Campbell and his players in the wake of his 800th victory as head coach of Chesterton baseball, 3-1 against Portage on April 11, 2022. (Richard Hawksworth/photo)

Jack Campbell resigns as CHS baseball coach

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TOM KEEGAN sports@chestertontribune.com After 53 years, 52 seasons and 820 victories, Chesterton High varsity baseball coach Jack Campbell has decided to step down as baseball coach, he told the Chesterton Tribune. Campbell said he will continue as head coach of the girls varsity basketball team and as physical education teacher at Bailey Elementary. Campbell told the Tribune on Tuesday that […]

2023-05-30 E-Edition

Chesterton High School to confer diplomas on 463 seniors

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For the 133rd time, Chesterton High School will hold commencement exercises with this year’s ceremony scheduled for 7 p.m. Wednesday May 31 at the high school stadium. There will be 463 seniors from the Class of 2023 lined up to accept their diplomas. Taking the always unpredictable Northwest Indiana weather into account, two rain dates have been set: at 7 […]

Zeke makes a critical assist on a meth arrest

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Chesterton’s K9 Zeke had a big smile on his face when he had his picture taken with a bag of methamphetamine and suspected counterfeit cash. The police dog is credited with being instrumental in tracking the evidence that led to a recent arrest for methamphetamine possession. Chesterton Police gave the following play-by-play account: It all started at 12:36 a.m. Saturday […]

Porter fire and police get emergency equipment

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The Town of Porter Police and the Volunteer Fire Department will be acquiring up to $49,278 in special equipment for response to extreme emergency situations, such as a school shooting. The Porter Town Council Tuesday unanimously approved the request presented by Porter Fire Chief Jay Craig Jr. “You have to be prepared for the what if,” Craig said. The money […]

BZA to have public hearings on antique business and fence

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A husband and wife are requesting that the Town of Chesterton grant them a residential variance that would allow them to sell antique and refurbished items from an Amish barn. Michael Dean Mitchell II and Heather Marie Mitchell live at 766 S. 6th Street and own the barn on a neighboring property that sits off the road. Attorney Gregory Babcock […]

Voice of the People

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I was delighted to read about the plan by the Y.M.C.A. to re-use some of the buildings and establish new ones on the land where the Chesterton Middle School sits today, but I was disappointed not to read about the development of a permanent center for senior citizens of our community. Four hours are not enough for seniors to get […]

Marilyn Ann Kosmatka

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We are grieved to announce the passing of Marilyn Ann (Mounce) Kosmatka, recently of Valparaiso, formerly of South Haven, Chesterton and Paducah KY. She died peacefully on May 24, 2023 at age 68, surrounded by loved ones after fighting a longtime illness. She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Kosmatka; mother, Wilma Cole- Mounce; father, Sammy Mounce; sisters, […]

Thomas William Callaway Jr.

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Thomas William Callaway Jr., age 64 of Chesterton, IN passed away on Tuesday, May 23, 2023 in Chesterton, IN surrounded by his family. He was born on March 29, 1959 in Gary, IN to Thomas and Margaret Callaway. Thomas is survived by his loving wife Jill Callaway of 37 years; son, Justin (Amy) Callaway; daughters, Jessica (Chris) DiNatale, Autumn (Chris) […]

Echoes of the Past

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10 Years Ago Tuesday, May 28, 2013 – The James Butz Honorary Parkway is dedicated with ceremonies at Hawthorne Park in Porter… A new exhibit, “Pageant, Protest, and Progress: Saving the Indiana Dunes,” will open at the Westchester Township History Museum. . . CHS boys track and field team wins regional. The 4×800 team of Nick Barango, Tyler Vore, Kevin […]