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Friday, January 30, 2015

Porter County: Assessor cracks down on exemptions in wake of victory over union and chamber

Police: Porter County Sheriff: Burglaries, thefts plummet in 2014; traffic enforcement down, accidents up

CPD: Attempted burglary of Sand Creek residence

CPD: Two passengers injured in CHS lot head-on

Chesterton High School: Big Band Bash is February 6 and 7 at Chesterton High School

Community: Rotary youth leader applications due February 16

Indiana / Health: Indiana flu deaths rise to 108 with latest state report

Indiana / Legislature / History / Library: Pence budget would gut Indiana State Library funding, close genealogy department

Indiana / Taxes: Indiana legislators looking at cutting tax credits for Hoosiers

Indiana: Indiana Gov Pence scraps plan for state run news website

Sports: Chesterton Girls beat Munster 119-67

Trojan Boys outlast Munster in swimming

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/013015 Porter County Plan Coolman Communities.pdf

Legal Notices/013015 Porter County Plan John Wood.pdf

Legal Notices/013015 Town of Chesterton Ordinance No 2005-01.pdf


Thursday, January 29, 2015

Business / Economy: IURC okays 11.5 percent water rate hike for NWI households

State December jobless rate up; mixed numbers here and in Region

John Marshall installed as Duneland Chamber 2015 Chair

Town of Chesterton: Stormwater board successfully appeals inaccurate FEMA flood map

Indiana: Rep Soliday's student transfer bill passes House

Panel backs allowing removal of Ritz as state board leader

Police: Jackson driver charged after high speed chase

ISP: SB man charged in I-94 road rage incident

Porter County: Porter County Plan Commission meetings to start hour earlier

Of Wonders and Weeds by Paulene Poparad:  Garden inspiration in unlikely places even from the Pope

Community: Duneland YMCA recognizes 2014 employee and community contributions


Services Thursday for Rosemary F. Ameling

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/012915 Porter County 2014 Gross Wages Report.pdf


Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Police: PFD: Man badly hurt in accident at 12 and 49 today

CFD: Two hurt in accident in CHS lot

Porter County: Council votes 6-1 to keep Opera House running

Ten picked for county endowment advisory board

Town of Chesterton: Pipeline company to look for fences, sheds, pools on its right-of-way in town

Community: Donations needed for Rebuilding Together Duneland April work day

Business / Economy / Labor / Steel: USS attributes best year since 2008 to belt tightening strategy

Town of Porter: Public works and street employees lauded at Porter Town Council

Indiana Legislature: Tallian legislation focuses on medical marijuana and minimum wage

Sports: Chesterton Wrestlers dominant in 68-12 win

Trojan Boys swim past Merrillville

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/012815 Chesterton Utility Notice to Bidders.pdf

Legal Notices/012815 Indiana Alcohol Tobacco Commission Feb 12 Hearing.pdf


Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Town of Chesterton: East Porter Avenue to close for 7 months

Liberty landowner on 1100N seeks annexation of 4 7 acres

Police: Jury finds Gary man guilty in 2012 Portage murder for hire

ISP: Falls asleep at wheel on I-94 today at rush hour

1 dead after 3 I-65 crashes

Elections / Politics: Nick Walding not running for reelection; Lloyd Kittredge files

Business / Economy / Labor: US Steel to temporarily 'adjust operations' at two more tubular plants

State: Indiana wins federal OK for state run Medicaid alternative

BMV outsources license plate production and registrations


Roberta Louise Deeb dies at age 88

Clyde Kent Clifft services Thursday, January 29

Services Thursday for Rosemary Ameling, 86

Memorial Saturday, January 31 for Janice (Jan) L. Marrs


Monday, January 26, 2015

Elections / Politics: Election board moves toward computer touch screen voting

Business / Edconomy / Labor: ArcelorMittal to idle East Chicago long carbon facility affecting 300 jobs

Education: Apply now for Discovery Charter Kindergarten lottery

CHS Debate team ends regular season with a win

Indiana Legislature: Indiana lawmakers facing renewed debate over casinos

Indiana Legislature to take up religious freedom bill soon

Environment: DNR to hold public input meetings on proposed gypsy moth treatment options

Sports: Chesterton Boys outlast Crown Point 72-60

Duneland Soccer final spring signup Wednesday

State Park Little League announces signups for 2015 seasons

Trojan Girls fall to Crown Point in basketball


Memorial Saturday, January 31 for Janice (Jan) L. Marrs

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/012615 Washington Township Annual Financial Report.pdf

Legal Notices/012615 Porter County Municipal Airport Rehabilitate Runway Bidders.pdf


Friday, January 23, 2015

Town of Chesterton: Annexation request on Chesterton Town Council agenda Monday

Business / Economy: State upholds ruling that Local 6787 hall taxable

Two 4 unit townhomes at Tamarack Plaza head December building permits

Social Security extends hours at field offices

1st Source Corporation posts record net income in 2014

Town of Burns Harbor: Burns Harbor public / private scholarship fund prompts discussion

Burns Harbor RDC to interview three firms to lead town development

Health / Science: Measles outbreak casts spotlight on dangers of antivaccine movement

Sports: CHS Gymnasts beat Lowell with 105.60

Hoosiers shoot their way past No 13 Maryland 89-70


Dale E. Sterling dies at age 75

Services Saturday for Walter Beike

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/012315 NICTD Bidders Railroad Track Material.pdf


Thursday, January 22, 2015

Business / Economy / Labor: USS to idle EC tin mill, wants to close coke plant; 545 to be laid off

United Steelworkers welcomes finding in Chinese tire anti-dumping duty case

IURC OKs NIPSCO Green Power rates

Porter County: Study suggests refurbishments and additions for Porter County Expo Center

Porter County votes to join Shared Ethics Commission again

Town Elections: Aaron Adcock files for Chesterton council; Erik Wagner for Porter council

Town of Burns Harbor: Youth community garden planned for Burns Harbor park

Town of Porter: Porter Plan Commission elects new president

Police: South Haven man in custody on child exploitation charge

Sports: Chesterton boys basektball team beats Andrean 62-55

Trojan Wrestlers beat LaPorte on Senior Night


Services Saturday for Walter Bieke, age 94

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/012215 Grand Oaks Cons Dist Annual Meeting Notice.pdf

Legal Notices/012215 Porter County LEPC Superfund Amendment Notice.pdf


Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Porter County: Duneland potential hot spot for sports complexes, study says

Police: Man being held on explosives charge a Lake County police officer on paid leave

Officer at state prison charged with trafficking

Sports: Chesterton Boys Swimming blasts Portage

Chesterton girls swim team dominates Portage

Chesterton Gymnasts drop close DAC decision at Crown Point


Services Friday for Josephine C. Darling, 105

Robert 'Bob' G. Sorrells visitation Friday, January 23

Services Thursday for Gay Gaydos Murphy

Todd L. Highwood dies at age 51

John Byrnes dies at age 71


Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Police / Traffic: Police blame speed, alcohol and illegal drugs in fatal crash early today in Pine Twp.

CPD: Wrong way Indiana 49 driver charged with OWI

Community: Indoor Sidewalk Sale in downtown Chesterton Thursday, Friday and Saturday

Indiana: GOP-backed bill would end straight ticket voting option

Safety urged after 2 Indiana teens die while ice fishing

Rep. Scott Pelath offers support for ethics bill

Major relaxing of Indiana gun laws proposed

Democrats defend naming Hoosier Muslim to House Intelligence panel

Two bills filed that would allow medical marijuana in Indiana


Tamara L. Maluvac Smith dies at age 52

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/012015 Nature Works Cons Dist Annual Meeting.pdf

Legal Notices/012015 Valparaiso Community Schools Preliminary Determination Adoption.pdf

Legal Notices/012015 Valparaiso Lakes Area Cons Dist Annual Meeting.pdf


Monday, January 19, 2015

Schools: CHS Business students win top awards at district contest

CHS Speech and Debate teams perform well at joint tourney

Police: Cincoski: Man charged with possessing explosive has been police officer

Woman fatally shot Friday is identified

CPD: Flees hit-and-run enters resident's porch

FBI seeking missing Newton County teen

Class Reunions: CHS Class of 1966 seeking contacts

Sports: Depth leads Chesterton Girls to 16th straight Duneland Conference Swim Title

Two Davisons first and another second at Duneland Conference wrestling meet

Chesterton Boys hold on to beat LaPorte 42-40

CHS Girls fall 50-37 to LaPorte


Laura Lee Jipping services Wednesday

Bobby R. Autrey dies at age 65

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/011915 Porter County Plan Commission Pivotal Custom Design Waiver.pdf

Legal Notices/011915 Porter County Plan Design Waiver JJ Fuds.pdf

Legal Notices/011915 Porter County Plan Pivotal Custom Primary Plat.pdf

Legal Notices/011915 Town of Porter Dune Forest Trail Bid.pdf


Friday, January 16, 2015

Updated: Police: Explosives charges filed against South Calumet resident of home that had fire

PCSP says woman fatally shot early this morning

Town of Chesterton: Planners OK plats for Coffee Creek nursing home and granite business

Jim Ton elected ViceChair of NIRPC Executive Board

Porter County: Whitten reelected County Council president; meetings to start earlier

County RDC moves to quarterly meetings after slow progress

Heatlh: Flu vaccine not working well; 23 percent effective

Region / Washington: Visclosky says cooperation and comity are congressional norms

Environment / Lake Michigan: Fed sampling finds more Asian carp DNA near Lake Michigan

Business / Economy: Postal Service proposes small price increases on postage

Indiana Legislature: Seek to overhaul state ethics laws after scandals

Senate bill would increase access to adoption records

Indiana / Education: Trial run of ISTEP plus online exam reveals connection issues

Sports: Chesterton Gymnasts win home opener


Richard L. Kratzenberg dies at age 69

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/011615 NICTD Bidders Railroad Track Material.pdf

Legal Notices/011615 Porter County Auditor Additional Appropriations.pdf


Thursday, January 15, 2015

Teens / Drugs: Study: First time marijuana heroin use spikes here between 6th and 8th grades

Duneland Schools: School board watching state education bills public comment added to agenda

Ayres to lead school board middle school introducing Teach Like a Pirate

Town Elections: Emerson Delaney files for re-election to Town Council

Town of Porter: Correction: Porter ordinances for two separate PUD projects on Mineral Springs Road

Police: Trucker cited in Tuesday Indiana 49 crash

Local man a victim of ID theft

Economy / Great Lakes: Port of Indiana Burns Harbor set cargo handling record in 2014

Indiana Legislatures: Pelath responds to Pence on State of State

Sports: Forfeits cost Trojan wrestlers against Valpo


Services Friday for Lynaya Campbell, age 55

Garold Cutter service Friday


Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Town of Porter: Porter Town Council okays changes to US 20 development PUD

Police: Sheriff Reynolds names Jeff Biggs his Chief Deputy

Region: Illinois Governor Rauner order puts planned Illiana Expressway on hold

Indiana Legislature: Pence touts school plans in State of State speech

Pence recognizes Chesterton resident Audra Peterson in speech

Bill would replace elected schools chief as leader of state education board

Indiana / Environment: Inn proposed for Potato Creek State Park

Chesterton High School Sports: CHS Gymnasts tally 104.65 in opening win

Trojan Boys Basketball beats Hobart 72-60

Chesterton Girls swim past Lake Central 133-53

Chesterton Boys beat Lake Central 118-68


Marjorie L. Tabor dies at age 91

Services Saturday for Jeanette Dolk, age 92

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/011415 Indian Boundary Cons Dist Annual Meeting.pdf

Legal Notices/011415 Twin Creeks Cons Dist Annual Meeting.pdf

Legal Notices/011415 White Oak Cons Dist Annual Meeting.pdf


Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Duneland Schools: School Board to allow public comment on new business agenda items

Community: Apply now for Rebuilding Together Duneland aid to homeowners

Support troops and 'Send some Lovin from Your Ovens'

Police: Semi crash jams up Indiana 49 this morning

Semi loses 45,000 pounds of steel coils in I-65 crash

Iced over ponds shouldn't be trusted

Town of Chesterton: Town Council corrects board appointment snafu

Schnadenberg: Much less snow so far this year

Obituary: Services Thursday for Rita Harvey


Monday, January 12, 2015

Police: Man charged with selling brass disguised as silver

Couple who stole $100K from widow want restitution payments lowered

Police Commission recognizes Bob Allison Family for support of the force

Indiana: Indiana flu deaths rose by 30 last week to 66 total

Indiana Republicans nix separate charter school and voucher funds

Class Reunion: Meet Thursday for CHS Class of 1965 reunion planning

Sports: Chesterton Boys fall in DAC basketball opener

Chesterton Girls fall to Merrillville

CHS Wrestling finishes 1-3 at Bellmont


Warren Hess dies at age 94

Edward Anderson dies at age 93

Jane E. Meek service Tuesday

Jeannette Dolk services pending

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/011215 Town of Porter Dune Forest Trail Bid.pdf


Friday, January 9, 2015

Town Elections: Trout to challenge Ton in GOP primary

Police: ISP: Trucker killed this morning on I-94

Semi loses coils on I-94 Thursday

At least 1 dead in 150-vehicle pileup on I-94 in Michigan

ISP: PCSP officer injured, man in hospital after incident in South Haven

Porter County: County Parks looks to improvements at Sunset Hill and Brincka-Cross in 2015

Environment / Weather: Indiana climatologist says warmup in forecast by mid January

Scientists say Great Lakes teeming with tiny plastic fibers

Indiana / Education: Pence seeks to boost spending on charter schools and private school vouchers

Tallian: Pence budget silent on pre-K and child services

Democrats say Pence budget plan shortchanges public schools

Access adviser says Notre Dame broke law if it withheld police records

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/010915 Valparaiso Community Schools Public Hearing.pdf

Legal Notices/010915 Porter County BZA Kingston.pdf

Legal Notices/010915 Porter County BZA Burke.pdf

Legal Notices/010915 Porter County BZA Bradley.pdf

Legal Notices/010915 Porter County BZA Ace Sign.pdf


Thursday, January 8, 2015

Weather: Even colder today; expect blowing snow

State Fire Marshal: Space heaters can be dangerous, use only with great care

Hoosiers urged to check elderly and special-needs neighbors during cold

Police: Semi roll-over congests morning commute on I-94

Town Elections: And they're off: Kuziela, Ton, Lafata, Z. Sexton, Jordan file in town races

Business: Oil price drop costs jobs at US Steel

NIPSCO warns customers of bill payment scams

Health: Widespread flu activity in the county; not too late for a shot

Great Lakes: Coast Guard begins Great Lakes icebreaking

Indiana: Sen. Tallian bill to allow medical marijuana program introduced


Donald Stueber services Saturday


Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Weather: Frigid temperatures prompt Duneland Schools to close today

Town of Chesterton: Upgrades to baseball field are Chesterton Park Board topic

Porter County: Familiar faces retained on county boards; Evans leads Commissioners

Police: ISP: Trucker driving too fast for winter conditions in chain reaction I-65 crash

Bitter weather traveling tips from State Police

Business / Economy / Weather: Shippers Last years Great Lakes freeze cost $705 million

Conservation: DNR Conservation Officer Bryce Klimek named District 10 Officer of the Year

Enbridge mitigation grant enables Izaak Walton to buy 40 acres in Porter County

Chesterton High School: CHS bands represent Chesterton at Outback Bowl and Disney World


GOP picks Kittredge to succeed Trout on Council

Leaders nix allowing Pence presidential and governor bids


Chesterton Boys swim past LaPorte 126-60

Chesterton Girls blast Hammond Clark 63-23

Trojan Girls Swimmers beat LaPorte 146-40


Donald Stueber services pending


Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Police / Fire / Emergency / Weather: What a difference a year makes: Only three inches of snow

Chesterton Fire Department releases activity report for last 30 days

Police: CPD: Man in green Jetta stealing UPS deliveries

Town of Burns Harbor: Burns Harbor tree care ordinance for subdivisions to get a hearing

Weather: Post Office: Keep mailboxes and sidewalks clear of snow

Health: CDC says flu season continues to worsen, could peak this month

State Legislature: Indiana lawmakers set to start 2015 budget writing session

Pelath: Boost Indiana wage; cut textbook costs for families

Pelath opposes allowing Pence to run for governor and president at the same time

Pence backs release of $200M for Indiana highway projects

Town of Chesterton: TIF board and contractor still disputing corridor claims


Monday, January 5, 2015

Police / Fire / Emergency: Hoosiers being urged to limit travel and prepare for winter storm

Park off street in advance of snowstorm

Overloaded circuit blamed for house fire on Calumet

Crash snarls rush hour today on I-80-94

Local man and two others charged with scrap theft

Elections: Town election filing begins Wednesday

Environment: Officials look into oil leak along Lake Michigan

2015 Indiana Legislative Preview

Soliday bill gives county investment and foundation options

Moseley refiles county asset and wind turbine bills

Pelath ready to lead statehouse Democrats; economy is focus

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


Kyle Whitaker wins two National Swimming Titles

CHS varsity girls win South Adams Basketball Tournament

CHS varsity boys basketball team blasts Hammond Clark

Duneland Soccer signups begin this week


Eleanor Lind dies at age 96 services Wednesday

Lorraine Oliver dies at age 91

Martha L. Warren service Saturday at VFW Post 2511

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/010515 Porter County PlanPUD Amendment Coolman Communities.pdf

Legal Notices/010515 Porter County Plan Primary Plat Pivotal Custom.pdf

Legal Notices/010515 Porter County Plan Design Waiver Pivotal Custom.pdf

Legal Notices/010515 Porter County Plan Design Waiver JJ Fuds.pdf

Legal Notices/010515 NICTD Request for Bidders.pdf

Legal Notices/010515 NICTD Bidders Track Vehicle Equip.pdf

Legal Notices/010515 NICTD Bidders Railroad Track Material.pdf


Friday, January 2, 2015

Police / Fire / Emergency: CFD spends New Year's night at house fire on South Calumet Road

Indiana / Region: Rep. Moseley refiles County asset and wind turbine bills

Community: Paulene Poparad ends 38 year journalism career, sort of

Indiana: Health officials tout flu shots amid outbreak

DNR offers uses for exChristmas trees

Business / Labor: Court rules US Steel not responsible for crash

Sports: Davison and Lemley finish 2nd and 3rd at 32 team Al Smith wrestling event


Wanda Gail Bishop dies at age 71

Thomas Tucker Campbell services Saturday, January 3

Morgan Edwards dies at age 23; services Sunday, January 4

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/010215 Porter County Auditor Tax Abatement 1.pdf

Legal Notices/010215 Porter County Auditor Tax Abatement 2.pdf

Legal Notices/010215 Valparaiso Community Schools Public Hearing.pdf


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