2021-08-10 E-Edition

Concerns of gerrymandering aired at redistricting meeting

Every 10 years, the Indiana General Assembly assesses the boundaries for US Congressional, State House and State Senate districts across the state. The process coincides with the U.S. Census, which wrapped up last year. The General Assembly held a meeting to discuss redistricting with the public at Ivy Tech Valparaiso on Aug. 6, and they got an earful from many […]

‘Magician’ Jacob Perkins, many others, keep CHS soccer looking up

A soccer player dribbling in a crowded space and then somehow springing free prompts the same question asked when a performer swallows a sword: How did that just happen? Jacob Perkins, a senior outside wing on the Chesterton High defending state-champion boys soccer team, can elicit that sort of a reaction from spectators. “He’s a magician,” Chesterton coach Lucas Sabedra […]

United in volunteering

Volunteers rolled up their sleeves, donned bright golden-colored t-shirts and pitched in at several local non-profit organizations Friday morning as part of the United Way’s Day of Caring. One of the local Chesterton organizations, Jacob’s Ladder Pediatric Rehab Center, welcomed 11 volunteers from the Kankakee Valley REMC. Their tasks were to clean and sterilize the toys and playground and to […]

Chesterton teacher Top 10 finalist for state teacher of year

Chesterton High School Social Studies Teacher Robert DeRuntz has been chosen as a Top 10 finalist for the 2022 Indiana Teacher of the Year award. In the Spring of 2020, DeRuntz had been selected as Duneland School Corporation’s Teacher of the Year. School corporations in Indiana are asked to nominate teachers who are recognized as the best in their district […]

News briefs

Road closures at State Road 249 The lane and ramp closures at the I-94 and State Road 249 interchange for bridge-painting activities are expected to last for about three weeks, according to the Indiana Department of Transportation. The ramps from northbound State Road 249 to westbound I-94 and southbound State Road 249 to eastbound I-94 will be closed for substructure […]

Helen Florence Heying

Helen Florence Heying, age 88 of Chesterton, IN, passed away peacefully on August 4, 2021, at her home, surrounded by her loving family. She was born on January 13, 1933, in Bangor, WI to William F. and Helen V. (Schaller) Gasper, both of whom preceded her in death. On June 26, 1954, in Middle Ridge, WI, she married Virgil R. […]

Lois Aileen Hatch

Lois Aileen Hatch (Norell) joined her husband, parents, and sister at home with her Lord on August 4, 2021. She was born on January 16, 1947 in Ishpeming, MI. She married Rev. Bruce C. Hatch on June 24, 1972. She was predeceased by her husband, Rev. Bruce C. Hatch (deceased 2001), parents, Verner (deceased 2002) and Marian Norell (deceased 2003), […]

Girl Scouts lend hand at Chesterton Micro Pantry

Girl Scout Troop 30410 from Chesterton helped refill the Chesterton Micro Pantry, built by local Girl Scout Angel Berg for her Gold Award, located at the Chesterton Fire Department (702 Broadway) and the Porter Police Department (50 Francis St.). They also painted kindness rocks with friends at the Symphony Chesterton for the troop’s “Take Action Project” and hid them around […]

Community Calendar

Submit calendar items to calendar@chestertontribune.com. Wednesday, Aug. 11 Duneland Seniors meet from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. every Wednesday in the community building in Hawthorne Park in Porter. For information, call Sue Keiser 219-926-3554 Duneland Schools Superintendent Chip Pettit invites students, parents and the community to come and learn more about the Long-Term Capital Improvement projects. This will be an […]