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Friday, April 29, 2016


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

Trucker in Indiana 49 rollover cited for speed

Double rollover crash at Indiana 49/950N

Town of Chesterton

Chesterton BZA hears new owner of Westchester Lanes property


What to know before you vote Tuesday

Sanders blasts Indiana factory closings at union rally

Stutzman and Young near end of increasingly bitter GOP Senate campaign

Cruz gets Pence endorsement

Early turnout for Indiana highest in 2 decades

Primary Election Candidate Profiles

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

Biggs, Cannon and Trout vie for Republican Commissioner nomination

Democrats: Fish and Harper vie for Democrat State Representative nomination

Deppe challenges Jent in Democrat judge race

Business / Environment

NIPSCO to clean up 13 polluted Pines properties under EPA agreement


Trojan Boys Golf remains undefeated

CHS Girls Tennis sweeps Merrillville

CHS Boys Volleyball splits a pair of matches

Legal Notice

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


Thursday, April 28, 2016

Business / Labor / Steel / Region

USW and ArcelorMittal reach tentative deal on contract


CHS journalism students named state winners in writing contest

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

Porter County

County Council hires Harold Harper as new attorney

Town of Chesterton

Broadway from 12th to 14th to close tonight


Live cam shows eagles do, in fact, eat cats


Chesterton Baseball rally runs out of daylight

CHS Softball falls to No. 1 Crown Point

Duneland Soccer sets registration dates

Tetra Brazil soccer camps registration open


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

Services Saturday for Regina C. Ward, age 88

Legal Notice

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


Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Business / Steel / Region

US Steel files trade complaint against big Chinese producers

US Steel posts $340M loss in first quarter

Environment / Community

Dunes Action meeting draws crowd

Town of Chesterton

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

INDOT to announce major I-94 roadwork

Police warning: No garage sale signs on town property

Town of Porter

Wagner Hills drainage improvements begin with funds from Porter Council

Porter County

County Council joins Commissioners against proposed railroad


Austin Peterson and Trojans blank Valparaiso 5-0

CHS Softball beats Lake Central for second straight time

CHS Boys Golf beats Crown Point

Trojan Girls Tennis falls to LC

Chesterton Girls Track drops two DAC meets

Chesterton boys track team drops DAC double dual


Services Saturday for Bruce B. Smith, 83

Legal Notice

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


Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Duneland Schools

Duneland School Board hopefuls on the hot seat

Town of Chesterton

'Circuit breaker' tripped; Chesterton town budget slashed

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

Leaf collection in town done now until next fall

Porter County

Innkeepers tax working wonders for Porter County government venues


Bernie Sanders gets USW Local 2003 endorsement


Purdue trustees honor PNC Chancellor James Dworkin


Services Thursday for Genevieve 'Jean' Lipniskis, 90

Visitation Wednesday for Craig Alexander Condes-Tatum, age 20

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

Legal Notice

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


Monday, April 25, 2016


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

CPD quashes rumor about peddler-robber in red van

Man commits suicide in vehicle parked outside CPD

Business / Economy / Region / Steel

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


Indiana primary brings back memories of Gary's Trump casino

At campaign crossroads, rivals defend anti-Trump pact

Tribune tells election deadlines


Mitch Davis takes medalist honors at Lake Central golf Invite

Chesterton Softball sweeps New Prairie

Trojan Baseball beats Bishop Noll

CHS Girls finish 2nd at West Lafayette Relays

CHS Boys finish 6th at West Lafayette Relays


Services Tuesday for George Smith, Jr., age 88

Legal Notices

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

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



Friday, April 22, 2016

Town of Chesterton

Senior living community planned near Addison Pointe

Duneland Schools

School board to interview seven Monday for Ralph Ayres' seat

CHS receives National Student Council Award


Illinois man killed in Toll Road accident

ISP: Two injured in I-94 rollover accident

ISP again participating in Rx Take Back program


1st Source reports solid first quarter

Environment / Business

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


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


CHS boys golf team wins

CHS Softball completes win over Lake Central


Services Tuesday for George Smith, Jr., age 88

Legal Notice

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


Thursday, April 21, 2016


Grand Re-Opening reception at Chesterton Art Center Sunday

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

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

Police / Fire

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

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

Town of Porter

Discovery School officials say traffic will improve with more parking spaces

Chesterton High School

CHS Symphonic Band earns near perfect scores at ISSMA District


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


China tells banks to expand financing for steel exports


Walks doom CHS Baseball in 6-2 loss

Chesterton Softball shuts out LaPorte 4-0


Memorial Service Saturday for Lisa M. Keppen, age 34

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

Legal Notices

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

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

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


Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Porter County Commissioners

Valpo Velvet owner Cathy Brown named to Tourism Board


Court: Indiana lawmakers can keep emails from lobbyists secret

Environment / Community

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


Indiana GOP Senate candidate Stutzman bills campaign for family trip

Protesters target Trump and Pence in Indianapolis

Christie joins Trump for private meeting with Pence

Number of early Indiana voters twice that of 2012

Hundreds on hand for Trump Indy rally

Indiana Trump backers worry GOP brass may block party nomination

Town of Chesterton

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


IAWC lifts boil advisory for remaining customers


Four new CPD Reserve officers sworn in


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


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

CHS Softball blanks Michigan City 11-0

CHS Girls Track splits DAC double dual

Trojan boys track team falls twice in DAC double dual


Services Thursday for Jeanne D. Robson, 82

Legal Notices

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

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


Tuesday, April 19, 2016


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


Heinze Trust acquires 165 acres next to Heron Rookery


Chidester and Graham lead in campaign fundraising in county

Young and Stutzman debate: GOP leaders vs. tea party

Town of Porter

Charter school expansion hearing for Summer Tree on Porter plan agenda

Police / Fire

Early morning brush fire at Porter Beach

Business / Economy

Spiking unemployment rates stabilize in the region in March


Chesterton Girls Tennis beats Kankakee Valley


Services Wednesday for Frances L. Turnak, age 71

Graveside services Saturday for Agnes Fleming, age 94

Donald 'Don' Daily passes away at age 79

Legal Notices

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

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

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


Monday, April 18, 2016


Chesterton and Porter under boil water advisory


PCSP: Motorcyclist darts weaves at 100 mph on 94

Coroner: Police Narcan rescue kits saving lives


47 CHS Seniors honored with 2016 Academic Rings

Many honored at CHS Academic Recognition Night

Radio Day: WDSO to broadcast from CHS cafeteria


31st Annual Dunes Classic Golf Tourney set


Sophomores lead CHS win over 59ers in baseball

Trojan Girls win four events at CHS Relays

CHS Softball splits pair at Mishawaka

CHS Boys win twice at Chesterton Relays

CHS Golf finishes 2nd at MC Marquette Invite

Chesterton Lacrosse wins two more


Services Wednesday for Michael P. Redner 60

Services Wednesday for Phyllis 'Pheobe' Lewandowski

Legal Notices

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Friday, April 15, 2016

Porter County

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

Town of Burns Harbor

Development could become downtown for Burns Harbor

Business / Steel / Region

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


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


Bicyclist hit by two vehicles on US 20 dies

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

Elections / Indiana

Trump campaign concerned about Indiana convention delegates


Indiana school voucher rolls grow 12 percent to 33,000


CHS Softball battles to 5-4 DAC win at Portage

CHS Boys Volleyball picks up wins

Trojan Girls Tennis falls 5-0 at Plymouth


Esther L. Pratt passes away at age 85

Legal Notices

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

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

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

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

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

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


Thursday, April 14, 2016

Town of Porter

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

Town of Burns Harbor

BH Town Council splits over changes to Sanitary Board

Burns Harbor Council pitches in for fireworks

Town of Chesterton

Chesterton Fire Department command staff consolidated

Chesterton High School / Community

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

Steel / Business / Region / Labor

Report: Chinese steel glut and trade practices threaten US security

Chesterton High School Sports

Trojan Baseball gets come from behind DAC win over Crown Point

Chesterton Softball beats Merrillville

CHS Boys Golf wins opener


Services Saturday for Antoinette B. Yagelski

Memorial Service Saturday for Virginia Denewellis, 90


Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Town of Porter

Porter donates services, not cash, to fireworks

Town of Chesterton

Chesterton to make usual $5K donation to Chamber fireworks

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


Bear that roamed into Indiana is killed in Michigan

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


USW urges action to ease global steel glut


Coats and Donnelly ask feds to call us Hoosiers


CHS Softball picks up DAC win over Valparaiso

Trojan Girls Track wins DAC double dual

CHS Girls Tennis wins at Highland

CHS Boys Golf opens at Innsbrook tonight

CHS boys track falls to Portage and Michigan City


Memorial Service Saturday for George Michael 'Mike' Gillispie

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/041316 Ordinance 16-10.pdf

Legal Notices/041316 Ordinance 16-11.pdf


Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Town of Chesterton

No sidewalks on 100E makes walking perilous for Tamarack residents

Town Council authorizes CPD to hire new officer

Indiana 49 resurfacing set to begin this week

Chesterton Spring Cleanup set for Week April 18-22

Porter County

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


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

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

National Work Zone Awareness Week: Give road workers a brake

Environment / Outdoors

Ticks already being reported; folks urged to protect selves


CHS Boys Track starts season at home tonight

Girls Track on the road to start outdoor season


Service Wednesday for Donna J. Westergren, 82

Services April 19 for Patricia Rucker Hensel


Monday, April 11, 2016

Porter County

Porter County Commissioners and Council reply jointly to Portage mayor

Businesses support Sunset Hill playground

Town of Porter

Porter TAC committee hopes traffic will improve at Discovery Charter School


Porter County man convicted of killing wife gets 55 years


NASA: Global warming is now changing Earth axis

Mt. Baldy to remain closed this summer


'Jump Into Kindergarten' offered at YMCA Early Learning Facility

Steel / Business

Tata sells steelworks in northern England


Richard Nelson passes away at 69

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/041116 Crown Point Community School Bidder.pdf

Legal Notices/041116 Duneland School Corp Bids.pdf

Legal Notices/041116 Valparaiso Lakes Area Conservancy Bids.pdf


Friday, April 8, 2016


Man accused of VU hostage hoax cleared; charges dropped

Two injured in crash at Ind 49 and 950N

Ashley's Jewelry by Design burglarized


Deppe challenges Jent in Democrat judge race

Town of Chesterton

Town Council likely to vote Monday on Brassie Estates PUD

Porter County

Park Board picks Aukiki over Raise the Barn

Commissioners vote to help Sheriff pension fund with hospital interest


Matt Lottich succeeds Bryce Drew as basketball coach at Valparaiso University

Trojan Baseball falls at Lake Central

CHS Tennis starts season Saturday

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/040816 Porter County Tax Rate Chart.pdf

Legal Notices/040816 Porter County Plan DSV COATES.pdf

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


Thursday, April 7, 2016


Vote for up to 3 in GOP County Council race

Business / Steel / Region

US Steel cutting 25 percent of salaried workforce

Duneland Schools

Applications for School Board seat due April 18

Porter County

County meeting added for input on new railroad


Pence and lawmakers face backlash over new Indiana abortion law

Planned Parenthood and ACLU sue Indiana over new abortion law


Work begins on $75M sports resort


Duneland Swim Club registration continues tonight at CMS Door 9

Indiana orders concussion training for public school coaches


Memorial Service Saturday for Raymond A. Celebucki

Services Friday for Charles 'Ron' Henderson

Legal Notices

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

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


Wednesday, April 6, 2016


Biggs, Cannon and Trout vie for Republican Commissioner nomination

Presidential candidates lay groundwork for Indiana primary

Porter County

County blasts Portage for 'misleading' information about Foundation

Commissioners support fight against new railroad in south Porter County

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


Register now to volunteer for Rebuilding Together Duneland


Visclosky endorses Indiana request for more foreclosure prevention funding


Cost to shield lawmakers over emails hits $160,000

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


Lake Central blanks Chesterton in baseball opener

Chesterton Softball falls at Crown Point


Services Saturday for Richard 'Rick' Van Loon


Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Education / Community

School Board: Ralph Ayres remembered as compassionate public servant

Duneland School board seeks to fill vacancy; applications open soon


Surface Transportation Board to host public meetings on proposed railroad

NICTD and NIPSCO wrap train car hailing National Lakeshores 50th

Community / Environment

Wildlife Rehab Center to host Open House April 9


CHS Boys Volleyball picks up two wins


Services Saturday for William Henry Miller 83

Services pending for Richard Rick Van Loon

Legal Notice

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


Monday, April 4, 2016


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

Thank you to the Publishers and Editor of the Chesterton Tribune


Fish and Harper vie for Democrat State Representative nomination

Porter County

Commissioners to discuss railroad proposed to go through Porter County

Police / Fire

Chicago man dies Sunday on I-65

Michigan man killed in I-94 crash in Lake County

Meth charges filed against Kouts man

CFD: Message was clear: Pull Here


Porter Regional Hospital to host job fair for nurses medical technologists


CHS Baseball opens at home tonight

Legal Notices

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

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


Friday, April 1, 2016

Education / Community

School board to share memories of Ralph Ayres Monday

Discovery Charter School hopes to break ground on addition soon


Tribune begins 133rd year as community newspaper

Duneland YMCA to hold Community Forums for future planning

Environment / Weather

More than an inch of rain in 30 minutes


NIRPC to survey public on Marquette Action Plan

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

IDEM offering free ground water testing

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


Two State Prison workers stabbed by inmate

Business / Steel / Labor / Region

ArcelorMittal idles hot strip mill in East Chicago


Maye Simpson passes away at 87

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/040116 Porter County Tax Rate Chart_.pdf

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


Thursday, March 31, 2016


Early voting begins Tuesday, April 5 with evening hours

Straight ticket vote not so straight under new Indiana law

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

Town of Chesterton

Chesterton Park Board cancels April meeting; no quorum again


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

Business / Steel

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

Struggling steel industry sparks crisis in UK


Study: Antarctic ice may melt faster than expected


Trojans led Lake Central 4-2 when the rain came

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


Visitation Sunday at CHS for Ralph Donald Ayres, 67

Memorial Visitation Friday for Robert McCall, age 70

Legal Notices

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

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


Wednesday, March 30, 2016


Legislator, educator, Dunelander Ralph Ayres dead at 67

Town of Chesterton

Indiana 49 paving tops list of 2016 roadwork

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

Indiana Dunes / Police

Dunes State Park Pavilion forcibly entered


Special prosecutor investigating alcohol donations to Indiana politicians

INDOT rejects bill for I-65 bridge work

Chesterton High School

CHS announces inductees to National Honor Society


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


Fred Owens, III, earns Eagle Scout with Bronze Palm


No-hitter and Home Runs key Chesterton softoball win

CHS baseball team to host breakfast fundraiser Saturday

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

Legal Notices

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

Legal Notices/033016 NICTD Hearing Capital Fare Increase.pdf

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