2021-08-19 E-Edition

Indiana attorney general investigating Confucius Institute at Valpo U

What Valparaiso University calls an institute “exclusively focused on music learning and performance” Indiana Attorney Todd Rokita calls “a propaganda arm of the Chinese Communist Party.” Rokita announced in a release earlier this month that he had launched an investigation into Valpo’s association with the Confucius Institutes, to look into any possible violation of the Higher Education Act of 1965 […]

Steelworkers tout infrastructure bill at local event

On a brilliantly sunny Monday morning, a parade of speakers told a gathering of about 250 steelworkers and their families of a potential blue-sky future for Northwest Indiana that could come if Congress passes the infrastructure investment bill. The United Steelworkers Union Local 6787, which represents workers at the Cleveland Cliffs plant in Burns Harbor, organized the first stop for […]

Porter seeks input on comprehensive plan

A 17-question survey to help the Town of Porter Planning Commission create a development plan for the next 20 years wrapped up August 9, but there are still opportunities for residents and other interested parties to comment. Laura Madigan, president of the town’s planning commission said she encourages residents and town stakeholders to email plancommission@townofporter.com. Drafts of the comprehensive plan […]

Man rescued after six hours on watercraft

The U.S. Coast Guard rescued a Gary man early Saturday after mechanical problems on his personal watercraft left him adrift 5 miles offshore from the Portage Lakefront and Riverwalk for almost six hours. A lengthy, multi-agency search was coordinated by Indiana Conservation Officers. Jerimiah Merrett, 24, left the Portage Marina around 5 p.m. Friday on a personal watercraft to go […]

Voice of the People

Wonderful commentary, Mr. Biggs! A nice start would be the elimination of the stigma, shame and judgment of others with mental illness. Kim Goldak  Chesterton This announcement is delayed due to COVID-19 and other unavoidable issues. I am pleased to announce to all the U.S. military service veterans served by this great local newspaper, the Chesterton Tribune, covering an area […]

Duneland School Corporation honors teachers, support staff

Duneland School Corporation hosted their annual Opening Day event for teachers and support staff at Chesterton High School Auditorium on Aug. 9. Teachers and support staff serving the Corporation for 20, 25, 30, 35 and 40 years were honored at the event.

Echoes of the Past

10 Years Ago  Friday, Aug. 19, 2011 – Plans are announced for a medical office building on the campus of the new Porter hospital in Liberty Township. . . Chesterton Lions Club honors the Porter Drive-In for its support of the Lions Club programs. . . Lakeshore PAWS, a new nonprofit animal rescue group, holds a donation drive. . . […]

Community Calendar

Submit calendar items to calendar@chestertontribune.com.  Friday, Aug. 20  The Challenger Learning Center of Northwest Indiana will be holding an adults only Laser Led Zeppelin Light Show Spectacular from 6 to 7 p.m. at the center, 2300 173rd Street Hammond. General admission is $12 per person. Register online at www.clcnwi.com before the show. Westchester Public Library welcomes back the premier interpreter […]

News briefs

Porter County picks Valpo police captain to lead tobacco education A Valparaiso police department captain isn’t shy about sharing his horrifying tale of almost smoking himself to death at the age of 32. Joe Hall, selected to chair the Porter County Coalition to Prevent and Educate About Smoking and Vaping, doesn’t want anybody to make the same near-deadly mistake he […]