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Friday,  August 1, 2014

Community: Art Fair leads busy August schedule at Porter park

'Alexis Ronan' TV pilot filming in Chesterton and Indiana Dunes

Business / Economy / Steel: ArcelorMittal posts first profit of year

United Steelworkers lauds Obama executive order

Police: CPD: Attempted armed robbery of the Broadway smoke shop

Burglary spree on CR 700 in Liberty

Sentenced to 10 years in child molesting case

Sports: CHS Fall Sports in full swing beginning Monday

Obituaries: Angelo 'Dino' Ponda dies at age 53

Judith L. Fant services Tuesday

Raymond F. Germain service is Monday

Douglas Ian Moodie service set for Tuesday

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/080114 Twin Creeks Conservancy Dist Additional Approp.pdf


Thursday, July 31, 2014

Property Taxes: Assessment notices hitting mailboxes early this year forms going out today

Education: Duneland School registration begins Monday

Duneland Schools announce Back to School Open Houses

Ralph Ayres files candidacy in Duneland School Board race

Indiana education split plays out in No Child request

Town of Chesterton: Chesterton Town Council asked to make business access east of Indiana 49 more consumer friendly

Police: Motorcyclist killed in crash on I-65 ramp

ISP: Driver hits trooper's squad car, leaves scene

Police to boost enforcement on I-94/90

Business: NiSource posts solid 2nd quarter

Community: Chesterton Fire Department Street Dance Saturday

 56th annual Chesterton Art Fair Saturday and Sunday

Library Concert and Film Series continues with Cynthia Shelhart and 'Despicable Me 2'

Last household hazardous waste collection event of 2014 scheduled in Portage

Region: Valpo popcorn fest loses Redenbacher sponsorship

Sports: Girls Golf tees off CHS Fall Sports season Friday

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/073114 Additional Approps Duneland Schools.pdf


Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Community: Chesterton Fire Department Street Dance Saturday

Library Concert and Film Series continues with Cynthia Shelhart and 'Despicable Me 2'

Business / Economy: US Steel narrows loss in 2nd quarter

Indiana Dunes Visitor center has record attendance on July 4 weekend

Weather: July on pace for record coolest Indianapolis

Health: Generation of indoor tanners see spike in deadly melanoma

Lake Michigan: Three rescued after capsizing in Lake Michigan

Chicago: Lollapalooza marks decade in Chicago

Indiana: Feds cite state Medicaid fraud unit over notices

Gay marriage supporters defend court ruling

Pence wants immigrant children taken out of state

Three drink limit for beer and wine at Indiana Fair

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/073014 Alcohol Tobacco Commission Aug 14 Hearing.pdf

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Town of Chesterton: NIRPC awards another grant of $547,000 for 1100N sidewalk

Town employees get 3 percent raise

Town of Burns Harbor: Raises, cuts, fees on the table for Burns Harbor 2015 budget

Environment / Community: Izaak Walton League of America honors Herb and Charlotte Read

Community: CHS grad Michael Masty makes Captain in US Army

56th annual Chesterton Art Fair Saturday and Sunday

State: Indiana BMV asks court to delay vanity plate sales

Two women survive brush with death on Indiana rail bridge

Porter County / Health: Health Department warns of West Nile virus

Sports: NCAA settles head injury suit. will change rules

Class Reunion: Class of 1964 to meet Monday, August 4

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/072914 Porter County Commissioners Amended Notice of Adoption.pdf

Legal Notices/072914 Town of Chesterton CCD Fund Adoption.pdf

Monday, July 28, 2014

Community: 56th annual Chesterton Art Fair Saturday and Sunday

Police: BHPD: Driver clocked at 115 mph on US Highway 12

Sentenced to probation in workers comp fraud case

Two injured in I94 crash this morning in Lake County

Grease fire at Third Coast Spice Cafe

Excise Police charge or cite 20 at Pierogi Festival

Business: 1st Source Bank reports solid second quarter

Environment: In case of wetland impacts new DNR rule would allow fee in lieu of mitigation

Region: Alcohol banned on South Shore during Lollapalooza

Indiana: 7th Circuit sets hearing on gay marriage ban

Indiana teachers worry about revamped ISTEP test

Mother: Indiana doctor with Ebola sought to be missionary

Class Reunion: CHS Class of 1963 lunch is August 8

Obituaries: Anna Fogel dies at age 93

Marie Lawrence dies at age 60


Friday, July 25, 2014

Town of Chesterton: BZA postpones Bross market decision; more detail sought about the proposal

BZA grants variances for new home and privacy fence

Police: Admitted gang member gets 25 years for attempted murder while on parole

Murder charge in death of Gary Police officer

Chesterton Police recover missing property for Seattle man

Community: Parks celebrating 80 years of Sunset Hill Farm Saturday

Porter County Parks set activities for final days of July

Volunteers needed for Chesterton Art Fair August 2 and 3

Business / Labor: United Steelworkers applauds ruling striking down right-to-work

Obituaries: Bentley Mihal dies at age 2

Bernard F. Poracky, M.D. service Monday


Thursday, July 24, 2014

Community: Chamber honors National Park Service for Putting Duneland on the Map

Chamber names Humanitarians and Volunteer of the Year

Heather Ennis is Distinguished Woman; Pat Amstutz wins Golden Achievement

Business / Labor / Indiana: Lake County judge strikes down Indiana right-to-work law

Porter County: Council and Auditor trade barbs over unpaid insurance

County Council breaks hiring freeze for judge

Town of Porter: Porter employees get new insurance plan; town projected to save money

Business: Horizon Bank offers cybersecurity tips to small business

Environment: Save the Dunes donates land to Beverly Shores

Obituaries: Anna Orlando services Friday

James Yager dies at age 75


Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Indiana: Ocean crash kills teen pilot seeking world record

Porter County: Porter County not ready to hop on high speed rail

Police: Chesterton Police 2-year-old boy dies after falling off trampoline

Scammer tries to get local man to turn on computer

Region man dies when tire hits car on Chicago Interstate

Town of Porter: Porter RDC to School Board: We'll get back to you on that

Porter split vote nixes funds for trolley/museum feasibility study

Town of Chesterton: BP Amoco has fix to keep residual ground gasoline out of sewer lateral

Town New floodplain map wrongly includes 15-20 homes

Sports / Teens / Family: Survey finds sharp increase in teen use of HGH to boost sports performance

Obituary: Adam McDowell dies at 34


Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Porter County: County to form committee to advance endowment fund

Police: FBI returns to county, eyes Portage Mayor

BHPD: Man charged with burglarizing former friends home

Chicagoans charged in BH lottery ticket theft

Accused child molester sentenced

PCSP: Man takes stolen silver coins to Coinstar

Pinging iPhone used to locate BH battery suspect

Community: Relay for Life Finish the Fight picnic is Thursday, July 24

Community / Sports: Steve Kearney awarded Rotary Paul Harris Fellowship


Monday, July 21, 2014

Porter County: Pitch for high speed rail to be heard by Porter County Council

Town of Porter: Town of Porter to consider funding study of South Shore tourism shuttle

Environment / Weather: World breaks monthly heat record 2 times in a row

Police: Two charged with battery at the County Fair another with public intoxication

Business / Economy / Region: Fed paints hopeful picture of Gary

Jobless rate increases in the state, in the region and here

NPS study: Visitors to Indiana national parks spent $82M in 2013

Seaway shipments up in June, mostly still down for the season

Study: NWI union construction firms are far safer than national counterparts

Region: Hammond man feared drowned at Willow Slough

Indiana: Police: Fort Wayne man chasing wife dies in crash

Indiana bills for highway damage face challenge

Dog attacks and kills Indiana baby in Ohio

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/072114 Town of Chesterton CCD Fund Hearing.pdf


Friday, July 18, 2014

Education: Filing period for Duneland School Board candidacies approaching

The Marram School to hold informational meetings

Region / Police: New superintendent for Westville prison

Region / Education: Purdue Northwest to be name of merged campus

Duneland: Rotary installs new officers looks ahead to 2014-15

Economy / State: Indiana jobless rate up slightly to 5.9 percent

Sports: State Park Little League boys win District 1 Title

Obituaries: Dwain Holmgren dies at age 68

Dorothy Rae Kotik services Saturday

Steven J. Stilley visitation Monday July 21


Thursday, July 17, 2014

Town of Chesterton: Chesterton called 9th safest community in state

Town of Burns Harbor: Burns Harbor joins state municipal coalition

Cheers go to Burns Harbor lifesavers, parks' 5K run, scholarship winners

Community: Concert and family film series continues with Mo Beat Blues

Free family concert Saturday at Coffee Creek Watershed Preserve

Lions Club duck race and community yard sale Saturday

ArtComp makes call for entries

Volunteers needed for Chesterton Art Fair August 2 and 3

Celebrate 80 years of Sunset Hill Farm with free festival July 26

Porter Health Care adds new wide bore MRI

Indiana: Judge orders Indiana BMV to resume selling personalized plates

Obituaries: Alfred Julian Boren services Saturday


Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Town of Chesterton: Road and bridge work begins next week near Urschel site (photos)

Porter County: Officials cooperate to back foundation to invest hospital proceeds

Commissioners reset maximum rate for CCD fund

Duneland Schools: Correction: School Board vote was 3-0 with 1 abstention

Police / Traffic: ISP: Truck rolls, loses load on I-94 today (photo)

Business: Porter Hospital announces ER expansion in city of Valparaiso

Visclosky testifies against foreign steel product dumping

Obituary: Elaine Dietz service Saturday


Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Duneland Schools: Citizens rip school board over coach decision as meeting adjourns without public comment

2015 school budgeting process gets timeline

Porter County: County Treasurer Bucko retiring; Caucus to elect successor July 26

Election board not impressed with anonymous complaint

Duneland cases on County BZA agenda

Community: 4H to educate and entertain at Porter County Fair

Apply now for Salvation Army back to school supply assistance

Traffic / Region: US 30 overnight lane closing begins tonight

Police: Indiana State Police Warn about IRS Scam

Environment / Great Lakes: Appeals court upholds tossing of Asian carp suit

Obituary: Bruce Oliver dies at age 70


Monday, July 14, 2014

Porter County: County Election board to study eliminating voting by precinct

Private foundation eyed for hospital sale proceeds

Town of Porter: Porter Planners and BZA face six public hearings Wednesday

Police: Federal Court sentences Portage man for firearm possession

NWI teen charged in flight attendant death

Son charged in NW Indiana hospital stabbing death

Synthetic drug called N-Bomb can be deadly to kids

Community: Local 4H youth get ready for County Fair

Indiana: ACLU asks Holder about Indiana gay marriages

State storing blood samples without parents OK

Indiana surplus tops $2B after spending cuts

More bicyclists brings more accidents

Great Lakes: Shipwrecks lure divers to Great Lakes

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/071414 Town of Chesterton CCD Fund Hearing.pdf

Legal Notices/071414 Valparaiso Community Schools Notice to Bidders Buses.pdf


Friday, July 11, 2014

Environment / Indiana Dunes: New Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore chief: 'I'd be nuts not to want this job'

Polar vortex? Nope just cooler Midwestern temps

Region / South Shore: Alcohol banned on South Shore trains during Taste of Chicago

Library: Westchester Library jumps on board South Shore poster series

Region / Police: Elderly couple killed; 1 at hospital, 1 at home

ISP: Two semi accident on I65 in Jasper County

Education / Crime: Rapes not investigated at 2 in 5 colleges, report says

Elections: AP Exclusive: Disabled often banned from voting

Indiana: Ex-prosecutor to check Ball State investment fraud

Sports: Chicago panel expands Wrigley Field makeover

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/071114 Additional Appropriations Porter County.pdf


Thursday, July 10, 2014

Town of Chesterton: Plan Commission joins neighbors in saying no to US 6 rezoning

Finding the money key to Thomas Park restrooms

Police / Fire: Porter K9 Harley participates in search for evidence in Gary officer's murder

Local resident defrauded by out-of-country tech

CPD still investigating burglary of Sage restaurant

Indiana / Education: Education board measures would curb Ritz powers

Ethics panel approves 5000 fine against Bennett

Environment / Indiana: Researchers try to save huge US salamander (photo)

Study says hunting restores forests in Indiana state parks

Mosquitoes test positive for West Nile virus

State: Indiana will not recognize same sex marriages

Community: County parks present events and programs in July

Obituaries: William 'Bill' Holdren services

David Beagle dies at age 67

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/071014 Town of Beverly Shores ReEstablishment CCD Fund.pdf

Legal Notices/071014 Porter County Rate Reestablish CCD Fund.pdf


Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Town of Porter: Squawk over chickens muted for now; Porter department heads given kudos

Tourism trolley awaits Porter decision whether to help fund feasibility study

Community: Bark in the Park is Saturday in Chesterton

Concert and family film series continues with the County Minstrels and The Croods

Police: Third suspect charged in burglary of local gun shop

Motorcyclist dies of injuries in I94 crash

Woman shot dead on Chicago expressway

Obituaries: Florence Fonner local visitation Thursday

Frank Hemenway services Friday


Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Porter County: US 6 commercial rezoning back on County Planners' agenda

Police: County 911 officials looking for 'lost call' made from Porter Beach

Thieves pretending to be utility workers scam way into Porter seniors' home

Porter PD warns of computer virus phone scam

LaPorte man charged with possessing child porn

VPD: Dog saved from hot vehicle in the WalMart lot

Business: ArcelorMittal fined $7,000 in fatal scalding

Environment: Hoosier Environmental Conference opposes dam on White River

Public invited to Deep River Portage Burns Watershed meeting

Region: South Shore RR upgrading wire system

Indiana: INDOT staffer in ethics case seeks work

Class Reunions: CHS Class of 1977 reunion August 16


Monday, July 7, 2014

Police: Valparaiso woman dies in July 4 crash

Town of Porter: Porter deals with chickens South Shore study Tuesday

Town of Chesterton: Town reserves right to provide sewer service within four miles of boundaries

Environment: Indiana ranks 21st of 30 states for beach quality

Region: Customs at O'Hare airport snags undeclared jewelry

Indiana: '0INK' vanity plate fight could go to Legislature

Pence and Ritz seek federal dollars without strings

Investigations continue in officer shootings

Deal proposed in ex-schools chief's ethics case

Sports: NCAA suggests contact limits for football practice  

Obituaries: Services Friday for Clover G. Joseph 79

Lois Nicholson services Wednesday

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/070714 Valparaiso Community Schools Notice to Bidders Buses.pdf


Thursday, July 3, 2014

Porter County / Elections: Two parties fail to fill ballots for November election

Community: Community: 75th annual Turtle Derby 11 am, July 4

Family 4th Fest offers full day of celebration food, games and fun

Touch a Truck to benefit Parents as Teachers Saturday

Region: INDOT: Most of US 30 reopened

Business / Ecnomy / Region: Displaced workers in LaPorte eligible for federal TAA benefits

Class Reunion: CHS Class of 1964 reunion meeting is Monday

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/070314 Nature Works Cons District CCD.pdf

Legal Notices/070314 Porter County BZA DSV Gorski.pdf

Legal Notices/070314 Porter County BZA DSV Jeppesen.pdf

Legal Notices/070314 Porter County BZA DSV Shay.pdf

Legal Notices/070314 Porter County BZA DSV Sut.pdf

Legal Notices/070314 Porter County BZA DSV Topping.pdf

Legal Notices/070314 Porter County BZA Use Var Marrs.pdf

Legal Notices/070314 Porter County Rate Reestablish CCD Fund.pdf

Legal Notices/070314 Porter County Ordinance No 14-09.pdf


Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Community: 75th annual Turtle Derby 11 am, July 4

Fireworks at the beach tonight

Family 4th Fest offers full day of celebration food, games and fun

Touch a Truck to benefit Parents as Teachers Saturday

Region: US 30 in Merrillville to close tonight

Illinois buys site for future third airport

Hammond school chief beaten in home invasion

Porter County: Reestablishing CCD not expected to drive up overall tax rate Evans says

Evans wants to research alternatives for hospital fund investments

Police: Trib reader reports scam

Indiana: Pence submits request for Medicaid alternative

Social host law in effect, now illegal to give minors place to drink alcohol

Obituary: Victor Valadez dies at age 88

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/070214 Porter County Municipal Airport Runway Reconstruction Bidders.pdf


Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Porter County: Reassessment begins today in Porter County

County Auditor lays out road map for hospital tax collections

Weather: More rain, more wind, more outages; June a very wet month

Storm felled trees kill 2 in Indiana

Town of Burns Harbor: Burns Harbor TIF expansion gets OK talks slated with schools

Police: Robert Ofcky, Jr. is Fugitive of the Week

Indiana: Tallian bills signed into state law

Indiana requests new No Child Left Behind waiver

Economy: Student loan interest rates to increase

Class Reunion: CHS Class of 1984 30th reunion Saturday

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/070114 Town of Beverly Shores ReEstablishment CCD Fund.pdf


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