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Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Town of Chesterton

Sewer tie-in sought for 89-lot subdivision at 1050N and 50W

Public hearings for Conservancy Point apartments, Easton Park on Thursday

23rd St storm sewer job starts Monday, August 24

Police / Fire

Fire during storm early this morning damages Porter home

Business / Labor / Steel

Union rallying for steel contracts

Town of Porter

Porter Beach home addition, Seven Peaks on BZA agenda

Porter Planners to hear plan for new development

Town Elections: Burns Harbor

Burns Harbor GOP convention Thursday to name ClerkTreasurer candidate

Indiana Elections

Tallian ends gubernatorial bid leaving Gregg lone Democrat

Youth / Drugs

Teens e-cigarette use linked with later smoking

Class Reunion

CHS Class of 1970 to host mini-reunion Friday, August 21

Chesterton High School Sports

Defending Sectional Champs open Boys Tennis season tonight

Chesterton Boys Soccer opens season with win

CHS Volleyball season opens at Hammond Morton

Obituaries

Service Thursday for Kazys G. Ambrozaitis, 97

Services Friday for Brian Oliver

Services Wednesday for Raymond A. Daily 76

Maureen Ellen Alexander passed away at age 64

 

Monday, August 17, 2015

Town Elections: Burns Harbor

Burns Harbor Democrats oust incumbents McGee and Weibl

Town of Chesterton / Business

Another strip mall going up on Indian Boundary; lot is clear cut

Indiana Elections

Tallian ends gubernatorial bid leaving Gregg lone Democrat

Credit card use muddies Indiana campaign spending reports

Police

Man suspected of fatally shooting wife dies of self-inflicted gunshot wound

Group raises awareness of law granting 911 callers immunity from alcohol arrest

Gary strip joint raided by Excise Police

Township Library

Township Library Board gets sneak peek of new 3-D printers

Community invited to sign library director Phil Baugher's retirement book

Business / Steel

US Steel to close Fairfield, Alabama Works

Traffic Safety

Faster speeds, distracted drivers: Traffic deaths up sharply in first 6 months of this year

Traffic / Taxes

States raising taxes, fees and debt to pay for road repairs

Indiana

Indiana officials issuing fewer waivers to state ethics law

Business / Taxes / Hacking

IRS says thieves stole tax info from additional 220,000

Sports

Chesterton Football preseason comes to an end regular season to open in Kokomo

CHS Boys Soccer opens season tonight against Boone Grove

CHS Girls looking to go one step further as soccer season begins

CHS Girls Golf finishes 3rd in Crown Point Invitational

Ruling to allow college athletes to unionize is thrown out

Obituary

Services pending for Brian Oliver

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/081715 NICTD Bidders Burnham Ave.pdf

 

Friday, August 14, 2015

Town Elections: Burns Harbor

Town Convention for Burns Harbor Democrats Sunday at Fire Station

Environment / Weather

IDEM declares Air Quality Action Days in four metropolitan areas for Saturday

Traffic

Repairs to keep I-65 bridge closed until mid-September

Police

ISP: Driver charged after hitting pedestrians on I-65

CPD: Officer Erik Herbert a lifesaver

Police Commission endorses ordinance protecting E-Vreserved parking spaces

Portage PD formally identifies husband as suspect in murder

Library

Community invited to sign library director Phil Baugher's retirement book

Released child killer had visited Thomas Library

Indiana

Life sentence in deadly Indianapolis house blast

Study finds more Indiana teens smoking e-cigarettes

Sports

Trojan Football starts season in Lafayette tonight

CHS' Trent Weller named to All-American Watch List in soccer

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/081415 Porter County Auditor Additional Appropriations.pdf

Legal Notices/081415 Porter County Plan M and M Appeal.pdf

Legal Notices/081415 Porter County Plan South Haven of Nazarene.pdf

Legal Notices/081415 Porter County Plan VCS.pdf

Legal Notices/081415 VCS Intention to Execute Lease.pdf

 

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Police

Portage PD: Woman dead in murder/attempted suicide

Michigan City man charged after 130-mph pursuit on US 20 thru Duneland

Kathy's Antique Shop burglarized

Business / Economy

Great Lakes gas prices jump after partial Indiana refinery shutdown

Town of Burns Harbor

Town of Burns Harbor honored by state association

Indiana

Indiana to add child welfare workers as caseload jumps

Pence considers using Indiana reserves on infrastructure

Vendor suspends 2 former BMV officials under ethics scrutiny

Community

Food, music, fun at Chamber Party in the Park Saturday

Region

NIRPC to hold meetings at new training center

Sports

Trojan girls golf team wins against Boone Grove at Sand Creek

Obituary

Services Saturday for Dolores Ann Russell

 

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Community

Food, music, fun at Chamber Party in the Park Saturday

Taste of Duneland seeking local vendors for September 5 event

Eclipse Performing Arts dancers win titles at national competition

Business / Economy

Great Lakes gas prices jump after partial Indiana refinery shutdown

Town of Porter

Dog ordinance splits Porter Council 4-1

Porter County / Environment

New trails coming a Brincka Cross County Park: A walk in the woods (photos)

Town of Chesterton

Chesterton Town Council tables abandoned building registry

Region

Porter-Starke awarded $541K grant to put health center in Gary

Chesterton High School Sports

Chesterton girls golf team wins 2nd straight Invitational title

Township Library

WPL board to tour Makerspace Lab; Baugher;s last meeting as director

Indiana

Judge rules Indiana lawmakers can keep emails private

Teen wearing ear buds killed by freight train

Indiana University tests if workers fall for email scam

While many US farmers have record year, Indiana suffers

Obituary

Services Saturday for Dolores Ann Russell

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/081215 IDEM Notice of Decision Able Disposal.pdf

Legal Notices/081215 Valparaiso Community Schools Annual Financial Report 2014_AFR.pdf

Legal Notices/081215 VCS Additional Appropriation.pdf

Legal Notices/081215 VCS Public Hearing Superintendent Contract.pdf

 

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Duneland Schools

School board OKs pay hikes for non-teachers

School board praises Ind. 49 patches; Jim Bonfield remembered

Town of Chesterton

Second round of bids on new CFD fire engine opened; better than first round

Charging stations EV-reserved parking spaces being hogged by gas guzzlers

Fox Chase homeowners: Info meeting on sewer project to be scheduled soon

Police

FBI visits Porter County Auditor's Office on Monday

Portage PD is enforcing motorcycle violations, not impounding bikes

Sheriff's camp at Dunes State Park introduces kids to law enforcement

Environment

Porter County Chapter of the Izaak Walton League to remember Terry McCloskey Saturday

Parasite yet another threat to already troubled amphibians

Region

South Shore to run extra round-trip train for Air/Water Show

Business

Today is National Safe Digging Day: Call 811 before you dig maybe win $811 from NIPSCO

Sports

CHS Girls capture KV Invitational golf title

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/081115 Porter County Ordinance 1509.pdf

 

Monday, August 10, 2015

Police

Dog mauls its two owners, then roams Morgan Park on Friday

Illinois man charged with rape of Chesterton woman

DNR: Valpo boy hurt in dirt bike accident

Battery charge forwarded to Prosecutor after motel incident

Porter County / Indiana Dunes

Guest Commentary: Still no answers to public's questions on Dunes State Park banquet center plan

Class Reunion

Liberty High School reunion for all classes Saturday

Community

Duneland Resale offers deals and coupons for back-to-school

Stella Markovich is YMCA Senior of the Month

Business / Labor / Steel

USW: USS Arcelor continue to seek concessions from union

Indiana

Detour for northbound I-65: No timeline yet for repairs to closed bridge

INDOT was warned of I-65 bridge problems in 2005

Carmel leaders backing sexual orientation protections

Indiana schools chief Glenda Ritz ending bid for governor

Economy / Congress

Social Security turns 80; Changes needed to save program

Town of Burns Harbor

Resigning Burn Harbor RDC president says town has 'bright future'

Duneland Schools receive $53k from Burns Harbor TIF

Chesterton High School Sports

Chesterton Girls Golf finishes 9th at State Preview Meet

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/081015 Duneland School Corporation Annual Financial Report 2014.pdf

Legal Notices/081015 NICTD Bidders Burnham Ave.pdf

 

Friday, August 7, 2015

Business / Labor / Steel

ArcelorMittal and USS looking to reduce benefit costs in new labor contracts

Community / Environment

Over 500 'NO Banquet Center' yard signs so far

Porter County

Sunset Hill making progress with arts, festivals and playground

County Parks offer variety of programs in August

Town of Chesterton

Abandoned building registry on Council agenda

Police

John P. Lowry is Fugitive of the Week

Duneland Schools

Superintendent contract on School Board agenda

Environment

Little Calumet River work on Drainage Board agenda

Region

Baby sloth born at Lincoln Park Zoo

Chicago plans $250 million in renovations at Midway Airport

Obituary

Visitation Saturday for Sharon L. Johnson, 71

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/080715 Porter County Plan DSV Cannon.pdf

Legal Notices/080715 Porter County Plan DSV Ferrell.pdf

Legal Notices/080715 Porter County Plan DSV Florio.pdf

Legal Notices/080715 Porter County Plan DSV Jakich.pdf

Legal Notices/080715 Porter County Plan DSV Nuest.pdf

Legal Notices/080715 Porter County Plan DSV Svitko.pdf

Legal Notices/080715 Porter County Plan UV Ferrell.pdf

Legal Notices/080715 Town of Porter Plan Commission Hearing.pdf

 

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Town Elections / Burns Harbor

Dates set for Burns Harbor town nominating conventions

Nine Democrats in crowded race for Burns Harbor Council

Schools

Hepatitis and meningitis vaccines needed for Indiana students

ISTEP exam results being delayed by grading troubles

Community

Rotary's Babapaloosa a rockin' success

Business / Labor / Steel

USW commends WTO ruling against Chinese duties on US specialty steel

Business / Travel

Hotel group blasts proposed sale of Orbitz to Expedia

Community / Local History

Celebrate 50th Anniversary of Saturday's Child coffee house

Environment

Rehabbed American Kestrels to be released in State Park program Friday

US carbon pollution from power plants hits 27 year low

Inside track? Pavilion banquet center opponents call for new probe of lease

Indiana

Pence cancels Indiana BMV contract and seeks ethics probe

Donnelly loses treasurer over Planned Parenthood vote

 

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Porter county

Porter County government foundation a step closer

Commissioners continue to support right to protest after complaints heard

Police

FBI seeks records on commercial property assessment appeals

PCSP: Overdosing boy at ER left drugs in grandpa's car

Traffic

Crews aiming to repair closed I-65 bridge Thursday

Conservation

Local Izaak Walton chapter buys 49 acres in Jackson Twp

Fire Department

Fire Department releases July activity report

Indiana

Attorney to seek resentencing in Indiana teen sex case

Sports

Trojan girls golf team 5th out of 20 teams at Lafayette Jeff

Obituaries

Services Friday for Alexandra Sandy O'Connor

Private services for Anne M. Brunder, 83

 

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Indiana

Purdue admits fewer Hoosiers during tuition freeze

Pence says he will fight new EPA emissions rules in court

States' targets shift in final Obama climate change plan

Gov Pence considers using surplus to pay off federal loan

Majority of Indiana teens not getting HPV vaccinations

Town of Burns Harbor

Town of Burns Harbor Council begins 2016 budget work

Police

Visitor at Indiana State Prison charged with attempted trafficking with inmate

Business / Steel

ArcelorMittal posts $179M income in 2nd Quarter

Imports and low prices continue to hit US Steel bottom line in 2nd quarter

Local History

Celebrating CHS is newest exhibit at Township Museum

Chesterton High School Sports

CHS Girls Golf has high expectations again

Obituary

John M. Radiger dies at age 88

 

Monday, August 3, 2015

Region / South Shore Commuter Service

NICTD board approves pilot program to allow new bike cars next year

NICTD board hears Pavilion Partners pitch

Town Elections

More candidates file in Burns Harbor Town Council races

Police / Fire Emergency

Illinois woman, 20, dies in high waves near Porter Beach Friday

Chesterton sees some tree damage after Sunday storms

Hit-and-run leads to shooting in Union Township

Community

Kiwanis and YMCA team for golf event to help children

YMCA Fall Preschool Sports registration underway

Indiana

Indiana lawmakers want study of teacher shortage

Indiana medical software company hack affected 3.9M people

Indiana and private carrier ink deal for passenger rail

Purdue program flags nearly 100 student behavior reports

Obituary

Services Wednesday for Megan C. Young

 

Friday, July 31, 2015

Town Elections

Miller resigns from Burns Harbor Town Council; County Democrat chair names Eric Hull without public input

Burns Harbor and Beverly Shore Dems to hold caucus; final filing day Monday

Business / Steel

WTO rules against China in specialty steel trade dispute

Business / Health

Lawsuit accuses CVS of overcharging for generics

Indiana

Indiana convention CEO calls for broader LGBT protections

Indiana clears Planned Parenthood of wrongdoing after videos

8 rescued after Indy Zoo Skyline ride malfunctions

Class Reunion

CHS Class of 1990 seeks classmates

Sports

CHS' Davison a two time National Champion in wrestling

Obituary

Memorial service Monday for Stephen M. Jandura

 

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Region

Pavilion Partners on NICTD agenda Friday for parking shuttle discussion

NICTD tells train schedule and alcohol restrictions during Lollapalooza

Porter County

County Council rips Commissioners for lack of action to build new animal shelter

Police

ISP: Michigan City policeman charged with misconduct and drug possession

Indiana State Trooper injured on I-80 near Lake Station

Environment

Charlotte and Herb Read honored by national Izaak Walton League

Wandering black bear returns to Indiana after Michigan visit

Judge: Land owners can't keep public off Lake Michigan beach

Business / Economy

Health care spending to accelerate, US report says

Indiana

Pence picks prominent Democrat as development agency chief

Indiana closes investigation into Planned Parenthood

State Police: Bus in fatal crash hadn't registered for trip

Obituary

Louis F. Boness, Jr. dies at age 88

 

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Business

Franciscan Alliance to build new hospital at I 94 and US 421

US Steel reports big loss in 2nd quarter

Community

Chesterton Art Fair this weekend at Hawthorne Park

Porter County

Porter County Council votes 7-0 to retain hospital tax abatement

Porter County saving on insurance plan; prep starts for 2016 budgets

Town of Porter

Porter dogs on beach ordinance tabled; support for ban heard

Town of Chesterton

Chesterton RDC mulls worker training programs with TIF funds

Police

Police: Driver in deadly church bus crash had suspended license

One injured in Indiana 49 crash

Environment

Charlotte and Herb Read honored by national Izaak Walton League

Court orders EPA to redo air pollution limits in 13 states

Wildlife Federation starts process to sue US agency over pipeline plans

Indiana

Pence touts Indiana charter school expansion

Obituary

Services Saturday for Gladys Parker, age 91

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/072915 Indiana Alcohol Tobacco Commission Aug 12 Bev Permit hearing.pdf

Legal Notices/072915 Town of Beverly Shores Adoption CCD Fund.pdf

Legal Notices/072915 Town of Chesterton Petition to Vacate Public Way Scott.pdf

 

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Two Republican elected officials weigh in on Dunes State Park pavilion project:

Guest Commentary: County Council member State Park pavilion project makes no sense

Jim Ton raps DNR response to Town Council questions on Pavilion project

Town of Chesterton

Town of Chesterton looking to find tourism board nominee; Paul Tharp resigns from RDC

Police

New Carlisle man hurt in motorcycle accident on I-94

Schererville resident injured after malfunction at gun range

Community

Treasure and Bake Sale at Porter Methodist Church Friday and Saturday

Letter to the Editor: Modern day abolitionists continue unfinished fight against world slavery

Dinner and Dementia program offered by Rittenhouse

Indiana

Pence signs Moseley bill to stop trespassing and illegal hunting

Nation / World

Boy Scouts of America to allow gay adult leaders

Scientists warn of arms race in artificial intelligence

Obituary

George Howard Bush dies at age 72

 

Monday, July 27, 2015

Porter County

County Council to decide if hospital job cuts endanger tax abatement

Porter County Fair

High stepping at Porter County Fair

4-H offers projects for everyone; see them at the County Fair

Town of Porter

Porter meetings Tuesday: Council to give dog ordinance second reading

Community

Sunset Hill Farm Park to be a Day of Caring site

YMCA seeks gently used kids clothing for garage sale

Business / Safety

Feds: Fiat Chrysler must offer to buy back 500,000 pickups

Lake Michigan

Coast Guard urges safety after boat hits Chicago breakwall

Region

21 abandoned schools add to Gary's urban decay

NWI Regional Cities Initiative sets public comment opportunities

Indiana / Weather / Environment

Deluge pushes Indy to wettest month on record

Indiana

Indiana panel recommends state stop licensing engineers

Thousands of scooters registered under new Indiana law

Indiana Dunes / Letters to the Editor

Letter to the Editor: Opposition to pavilion project has energized voters

More letters to the editor oppose pavilion project

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/072715 Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore Notice of Realty Action.pdf

 

Friday, July 24, 2015

Town of Chesterton

Cell tower at Lutheran church continued by BZA after protests

Porter Avenue project continues: Bridging the gap (Photo)

Police

Police: 5 dead in chain reaction crash on I-65

Monday: SWAT officers to hold active shooter drill at CMS

Business / Community

Urschel Labs, AJs, Lakeside Wealth, Precision Dental honored by Chamber

Laurie Wehner-Evans Chamber Woman of the Year

Jerry Ruge honored for Golden Achievement; Lori St. Pierre as Humanitarian

Community

Porter County Parks announce programs for all ages

Region

New law ensures continued funding for RDA but makes it more accountable

History

Chicago marks 100 years since Eastland Disaster; 844 died

Indiana

Indiana State Fair bans Confederate flags

Indiana gains 3-year waiver from federal education law

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/072415 Porter County Commissioners Adoption Cumulative Bridge.pdf

Legal Notices/072415 VCS Hearing Amendment to Lease.pdf

 

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Community

The late Judy Chaplin of Shady Lawn Florist honored by Duneland Chamber

Duneland Chamber Party in the Park coming August 15

Environment / Indiana Dunes / Porter County

Pavilion project opponents respond to alcohol ruling

Police

Woman dies of suspected heroin OD; Sheriff's OD Response Team activated

CPD: Motorist injured in pickup vs. semi on Indiana 49

Education

Discovery Charter School budget looking good for next year; school starts August 19

Politics / Police

Blagojevich ruling draws line on what is and isn't corruption

Economy

Jobless rate in June improves statewide, in the region and locally

Social Security disability fund projected to run dry in 2016

Obituary

Memorial Service Friday for Robbin Carter, age 52

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/072315 NICTD Competitive Proposals Boarding Count.pdf

 

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Environment / Indiana Dunes / Porter County

State sends Pavilion Partners alcohol petition back to local ABC

Porter County

County RDC looks beyond TIF to spur economic development

Unanimously, Porter County Commissioners vote to fortify cumulative bridge fund

Town of Chesterton

Stormwater board hears of pooling problem on Washington and Creita

Utility set to close on State Revolving Fund loan for Fox Chase Farms July 27

500-700 blocks of 21st Street, Get ready for sewer work

Region

South Shore to bus between Dune Park and Carroll Avenue stations July 28-August 28

Sports / Community

Chesterton's Kaitlyn Kogal has success in mountain racing

Obituary

Larry Westergren dies at age 73

 

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Police / Fire / Emergency

Jim Bonfield, Duneland Schools bus chief, dies in crash, wife injured

Armed robbery at Chesterton's Broadway Speedy Mart

Man charged with sexual battery of mentally disabled women at church

Chesterton firefighters: Semi hit passenger vehicle at Indiana 49 Toll Road

ISP: Cyber Crime section has new area commander

Community

Babapaloosa Music Festival at Sunset Hill Farm August 2

Duneland Exchange Club collecting school supplies

Let's Ride for Paws is July 26 to benefit Best Buddies Pet Pantry

Opinion

Reader opinion: County Tourism Board: We need to make a change

Indiana

National report ranks Indiana 32nd for child well being

Environment

DNR may tranquilize bear that's becoming more brazen (updated)

Lawmakers want programs to curb Great Lakes farm pollution

Another month another global heat record broken -- by far

 

Monday, July 20, 2015

Police / Fire / Emergency

Fire destroys lake house in Dune Acres Saturday

Storms pack one two punch over weekend

Town of Chesterton

Upscale rental community eyed for acreage east of Kelle Drive

Public hearing slated for Easton Park subdivision on far east side of town

Porter County

Commissioners eye raising bridge fund; public hearing Tuesday

Community

Duneland Y and BoysGirls Club field teams in the Canstruction competition

Indiana

National Guard soldiers in Indiana to carry handguns

Obituaries

Rhonda Wysong Helt dies at age 55

Services Thursday for Jacquelyn Kaye Givens

Services Wednesday for Carol LaTour, age 72

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/072015 Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore Notice of Realty Action.pdf

 

Friday, July 17, 2015

Environment / Community / Porter County

PCCRVC backs pavilion banquet center 7-1; opposition fills Porter County Opera House

Pavilion Partner principal Kaiafas drops out

Town of Chesterton

Morgans Corner oldtimers object to look and price of Olthof LLC homes

The 'Calumet Connection': Town eyes revamp of historic South Calumet neighborhood

Environment / Wildlife

DNR sets trap for Region's black bear, plans to return him to Michigan

Police

PCSP officers use naloxone kits to save lives of two OD victims this week

Obituary

Services Monday for Jeanette M. Sibbrell

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/071715 IURC Cause No 44646.pdf

Legal Notices/071715 Porter County Addl Approps July 28.pdf

Legal Notices/071715 Porter County Cumulative Bridge Fund.pdf

 

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Town of Chesterton

Chesterton council gets hit by Animal Control sticker shock

Police

Counterfeit NICTD checks being used in scams across the US

Cops Cycling for Survivors rides into Porter County on Friday stops at PCSP

Porter County / Duneland

Tri-Town seat on PCCRVC still vacant two months after Judy Chaplin's death

Duneland Schools / Community

Duneland Schools announce student registration dates and times

Town of Porter

Art studio, screen porch win variances; Porter Beach remodel hearing set for August 19

Porter mulls modifying beach dog ban; insurance carriers changed again

Community

Fire Department has been protecting town since 1902

Indiana

Indiana conservative leader urges defeat of gay protection proposals

Class Reunion

Class of 1965 reunion reservations due by August 1

Obituaries

Service Saturday July, 18 for Julie J. Richardson

Services Saturday for Perry 'Jimmy' Veden

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/071615 NICTD Competitive Proposals Boarding Count.pdf

 

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Police / Community

Medal of Valor given to PCSP officer for preventing Valparaiso tragedy

Chesterton Tribune Editorials

Editorial: Pavilion project a black eye for Indiana as NWI unity takes another hit

Editorial: Your government in action tomorrow

Environment

NWI Forum endorses banquet center; calls State Park beach 'underutilized asset'

Environment / Region

Black bear visits Michigan City neighborhood

Town of Chesterton

DNR responds to Town of Chesterton questions on Pavilion project

Circuit breaker tripped: town's General Fund slashed by 10.5 percent

Town of Porter

Porter Town Council tables animal control contract

Community

Chesterton Fire Department seeks donations for Street Dance August 1

Business

Seaway cargo shipments down in June; Port of Indiana Burns Harbor bucks the trend

USW welcomes ITC tariff imposition on dumped subsidized Chinese tires

 

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Environment / Indiana Dunes / Community

Tourism board tells rules for Thursday Pavilion Partners meeting

Dunes Action responds to rules limiting public comment

Text of Dunes Action letter to PCCRVC on Thursday meeting

Local businesses offer 'NO Banquet Center' signs

Meet at Duneland Resale to carpool for Dunes Action Thursday

Environment / Community

Volunteers and businesses make progress at bird sanctuary

Duneland Schools

Superintendent salary and benefits draw comments from public

Business / Community

Waters of Duneland not closing; under new management August 1

Town of Chesterton

INDOT emergency patches Indiana 49 here

Community

4-H offers projects for everyone; see them at the County Fair

Police

CPD: Man enters strangers' home while on 'shrooms'

CPD: Woman under the influence nods off on I-94 with two juvenile passengers

Obituary

Visitation Friday for David Babcock 74

 

Monday, July 13, 2015

Environment / Indiana Dunes

Erosion forces closure of Central Avenue Beach in Beverly Shores

Great Lakes Basin bouncing back from record low water levels

Trail 2 boardwalk flooded by beaver dams; volunteers sought to remove them

Guest Commentary: Former lifeguard weighs in against beach conference center plan

Town of Porter

Beach pet ban and animal control contract on Porter Town Council agenda

Police

CPD to send second officer into Duneland Schools; Dave Lohse named asst chief

Region

NICTD and RDA ask folks to complete online survey as part of grant application

NIRPC meeting postponed after water break

54 stingrays die at Brookfield Zoo when oxygen level drops

Town of Burns Harbor

Burns Harbor plans draw a crowd

Indiana

Health care industry: Healthy Indiana Plan working smoothly

Sports

Alejandro Kincaid breaks Duneland Swim Club records

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/071315 Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore Notice of Realty Action.pdf

 

Friday, July 10, 2015

Environment / Indiana Dunes

Trail 2 boardwalk flooded by beaver dams; volunteers sought to remove them

Duneland Schools

Public hearing Monday on Duneland Schools Superintendent contract

Town of Porter

Town of Porter makes list of Top 30 Safest Cities in Indiana

Town of Burns Harbor

Burns Harbor plans draw a crowd

Police

Heroic PCSP officer to be honored July 14

Portage PD: Two pass 8 fake 20s in 30 minutes

PCSP: Man steals traffic barrel with GPS inside

Region

NICTD: South Shore commuters spend 85 percent less than drivers do to get to work

Female Grevy's zebra born at Brookfield Zoo

Environment / Great Lakes

Great Lakes Basin bouncing back from record low water levels

Indiana

Indiana relaxes bird show ban imposed due to avian flu

Sports

Alejandro Kincaid breaks Duneland Swim Club records

Obituary

Bruce Field Brown dies in Tucson, Arizona

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/071015 NICTD Invitation for Proposals Bond Counsel.pdf

Legal Notices/071015 Porter County Commissioners Fund Reestablishment.pdf

 

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Porter County

County Assessor to mail new assessment notices; on time 2016 tax bills likely

County launching new way to alert residents

Police

CPD Man begging for concert money at Speedway found in possession of heroin

CPD: Woman reported missing has been located

Porter PD: Underage drinking party busted on East Oakhill Road

Porter PD: Man who hit child with belt charged

Community

Rotary Club Babapaloosa Music Festival coming Sunday, August 2

Region

Alcohol restrictions on South Shore during Taste of Chicago

Town of Burns Harbor

Burns Harbor signs with County Animal Control

Business

1st Source Bank names Porter County chief

Indiana

Bike sharing service coming to Purdue University

Obituary

Services Saturday for Gwenneth Lousheff, 85

 

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Porter County

RDA funding eyed for dunes visitor center revamp

Town of Chesterton / Traffic

NIPSCO Valve repair is on for Thursday; RR crossing to close

Community

Chesterton Park Department hosts Summer Fun program

Coffee and Canvas class at Hawthorne Park Sunday, July 12

Business / Labor / Steel

ArcelorMittal exec eyes closure of a hot strip mill in blog post

Environment

Northwest Indiana once home to panthers, wolves and porcupines

Feds propose more safety valves for natural gas lines

Indiana

Man arrested on drug charge after Indiana double drowning

Obituary

Kendal and Kennedy Kozuszek passed away

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/070815 Town of Chesterton Bidders Pumper Fire Apparatus.pdf

 

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Town of Chesterton

Open house 3 to 7 pm Monday, July 13 on look and feel of 'Calumet Connection'

Porter County

Household hazardous waste collection event set for Duneland

County Auditor reports on first six months; Hospital receives tax bill

Police

PCSP: Cash, weapon and synthetic marijuana seized

Great Lakes / Weather / Environment

Great Lakes temperatures higher than year ago

Indiana

Dems want Pence to release details of PR firm work

'Indiana Grown' campaign to market state produced food

Indiana Supreme Court hears case on custody and mental illness

Indiana career and technical students have higher graduation rate

Milder winter means less heating aid for Hoosiers

Record rainfall drowns crops across Indiana

Indiana to join states suing over new EPA water rule

Obituaries

Warren Riggs of Chesterton dies at 90

Services Thursday for Patricia Dillon age 80

 

Monday, July 6, 2015

Police

PCSP: Sheriff's officer hanging on to speeding Jeep averts tragedy

Verizon Wireless victim of smash-and-grab burglary

CPD: Traffic stop on Ind. 49 leads to heroin charges

ISP: Six in pickup survive blown tire rollover on I-65

2 teens die 5 hurt in East Chicago crash

Town of Chesterton / Traffic

NIPSCO postpones repair of leaky gas valve on Calumet Rd until further notice

Community / Environment

Great July programs at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

Indiana

Ball State yet to receive any restitution in investment scam

Indiana to join states suing over new EPA water rule

Coroners say 2 Indiana men killed in fireworks accidents

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/070615 Porter County Public Library VPL Adjacent Structure Demo.pdf

 

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Traffic

Bridge project on schedule but Porter Avenue closure to last weeks

Calumet Road railroad crossing to close again Monday

Town Elections

Parties fail to fill ballot for town elections

Community

Equine assisted learning workshop offered at Boulder Ridge, Westville

Frontline Foundations closes in Valpo in centralizing move

Town of Porter

Porter moving to correct drainage issues in Wagner Hills

Police

Carnival worker accused of crossing state lines to have sex with girl

Another metal theft in Liberty

ISP cracks down on illegal transport of fireworks

ISP: Flees traffic stop, crashes, runs, is arrested

Environment

Apply now for 'Bringing Nature Home' garden awards

Portage and US Army Corps to make an old lakefront industrial site green again

Sports

Whitaker named USA Captain at World University Games

Obituaries

Services Friday for 'Miff' Mary Frances Woolsey

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/070215 Duneland School Corp Superintendent Hearing.pdf

Legal Notices/070215 NWCD Petition Amend Plan.pdf

Legal Notices/070215 Porter County Plan Admiral Petroleum.pdf

Legal Notices/070215 Porter County Plan Fitzgerald.pdf

Legal Notices/070215 Porter County Plan Fliege.pdf

Legal Notices/070215 Porter County Plan Hajek.pdf

Legal Notices/070215 Porter County Plan Louie.pdf

 

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Business / Economy / Steel

US Steel CEO: New law will improve trade law enforcement

Indiana

Ritz proposes 1 year hold on lower A-F school grades (Updated)

State Climate Office: Indiana rains set June record

New Indiana laws taking effect today

Region

South Shore fare hike took effect today

Town of Porter

New duplexes proposed for Porter's Summertree Subdivision

Town of Chesterton

Garbage will be collected on Friday in Chesterton

Calumet Road RR crossing to close

Community

Meet Dave Kasarda Duneland Family YMCA's New Executive Director

Environment

Dunes Action and Izaak Walton League on radio to discuss beach banquet center fight

Sports

State Park Boys Little League Majors start tourney with a bang

State Park Little League raising funds for new building

Obituaries

Services Friday for 'Miff' Mary Frances Woolsey

Services Friday for William (Bill) Scott Bryant

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/070115 Town of Chesterton Bidders Pumper Fire Apparatus.pdf

 

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Community

Lions Turtle Derby and Pancake Breakfast coming July 4

Lightening Bug Music Festival at Sunset Hill Sunday, July 5

Porter looks to July 4 parade, Family 4th Fest

Enjoy fireworks music and food at lakefront Wednesday

Porter residents: Get windshield flyer before fireworks Wednesday

Seen and Heard: Local businesses have been posting Dunes Action signs (photo)

Lions Duck Race and Community Yard Sale coming Saturday, July 18

Community / Youth Sports

YMCA t-ball/coach pitch registration underway

Police / Safety

Chesterton fireworks ordinance more restrictive than state law

ISP: One killed two badly hurt in I-65 off ramp crash in Jasper

Local man charged with child molesting

Railroad accidents highlight risks of pedestrians on tracks

Indiana

New laws on slowpoke drivers and rape charges taking effect

Obituary

Services Wednesday for Emma E. Nellessen, 95

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/063015 Porter County Council RFP Investment Consultant.pdf

 

Monday, June 29, 2015

Police / Fire / Emergency

Porter PD officers and State Park lifeguards save 4 from drowning

PCSP: Liberty Township man reports beating, robbery

Community

Enjoy fireworks music and food at lakefront Wednesday

Leea Yelich prepares to lead Westchester libraries

St. Patrick's Table of Plenty celebrates 10 years

Lions Duck Race and Community Yard Sale coming Saturday, July 18

Environment

New time for Pavilion Partners meeting July 16

Lakeside Wealth makes pledge to Shirley Heinze Land Trust campaign

Indiana

Amended religious objections law to take effect months after uproar

Indiana panel to consider independent redistricting system

Pence praises Supreme Court ruling on power plant emissions

Region

Solarize NWI expands time window for discounted solar

Sports

Chesterton's Eddie Wineland set to return to the Octagon

Little Trojan Football Camp announces winners

Obituary

Services Wednesday for Emma E. Nellessen, 95

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/062915 Porter County Public Library VPL Adjacent Structure Demo.pdf

 

Friday, June 26, 2015

Nation / Indiana

Supreme Court declares nationwide right to same sex marriage

Indiana groups hail marriage ruling and seek more protections

Boston Marathon bomber likely to die in Indiana

Community

FIST Benefit ride Sunday starting from Leroy's Hot Stuff

Lions Turtle Derby and Pancake Breakfast coming July 4

Town of Chesterton

Jim Ton cites state vacant-building law; owner of 101 and 402 Broadway responds

Health concerns heard over new cell tower; indoor park wins variance

Police

CPD: Motorcyclist rides out a rear ending on 49

PCSP: Dab of paint and decal get Michign City man a court date

PCSP: Flees traffic stop in Pine Township and then crashes

Region

Chicago aviation chief says O'Hare falling behind

Sports

Coach Alex Miloshoff remembered; number 36 to be retired Saturday

Obituaries

Services Tuesday for Lorraine J. Donley, age 90

Services Monday for Eugene Weibl, age 86

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/062615 IDEM 30 Day Period Tube City.pdf

Legal Notices/062615 Nature Works Cons Dist Petition Amend NWCD Plan.pdf

Legal Notices/062615 NICTD Competitive Proposals Catenary Foundations.pdf

Legal Notices/062615 Porter County Commissioners Receiving Bids Dump Trucks.pdf

Legal Notices/062615 Town of Chesterton Adoption CCD Fund.pdf

 

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Health / Economy / Government

High Court upholds health care law subsidies

 

160,000 Hoosiers to keep health care subsidies under ruling

Pence: Supreme Court health subsidy decision 'disappointing’

Business / Labor / Steel

Coats joins majority in voting for fasttrack trade legislation

Porter County

Poll book funding rejected again by County Council with identical 6-1 vote

Animal Shelter improving, Council told; sheriff wins overtime for drug crackdown

Town of Chesterton

Utility's new Superintendent an old IAWC hand, starts Friday

Police / Fire

WB I-94 closure bottles up CFD, forces PFD to respond instead to EB 94 crash

PFD: House fire started on back deck

Community

Sponsor Comfort Care bags for Ronald McDonald House

Register now for Sheriff Camp August 4-6 at Dunes State Park

Environment

IDEM seeks proposals to reduce Great Lakes toxic pollutants

Indiana will defy Feds on climate change plan

Region

Extended runway opens today at Gary airport

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/062515 NWCD Petition Amend Plan.pdf

 

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Community / Environment

State vote on Pavilion alcohol permit tabled

Porter County

Council spars with Evans over salary raise for HR assistant

Council suggests tourism board move Pavilion meeting back north

Hospital layoffs prompt abatement discussion on County Council

Town of Porter

Porter Town Council eyes vendors at the beach

Town of Chesterton

TIF board to go to public for input on 'Calumet Connection' trail

Install date for new playground gear at Chesterton Park August 10

Chesterton High School

CHS Speech and Debate team wins National School of Honor Award

Police

ISP: I-65 hit-and-run leads to drug and gun charges

Portage motorcyclist dies in accident on city street

VPD: Death of driver hit by train Tuesday a suicide

CFD rescues raccoon in Resale Shop restroom

Business / Labor

Devastated communities to be fast-track's legacy, USW says

Community

County Parks add themes to FunSET camps offer full schedule of summer activities

Class Reunion

CHS Class of 1975 sets 40th reunion July 18

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/062415 Alcohol Tobacco Commission Hearing.pdf

Legal Notices/062415 NWCD Adoption Cumulative Improvement.pdf

 

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Community / Environment

DunesAction meeting fills Library Service Center

Herb Read turns 89 battling yet another 'done deal'

Town of Chesterton

Town tornado sirens are good to go again after maintenance

Hearings for Chesterton BZA include indoor park, chiropractor, cell towers

It's paving season in the Town of Chesterton

Ind. 49/E. Porter Ave. signal lights on timer now

Next Utility chief, whoever it is, will make 18 percent more

Porter County / Environment

County Parks set deer hunts; Lenckos builds case for budget

Police

Four wearing seatbelts easily survive I65 rollover

Community

Duneland residents invited to join in 4th of July parade

Community / Environment

J. Richard Brannan leaves bequest to Shirley Heinze fund

Environment / Science

Big solar storm smacks Earth may allow more to see auroras

Economy / Business / Labor

Indiana jobless rate drops statewide but inches up in NWI

Obituary

Services Thursday for Larry LaMont Hewitt, 79

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/062315 Porter County Council RFP Investment Consultant.pdf

 

Monday, June 22, 2015

Community

Food, music and pyrotechnics: Beach fireworks go boom July 1

Opportunity Enterprises ends longtime children's program

Medical Loan Closet open for lending and volunteers

Porter County

Tourism board moves Dunes Pavilion meeting to Opera House in Valpo

Poll books, employee longevity and Human Resources on County Council agenda

Environment

State Rep. Chuck Moseley 'FaceBooks' against Dunes Pavilion deal

Town of Porter

Town of Porter to update floodplain ordinance for first time in 10 years

Police

ISP: Trooper bags two speedsters on Toll Road

DNR: Four hurt when two ATVs collided head-on

Region

St. Lawrence Seaway traffic moving following cruise ship crash

Last two input sessions on NIRPC trail plan set for this week in Gary and Portage

Obituaries

Lu M. Reed dies at age 77

Services Friday for Frederick Pett, age 92

 

Friday, June 19, 2015

Environment

County tourism board Pavilion Partners meeting to be July 16; public comment rules set

Yard signs available Monday at Dunes Action meeting

Town of Chesterton

Resident wants more details on Morgan's Corner expansion

Public hearing Monday on re-upping tax rate used to buy emergency vehicles

For the record: No public moneys spent on Fitbits

Electric vehicle owners can now charge their rides Downtown

Indiana

Indiana Toll Road rest stops to be demolished and rebuilt

Sawed-off shotguns legal in Indiana starting July 1

Pence defiant on religious objections law in campaign launch

Protesters greet Pence reelection speech

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/061915 Nature Works Cons Dist Petition Amend NWCD Plan.pdf

Legal Notices/061915 Nature Works Conservancy District, CCD Fund notice.pdf

Legal Notices/061915 NICTD Competitive Proposals Catenary Foundations.pdf

Legal Notices/061915 Porter County Commissioners Receiving Bids Dump Trucks.pdf

Legal Notices/061915 Porter County Ordinance 1508.pdf

Legal Notices/061915 West Porter Twp Fire Protection District, cumulative funds hearing.pdf

 

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Environment

Indiana Dunes State Park beach project likely subject to federal rules

Gypsy moth treatment set for parts of county during week of June 22

Town of Porter

Water park given another chance for drainage work by Porter BZA

Education / Duneland Schools

CHS faces elimination in Debate Nationals

Community

Chesterton firefighters aim to jump start wellness with Fitbits

Indiana / Region

Visclosky trade amendment would light a fire under ITC in steel dumping cases

Indiana Sen Coats urges President Obama to articulate clear plan for defeating ISIS

Sports

Davis finishes 12th at IHSAA State Golf Finals

 

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Education / Duneland Schools

Duneland hires teachers for new school year

CHS Speech and Debate team at Nationals in Texas

Police

Commissioners' lips are sealed on latest FBI visit

CFD scrapes butchered animal viscera off Indiana 49

Town of Chesterton

Bump in Utility superintendent salary sought to attract top job candidates

23rd St storm sewer bids rejected on technicality; quotes now being sought

Bids in on 21st St sewer replacement

Porter County

County pressured to fix drainage; Chesterton to refund $14,000

Environment

State offers tips for saving energy this summer

Tribune asks Duneland Chamber to take stand against private Dunes State Park conference center

Region

Visclosky gets Buy America language added to Interior appropriations bill

 

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Education / Duneland Schools

CHS gets national ranking; summer projects off to good start at Duneland

Environment

Headed west? DNR says black bear spotted in LaPorte County Monday

Guest Commentary: Alcohol and Lake Michigan, A bad marriage

Dunes Action sets public meeting to organize against Pavilion project

Flooding closes roads in DNR fish and wildlife areas

June once again a good month for ducks

Town of Porter

Seven Peaks Water Park back on Porter BZA agenda

Community

Community Foundation buys opiate rescue kits for every police department in county

Josephine Martinez is YMCA Senior of the Month

Celebrating Father's Day, a tradition started at the YMCA

Police / Courts

Imperial Gangster gets 5 life terms for 5 murders

Valpo man pleads guilty in death of 2 year old local boy, faces 30 years

Indiana

Attorney general asks residents to contact FCC on robocalls

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/061615 Porter County Council RFP Investment Consultant.pdf

 

Monday, June 15, 2015

Environment

Dunes Action sets public meeting to organize against Pavilion project

Black bear continues westward path into Northwest Indiana, reported near Michigan City

Opponents of proposed Indiana reservoir vow to fight $450 million dam

Lincoln Park Zoo helps re-introduce ornate box turtles into wild

Business / Labor / Trade

USW urges Dems to stand firm against fast track in do over vote

Visclosky makes opposition to Obama fast track trade authority clear

Police

ISP trooper involved in fatal crash here on the Toll Road

Appellate court: INDOT not immune to suit filed in I-94 road worker death

Charged with leaving scene of US 6 accident

One badly injured in East Porter Ave crash

Local charged with fraud on financial institution

PCSP pulls out stops to find woman missing from group home later found safe

Indiana brothers die from apparent overdoses after party

Indiana

Loan program for charter schools draws scrutiny

Indiana State University OKs almost 2 percent tuition hike

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/061515 NICTD Bidders Dune Park Station Improvements.pdf

Legal Notices/061515 Town of Chesterton Hearing CCD Fund Reestablishment.pdf

 

Friday, June 12, 2015

Environment

County alcohol board deadlocks on Dunes pavilion permit

DNR: Black bear visits St. Joseph County, first in state since 1871

Endangered whooping crane visits NE Indiana

Community

Relay for Life unites community to finish fight against cancer (Includes Schedule)

Chicago foodie to taste Duneland Pizza in Critics Choice competition Sunday

Chamber seeking donations to pay for lakefront fireworks show

Porter County United Way CEO Sharon Kish retiring

Business / Economy

Duplexes and condos top list of building permits issued in May

House rejects Obama's appeals, blocks trade bill

Porter County

Porter County to pay out $151k in settlements to auditor employees fired by Wichlinksi

Community

NorthShore Health Centers receive $1.5M in federal continuation funding

Township Libraries

Health care costs pressure Westchester Library budget

Police

Man charged with public indecency in Seven Peaks wave pool

Sports

Mitch Davis and Kyle Krol earn IHSAA Boys Golf State Finals berths

Obituary

Private services for Herbert Siewert, 70

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/061215 IDEM 30 day comment period for ArcelorMittal.pdf

Legal Notices/061215 Nature Works Conservancy District, CCD Fund notice.pdf

Legal Notices/061215 Porter County Ordinance 15-07.pdf

Legal Notices/061215 Porter County Plan Commission, Chris Hain.pdf

Legal Notices/061215 Porter County Plan Commission, hearing to amend Ordinance 07-05.pdf

Legal Notices/061215 Porter County Plan Commission, M&M Farms Minor Sub.pdf

Legal Notices/061215 Porter County Plan Commission, Sandstone Ridge Villas.pdf

Legal Notices/061215 Porter County, Notice of Additional Appropriations.pdf

Legal Notices/061215 West Porter Twp Fire Protection District, cumulative funds hearing.pdf

 

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Community

Relay for Life unites community to finish fight against cancer

Summer activities listed for Porter County Parks

Summer Safety Fest, concert and movie at Hawthorne Park Friday

Region

Findings of bikes-on-trains study to be discussed at public meeting July 16

Porter County

Caution lights eyed for Meridian and 700N

Town of Chesterton

Residents urged to sign up for emergency notifications

Police / Fire

Accused VU hoaxer himself the victim of a phone hoax two days after his arrest

Beware scam callers impersonating US Treasury Department agents

Chesterton Fire Deparment releases its May activity report

Politics

Eric Holcomb picks up NWI GOP endorsements

Environment

Future for warming US: Not just the heat but the humanity

Obituaries

H. Dawn Yagelski dies at age 74

Services Monday for Joan F. Warble age 74

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/061115 Town of Beverly Shores CCD Reestablishment.pdf

 

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Town of Porter

Summer Safety Fest, concert and movie at Hawthorne Park Friday

Cash strapped Porter not able to help residents living on 'alleys'

Town of Chesterton

Stone Meadows developers cry foul on Town Council's recent embrace of slag option

Council sets rates and charges for Fox Chase Farms sewer hookup in Liberty

Council to mull impact of 1, 2 or 3 percent raise on town's bottom line

Police / Fire

Another mis-located natural gas line struck in Chestnut Hills

Duneland PDs crack down on seatbelt scofflaws in last blitz

Township Libraries

Westchester Library Board to see draft of 2016 budget

WPL Summer ConcertFilm series opens Friday at Hawthorne Park

Business / Economy

Walgreens and insurers push virtual doctor visits

Ford to stop making Lincoln model at Chicago factory

Environment / Lake Michigan

Comment now on Army Corps plan to store material dredged from Calumet Harbor

Shirley Heinze offers free guided walks at Meadowbrook Preserve

 

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Town of Chesterton

CFD: Town tornado sirens not currently reliable; 'watch the sky'

Ton calls vacant buildings on Broadway an 'embarrassment'

Duneland Schools

Speech and Debate team Performance Night Thursday

Duneland students honored for Perfect Attendance

Police / Fire

Burns Harbor Fire Department ladder truck damaged in accident

ArcelorMittal: Saturday gas leak did not impact operations

Community

Summer Safety Fest, concert and movie at Hawthorne Park Friday

Student exchanges across the ocean bond two families

Environment / Health

Beyond Lyme disease: New illnesses, more reason to watch for ticks

Indiana / Health

Indiana sees bigger decline in abortion rate than US

Obituaries

Heather A. Skeffington dies after lengthy illness

Services Friday for Mary Lucille Brady

 

Monday, June 8, 2015

Community

DBIG's 4th of July Parade open to Dunelanders celebrating American dream

Indiana Dunes / Lake Michigan

Beach access stairs at Lakeview closed after June 1 washout; picnic area open

Police / Fire

Forced to swerve, Portage motorist dies in I-65 crash

PFD keeps breached gas line at Arcelor mill cool as truck burns

ISP: Trucker falls asleep cited in off ramp accident

VPD seeks public's help in identifying peeping Tom

ISP: Motorcyclist rear ends semi on I-94

ISP to blitz most dangerous roadways in NWI including I-94 E and W. of Ind. 49

CPD: Mom child hurt in crash with NIPSCO pole

Sports

Meg Modesto advances to Tennis State Finals

Raffin earns 5th at Boys State Track Meet

Girls Track looks to future after State Finals

Trojan Baseball falls 3-1 in Regional Finals

Chesterton Boys Golf team cruises to Valparaiso Sectional title

Obituaries

Services Wednesday for Susan Richmond age 60

Services Thursday for Irvin E. Pope age 93

Services Friday for Mary Lucille Brady

Dennis N. McGlothlen services Monday, June 8

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/060815 NICTD Bidders Dune Park Station Improvements.pdf

Legal Notices/060815 Porter County Ordinance No. 15 06.pdf

Legal Notices/060815 Town of Chesterton Hearing CCD Fund Reestablishment.pdf

 

Friday, June 5, 2015

Business

Waterpark to open; new entrance ready

VNA to sell home healthcare unit to Porter Health system

Investigated travel agency sues three customers claims criminal conversion

Environment

Local Audubon Society opposes beach banquet center

Lampricides to be applied to Salt Creek June 16-25

Porter County

County mulls investment options for $157 million hospital sale principal

Town of Chesterton

Town Council to create special utility area Monday for Fox Chase Farms line

Police

Valpo man who admits defrauding California woman wants out of jail seeks bond set

Richard Pinkerton's murderer asks trial court to reverse conviction or sentence

Region

Despite steel's current travails Visclosky bullish on the region

Pence: State committed to steel industry

Persistent delays raise questions about O'Hare promises

Sports

CHS summer open gyms begin Monday

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/060514 Porter County BZA, Marshall, Po Co Sheriff.pdf

Legal Notices/060515 Ogden Dunes, hearing on changes to town code.pdf

Legal Notices/060515 Porter County BZA, Casbon.pdf

Legal Notices/060515 Porter County BZA, Compton.pdf

Legal Notices/060515 Porter County BZA, SBA Towers VI.pdf

Legal Notices/060515 Porter County BZA, Shobe.pdf

Legal Notices/060515 Porter County Ordinance 15-07.pdf

Legal Notices/060515 Valparaiso Community Schools Bidders Food Services.pdf

 

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Duneland Schools

School Board welcomes new teachers and coaches, approves bid for CMS track

Duneland reports new school funding formula is good news

Porter County

Porter County readies animal control service contracts for municipalities

Town of Burns Harbor

Burns Harbor hires Clay Patton to be new town attorney

Police

ISP: Impatient driver injured in I-65 crash

CPD responds to tail end of 17-mile diesel leak on 94

Township Library

3D printers coming to Westchester library

Business / Steel

USW welcomes ITC trade cases filed on corrosion resistant steel imports

Region

West Lake South Shore spur will link to South Shore at Hegewisch; St John option deferred

Seek scenic byway status for Lincoln Highway

Chesterton High School Sports

Billy Biehl and Kassidy Scott named CHS Senior Athletes of the Year

CHS recognizes student athletes at spring Sports Awards

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/060415 Town of Beverly Shores CCD Reestablishment.pdf

 

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Community

Claire Johnston honored with Exchange Club's ACE award

Pizza Wars offers taste and compare to benefit Dunes Learning Center

Duneland Schools

125th CHS Commencement to be outdoors Thursday

Chesterton High Schools 125 year legacy to highlight graduation

Whitlow asks to make public comment and School Board says no

Police

Valpo man with crowbar who bilked woman of life savings ordered to pay $2.5M

Local charged with sexual misconduct with a minor

Nation / Region

Visclosky sees another shutdown on federal horizon, urges budget talks now

Sen. Coats: USA Freedom Act would gut counterterror efforts

Obituaries

Services Friday for Hartcel 'Bud' Rinker, 88

Memorial Service Sunday for Donald R. McGuire, age 86

Service Friday, June 5 for Robin Scott, age 44

 

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Porter County

Special county meeting for hospital proceeds investment and animal shelter

Town of Burns Harbor

Burns Harbor Council Wednesday; Family 4th Festival on agenda

Police

Travel agent under CPD investigation moves to sue alleging defamation

Woman charged with fatal OWI at Valpo crosswalk back in jail; bond revoked

CPD seeks driver of blue Kia in hit-and-run crash

Community

Run to Rebuild 5k Sunday at Coffee Creek Preserve

Burns Harbor Footloose 5K fun run and outdoor event is June 27

Environment / Lake Michigan

New Lake Michigan water safety campaign challenges public to be current smart

Little Calumet River Trail closed for removal of ash borer killed trees

Region

Shedd Aquarium announces dolphin birth

Sports

Kubacki, Trojans dominate LaPorte 5-0 for Sectional Baseball title

Obituary

Services Friday, June 5 for Courtney Gwynne Krapf

 

Monday, June 1, 2015

Environment / Indiana Dunes

Izaak Walton League asks NPS to shut down Pavilion project asserts DNR violating federal law

Northwest Indiana

NICTD board member fed up with delays in allowing bikes on trains

South Shore fare hike to hit next month

NICTD to spend more to market 'The Train is Easy'

Police

Valparaiso man dies in US 30 crash

Five hurt in five vehicle crash on Indiana 49 here

Education

Duneland School board to discuss new legislation, handbook changes

State Schools chief Glenda Ritz tours CMS and Discovery School on Friday

Class Reunions

Mini reunion is July 7 for CHS Classes of 50s and 60s

Sports

Chesterton muscles up against Merrillville in Sectional semifinal win

Obituary

Services Thursday for Clarence 'Gene Autrey', 89

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/060115 Porter County Ordinance No. 15 06.pdf

Legal Notices/060115 Town of Chesterton Ordinance 201505.pdf

 

Friday, May 29, 2015

Community

4th Street Theater to hold casting call for 'Miss Julie'

Environment

Shirley Heinze fundraising focus is on protecting Little Calumet River corridor

EPA proposes lowering required amount of ethanol in gas

NPS to offer guided hikes this summer of closed Mt. Baldy

Business

Storm season is here: 'NIPSCO Alerts' new way to get power outage updates

Police / Fire

CFD: Classic car burns in Morgan Park garage

Town of Chesterton

Indoor children's park, cell towers and chiropractor to get hearings in June

Renewal of tax abatement for Addison Pointe urged

Liberty Township annexation now in the books

Region / Indiana / Business

Lease sale closes on Indiana Toll Road for $5.72B

Chesterton High School Sports

Trojans advance two to Boys State Track Finals

CHS Baseball beats Crown Point 11-7 in Sectional opener

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/052915 Valparaiso Community Schools Bidders Food Services.pdf

 

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Community

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

Education

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

Police

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

Sports

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

Obituaries

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

Environment

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

BHFD: Praxair accidental release of insulating dust this morning harmless

Region

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

Business

NIPSCO and OUCC reach settlement over challenged electric infrastructure plan

Sports

Chesterton Girls Track earns two IHSAA State Finals berths

Trojan Golfers beat Valparaiso 155-162

Obituaries

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

Environment

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

Police

Liberty man accidentally shoots self and his therapist

Class Reunion

CHS Class of 1990 plans reunion

Sports

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

Obituary

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

Community

Duneland community sets Memorial Day observances

Education

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

Sports

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

Obituaries

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

Community

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

Business

Ground breaks on Symphony post acute facility at Coffee Creek Center

Obituaries

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

Police

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

Region

Gary/Chicago Airport gets $5.7M in federal grants

Sports

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

Obituary

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

Police

Portage driver seriously hurt in Lake County crash

Sports

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

Police

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

Obituary

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

Police

'Gangster' gets 27 years in racketeering conspiracy

Police honor the fallen and those too who yet serve

Indiana

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

Sports

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

Obituary

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

Police

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

Community

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

Sports

Chesterton Boys Track finishes 6th at Duneland Conference Meet

Trojan Baseball falls 6-1 to Valparaiso

Obituary

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

Traffic

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

Obituaries

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

Indiana

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

State's new vacant house law protects banks

Elections

State Senator Karen Tallian running for Governor

Business Labor

Union workers vote to end strike at BP refinery

Sports

CHS Tennis beats Merrillville

 

Monday, May 11, 2015

Police:

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

Environment

DNR: Gypsy moth treatments set to start this week

Indiana

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

Sports

Chesterton Boys Golf finishes 4th at Lafayette Jeff Invite

Obituaries

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

Indiana

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

Obituaries

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

Community

Duneland Postal Food Drive Saturday

Police

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

Region

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

Indiana

Pence signs bill repealing Indiana construction wage law

Indiana state parks raising entrance fees $2

Sports

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

Obituary

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

Sports

Chesterton Boys Track beat Merrillville 69-63

Trojan Girls Track falls at Merrillville by four points

Obituaries

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

Republican

CHESTERTON COUNCIL DST 1

VOTE FOR 1

(WITH 12 OF 12 PRECINCTS COUNTED)

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

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

CHESTERTON COUNCIL DST 4

VOTE FOR 1

(WITH 12 OF 12 PRECINCTS COUNTED)

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

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

 

Democrat

CHESTERTON COUNCIL DST 3

VOTE FOR 1

(WITH 12 OF 12 PRECINCTS COUNTED)

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

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

 

Town of Porter Republican

Final Unofficial Results

PORTER CLERK

VOTE FOR 1

(WITH 4 OF 4 PRECINCTS COUNTED)

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

Community

4th Street Theater readies Jane Eyre the Musical

Sports

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

Obituaries

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

Police

State Police say drunk driver injures four on I94

Sports

CHS Boys Golf finishes 5th at Wawasee

CHS Baseball falls in extra innings at Hobart

Obituaries

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

Business

USS Gary Works has so far escaped worst of WARN notices

Union and BP reach tentative deal in strike at Whiting plant

Environment

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

Sports

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

 

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Porter County

County Council holds down spending in wake of $1.8 million tax cap loss

Emails against Morgan Twp. hog operation inundate Commissioners

Elections / Porter County Commissioners

E-poll books survive Commissioner vote 2-1; Kozuszek protests

Business / Economy

NiSource Inc. posts solid first quarter

USW: Japan will benefit far more from trade pact than US

Indiana Legislature Wrapup

Indiana lawmakers give Pence much of what he sought

Democrat Gregg to run for governor in 2016; Ritz mulls bid

Environment

DNR: Often no permit or permission is needed to remove nuisance wild animals

Town of Chesterton

Rebuilding Together Praised at Chesterton Town Council meeting

Community

Seth Fickel earns Eagle Scout rank

Sports

CHS Girls Tennis beats Kankakee Valley 5-0

Obituaries

Betty Louise Griffin dies in Westminster, Colo.

Memorial visitation Friday for James Edward Stalbaum

Services Monday, May 4 for Kenneth F. Appel, Jr.

 

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Business / Steel

USS posts $75M loss in bleak 1Q report, swamped by imports

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Business / Steel

USS posts $75M loss in bleak 1Q report, swamped by imports

Town of Porter

Town of Porter okays $2,000 for fireworks, rejects pyrotechnic contract

Porter Town Council asks attorney to check on Pavilion plans following Whitlow request

Porter County

Porter County Council rejects new poll books on eve of primary

Town of Chesterton

Chesterton Town Council sets public hearing for May 26 on proposed 4.7 acre Liberty annexation

Police

Three more felonies filed against Don Johnson, up to 19

ISP Semi driver cited after rolling rig onto pickup truck

Environment / Outdoors

DNR: Drop in number of deer taken in 2013-14 is no surprise

Sports

Chesterton Girls Track splits DAC Double Dual

Chesterton Boys Track drops DAC pair

CHS Baseball falls 5-3 to Crown Point

Trojan Softball falls to Crown Point

Trojan Tennis falls to Crown Point

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/042915 Alcohol Tobacco Commission Permit Hearing.pdf

 

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Education

St. Patrick and Jackson Elementary named 4-star schools

Town of Chesterton

Rich Whitlow rips DNR and Pavilion Partners at Town Council meeting

Schnadenberg gets approval for ambitious project list

Whitlow recognizes CHS boys volleyball before Town Council

Town Elections

Dane Lafata and Rory McMahan vie for Democrat nomination to 3rd District Town Council seat

Police

Valpo attorney charged locally, now indicted by feds, pleads to wire fraud

Region

CN freight incident in Chicago disrupts South Shore train service late Monday

LaPorte schools revise policies after coach harassed players

Indiana

Conservative pastors slam Pence, Bosma, Long over religion law fix

Lawmakers pass tougher ethics laws

Proposed change to education board allows Ritz to keep chair

Man formally charged with murder of Indiana University student

Obituary

Richard 'Nick' Nicholson service Thursday

 

Monday, April 27, 2015

Police

CPD: No student brought gun to CMS; the rumor is wrong

Business / Labor

Paul Gipson steps down as Local 6787 president; Pete Trinidad, Sr. succeeds

Porter County

Funding request to repair County Highway vehicles on Council agenda

Town of Porter

Fireworks funding request, TIF bond update on Porter Town meeting agendas

Environment / Community

TV nature host James Currie to speak at Dunes Birding Fest keynote event May 9

Chesterton High School

CHS Prom royalty candidates named

Sports

Trojan Baseball gets 7-6 win over Portage

Chesterton LaCrosse beats LaLumiere 9-8

Chesterton Softball falls 6-0 at Portage

Obituary

Service Tuesday for Lane Walker Dunscomb, 8

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/042715 Discovery Charter Public Hearing Revenue Bonds.pdf

Legal Notices/042715 Duneland School Corp Bidders Asphalt Project.pdf

Legal Notices/042715 Duneland School Corp CMS Track.pdf

Legal Notices/042715 Duneland School Corporation Bidders Jackson Elem Renov.pdf

Legal Notices/042715 IDEM Powder Processing.pdf

 

Friday, April 24, 2015

Environment / Indiana Dunes

Larry Silvestri gazes at the stars while there is still time

Guest Commentary: Burns Harbor Councilman Miller: Take time to learn issues on beach conference center

Town of Burns Harbor

Consultant touts festivals, commerce and culture in vision for Burns Harbor

Police

Suspect in VU hoax was IDed by Porter officer

Dryer fire smokes up Porter residence

Transit Police seek suspect in robbery attempt at Miller South Shore station

Chesterton High School

CHS musicians bring home the gold from state music contest

Town of Chesterton

Paving projects, annexation on Chesterton agenda Monday

Community

Porter County Parks and Rec adds events to busy May calendar

Business / Economy

Horizon bank: $5.4M net income in 1Q

1st Source reports solid first quarter

Region

Visclosky provision would fix VA clinic travel loophole

Chesterton High School Sports

CHS boys golf team beats Munster

Chesterton Tennis falls 3-2

 

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Education

Discovery Charter School pursues bond issue for self management

Brass Band concert to feature CHS musicians

Schools delay testing seek online waivers after ISTEP glitches

Town Elections / Burns Harbor

Republican Andy Bozak files for Burns Harbor Town Council

Environment / Indiana Dunes

Guest Commentary: Preservation and public access vs. development: What will you allow?

Business / Labor

USW slams fast track trade legislation passed out of Republican led committee

Coats lauds committees passage of Trade Promotion Authority bill

Town of Chesterton

Phase I of 23rd Street stormsewer project to go out to bid, $210K estimated cost

Police

Pair of alleged Two Six Nation members indicted

Community

Porter County Community Foundation announces grants

Chesterton High School Sports

Chesterton Softball gets come-from-behind win over Valpo

Trojan Baseball falls at Valparaiso

Obituaries

Memorial Service Saturday for Grace LaMae Jackson

Memorial Service Saturday for Florence L. Gloser

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/042315 Porter County Plan Commissioners.pdf

Legal Notices/042315 Porter County Plan DSV Richmond.pdf

Legal Notices/042315 Porter County Plan DSV Thirty Nine Four LLC.pdf

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Police

VU student from Chesterton charged in campus hostage hoax

Thousands of dollars in damage done by vandal at nursing home work site

Environment / Indiana Dunes

Bill to expand alcohol at Dunes State Park passes State Senate

Porter County

Animal Shelter Director Jon Thomas dismissed by Commissioners

Elections

BMV to extend hours for primary election in May

Class Reunions

Horace Mann 1965 alumni sought

Chesterton High School Sports

Chesterton Girls sweep DAC double dual

Trojan Softball blasts Merrillville 12-2

Chesterton Baseball beats Merrillville 9-2

CHS Boys Track falls twice at Valpo, CP

Obituaries

Services Friday for Jay Lee Cabe age 33

Lucille E. Nelson dies at age 104

Service Friday for Ronald L. Pilarski age 83

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/042215 IDEM 30 Day Period Metal Services.pdf

Legal Notices/042215 Chesterton Utility Service Board Notice to Bidders.pdf

 

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Town Elections

Chesterton and Porter candidates name backers in campaign finance reports

Sexton challenges Pomeroy in Porter Republican clerk treasurer primary

Jim Ton, R-1st challenged by Jeff Trout in town GOP primary

Election Board splits 2-1 to order electronic poll books for primary

Community / Child Care

Duneland YMCA offers new preschool programs

Economy / Great Lakes

Season's first ocean ship at Port of Indiana Burns Harbor carries cargo of imported steel

Chesterton High School

CHS Spring Musical 'The Addams Family' May 8-10

Town of Chesterton

21st Street sewer replacement on tap

Police

State Police and NICTD Transit Police blitz RR crossing scofflaws

 

Monday, April 20, 2015

Town Elections

Jim Ton, R-1st challenged by Jeff Trout in town GOP primary

Election Board splits 2-1 to order electronic poll books for primary

Opinion / Environment

Editorial: DNR violates the public trust with Dunes State Park conference center

Indiana / Edcuation

State lawmakers have differing visions on ISTEP future

Environment

DNR lifts April 1 - June 15 fishing ban on Little Cal East Branch and Trail Creek

Education / Chesterton High School

Speech and Debate team finishes season with top honors

Police

ISP dispatchers at Lowell post honored for actions in 2014 carjacking response

ISP: Don't get fooled by the phony IRS call scam

Death penalty sought in suspected NWI serial killings

Chesterton High School Sports

CHS Girls win 5 events at Chesterton Relays

Chesterton Boys win 4 events at CHS Relays

Chesterton Boys win Marquette Golf Invite

Trojan Baseball falls in extra innings at Andrean

Obituary

James W. Cunningham dies at age 89

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/042015 Duneland School Corp Bidders Asphalt Project.pdf

Legal Notices/042015 Duneland School Corp CMS Track.pdf

Legal Notices/042015 Duneland School Corporation Bidders Jackson Elem Renov.pdf

 

Friday, April 17, 2015

Police

Head on double fatal on 49 in Morgan Township

Cause of fatal house fire in Ogden Dunes under investigation

Town of Chesterton

Morgan's Corner, Bell's Corner to get public hearings in May

Porter County Government

Tourism board tables Dunes Pavilion discussion; special meeting to be set

Porter County RDC endorses high speed rail concept

Indiana

5 dog flu cases in Lafayette area bring Indiana total to 17

Community

Porter County featured in display at Statehouse

Chesterton High School

CHS students honored at Academic Recognition Night

52 CHS Seniors honored with Academic Rings

Sports

Chesterton Softball beats Michigan City 10-1

Late rally dooms Chesterton Baseball

Obituaries

Services Tuesday for Jon Edward Schaefer, age 55

Memorial Service Sunday for James Armstrong

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/041715 Porter County Notice Additional Appropriations.pdf

 

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Environment / Indiana Dunes

DNR meeting on Indiana Dunes State Park pavilion conference center draws a crowd; opposition grows

Town of Porter

Seven Peaks Waterpark may not open if drainage, parking requirements not met

Police / Fire

Resident dies in Ogden Dunes fire Thursday

Merrillville driver injured in crash on I-65

Elections

Election board to discuss fees for late campaign reports

Indiana Legislature

Slower growth could mean cuts for new Indiana budget

Indiana House sends construction wage law repeal to governor (includes roll call vote)

Sports

Chesterton boys golf team wins season opener

Obituary

Services Monday for Marcia Moberg, age 104

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/041315 IURC Cause 44475.pdf

 

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Indiana Legislature:

Senate narrowly backs repeal of construction wage law

Hospital tax break in state budget bill worries County Council members

Indiana Senate advances state budget proposal

Moseley bill to improve response to local disasters passes House

Senate shoots down bill on fenced-in deer hunting

Town of Porter

Porter tables fireworks request over safety and pavilion construction

Town of Chesterton

Chesterton Plan agenda: Hearings for Brassie Estates and LEL

Chesterton to lease old Street Department site to Verizon for cell tower

15th Street RR crossing closure postponed

Northwest Indiana

Gary airport new runway extension to be ready in June

Obituaries

Services Saturday for Dianna Kathleen Frain

Services Friday for Margaret A. Kaiser, age 89

Sports

Trojan Girls Track sweeps Duneland Conference opener

Bohnert bomb lifts Trojans to 3-2 win in softball

Chesterton Boys open 2015 golf season tonight

CHS Baseball falls in extra innings at LaPorte

CHS Boys Track falls twice in DAC opener

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/041515 Chesterton Utility Service Board Notice to Bidders.pdf

 

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Town of Chesterton

Street Department to spend $25K on new sidewalks

Bids opened for new Chesterton fire truck

15th Street RR crossing to close next week

Spring Cleanup Week April 20-24

Town of Chesterton / Elections

Candidates: Follow code on political signs

Town of Porter

Seven Peaks Waterpark on Porter BZA agenda

Environment

'Dunes Action!' petition campaign hits State Park beach conference center plan

Town Council member Jim Ton speaks out on Pavilion proposal

DNR sets public meeting on Dunes State Park pavilion project Wednesday, April 15 at Chesterton Middle School

Get to know your neighborhood scientists at May 2 field day event

Sports

Chesterton Girls Tennis shuts out LaLumiere

Obituaries

Services Friday for Margaret A. Kaiser, age 89

Memorial dinner Thursday for George J. Michaels

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/041415 Twin Creek Cons Dist Addl Approps.pdf

 

Monday, April 13, 2015

Environment / Indiana Dunes

DNR sets public meeting on Dunes State Park pavilion project Wednesday, April 15 at Chesterton Middle School

Environment / Health

Lyme disease dangerous and hard to diagnose

Indiana

Soliday joins workers rally against Indiana construction wage law repeal

Senate stalls discussion on repeal of construction wage law

Damage control: Indiana hires PR firm after religious objections law flap

Police / Fire

Chesterton Police Officer Nick Brown honored for arrest of burglary suspect

Food left cooking in empty house smokes it up

Chesterton High School Sports

Trojan Softball falls 4-1 to Lake Central

Chesterton Boys volleyball team wins Noblesville Invite

CHS Baseball falls three times in Lafayette

Obituaries

Services Thursday for John Arlan Butz, Jr., age 58

Services Tuesday for Paul Keith Williams, 82

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/041315 NICTD Public Hearings Fare Increase.pdf

Legal Notices/041315 IURC Cause 44475.pdf

 

 

Friday, April 10, 2015

Township Library: Thomas Librarian Leea Yelich to lead township libraries

Friends of the Library Book Sale begins April 17

Environment / Indiana Dunes: DNR sets public meeting on Dunes State Park pavilion project Wednesday, April 15 at Chesterton Middle School

Police: Police: Local man tries to flee in stolen Fairhaven church bus

Local scammed after accepting job offer on CareerBuilder.com

Town of Chesterton: Chesterton Town Council to open bids for new fire engine at meeting Monday

Economy: Burns Harbor issues building permits for five new homes, three of them in Trailcreek

Indiana: Attorney General says Ball State is not alone in ID theft

Rural Indiana county HIV outbreak tops 100 cases

Reporter subpoenaed to testify and give notes in murder case

Obituary

Ralph Earl Prince dies at age 75

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/041015 IDEM 30 Day Period Andritz Herr Voss Stamco.pdf

Legal Notices/041015 Indian Boundary Cons Dist Addl Approps.pdf

Legal Notices/041015 Nature Works Cons Dist Hearing.pdf

Legal Notices/041015 Porter County Recycling and Waste Reduction Proposals.pdf

 

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Town of Burns Harbor / Steel: ArcelorMittal granted tax abatement by Burns Harbor Council

Business: Court ruling quashes part of NIPSCO's $12 billion electric modernization plan

Community: Frontline benefit Sunday in memory of Christina Lynn Hill

Indiana / Education: House panel backs bill to let state education board replace Ritz as leader

Senate panel proposes phase in of school funding shifts

Great Lakes / Steel: Ships moving after crews clear way through Lake Superior ice

Chesterton High School: Brooke Sauter double winner at ISAB state competition

Environment: Insect that spreads deadly tree fungus found in Indiana

History / Nation: On 150th anniversary a former slave takes center stage at Appomattox

Sports: Chesterton Baseball blasts East Chicago Central 19-1

Girls track team set to open spring season

CHS Boys Track outdoor season set to begin

CHS Girls tennis to open season

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/040915 Porter County Education Services Release of Records.pdf

 

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Porter County: County hires Human Resources director; County Manager next?

Duneland Schools: Boys and Girls Club to continue relationship with schools at new facility

Environment / Community: 2nd volunteer work day at Westchester Bird Sanctuary set for Saturday

Of Wonders and Weeds by Paulene Poparad: Hometown garden center marks 35 years of service to generations of plant lovers

Police: PCSP: Girl in custody after threats online

Great Lakes: Crews clearing path through Lake Superior ice; ships stuck

State News: Indiana tax revenue falls short for 7th time in 9 months

Sports: 30th Annual Dunes Classic Golf event set for May 16-17

Trojans get no-hit in bizarre DAC opener against Crown Point

Obituary

Anthony Gardner services Friday

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/040815 Porter County Education Services Release of Records.pdf

Legal Notices/040815 Porter County Plan Prairie at Aberdeen.pdf

 

Tuesday,  April 7, 2015

Environment / Indiana Dunes: Crowd turns out for open house on banquet center at Dunes State Park beach

Pavilion plan: DNR answers reporters' questions in separate session

Save the Dunes joins Izaak Walter League in opposing Pavilion project

Town of Burns Harbor / Steel: Burns Harbor to consider ArcelorMittal tax abatement

Business / Economy: Indiana port commissioner quits over common wage law repeal

State Senate panel OKs repeal of construction wage

Work begins on new nursing home west of Coffee Creek Watershed Preserve

Schools: Duneland Schools gain $25K from Burns Harbor TIF fund

Police / Fire: Chesterton Fire Department releases activity report for last 30 days

Contractor's death in elevator shaft at Burns Harbor mill ruled accident

Region: INDOT Northwest Open House detailing four year transportation plan

Sports: Slivka homer keeps Trojan Softball unbeaten

CHS Baseball wins opener 12-1 over Gavit

Obituaries

Private services for James P. Errichiello, 88

Service Thursday for Thomas Smith, age 87

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/040715 Porter County Education Services Release of Records.pdf

Legal Notices/040715 Twin Creek Cons Dist Addl Approps.pdf

 

Monday,  April 6, 2015

Elections: Early voting starts tomorrow for town elections; Online registration closes at midnight

Indiana Dunes: Izaak Walton: Dunes State Park 7th best in nation without banquet center

Region / South Shore Commuter Service: Federal deadline for new RR technology, its high cost putting the squeeze on NICTD

Police / Fire: Paddler's kayak sinks in Lake Michigan; son gets him safely to shore

Contractor found dead at bottom of elevator shaft at ArcelorMittal Burns Harbor mill

CPD: Business on Broadway burglarized

Firefighters respond to open burn, twice

ISP: April 12-18 is Public Safety Telecomms Week

Indiana: State and feds reach deal to keep Amtrak route in Indiana

Sports: Chesterton Baseball opens season tonight at home

Chesterton Softball outlasts Hanover Central in cold slugfest

Trojan Softball sweeps doubleheader from Mishawaka

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/040615 NICTD Public Hearings Fare Increase.pdf

 

Friday,  April 3, 2015

Environment / Indiana Dunes: DNR to face questions on Pavilion project at Monday open house

Police / Traffic: Local man seriously hurt in I-94 crash here

South Calumet Road and West Porter Avenue to close

Region: NICTD eyes fare hike: 75 cents / 10 percent for Duneland commuters

NIRPC schedules 2015 Marquette Plan update public meetings for next week

Porter County: Porter County Park Board bolsters efforts to purchase Old Chicago Road property with grants

Time to get outdoors: Spring is here at Porter County Parks

Business / Great Lakes: Great Lakes St Lawrence Seaway opens for 57th shipping season

State News: Indiana and Arkansas try to stem religious objections uproar

Class Reunion: Emerson School alumni search for 1969 1971 classmates

Obituary

Memorial service Wednesday for teacher, coach John Norris, 64

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/040315 Indian Boundary Cons Dist Addl Approps.pdf

Legal Notices/040315 Nature Works Cons Dist Hearing (1).pdf

Legal Notices/040315 NICTD Competitive Proposals Broker Services.pdf

Legal Notices/040315 Porter County Recycling and Waste Reduction Proposals.pdf

 

Thursday,  April 2, 2015

Police: Porter man pleads to theft, agrees to testify against accused murderer

Driver points handgun at other driver on Indiana 49

Indiana: Indiana Governor Pence signs changes to religious objections law

Indiana lawmakers OK changes to religious objections law

Indiana and Arkansas pass revised religious objection proposals

Business backs proposed religious law changes; others no so sure

Business: Tube firm to expand operations; move from Illinois to Gary's east side

NIPSCO: Call 811 before you dig

Environment: USA Today picks Dunes State Park as seventh best in nation

Obituary

Services Friday for James W. Hall 93

 

Wednesday,  April 1, 2015

Police: PCSP: Superior Ambulance driver with suspended license hits school bus

Community: Porter County Community Foundation pledges inclusiveness in wake of Religious Freedom law

Indiana Politics and Religion: Pence scraps GOP dinner appearance at Sand Creek

Indiana's Pence at center of Republican civil war

Pence talks with legislators on religious law clarification

Report: Indiana law clarification allows limited protections

Indiana learns the hard way that the perception of discrimination is bad for business

Mitch Daniels heartsick over religious objections fallout

Indiana Catholic bishop: No one should face discrimination

Indiana family says their pizzeria won't cater gay weddings

Indiana Legislature: Moseley bill improving pension fund options on its way to Governor's desk

Senate panel considers repeal of construction wage law

Town of Chesterton: Chesterton residents can apply now to share tree-planting cost with the town

Police: Second vehicle at CHS found to have tires slashed

Vandal cuts vehicles rear control arm

Community: Rebuilding Together Duneland seeks volunteers and donations

Chesterton High School Sports: CHS Softball beats Hobart 5-3 in opener

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/040115 Porter County BZA Bartholonew.pdf

Legal Notices/040115 Porter County BZA Gourlay.pdf

Legal Notices/040115 Porter County BZA Hartrunft.pdf

Legal Notices/040115 Porter County BZA Overton.pdf

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

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