2021-08-24 E-Edition

New police chief rides into Chesterton



During his first week on the job, new Chesterton Police Chief Tim Richardson was amazed that he didn’t receive a phone call after work hours. “I lived by my phone in Michigan City,” said Richardson, regarding his 27-year career with the Michigan City Police Department. He retired from Michigan City on Aug. 15 and started as Chesterton’s chief the next […]

Local veterans share thoughts on withdrawal from Afghanistan



During his 20-year career with the U.S. Army, Robert Wood served two tours in Afghanistan, both times out of Kandahar as a Blackhawk helicopter pilot. His first tour was as an air assault pilot, in 2004/05, and the second one was as a medevac pilot, in 2012/13. “Being there, it always seemed like we were going to be there and […]

Writer uses poetry to connect with others



Chesterton-based poet Ryan Steinbeck’s 13th novel, set to publish this fall, uses poetry to connect with others through shared experiences. “Haec Est Finis,” Latin for “This Is the End,” is the third book in a trilogy titled, “Art Without Description.” Steinbeck started the trilogy with “Ab Initio,” Latin for “The Beginning,” in hopes of extending compassion and reminding people of […]

Election board approves findings on late campaign reports



Two former Porter County candidates had fines of $1,000 apiece for late campaign finance reports greatly reduced or waived by the Porter County Election Board. The board approved findings and conclusions for two hearings held on May 20 during a Thursday meeting. One fine, for Jeff Larson, was reduced to $1 and another for Donna Perdue was waived completely. “That […]

News briefs

Bridge work continues on area highways  The Indiana Department of Transportation announces that lane closures will be shifted on Interstate 94 eastbound and westbound at Ind. 249 in Portage to the outside shoulder and right lane on or after Friday, Aug. 20, with the center and left lanes open for two travel lanes in each direction. This new traffic configuration […]

Monitor children’s online activity to prevent exploitation

Guest Commentary


Now that the new school year has begun and notwithstanding the increase of in-person classes, our children will likely continue to use their various devices with access to the internet. By doing so, they can unknowingly become the target of online human traffickers and predators, both male and female. While there may be a tendency to think those kinds of […]

Voice of the People

The public is being asked to comment on the proposal to charge entrance fees to our Indiana Dunes National Park : $25 for 1 to 7 days, $45 for an annual pass. What entrance? Would there be guards posted at West Beach, Tolleston Dunes, Cowles Bog, Howe Prairie, Kemil Beach, Lakeside Pavilion, Mount Baldy, Pinhook Bog, Heron Rookery and where […]

“It Takes a Village” with the Duneland Exchange Club

The Duneland Exchange Club is promoting its upcoming event, “It Takes a Village 4,” a fundraiser for the prevention of child abuse. The event takes place starting at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 25, at The Village Tavern, 128 Lincoln St., Porter. The event includes a bean bag tournament at 11 a.m.; food, beverages and a raffle at 1 p.m.; and […]

Crash claims life of Porter man



A Porter man died in a crash with a semi-tractor at U.S. 20 and Worthington Drive in Porter Thursday after police said he disregarded a red light. Brandon M. Seay, 25, of the 300 block of East Beam Street, died in the collision, according to the Porter County Coroner’s Office. The cause of death is multiple blunt force trauma; results […]