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Friday, March 30, 2018

Police / Traffic

E-ZPass software failure backs up Toll Road traffic

ISP: Gary man in I-94 crash wanted on warrant charges

Economy / Business

State jobless rate drops in February but up in the region

NIPSCO upgrades will be made with helicopter starting April 2

Indiana / Elections

Indiana sees increase in women running for office

Sports

Chesterton Softball rebounds with shutout

Obituary

Services Monday for Lawrence 'Larry' Long, 90

 Legal Notices

Legal Notices/033018 Burns Harbor Secretary Notice of Public Hearing BH Amendments of Ch 15 of Zoning Ord.pdf

Legal Notices/033018 Midwest Advertising Placements ATC Notice of Public Hearing 157 South Franklin LLC.pdf

Legal Notices/033018 Midwest Advertising Placements ATC Notice of Public Hearing Veterans of Foreign Wars 7760.pdf

Legal Notices/033018 Northwest Indiana Education Service Center Invitation to Bid - Bulk Fuel.pdf

Legal Notices/033018 Northwest Indiana Education Service Center Notice to Bidders Receive Sealed Bids.pdf

 

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Community

Duneland churches offer special services this week

Sports

Cubs' Happ hits home run on 1st pitch of 2018 MLB season

Duneland Swim Club Boys and Girls combine to finish 3rd at Senior State

Trojan Softball drops DAC opener to Lake Central

Politics / Elections

INDOT: Keep political signs out of right-of-way

Candidate Meet and Greet April 20 at The Market

Indiana city renews $240K deal with Senate candidate's wife

Emails: Conservatives slammed Pence in 2015 for changing law

Community

Disposable Theatre Improv Comedy classes begin April 22

Obituary

Memorial Visitation Tuesday for Roberta Lynn Nale

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/032918 Harris Welsh Lukmann Town of Chesterton Ordinance No 2017 12.pdf

 

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Police

Burns Harbor police nab escapee

Town of Porter

Porter Cove residents demand action on Kids Cove Park

Jay Craig is new Porter fire chief

Reminders from Town of Porter Public Works Department

Region

Bikes on Trains program returns April 1

Porter County / Environment

Hazardous waste collection: Six events for Porter County in 2018

Sports

Trojan Softball wins season opener

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/032818 NICTD Notice of Public Hearing NICTD Proposed Fare Increase.pdf

Legal Notices/032818 Porter Township Trustee Cash and Investments Combined Statement 2017.pdf

Legal Notices/Tax Rate Chart 2017 Payable 2018 Porter County.pdf

 

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Town of Chesterton

Town Council to unveil proposed salary changes April 9

Quotes in for fiber optic 'meet me' room

Police

Man escaped from Portage police custody not yet found

Region

Fare increase sought for South Shore commuters

Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore campground opens Friday

Sports

High Expectations for CHS Softball

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/032718 Harris Welsh Lukmann Notice to Bidders Waskom and Kipper Parks Project.pdf

Legal Notices/032718 Valparaiso Community Schools 2017 Annual Performance Report.pdf

Legal Notices/032718 Valparaiso Community Schools Notice to Bidders VCS Roof and Secured Entrances Project.pdf

 

Monday, March 26, 2018

Westchester Library

Lisa Stamm to lead Westchester Library system

Indiana

Indiana governor signs bill mandating abortion information

Carmel thumbs nose at Indiana's new short term rentals law

Holcomb signs bill naming state insect

Hamilton County nears passing Allen as Indiana's 3rd largest

Business

Steel import market share is 25 percent year-to-date imports down 5 percent in February

Gas prices rise 7 cents a gallon

Obituaries

Services Wednesday for Rosemary Adeline Shutz McGue

Celebration of Life Tuesday for Paula Ann Orthman

 

Friday, March 23, 2018

Police / Courts

CPD officer found not guilty of 2015 charge

Town of Chesterton

Thomas Park boxcar restrooms clear Chesterton BZA hurdle

Business Economy

China targets 3billion of US goods in tariff spat

Great Lakes

Coast Guard breaks ice to ready for shipping season

Spending bill rejects Trump effort to gut Great Lakes cleanup

Indiana

Holcomb signs lawmaker sexual harassment bill

Governor signs 4 laws combatting opioid crisis

Companies attempt to dismiss East Chicago lead contamination lawsuit

Obituary

Celebration of Life Monday for Patrick Inherst, 86

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/032318 Harris Welsh Lukmann Notice of Adoption Town of Chesterton CCD Fund.pdf

Legal Notices/032318 Harris Welsh Lukmann Notice of Public Hearing Beverly Shores Advisory Plan Commission.pdf

Legal Notices/032318 NICTD Invitation for Competitive Proposals Transit Advertising.pdf

Legal Notices/032318 Northwest Indiana Education Service Center Invitation to Bid - Bulk Fuel.pdf

Legal Notices/032318 Northwest Indiana Education Service Center Notice to Bidders Receive Sealed Bids.pdf

 

 

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Weather

Winter storm watch issued for large swath of Indiana

Indiana

House Speaker aims for short special session

Holcomb signs bill to allow sale of cannabis oil

Sports

Blake Peroni smashes American 200 Free swim record

CHS Athletes earn All Conference honors

Police / Traffic

Overturned semi catches fire and blocks I-94

Driver arrested for topping 160 mph on Indiana Toll Road

Region / Chicago

Census Chicago area saw decrease in population last year

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/032218 Town of Ogden Dunes Notice to Bidders Street Resurfacing.pdf

 

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Porter County

County Council OKs $28.5 million for Courthouses and Expo Center

Education / Chesterton High School

CHS Show Choirs finish strong at Swing and Sing competition

First responders to tour CHS, liaise with school safety team during spring break

Police

Roll over semi truck catches fire and gridlocks traffic on I-94 today

Three injured in crash on I-65

Indiana

Indiana education official against plan to arm teachers

Spring snowstorm dumps more than 8 inches on Southern Indiana

Governor signs Indiana workforce development bills

Business / Steel

Visclosky addresses hearing on State of the Steel Industry

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/Tax Rate Chart 2017 Payable 2018 Porter County.pdf

 

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Town of Chesterton

BZA to hear Chesterton petition Thursday for boxcar restroom variances

Politics

NWI Indiana Green Party elects 2018 officers

Indiana

Special legislative session to face unfinished business

Paramedics see ODs from bug spray laced drugs

Youth Football Pop Warner to adopt USOC/USA Football safety program

Police

ISP trooper recovers two handguns just reported stolen

ISP: Elkhart woman dies on I-65 in Newton County

Obituaries

Memorial Service Thursday for Sandra Jean Hutson

Neil McGary dies at 90; services Saturday at St. Patrick

Patricia 'Pat' Johnson dies services on Friday

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/032018 City of Portage Cash & Investments Portage Civil City.pdf

Legal Notices/032018 Town of Dune Acres Notice to Taxpayers Sale of a Small Parcel of Public Parkland.pdf

 

Monday, March 19, 2018

Duneland Schools

Walkout students disciplined: Either essay or community service

CHS Band Student performs with All State Band

Traffic

Ind. 149 closed today at Toll Road; closure in effect thru mid June

Indiana

Indiana governor calling special legislative session

Chicago firm to oversee new Indiana venture funding push

Indiana sees enrollment increase in foreign language courses

Sports

CHS Boys Volleyball wins St Patrick Classic

CHS Lacrosse splits games in Ft. Wayne

Obituary

Services Thursday for John Marimon, 82

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/031918 Porter County Highway Department Notice of Receiving Bids.pdf

Legal Notices/031918 Valparaiso Community Schools Notice to Bidders Furniture Furnishings Equipment Valparaiso High School.pd...

Legal Notices/031918 Valparaiso Community Schools Notice to Bidders Phase 2 Valparaiso High School.pdf

 

Friday, March 16, 2018

Town of Chesterton

Talk continues of artistic treatment for new restroom facility at Dogwood Park

Chesterton planners OK plat for duplexes at 5th and 1100N

Board eyes Monon livery for boxcar restroom and Norfolk Southern for caboose

Town of Burns Harbor

Burns Harbor Town Council awards paving contracts

Indiana

Governor Holcomb open to special session

Holcomb administration unveils new tool to combat opioids

Police

State Police trooper makes Most Wanted arrest in Gary

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/031618 Blachly Tabor Bozik Hartman Notice of Adoption Indian Boundary Conservancy District.pdf

Legal Notices/031618 Duneland School Corporation Notice to Bidders Middle School Renovation.pdf

Legal Notices/031618 Falling Waters Conservancy District Executive Meeting .pdf

Legal Notices/031618 NICTD Invitation for Competitive Proposals Transit Advertising.pdf

 

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Town of Chesterton

Town Council hears details of crowdfunding for boxcar

'Round up' crowdfunding campaign at Hopkins Ace for boxcar restroom

Chesterton Park Board issues stay of execution for skate park

Indiana General Assembly

Indiana legislative session descends into chaos on final day

Lawmakers send final bills to Gov. Holcomb's desk

Town of Porter

Town of Porter awards 2018 paving contract to RiethRiley Construction

Town of Burns Harbor

Burns Harbor Food Truck Square Vendors should move fast if they want in

Community

Utility shut off moratorium ends today NIPSCO says heating help still available

Help reach grant match goal for Jo Winey Babcock Memorial Fund

Chesterton High School Sports

CHS honors 2018 Winter Sports student athletes

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/031518 Blachly Tabor Bozik Hartman Notice to Taxpayers Proposed Cumulative Development Twin Creeks.pdf

Legal Notices/031518 Crown Point Community School Corporation Milk and Dairy Bid.pdf

 

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Chesterton High School / Education / Community

CHS students hold memorial for Parkland school shooting victims today

Bolinger: Walk-out students could face disciplinary action

US students stage walkouts against guns

Porter County

Commissioners OK obligating developers to keep new roads in shape

Commissioners approve 2018 polling places

Porter County Commissioners praise flood response

County stormwater board hears the costs of coping with record floods

Commissioners move to rehab North County building

Business / Economy

January jobless rate fractionally down in state but up in Northwest Indiana

Police / Traffic

ISP: Two semi crash congests morning commute

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/031418 Blachly Tabor Bozik Hartman Notice of Adoption Indian Boundary Conservancy District.pdf

Legal Notices/031418 Eric Kociara Notice of Public Hearing Burns Harbor BZA.pdf

 

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Chesterton High School

CHS students to walk out Wednesday to honor Florida victims

CHS earns 4 Star status with Indiana Department of Education

CHS Speech team finishes second in their division at IHSFA state finals

Town of Chesterton

General clearing of the air as council continues work on salary raises

Town Council reestablishes Cumulative Capital Development Fund

Indiana

Bill letting Indiana Dreamers get job licenses advances

Indiana spends $153M on school voucher program

Indiana House honors retiring Rep. Scott Pelath

Indiana lawmakers put finishing touches on gun rights plan

Obituary

Nels F. Miller passes away at age 80

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/031318 Town of Dune Acres Notice to Taxpayers Sale of a Small Parcel of Public Parkland.pdf

Legal Notices/031318 Valparaiso Community Schools Notice to Bidders.pdf

 

Monday, March 12, 2018

Chesterton High School Sports

Trojan Gymnasts win 4th State Championship

Hunzelman wins 2nd straight All-Around state gymnastics title

Education / Duneland Schools / Community

Duneland Schools are 'protest neutral' in planned student walkout

Student walkout over guns poses balancing act for schools

Duneland Schools band and orchestra signups are underway

Police

Driver airlifted following I-65 crash

Beware scams during tax season

Obituary

Rita K. Lauerman passes away at age 90

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/031218 Porter County Highway Department Notice of Receiving Bids.pdf

Legal Notices/031218 Valparaiso Community Schools Notice to Bidders Furniture Furnishings Equipment Valparaiso High School.pd...

Legal Notices/031218 Valparaiso Community Schools Notice to Bidders Phase 2 Valparaiso High School.pdf

 

Friday, March 9, 2018

Porter County 2018 Primary Election

Board taps Clerk and candidate Karen Martin to run primary election

Police / Fire

DNA tech leads to charge against second man in Porter Zip robbery

Set clocks ahead one hour Sunday and replace smoke alarm batteries

Chesterton High School

CHS Show Choirs seeing success

Community

Karina Martinez is final Boys and Girls Club Porter County Youth of Year

Business / Steel / Region / Trade

USS lauds Trump tariffs on steel

Steel imports down in February

Indiana

ACLU of Indiana sues Indiana county to defend 'not my mayor' sign

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/030918 Duneland Group Town of Porter Plan Commission Petition No. 18-01.pdf

Legal Notices/030918 Duneland School Corporation Notice to Bidders Middle School Renovation.pdf

Legal Notices/030918 Porter County Auditor Notice to Taxpayers Additional Appropriations.pdf

Legal Notices/030918 Town of Chesterton Notice of Public Hearing Petition of Town of Chesterton.pdf

 

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Porter County

Auditor: Property tax bill calculations complete; as usual, devil's in the details

Business / Steel / Region / Trade

Trump rolling out trade tariffs sparing Mexico and Canada

Region / Trade / Business

Port of Indiana Burns Harbor plans for major growth after landmark year

Police

Criminal activity in Chesterton falls in 2017 despite shortstaffing of CPD

Hebron man charged with animal cruelty in beating death of 2 pug dogs

ISP: Trooper injured when struck on I-94 ramp

Two seriously injured in US 6 head-on crash

Indiana

Indiana Legislature approves bill toughening abortion rules

Bill would allow up to 10 percent of public school teachers to be unlicensed

Obituary

Shirley Mae Huber passes away at age 83

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/030818 Blachly Tabor Bozik Hartman Notice to Taxpayers Indian Boundary Conservancy District.pdf

Legal Notices/030818 Blachly Tabor Bozik Hartman Notice to Taxpayers Proposed Cumulative Development Twin Creeks.pdf

Legal Notices/030818 Harris Welsh and Lukmann Notice to Taxpayers of Hearing- Capital Dev Fund Chesterton Town Council.pdf

Legal Notices/030818 Maria Stamp Town of Porter Legal Notice DSV.pdf

 

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Town of Chesterton

Crowdfunding to help pay for boxcar restroom in Thomas Park

Police

PCSP K9 takes hit and run suspect into custody

Business / Steel / Region / Trade

US steelmakers profits rising without tariffs

Trump tariff talk prompts USS to restart Granite City steelmaking

Indiana

Indiana lawmakers back limits on local control of vacation rentals

Purdue online school gets final regulatory approval

Region / Citizenship

Conference on structure organization of county government Saturday, March 17

Politics

Google, Facebook and Twitter urged to do more to police hate on sites

Health

Rx opioids fail rigorous new test for chronic pain

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/030718 Clerk-Treasurer Cash & Investments Combined Chesterton Civil Town.pdf

 

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Duneland Schools / Police

PCSP: Case against student who made threat forwarded to Juvenile Probation

School Superintendent praises law enforcement response to threat

Duneland Schools

John Hayduk retiring; Senisbaugh resigning as soccer coach

CHS Japanese Olympiad teams finish 2nd and 3rd at state

Duneland students in 43rd annual Porter County Arts-A-Budding Exhibit

Jackson students show off creativity at School Board

Community

Illiana Garden Railway Society ready for move to Porter County Sunset Hill Farm Park

Environment / Lake Michigan

Environmental groups applaud court ruling in Long Beach beach access case

Region

NIRPC seeks public comment on 2019-20 transportation planning document

Obituary

Visitation Wednesday for Katherine S. Klawiter, 92

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/030618 Valparaiso Community Schools Notice to Bidders.pdf

 

Monday, March 5, 2018

Duneland Schools / Police

CHS student makes school threat to hacked Facebook account

Duneland Schools

CHS Speech and Debate qualifies nine more students for Nationals

Environment / Indiana Dunes

Dunes Action to meet March 12 to discuss Pavilion architectural plans

Business / Steel / Politics / Region

In a switch, Democrats and unions cheer Trump

Indiana

Lawmakers backpedal on gun bills in wake of mass shooting

Indiana's 244 flu related deaths include 3 kids 4 or younger

Chesterton High School Sports

Chesterton Gymnasts rally to win Regional title

Chesterton Boys Hoops falls in Sectional semis

Obituary

Services Wednesday for Florence Soliday

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/021918 Notice of Real Estate Property Certificate Sale Porter County Auditor.pdf

Legal Notices/030518 Porter County Regional Airport Cash and Investments 2017.pdf

 

 

Friday, March 2, 2018

Community

Duneland Schools Spring Art Show at Art Center throughout March

Porter County

County Park Board moves on Phase I of Sunset Hill 'grain bin' activity center

County Park Board to move Sunset Hill animals to 'NIHPA campground' site

Police

PCSP: High speed pursuit ends in City of Valparaiso

Business / Steel / Region / Trade

Trump says 'trade wars are good, and easy to win'

Steel trade group welcomes Trump tariff talk

Environment / Indiana

Indiana DNR to mandate some wild animals killed if caught

Obituary

Service Sunday for Donald 'Don' Harold Puent

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/030218 Porter Twp Trustee Notice to Taxpayers Board of Porter Township.pdf

Legal Notices/030218 Porter County Storm Water Management Appeal of Storm Water Fee Appeal of Shirley Heinze Land Trust.pdf

Legal Notices/030218 Porter County Board of Commissioners Ordinance No. 18-06 .pdf

Legal Notices/030218 IDEM Notice of 30 Days for Public Comment.pdf

 

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Community

NYC musical Ordinary Days opens at 4th Street Theater March 9

Business / Steel / Region / Trade

Trump to impose tariffs on imports of steel and aluminum

Stocks sink after Trump announces plans for steel tariffs

Indiana

Governor signs historic Indiana Sunday alcohol sales bill

Indiana House passes abortion information bill

Indiana lawmakers approve bill banning eyeball tattooing

Indiana House backs opt out requirement for sex education

Police / Fire / Emergency

Michigan City man sentenced in federal court on firearms charge

Power outage today in Chesterton

Obituary

Local visitation Thursday for John Click, Jr.

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/030118 Blachly Tabor Bozik Hartman Notice to Taxpayers Indian Boundary Conservancy District.pdf

Legal Notices/030118 Crown Point Community School Corporation Milk and Dairy Bid.pdf

Legal Notices/030118 Gregory Babcock Notice of Public Hearing Petition of Kathryn M Cochran.pdf

Legal Notices/030118 Harris Welsh and Lukmann Notice to Taxpayers of Hearing- Capital Dev Fund Chesterton Town Council.pdf

 

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Porter County

Porter County and Portage Township to partner on building project

Commissioners and Council hear update on investment returns

Town of Chesterton

Town to enter into acquisition negotiations for old Lipinski site

TIF board continues to work through details of fiber optic project

Environment

Dunes Action alleges violation of state law in Pavilion project

Shirley Heinze given 3 acres of wetlands in Beverly Shores

40th annual Maple Sugar Time at Chellberg March 3-4 and 10-11

2018 Primary Elections

AP Fact Check Hoosier style: Senate hopefuls twist truth in nasty race

Indiana residents can now register to vote by text

Sports

Trojan Boys Basketball rolls to 92-41 victory in Sectional opener

Obituaries

Lt. Col (retired) H. Guice Tinsley passes away at age 86

Local visitation Thursday for John Click, Jr.

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/022818 Westchester Public Library Combined Cash and Investments 2017.pdf

 

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Town of Chesterton

Chesterton Town Council pledges to begin bridging employee wage gaps

Community

Chesterton Police will accept unwanted guns for disposal

Art Center Open House Saturday to kick off membership drive

Indiana Legislature

Committee chairman kills bill that would have allowed 222 percent interest loans

Indiana close to becoming 2nd state to ban eyeball tattoos

No professional licenses for Indiana Dreamers without bill

Steel / Business / Trade / Region

Steel imports up in January

Environment / Climate

Beech trees taking over as climate changes and that is bad for forests

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/022718 Valparaiso Lakes Area Conservancy District Cash and Investments Combined Statement.pdf

 

Monday, February 26, 2018

Education

CHS Speech team has five champions at IHSFA Sectional

Safety in the Duneland Schools a top priority

Community

Correction on Illiana Garden Railway Society name

Police / Traffic

Two standing outside car after crash killed on I94

Sports

CHS Gymnasts soar to Sectional title

Chesterton Boys finish 4th overall at IHSAA Swimming State Finals

Trojan Boys Basketball edges West Side 48-47

Obituaries

Services Thursday for Linda K. Schmidt

Services Tuesday for Richard Vander Woude

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/021918 Notice of Real Estate Property Certificate Sale Porter County Auditor.pdf

 

Friday, February 23, 2018

Indiana

Sunday booze sales coming to Indiana after Legislature OK

Indiana one of only 5 states allowing gun seizure from dangerous owners

Town of Chesterton

Developer of duplexes withdraws request for sidewalk waiver

Town of Chesterton petitions Town of Chesterton for boxcar restroom variances

Community / Environment

Save the Tune Council to play to benefit Izaak Walton League

Region

Ivy Tech moving Gary programs to IUN campus

Sports / Community

Final day Saturday for Liberty Rec and Duneland Diamond registration

Obituaries

Services Tuesday for Grace Lucile Hardesty

June Rose Pfluger passes away at age 86

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/022318 Porter County Board of Commissioners Ordinance No. 18-05.pdf

Legal Notices/022318 Porter County Board of Commissioners Ordinance No. 18-03.pdf

Legal Notices/022318 Porter County Board of Commissioners Ordinance No. 18-04.pdf

Legal Notices/022318 Porter County Board of Commissioners Ordinance No. 18-06 .pdf

Legal Notices/022318 Porter County Board of Commissioners Ordinance No. 18-07.pdf

Legal Notices/022318 Town of Burns Harbor Notice to Bidders 2018 BH Grant Paving.pdf

Legal Notices/022318 Porter Twp Trustee Notice to Taxpayers Board of Porter Township.pdf

 

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Chesterton High School

Trojan Guard celebrates season

Weather

Snow melt, hard ground and 4 inches of rain combine to cause flooding

Shelters open amid Midwest flooding

Town of Porter

Porter planners discuss residential footage minimums low income housing

Porter County

Porter County reviews waiver requests for new Liberty and Jackson subdivisions

Indiana

Indiana gun bill gets scrutiny after Florida shooting

Sports

Chesterton Boys fall at Portage

Obituaries

Services March 3 for Vera Jeannene Baur

Celebration of Life Sunday for Thomas Edward Davis

Celebration of Life service Saturday for Debra Ann Newland

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/022218 Midwest Advertising Placements ATC Notice of Public Hearing Cyprus Inc Triangle Liquors.pdf

Legal Notices/022218 Midwest Advertising Placements ATC Notice of Public Hearing Speedway LLC 5011 Central Speedway 7519.pdf

 

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Chesterton High School

CHS speakers win LaPorte Invite

Election 2018

Indiana GOP Senate candidates square off in raucous debate

Community

Eagles tribute band to perform March 18 to benefit Heinze land trust

Police / Weather

Submerged vehicle prompts rescue in South Porter County

Sandbags used to hold back Midwest floodwaters

Region flooding expected to recede slowly

Obituary

Services Saturday for Rose Rosetti Davison Schubert

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/022118 NICTD Request for Bidders Rail Upgrade.pdf

Legal Notices/022118 Notice of Intent to Sell Town of Hebron .pdf

Legal Notices/022118 Town of Ogden Dunes Notice to Bidders 2018 Street Resurfacing Project Ogden Dunes.pdf

 

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Weather / Traffic

Some county roads closed due to flooding; Kankakee River at flood stage

Police

Sheriff Police report Alcohol and drug arrests down in 2017; burglaries down; fatal crashes up

Region

Pink barge 'Big Hope 1' visits Port of Indiana Burns Harbor carrying cancer awareness cargo

Business / Region

NiSource posts 2017 net income of $128M

Environment

DNR seeks public input on proposed hunting season for bobcats

Obituaries

Celebration of Life Sunday for Thomas Edward Davis

Services Wednesday for Paul N. 'Skip' Kompier

Margaret L. Olsen passes away

Shirley Bergman passes away at age 82

Bob Ring passes away at age 66

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/022018 Town of Kouts Annual Report.pdf

 

Monday, February 19, 2018

Chesterton High School Sports

Lucas Davison and Eli Pokorney win State Wrestling Titles; Trojans finish 6th overall

Chesterton Gymnastics wins Duneland Conference title

Chesterton Boys Basketball beats Valpo 71-61

Trojan Boys win 20th straight Swim Sectional

Town of Chesterton

Planners schedule public hearing on duplex project at South Fifth Street and 1100N

Business

Centier Bank reports earnings of $38M in 2017

Indiana agriculture leaders warn NAFTA overhaul would devastate farmers

ArcelorMittal to mark opening of Detroit facility

Obituaries

Doris Hess passes away at age 93

Frances Dowick Foley passes away

Bob Ring passes away at age 66

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/021918 Notice of Real Estate Property Certificate Sale Porter County Auditor.pdf

 

Friday, February 16, 2018

Town of Burns Harbor

Chamber updates Burns Harbor on plans for Food Truck Square

Praxair addresses noise complaints at Burns Harbor Town Council

Environment / Lake Michigan / Indiana Dunes

Indiana Supreme Court rules Lake Michigan shoreline open to all

Indiana

Indiana lawmakers weigh 'optin' requirement for sex education

Police

Trucker dies in crash on I-94 in LaPorte County

Elections

Public money fuels Indiana Senate candidate's publicity bid

Obituaries

Celebration of Life February 24 for Kimberly T. Griffin

Memorial Service Monday for Dianna Joyce Gigler

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/021618 IDEM Notice of of Open Burning Approval B-216400.pdf

Legal Notices/021618 Porter County Auditor Notice to Taxpayers Proposed Addtl Approp .pdf

Legal Notices/021618 Porter County Plan Commission Notice of Public Hearing Amendment to PoCo Unif Dev Ord.pdf

Legal Notices/021618 Porter County Plan Commission Notice of Public Hearing Proposed Design Waiver Timberland Farms.pdf

Legal Notices/021618 Town of Burns Harbor Notice to Bidders 2018 BH Grant Paving.pdf

Legal Notices/021618 Town of Porter Ordinance No. 2016-02.pdf

 

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Town of Porter

Porter Town Council urged to oppose expanded highway tolls

Indiana / Environment / Lake Michigan

Indiana Supreme Court rules Lake Michigan shoreline open to all

Chesterton High School

ISSMA Piano and Vocal Solo and Ensemble Contest Results

Porter County

Porter County Commissioners approve bridge inspection contract

County Commissioners approve new employee health insurance

Environment

Help DNR save endangered species by donating part of state tax refund

Interior Department facing massive overhaul

Police / Fire

New Duneland firefighters to graduate from the MAAC

Indiana

Indiana Sunday alcohol sales bill could take effect sooner

Sports

Chesterton High School gymnasts have record setting night

Obituaries

Legal Notices/021518 Town of Ogden Dunes Notice to Bidders 2018 Street Resurfacing Project Ogden Dunes.pdf

 

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Porter County

County Commissioners okay new time-keeping policy for employees

Porter County Commissioners prepare to hold tax sale

Indiana

Indiana Senate GOP leader retiring from Legislature

Indiana Attorney General urges Congress to end secret arbitration in workplace harassment

Indiana Supreme Court rejects challenge to execution drug combo

Indiana lawmaker blocking bill to count dead people's votes

Business / Region / Trade

Ports of Indiana had banner year in 2017

Trump considering 'all options' on steel and aluminum trade cases

Sports

Big 2nd half lifts Trojan Boys to 67-60 win

Obituaries

Services Thursday for Katherine A. Neale

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/021418 NICTD Request for Bidders Rail Upgrade.pdf

Legal Notices/021418 Notice of Intent to Sell Town of Hebron .pdf

Legal Notices/021418 Union Township Trustee Cash & Investments Combined Statement 2017 Union Township.pdf

Legal Notices/021418 NICTD Invitation for Competitive Proposals NICTD East Chicago Train Station Improv.pdf

 

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Town of Chesterton

Skateboarder pushes back on decision to demolish skate park

Chesterton FOP 141 holds town council's feet to fire on salaries

Chesterton Park Board discusses paint scheme decor for boxcar restroom and caboose

Chesterton Police K9 policy amended: New dogs will no longer receive aggression training

Indiana Legislature / Schools

Indiana facing larger school funding gap than projected

Business / Weather

NIPSCO: Protect electric gas meters from snow ice

Obituaries

Services Thursday for Katherine A. Neale

Services Thursday for Michael E. Caplis, PhD

 

Monday, February 12, 2018

2018 Primary Elections

Final candidate filings yield some contested primary races

Emerson DeLaney to run for 1st District seat on County Council

Police / Fire / Emergency

Indiana 49 and Indian Boundary scene of three accidents in Friday snow

CFD: Gas leak forces evacuation of two homes on Grant Ave

Indiana Legislature

Indiana legislative session at halftime: What lives or died

Chesterton High School Sports

Chesterton Girls Swimming finishes 6th at IHSAA State Finals

Wrestlers win 4 titles, send 6 to State Finals

CHS Boys Basketball runs win streak to 8

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/021218 NICTD Invitation for Competitive Proposals NICTD Relocation Assistance Services.pdf

Legal Notices/021218 NICTD Request for Bidders Culvert Construction.pdf

 

Thurs./Fri., February 8/9, 2018

Weather / Traffic

Tribune combines Thursday and Friday issues to beat the snow; no paper tomorrow

Storm could dump a foot of snow here

Snow warning: Park off street; don't shovel into roads

On street parking ban in unincorporated areas

Police / Law Enforcement

Coroner reports heroin deaths up 60 percent in 2017

Town of Chesterton

Skate park off South 15th Street to be permanently dismantled

Business / Steel / Trade / Region

Steel imports up in January market share is 26 percent

Schools

St. Patrick Robotics teams earn first place at two area tourneys

School Board reports on personnel moves

Obituary

Services Saturday for PFC Connor T. Brown

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/020818 Duneland Group Notice of Public Hearing Petition of Southshore Development Group LLC.pdf

Legal Notices/020818 Liberty Township Trustee Liberty Township Annual Report.pdf

Legal Notices/020818 Michael Rugby Popa Notice of Public Hearing Petition of Michael Rugby Popa.pdf

Legal Notices/020818 Porter County Plan Commission Notice of Public Hearing Petition of Cellusite LLC.pdf

Legal Notices/020818 Porter County Plan Commission Notice of Public Hearing Petition of Kevin Surowiec.pdf

Legal Notices/020818 Porter County Plan Commission Notice of Public Hearing Petition of Luis Colon.pdf

Legal Notices/020818 Porter County Plan Commission Notice of Public Hearing Petition of Stanley & Carolyn Fyffe.pdf

Legal Notices/020817 Porter County Plan Commission Notice of Public Hearing Petition of Lamar Advertising.pdf

 

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Town of Chesterton

Fiber optic contractor hits gas lateral; South Calumet Road closed

Weather / Traffic

Winter Storm Watch Thursday into Friday

Environment / Indiana Dunes

DNR posts Pavilion related documents to State Park website

Region

NICTD proposes 5 percent fare hike to cover cost of operating new train control tech

Police

ISP: Drive by shots fired at trooper's home

Indiana

Indiana Senate backs allowing guns in churches at schools

Sports

Top ranked Trojan gymnasts win again

Obituary

Services Friday for Philip A. 'Pat' Tomkinson

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/020718 NICTD Invitation for Competitive Proposals NICTD East Chicago Train Station Improv.pdf

Legal Notices/020718 Westchester Township Trustee Westchester Township Annual Report.pdf

 

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

2018 Primary Elections

Deadline for filing declaration of candidacy is Friday, February 9

Community

Community Foundation pledges $10,000 match for Jo Winey Babcock Endowment

Police

Fort Wayne man dies in crash on US 30

Sentenced in Lake County machine gun conspiracy

Local History

Sen. Donnelly's staff hosting a Veterans History Project event February 15 in Valpo

Indiana

Opioid epidemic driving more children into foster care

AG: Stolen Social Security numbers being used to file fraudulent tax returns

Indiana House passes bill to overhaul high school diplomas

Indiana Senate joins House in passing cannabis oil bill

Obituary

Ed Kis passes away at age 74

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/020618 Pleasant Township Trustee Pleasant Township Annual Report.pdf

 

 

 

Monday, February 5, 2018

Environment / Indiana Dunes / Lake Michigan

DNR releases new Pavilion documents

Vote for Bonnie Swarner's fishing line recycling project for $10,000 grant

Police / Fire

LTVF: Resident burned in house fire

Duneland Schools

CHS Speech team takes first at Ben Davis tourney

Town of Chesterton

Fiber optic contractor hits water line and sewer main

Police

ISP: Shots fired on I-65 in Lake County

Indiana

Indiana House backs bill to end handgun licensing fee

Chesterton High School Sports

CHS Girls swim to 19th straight Sectional title

Chesterton Wrestling wins Regional Team title, 5 individual champs

Obituaries

Services Wednesday for Nancy E. Simpson

Services Thursday for Dorothea 'Dolly' Waldman

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/020518 Duneland School Corporation Notice of Date Changes Bailly Elementary 2018 Renovations.pdf

Legal Notices/020518 Duneland School Corporation Notice of Date Changes Brummitt Elementary 2018 Addition.pdf

Legal Notices/020518 Duneland School Corporation Notice of Date Changes Yost Jackson Flooring Renovations.pdf

Legal Notices/020518 NICTD Invitation for Competitive Proposals NICTD Relocation Assistance Services.pdf

Legal Notices/020518 NICTD Request for Bidders Culvert Construction.pdf

Legal Notices/020518 NICTD Request for Bidders Tie Plates.pdf

Legal Notices/020518 Porter County Board of Commissioners Ordinance No 18 01.pdf

 

Friday, February 2, 2018

Region

NIRPC seeks input on several plans including Greenways Blueways 2020

Porter County

Porter County Park Board hears project updates

Porter County / Community

Duneland Photo Club to discuss winter photos February 6 at Sunset Hill Park

Porter County Park programs in February

Indiana

State Senator Tallian and Representative Pelath tell legislative agendas

Study says Indiana rate of kids in state care double that of US

Environment

New fish cakes aimed at controlling invasive Asian carp

Sports

Chesterton Boys Basketball runs win streak to 7

CHS girls swim team set up for 19th straight Sectional title

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/020218 Harris Welsh Lukmann Notice to Bidders Porter Ave Structure Replacement Project.pdf

Legal Notices/020218 Porter County Public Library System Annual Report.pdf

 

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Community

Chesterton United Methodist Women in the Red Zone to Stop Human Trafficking

Porter United Methodist Church selling Butter Braid pastries

Augsburg PreSchool currently accepting registrations for fall

Business / Steel / Region

ArcelorMittal posts $4.56B profit in 2017

US Steel posts $387M profit in 2017

Environment / Great Lakes

States join battle to protect Great Lakes from Asian carp

Region / Nation

Visclosky speaks to House on problem of budget uncertainty

Sports

CHS Girls Basketball falls in Sectional opener

Chesterton Boys beat River Forest 72-44

Obituaries

Services Friday for Juanita (Lee) Coffman

Sylvia P. Bolton passes away at age 83

 

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Porter County / Elections

Commissioners scuttle Election Board plan to cut polling places

Porter County

County Commissioners approve parks grant fund

Courthouse and Expo Center to get rehabbed

Commissioners fine tune insurance options

Elections / Indiana

Two Democrats to vie for Scott Pelath's open 9th District seat

Nation / Region

Visclosky and Donnelly respond to State of Union

Indiana Legislature

Push for hate crimes law fails despite Indy push to land Amazon HQ

Indiana House GOP kills bill to raise smoking age to 21

Sports

CHS Boys swim past Highland

No. 1 Trojan gymnasts beat No. 5 Valparaiso

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/013118 Boone Township Trustee Boone Township Annual Report.pdf

Legal Notices/013118 Jackson Township Trustee Jackson Township Annual Report.pdf

Legal Notices/013118 NICTD Invitation for Competitive Proposals NICTD Environmental Services.pdf

Legal Notices/013118 Pine Township Trustee Pine Township Annual Report.pdf

Legal Notices/013118 Portage Township Annual Report.pdf

 

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Police

CPD: Man admits exposing self to CHS runners

PCSP: Another report of rock thrown at vehicle traveling on US 6

PFD responds to US 12 crash by Dune Park Station

Indiana Legislature

Push for hate crimes law fails again in Legislature

House passes Pelath bill increasing sentences for dealers whose drugs kill

Indiana House panel backs bill raising smoking age to 21

Parenting

Child experts: Just say 'no' to Facebook kids app

Sports

Chesterton sending pair to State Bowling

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/013018 Greg Phillips Emergency Services Center LEPC Legal Notice Local Emergency Planning Committee Meets.pdf

Legal Notices/013018 Porter County 2017 Total Compensation Report.pdf

 

Monday, January 29, 2018

Duneland Schools

CHS Debate wins 5th State Championship in a row

Police

CPD: Boy hurt in drug related home invasion of wrong residence

Indiana

Indiana House panel backs bill raising smoking age to 21

Indiana flu deaths reach 107 for season

Steel / Region

Steel imports up 15 percent in 2017 to take 27 percent of market

Chesterton High School Sports

Trojan Wrestlers win 4th straight Sectional Title

CHS Gymnasts post State's top score

CHS boys swim team wins 22nd straight Duneland Conference crown

CHS Boys outlast Lake Central in basketball

Chesterton Boys basketball team beats River Forest 72 44

CHS Girls Hoops wins regular season finale

Obituary

Alice M. Clemens passes away at age 91

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/012918 Duneland School Corporation Notice of Date Changes Bailly Elementary 2018 Renovations.pdf

Legal Notices/012918 Duneland School Corporation Notice of Date Changes Brummitt Elementary 2018 Addition.pdf

Legal Notices/012918 Duneland School Corporation Notice of Date Changes Yost Jackson Flooring Renovations.pdf

Legal Notices/012918 Harris Welsh Lukmann Notice of Public Hearing Changes to Beverly Shores Town Code.pdf

Legal Notices/012918 NICTD Request for Bidders Tie Plates.pdf

Legal Notices/012918 Porter County Board of Commissioners Ordinance No 18 01.pdf

Legal Notices/012918 Porter County Board of Commissioners Ordinance No 18 02.pdf

 

Friday, January 26, 2018

Duneland Schools

CHS Music Department to host annual Big Band Bash February 9 and 10

Residents invited to comment on Duneland Schools strategic plan

Environment / Steel / Region

East Chicago coke companies to pay $5M fix for Clean Air violations

Community

Volunteers sought for March 21 Reality Check at CMS

Indiana Legislature

Soliday driverless vehicle bill passes Indiana House

Town of Chesterton

BZA hears plans for duplexes at Wabash and Grant

Chesterton High School Sports

CHS Boys Swimming beats Munster 117-69

CHS Girls Swimming beats Munster 131-55

Obituary

Services Saturday, February 3 for Phyllis Charlene Meyers

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/012618 Blachly Tabor Bozik Hartman Indian Boundary Conservancy District Annual Meeting.pdf

Legal Notices/012618 Harris Welsh Lukmann Notice to Bidders Porter Ave Structure Replacement Project.pdf

Legal Notices/012618 Town of Burns Harbor Civil Town Cash and Investments Combined Statement.pdf

 

Thursday, January 25, 2018

2018 Elections

Election Board to invest in new voting equipment

Candidate filings: Only two primary races, so far both for Coroner

Police

Porter Police: Traffic stop leads to drug and firearm charges

ISP: Man pinned between two vehicles on I-94 ramp

Porter County

PCCRVC hears of revamped event and tourism guides

911 dispatchers honored at County Council

Environment / Lake Michigan / Region / Steel

City of Chicago sues US Steel over Indiana plant spills

Business / Economy

State jobless rate drops to 3.7%, mixed bag here in NWI

Indiana

Proposal toughens rules on Indiana abortion providers

Obituaries

Visitation Saturday for Dorothy L. Mork

Services Monday for Phyllis E. Roeske, 85

Services Monday for Leo Gordon 'Polly' Lindquist

 

 

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Porter County / Elections

Porter County Council questions plan to cut 2018 polling places nearly in half

Environment / Great Lakes

Great Lakes water levels likely to continue to rise

Indiana Legislature

House joins Senate in passing Sunday sales bill

Indiana House panel dumps handgun licensing repeal

Indiana Senate panel delays vote on hate crime bill

How to contact your State and National Legislators

Town of Chesterton

Businesses already expressing interest in fiber optic network

Town Salary Study Group ready to begin work

Town of Porter

Porter Town Council grieves the passing of Fire Chief Lewis Craig

Police

Woman and unborn child die following Indiana 130 crash

Education

CHS Show Choirs kick off 2018 season

Sports

CHS Boys swim past Merrillville

Obituary

Virginia L. Folsom passes away at age 94

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/012418 MAP Legal Notice of Public Hearing ATC Kenna Corp Inc Kevin Pedersen.pdf

Legal Notices/012418 MAP Legal Notice of Public Hearing ATC M.B. Enterprises, Fred Mitchell.pdf

Legal Notices/012418 NICTD Invitation for Competitive Proposals NICTD Environmental Services.pdf

 

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Chesterton Town Council

Town Council endorses 'Fuel' eatery's application for riverfront alcohol permit

Porter County

County stormwater bd looking to help smaller towns apply for MS4 permits

Indiana Legislature

Indiana Senate panel backs redistricting baby step

Your Government

How to contact your State and National Legislators

Business / Region

OUCC extends comment period on NIPSCO gas rate hike to February 28

Region

Geof Benson is 2018 NIRPC Chairperson

Agency: East Chicago may have endangered families

Sports

Trojan Gymnasts win at Michigan City

Obituaries

Services Thursday for Joan F. Mulloy, 95

Services Friday for John Scott Biggs, 57

Services Sunday for Clara Elizabeth Wilmsen

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/012318 Duneland School Corporation Notice to Bidders Bailly Elementary 2018 Renovations.pdf

Legal Notices/012318 Duneland School Corporation Notice to Bidders Brummitt Elementary 2018 Additions.pdf

Legal Notices/012318 Duneland School Corporation Notice to Bidders Yost & Jackson Elementary 2018 Flooring Ren..pdf

Legal Notices/012318 Valparaiso Community Schools Notice to Bidders Central Elementary.pdf

Legal Notices/012318 Valparaiso Community Schools Notice to Bidders Northview Elementary.pdf

Legal Notices/012318 Valparaiso Community Schools Notice to Bidders Parkview Elementary.pdf

Legal Notices/012318 Valparaiso Community Schools Notice to Bidders Thomas Jefferson Elementary.pdf

 

Monday, January 22, 2018

Chesterton High School

CHS Debaters dominate district meet qualify 6 for nationals

Porter County

Porter County Commissioners make 2018 appointments

Town of Chesterton

Planners get first look at Wabash Avenue duplex project

Region / Nation

Visclosky and Donnelly on the failure of Congress to enact funding legislation

2018 Primary Elections

Andy Bozak files Porter County Council candidacy

Democrat Dave Parry files for 9th District House seat

Democrat Jim Harper announces for Indiana Secretary of State

Police

Westville prison guard charged with trafficking

Sports

CHS Wrestlers finish regular season with 5 wins

Trojan Boys Hoops blasts Crown Point 56-39

CHS Girls Basketball outlasts Crown Point

CHS Boys win Regional Bowling title

Obituaries

Services Thursday for Patricia Anne Schmitt

Celebration of Life Sunday for Robert J. Allshouse, Jr.

 

Friday, January 19, 2018

Duneland Schools

CHS announces Mid-Year graduates

School Board hears about new CMS business tech class

Porter County

Commissioners approve responsible bidding ordinance for contractors

County Commissioners 'laser focused' on capital projects in 2018

County Commissioners reelect officers for 2018

Town of Burns Harbor

BH TIF board eager to break ground on gateway park

Burns Harbor consultant gives final report on Food Truck Square

Chesterton High School Sports

Chesterton Gymnasts win again

CHS Girls beat LaPorte in swimming

CHS boys swim team stays perfect

Obituaries

Services Monday for Lewis T. Craig, Sr

Memorial Service Monday for Joan M. Gucciardo

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/011918 Washington Township Trustee Annual Report.pdf

 

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Fire / Police / Porter / Community / Obituaries

Retired PFD Chief Lewis Craig dies

Community

Seen and Heard: Gayle Surgener

Duneland Schools

CHS qualifies three debaters for National Tournament in June

CHS speech and debate teams receive anonymous $25K gift

Indiana

Soliday's self driving vehicle bill advances

Indiana Senate panel votes against expanded cold beer sales

Environment

Even without El Nino, Earth keeps on warming

Sports

CHS Boys beat Andrean in basketball 67-52

Trojan Girls beat Bishop Noll 51-38

CHS Boys Swim beats Portage 140-46

CHS Girls swim past Portage 127-59

Chesterton Wrestlers beat LaPorte

 

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Education / Duneland Schools

John Marshall to lead School Board

Duneland School Board names assistant coaches (Corrected)

Indiana Legislature

Advocates: Hate crime law would help Indiana reputation

Indiana House panel backs lifting Sunday sales ban

Ex-Indiana child services director hired by attorney general

Town of Chesterton

Stormwater Utility ends 2017 in the black

Utility in 2017: Higher than expected revenues, lower than expected costs

Environment / Indiana Dunes

Mt. Baldy trail to the beach is now open again

Police / Region

Ex-Lake County sheriff gets 15 years in prison

Sports

Chesterton Boys win Bowling Sectional

Obituaries

Private services planned for John Roger Marshall, 93

Services in Hamburg, NY for Norman D. Hodgson

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/011718 IURC Legal Notice of Prehearing Conference IURC Horses Landscaping Inc..pdf

Legal Notices/011718 Town of Porter Civil Town Cash & Investments Combined Statement.pdf

 

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Elections / Politics / Region

Visclosky on the subject of Trump, defends public civility

Republican Cyndi Dykes to run for County Coroner

Environment / Lake Michigan

Portage Lake Michigan observation deck collapses due to beach erosion

Health

Health agency Flu deaths statewide 50 as of January 6

Police

Five injured in crash on Indiana 130 in Center Township

Chesterton High School

CHS Speech team 3rd at Concord Invite

Region

PNW Westville campus closed for water woes

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/011618 Duneland School Corporation Notice to Bidders Bailly Elementary 2018 Renovations.pdf

Legal Notices/011618 Duneland School Corporation Notice to Bidders Brummitt Elementary 2018 Additions.pdf

Legal Notices/011618 Duneland School Corporation Notice to Bidders Yost & Jackson Elementary 2018 Flooring Ren..pdf

Legal Notices/011618 Valparaiso Community Schools Notice to Bidders Central Elementary.pdf

Legal Notices/011618 Valparaiso Community Schools Notice to Bidders Northview Elementary.pdf

Legal Notices/011618 Valparaiso Community Schools Notice to Bidders Parkview Elementary.pdf

Legal Notices/011618 Valparaiso Community Schools Notice to Bidders Thomas Jefferson Elementary.pdf

 

Monday, January 15, 2018

Police / Fire

Fatal crash on US 6 in Liberty Saturday

Fire on roof of South Shore car forces evacuation here

Elections

2018 March to the Polls is Saturday in Chicago

Prosecutor Brian Gensel to seek fourth term

Business / Economy

State’s jobless rate drops in November, mostly drops in NWI

Environment / Great Lakes

Rising Great Lakes water levels keep Michigan companies busy

Community

Apply now for assistance from Rebuilding Together Duneland

Chesterton High School Sports

Trojan Girls win 19th straight DAC Swim title

Trojan Wrestlers pick up a pair of DAC titles

CHS Boys Basketball handles Slicers 73-40

Late LaPorte run dooms CHS Girls 56-54

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/011518 IDEM Notice of 30-Days for Public Comment Air Permit for NIPSCO-Bailly Gen. Station.pdf

Legal Notices/011518 IURC Legal Notice of Prehearing Conference IURC Impacts of Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017.pdf

Legal Notices/011518 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Former Nike C-32 Site Proposed Plan.pdf

 

Friday, January 12, 2018

Library

Phil Baugher named interim director of Westchester Public Library

Environment / Town of Porter

Army Corps and IDEM to tell remediation plan for old Nike missile site here

Local History

Dunes outdoor fun 100 years ago is theme of Township History Museum exhibit

Police

Police Commission revisits issue of teens driving golf carts

Body of missing man found in Valparaiso

Winfield man dies in accident in Porter Township

Business / Community / Health

Methodist Hospitals ends merger talks with Franciscan Alliance

Porter hospital now offers heart valve replacement without open heart surgery

Obituaries

Services Sunday for Edrie Dean Hunt, 94

Georgia Ruth Proper passes away

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/011218 Porter County Auditor Notice to Taxpayers Additional Appropriations in Excess of Budget.pdf

Legal Notices/011218 Porter County Plan Commission Notice of Public Hearing - Proposed Design Waiver Petition of Owen T. Gloy...

Legal Notices/011218 Porter County Plan Commission Notice of Public Hearing - Proposed Primary Plat Petition of Owen T. Gloye...

 

Thursday, January 11, 2018

2018 elections

Three contested primary races so far after first day of filing

Visclosky files for reelection for 18th term in US House

Community

Alley Oop for Autism after CHS girls basketball Friday

Popular Lego Quest program returns to YMCA

Town of Burns Harbor

Burns Harbor Council equalizes Park Board members pay; ups travel allowance

Business

Sean Dardeau is new CEO of Porter Health Care System

Steel imports down in December, up for year

NIPSCO warns to beware of prepaid card scammers

Environment

Shirley Heinze donates 17 acres to Dunes National Lakeshore

Chesterton High School Sports

CHS blasts Valpo on Senior Night

 

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

2018 elections

Candidate filing for 2018 primary elections begins today

Auditor Vicki Urbanik to seek re-election

Town of Porter

Porter residents get first dibs on beach parking permits

Indiana

State of the State: Gov. Holcomb pledges child agency review

Town of Chesterton / Indiana

Jim Ton urges NWI legislators to take action now on DCS crisis

Police

CPD: Man exposes self to CHS runners

Chesterton High School Sports

CHS Gymnasts beat Hobart in home opener

Trojan Boys Hoops gets back on track

Chesterton Girls Hoops blasts Hobart 53-19

Chesterton Girls Swim cruises past LC 133-53

Trojan Boys Swim beats Lake Central 145-41

Obituary

Memorial Service Friday for James Patrick Moore, 55

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/011018 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Former Nike C-32 Site Proposed Plan.pdf

 

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Town of Chesterton

Chesterton Town Council makes board appointments

State signs off on Chesterton CO detector ordinance

Don't blow snow into the public roadways

Porter County

Andy Bozak elected President of Porter County Council

Community

Retirement party Friday for PFD Chief Lewis Craig

Duneland Y kids learn about showing gratitude and giving to others

Elections

Attorney Clay Patton to run for Superior Judge 2

Indiana

Senate GOP makes repeal of Sunday booze sales ban a priority

Indiana lawmaker proposes bill to count dead people's votes

Environment

US hits record for costly weather disasters $306 billion

Police

Snowmobiler badly hurt in LaPorte County crash

Obituary

Services Friday for Jeannette Elizabeth Martin

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/010918 Town of Dune Acres Civil Town Cash Fund Statement 2017.pdf

 

Monday, January 8, 2018

Chesterton High School

CHS Speech team is second at Fishers High School tourney

CHS students finish high at IUN debate invitational

Indiana

Indiana House GOP wants small townships to merge

Indiana group pushes for repeal of protections for smokers

GOP lawmaker calls for medical marijuana study

Chesterton High School Sports

Chesterton Wrestlers pick up 5 more wins

Trojan Girls Hoops blasts Merrillville 58-18

CHS Boys fall in DAC opener at Merrillville

Obituaries

Services Thursday for Jacqulyn 'Jackie' Klukas

Services Tuesday for Martha Elise Green

Services Wednesday for Helena Pishkur, 80

 

Friday, January 5, 2018

Health / Environment

Widespread flu prompts visitor restrictions at Porter hospital

Warnings issued about shelf ice along Lake Michigan

Porter County

County Park Board reminder: No ATVs snowmobiles allowed

Town of Chesterton

Indiana board unblocks local carbon monoxide detector rules

Police / Traffic

ISP: Three injured in I-94 accident in Lake County

Business

Visclosky testifies at ITC on steel plate imports

NIPSCO energy saving tips for winter heating

Elections

County Recorder Jon Miller to run for Porter County Clerk of Courts

Obituaries

Services Monday for June A. Knoth, age 93

Memorial Service Tuesday for Ann Louise (Bley) Murdock

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/010518 Porter County Plan Commission DSV Notice of Public Hearing Petition of Jeff Barton.pdf

Legal Notices/010518 Porter County Plan Commission Notice of Public Hearing DSV Petition of Carmen Good Builders Inc.pdf

Legal Notices/010518 Porter County Plan Commission Notice of Public Hearing DSV Petition of Catherine A Branham.pdf

Legal Notices/010518 Porter County Plan Commission Notice of Public Hearing DSV Petition of Zachary & Sara McCarter.pdf

Legal Notices/010518 Porter County Plan Commission Notice of Public Hearing UV Petition of Michigan City Area Schools.pdf

 

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Town of Chesterton

Chesterton Building Department reports $65M in building value in 2017

Business / Economy

Will corporate tax cut trickle down to utility customers? IURC wants to know

Police

Porter County Sheriff Police investigating stabbing in Union Township

Indiana

Indiana GOP lawmakers won't act on child services crisis

Judge orders $IBM to post 25M bond in Indiana welfare case

Chesterton High School Sports

Chesterton Gymnasts open with DAC win

Trojan Wrestlers pound Michigan City

Obituary

Patricia A. Pomeroy passes away at age 87

 

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Town of Chesterton

Chesterton Park Board buys boxcar and caboose for Thomas Park restrooms

Indiana Legislature

Indiana lawmakers return today for possibly contentious session

Business

James Neff is Horizon Bank's new president

Police

State Prison officer charged with trafficking

Sports

CHS Girls run away from Gary West 52-30

Obituaries

Jerry Biesboer passes away at age 62

Memorial Service Thursday for Nina Grace Harsy, 83

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/010318 Blachly Tabor Bozik Hartman Notice to Taxpayers IBCD Cumulative Improvement Fund.pdf

Year in Review:

2017 Year in Review: A banner year for building

 

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Year in Review:

2017 Year in Review: A banner year for building

Indiana

Indiana GOP lacks overarching goal in upcoming session

Holcomb calls for complete assessment of child agency

Indiana senator pushes for cannabis oil legalization

Indiana lawmaker to propose sports betting legislation

Weather

Deadly, bone chilling cold grips wide swath of US

Weather

Efforts grow to help students evaluate what they see online

Chesterton High School Sports

Trojan Wrestlers win 3 individual titles at Al Smith Invitational

Obituaries

Private services for George William Castle

William L. Waugh passes away at age 74

 

Friday, December 29, 2017

Community

2017 Year in Review: A banner year for building

Indiana Dunes

First Day hike at Dunes State Park on Monday

Chesterton High School Sports

Late Trojan run beats Crown Point 47-40

Obituary

Norita Mae Gosvener, 68

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/122917 ATC Industrial Revolution, Michael Leeson.pdf

Legal Notices/122917 ATC Kouts Liquors, Buffalo Wild Wings.pdf

Legal Notices/122917 Porter County Auditor Abatements 2017-2018.pdf

 

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Community

Rotary baked goods auction raises $3K to fight polio

Chesterton High School Sports

CHS Girls win Warsaw Holiday Tourney title

Trojan Boys go 1-1 in Noblesville tourney

Obituaries

Services Saturday for Catherine Heller, 79

Services Saturday for Michael Frederick Singer

 

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Town of Porter

45 years: Lewis Craig retires as Porter Fire Chief

Police

State Police: Snowstorm made holiday travel dicey

Fire Department responds to smoking dryer at Dair Queen

Business / Steel

Steel imports down in November, but way up in 2017

Environment / Indiana

DNR launching pollinator program for landowners

Obituaries

Services Friday for Dr. Dirk E. Baer

Mary Modlin Beadle passes away at age 87

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/122717 Blachly Tabor Bozik Hartman Notice to Taxpayers IBCD Cumulative Improvement Fund.pdf

Legal Notices/122717 NICTD Invitation for Competitive Proposals Rider Survey.pdf

Legal Notices/122717 NICTD Request for Bidders 2018 Welder Truck.pdf

 

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Weather / Community

Duneland Weather Forecast: Cold for the rest of the year: Warming centers open in Duneland

Community

Reframing New Years resolutions may lead to more success: Try the YMCA

Police

Man sleeping in car trunk charged with false informing

Indiana

Indiana's struggling child welfare system to test Holcomb

Unborn addicts: Opiod epidemic touches Indiana babies

Chesterton High School Sports

Trojan girls turn over Hanover Central 57-13

Obituaries

Services and Visitation Saturday for Anne J. Hokanson, age 105

Celebration of Life January 6 for William 'Bill' G. Jones

Services Thursday for Oliver W. Montgomery

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/122617 Porter County Plan Commission Minor Subdivision Legal Notice Bierma Farms.pdf

Legal Notices/122617 Falling Waters Conservancy District MNotice of Executive Session.pdf

Legal Notices/122617 Porter County Plan Commission Minor Subdivision Legal Notice Parker.pdf

 

Friday, December 22, 2017

Community

Duneland community churches set special services

Steelworkers Local 6787 puts Christmas under the tree for local folks in need

Family light show gathers funds for The Caring Place

Are poinsettias poison? Some holiday science

Obituary

Services Wednesday for Larry Yaros age 79

 

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Town of Chesterton

Fresh from the Town Council: Chesterton restaurant updates

Council finds enough in CEDIT to give employees $1500 bonus

Chesterton town employees honored for their years of service

Chesterton Utility Board approves 2018 budget

Education / Chesterton High School

CHS Debate team finishes December strong

Business / Steel

ArcelorMittal to pay $1.5M in coke plant suit

Indiana / Business

Indiana hotel charges guest $350 after she posts negative review

Consumers penalized for posting truthful online reviews should contact Indiana Attorney General

Porter County

County signs off on minor Jackson Township subdivision

Obituaries

Doreen Crewe of Dune Acres passes away at age 90

Service Saturday for Thomas C. Lambert

 

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Environment / Region

300-acre Taltree Arboretum is donated to Purdue Northwest

Community

Addison Agen takes second on The Voice

Town of Burns Harbor

Chamber to coordinate Burns Harbor Food Truck Square in 2018

Region / Nation

Visclosky slams House GOP tax bill

Town of Chesterton

Stormwater Management Board buys new backhoe

Township Library

Library Board to post meeting minutes on its website

Sports

Chesterton Boys drop a dozen 3s on Bishop Noll in 63-29 victory

Obituaries

Memorial Service Friday for Ronald L. Groff, 80

Memorial Service Thursday for Doris Hanna Babcock

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/122017 IDEM Notice of 30-Days for Public Comment Air Permit for Mid-Continent Coal & Coke.pdf

Legal Notices/122017 NICTD Invitation for Competitive Proposals AppraisalReview Appraisal Services.pdf

Legal Notices/122017 NICTD Invitation for Competitive Proposals Rider Survey.pdf

Legal Notices/122017 NICTD Request for Bidders 2018 Welder Truck.pdf

Legal Notices/122017 NICTD Request for Bidders OnOff Rail Ridership Count.pdf

 

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Community

Addison Agen sings her heart out on The Voice

Tribune tells Christmas Coloring Contest winners

Town of Burns Harbor

Burns Harbor Town Council set to bid for 2018 paving

Town of Burns Harbor to accept credit cards

Police

Fatal crash on Indiana 2 in Porter Township

Indiana

State revenue outlook takes $400M hit corporate tax payments fall

Chesterton High School Sports

CHS girls basketball team beats Kankakee Valley

Obituaries

Services Thursday for Grace E. Crk, age 97

Robert 'Bob' Marquardt passes away at age 66

 

Monday, December 18, 2017

Community / Seen and Heard

16-year-old finalist in the Voice tonight has Chesterton/Duneland connection

Porter County

County to build Highway Department substation in South Haven

County Commissioners approve 2018 insurance coverage, lower premiums

Commissioners move on responsible bidding ordinance for county projects

County Stormwater Board looking to 2018 projects

Indiana

Indiana child welfare chief quits, blames governor

Indiana Governor Holcomb avoids discussing many hot button issues

Sports

CHS Gymnasts open with win in LaPorte

CHS Girls fall to red hot Valparaiso 65-55

Wadding hits game winner to lift Chesterton

Trojans roll to 5-0 record at Munster Super Duals

Obituary

Services Wednesday for Clarissa Oehmich, 100

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/121817 NICTD Request for Bidders NICTD Wheel Loader.pdf

Legal Notices/121817 NICTD Request for Bidders NICTD Ballast.pdf

Legal Notices/121817 NICTD Request for Bidders 2018 Section Crew Truck.pdf

 

Friday, December 15, 2017

Police

New state law will allow 16-year-olds to drive golf carts with only Indiana ID

CPD Dispatcher Mary Conder commended for professionalism

Gary man convicted of multiple bank robberies

2 Indiana counties and 1 city join planned opioid lawsuit

Tyler Brock is District 10 DNR Conservation Officer of the Year

Community

Centier Bank donates $25K for new Caring Place facility

Chesterton High School Sports

Trojan gymnastic team opens season Saturday at LaPorte Pairs Invitaional

 

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Police / Porter County / Health

Opioid related deaths continue to rise in county

Porter County

County prioritizes finding permanent home for Sunset Hill animals

Funding nearly complete for grain bin activity center at Sunset Hill

Flashing caution lights coming to Meridian 950N

Chelsea Bradford joins county stormwater team

Steel / Region

Worker who died at ArcelorMittal mill identified

Steel / Region / Lake Michigan / Environment

Records: US Steel failed to test for toxic metal after spill

Chesterton High School Sports

CHS Wrestlers pin Merrillville 43-20

Obituary

Service and visitation Friday for Ellen Louise Waite

 

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Town of Chesterton / Region / Indiana

Indiana board blocking local carbon monoxide detector rules

Town of Chesterton

Chesterton baby box on hold until state law amended

Stopped train turns town into parking lot

Town health insurance premiums to drop in 2018

Chesterton Town Council passes 2018 Salary Ordinance

Environment

Steve Sass honored with Paul H. Douglas Award

US national parks to slash number of free days for visitors

Business

Steelworker dies at ArcelorMittal Indiana Harbor complex

Chesterton High School Sports

CHS Boys Basketball stays perfect

Chesterton boys swim team stays undefeated

Trojan Girls swim past Valparaiso 143-43

Obituaries

Juanita P. Anderson passes away at age 74

Services Friday for Jack C. Miles, age 64

Services Friday for Roberta Rambo-Dehnart

Daniel Wukich passes away at age 83

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/121317 NICTD Request for Bidders OnOff Rail Ridership Count.pdf

Legal Notices/121317 NICTD Invitation for Competitive Proposals AppraisalReview Appraisal Services.pdf

 

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Business

Old Gerometta and Kinel offices demolished; restaurant eyed for site

IURC public hearing January 3 in Merrillville on NIPSCO gas rate hike

Residents oppose NIPSCO gas rate hike

Town of Chesterton

Officer to Chesterton Town Council: Public safety at risk due to low wages

Police

ISP: Driving drunk with baby he rolls his vehicle on I-94

Woman held in Hebron man's shooting death

Possible suspect in string of armed robberies being held

Porter County

Auditor's Office completes year end tax settlement, earliest distribution in years

Indiana

Indiana addresses water infrastructure crisis

Obituary

Visitation Thursday for Charles E. Hyre

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/121217 IDEM Notice of 30-Days for Public Comment Air Permit for AM Stabilizers.pdf

Legal Notices/121217 Town of Kouts Notice of Public Hearing Town of Kouts Zoning Ordinance.pdf

 

Monday, December 11, 2017

Police / Traffic

Bicyclist struck by semi, killed on Indiana 49 here

ISP: Two charged with possession after slideoff

ISP uses plane to enforce speed limits on I-65 in Lake County

Chesterton High School

CHS Speech team takes second at Valparaiso Invite

Environment

Snowy owls expected to flock into Midwest

Chesterton High School Sports

Chesterton Girls Basketball rolls to perfect 10-0

Trojan Boys Basketball improves to 4-0

CHS girls swim team beats field for Homestead title

Chesterton boys swim team wins Homestead Invite

CHS Wrestlers win team title and 5 individual titles at Zionsville Invite

Obituaries

Lillian J. Michaels passes away at age 98

Services Thursday for David A. Jones, age 24

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/121117 NICTD Request for Bidders NICTD Wheel Loader.pdf

Legal Notices/121117 NICTD Request for Bidders NICTD Ballast.pdf

Legal Notices/121117 NICTD Request for Bidders 2018 Section Crew Truck.pdf

 

Friday, December 8, 2017

Duneland Schools / Education / Indiana

Duneland School system prepares for new graduation rules

Community

Porter Bank annual calendar celebrates Dunes Learning Center

Steelworkers Local 6787 brings relief to disaster victims

Police / Fire

CFD: Three gas line breaches this week caused by faulty locates

Phony $100 bills turning up in Valpo

Armed robbery of Center Township business

CFD responds to paint and popcorn

Environment / Steel / Region

Portage officials mull suing US Steel over spill

Obituary

Services Tuesday for Paul Tharp, age 70

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/120817 Duneland School Corporation Notice to Bidders DSC Roof & Metal Panel Work.pdf

Legal Notices/120817 Family and Social Services Administration Public Notice Family & Social Services LaPetite Probationary L...

Legal Notices/120817 Porter County Plan Commission Notice of Public Hearing Petition of Joseph Bell.pdf

Legal Notices/120817 Porter County Plan Commission Notice of Public Hearing Petition of Joseph Underwood.pdf

Legal Notices/120817 Porter County Plan Commission Notice of Public Hearing Petition of Timothy Rouhselang.pdf

 

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Education / Indiana

Indiana education board approves new graduation requirements

Environment / Indiana Dunes

Dunes Action honored by Hoosier Environmental Council

Business / Police / Courts

Public defender appointed to represent Don Johnson trial not yet rescheduled

Township Government

Westchester Township Board does end of year business

Elections / Politics

Judge Clymer creates campaign committee

Indiana GOP Senate candidate voted Democrat until 2012

Police / Traffic

Valpo teen leads CPD on pursuit through town

Chesterton High School Sports

Trojan girls basketball team stays undefeated

No. 9 CHS Wrestlers pin No. 13 Crown Point

Obituary

Services Saturday for Ethan A. Flaherty, age 23

 

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Town of Chesterton

Next step in bringing boxcar restroom to Thomas Park: Find and buy a boxcar

Police / Traffic

Two die in 5-vehicle I-65 crash

Hebron driver badly hurt in US 30 crash

Business / Community

NIPSCO safety tips for winter heating

Business / Steel / Region

US Steel hails Commerce finding of Chinese circumvention

Environment

Audubon needs citizen scientists to participate in annual Bird Count

Chesterton High School Sports

Trojan girls swim team beats Michigan City

Chesterton boys swim team beats City 146-39

Chesterton High School varsity sports teams mentioned in four state polls

 

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Chesterton High School

Duneland School Board appoints 9th grade nets coaches

Duneland School Board announces winners of the Holiday Card Contest

Community

Norwegian Christmas celebration at Baugher Center Saturday

Ivy Tech Night at Duneland Resale Wednesday, December 6

Celebrate traditional Dunes Christmas Saturday at Chellberg Farm and IDNL Visitor Center

Indiana

Robot to speak at DePauw

Obituary

Mass Saturday, December 3 for James Joseph Jarka, 79

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/120517 Porter County Board of Commissioners Ordinance No. 17-23.pdf

 

Monday, December 4, 2017

Chesterton High School

CHS Speech team second at Plymouth Invitational

Indiana / Education

Proposed Indiana graduation requirements raise concerns

Porter County

Urbanik to hold Coffee with the Clerks on December 8

Police

Hebron Smoke Shop robbed at gunpoint

ISP: Three airlifted following I-65 crash

Elections

Rokita hits Braun over tax hike he once spoke favorably of

5 GOP hopefuls for Indiana Senate agree to debate

Chesterton High School Sports

CHS girls basketball team remains perfect 8-0 on the year

CHS boys basketball team improves to 3-0 with 58-50 win

Chesterton boys swim team wins Hall of Fame Classic

Trojan girls swim team outlasts Hall of Fame field

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/120417 Valparaiso Community Schools Notice to Bidders Memorial Elementary Appliance Install.pdf

Legal Notices/120417 Valparaiso Community Schools Notice to Bidders Cooks Corners Elementary Appliance Install.pdf

 

Friday, December 1, 2017

Police

Valparaiso man dies in US 30 crash

Porter Fire Department Christmas Open House Saturday

Business / Steel / Region

Steel trade group urges overcapacity enforcement

Porter County

Porter County Plan Commission approves two requests

Community

Ivy Tech Night at Duneland Resale Wednesday, December 6

Chesterton High School Sports

CHS Girls swim team beats Wheeler

Trojan boys swim past Wheeler 137-43

Obituary

Services Saturday for Mildred 'Milli Dille' Dille

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/120117 Town of Burns Harbor Notice to Taxpayers Burns Harbor Additional Appropriations.pdf

Legal Notices/120117 Midwest Advertising Placements Legal Notice of Public Hearing ATC Notice, Miller Chapel.pdf

Legal Notices/120117 Midwest Advertising Placements Legal Notice of Public Hearing ATC Notice, Chili's Grill.pdf

Legal Notices/120117 Duneland School Corporation Notice to Bidders DSC Roof & Metal Panel Work.pdf

Legal Notices/120117 Clerk-Treasurer Notice to Taxpayers Chesterton Additional Appropriations.pdf

Legal Notices/120117 Beverly Shores Clerk-Treasurer Town Council Ordinance No. 2017-13.pdf

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

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