2022-06-21 E-Edition

Boyfriend of woman shot in face charged with criminal recklessness

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A woman was shot in the face while trying to wrestle a handgun away from her suicidal boyfriend in a Best Western Hotel room in Chesterton Monday morning, court documents say. The 19-year-old Ohio woman is in serious condition and intubated at the University of Chicago Hospital, court records say. Matthew Rinehart, 20, of Gary, Ind., is charged with criminal […]

Duneland resident sings National Anthem before White Sox game

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Peanuts, Cracker Jacks, and swordfish? Duneland youngsters Beckett and Addison Spanopoulos were treated to quite the memorable experience up in the suites at the Guaranteed Rate Field during the Chicago White Sox’s game against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday, June 7, 2022, where their mom Aubrey belted out a powerful rendition of the National Anthem. “It’s an experience none […]

Porter Town Councilman Greg Stinson resigns suddenly

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Veteran Porter Town Councilman Greg Stinson (D-Ward 2) surprised his colleagues with his sudden resignation, which was announced at the start of Tuesday night’s council meeting. Stinson, 60, who was not at the meeting, had been the council president. He had served for nearly 11 years as the Ward 2 councilman and his current term didn’t end until Dec. 31, […]

Richardson speaks to mental ‘nicks’ recent incidents leave on officers

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When police encounter a situation like the one Monday at the Best Western where a woman was shot while taking a gun away from her suicidal boyfriend, it is often difficult for officers to process mentally, Chesterton Police Chief Tim Richardson said. “The CPD certainly feels for both individuals in this incident and we are deeply hopeful they receive needed […]

Liberty Intermediate bids come in as expected – above original estimate

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Construction bids submitted for the renovation of Liberty Intermediate School were slightly lower than a similar project at Westchester Intermediate School, but as expected were well above last year’s estimate. The bids were opened June 14 at the Duneland School Administration offices. The apparent low bidders in 14 categories added up to $38,670,347. The Skillman Corporation, which is managing the […]

Mrvan, Braun, Young weigh in on Kavanaugh incident

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In the wake of the assassination attempt on the life of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, Rep. Frank Mrvan (D-Highland), Sen. Mike Braun (R-Ind.) and Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) issued the following statements. The statements of all the legislators are as received by the Chesterton Tribune. Mrvan: “I would note that on June 14, 2022, I supported and the House […]

Correction

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In the June 14 edition of the Chesterton Tribune, Nate Williams, Chesterton’s former deputy fire chief, was incorrectly identified.

Carole Veden

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Carole Lynn “Burr” Veden, age 67 of Valparaiso, IN passed away on Friday, June 10, 2022 in Valparaiso, IN. She was born on August 17, 1954 in Valparaiso, IN to George and Eleanor (Pliske) Shooter. Carole is survived by daughter, Teena (Ryan) Boland; two sons, Todd (Jen) Veden, Tim Veden; three grandchildren, Perri Murray, Ryan Gebert, and Cyrus Veden; and […]

Jerry L. Wolford

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June 26, 1942 - June 12, 2022

Jerry L. Wolford, 79, Burns Harbor, Indiana passed away on Sunday, June 12, 2022 at 2:54 P.M. at Regency Hospital, Portage, IN. Private family services will be conducted at the Ott/Haverstock Funeral Chapel, Michigan City, IN who is handling arrangements. A life worth living gives proof to the words “No Regrets.” Jerry lived by these words. He was born on […]