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Monday, March 31, 2014

Region: NICTD backs West Lake expansion in Lake County

Union: CTA crash engineer worked 69 hours in 7 days

Police: State Excise Police raid Michigan City bar

ISP investigates ID theft

Maroon haired man sought in South Haven armed robbery

Joshua Flores Fugitive of Week

Environment / Lake Michigan: No more oil found near Indiana refinery spill

Economy: Jobless rate dips in February statewide but rises here in NWI

Indiana: Schools get 3 year reprieve on transportation cuts

Acid tank explosion injures 9 at Indiana plant

Deadline brings crush of Indiana health coverage applicants

Sports: MC Marquette wins 1A State Basketball Title

Local kids finish up IYHL hockey season

Obituary: Former Chesterton leader Frank Sessa dies at age 72

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/033114 NICTD Invitation for Bid Wickliffe Subdivision.pdf

 

Friday, March 28, 2014

Police / Community /Teens: Dr. Mann Spitler urges parents to face the 'Beast of Addiction'

Reasons cited by teens for drug abuse

Signs and symptoms of drug abuse

Solid parenting reduces drug abuse risks

Heroin deaths up 78 percent in 2013 in Porter County

Police / Community: PCSP: Sgt Jeremy Chavez saves life of another infant

Police / Region: FBI raids NW Indiana township trustee office

Environment: Local Izaak Walton League backs new water protections

Indiana: Pence allows Indiana energy efficiency program to die

 

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Police: Valpo man accused of bilking woman then stalking her

ISP: Man dies from crash injuries after pursuit

Man crashes into Liberty Township detention pond

Business / Labor / Steel: USW International confirms Millsap's victory in election for District 7 Director

IOSHA fines Gary company $3,500 for mill accident in which Valpo man died

Environment / Business / Lake Michigan:

BP raises estimate of Lake Michigan oil spill

Durbin and Kirk want to talk to BP about oil spill

Indiana: Pence approves guns in school parking lots

Pence signing Indiana preschool and road money bills

Pence signs adoption and veterans measures

Porter County: Porter County Recorder: Safe document storage should be part of home disaster plan

Obituaries: Emilie Pawloski dies at age 76

Louise Jannelle service Saturday

 

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

UPDATE: Environment / Lake Michigan / Business: Coast Guard says BP reports 9 to 18 barrels of oil spilled into Lake Michigan

Business / Steel / Region: Indiana Harbor Steelworker dies of scald injuries from February accident

Company to appeal proposed Indiana fine in mill death

WTO rules China violates rare earth trade rules

USW praises rare earth trade ruling

Soo Locks open Great Lakes shipping season starts

Region / Business: Visclosky promotes expansion of South Shore in comments to Steel Caucus

Nation / Economy: Millions could get extra time for health sign ups

Region: NTSB says train operator asleep before Chicago crash

UPDATE: Science: Newfound pink world lurks at solar system fringes

Town of Porter: Porter to extend break on summer outdoor watering

Land snag adds $10,000 to Porter Brickyard cost

Town of Chesterton: Town Council hears petition for mobile fashion truck

Police / Fire: CFD: Hot fireplace ash starts brush fire

Indiana / Politics: Election map aids Indiana GOP grip on House seats

UPDATE: Sports: College athletes can unionize, federal agency says

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/032614 Indiana Alcohol Tobacco Commission April 10 Bev Permit Hearing.pdf

Legal Notices/032614 Porter County Highway Dept Bids Bituminous Material.pdf

 

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Environment / Lake Michigan: Updated: EPA: Oil spill affected half-mile of Lake Michigan

Porter County / Police: FBI returns to county to download computer files

Region: Emergency break failed to stop Chicago train

Town of Chesterton: Town seeks owner of tree-damaged house at 3rd Street and Porter Ave

April 11 Joanne Lewis Day in town

Police: ISP: Ohio man dies in I65 crash in Jasper

Portage PD warns of phony check scam

ISP: Trucker charged with possession of marijuana

Local man charged with child molesting

Environment / Lake Michigan: Algae could provide weapon against zebra mussels

Environment / Weather: Weather models suggest chilly April for Indiana

Business: Maura Durham named top staffer at Duneland Chamber

Indiana: Orangutans escape new Indianapolis Zoo enclosure

Pence signs Indiana business tax cuts into law

Class Reunion: CHS Class of 1974 organizing 40th reunion

Sports: Chesterton boys volleyball No. 3 in state Rankings

Obituaries: Michael Kolic services Thursday

Ervin McBride services Thursday

Ruth Burns service Wednesday

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/032514 IDEM 30 Day Period Rexam Beverage Co.pdf

 

Monday, March 24, 2014

Porter County: Kozuszek vs. Martin: Ballot room keys turned over to maintenance head

County political parties in standoff over early voting in Valpo

Shelf ice sparks winter tourism here

Police / Fire: Two pets perish in house fire on 14th Street

ISP: Gary police officer injured in crash on I-80/94

Environment / Weather: Major climate report says warming is big risk for humans

UN: 2013 extreme weather events due to warming Earth

DNR worker at Willow Slough saves anglers after ice breaks

Region: Train derails at Chicago airport

Transit Police say boy tried to set South Shore train seat on fire

Education / State: Indiana withdrawing from Common Core standards

Common Core debate pits conservatives against Republicans and business

Business / Great Lakes / Weather: Lake Superior Ice slows shipping season start

Chesterton High School Sports: Brandi Tuzinski 4th at Gymnastics State Finals

Obituary: Margaret Peggy Youngren dies at age 59

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/032414 NICTD Invitation for Bid Wickliffe Subdivision.pdf

 

Friday, March 21, 2014

Porter County / Police: FBI seeks computer info in latest visit to Porter County government

Town of Chesterton: Temporary trail closing clears way for 4-lane bridge to Urschel plant

LEL Gateway extension will replace paving bricks

Urschel bringing thriving business to Chesterton

Duneland Schools: Schools to make up March 12 snow day on Saturday, April 5

CHS students do well in radio competition

Police: VPD: Two charged with thefts of catalytic converters

ISP: CP man hurt in crash on I65 in Lake County

Weather: Drought and moderate flooding predicted for spring

Indiana / Environment / Business: Big businesses fight to save Indiana energy efficiency program

Sports: Chesterton High School honors Winter Sports Athletes

 

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Community: Prayer vigil for Dr. James McGrogan tonight at St. Patrick Church

Boys and Girls Clubs of Porter County kick off 'It Just Takes One campaign'

Duneland Schools: Aki Tsugawa Best of Indiana language teacher

CHS Show Choirs shine in season final

Porter County / Chesterton: Drainage board tables LEL request for ponds

Police: Chesterton Police no longer processing fingerprints for state handgun permit applications

Two troopers at Lowell Post promoted to corporal

Local History / Library / Community: Township History Museum to open new exhibit space

Environment / Great Lakes: Senators want faster action on stopping Asian carp

Region: Lincoln Park Zoo tells penguin and polar bear plans

Obituary: Private service for Alberta Houle

 

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Community: Search and rescue for Dr. James McGrogan halted after storm

Prayer vigil for Dr. James McGrogan Thursday at St. Patrick Church

Porter County: Commissioners approve airport area TIF district

Tension at the top: He said, he said continues in county government

Commissioners ask Election Board to reconsider Valpo early voting location

Porter County Commissioners vote to join shared ethics commission

Police: CPD: Realtor accused of rent-to-own on homes later foreclosed

State Police continue to target overweight semi trucks

Town of Chesterton: Clean water message now in South Shore train cars

Indiana: Pence signs measures but big items await decisions

Vote on new education standards delayed

Obituaries: Harold 'Glenn' Wiles service Saturday

Brad Iler dies at age 59

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/Duneland School Corporation Roof Restoration 031914.pdf

 

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Business / Police: Former realtor Don Johnson charged with 14 felonies

Johnson real estate license revoked in 2012

Business / Economy / Region: Public input meetings on proposed 17 percent water rate hike scheduled

Chesterton High School: CHS Speech team places 3rd at IHSFA State tourney

Indiana: New site for sharing Hoosier stories launches

Science: Big asteroid will eclipse bright star early Thursday

Frozen for 1600 years, Antarctic moss revived

Obituaries: Dr. Frederick D. Hoham, III dies at age 87

Marilyn Ahrendt services Thursday

 

Monday, March 17, 2014

Porter County: Biggs urges closer look at hospital agreement with Sanders Trust

Chesterton early voting retained; Valpo dropped

Police: Armed man invades home in Valparaiso

Griffith businessman gets probation for illegally discharging pollutants into drain

Tommie Lee Smith is Fugitive of the Week

Sports: Tuzinski advances to gymnastics State Finals

Community: Shoot Hoops Not Drugs with police and firefighters at Duneland YMCA

Economy: State jobless rate down; data mixed in region

Dripping faucet? Its Fix a Leak Week

Obituary: Mark H. Murray service Tuesday

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/031714 Tab Rate Chart for the year 2013 payable 2014.pdf

 

Friday, March 14, 2014

Porter County: Hospital appeal denied; assessment $244.5 million

Duneland Resale wins tax exemption

Police: CPD closes 49 intersections to allow town to clean INDOT snowy signals

Police: Don't celebrate St. Pats dead or in jail

Indiana: Chesterton couple joins suit against ban on gay marriage

Three new suits target Indiana gay marriage ban

Lawmakers end session and head home

Lawmakers question Ball State curbs on teaching creationism in science class

Town of Burns Harbor: Burns Harbor Town Council sees green infrastructure plan

Business / Community: Energy shutoff moratorium ends Saturday; energy assistance available

Environment / Lake Michigan: Obama signs Sleeping Bear Dunes wilderness bill

Obituaries: Celebration of Life Sunday for Robert Barthel

John Skolak services Tuesday

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/NICTD Railroad Rail and Rubber Railseal Bidders 031414.pdf

 

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Police: CPD: INDOT's snow covered traffic signals on Indiana 49 behind two crashes

ISP and CPD Sobriety check point on tap for Saint Patrick Day evening

Porter County: Kozuszek accuses Martin of politics after locks changed at voters office

Meeting minutes: Hospital told County Council about medical office building

Pipeline contractor paid $10K for off duty police squad car fuel use

Porter County reviews investment options for hospital proceeds

Town of Burns Harbor: Addition to Burns Harbor fire station proposed

Burns Harbor seeks citizens to serve on TIF board

Business / Labor: USW: US-South Korea trade pact a failure

Indiana Legislature: Indiana lawmakers reach deals on roads and preschool

Indiana lawmakers pass package of business tax cuts

Sentencing overhaul passes Indiana Legislature

New lawsuit challenges Indiana gay marriage ban

Obituaries: Christina Hill services Friday

Kenneth 'Pop' Bryan dies at age 104

 

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Weather: More snow courtesy of the forever winter

After thaw snow returns to Midwest and Northeast

Lake Michigan ice cover breaks 37 year record

Town of Porter: Porter looking at ways to mitigate budget cuts

Police: CPD: Two injured, trucker cited in Indiana 49 accident

Schools: CHS Jazz Band wins Gold at ISSMA Jazz Festival

Region: NIRPC inviting public comment on West Lake extension environmental study

Indiana: Lawmakers seek to remove Indiana from Common Core

Indiana recycling bill heads to governor

Business / Community: Applications for Chamber Facade Grant Program due by April 25

Environment: Asian carp eggs found in upper Mississippi

Obituaries: Joan Erichsen services Friday

Mary Francis Hendrickson service Wednesday

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/Duneland School Corporation Roof Restoration 031214.pdf

 

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Porter County / Police: FBI eyeing building permits for Porter hospital office building

Porter County / Elections: County Clerk says Porter County would save on printing using e-poll books in election

Town of Chesterton: Town Council approves sign variances for Culver's at Coffee Creek Center

Utility: Water company shutting off customers' water mistakenly

Chesterton Clerk-Treasurerís Office to relocate to 1490 Broadway

Police: ISP: Portable scales used to ID overweight trucks

Two charged with selling heroin near school property

Business: Duneland Chamber Board voices support for Lake County South Shore line expansion

Environment: Study: Grass carp latest danger to the Great Lakes

Indiana: Your tax dollars at work: State defends tourism slogan 'Honest to Goodness'

Indiana House leader says tax and preschool deals near

Gay married couples could pay more for tax filings in Indiana

Insurance enrollment jumps 36 percent in Indiana

Obituaries: Arianna Golday celebration of life Saturday

Mary Francis Hendrickson service Wednesday

 

Monday, March 10, 2014

Porter County: Council and Commissioners to discuss use of hospital sale funds on Wednesday

Abatement resolution says hospital value must be at least $130 million

Chesterton and other early vote locations in doubt

Schools: CHS Speech team dominates NE District

Community: WWII and Korean War veterans sought for Honor Flight to DC to visit memorials

Environment: Anglers invited to attend Lake Michigan yellow perch seminar March 22 in Chicago

Apply now for water company grants which promote clean water projects

Sports: Tuzinski advances; Trojans 5th at gymnastics sectionals

Chesterton Boys bounced from Sectional Semis

Obituaries: Doris Falls services Tuesday

Services set for Walter Alberti

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/IDEM 30 Day Period Fritz Enterprises 031014.pdf

Legal Notices/Porter County BZA Parry 031014.pdf

Legal Notices/Porter County BZA Sintich 031014.pdf

Legal Notices/031014 Tab Rate Chart for the year 2013 payable 2014.pdf

 

Friday, March 7, 2014

Porter County: Purchase of 46 new acres for Brincka-Cross nearly complete

Porter County Parks offer variety of programs in March

Police: CPD: Woman dies of possible overdose

Man charged with December robbery of Portage Little Caesar's

ISP seeks witnesses to crash in Starke on December 10

Region: Clothesline Project returns to IU Northwest March 3 and 14

Business: USW safety expert testifies at Senate committee hearing on chemical facilities

Girl Scouts asked to end partnership with Barbie

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/NICTD Railroad Rail and Rubber Railseal Bidders 030714.pdf

 

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Chesterton High School sports: CHS Boys beat Valpo in Sectional opener

Community / CHS: 'Spirits at the Waterbird' Saturday to benefit music

Police: Smash and grab at Binders Jewelers

ISP: Trooper injured when squad car struck on I65

ISP warns of another Craigslist rental scam

Weather: Here comes El Nino; good news for US weather

Community: Rebuilding Together Duneland seeks donations for April 25 work day

Obituary: Jaqueline Gifford Day services Friday

 

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Porter County: Commissioner Evans urges Porter County Council to create human resources department

Biggs wants office building taken out of hospital tax abatement

Police: Michigan doctor whose car found here still missing after three months

Environment / Great Lakes: Snow and ice cover will boost Great Lakes levels

US report says Great Lakes levels rebounded in 2013; Lake Michigan up 20 inches from record low

Obama budget seeks cuts in Great Lakes program

Business / Indiana Dunes: Study 1.8 million visitors to National Lakeshore spent$ 75 million in 2012

Business / Labor: Federal report rips Indiana workplace safety enforcement

Region: 4 month old gorilla named at Brookfield Zoo

Environment: DNR predicts fish kills in spring on ponds and lakes

State: Indiana residents receive old tornado alerts

Indiana trees cut for USS Constitution repairs

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/Town of Chesterton Annual Financial Report 030514.pdf

Legal Notices/Porter County Regional Airport Annual Financial Report 030514.pdf

 

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Duneland Schools: Duneland adds June 5 for snow makeup; summer school dates set

Bus barn repairs, auditorium refurb top schools' to-do list

CHS Speech team qualifies 28 for Indiana state finals

Police: CPD: She made candy and muffins with hash oil

Indiana: New: Marriage group seeks investigation of money offer to lawmaker

Indiana county finds 3700 uncounted 2012 votes

Same sex marriage tax benefits ban up for Indiana vote

Business tax cuts enter House and Senate negotiations

Environment / Great Lakes: Sunken Great Lakes oil pipeline raises spill fears

 

Obituary: Services set for Ernest Powers

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/Valparaiso Community Schools Bidders White Board Project 030414.pdf

Legal Notices/Beverly Shores Public Hearing Vacate Utility Easement 030414.pdf

 

Monday, March 3, 2014

Chesterton High School Sports:

CHS boys win back-to-back Indiana swim championships setting state and national HS records

Tuzinski wins Duneland Congerence Gymnastics All-Around Title

Chesterton boys basketball team wins regular season finale

Business: Heather Ennis to leave Duneland Chamber for CEO slot at NWI Forum

Police: Valparaiso man sentenced to nine years in child porn case

Sentenced to 30 months in federal prison for stealing from Town of Merrillville

Indiana: Legislation would allow ads on Indiana school buses

Obituary: Wade Newman service Tuesday

Legal Notices

Legal Notices Porter County Property Tax Rate Chart for the year 2013 payable 2014.pdf

Legal Notices/Porter County Election Board Dissolving Committees 030314.pdf

Legal Notices/NICTD Catenary Wire 030314.pdf

 

Friday, February 28, 2014

Porter County: Hospital tax abatement goes to the lawyers; Biggs hits assessment appeal

County Council praises auditor for layoffs then refuses to allow savings to be used for raises

Town of Chesterton: BZA paperwork too complicated? Members debate need for revision

Weather / Traffic: Folks urged not to travel during weekend storm

Police: Porter County Sheriff Police report that a lot more tickets were issued in 2013

Valparaiso Police warn that catalytic converter thieves are stealing in plain sight as they pretend to make repairs

Township Library: Library votes to replace original Thomas boiler

Business: NIPSCO officer named a Champion of Diversity

Older Americans are early winners under health law

State: Indiana tax dollars funding teaching of creationism

Representative Moseley resolution applauds CHS Debate Team on state victory

Sports Photo: CHS swim team headed to Indiana State Finals

Obituaries: Dorothy Zimmer dies at age 92

Kenneth Bullard dies at age 80

 

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Community: Chesterton police and fire departments to host gym activities for youth at YMCA

Town of Porter / Porter County: County EMA director sets record: Straight sirens will be maintained

Education: Discovery Charter School to bond for new projects

Environment: Science academies explain global warming realities

NASA announces 'mother lode' of new planets: 715

Weather: Indiana's bitter winter may linger into late March

Region: Purdue Calumet and North Central campuses plan for administrative merger

Business / Community: Stephen Lunn named new CEO of Porter Health Care System

Business / Labor / Steel: USW President Leo Gerard calls for action on foreign currency manipulation

Police / Fire / Emergency: CFD assists LTVFD at electrical fire in garage

ISP: Trucker hauling seed rolls rig on I-94 on-ramp

Teens' indoor tanning tied to other risky behavior

Indiana Legislature: Lawmakers OK amnesty for minors who call for help

Indiana House backs tossing national school standards

Lawmakers oppose later deadline for school testing

Indiana Senate panel approves welfare drug tests

Indiana tanning ban for children under 16 passes

Indiana: Indianapolis school apologizes for soul food menu

 

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Police: Portage child molester gets 118 years

Liberty Township man charged with defrauding his elderly mother

ISP: Trucker cited after rig rolls and spills load of scrap

Porter County: PTABOA hears hospital challenge to $242.8 million assessment

County Auditor firings put the use of consultants in the spotlight

Chesterton High School: CHS Japanese team wins state

Town of Chesterton: Developers intend Stone Meadows to be upscale

Town Council approves contract with Frontline for 2014 Hooked on Art fest

Town of Porter: Cold breaks water main; north Porter to boil water

Indiana Legislature: Region lawmakers bipartisan on business tax cut, public schools, jobs

Indiana House OKs bill to kill energy efficiency program

Edcuation / Economy: Feds file suit against for-profit college chain

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/Porter County Tax Certificate Sale 022614.pdf

Legal Notices/Alcohol and Tobacco Commission Hearing March 13 022614.pdf

 

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Town of Chesterton: Duneland Soccer and State Park Little League to play at Dogwood fields

Expect apocalypse of potholes in spring

Business registration forms must now be completed in full

Indiana: Indiana University reports potential data exposure

Police: High speed pursuit on US 20 ends in Porter with five arrests

Union Township man charged with sexual misconduct

ISP to blitz the roads for drunks beginning Friday

Indiana man charged with murder in roulette killing

Indiana Legislature: Indiana panel backs allowing guns in school parking lots

Updated: Indiana abortion regulations bill watered down

Rising power costs spark talk of deregulation

New: Indiana House moves to kill energy efficiency program

New: Indiana lawmakers draw close on business tax deal

Porter County: Porter County Parks offers variety of programs

Schools: CHS hosts Skeffington Memorial Speech Invite

Obituaries: Francis Sayer services Thursday

Wallace Pomeroy dies at age 84

Legal Notices:

Legal Notices/Porter County Plan Commission Minor Sub Demkovich 022514.pdf

Legal Notices/Valparaiso Community Schools Bidders White Board Project 022514.pdf

Legal Notices/NICTD Replacement Railroad Bridge 022514.pdf

Legal Notices/NICTD Aerial Bucket Standard Cab 022514.pdf

 

Monday, February 24, 2014

Porter County: Consultant running numbers on feasibility of county natatorium (swim center)

Public hearing set for Airport TIF; Cole presses for Liberty Township TIF

Police: Valparaiso man dies in crash on Joliet Road

PCSP ID driver who drove left of center in double fatal

NICTD Police seek pellet gun vandals

ISP accepting apps for dispatcher at Lowell post

Former Merrillville council member charged with forgery

Indiana: Bill to limit Indiana environmental rules dies

Bill to allow religious discrimination by state contractors generates debate

Indiana House looks to restore business tax cut

Court rules against Notre Dame over birth control

Pelath criticizes House GOP over passing up privatization review

New BMV lawsuit alleges drivers overcharged

Environment / Great Lakes: Sea lampreys may be established in Michigan Inland waterway

Sports: Chesterton boys basketball team routs Valparaiso 48-30

Indiana High School Boys Basketball Sectional Pairings

Trojan boys swim team wins 16th straight Sectional Title

Obituaries: Beth Shubair services Thursday

Service Saturday, March 1 for James Rogers

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/Town of Ogden Dunes Annual Financial Report 022414.pdf

Legal Notices/NICTD Catenary Wire 022414.pdf

Legal Notices/Indian Boundary Conservancy District Change Annual meeting Date 022414.pdf

 

Friday, February 21, 2014

Town of Chesterton: Council sign variance approval needed to bring Culver's here

Planners continue Tamarack request to swap residential for business uses

Utility board to investigate landlordís concern over sewer security deposits

Town to clean out dry well on South Fifth Street

State Legislature: Indiana GOP leaders punish senator for outspoken opposition to gay marriage

Chesterton High School: CHS to present Family Theatre production: The Princess Who Had No Name Feb. 28, March 1 & 2

Fundraiser for CHS Band 'Spirits at the Water Bird' is Saturday, March 8

Police: PCSP: County jail inmate injures two officers in fight

World had 4th warmest January as US froze

Sports: Trojans set up for 16th straight Sectional title

Obituaries: New time for John Peksenak special service

Kathleen Kate Morris service tonight

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/Dept Homeland Sec FEMA Proposed Flood Hazard Po Co 022114.pdf

 

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Porter County: Ruth Jarnecke resigns from Porter County Park Board; Commissioners seek applicants

Environment / Great Lakes / Indiana Dunes: Richard Whitman, groundbreaking USGS scientist here, to retire Februrary 28

Police / Traffic / Weather: Warnings abound today for flooding road closures and potholes

Apples go flying this morning in Toll Road crash

Police: Police warm that scammer is not from local FOP

CPD: Woman admits to serial shoplifting at Kmart

Region: NIRPC extends comment period on proposed change to Indiana 49 project

Business / Environment: NIPSCO offers incentives for electric vehicle charge stations to businesses

Indiana Legislature: Indiana House committee votes to nix Common Core

Welfare drug screening stripped from Indiana bill

Senate panel votes to study preschool vouchers

Indiana steps closer to State Fair alcohol sales

Indiana lawmakers urged to reject bill to weaken environmental standards

Sports: CHS gymnasts fall to defending State Champs

Obituary: John Peksenak service Saturday

 

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Elections: Early voting for primary elections to begin April 8

Board rejects LaFever challenge to Good Commissioner candidacy

Porter County: County wants Enbridge to share costs of pipeline project security

Town of Chesterton: Utility board nixes sewer service for Coker development

Indiana: Conservatives GOP chiefs at odds over gay marriage

Indiana's winter reprieve brings threatening weather

Notre Dame tuition up to $46,000 in 2014/15

Police: Valparaiso woman reported missing

Confinement, strangulation and battery charges at Hilton

Region: Brookfield Zoo wants help naming gorilla

Weather / Environment: Bird Count: Snowy owls invade south; cold affects waterfowl

Sports: Chesterton Boys Basketball falls at Munster

Obituary: John Peksenak services pending

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/Porter County Tax Certificate Sale 021914.pdf

Legal Notices/IDEM Notice of Decision Advanced Waste Services Po Co 021914.pdf

Legal Notices/Dune Acres Civil Town Cash and Inv 021914.pdf

 

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Town of Chesterton: Hearings Thursday for Culver's, 25 lot subdivision

Police / Courts: Elliott McCowan's insurance company wants out of Bach's wrongful death suit

Police / Traffic / Town of Chesterton: Traffic study for possible four-way stop at Sidewalk Road/Dickinson Road okayed

Business / Economy: IURC okays NIPSCO's $1.1B plan to upgrade electric system

NiSource Inc posts $532M profit in 2013

Winter takes toll on nation's pipes and pavement

Porter County: County worker overpaid $17,000 is told to pay it back

Duneland Schools: ISSMA PianoVocal Solo and Ensemble Contest Results

Community: Duneland Y 'Pennies for Pasta' is fundraiser for cancer research

Environment: Study: Arctic getting darker, making Earth warmer

Indiana / Region / Elections: John Johnston of Liberty Township running for state representative

State Legislature: Indiana Senate approves limited gay marriage ban

Lawmakers may punt Pence business tax cut to summer study committee

Indiana: Report: On-time college graduation low in Indiana

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/Westchester Public Library Annual Report 021814.pdf

Legal Notices/NICTD Replacement Railroad Bridge 021814.pdf

Legal Notices/NICTD Aerial Bucket Standard Cab 021814.pdf

 

Monday, February 17, 2014

Police: PCSP: Two dead in Indiana 2 head on crash

Gary man gets 15 months in ID theft scheme

Broken gas line in Dune Acres forces evacuation

Environment / Great Lakes:

Great Lakes nearly covered with ice

 

 

 

 

Chesterton High School: CHS Debate team qualifies six more for National Tourney

CHS Speech does well in weekend tourneys

Sports: Chesterton Girls Swim to 6th place finish at IHSAA State Finals

Trojans shut out at Wrestling Semistate

CHS Girls basketball season ends in Sectional Semifinals

Trojan Gymnasts fall at Michigan City

CHS Boys fall at Mishawaka Marian

Obituaries: Edward Esserman, Jr. dies at age 90

Visitation Wednesday for Arthur Adam Giese IV

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/Westchester Twp Annual Financial Report 021714.pdf

Legal Notices/Jackson Twp Annual Financial Report 021714.pdf

Legal Notices/Indian Boundary Conservancy District Change Annual meeting Date 021714.pdf

 

Friday, February 14, 2014

Porter County: County Planners back airport TIF; Poparad opposed, says TIFs drive up taxes

Township Library: Library eyes photo ID check for borrowers

Duneland Schools: CMS science teacher Samantha Joll honored for her innovation

Police: $3K reward for info on Valpo serial robber

 

 

 

ISP: Merrillville motorist injured in I-80/94 accident

Valpo attorney charged with theft of $1.6M in business funds

School bus, car collide at 5th and Porter

State Police: Lowell post troopers recognized for service

Indiana: IU plans statue of WWII journalist Ernie Pyle

Region: New red panda exhibit planned at South Bend zoo

Sports: Girls swim team headed to state

 

 

 

 

Chesterton's Caroline Puntillo named to Top 100

CHS Gymnasts post season best score

Trojan Boys let one slip away at Portage

Obituaries: Services set for Adam Taylor MacDonald

Virginia Lhotak services Tuesday

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/Porter Twp Trustee Annual Financial Report 021414.pdf

Legal Notices/Porter County Auditor Additional Appropriations 021414.pdf

Legal Notices/Pleasant Twp Trustee Annual Financial Report 021414.pdf

Legal Notices/Dept Homeland Sec FEMA Proposed Flood Hazard Po Co 021414.pdf

 

Thursday, February 13, 2014

State sets final property tax rates; Duneland rates go up and down

Environment / Lake Michigan: Lake Michigan shelf ice deadly; see it safely March 1 and 22 at Indiana Dunes State Park

Indiana Legislature: Gay marriage supporters hail Senate setback for Indiana ban (Updated)

Chuck Moseley bill would expedite divorces in domestic violence cases

Brewers push for alcohol sales at Indiana State Fair

Pence pushes preschool funding amid cost concerns

State wants early access to transportation savings

State / Schools: Indiana schools get options for making up snow days (Updated)

Indiana: Court: Ind. owes IBM nearly $50M in welfare fight

Elections: Karen Tallian running for new term in State Senate

Business / Steel: USW lauds Commerce Dept. decision to maintain duties on Chinese pipe imports

Business / Health: Porter hospital pledges ER service in 30 minutes

Weather / Economy: US propane users see some relief after bitter cold

Region / Traffic: Illinois begins campaign on driver cellphone ban

Sports: Chesterton Girls Hoops wins Sectional opener

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/Porter Civil Town Annual Financial Report 021314.pdf

Legal Notices/Boone Twp Annual Financial Report 021314.pdf

 

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Community: Today is NWIgives Day of Giving; Donate to Duneland Education Foundation

Business / Region: Now is chance to speak out on 17 percent water rate hike

Town of Chesterton: John Schnadenberg honored by Indiana Chiefs of Police

Town of Porter: Porter gets $32,000 for downtown designs; Augsburg sewer bill reduced

Town of Burns Harbor: Burns Harbor truck loan approved today

Police: Appliances stolen from foreclosed home

State Legislature: Indiana bills seek to shelter digital privacy

Pence open to replacing local funds for tax cut

Sports: Chesterton Gymnasts beat Lake Central

Obituaries: Adeline Kuhn dies at age 89

Brian Busch, Sr. services Thursday

Dolores A. King services Monday, February 17

Virginia Fulton services Friday

Sophia A. Wheelock service Thursday

Legal Notices

Porter County Tax Sale: Legal Notices/Porter County Tax Certificate Sale 021214.pdf

Legal Notices/Union Twp Trustee Annual Financial Report 021214.pdf

 

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Police: Woman's body found in snow-buried car in Target lot

Westville Correctional earns reaccreditation

Porter County / Town of Chesterton: Permit given for Urschel bridge over Johnson Ditch at Coffee Creek

Town of Chesterton: Don't expect a restroom facility in Thomas Park anytime soon

Doyle: Communications improving with water co

Report potholes on Indiana 49 to INDOT

NIRPC awards $24K grant to town for 'livable center'

Schnadenberg: Keep Able trash cans clear of snow

Community: Wednesday is NWIgives Day; Donate to your favorite charity

Indiana: Panel OKs gay marriage ban and sends it to Senate

Plan to cut business tax draws debate at legislature

Obituaries: Brian R. Busch, Sr dies at 60

Devin Verret services Thursday

Dan Herrold dies at 67

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/Porter County Recycling Waste Reduc Dist Annual Financial Report 021114.pdf

Legal Notices/Porter County Commissioners Ordinance No 1402 021114.pdf

Legal Notices/Porter County Commissioners Ordinance No 1403 021114.pdf

Legal Notices/Portage Twp Schools Notice to Bidders 021114.pdf

Legal Notices/Town of Burns Harbor Annual Financial Report 021114.pdf

 

Monday, February 10, 2014

Environment / Indiana Dunes: Birding dean Ken Brock honored for putting Dunes on the map

NPS names new superintendent of Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

Cold temps cover 79 percent of Great Lakes in ice

Indiana Legislature: Legislators talk education and business tax cut at teacher forum

Activists pack Statehouse for gay marriage hearing

Town of Burns Harbor: Ambulance transition smooth; new Burns Harbor officer named

Region: RDA commits $8M annually to South Shore Lake County spur

Police / Courts: Gets 42 months for wire fraud in investment scam

Gets a year in prison for bribing Hammond official

Gets probation for making false statements to USPS

Business / Porter County: Hospital appeals assessment to state

Schools: CHS Speech team places second at Munster Tournament

Sports: CHS girls swim team wins 15th straight Sectional Title

Six Trojans advance to Wrestling Semistate

Obituaries: Service Tuesday for Samuel Mamula 95

Madelyn Hawkes dies at 90

David Melton service Wednesday February 12

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/Porter County BZA Aubrey 021014.pdf

Legal Notices/Porter County BZA Gilmore 021014.pdf

Legal Notices/Porter County BZA Habitat for Humanity 021014.pdf

Legal Notices/Porter County BZA Turpin 021014.pdf

Legal Notices/Town of Burns Harbor Ordinance 257-2014 021014.pdf

 

Friday, February 7, 2014

Porter County / Elections: Jeff Good, Nancy Adams, William LaFever to face off in GOP County Commissioner primary

Porter County: South county park, Raise the Barn top priorities for Park Board in 2014

Business / Steel: ArcelorMittal posts $2.5B net loss in 2013

Business / Economy: Postal Service had $354 million first quarter loss

Environment / Indiana Dunes: More than 60 anomalies found by radar in the Mt Baldy dune

Police: ISP responded to scores of calls during snowstorm

Semi rollover on I-80/94 clogs morning commute

Region: RDA pledges $8 million a year to Lake County South Shore service expansion

Weather: Temps hit more than 10 below in parts of Indiana

Indiana: Indiana board approves extension of ISTEP testing

Pence mum on plans to cut business equipment tax

Pence continues support for gay marriage ban

State may give schools more options on makeup days

Indiana help available for game bird habitat

Indiana man imitates Grand Theft Auto in real life damaging vehicles and injuring pedestrian

Sports: Trojan girls basketball team falls to West Side

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/Valparaiso Lakes Area Conservancy District Ann Financial Report 020714.pdf

Legal Notices/Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission Cause No 44449 020714.pdf

Legal Notices/Chesterton Plan Hearing Subdivision Control Ordinance 020714.pdf

 

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Weather / Town of Chesterton: Trash collection on schedule; snowfall to date already a whole winter's worth

Porter County / Elections: Jim Biggs seeks 2nd County Council term

Brian Gensel seeking new term as County Prosecutor

Porter County / Development: Proposed R2 rezoning at 1050N and 125W tabled over drainage

Duneland Schools: CHS places nine debaters on First Team All State

Town of Burns Harbor: Burns Harbor snow parking ban enacted for alleys and streets; park liquor sales approved for event

Police: Reported Invaders Motorcycle Club members accused of beating man at bar

Trucker badly hurt in crash which closes I65

Trucker cited in crash; I80/94 closed in Lake

Town of Chesterton: Thomas Park to get historical marker; Duneland Diamond plans more upgrades

Community: Jane Malone will appear on The Biggest Loser show

Indiana: Former Indiana regulatory attorney reprimanded

House backs Soliday road funding bill

Indiana health officials urge caution shoveling snow

Indiana in vitro lawsuit a test of religion and civil rights

Legislators advancing tighter Indiana scooter rules

State offers to help Indiana propane users find fuel

IU Health and UnitedHealthcare end contract standoff

Sports: Trojan Girls Basketball beats Highland 52-43

Obituaries: Kathleen Morris services February 21

Patti Reeves Swanson dies at age 60

 

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Weather / Community: The longest winter: Road salt supplies running low in Duneland

Police: Unsafe lane movement causes multiple vehicle crash today

Police: Unsafe speed causes one vehicle crash on I-80 today

Elections / Porter County: County candidacy filings still trickling in as deadline looms

County Recorder Jon Miller announces re-election bid

Kyle Yelton to file for GOP nomination to 1st District seat on County Council

Assessor Jon Snyder seeking another term

Porter County: Commissioners hire Umbaugh to study a new stormwater fee

Duneland Schools: Bailly students get wild about nature; CMS club gets fishy

Environment / Great Lakes: Bill would require project to block Asian carp

Indiana: IU ending summer discount for Bloomington campus

Purdue cancels classes because of winter storm

 

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Duneland Schools: Schools set makeup day February 17; Spring head count lower than fall

Duneland School 2014 retirees put in 241 years of service

Police: Charges filed against escaped Michigan prisoner

VPD: Fifth robbery by same suspect

CPD: Two crashes on 49 separated by a minute

Weather / Traffic: ISP: Avoid stupid driving behaviors or don't drive at all during this snowstorm

Indiana DHS: Keep checking weather forecast today

Business: NIPSCO: Frigid temps lead to spike in natural gas consumption

Indiana-based hotel manager says data breach hit hotels in 8 states

Indiana: Rep. Moseley working to protect pensions

Sports: CHS sets seven Duneland Conference swim records to win 18th straight title

Multiple registration events for State Park Little League softball and baseball

Obituaries: Constance Wallace service Thursday

Stephen Grieger service Saturday, February 8

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/Portage Twp Schools Notice to Bidders 020414.pdf

Legal Notices/Pine Township Annual Financial Report 020414.pdf

Legal Notices/020414 Porter County Ordinance 14-01.pdf

Legal Notices/Center Twp Annual Financial Report 020414.pdf

 

Monday,  February 3, 2014

Duneland Schools: CHS debate wins state championship with team effort

Region: Breaking News: Police: Michigan escaped prisoner captured in LaPorte County

Porter County / Elections: Candidate filing ends at noon on Friday

'Bubble' area residents to get their own ballots

Police: Illinois man dies today after I94 crash

Family Express in Portage robbed

Indiana-based white lodging customers at risk from security breach

State: Indiana homeschool group argues for exemption from civil rights law

Indiana sees number of flu deaths jump to 30

Indiana weighs ISTEP delay for schools with snow days

Environment / Lake Michigan: Public comment sought on Great Lakes and Mississippi River Asian carp study

Indiana: Pence breaks silence to favor 2014 vote on gay marriage ban

Sports: Jensen highlights Trojans at Wrestling Sectional

Trojan Girls Hoops blasts Andrean 52-24

Obituaries: Dorothy 'Dottie' Bachman dies

Services set for Barbara Downs

Colene Jo Wingo-Layman service Tuesday

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/Liberty Twp Annual Financial Report 2013 020314.pdf

 

 

Friday,  January 31, 2014

Weather: Weather service debunks rumors of giant snowstorm

Indiana Senate OKs tax cut package for businesses

Police / Traffic: INDOT warns motorists about a whole new crop of potholes

Crash closes Cline Avenue ramp early today

Police: ISP: Lake County officer charged with official misconduct

Porter Police: Resident interrupts burglary

Avoid the 'one-ring' scam from Caribbean

Town of Burns Harbor: New ambulance provider in Burns Harbor; council fears loss of business tax money

Porter County: County Council members form committee to discuss 911 funding with municipalities

Environment: Unconfirmed big cat sightings continue around Indiana

Indiana Legislature: Rep. Mosely works to protect recycling programs in Porter County

Region: NIRPC elects officers; Jim Ton treasurer

Sports: CHS Girls swim team beats LaPorte 141-44

CHS swimmers stay perfect; beat LaPorte 143-43

Obituary: Lori Madden Gapinski service Saturday

James Deweese service Monday

Gerard Regnier dies at age 90

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/Porter County Public Library System Ann Financial Report 013114.pdf

Legal Notices/NICTD Invitation West Lake Corridor 013114.pdf

Legal Notices/013114 Porter County 2013 Gross Wages Report.pdf

Thursday,  January 30, 2014

Porter County: Commissioners revise County Council districts to comply with judge's ruling

Police: Chesterton Police say DNA links local man to 2011 burglary

Speedway stores cited for beer sales on Christmas

Indiana: Bill weakening environment protection heads to Indiana Senate

Pence asks Hoosiers to check for extra propane

Activists prepare for marriage battle in Senate

Business / Environment / Region: Plains oil shipments disrupting Amtrak

Environment / Great Lakes: Study: Physical and electric barriers best defenses against Asian carp

Class Reunions: Class of 1964 50th reunion plan meeting is Monday, February 3

Sports: Trojan Wrestlers shut out Michigan City

CHS Boys Swim past Merrillville 147-38

Obituaries: Paul Edward Fields dies

Eugene Schlickman services Monday

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/Porter County Plan Comm Public Hearing Comprehensive Plan 013014.pdf

Legal Notices/Porter County Commissioners Bids Sheriff Dept Vehicles 013014.pdf

 

Wednesday,  January 29, 2014

Porter County: LaFever challenges Adams in GOP Commissioner race

County Council attempting to overcome critical budget challenges in 2014

Town of Porter: Porter OKs joint radio dispatch with Chesterton; salting roads cut back

Porter RDC learns Triangle lift station upgrades to begin

Town of Chesterton: TIF board in holding pattern right now

Police / Fire: Search Porter lake for evidence of missing woman

CFD responds to I-94 crash; victim airlifted

Airlifted from crash on I-94 near Portage

Business / Labor: USW backs Northwestern University football players unionization efforts

Jobless rate in state, region and here drops dramatically

Indiana Legislature: Indiana House passes revised constitutional gay marriage ban

Indiana House roll call on gay marriage ban

State / Region: Notre Dame plans $400M project at football stadium

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/Alcohol Tobacco Commission Feb 13 Permit Hearing 012914.pdf

 

Tuesday,  January 28, 2014

Indiana Legislature: Indiana House passes revised constitutional gay marriage ban

Indiana House roll call on gay marriage ban

Bipartisan House vote trims gay marriage ban language

Schools: CHS Debate wins national tourney spots

Duneland Schools have announced a 2 hour delay for Wednesday

Town of Chesterton: Chesterton and Porter eye merging police detective and dispatch operations

Chesterton Town Council okays $30K to buy more road salt

No more plowing of cul-de-sacs on overtime in snowfalls of 2 inches or less

Police / Fire: Valparaiso Police say truck photos lead to robbery suspect arrest

CFD to ensure street addresses are up to code

Business: USS posts net loss in 2013 of $2 billion

High court rules against Indiana steelworkers on pay

Indiana: Indiana Senate panel OKs high fence deer hunting bill

More vouchers for current private school students

Sides spar over tighter Indiana cold medicine limits

Soliday bill for alternative road funding study heads to Senate

Region: Gary/Chicago airport board OKs privatization deal

Obituary: Russell Bailey dies at age 89

 

Monday,  January 27, 2014

Duneland Schools to be closed again Tuesday

Business: 6.75 percent water rate hike sought

OUCC endorses NIPSCO seven year gas infrastructure plan with caveats

Weather: Persistent below zero temps visit Midwest again

Indiana seeing wind chills of 25 below and worse

ISP: Bitter weather makes travel risky

Cold weather safety tips from NIPSCO

NICTD: Expect weather related delays on South Shore line

Police: Man struck and killed by train near 15th Street

CPD: Quarters stolen from Speedway change machine

Indiana: Report says Indiana House members split on gay marriage

Indiana Senate committee advances industrial hemp bill

Indiana bill would restrict electronic surveillance

Sports: CHS Gymnasts beat Lowell, post 105.85

Wineland gets UFC TKO

Trojan Boys can't keep up with Crown Point

Chesterton Girls fall at Crown Point

Obituaries: Nannette Rose services Tuesday

Timothy Coughlin service Tuesday

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/Washington Township Ann Fin Report 012714.pdf

 

Friday,  January 24, 2014

Police / Traffic: I-94 reopens in the wake of triple fatality 40-vehicle wreck

Porter County: Judge upholds new County Council districts

Tim Cole asks new look at creating Liberty Township TIF district

Kathy Kozuszek files to challenge Karen Martin for County Clerk job

Town of Chesterton: One BZA petition advances; one stalls again in Chesterton

Chesterton Utility ends 2013 not quite in the black

Police: Home burglarized; two handguns stolen

Local man charged with two burglaries

Schools: CHS BPA students place at District

Region: NICTD to expand Westlake Southshore line studies; screens Visclosky video in support

Port of Indiana Burns Harbor had great year in 2013

Weather / Economy: Natural gas price soars as cold grips homes and drillers

Sports: Multiple registration events for State Park Little League softball and baseball

Obituaries: Donald Lorenz services Monday

Rita M. Bishop services Tuesday

Ruth Bremner service February 1

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/Town+of Pines Adoption Comprehensive Plan 012414.pdf

Legal Notices/Grand+Oaks Cons DIst Annual Meeting Notice 012414.pdf

Legal Notices/NICTD+West Lake Corridor Proposal Invite 012414.pdf

 

Thursday,  January 23, 2014

Police / Traffic: Breaking News: 3 dead, 20-plus hurt in I-94 pileup in LaPorte County

Town of Chesterton / Business: Holiday Inn at Indian Oak seeks stormwater permit

Business / Community: Scott Mundell new chair of Duneland Chamber Board

Business / Region: Horizon Bancorp posts record profit

Indiana: Not guilty plea entered for man in Purdue shooting

Police say IU student had bomb making materials

Indiana Legislature: Indiana business tax changes still worry some mayors

Committee advances gay marriage ban to Indiana House

New: Senate OKs ban on tanning beds for those under 16

Porter County / Local History: Apply for County Jail Museum Advisory seat

Schools: CHS Debate Novices win three of four events at Plymouth tourney

Sports: Big third quarter powers Trojans past Andrean

Obituaries: Donald Lorenz services pending

Rita Bishop services pending

Dwayne Odell Simons service Sunday, February 16

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/IDEM+30 Day Period Jet Corr 012314.pdf

Legal Notices/Porter+County Commissioners Bids Sheriff Dept Vehicles 012314.pdf

 

Wednesday,  January 22, 2014

Indiana Legislature: Committee advances gay marriage ban to Indiana House (New)

Activists pack 2nd Indiana gay marriage ban hearing today

Panel backs bill for Indiana welfare drug testing

State Senate panel approves Indiana business tax cut bill

Bill would allow Indiana schools to mark Christmas

Indiana Dunes: DNR a step closer to alcohol sales at Dunes State Park beach

Porter County: Adams says Foundation would see 5 percent return on hospital money investment

Commissioners agree to jail work; B pod on target for April

Evans urges County Council to pick up the pace with job cabinet

Police: Valparaiso Police seek owner of Mazda pickup truck

Environment: NOAA reports that 2013 was 4th hottest year on record

Indiana: Indiana board suspends doctor linked to 31 deaths

Police search for motive in deadly Purdue shooting

New: Conflicting views of Purdue shooting suspect emerge

Sports: Chesterton Gymnasts edge Crown Point

Obituary: Mary Wilber service Saturday

Legal Notice

LegalNotices/PorterCountyParksRecFarmLandLease011521.pdf

 

Tuesday,  January 21, 2014

Porter County: County planners favor rezoning for new subdivision near Brassie course

Indiana / Police: Purdue University says 1 dead in campus shooting (Updated)

Skull of pre-1940 origin; DNR on the case; pipeline work stopped

Traffic: ISP: Driver goes airborne into trees along I65

I65 reopens in Southern Indiana while I80/94 at standstill in Lake County

Major backups on I-80/94 and I-65: Avoid nonessential travel in Northwestern Lake County So INDOT crews can clear roads (New)

Legislature: Bosma moves marriage ban to friendlier committee

State Senate panel approves Indiana business tax cut bill (Updated)

Indiana farm trespassing bill clears committee

Community / Weather: Reminder Town hall is warming shelter

Environment / Great Lakes: Climate change making it tough to predict Great Lakes water levels

Schools: CHS Speech team places 4th at Lafayette Jefferson tourney

Obituaries: Ethel Hake of Jackson Township dies at 88

Jean Hamilton services Friday

 

Monday,  January 20, 2014

Police: Human skull found at pipeline work site in Liberty Township

ISP: Shots fired in yet another I94 road rage incident

ISP: Trucker charged with OWI in I65 accident

Three hurt in snowmobile accident near Westville

Snowmobile crash kills northern Indiana man

Resident blames Target breach for attempted fraud

CPD seeks black Ford Escort in hit and run

Environment: Mt Baldy remains closed 6 months after collapse

Region / Traffic: NIRPC to hold public meetings on proposed change to Indiana 49 project

Region / Indiana: Indiana casino taxes falling fast

Chesterton High School Sports: Team effort as CHS Girls win 15th straight Duneland Conference swim title

Tolin, Hallas, Katsafaros win Individual Duneland Conference Wrestling titles

Palombizio, Trojan Boys hold off LaPorte

5th ranked LaPorte tops Chesterton Girls

Obituary: Service Tuesday for Lloyde Dees age 95

 

Friday,  January 17, 2014

Porter County / Elections: Judge hears challenge to Porter County redistricting

Judge Mary Harper tells bid for reelection

State and Duneland township board races see candidate filings this week

Town of Chesterton: Building Boom? Coffee Creek Culver's, 1100N subdivision, Tamarack Place townhomes unveiled

Community: Kickoff Tuesday for 2014 Relay for Life

Police / Fire: Jackson Township home badly damaged in fire

PCSP: Driver badly injured in 49 crash

Doors left open in burglary; pipes freeze; home floods

ISP: Trucker badly hurt in accident on icy I65

Mother and baby killed in Lake County crash

Man charged with seven counts of child molesting

Environment / Region: Dune damage done in clearing snow from Lakefront Drive in Beverly Shores

Deep River/Portage Burns Waterway Watershed Initiative to launch Tuesday

Obituary: Wizard of Oz Munchkin Ruth Robinson Duccini dies

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/PorterCoRecycling+Waste+Reduction+District of Po Co Meeting Notice 011014.pdf

Legal Notices/Porter+County+Additional+Appropriation 011714.pdf

Thursday,  January 16, 2014

Porter County / Elections: 2013 political money flows to sheriff candidate, commissioner president

Education: Duneland Schools hosting town hall meetings in January

DEF $10,000 scholarship raffle kicks off Friday

Police: Valpo motorist shot on I80/94 in Lake County road-rage incident

Gunman and 2 others dead at Elkhart grocery store

Truck driver seriously injured in I65 crash

Winter storm causes Indiana pileups and highway closings

Slow moving INDOT pothole patching truck hit on Indiana 49

CFD Heat lamp in lizard tank may have malfunctioned

Excise Police Gary convenience store manager facing drug and gun charges

PCSP: Man cuts self after girls file complaint

Town of Porter: Porter BZA OKs larger garage; planners will update ordinance

Indiana: 2 groups challenge Indiana coal gasification permit

Indiana House OKs early childhood ed pilot program

Obituary: Carlton Frank 'Bud' Schrader service February 1

 

Wednesday,  January 15, 2014

Town of Porter: Porter residents: Help guide future of town parks

Porter urges patience in emergencies; Stinson, Virtue lead Council in 2014

Duneland Schools: Duneland School Corporation gets a 'B' in state 2013 accountability grades

4 Indiana school districts given failing ratings

Indiana: State of the State: Pence tries to sell lawmakers on 2014 agenda

Schools chief Ritz gets ovation at Pence speech

New battle looms over watered down teacher requirements

Vote could come next week on marriage amendment (New)

Pence wants decision on gay marriage ban this year

Three Notre Dame students can intervene in birth control lawsuit (Updated)

Politics / Elections: Republican majority on county election board hires new attorney

Police: Former Portage teacher gets 120 days for sexting

Local man gets eight years for burglaries

Region: 6 groups interested in Indiana part of Illiana road

Sports: CHS Gymnasts beat Hobart

Chesterton Boys beat Lake Central 135-51

CHS Girls swim to victory at Lake Central

Chesterton Boys Hoops blasts Hobart

Trojan Girls hold on to beat Hobart 43-39

Obituaries: Services set for Joe Ann Stanley

Legal Notices

LegalNotices/PorterCounty+Parks+Rec+Farm+Land+Lease+011514.pdf

LegalNotices/PorterCountyLEPCNoticePlans+and+Meetings011514.pdf

 

Tuesday,  January 14, 2014

Town of Chesterton: Report potholes in Chesterton to Street Department

For the record: Chesterton endorsed the Illiana in December 12 NIRPC vote

Town Council talks mailboxes and garbage in Polar Vortex debrief

Business / Labor: Steelworkers President Gerard blasts Chinese trade practices

Indiana Legislature: Indiana House panel delays vote on gay marriage ban

2 Indiana city councils urge gay marriage ban defeat

Environment / Great Lakes: Bill would spend $300M on Great Lakes restoration

Field Museum gets new green meteorite

Region: NIRPC plan commended in federal review

Sports: CHS Basketball Backers to host spaghetti dinner Friday

Duneland Soccer Club travel in-house registration set for January 16

 

Monday,  January 13, 2014

Indiana Legislature: Updated: Indiana House panel delays vote on gay marriage ban

Porter County: Commissioner, sheriff candidates file; 2013 finance reports due Wednesday

Traffic / Region: INDOT urges drivers to watch for potholes

Porter County: Officers picked for County Park board

Chesterton High School: CHS debate team has success in run-up to post season

CHS Speech team places fourth at Ben Davis Invite

Environment: Zoeller: Asian carp report ignores Indiana impact

US carbon pollution up 2 percent in 2013

Sports: Chesterton Boys Hoops beats Merrillville 68-42

Chesterton Girls beat Hammond Clark 64-22

CHS Girls Basketball falls at Merrillville

Trojan Wrestlers go 5-0 at Knox Super Duals

Obituaries: Alberta M. Houle dies at age 97

Betty Lou Dye services Sunday in West Virginia

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/Porter+County+Plan+Minor+Sub+Meyne 011314.pdf

 

Friday,  January 10, 2014

Porter County: Parks department building stronger case for Raise the Barn funding

Porter County Park Foundation aims to fill gaps government can't

Police / Fire: Fire badly damages Liberty Township home

Cincoski: Polar Vortex left town cold but very quiet

Township Library: Westchester Library continues aggessive investments, awaits tax cut decision from Assembly

Indiana Legislature: Indiana Senator Sue Landske retiring after cancer diagnosis

House panel pivotal in Indiana gay marriage debate

Gay marriage ban gets a new title for 2014

State: Indiana denies Muncie schools bid to end buses

Obituary: Mary D. Herring services Wednesday

Legal Notices

LegalNotices/PorterCoRecyclingWasteReductionDistrictMeeting011014.pdf

LegalNotices/Porter+County+Highway+Dept+Receiving+Bids011014.pdf

Legal Notices/VLACD+Addl+Approps+011014.pdf

 

Thursday,  January 9, 2014

Porter County: Suit challenging County redistricting to get January 16 hearing

Education / Duneland Schools: Duneland School Board rips Pence business tax cut plan

Ralph Ayres to lead Duneland School Board in 2014

Great Lakes: Story and photos:

Deep freeze has silver linings for

Great Lakes natural world

 

Town of Burns Harbor: Burns Harbor ambulance proposal near; rain garden/swale grant sought

Burns Harbor gets tough with vehicles blocking snowplows

Region / Nation: Visclosky discusses Affordable Care Act at Chesterton town meeting

Police / Weather: Trucker cited after I-94 crash here

State Police Portage motorist flips car on I94 in Lake County

State Police lift ban on oversized loads

Trapped trucker survives hours in subzero temps

Environment / Region: EPA looks at next steps in Enbridge oil spill cleanup

Obituary: Nina Sheetz dies at age 97

 

Wednesday,  January 8, 2014

Porter County: Whitten back to lead Council; members picked for RDC

Evans to lead Commissioners again; contract renewed with Porter Health

County Council sets hiring freeze in funding crisis

Braving the weather: Emergency teams commended by commissioners

Elections: Campaign season begins with candidate filings

County Council member Sylvia Graham running for Center District Commissioner

Indiana: They're back: Lawmakers return for short session (photo)

Indiana schools closed by snow and cold can seek waiver

ACLU challenges pain medication drug testing rule

Indiana still in deep freeze travel warnings remain

Police: State Police Roads still perilous: Slow down (photo)

Environment: Report doesnít resolve debate over Great Lakes carp threat (photo)

Region: Baby grey seal born at Brookfield Zoo (photo)

Obituary: George Kester dies at age 69

Legal Notice

LegalNotices/PorterCountyPlanCommissionDSVKolwyck010814.pdf

 

Tuesday,  January 7, 2014

Local weather coverage: Roads mostly open except subdivisions; blame on-street parking

Duneland Schools to be closed again Wednesday

I-65 open; roads still perilous; bitter temps hard on plows

Cold temperatures, black ice and speed cause crashes on area highways

Revised schedule for trash pickup in Town of Chesterton

Porter County / Elections: Election filing for 2014 kicks off Wednesday morning

Weather closings delay Porter County redistricting suit decision

Indiana Legislature: Pelath: Forget banning same sex marriage; economy takes priority

Indiana lawmakers return for brief busy session

Duneland Community: South Shore Orchestra sends greetings from Nanjing China

Food Pantry distribution delayed by weather

Environment / Great Lakes: Army Corps proposes alternatives to protect lakes from invasive carp

Weather / Region: Indiana still in deep freeze; travel warnings remain

Its even too cold for polar bears

Almost 1200 flights canceled at Chicago airports

Police: Porter-Starke methadone clinic robbed at gunpoint

South Haven man charged with exploiting child

Business: Amazon.com collecting sales tax in Indiana

ArcelorMittal to reopen Harriman facility

Photos

Fighting back

Heading out sledding before the cold hit

Working Together

Winter Walk

Sisters Sledding

Having a blast

Sports:

Photos: CHS Girls blow out Gary Roosevelt

Photos: Chesterton Boys beat Hammond Clark 68-17

Obituary: Margaret Rondinelli Mass Wednesday

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/VLACD Sewage works increase 010614.pdf

Legal Notices/VLACD Water Utility Increase 010614.pdf

 

Monday,  January 6, 2014

Local weather coverage: National Guard in action to rescue motorists in Porter County

Emergency Closure: I-65 shut down again due to deteriorating weather

South Shore commuter service to resume Tuesday

Valparaiso offers warming shelter

South Haven offers Warming Center

Weather Forecast: Updated 4 p.m.: Wind chill warning in effect until noon Tuesday

Weather / Region: Indiana State Troopers kept busy assisting motorists

Monday is coldest January 6 ever recorded in Chicago

Weather / Indiana: Indiana residents warned to stay home amid freeze

Lawmakers starting 2014 session late Tuesday

More than 40,000 without power in Indiana

Illegal to drive in Indianapolis for first time since 1978 blizzard

State Fire Marshal requests Hoosiers clear snow from fire hydrants

ISP: Prepare your car for winter driving

FEMA: Be careful in frigidly cold weather

Apply for income-eligible heating/energy help

USPS: Keep mail delivery routes cleared of snow

Weather / Nation: Most dangerous temps in decades push across US

The difference between cold and deadly cold: Wind chill spreads winter pain

Experts warn of frostbite and dead batteries in cold

Police: Two injured when hit by car on I80 at Central Avenue

 Obituary Service Changed:

Services changed to Tuesday for Joan Turner

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/VLACD Sewage works increase 010614.pdf

Legal Notices/VLACD Water Utility Increase 010614.pdf

 

Friday,  January 3, 2014

Community: Valentine Cookie Drive for troops and canine heroes continues

Police: PCSP: $7,300 in jewelry stolen from Liberty home

Porter-Starke Counseling Methadone Clinic robbed at gunpoint today

Indiana Legislature: Soliday eyes road improvements as priority for legislature

Environment: DNR asks input on hunting, fishing, trapping rules

Obituaries: Services Monday for Marilyn Wolford

Services Monday for Joan Turner

Service pending for Margaret Rondinelli

Robert Block services Saturday

John Seebeck services Saturday

Burton L. Cleaveland, Sr. service Friday

Legal Notices

LegalNotices/PorterCountyHighwayDeptReceivingBids010314.pdf

Legal Notices/VLACD Addl Approps 010314.pdf

 

Thursday,  January 2, 2014

Town of Chesterton: Chesterton Town Council makes 2014 appointments

Porter County: Photo: Pony friends at Sunset Hill Farm Park

Business: Porter CEO Nalli leaving for Indy hospital job

High court likely to take up birth control mandate

Snapchat suffers security breach

Police: Portage Police: Shoppers apprehend purse snatcher

Economy: Home electricity use in US falling to 2001 levels

Weather / Traffic: INDOT warns motorists to use care and avoid travel

300 flights canceled at O'Hare as snow falls

Sports: Bears sign QB Jay Cutler to 7 year deal

Obituaries: Burton L. Cleaveland, Sr. service Friday

George Tilden dies at age 74

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/NICTD Aerial Bucket Cab Truck 010214.pdf

Legal Notices/NICTD Steel Fabrication 010214.pdf

Legal Notices/NICTD Track Material 010214.pdf

Legal Notices/NICTD Weed Control 010214.pdf

 

Tuesday,  December 31, 2013

2013 Year in Review: Life goes on in Duneland despite dysfunctional nation and county

Porter County: Rivas and others file suit to challenge Commissioners' redistricting

Town of Porter: Porter Council delays vote on town enforcement board

Police / Traffic: Truck accident and fire blocks I-65 for hours today

Region / Lake Michigan: Judge upholds public access to Lake Michigan beach

Class Reunion: Class of 1964 reunion meeting Monday

Obituaries: Service Saturday for Charles Trout

David Sparks services Friday

Emilie Massette memorial Saturday, January 4

Mary Navarro service Saturday

Patricia Dahlin services Friday, January 3

 

Monday,  December 30, 2013

Indiana: South Shore study, medical insurance, minimum wage hike are Tallian priorities for short legislative session

Zoeller fielding questions on Indiana marriage ban

19K Hoosiers see end to extended jobless benefits

Company making progress on Indiana iron pellet plant

Police: Man exits Jeep on I-94, hit and killed by car

Woman accused of misplacing her 2 children

Sports: No. 1 CHS swimmers take 10 events to win North Central Invitational title

Trojan Girls finish 2nd at North Central Invite

Chesterton Wrestlers finish 8th at Mishawaka

Chesterton Boys drop pair at Holiday Tourney

CHS Girls fall in Holiday Tourney

 

Friday,  December 27, 2013

Police / Traffic: Patricia Dahlin dies of injuries from Indiana 49 crash

Portage resident airlifted to Chicago after crash in Porter

Town of Chesterton: St. Patrick cemetery to be enlarged under negotiated BZA compromise

Gun sales with training simulator approved for The Factory; Wilbar coming down for duplexes

Business / Labor: US Department of Labor suing trustee of employee stock ownership plan for Merry Manor workers

Target says customers' encrypted PINs were stolen

1.3 million losing unemployment benefits Saturday

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/Porter+County+Plan Commission Donal Coker 122713.pdf

Legal Notices/Porter+County+Plan Prairie at Aberdeen 122713.pdf

 

Thursday,  December 26, 2013

Porter County / Elections: Democrat Kathy Kozuszek announces candidacy for County Clerk

Business / Steel: Massive south Alabama steel plant sold to ArcelorMittal and others

Indiana: Legislative preview: Rep. Moseley says citizens and governments should be wary of Pence tax plan

House minority leader Pelath says jobs are up but income growth still lags

Ex-elections chief's request for new trial denied

Pence wants Indiana tax credit for adoptive parents

Lawsuit: Angies List execs misled shareholders

Pence business tax cut likely to drive up taxes for homeowners

Obituaries: Anne Lehman service Friday

David Hoge services and visitation Friday

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/NICTD bids for aerial truck 122613.pdf

Legal Notices/NICTD bids for railroad track material 122613.pdf

Legal Notices/NICTD bids for steel fabrication 122613.pdf

Legal Notices/NICTD bids for weed and brush control services 122613.pdf

Tuesday,  December 24, 2013

Community" Churches set special services for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

Town of Chesterton: Stephanie Kuziela elected Town of Chesterton Clerk-Treasurer by GOP caucus

Porter County: Tourism mulls tax funded grants for private groups

Police: $10K reward for info on location of missing Michigan woman whose car was found here

Weather / Travel: Cold stays put as utilities work to get power back

Environment: Updated: Army Corps warns fish can breach Chicago barrier

Indiana: Pence business tax cut likely to drive up taxes for homeowners

Broken Indiana levee closes highway

Ex-foster kids gain coverage under health overhaul

Indiana man dies after ATV overturns

Churches offer 'Blue Christmas' for those in need

 

Monday,  December 23, 2013

Police: PCSP officer saves infant's life

PCSP: Cigarettes stolen in Luke Oil smash and grab

Power lost in Downtown today after CFD truck hits line

Schools: Local schools mostly improve in state A-F grading

Porter County: Porter County Park Board picks design firm for new south county park; NIHPA lease renewed

Tax funded grants go to area groups

Community: Paul Harris Fellowships awarded to Mike and Sharon Grubb

Environment: Army Corps warns fish can breach Chicago barrier

Indiana: Declining tax collections eat away at Indiana fiscal footing

Notre Dame request for birth control injunction rejected

Sports: CHS Gymnasts win LaPorte Pairs Invite

Trojan Wrestlers finish 3-2 at Munster Duals

Chesterton Girls fall 54-45 late at Valparaiso

Obituary: Emilie Massette dies at age 75

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/Porter+County+Plan+Minor Subdivision J Hall 122313.pdf

Legal Notices/Indiana+Alcohol Tobacco Commission Jan 9 Meeting 122313.pdf

Legal Notices/IDEM+30+Day Period Urschel 122313.pdf

 

Friday,  December 20, 2013

Weather / Travel: Foul weather threatens to snarl US holiday travel

State: School at heart of Indiana grade-change scandal drops to 'F'

Porter County: Porter County Airport TIF district advances

County Council member Jim Biggs Voice of the People on county redistricting

County Commissioner John Evans Voice of the People on county redistricitng

Town of Chesterton: Big Chesterton sign changes ahead; Commission to discuss draft January 16

Police: Rob is the name on robber's jacket

DNR Conservation officer interrupts armed robbery

Chicago blues guitarist shot dead

Business / Economy: Obama sees surging health care signups

Those lacking new health coverage to get temporary hardship exemption

Fury and frustration over Target data breach

State jobless rate drops to 7.3 percent; numbers mixed here

Schools: CHS Debate ends year with individual championships

Sports: CHS Gymnastics starts season on Saturday

$40M Simon Skjodt gift updating IU Assembly Hall

Obituaries: Walter A. Klemp dies at age 73

Karen Giordano dies at age 49

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/Porter+County+Ordinance+13-17+122013.pdf

 

Thursday,  December 19, 2013

Police: Valparaiso Police say 4th armed robbery by same suspect

Little Caesar's Pizza in Portage robbed

State Police squad car hit at crash scene on I-65, trooper OK

State Police: Mail truck overturns on I-65 the driver is cited

East Bound lanes of Toll Road closed after crash today

Education: Liberty Elementary mentor program praised at school board meeting

Community: US Postal Service: Clear snow from sidewalks by mailboxs or get no mail

Region: Liberty Elementary mentor program praised at school board meeting

Business: County economic development alliance wants Jobs Cabinet findings pursued

BP says Whiting refinery construction completed

Deal requires removal of Chicago petcoke piles

Region / Photo: Snow leopards welcome the snow

Sports: Merrillville Wrestlers outlast Chesterton 40-28 in DAC dual meet

 

Wednesday,  December 18, 2013

Porter County: Redistricting ousts Rivas; Duneland gets all of shoreline

Rivas sounds ethics wakeup call

Commissioners oppose gay marriage ban amendment

Town of Chesterton: 2013 'one of most important year's' in Utility's recent history

Indiana: Pence plan includes business property tax phaseout

Court clears way for pricey coal gas plant

Environment: Warm November set month's heat record for planet Earth

NPS to burn 40 debris piles this winter in Cowles Bog area

Mosquito virus spreads to Americas

Sports: Teal 3 lifts Chesterton Boys over East Chicago Central in OT

Boys swim team has no trouble with Valpo

CHS girls swim team swamps Valpo

 

Tuesday,  December 17, 2013

Porter County: PTABOA raises hospital assessment to $117 million

Duneland School Board: Schools face dire cuts under Pence business tax plan

Town of Chesterton: TIF board invites the Woodville Foundation to meetings

Save the Dunes: Noel Pavlovic of USGS honored by Save the Dunes

Town of Chesterton: Stormwater board awards contract for lift station

Schnadenberg: $100 fine for blowing snow into the roadway

Man convicted of battering infant who died gets 40 years

Police: Buz's Liquor robbed by suspect in both Quick Trip robberies

Excise Police cite 30 Lake County businesses on tobacco related charges

Excise Police charge man with impersonating officer

Economy / Great Lakes: St. Lawrence Seaway cargo numbers down

Obituaries: Helen Sullivan services Friday

Charity Doll dies at age 37

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/Indian Boundary Cons District Annual Meeting 121713.pdf

 

Monday,  December 16, 2013

Porter County: New County Council districts back on Commissioners agenda

Nation: Judge rules NSA spying on Americans is likely unconstitutional

Health FDA warns antibacterial soaps may actually lead to stronger germs

Sports: CHS Boys Hoops beats Gary Roosevelt 59-54

Chesterton Girls pick up 40-27 DAC victory

Chesterton Girls win Homestead Invitational

No. 1 Trojans dominant at Homestead Invite

Trojan Wrestlers 5th at Zionsville Invitational

Police / Traffic: Hazmat leak closes I-65 for 12 hours Saturday

Police / Courts: Steals milk truck and gets a year in federal prison

Obituaries: Terry Lee Kelly dies at age 57

Catherine Cunningham dies at age 76

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/IURC Cause No 44388 121613.pdf

 

Friday,  December 13, 2013

Community: New Woodville Foundation wants to see positive growth in Liberty Twp

Project Neighbors and Housing Opportunities partner on Neighbors Place apartments for women

Weather: Northern Indiana bracing for heavy snowfall

Indiana: Church flier backs Indiana marriage amendment

More lanes planned for I65 near Lafayette

State Police issue warning about bogus arrest threats

Town of Burns Harbor: Santa to visit Lakeland; year end Burns Harbor transfers and 2014 salaries approved

Town of Chesterton: Four Chesterton boards meet Monday

Environment:  (Updated) Study shows food chain problems in Lakes Huron and Michigan

Obituary: Barbara Robinson services Monday

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/Porter+County+Ord+13+16+121313.pdf

 

Thursday,  December 12, 2013

Porter County: FBI takes more records from Porter County Clerk and highway department

Region: NIRPC OKs proposed Illiana Toll Road (Updated)

McDermott responds to complaint that he used campaign funds to pay wife

Town of Chesterton: GOP caucus December 23 to elect new Chesterton Clerk-Treasurer

Town of Porter: Harley the Porter Fire Department K-9 is recovering just fine

Town of Burns Harbor: Burns Harbor council pulls plug on ambulance, talking with Porter Hospital

Burns Harbor rejects Illiana as having no benefit to town or region

Police: Police warn metal scrappers endangering public safety

Indiana: State: Children's panel eyes meth and child abuse link

IU faculty question new legislative higher ed mandates

Nation: Republican states lag in health care coverage for residents

Environment: Study shows food chain problems in Lakes Huron and Michigan

Northeast and MidAtlantic states want Midwest to cut pollution

US cars and trucks hit record gas mileage in 2012

Sports: Caroline Puntillo named District 1 Player of the Week

Trojan Wrestlers fall to No. 8 Crown Point

Obituary: Larry Pratt, 65, service Monday

 

Wednesday,  December 11, 2013

Porter County: County Council seeks applicants for 2014 boards

Town of Porter: Porter Fire sets Saturday open house; wishes sent for rescue dogs recovery

Stinson preparing as Porter's rep to vote Thursday on Illiana plan

Police: Missing Michigan woman's car found abandoned on I-94 here

Woman dies in crash at US 20 and Old Porter Road

Portage PD seeks help in IDing burglary suspects

Driver cited in crash on snowy I-94; three semi rigs pile up, boat in the road

Hebron man crashes car into estranged wife's home; starts fire is badly burned

Business / Labor: USW president blasts proposed Asian trade deal

Region: Lake County Council against Illiana Expressway

Indiana: Wounded Indianapolis officer sues over gun sale

Sports: Trojan boys swim team beats Michigan City

CHS girls swim team wins big over City

Basketball: Bowman Academy blows out Chesterton boys

Obituaries: Louis Abbett services Saturday

Joseph Violanti, Sr. service Saturday

Edward Worthington dies at age 80

Larry Pratt services pending

 

Tuesday,  December 10, 2013

Town of Chesterton: Deadline tomorrow to apply for seats on municipal boards

Snow parking ban to take effect this week

Indiana: Updated: Report New law to reduce prison overcrowding and expense will likely make things worse

Updated: State sells plane and cuts higher education amid budget shortfall

Updated: Indiana food stamp distribution dates being changed

Updated: Pence looks to expand education overhaul

Indiana extends Healthy Indiana Plan through April

Accused killers had items from other Craigslist robberies

Schools: Chesterton High School debate team dominates in two meets

Students from local schools to perform with Duneland Area Community bands

CHS Speech team earns third at Valparaiso Tourney

Community: Mike Anton leads state independent insurance group

Environment: Invasive cockroach found in NYC can take the cold

Gary Mayor is keynote speaker at Shirley Heinze annual luncheon

Cold: Antarctica sets record of -135.8

Sports: Bears retire Mike Ditka's number on his night

Tony La Russa, Joe Torrey, Bobby Cox elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

Obituaries: Joseph Violanti, Sr. services pending

John Darosky services Thursday

Legal Notices

LegalNotices/Porter+County+RegionalAirportBidders121013.pdf

Legal Notices/LakeEliza AreaCons DistAnnualMeeting121013.pdf

 

Monday,  December 9, 2013

Town of Chesterton: Leaf pickup over for 2013; brush continues

Environment / Labor / Business: Environmentalists and unions seek to stop pipeline leaks

Steelworkers seek high court ruling on work shift start time

Police: Driver critically hurt on I-80 this morning

Fatal crash Sunday on I-65 near Demotte

Gary council member agrees to plead to tax charge

April Kuchta pleads guilty to escape, gets four years

Sentenced to probation for falsifying tax return

Pleads to illegal dumping at wastewater facility

Gets probation in Social Security benefits scam

Fugitive of the Week named

Chesterton High School Sports: CHS Girls pick up DAC win at Michigan City

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/Porter County BZA Spiess 120913.pdf

Legal Notices/Porter Co BZA Piunti 120913.pdf

Legal Notices/Porter Co BZA Fouse 120913.pdf

Legal Notices/Porter Co BZA 3D Online Auto 120913.pdf

Legal Notices/120913 Porter County, ERA tax abatements.pdf

 

Friday,  December 6, 2013

Porter County: New Porter County park set for north of Kouts

Porter County buys 46 acre addition to BrinckaCross Gardens

Community: Food Pantry holiday distribution set for Tuesday, December 17 donations sought

CHS Holiday Food Drive ends Friday, December 13

Police: ISP warns grandparents about telephone scam

Weather: Updated: Deadly day: Up to 10 inches of snow falls in southern Indiana

'Ice Friday' bears down on Texas and much of Midwest

Indiana: Indiana flags at half staff to honor Nelson Mandela

Friends say Indiana man shot while trying to buy iPad through Craigslist

Indiana lawmakers unlikely to consider casino aid (Updated)

Chesterton High School Sports: Trojan Boys swim to 127-50 win over Wheeler

Chesterton Girls Swim Team beats Wheeler

Obituary: George Frombach service Saturday

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/Porter+County+Ord+13+16+120613.pdf

Thursday,  December 5, 2013

Community: Santa Claus to visit Duneland on Saturday in Thomas Centennial Park

Mistletoe Market is Saturday at WIS

Indiana: Pence seeks pre-K vouchers and road money in 2nd year

GM using landfill gas to power Fort Wayne plant

INDOT prepares to treat roads before wintry storm

State appealing decision that cut tobacco money

Region: CTA to upgrade trains from O'Hare downtown

Sports: Palombizio nets 31 as Trojans win at Hammond Morton

3 on 3 Tourney set for CHS

CHS Wrestlers fall at Portage

VU rolls by Ball State 69-50

Obituary: George Frombach service Saturday

Wednesday,  December 4, 2013

Local History: Jackson Township plane crash of 1933 still remains a mystery

Porter County: Commissioners still tweaking Council redistricting map

Education: New website on college financial aid

Region / Environment: IDEM invites public to meeting on Deep River/Portage Burns watershed

Lake Michigan / Environment: Eurasian ruffe DNA found in southern Lake Michigan (Photo)

Nature Conservancy buys Lake Michigan bird stopover island (Photo)

Environment / Climate Change: Report warns climate change to bring dangerous sudden changes

Science / Evolution: Ancient DNA from human relative sets age record

Indiana / Education: Updated: Ritz says power grab outlined in Pence document

Democrat lawsuit alleges state school board violation of open meetings law

Lawson plays up $14M union insurance plan settlement; ISTA derides 'election year ploy'

Mediator reports progress between Ritz and state education board members

Indiana / Labor: Updated: New AFLCIO head aims to educate and mobilize locally

Indiana: Mayors speak out against amendment on gay marriage

Chesterton High School Sports: No. 1 ranked CHS swimmers win at Crown Point

CHS Girls Hoops dominant at East Chicago

Trojan girls swim team falls 99-87

Obituary: Ronald Stack dies at age 77

 

Tuesday,  December 3, 2013

Region: NIRPC panel splits to back proposed Illiana Expressway

Police: (Photo) Valpo Quick Trip robbed again; VPD believes by same suspect

Home burglarized in Liberty Township

VPD officer injured today

Community: Shop and eat local on Thursday in progressive Downtown tour

Memorial Opera House 2014 packages available for fans of live theatre

Museum to run annual Christmas sale starting December 7

Town of Chesterton: Two water main breaks cause pressure drop in homes Saturday

Indiana: Backers see better chance for Sunday alcohol sales

Notre Dame sues over birth control mandate (Updated)

Class Reunion: CHS Class of 1994 members sought

Obituaries: Margaret Suffoletta services Friday

Mass Saturday for Richard Statler

Thursday services for Josephine Janowski

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/Porter+County+Regional+Airport+Bidders+120313.pdf

LegalNotices/ValpoCommSchoolsNoticeofTaxAnticipationSale120313.pdf

 

Monday,  December 2, 2013

Community: Twilight Christmas Parade enchants Duneland, kicks off season

Police: Big Boom Saturday in Jackson a mystery

State Police: Two hurt in I-65 crash on Saturday

State: Indiana higher ed chief backs away from curbs on campus research

State GOP leaders ready to scrap Common Core

Environment: Environmentalists to holiday tree buyers: Go green

Researchers: Warming Arctic leaking methane faster than expected

Chesterton High School Sports: No. 1 Chesterton Boys beat No. 8 Northridge

Trojan Girls swim past Northridge 140-46

Chesterton Boys Hoops opens with 44-26 win

Obituaries: Ronald Humphreys service Tuesday

Lee Scott Petty dies at age 77

Infant Laelynn Rose Keith dies

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/Porter+County+Ordinance+No+1314+120213.pdf