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Friday, May 22, 2015

Town of Chesterton

Chesterton planners preview new condos and upscale apartments

Plans for Morgan's Corner and Bell's Corner advance to Town Council

Porter County

No date for Tourism Board meeting on beach conference center plan

Community

Duneland community sets Memorial Day observances

Education

Chesterton Middle School honors 8th grade academic accomplishments

Environment / Indiana Dunes

Guest Commentary: Act now to save tranquility at Dunes State Park beach

Class Reunions

Class of 1970 seeks classmates for reunion

CHS Class of 1975 sets reunion for July 18

Sports

CHS girls tennis team wins Sectional opener

CHS Boys Golf gets two DAC wins Thursday

Trojan Baseball falls to Lake Central

Chesterton boys track athletes win 2 Sectional event titles

Obituaries

Services pending for Judy F. Chaplin

Memorial Service Tuesday for Manuel Moose Orlich

Service Saturday, May 23 for Robert M. Zosso, 71

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/052215 Porter County HVAC Bids.pdf

Legal Notices/052215 IDEM Chrom Deposit Corp.pdf

 

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Town of Porter / Business

Water park gets relief from deadlines, 3-1

Chesterton High School / Community

CHS student journalists honored on their night

Community

Join in as a 'Hero for Hope' for Relay for Life Duneland

CFD car wash Saturday for Hoosier Burn Camp

Environment / Community

DunesAction! launches website against beach conference center

Opposition group will continue effort to keep CAFOs out of Porter County

Porter County

County Council to work with Commissioners on Foundation and Animal Shelter

Business

Ground breaks on Symphony post acute facility at Coffee Creek Center

Obituaries

Memorial service Saturday for Jason Layman

Service Saturday, May 23 for Robert M. Zosso, 71

Celebration of Life Saturday for Scott Cecil Hempenius

 

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Porter County

County to look into safety at Meridian Road / CR 700N intersection

Town of Chesterton

Duneland Cove condos, Bell's Corner, Morgan's Corner on planners' agenda

Utility board picks vendor for Fox Chase Farms pumps waiting for loan to close

Police

Fiery UPS semi crash closes westbound I-94 for 3 hours today

Not guilty plea in VU 911 hoax case; trial set November 9

Gary man sentenced to six years for defrauding IRS of $700K in tax refunds

Indiana 8 east of Hebron closed till early July

Chesterton High School

Radio stafferes honored at WDSO Awards Night

Region

Gary/Chicago Airport gets $5.7M in federal grants

Sports

Chesterton girls track finishes runnerup at sectional

Long ball dooms Trojan Softball against Kankakee Valley

Trojan boys golf team falls by one shot

CHS Baseball falls 10-6 to Crown Point

Obituary

Services Thursday, May 21 for Catherine 'Katie' Bryan

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/052015 Porter County Municipal Airport Authority Bidders Runway Rehab.pdf

 

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Porter County

Hog farm rezoning request withdrawn

Dunes Pavilion project not on Tourism Board meeting agenda Thursday

E-poll books back on County Council agenda

Town of Chesterton

Has Addison Pointe hired enough staff? Tax break to be reviewed Wednesday

Bids look good for Phase I of the 23rd Street stormsewer replacement project

Town of Porter

Seven Peaks seeks changes and deadline extension for drainage and parking

Chesterton High School

2015 CHS seniors honored and scholarship winners named

Police

Portage driver seriously hurt in Lake County crash

Sports

Sports Physicals set for June 9 and 10 at CHS

CHS Boys Cross Country Call Out Meeting set

Trojan Golf falls to Crown Point

 

Monday, May 18, 2015

Town Elections

Dems, GOP looking to fill open spots on town ballots

Election results certified with split vote; poll book debate rages on

Community / Health Care

New NorthShore Health clinic to serve towns un- and underinsured

Chesterton High School / Community

CHS student awarded Academic AllStar (photo)

Business / Economy / Steel

US Steel lays off another 285 workers at Gary Works

Local History / Duneland Schools

Township museum seeks CHS memorabilia for 125th Anniversary celebration

Town of Burns Harbor

Bob Welsh resigns as Burns Harbor town attorney

Police

Porter man sentenced to time served, must testify against accused murderer

Indiana Dunes / Voice of the People

Dunes advocate Herb Read opposes State Park beach conference center

Chesterton High School Sports

CHS Baseball hands Jack Campbell 700th career win

Bohnert three run bomb lifts Trojan Softball to 4-2 victory

Volleyball team Regional Champs (photo)

CHS Girls Tennis blanks Culver Academy 5-0 on Senior Night

Trojan Boys Golf finishes 4th at Uebele Invitational

Obituary

Services Tuesday in Angola for Annabel J. Pocock, 93

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/051815 Chesterton Utility Service Board Bidders Sewer Reconst.pdf

Legal Notices/051815 Duneland School Corp Bidders CMS Track.pdf

Legal Notices/051815 IDEM Jet Corr 30 Day Notice.pdf

Legal Notices/051815 Valparaiso Community Schools Intention Execute Equipment Lease.pdf

 

Friday, May 15, 2015

Township Libraries

Library's public rooms not for private parties

Environment / Indiana Dunes / Lake Michgian

 

New building going up at Indiana Dunes State Park beach

Town of Burns Harbor

Error discovered in Town of Burns Harbor assessed values

Pavement projects continuing in Burns Harbor; Garbage pick up day is May 21

Business / Steel

ArcelorMittal closing Georgetown mill, blames unfairly traded imported steel

Police

'Gangster' gets 27 years in racketeering conspiracy

Police honor the fallen and those too who yet serve

Indiana

State to spend $750K on ad campaign to undo damage from religious bill flap

Sports

Chesterton Girls Tennis beats Valparaiso 4-1

Kubacki and Chesterton Baseball beat Portage 8-0

Trojan Boys Golf sweeps Lake Central and Michigan City

Chesterton mistakes prove costly against Portage in softball

Obituary

Services Wednesday for Thomas L. Orrell, age 63

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/051515 Porter County HVAC Bids.pdf

 

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Town of Burns Harbor

Burns Harbor not ready to oppose privatized beach banquet center at State Park

Burns Harbor PD and Street Department to get new radios, paving for parks approved

Police

Valparaiso man admits defrauding California woman then visiting her with crow bar

Community

CHS artists exhibit work at National Lakeshore in Visclosky sponsored event

YMCA offers beach volleyball at Lakeland Park this summer

Letter to the Editor / Porter County

County Council member Sylvia Graham opposes beach conference center at Dunes State Park

Sports

Chesterton Boys Track finishes 6th at Duneland Conference Meet

Trojan Baseball falls 6-1 to Valparaiso

Obituary

Celebration of Life Sunday, May 17 for Donald J. Karp

 

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Town of Porter

Porter RDC and Town Council approve bonds to keep TIF revenue flowing

Town of Chesterton

Proposed Liberty annexation continues to move ahead; public hearing next

Council okays contract with Frontline for Hooked on Art fest

Traffic

Eastbound I-94 closure Thursday likely to cause congestion here

Chesterton High School

Robert Pritchard also in 5 percent Club

Business / Consumer News

Verizon Wireless and Sprint settle allegations of bogus charges on customer bills

Environment / Pipelines

Deal reached to settle damages from 2010 Enbridge pipeline spill

Chesterton High School Sports

Chesterton Girls finish 4th at Duneland Conference Track Meet

CHS softball team holds on for victory over Valpo

Chesterton Boys Golf beats LaPorte and Portage

Trojan Girls Tennis falls 3-2 at LaPorte

Obituaries

Rose E, Martinez dies at age 88

Memorial visitation Friday for John Everett Donaldson

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/051315 Town of Chesterton Adoption Issuance of Bonds Sewer Works.pdf

Legal Notices/051315 NICTD Bidders Warning System Control House.pdf

 

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Town of Chesterton

Ton: Town Council should take position on Indiana Dunes State Park privatized beach conference center

Town Council rejects all fire engine bids; CFD will re-spec it

Duneland Schools

125th CHS Commencement will be held Thursday June 4

Two CHS seniors National Merit Scholarship winners

Schools ready to begin over 2 million in projects

Indiana

Audit: Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles problems may be worse than reported

State's new vacant house law protects banks

Elections

State Senator Karen Tallian running for Governor

Business Labor

Union workers vote to end strike at BP refinery

Sports

CHS Tennis beats Merrillville

 

Monday, May 11, 2015

Police:

Husband suspected of shooting wife and himself in Morgan Township home

ISP: Trooper renders aid in medical emergency

Chesterton High School

CHS 5 percent Club Banquet is May 13

CHS to present 'All That Jazz Opus XLII' Saturday, May 16

Business / Economy

Post Office reports $1.5B loss

Environment

DNR: Gypsy moth treatments set to start this week

Indiana

Pelath: Ethics reform among highlights of legislative session

Pence to let bills on casino moves and nursing homes become law

Pence signs law on vacant housing

Pence vetoes bill allowing public records search fees

Sports

Chesterton Boys Golf finishes 4th at Lafayette Jeff Invite

Obituaries

Services Wednesday for Lyola K. Fletcher, age 99

Wake is Tuesday, May 12 for Lindsay Renee Rogers

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/051115 Valparaiso Community Schools Intention Execute Equipment Lease.pdf

Legal Notices/051115 Duneland School Corp Bidders CMS Track.pdf

Legal Notices/051115 Chesterton Stormwater Mgmt Bidders 23rd St Repl.pdf

 

Friday, May 8, 2015

Environment / Indiana Dunes

Heavy hitters weigh in against Indiana Dunes State Park beach conference center

'Oppose the CAFO' group forms to oppose Morgan Township hog operation

Porter County Park Board

County parks deer hunting tabled; board member wants background checks

Student designs considered for Sunset HIll Farm pond dock

Porter County Health Department

Porter County IV drug users urged to get tested for HIV

Town of Chesterton

Fox Chase Farms grinde -pump bids opened; one nearly 2X the other's price

Indiana

Pence signs $31 billion budget with school funding shifts

At a glance: Indiana new state budget plan

Chesterton High School Sports

Chesterton Softball beats Merrillville 12-1

CHS Baseball beats Merrillville 19-8

Chesterton Tennis beats Michigan City

Obituaries

Wake is Tuesday, May 12 for Lindsay Renee Rogers

Larry Oden services Saturday

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/050815 R Porter County Addl Approps.pdf

 

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Business / Economy / Steel

ArcelorMittal posts $728M loss in first quarter

Community

Duneland Postal Food Drive Saturday

Police

Motorcyclist evades high speed pursuit through Duneland

VPD: Two injured, trucker cited in US 30 accident

Election Results

Porter County Municipal Primary Election Results

Ton Trout precinct vote totals corrected

Region

Visclosky to host art event in Portage May 11; staff on hand to help constituents

Indiana

Pence signs bill repealing Indiana construction wage law

Indiana state parks raising entrance fees $2

Sports

CHS Baseball beats Michigan City 11-1

Chesterton Softball blasts Michigan City 16-0

Chesterton Lacrosse team splits

Girls Soccer Callout set for May 13

Obituary

Fronia 'Louise' Veden dies at age 89

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/050715 Porter County BZA Bennett.pdf

Legal Notices/050715 Porter County BZA Delaney.pdf

Legal Notices/050715 Porter County BZA Hadarich.pdf

Legal Notices/050715 Porter County BZA Jury.pdf

Legal Notices/050715 Porter County BZA Sutton.pdf

Legal Notices/050715 Porter County Plan Porter County Expo Center.pdf

 

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Primary Election Results

Chesterton races: Ton survives challenge, Cobb, Lafata win

Pomeroy fights off Sexton in Porter Republican race

Voters turned away? Democrats say new Porter County Epoll books had bugs Tuesday

Porter County Municipal Primary Election Results

Porter County

Evans wants county workers not on wellness plan to pay higher deductible

Commissioners pass shortened Animal Control ordinance

Sports

Chesterton Boys Track beat Merrillville 69-63

Trojan Girls Track falls at Merrillville by four points

Obituaries

Jason White dies at age 42

Betty M. Dickinson dies at age 89

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/050615 IDEM 30 Day Period Jet Corr Inc.pdf

Legal Notices/050615 NICTD Bidders Warning System Control House.pdf

Legal Notices/050615 Porter County Ordinance No 1504.pdf

 

Primary Election Results

Republican

CHESTERTON COUNCIL DST 1

VOTE FOR 1

(WITH 12 OF 12 PRECINCTS COUNTED)

JIM TON . . . . . . . . . . . 323 57.68

JEFF TROUT . . . . . . . . . . 237 42.32

CHESTERTON COUNCIL DST 4

VOTE FOR 1

(WITH 12 OF 12 PRECINCTS COUNTED)

NATHAN D. COBBS . . . . . . . . 325 68.13

KEVIN JAKEL. . . . . . . . . . 152 31.87

 

Democrat

CHESTERTON COUNCIL DST 3

VOTE FOR 1

(WITH 12 OF 12 PRECINCTS COUNTED)

DANE LAFATA. . . . . . . . . . 143 72.22

RORY J. MCMAHAN . . . . . . . . 55 27.78

 

Town of Porter Republican

Final Unofficial Results

PORTER CLERK

VOTE FOR 1

(WITH 4 OF 4 PRECINCTS COUNTED)

CAROL POMEROY . . . . . . . . . 209 66.77

ZATHOE SEXTON . . . . . . . . . 104 33.23

 

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Police / Parenting

Teens and parents told: Marijuana is indisputably addictive and harmful

Class Reunion

CHS Class of 1970 45th Reunion Committee meets today

Community

4th Street Theater readies Jane Eyre the Musical

Sports

Chesterton Baseball shuts out LaPorte 6-0

Trojan Boys Golf splits with Lake Central and Merrillville

CHS Girls Volleyball Callout set for May 11

CHS Softball falls to LaPorte 12-10

Obituaries

Services Saturday for Rachel K. Amling, 83

Betty M. Dickinson dies at age 89

Gladys F. Williams dies at, age 101

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/050515 Porter County Plan Minor Sub Clennon.pdf

Legal Notices/050115 Indiana Alcohol Tobacco Commission.pdf

Legal Notices/050115 Town of Porter Redev District Hearing.pdf

Legal Notices/050115 Town of Chesterton Hearing Annexation Blount.pdf

 

Monday, May 4, 2015

Primary Elections Tuesday

Porter Republicans to choose between Pomeroy and Sexton

Chesterton Republican voters to decide two primary races

Lafata faces McMahan on Chesterton Democrat ballot

Election Day Tuesday: Where to vote in primaries

Chesterton and Porter candidates for Tuesday, May 5 primary elections

Porter County

Revamped Animal Control Ordinance on Commissioners agenda for Tuesday

Police

State Police say drunk driver injures four on I94

Sports

CHS Boys Golf finishes 5th at Wawasee

CHS Baseball falls in extra innings at Hobart

Obituaries

Louis Gene 'Woody' Kalbe services Wednesday

Fronia 'Louise' Veden dies at age 89

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/050415 Chesterton Stormwater Mgmt Bidders 23rd St Repl.pdf

 

Friday, May 1, 2015

Business

USS Gary Works has so far escaped worst of WARN notices

Union and BP reach tentative deal in strike at Whiting plant

Environment

DNR reminder: Attempting to rescue baby animals almost always bad idea

Study: Global warming to push 1 in 13 species to extinction

Indiana Legislature Wrapup

Indiana lawmakers give Pence much of what he sought

At a glance Key Indiana legislative actions this year

Sports

CHS Boys Golf beats Valpo and Michigan City

Chesterton Tennis shuts out Lake Central

Trojan Baseball falls at LC

CHS Softball falls at LC

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/050115 Indiana Alcohol Tobacco Commission.pdf

Legal Notices/050115 Town of Porter Redev District Hearing.pdf

Legal Notices/050115 Town of Chesterton Hearing Annexation Blount.pdf

 

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