2022-02-24 E-Edition

Vandals target property with racist, homophobic graffiti

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Chesterton police are investigating four instances of graffiti over the weekend, the majority of which contained racist or homophobic slurs. Three of the instances occurred in the 100 and 200 blocks of South 13th Street while the fourth was in the 2200 block of Washington Avenue. Two cars and two homes were marred with red spray paint, which residents discovered […]

Chesterton down to 1 tasting room with departure of Butler Winery

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After nearly 14 years in downtown Chesterton, Butler Winery closed its tasting room on January 16, leaving Running Vines as the town’s sole winery tasting room. Running Vines owner Nicole Caylor remembers being warmly welcomed by the Butler family when she opened her 101 Broadway location seven years ago, just three blocks east of the Butlers’ Fourth and Broadway site. […]

Trail counters will track Marquette Greenway travelers

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How many people will traverse the Marquette Greenway through Burns Harbor? Soon, that number will be automatically collected when counters are installed along the Burns Harbor section. The Burns Harbor Redevelopment Commission approved the purchase of three trail counters at their meeting February 9. The cameras, which will cost the town $700 each, are part of a regional purchase orchestrated […]

State relaxes COVID-19 polices for schools, childcare centers

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Indiana school districts are no longer required to report COVID 19 cases to the state as of Feb. 23 and also will no longer have to quarantine students exposed to a person who tests positive. The Indiana Department of Health recently announced the changes in policy for K-12 schools and childcare facilities as the pandemic is winding down and mask […]

Election Board a tough crowd for late finance form filers

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The Porter County Board of Elections and Registration showed compassion but little mercy for elected officials and former candidates who missed the deadline to file annual campaign finance reports. The board assessed all five of the people who came before them a fine of some sort, though one former candidate missed the deadline because of a death in her family […]

Voice of the People

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After the recent snow we noticed our mailbox was clipped off. We weren’t sure how it happened, but as we were eating breakfast a town snowplow stopped in front and the driver came to the door. He apologized and said they would be out to fix it. Within an hour another town vehicle arrived with the driver and another gentleman. […]

Ruth Margot Harbrecht

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Ruth Margot Harbrecht was born on December 25, 1937 to Hans and Wilma Dornheim of New York City. She passed away on February 21, 2022. She was raised in Fair Lawn, New Jersey and graduated valedictorian of her 1956 high school class. In 1960, she graduated with a BA degree from Rutgers University and married Robert Harbrecht of Chesterton, IN. […]

Timothy Allen Huber

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On February 15, 2022 Timothy Allen Huber passed away at the age of 71. Tim was born on June 25, 1950 in Valparaiso In. Tim is preceded in death by Father William, Mother Mildred and Wife Donna. He is survived by his daughter Angela, son Timothy Jr., grandson Duncan and brother Scott. A service will be held on Sunday February […]

Robert ‘Gene’ Eugene Worthen

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Robert “Gene” Eugene Worthen, 85, passed away on Tuesday, February 15, 2022. Gene was born in Bush, IL, on November 15, 1936 to Robert and Mary (Gale) Worthen. He married his hometown sweetheart, the farmer’s daughter, Doris (Kaylor) on May 27, 1954. Doris preceded him in death. He then married Natalie Diane Bloomquist on February 16, 2008, who also preceded […]