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Friday, January 30, 2015

Porter County: Assessor cracks down on exemptions in wake of victory over union and chamber

Police: Porter County Sheriff: Burglaries, thefts plummet in 2014; traffic enforcement down, accidents up

CPD: Attempted burglary of Sand Creek residence

CPD: Two passengers injured in CHS lot head-on

Chesterton High School: Big Band Bash is February 6 and 7 at Chesterton High School

Community: Rotary youth leader applications due February 16

Indiana / Health: Indiana flu deaths rise to 108 with latest state report

Indiana / Legislature / History / Library: Pence budget would gut Indiana State Library funding, close genealogy department

Indiana / Taxes: Indiana legislators looking at cutting tax credits for Hoosiers

Indiana: Indiana Gov Pence scraps plan for state run news website

Sports: Chesterton Girls beat Munster 119-67

Trojan Boys outlast Munster in swimming

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/013015 Porter County Plan Coolman Communities.pdf

Legal Notices/013015 Porter County Plan John Wood.pdf

Legal Notices/013015 Town of Chesterton Ordinance No 2005-01.pdf


Thursday, January 29, 2015

Business / Economy: IURC okays 11.5 percent water rate hike for NWI households

State December jobless rate up; mixed numbers here and in Region

John Marshall installed as Duneland Chamber 2015 Chair

Town of Chesterton: Stormwater board successfully appeals inaccurate FEMA flood map

Indiana: Rep Soliday's student transfer bill passes House

Panel backs allowing removal of Ritz as state board leader

Police: Jackson driver charged after high speed chase

ISP: SB man charged in I-94 road rage incident

Porter County: Porter County Plan Commission meetings to start hour earlier

Of Wonders and Weeds by Paulene Poparad:  Garden inspiration in unlikely places even from the Pope

Community: Duneland YMCA recognizes 2014 employee and community contributions


Services Thursday for Rosemary F. Ameling

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/012815 Chesterton Utility Notice to Bidders.pdf


Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Police: PFD: Man badly hurt in accident at 12 and 49 today

CFD: Two hurt in accident in CHS lot

Porter County: Council votes 6-1 to keep Opera House running

Ten picked for county endowment advisory board

Town of Chesterton: Pipeline company to look for fences, sheds, pools on its right-of-way in town

Community: Donations needed for Rebuilding Together Duneland April work day

Business / Economy / Labor / Steel: USS attributes best year since 2008 to belt tightening strategy

Town of Porter: Public works and street employees lauded at Porter Town Council

Indiana Legislature: Tallian legislation focuses on medical marijuana and minimum wage

Sports: Chesterton Wrestlers dominant in 68-12 win

Trojan Boys swim past Merrillville

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/012815 Chesterton Utility Notice to Bidders.pdf

Legal Notices/012815 Indiana Alcohol Tobacco Commission Feb 12 Hearing.pdf


Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Town of Chesterton: East Porter Avenue to close for 7 months

Liberty landowner on 1100N seeks annexation of 4 7 acres

Police: Jury finds Gary man guilty in 2012 Portage murder for hire

ISP: Falls asleep at wheel on I-94 today at rush hour

1 dead after 3 I-65 crashes

Elections / Politics: Nick Walding not running for reelection; Lloyd Kittredge files

Business / Economy / Labor: US Steel to temporarily 'adjust operations' at two more tubular plants

State: Indiana wins federal OK for state run Medicaid alternative

BMV outsources license plate production and registrations


Roberta Louise Deeb dies at age 88

Clyde Kent Clifft services Thursday, January 29

Services Thursday for Rosemary Ameling, 86

Memorial Saturday, January 31 for Janice (Jan) L. Marrs


Monday, January 26, 2015

Elections / Politics: Election board moves toward computer touch screen voting

Business / Edconomy / Labor: ArcelorMittal to idle East Chicago long carbon facility affecting 300 jobs

Education: Apply now for Discovery Charter Kindergarten lottery

CHS Debate team ends regular season with a win

Indiana Legislature: Indiana lawmakers facing renewed debate over casinos

Indiana Legislature to take up religious freedom bill soon

Environment: DNR to hold public input meetings on proposed gypsy moth treatment options

Sports: Chesterton Boys outlast Crown Point 72-60

Duneland Soccer final spring signup Wednesday

State Park Little League announces signups for 2015 seasons

Trojan Girls fall to Crown Point in basketball


Memorial Saturday, January 31 for Janice (Jan) L. Marrs

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/012615 Washington Township Annual Financial Report.pdf

Legal Notices/012615 Porter County Municipal Airport Rehabilitate Runway Bidders.pdf


Friday, January 23, 2015

Town of Chesterton: Annexation request on Chesterton Town Council agenda Monday

Business / Economy: State upholds ruling that Local 6787 hall taxable

Two 4 unit townhomes at Tamarack Plaza head December building permits

Social Security extends hours at field offices

1st Source Corporation posts record net income in 2014

Town of Burns Harbor: Burns Harbor public / private scholarship fund prompts discussion

Burns Harbor RDC to interview three firms to lead town development

Health / Science: Measles outbreak casts spotlight on dangers of antivaccine movement

Sports: CHS Gymnasts beat Lowell with 105.60

Hoosiers shoot their way past No 13 Maryland 89-70


Dale E. Sterling dies at age 75

Services Saturday for Walter Beike

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/012315 NICTD Bidders Railroad Track Material.pdf


Thursday, January 22, 2015

Business / Economy / Labor: USS to idle EC tin mill, wants to close coke plant; 545 to be laid off

United Steelworkers welcomes finding in Chinese tire anti-dumping duty case

IURC OKs NIPSCO Green Power rates

Porter County: Study suggests refurbishments and additions for Porter County Expo Center

Porter County votes to join Shared Ethics Commission again

Town Elections: Aaron Adcock files for Chesterton council; Erik Wagner for Porter council

Town of Burns Harbor: Youth community garden planned for Burns Harbor park

Town of Porter: Porter Plan Commission elects new president

Police: South Haven man in custody on child exploitation charge

Sports: Chesterton boys basektball team beats Andrean 62-55

Trojan Wrestlers beat LaPorte on Senior Night


Services Saturday for Walter Bieke, age 94

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/012215 Grand Oaks Cons Dist Annual Meeting Notice.pdf

Legal Notices/012215 Porter County LEPC Superfund Amendment Notice.pdf


Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Porter County: Duneland potential hot spot for sports complexes, study says

Police: Man being held on explosives charge a Lake County police officer on paid leave

Officer at state prison charged with trafficking

Sports: Chesterton Boys Swimming blasts Portage

Chesterton girls swim team dominates Portage

Chesterton Gymnasts drop close DAC decision at Crown Point


Services Friday for Josephine C. Darling, 105

Robert 'Bob' G. Sorrells visitation Friday, January 23

Services Thursday for Gay Gaydos Murphy

Todd L. Highwood dies at age 51

John Byrnes dies at age 71


Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Police / Traffic: Police blame speed, alcohol and illegal drugs in fatal crash early today in Pine Twp.

CPD: Wrong way Indiana 49 driver charged with OWI

Community: Indoor Sidewalk Sale in downtown Chesterton Thursday, Friday and Saturday

Indiana: GOP-backed bill would end straight ticket voting option

Safety urged after 2 Indiana teens die while ice fishing

Rep. Scott Pelath offers support for ethics bill

Major relaxing of Indiana gun laws proposed

Democrats defend naming Hoosier Muslim to House Intelligence panel

Two bills filed that would allow medical marijuana in Indiana


Tamara L. Maluvac Smith dies at age 52

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/012015 Nature Works Cons Dist Annual Meeting.pdf

Legal Notices/012015 Valparaiso Community Schools Preliminary Determination Adoption.pdf

Legal Notices/012015 Valparaiso Lakes Area Cons Dist Annual Meeting.pdf


Monday, January 19, 2015

Schools: CHS Business students win top awards at district contest

CHS Speech and Debate teams perform well at joint tourney

Police: Cincoski: Man charged with possessing explosive has been police officer

Woman fatally shot Friday is identified

CPD: Flees hit-and-run enters resident's porch

FBI seeking missing Newton County teen

Class Reunions: CHS Class of 1966 seeking contacts

Sports: Depth leads Chesterton Girls to 16th straight Duneland Conference Swim Title

Two Davisons first and another second at Duneland Conference wrestling meet

Chesterton Boys hold on to beat LaPorte 42-40

CHS Girls fall 50-37 to LaPorte


Laura Lee Jipping services Wednesday

Bobby R. Autrey dies at age 65

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/011915 Porter County Plan Commission Pivotal Custom Design Waiver.pdf

Legal Notices/011915 Porter County Plan Design Waiver JJ Fuds.pdf

Legal Notices/011915 Porter County Plan Pivotal Custom Primary Plat.pdf

Legal Notices/011915 Town of Porter Dune Forest Trail Bid.pdf


Friday, January 16, 2015

Updated: Police: Explosives charges filed against South Calumet resident of home that had fire

PCSP says woman fatally shot early this morning

Town of Chesterton: Planners OK plats for Coffee Creek nursing home and granite business

Jim Ton elected ViceChair of NIRPC Executive Board

Porter County: Whitten reelected County Council president; meetings to start earlier

County RDC moves to quarterly meetings after slow progress

Heatlh: Flu vaccine not working well; 23 percent effective

Region / Washington: Visclosky says cooperation and comity are congressional norms

Environment / Lake Michigan: Fed sampling finds more Asian carp DNA near Lake Michigan

Business / Economy: Postal Service proposes small price increases on postage

Indiana Legislature: Seek to overhaul state ethics laws after scandals

Senate bill would increase access to adoption records

Indiana / Education: Trial run of ISTEP plus online exam reveals connection issues

Sports: Chesterton Gymnasts win home opener


Richard L. Kratzenberg dies at age 69

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/011615 NICTD Bidders Railroad Track Material.pdf

Legal Notices/011615 Porter County Auditor Additional Appropriations.pdf


Thursday, January 15, 2015

Teens / Drugs: Study: First time marijuana heroin use spikes here between 6th and 8th grades

Duneland Schools: School board watching state education bills public comment added to agenda

Ayres to lead school board middle school introducing Teach Like a Pirate

Town Elections: Emerson Delaney files for re-election to Town Council

Town of Porter: Correction: Porter ordinances for two separate PUD projects on Mineral Springs Road

Police: Trucker cited in Tuesday Indiana 49 crash

Local man a victim of ID theft

Economy / Great Lakes: Port of Indiana Burns Harbor set cargo handling record in 2014

Indiana Legislatures: Pelath responds to Pence on State of State

Sports: Forfeits cost Trojan wrestlers against Valpo


Services Friday for Lynaya Campbell, age 55

Garold Cutter service Friday


Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Town of Porter: Porter Town Council okays changes to US 20 development PUD

Police: Sheriff Reynolds names Jeff Biggs his Chief Deputy

Region: Illinois Governor Rauner order puts planned Illiana Expressway on hold

Indiana Legislature: Pence touts school plans in State of State speech

Pence recognizes Chesterton resident Audra Peterson in speech

Bill would replace elected schools chief as leader of state education board

Indiana / Environment: Inn proposed for Potato Creek State Park

Chesterton High School Sports: CHS Gymnasts tally 104.65 in opening win

Trojan Boys Basketball beats Hobart 72-60

Chesterton Girls swim past Lake Central 133-53

Chesterton Boys beat Lake Central 118-68


Marjorie L. Tabor dies at age 91

Services Saturday for Jeanette Dolk, age 92

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/011415 Indian Boundary Cons Dist Annual Meeting.pdf

Legal Notices/011415 Twin Creeks Cons Dist Annual Meeting.pdf

Legal Notices/011415 White Oak Cons Dist Annual Meeting.pdf


Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Duneland Schools: School Board to allow public comment on new business agenda items

Community: Apply now for Rebuilding Together Duneland aid to homeowners

Support troops and 'Send some Lovin from Your Ovens'

Police: Semi crash jams up Indiana 49 this morning

Semi loses 45,000 pounds of steel coils in I-65 crash

Iced over ponds shouldn't be trusted

Town of Chesterton: Town Council corrects board appointment snafu

Schnadenberg: Much less snow so far this year

Obituary: Services Thursday for Rita Harvey


Monday, January 12, 2015

Police: Man charged with selling brass disguised as silver

Couple who stole $100K from widow want restitution payments lowered

Police Commission recognizes Bob Allison Family for support of the force

Indiana: Indiana flu deaths rose by 30 last week to 66 total

Indiana Republicans nix separate charter school and voucher funds

Class Reunion: Meet Thursday for CHS Class of 1965 reunion planning

Sports: Chesterton Boys fall in DAC basketball opener

Chesterton Girls fall to Merrillville

CHS Wrestling finishes 1-3 at Bellmont


Warren Hess dies at age 94

Edward Anderson dies at age 93

Jane E. Meek service Tuesday

Jeannette Dolk services pending

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/011215 Town of Porter Dune Forest Trail Bid.pdf


Friday, January 9, 2015

Town Elections: Trout to challenge Ton in GOP primary

Police: ISP: Trucker killed this morning on I-94

Semi loses coils on I-94 Thursday

At least 1 dead in 150-vehicle pileup on I-94 in Michigan

ISP: PCSP officer injured, man in hospital after incident in South Haven

Porter County: County Parks looks to improvements at Sunset Hill and Brincka-Cross in 2015

Environment / Weather: Indiana climatologist says warmup in forecast by mid January

Scientists say Great Lakes teeming with tiny plastic fibers

Indiana / Education: Pence seeks to boost spending on charter schools and private school vouchers

Tallian: Pence budget silent on pre-K and child services

Democrats say Pence budget plan shortchanges public schools

Access adviser says Notre Dame broke law if it withheld police records

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/010915 Valparaiso Community Schools Public Hearing.pdf

Legal Notices/010915 Porter County BZA Kingston.pdf

Legal Notices/010915 Porter County BZA Burke.pdf

Legal Notices/010915 Porter County BZA Bradley.pdf

Legal Notices/010915 Porter County BZA Ace Sign.pdf


Thursday, January 8, 2015

Weather: Even colder today; expect blowing snow

State Fire Marshal: Space heaters can be dangerous, use only with great care

Hoosiers urged to check elderly and special-needs neighbors during cold

Police: Semi roll-over congests morning commute on I-94

Town Elections: And they're off: Kuziela, Ton, Lafata, Z. Sexton, Jordan file in town races

Business: Oil price drop costs jobs at US Steel

NIPSCO warns customers of bill payment scams

Health: Widespread flu activity in the county; not too late for a shot

Great Lakes: Coast Guard begins Great Lakes icebreaking

Indiana: Sen. Tallian bill to allow medical marijuana program introduced


Donald Stueber services Saturday


Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Weather: Frigid temperatures prompt Duneland Schools to close today

Town of Chesterton: Upgrades to baseball field are Chesterton Park Board topic

Porter County: Familiar faces retained on county boards; Evans leads Commissioners

Police: ISP: Trucker driving too fast for winter conditions in chain reaction I-65 crash

Bitter weather traveling tips from State Police

Business / Economy / Weather: Shippers Last years Great Lakes freeze cost $705 million

Conservation: DNR Conservation Officer Bryce Klimek named District 10 Officer of the Year

Enbridge mitigation grant enables Izaak Walton to buy 40 acres in Porter County

Chesterton High School: CHS bands represent Chesterton at Outback Bowl and Disney World


GOP picks Kittredge to succeed Trout on Council

Leaders nix allowing Pence presidential and governor bids


Chesterton Boys swim past LaPorte 126-60

Chesterton Girls blast Hammond Clark 63-23

Trojan Girls Swimmers beat LaPorte 146-40


Donald Stueber services pending


Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Police / Fire / Emergency / Weather: What a difference a year makes: Only three inches of snow

Chesterton Fire Department releases activity report for last 30 days

Police: CPD: Man in green Jetta stealing UPS deliveries

Town of Burns Harbor: Burns Harbor tree care ordinance for subdivisions to get a hearing

Weather: Post Office: Keep mailboxes and sidewalks clear of snow

Health: CDC says flu season continues to worsen, could peak this month

State Legislature: Indiana lawmakers set to start 2015 budget writing session

Pelath: Boost Indiana wage; cut textbook costs for families

Pelath opposes allowing Pence to run for governor and president at the same time

Pence backs release of $200M for Indiana highway projects

Town of Chesterton: TIF board and contractor still disputing corridor claims


Monday, January 5, 2015

Police / Fire / Emergency: Hoosiers being urged to limit travel and prepare for winter storm

Park off street in advance of snowstorm

Overloaded circuit blamed for house fire on Calumet

Crash snarls rush hour today on I-80-94

Local man and two others charged with scrap theft

Elections: Town election filing begins Wednesday

Environment: Officials look into oil leak along Lake Michigan

2015 Indiana Legislative Preview

Soliday bill gives county investment and foundation options

Moseley refiles county asset and wind turbine bills

Pelath ready to lead statehouse Democrats; economy is focus

Sen. Tallian concentrating on budget, kindergarten funding, medical marijuana for upcoming legislature


Kyle Whitaker wins two National Swimming Titles

CHS varsity girls win South Adams Basketball Tournament

CHS varsity boys basketball team blasts Hammond Clark

Duneland Soccer signups begin this week


Eleanor Lind dies at age 96 services Wednesday

Lorraine Oliver dies at age 91

Martha L. Warren service Saturday at VFW Post 2511

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/010515 Porter County PlanPUD Amendment Coolman Communities.pdf

Legal Notices/010515 Porter County Plan Primary Plat Pivotal Custom.pdf

Legal Notices/010515 Porter County Plan Design Waiver Pivotal Custom.pdf

Legal Notices/010515 Porter County Plan Design Waiver JJ Fuds.pdf

Legal Notices/010515 NICTD Request for Bidders.pdf

Legal Notices/010515 NICTD Bidders Track Vehicle Equip.pdf

Legal Notices/010515 NICTD Bidders Railroad Track Material.pdf


Friday, January 2, 2015

Police / Fire / Emergency: CFD spends New Year's night at house fire on South Calumet Road

Indiana / Region: Rep. Moseley refiles County asset and wind turbine bills

Community: Paulene Poparad ends 38 year journalism career, sort of

Indiana: Health officials tout flu shots amid outbreak

DNR offers uses for exChristmas trees

Business / Labor: Court rules US Steel not responsible for crash

Sports: Davison and Lemley finish 2nd and 3rd at 32 team Al Smith wrestling event


Wanda Gail Bishop dies at age 71

Thomas Tucker Campbell services Saturday, January 3

Morgan Edwards dies at age 23; services Sunday, January 4

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/010215 Porter County Auditor Tax Abatement 1.pdf

Legal Notices/010215 Porter County Auditor Tax Abatement 2.pdf

Legal Notices/010215 Valparaiso Community Schools Public Hearing.pdf


2014 in review:

In like a lion out like a lamb as Duneland, county build for the future


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