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Thursday, June 30, 2016

Porter County

Porter County Council members again question ambulance contract

Indiana Bicentennial torchbearers announced for Porter County

Indiana

Judge blocks Indiana genetic abnormality abortion law

Elections

Baron Hill to campaign for US Senate by walking length of Indiana

GOP caucus elects Blake Jefferson to Kouts council

Traffic

Toll Road lane curbs lifted for holiday traffic

Police / Courts

Judge Chidester responds to Gensel in flap being heard by Indiana Supreme Court

Community

Safety tips to protect pets over the holiday weekend

Obituary

Services Friday for Robert Dale Fiscus, 68

 

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Funding plan approved for County Animal Shelter

Town of Chesterton

TIF board wants answers on brick pavers from LEL president

Repaving underway in town; Indian Boundary Road job will wait until 49 is done

Town of Porter

Porter looks to buy mower, tractor, truck

Porter to address resident complaints on paving

Education

Duneland School board sets budget calendar hears technology integration plans

Police

CPD: 4 vehicle chain reaction crash at 49 and Indian Boundary

Porter Police search for man who entered house

Class Reunion

CHS Class of 1991 to celebrate 25th reunion

Obituary

Visitation Friday, July 1 for Lydia R. Johnston

Antoinette Nina Rhoda passes away at age 70

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/062916 Valparaiso Community Schools Notice to Bidders BoilerChiller Project.pdf

Legal Notices/062916 Town of Chesterton Request for Proposals for Chesterton Fiber Optic Network Operator.pdf

Legal Notices/062916 Porter County Notice of Public Hearing Appeal of Linda Stanton.pdf

Legal Notices/062916 Porter County Notice of Public Hearing Appeal of Lee Witters.pdf

 

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Police

Two die in crash on U.S. 30 near Ind. 49

Education

Duneland School Board OKs increased pay for subs in wake of shortage

Police / Fire / Emergency

Under state law certain injuries require EMS to take patient to trauma center in Lake County

Town of Chesterton

Town BZA seat still open; apply by July 6

Community

Cincoski: Leave early for fireworks Thursday

Concert and film series Friday with Fairhaven Baptist orchestra and 'Norm of the North'

Chamber to host speed networking event July 14 at Third Coast Spice Cafe

Local History

Township History Museum hosts exhibit about Bailly family and homestead

Environment

Shirley Heinze Land Trust acquires rare bog in St. Joseph County

Elections / Labor / Indiana

United Steelworkers endorse Democrat Baron Hill for Senate

Indiana

Soliday to chair Roads and Transportation summer study committee

6,600 Indiana residents eligible for VW compensation

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/062816 Town of Chesterton Notice of Adoption Cumulative Development Fund.pdf

Legal Notices/062816 Valparaiso Community School Notice to Bidders Cooks Corner.pdf

 

Monday, June 27, 2016

Police / Fire / Emergency

Fire badly damages duplex on Locust Street

Police Commission mulls bumping Calumet Road speed limit to 25 mph

Community

Parade, breakfast, Turtle Derby, other activities at Family 4th Fest Monday, July 4

Town of Chesterton

Town Council to consider CCD renewal and StoryPoint PUD tonight

Town of Porter

Porter Town Council, RDC, Stormwater board Tuesday

Porter County

County Council to vote on $2.25 million for Animal Shelter

Commissioners seek applicants for Airport Board

Indiana

Groups unsure whether ruling on Texas abortion law impacts Indiana

Indiana Senator Joe Donnelly calls for no-fly list gun sales ban

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/062716 IDEM Notice of Intent to Comply with 327 IAC 15-5.pdf

Legal Notices/062716 Porter County Notice of Public Hearing Petition of Lake Erie Land Company.pdf

 

Friday, June 24, 2016

Business / Steel / Labor / Region

United Steelworkers ratify new contract with ArcelorMittal

Steel trade group welcomes ITC ruling in Chinese dumping case

Environment

State issues air pollution warning for Northwest Indiana for Saturday

Letter to the Editor: Problems continue at Indiana Dunes State Park

Porter County

Appeals to be heard for County Stormwater fee

Business

Construction begins at Porter Business Park in Liberty Township

Community

Footloose 5K run and walk is Saturday at Burns Harbor Lakeland Park

4th Street Theater sets auditions for musical Into the Woods

Region / Lake Michigan

Lucas abandons plan to build museum in Chicago after lawsuit

Police

Fire Marshal urges Hoosiers to know the laws on fireworks before using them

Class Reunion

CHS Class 1971 plans 45th reunion

Sports

Little Trojan Football Camp announces winners

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/062416 NICTD Invitation for Competitive Proposals for Training Program.pdf

Legal Notices/062416 Porter County Notice to Taxpayers Re-establishment of a Cumulative Capital Devel..pdf

 

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Breaking News

Obama immigration plan blocked by tie at Supreme Court

Democrats end 25 hour House floor protest over guns

Visclosky speaks at Democrat gun control sit-in

High court uphold making it a crime to refuse an alcohol breath test

Police

CPD: Porter woman struck by train dies

Education

Discovery Charter School shifts to self management on June 30

Top Ten of CHS Class of 2016 named

Class Reunion

CHS Class of 1966 reunion set for August 19 and 20

Community / Police

How to avoid fraud ID theft and burglary while vacationing

Findings of two drug abuse studies to be announced June 29; public invited

Community

Splash into summer at YMCA Camp Shorwau

Lake Michigan

Save the Dunes stops short of opposing diversion of Lake Michigan water

Indiana / Social Security

Senator Coats urges action now on impending entitlement insolvency

 

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Duneland Community

F.I.S.T. annual benefit ride Sunday to benefit Dunebrook

Summer concert and film series continues: 'Mo Beat Blues and 'Alvin and the Chipmunks'

Midsummer program and evening concert at Chellberg Farm

17th Naturepalooza set for Saturday, June 25

Bris RACE is Saturday, June 25 to support the Caring Place

Lakefront fireworks show Thursday, June 30

First Baptist Church to mark 60th anniversary

Medical Equipment Closet to remain closed for now

Police

CPD: Man points loaded gun at bar patron's head

Porter County

State Auditor Crouch visits Porter County Auditor Urbanik

Environment / Community

Wildlife Rehab Center to host invasive species awareness day

Town of Chesterton

Morningside aerial sewer support column project ready to start

Chesterton BZA to resume hearing for signs at former bowling alley

Business / Emergency

NIPSCO outage updates available

Environment / Great Lakes

Great Lakes states OK city's water plea

Obituary

Service Friday for Nancy B. Connett, 81

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/062216 City of Valparaiso Notice to the Public Ordinance No. 9-2016.pdf

Legal Notices/062216 Valparaiso Community Schools Notice to Bidders BoilerChiller Project.pdf

 

 

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Elections

GOP Party chair screening possible candidates for South County Commissioner

Town of Chesterton

Town mulls monthly stormwater rate hike of 73 cents or 12 percent

Newly laid sod in ditch closing project on Porter Avenue going brown

Police / Fire

Porter Fire Department douses fire in fan at Bailly generator

Economy / Region

Plummeting unemployment rates continue in May in NWI

Indiana / Traffic / Environment

INDOT explains its road shoulder mowing policies

Obituary

David Michael Wehner passes away in Australia

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/062116 Valparaiso Community School Notice to Bidders Cooks Corner.pdf

 

Monday, June 20, 2016

Community

Cadet Mitchell Winey's passion for life remembered as hundreds mourn here

Chesterton High School

CHS Speech and Debate team earns top honors at national tournament

Environment / Community

Dunes Action plans fundraiser, hears how LWCF could impact pavilion plan

Tribune honored by Izaak Walton League for banquet center coverage

Ikes welcome Kankakee River refuge and trail

Environment / Weather

Solstice and full moon mark summer's official arrival

Environment / Indiana

Indiana plan for coal ash rules draws concerns

DNR proposes waterfowl and migratory bird seasons

Elections

Gregg tells convention Pence 'had his chance'

Class Reunion

CHS Class of 1976 seeks missing classmates

Obituary

Services Thursday for Lois Winn Reeve

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/062016 Porter County Notice Of Bid Single Axle Dump Truck.pdf

 

Friday, June 17, 2016

Indiana

Education official gets job with state subcontractor who he helped

Environment/ Health

Air pollution alert issued for NWI

CDC reports 3 babies with Zika linked birth defects born in US

Community

Saturday service for Mitch Winey -- Duneland ready to open its doors to mourning West Point Cadets

Porter County

Woodville members, RDC frustrated over lack of action on US 6 TIF

Town of Chesterton

Chesterton streets need $5.4M worth of repairs: Road Asset Management Plan grades every street in Chesterton

Police / Fire / Environment / Region

Fire destroys hall of Izaak Walton League Miller Chapter in Portage

Region

Dune Park Station to remain accessible during US 12 closure on June 22-23

South Shore returns to regular timetable on Tuesday June 21

Indiana / Police

ICE makes arrests in Indiana and other Midwest states

Business

Horizon and LaPorte banks tell regulatory approval and deadlines for merger

Indiana

Gregg and Ritz unveil universal preK proposal

Environment / Weather

Rare and dangerous heat headed to parts of the Western US

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/061716 Porter County Notice to Taxpayers Re-establishment of a Cumulative Capital Devel..pdf

Legal Notices/061716 Porter County Notice to Taxpayers to Consider Additional Appropriations.pdf

Legal Notices/061716 Porter County Request for Proposals for FinancialPayroll Software.pdf

 

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Community

Duneland ready to open its doors to mourning West Point Cadets

Porter County

County BZA mulls new standard for LED signs for gas stations

Education

CHS Speech and Debate team at National Tournament in Utah

Town of Porter

Porter Town Council approves Summer Tree duplexes in Porter

Police

Counterfeit bills popping up in Chesterton

Traffic

US 12 from 49 to 520 to close June 22-23

Business / Steel / Region

Visclosky advances Buy America amendment

Environment

Save the Dunes seeks new leader

Earth breaks heat record again

Obituaries

Services Saturday for Theodore K. 'Ted' Callaway

Services Friday for Iris May Pratt, 89

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/061616 Porter County BZA Sean Bell.pdf

Legal Notices/061616 Porter County BZA Kankakee Valley.pdf

Legal Notices/061616 Porter County BZA Jeremy Lloyd.pdf

Legal Notices/061616 Porter County BZA George Keaton.pdf

 

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Porter County

Evans says Porter County police need shooting range

Commissioners seek $2.25 million in hospital funds for animal shelter

Town of Chesterton

Hearing for StoryPoint Senior Living Thursday

Town of Porter

Porter Town Council doubles donation for Family 4th of July Fest

Community

Boys and Girls Club addition leads list of May building permits

Police

PCSP: Recovered property from burglaries being processed

Indiana

DNR's latest five-year outdoor recreation plan now available

Indiana attorney general urges Hoosiers to use caution when donating to charities in wake of Orlando massacre

Judge: Indiana abortion law may infringe on women's rights

Obituary

Services Friday for Helen Olive Nervik, 94

 

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Town of Chesterton

1100N will be repaved if INDOT awards town 50/50 grant

Water company has begun to restore work sites on west side

Environment / Lake Michigan

BP settles with EPA to resolve alleged Clean Water and Air violations

Lake Michigan managers urge cut in Chinook salmon

Environment / Weather

Indiana Climate Office: Drought possible this summer

UN weather agency warns of more global warming in May

Indiana / Police

INDOT: State Police unveil new tech for weighing semi trucks on the fly

Indiana mom seeks law change after daughter's ATV death

Obituaries

Local services Thursday for Mitchell T.J. 'Mitch' Dresbaugh

Visitation Friday for Iris Mae Pratt, 89

Services Thursday for Katherine 'Kate' O'Connor

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/061416 Valparaiso Community Schools Notice to Bidders.pdf

 

Monday, June 13, 2016

Porter County

Commissioners to consider contract for Animal Shelter hospital funds

Elections

GOP delegates, Porter County Tourism Board member charged with resisting in Indy

State GOP nominates Hill for attorney general

Community

Burns Harbor firefighters rescue ducklings from sewer

Duneland Resale offers Night Owl Sale Wednesday

Local Right to Life not seeking donations by phone

Region / Porter County

Comment period extended on proposed rail line thru county

Obituaries

Services Saturday, June 18 for Cadet Mitchell Alexander Winey

Services Thursday for Mitchell T.J. 'Mitch' Dresbaugh

Services Tuesday for Thomas Leroy Edward Kemp

Douglas Creed passes away at age 86

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/061316 Burns Harbor Notice of Public Hearing BZA.pdf

 

Friday, June 10, 2016

Westchester Library

WPL board deadlocks on US 20 land donation

Porter County / Police / Indiana

Indiana Supreme Court to intervene in flap between Judge Chidester and Prosecutor Gensel

Town of  Chesterton

Council to consider rezoning and tax abatement Monday

Town of Burns Harbor

Permit approved for Burns Harbor Food Truck Square

Community

Impact Porter County awards grants to aid families

Sports

Trojan Golfers come up short at the IHSAA Battle Ground Regional

Obituaries

Corrected: Services June 18 for Cadet Mitchell Alexander Winey

Services Tuesday for Thomas Leroy Edward Kemp

Graveside services Monday for Russell H. Fanus, age 88

Services Monday for Joseph Raymond Hecox

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/061016 Porter County Notice Of Bid Single Axle Dump Truck.pdf

Legal Notices/061016 Porter County Notice of Public Hearing Alan and Dianne Pinkowski.pdf

Legal Notices/061016 Porter County Notice of Public Hearing Douglas Gordon.pdf

Legal Notices/061016 Porter County Notice of Public Hearing Frank Novak.pdf

Legal Notices/061016 Porter County Notice of Public Hearing Ralph and Lois O'Keefe.pdf

Legal Notices/061016 Porter County Notice of Public Hearing Robbinhurst Golf Club.pdf

Legal Notices/061016 Porter County Notice of Public Hearing Robert Fiscus.pdf

Legal Notices/061016 Porter County Notice of Public Hearing Salem Cemetary & Church.pdf

Legal Notices/061016 Porter County Notice of Publice Hearing St. Paul Lutheran Church.pdf

 

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Obituary

Services June 18 for Cadet Mitch Winey

 

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Obituary

Services June 18 for Cadet Mitch Winey

Duneland Schools

New Duneland teachers welcomed; nursing program helped by referendum

Town of Burns Harbor

Firm's tax abatement draws questions in Burns Harbor

Burns Harbor Police and Fire house fire response praised

Burns Harbor Park Department Summer Camps start Monday, June 13

Election / Labor

Steelworkers and other unions endorse Clinton candidacy

Weather / Environment

Earth's super sized El Nino is over, coming up is La Nina

Region

No bikes or alcohol on South Shore trains this weekend

Business

Horizon Bank allocates $2.5M for lower income home

 

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Business / Labor / Steel / Region

New USW-ArcelorMittal contract calls for idlings but no pink slips

Police

Chesterton man charged with sexual misconduct

Local PDs blitzing the roads with zero tolerance for driving drunk

Truck slams into Michigan bicyclists killing 5; 1 critical

Education / Duneland Schools

School Board accepts bid for Brown Mansion rehab

CHS Speech and Debate team to host Performance Night Thursday

Indiana

Ex-BMV official reaches proposed ethics violation settlement

Indiana schools chief proposes statewide pre-K education

Indiana agency issues plan to fight sexual assault

Elections / Indiana

Baron Hill challenges opponents to debates

Environment / Indiana

Study Mounds Greenway would bring $13M in annual benefits

Obituary

Services pending for Mitchell Alexander Winey

 

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Police

Trucker dies in fiery rear end accident in Toll Road backup

ISP: Motorcyclist loses control of bike in sudden slowdown on I-94 here

Armed robbery at Gary Airport South Shore station

Town of Burns Harbor

Abandoned homes and Indiana 149 study on Burns Harbor Town Council agenda

Community / Library / Town of Porter

Library summer concert and movie series begins June 10 at Hawthorne Park

Business / Steel / Region

China pledges to cut steel glut

Environment

NWI Paddlers laud Kankakee River designation as National Water Trail

Be trained in identifying and reporting invasive species at National Lakeshore June 11

Education

Duneland Schools announce Perfect Attendance honors

Indiana

Indiana sees 70 percent surge in syphilis cases in 1 year

Pence: Trump comments on Indiana-born judge 'inappropriate

Obituary

Services Thursday for Eloise A. Baadsgaard

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/060716 Valparaiso Community Schools Notice to Bidders.pdf

 

 

Monday, June 6, 2016

Community / Obituary

Community mourns CHS standout and West Point cadet Mitch Winey

Community

Artists honored at 65th Womans Club Art Show

Police

Two die in fiery head-on accident on US 20 here

Its the law again: Must move cars out of traffic after property damage crashes

Business / Steel / Region

US presses China over steel glut

Business / Region / Environment

Nicole Barker leaving Save the Dunes for NICTD

Sports

Chesterton Boys Golf wins 2nd straight Sectional championship

Trojan Boys get 2 medals at State Finals

The Chesterton girls track team finished its season at the IHSAA State Finals

CHS Baseball wins marathon falls in Finals

Obituaries

Services pending for Russell Fanus, age 88

Services Friday for Charles Ross 'Opi' Babcock

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/060616 Porter County DSV Family Express 252 State Road 130.pdf

Legal Notices/060616 Porter County DSV Family Express 3550 S State Road 2.pdf

Legal Notices/060616 Porter County DSV Family Express 363 West US HWY 6.pdf

Legal Notices/060616 Porter County DSV Family Express 298 West US Hwy 6.pdf

Legal Notices/060616 NICTD Invitation for Competitive Proposals.pdf

 

Friday, June 3, 2016

Porter County

County Park board OKs budget and foundation lease

Education

CHS graduates 440 on a perfect evening

Town of Porter

Porter paving work to continue next week

Police

Porter man guilty on handgun charge

Suicidal man in standoff with police in woods near Brummitt Road

Indiana

Pence seeks federal pre-K money after first turning it down

Indiana health insurance costs expected to climb in 2017

Environment

DNR launches new trail finding web app

Rising waters threaten Wisconsin

Obituaries

Services Monday for Sandra Carlson, age 61

James 'Jimmer' Navarro, Jr. passes away at age 53

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/060316 Porter County Public Library System Notice to Taxpayers.pdf

Legal Notices/060316 IDEM Notice of 30 Days for Public Comment.pdf

 

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Police / Traffic

ISP: Porter motorcyclist fleeing US 20 traffic stop crashes, dies

CPD: Two injured in 49 and Tremont accident

CFD: Motorcyclist hurt in US 20 crash

CFD responds to rear end crashes in I-94 slowdown

Environment / Community

Water Trail planning meeting set for June 6

Rotary told Lyme disease common, debilitating and often misdiagnosed

Town of Chesterton

Tax Abatement Committee determines Addison Pointe to be fulfilling hiring commitments

Chesterton High School

CHS graduation to be outside tonight

Community

United Way Day of Caring seeks volunteers

Business / Region / Lake Michigan

Quebec and Indiana officials meet at Port of Indiana Burns Harbor for maritime collaboration

Environment / Great Lakes

Scientists report proof that invasive grass carp spawn in Lake Erie tributary

Obituaries

Ronald Dean Warner passes away at age 76

Services Monday for Peggy Lee Dickey

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/060216 NICTD Disadvantaged Business Program.pdf

Legal Notices/060216 Porter County Minor Subdivision 309 West Division Road.pdf

 

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Chesterton High School

CHS graduation to be outside Thursday

Community

CWC Art Show Opening Reception is Sunday, June 5, 2 to 4 pm

Town of Porter

Porter Town Council likes idea of bicycle rentals at National Lakeshore Visitor Center

Library / Community

Summer Storytimes at Thomas and Hageman libraries

Police

CPD: Buys corn, 7-Up at Strack, gets into truck, hits parked car, leaves scene

Environment

Dunes Learning Center to bring back live chickens at Chellberg Farm

Visit a state park this weekend and pay what visitors did in 1916

Indiana

State to launch commercial court pilot program

Sports

CHS Softball players receive state honors

Obituary

Services Friday for Dililia I. Hemenway

 

Tuesday, May 31 , 2016

Police

Chesterton man dies from injuries in US 20 crash

Local man deceased at scene of Waverly crash

PCSP totals 65 traffic stops during Hell Angels patrol May 19

Trucker driving erratically in 2 states finally stopped

Business / Steel / Region

ArcelorMittal enters long term iron ore supply agreement

Donnelly says he is fighting to protect Indiana steelworkers

Environment / Community

A summer worth of fun at the National Lakeshore: Event Schedule

Chesterton High School

Chesterton High School tells 2016 Commencement plans

Sports

Chesterton baseball team beats Andrean to win second straight sectional title

Chesterton ends Valpo baseball season with 14-2 victory in sectional semis

Obituaries

Services Wednesday for Phyllis Connors, age 75

Kenneth K. Anderson dies at age 87

Celebration of Life June 5 for Arthur E. Clark, Jr.

 

Friday, May 27 , 2016

Chesterton High School

Chesterton High School tells 2016 Commencement plans

Environment / Indiana Dunes

Dunes National Lakeshore expands 32 acres bought with NIPSCO funds

Community

Cruise Night debuts Saturday in Downtown

Town of Chesterton

Sign variances hearing for former Westchester Lanes property tabled

Police

Fast arrest made in Portage bank robbery

Portage Police say CVS worker stole 1,000s of Rx pills

Business / Steel / Region

US probes Chinese steelmakers in trade secrets case

Sports

Chesterton Boys Track punches 6 tickets to IHSAA State Finals

Trojan comeback comes up short in softball sectional finals

Obituaries

Memorial Celebration Sunday for Donald Don Daily, age 79

Services pending for Phyllis Connors

Service Wednesday for Brenda Sue Wallace, 63

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/052716 IDEM Notice of 30 Days for Public Comment Air Permit Fritz Enterprises.pdf

 

Thursday, May 26 , 2016

Community

Legion and VFW to host Memorial Day services

Town of Chesterton

Town holding LEL's feet to the fire, demands repairs to pavers

Business / Steel / Region

China accuses US of hampering trade with steel duties

Visclosky testifies for second time this week on impact of steel import crisis

Police

Bomb threat at Liberty Elementary; no one hurt; no device found

Fundraiser putting touch on businesses not affiliated with CPD or Chief

South Haven man gets 30 years on child enticement and porn charges

Local Toll Road paving finished and all lanes of traffic are open

Environment / Region

Kankakee National Wildlife Refuge and Conservation Area created

Sports

Slatcoff and Bell named CHS Senior Athletes of the Year

CHS Spring Sports Awards honors Student Athletes

Trojan Golfers finish 2nd at Duneland Conference Meet

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/052616 Porter County Notice of Public Hearing Donald & Molly Payne Appeal.pdf

Legal Notices/052616 Porter County Notice of Public Hearing Jaquita Jones Appeal.pdf

Legal Notices/052616 Porter County Notice of Public Hearing John Hodson Appeal.pdf

Legal Notices/052616 Porter County Notice of Public Hearing Leonard & Cathy Pera Appeal.pdf

Legal Notices/052616 Porter County Notice of Public Hearing Triad Development Appeal.pdf

Legal Notices/052616 Porter County Plan Commission Office Remodel Notice of Receiving Bids.pdf

Legal Notices/052616 Town of Burns Harbor Notice of Public Hearing Amendments to Administration Ordinance.pdf

 

Wednesday, May 25 , 2016

Community

Farmers Market to hold Grand Opening June 1

Town of Porter

Porter Town Council mulls 50 percent (or $2) stormwater fee hike

Town of Chesterton

Chesterton Fire Department takes delivery of shiny new pumper truck

Porter County

Porter County Council sees plans for new Animal Shelter and talks funding

Police

Chesterton Police release details on May 19 thefts from healthcare facilities

Sports

Desiree Bell and CHS 4x100 relay team earn Girls State Track berths

Chesterton softball team cruises to opening win in sectional

Obituary

Memorial Gathering Friday for Frank V. Zemaitis, 93

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/052516 Valparaiso Community School Renovations Notice to Bidders.pdf

 

Tuesday, May 24 , 2016

Town of Chesterton / Region

INDOT decides to resume work on Indiana 49 after local officials protest

Education / Community

Chesterton Middle School and St Patrick win state four star ratings

School Board meets new basketball coach; CMS to get HVAC upgrades

Business / Region / Steel

Visclosky urges ITC to use new laws to combat illegal steel imports

Business / Labor

Jobless rate jumps statewide in April, but plummets here in NWI

Region

Train delays, ridership decline, WiFi topics of NICTD meeting

Health / Drugs

Kicking the habit: Adult smoking rate in US is falling fast

 

Monday, May 23 , 2016

Education / Community

Chesterton Math Team Grand Champions at middle school event

Region

NICTD approves phased in 5 percent fare hike on South Shore

NICTD double tracking project eligible for federal match grants

Indiana

Estimates show central Indiana communities growing fastest

Police

DNR Three badly hurt in off-road vehicle accident

PCSP: Shot fired at home generator in Jackson Township

Sports

CHS Softball wins regular season finale

Chesterton Baseball wins 2 of 3 in Carmel

CHS Lacrosse splits at Tourney

Trojan Boys Golf finish 4th at LC Invite

 

Friday, May 20 , 2016

Education / Community

Duneland Schools honor teacher and staff retirees

Town of Chesterton

Two senior living centers now proposed for Chesterton

Police

Hells Angels visit Burns Harbor bar; local police saturate area

Local police blitzing roads on Sunday for unbelted drivers

Region

NICTD double tracking project eligible for federal match grants

Sports

Chesterton Softball continues to roll in win

CHS Golf finishes perfect Duneland Conference season

Trojan Boys finish 4th at Track Sectional

Obituary

Eva Watkins dies at age 76

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/052016 Donald C. Daily Estate Notice of Unsupervised Admin.pdf

Legal Notices/052016 Northwest Indiana Education Service Center Notice to Bidders.pdf

 

Thursday, May 19 , 2016

Town of Chesterton / Traffic

Up to three week delay in Indiana 49 repave

Chesterton High School

CHS student journalists honored at annual banquet

Elections

US Senate candidate Baron Hill vows to be steel's / labor's friend

Community

USN Cdr. Scott Rosetti takes command of destroyer John Paul Jones

Framing Concepts to close; Downtown Chesterton to lose the Baur family business

Northwest Indiana

Lake County investigating unreported driving suspensions

Public invited to comment on draft of NIRPC 2017 and 2018 planning document

Town of Porter

Porter Plan Commission approves Summer Tree PUD request

Town of Burns Harbor

Burns Harbor RDC eyes July 9 to start food trucks at Westport

Sports

CHS Softball blasts Michigan City 20-0

Trojan Baseball falls 5-1

Obituaries

Services Friday for Sharon D. Roehm

Services Monday for Craig E. Reeve, age 59

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/051916 Porter County DSV St Andrews Development.pdf

Legal Notices/051916 Porter County Plan Commission Office Remodel Notice of Receiving Bids.pdf

 

Wednesday, May 18 , 2016

Police

Chesterton Police adopt national and state consensus best practices

Town of Chesterton

Chesterton planners to learn more about proposed senior living community

Porter County

Porter County Commissioners finalizing animal shelter bidding process

Business / Steel / Region

Visclosky saves Buy America provision in FY 2017 Defense Appropriations Act

China hits US steel trade measures

Chesterton High School Sports

Trojan Girls finish 2nd in Sectional Track Meet

Trojan boys golf team stays perfect

Chesterton Baseball beats LaPorte 4-1

CHS Softball falls 3-0 to LaPorte

Obituaries

Services Friday for Sharon D. Roehm

Lorraine 'Lorrie' Cay Walsh passes away at age 59

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/051816 Valparaiso Community School Renovations Notice to Bidders.pdf

Legal Notices/051816 Porter County DUV Hurst.pdf

Legal Notices/051816 Porter County DSV Reed.pdf

Legal Notices/051816 Porter County DSV Lundahl.pdf

Legal Notices/051816 Porter County DSV Betz.pdf

 

Tuesday, May 17 , 2016

Chesterton High School

CHS seniors honored, scholarship winners named

Police

Officer uses Narcan to save OD victim's life

Town of Chesterton

Chesterton's West Porter Avenue ditch closing project underway

Fox Chase Farms now connected to Chesterton town sewers

Town of Porter

Summer Tree PUD back on Porter planner agenda

Community

Spring Out to Sunset (Hill Park) Festival offers lots of family fun Saturday

Sports

CHS Softball falls at Kankakee Valley

Obituary

Memorial Celebration Sunday, May 29 for Donald 'Don' Daily

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/051716 Porter County Notice of Public Hearing R. Neal Enterprises.pdf

Legal Notices/051716 Porter County Notice of Public Hearing Steve Tolton.pdf

Legal Notices/051716 Porter County Notice of Publice Hearing Sisters of St. Francis.pdf

 

Monday, May 16 , 2016

Police / Fire

Firefighters say Burns Harbor house fire caused by smoking materials

OWI charge filed in Friday's fiery Indiana 49 rear-end accident

CPD: Two cited Sunday in rear-end crash on Indiana 49

Five-vehicle chain-reaction crash on Indiana Toll Road here

INDOT I-94/ US 421 ramps closed at Michigan City

Elections

Final primary vote count fails to break 40 percent turnout

Environment / Region

Hundreds protest at NWI refinery

Township Library

Library board tables salary discussion, plans nonprofit night

Class Reunions

CHS Class of 1974 seeks missing classmates

Sports

Trojan boys golf team gets big win at Uebele Invite at Beechwood

CHS Boys Volleyball wins Regional title

Chesterton Softball falls to Highland

Chesterton Baseball falls to Highland

Obituaries

Services Wednesday for Durand Courtney

Memorial Celebration Sunday, May 29 for Donald 'Don' Daily

Memorial Service Monday for Robert E. Westergren

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/051616 NICTD Competitive Proposals Employee-In-Charge Safety Services.pdf

Legal Notices/051616 Ivy Tech Invitation to Bid Parking Lot Re-Seal Work.pdf

Legal Notices/051616 Porter County Notice of Hearing Gus Olympidis.pdf

 

Friday, May 13, 2016

Police / Fire

Another night, another rear-end crash on 49; Cincoski makes plea

Trucker cited in chain-reaction crash, 'not paying attention,' police say

Burns Harbor home ripped by fire today

Town of Burns Harbor

Burns Harbor ends contract with LWLP, wants food trucks at Westport

Chesterton High School Sports

Trojan Softball shuts out Merrillville

Obituaries

Services Saturday for Grace Eva Chambly

Services Monday for Paul L. Holm, age 71

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/051316 Donald C. Daily Estate Notice of Unsupervised Admin.pdf

Legal Notices/051316 Porter County Education Services School Records Being Destroyed.pdf

Legal Notices/051316 Porter County Notice to Tax Payers.pdf

Legal Notices/051316 Valpo Community School Abestos Abatement Notice to Bidders.pdf

 

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Police / Fire

CFD: Four injured in late-night crash on Indiana 49

Visclosky's bulletproof vest grant program reauthorized

Community

Postal Food Drive is set for Saturday, May 14 in Duneland

Business / Steel / Region

Visclosky seeks meeting with Obama on steel import crisis

Town of Burns Harbor

Burns Harbor warns residents of car break-ins

Burns Harbor approves appeal process for sewer fee, tables new sanitary board

Chesterton High School Sports

Austin Peterson fires Perfect Game to lead Trojans past Michigan City

Chesterton Boys finish 6th at Duneland Conference Track Meet

Obituary

Memorial Service Saturday for Elizabeth A. Wight, age 45

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/051116 Porter County Education Services School Records Being Destroyed (1).pdf

 

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Town of Chesterton

Chesterton Park Board wants to plan smarter and include the public

Town, not the county, on the hook to replace East Porter Avenue bridge over Sand Creek

Chesterton High School

CHS honors academic competition team members

All That Jazz Opus XLIII is Saturday at CHS

Town of Porter

Porter to bid health insurance; resident wants to see permits published

Porter County

Porter County moves ahead to build animal shelter at Expo Center

Sports

Chesterton Boys Golf stays undefeated

CHS Girls finish 4th at Duneland Conference track meet

Obituaries

Service Wednesday for Larry Murphy, age 77

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/051116 Porter County Education Services School Records Being Destroyed.pdf

 

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Porter County / Environment

Board rebuffs citizens' attempts to question drainage fee

Town of Chesterton

Town Council still finds cost a big hurdle to RR quiet zones

Chicago man to open 'Volstead' at old Popolano's

Community

The Who's 'Tommy' is 4th Street Theater's 50th production

Chesterton High School

CHS ensembles capture ISSMA Gold

Environment / Indiana

Natural Resources Commission to meet Thursday at Clifty Falls State Park

Sports

Marc Urban eyed to be CHS Boys Hoops coach

Chesterton Lacrosse team wins LaPorte Tourney

Obituaries

Robert Neil Stewart passes away at age 92

Service Wednesday for Larry Murphy, age 77

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/051016 Duneland School Corp. Liberty Elementary Notice of Meeting.pdf

Legal Notices/051016 Northwest Indiana Education Service Center Notice to Bidders.pdf

 

Monday, May 9, 2016

Police

Fire begins in RV engine then spreads to nearby home

Woman dies after falling off motorcycle on I-80/94

Victim in Thursday's fatal US 6 head-on identified

ISP: Driver airlifted from crash scene on I-65 in Jasper County

ISP warns folks to beware of phishing

Business / Steel

Arcelor posts 1Q net loss of $416M but projects improved demand

Indiana

Eight Indiana Toll Road travel plazas to be demolished and rebuilt

Sports

CHS Baseball beats Merrillville 9-4

Chesterton Boys finish 3rd at Valpo Relays

Late rally lifts Valpo past Trojans in softball

CHS to offer Athletics Physicals in May

Obituary

Chester S. Maturszak passes away at 88

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/050916 NICTD Competitive Proposals Employee-In-Charge Safety Services.pdf

 

Friday, May 6, 2016

Community

Juli Hanna, Syrian refugee, awarded Exchange A.C.E. Award

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/050616 IDEM Air Permit for Oil Technology Notice of 30-Days for Public Comment.pdf

Legal Notices/050616 Valpo Community School Abestos Abatement Notice to Bidders.pdf

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Porter County

County Parks works on 2017 budget; clinches more grants

Community

Get your tickets now for annual Chamber Golf Outing at Sand Creek

 

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Primary Elections

GOP picks Jim Biggs over Trout and Cannon

Larson, Parks, Gearhart win GOP County Council race

Trump and Sanders romp in Porter County and Duneland

Fish beats Harper; Judge Jent buries Deppe in Democrat races

Porter County Vote Totals in May 3 Primary Elections

Indiana primaries: Wealthy newcomer grabs US House nod; Young wins for Senate

Indiana vote totals for major races

Education

School Board OKs bids for summer repair work and handbook changes

Chesterton High School Sports

CHS Boys Track beats Merrillville 68-64

CHS Girls Track beats Merrillville 76-56

Chesterton Baseball routs Merrillville 11-1

Slivka home run lifts Trojans past Portage

CHS Girls Tennis falls to Michigan City

Obituary

Services Friday for Billy Joe Russell, 59

 

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Porter County Primary Election Results

Elections

Cruz and Trump exchange insults as Indiana votes

Schools

Brandon Kroft succeeds Ayres on Duneland School Board

CHS violinists Lena Levi and Sarah Harmon bend a bow with virtuoso James Ehnes

Business

NiSource Inc. posts 1Q income of $179M

Police

Police say robber brings knife to fist fight and gets thrashed

Chesterton Police seek Silver Hyundai in hit-and-run

Sports

CHS Baseball beats Hammond Gavit

 

Monday, May 2, 2016

Elections

Where to vote in Tuesday primary elections

Candidates for Tuesday primaries

What to know before you vote Tuesday

Three Republicans vie for North District County Commissioner

Democrats vie in Indiana House race and Porter Superior Court race

Republicans to pick three candidates for Porter County at-large Council race

Stutzman and Young near end of increasingly bitter GOP Senate campaign

Cruz fights for survival as Trump eyes Indiana knockout

Early turnout for Indiana highest in 2 decades

Primary Election Candidate Profiles

Republicans: Vote for up to 3 in GOP County Council race

Biggs, Cannon and Trout vie for Republican Commissioner nomination

Democrats: Fish and Harper vie for Democrat State Representative nomination

Deppe challenges Jent in Democrat judge race

Police

DOC: Two charged with trying to toss contraband over fence into prison yard

Sports

Chesterton Baseball beats Hobart 5-4

CHS Boys Golf finishes 3rd at Wawasee Invite

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/050216 Alcohal and Tobacco Comm. Notice of Public Hearing Renewal Gotta.pdf

Legal Notices/050216 Alcohal and Tobacco Comm. Notice of Publice Hearing Portage park.pdf

Legal Notices/050216 NICTD Notice to Bidders Shops Infill Building Addition.pdf

Legal Notices/050216 Valpo Community Schools Notice to Bidders For Thomas Jefferson.pdf

 

Friday, April 29, 2016

Traffic

Expect I-94 modernization work to congest, slow, back up traffic

Trucker in Indiana 49 rollover cited for speed

Double rollover crash at Indiana 49/950N

Town of Chesterton

Chesterton BZA hears new owner of Westchester Lanes property

Elections

What to know before you vote Tuesday

Sanders blasts Indiana factory closings at union rally

Stutzman and Young near end of increasingly bitter GOP Senate campaign

Cruz gets Pence endorsement

Early turnout for Indiana highest in 2 decades

Primary Election Candidate Profiles

Republicans: Vote for up to 3 in GOP County Council race

Biggs, Cannon and Trout vie for Republican Commissioner nomination

Democrats: Fish and Harper vie for Democrat State Representative nomination

Deppe challenges Jent in Democrat judge race

Business / Environment

NIPSCO to clean up 13 polluted Pines properties under EPA agreement

Sports

Trojan Boys Golf remains undefeated

CHS Girls Tennis sweeps Merrillville

CHS Boys Volleyball splits a pair of matches

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/042916 Porter County Storm Water Advisory Board (1).pdf

 

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Business / Labor / Steel / Region

USW and ArcelorMittal reach tentative deal on contract

Schools

CHS journalism students named state winners in writing contest

Duneland Education Foundation draws winning ticket for $10,000 Education Scholarship

Porter County

County Council hires Harold Harper as new attorney

Town of Chesterton

Broadway from 12th to 14th to close tonight

Environment

Live cam shows eagles do, in fact, eat cats

Sports

Chesterton Baseball rally runs out of daylight

CHS Softball falls to No. 1 Crown Point

Duneland Soccer sets registration dates

Tetra Brazil soccer camps registration open

Obituaries

Memorial Visitation Friday for Carol 'Kim' Palmer, age 81

Services Saturday for Regina C. Ward, age 88

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/042816 Porter County Storm Water Advisory Board.pdf

 

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Business / Steel / Region

US Steel files trade complaint against big Chinese producers

US Steel posts $340M loss in first quarter

Environment / Community

Dunes Action meeting draws crowd

Town of Chesterton

DeLaney: Save yourself some aggravation stay off 49 and shop local

INDOT to announce major I-94 roadwork

Police warning: No garage sale signs on town property

Town of Porter

Wagner Hills drainage improvements begin with funds from Porter Council

Porter County

County Council joins Commissioners against proposed railroad

Sports

Austin Peterson and Trojans blank Valparaiso 5-0

CHS Softball beats Lake Central for second straight time

CHS Boys Golf beats Crown Point

Trojan Girls Tennis falls to LC

Chesterton Girls Track drops two DAC meets

Chesterton boys track team drops DAC double dual

Obituary

Services Saturday for Bruce B. Smith, 83

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/042716 Porter County Ordinance 16-10 Storm Water Management (1).pdf

 

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Duneland Schools

Duneland School Board hopefuls on the hot seat

Town of Chesterton

'Circuit breaker' tripped; Chesterton town budget slashed

Town Council told House shakes when trucks hit ridge in buckled South Calumet

Leaf collection in town done now until next fall

Porter County

Innkeepers tax working wonders for Porter County government venues

Elections

Bernie Sanders gets USW Local 2003 endorsement

Community

Purdue trustees honor PNC Chancellor James Dworkin

Obituaries

Services Thursday for Genevieve 'Jean' Lipniskis, 90

Visitation Wednesday for Craig Alexander Condes-Tatum, age 20

Services and Visitation Friday for Michael B. Messer, age 31

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/042616 Chesterton Plan Commission Notice of Public Hearing Petitioner William C. Bennett Jr..pdf

 

Monday, April 25, 2016

Police

Police: Girl home from school interrupts burglary on West Porter Ave

CPD quashes rumor about peddler-robber in red van

Man commits suicide in vehicle parked outside CPD

Business / Economy / Region / Steel

Sign of spring: Season's first load of imported steel arrives at port

Elections

Indiana primary brings back memories of Gary's Trump casino

At campaign crossroads, rivals defend anti-Trump pact

Tribune tells election deadlines

Sports

Mitch Davis takes medalist honors at Lake Central golf Invite

Chesterton Softball sweeps New Prairie

Trojan Baseball beats Bishop Noll

CHS Girls finish 2nd at West Lafayette Relays

CHS Boys finish 6th at West Lafayette Relays

Obituary

Services Tuesday for George Smith, Jr., age 88

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/042516 NICTD Notice to Bidders Shops Infill Building Addition.pdf

Legal Notices/042516 Valparaiso Community Schools For Thomas Jefferson Notice to Bidders.pdf

 

 

Friday, April 22, 2016

Town of Chesterton

Senior living community planned near Addison Pointe

Duneland Schools

School board to interview seven Monday for Ralph Ayres' seat

CHS receives National Student Council Award

Police

Illinois man killed in Toll Road accident

ISP: Two injured in I-94 rollover accident

ISP again participating in Rx Take Back program

Business

1st Source reports solid first quarter

Environment / Business

NIPSCO grants go to Porter County Parks, Dunes Learning Center, Save the Dunes, Shirley Heinze

Region

RDA awards $1.6M grant to NICTD for South Shore double tracking

Sports

CHS boys golf team wins

CHS Softball completes win over Lake Central

Obituary

Services Tuesday for George Smith, Jr., age 88

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/042216 Porter County Notice to Taxpayers Firefighting, Building and Equipment Fund.pdf

 

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Community

Grand Re-Opening reception at Chesterton Art Center Sunday

Run/walk the Autism Awareness 5K this Saturday at CHS track

Boys and Girls Club to police cigarette butts here for Earth Day

Police / Fire

Chesterton Police urge drivers to be careful and patient as Indiana 49 is resurfaced

CFD sticks a fork in Wednesday: Garage fire, three accidents and a heart attack

Town of Porter

Discovery School officials say traffic will improve with more parking spaces

Chesterton High School

CHS Symphonic Band earns near perfect scores at ISSMA District

Elections

BMV to have extended hours on primary Monday and Tuesday for issuing state ID

Business

China tells banks to expand financing for steel exports

Sports

Walks doom CHS Baseball in 6-2 loss

Chesterton Softball shuts out LaPorte 4-0

Obituaries

Memorial Service Saturday for Lisa M. Keppen, age 34

Services and visitation Friday for Ann I. Stainko, age 93

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/042116 Porter County Plan Commission Public Hearing Keaton.pdf

Legal Notices/042116 Porter County Plan Commission Public Hearing Pendowski.pdf

Legal Notices/042116 Porter County Public Library System Notice to Bidders.pdf

 

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Porter County Commissioners

Valpo Velvet owner Cathy Brown named to Tourism Board

Indiana

Court: Indiana lawmakers can keep emails from lobbyists secret

Environment / Community

Shifting Sands film on the Dunes to premier April 22 on WYIN

Elections

Indiana GOP Senate candidate Stutzman bills campaign for family trip

Protesters target Trump and Pence in Indianapolis

Christie joins Trump for private meeting with Pence

Number of early Indiana voters twice that of 2012

Hundreds on hand for Trump Indy rally

Indiana Trump backers worry GOP brass may block party nomination

Town of Chesterton

First six homes at Fox Chase Farms connected to town sewer system

Community

IAWC lifts boil advisory for remaining customers

Police

Four new CPD Reserve officers sworn in

Nation

Hamilton stays on $10 bill; Harriet Tubman goes on $20

Sports

Grant Brunt spells relief in Trojans 6-4 Baseball win over Portage

CHS Softball blanks Michigan City 11-0

CHS Girls Track splits DAC double dual

Trojan boys track team falls twice in DAC double dual

Obituary

Services Thursday for Jeanne D. Robson, 82

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/042016 INDOT Public Notice Des _1298316 1-1.pdf

Legal Notices/042016 Porter County Ordinance 16-10 2-2.pdf

 

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Community

Boil advisory lifted for most customers; remains for portion of Burns Harbor

Environment

Heinze Trust acquires 165 acres next to Heron Rookery

Elections

Chidester and Graham lead in campaign fundraising in county

Young and Stutzman debate: GOP leaders vs. tea party

Town of Porter

Charter school expansion hearing for Summer Tree on Porter plan agenda

Police / Fire

Early morning brush fire at Porter Beach

Business / Economy

Spiking unemployment rates stabilize in the region in March

Sports

Chesterton Girls Tennis beats Kankakee Valley

Obituaries

Services Wednesday for Frances L. Turnak, age 71

Graveside services Saturday for Agnes Fleming, age 94

Donald 'Don' Daily passes away at age 79

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/041916 Porter County Ordidnance 16-13.pdf

Legal Notices/041916 Porter County Ordinance 16-12.pdf

Legal Notices/041916 Porter County Ordinance No. 16-11 1-1 Vacating Right-Of-Way.pdf

 

Monday, April 18, 2016

Community

Chesterton and Porter under boil water advisory

Police

PCSP: Motorcyclist darts weaves at 100 mph on 94

Coroner: Police Narcan rescue kits saving lives

Schools

47 CHS Seniors honored with 2016 Academic Rings

Many honored at CHS Academic Recognition Night

Radio Day: WDSO to broadcast from CHS cafeteria

Community

31st Annual Dunes Classic Golf Tourney set

Sports

Sophomores lead CHS win over 59ers in baseball

Trojan Girls win four events at CHS Relays

CHS Softball splits pair at Mishawaka

CHS Boys win twice at Chesterton Relays

CHS Golf finishes 2nd at MC Marquette Invite

Chesterton Lacrosse wins two more

Obituaries

Services Wednesday for Michael P. Redner 60

Services Wednesday for Phyllis 'Pheobe' Lewandowski

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/041816 Minor Subdivision Legal Notice Ryan & Jessica Neal Smoke Road.pdf

Legal Notices/041816 Crown Point Community School Notice to Bidders, Milk and Dairy Products.pdf

Legal Notices/041816 Duneland School Corporation Advertisement for Bid 1-2.pdf

Legal Notices/041816 Ordinance of Burns Harbor Town Council 267-2016.pdf

Legal Notices/041816 Ordinance of Burns Harbor Town Council 269-2016.pdf

Legal Notices/041816 Ordinance of Burns Harbor Town Council 270-2016.pdf

Legal Notices/041816 VLAC Execute Promissory Note 2-2.pdf

 

Friday, April 15, 2016

Porter County

County mails 2016 property tax bills; Treasurer offers new pay options

Town of Burns Harbor

Development could become downtown for Burns Harbor

Business / Steel / Region

USW and Visclosky say China pledge to end steel subsidies not enough

Environment

Izaak Walton League and Dunes Action eye next move against privatization at Indiana Dunes State Park

Police

Bicyclist hit by two vehicles on US 20 dies

Coroner attributes drop in heroin deaths in 2015 to police-issued Narcan rescue kits

Elections / Indiana

Trump campaign concerned about Indiana convention delegates

Indiana

Indiana school voucher rolls grow 12 percent to 33,000

Sports

CHS Softball battles to 5-4 DAC win at Portage

CHS Boys Volleyball picks up wins

Trojan Girls Tennis falls 5-0 at Plymouth

Obituary

Esther L. Pratt passes away at age 85

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/041516 Porter County Auditor Notice to Taxpayers Proposed Appropriations.pdf

Legal Notices/041516 Porter County Plan Commission Anderson Acres.pdf

Legal Notices/041516 Porter County Plan Commission Harris Manor.pdf

Legal Notices/041516 Porter County Plan Commission Kazmierczak Estates.pdf

Legal Notices/041516 West Porter Township Fire District Protection Notice to Taxpayers of Hearing on Proposed Funds .pdf

Legal Notices/041516 Porter County Tax Rate Chart_single page template LANDSCAPE.pdf

 

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Town of Porter

Save the Dunes to talk ecosystem in Porter; Geocaching eyed at Hawthorne

Town of Burns Harbor

BH Town Council splits over changes to Sanitary Board

Burns Harbor Council pitches in for fireworks

Town of Chesterton

Chesterton Fire Department command staff consolidated

Chesterton High School / Community

'Into the Woods' is CHS music and drama presentation May 6-8

Steel / Business / Region / Labor

Report: Chinese steel glut and trade practices threaten US security

Chesterton High School Sports

Trojan Baseball gets come from behind DAC win over Crown Point

Chesterton Softball beats Merrillville

CHS Boys Golf wins opener

Obituaries

Services Saturday for Antoinette B. Yagelski

Memorial Service Saturday for Virginia Denewellis, 90

 

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Town of Porter

Porter donates services, not cash, to fireworks

Town of Chesterton

Chesterton to make usual $5K donation to Chamber fireworks

Jim Ton urges folks to participate in NIRPC shoreline public access survey

Environment

Bear that roamed into Indiana is killed in Michigan

High lake levels, erosion part of decision to keep Mt. Baldy closed

Steel

USW urges action to ease global steel glut

Indiana

Coats and Donnelly ask feds to call us Hoosiers

Sports

CHS Softball picks up DAC win over Valparaiso

Trojan Girls Track wins DAC double dual

CHS Girls Tennis wins at Highland

CHS Boys Golf opens at Innsbrook tonight

CHS boys track falls to Portage and Michigan City

Obituary

Memorial Service Saturday for George Michael 'Mike' Gillispie

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/041316 Ordinance 16-10.pdf

Legal Notices/041316 Ordinance 16-11.pdf

 

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Town of Chesterton

No sidewalks on 100E makes walking perilous for Tamarack residents

Town Council authorizes CPD to hire new officer

Indiana 49 resurfacing set to begin this week

Chesterton Spring Cleanup set for Week April 18-22

Porter County

Proposed railroad a concern as County Drainage Board transitions to Stormwater Board

Police

Ogden Dunes and Burns Harbor police seek suspect in vehicle entries (Photos)

Short handed Chesterton Police handle more violent crimes in 2015, fewer nonviolent crimes

National Work Zone Awareness Week: Give road workers a brake

Environment / Outdoors

Ticks already being reported; folks urged to protect selves

Sports

CHS Boys Track starts season at home tonight

Girls Track on the road to start outdoor season

Obituaries

Service Wednesday for Donna J. Westergren, 82

Services April 19 for Patricia Rucker Hensel

 

Monday, April 11, 2016

Porter County

Porter County Commissioners and Council reply jointly to Portage mayor

Businesses support Sunset Hill playground

Town of Porter

Porter TAC committee hopes traffic will improve at Discovery Charter School

Police

Porter County man convicted of killing wife gets 55 years

Environment

NASA: Global warming is now changing Earth axis

Mt. Baldy to remain closed this summer

Community

'Jump Into Kindergarten' offered at YMCA Early Learning Facility

Steel / Business

Tata sells steelworks in northern England

Obituary

Richard Nelson passes away at 69

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/041116 Crown Point Community School Bidder.pdf

Legal Notices/041116 Duneland School Corp Bids.pdf

Legal Notices/041116 Valparaiso Lakes Area Conservancy Bids.pdf

 

Friday, April 8, 2016

Police

Man accused of VU hostage hoax cleared; charges dropped

Two injured in crash at Ind 49 and 950N

Ashley's Jewelry by Design burglarized

Elections

Deppe challenges Jent in Democrat judge race

Town of Chesterton

Town Council likely to vote Monday on Brassie Estates PUD

Porter County

Park Board picks Aukiki over Raise the Barn

Commissioners vote to help Sheriff pension fund with hospital interest

Sports

Matt Lottich succeeds Bryce Drew as basketball coach at Valparaiso University

Trojan Baseball falls at Lake Central

CHS Tennis starts season Saturday

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/040816 Porter County Tax Rate Chart.pdf

Legal Notices/040816 Porter County Plan DSV COATES.pdf

Legal Notices/040816 Valparaiso Lakes Area Cons Dist Ad for Bids.pdf

 

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Elections

Vote for up to 3 in GOP County Council race

Business / Steel / Region

US Steel cutting 25 percent of salaried workforce

Duneland Schools

Applications for School Board seat due April 18

Porter County

County meeting added for input on new railroad

Indiana

Pence and lawmakers face backlash over new Indiana abortion law

Planned Parenthood and ACLU sue Indiana over new abortion law

Region

Work begins on $75M sports resort

Sports

Duneland Swim Club registration continues tonight at CMS Door 9

Indiana orders concussion training for public school coaches

Obituaries

Memorial Service Saturday for Raymond A. Celebucki

Services Friday for Charles 'Ron' Henderson

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/040716 Burns Harbor Sanitaion Board Public Hearing.pdf

Legal Notices/040716 Duneland School Corporation Notice to Bidders 2016 Renovations.pdf

 

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Elections

Biggs, Cannon and Trout vie for Republican Commissioner nomination

Presidential candidates lay groundwork for Indiana primary

Porter County

County blasts Portage for 'misleading' information about Foundation

Commissioners support fight against new railroad in south Porter County

Park Board to discuss whether to fund Raise the Barn or Aukiki Park

Community

Register now to volunteer for Rebuilding Together Duneland

Region

Visclosky endorses Indiana request for more foreclosure prevention funding

Indiana

Cost to shield lawmakers over emails hits $160,000

Indiana State Police trooper sued again over proselytizing women during traffic stops

Sports

Lake Central blanks Chesterton in baseball opener

Chesterton Softball falls at Crown Point

Obituary

Services Saturday for Richard 'Rick' Van Loon

 

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Education / Community

School Board: Ralph Ayres remembered as compassionate public servant

Duneland School board seeks to fill vacancy; applications open soon

Region

Surface Transportation Board to host public meetings on proposed railroad

NICTD and NIPSCO wrap train car hailing National Lakeshores 50th

Community / Environment

Wildlife Rehab Center to host Open House April 9

Sports

CHS Boys Volleyball picks up two wins

Obituaries

Services Saturday for William Henry Miller 83

Services pending for Richard Rick Van Loon

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/040516 Indiana Alcohol and Tobacco Commision April 14 Beverage Hearing (1).pdf

 

Monday, April 4, 2016

Community

K9 flu jumps species at Calumet Area shelter; infects cats; shelter still closed

Thank you to the Publishers and Editor of the Chesterton Tribune

Elections

Fish and Harper vie for Democrat State Representative nomination

Porter County

Commissioners to discuss railroad proposed to go through Porter County

Police / Fire

Chicago man dies Sunday on I-65

Michigan man killed in I-94 crash in Lake County

Meth charges filed against Kouts man

CFD: Message was clear: Pull Here

Business

Porter Regional Hospital to host job fair for nurses medical technologists

Sports

CHS Baseball opens at home tonight

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/040416 Valparaiso Community Schools TJMS BFMS Bidders Track Resurfacing.pdf

Legal Notices/040416 IDEM 30 Day Period Metal Services.pdf

 

Friday, April 1, 2016

Education / Community

School board to share memories of Ralph Ayres Monday

Discovery Charter School hopes to break ground on addition soon

Community

Tribune begins 133rd year as community newspaper

Duneland YMCA to hold Community Forums for future planning

Environment / Weather

More than an inch of rain in 30 minutes

Environment

NIRPC to survey public on Marquette Action Plan

100 years of Dunes scientific research the theme of NPS conference April 6

IDEM offering free ground water testing

DNR makes it easy for anglers, hunters, trappers to comment on wildlife rules

Police

Two State Prison workers stabbed by inmate

Business / Steel / Labor / Region

ArcelorMittal idles hot strip mill in East Chicago

Obituary

Maye Simpson passes away at 87

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/040116 Porter County Tax Rate Chart_.pdf

Legal Notices/040116 Valparaiso Lakes Area Cons Dist Ad for Bids.pdf

 

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Elections

Early voting begins Tuesday, April 5 with evening hours

Straight ticket vote not so straight under new Indiana law

Indiana's US Senate GOP primary gets personal in final month

Town of Chesterton

Chesterton Park Board cancels April meeting; no quorum again

Police

Man admits sexually battering mentally disabled women at church, gets probation

Business / Steel

Visclosky urges Obama to use new trade laws against illegal steel imports

Struggling steel industry sparks crisis in UK

Environment

Study: Antarctic ice may melt faster than expected

Sports

Trojans led Lake Central 4-2 when the rain came

Valparaiso U and George Washington set to meet for NIT title tonight

Obituaries

Visitation Sunday at CHS for Ralph Donald Ayres, 67

Memorial Visitation Friday for Robert McCall, age 70

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/033116 Chesterton Town Council Notice to Bidders.pdf

Legal Notices/033116 Valparaiso Community Schools 2015 Annual Performance Report.pdf

 

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Community

Legislator, educator, Dunelander Ralph Ayres dead at 67

Town of Chesterton

Indiana 49 paving tops list of 2016 roadwork

Repaving of Indian Boundary Road east of 49 leads list of 2016 TIF projects

Indiana Dunes / Police

Dunes State Park Pavilion forcibly entered

Indiana

Special prosecutor investigating alcohol donations to Indiana politicians

INDOT rejects bill for I-65 bridge work

Chesterton High School

CHS announces inductees to National Honor Society

Region

NICTD to hold public hearing April 7 on proposed 5 percent fare hike

Community

Fred Owens, III, earns Eagle Scout with Bronze Palm

Sports

No-hitter and Home Runs key Chesterton softoball win

CHS baseball team to host breakfast fundraiser Saturday

Skara sends Valpo to NIT title game with 72-70 win over BYU

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/033016 Duneland School Corporation 2015 Annual Performance Report.pdf

Legal Notices/033016 NICTD Hearing Capital Fare Increase.pdf

 

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Elections

Early voting begins Tuesday, April 5 with evening hours

Straight ticket vote not so straight under new Indiana law

Indiana's US Senate GOP primary gets personal in final month

Town of Chesterton

Chesterton Park Board cancels April meeting; no quorum again

Police

Man admits sexually battering mentally disabled women at church, gets probation

Business / Steel

Visclosky urges Obama to use new trade laws against illegal steel imports

Struggling steel industry sparks crisis in UK

Environment

Study: Antarctic ice may melt faster than expected

Sports

Trojans led Lake Central 4-2 when the rain came

Valparaiso U and George Washington set to meet for NIT title tonight

Obituaries

Visitation Sunday at CHS for Ralph Donald Ayres, 67

Memorial Visitation Friday for Robert McCall, age 70

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/033116 Chesterton Town Council Notice to Bidders.pdf

Legal Notices/033116 Valparaiso Community Schools 2015 Annual Performance Report.pdf

 

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Community

Legislator, educator, Dunelander Ralph Ayres dead at 67

Town of Chesterton

Indiana 49 paving tops list of 2016 roadwork

Repaving of Indian Boundary Road east of 49 leads list of 2016 TIF projects

Indiana Dunes / Police

Dunes State Park Pavilion forcibly entered

Indiana

Special prosecutor investigating alcohol donations to Indiana politicians

INDOT rejects bill for I-65 bridge work

Chesterton High School

CHS announces inductees to National Honor Society

Region

NICTD to hold public hearing April 7 on proposed 5 percent fare hike

Community

Fred Owens, III, earns Eagle Scout with Bronze Palm

Sports

No-hitter and Home Runs key Chesterton softoball win

CHS baseball team to host breakfast fundraiser Saturday

Skara sends Valpo to NIT title game with 72-70 win over BYU

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/033016 Duneland School Corporation 2015 Annual Performance Report.pdf

Legal Notices/033016 NICTD Hearing Capital Fare Increase.pdf

 

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Town of Chesterton

Residents warned: Stop blocking sidewalks with parked cars

Town Council considers a ban on parking vehicles in front yards

Business / Economy

Steel bar facility to be built in Valparaiso

Jobless rate up slightly across the state

Elections

Voter registration deadline Monday, April 4

Poll workers wanted for May 3 primary election

Community / Environment

Friends of the Dunes Native Plant Sale Saturday, April 9

Indiana Dunes in final four of Best Beach in America vote

Indiana

INDOT chooses Indiana 37 for final leg of I69 extension

Indiana to resume vanity plate program after court battle

Environment / Weather

Arctic sea ice reaches new record low mark for wintertime

Chesterton High School Sports

Trojan Softball gets started today

Obituaries

Services April 19 for Patricia Rucker Hensel

Michael O'Neal Scott passes away at age 58

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/032916 Duneland School Corporation Notice to Bidders 2016 Renovations.pdf

 

Monday, March 28, 2016

Elections

Voter registration deadline Monday, April 4

Community

Comedy night Saturday at Chesterton Moose Lodge

Duneland YMCA celebrating Military Family Month

Police

Chicago rapper arrested in South Haven on marijuana charge

Chesterton Police seek Jeep driver in hit-and-run

PCSP tells results of enforcement blitz

Weather

Meteorologists may soon give 50day notice for extreme heat

Indiana

Murder charge filed against man in Indiana toddler death

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/032816 Porter County Ordinance 16-08.pdf

Legal Notices/032816 Valparaiso Community Schools TJMS BFMS Bidders Track Resurfacing.pdf

 

 

 

Friday, March 25, 2016

Indiana Dunes / Politics / Indiana Legislature

Pence signs Dunes alcohol bill; opponents not giving up fight

Indiana

Pence signs fetal defects abortion ban into law

Pence vetoes private college police bill

Pence vetoes bill aimed at IDEM environmental rules

Pence backs raising medical malpractice payment limit

Pence signs fantasy sports regulations bill

Business

NIPSCO reaches settlement on $1.25B modernization plan

Indiana Dunes

Indiana Dunes advances to 3rd round of Best Beach bracket

Police / Region

US Marshals Service National Operation arrests 68 fugitives in NWI

Region

US Census reports population drops in Cook County

Great Lakes / Business / Environment

Soo Locks open for 2016 Great Lakes shipping season

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/032516 Porter County Ordinance 1607.pdf

 

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Indiana Dunes / Politics / Indiana Legislature

Pence signs bill to clear way for privatization at Indiana Dunes State Park

Porter County

Maintenance savings plan splits County Council

Community

Herman's Hermit Karl Green makes himself at home in Chesterton

Herman's Hermit on Jagger, Moon and living the life

Apply now for Chamber exterior improvement grants

Chesterton Porter Rotary offers scholarships for 2016 CHS grads

Coed Horseshoe League open to new players

Indiana

Bill banning local plastic bag restrictions signed by Pence

Pence vetoes bill requiring IDEM to report rules

Pence signs bill streamlining BMV fees for services

Pence praises package boosting Indiana road funding

Obituary

Services Friday for Dorothy L. Johnson

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/032416 Chesterton Town Council Notice to Bidders.pdf

 

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Porter County

Aukiki or Raise the Barn? Council pressures Park Board to decide

Town of Porter

Porter ready for spring cleanup urges Chamber grant applications

Business / Environment / Region

St. Lawrence Seaway opens two weeks early and ice free

Elections

Indiana Attorney General warns political campaigns against robo calling

Stutzman nixes court challenge in Indiana GOP race

Region

LaPorte bans drivers use of cell phones in school zones

Mayor unveils plan to improve Chicago lakefront and parks

Indiana

Indiana court: IBM breached contract still due $50M

Sports

Valpo U shuts down St. Marys in NIT quarters

Obituary

Paul Arthur Yagelski passes away

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/032316 NICTD Hearing Capital Fare Increase.pdf

Legal Notices/032316 Porter County Plan DSV Basich.pdf

Legal Notices/032316 Porter County Plan DSV Lee.pdf

Legal Notices/032316 Porter County Plan DSV Meyne.pdf

Legal Notices/032316 Porter County Plan DSV Reding.pdf

Legal Notices/032316 Town of Burns Harbor Plan Commission Public Hearing.pdf

 

 

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Community

Local churches plan services for Holy Week

The Port Drive-In up for sale; season likely to be Gassoways' last

Antique and book sale to benefit Moraine Ridge Wildlife Center

Police / Fire

Liberty Fire Department puts out trailer fire Sunday night

Traffic / Town of Porter

INDOT starts real estate acquisition phase for US 20/Waverly Road project

Chesterton High School

CHS Business students win top awards at State contest

Chesterton Middle School

CMS Science Olympiad team 2nd at State

Indiana

Pence signs bill eliminating ISTEP

Pence signs anti-methamphetamine proposals into law

Pence voices concern about Notre Dame police records bill

Pence signs police body camera video regulation bill

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/032216 Duneland School Corporation Bids Roof Repair.pdf

 

Monday, March 21, 2016

Region

NICTD to hold public hearings on proposed 5 percent fare hike

Pilot bikes-on-trains program to start on South Shore April 2

Chicago's Shedd Aquarium introduces new sea otter pup, Ellie

Porter County

Council to hear requests from Clerk and Assessor for staff and budget cuts

Porter County sees upswing of visitors in 2015, tourism bureau says

Community

Ground broken on new addition to Boys and Girls Club Duneland Unit on 1100N

Emergency and urgent care available at Franciscan Chesterton center

Porter Health Care System encourages residents to take a diabetes risk assessment

Indiana

Creator of state's 'Illinnoyed' ads goes to work for the enemy

Griffith basketball team wants to play after bus crash

Gov. Pence to name new Indiana justice sometime this spring

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/032116 Porter County Highway Bids Liquid Bituminous.pdf

Legal Notices/032116 Porter County Hwy Dept Bids Bituminous Plant Mix.pdf

Legal Notices/032116 Porter County Ordinance 16-08.pdf

 

Friday, March 18, 2016

Community

Canine flu confirmed at Humane Society Calumet Area; 98 dogs sick; shelter closed

Dunes beaches make Sweet 16 in Coastal Living competition

Porter County

County RDC hears ideas for Liberty Township TIF projects

Town of Chesterton

Chesterton planners recommend Brassie Estates PUD to Council

Police / Fire

Chesterton Fire Department douses pair of dumpster fires

State Police outreaching on human trafficking

Environment

NPS: Mnoke Prairie on Beam Street one of five prescribed burn sites this spring

Sports

CHS Lacrosse splits in opener

Obituary

Former Duneland Schools Superintendent Kenneth Payne dies at 77

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/031816 Porter County Ordinance 1606.pdf

Legal Notices/031816 Porter County Ordinance 1607.pdf

Legal Notices/031816 Porter County Ordinance 1609.pdf

Legal Notices/031816 Town of Burns Harbor Sanitation Board Hearing.pdf

 

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Porter County

Porter County insurance changes prove cost effective, Commissioners told

Town of Chesterton

TIF board awards fiber optic network design to Nitco

Town of Porter

Plan: New homes in Summer Tree would share maintenance

Police

Man walking along I-94 in Lake hit by semi and killed

Business / Steel / Region

Visclosky addresses aircraft carrier trade group on steel and national defense

Environment / Indiana

Natural Resources Commission okays two new state nature preserves

Indiana

State education board passes on ISTEP validity study

State education board moves ahead on A to F grades for schools

Toll Road begins 2 year rehab project

 

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Porter County

Commissioners eye Major Moves money for County Airport, favor St. Andrews

Drainage board OKs Brassie Estates requests, hearing Thursday in Chesterton

Police

CPD: Suspect flees traffic stop in town at highway speeds

Business / Labor / Region / Steel

USW lauds anti-dumping duties slapped on hot rolled imports from 7 countries

Statewide jobless rate stable in January but on the rise in NWI

Region

NIRPC invites public comment on proposed addition of travel lanes to I-65

Sports

Valpo U wins NIT opener over Texas Southern

Obituary

Amy Lee Tucker passes away at age 37

 

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Chesterton High School

CHS has two state champion speakers; team is second/third

Town of Chesterton

Water Company to replace some old mains on west side

Pipeline firm to cut trees in Chestnut Hills median

Community

Groundbreaking Thursday for Duneland Boys and Girls Club

Gas shutoff moratorium ends today; bill payment assistance still available

Region

South Shore line 'Bikes on Weekend Trains' to start April 2

Indiana

Pelath on 2016 session: Roads a plus, civil rights a big minus

IBM case still pending as Indiana court awaits new justice

Notre Dame to take ESPN lawsuit to state Supreme Court

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/031416 Porter County Plan Minor Sub Johnson.pdf

Legal Notices/031516 Duneland School Corporation Bids Roof Repair.pdf

 

Monday, March 14, 2016

Porter County

$317k for airport runway, St. Andrews rezone on Commissioners' agenda

Community

Porter United Methodist to host 25th annual Corned Beef and Cabbage dinner

Primary Elections

Democrats not challenging Young candidacy in court

Indiana

Pence legislative record to be tested on campaign trail

Highlights of the Indiana Legislature in 2016

Township Library

Kathryn Cochran elected president of Westchester Library board

Police

State Police: Three vehicle crash early Saturday on I-94

Valpo investment manager sentenced to 7 years for stealing retirement funds

Region

Empty South Shore train derails, no one injured, service out most of Saturday

Sports

Chesterton High School gymnastic team takes 5th at State

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/031416 Center Township Annual Financial Report 2015.pdf

Legal Notices/031416 Porter County Plan Minor Sub Johnson.pdf

Legal Notices/031416 IDEM 30 Day Period Power Processing.pdf

Legal Notices/031416 Porter County Highway Bids Liquid Bituminous.pdf

Legal Notices/031416 Porter County Hwy Dept Bids Bituminous Plant Mix.pdf

Legal Notices/031416 Valparaiso Community Schools Bidders BP No 1 Gym Additions.pdf

Legal Notices/031416 Valparaiso Community Schools Bidders TJMS Fieldhouse.pdf

 

Friday, March 11, 2016

Indiana

Indiana Legislature adjourns after approving roads package

Lawmakers approve body camera and meth bills before going home

Legislature passes bill to scrap ISTEP

Pence not committing yet to signing anti abortion bill

Community

Spring clocks forward Sunday; replace smoke detector batteries

Town of Chesterton

Council to award asphalt contract; TIF board to pick fiber optic design firm

Town of Burns Harbor

RDC aims to streamline planning for new businesses in Burns Harbor

Police

County man convicted of wife's shooting death

New Chesterton Police SUVs on order

Environment

Panel says finding climate links to wild weather is valid with improved techniques

NIPSCO removing trees along Waverly Road

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/031116 Porter County Auditor Addl Appropriations March 22.pdf

 

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Community

Volunteer now for Rebuilding Together Duneland work day Saturday, April 30

Town of Burns Harbor

Burns Harbor Town Council splits lake cleaning with parks

Schools

CHS Jazz band wins gold at ISSMA

Region / Rail / Business

Chicago reaches $1.3B deal for new rail cars and assembly plant

Local History / Porter County

Porter County Museum to hold community workshop here

Indiana

Lawmakers pass police video camera bill

State set to ban abortions due to fetal defects

A look at Indiana bill banning abortions for fetal defects

Pharmacist discretion bill heads to governor

Legislature approves bill codifying Pence Obamacare plan into Indiana law

Environment / Great Lakes

Michigan opposes Great Lakes net pen fish farming

Chesterton High School Sports

Chesterton High School honors winter sports athletes

Obituary

Private services for George Patrick Peters

 

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Police / Fire

Fire badly damages Liberty Township home

Town of Porter

Porter mulls joining ethics commission; beach permits coming

Indiana Dunes

Vote now for National Lakeshore's West Beach in USA Today competition

Business / Economy

Report Flood of cheap foreign steel imports starting to recede

All 92 Indiana counties now eligible to fast track Foreign Trade Zone application

Duneland Schools

School Board LIS teachers praised for use of tech to spark learning

Indiana Legislature

Indiana House Speaker says tentative roads funding deal reached

Group accuses IU and 3 other schools of mishandling sexual assaults

Indiana Senate votes to raise medical malpractice payment cap

Region

South Shore offering free West Bound rides to Chicago March 13-18

Sports

Chesterton's Kevin Kinel to receive National Swimming Coaches award

Obituary

Robert Housman passes away at age 83

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/030916 Porter County Drainage Board Notice of Intent.pdf

Legal Notices/030916 Town of Porter Additional Appropriations.pdf

 

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Indiana Legislature / Indiana Dunes / Politics

Legislature sends Indiana Dunes privatization alcohol bill to Governor Pence

Former County chair Williams' donations to Republican Party included rent-free office, in-kind gifts

Duneland Schools

Duneland schools push for finals before Christmas

Show Choirs successful in Alabama Southland Show Choir Classic

CHS students win gold at state ISSMA piano/ vocal/ instrumental contest

Police

County Police name person of interest in Liberty Township burglary while home owners slept

Westville prison contract worker faces trafficking charge

Environment / Indiana Dunes

Letter to the Editor: Pavilion Partners should be held accountable for what they say and dont say

Register now for Indiana Dunes Science Conference at Ivy Tech campus April 6

Legal Notices

Joe W. Leath, age 80, passes away

Robert Arthur 'Bob' Krise passed away March 4

Memorial Celebration of Life April 9 for Daniel A. Quick

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/030816 NICTD Bidders Rubber Rail Seal.pdf

Monday, March 7, 2016

Indiana

Tax increase for roads appears doomed

Governor Pence signs bill unsealing Indiana adoption records

Indiana lawmakers back fantasy sports regulations bill

Private college records bill heads to governor's desk

Soliday bill requiring cars to be moved to shoulder after crash goes to Pence

Region

Indiana commission OKs creation of Purdue University Northwest

Education / Chesterton High School

CHS Speech team qualifies 12 for national tournament

Environment

Satellite data shows no pause in global warming

Sports

Trojan Gymnasts punch State Finals ticket

Chesterton Boys fall in Sectional Semifinals

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/030716 Porter County BZA Meyne.pdf

Legal Notices/030716 Porter County BZA Oliver.pdf

Legal Notices/030716 Porter County BZA Rocheleau.pdf

Legal Notices/030716 Porter County BZA Tisma.pdf

Legal Notices/030716 Valparaiso Community Schools Bidders BP No 1 Gym Additions.pdf

Legal Notices/030716 Valparaiso Community Schools Bidders TJMS Fieldhouse.pdf

 

Friday, March 4, 2016

Business / Community

Urschel workers get ownership stake

Porter County

Porter County Park board splits on programmer position and consultant payments

Indiana

Dunes Action urges emails to Gov. Pence: 'Veto HB 1386'

Indiana House kills measure limiting teachers unions

Ball State faculty tables no-confidence vote in trustees

Some schools affected by flawed ISTEP exam question

House passes bill making Pence Medicaid plan permanent

Emergency / Weather

Sign of spring? Tornado sirens tested this morning

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/030416 Town of Chesterton Public Hearing Sign Placement.pdf

 

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Porter County

Rezoning sought for assisted living facility near hospital

Police

Porter County Police: Burglar enters Liberty Township home as residents sleep

Indiana

GOP Senate leader says lawmakers viewed as anti-teacher

No change on Indiana plant closures after Pence meeting

House confirms Pence pick for Lt Governor

Records: PR firm monitored religious objections uproar at taxpayer expense

Community

Corkscrew and Brew event is March 19 in Thomas Park

County Boys and Girls Clubs to mark National Boys and Girls Clubs week

Region / Chicago

Chicago Shakespeare to stage $35M expansion at Navy Pier

Navy Pier to open taller Ferris wheel May 27

Sports

Red hot Trojans roll to win in Sectional opener

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/030316 IDEM 30 Day Period Fritz Enterprises.pdf

Legal Notices/030316 Town of Burns Harbor Sanitation Board Public Meeting.pdf

Legal Notices/030316 Town of Chesterton Annual Financial Report 2015.pdf

 

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Indiana Dunes / Legislature / Environment

Indiana Senate OKs bill to revive dunes privatization deal

Chesterton High School

CHS Japanese Olympiad team wins State Championship

Business

Owner of Porter hospital buys LaPorte and Starke hospitals

USW welcomes order slapped on dumped cold rolled steel

Community

Troop 908 Spaghetti Supper Saturday

Duneland YMCA collecting bottle caps to create community benches

Maple Sugar Time at Chellberg Farm on March 5, 6 and 12, 13

Porter County

Porter County Council seeking applicants for local ABC

Indiana

Indiana Parks Alliance donates to support State Park projects

Rep. Moseley bill to reduce work zone traffic accidents approved by House

Senate approves dozens of bills as deadline looms

Group plans new support for Indiana hate crimes proposal

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/030216 Porter County 2015 Annual Financial Report.pdf

Legal Notices/030216 Porter County Regional Airport Annual Financial Report.pdf

Legal Notices/030216 Town of Porter Advertisement for Bids 2016 Paving.pdf

Legal Notices/030216 Westchester Public Library Annual Financial Report.pdf

 

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Business / Steel / Labor / Region

USW - ArcelorMittal talks at 6 month mark

USW marches in Indy to protest TransPacific deal

Indiana Legislature / Indiana Dunes

10,000 oppose private banquet center at Indiana Dunes State Park

Chesterton High School

Seven CHS seniors named National Merit Finalists

Indiana Legislature

Judge blocks Indiana Syrian refugee order

Indiana House committee advances contentious teacher pay bill

Town of Chesterton

Brassie Estates PUD advances to public hearing

Police

South Haven man facing 30 years in fed prison on child enticement and porn charges

PCSP: Man fleeing officers injures himself in foot pursuit, calls 911

Region / Health

IU Health LaPorte Starke hospitals enact visitor rules to stop flu spread

Obituaries

Private services for Marilyn Wallace, age 84

Service Friday for Eleanor 'Jayne' Hudspeth, 95

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/030116 Indian Boundary Conservancy District Additional Appropriations.pdf

Legal Notices/030116 NICTD Bidders Rubber Rail Seal.pdf

Legal Notices/030116 Porter County Ordinance No 1605.pdf

Legal Notices/030116 Porter County Plan Schlene.pdf

Legal Notices/030116 Porter County Plan Si Tsahas Properties.pdf

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

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