZA Sutton.pdf

Legal Notices/050715 Porter County Plan Porter County Expo Center.pdf


Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Primary Election Results

Chesterton races: Ton survives challenge, Cobb, Lafata win

Pomeroy fights off Sexton in Porter Republican race

Voters turned away? Democrats say new Porter County Epoll books had bugs Tuesday

Porter County Municipal Primary Election Results

Porter County

Evans wants county workers not on wellness plan to pay higher deductible

Commissioners pass shortened Animal Control ordinance


Chesterton Boys Track beat Merrillville 69-63

Trojan Girls Track falls at Merrillville by four points


Jason White dies at age 42

Betty M. Dickinson dies at age 89

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/050615 IDEM 30 Day Period Jet Corr Inc.pdf

Legal Notices/050615 NICTD Bidders Warning System Control House.pdf

Legal Notices/050615 Porter County Ordinance No 1504.pdf


Primary Election Results





JIM TON . . . . . . . . . . . 323 57.68

JEFF TROUT . . . . . . . . . . 237 42.32




NATHAN D. COBBS . . . . . . . . 325 68.13

KEVIN JAKEL. . . . . . . . . . 152 31.87






DANE LAFATA. . . . . . . . . . 143 72.22

RORY J. MCMAHAN . . . . . . . . 55 27.78


Town of Porter Republican

Final Unofficial Results




CAROL POMEROY . . . . . . . . . 209 66.77

ZATHOE SEXTON . . . . . . . . . 104 33.23


Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Police / Parenting

Teens and parents told: Marijuana is indisputably addictive and harmful

Class Reunion

CHS Class of 1970 45th Reunion Committee meets today


4th Street Theater readies Jane Eyre the Musical


Chesterton Baseball shuts out LaPorte 6-0

Trojan Boys Golf splits with Lake Central and Merrillville

CHS Girls Volleyball Callout set for May 11

CHS Softball falls to LaPorte 12-10


Services Saturday for Rachel K. Amling, 83

Betty M. Dickinson dies at age 89

Gladys F. Williams dies at, age 101

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/050515 Porter County Plan Minor Sub Clennon.pdf

Legal Notices/050115 Indiana Alcohol Tobacco Commission.pdf

Legal Notices/050115 Town of Porter Redev District Hearing.pdf

Legal Notices/050115 Town of Chesterton Hearing Annexation Blount.pdf


Monday, May 4, 2015

Primary Elections Tuesday

Porter Republicans to choose between Pomeroy and Sexton

Chesterton Republican voters to decide two primary races

Lafata faces McMahan on Chesterton Democrat ballot

Election Day Tuesday: Where to vote in primaries

Chesterton and Porter candidates for Tuesday, May 5 primary elections

Porter County

Revamped Animal Control Ordinance on Commissioners agenda for Tuesday


State Police say drunk driver injures four on I94


CHS Boys Golf finishes 5th at Wawasee

CHS Baseball falls in extra innings at Hobart


Louis Gene 'Woody' Kalbe services Wednesday

Fronia 'Louise' Veden dies at age 89

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/050415 Chesterton Stormwater Mgmt Bidders 23rd St Repl.pdf


Friday, May 1, 2015


USS Gary Works has so far escaped worst of WARN notices

Union and BP reach tentative deal in strike at Whiting plant


DNR reminder: Attempting to rescue baby animals almost always bad idea

Study: Global warming to push 1 in 13 species to extinction

Indiana Legislature Wrapup

Indiana lawmakers give Pence much of what he sought

At a glance Key Indiana legislative actions this year


CHS Boys Golf beats Valpo and Michigan City

Chesterton Tennis shuts out Lake Central

Trojan Baseball falls at LC

CHS Softball falls at LC

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/050115 Indiana Alcohol Tobacco Commission.pdf

Legal Notices/050115 Town of Porter Redev District Hearing.pdf

Legal Notices/050115 Town of Chesterton Hearing Annexation Blount.pdf


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