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Wednesday, December 31, 2014

2014 in review: In like a lion out like a lamb as Duneland, county build for the future

Police: Illinois teen killed in Toll Road accident

ISP: Bus fails to slow on Toll Road for earlier crash

Portage PD: Brass disguised as silver being sold to jewelers

Porter County: Deadline to complete homestead deduction form is today; forms must be turned in to Auditor by January 5

Town of Chesterton: Street Department now picking up Christmas trees for recycling

Sports: CHS Boys, Girls Swim to wins

Five Trojan wrestlers advance to Day 2 at Al Smith

Chesterton Boys split on final day in Noblesville


John Kowaluk dies at age 83

Infant Riley Louise Jackson dies Monday December 29, 2014

Glenn Keldsen memorial service Saturday, January 3

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/123114 Porter County Emergency Management Siren System.pdf


Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Town of Chesterton: Chesterton BZA welcomes granite fabricating and plumbing businesses

Town of Porter: Porter Avenue lift station replaced now complete

Porter Public Works building study approved; alternate proposed

Indiana: Pelath ready to lead statehouse Democrats economy is focus

School voucher refunds draw oversight questions

Police: Police warn folks about GreenDot jury duty scam

Region: NICTD tells New Year holiday South Shore train schedule

Sports: Trojan Boys fall to Noblesville 64-50

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/123014 Valparaiso Lakes Area Cons Dist Addl Approps.pdf


Monday, December 29, 2014

Town of Chesterton: Jim Ton: Results of NIRPC travel survey could benefit Dickinson Road extension

Town of Porter: New Porter Public Works building to be discussed tonight

Town of Burns Harbor: Westport Community Club demolition slated to begin today

Police: Porter woman pleads guilty to fatal shooting of ex-husband in 2011

Indiana: Sen. Tallian concentrating on budget, kindergarten funding, medical marijuana for upcoming legislature

Most Indiana counties set up child death reviews

Three counts upheld against ex-state elections chief

Surge in Indiana scholarship program cost expected

Two IU scientists study marijuana impact on brain

Obituaries: Joe H. Callahan dies at age 89

Arthur W. Cushman dies in Texas

Aaron B. Neier dies at age 26


Friday, December 26, 2014

Town of Chesterton: BZA to hear requests for granite and plumbing

Town of Porter: Year end business and 2015 contracts for Porter boards Monday

Police: Portage man found dead with apparent dog bite wounds

Power outage reported in Sand Creek this morning


William Lawson Muller dies at age 60

DuWayne M. Michaels services Saturday


Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Town of Chesterton: Chesterton Police K9 partner Igor recovering at home

Traffic: INDOT readying for a Christmas Eve snow event

Region: NICTD tells holiday South Shore commuter schedule

Community: Churches set special services for Christmas Eve and Day

Porter County Parks rings in the new year with community activities

Porter hospital hosts celebration for Neonatal Intensive Care Unit grads

Nation: Census: Florida passes NY in population

Indiana: Statehouse page program now accepting applications

Annual health survey keeps Indiana at 41st in US

Adoptive families to get payments soon

Indiana sees increase in shigellosis cases

Sports: Basketball: Trojan Boys outlast Bishop Noll

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/122314 IDEM Public Notice Fritz Enterprises.pdf

Legal Notices/122414 Porter County Emergency Management Siren System.pdf

Legal Notices/122414 Indiana Alcohol Tobacco Public Hearing.pdf


Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Town of Chesterton: Chicken ordinance now on the books

Sharon Darnell won't seek reelection; council makes 2015 board picks

Town Council approves 2015 Salary Ordinance

GOP caucus to be held Jan 6 to fill Jeff Trout's 2nd District Council seat

Police: ISP: PCSP officer shoots suicidal man armed with gun in the hand

Business / Economy: Natural gas prices down 30 percent in a month

State jobless rate steady in November, but in NWI it spikes

Railroads seek one person crews for freight trains

State / Health: Indiana sees increase in shigellosis cases

Sports: Chesterton Girls Hoops beats Lowell 52-39


Kenneth M. Liptak dies at age 64

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/122314 IDEM Public Notice Fritz Enterprises.pdf


Monday, December 22, 2014

Porter County / Indiana Dunes: New Dunes Visitor Center exhibits would have hefty price tag

Police: ISP: I-65 driver charged with pointing a gun

BP at Portage Toll Road Plaza robbed at gunpoint

Calumet Township Trustee Mary Elgin indicted on federal corruption charges

No bond for Porter teen charged in Portage shooting death

Police: Child left with stranger at the WalMart

Town of Chesterton: Chesterton Utility looks back at 2014 as year of milestones

Community: Duneland Y Seniors honor Nancy Zlamal for leadership

Environment: EPA's loose coal ash standards a setback for environmental groups

Sports: Trojan Wrestlers go 4-1 at Munster Super Duals

CHS Gymnasts finish 3rd at LaPorte Pairs

Chesterton Girls Hoops falls 36-28 to Valparaiso

Obituary: Services Tuesday for Harold L. Farley


Friday, December 19, 2014

Town of Chesterton: State-of-theart nursing home promised; Pioneer sale leads to granite showroom

Council to consider chicken ordinance Monday


Daryl P. Walker dies at age 82

Services Sunday for Thomas W. Kennedy

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/121914 Recycling Waste Reduction Proposals Mobile Tub Grinder.pdf


Thursday, December 18, 2014

Town elections: Candidate filing for town elections begins January 7

Town of Porter: Carney business park advances to Porter Town Council on 6-0 vote

Police / Fire: Teen dies in Union Township crash

Series of calls kept firefighters on the hop Wednesday

A sixth costly copper theft reported in Dune Acres

Porter County: County to pay $25 for destroyed mail boxes

Indiana: Indiana voucher schools were overpaid nearly $4 million

Indiana revenue projections down $129M for 2015

Indiana high court issues order upholding labor law

Community: Kaylee Oates earns highest Girl Scout award

Sports: Trojan Wrestlers fall at Merrillville


Services Saturday for Charlotte J. Kolasa

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/121814 NICTD Request for Bidders.pdf


Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Porter County: Animal Control ordinance tabled by Commissioners after breeders object

Town of Chesterton: Coffee Creek Center changes to get public hearing Thursday

Police: Five felonies filed against teen in fatal US 6 crash

PCSP detective saves life of opiate OD victim with newly issued naloxone kit

ISP investigation leads to child porn and exploitation charges against Valpo man

Indiana: Coats urges State Department to assist religious minorities persecuted in Syria and Iraq

Sports: Chesterton Girls sweep swim events to beat Valpo

Kostbade and Slaughter lead Trojans past Valpo

CHS Boys fall at East Chicago Central 68-64


Manuel G. Alvarez, Sr. dies at age 95

Stephen C. Valpatic dies at age 87

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/121714 IDEM 30 Day Period Nipsco Bailly Station.pdf


Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Porter County: 4-3 vote okays hospital interest for health costs

Auditor elect Vicki Urbanik conducts outreach with local taxing units

ArcelorMittal awards $20,000 to Porter County parks to aid pond restoration

Community: Jingle Bell Fun Run to support Food Pantry is Wednesday, December 24

Local history / business: Duneland Historical Society hears the riches-to-rags story of Bethlehem Steel

Town of Chesterton: Enough stormwater bond revenues left to do most of Porter Avenue ditch project

Environment: No November global heat record, but hottest fall

Region: Beverly Shores Town Council President explains why audit flagged contract

Chicago thieves adopt crash-and-grab tactics

Indiana: Coats named to US Senate Finance Committee

Sports: 27 Valparaiso U athletes arrested on alcohol charges


Helen G. Locke service Wednesday

George Cairns dies at age 72


Monday, December 15, 2014

Police: Police: Handgun stolen here used in fatal shooting; Duneland men charged

Porter County: Commissioners to hold public hearing for new animal control ordinance

Chesterton High School: CHS Speech team takes 2nd at Plymouth Invite

Town of Burns Harbor: Burns Harbor full time workers get 2015 raises; new town website almost completed

Burns Harbor RDC rehires 4 staffers and reviews consultants

Sports: Trojan Boys outscore Gary Roosevelt 60 44

Chesterton Girls win Homestead Invitational

Trojan Boys finish 2nd at Homestead Invite

CHS Wrestlers win 4 titles at Zionsville

CHS Girls fall in final seconds at Portage


Jean McDaniel dies at age 91

Services Saturday for Mary Weaver Swanson, 90

Leslie L. Vogel services Thursday

Ruth Colleen Dehart dies at age 83

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/121514 Lake Eliza Area Cons Dist Annual Meeting.pdf

Legal Notices/121514 NICTD Bidders Railroad Track Material.pdf

Legal Notices/121514 NICTD Bidders Track Vehicle Equip.pdf


Friday, December 12, 2014

Police: Portage resident shot dead today; suspects in custody

Packages go missing after being delivered

Porter County: Porter hospital to pay taxes on County owned ambulance stations

Hospital interest money eyed to pay Porter County's 2014 health insurance costs

Citizens can apply for County Council board appointments

Apply now for County Commissioner appointments to boards and commissions

Township Library: Library makes 2015 plans, considers community networking opportunities

Environment: Legislation seeks interim steps to stop Asian carp

Indiana / Politics: Pence political fundraising letter promises tax cuts already enacted


Joseph K. Dommer dies at age 54

Betty Stuart Sander dies at age 89

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/121214 Recycling Waste Reduction Proposals Mobile Tub Grinder.pdf

Legal Notices/121214 Town of Chesterton Ordinance No 2014-16.pdf


Thursday, December 11, 2014

Education / Indiana: Education budget scrutinized over ISTEP revamp costs

Region: Federal highway officials OK plans for Illiana Expressway

Police: Court rejects appeal of Portage child molester serving a 118 year sentence

Kouts woman dies in accident on Indiana 8

Business / Economy: Lear Corp expanding in Portage, plans to hire 96, offered $675K in tax credits

Schools: CHS Guidance Department begins new online course request process for 2015-16

Town of Burns Harbor: Burns Harbor approves new ERA district golf carts on streets makes appointments

Environment: Great Lakes water level slump over; future unclear

Study 270,000 tons of plastic floating in oceans

Agency finds safety violation at Lake Michigan nuclear plant

Sports: Trojan Wrestlers fall at Crown Point


Richard J. Kuchik services set for Saturday, December 13

Services Saturday for Frank E. Peterson age 89


Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Education / Duneland Schools: Duneland officials blast state's 'flawed' A-F accountability system

Minds in Motion boosts concentration skills at Liberty Elementary School

CHS debaters compete at IUN

Chesterton High School speech team competes at two tourneys

Town of Porter: Maintenance and repair costs boost Porter Fire Department spending

Police: Lake Station police shoot and kill gunman at city hall

Community: It's a Winter Wonderland of activities at Porter County Parks and Recreation

Indiana: INDOT apologizes for early morning robocalls

Court hears ex-Indiana elections chief's appeal

Environment: Barbara Plampin honored with Paul H. Douglas Award

Now thriving otters could be trapped in Indiana

Sports: Chesterton Boys beat Bowman Academy


John R. Haire dies at age 82

Gerald J. Kutch dies at age 81


Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Town of Chesterton: Town Council okays chicken ordinance on first reading only

Chesterton Town Council okays 2015-16 sewer rates; no real change

Friendship park name pickets at 23rd Start complex

Porter County: Apply now to serve on Porter County boards and commissions

Community: Lady Trojan basketball AYCE breakfast Saturday

Porter Firefighters to host Winter Open House Saturday

Town of Burns Harbor: A busy night long and agenda for Burns Harbor council Wednesday

Business / Economy: Seaway cargo shipments up in 2014; way, way up at Port of BH

Town of Beverly Shores: State Board of Accounts audit rips Beverly Shores record keeping

Indiana Legislature: Soliday to chair Indiana House Roads and Transportation Committee

Obituary: Celebration of Life Saturday for Alice J. Merz


Monday, December 8, 2014

Elections / Politics: Jeff Trout, R-2nd, to announce resignation from Chesterton Town Council

Parties debate centralized voting centers for Porter County

Police: Kouts man formally charged with rape

ISP: Illinois man whose flight from I-94 crash prompted Yost lockout is charged

Community: Post Office tells holiday 'mail by' dates for holidays

Indiana / Education: Education war shows the 2012 election never ended

Out-of-state students on the rise at Purdue and IU

Sports: Chesterton girls outlast Michigan City in OT

Big 4th quarter lifts Trojan Boys to win

CHS Girls swim to Hall of Fame title

CHS Boys Swimming 3rd at Hall of Fame


Lawrence 'Pudge' Christensen services Wednesday

Krista Lee Brix memorial service Wednesday, December 10

A. Henry Studebaker Memorial Service December 11


Friday, December 5, 2014

Police: Search for fugitives prompts Yost 'lock-out'

Hammond driver shot to death while westbound on I-94

Porter County: County parks win $300k from Indiana Bicentennial Trust for land purchase

Town of Chesterton: Chesterton Town Council to mull chicken ordinance at Monday meeting

Community / Environment: Wednesday story on Molly's Hill wrong twice

Elections: Democrat Jon Voelz sworn in as ClerkTreasurer for Beverly Shores

Indiana: Top Pence education adviser taking foundation job

Tallian announces legislation to fully fund full day kindergarten


Janet Lee Amstutz memorial service Saturday

Robert M. Frye visitation Monday

Bonnie Rightsell services Sunday, December 7

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/120514 IBCD Additional Approps.pdf

Legal Notices/120514 Porter County Auditor Addl Approps.pdf

Legal Notices/120514 Porter County BZA Garcia.pdf

Legal Notices/120514 Porter County BZA Insite Inc (Fairgrounds).pdf

Legal Notices/120514 Porter County BZA Insite Inc Wheeler.pdf

Legal Notices/120514 Valparaiso Community Schools Tax Anticipation Warrant Sale.pdf


Thursday, December 4, 2014

Porter County: County employees to get longevity pay; auditor gets $30k to pay consultant bills

Police: Kouts man accused of raping woman later found dead in Valpo

Two illegal open burns reported here

Elections / Porter County: Election board to talk voting centers Friday

Indiana: Pence says he is confident in Bennett investigation

Indiana abortion clinic law ruled unconstitutional

Economy: HealthCaregov average premiums going up in 2015

Sports: Trojan Boys beat Hammond Morton 70-59

Chesterton Wrestlers fall in DAC opener


Olgie M. Lawson dies at age 85

Sandra Moore services set for Friday, December 5

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/120414 Porter County Plan Berning.pdf

Legal Notices/120414 Porter County Plan Cunningham.pdf

Legal Notices/120414 Porter County Plan McEwan.pdf


Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Porter County: Expo Center house site picked for new County Animal Shelter

Animal Control ordinance to be revamped; CEDIT eyed for wildlife center flight cage

Advisors nominated for investing hospital funds

Town of Chesterton: Spring to bring new Friendship Park children's play structure

Environment: Donate to save Molly's Hill at Coffee Creek Center

Army looks to end tests for uranium pollution at Indiana wildlife refuge contaminated by military use

State: Indiana joins lawsuit over Obama immigration order

Failing schools could face quicker intervention

Schools: CHS speech team competes at Glenbrooks

Business: NiSource tells postspinoff personnel moves

Sports: Trojan boys swim team beats Crown Point 132-54

Trojan basketball comeback falls short against ECC

Chesterton girls swim past Crown Point 106-79


Lori Haldeman Kelly services Saturday

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/120314 Valparaiso Community Schools Notice to Bidders.pdf


Tuesday,  December 2, 2014

State / Sports / Schools: Indiana schools report 1,200 athlete concussions

Indiana: AP Exclusive: Probe of former state schools superintendent called for prosecution

--Some allegations in Bennett investigation document

Indiana Legislature: Backers making new push for Sunday alcohol sales

State / Education: : Indiana's universities building again after recession

Police: CPD: Local man charged with theft from vehicles

ISP: Car abandoned on I-94 causes 7-vehicle crash

Environment: Hotter and weirder: How climate has changed the planet

Swedish and settler holiday traditions on show at Chellberg/Bailly December 6

Business / Labor: 74 countries listed for child and forced labor


Connie Sleicher Memorial Visitation Thursday

Louis J. DeFelice service Friday


Monday,  December 1, 2014

Police: VPD investigating death of Portage woman 24

PCSP: Patient breaks into crash cart and steals Rx

Indiana: INDOT chief urges new look at road project funding

State Examiner wants higher Indiana audit fees for local governments

Environment: Conservation Alliance unites 27 Hoosier groups

Local History: Exhibit conjures '70s, '80s nostalgia at township museum

Sports: CHS Girls Swim Team beats Northridge 120-66

CHS Boys Basketball wins opener

CHS Girls Basketball falls at Lake Central

CHS Boys Swim Team falls 98-85

Obituaries: Andrew Soyster Visitation Wednesday

Daniel Joseph Flaherty dies at 65

Sue E. Billings services Wednesday, Dec. 3

Services Wednesday for Marie G. Cleaveland, 95

Leslie H. Les Krause service Tuesday



Friday,  November 28, 2014

Business: Take the Chamber's tour of local shops and eateries from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday

Hometown Holiday Celebration Saturday

USW commends ITC for continuing antidumping case against Korea and Turkey

CO a danger during winter heating season

Town of Chesterton: Ways to improve business visibility on East Indian Boundary Road limited

Schools: CHS Madrigal dinner tickets on sale now

Police: Sex offender who admitted violating probation avoids jail and gets GPS monitoring

Dial phone carefully; scammers hope you get it wrong

Indiana: Legislators question child caseload failure

Chesterton High School Sports: Boys Hoops season opens Saturday at Mishawaka

CHS Boys Swim Team opens Saturday at home

Obituary: Mary Elizabeth Moran dies at 72

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/112814 IBCD Additional Approps.pdf

Legal Notices/112814 Valparaiso Community Schools Tax Anticipation Warrant Sale.pdf

Legal Notices/112814 Valparaiso Public Works Surplus Property.pdf

Legal Notices/112814 Valparaiso Redev Commission Amendment Valparaiso EDAP.pdf


Wednesday,  November 26, 2014

Community: Hometown Holiday Celebration Saturday

YMCA Dancing Like the Stars a smash hit

Town of Porter: Freight hauler eyes Porter US 20 site; beach rentals, food approved for 2015

NPS taking trail upkeep; Town of Porter and Duneland Schools talk TIF revenue

Indiana Dunes: NPS gearing up to celebrate the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore 50th anniversary

Town of Chesterton: Atherton tells council that Sexton has water again

New combined sewers banned in Chesterton

Police: Kouts man hurt in morning crash on 49

Sports: CHS Girls swim past Merrillville

Obituary: Geroge W. Kalas services Saturday

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/112614 City of Valparaiso Redev Commission Consolidated Area Plan.pdf

Legal Notices/112614 Indiana Alcohol Tobacco Commission Dec 11 Hearing.pdf

Legal Notices/112614 Town of Burns Harbor Hearing Tax Abatement.pdf

Legal Notices/112614 Town of Chesterton Sewage Works Rates.pdf

Legal Notices/112614 Valparaiso City Utilities Intent to Sell Bonds.pdf

Legal Notices/112614 Valparaiso Community Schools Notice to Bidders.pdf

Legal Notices/112614 Valparaiso Council Surplus Property.pdf


Tuesday,  November 25, 2014

Town of Chesterton: Council asks attorney to draft chicken ordinance for review

Apply now for seats on municipal boards

Parking snow ban to take effect late tonight

Police: Beware: Tis the season to be scammed when shopping on line, fa la la la la

Probation for ex-Valpo Schools worker who stole to cover casino losses

ISP: Winds blow semi on its side on I-65

CPD: Search for suicidal man south of Washington Ave. ends peacefully

Community: Porter County 4H Enrollment open for 2015

Class Reunion: CHS Class of 2004 reunion is December 20

State / Education: Indiana Supreme Court weighs school busing fees

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/112514 Town of Burns Harbor Additional Appropriations.pdf


Monday,  November 24, 2014

Police: Beware of reshipping scam; you could lose your money and become a felon

ISP: Hebron man badly injured in crash on Indiana 2

Portage smoke shop robbed at gunpoint

ISP: Samurai sword, not machete, used in fatal stabbing

Business / Steel: US Steel to build new HQ in Pittsburgh

Environment: Rebounding bobcats expand range in Indiana

Region: Milwaukee auxiliary bishop to head Gary diocese

Indiana: Oops: Indiana BMV mistakenly sends $60,000 to 254 Hoosier drivers

Rep. Soliday selected Asst. Majority Floor Leader

Chesterton High School: CHS Show Choirs have good first competition

CHS speech 2nd at LaPorte Open

Sports: Chesterton Girls beat South Central 58-38

CHS Wrestlers begin season 3-1 at Super Duals

Obituaries: Edward 'Ed' Gustafson dies at 84

Donald K. Robey dies at age 55

Valerie Lambert services Wednesday

Robert G. Helmchen dies at age 79

Jason Yaros services Wednesday

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/Porter County Ordinance No 14 15 112414_Legal Notice template.pdf


Friday,  November 21, 2014

Town of Chesterton: Planners approve two subdivisions, strip mall; Coffee Creek Center assisted living advances

Bill Sexton has water again after new $900 well installed

Porter County: County RDC: Airport TIF is 'ready to implement'

Police: Michigan City man charged with rape of Gary woman at Chesterton park

PCSP: Valpo woman found driving stolen auto

Business / Economy: OUCC settlement would slash water company proposed rate hike

Indiana: BMV excise tax refund to cost counties 19 million

Indiana ethics chief seeks changes after scandals

Chicago: Court split keeps Illinois red light camera law

CTA approves 2015 budget with no fare increases

Sports: CHS Wrestling opens Saturday at Super Duals

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/112114 Burns Harbor Ordinance 258-2014.pdf

Legal Notices/112114 Porter County Auditor Additional Appropriations.pdf

Legal Notices/112114 Porter County Jail Bids Sewer Screening.pdf

Legal Notices/112114 Porter County Parks & Rec Farm Land for Lease 43.pdf

Legal Notices/112114 Porter County Parks & Rec Farm Land for Lease 47.pdf

Legal Notices/112114 Porter County Parks & Rec Farm Land for Lease 53 63.pdf


Thursday,  November 20, 2014

Porter County: County 911 dispatch upgrade to track ambulances

Excavating business eyed for US 6 earns 3-1 vote from County BZA

Police: Daytime gunpoint robbery of Valpo 7/11

CPD K9 partner Igor breaks leg in training

Environment / Weather: NOAA: Globe set another hottest month record in October, 5th so far this year

Roofs collapse under Buffalo snow

Indiana: State child services agency missing caseload standard

Indiana taking applications for preschool program in only four counties

Class Reunion: CHS Class of 1970 seeking classmates for 2015 reunion

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/112014 Porter County Notice of Intent.pdf


Wednesday,  November 19, 2014

Porter County: Commissioners extend ambulance contract with Porter Health Systems

Residents give support to water ordinance; concern looms over fees

Porter County opts not to join Toll Road bid

Jail policy on medication disposal criticized

Busines / Steel / Health: Porter Health unit acquires Steel Family and USS Family health centers

State Legislature: Indiana lawmakers sworn in on Organization Day

Police / Region: Man arrested on charges over dismembered body

Town of Chesterton: Ordinance would prohibit new combined sewers

Environment / Lake Michigan: Army Corps considers new front in Asian carp war

Sports: Chesterton girls basketball team beats Bowman Academy

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/111914 Porter County Commissioners Ordinance No 14-13.pdf

Legal Notices/111914 Porter County Commissioners Ordinance No 14-14.pdf

Legal Notices/111914 Valparaiso City Utilities Intent to Sell Bonds.pdf


Tuesday,  November 18, 2014

Town of Chesterton / Town of Porter: Bill Sexton still waterless; jerry rigged hose freezes; Utility accepts no blame

Long agenda greets Chesterton planners

Porter County: Excavating business proposed in Liberty Township on BZA agenda

Visitor center redesign presentation on tourism board agenda

Town of Burns Harbor: Bats and asbestos shouldn't slow Westport Community Club removal

Police: CPD: Property stolen from Dunelanders' vehicles recovered in Hobart; is it yours?

Dismembered body found in missing man's car trunk

CPD Two injured, one cited in US 20 accident


Sue Hyle services set for Saturday

Services Wednesday for Roberta R. 'Bobbie' Taylor

Judith L. Thames services Wednesday

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/111814 Burns Harbor Redev Commission Request for Proposals.pdf


Monday,  November 17, 2014

Porter County: Public hearing for Stormwater Management ordinance Tuesday

Region: South Shore fare hike looms in 2015; Pine Township land buy approved

Jerry Hanas honored for service to South Shore commuter line

Elections: County vote total up 61 in official count; complaint heard

Community / Library: WPL Director Phil Baugher honored by Indiana Library Federation for lifetime achievement

Chesterton High School: CHS debaters take second at Munster

CHS speech team 4th at Culver

State / Traffic: INDOT prepping for winter statewide

Sports: CHS Girls Swim beats Highland in opener

Chesterton Girls Hoops win opener 48-44

Trojan Girls Hoops fall to Mishawaka

CHS Wrestling to hold 2nd Annual Alumni Day


Marjorie Jean Crego services today

Paul B. Flisiak services Thursday

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/111714 Porter County Plan Minor Sub Chandler.pdf

Legal Notices/111714 Town of Ogden Dunes Additional Appropriations.pdf


Friday,  November 14, 2014

Porter County: Plan Commission hears mixed reactions to new south county park

Police: ISP: Boy dies in Toll Road crash here after father falls asleep at the wheel

VPD: Valpo man charged with theft in business scam

Most registered sex offenders in county found compliant with residence regs

Township Library: Archives are public but WPL considers new museum policy for access to them

Chesterton High School: CHS Debaters dominate home meet

Sunset Hill Park: Winter Lights and more this November

Weather: Northern Indiana hit by foot of lake effect snow

Environment: Coyotes making a home in Duneland DNR offers tips for avoiding conflicts

Study finds as world warms US gets more lightning

Sports: CHS Girls Basketball opens season at home tonight

Obituary: Alex A. Miloshoff Celebration of Life Saturday

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/111414 EPA, ArcelorMittal_Layout 1.pdf

Legal Notices/111414 Porter County Auditor Additional Appropriations.pdf

Legal Notices/111414 Porter County Jail Bids Sewer Screening.pdf

Legal Notices/111414 Porter County Parks & Rec Farm Land for Lease 43.pdf

Legal Notices/111414 Porter County Parks & Rec Farm Land for Lease 47.pdf

Legal Notices/111414 Porter County Parks & Rec Farm Land for Lease 53 63.pdf


Thursday,  November 13, 2014

Environment / Indiana Dunes: National Park Service seeks proposals from farmers interested in leasing the Chellberg site

DNR projecting fewer deer during 2014 hunting season

Indiana / Region / Business: Investment bank may lead counties' toll road bid

Indiana lawmakers recommend cutting business equipment tax

Town of Burns Harbor: Burns Harbor hopes to lure Mittal investment here; town workers get HSA health plan change

Police: CPD Hit-and-run driver on 49 tests positive for opiates

ISP: Wrong way crash on I-65 badly injures motorist

Porter FD responds to oven fire on Franklin Street

Weather / Traffic: Lake effect snow snarls northern Indiana traffic today

South Bend area pummeled by snow

Region: Chicago zoo euthanizes 18-year-old lion

Sports: Chesterton girls swim team opens 2014-15 season tonight


Wednesday,  November 12, 2014

Police: CHS details response to sexting; CPD refers students to prosecutor

ISP: Beverly Shores man beaten robbed on I-94

Town of Chesterton: Town's new contract with Able Disposal formalized, no garbage rate hike in 2015

Council hears request to keep egg-laying hens in town backyard

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/111214 Porter County Commissioners Ordinance No 14-13.pdf

Legal Notices/111214 Porter County Commissioners Ordinance No 14-14.pdf


Tuesday,  November 11, 2014

Police: Parents, do you know what's on your child's phone? CHS students found in possession of sexted photo

Town of Chesterton: Chesterton Fire Department seeking to acquire new engine

Town leaf collection was back on schedule

Town of Porter: Porter fire, refuse/recycle contracts approved; Triangle sewer lift station upgrades done

Police: Gary man charged with vehicle entries at Miller South Shore Station parking lot

Indiana: BMV website verifies Hoosiers' excise tax refund eligibility

INDOT breaks off talks on Indy/Chicago rail service

Tree stand falls are most common hunting accident


Helen V. Wagner dies at age 91

Susan Marie Frank Montania services Saturday

Rebecca Piornak services November 16

Services Thursday for Cassandra Kennedy

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/111114 Burns Harbor Redev Commission Request for Proposals.pdf

Legal Notices/111114 Porter County Plan Commission Use Var Davis and Son.pdf

Legal Notices/111114 Porter County Plan Commission Use Var Greater Grace Church.pdf

Legal Notices/111114 Porter County Plan Commission Use Var Nelson.pdf

Legal Notices/111114 Porter County Plan Commission Use Var Schulte.pdf

Legal Notices/111114 Porter County Plan Commission Use Var Sowles.pdf


Monday,  November 10, 2014

Environment: National Park Service OKs final beach management plan

Duneland Community: Julia Larson and Lucy Novreske are Lions Club Peace Poster contest winners

Chesterton High School: CHS speech team 2nd at tourney

Police: One charged with battery after melee at Portage bar

ISP Three injured in four vehicle crash on I 65

Business / Economy / Technology: Postal Service says it is victim of hacking attack

Region: IRS seeks $6.78M from Gary schools in unpaid taxes

Indiana: Two wounded by Bloomington officer after rape report

Pelath chosen again to lead Democrats in Indiana House

Obituaries: Mildred 'Miki' Stipanovich dies at age 97

LaRissa Sanders services set

Dennis Bucksbargservices Wednesday


Friday,  November 7, 2014

Porter County: Commissioners set hearing on Stormwater Management ordinance

Park board hears of new entrance at Sunset Hill; trail improvements eyed

Chesterton High School: CHS journalism program named one of state's best

Business: ArcelorMittal posts 3Q net income of $22 million

Canceled flights rising; airlines blame fire

Weather / Lake Michigan: Michigan nuclear plant reduces operations in storm

State: Indiana House Democrats reflect on losses, plan for 2015

Indiana Supreme Court upholds right-to-work law

Obituary: James Merritt Love service Monday, November 10


Thursday,  November 6, 2014

Schools: Local schools earn high marks in 2014 state accountability grades

WIS Principal Shawn Longacre is Principal of the Year for Indiana District 1

CHS Speech team opens season

Porter County: County Commissioners warned change in health insurance carrier could be costly

State Legislature: Indiana Republicans to push school funding and ethics reform

Town of Burns Harbor: Burns Harbor road prices see little drop; town RDC reviewing 11 firms

Indiana: Police seize liquor still man tried to sell online

Economy / Business: Cargo volume up on the Seaway and way up at Port of Burns Harbor

Panel projects stronger 2015 Indiana economy

Sports: CHS honors 2014 student athletes in fall sports

Obituary: Services pending for James Love

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/110614 IDEM 30 Day Period Mid Continent Coal and Coke.pdf


Wednesday,  November 5, 2014

Porter County Election Results

Election 2014: Ticket splitting more evident than voter anger in Porter County

Duneland School Board race: Mike Trout narrowly wins 7th term

Good wins Commissioner race; Urbanik unseats Wichlinski for Auditor

Reynolds wins Sheriff; Gensel reelected Prosecuting Attorney

Duneland's State and US House incumbents all win big

Republican incumbents win in Liberty Trustee and Westchester Board races

Ballot measures: Minimum wage, gun sales, GMOs

$13B in state and local conservation measures pass

One party state? Big Republican wins marginalize Indiana Democrats

Obituary: Mary C. Noble services Friday


Tuesday,  November 4, 2014

Election 2014: Election Day Today: Polls Close at 6 p.m: How where to vote in Duneland

Community: Twilight Xmas Parade to march the Saturday after Thanksgiving

Education: Discovery Charter School using new land for outdoor education

Duneland School Board approves Trailbound and SCUBA trips

CHS Debate team places second at Valpo tourney

Environment: Dunes State Park to close November 17-18, December 1-2 for deer cull

Police: ISP: Valparaiso driver in wrongway crash on I-65

Body found in Morgan Township barn fire

US 6 smoke shop robbed at gunpoint

Gary man gets 41 months in jail for filing $900,000 in false IRS claims

Another air conditioning unit stolen in Dune Acres

Sports: Chesterton Football falls in Sectional Finals

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/110414 30 Day Period ArcelorMittal.pdf

Legal Notices/110414 Porter County Emergency Management Siren Improvements.pdf


Monday,  November 3, 2014

Election 2014: Election Day Tuesday: How where to vote in Duneland

Candidate List: General Election Candidates on Duneland ballots

Rekindled Porter County League of Women Voters offers rides to polls

Voters Get the Final SayTuesday

Hot Button topics an issue in Trout/Whitlow School Board race

Good and Graham vie for County Commissioner Center District seat

Vote for Sheriff, Prosecutor and Coroner in the election Tuesday

Duneland US and State House seats on Tuesday ballot

Indiana state office on the ballot Tuesday: Tight battle expected in secretary of state race

Reynolds has 21 days to respond to GOP fundraising report complaint

Community: Winter Lights and more this November at Porter County Parks

Start applying today for energy assistance to pay winter heating bills

Roads / Weather: INDOT preparing for the winter ahead

2014 Election Guide:

School Board Race: Trout showcases record as he seeks four more years

School Board Race: Rich Whitlow favors more citizen involvement with schools

Porter challenges Soliday in 4th District State Rep race

 Commissioner race: Sylvia Graham wants to improve quality of life

Commissioner race: Hotel professional Jeff Good touts business skills

Wichlinski and Urbanik go head-to-head again in County Auditors race

Gensel facing Whitten in County Prosecutor race

Johnston challenges Moseley in District 10 State Representative race

Brickner vs. Reynolds in race to be Porter County Sheriff

Martin faces Kozuszek in Porter County Clerk race

Miller vs. Williams in Porter County Recorder race

Vote for up to three for Westchester Township Board

Adams and Underwood vie to be Liberty Township Trustee

Coroner candidate Harris tells qualifications

Three way race for 1st District US Congress seat

Healthier turnouts for early voting this fall

Candidates make their case for your vote at Duneland Chamber forum

Reynolds and Good lead in political fundraising


Friday,  October 31, 2014

Business / Community: Sand Creek Country Club bought by California company

Porter County: County Council passes budgets at eleventh hour

Police / Emergency: High waves battering Porter Beach today

Gusty winds cause scattered power outages across Northern Indiana today

No students on school bus rear-ended on Indiana 49

Reminder: Set clocks back this weekend

Economy: Gas moving under $3 nationwide

Town of Burns Harbor: Burns Harbor proposals due today; council, planners Monday

Obituaries: Paul Vinson dies at age 79

Mary C. Noble dies at age 65

John D. Beason services Monday

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/103114 Porter County Plan Porter County Parks and Rec.pdf

Legal Notices/103114 Porter County Plan Crosspointe Christian.pdf

Legal Notices/103114 Porter County Plan Ridge Villas.pdf

Legal Notices/103114 Town of Chesterton Petition to Vacate Reynolds.pdf

Thursday,  October 30, 2014

Police / Fire / Emergency: Chesteron firefighters douse lathe blaze at H-V Roll Center off Indiana 149

Chesterton Police: Rain possible during trick-or-treat; wear reflective tape or carry flashlight

Midwest rappers and others charged with bank fraud

Porter County: County close to reaching goal on general fund; final reading tonight

Business / Economy: NiSource 3Q profits down from year ago

ArcelorMittal announces creation of new North American flat rolled segment

Election / Indiana / Education: Porter/Soliday race at center stage in fight over future of Indiana House

Tuesday's election all about education in Indiana

Health: Fearing Ebola? Doctors say get a flu shot

Obituaries: Rudolph Jimenez, Sr. dies at 80

Joan Pruitt Ireland dies at age 83


Legal Notices/103014 Chesterton Town Council Garbage Fee Hearing.pdf

Wednesday,  October 29, 2014

Police: Not guilty pleas for suspect in 7 NWI deaths

PCSP officers to carry opiate rescue kits to treat heroin ODs

Purdue University murderer apparently commits suicide at Indiana State Prison

Boy killed and father badly hurt from moped crash

Portage teen dies in accident on US 6

Elections: Healthier turnouts for early voting this fall

Porter County: County Council not ready to OK Commissioners' health plan

Hospital Economic Development fees to go to County RDC; George Armstrong named to park board

Chesterton High School: Trojan Guard places fifth at ISSMA State Championship

Busines / Steel: USS posts net loss of $207 million in 3Q

Region: High speed rail line through here would increase daily ridership

Amtrak seeks solutions to Chicago rail congestion

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/102914 Alcohol Tobacco Commission Nov 13 Hearing.pdf


Tuesday,  October 28, 2014

Police: Portage teen dies in Liberty Township crash today

MainSource Bank on US 6 in Portage robbed at gunpoint

Police: Truck driver saw Amtrak train before collision that injured 14 today

Town of Chesterton: Town to review East Indian Boundary sign policy

Schnadenberg: A lot of leaves already on ground

Schools / Community: CHS Theatre to present 'The Tragical History of Doctor Faustus' this weekend

Election: Vote for up to three for Westchester Township Board

Indiana Dunes: Save the Dunes and DNR win grant to re-forest Dunes State Park campground

Region / Indiana: State won't try to reclaim Indiana Toll Road

Judge OKs Toll Road operator reorganization plan

Railroad rerouting removes Gary runway obstacle

Obituaries: Memorial service Sunday, November 2 for Warren H. Canright

Robert O. Peterson services Thursday

Henrietta C. Nover dies at age 97

Alene Burnside services Thursday

Jacob A. Beschinski dies at age 36

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/102814 Porter County Emergency Management Siren Improvements.pdf

Legal Notices/102814 LEACD Potential Candidates.pdf

Legal Notices/102814 Valparaiso Community Schools Appropriation Reduction.pdf

Legal Notices/102814 Valparaiso Economic Development Commission Taxable Revenue Bonds.pdf


Monday,  October 27, 2014

Police: Motorcycle crash on I-94 Saturday

Westville man crashes dirt bike in St. Joseph County

Liberty Township home hit by two bullets

Chesterton High School: CHS debaters start season off strong

Business: 1st Source posts solid third quarter

Region: CTA proposes budget without fare hikes

State: Indiana scooters to need license plates next year

Election: Correction on Friday candidate forum story

Sports: CHS Football wins Sectional opener at Valpo

Chesterton Boys Soccer falls 2-0 to Goshen

Chesterton Boys XC season ends at Semistate

Trojan Girls XC finishes 8th at Semistate

CHS Volleyball season ends in Sectional semis

Obituary: Henrietta C. Nover dies at age 97

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/102714 Indian Boundary Conservancy District Potential Candidates.pdf

Legal Notices/102714 Twin Creeks Conservancy District Potential Candidates.pdf

Legal Notices/102714 Valparaiso Economic Development Commission.pdf


Friday,  October 24, 2014

Election 2014: Candidates make their case for your vote at Duneland Chamber forum

Porter County: New County health care plan to cut costs if workers pay higher deductibles

State rules in favor of Commissioners' new CCD property tax rate

Town of Chesterton: Failing 23rd Street stormwater sewer line likely to go under the knife in 2015

Town of Burns Harbor: Consultants given more time to submit plans for a new Burns Harbor identity

Indiana / Education: Grant that Pence spurned would have sent 5,700 children to preschool

Region: Gary killings put spotlight on abandoned buildings

Gary blight that hid victims also lures filmmakers

Police: Charged with leaving the scene in Indiana 49 accident

Sports: Cheserton Volleyball opens Sectional play with victory

Obituary: Jeanne A. Miller dies at age 83


Thursday,  October 23, 2014

Chesterton Tribune publisher Warren H. Canright dies at 88

Community: Retirement Open House Sunday at Art Center for director Judy Gregurich

4th Street Theatre presents the 'Witches Brew Ha Ha!'

Health: Ebola is a crash course in fear and how it hurts us

Economy: Jobless rate slips slightly in state, drops a lot in the region

Police: Suspect in 7 NWI killings due back in court next week

ISP: Be aware of bullying calls from fake IRS agents

CFD responds to crash at toll plaza

State: Indiana scooter drivers facing new regulations

Sports: Defense spearheads Trojans' charge into postseason play

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/102314 Town of Beverly Shores Amend Zone Ordinance.pdf


Wednesday,  October 22, 2014

Region / Police: Man suspected of killing 7 refuses to answer judge

Judge imposes gag order in Lake County murders case

Chesterton man charged with receiving property stolen in TNT Gaming burglary

Schools: Bedbugs eradicated at Goodfellow, but Bailly parents may opt out of overnight

Education / Indiana / Politics: Pence won't reconsider bid for $80M pre-K grant

Great Lakes: Asian carp DNA found in Green Bay Fox River

Obituary: Judith M. Guriel dies at age 77

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/102214 IDEM Open Burning.pdf

Legal Notices/102214 Town of Burns Harbor Bids Street Resurfacing.pdf


Tuesday,  October 21, 2014

Region / Police: Police retrace steps of suspected serial killer

Drug Task Force collaborates with DEA; 11 indicted in alleged heroin conspiracy

Porter FD douses bathroom fan fire

Elections: Reynolds and Good lead in political fundraising

Town of Chesterton: Porter residents with dried up wells, Chesterton Utility in wait-and-see mode

South 21st Street to get new sewer line in spring 2015

Environment: Warming Earth heading for hottest year on record

Planetariums offer safe view of partial eclipse

Community: Porter County Foundation tea event celebrates womens philanthropy

United Way of Porter County welcomes new board members

Obitaury: Tamara Tami Rauch dies at age 54


Monday,  October 20, 2014

Region / Police: Police say Gary suspect hints at more killings after 7 bodies found

Election: Rekindled Porter County League of Women Voters offers rides to polls

Police: Man at Council Drive/IBR charged with panhandling

Woman dies after car overturns on I-80 off ramp

Valpo woman gets one month in federal theft case

DNR Local hunters cited for exceeding bag limit

Indiana: Thousands affected by Medicaid eligibility change

Tea partyers claim victory in Pence pre-K decision

Economy: Another year, another small Social Security bump

Sports: Chesterton Boys Soccer wins Regional Championship 2-1

Trojan Football shuts out Merrillville 7-0

Trojan Boys XC finishes 4th at Regional

CHS Girls finish 4th at New Prairie Regional

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/102014 Porter County Highway Receiving Bids Supplies Services.pdf

Legal Notices/102014 NICTD Bids Caternary Wire.pdf

Legal Notices/102014 Town of Burns Harbor Plan Commission.pdf


Friday,  October 17, 2014

Town of Chesterton: East Chesterton building boom: Easton Park homes approved, Coffee Creek Center strip mall advances

Porter County: Porter County BZA grants variances for Liberty Bible Church electronic LED sign

County RDC seeking $15,000 to partner with Valpo on Airport TIF

Environment / Porter County: Izaak Walton League urges a fair County drainage assessment

Environment / Indiana: DNR: Report violations of Indiana hunting law

Indiana: Pence administration axes bid to seek preschool funding

BMV lawyers defend embattled state agency

Sports: CHS Boys Soccer advances to Regional Finals

CHS Volleyball wins regular season finale

OKC rookie McGary has broken bone in left foot

Obituary: David Duain Bates dies at age 47

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/101714 Porter County Auditor Addl Approps.pdf

Legal Notices/101714 Porter County Sheriffs Dept auction .pdf

Legal Notices/101714 Valparaiso Community Schools CPF Adoption.pdf


Thursday,  October 16, 2014

Health: US officials defend Ebola response

Ebola comes to last safe district in Sierra Leone

Africa stems Ebola via border closings and luck

Environment: Study: Natural gas surge won't slow global warming

Community: Food Pantry seeks donations, cash, food, toiletries, paper goods

Rebuilding Together Duneland is seeking those who need help

County parks offer relaxation techniques for holidays

Get help and get ready for HSE (GED) at Chesterton Adult Learning Center

Town of Porter: Revised Mineral Springs Villas changes win initial Porter Plan Commission approval

Business: US report criticizes China currency policy

Report: Private student borrowers can't get help

Region: Ebola screening starts at Chicago O'Hare Airport

Watchdog eyes Chicago air traffic security

Indiana: Education board grants charter school grade change, 'D' to' B'

Education board delays A-F release over data questions

Indiana University statue of WWII journalist Pyle has typo

Obituary: Kathleen O'Guin Swanson dies at age 60

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/101614 Town of Beverly Shores Amend Zone Ordinance.pdf


Wednesday,  October 15, 2014

Town of Chesterton: Plan Commission weighs five high dollar projects Thursday

Platted Sand Creek Farms subdivision resuscitated, renamed Easton Park

Town of Porter: Two Porter wells run dry; dewatering at Chesterton utility plant blamed

Police: Couple who stole from local widow accused of violating terms of plea deal

State: Indiana House GOP plans changes in school funding and ethics

Indiana education board delays A to F school grade release over data questions

Education board grants Republican's charter school a grade change from 'D' to 'B'

Community: Ellen DeMartinis named CEO by Opportunity Enterprises board

Register now for Chamber October 22 lunch candidate forum

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/101514 Porter County Assessor Receiving Bids.pdf

Legal Notices/101514 Town of Burns Harbor Bids Street Resurfacing.pdf


Tuesday,  October 14, 2014

Town of Chesterton: NIRPC: Traffic data don't justify Dickinson Road extension

October 1 boil advisory confusion explained

Leaf program starts on Monday, October 27

Duneland Schools: CHS novice debaters dominate first tourney

Bailly school supports L.O.V.E. for Haiti

Porter County: Gensel: Porter County Child Support Office the top collector in the state

Police: Burglar targets scrap metal here

Nation: Too soon: How about not at all for Ebola Halloween costumes

Health: Ebola screening starts Thursday at Chicago and other US airports

Liquid nicotine exposures up sharply among kids


Monday,  October 13, 2014

Health: CDC urges all US hospitals to 'think Ebola'

Police: Chesterton Police officers commended for their professionalism

Region: Chicago area air traffic center fully operational

Traffic / Environment: Motorists Beware of deer on rural highways

Town of Burns Harbor: Burns Harbor mulls Ethics membership, beefed-up patrols for Halloween night

Chesterton High School: Trojan Guard advances to ISSMA Scholastic Finals

Sports: Chesterton Boys Soccer wins 2nd consecutive IHSAA Sectional Title

Chesterton Girls Soccer falls in Sectional Finals

CHS Girls XC advances to Regional

Trojan Boys XC 4th at Sectional

CHS Volleyball finishes 2-2 at North Montgomery

Trojan Football falls at Crown Point

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/101314 NICTD Bids Caternary Wire.pdf

Legal Notices/101314 Porter County Highway Receiving Bids Supplies Services.pdf

Legal Notices/101314 Porter County Plan Commission Minor Subdivision PLH LLC.pdf


Friday,  October 10, 2014

Township Library: WPL refines new-director search process; poster to be unveiled October 24

Police: Trick-or-treat from 5-7 p.m. Friday, October 31 in Chesterton

Gary man formally charged in death of toddler in Portage

Duneland Community: Community Prayer Breakfast offers inspiration, comfort and camaraderie

Region: Metra board seeks 68 percent fare hike

Sports: CHS girls soccer advances to Sectional Finals

Trojan Volleyball sweeps Merrillville

Obituary: J. Richard Brannan dies at age 78


Thursday,  October 9, 2014

Police: Near riotous crowd at Portage HS football game

Bicyclist falls over on US 20 in middle of night

Town of Burns Harbor: Hoping for a mild winter, Burns Harbor holds Old Porter Road paving until 2015

Education: CHS Congressional debaters kick off season

Lake Michigan / Indiana Dunes: US Army Corps to perform $3.2 million in restoration at Portage Lakefront Park

Police: Police say shots fired at L train in Chicago today

INDOT warns: No political signs on state highway right-of-way

Region: Illiana Expressway plan survives latest challenge

South Shore to have special weekend service for Marathon

Notre Dame to extend benefits to same sex spouses

Indiana: 460,000 in Indiana could get AT&T refunds

INDOT to crack down on crosswalk vandals

INDOT to hold public input session on new stormwater plan on October 16

Lawmakers prepare for gambling debate

BMV mailing out claim forms for excise overcharges

Sports: CHS boys soccer team ends Valpo season in sectional opener


Wednesday,  October 8, 2014

Porter County: County Council reschedules Commissioners budget hearing

Election 2014: Johnston challenges Moseley in District 10 State Representative race

Brickner vs. Reynolds in race to be Porter County Sheriff

Martin faces Kozuszek in Porter County Clerk race

Miller vs. Williams in Porter County Recorder race

State: Indiana court: Causes of death are public record

Police: Sex offender who got short jail term in plea deal accused of probation violation

Gary man in custody in connection with death of young child in Portage

Town of Burns Harbor: Burns Harbor office shuffle makes room for new RDC administrator

Community: Families invited to Duneland YMCA Fall Festival Saturday, October 18

Environment: National Park Service to conduct five prescribed burns this fall

Health: Americans living longer as most death rates fall

Chicago aldermen want Ebola screening at airports

Region: Effort to scuttle Illiana Expressway falls short

Sports: Chesterton Boys Tennis falls in Regional

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/100814 Duneland Schools Adoption CPF.pdf

Legal Notices/100814 Porter County Assessor Receiving Bids.pdf


Tuesday,  October 7, 2014

Schools / Education: Referendum property tax making the difference in Duneland, school officials say

School board confirms TIF revenue agreement with Burns Harbor

Lizzie Chesak named National Merit Commended Scholar

Porter County / Indiana: Same sex couples getting marriage licenses here

Indiana county clerks told to allow gay marriages

Court formally lifts Indiana gay marriage ban

Business / Economy: NIPSCO winter forecast natural gas bills 4 percent lower; gas usage 16 percent lower

Great Lakes: Asian carp DNA found in southwestern Michigan

Obituary: Edmund J. Kinel dies at age 93


Monday,  October 6, 2014

Indiana: Supreme Court clears way for gay marriage in Indiana and other states

ACLU says gay marriage is now a reality in Indiana

Indiana ends audits of extracurricular accounts

BMV commissioner may face contempt of court charge

Chesterton High School: Six CHS seniors named commended students by National Merit Scholarship Program

Police: Injured in I-80 / 94 crash

Indiana teen killed in ATV crash on county road

DNR: Young boy allowed to steer ATV, overturns it

DNR: Hunter falls from tree stand in Jasper County

Sports: CHS Boys Tennis team wins 1st Sectional title in 45 years

Trojan Football falls 6-0 at Lake Central

Chesterton girls cross country team finishes fifth at DAC Meet

CHS boys cross country team finishes 6th at DAC Meet

CHS vollebyall team goes 1-2 at Elkhart


Friday,  October 3, 2014

Porter County: County Park Board hears deer hunting request

Apply now to serve on Porter County Park Board

South county park gets a name: 'Aukiki Park'

County park department moves toward grant-funded land buy in Pine Township

Commissioners weighing $260,000 plan to revamp tornado sirens

Police / Fire: Bathroom fan overheats in Wabash Avenue apartment

Chesterton Police: Senior citizen falls afoul of elaborate sweepstakes scam

Sports: Chesterton Volleyball sweeps Portage in 3 games

Kostbade and Krause compete at junior swim nationals


Jerry Lee Kidd dies at 68

Donald Weck, Jr. dies at 49

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/100314 Town of Porter, Hearing to review Ordinance 2014 02.pdf

Legal Notices/100314 Porter County Sheriffs Dept auction .pdf

Legal Notices/100314 Porter County BZA hearing Hawkins Shrader.pdf

Legal Notices/100314 Porter County BZA hearing Gottschlich.pdf

Legal Notices/100314 Porter County BZA hearing Bagnall.pdf

Legal Notices/100314 Porter County BZA hearing Hallberg.pdf

Legal Notices/100314 Portage Twp Schools Notice to Bidders Diesel Fuel.pdf


Thursday,  October 2, 2014

Police: Suspect in rash of Duneland burglaries in custody after CPD arrest

Meijer theft suspects pursued here; ISP uses stop sticks on I-94; BHPD nabs two

No injuries when tree falls on vehicle in Jackson Township

Region: Ex-METRA official to lead South Shore

Gary mayor asks Obama for longer visit next time

Nearly 500 flights canceled at Chicago airports

Porter County: Wichlinski says campaign email sent on county computer was honest mistake

Community / Family / Environment: County Parks offering fall fun for families in October

October will be full of color at Indiana Dunes State Park

Health / Children: Respiratory virus seen in 4 deaths; role unclear

Economy: St. Lawrence Seaway cargo numbers up 5 percent

Sports: No. 1 ranked Chesterton boys soccer team completes undefeated regular season

CHS boys tennis team advances to Sectional Finals


Dannie R. Kissinger service Saturday


Wednesday,  October 1, 2014

Schools / Community: St. Patrick Catholic School named a National Blue Ribbon School

Porter County: Park board to discuss 137 acres of land on Old Chicago Road; deer kill request

Commissioners to pick Stormwater board

Police: Girl approached by van driver in South Haven

Community: Trick-or-Treat Downtown on October 24; Pumpkin Palooza at Euro Market October 25

Environment / Weather: Weather service storm forecasts getting more localized

State: Indiana attorney general proposes home contractor registry

Sports: CHS Girls win outright Duneland Conference Soccer title

CHS Boys Tennis ends regular season with win

Elections and volunteer opportunities for State Park Little League

CHS Volleyball falls in 5 games to CP


Irene S. Herlocker-Meyer dies at age 93

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/100114 Valparaiso Community Schools Bond Sale.pdf

Legal Notices/100114 Valparaiso Community Schools Additional Appropriations.pdf