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Friday,  August 29, 2014

Town of Chesterton: BZA stalls Bross decision for open air market again as Duneland Chamber urges rejection

Porter County: Auditor to correct hospital bill for redevelopment fee by $400K

Libraries: Local libraries offer story time fun for children

Indiana: More Indiana options coming on health insurance exchange

Pence gets new workforce chief for $31,000 more

Indiana gets one year waiver of federal schools law

Community: Bike for VNA at Lorie's Lakeside Century

Environment: Study: Bait dumping offers invader species path to Great lakes

Sports: Trojan Girls Golf beats LaPorte

Blake Pieroni competing at Pan Pac Swim Meet

Late run dooms Chesterton in DAC volleyball opener

Duneland Swim Club Fall / Winter signups set

Obituary: Richard Coleman, Sr., services Wednesday

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/082914 White Oak Cons Dist 2015 Budget.pdf

Legal Notices/082914 Westchester Twp Budget 2015 Hearing.pdf

Legal Notices/082914 West Porter Twp Fire Protection 2015 Budget.pdf

Legal Notices/082914 Twin Creeks Cons Dist 2015 Budget.pdf

Legal Notices/082914 Town of Porter Technical Advisory Meeting.pdf

Legal Notices/082914 Porter County SW District 2015 Budget.pdf

Legal Notices/082914 Porter County Highway Dept Bids Foundation System.pdf

Legal Notices/082914 Porter County Commissioners Ordinance No 14-12.pdf

Legal Notices/082914 Porter County Commissioners Ordinance No 14-11.pdf

Legal Notices/082914 Porter County Airport Authority 2015 Budget.pdf

Legal Notices/082914 Porter County Additional Approps.pdf

Legal Notices/082914 Porter County 2015 Budget.pdf

Legal Notices/082914 Portage Twp Schools CPF Adoption.pdf

Legal Notices/082914 Indian Boundary Cons Dist 2015 Budget.pdf

Legal Notices/082914 Center Twp 2015 Budget.pdf

 

Thursday,  August 28, 2014

Community: Taste of Duneland is Saturday in Chesterton

Porter County: Porter County Council budget hearings to begin September 10

State sets hearing for Porter County CCD tax rate increase for September 25

Education: Discovery Charter School buys land for US 20 entrance and new buildings

Feds approve Indiana No Child Left Behind waiver for 1 year

Duneland schools install dozens of new aides

Region: Blast at NWI BP refinery sparks fire and rattles homes

Town of Chesterton: Public hearing September 15 on engineering for Fox Chase sanitary sewer extension

Utility close to accepting credit cards for payments

Police / Fire: Charge sought following apparent heroin OD

CFD responds to smoke at Omni Health and Fitness

Environment: Bait dumping offers invader species a path to into Great Lakes

DNR proposes waterfowl season dates

Sports: CHS boys soccer team knocks off Valpo with flawless execution

CHS Girls beat Portage in golf

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/082814 Porter TWP 2015 Budget.pdf

Legal Notices/082814 Valparaiso Lakes Area Cons Dist 2015 Budget Hearing.pdf

Legal Notices/082814 WPL Budget 2015 Hearing.pdf

 

Wednesday,  August 27, 2014

Porter County: Tourism board eyes giving tax dollars to for-profit businesses

County seeking citizens to serve on new foundation committee

Council eying County CEDIT funds for closing health insurance gap

Town of Porter: Town of Porter learns spending cuts working

Porter RDC donation greenlights South Shore train feasibility study

Town of Chesterton: Contractor for Ind 49 utility corridor project still submitting claims for work

Police: Shopping cart full of liquor stolen at Jewel

Flatbed trailers stolen

Community: Boys and Girls Clubs welcome new board members

State / Region: Indiana inmate asks judge to have him executed

Sports: Lindahl's OT goal lifts Chesterton over Valpo in soccer

CHS Boys Cross Country wins Jack Bransford Invite

Trojan Girls 2nd at Jack Bransford Invite

Trojan Boys Tennis beats Wheeler 4-1

Obituaries: David L. McDonald dies at age 64

Donald C. Treadway, Sr. dies at age 87

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/082714 Duneland School Corp Budget Hearing 2015.pdf

Legal Notices/082714 Duneland School Corporation Bus Replacement.pdf

Legal Notices/082714 Duneland School Corporation CPF.pdf

Legal Notices/082714 IDEM 30 day period Monosol.pdf

Legal Notices/082714 Indiana Alcohol Tobacco Commission Hearing.pdf

Legal Notices/082714 Jackson Twp 2015 Budget Hearing.pdf

Legal Notices/082714 Valparaiso Community Schools 2015 Budget Hearing.pdf

 

Tuesday,  August 26, 2014

Education: Duneland School Corporation enrollment and budget inch up

Back to school tips on helping kids cope with cliques and bullies

Town of Chesterton: Council renews contract with Able Disposal with 2015 rate same as 2014

Floodplain map appeal must be filed by Friday

John Jarka named permanent Chesterton Fire Chief

Community: New Ruge Meat owners sought as Bruce and Tom tell retirement plans

Town of Porter: Porter Town Council to talk 2015 budget and South Shore trolley money

Region: Alcohol banned on South Shore trains for Jazz Fest

Indiana: Judges blast Indiana and Wisconsin gay marriage bans

Attorneys want right-to-work cases combined

Sports: Chesterton Volleyball improves to 3-0

Obituaries: Memorial service for Gayle Polakowski to be September 6

Michael John OMalley service September 7

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/082614 Twin Creek Cons Dist Storm Sewer Bids.pdf

Legal Notices/082614 Town of Burns Harbor Budget 2015 Notice.pdf

 

Monday,  August 25, 2014

Porter County: Election Board fails to approve South County early voting site

Council to vote on using $5 million in hospital money for health insurance

County 911 director John Jokantas to leave post next month

Schools / Elections: Ayres and Stone unopposed in School Board races

Community: Get your tickets for Chesterton Feed and Garden Summer Soiree Friday

Business / Labor: USW and Visclosky laud ITC in antidumping ruling

United Steelworkers demand end to discriminatory law enforcement profiling

State: Indiana Excise Police arrest 134 in three college towns

Excise Police remind college students of perils of underage drinking on campus

Health policy consultant also works for contractor

Sports: Late turnover and field goal doom Chesterton Football in season opener

Trojan Boys Soccer improves to 3-0 with shutout

Trojan Boys finish 5th at Carmel Classic

Chesterton Girls XC 5th at Carmel Classic

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/082514 Washington Township Budget 2015 Hearing.pdf

 

Friday,  August 22, 2014

Schools / Elections: Rich Whitlow files to challenge Mike Trout in School Board race

Town of Chesterton / Business: Developer eyes amenity-rich nursing home at Coffee Creek Center

Porter County: Hospital owes $600K to county but also has tax refunds coming

Weather: Heavy rains cause localized flooding

Police: Elder siblings found dead in their South Haven home

PCSP: Pregnant woman charged with huffing and neglect of a dependent

School is in session; kids and drivers be careful, be safe

Environment: Check maple trees for Asian beetle infestation

Sports: Chesterton Volleyball sweeps Mishawaka

Obituary: Janet Cypra dies at 66

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/082214 Porter County Commissioners Ordinance No 14-11.pdf

Legal Notices/082214 Porter County Commissioners Ordinance No 14-12.pdf

Legal Notices/082214 Westchester Twp Budget 2015 Hearing.pdf

 

Thursday,  August 21, 2014

Town of Porter: BZA denies petition to build addition to Porter Beach home

Paperwork snafus scotch Porter public hearings

Proposed changes to PUD eyed cooly by Porter planners

Porter FD awarded $5K grant for gear

Community: SLYCE selects CHS students for participation

Indiana: Watchdogs cite flaws in state ethics laws in wake of $1.7M DOE purchase

Sports: CHS boys soccer team opens DAC play with strong victory

Chesterton Girls Golf beats Lake Central

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/082114 WPL Budget 2015 Hearing.pdf

 

Wednesday,  August 20, 2014

Schools: Huge frosh class at CHS first day goes smoothly

Porter County: Chesterton firm hired to review county employee health plan

County residents sought to sit on new Stormwater Management Board

Police / Fire: Duneland fire departments assist in search for man found dead in Portage campground lake

Economy: Jobless rate steady in Indiana plummets in most places in NWI

Sports: CHS Boys Tennis beats Highland 4-1

Trojan Girls Soccer blasts Michigan City

 

Tuesday,  August 19, 2014

Schools / Community / Police: First day of school Wednesday; watch for school buses

Town of Burns Harbor: Burns Harbor funds Park Board request; town marshal prepares for school start

Town of Porter: Porter zoning boards slate eight hearings Wednesday

Police / Fire: Hogs perish in Pine Township barn fire

Police / Business: Porter hospital owner says patient IDs stolen in cyberattack

Police: Valpo Schools employee pleads guilty to theft

Community: Opportunity Enterprises CEO resigns; board names interim chief

Community / Porter County: Habitat for Humanity Home on Porter County BZA agenda

State: Indiana's first woman chief justice takes office

Indiana Legal Services head retiring after 44 years

State asks jusge to reinstate limits on abortion pill

Sports: CHS Boys Soccer opens season with a bang

CHS Volleyball season opens at home tonight

CHS Boys Tennis opens against Highland today

Obituary: Piera Marie Fischer dies at age 34

 

Monday,  August 18, 2014

Porter County: Commissioners to make final vote on stormwater board ordinance

Education: Clock is ticking on school board races; filing ends at noon Friday

Traffic / Police: Police say woman killed when semi hits car on I-65

ISP: Semi crash on I-94 east of Michigan City

Semi slams into Indianapolis police car on I-465

Sports: Trojan football players get kinks out against Lafayette Jeff

CHS Girls Soccer starts tomorrow night

CHS Boys Soccer kicks off season tonight

Duneland Swim Club gathers 28 medals at Age Group State Meet

Obituary: Former Clerk-Treasurer Gayle Polakowski dies at 67

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/081814 Washington Township Budget 2015 Hearing.pdf

 

Friday,  August 15, 2014

Township Library: WPL renews literacy support; Baugher receiving state award

Environment: Mount Baldy to remain closed

Police: Motorcyclist and passenger injured in accident in Burns Harbor

Local man recharged with sexual misconduct

Phony $100 bills popping up in Valpo

Indiana / Education / Politics: Pence administration warns of more cuts to public universities

Health: Report CDC scientist kept quiet about flu blunder

Environment: Study blames humans for most of melting glaciers

84 miles per gallon three wheeled Elio closer to going on sale

Region: Indiana Farm Bureau PAC endorses Visclosky

Lake Michigan: Chicago police: Missing boater found dead in lake

Sports / Community: Register for State Park Little League Fall Ball Saturday

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/081514 Porter County Additional Appropriations.pdf

 

Thursday,  August 14, 2014

Police: Burns Harbor motorcyclist seriously hurt in crash at Indiana Boundary and North Calumet

Valpo man charged with OWI in July 4 crash that killed his wife

Scammer fails to dupe Val's owner in 'NIPSCO' con

Education: Duneland names new CMS coaches and aide appointments for 2014-15

Environment: Geologists studying Mount Baldy find another hole

Local History / Community: Kankakee Valley Historical Society to host river festival with County Parks

Community: Windiana concert Saturday at Coffee Creek Conservancy

Chamber Party in the Park Saturday

Sports: CHS Football Scrimmage opens 2014 season Friday

South Shore trains to stop at 18th St. for Bears games

 

Wednesday,  August 13, 2014

Community: Chamber Party in the Park Saturday

Deadline for artists and vendors to apply to Hooked on Art August 31

Town of Porter: Reuse and recycle nets Town of Porter real savings, council learns

Duneland Schools: New school year off to smooth start; no surprises expected for 2015 budget

Police: Valpo Promenade project getting FBI scrutiny, auditor says

Town of Chesterton: Don't neglect businesses east of Indiana 49, council told again

Work could begin soon on new signal at Indian Boundary and Calumet

State: Indiana lawmaker who faced ethics inquiry selling family nursing home businesses for $2.3 billion

Chicago: O'Hare Airport sees increase in cargo volume

Downtown Chicago bridge closing

Obituary: Services Thursday for William Long, Jr.

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/081314 Duneland School Corporation Annual Financial Report 2013.pdf

Legal Notices/081314 Porter TWP 2015 Budget.pdf

 

Tuesday,  August 12, 2014

Business / Economy: Urschel's new facility has some real leg room, eye on efficiency (photos)

US Postal Service loses $2B this spring

Large corn and soybean crops expected in Indiana and US

Town of Chesterton: Road salt prices go through the roof, Chesterton Town Council is told

Schools: No challengers yet in Duneland school board races; 10 days left to file

Library tutoring program to resume this fall

Teachers and students facing new state school standards

Police: State's top court to hear McCowan appeal of murder conviction in Amanda Bach case

Community: Smart Start Preschool has openings

Sign up now for United Way Day of Caring; deadline August 15

Sports: Trojan Golfers 2nd at KV Invite

Obituary: Services Thursday for Lorraine Mohnssen

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/081214 Valparaiso Community Schools Annual Financial Report 2013.pdf

 

Monday,  August 11, 2014

Police: Michigan woman sends Porter Fire Department on wild goose chase

PCSP: Backyard shooter apparently hits window

Man breaks Portage city hall windows seeking 'help'

David Luna once again Fugitive of the Week

Health: Indiana's 1st 2014 human West Nile case confirmed in Porter County

Education: School board to review 2015 budget, ISTEP scores, public hearing for rainy day fund

Report: 9,000 plus public school bullying cases reported in Indiana

Community / Environment: Take a bus tour with Shirley Heinze Land Trust August 23

Duneland Seniors to visit BrinckaCross gardens

Environment: Study: Oceans more tainted with man-made mercury

Region: Input sought on US judge's reappointment

Class Reunion: CHS Class of 1977 to meet and greet Saturday

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/081114 White Oak Conservancy Dist Proposed Rate Hearing.pdf

Legal Notices/081114 Town of Porter Notice to Bidders Dunes Kankakee Trl.pdf

Legal Notices/081114 Indiana Alcohol Tobacco Commission Sept 11 Hearing.pdf

 

Friday,  August 8, 2014

Porter County: County parks could get more land in Pine Township; MOU approved for Kankakee River site

County Park department seeks food vendor for Sunset Hill

County endorses statewide bike path crossing Chesterton and Porter

Health: Indiana's 1st 2014 human West Nile case confirmed in Porter County

Region / Indiana: State agency refusing to honor contracts with adoptive parents

New Carlisle town mourning firefighter's death

Economy: Few new housing starts in July in Town of Chesterton

Police: Local woman gets 10 years in prison for burglaries

Duneland police blitzing roads in the run-up to Labor Day weekend

2 killed in Gary when train strikes car

Community: Chesterton blood drive Tuesday

Take a bus tour with Shirley Heinze Land Trust

Town of Chesterton: Summer program a success, Park Board told

Obituaries: Paul Byrnes, III services Saturday

Max R. Hall service Saturday

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/080814 Porter County BZA Lazorik Hines.pdf

Legal Notices/080814 Twin Creeks Conservancy Dist Additional Approp.pdf

Legal Notices/080814 Porter County Recycling Waste Reduction Public Hearing.pdf

Legal Notices/080814 Porter County BZA Scherrbaum.pdf

Legal Notices/080814 Porter County BZA Radosevich.pdf

Legal Notices/080814 Porter County BZA Habitat for Humanity.pdf

Legal Notices/080814 Porter County BZA Asher.pdf

Legal Notices/080814 City of Valpo Improvements to Sewage Works.pdf

 

Thursday,  August 7, 2014

Community: PNC Chancellor authors children's book 'The Dog and the Dolphin'

Party in the Park coming August 16

Preschool and After School art classes at Chesterton Art Center

Porter County Park system offers a lot to do in August

Bethlehem Lutheran welcomes new pastor

Economy: July was a busy month at ports along the Saint Lawrence Seaway

Porter County: Auditor: Citizens have until August 29 to petition against county CCD tax rate

Health: FDA warns that tattoo inks can cause infections

Indiana: Rush is first woman Indiana Supreme Court chief justice

 Indiana agrees $3M settlement in school test hitch

Indiana 2 between Valpo and Hebron to close next week

Lack of diversity among state university trustees draws scrutiny

 

Wednesday,  August 6, 2014

Indiana: New Carlisle firefighter dies at business fire

Mother charged with abandoning newborn in trash

Porter County: Hospital interest funds sought to pay for county health insurance

Retiring county roads boss gets fond farewell

Conservationists and residents give input for proposed county stormwater board

Texting to 911 available in county, but call if you can

Kankakee River land on county park board agenda Thursday

Community: Taste of Duneland seeking vendors

Police: PCSP: Two deaths appear to be ODs

Duneland man charged with theft at Denny's

Cats rounded up from Porter house

Sports: CHS golfers finish 3rd at Lafayette Jeff

Obituary: John A. Skiba service Saturday

 

Tuesday,  August 5, 2014

Chesterton High School: CHS yearbook distribution at High School registration

Police / Traffic: CPD: Two injured in 3 vehicle crash on Indiana 49

Community: Discovery Trackers 4H Club begins fifth year

Environment: Celebrate the s'more on Friday at Dunes State Park

Region: Amtrak expands project that allows pets on trains

Business / Steel: ArcelorMittal furnace in Indiana ramping back up

Health: Gluten free labeling standards kick in

Poll: Obama health law is a tale of 2 Americas

Indiana: Report: Indiana solar industry surged in 2013

Indiana eyes moving state archives to Legion Mall

Police say 12-year-old crashed stolen school bus

Sports: CHS Girls Golf tees up season today

Obituary: Mary Clemons services Thursday

 

Monday,  August 4, 2014

Education / Schools: Duneland Schools show ISTEP improvement

Region: NICTD studying fare hikes to encourage electronic South Shore ticket purchases

Police: ISP: Impaired driver injures trooper in crash

Excise Police active in Michigan City at Super Boat Grand Prix

Gary PD: Chesterton woman left infant alone in vehicle in strip club parking lot

Valpo woman pleads guilty to federal theft charge

Beer truck overturns on I-65

Driver arrested after fatal moped crash

Traffic: 1050N to be repaved; avoid it if possible

Class Reunion: CHS Class of 1977 to gather Saturday

Obituaries: Evanna M. Collins services Thursday

Glenn Nicholson services Wednesday

Judith L. Fant services Tuesday (revised)

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/080414 Town of Porter Notice to Bidders Dunes Kankakee Trl.pdf

Legal Notices/080414 White Oak Conservancy Dist Proposed Rate Hearing.pdf

 

Friday,  August 1, 2014

Community: Art Fair leads busy August schedule at Porter park

'Alexis Ronan' TV pilot filming in Chesterton and Indiana Dunes

Business / Economy / Steel: ArcelorMittal posts first profit of year

United Steelworkers lauds Obama executive order

Police: CPD: Attempted armed robbery of the Broadway smoke shop

Burglary spree on CR 700 in Liberty

Sentenced to 10 years in child molesting case

Sports: CHS Fall Sports in full swing beginning Monday

Obituaries: Angelo 'Dino' Ponda dies at age 53

Raymond F. Germain service is Monday

Douglas Ian Moodie service set for Tuesday

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/080114 Twin Creeks Conservancy Dist Additional Approp.pdf

 

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Property Taxes: Assessment notices hitting mailboxes early this year forms going out today

Education: Duneland School registration begins Monday

Duneland Schools announce Back to School Open Houses

Ralph Ayres files candidacy in Duneland School Board race

Indiana education split plays out in No Child request

Town of Chesterton: Chesterton Town Council asked to make business access east of Indiana 49 more consumer friendly

Police: Motorcyclist killed in crash on I-65 ramp

ISP: Driver hits trooper's squad car, leaves scene

Police to boost enforcement on I-94/90

Business: NiSource posts solid 2nd quarter

Community: Chesterton Fire Department Street Dance Saturday

 56th annual Chesterton Art Fair Saturday and Sunday

Library Concert and Film Series continues with Cynthia Shelhart and 'Despicable Me 2'

Last household hazardous waste collection event of 2014 scheduled in Portage

Region: Valpo popcorn fest loses Redenbacher sponsorship

Sports: Girls Golf tees off CHS Fall Sports season Friday

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/073114 Additional Approps Duneland Schools.pdf

 

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Community: Chesterton Fire Department Street Dance Saturday

Library Concert and Film Series continues with Cynthia Shelhart and 'Despicable Me 2'

Business / Economy: US Steel narrows loss in 2nd quarter

Indiana Dunes Visitor center has record attendance on July 4 weekend

Weather: July on pace for record coolest Indianapolis

Health: Generation of indoor tanners see spike in deadly melanoma

Lake Michigan: Three rescued after capsizing in Lake Michigan

Chicago: Lollapalooza marks decade in Chicago

Indiana: Feds cite state Medicaid fraud unit over notices

Gay marriage supporters defend court ruling

Pence wants immigrant children taken out of state

Three drink limit for beer and wine at Indiana Fair

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/073014 Alcohol Tobacco Commission Aug 14 Hearing.pdf

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Town of Chesterton: NIRPC awards another grant of $547,000 for 1100N sidewalk

Town employees get 3 percent raise

Town of Burns Harbor: Raises, cuts, fees on the table for Burns Harbor 2015 budget

Environment / Community: Izaak Walton League of America honors Herb and Charlotte Read

Community: CHS grad Michael Masty makes Captain in US Army

56th annual Chesterton Art Fair Saturday and Sunday

State: Indiana BMV asks court to delay vanity plate sales

Two women survive brush with death on Indiana rail bridge

Porter County / Health: Health Department warns of West Nile virus

Sports: NCAA settles head injury suit. will change rules

Class Reunion: Class of 1964 to meet Monday, August 4

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/072914 Porter County Commissioners Amended Notice of Adoption.pdf

Legal Notices/072914 Town of Chesterton CCD Fund Adoption.pdf

Monday, July 28, 2014

Community: 56th annual Chesterton Art Fair Saturday and Sunday

Police: BHPD: Driver clocked at 115 mph on US Highway 12

Sentenced to probation in workers comp fraud case

Two injured in I94 crash this morning in Lake County

Grease fire at Third Coast Spice Cafe

Excise Police charge or cite 20 at Pierogi Festival

Business: 1st Source Bank reports solid second quarter

Environment: In case of wetland impacts new DNR rule would allow fee in lieu of mitigation

Region: Alcohol banned on South Shore during Lollapalooza

Indiana: 7th Circuit sets hearing on gay marriage ban

Indiana teachers worry about revamped ISTEP test

Mother: Indiana doctor with Ebola sought to be missionary

Class Reunion: CHS Class of 1963 lunch is August 8

Obituaries: Anna Fogel dies at age 93

Marie Lawrence dies at age 60

 

Friday, July 25, 2014

Town of Chesterton: BZA postpones Bross market decision; more detail sought about the proposal

BZA grants variances for new home and privacy fence

Police: Admitted gang member gets 25 years for attempted murder while on parole

Murder charge in death of Gary Police officer

Chesterton Police recover missing property for Seattle man

Community: Parks celebrating 80 years of Sunset Hill Farm Saturday

Porter County Parks set activities for final days of July

Volunteers needed for Chesterton Art Fair August 2 and 3

Business / Labor: United Steelworkers applauds ruling striking down right-to-work

Obituaries: Bentley Mihal dies at age 2

Bernard F. Poracky, M.D. service Monday

 

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Community: Chamber honors National Park Service for Putting Duneland on the Map

Chamber names Humanitarians and Volunteer of the Year

Heather Ennis is Distinguished Woman; Pat Amstutz wins Golden Achievement

Business / Labor / Indiana: Lake County judge strikes down Indiana right-to-work law

Porter County: Council and Auditor trade barbs over unpaid insurance

County Council breaks hiring freeze for judge

Town of Porter: Porter employees get new insurance plan; town projected to save money

Business: Horizon Bank offers cybersecurity tips to small business

Environment: Save the Dunes donates land to Beverly Shores

Obituaries: Anna Orlando services Friday

James Yager dies at age 75

 

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Indiana: Ocean crash kills teen pilot seeking world record

Porter County: Porter County not ready to hop on high speed rail

Police: Chesterton Police 2-year-old boy dies after falling off trampoline

Scammer tries to get local man to turn on computer

Region man dies when tire hits car on Chicago Interstate

Town of Porter: Porter RDC to School Board: We'll get back to you on that

Porter split vote nixes funds for trolley/museum feasibility study

Town of Chesterton: BP Amoco has fix to keep residual ground gasoline out of sewer lateral

Town New floodplain map wrongly includes 15-20 homes

Sports / Teens / Family: Survey finds sharp increase in teen use of HGH to boost sports performance

Obituary: Adam McDowell dies at 34

 

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Porter County: County to form committee to advance endowment fund

Police: FBI returns to county, eyes Portage Mayor

BHPD: Man charged with burglarizing former friends home

Chicagoans charged in BH lottery ticket theft

Accused child molester sentenced

PCSP: Man takes stolen silver coins to Coinstar

Pinging iPhone used to locate BH battery suspect

Community: Relay for Life Finish the Fight picnic is Thursday, July 24

Community / Sports: Steve Kearney awarded Rotary Paul Harris Fellowship

 

Monday, July 21, 2014

Porter County: Pitch for high speed rail to be heard by Porter County Council

Town of Porter: Town of Porter to consider funding study of South Shore tourism shuttle

Environment / Weather: World breaks monthly heat record 2 times in a row

Police: Two charged with battery at the County Fair another with public intoxication

Business / Economy / Region: Fed paints hopeful picture of Gary

Jobless rate increases in the state, in the region and here

NPS study: Visitors to Indiana national parks spent $82M in 2013

Seaway shipments up in June, mostly still down for the season

Study: NWI union construction firms are far safer than national counterparts

Region: Hammond man feared drowned at Willow Slough

Indiana: Police: Fort Wayne man chasing wife dies in crash

Indiana bills for highway damage face challenge

Dog attacks and kills Indiana baby in Ohio

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/072114 Town of Chesterton CCD Fund Hearing.pdf

 

Friday, July 18, 2014

Education: Filing period for Duneland School Board candidacies approaching

The Marram School to hold informational meetings

Region / Police: New superintendent for Westville prison

Region / Education: Purdue Northwest to be name of merged campus

Duneland: Rotary installs new officers looks ahead to 2014-15

Economy / State: Indiana jobless rate up slightly to 5.9 percent

Sports: State Park Little League boys win District 1 Title

Obituaries: Dwain Holmgren dies at age 68

Dorothy Rae Kotik services Saturday

Steven J. Stilley visitation Monday July 21

 

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Town of Chesterton: Chesterton called 9th safest community in state

Town of Burns Harbor: Burns Harbor joins state municipal coalition

Cheers go to Burns Harbor lifesavers, parks' 5K run, scholarship winners

Community: Concert and family film series continues with Mo Beat Blues

Free family concert Saturday at Coffee Creek Watershed Preserve

Lions Club duck race and community yard sale Saturday

ArtComp makes call for entries

Volunteers needed for Chesterton Art Fair August 2 and 3

Celebrate 80 years of Sunset Hill Farm with free festival July 26

Porter Health Care adds new wide bore MRI

Indiana: Judge orders Indiana BMV to resume selling personalized plates

Obituaries: Alfred Julian Boren services Saturday

 

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Town of Chesterton: Road and bridge work begins next week near Urschel site (photos)

Porter County: Officials cooperate to back foundation to invest hospital proceeds

Commissioners reset maximum rate for CCD fund

Duneland Schools: Correction: School Board vote was 3-0 with 1 abstention

Police / Traffic: ISP: Truck rolls, loses load on I-94 today (photo)

Business: Porter Hospital announces ER expansion in city of Valparaiso

Visclosky testifies against foreign steel product dumping

Obituary: Elaine Dietz service Saturday

 

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Duneland Schools: Citizens rip school board over coach decision as meeting adjourns without public comment

2015 school budgeting process gets timeline

Porter County: County Treasurer Bucko retiring; Caucus to elect successor July 26

Election board not impressed with anonymous complaint

Duneland cases on County BZA agenda

Community: 4H to educate and entertain at Porter County Fair

Apply now for Salvation Army back to school supply assistance

Traffic / Region: US 30 overnight lane closing begins tonight

Police: Indiana State Police Warn about IRS Scam

Environment / Great Lakes: Appeals court upholds tossing of Asian carp suit

Obituary: Bruce Oliver dies at age 70

 

Monday, July 14, 2014

Porter County: County Election board to study eliminating voting by precinct

Private foundation eyed for hospital sale proceeds

Town of Porter: Porter Planners and BZA face six public hearings Wednesday

Police: Federal Court sentences Portage man for firearm possession

NWI teen charged in flight attendant death

Son charged in NW Indiana hospital stabbing death

Synthetic drug called N-Bomb can be deadly to kids

Community: Local 4H youth get ready for County Fair

Indiana: ACLU asks Holder about Indiana gay marriages

State storing blood samples without parents OK

Indiana surplus tops $2B after spending cuts

More bicyclists brings more accidents

Great Lakes: Shipwrecks lure divers to Great Lakes

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/071414 Town of Chesterton CCD Fund Hearing.pdf

Legal Notices/071414 Valparaiso Community Schools Notice to Bidders Buses.pdf

 

Friday, July 11, 2014

Environment / Indiana Dunes: New Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore chief: 'I'd be nuts not to want this job'

Polar vortex? Nope just cooler Midwestern temps

Region / South Shore: Alcohol banned on South Shore trains during Taste of Chicago

Library: Westchester Library jumps on board South Shore poster series

Region / Police: Elderly couple killed; 1 at hospital, 1 at home

ISP: Two semi accident on I65 in Jasper County

Education / Crime: Rapes not investigated at 2 in 5 colleges, report says

Elections: AP Exclusive: Disabled often banned from voting

Indiana: Ex-prosecutor to check Ball State investment fraud

Sports: Chicago panel expands Wrigley Field makeover

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/071114 Additional Appropriations Porter County.pdf

 

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Town of Chesterton: Plan Commission joins neighbors in saying no to US 6 rezoning

Finding the money key to Thomas Park restrooms

Police / Fire: Porter K9 Harley participates in search for evidence in Gary officer's murder

Local resident defrauded by out-of-country tech

CPD still investigating burglary of Sage restaurant

Indiana / Education: Education board measures would curb Ritz powers

Ethics panel approves 5000 fine against Bennett

Environment / Indiana: Researchers try to save huge US salamander (photo)

Study says hunting restores forests in Indiana state parks

Mosquitoes test positive for West Nile virus

State: Indiana will not recognize same sex marriages

Community: County parks present events and programs in July

Obituaries: William 'Bill' Holdren services

David Beagle dies at age 67

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/071014 Town of Beverly Shores ReEstablishment CCD Fund.pdf

Legal Notices/071014 Porter County Rate Reestablish CCD Fund.pdf

 

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Town of Porter: Squawk over chickens muted for now; Porter department heads given kudos

Tourism trolley awaits Porter decision whether to help fund feasibility study

Community: Bark in the Park is Saturday in Chesterton

Concert and family film series continues with the County Minstrels and The Croods

Police: Third suspect charged in burglary of local gun shop

Motorcyclist dies of injuries in I94 crash

Woman shot dead on Chicago expressway

Obituaries: Florence Fonner local visitation Thursday

Frank Hemenway services Friday

 

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Porter County: US 6 commercial rezoning back on County Planners' agenda

Police: County 911 officials looking for 'lost call' made from Porter Beach

Thieves pretending to be utility workers scam way into Porter seniors' home

Porter PD warns of computer virus phone scam

LaPorte man charged with possessing child porn

VPD: Dog saved from hot vehicle in the WalMart lot

Business: ArcelorMittal fined $7,000 in fatal scalding

Environment: Hoosier Environmental Conference opposes dam on White River

Public invited to Deep River Portage Burns Watershed meeting

Region: South Shore RR upgrading wire system

Indiana: INDOT staffer in ethics case seeks work

Class Reunions: CHS Class of 1977 reunion August 16

 

Monday, July 7, 2014

Police: Valparaiso woman dies in July 4 crash

Town of Porter: Porter deals with chickens South Shore study Tuesday

Town of Chesterton: Town reserves right to provide sewer service within four miles of boundaries

Environment: Indiana ranks 21st of 30 states for beach quality

Region: Customs at O'Hare airport snags undeclared jewelry

Indiana: '0INK' vanity plate fight could go to Legislature

Pence and Ritz seek federal dollars without strings

Investigations continue in officer shootings

Deal proposed in ex-schools chief's ethics case

Sports: NCAA suggests contact limits for football practice  

Obituaries: Services Friday for Clover G. Joseph 79

Lois Nicholson services Wednesday

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/070714 Valparaiso Community Schools Notice to Bidders Buses.pdf

 

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Porter County / Elections: Two parties fail to fill ballots for November election

Community: Community: 75th annual Turtle Derby 11 am, July 4

Family 4th Fest offers full day of celebration food, games and fun

Touch a Truck to benefit Parents as Teachers Saturday

Region: INDOT: Most of US 30 reopened

Business / Ecnomy / Region: Displaced workers in LaPorte eligible for federal TAA benefits

Class Reunion: CHS Class of 1964 reunion meeting is Monday

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/070314 Nature Works Cons District CCD.pdf

Legal Notices/070314 Porter County BZA DSV Gorski.pdf

Legal Notices/070314 Porter County BZA DSV Jeppesen.pdf

Legal Notices/070314 Porter County BZA DSV Shay.pdf

Legal Notices/070314 Porter County BZA DSV Sut.pdf

Legal Notices/070314 Porter County BZA DSV Topping.pdf

Legal Notices/070314 Porter County BZA Use Var Marrs.pdf

Legal Notices/070314 Porter County Rate Reestablish CCD Fund.pdf

Legal Notices/070314 Porter County Ordinance No 14-09.pdf

 

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Community: 75th annual Turtle Derby 11 am, July 4

Fireworks at the beach tonight

Family 4th Fest offers full day of celebration food, games and fun

Touch a Truck to benefit Parents as Teachers Saturday

Region: US 30 in Merrillville to close tonight

Illinois buys site for future third airport

Hammond school chief beaten in home invasion

Porter County: Reestablishing CCD not expected to drive up overall tax rate Evans says

Evans wants to research alternatives for hospital fund investments

Police: Trib reader reports scam

Indiana: Pence submits request for Medicaid alternative

Social host law in effect, now illegal to give minors place to drink alcohol

Obituary: Victor Valadez dies at age 88

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/070214 Porter County Municipal Airport Runway Reconstruction Bidders.pdf

 

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Porter County: Reassessment begins today in Porter County

County Auditor lays out road map for hospital tax collections

Weather: More rain, more wind, more outages; June a very wet month

Storm felled trees kill 2 in Indiana

Town of Burns Harbor: Burns Harbor TIF expansion gets OK talks slated with schools

Police: Robert Ofcky, Jr. is Fugitive of the Week

Indiana: Tallian bills signed into state law

Indiana requests new No Child Left Behind waiver

Economy: Student loan interest rates to increase

Class Reunion: CHS Class of 1984 30th reunion Saturday

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/070114 Town of Beverly Shores ReEstablishment CCD Fund.pdf

 

Monday, June 30, 2014

Indiana: New Indiana laws tackle guns, State Fair alcohol and veterans

Motion filed to protect Indiana's 1st gay marriage

Police: ISP: Woman steals SUV with owner's son still in it

PCSP: Felon fires handgun in others' direction

Senior mugged at South Shore Hammond Station

Lake Michigan: Coast Guard rescues 2 kayakers from Lake Michigan

Sports: Chicago moves World Cup party to Soldier Field

Obituaries: Ronald Wood, Jr. services Thursday

Lois Mabel Hellman service Tuesday

Sally Ann Jarman service Tuesday

Lawrence Dan Andersen dies at age 80

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/063014 Porter County Municipal Airport DBE.pdf

 

Friday, June 27, 2014

Town of Chesterton: BZA questions if gun shop security was what they were led to believe

Taller fences approved; downtown outdoor market hearing to be July 24

Duneland Schools got shorted by town TIF last year; correction made

Police: Legal fireworks use in Town of Chesterton begins on Sunday

Witness describes lift station explosion

Body of Chicago man missing in Lake Michigan since May 31 recovered

ISP warns parents never to leave kids alone in car ever

ISP: Man escapes fire after rear-ending semi

Porter County: Casino revenue snags leave county fund with deficit

Indiana: Gay marriage ruling sows confusion among clerks

Indiana Wildlife Federation opposes Mounds Reservoir; deer farm hunting

Obituary: Tamara Schulze services Monday

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/062714 Nature Works Cons District CCD.pdf

Legal Notices/062714 Porter County Ordinance 14-07.pdf

Legal Notices/062714 Porter County Ordinance 14-08.pdf

Legal Notices/062714 Porter County Plan Commission UDO Torabi.pdf

 

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Community: Relay for Life of Duneland kicks off this weekend

Relay for Life celebrates survivors and caregivers with special dinner

Police / Fire: Explosion probe eyes BP as source of gas in sewer

Town of Chesterton: Town aiming to crack down on scofflaw builders

Weather / Environment: UN: Strong odds of El Nino return by end of year

Indiana / Porter County: 9 same sex couples marry in Porter County

Gay couples' Indiana celebration could be derailed by court challenge

Ruling pushes gay marriage closer to Supreme Court

Community: County Park programs offer runs, walks, fishing, painting, meditation

Obituaries: Dr. Karl Speckhard service Saturday, July 5

Dawn Anne Catherine Wells dies at age 68

 

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Police / Fire: McDonald's sewer lift station explodes, investigation underway

Police / Courts: Hung jury in trial of Westville prison officer charged with attempted trafficking

Porter County: Hospital to keep tax abatement after $130 million assessment deal

Indiana: Judge strikes down Indiana ban on gay marriage

Appeals court rules states can not ban gay marriage

Many Indiana county clerks performing gay marriage ceremonies today

Pence seeks review to simplify Indiana tax code

Educators wary of new assessment tests' impact

Town of Chesterton: Fences and outdoor market return at Thursday BZA meeting

Town of Burns Harbor: Burns Harbor boards set ALS and TIF meetings

Community: Camp FUNset has openings at Sunset Hill Farm Park

Business: Visclosky lauds ITC ruling in pressure pipe case

Great Lakes: High Lake Superior level prompts Sault Ste Marie gate opening

Chicago / Region: Star Wars creator selects Chicago for museum

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/062514 Indiana Alcohol and Tobacco Commission Hearing.pdf

Legal Notices/062514 Porter County Municipal Airport Runway Reconstruction Bidders.pdf

 

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

School Board: Duneland School board splits 3-2; Kroeger wants discussion

Duneland hires teachers for 2014-15 school year

Town of Chesterton: Citizens question Addison Pointe turnover and wages at tax abatement meeting

Porter Avenue could reopen Monday

Community: Register by July 1 for 4th of July Parade

Community Foundation celebrates Outstanding Achievements

Education / State: Indiana students to face two new tests next two years

Environment: Money men tally cost of climate change

Obituary: Former realtor Martha Gavagan service Thursday

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/062414 Valparaiso Community Schools Notice to Bidders Food Products.pdf

 

Monday, June 23, 2014

Chesterton High School: Jamie Ritchea National Runnerup in Speech and Debate Storytelling

Porter County: Hearing for Hospital tax abatement Tuesday

Town of Porter: Porter cancels meetings chicken input postponed

Community: Duneland gardens featured on Garden Walk 2014 Saturday

Business / Steel: ArcelorMittal to pay $90 million to settle lawsuit alleging price-fixing conspiracy

Region: IU Northwest gets approval for shared Ivy Tech and IU building

Purdue Calumet Vice Chancellor to take on PNC responsibilities

Police: PCSP: Chesterton man charged after high speed pursuit

Schererville restaurant owners sentenced in federal court

Environment: National Park Service moves to ban drones in 400 national parks

Earth breaks May temperature record

Sports: Blackhawks to open training camp at Notre Dame; 2014-15 scheduled announced

Obituaries: Paul Morley service Wednesday

William Charles Poland dies at age 78

Service Wednesday for Jeremy Wier

June Ramey service Tuesday

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/062314 Porter County Plan Minor Sub Roeske.pdf

 

Friday, June 20, 2014

Police: CPD: Locals charged; most firearms recovered in gun shop burglary

Craig Barnes, former BH police officer, critically injured in motorcycle accident

Westville man dies of injuries sustained in motorcycle crash June 13 on Ind 2

Community: Benefit Sunday June 22 to help pay medical bills

Town of Chesterton: 'Growing Kids' advances; Bell family developing former Ruge property

Town Council to meet Monday 'Growing Kids' on agenda

Storage tank being built would have prevented May sewage bypasses

Indiana: US to recoup $500,000 from Indiana after audit shows misuse

Deadly walnut tree fungus found in Indiana

Economy: Jobless rate in the state region and locally mostly stable

Porter County: Beyond the Beach, Three Dune Challenge boost Indiana Dunes tourism numbers

Obituaries: Elmer E. Johnson dies at age 100, service Monday, June 23

Kent Gulstrom service Monday

Services Saturday for infant Jax H. LaFave

Services pending for William Poland

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/062014 Porter County Ordinance 14-06.pdf

Legal Notices/062014 Porter County Ordinance 14-07.pdf

Legal Notices/062014 Porter County Ordinance 14-08.pdf

Legal Notices/062014 Porter Pump Station Bypass Project.pdf

 

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Police: Porter County Sheriff Police say girl molested in van in The Pines (Photo)

Town of Chesterton: AJ's Pizza to build across from Hilton

Police: State Police say driver was drunk in I-94 work zone

DNR urges parents to focus on water safety this summer

Town of Porter: Porter Plan and BZA schedule Tilden, four other public hearings July 16

Environment: Indiana Izaak Walton League expands conservation policy

State: Indiana Toll Road operator facing debt woes

Obituaries: Leslie Richart service Sunday

Clifford Delmage dies at age 77

Gail Elizabeth Howes Hall dies at age 73

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/061914 Declaratory Resolution Burns Harbor.pdf

 

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Police / Fire: Small arsenal stolen in burglary of the Disappear Gear gun shop

More than $10K in jewelry taken in Jackson burglary

Smoking caused fire in which woman was burned

Chesterton Police report on expanded outreach to schools

How would CPD presence in Sand Creek affect police service elsewhere?

State Police website now lists locations of seized clandestine meth labs

Porter County: E911 upgrades link to new Chesterton / Porter dispatch; county jail pod opened

Community: Duneland YMCA installs chair lift at pool

Leroy's bike run Sunday for Supporters of Military

Chamber tells facade grant recipients

Class Reunion: RSVPs sought for CHS Class of 1979 reunion

Obituary: Larry A. Marquardt services Friday

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/061814 Town of Chesterton ReEstablish CCD Fund.pdf

Legal Notices/061814 IDEM 30 Day Period US Steel.pdf

 

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Business / Community: Bowling alley closed again; this time maybe for good

Seven Peaks Water Park open; no Val's fewer workers

Town of Burns Harbor: Burns Harbor TIF advances; Town Council splits over road project engineer

Library / Community: Summer reading program to highlight Neighbors of the World

Town of Chesterton / Community: Chesterton Parks Summer program underway

Police / Region: Woman found frozen in her LaPorte home

Indiana teen dies after jumping into Lake Michigan

Elections: Prosecutor Gensel replies to Whitten announcement

Indiana: Judge rejects challenge to Indiana cold beer law

Indiana lawmakers returning to correct errors

Man charged after woman dies in freak accident

Ball State bilked in 2nd scheme for $5 million

Obituary: Norma Gora services Friday

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/061714 Valparaiso Community Schools Notice to Bidders Food Products.pdf

 

Monday, June 16, 2014

Police / Fire:: Man dies in Toll Road crash in LaPorte County

Police / Fire: Woman burned in deck fire in Porter; PFD divers have busy day

Porter County / Elections: Democrat Stacey Whitten to run for prosecutor

Region: Indiana Toll Road rates up 2.67 percent July 1

Community: Matthew Petrovich earns Eagle Scout rank

Gourmet popcorn is YMCA fundraiser

Business / Steel: Visclosky and Steel Caucus take aim at unfairly traded Korean tubular goods

Environment / Community: Local Izaak Walter chapter honors Dunelanders

Obituaries: Charles Morris service Saturday

James Daily service Monday

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/061614 Town of Porter Notice of Intent.pdf

 

Friday, June 13, 2014

Police / Fire: Mystery truck fished out of Lake Charles found by PFD divers

Environment: Little Cal River a jewel of the National Lakeshore if folks could just get to it

Police: Buy fireworks only from licensed vendors; know the local ordinance

Community: Chamber needs you to sponsor fireworks

Township Library: Library to commission South Shore poster of Brown Mansion

Porter County: County Recorder: No need to pay $89 to private firm for copy of your deed

Town of Chesterton: Chesterton membership on ethics board lauded

Obituary: Services set for Paul Gesse

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/061314 Town of Porter Notice of Adoption.pdf

Legal Notices/061314 Porter Pump Station Bypass Project.pdf

Legal Notices/061314 Porter County Additional Appropriations.pdf

 

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Town of Burns Harbor: Burns Harbor TIF district addition to share taxes with schools

Superior Ambulance to provide ALS in Burns Harbor starting on July 1

Police: Chesterton man pleads to child molesting charge

Westville prison visitor charged with trafficking

Porter County: County planners continue US 6 rezoning petition

Town of Chesterton: Council gives $4,300 to vintage South Shore train line feasibility study

Town of Porter: Porter Town Council looking to save money

 

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Police: Truck fire on I-94 in Porter puts crimp into morning rush hour

Sheriff Lain promotes use of SmartWater in deterring theft

Community: Duneland residents invited to be in DBIG 4th of July parade

Porter hospitals win echocardiography accreditation from the IAC

Environment: Shirley Heinze acquires 80 acres next to old Meadowbrook camp

National Lakeshore and State Park to restore 1000 acres of black oak savanna

DNR: It's common to see fawns alone; leave them to their mother's proper care

State: Indiana Libertarians make auditor and treasurer picks

Obituaries: Diane Klikus services Friday

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/061114 Chesterton Redev Commission Declatory Resolution.pdf

Legal Notices/061114 Town of Chesterton ReEstablish CCD Fund.pdf

 

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Town of Chesterton: Teamsters Local 142 wants to bid on Chesterton Police officers' health care

Town Council okays three year sidewalk replacement program

Porter County: County Plan Commission to hear request for rezoning near Tanner Trace

Police: Man who shot self after police pursuit charged with carjacking

Pedestrian hit on US 20 badly injured

Indiana: Audit: 273 veterans faced long waits at Indiana VA

Schools: Duneland lists students with perfect attendance

Sports: CHS swimmers pick up National Plaques with record setting races

Obituary: Jacques 'Jack' Campbell services Wednesday

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/061014 Porter County BZA Crosspointe Christian Church.pdf

Legal Notices/061014 Porter County BZA Cunningham.pdf

Legal Notices/061014 Porter County BZA Kankakee Valley Historical Society.pdf

Legal Notices/061014 Porter County BZA Krug.pdf

Legal Notices/061014 Porter County BZA Lamar Advertising.pdf

Legal Notices/061014 Porter County Notice of Intent.pdf

 

Monday, June 9, 2014

Indiana / Environment: DNR launches 'innovative' program to resolve urban deer conflicts: Hunting

Police: VPD: Second Valpo girl reports man in van

ISP: 6-year-old boy calls 911 in medical emergency

DNR: Wife saves nonswimmer husband's life when his boat overturns

Chesterton FD helps contain Valpo mulch fire

Region / Traffic: Delayed Toll Road work projects rescheduled

Porter County: Work begins on pond and prairie restoration at Sunset Hill Farm

Indiana / Environment: Armadillos slinking their way into Indiana

Indiana / Politics: Indiana Republicans pick Mitchell for treasurer

Indiana / Children: Report 34 Indiana children died of abuse, neglect in 2012

Chesterton High School Sports: Chesterton quartet wins Boys 4x800 Relay State Track Title (Photo and Story)

Trojan Boys finish 2nd at Boys Golf Sectional

CHS Girls Track season ends at State Finals

Trojan duo falls in Regional Tennis Finals

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/060914 Town of Chesterton Bond Sale Notice.pdf

 

Friday, June 6, 2014

Porter County: Porter County Council says hospital not meeting terms of abatement

Duneland Schools: CHS Class of 2014 set loose at joyous commencement

CMS honors eighth grade academic accomplishments

Police: Ex-realtor Don Johnson faces new charges

Region: Senator pushing for action on Illinois rail congestion

Obituaries: Leigh L. Weiss II dies at 81

Services set for James Young

 

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Schools: Duneland School lunches to cost more; board sets textbook fees

Community: 4th Street Theater to present 'Crime and Punishment'

Environment / Community: Dunes State Park technician Mike Bucheit wins top state honor

Enjoy Jammin' with Save the Dunes music fest on Saturday

Porter County: New fines approved for heavy vehicles in county

Police: Valparaiso Police report man approached girl at school bus stop

Indiana: Coats and Donnelly demand answers on VA wait times

Environment: US hottest spots of warming are Northeast and Southwest

Class Reunion: CHS class of 1979 reunion; RSVP by June 23

Obituary: Janice Coslet dies at 74

 

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Schools: CHS graduation to be outdoors Thursday

Marram School at the MAC to serve homeschooling community

Police: Innocent Liberty Township man exonerated after 10 days in jail

Portage PD: Trucker lying when he said he had been shot at on 20

Environment / Little Calumet: Public can speak out on Little Calumet River plan

Porter County: City of Valpo derails airport TIF plan backed by schools

Chesterton Park Board: Soccer tournament planned at Dogwood; donated car cruise entertainment sought

Region / History: Last meeting for WWII veterans who captured German sub U505

Region / Education: Gary School Board votes to close Lew Wallace and five other schools

Environment: EPA official says carbon rule will improve air quality

Can US eliminate invasive species by eating them?

Indiana / Environment: Watchdog rips ending Indiana energy efficiency program

Sports: Chesterton quartet named Senior Athletes of the Year (photo and story)

CHS announces 2014 Spring Sports Awards (photo and story)

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/060414 Valparaiso Community Schools Notice to Bidders.pdf

 

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Duneland Schools: School board celebrates end of 2013 - 14 year; sets policy changes

Business / Economy / Steel: USS plans to idle tube operations; USW blasts US trade policies

Police: Portage PD: Trucker says he was shot at on US 20

Community: YMCA Family Fun Nights start Friday

Environment / Weather / Great Lakes: Cold temps may boost Great Lakes water levels

Region: South Shore goes high tech with mobile ticketing app

State: Indiana preschool program will not start this year

Indiana Democrat convention spurs talk of 2016 candidates

Free fishing June 7 and 8 in Indiana

Obituary: Thomas Harvey service Wednesday

 

Monday, June 2, 2014

Police / Emergency: Search for Chicago man in Lake Michigan off Mt Baldy unsuccessful

Coast guard ends hunt for 2 Lake Michigan boaters

ISP: Hammond man dies in crash on I94 near Gary

IDEM: Meth contaminated buildings must be tested and cleaned by professionals

State Police carry out surprise truck inspections

Lake Station police officer involved in Indiana 51 crash

Region / Business:  South Shore 20 year plan approved; next challenge to fund $1 billion cost

INDOT tells I-80/94 projects in NWI

NIPSCO seeks IURC approval to extend electric efficiency programs

Porter County: County parks to break ground for Sunset Hill Pond and Prairie restoration

Valpo asks County to consider revising plan for airport TIF; hearing Tuesday

Schools: CHS students honored at Speech and Debate Awards

Class Reunion: Class of 1977 sets reunion

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/060214 Town of Chesterton Bond Sale Notice (1).pdf

 

Friday, May 30, 2014

Summer arrives early: IDEM forecasts high ozone for Northwest Indiana Saturday

Schools: Duneland School Board to set 2014-15 school calendar Monday

Chesterton High School student press honored

Police: Police Valpo High School student charged in bomb threat

South Shore Line plans mock casualty exercise Saturday in Porter

Porter County: Porter County Council mulls auditor staff changes as budget reduced

Public meeting set for South Porter County park at Morgan Township High School

Porter County Parks offer summer programs

Sports: Chesterton Boys win 3 Regional Track Titles

Class Reunion: Class of 1964 reunion meeting Monday, June 2

Obituary: Alice Arlene Luke services Monday

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/053014 Porter County Commissioner Kinne.pdf

Legal Notices/053014 Porter County Plan Commission Torabi.pdf

 

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Porter County Council: Council to tell offices to cut budgets by 10 percent

Hospital tax abatement faces uncertain future

County Council moves toward endowment for hospital funds

Local History: A new look at the past:  Westchester Township History Museum completes upgrades

Police: Officer leaves gun inside Morgan Township school restroom

Community: Local artist Taylor Ricks' custom bike paint job to air Monday on Discovery

Jimmy Buffett concert to raise funds for digitizing drive-in movie theaters

Chesterton High School Sports: Chesterton Boys Golf finishes 3rd in DAC Meet at Brassie

Chesterton Softball falls in Sectional Semis

Portage strikes late to oust CHS from Sectional

 

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Town of Chesterton: Chesterton approves $1.5 million bond issue for road improvements

Chesterton RDC still waiting for street light quotes for South Calumet district

Town of Porter: Porter prepares to give county $400,000 for trail

Porter capital fund tax hike a step closer

Duneland Schools / Chesterton High School: CHS Orchestra to perform Pops concert at Coffee Creek Friday

CHS Music Department honors standouts

Porter County Parks: Porter County parks to host public input meeting on future Sunset Hill amenities

Police: Court upholds sentence for convicted Liberty Township man

Porter PD: Hit and run driver flees after striking unoccupied building

Community: Team Patrick Relay for Life fundraiser is Saturday

Environment / Indiana: IDEM conducting water quality study across state

Sports: Bell and Loehmer earn Track and Field State Finals berths

Chesterton Softball wins Sectional opener 8-0 over Michigan City

Obituary: Donald L. Anderson service Thursday

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/052814 Indiana Alcohol Tobacco Commission June 12 Beverage Hearing.pdf

Legal Notices/052814 Porter County Board of Finance Proposals Consultant.pdf

Legal Notices/052814 Valparaiso Community Schools Notice to Bidders.pdf

 

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Duneland Schools: CHS commencement to be June 5 outdoors, if weather cooperates

Four CHS speakers advance at national tournament

Community: Porter County DCS hosts dinner meeting for prospective foster parents

Police: Chesterton Police to move dispatchers to Porter PD Wednesday; expect seamless transition

Portage Police seek help in identifying rape suspect

Environment: Ash borer moves west; new pests lie in wait

Region: 2 white tiger cubs open eyes at Michigan City Zoo

Indiana: Hearings set for Healthy Indiana Plan expansion

Panel moves to settle Indiana/Michigan border

Sports: (Photo) Chesterton Boys Volleyball Team wins State Championship

Trojan Baseball wins Greyhound Invitational

CHS Softball Sectional game suspended

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/052714 Valparaiso Community Schools Bidders Reroofing.pdf

 

Friday, May 23, 2014

Duneland Community: Memorial Day observances planned here

Business / Steel: Steelworkers President Leo Gerard lauds WTO victory over China tariffs

Visclosky urges ITC to find Southeast Asia pressure pipe to be unfairly traded

Town of Chesterton: Utility Board mulling sewer extension to out-of-town lots at 1050N and 50W

BZA says not enough info yet for Farmers Market on Calumet

Council to hold public hearing Tuesday on $1.5M bond issue

Duneland Schools: Duneland schools honor teacher and staff retirees

Police: Boys and Girls Club confirms apparent embezzlement

Michigan man charged with OWI in Indiana 49 crash

Porter County: Commissioners seeking applicants for airport, juvenile building corp boards

Chesterton Trojan Sports: Chesterton Boys Track wins 2 Sectional Titles

Trojan Softball beats Merrillvile

Chesterton Baseball falls to Portage

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/052314 Porter County Ordinance 14-05.pdf

Legal Notices/052314 Porter County Ordinance 14-04.pdf

Legal Notices/052314 NICTD Proposals Train Control.pdf

 

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Local History: Westchester Township History Museum grand reopening reception Saturday

Porter County's drug problem: Taking another crack at finding solutions to the drug problem

Police: Another prison contractor charged with trafficking, this time it is heroin

Valparaiso Police say Girls and Boys Club funds evidently embezzled

Chesterton High School: International Baccalaureate graduates recognized at Senior Honors Night

Porter County: County BZA approves subdivision for new home in Jackson

County Recycling District graduates first class of Master Recyclers in Indiana

Economy: Gas prices have familiar look as summer nears

Indiana: 4 top Indiana cities see big population shifts

Indiana Pharmacy Board bans 4 more synthetic drugs

Indiana GOP debates gay marriage line for platform

Class Reunion: CHS Class of 1984 reunion July 5

Sports: CHS Girls suffer tough loss in sectional opener

Grassel and Kotso win 29th Dunes Classic

 

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Porter County: Porter County Jail starts new Adult Ed program

Porter County Highway Superintendent Al Hoagland retiring after 34 years

Town of Chesterton: Stormwater board hears of high profile development projects in the pipeline

Police: Portage PD: Background of man who led officers in pursuit being investigated

Portage man charged with possession of child porn

Chesterton High School: WDSO honors outstanding participants and outgoing seniors

Environment: Indiana Dunes State Park is open; Mt. Baldy is not

Region: Look for Toll Road lane restrictions early in June

Swimming in cold Lake Michigan is deadly for two

Economy: EBay asks users to change password after breach

Sports: (Photo) Chesterton Girls win Sectional Track title

CHS Baseball beats Crown Point in 10 innings

Chesterton Boys Golf falls by one shot

Big inning dooms CHS Softball

Obituary: Martha Mae Sommers service Saturday

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/052114 Porter County Board of Finance Proposals Consultant.pdf

 

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Chesterton High School: CHS Seniors honored and scholarship winners named

Community: Ride of Silence event in Chesterton for cyclists Wednesday

Quidditch tourney to benefit Porter County Animal Shelter

YMCA sets Friday Family Fun nights

Duneland Exchange Club Family Frog Hunt is May 31

Police: PCSP: Man tries to disarm officer

Semi rolls on I94 off ramp in Burns Harbor; trucker cited

Too light pick up truck causes trailer to flip on I65

CFD: No one hurt when train hits car

ISP: Lt. Terry Gose new Lowell post chief

Environment: Enbridge to begin restoring private property along pipeline rightofway

State: Indiana toxicology lab still faces long backlog

Pence pitches health plan in DC, says not Medicaid

Class Reunion: CHS Class of 1954 reunion is to be August 9

Sports: Chesterton softball shuts out LaPorte behind Sydney Cooley

Chesterton Golfers pick up 3 DAC wins

Chesterton Tennis beats LaPorte 5-0

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/052014 Town of Porter Hearing CCD Fund.pdf

Legal Notices/052014 Valparaiso Community Schools Bidders Reroofing.pdf

 

Monday, May 19, 2014

Porter County / Elections: Winners confirmed in official results of 2014 primary elections

Local History: Historical Society takes a look back at Duneland at dawn of 20th Century

Town of Burns Harbor: Burns Harbor announces big trash day, still looking for Old Porter Road answers

Police: NWI man gets life for molesting infant girl

Firearms and cash taken in Jackson burglary

NW Indiana boy finds gun and fatally shoots self

Indiana: Do-not-call deadline is Tuesday

Indiana Governor Pence stoking talk of White House bid

Fact check: Pence stretches truth with claims

Meth contamination turns dream home to nightmare

Semitrailer rolls on I65 today

Environment: Decaying trees may be key to mysterious dune holes

CDC: MERS virus spread in US but 2nd man not sick

Sports: CHS Baseball beats Merrillville 14-2

Chesterton Boys VB wins Semistate title

Trojan Golfers 5th at Uebele Invitational

Obituary: Katherine Ann Neumayer Kelley passes away

 

Friday, May 16, 2014

Town of Porter: Bud's Garden work approved at Hawthorne Park; mock South Shore disaster drill slated

Town of Chestrton: Chesterton Town Council hears pitch for historic South Shore train line to run to the Downtown

Growing Kids child care petition advances to June 19 hearing

Porter County / Elections: Clerk candidate Kozuszek says smear ad violated protective order

Porter County Government Tourism Office: Lack of quorum cancels tourism board meeting

Tourism bureau announces 2014 Porter County ROSE winners

Business / Economy: Jobless rates continue to improve statewide, in region and here

Business / Environment / Great Lakes: Coast Guard completes ice breaking on Great Lakes

Indiana: Underground fire causes power outage in South Bend during Notre Dame commencement lead up

Pence seeking altered Medicaid expansion

Indiana Governor Pence stoking talk of White House bid

Sports: CHS Boys Golf beats Michigan City and Merrillville

CHS Girls Tennis falls 3-2 to Valparaiso

Obituaries: James Sagarsee service Monday

Edith Diness Thomas service Sunday

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/051614 NICTD Proposals Train Control.pdf

Legal Notices/051614 Porter County Additional Appropriations.pdf

Legal Notices/051614 Porter County Commissioners Notice of Intent.pdf

Legal Notices/051614 Town of Chesterton Addl Approps.pdf

 

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Police/Fire: Vehicle fire in Arnell Kia garage causes extensive damage

Town of Burns Harbor: Burns Harbor asking for $4.8 million over two years for trail construction

Township Library: Photohoto ID library cards a step closer

Community / Family: 'Spring Out to Sunset Festival' Saturday at Sunset Hill Park

Porter County parks offer activities to enjoy this spring

Run walk at CHS Saturday in 5K fundraiser for autism outreach

Chesterton High School: Duneland celebrates Jazz at CHS All That Jazz Opus 41 Saturday

Region: Chicago area veterans hospital under scrutiny

State News: Indiana begins adopting 911texting service

Pence unveils Healthy Indiana Plan expansion

Indiana gives initial OK to new teacher license

General Assembly returns June 17 for technical day

Sports: Chesterton Boys win 3 DAC Track titles

Obituary: Edith Diness Thomas service Sunday

 

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Police: Valparaiso man dies in head-on crash on Indiana 149

Porter County: Commissioners punt high speed rail funding to Council

Town of Porter: Chicken debate comes home to roost in Porter June 24

Town of Chesterton: TIF board looking to fiber-optic conduit

Chesterton looking to buy new fire engine

Business / Economy / Steel: Steelworkers President sounds warning on industry job losses

Community: Chesterton teen to represent USA in International Ballet Competition

Environment: National Bike to Work Day is Friday

NASA spots worrisome Antarctic ice sheet melt

Sports: Chesterton Baseball beats LaPorte 7-4

Chesterton Girls Track finishes 6th at DAC Meet

Obituary: Delphine Kreidler services pending

 

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Duneland Community: Zachary Barnes honored with ACE Award

YMCA marks Healthy Family Week with scavenger hunt

Town of Chesterton: $1.5 million bond issue to fund paving projects in Chesterton

Chesterton Fire Chief Mike Orlich to retire Friday

Busy day for Chesterton firefighters

Town of Burns Harbor: Burns Harbor TIF board hires consultant consultant

Chesterton High School: CHS Academic Competition teams honored

All That Jazz Opus XLI Saturday

Business: Investor advisory issued on risk of virtual currencies like Bitcoin

Sports: Trojan Softball falls to Hanover Central

Trojan Tennis falls to SB St. Joe

Obituary: Casmer 'Buzz' Nagroski dies at age 98

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/051314 NICTD Railroad Track Material Bidders.pdf

Legal Notices/051314 NICTD Railroad Rail Replacement Bids.pdf

 

Monday, May 12, 2014

Porter County: Commissioners to consider $20K for high speed rail

Porter County GOP chair disavows smear campaign

Weather: Sunday storm looked and sounded worse than it was

Health: Officials announce 2nd US case of MERS

Hospital workers exposed to MERS to return to work in Lake County

Police: Mark Cherry is Fugitive of the Week

Education / Indiana: Voters pass record rate of tax hikes for schools

State and ISTEP vendor negotiating over 2013 glitch

Common Application makes changes after tough year

Sports: Chesterton Golf beats Portage and LaPorte

Trojan Girls Tennis beats Highland 5-0

CHS Boys finish 3rd at Valparaiso Relays

Obituaries: Services set for John Matta Sr.

Services set for Charles Davis

Notices

Legal Notices/051214 Porter County BZA Jones.pdf

Legal Notices/051214 Porter County BZA Wilczynski.pdf

Legal Notices/051214 Porter County Plan Fliege.pdf

Legal Notices/051214 Porter County Plan Joros.pdf

Legal Notices/051214 Town of Porter Dune Forest Trail Stormwater.pdf

 

Friday, May 9, 2014

Police: Chesterton and Porter PDs to merge dispatch and investigations on May 28

Man who did time in Chesterton case gets 40 years for Dunes manslaughter

Chesterton High School: CHS Supermileage Club takes 1st in competition

Business: ArcelorMittal cuts 1Q net loss to $205M

USPS had $1.9 billion quarterly loss

Health insurers just say no to marijuana coverage

Township Library: Library seeks to broaden reach by providing more services

Sports: Chesterton Baseball beats Michigan City

CHS softball team beats Michigan City 8-3

Trojan Golfers split in triangular match

CHS Tennis falls at Michigan City

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/050914 Town of Porter Hearing CCD Fund.pdf

 

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Porter County: Election over, Porter County officials resume squabbling

Community: 'Stamp Out Hunger' postal food drive set for Saturday

Indiana: Judge says Indiana BMV wrongly pulled '0INK' plate

Bomb squad blows up package at Purdue campus

Police: Police to blitz roads starting Friday, better buckle up

DNR: Professional hunting guide charged with theft and criminal trespass

Man, 90, gets 3 year prison sentence for drugs

Environment / Health: Feds issue emergency order on crude oil trains

Saudi Arabia reports 5 more MERS deaths

Sports: Chesterton baseball team beats Valparaiso

Chesterton softball team beats Valparaiso

Trojan Girls Tennis beats Lake Central

Valparaiso University building new track

Obituary: Larry Hardaway service Saturday

 

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

2014 Porter County

Primary Election Results

Primary Election Results: Jim Biggs fends off Kyle Yelton challenge by 11 votes

Jeff Good ousts Nancy Adams in County Commissioner race

Voter turnout low without competitive Democrat race

Reynolds beats Lush for Democrat Sheriff nod

Indiana Primary Elections Results: Visclosky facing familiar foe in reelection bid

All 9 Indiana US House members win primaries

GOP supermajorities the fall question in Indiana

Town of Chesterton: Rebuilding Together projects win kudos from Park Board

Class Reunion: 1974 Reunion seeking classmates

Sports: CHS Boys Golf beats Valparaiso

Trojan Tennis beats Merrillville

Chesterton Girls Track splits DAC pair

CHS Boys Track falls in DAC double dual

Obituary: Rita Schallon dies at age 91

 

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Photo:

Blast from

the past

 

Duneland Schools: Breathalyzer and bullying policies added to Duneland handbooks

School board ready for hospital abatement to be resolved

Business / Environment: Federal report says global warming disrupting lives and costing money in the US

Environment / Great Lakes: Climate report predicts more extremes in Midwest

Business / Steel: US Steel cutting jobs in new corporate strategy

Business / Labor / Steel: United Steelworkers remembers its late president

Environment: The steelhead trout are running in record numbers this spring

SS Badger gets new system to reduce coal ash dumped in Lake Michigan

Region: Gary National Guard gets two new helicopters

State: Indiana student database draws privacy fears

Sports: CHS Baseball falls 7-2 at Lake Central

Trojan Softball falls to LC in extra innings

CHS Tennis falls to Crown Point

Obituary: Thomas C. Hall dies at age 81

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/050614 NICTD Railroad Rail Replacement Bids.pdf

Legal Notices/050614 NICTD Railroad Track Material Bidders.pdf

Legal Notices/050614 Porter County Educational Services Notice of Record Destruction.pdf

 

Headlines for Monday, May 5, 2014

Business / Economy: OUCC to water company: Don't raise rates, lower them

Region / Health: 1st US MERS patient could leave hospital soon

Business / Environment: Ice forces freighters to park in Lake Huron

Police: Smash and grab burglar targets TNT Gaming in the Downtown

Sports: Trojan girls track team 2nd at Munster Invitational

CHS Boys Golf finishes 8th at Wawasee Invite

Chesterton Baseball falls to Hobart 10-5

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/050514 Porter County Educational Services Notice of Record Destruction.pdf

Legal Notices/050514 Town of Porter Dune Forest Trail Stormwater.pdf

 

Headlines for Friday, May 2, 2014

Porter County: NIHPA asked to expand role at Sunset Hill Farm Park; BrinckaCross trails advance

Treasurer says spring property tax bills due Monday, May 12

Indiana: Breaking News: CDC confirms first US case of MERS virus is in Munster hospital

Indiana court Bloggers rants not free speech

Indiana No Child education waiver at risk

Indiana signups lag for federal health care law

Indiana State Prison kitchen goes kosher

Business: Brutal winter reflected in NiSource 1Q gas sales

Sports: Roeske and Chesterton Baseball tops Portage

Home runs doom Trojans against Portage

CHS Boys Golf falls in DAC triangular

Obituary: Arthur Grimes service Sunday

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/050214 Porter County Educational Services Notice of Record Destruction.pdf

 

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Business: IURC okays NIPSCO's $713M plan to upgrade gas infrastructure

Environment / Community: Celebrate Migratory Bird Day on May 10 at Dunes State Park with avian activities

Get some spring in your step this May at Dunes State Park

Porter County Parks offers art workshops, outdoor family activities

Register now for Indiana Dunes kids summer camps

Elections: Indiana residents can vote early until noon Monday

BMVs extending hours for voters needing photo IDs

Indiana: IU Bloomington and Vincennes U face federal scrutiny over sex abuse policies

Ethics panel Overhaul needed after Turner actions

Indiana forms coalition to fight public corruption

Indiana and CDC push for more infant vaccinations

Police: ISP: May is Motorcycle Safety Month

ISP: Be alert for slow moving farm machines

Twelve tons of Rx drugs collected in Take Back

Class Reunion: Class of 1964 50th reunion meeting

Sports: State Park Little League Pitch, hit, run competition

Trojan Softball falls to Crown Point

Obituary: Charles Bradach dies at age 91

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/050114 IDEM Notice 30 Day Period Arcelor Mittal.pdf

 

 

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Police: CPD seeks driver who hit girl walking to school along 1100N

DNR Tries to smuggle contraband to work-release inmate at Dunes State Park

Portage Police 12 lbs of marijuana found in vehicle

Portage woman pleads guilty in fatal hit-and-run

Town of Chesterton: Town Utility seeks to extend sewer service to Fox Chase Farms

TIF board eyeing paving work for 2014 season

Town Council approves temporary handicapped parking space on 8th St

Business / Region: US Steel posts 1Q profit of $52 million

NiSource posts 1Q profit of $266 million

Indiana: Ethically-challenged ex-official won't face prosecution

Another Indiana district drops online ISTEP

Environment / Lake Michigan: Officials seek assurances on 61-year-old pipeline under lake

Sports: Billy Biehl sets school record in 800 as CHS boys fall to Crown Point

Chesterton Girls Track stays undefeated

Obituaries: Services Saturday for Lawrence 'Larry' Cline

Joseph Lee Wood service Saturday, May 3

 

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Town of Chesterton: Town Council mulls $1.5 million bond issue for roadwork

Town Council raises police retirement age to 65

Chesterton leaf collection done, brush next

Police / Traffic: Photo: Double wide blocks I-94 today

I-94 crash congests traffic near Portage

Trucker cited in I-65 crash

Courts: Realtor Donald Johnson pleads not guilty to charges

Ghost employment charges against Gary PD officer dismissed

Indiana / Education: Some schools switch from online to paper tests in latest ISTEP snafu

State approves Common Core replacement school standards

Region: Amtrak sets experiment to let pets on trains

Environment: Asian carp rebranded in Minnesota Senate

Politics: Libertarians select NW Indiana man as nominee

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/042914 IURC Cause No 44475.pdf

 

Monday, April 28, 2014

Region / Business: Fox Chase Farms sewer rate could spike by 50 percent in emergency IURC case

Region / Education: Names suggested for unified NWI Purdue campuses

Region / Health: HealthLinc in Valparaiso awarded $1.3M grant

Environment / Great Lakes: Great Lakes meeting takes aim at invasive species

Lake Superior ice causes shipping delays

Business: 1st Source Bank reports solid first quarter

Police: Latex tanker rolls in Travel America lot

Donald Bufford is Fugitive of the Week

Sports: CHS Softball beats Merrillville, sweeps doubleheader from SB Washington

Trojan Baseball beats Pirates, falls at Griffith

Trojan Girls edge Valpo at West Lafayette

CHS Boys 3rd at West Lafayette

 

Friday, April 25, 2014

Environment / Indiana Dunes: NPS says Mt Baldy to remain closed as research on holes in dune continues

Town of Burns Harbor: Flush with new money, Burns Harbor eyes consultants, unified US 20 plan

Police: Court upholds McCowan murder conviction

Elliott McCowan files for Chapter 13 bankruptcy

Education: Jenna Sink named National Merit Scholar

Chesterton High School: CHS Prom royalty candidates announced

Public Health: Measles off to a fast start; decline in vaccinations blamed

Elections: BMV extends hours for voters needing photo IDs

Steelworkers Local 6787 endorses Porter and Moseley in state rep races

Sports: Excise officers arrest two Indiana University basketball players

Chesterton Boys Lacrosse splits a pair of games

Chesterton Tennis beats Portage 4-1

CHS Boys Golf ties Munster at 171

Obituary: Lynne Proper dies at age 70; service Tuesday

 

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Schools / Indiana: New ISTEP glitches worry some Indiana schools

Schools: Discovery School seeks to collect unpaid fees from parents

Bailly PTO donates to school to improve technology

Police / Fire: Smoke got in your eyes on Wednesday

Semi rolls and blocks Toll Road ramp

Valpo man faces gun charge at NJ airport

Community: Stewardship Saturdays kick off with Rebuilding Together Duneland and Arbor Day

Business / Porter County: New Porter hospital CEO stakes out position on assessment at Chamber

Sports: Chesterton Softball falls 3-2 at LaPorte

Chesterton Girls Tennis falls 3-2

Late errors doom CHS Baseball against LaPorte

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/Valparaiso Community Schools 2013 Annual Performance Report 042414.pdf

 

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Town of Chesterton: Chesterton Utility intervening against water company rate hike

Porter County: Hospital to get property tax bill; abatement questions remain

Biggs wants hospital abatement tossed

Council says no again to Auditor restructuring and raises

Early voting off to slow start in Porter County

Town of Porter: Porter proposes more fence rules; volunteers needed for town cleanup

Police: ISP: Two charged with robbing Internet friend

Semi rolls over blocking Toll Road ramp today

Business: Horizon Bancorp posts lower earnings in 1Q

Sports: Late rally lifts Trojan Softball to 9-3 win

Chesterton girls track team wins twice in DAC duals

CHS Boys fall to Portage and Merrillville

Obituary: Nita Carter services Saturday

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/042314 Indiana Alcohol Tobacco Commission Hearing May 8.pdf

Legal Notices/042314 Valparaiso Redevelopment Commission Airport Business.pdf

 

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Porter County: Finance reports reveal who is backing who in primary election campaigns

County government takes $2 million hit from property tax caps

Town of Chesterton: Town hires consultant to design unified graphic look for stormwater education

Police / Region: Police: Man killed wife outside NWI school

Business / Steel: US rules against Mexico and Turkey in steel dispute

Coast Guard finishes lower Great Lakes icebreaking

State: Indiana panel approves new school standards

INDOT: Roadsides to be tidied up in April

Sports: Chesterton Softball beats Michigan City 4-3

Trojan Baseball falls to Michigan City 9-7

Obituaries: John Beschinski services Friday

Services pending for Larry Cline

Walter Muncie dies at age 83

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/042214 Indiana Dunes State Park Fireworks Notice.pdf

Legal Notices/042214 Porter Township Volunteer Fire Department Equipment Financing.pdf

 

Monday, April 21, 2014

Porter County: Hospital abatement discussion back on Porter County Council agenda

Business / Economy: Jobless rates down statewide and here

RDA approves $3.3M for job creation incentives

Police: Local man charged with receiving stolen property

Neck tattoo leads to identity deception charge

CPD: Heroin syringes paraphernalia recovered after traffic stop on I-94

ISP: Next unwanted Rx drop off on April 26

Indiana: Judge: Indiana hasn't given valid reason for gay marriage ban

Duneland Schools: CHS honor rolls for 3rd grading period

Chesterton Middle School Honor Rolls

Duneland Intermediate Schools third quarter Honor Rolls

Sports: Trojan Boys win 5 events at CHS Relays

Chesterton Girls win 5 events at CHS Relays

Obituary: John Szabo dies at age 84

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/042114 Porter County Highway Bids Diesel Wheel Loaders.pdf

Legal Notices/042114 IDEM 30 Day Period Tanco Terminals.pdf

 

Friday, April 18, 2014

Town of Chesterton / Police: Police Commission: Raise mandatory retirement age to 65

Police Commission endorses creation of handicapped parking space on 8th Street

Town of Chesterton: Town planners OK Stone Meadows project; developer wants each home to be different

Porter County: Porter hospital appeals assessment to state tax board

Proposal would use historic South Shore cars for trolley system

Airport TIF amended by RDC to further protect schools

Porter County parks offer classes and outdoor activities

Chesterton High School: 51 CHS students receive academic rings

CHS Academic Night honors students from four grades

Business / Lake Michigan: Port at Burns Harbor opens salty season; first ships carry foreign steel

Environment / Science: Science research at National Lakeshore to be presented to public at May 3 event

Region / Environment: Groups sue to stop Illiana Tollway

Chesterton High School Sports: Chesterton Softball beats Valparaiso 8-1

CHS Girls Track beats Valpo and Michigan City

Chesterton rally comes up short against Valpo

Trojan Boys Track drops DAC openers

Obituary: Thomas Schultz service Saturday

 

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Community: Local Churches plan Good Friday and Easter services

Education / State: Indiana reading test results steady from last year

Proposed Indiana school standards get mixed reviews (Updated and expanded)

Indiana faces deadline on new education standards

Schools: CHS Concert Band brings home ISSMA Gold

Police / FBI / Region: Lake Station mayor pleads not guilty to federal fraud charges

Porter County: Snowy winter $1.8 million price tag for Porter County

Environment: Study examines deaths of trout that eat alewife

Sports: Trojan Softball gets first DAC win over Lake Central

Late rally lifts Chesterton over Lake Central

Four CHS Wrestlers compete nationally

No. 3 Chesterton Boys Volleyball goes 4-0

CHS Boys Golf opens season with two wins

Obituaries: Services Saturday for Clayton Harris

Julia Volkman service Saturday

Thomas Ruhe dies at age 80

 

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Town of Chesterton: Council favorable to wetland bird sanctuary off 11th Street

Child care center and 25-lot subdivision on Chesterton plan agenda

It's all about the trees in Chesterton

Porter County: From Chicago to Ohio: County asked to get on board with high speed rail

Third jail pod nearly ready to roll; Commissioners OK plumbing equipment

911 dispatchers honored for years of service

Police: Craig's List scam reported

Gary teen waived into adult court in South Haven robbery

Indiana: Leaders await decision on Indiana Medicaid expansion

CHS Reunions: CHS Trojan Guard reunion scheduled for July 5

Sports: Boys Golf tees off season today at Sand Creek

Obituaries: Thomas Michelsen service Thursday

Barbara Piper services Thursday

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/041614 Valparaiso Redevelopment Commission Airport Business.pdf

 

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Schools: Chesterton High School, Jackson Elementary and St. Patrick named 4 star schools by state

Duneland School Board: Yost teachers tout new ways to learn

Town of Chesterton: Council okays townhomes in Tamarack Plaza PUD

Apply for open seat on Police Commission

CPD tagging abandoned vehicles

Political signs found in rights-of-way will be seized

Spring Cleanup to be extended into next week

Police: (Updated and Corrected) Rensselaer doctor and two children die in I-65 crash Monday

Duneland school bus slides into 1050N ditch, no one injured

CPD; Locked game case jimmied at Kmart in theft

Obituary: Larry Valpatic services Thursday

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/041514 Duneland School Corporation 2013 Annual Performance Report.pdf

Legal Notices/041514 IDNR Business Opportunity.pdf

 

Monday, April 14, 2014

Indiana: Study finds Indiana residents paying more in state and local taxes

Teachers and parents debate how much to test students

Township Library: Outdoor concerts and movies, anyone? WPL lists music, films for summer

Town of Burns Harbor: Burns Harbor welcomes donation of Corps flag to honor the late Warren Boo

Police: 2nd autopsy matches results for death of Michigan doctor here

NWI doctor sentenced to one year in federal tax case

ISP: Portage man found in possession of child porn

Region: Gary hotel demolition to begin soon

Sports: Chesterton Girls Tennis wins season opener 3-2

Trojan Baseball goes 2-1 in Lafayette

CHS Softball finishes 1-2 at Pendleton Heights

29th Annual Dunes Classic Golf Tournament coming

RailCats host open tryout on April 30

Obituary: Gayle Ponda services Tuesday

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/041414 Town of Chesterton Streamlined Mercury Variance.pdf

Legal Notices/041414 Porter County Highway Bids Diesel Wheel Loaders.pdf

Legal Notices/041414 IDNR Business Opportunity.pdf

 

Friday, April 11, 2014

Porter County: On time: Porter County property tax bills are in the mail

How to pay property tax bill

County seeking poll workers for Election Day

Township Library: Library taps Census and other data to chart long range plans; WPL photo ID coming

Police: ISP: Know the signs of hazardous meth lab garbage

PCSP Patrolman Rollie Sanders retires

Business: Horizon Bank not Heartbleed vulnerable

Environment: Asian carp could be rebranded as cuisine

Cyclists paddlers and planners to create multimodal trail around Great Lakes

Indiana: Judge rules Indiana must recognize 1 gay couple's marriage

Indiana University hiking minimum wage rate to $8.25 hour

Sports: Chesterton Girls Track blasts Highland 124-8

Trojan Boys Track beats Highland 112-20

Girls Tennis opens in West Lafayette

Walks and hit batters sink Chesterton in loss

CHS offense struggles again at Portage

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/041114 IDNR Business Opportunity.pdf

Legal Notices/041114 Porter County Additional Appropriations.pdf

 

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Town of Burns Harbor: Burns Harbor mulls best fix for Old Porter Road; two citizens named to five person RDC

Porter County: Cell tower approved at former ski resort site in Liberty Township

Indiana: Regulators seek public input on energy efficiency

Camel among animals seized from Indianapolis site

Central Indiana glass plant to pay record safety penalty

Indiana Board of Education cancels May transition test

State school board members say teacher ratings unfair

Police: Trooper at ISP Lowell post recognized for khat bust

State Police praise regional dispatchers

Business: ArcelorMittal shares PACE Award

Sports: CHS Boys Track moves outdoors starting tonight

CHS girls Track team ventures outdoors

Chesterton Baseball beats EC Central 15-5

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/041014 IDNR Business Opportunity.pdf

 

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Police / Porter County: FBI looking at 2013 County Expo Center payroll info

Porter County / Elections: Election Board splits to reject cutting poll workers

Hearing to be set for Kozuszek election complaint against Martin

Police: Lake Charles body identified as missing Michigan woman

ISP: Hazmat spill at Chesterton toll plaza

ISP: Trucker was driving under influence of cocaine

PCSP: Two charged with theft of scrap

Business / Region: Tell IURC what you think of proposed 17 percent water rate hike Thursday in Gary

Town of Porter: Porter town officials prepare to lose it all for charity

Porter users get full summer sewer break; council donates for July 2 lakefront fireworks display

Environment: Park Service announces six prescribed burns this spring

Lake Michigan: Wreck of old boat revealed on Lake Michigan beach

Sports: CHS Softball drops DAC opener

Obituary: James McGrogan service April 15

 

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Schools / Community: Kindergarten Roundup in Duneland Schools this week

Police / Community: Coroner says Dr James McGrogan died in accidental fall

Porter County / Elections: Three vie for GOP County Commissioner nod

Democrats have choice in Porter County Sheriff race

Absentee voting starts today for May primary

Town of Chesterton / Community: Chesterton Spring Cleanup Week April 14-18

Business / Great Lakes: Crews keep up work to clear Great Lakes ice after ore shortage at US Steel Gary Works

Business: Coats votes against emergency extension of unemployment benefits

Call 811 before you dig; it is the law

State: Indiana to pay more for low income child care

Sports: CHS Baseball wins season opener 15-0

Obituaries: Service pending for James McGrogan

Alvin 'Dale' Johnson services Wednesday

 

Monday, April 7, 2014

Steel / Region / Great Lakes: USS Gary Works gets ore delivery on Sunday as lake ice hinders shipping

Police: Body recovered from Lake Charles may be missing Michigan woman

Murder charge in death of Kouts man

Georgia man gets 13 years in prison in huge ID theft conspiracy

Boy turns self in after SH robbery photos released

Semi burns on Toll Road near Michigan City today

ISP: Hobart motorist rolls pickup on I94 near Portage

Martin Castro is the Fugitive of the Week

Traffic / Region: Work Zone Awareness Week as road construction season begins

Indiana: Report says Indiana child death investigations still lag

Alleged Indianapolis brain thief faces new charges

Class Reunion: Rogers and Elston Classes of 1994 plan reunion

Sports: Defending DAC champion Trojans start season tonight

Chesterton Softball picks up first win

Obituary: Merrily D. Askey dies at age 51

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/040714 Porter Co BZA Victory Christian Academy.pdf

Legal Notices/040714 Porter Co BZA Shragal.pdf

Legal Notices/040714 Porter Co BZA Lindley.pdf

Legal Notices/040714 Porter Co BZA Comtineo.pdf

 

Friday, April 4, 2014

Porter County: Kankakee River gift may create new county park

Parks building the case for farm animal program at Sunset Hill park

Police: Dr. James McGrogan found dead in Colorado Rockies

Kouts man hit by three bullets in fatal shooting

ISP: Charges filed in Toll Road plaza theft spree

VPD: Zao Island entered at night foot pursuit ensues

ISP: Hobart man injured in accident on I94 in Lake

Porter County  / Elections: Biggs and Yelton vie for GOP nomination to County Council to represent Duneland

Porter County: County Jail third pod opening bumped to May; Sheriff seeking officers

Local History: Porter County Museum exhibit story of ladies who made history

Indiana: Pence Indiana to expand I-65 with new road funds

Business / Environment: ArcelorMittal dedicates EC dunes restoration site

Obituary: Awni Tony Shubair dies at age 76

 

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Police: Valpo man held in shooting death

Finder of lost wallet puts $1,000 on credit card, fast

Chesterton man charged with Richter St. burglary

Sheriff named in inmate death suit

Chesterton High School: CHS BPA students win top awards in State contest

CHS students help make a difference in Guatemala

Community: Porter County Parks to host variety of programs in April

Rebuilding Together Duneland volunteer deadline is April 10

Business: ArcelorMittal named a GM Supplier of the Year

Porter County: Snyder announces wrapup of 2013 assessment appeals

Region: Gary official sentenced

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/040314 Porter County Redev Comm Hearing on Resolution.pdf

 

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Police: Info still sketchy on Valpo shooting death today

Man who did time in Chesterton case pleads to killing woman in Gary Dunes

Teen would avoid jail in hit-and-run death plea deal

High winds and illegal burns causing brush fires in Porter

Police getting more reports of rent-to-own scam

Town of Chesterton: Busy summer shaping up for Thomas Park; events approved

Porter County: Commissioners hear plan to help startup companies

Environment: Osprey nesting platforms raised at Indiana Dunes State Park

Traffic: Indiana 49 at bridge over Kankakee River to close

Indiana: Voter Registration deadline April 7

Indiana Historical Society Audubon works sell for $3.7M

Sports: CHS softball team hits 7 home runs on opening day, loses to Hobart

Class Reunion: Class of 1964 reunion meeting Monday April 7

Obituaries: George Harvil dies at age 90

Mary E. Coffey service set for Saturday April 12

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/040214 Porter County Highway Dept Bids Bituminous Material.pdf

 

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Community / Local History: Tribune marks 130 years as community newspaper

Police: Court upholds 20 year sentence of man who dragged Sheri Jania to her death

PCSP says Liberty man was driving drunk when he hit skateboarders

PCSP officer saves dog from drowning

Chesterton Police seek hit and run driver

Town of Chesterton: Please do not sweep polluted road and driveway grit into drains

Indiana: Fight against Common Core not over in Indiana

Deadline brings crush of Indiana health coverage applicants

Sports: Trojan Softball starts season with offensive question mark

Class Reunions: CHS Class of 1994 plans reunion for June 20 and 21

Obituaries: Frank Sessa services Thursday

Bobbie Sue Hamill dies at age 56

Julie Volkman dies at age 71