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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Environment / Indiana Dunes: Save the Dunes 'cites lack of transparency' in Pavilion project; takes no position

Community: Local churches plan services for Holy week

Business: Water company bimonthly billing schedule to end; monthly starts in April

US Steel to idle part of Minntac; 680 layoffs expected

Police: Dune Acres man charged with 2014 burglary of Sage restaurant

Valpo streets near Admin Building to close April 3 and 9

Education: CHS speech team third at state

State News: Indiana Governor Pence wants changes to religious law

No accord yet on clarifying Indiana religious objection law

Indy tourism agency responds to religious objection law

Senate panel considers repeal of construction wage law

Sports: Chesterton Softball opens tonight at Hobart

AP study projects average MLB salary tops $4M

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/Duneland School Corporation 2014 Annual Performance Report.pdf

Legal Notices/033115 Valparaiso Community Schools Bidders Buses.pdf


Monday, March 30, 2015

Police: Driver dies in Ransom Road crash; infant in safety seat survives

Look for new flashing yellow arrow at US 6 and US 30 traffic signals

State Prison correctional officer charged with attempted trafficking

Indiana: Indiana plans language to clarify religious objections law

Ballard tells lawmakers to repeal religious objections law

Religious law has Chicago mayor wooing Indiana businesses

Indiana Democrats seek repeal of religious law

University leaders say religious law damaging to Indiana

Indy rally challenges new religious law as discriminatory

Existing casinos concerned about proposed South Bend project

House panel passes needle exchange bill

Environment: National parks call on Americans to 'Find Your Park'


Edgar J. Lewandowski services Wendesday

Gloyeske family asks donations go to Porter County Cancer Society

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/033015 Porter County Ordinance No 1501.pdf

Legal Notices/033015 Porter County Tax Rate Chart for web_Layout 1.pdf


Friday, March 27, 2015

Community: Holy Week: Duneland area Church Listings

Duneland Chamber 2015 Facade Grant Program now taking applications

Low income seniors can sign up for hunger relief program

Porter County: County planners recommend looser billboard requirements

Region / Police: US: Chicago area cousins planned US terrorist attack

Indiana: Star Trek star George Takei calls for Indiana boycott

NCAA to monitor impacts of Indiana religious law

Police: String of yard vandalism reported in neighborhood

Health: White House unveils plan to fight antibiotic resistant germs

Region: More time for public comment on NIRPC plan

Class Reunion: CHS Class of 1955 plans 60th reunion


Services Monday for Jean Marie Alexander

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/032715 NICTD Competitive Proposals Broker Services.pdf

Legal Notices/032715 NICTD Competitive Proposals.pdf

Legal Notices/032715 Porter County Public Library System Addl Approps.pdf

Legal Notices/032715 Valparaiso City Utilities Intent to Sell Bonds.pdf


Thursday, March 26, 2015

Police: Indiana Supreme Court upholds McCowan conviction and sentence in murder of Amanda Bach

Environment / Indiana Dunes: DNR and Pavilion Partners to unveil designs for Dunes State Park beach conference center at open house Monday

Indiana: Indiana governor overrides law to authorize needle exchange

Indiana Governor Pence signs religious objections bill as backlash from business grows

NCAA says it will monitor impacts of Indiana religious bill

ACLU Disappointed in Indiana religious objection law

House committee removes public record search fee from bill

Town of Porter: Spring clean up starts Monday in Porter; parks get donation from Lions

Town of Chesterton: Jim Ton Effort afoot at NIRPC to be less bureaucratically opaque

Great Lakes: Soo Locks opened for the start of this year

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/032615 Duneland School Corp Bidders Roof Restoration.pdf

Legal Notices/032615 Town of Burns Harbor Addl Approps.pdf


Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Town of Chesterton: Town Council told nursing home moratorium bill would not affect Mainstreet project

Town of Chestrton Spring Cleanup Week coming April 20-24

Town of Porter Porter mulls $3.5 million TIF bond for roads and building

Police / Fire: Porter Fire Department K9 dog Harley goes on 3 mile track

Indiana Revenue Department warns Hoosiers about tax scam

Business / Stee: USS to idle Granite City hitting 2080 jobs there

Indiana Legislature: Indiana lawmakers send religious objection bill to governor

Convention and church conference eye Indiana pullout over religious objections bill

Pence signs right-to-try experimental drugs bill into law

Indiana lawmakers to revisit baby boxes bill in 2016

Lawmakers Search fee for records to be removed from bill

Indiana / Schools: High court: State Constitution doesn't require school bus service


Services Saturday for Charlotte Mildred Anderson

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/032515 Alcohol Tobacco Commission April 9 Hearing.pdf


Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Town of Chesterton: NIRPC awards town $120K grant for Westchester/Liberty Trail along 1100N

Porter County bridge project to close East Porter Avenue Wednesday

Environment / Indiana Dunes: Park Service says $30M in needed maintenance at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore has been deferred for lack of money

Police: Woman struck and killed by SUV on US 20

Indiana: With GOP votes Indiana House passes religious objection bill

House panel weighs giving equal access to adoption records

Politics / Indiana: Republican Senator Coats to retire will not run in 2016

Business: Iron ore shipping season begins on Great Lakes

Port of Indiana Burns Harbor honored for 2014 season

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/032415 Valparaiso Community Schools 2014 Annual Performance Report.pdf

Legal Notices/032415 Valparaiso Community Schools Bidders Buses copy.pdf


Monday, March 23, 2015

Police / Fire: CPD: Gun incident resolved peacefully today

Spring snowstorm snarls traffic in Region today

Chesterton firefighters respond to chimney fire Friday

Chesterton Police: calls for service kept officers on the hop in 2014

VPD: Marijuana bricks found at vehicle fire

Environment: Shirley Heinze fund unveils first ever capital campaign to raise $3.5 million

Weather: 15 inches of snow in upper Midwest

Economy: US gas prices head lower

State News: Indiana calls in CDC to help with HIV outbreak

Indiana moves to standardize state fire training system

Lawmaker with casket firms helped kill biocremation bill

Indiana House passes religious objections bill

Sports: Raffin finishes 3rd at HSR Indoor Track Finals


Services Thursday for Matthew Gloyeske, age 54

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/032315 Porter County Ordinance 1503.pdf

Legal Notices/032315 Porter County Ordinance No 1501.pdf

Legal Notices/032315 Porter County Ordinance No 1502.pdf

Legal Notices/032315 Porter County Tax Rate Chart for web_Layout 1.pdf


Friday, March 20, 2015

Town of Chesterton: Chesterton Plan Commission hears proposal for $35 million development near Toll Road and 49

Council to mull reduced park impact fee at Monday meeting

Chesterton High School: CHS BPA students win awards at state conference

CHS to mark 125th anniversary of school's first graduating class

Police / Fire: Chesterton and Burns Harbor fire departments respond to ArcelorMittal mill today

ISP: Tons of cheese block I-65 offramp this morning

Work Zone Awareness Week to mark start of roadwork season

Indiana Dunes: National Park Service tells spring season prescribed burns

State: Tallian inmate training bill heads to governor's desk

Indiana 2nd grader hospitalized with meningitis


Services Tuesday for George W. Roberts age 96

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/032015 NICTD Competitive Proposals.pdf

Legal Notices/032015 Town of Burns Harbor Ordinance 260-2015.pdf

Legal Notices/032015 Valparaiso City Utilities Intent to Sell Bonds.pdf


Thursday, March 19, 2015

Town of Porter / Business: Porter BZA permits year round activities at Seven Peaks Waterpark

Police / Health: Substance Abuse Council: Dispose of unwanted Rx meds at dropoff locations

Business: Principals in Dunes State Park Pavilion rehab are well known to local business community

Poll: Public unaware health law is in jeopardy

Guest Commentary: Fast Track trade policy road to nowhere for Region steelworkers

Environment: Winter sets global heat record despite US East big chill

IDEM will test your well for free as part of ground water assessment study

Indiana: State schools superintendent requests shift in House budget funds to help public schools

Indiana education board to weigh call to reduce student tests

Foes say Indiana religious objections bill threatens day care rules

Pence seeking to add more than 100 child welfare workers

Sen. Donnelly urges Indiana and feds to work together on Amtrak line

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/031915 Duneland School Corp Bidders Roof Restoration.pdf


Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Police: Two die in head-on crash with school bus on Ind. 8; kids okay

Victim in fatal US 20 crash was Liberty man

Business / Economy: Area jobless rates spike as more seek work

Bankrupt Toll Road execs to share $2.5M bonus

Traffic / Regi0n: INDOT Westbound Toll Road on-ramp from I-80/94 closed at Lake Station

NIRPC seeking pubic input on update to 2040 regional plan

Porter County Commissioners: Sheriff Reynolds proposes free phone app for alerts

County insurance plan reducing costs as claims hold steady

Town of Chesterton: IURC okays town to intervene in Fox Chase receiver's emergency rate case

Schools: Correction: Stone Freeman is National Speech qualifier for CHS

Community: Apply for Chesterton/Porter Rotary Scholarships by Friday, April 10


Services Saturday for Ruth M. Antrim, age 99


Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Police: Man dies in crash on US Highway 20

Frost Law in effect; trucks banned from county roads

Environment / Weather: Photo: Signs of spring

Major solar storm hitting Earth, may pull northern lights south

Observe Fix-A-Leak Week by fixing a leak

Indiana: Indiana House panel endorses religious objections bill

Indiana joins 10 states in opposing tougher EPA ozone limits

State tries to reduce infant deaths after poor showing in report

Indiana considers $20 search fee for public record requests

Region: Hobart man arrested after gun found in bag at Chicago airport

Gunman fires on truck on Dan Ryan


Services Thursday for Pauline Solley, age 90


Monday, March 16, 2015

Porter County: Animal Control ordinance taken off County Commissioners agenda

Chesterton High School: CHS qualifies nine more for national speech and debate tourney (Total 19)

Town of Porter: Hearing for Seven Peaks paintball ice skating gocarts on Porter BZA agenda

Elections: Candidates get final warning on late reports

South Porter County still without early voting site

Police: Liberty Township mobile home damaged in fire

New officer to join Chesterton Police

Former township official in LaPorte County sentenced

Outage affects Valpo shopping mall district

Man shoots self in the foot accidentally

Sobriety checkpoint in Duneland Tuesday

NIPSCO: Winter gas shutoff moratorium ended Sunday but bill assistance still available

Indiana Dunes: Mt Baldy to stay closed this summer as dune hole investigation continues

Sports: Valpo U staying close to home for NCAA tournament

Chesterton boys volleyball wins openers

CHS Gymnasts end season at Regionals


Services Thursday for Joseph T. Trella age 78

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/031615 Porter County Tax Rate Chart for web_Layout 1.pdf


Friday, March 13, 2015

Police: CPD working to make the Wilson Street detour safer

Region: South Shore's new express commuter run to begin Monday

Township Library: Library board begins interview process for new director

Town of Burns Harbor: Burns Harbor hears request from Portage PD to use closed firing range

Business: 83 new hires at USS Gary Works terminated

Coats bill would permit fed agencies to enter into longterm utility contracts

Indiana: Universities request more funding to keep tuition affordable

Sports: Colin Kenney is state K of C free throw champion


Services Saturday for Elfaye MacDonald, age 85

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/030615 Duneland School Corp Notice of Intent to Sell Bonds.pdf


Thursday, March 12, 2015

Police: Woman charged with stealing thousands from former employer in Burns Harbor

Charged in 2014 with theft of $1.5M; now accused of stealing from disabled child

Monthly restitution payments lowered for couple who stole from local widow

Fake IRS agents target more than 366,000 in huge tax scam

Community: Relay For Life: Local business support needed to help in fight against cancer

Town of Burns Harbor: CCD funds to replace baseball fence at Burns Harbor park

Environment / Indiana Dunes: Guest Commentary: Public deserves answers on privatization of State Park pavilion and conference center at beach

Indiana: Sen Coats asks feds not to dump IndyChicago Amtrak service on INDOT

Sports: CHS honors winter sports athletes


I. Lois Kruk dies at age 93

Services Saturday for Elfaye MacDonald, age 85

Kenneth Lester Zerby dies at age 77

William P. Cummings service Friday in Arizona

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/031215 Porter County Plan Appeal M & M Farms.pdf

Legal Notices/031215 Porter County Plan Commission Amend UDO.pdf

Legal Notices/031215 Porter County Plan Commission Zone Amend Sandstone Ridge Villas.pdf

Legal Notices/031215 Porter County Plan UDO Ord 0705.pdf


Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Environment / Indiana Dunes: Izaak Walton opposes banquet center next to State Park Pavilion

Town of Chesterton: Planner Kowalski questions selection of park impact fee consultant

New eatery to open at 321 Broadway

Town of Porter: Beach permits selling fast in Porter; egg hunt grows

Indiana: Australian company buys bankrupt Toll Road firm

Mandated testing dosn't come cheap: Indiana eyes $134 million in student testing contracts

Senate committee advances right-to-try trial drugs bill

Chesterton High School: CHS Speech team qualifies 32 of 39 entries to state tournament

CHS Show Choirs earn honors

Police: Blocked dryer lint trap leads dangerous to CO buildup in Chesterton home

Business / Steel: ArcelorMittal named GM Supplier of the Year


David Kessinger dies at age 64

Services Friday for Therese Mangine, age 84

Services Saturday for Elfaye MacDonald, age 85

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/031115 IURC Cause No 44587.pdf


Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Chesterton Town Council: Sharon Darnell against Common Wage Law repeal

As East Porter Avenue bridge project looms; traffic headaches expected to mount

Replacement of Downtown sidewalk to be expedited in runup to Euro Market

Police: Be a saint, drive sober during St. Paddy Day celebrations

CPD: Woman confronts burglar in her Sandpiper Drive garage

VPD to aggressively blitz Indiana 49; man in Saturday 500N crash critical

VPD: Woman trapped under vehicle in building reported in serious condition

Portage convenience store robbed at gunpoint

Excise Police execute search warrants at three tobacco retailers in Gary

Chesterton High School: Chesterton High School Winter Guard wins Midwest Invitational

CHS Jazz Band earns Gold award at ISSMA


Services Wednesday for David B. Halpin age 63

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/031015 NICTD Req Bidders.pdf


Monday, March 9, 2015

Porter County: Ducks, turkeys and rabbits coming to Sunset Hill Farm Park

Police: Hebron mother and daughter killed in crash in Kentucky when trucker hits vehicle

Badly injured at Indiana 49 and 500N when trucker slams into vehicle

49 rollover this morning spills debris on road

CFD: Crocker dryer fire damages home

Portage man killed in shooting during dispute in Munster

VPD: Drunk driver crashes into building and injures woman inside

PCSP: Man okay after being accidentally shot

State News: Indiana baby box bill sparks backlash from some groups

Indiana has a lot at stake in health care subsidy lawsuit

VA hospital manager's email draws fire from vets


Late rally lifts Trojans past Merrillville; Crown Point is too much in final

Chesterton Gymnasts finish 5th at IHSAA Sectional

Hundreds pack funeral for White Sox great Minnie Minoso

No. 1 Valpo U tops Cleveland St 60-55; heads to Horizon Final against No. 2 UW/Green Bay


Michael J. Williamson services Tuesday

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/030915 Chesterton Plan Commission Ordinance Establish Impact Fee.pdf

Legal Notices/030915 Chesterton Plan Commission Zoning and Subdivision Control Ord Changes.pdf


Friday, March 6, 2015

Porter County: Deer hunting programs favored by County Park Board

Schools: Duneland students selected for Porter County Arts-A-Budding art show

Police: Alert Chesterton Police officer apprehends suspect in Speedway burglary

Woman injured when Jeep crashes into Valparaiso office today

CPD: Hilton guest charged with burglary

Community: Duneland Girl Scouts to hold canvas party Saturday at Hawthorne Park

Turn clocks ahead Saturday and check smoke alarms

Weather: Coast Guard: Warmup could make frozen Lake Michigan and waterways dangerous

State: Indiana Senate budget chief says school funding under review

Indiana to end Indianapolis to Chicago Amtrak line in April


Services Monday, March 9 for Mary Peggy Gibson

Ricky E. Martin services Saturday

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/030615 Duneland School Corp Notice of Intent to Sell Bonds.pdf

Legal Notices/030615 Porter County Annual Financial Report.pdf


Thursday, March 5, 2015

Business / Community: NorthShore Health to open in Chesterton

Town of Chesterton / Local History: NIPSCO crew hits foundation of forgotten building on East Porter Ave.

Education / Community: : Public Comment: A Tale of Two Schools

Community: Chesterton motorcycle team wins National award

Rose Davison Schubert reaches milestone of 100

Environment / Weather: El Nino finally here but this one is weak, weird and late

Health: Flu winds down; FDA aims for better vaccine next year

Legislature: Indiana lawmakers advancing rules for e-cigarette liquids

Senate panel passes ban on plastic beads polluting lakes

Sports: Chesterton Boys win Sectional opener 87-68


Leon R. Fickel services Saturday

Kenneth L. Zerby dies at age 77

Joanna Lynn Hammar (Nolen) is mourned

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/030515 Porter County Plan Diveley.pdf

Legal Notices/030515 Porter County Plan Learman.pdf

Legal Notices/030515 Porter County Plan Pressel.pdf

Legal Notices/030515 Porter County Plan Shorewood Forest.pdf

Legal Notices/030515 Porter County Plan Worldwide Shippers.pdf

Legal Notices/030515 Town of Beverly Shores Addl Approps.pdf


Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Porter County: County Park zoning and jail fee approved

Deer kill report on County Park Board agenda

Duneland School Board: Legislation watch continues for Duneland School board

Community: Disposable Theatre offers local improv classes starting March 15

VU Professor Emeritus Lutze publishes memoir about civil rights movement

Business: Seven Peaks Waterpark proposes paintball and year-round activities

Steelworkers converge on DC to oppose fast track

Apple and Android vulnerable to FREAK attack

Environment: DNA tool helping biologists find elusive or invasive species

DNR added 32 million fish to Indiana waters in 2014

Region: Visclosky urges VA chief to improve veterans' health care


Services Saturday for Earl J. Graves, 83

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/030415 Porter County Municipal Airport Annual Financial Report.pdf


Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Duneland Schools: CHS planning anniversary celebration for 125th graduation

Whitlow grills Duneland School Board on public comment policy

Young engineer, reading programs make learning fun at LIS Bailly

CHS Speech takes second at Valpo with two individual champions

The Digital Jungle We Live In: Police say couple's account mysteriously plundered

Environment: Save the Dunes lobbying Congress to maintain Great Lakes Restoration funds

Indiana: Guest Commentary: Lawmakers risk lowering voter turnout with proposed bills

Indiana contractors and workers fight to keep prevailing wage law

Consultants map out steps to avoid repeat of testing uproar

Indiana AG office appeals synthetic drugs ruling

Anti-crime bills imposing longer sentences advance to House

IU adopts new policy on sexual misconduct and harassment

Purdue holds off on leave policy changes after backlash


Sign up with Rebuilding Together to volunteer on April 25 work day

Donations needed for Rebuilding Together Duneland April work day

Duneland YMCA Member Appreciation Week March 2 through 6

Duneland Resale scholarship applications due by April 6

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/030315 Town of Chesterton Annual Fin Report.pdf

Legal Notices/030315 NICTD Req Bidders.pdf

Legal Notices/030315 IDEM Cargill AgHorizons.pdf


Monday, March 2, 2015

Porter County:

County Commissioners to finalize Aukiki park zoning, inmate fee

Indiana Legislature

Legislature at midpoint: GOP pushes budget plan, divisive issues

A look at major issues in the Indiana Legislature


Two counties to decide on plan for Indiana Toll Road

Lincoln Park Zoo welcomes newborn gorilla

Police / Fire / Emergency:

DNR: Snowmobiler hurt in accident near Wolf Lake


Chesterton Boys finish 11th at State Swim Finals

Trojan Boys basketball team ends regular season with 70-50 win


William Kish services Wednesday

Visitation Tuesday for Wanda Jane Beile 86

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/030215 Duneland School Corp Notice Issue Bonds.pdf


Friday, February 27, 2015

Indiana Dunes / Lake Michigan: State Park Pavilion rehab begins as part of restaurant deal (Photo and Story)

Lawmakers renew push for measures to stop invasive carp (Photo and Story)

Lake Michigan smelt: Hatchling survival rate on upswing but mature fish are smaller

Police: Suspected acid spill on I-94 turns Indiana Boundary Road into heavy truck route (Photo and Story)

Business / Steel: Updated: USS to close Gary Works coke batteries

Duneland Schools: School board to OK bond, set summer school fees

CHS presents 'Haphazardly Ever After' February 27, 28 and March 1

Region: IU Health LaPorte Hospital flushes water pipes after treating two with Legionella

Indiana Legislature: Cancer prevention bill killed over vaccination fears

Debate on cold medicine Rx lingers in Indiana Legislature

Sports: Lohse and Voiers named Indiana High School Bowling All Tourney


Monty Terance Reynolds dies at age 42

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/022715 NICTD Bids Platform Replacement.pdf

Legal Notices/022715 Porter County Public Library Annual Report.pdf


Thursday, February 26, 2015

Town of Porter: Porter to hear new uses for Seven Peaks Waterpark

Community: State Park Little League Pancake Breakfast Saturday

4th Street Theater presents 'Waiting for Godot' beginning Friday

Sign up with Rebuilding Together to volunteer on April 25 work day

Education: Discovery Charter lottery ends with 26 on waiting list academic team wins

Porter County: County to start up drainage work again; foundation committee meets

Town of Chesterton: TIF board to spend $30K on new sidewalk next to Thomas Park

Police: Southbound Interstate 65 reopens after semitrailer crashes

Chesterton Police officers put CPR skills to use

VPD: Man steals the same car twice

Business / Steel: US Steel to idle Gary Works coke plant

Environment: Leak at BP refinery in Whiting 2nd malfunction this week

Scientists witness carbon dioxide trapping heat in air

Indiana: HIV outbreak in Indiana linked to needle sharing

Indiana eyes ways to reverse declining highway funding

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/022615 Town of Chesterton Notice to Bidders Dump Truck Snow Plow.pdf

Legal Notices/022615 Town of Chesterton Notice to Bidders Pumper Firefighting Apparatus.pdf


Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Porter County: County Council opposes common wage repeal, favors Sunday library hours

Town of Porter: Porter takes to the clippers another year to fight cancer

Town of Chesterton: Bids are ball-park for Fox Chase project

Police: CPD: Web job posting leads to phony check scam costing woman $3.500

Valparaiso businessman sentenced to probation for defrauding Vermont utility

Train vs. vehicle today in Valparaiso

School bus hit today no injuries

Indiana Legislature: House backs school funding plan, defies Pence on casinos

Senate defeats proposed farming amendment

Senate to take up repeal of construction wage law

Indiana / Schools: Indiana ISTEP battles puts spotlight on testing challenges

Politics: Chicago Mayor Emanuel forced into runoff election


Warren Ray Wheelock services Friday, February 27

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/022515 Indiana Alcohol Tobacco Commission March 12 Hearing.pdf

Legal Notices/022515 NICTD Request for Bidders Railroad Rail and Railseal.pdf


Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Chesterton High School: CHS Japanese Olympiad team wins State Championship

Town of Chesterton: Town candidates urged to attend meetings to learn process

Town Council hears complaint of icy sidewalks downtown

Police: ISP: Victim in fiery I-65 crash identified as Valparaiso woman

CPD: Burglar floods home on Emerald Drive

Indiana Legislature: House Republicans advance state budget proposal

GOP led Senate advances bill protecting religious objections

Indiana House backs repeal of construction wage law

Lawmaker kills Sunday alcohol sales legislation

Pence signs bill to shorten ISTEP testing time

Indiana / Schools: Indiana school voucher rolls up 47% to 29,000 this year

Business: CME Lending Group aims to lower mortgage costs

Obituary: Services Thursday for Janet Louise Adams

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/022415 Porter County Plan Minor Subdivision Hall.pdf

Legal Notices/022415 Westchester Public Library 022415.pdf


Monday, February 23, 2015

Indiana Legislature: Local lawmakers weigh in on education board, state budget and wages at teachers forum

Indiana library funding restored in newest budget

Lawmakers put off vote on Sunday alcohol sales

Porter County: Fair board willing to chip in for improvements at Expo Center

Chesterton High School: CHS Speech hosts Skeffington Memorial Invitational

Police / Traffic: ISP: Body from fiery I-65 accident not yet identified

ISP: Chesterton motorist cited in I-94 crash; road worker has close call

Indiana: IU trustees approve room and board rate hikes

Sports: Trojan Boys win 17th straight Swim Sectional title

Andrew Davison 5th at Wrestling State Finals


Darrel Hoover, Sr. services Wednesday, February 25

William 'Bill' Walsh services Wednesday

Services Wednesday for Russell E. Klett, age 91

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/022315 Duneland School Corp Additional Approps.pdf

Legal Notices/022315 Duneland School Corp Notice Issue Bonds.pdf

Legal Notices/022315 NICTD Invitation Competitive Proposals PTC.pdf


Friday, February 20, 2015

Porter County: New Auditor cuts consultant costs; Commissioners raise inmate fee

Town of Chesterton: Utility will be communicating with Fox Chase homeowners about connecting to sewers

Environment / History / Region: Obama praises conservation as US ideal as he disignates three new national monuments

Indiana: Educators say cuts to students testing time not enough

INDOT; Region roads still treacherous; drive cautiously

Purdue frats vote to ban hard liquor

Indiana Legislature: Rep. Soliday to attend forum Saturday

Indiana library funding restored in newest proposed budget

Police: PCSP: Westville man reports being robbed at Whispering Sands in Liberty

ISP: Car skids under semi trailer on I-94

Business / Labor: Postal Service and union open talks on new contract

Sports: Trojan Boys set up for Sectional Swim title

Big Ten gauging interest in making freshmen ineligible for sports

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/022015 Porter County Pub Lib Bid Structure Removal.pdf

Legal Notices/022015 NICTD Bids Platform Replacement.pdf


Thursday, February 19, 2015

Porter County: Porter County Commissioners split over latest health insurance plan

Duneland Schools: School Board votes to bond for $7.5 million in building projects

CHS student Rachel Fredenburg wins IN Bookmark Contest

Weather: New record low? Black-iced I-94 risky

Indiana Legislature: Casino tax break added to bill

Bill banning abortion due to gender and disability advances

House rejects changes to Sunday alcohol sales bill

Indiana panel sidetracks US constitutional convention call

Indiana Department of Education notifies schools of test changes

State News: Indiana aims to revoke South Bend abortion clinic license

Outdoors: Register now for inaugural Indiana Dunes Birding Festival May 7 thru 10

Police: FBI seeks armed robber of Merrillville bank

Region: Survey finds Gary has 12,000 blighted structures

Sports: CMS Benefit Game set for February 27

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/021915 IDEM 30 Day Period Urschel Labs.pdf

Legal Notices/021915 Liberty Twp Annual Financial Report.pdf

Legal Notices/021915 Town of Burns Harbor Annual Financial Report.pdf

Legal Notices/021915 Town of Chesterton Notice to Bidders Dump Truck Snow Plow.pdf

Legal Notices/021915 Town of Chesterton Notice to Bidders Pumper Firefighting Apparatus.pdf


Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Porter County / Property Taxes: Higher assessed values lower tax rates in Duneland and county for 2015

Indiana Legislature / Education: Retired teachers to host legislative forum Saturday

Senate passes bill allowing board to replace Ritz as leader

Indiana: Senate panel quickly advances religious freedom bill

House panel backs repealing Indiana public projects wage law

House backs legalizing Indiana fenced-in hunting preserves

Chesterton High School: CHS presents 'Haphazardly Ever After' February 27, 28 and March 1

CHS speakers win 10-team tourney

Business: NiSource posts solid earnings in 2014

Sports: Chesterton Boys blast Munster 76-60

Palombizio nominated for National 3-point contest

Lohse and Voiers headed for Bowling State Finals


Services Wednesday for Theresa Errichiello, age 89

Services Saturday for William F. Snyder, 75

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/021815 NICTD Request for Bidders Railroad Rail and Railseal.pdf


Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Duneland Schools: Hearing Wednesday on Duneland School bond issue

Traffic / Chesterton: Avoid Porter Avenue and South Calumet Road

Porter County: Porter County Commissioners to hear options for health insurance

Police: Local defrauded of $5K in check scam

Avoid Porter Avenue and South Calumet Road

Indiana: Supporters of public schools rally for Ritz

House GOP budget plan calls for school spending boost

Obituaries: Services Saturday for William F. Snyder, 75

Edward Carrington Meyer dies at age 73

Private services for Roberto R. Canales

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/021715 Burns Harbor Ordinance 259-2014.pdf

Legal Notices/021715 Burns Harbor Plan Commission Public Hearing.pdf


Monday, February 16, 2015

Elections: No touch screen voting for Porter County this year or next

Election board pressured to penalize late campaign committee reports

Police / Courts: Guilty pleas entered in federal court

Valpo felon gets probation on federal charge

Region: Evacuate Chicago? Study to see if it can be done in emergency

Indiana / Legislature /Education:

House Republican budget plan doubles Pence increase for schools

Indiana schools chief: Cut test time by cutting questions

State: GOP making push to repeal Indiana public projects wage law

Indiana lawmakers aim to restrict access to meth ingredients

'Spit Out' targets smokeless tobacco use

Treacherous travel conditions in snowy southern Indiana today

Whiteout conditions cause numerous crashes on state roads over the weekend

Sports: Chesterton girls swim to 3rd place finish at IHSAA State Finals

Andrew Davison punches State Finals ticket in wrestling

CHS Boys fall to No 1 Mishawaka Marian

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/021615 IDEM 30 Day Period Nipsco Bailly Station.pdf

Legal Notices/021615 NICTD Invitation Competitive Proposals PTC.pdf


Friday, February 13, 2015

Police: Jackson Township man charged with wife's murder in January

Man who fought PCSP officer then had medical emergency dies

Business / Steel: ArcelorMittal trims annual loss in 2014

Indiana / Education: Ritz says ISTEP testing time can be shortened by 3 hours

Porter County: Porter County government units receive 2015 Budget Orders

Township Library: Westchester Library board hears staffing changes

Community: Duneland Y accepting preschool enrollment

Duneland Y offers nurturing infant care

Sports: Trojan Gymnasts fall on Senior Night to Merrillville

Late free throws lift Portage over Chesterton


Tori Larissa Harter dies at age 44

Thomas Andershock, formerly of Chesterton, dies

Services Monday for Helen Loncaric

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/021315 Porter County Auditor Additional Appropriations.pdf


Thursday, February 12, 2015

Indiana: Computers freeze up during ISTEP stress test

Sunday alcohol sales bill comes with a catch

Panel backs allowing inland moves for riverboat casinos

House panel backs ending straight ticket voting option

Coats IRS nonprofits bill goes to full Senate

Guest Commentary: Better men must stand up and speak out: Commercial sex fuels human trafficking

Guest Commentary: Other States Outpacing Indiana When It Comes to Preschool

Police: Feds file child porn and other charges against South Haven man as case grows

Town of Burns Harbor: Burns Harbor Redevelopment Commission ready to move forward with master developer and grants

Sports: Duneland staff and CHS athletes to face Harlem Wizards February 26

Valparaiso 3s knock out Trojans

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/021215 Porter Co Parks and Rec Solicitation Food Vender Qualifications.pdf

Legal Notices/021215 VLACD Cash & Inv.pdf


Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Region: NIRPC 'Bikes on Trains' survey ready on Web

Town of Porter: Porter Town Council to speed pay for police working extra patrols

Business / Labor: Valpo man hurt in 2013 accident at ArcelorMittal facility sues the company

Police: Porter woman sentenced to probation in fatal shooting of ex-husband in 2011

Weather / Traffic: Wind risk: Indiana Toll Road bans long and high trucks

Indiana Legislature: Senate panel takes up bill to curb Indiana meth production

House panel amends Sunday alcohol sales bill

House panel backs proposed Indiana ethics law overhaul

Ritz proposes 1 year freeze on school accountability grades


Chesterton Gymnasts beat Lake Central

IHSAA cancels Griffith and Hammond seasons over basketball game brawl


Jane Meeks Celebration of Life is Thursday, February 12

Odell Hampton service Saturday in Dickson Tennessee

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/021115 Union Twp Annual Fin Report.pdf


Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Community: Dave Kasarda named Duneland Y's new executive director and CEO

Alley-Oop for Autism at halftime of CHS basketball game Thursday

Police: Bond set for Porter resident involved in break ins leading to fatal Portage shooting

Health / Science: Measles cases turn attention to benefits of childhood vaccines

Town of Chesterton: Schnadenberg reports cost of clearing the snow about $1,000 per inch

Pay hike discussion splits Town Council

Indiana: House passes bill replacing Ritz as board of education chair

Pence orders shorter ISTEP exams, to hire consultant

DOE spokesman: Pence-backed tougher state standards driving longer ISTEP

Indiana business against religious freedom law Pence backs

Indiana joins Illinois in suspending work on Illiana Expressway

Business: NIPSCO offers energy saving tips and bill payment options

Robots replacing humans at faster pace

In Memoriam

Memorial service February 12 for Adam 'Taylor' MacDonald


Monday, February 9, 2015

Chesterton High School: CHS Debate team wins back to back state titles

CHS Speech team wins Munster tourney

Education / Indiana: Pence orders shorter ISTEP exams, to hire consultant

DOE spokesman: Pence-backed tougher state standards driving longer ISTEP

Police: ISP: Three dead in 'horrific' crash on I-94

PCSP: Masked man robs South Haven smoke shop

Portage Police: Speedway gas station robbed by two

Chesterton Police: BBs fired at vehicles in CHS lot

Two visitors at Westville prison charged

Valpo man found injured in street; Valparaiso Police seek help

Sports: Tolin and Davison win Regional Wrestling titles

CHS Girls swim to 16th straight Sectional title


Niki Quasney dies at age 38

Memorial service February 12 for Adam 'Taylor' MacDonald

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/020915 Dune Acres Annual Financial Report.pdf

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


Friday, February 6, 2015

Porter County: Design plans for Sunset Hill Park education center move forward

Town Elections: More contested races as deadline passes to file for town elections

Police: Gary strip-club dancers charged with prostitution

PCSP: South Haven man orders his dog to attack officer

DNR: Two snowmobilers hurt trying to jump ditch

Business / Digital Dangers: Anthem warns about phishing emails after massive hack

Attorney General urges credit freeze in FAQs on Anthem Inc security breach

Hackers see rewarding targets in health care companies

Indiana Legislature: House passes Moseley bill expanding transparency in homeowners groups

House panel backs bill seeking to boost industrial hemp crop

Schools: CHS Speech team third at Elkhart Winter Frolic

Sports: CHS girls swim team sets up for Sectional title at prelims

Trojan Girls fall at Gary West


Memorial service February 12 for Adam 'Taylor' MacDonald

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/020615 Duneland School Corp Hearing.pdf

Legal Notices/020615 Town of Porter Annual Financial Report.pdf



Thursday, February 5, 2015

Community: Benefit Sunday for Wendi Balda, Bailly Mom fighting cancer

Elections: Town election filing deadline is noon, Friday; Swickard, Pomeroy, R. Poparad in

Business / Economy / Fraud: Hackers access records for millions of Anthem customers

Postal Service eyes new ways to make money

Police: Kouts nurses face numerous charges

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

Environment / NIPSCO: Elevated arsenic levels found in Town of Pines

Environment / Hunting: Public hearings scheduled on proposed DNR rule changes on deer hunting, more

Indiana Legislature: Indiana House votes to delay date of Ritz removal

Indiana / Purdue: Hotel developer White resigns from Purdue trustees


Services Friday, February 6 for Woflgang Pflughaupt

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/020515 Porter County Plan Use Var Bennett Storage.pdf

Legal Notices/020515 Porter County Plan Rich.pdf

Legal Notices/020515 Porter County Plan Gariup.pdf

Legal Notices/020515 Porter County Plan DSV Bennett Storage.pdf

Legal Notices/020515 Porter County Plan Czupryn.pdf

Legal Notices/020515 Porter County Plan Waters.pdf

Legal Notices/020515 Pine Township Annual Financial Report 2014.pdf


Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Police: South Shore train hits SUV stuck on tracks in Ogden Dunes after driver abandons it

Sheriff Reynolds creates Heroin Overdose Response Team to trace drug to its source

Local man labeled sexually violent predator sentenced for child molesting

Duneland Schools:CHS picks homecoming royalty

Three teachers retiring with over 78 years experience at Duneland

Indiana Legislature: Soliday county asset bill passes out of House committee

House panel passes bill adding oversight to state agencies

Senate backs allowing religion-based hiring by contractors

Chicago: Pregnant dolphin at Shedd Aquarium due this summer

Sports: Chesterton Boys swim past Highland 143-33

CHS Girls Hoops beats Highland on Senior Night


Private services for LaDonna R. Elson, 87

Services Thursday for Charlotte Marie Phillips, 91

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/020415 Boone Twp Annual Financial Report.pdf

Legal Notices/020415 Chesterton Utility Notice to Bidders.pdf

Legal Notices/020415 Jackson Twp Annual Financial Report.pdf

Legal Notices/020415 Pleasant Twp Annual Financial Report.pdf


Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Duneland Schools: School board sets hearing on financing for maintenance projects

State funding for Duneland below average; charters get the most

Police / Traffic: ISP: Local man hurt in I-94 accident here today

ISP: Driver injured after rearending semi on I-65

One badly hurt in crash on I-65 near Merrillville

Indiana: Senate backs allowing religion based hiring by contractors

Pence announces changes at BMV amid $2M in overcharges

Panel backs allowing state board to replace Ritz as leader

Court rules state can't regulate fenced-in deer hunting preserves

Indiana House backs new rules after nursing home scandal

House panel passes bill adding oversight to state agencies

Business / Economy: Ports of Indiana handled record volume of cargo in 2014

Indiana to get $21.5M share of S&P settlement

Signups underway for expanded Healthy Indiana


Timothy John Clites services Thursday, February 5

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/020315 IURC Prehearing Conference Cause No 44587.pdf

Legal Notices/020315 Westchester Township Annual Financial Report.pdf


Monday, February 2, 2015

Weather / Traffic / Community: 15 inches (and counting) of wet snow slows plowing efforts

Schools: CHS debate team wins district tourney

Educators worry revamped ISTEP test will take too long

Town Elections: Stinson and Lopez running for Porter Council; filing deadline is Friday at noon

Region: NICTD to introduce limited stop express rush hour train in March

Sports: CHS Wrestling wins IHSAA Sectional Title

CHS Boys Swim to 19th straight Duneland Conference title

Trojan Boys hold on to beat Lake Central 56-53

Chesterton Girls Hoops beats Andrean

CHS Gymnasts finish 2nd at CHS Invitational


Donald Keith Lee dies at age 75

Robert 'Ken' McMeans services Wednesday, February 4

Richard N, Downey, Sr., Celebration of Life February 8

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/020215 Porter County Municipal Airport Rehabilitate Runway Bidderspdf.pdf

Legal Notices/020215 Ogden Dunes Cash & Inv.pdf


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