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Monday, December 31, 2018

2018 in Review:

Election snafu, county lease, school angst, CHS student success

 

Sports

CHS Boys swim to Panther Invite title

CHS Girls 2nd at North Central Invite

Trojan Girls split at Warsaw Tourney

Trojan Wrestlers finish 10th at Al Smith Invite

Chesterton Boys Hoops fall to Andrean 68-61

Obituary

Services Wednesday for Terry Lynn Mentzer, 67

 

Friday, December 28, 2018

Town of Chesterton

Jim Ton reports fruitful talks between developer Primrose Circle neighbors

BZA continues hearing on Bell Manor use variance

Indiana / Environment

Fatal deer disease inches toward Indiana

Sports

Chesterton Boys beat Crown Point 55-53 in Noblesville

Obituaries

Services Thursday January 3 for Diana Petrakis, 96

Services January 5 for Rev Phillip Henry Burke, Jr.

Legal Notices:

Legal Notices/122818 MAP Legal Notice of Public Hearing ATC American Legion Post 170 Mike Hatch.pdf

Legal Notices/122818 Harris Welsh Lukmann Notice to Bidders Beverly Shores 2019 Pothole Patching Paving.pdf

 

 

Thursday, December 27, 2018

NOTICE: Due to an error at the Tribune the annual New Years Wagner's Rib special advertisement was not printed this week. Look for it tomorrow and Monday in the printed paper or click here for a larger copy of a Duneland dining tradition:

Wagner's Ribs, New Year's Day special

 

Town of Chesterton

Town Council hits the brakes on 1100N annexation

Two percent raises for Chesterton town workers in 2019

Porter County / Community

Porter County Health Department: Do not eat recalled romaine lettuce from California counties

Economy

Jobless rate statewide and in the region mostly up in November

Region

Comment by January 2 on Amendment No 1 to NIRPC 2019 20 program

Sports: CHS in two state rankings

Indiana High School Boys Basketball Poll

Indiana High School Wrestling Poll

Obituary

Mary Ann Drag passes away

 

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Community

Rebuilding Together Duneland homeowner deadline January 15

Business / Economy / Community

OUCC opposes Indiana American Water rate hike

Police

NTSB issues preliminary report on fatal plane crash at Porter County Airport

Man dies after large wave sweeps him into Lake Michigan

Semi vs Kia on US 30 three hurt

Indiana

US Census Bureau Indiana gains 32K residents in 2018

Sports

Trojan Wrestlers win Charles Marks Invite

CHS Girls beat Hanover Central in basketball

Obituary

Memorial Service Thursday for James Romanak, 69

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/122618 NICTD Notice to Bidders Gallery Car Cameras.pdf

 

Friday, December 21, 2018

Town of Chesterton

Primrose Circle, Richter Street residents blast proposed PUD

Town residents angered by decision to forbid public comment on 1100N PUD; annexation on agenda Wednesday

Porter County

Governor's award goes to Conover at County Council

Community

Churches set special services for Christmas Eve and Day

Obituary

Services Friday for Dennis L. Valade 72

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/122118 Harris Welsh Lukmann Notice to Bidders Beverly Shores 2019 Pothole Patching Paving.pdf

Legal Notices/122118 NICTD Request for Bidders Culvert Construction.pdf

Legal Notices/122118 NICTD Request for Bidders US 20 Construction.pdf

 

Thursday, December 20, 2018

Porter County

Council to review election funding after new County Clerk takes office

Duneland Schools

CHS debate team finishes 2018 with win at West Lafayette

Chesterton Tribune Holiday Schedule

Chesterton Tribune to close Christmas Eve and Christmas day

Police / Region

Former Hammond official sentenced to 37 months

Sports

CHS Boys Soccer honored on Tour of Champions

South Shore tells service for NHL Winter Classic

Obituary

Services Saturday for Dwaine David Stevens, 64

 

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Duneland Schools

Judith Malasto is Duneland interim superintendent

Porter County

Porter County Safety Director Mike Brickner resigns

Police

Trooper gets warrant after being told by resident to 'get a warrant'

Indiana

Tallian bill would legalize recreational use of marijuana

Child services, Medicaid to hit Indianas next state budget

Sports

No. 5 Trojan Boys beat Bishop Noll

Obituary

Celebration of Life for Teresa J. Weekley Thursday

 

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Police

Two Chicago Police officers die when struck by South Shore train

Former PCSP deputy sentenced to 15 months for wire fraud

Community / Business / Steel

ArcelorMittal grants benefit the Duneland Y, PC Parks Foundation, and BGC

Youth, Families, Education

Child abuse climbs after Friday report cards, study says

Sports

CHS Girls fall at Kankakee Valley

Obituaries

Private services for Edith Joyce Owens

Celebration of Life for Teresa J. Weekley Thursday

 

Monday, December 17, 2018

Porter County

Porter County may face lawsuit over disputed lease for child support office

Police

Tree falls on and kills Jackson Township man

Chesterton officers Miersma, DeJesus and Palleson honored

Township Libraries

Former homebound coordinators address Westchester Library board

Library has new children's department manager

Sports

CHS Boys Hoops remains undefeated

Defending State Champion gymnasts open season with win

Trojan Wrestlers 5-0 at Munster Super Duals

Chesterton Girls Baksetball falls 51-42 to Valpo

Obituary

Service Wednesday for Perry' Bill' William Ratliff

 

Friday, December 14, 2018

Police / Elections / Porter County

Indiana Secretary of State, State Board of Accounts and State Police investigating Porter County election snafus

Duneland Schools

CHS Debate team plays host to debaters from two states

Town of Burns Harbor

Burns Harbor council approves raises for Town employees

Police

Pilot identified in fatal crash at airport

Obituaries

Services Monday for Wendell D. Sisco, 72

Memorial Service Tuesday for Mary Madeline Rhoda-Brush

Family Remembrance Tuesday for Robert Mottinger, age 70

Memorial Service Monday for Richard C. Michaels

Services Friday for Dennis L. Valade, age 72

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/121418 NICTD Request for Bidders Culvert Construction.pdf

Legal Notices/121418 NICTD Request for Bidders US 20 Construction.pdf

Legal Notices/121418 Porter County Auditor Annual Tax Abatement Report.pdf

 

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Police / Fire / Porter County

Fatal crash at Porter County Regional Airport

Town of Burns Harbor

Set in stone: Burns Harbor TIF board discusses marking trails

Porter County

County highway department working on asset management

Education

Split CHS speech team has excellent showing at two events

Community

Sons of Norway invites public to Christmas Party Friday

Indiana

Indiana GOP leaders say money tight for next budget

USS Indianapolis bill passes US House

Sports

Blake Pieroni wins 200 Free World title

CHS Wrestlers fall at Merrillville

 

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Porter County

Porter County enters multi district lawsuit against opioid manufacturers

Town of Chesterton

Chesterton Fire Local 4600 wants a meeting with the Town Council

Town of Porter

Porter Fire Department seeking volunteers

Porter Fire Department responds to stove fire at Orchard Apartments

Region

Pelath to lead Kankakee River Basin Commission

Sports

Trojan Boys Hoops beat East Chicago Central 56-46

Trojan Girls beat Valpo 135-51

Chesterton Boys Swim beats Valpo 146-39

Obituary

Memorial visitation Saturday for Eric Randall Sabin, 73

 

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Duneland Schools

CMS teacher under investigation resigns

School board to name interim superintendent

Town of Chesterton

Stone Meadows developer speaks against plan for neighboring property

Town Council OKs County Animal Control contract

Leaf collection to continue through the end of the week

Community

Post Office: Protect your holiday packages from being stolen from your front porch

Police

PCSP: Possible meth lab found in Portage Twp

Sports

Olympic swimmer and CHS grad Blake Pieroni heads to China

 

Monday, December 10, 2018

Porter County

County Park Board hears citizens' plea for land buy in Center Township

Business

Foreign steel imports down 15 percent in October

Indiana

Representative Soliday receives committee assignments

Sports

Trojan Boys Basketball beats Roosevelt 60-37

Trojan Boys Swim wins Homestead Invitational

CHS Girls Swim 2nd at Homestead Invite

Chesterton Wrestlers 3rd at Zionsville Invite

CHS Girls Hoops falls 56-50 in overtime

Obituaries

Services Saturday for Carol Brendza, age 75

Delphine 'Sue' McLaughlin passes away at age 74

 

Friday, December 7, 2018

Police

Appeals court ruling stands in Upper Deck murder

Community

YMCA Early Learning Academy is helping build the future

Porter County Government

Tourism awards promotion grants totaling $48,750

Indiana

Holcomb holding off on Indiana teacher pay and preschool boost

Indiana Senator Young coauthors resolution holding Saudi prince accountable

Sports

Seth Conway named Allstate All American

Trojan Girls handle Bishop Noll 105-41

Chesterton Boys cruise past Bishop Noll 142-17

Obituary

Services Tuesday for Marian S. Cheney

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/120718 CCSK Law Notice of Application for Tax Deed 1955 Wells Street.pdf

Legal Notices/120718 Gregory Babcock Notice of Public Hearing Petition of JVJ Development LLC.pdf

 

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Duneland Schools

Tribune takes a look at Duneland Schools enrollment and capacity

Westchester Library

Changes to Westchester Library homebound program clarified

Police

Police probe two threats to Portage High School

Sports

Trojan Wrestlers pin Crown Point 33-28

CHS Girls fall to Plymouth 52-37

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/120618 Lakeside Renovations LLC Town of Porter Legal Notice DSV Filed by Lakeside Renovations LLC.pdf

 

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Duneland Schools

Duneland Schools Superintendent Bolinger retires

CHS Speech team competes at Bradley University

Porter County

Guest Commentary: Porter County Commissioners explain animal control policy

Environment / Lake Michigan

Portage and Ogden Dunes beaches reopened after unknown USS discharges into Burns ditch

Town of Chesterton

Public may apply for position of Assistant Chesterton Park Superintendent

Community

Mistletoe Markets rain date Saturday in Chamber parking lot

Indiana

Lawmakers critical of Holcombs 1B toll road deal

Police

Deceased man in Valpo parking lot may have fallen from water tower

Skeletal remains near hospital identified as Portage woman

Sports

CHS Girls Swim beats Michigan City 140-41

Obituary

Services Friday for Nicholas W. Appelman

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/120518 Olthof Homes Notice of Public Hearing Petition of Larry D Wright.pdf

 

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Duneland Schools

Retiring School Board member Mike Trout praised for 28 years of service

School Board introduces new Student Resource Officer

Community

Toys for Tots and Duneland Y partner to help kids at Christmas

Obituaries

Services Thursday for Raymond J. Carnes, 98

Services Friday for David Alexander Penfold

Dorothy A. Lenburg passes away at age 87

 

Monday, December 3, 2018

Town of Chesterton

Planners approve primary plat for double hotel project

Porter County

Apply for County commission and board seats by December 15

Community

Postal Service tells deadlines for overseas military diplomatic holiday mailings

Indiana

Soliday to chair house committee on utilities energy and telecommunications

Environment

DNR: Expect to see coyotes this winter

Sports

CHS Boys Basketball improves to 3-0 overall

Chesterton Girls win Hall of Fame title

Trojan Boys Swim wins Hall of Fame title

Trojan Girls drop 2nd straight game 50-47

Obituaries

Services Wednesday for Barbara A. Steindler, age 56

Celebration of Life for Lilah Louise Ling, age 75

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/120318 MAP Legal Notice of Public Hearing ATC American Legion Post 502 Gelsosomos.pdf

Legal Notices/120318 MAP Legal Notice of Public Hearing ATC American Legion Post 94 Speedway.pdf

Legal Notices/120318 NICTD Request for Bidders NICTD Ties.pdf

Legal Notices/120318 Town of Burns Harbor Council Ordinance 287 2018.pdf

 

Friday, November 30, 2018

Business / Steel / Region

USW ratifies new ArcelorMittal contract

Sports

Chesterton boys swim team beats Wheeler 118-57

Trojan girls swim past Wheeler 120-59

Trojan Wrestlers fall in DAC opener

Obituaries

Life Celebration Tuesdayfor Paul C. Zona, 67

Services Monday for Maria J. Nicoletta Bratsakis

Services Monday for Paul A. Dewar, 72

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/113018 City of Portage Notice to Taxpayers Portage Additional Appropriations.pdf

Legal Notices/113018 Harris Welsh Lukmann Notice to Taxpayers Chesterton Additional Appropriations.pdf

 

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Porter County / Elections

Kozuszek files federal complaint for overtime for election work

Police

County Council OKs full body scanner for Porter County Jail use

Business / Labor / Steel

IOSHA fines ArcelorMittal $10,000 for East Chicago accident

Sports

Trojan Boys improve to 2-0 with 68-42 win

Obituaries

Services Monday for Sigmund Niepokoj, age 85

Yolonda Fenters Cooper Smith passes away at age 97

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/112918 Town of Porter Notice of Invitation for Bids Pumper Fire Truck.pdf

Legal Notices/112918 Trail Creek LLC Notice of Public Hearing Petition of Trailcreek LLC.pdf

 

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Porter County

County Council Poll workers to be paid double for November 2018 election work

Town of Chesterton

Town Council wants meeting with Porter County Animal Control on contract

Town of Porter

Porter Town Council creates funds for bonds; apply now to serve on town boards

Business / Steel

Steel imports up in October, down in year-to-date

Sports

CHS Girls swim past Crown Point 139-47

CHS Boys win DAC opener 141-45 over Crown Point

Trojan Girls Hoops falls for the 1st time

Obituaries

Services and visitation Saturday for Allen E. Orr, age 87

Services Friday for Edmund B. 'Ed' Thilman

 

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Town of Chesterton

CFD infant rescue device is now live

Bad weather delays start of RR fiber optic work

Schnadenberg vows to continue leaf program

Snow parking ban to take effect Downtown November 28

Chesterton asphalt bids are in for busy 2019 season

Business / Weather

NIPSCO says most customers should have power restored by midnight

Town of Porter

Comfort Inn gets minor subdivision approval in Porter

Obituaries

Kate M. Hill passes away at age 93

Services Thursday for Carol Ann (Lindquist) Kohler

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/112718 Valparaiso Community Schools No Lead Gasoline Diesel Fuel.pdf

 

Monday, November 26, 2018

Community / Weather

Tribune on half power, 1000s in the dark, schools closed today

Education

Most Duneland schools edge up in state grades

Region / Lake Michigan

US Supreme Court pushes deadline on Lake Michigan beach case

Indiana

Sexual harassment policy for lawmakers could be tightened

Indiana lawmakers look to address telemarketing

Sports

Trojan Wrestlers win Ted DeRousse Invite

CHS Boys Swim cruises in season opening win

CHS Girls Swim edges Northridge 94-92

Obituary

John 'Corky' Heinold passes away Tuesday

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/112618 NICTD Request for Bidders NICTD Ties.pdf

 

Friday, November 23, 2018

Duneland Schools

How have the Duneland Schools referendum funds been spent?

Indiana

Porter County GOP lawmakers report on Organization Day

Sports

Eaton earns Indiana Mr Soccer Award

Chesterton Boys Hoops open with 60-50 win

Trojan Girls win DAC opener at Lake Central

CHS Boys Swim opens Saturday at home

Obituaries

Services set for Mona Lee Robbins, 60, of Porter

John 'Corky' Heinold passes away Tuesday

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/112318 City of Portage Notice to Taxpayers Portage Additional Appropriations.pdf

 

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Town of Chesterton

Chesterton BZA grants two variances to Chesterton BZA President Rich Riley

BZA grants use variance for craft brewery at The Factory

Police

Franciscan Michigan City grieves loss of Dr. Tamara ONeal in Chicago hospital shooting

Businesses warned: Don't open emails purportedly from IRS or Indiana Revenue

Sports

CHS Boys Hoops opens tonight

Trojan Girls stay undefeated in basketball

CHS Girls beat Pirates in swimming

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/112118 Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP Notice of Determination to Construct Hebron Ordinance No 2018 12 04 02.pdf

Legal Notices/112118 Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP Notice of Public Hearing Hebron Ordinance No 2018 12 04 01.pdf

 

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Town of Chesterton

Utility approached by Liberty developer seeking sewer service on Meridian

Stormwater Board adopts 2019 budget with deficit

Community

Hometown Holiday Celebration Saturday, Nov. 24 in the downtown

Business / Region

October unemployment stable statewide but spikes in NWI

Porter County / Environment

No more latex paint to be accepted at hazardous waste collection events

Indiana

Top legislators say no forcing out Indiana attorney general

Obituaries

Services Wednesday for Gerald 'Jerry' Highsmith

Services Wednesday for Gregory 'Brock' Luther

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/112018 Gregory Babcock Notice of Public Hearing Petition of PSR LLR.pdf

Legal Notices/112018 Valparaiso Community Schools No Lead Gasoline Diesel Fuel.pdf

 

Monday, November 19, 2018

2018 Election

Poparad holds on to 15 vote lead in final Porter County election results

Duneland Schools

CHS Speech and Debate has a winning weekend at two events

Police

Indiana State Prison inmate starts fire in his cell

CFD: Fire damages Mission, Escape business at The Factory

CPD's newest officer Adam Alicea is sworn in

Indiana

Indiana lawmakers eye hate crime bill

Sports

Trojan Girls basketball stays undefeated

 

Friday, November 16, 2018

Duneland Schools

CHS Speech and Debate team hosts annual Skeffington Memorial Invite

CHS to present the Sound of Music November 16, 17, 18

Porter County

Sunset Hill Park Winter Lights night Saturday

Town of Chesterton

Planners set public hearing on 64 unit PUD behind the Post Office

Westchester Library

Changes proposed for Westchester Library homebound program

Town of Burns Harbor

Burns Harbor Police crack down on school bus passing

One response to Burns Harbor community center RFQ

Burns Harbor awarded $1 million for paving

Apply now to serve on Burns Harbor public boards

Police

Valparaiso man dies in Washington Township crash

Obituary

John R. Wallace passes away at age 90

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/111618 Gregory Babcock Notice of Public Hearing Petition of Lake Erie Land Company.pdf

Legal Notices/111618 Porter County Auditor Notice to Taxpayers Porter County Additional Appropriations.pdf

 

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Porter County

Apply now to serve on Porter County boards

Indiana Secretary of State investigation of Porter County election sought

Town of Chesterton

DeLaney questions Chesterton Animal Control contract with Porter County

Ribbon cutting for boxcar and caboose on November 21

Environment / Indiana

NRC considers extension of no boating zone off Whiting Whihala Beach from 200 to 300 feet

Region / Business

Location changed for IURC Nov. 26 hearing on water company rate hike

Obituaries

Dorothy Marie (Becker) Jacobsen passes away at age 84

Memorial Services Friday for Charles Roth, Sr., 90

 

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Community

Rotary Club and Duneland Diamond team up at 5th and Porter Avenue

Business / Steel / Labor / Region

USW ratifies 4 year contract with USS

Elections

Valpo Democrat chair calls for ISP investigation of Porter County election

Town of Chesterton

Chesterton needs you: Apply now for board seats

Infant rescue box at Chesterton Fire Station to be dedicated Friday

Town receives $444,000 Community Crossings grant

Town of Porter

Apply now to serve on Town of Porter boards

Porter Fire Department going out to bid for new fire engine

Police / Fire

Chain reaction crash closes southbound 49

Obituaries

Memorial Services Friday for Charles Roth, Sr., 90

Services Friday for Dorothy Louise Lorenz

 

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

2018 Elections

Provisional, late voting ballots to tell winner of Bozak/Poparad race

Chesterton High School

CHS will present 46th annual Madrigal Dinners November 30 to December 2

Environment / Business

Report Indiana tourism industry needs to plan now for climate change impacts

Obituaries

Diana Biggs passes away at age 64

Services Friday for Dorothy Louise Lorenz

George Marion Rizer passes away at age 81

 

Monday, November 12, 2018

2018 Elections

Commissioners demand Karen Martin resign as Clerk in the wake of election

Brian Gensel concedes to Gary Germann

Chesterton High School

CHS Debate team dominant at Penn High

Porter County

Judge Chidester to begin Restoration Court for mentally ill nonviolent in 2019

Environment

Snowy Owl irruption in NWI possible

Chesterton High School Sports

Chesterton Girls beat Mishawaka 42-36

Trojan Girls Hoops beats Munster 53-35

Obituaries

Zachary William Bucy passes away at age 28

Francis Matthew Wozniak passes away

Services Tuesday for James 'Jim' Jarosak

 

Friday, November 9, 2018

2018 Elections

Stone and Pol win Duneland School board seats

15 votes separate Bozak and Poparad

Vicki Urbanik beats Karen Martin in race for Auditor; split tickets in other races

Germann beats Gensel; Clymer wins

Watkins unseats Himan in Pine race

Commissioners demand accountability for election issues

Valpo Dems want election breakdown investigated

2018 Porter County Election Results

Police

High speed pursuit in Porter Downtown

Sports

Cheserton Girls swim to win over Highland

Obituaries

Services Monday for Betty May Farrington

Services Tuesday for Karin 'Linnea' Hokanson

 

Thursday, November 8, 2018

2018 Elections

FBI contacted as officials work to finish Porter County vote count

Town of Chesterton

Hearing November 15 on double hotel project east of 49

Business / Steel

October steel imports up

Environment / Indiana

Natural Resources Commission to meet Tuesday November 13

Sports

CHS honors Fall Student Athletes in 9 sports

 

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Jim Biggs on county election: 'Total absolute breakdown'

Chesterton High School

CHS Speech takes big win at Munster

Indiana Election Results

Indiana US Senate and House races

Indiana statewide races

Obituaries

Memorial Service Saturday for Karen Florene Beck 77

Scott E. Andersen passes away at age 66

 

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Voting problems: Commissioners seek to extend voting hours for troubled precincts

Election Day Today:

Be an informed voter

Candidates listed for Tuesday General Election (Includes Statewide Races and questions left out of Monday's printed issue by mistake.)

Duneland polling places listed (Corrected for Liberty 3)

At large and Liberty School Board seats on ballot Tuesday

Vote in Porter County Commissioner and Council races

On the ballot Tuesday: Auditor, Coroner Clerk and Recorder

Duneland state legislative offices on the ballot; Visclosky seeking 18th term

Vote for Prosecutor and Superior Judge Tuesday

Vote in Pine Township Trustee and Board races

Balanced budget constitutional change referendum awaits voters

Porter County Bar Association polls members on Prosecutor and Judge races

Democrat says signature on 2018 voter registration budget wasn't hers

Election Board splits over motion to correct error at early vote center

Candidate Responses to Tribune Questionnaires

Good faces Perdue in Porter County Commissioner race

Bozak faces challenge from Poparad for County Council District 1 seat

Stone facing Custy in Duneland School Board race

Four vie for Duneland school board seat

Pine Township Trustee race features Himan and Watkins

Vote for three in Pine Township Board race

Visclosky challenged by Leyva for US House seat

Soliday facing Szczepanski in State Representative race

Boy and Granquist vie to fill open State Rep seat

Tallian faces Stulz in State Senate race

Martin challenges Urbanik in County Auditor race

Bailey and Miller vie to be next Porter County Clerk

County Recorder race pits Harris against Schaefer

Clymer faces Patton in Superior Court Judge contest

Voters to pick Gensel or German for prosecutor job

Dykes and Wilkening face off in County Coroner election

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Duneland Schools

Schools review bus routes after tragedy in Rochester

Police

ISP: Two semi crash here strews debris across I-94

Indiana

Reports: Opioids and tobacco caused over 14K Indiana deaths in 2017

AGs Office urges caution when buying cars online

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/110618 Richard Riley Notice of Public Hearing Petition of R and A Holdings Inc.pdf

Monday, November 5, 2018

Business / Steel / Labor / Region

Steelworkers reach tentative agreement with ArcelorMittal

Sports

Chesterton Girls Basketball wins season opener

Obituary

Services Tuesday for Marilyn White age 84

Friday, November 2, 2018

Election 2018 / Porter County

Democrat says signature on 2018 voter registration budget wasn't hers

Business

US Steel posts 3Q profit of $291 million

Feds say Horseshoe Casino owes workers back wages

Indiana Dunes / Lake Michigan

NPS closes beach at Portage Lakefront site due to wave damage

Dunes State Park closed November 12-13 and 26-27 for deer hunt

Region

Another federal green light for South Shore line doubletrack project

Sports

Trojan Girls Hoops opens tonight

Obituaries

Scott Michael Schultz passes away

Memorial Service Saturday for Joseph Frank Franklin Ballinger

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/110218 Notice of Public Hearing Petition of Erik Weiler.pdf

Legal Notices/110218 Harris Welsh Lukmann Notice to Bidders Chesterton Hot Mastic Asphalt.pdf

Legal Notices/110218 Gregory Babcock Notice of Public Hearing Petition of B and B Developers.pdf

Election 2018

Candidates listed for 218 Election: Early voting underway

Democrat says signature on 2018 voter registration budget wasn't hers

Election Board splits over motion to correct error at early vote center

Good faces Perdue in Porter County Commissioner race

Bozak faces challenge from Poparad for County Council District 1 seat

Stone facing Custy in Duneland School Board race

Four vie for Duneland school board seat

Pine Township Trustee race features Himan and Watkins

Vote for three in Pine Township Board race

Visclosky challenged by Leyva for US House seat

Soliday facing Szczepanski in State Representative race

Boy and Granquist vie to fill open State Rep seat

Tallian faces Stulz in State Senate race

Martin challenges Urbanik in County Auditor race

Bailey and Miller vie to be next Porter County Clerk

County Recorder race pits Harris against Schaefer

Clymer faces Patton in Superior Court Judge contest

Voters to pick Gensel or German for prosecutor job

Dykes and Wilkening face off in County Coroner election

Balanced budget constitutional change referendum awaits voters

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Election 2018 / Porter County

Election Board splits over motion to correct error at early vote center

Business / Economy / Region

NIPSCO seeks 12 percent electric rate hike

NiSource subsidiary gas disaster hits 3Q bottom line

Arcelor posts lower profit in third quarter

Survey: Hoosiers evenly split on Trump steel/aluminum tariffs

Obituary

Former resident Phyllis M. Gotlund passes away after illness

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Porter County

County will seek return of exempt taxes from 15 Franklin LLC

Environment / Community

Local Izaak Walton League marks 60 years of fighting to save the Indiana Dunes

Police

Porter man sentenced in ArcelorMittal metal theft

2018 Election

Indiana Senate candidates spar over abortion stances in final debate

Community

Dawn Ivanyo spins and wins on Wheel of Fortune

Region

VU School of Law to close after current students are taught out

Obituary

Celebration of Life Sunday for Patricia Phillips

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/103118 NICTD Request for Bidders Shopts Roof and Deck Replacement.pdf

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

2018 Election

Error found at Portage early voting location; voters being contacted

BMV to extend hours to issue voting ID November 5 and 6

Donnelly rallies with USW in Burns Harbor

Candidates sign ethics pledge

Schools

CHS debate team rounding into midseason form

Community

Girls Giving Fund awards first grant

Police

DOC monitoring sex offenders for Halloween

PCSP identifies victim of October 22 stabbing in Center Township

PCSP identifies Jackson Township stabbing victim

Murder charges refiled against woman in 2012 death

Monday, October 29, 2018

Chesterton High School Sports

Trojan Boys win Soccer State Championship

Chesterton Girls cross country 10th at State Finals

CHS Football falls in Sectional opener at Valparaiso

Police

PCSP: Lowell man stabbed in Jackson Twp

ISP trooper receives Bronze Star for heroism

2018 Election

Americans crave unity, civility amid violence, anger

Region

Push continues for rail line connecting Chicago and Columbus via Valparaiso

Indiana

Indiana lawmakers move forward on legal sports gambling

Obituary

Florence Geraldine Koss passes away at age 94

Obituaries

Legal Notices/102918 Porter County Highway Dept Notice of Receiving Bids Supplies and Services for PoCo Highway Dept.pdf

Legal Notices/102918 Porter County Highway Dept Notice of Receiving Bids Liquid Bituminous Material and Crack Seal.pdf

Legal Notices/102918 Porter County Highway Dept Notice of Receiving Bids Bituminous Plant Mix.pdf

Friday, October 26, 2018

Police

Motorist killed after hitting boulder at Indiana Dunes State Park entrance

PFD: Fire spreads from garage to house on Woodlawn Ave

Drug related deaths slightly up here in 2018, but fatal heroin ODs are down

2018 Election

Tribune tells election deadlines

Sports

No. 1 Trojans play for State Soccer Title

Obituary

Services Tuesday for Christine Trook age 83

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/102618 Midwest Advertising Placements Greeks Pizzeria Food Concepts.pdf

Legal Notices/102618 Harris Welsh Lukmann Notice to Bidders Chesterton Hot Mastic Asphalt.pdf

Legal Notices/102618 Lake Eliza Area Conservancy District Legal Notice.pdf

Legal Notices/102618 Midwest Advertising Placements Mark Os Bar and Grill Anthony Kenney.pdf

Legal Notices/102618 Town of Porter Legal Notice Plan Commission Petition No 18 05.pdf

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Business

Hearing November 26 in Gary on water company's proposed 16 percent rate hike

European market closes with pumpkin palooza Saturday

2018 Election

Vote for three in Pine Township Board race

Obituaries

Memorial Mass Saturday for Deborah Sederberg

Memorial Service Friday for Karen Lee Hofman

Marvin R. Syren passes away at age 84

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Business

ArcelorMittal outlines terms of most recent contract proposal

Investors sue USS, allege firm made false statements on prospects

Town of Chesterton

Final overrun on East Porter Avenue box culvert $57,635

Jim Ton clarifies relationship between the town and Safe Haven Baby Boxes Inc

Town of Porter

Porter moves to spend proceeds of bond issue

Porter Town Council switches insurance

Police

Area man stabbed in possible home invasion in Center Twp

Community

Groundbreaking for new Caring Place building

Sports

Sectional and State Finals tickets on sale at CHS

Obituary

Memorial Service Friday for Karen Lee Hofman

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/102418 City of Portage Notice to Taxpayers Portage Transfer of Appropriations.pdf

Legal Notices/102418 Blachly Tabor Bozik Hartman Legal Notice Grand Oaks Conservancy Board of Directors.pdf

Legal Notices/102418 Blachly Tabor Bozik Hartman Legal Notice IBCD Board of Directors.pdf

Legal Notices/102418 Landmark Engineering Town of Porter Legal Notice Plan Commission Petition No 17 01.pdf

Legal Notices/102418 NICTD Request for Bidders Shopts Roof and Deck Replacement.pdf

 

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Police

Motorcyclist killed after hitting deer in Valparaiso

Business / Steel / Region

USW: ArcelorMittel USA CEO doesn't want to talk about the devil in the details

Statewide jobless rate stable last month but unemployment plummets in NWI

Town of Chesterton

Council okays 2019 budget with 269K deficit in the General Fund

Leaf collection underway in the Town of Chesterton

2018 Election

Town may not enforce its own political sign ordinance

More PreElection coverage on WDSO

Pine Township Trustee race features Himan and Watkins

Indiana

Indiana attorney general won't be charged in alleged groping

Monday, October 22, 2018

2018 Election

Good faces Perdue in Porter County Commissioner race

Police

Assessor Jon Snyder pleads guilty to misdemeanor tax charge

Indiana

Indiana lawmakers consider medicinal marijuana

Chesterton High School Sports

No. 1 Chesterton Boys Soccer Team wins Semistate title, headed for championship game

CHS Girls cross country team advances to state finals meet

CHS' Nathan O'Connor qualifies for State Cross Country meet

Obituary

Celebration of Life November 10 for Glenn Allen Boo

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/102218 Harris Welsh Lukmann Beverly Shores Town Council Ordinance No 2018 06.pdf

Legal Notices/102218 Porter County Highway Dept Notice of Receiving Bids Bituminous Plant Mix.pdf

Legal Notices/102218 Porter County Highway Dept Notice of Receiving Bids Liquid Bituminous Material and Crack Seal.pdf

Legal Notices/102218 Porter County Highway Dept Notice of Receiving Bids Supplies and Services for PoCo Highway Dept.pdf

Legal Notices/102218 Town of Burns Harbor Request for Qualifications Notice.pdf

Legal Notices/102218 Town of Porter Notice of Intent to Sell Bonds Town of Porter Amount of 780000.pdf

Friday, October 19, 2018

Porter County

Law firm believes prosecutor lease void; but County Council is only the second to know

Auditor Vicki Urbanik wins national accounting honor

Town of Burns Harbor

Burns Harbor Town Council adopts 2019 budget

Community / Environment

Shirley Heinze Land Trust honored with national award

Police / Region

3 indicted on federal firearms and drug charges

ISP: Multi vehicle crash congests I-80/94 in Lake County

Six charged in alleged Latin Kings conspiracy

Chesterton High School Sports

Trio of Trojan teams in search of State Finals berth on Saturday

Obituaries

Memorial Service Sunday for Jean L. Benson

Services October 25 for Eva Jane Fryer

Services Monday for Zach Steele Goldak

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/101918 Porter County Auditor Notice to Taxpayers PoCo Proposed Additional Appropriations.pdf

Legal Notices/101918 Porter County Assessors Office Notice to Bidders Professional Appraiser.pdf

 

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Our World

Murdered writer's final column warns of free rein to silence the news

2018 Election

Candidates listed for 218 Election: Early voting underway

Community / Environment

NWI Storytelling Fest this weekend at the State Park

Police

Crown Point ambulance operator charged with healthcare fraud in federal court

Town of Porter

Porter BZA continues petition for variance for replacement home

Obituaries

Services Saturday for Barbara Thorstad, 87

Services Saturday for Alan W. Berry, 70

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Community

Chamber trick-or-treat event October 26 in Downtown Chesterton

Chesterton High School

CHS Speech and Debate novices steal the show at Mishawaka

Elections

Pre Election coverage begins with school board on WDSO

Redistricting reform workshop to end gerrymandering on Saturday at PNW

Town of Chesterton

Stormwater board mulls proposed 2019 budget

Region

Public meeting October 25 on proposed Chicago to Columbus passenger rail

Tennessee regulators reject proposal to move Valparaiso University law school

Local History

Burns Harbor Steel Plant Historic Marker to be dedicated Saturday October 20

Obituaries

William F. Morris passes away at age 98

Services Saturday for Maureen Ryan Cook, 74

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/101718 City of Portage Notice to Taxpayers Portage Transfer of Appropriations.pdf

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Business / Steel / Labor / Region

USW and USS announce agreement on tentative four year contract

Town of Chesterton

Utility Board okays sewer service for 64-unit subdivision behind Post Office

2018 Election / Porter County

Bozak faces challenge from Poparad for Porter County Council District 1 seat

Community

Chesterton resident on Wheel of Fortune Friday

Chesterton and Porter joint municipal auction Wednesday

Environment

DNR finds boxwood blight in plants shipped to Indiana

Obituary

Services Friday for Brian Shawn McNally

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/101618 Duneland School Corporation Advertisement for Bids DSC CMS Main Office Renovation.pdf

Monday, October 15, 2018

Chesterton High School

CHS sports teams win three regionals on the same day

2018 Elections

Balanced budget constitutional change referendum awaits voters

Police

CPD Officer Alexias DeJesus receives commendation for response to burglary

Porter County

Porter County Parks Foundation donates funds for camping cabins at Sunset Hill Park

Sports

CHS Boys Soccer wins Regional Championship, headed to the final four

Bullock, Trojans take Girls XC Regional titles

Chesterton Boys XC claims Regional crown

CHS Football falls 28-16 in regular season finale

CHS Volleyball falls in Sectional Semis

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/021918 Notice of Real Estate Property Certificate Sale Porter County Auditor.pdf

Legal Notices/101518 Town of Burns Harbor Request for Qualifications Notice.pdf

Legal Notices/101518 IDEM Notice of 30 Days for Public Hearing Air Permit for Pratt Jet Corr Inc Pratt Paper LLC.pdf

Legal Notices/101518 Porter County Auditor Notice of Auction PoCo Sheriff's Dept Public Auction.pdf

Legal Notices/101518 Town of Burns Harbor Town Council Ordinance 286 2018.pdf

 

Friday, October 12, 2018

2018 Elections

Four vie for Duneland school board seat

Business / Labor / Steel / Region

USW says it may have little choice but to strike ArcelorMittal

Schools

Duneland School Board mulls lowering referendum tax rate

Town of Burns Harbor

Burns Harbor town survey results in

Town of Chesterton

Chesterton trick or treat 5:30-7:30 pm October 31

Community / Porter County Parks

Ninth annual Kankakee River Sandhill Crane Paddle is set for Sunday, October 14

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/101218 Beverly Shores Clerk Public Notice for Auction Beverly Shores Nov 12th Auction.pdf

Legal Notices/101218 Blachly Tabor Bozik Hartman Notice to Bidders Valpo City Hall Addition and Renovation.pdf

Legal Notices/101218 Porter County Assessors Office Notice to Bidders Professional Appraiser.pdf

 

Thursday, October 11, 2018

2018 Elections

Stone facing Custy in Duneland School Board race

Visclosky challenged by Leyva for US House seat

Community / Weather

Huge ice chunk falls from sky, craters Liberty man's front lawn

Police / Fire / Emergency

CFD has free CO alarms for eligible residents

Traffic / Roads / NWI

Public hearing on October 24 in Westville on changes to US 6 Ind 2 intersection

Environment

Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore to conduct five prescribed burns this fall

Business / Economy

Uptick in Social Security checks as inflation rises

USPS proposes 5 cent increase to first class stamp

Sports

Fowler wins Spartan World Championship

 

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Porter County

Commissioners retain outside law firm to assess prosecutor lease

Town of Porter

Porter council approves budget; State Park Road ordinance

Town of Chesterton

Donations made for Chesterton Fire Department infant rescue box plan

Business

NIPSCO: Expect to pay more for natural gas this winter

Chamber DEDC offers likely last chance to apply for exterior business rehab grants

Chesterton High School

CHS Debaters compete at Munster novice tournament

Election 2018

Boy and Granquist vie to fill open State Rep seat

Obituary

Services Friday for Martha R. Bobrowski

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/101018 Town of Porter Notice to Taxpayers Decision to Issue Bonds.pdf

 

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Town of Chesterton

Bids are in for new CFD engine; Council approves South Calumet rezone to residential

Leaf collection in town begins October 22

Election 2018

Soliday facing Szczepanski in State Representative race

Midnight deadline to register to vote

Know Town Code on political signs

Education

School board makes personnel changes

Bailly classroom closed briefly following water leak

Obituaries

Services Thursday for Wheeler Stanley, 76

Services Thursday for Paul Cranfill, age 83

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/100918 Blachly Tabor Bozik Hartman Notice to Taxpayers Valparaiso Lakes Area Conservancy District.pdf

Monday, October 8, 2018

Education

Trojan Guard earns honors; qualifies for state performance

Porter County

Horton Children's Center: 'Grain bin' project gets a name

Park regular budget approved; capital request up in air

Election 2018

Tallian faces Stulz in State Senate race

Deadline for registering to vote is Tuesday, October 9

Chesterton High School Sports

Chesterton Boys Soccer wins Sectional Title

Trojan Football beats Crown Point 17-14

Bullock wins, Trojans 2nd in XC Sectional

Chesterton Boys cross country runnerup at Sectional

CHS Volleyball goes 3-1 at North Montgomery

Obituaries

Services Wednesday for Jerilynn D. Miller, 76

Services Tuesday for David Lee Hughey 80

Elizabeth Ann 'Lisa' Kuehn passes away at age 58

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/100818 Duneland School Corporation Advertisement for Bids DSC CMS Main Office Renovation.pdf

Legal Notices/100818 Gregory Babcock Notice of Public Hearing Petition of Daniel R Opyt.pdf

Legal Notices/100818 Gregory Babcock Notice of Public Hearing Petition of Lloyd E Kittredge.pdf

 

Friday, October 5, 2018

Education

Administrators speak on ISTEP scores new test

Town of Chesterton

East Porter Avenue to reopen today

Election 2018

Martin challenges Urbanik in County Auditor race

Bailey and Miller vie to be next Porter County Clerk

Police

Arizona man charged here with aggravated ID theft

Sports

CHS Girls Soccer falls in Sectional semifinals

Chesterton Volleyball beats Merrillville in 3

Obituaries

Services Sunday for Donna Norvell Bullard

Gloria Mead Archbald passes away at age 89

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/100518 Blachly Tabor Bozik Hartman Notice to Bidders Valpo City Hall Addition and Renovation.pdf

Legal Notices/100518 Town of Poter Notice of Public Hearing Additional Appropriations.pdf

 

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Education

Final year of ISTEP sees stable scores; Saint Pat's excels

Business / Steel / Region

USW reports progress in contract talks with USS and ArcelorMittal

Steel imports lower in September

Election 2018

County Recorder race pits Harris against Schaefer

Clymer faces Patton in Superior Court Judge contest

Deadline for registering to vote is Tuesday October 9

Chesterton High School Sports

No. 1 Chesterton Boys win in 2 OT

Trojan Boys Tennis falls in Regional Finals

Obituaries

Richard W. Proper passes away at age 78

Services Friday for Robert J. Dilts, 33

Services Saturday for Robert 'Robby' Allen Ridge, Jr.

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/100418 IURC Legal Notice of Evidentiary Hearing Cause No 45032 S18.pdf

 

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Town of Chesterton

Boxcar restroom likely to open for use by end of October

Chesterton BZA grants Wise Guys sign variances

Community

Benefit at Flannery's Sunday to help with medical bills for Monica Brown

Region

NIRPC seeks input on Transit Plan thru October 30

Election 2018

Campaign signs banned in right of way

Chesterton High School Sports

Trojan Boys Tennis win first Regional semifinal match in school history

CHS Girls Soccer wins Sectional opener

No 1 Chesterton Boys win Sectional opener

Chesterton Volleyball falls in 5 games at Michigan City

Obituary

Services November 10 for Lela Rosetta 'Rose' Fields

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/100318 Duneland School Corporation Notice of Determination DSC Equipment LeasePurchase Agreement.pdf

Legal Notices/100318 Porter County Auditor Notice of Auction PoCo Sheriff's Dept Public Auction.pdf

 

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Town of Chesterton

Planners favor South Calumet rezoning to residential in narrow vote

Election 2018

Voters to pick Gensel or German for prosecutor job

Dykes and Wilkening face off in County Coroner election

Deadline for registering to vote is Tuesday October 9

Candidate Night October 9 for County Council seats

Porter County

Porter County Parks opens new wetland observation deck at Sunset Hill Farm

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/100218 Blachly Tabor Bozik Hartman Notice to Taxpayers Valparaiso Lakes Area Conservancy District.pdf

Legal Notices/100218 Koransky Bouwer Poracky PC Notice of Public Hearing Petition of Lake County Trust Company.pdf

 

Monday, October 1, 2018

Duneland Schools

CHS Debate season officially underway

New look Trojan Guard starts strong

Elections

Indiana elections chief reports absentee ballot problems

Police

Three semi crash closes southbound I-65 in Jasper County today

Indiana / Region

Diploma wording change upsets some Purdue Northwest students

Sports

Bullock wins Duneland Conference title title; CHS Girls 2nd

Trojan Boys nearly pull off DAC surprise

Trojan Football shuts out Lake Central 15-0

South Shore tells service for Chicago Marathon

CHS volleyball falls 3 times

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/100118 Blachly Tabor Bozik Hartman Invitation to Bid PoCo Parks and Rec Sunset Hill Farm Restrooms.pdf

Legal Notices/100118 MAP Legal Notice of Public Hearing ATC Aarons Mortgage Inn Porter County Expo.pdf

Legal Notices/100118 MAP Legal Notice of Public Hearing ATC MDR Enterprises Mark Ribordy.pdf

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

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