2021-08-05 E-Edition

Officials watch as COVID-19 rates increase across state, country

Though as of Tuesday Porter County remains in the blue, or lowest, level for cases of COVID-19, local officials are keeping an eye on the numbers as cases creep up elsewhere. “While cases are going up within the state and the country, here in Porter County we have not seen a rise in cases as of now,” said Letty Zepeda, […]

Chamber honors Maxey for work on bird sanctuary

Most who looked at the 43 acres off South 11th Street in Chesterton saw a messy abandoned dump that fronted a forbidding swampy and weed choked land. But Richard Maxey had a different vision for what the property could possibly be. Today, the land that was seen as practically worthless has been transformed into a green space jewel in the […]

Truck lane added on Ind. 49 for safety

The right lane of Chesterton’s portion of Ind. 49 is now a truck lane in hopes of increasing visibility and lowering accident rates on the road. The decision came after months of negotiation between Chesterton’s Town Council and the Indiana Department of Transportation. “Everybody on the town council is on board with anything we can do to improve the safety […]

Train stops for man found on tracks

An Amtrak train made an emergency stop Sunday morning after a Porter man was found intoxicated and laying on the tracks, according to police. Around 7:56 a.m. Sunday, Porter police were dispatched to the 1200 block of Beam Street for a report of a white male wearing a black shirt and jeans who was possibly intoxicated walking along the tracks, […]

Police arrest woman after car crash

A Merrillville woman who Porter police said had a blood-alcohol content more than three times the legal limit was arrested Sunday night on an assortment of charges related to driving while intoxicated after reportedly hitting another car. Megan Watson, 35, of the 5700 block of Marshall Place, had a blood-alcohol content of .268, according to a report. The legal limit […]

News briefs

Duo Sequenza awarded arts grant for fifth consecutive year The Indiana Arts Commission has awarded an Arts Project Support Grant to Duo Sequenza, a chamber ensemble featuring classical guitarist Paul Bowman of Chesterton and Valparaiso flutist Debra Silvert. The grant goes directly to support Duo Sequenza’s “Project Listen Up!,” which brings the ensemble’s music to non-traditional venues. “This support is […]

Voice of the People

This inquiring mind would like to know why… * Porter County Government would use non-profit money for roads when there is currently a .10 gas tax for roads. * The Duneland School Corporation would spend an extra $70,000 for the CONTAMINATED brickyard site when we have an empty Chesterton Middle School to use while rebuilding Yost? Kim Goldak  Chesterton If […]

Word on the Street

For a feature that will appear periodically in the paper, pedestrians from various places in town will answer one question asked of them. Today’s question: What is your favorite single item from a Chesterton restaurant menu?

Community Calendar

Submit calendar items to calendar@chestertontribune.com. Thursday, Aug. 5 The Porter County Parks Board meets at 6 p.m. in the commissioners chambers of the Porter County Administration Building, 155 Indiana Ave., Valparaiso. Sunday, Aug. 8 St. John’s United Church, 225 W. Lincoln Ave., Chesterton, will host its free community dinner from 3:45 to 5 p.m., as a drive-thru to pick up […]