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Friday, May 27 , 2016

Chesterton High School

Chesterton High School tells 2016 Commencement plans

Environment / Indiana Dunes

Dunes National Lakeshore expands 32 acres bought with NIPSCO funds

Community

Cruise Night debuts Saturday in Downtown

Town of Chesterton

Sign variances hearing for former Westchester Lanes property tabled

Police

Fast arrest made in Portage bank robbery

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

Business / Steel / Region

US probes Chinese steelmakers in trade secrets case

Sports

Chesterton Boys Track punches 6 tickets to IHSAA State Finals

Trojan comeback comes up short in softball sectional finals

Obituaries

Memorial Celebration Sunday for Donald Don Daily, age 79

Services pending for Phyllis Connors

Service Wednesday for Brenda Sue Wallace, 63

Legal Notice

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

 

Thursday, May 26 , 2016

Community

Legion and VFW to host Memorial Day services

Town of Chesterton

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

Business / Steel / Region

China accuses US of hampering trade with steel duties

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

Police

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

Fundraiser putting touch on businesses not affiliated with CPD or Chief

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

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

Environment / Region

Kankakee National Wildlife Refuge and Conservation Area created

Sports

Slatcoff and Bell named CHS Senior Athletes of the Year

CHS Spring Sports Awards honors Student Athletes

Trojan Golfers finish 2nd at Duneland Conference Meet

Legal Notices

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Wednesday, May 25 , 2016

Community

Farmers Market to hold Grand Opening June 1

Town of Porter

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

Town of Chesterton

Chesterton Fire Department takes delivery of shiny new pumper truck

Porter County

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

Police

Chesterton Police release details on May 19 thefts from healthcare facilities

Sports

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

Chesterton softball team cruises to opening win in sectional

Obituary

Memorial Gathering Friday for Frank V. Zemaitis, 93

Legal Notice

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

 

Tuesday, May 24 , 2016

Town of Chesterton / Region

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

Education / Community

Chesterton Middle School and St Patrick win state four star ratings

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

Business / Region / Steel

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

Business / Labor

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

Region

Train delays, ridership decline, WiFi topics of NICTD meeting

Health / Drugs

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

 

Monday, May 23 , 2016

Education / Community

Chesterton Math Team Grand Champions at middle school event

Region

NICTD approves phased in 5 percent fare hike on South Shore

NICTD double tracking project eligible for federal match grants

Indiana

Estimates show central Indiana communities growing fastest

Police

DNR Three badly hurt in off-road vehicle accident

PCSP: Shot fired at home generator in Jackson Township

Sports

CHS Softball wins regular season finale

Chesterton Baseball wins 2 of 3 in Carmel

CHS Lacrosse splits at Tourney

Trojan Boys Golf finish 4th at LC Invite

 

Friday, May 20 , 2016

Education / Community

Duneland Schools honor teacher and staff retirees

Town of Chesterton

Two senior living centers now proposed for Chesterton

Police

Hells Angels visit Burns Harbor bar; local police saturate area

Local police blitzing roads on Sunday for unbelted drivers

Region

NICTD double tracking project eligible for federal match grants

Sports

Chesterton Softball continues to roll in win

CHS Golf finishes perfect Duneland Conference season

Trojan Boys finish 4th at Track Sectional

Obituary

Eva Watkins dies at age 76

Legal Notices

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

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

 

Thursday, May 19 , 2016

Town of Chesterton / Traffic

Up to three week delay in Indiana 49 repave

Chesterton High School

CHS student journalists honored at annual banquet

Elections

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

Community

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

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

Northwest Indiana

Lake County investigating unreported driving suspensions

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

Town of Porter

Porter Plan Commission approves Summer Tree PUD request

Town of Burns Harbor

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

Sports

CHS Softball blasts Michigan City 20-0

Trojan Baseball falls 5-1

Obituaries

Services Friday for Sharon D. Roehm

Services Monday for Craig E. Reeve, age 59

Legal Notice

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

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

 

Wednesday, May 18 , 2016

Police

Chesterton Police adopt national and state consensus best practices

Town of Chesterton

Chesterton planners to learn more about proposed senior living community

Porter County

Porter County Commissioners finalizing animal shelter bidding process

Business / Steel / Region

Visclosky saves Buy America provision in FY 2017 Defense Appropriations Act

China hits US steel trade measures

Chesterton High School Sports

Trojan Girls finish 2nd in Sectional Track Meet

Trojan boys golf team stays perfect

Chesterton Baseball beats LaPorte 4-1

CHS Softball falls 3-0 to LaPorte

Obituaries

Services Friday for Sharon D. Roehm

Lorraine 'Lorrie' Cay Walsh passes away at age 59

Legal Notices

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

Legal Notices/051816 Porter County DUV Hurst.pdf

Legal Notices/051816 Porter County DSV Reed.pdf

Legal Notices/051816 Porter County DSV Lundahl.pdf

Legal Notices/051816 Porter County DSV Betz.pdf

 

Tuesday, May 17 , 2016

Chesterton High School

CHS seniors honored, scholarship winners named

Police

Officer uses Narcan to save OD victim's life

Town of Chesterton

Chesterton's West Porter Avenue ditch closing project underway

Fox Chase Farms now connected to Chesterton town sewers

Town of Porter

Summer Tree PUD back on Porter planner agenda

Community

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

Sports

CHS Softball falls at Kankakee Valley

Obituary

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

Legal Notices

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

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

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

 

Monday, May 16 , 2016

Police / Fire

Firefighters say Burns Harbor house fire caused by smoking materials

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

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

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

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

Elections

Final primary vote count fails to break 40 percent turnout

Environment / Region

Hundreds protest at NWI refinery

Township Library

Library board tables salary discussion, plans nonprofit night

Class Reunions

CHS Class of 1974 seeks missing classmates

Sports

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

CHS Boys Volleyball wins Regional title

Chesterton Softball falls to Highland

Chesterton Baseball falls to Highland

Obituaries

Services Wednesday for Durand Courtney

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

Memorial Service Monday for Robert E. Westergren

Legal Notices

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

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

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

 

Friday, May 13, 2016

Police / Fire

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

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

Burns Harbor home ripped by fire today

Town of Burns Harbor

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

Chesterton High School Sports

Trojan Softball shuts out Merrillville

Obituaries

Services Saturday for Grace Eva Chambly

Services Monday for Paul L. Holm, age 71

Legal Notices

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

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

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

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

 

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Police / Fire

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

Visclosky's bulletproof vest grant program reauthorized

Community

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

Business / Steel / Region

Visclosky seeks meeting with Obama on steel import crisis

Town of Burns Harbor

Burns Harbor warns residents of car break-ins

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

Chesterton High School Sports

Austin Peterson fires Perfect Game to lead Trojans past Michigan City

Chesterton Boys finish 6th at Duneland Conference Track Meet

Obituary

Memorial Service Saturday for Elizabeth A. Wight, age 45

Legal Notice

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

 

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Town of Chesterton

Chesterton Park Board wants to plan smarter and include the public

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

Chesterton High School

CHS honors academic competition team members

All That Jazz Opus XLIII is Saturday at CHS

Town of Porter

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

Porter County

Porter County moves ahead to build animal shelter at Expo Center

Sports

Chesterton Boys Golf stays undefeated

CHS Girls finish 4th at Duneland Conference track meet

Obituaries

Service Wednesday for Larry Murphy, age 77

Legal Notice

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

 

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Porter County / Environment

Board rebuffs citizens' attempts to question drainage fee

Town of Chesterton

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

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

Community

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

Chesterton High School

CHS ensembles capture ISSMA Gold

Environment / Indiana

Natural Resources Commission to meet Thursday at Clifty Falls State Park

Sports

Marc Urban eyed to be CHS Boys Hoops coach

Chesterton Lacrosse team wins LaPorte Tourney

Obituaries

Robert Neil Stewart passes away at age 92

Service Wednesday for Larry Murphy, age 77

Legal Notices

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

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

 

Monday, May 9, 2016

Police

Fire begins in RV engine then spreads to nearby home

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

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

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

ISP warns folks to beware of phishing

Business / Steel

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

Indiana

Eight Indiana Toll Road travel plazas to be demolished and rebuilt

Sports

CHS Baseball beats Merrillville 9-4

Chesterton Boys finish 3rd at Valpo Relays

Late rally lifts Valpo past Trojans in softball

CHS to offer Athletics Physicals in May

Obituary

Chester S. Maturszak passes away at 88

Legal Notice

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

 

Friday, May 6, 2016

Community

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

Legal Notices

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

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

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Porter County

County Parks works on 2017 budget; clinches more grants

Community

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

 

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Primary Elections

GOP picks Jim Biggs over Trout and Cannon

Larson, Parks, Gearhart win GOP County Council race

Trump and Sanders romp in Porter County and Duneland

Fish beats Harper; Judge Jent buries Deppe in Democrat races

Porter County Vote Totals in May 3 Primary Elections

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

Indiana vote totals for major races

Education

School Board OKs bids for summer repair work and handbook changes

Chesterton High School Sports

CHS Boys Track beats Merrillville 68-64

CHS Girls Track beats Merrillville 76-56

Chesterton Baseball routs Merrillville 11-1

Slivka home run lifts Trojans past Portage

CHS Girls Tennis falls to Michigan City

Obituary

Services Friday for Billy Joe Russell, 59

 

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Porter County Primary Election Results

Elections

Cruz and Trump exchange insults as Indiana votes

Schools

Brandon Kroft succeeds Ayres on Duneland School Board

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

Business

NiSource Inc. posts 1Q income of $179M

Police

Police say robber brings knife to fist fight and gets thrashed

Chesterton Police seek Silver Hyundai in hit-and-run

Sports

CHS Baseball beats Hammond Gavit

 

Monday, May 2, 2016

Elections

Where to vote in Tuesday primary elections

Candidates for Tuesday primaries

What to know before you vote Tuesday

Three Republicans vie for North District County Commissioner

Democrats vie in Indiana House race and Porter Superior Court race

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

Stutzman and Young near end of increasingly bitter GOP Senate campaign

Cruz fights for survival as Trump eyes Indiana knockout

Early turnout for Indiana highest in 2 decades

Primary Election Candidate Profiles

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

Biggs, Cannon and Trout vie for Republican Commissioner nomination

Democrats: Fish and Harper vie for Democrat State Representative nomination

Deppe challenges Jent in Democrat judge race

Police

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

Sports

Chesterton Baseball beats Hobart 5-4

CHS Boys Golf finishes 3rd at Wawasee Invite

Legal Notices

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

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

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

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

 

 

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