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Monday, April 27, 2015


CPD: No student brought gun to CMS; the rumor is wrong

Business / Labor

Paul Gipson steps down as Local 6787 president; Pete Trinidad, Sr. succeeds

Porter County

Funding request to repair County Highway vehicles on Council agenda

Town of Porter

Fireworks funding request, TIF bond update on Porter Town meeting agendas

Environment / Community

TV nature host James Currie to speak at Dunes Birding Fest keynote event May 9


Proposed change to education board allows Ritz to keep chair

Chesterton High School

CHS Prom royalty candidates named


Trojan Baseball gets 7-6 win over Portage

Chesterton LaCrosse beats LaLumiere 9-8

Chesterton Softball falls 6-0 at Portage


Service Tuesday for Lane Walker Dunscomb, 8

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/042715 Discovery Charter Public Hearing Revenue Bonds.pdf

Legal Notices/042715 Duneland School Corp Bidders Asphalt Project.pdf

Legal Notices/042715 Duneland School Corp CMS Track.pdf

Legal Notices/042715 Duneland School Corporation Bidders Jackson Elem Renov.pdf

Legal Notices/042715 IDEM Powder Processing.pdf


Friday, April 24, 2015

Environment / Indiana Dunes

Larry Silvestri gazes at the stars while there is still time

Guest Commentary: Burns Harbor Councilman Miller: Take time to learn issues on beach conference center

Town of Burns Harbor

Consultant touts festivals, commerce and culture in vision for Burns Harbor


Suspect in VU hoax was IDed by Porter officer

Dryer fire smokes up Porter residence

Transit Police seek suspect in robbery attempt at Miller South Shore station

Chesterton High School

CHS musicians bring home the gold from state music contest

Town of Chesterton

Paving projects, annexation on Chesterton agenda Monday


Porter County Parks and Rec adds events to busy May calendar

Business / Economy

Horizon bank: $5.4M net income in 1Q

1st Source reports solid first quarter


Visclosky provision would fix VA clinic travel loophole

Chesterton High School Sports

CHS boys golf team beats Munster

Chesterton Tennis falls 3-2


Thursday, April 23, 2015


Discovery Charter School pursues bond issue for self management

Brass Band concert to feature CHS musicians

Schools delay testing seek online waivers after ISTEP glitches

Town Elections / Burns Harbor

Republican Andy Bozak files for Burns Harbor Town Council

Environment / Indiana Dunes

Guest Commentary: Preservation and public access vs. development: What will you allow?

Business / Labor

USW slams fast track trade legislation passed out of Republican led committee

Coats lauds committees passage of Trade Promotion Authority bill

Town of Chesterton

Phase I of 23rd Street stormsewer project to go out to bid, $210K estimated cost


Pair of alleged Two Six Nation members indicted


Porter County Community Foundation announces grants

Chesterton High School Sports

Chesterton Softball gets come-from-behind win over Valpo

Trojan Baseball falls at Valparaiso


Memorial Service Saturday for Grace LaMae Jackson

Memorial Service Saturday for Florence L. Gloser

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/042315 Porter County Plan Commissioners.pdf

Legal Notices/042315 Porter County Plan DSV Richmond.pdf

Legal Notices/042315 Porter County Plan DSV Thirty Nine Four LLC.pdf

Wednesday, April 22, 2015


VU student from Chesterton charged in campus hostage hoax

Thousands of dollars in damage done by vandal at nursing home work site

Environment / Indiana Dunes

Bill to expand alcohol at Dunes State Park passes State Senate

Porter County

Animal Shelter Director Jon Thomas dismissed by Commissioners


BMV to extend hours for primary election in May

Class Reunions

Horace Mann 1965 alumni sought

Chesterton High School Sports

Chesterton Girls sweep DAC double dual

Trojan Softball blasts Merrillville 12-2

Chesterton Baseball beats Merrillville 9-2

CHS Boys Track falls twice at Valpo, CP


Services Friday for Jay Lee Cabe age 33

Lucille E. Nelson dies at age 104

Service Friday for Ronald L. Pilarski age 83

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/042215 IDEM 30 Day Period Metal Services.pdf

Legal Notices/042215 Chesterton Utility Service Board Notice to Bidders.pdf


Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Town Elections

Chesterton and Porter candidates name backers in campaign finance reports

Sexton challenges Pomeroy in Porter Republican clerk treasurer primary

Jim Ton, R-1st challenged by Jeff Trout in town GOP primary

Election Board splits 2-1 to order electronic poll books for primary

Community / Child Care

Duneland YMCA offers new preschool programs

Economy / Great Lakes

Season's first ocean ship at Port of Indiana Burns Harbor carries cargo of imported steel

Chesterton High School

CHS Spring Musical 'The Addams Family' May 8-10

Town of Chesterton

21st Street sewer replacement on tap


State Police and NICTD Transit Police blitz RR crossing scofflaws


Monday, April 20, 2015

Town Elections

Jim Ton, R-1st challenged by Jeff Trout in town GOP primary

Election Board splits 2-1 to order electronic poll books for primary

Opinion / Environment

Editorial: DNR violates the public trust with Dunes State Park conference center

Indiana / Edcuation

State lawmakers have differing visions on ISTEP future


DNR lifts April 1 - June 15 fishing ban on Little Cal East Branch and Trail Creek

Education / Chesterton High School

Speech and Debate team finishes season with top honors


ISP dispatchers at Lowell post honored for actions in 2014 carjacking response

ISP: Don't get fooled by the phony IRS call scam

Death penalty sought in suspected NWI serial killings

Chesterton High School Sports

CHS Girls win 5 events at Chesterton Relays

Chesterton Boys win 4 events at CHS Relays

Chesterton Boys win Marquette Golf Invite

Trojan Baseball falls in extra innings at Andrean


James W. Cunningham dies at age 89

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/042015 Duneland School Corp Bidders Asphalt Project.pdf

Legal Notices/042015 Duneland School Corp CMS Track.pdf

Legal Notices/042015 Duneland School Corporation Bidders Jackson Elem Renov.pdf


Friday, April 17, 2015


Head on double fatal on 49 in Morgan Township

Cause of fatal house fire in Ogden Dunes under investigation

Town of Chesterton

Morgan's Corner, Bell's Corner to get public hearings in May

Porter County Government

Tourism board tables Dunes Pavilion discussion; special meeting to be set

Porter County RDC endorses high speed rail concept


5 dog flu cases in Lafayette area bring Indiana total to 17


Porter County featured in display at Statehouse

Chesterton High School

CHS students honored at Academic Recognition Night

52 CHS Seniors honored with Academic Rings


Chesterton Softball beats Michigan City 10-1

Late rally dooms Chesterton Baseball


Services Tuesday for Jon Edward Schaefer, age 55

Memorial Service Sunday for James Armstrong

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/041715 Porter County Notice Additional Appropriations.pdf


Thursday, April 16, 2015

Environment / Indiana Dunes

DNR meeting on Indiana Dunes State Park pavilion conference center draws a crowd; opposition grows

Town of Porter

Seven Peaks Waterpark may not open if drainage, parking requirements not met

Police / Fire

Resident dies in Ogden Dunes fire Thursday

Merrillville driver injured in crash on I-65


Election board to discuss fees for late campaign reports

Indiana Legislature

Slower growth could mean cuts for new Indiana budget

Indiana House sends construction wage law repeal to governor (includes roll call vote)


Chesterton boys golf team wins season opener


Services Monday for Marcia Moberg, age 104

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/041315 IURC Cause 44475.pdf


Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Indiana Legislature:

Senate narrowly backs repeal of construction wage law

Hospital tax break in state budget bill worries County Council members

Indiana Senate advances state budget proposal

Moseley bill to improve response to local disasters passes House

Senate shoots down bill on fenced-in deer hunting

Town of Porter

Porter tables fireworks request over safety and pavilion construction

Town of Chesterton

Chesterton Plan agenda: Hearings for Brassie Estates and LEL

Chesterton to lease old Street Department site to Verizon for cell tower

15th Street RR crossing closure postponed

Northwest Indiana

Gary airport new runway extension to be ready in June


Services Saturday for Dianna Kathleen Frain

Services Friday for Margaret A. Kaiser, age 89


Trojan Girls Track sweeps Duneland Conference opener

Bohnert bomb lifts Trojans to 3-2 win in softball

Chesterton Boys open 2015 golf season tonight

CHS Baseball falls in extra innings at LaPorte

CHS Boys Track falls twice in DAC opener

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/041515 Chesterton Utility Service Board Notice to Bidders.pdf


Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Town of Chesterton

Street Department to spend $25K on new sidewalks

Bids opened for new Chesterton fire truck

15th Street RR crossing to close next week

Spring Cleanup Week April 20-24

Town of Chesterton / Elections

Candidates: Follow code on political signs

Town of Porter

Seven Peaks Waterpark on Porter BZA agenda


'Dunes Action!' petition campaign hits State Park beach conference center plan

Town Council member Jim Ton speaks out on Pavilion proposal

DNR sets public meeting on Dunes State Park pavilion project Wednesday, April 15 at Chesterton Middle School

Get to know your neighborhood scientists at May 2 field day event


Chesterton Girls Tennis shuts out LaLumiere


Services Friday for Margaret A. Kaiser, age 89

Memorial dinner Thursday for George J. Michaels

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/041415 Twin Creek Cons Dist Addl Approps.pdf


Monday, April 13, 2015

Environment / Indiana Dunes

DNR sets public meeting on Dunes State Park pavilion project Wednesday, April 15 at Chesterton Middle School

Environment / Health

Lyme disease dangerous and hard to diagnose


Soliday joins workers rally against Indiana construction wage law repeal

Senate stalls discussion on repeal of construction wage law

Damage control: Indiana hires PR firm after religious objections law flap

Police / Fire

Chesterton Police Officer Nick Brown honored for arrest of burglary suspect

Food left cooking in empty house smokes it up

Chesterton High School Sports

Trojan Softball falls 4-1 to Lake Central

Chesterton Boys volleyball team wins Noblesville Invite

CHS Baseball falls three times in Lafayette


Services Thursday for John Arlan Butz, Jr., age 58

Services Tuesday for Paul Keith Williams, 82

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/041315 NICTD Public Hearings Fare Increase.pdf

Legal Notices/041315 IURC Cause 44475.pdf



Friday, April 10, 2015

Township Library: Thomas Librarian Leea Yelich to lead township libraries

Friends of the Library Book Sale begins April 17

Environment / Indiana Dunes: DNR sets public meeting on Dunes State Park pavilion project Wednesday, April 15 at Chesterton Middle School

Police: Police: Local man tries to flee in stolen Fairhaven church bus

Local scammed after accepting job offer on

Town of Chesterton: Chesterton Town Council to open bids for new fire engine at meeting Monday

Economy: Burns Harbor issues building permits for five new homes, three of them in Trailcreek

Indiana: Attorney General says Ball State is not alone in ID theft

Rural Indiana county HIV outbreak tops 100 cases

Reporter subpoenaed to testify and give notes in murder case


Ralph Earl Prince dies at age 75

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/041015 IDEM 30 Day Period Andritz Herr Voss Stamco.pdf

Legal Notices/041015 Indian Boundary Cons Dist Addl Approps.pdf

Legal Notices/041015 Nature Works Cons Dist Hearing.pdf

Legal Notices/041015 Porter County Recycling and Waste Reduction Proposals.pdf


Thursday, April 9, 2015

Town of Burns Harbor / Steel: ArcelorMittal granted tax abatement by Burns Harbor Council

Business: Court ruling quashes part of NIPSCO's $12 billion electric modernization plan

Community: Frontline benefit Sunday in memory of Christina Lynn Hill

Indiana / Education: House panel backs bill to let state education board replace Ritz as leader

Senate panel proposes phase in of school funding shifts

Great Lakes / Steel: Ships moving after crews clear way through Lake Superior ice

Chesterton High School: Brooke Sauter double winner at ISAB state competition

Environment: Insect that spreads deadly tree fungus found in Indiana

History / Nation: On 150th anniversary a former slave takes center stage at Appomattox

Sports: Chesterton Baseball blasts East Chicago Central 19-1

Girls track team set to open spring season

CHS Boys Track outdoor season set to begin

CHS Girls tennis to open season

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/040915 Porter County Education Services Release of Records.pdf


Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Porter County: County hires Human Resources director; County Manager next?

Duneland Schools: Boys and Girls Club to continue relationship with schools at new facility

Environment / Community: 2nd volunteer work day at Westchester Bird Sanctuary set for Saturday

Of Wonders and Weeds by Paulene Poparad: Hometown garden center marks 35 years of service to generations of plant lovers

Police: PCSP: Girl in custody after threats online

Great Lakes: Crews clearing path through Lake Superior ice; ships stuck

State News: Indiana tax revenue falls short for 7th time in 9 months

Sports: 30th Annual Dunes Classic Golf event set for May 16-17

Trojans get no-hit in bizarre DAC opener against Crown Point


Anthony Gardner services Friday

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/040815 Porter County Education Services Release of Records.pdf

Legal Notices/040815 Porter County Plan Prairie at Aberdeen.pdf


Tuesday,  April 7, 2015

Environment / Indiana Dunes: Crowd turns out for open house on banquet center at Dunes State Park beach

Pavilion plan: DNR answers reporters' questions in separate session

Save the Dunes joins Izaak Walter League in opposing Pavilion project

Town of Burns Harbor / Steel: Burns Harbor to consider ArcelorMittal tax abatement

Business / Economy: Indiana port commissioner quits over common wage law repeal

State Senate panel OKs repeal of construction wage

Work begins on new nursing home west of Coffee Creek Watershed Preserve

Schools: Duneland Schools gain $25K from Burns Harbor TIF fund

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

Contractor's death in elevator shaft at Burns Harbor mill ruled accident

Region: INDOT Northwest Open House detailing four year transportation plan

Sports: Slivka homer keeps Trojan Softball unbeaten

CHS Baseball wins opener 12-1 over Gavit


Private services for James P. Errichiello, 88

Service Thursday for Thomas Smith, age 87

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/040715 Porter County Education Services Release of Records.pdf

Legal Notices/040715 Twin Creek Cons Dist Addl Approps.pdf


Monday,  April 6, 2015

Elections: Early voting starts tomorrow for town elections; Online registration closes at midnight

Indiana Dunes: Izaak Walton: Dunes State Park 7th best in nation without banquet center

Region / South Shore Commuter Service: Federal deadline for new RR technology, its high cost putting the squeeze on NICTD

Police / Fire: Paddler's kayak sinks in Lake Michigan; son gets him safely to shore

Contractor found dead at bottom of elevator shaft at ArcelorMittal Burns Harbor mill

CPD: Business on Broadway burglarized

Firefighters respond to open burn, twice

ISP: April 12-18 is Public Safety Telecomms Week

Indiana: State and feds reach deal to keep Amtrak route in Indiana

Sports: Chesterton Baseball opens season tonight at home

Chesterton Softball outlasts Hanover Central in cold slugfest

Trojan Softball sweeps doubleheader from Mishawaka

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/040615 NICTD Public Hearings Fare Increase.pdf


Friday,  April 3, 2015

Environment / Indiana Dunes: DNR to face questions on Pavilion project at Monday open house

Police / Traffic: Local man seriously hurt in I-94 crash here

South Calumet Road and West Porter Avenue to close

Region: NICTD eyes fare hike: 75 cents / 10 percent for Duneland commuters

NIRPC schedules 2015 Marquette Plan update public meetings for next week

Porter County: Porter County Park Board bolsters efforts to purchase Old Chicago Road property with grants

Time to get outdoors: Spring is here at Porter County Parks

Business / Great Lakes: Great Lakes St Lawrence Seaway opens for 57th shipping season

State News: Indiana and Arkansas try to stem religious objections uproar

Class Reunion: Emerson School alumni search for 1969 1971 classmates


Memorial service Wednesday for teacher, coach John Norris, 64

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/040315 Indian Boundary Cons Dist Addl Approps.pdf

Legal Notices/040315 Nature Works Cons Dist Hearing (1).pdf

Legal Notices/040315 NICTD Competitive Proposals Broker Services.pdf

Legal Notices/040315 Porter County Recycling and Waste Reduction Proposals.pdf


Thursday,  April 2, 2015

Police: Porter man pleads to theft, agrees to testify against accused murderer

Driver points handgun at other driver on Indiana 49

Indiana: Indiana Governor Pence signs changes to religious objections law

Indiana lawmakers OK changes to religious objections law

Indiana and Arkansas pass revised religious objection proposals

Business backs proposed religious law changes; others no so sure

Business: Tube firm to expand operations; move from Illinois to Gary's east side

NIPSCO: Call 811 before you dig

Environment: USA Today picks Dunes State Park as seventh best in nation


Services Friday for James W. Hall 93


Wednesday,  April 1, 2015

Police: PCSP: Superior Ambulance driver with suspended license hits school bus

Community: Porter County Community Foundation pledges inclusiveness in wake of Religious Freedom law

Indiana Politics and Religion: Pence scraps GOP dinner appearance at Sand Creek

Indiana's Pence at center of Republican civil war

Pence talks with legislators on religious law clarification

Report: Indiana law clarification allows limited protections

Indiana learns the hard way that the perception of discrimination is bad for business

Mitch Daniels heartsick over religious objections fallout

Indiana Catholic bishop: No one should face discrimination

Indiana family says their pizzeria won't cater gay weddings

Indiana Legislature: Moseley bill improving pension fund options on its way to Governor's desk

Senate panel considers repeal of construction wage law

Town of Chesterton: Chesterton residents can apply now to share tree-planting cost with the town

Police: Second vehicle at CHS found to have tires slashed

Vandal cuts vehicles rear control arm

Community: Rebuilding Together Duneland seeks volunteers and donations

Chesterton High School Sports: CHS Softball beats Hobart 5-3 in opener

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/040115 Porter County BZA Bartholonew.pdf

Legal Notices/040115 Porter County BZA Gourlay.pdf

Legal Notices/040115 Porter County BZA Hartrunft.pdf

Legal Notices/040115 Porter County BZA Overton.pdf


Tuesday, March 31, 2015

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

Community: Local churches plan services for Holy week

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

US Steel to idle part of Minntac; 680 layoffs expected

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

Valpo streets near Admin Building to close April 3 and 9

Education: CHS speech team third at state

State News: Indiana Governor Pence wants changes to religious law

No accord yet on clarifying Indiana religious objection law

Indy tourism agency responds to religious objection law

Senate panel considers repeal of construction wage law

Sports: Chesterton Softball opens tonight at Hobart

AP study projects average MLB salary tops $4M

Legal Notices

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

Legal Notices/033115 Valparaiso Community Schools Bidders Buses.pdf



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