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Thursday, February 28, 2019

Environment

Save the Dunes opposes bill which would gut Lake Michigan shoreline access ruling

Shirley Heinze tells 2019 education hike series

NWI Earth Day event cancelled this year

Community

Y Spring Break Camp fun for kids along with peace of mind for parents

Indiana

Indiana Senator Young wants info on Saudi weapons transfers

Holcomb plans public appeal on hate crimes bill

Obituary

Services Saturday for Paulette D. Jackson, 74

 

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Community

Help fund Special Olympics swimmer's run at World Games in Abu Dhabi

Town of Chesterton

Schnadenberg submits 2019 TIF paving list: Sidewalk Road, Sand Creek Drive N

Chesterton Town Council gets recycling lesson

Chesterton High School

Speech team 2nd at sectional here

Town of Porter

Porter Town Council sets up funds for GO bond proceeds

Police

ISP: Key fob puts man behind wheel in pursuit

Region

NIRPC seeks public input on 2018-21 transport plan

Indiana

Gambling bill clears Indiana Senate and heads to House

Purdue University to block streaming sites in classrooms

Chesterton High School Sports

Trojan Boys win Basketball Sectional opener

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/022719 Boone Township Trustee Notice to Taxpayers Boone Township Cumulative Fire Fund.pdf

Legal Notices/022719 Harris Welsh Lukmann Notice to Taxpayers Chesterton Cumulative Capital Development Fund.pdf

Legal Notices/022719 Liberty Township Trustee Notice to Taxpayers Liberty Township Cumulative Firefighting Building Fund.pdf

Legal Notices/022719 Porter Township Trustee Notice to Taxpayers Porter Township Cumulative Firefighting Building Fund.pdf

 

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Police / Fire

PFD K-9 dog Jakob has first find in Liberty search-and-rescue

BHFD: Trailer and dumpster fires at Arcelor slag pit

Burns Harbor resident treated for smoke inhalation in vehicle mobile home fire

Duneland Schools

Search for new school superintendent to be 'board driven' this time

CHS Trojan Guard celebrates student accomplishments at awards program

Town of Chesterton

Study ranks Chesterton as No. 1 Best Place in Indiana to Raise a Family

Bids are in for the repave of S. 11th St.

Business

Public may comment March 11 in Hammond on NIPSCO rate hike

Police

ISP: Church bus driver charged with OWI in I-94 accident

Obituaries

JoAnne Dille passes away; services in Washington

Private services for David Lawrence Wesbrook

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/022619 Porter Twp Trustee Annual Report.pdf

Legal Notices/022619 Town of Kouts Invitation to Bid Kouts 814 W Daumer Road.pdf

Legal Notices/022619 Westchester Public Library Cash and Investments Combined Statement.pdf

Legal Notices/022619 Town of Dune Acres Cumulative Capital Development Fund.pdf

 

Monday, February 25, 2019

Indiana

Indiana man charged in road rage shooting death of Muslim man

Indiana Democrats rip GOP budget as inadequate for schools

Small Indiana wineries lobby for expanded distribution

Ice fisherman dead after falling through ice in Jasper County

Community

Brianna Scott is Y Out-of-School-Learning supervisor at LES

Environment / Education

Teachers: Register now for March 16 workshop on watershed education

Chesterton High School Sports

Trojan Gymnasts win Sectional title

CHS Boys Swim finishes 4th at State Finals

CHS Boys Hoops drops regular season finale

Obituary

Services Tuesday for Maureen Anne Brown, 75

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/022519 Town of Kouts Notice to Taxpayers Cumulative Capital Development Fund.pdf

Legal Notices/022519 Town of Kouts Notice to Taxpayers Cumulative Fire Fund.pdf

Legal Notices/022519 Union Twp Trustee Annual Report.pdf

 

Friday, February 22, 2019

Town of Chesterton

Nekus PUD hearing continued again; resident says Trout should recuse self

Porter County

Porter County Park Board meets Monday

Indiana

Indiana Senate approves stripped down hate crimes bill

Senator Todd Young bipartisan housing mobility bill passes in the budget deal

Bill to tighten management of Indiana veterans fund advances

Obituary

Memorial Service Sunday for Luke Jaxon Zachara

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/022219 Harris Welsh Lukmann Notice of Farm Lease C R 1050 N in Jackson Township.pdf

Legal Notices/022219 Harris Welsh Lukmann Notice of Farm Lease C R 900 N in Liberty Township.pdf

Legal Notices/022219 Liberty Twp Trustee Annual Report.pdf

 

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Duneland Schools / Chesterton High School

ISSMA Solo and Ensemble Event for Vocal and Piano Results for Duneland Schools

CHS Japanese Olympiad teams place second at state competition

CHS to present 'Looking Glass Alice in Wonderland'

Community

4th Street Theater to present 'All My Sons' March 8 to 24

Indiana Lawmakers / Duneland

Legislative town hall at 12 pm, Saturday in Chesterton

Town of Chesterton / Indiana / Environment

Bill which would have gutted MS4 authority toughened on amendment

Town of Porter

6 Franklin rezone up for public hearing again

Obituary

Memorial Service Saturday for Cora Lee Kirche, age 81

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/022119 Porter County 2018 Total Compensation Report.pdf

Legal Notices/022119 Town of Porter Notice of Public Hearing 2018 GO Bond Construction.pdf

 

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Environment

High Court won't hear Lake Michigan beach case

Indiana Legislature

Indiana Senate removes list of biases from hate crimes bill

House GOP proposes slight school boost in Indiana budget

Business

NiSource takes $888M hit from 2018 gas disaster

Police

ISP: Semi crashes burns on I-80/94 in Lake County

Chesterton High School

CHS qualifies six to nationals in Debate while Speech team finishes season strong

Town of Chesterton

West Morgan Ave relining project could be done this week

 

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Environment / Business

Oops: Duneland schools have been closed to transfer students since August; public can comment February 28

Town of Chesterton

CFD's Local 4600 sues Chesterton; town calls the suit 'intimidation'

Indiana Legislature

Indiana hate crimes bill advances despite conservative foes

Rep. Moseley given 'Service before Self award'

Soliday trauma center bill advances to Senate

Indiana Senate backs tougher law on passing stopped school buses

Obituary

Services Thursday for Ferne Marie Mason, 74

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/021919 Duneland School Corporation Notice to Bidders 2019 Renovations at Jackson Elementary.pdf

Legal Notices/021919 Indiana Department of Environmental Management Notice of 30 Days for Public Comment Air Permits for O N ...

Legal Notices/021919 Portage Township Annual Report.pdf

Legal Notices/021919 Portage Township Cumulative Fire Fund.pdf

Legal Notices/021919 Town of Kouts Invitation to Bid Kouts 814 W Daumer Road.pdf

Legal Notices/021919 Town of Porter Porter Civil Town Cash and Investments Combined Statement.pdf

 

Monday, February 18, 2019

Environment / Business

National Park name change takes effect; bill renames Dunes trail for Democrat Senator Paul Douglas of Illinois

Town of Chesterton

Planners to return Thursday to Nekus post office PUD hearing

Township Libraries

WPL board updates inclement weather personnel policy

Indiana / Health

Indiana Senator Young cosponsors Lymphedema Treatment Act

Chesterton High School Sports

No. 1 CHS Gymnasts win Duneland Conference title

CHS Boys swim to 21st straight Sectional title

Bates and Ellis earn medals at IHSAA State Wrestling Finals

Turnovers, Vikings baffle Trojans 67-39

 

Friday, February 15, 2019

Environment / Business

Budget deal makes the National Lakeshore a National Park

Indiana / Nation

Young votes for budget bill, Braun against, Braun favors emergency declaration

Indiana Senator Young presses Trump on Khashoggi murder

Region

Visclosky votes for omnibus budget bill

Police / Region

Portage mayor convicted of bribery, tax charge

Indiana

Impeachment investigation sought of Indiana attorney general

Senator Tallian in Duneland twice for town hall series

Chesterton High School Sports

CHS swimmers set up for Sectional title

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/021519 Town of Burns Harbor Civil Town Annual Report.pdf

Legal Notices/021519 Harris Welsh Lukmann Notice of Farm Lease C R 1050 N in Jackson Township.pdf

Legal Notices/021519 Harris Welsh Lukmann Notice of Farm Lease C R 900 N in Liberty Township.pdf

Legal Notices/021519 NICTD Request for Bidders Rail Grinding.pdf

Legal Notices/021519 Pine Twp Trustee Annual Report.pdf

Legal Notices/021519 Porter County Auditor Notice to Taxpayers Porter County Proposed Additional Appropriations (1).pdf

 

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Duneland Schools

Public questions school admins about referendum

Business / Community

OUCC, CAC oppose NIPSCO's proposed 12 percent electric rate hike

Police

ISP: Troopers use CPR, AED to save woman's life

Business / Fraud

Indiana AG warns be skeptical of mailers claiming you've won prize

Environment

Purdue report: Warmer climate will mean higher A/C use and cost

Chesterton High School Sports

No. 1 Chesterton Gymnasts edge No. 4 Portage

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/021419 Daniel Erin Woods Notice of Public Hearings Petition of Daniel P and Erin M Woods.pdf

Legal Notices/021419 Gregory Babcock Notice of Public Hearings Petition of Keith D Pomeroy.pdf

 

Wednesday,  February 13, 2019

Porter Town Council

Porter to sell 100 extra beach permits this year

Burns Harbor Town Council

Burns Harbor firefighters promoted

Police

CPD: Shoplifts nearly $3K in OTC meds from Jewel/Osco

ISP: 2-semi accident gridlocks SB I-65

Environment

Senate backs major public lands and conservation bill

Indiana

Indiana House backs state tax on vaping liquids

Governor names no current teachers to pay commission

No action coming on Indiana attorney general removal bill

Business / Steel / Region

Visclosky testifies on cast iron soil pipe before ITC

Obituary

Services Friday for Mildred I. Spencer, 100

 

Tuesday,  February 12, 2019

Environment / Lake Michigan / Indiana Dunes

Amended Indiana Dunes State Park Pavilion restaurant plans now meet NPS approval

Town of Chesterton

Council okays CPD body and in-car cameras purchase

NIRPC gives high grade to Phase III of Chesterton's Westchester-Liberty Trail

Weather / Emergency

South Shore service resumes after ice forces halt; schools closed

Police / Town of Chesterton

Police calls plummet in 2018; violent crime up slightly; property crime down

Duneland Schools

2019 Duneland School ISSMA Winds Percussions and Strings Solo and Ensemble event results

Indiana Legislature

Gun training for teachers among Indiana GOP firearms bills

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/021219 Harris Welsh Lukmann Notice to Bidders 11th Street Paving Project.pdf

Legal Notices/021219 Duneland School Corporation Notice to Bidders 2019 Renovations at Jackson Elementary.pdf

Legal Notices/021219 IDEM Notice of 30 Days for Public Comment Air Permit for Ardagh Metal Beverage USA.pdf

 

 

Monday,  February 11, 2019

Primary Elections

School referendum and one town primary race to be on ballot May 7

Guest Commentary

New member of School Board says 'strong schools are essential, vote Yes'

Duneland Schools / Elections

Correction: Public meeting on referendum is tonight

Indiana / Elections

State election panel won't probe Bosma's use of campaign funds

Indiana Legislature

Indiana lawmakers considering casino moves, sports betting

Town of Burns Harbor

Burns Harbor RDC enters talks with Holladay Properties for town center

Police

Chesterton Police officers reach career milestones

Chesterton High School Sports

Bates and Ellis win Semistate Wrestling titles for CHS

CHS Girls Swimming takes 9th at State Meet

CHS Boys beat Portage and No. 5 Munster

Obituary

Services Saturday for Jackson Addison Pearson

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/021119 Town of Kouts Annual Report.pdf

Legal Notices/021119 Valparaiso Lakes Area Conservancy District Cash and Investment Combined Statement 2018.pdf

Legal Notices/021119 Westchester Township Trustee Annual Report.pdf

 

Friday,  February 8, 2019

Primary Elections

5 out of 6 incumbents have filed for reelection in each of three Duneland towns

Duneland Schools

Duneland Schools cut back on eLearning in 2019-2020 calendar

Duneland Schools to host series of public meetings

Porter County

Commissioners approve short term disability option for employees

Health / Labor / Community

'Medicare for All' Barnstorm event on Saturday, Feb 9 at USW Local 6787 hall

Business / Steel / Region

Steel lobbyist voices support for continued tariffs

Business / Steel / Environment

Crews cleaning up ammonia waste spill at ArcelorMittal mill

Police

PCSP: Three Washington Township students detained on knife charge

Indiana / Nation

Senator Young wants more accurate Yemen certification

Sports

No 1 Chesterton gymnasts beat Merrillville

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/020819 NICTD Request for Bidders Rail Grinding.pdf

Legal Notices/020819 Midwest Advertising Placements Legal Notice of Public Hearing ATC Beverage Permit RR64 31218 Pek Inc.pdf

Legal Notices/020819 Valparaiso Lakes Area Conservancy District Cash and Investments Combined Statement 2018.pdf

 

Thursday,  February 7, 2019

Primary Elections

5 out of 6 incumbents have filed for reelection in each of three Duneland towns

Chesterton High School

Split CHS Speech team has strong showing at two tourneys

Business / Economy / Steel / Region

ArcelorMittal tells profit of $5.14B in 2018

Foreign steel imports in November down 27 percent

Indiana

Indiana panel backs tougher law on passing stopped buses

Indiana could raise smoking age and start vaping liquids tax

Moseley safe schools bill advances to Senate

Soliday electric bicycle bill advances to Senate

Senator Young cosponsors bill to reform process under which tariffs are enacted

Police

Boy wields knife in fight at Boone Grove High School

 

Wednesday,  February 6, 2019

Town of Chesterton

Park Board endorses application for grant to fund place based activities

Sponsor sought for Chesterton Cruise Night

Duneland Schools

School Board appoints new coaches and bus drivers

Police / Fire

Duneland fire departments respond to fire at ArcelorMittal coke battery

ISP: Chesterton woman injured in I-94 hit and run

PCSP: Motorist injured after hitting pole on Indiana 2

Community / Parks

2019 Prairie Magic Music Festival to feature Los Lobos August 17

Science / Environment

Magnetic north moving 34 miles per year

Sports

No. 1 Trojan Gymnasts win again

CHS pulls away from Michigan City in basketball

Obituary

Celebration of Life Sunday for Kevin James Peffers, 61

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/020619 Pleasant Twp Trustee Pleasant Township Annual Report.pdf

 

Tuesday,  February 5, 2019

Duneland Schools

Duneland School Board sets referendum for May 7

Indiana

Indiana Republicans' liquor stores deal raises conflict of interest concerns

Community

Adopt-A-CountyRoad this year and keep your corner of the world cleaner

South Shore offering 10 percent discount on monthly tickets in March

Register kids now for Kidstop program at Boys and Girls Clubs

Police

CPD: Two phony 20 bills passed at the Dollar Tree; Chicago woman charged

Obituary

Services Thursday for Thomas E. Martin, 66

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/020519 Harris Welsh Lukmann Notice to Bidders 11th Street Paving Project.pdf

 

Monday,  February 4, 2019

Elections

Dem files for ClerkTreasurer; Sharon Darnell files for old seat on Chesterton Town Council

Police

Another Duneland boy detained after reportedly making joke school threat

Indiana

Recycling advocates want better system in Indiana

Indiana debate over teacher pay boost remains unsettled

Chesterton High School Sports

Ellis and Bates win Wrestling Regional titles; Trojans finish runner-up

No. 1 Trojan Gymnasts crush No. 2 Vikings

Chesterton Girls continue Sectional title streak in swimming

CHS Girls Hoops falls in Sectional opener

Obituaries

Services Tuesday for James Paul Gayheart, 54

Services Wednesday for Alvin York, 77

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/020419 Jackson Township Trustee 2018 Jackson Township Annual Report.pdf

Legal Notices/020419 Town of Kouts Notice to Bidders Kouts 2019 Stree Repair and Resurfacing.pdf

 

Friday,  February 1, 2019

Elections

Filings so far for Duneland municipal primary: Slim to none

Porter County election reform bill gains traction

Business / Environment

NIPSCO tells three wind farm projects

BP shuts down distillation unit in Indiana after fire

Police

Police: Two Duneland boys detained after one makes school threat to Siri then puts it on Facebook

Community / Environment

Book Porter County parks now for 2019 events

Izaak Walton League honors Friends of the Indiana Dunes

Northwest Indiana / Weather

South Shore hopes to resume service Saturday

Obituaries

Gwen Genovese passes away at age 78

Services Monday for Lois A. Little, age 87

Service Monday in Nevada for Audrey 'Diane' Van Vliet

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/020119 Boone Twp Trustee 2018 Boone Township Annual Report.pdf

Legal Notices/020119 Liberty Twp Trustee Notice to Taxpayers Liberty Township Additional Appropriations.pdf

Legal Notices/020119 Midwest Advertising Placements Legal Notice of Public Hearing ATC Trail Inn Liquors Dark Star of the Dun...

 

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Weather Emergency

South Shore, USPS, WPL, Republic Services all suspend service in the cold

Porter Couny / Elections

Porter County approves new election equipment

Police

Crown Point man pleads to aiding and abetting murder

Two convicted in robbery of Tolleston Post Office

Community / Elections / Business

Study:  Loss of newspapers contributes to political polarization

Indiana

Indiana senator backs off repealing child labor laws

Sen. Young calls for release of Reuters journalists imprisoned in Burma

Indiana AG returned $6.1M in unclaimed property last year

Business / Steel

USS posts earnings of $1.115B in 2018

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/013119 Boone Twp Trustee 2018 Boone Township Annual Report.pdf

Legal Notices/013119 Jackson Twp Trustee Jackson Township Annual Report for Publication.pdf

 

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Weather Emergency

The Tribune will not publish Wednesday out of concern for carriers' safety; government closings announced

Cold weather forces Schedule changes for CHS sports

Warming centers will be open here

Indiana American Water Protect pipes from freezing

Town of Chesterton

Town Council awards four paving contracts

Town Council enacts Public Records Policy

Ton: Know what to recycle and what to toss

Police

Violent crime and property crime plummet in unincorporated Porter County in 2018

Chesterton High School

CHS to host Big Band Bash on Friday and Saturday Feb 1 and 2

Indiana

Indiana lawmaker seeks to eliminate state child labor laws

Obituary

Services and visitation Thursday for Kevin Grant Vawter, age 46

 

Monday, January 28, 2019

Weather Emergency

Cold is coming; -20 cold could generate wind chills as low as -55 Wednesday

Police

15 pounds of marijuana, other drugs and $42K seized at two Chesterton homes

Duneland Schools

CHS Debate team is state runnerup

Region / Economy

Ports of Indiana set cargo record in 2018

Sports

CHS Boys Swim team keeps Conference Championship streak alive

CHS Wrestlers win 5th straight Sectional title, pick up 6 individual titles

CHS Gymnasts win Invite, set school records

CHS Boys Basketball gets Duneland Conference win

CHS Girls Basketball falls 54 52 in regular season finale

Obituaries

Memorial Service Tuesday for Steven Edwin Bross, age 54

Memorial Service Saturday for John A. Ihnat, 85

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/012819 Steven Bigda US Army Corps of Engineers Former Nike C 74 Site Proposed Plan.pdf

Legal Notices/012819 Town of Kouts Notice to Bidders Kouts 2019 Stree Repair and Resurfacing.pdf

 

Friday, January 25, 2019

Duneland Schools / Community

DEF scholarship raffle to kick off at tonight's CHS basketball game

Town of Chesterton

BZA hears petition for duplex in B-2 zone at 126 W Porter Ave

Town of Porter

Porter residents advised of possible donation scam

Police

Pole barn fire in Liberty Township

Indiana

Lawmakers urged to enact redistricting commission reform bill

Indiana House backs moving up appointment of schools chief

Sports

CHS Boys Swim beats Merrillville 128-50

Obituaries

Services Sunday for Joseph William Ranalli

Services Tuesday for Robert Victor Rizer

Services Tuesday for John Alan Morgan, 73

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/012519 Town of Dune Acres Road Bids.pdf

Legal Notices/012519 Washington Township Trustee Annual Report.pdf

 

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Police

South Haven man who lunges at sheriff deputy with knife is fatally shot

DEF scholarship raffle to kick off at tonights CHS basketball game

Town Elections

Duneland incumbents filing for reelection; dearth of challengers so far

Chesterton High School

CHS students participate in All State Orchestra

Caroline Ausema performs in All State Choir

Business

State AG office warns to beware of solicitors claiming affiliation with local schools

Visclosky announces new Steel Caucus chair

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/012419 DLZ Notice of Public Hearing Petition of ArcelorMittal.pdf

 

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Traffic / Weather

Freezing rain leaves roads icy; schools; county gov closed today

Business / Community

Jacqueline Ruge Perkins named President and CEO of Porter Bank

Town of Porter

Porter may sell extra beach permits this year, limit on buying

Duneland Schools

Chesterton High School announces 2019 Midterm Graduates

Town of Chesterton

West Morgan Avenue sewer relining project continues

Community

Field Station Cooperative Preschool Open House this Saturday, January 26

Library Winter Reading Challenge starts February 1

Business / Economy

Jobless rate stable statewide, up in NWI

Legislature / Environment

Hoosier Environmental Council against bill which would relax stormwater regulations

Obituaries

Services Thursday for Wendy Dawn Ritz 53

Services Tuesday for John Alan Morgan, 73

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/Porter County Tax Certificate Sale 010919.pdf

 

 

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Sports

Madeline Rearick wins State Girls Wrestling Title at 98 lbs

Town of Chesterton

Stormwater Board bemused by bill authored by Elkhart legislator builder

Community

Duneland Kindermusik winter spring registration underway now

Obituary

Services Tuesday for John Alan Morgan, 73

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/012219 Blachly Tabor Bozik Hartman Notice of Annual Meeting IBCD Meeting.pdf

 

Monday, January 21, 2019

Education

Duneland cancels April 3 eLearning day

Duneland graduation rate lowest in the county

Region / Business / Environment

New bill to rebrand Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

Indiana regulators review coal ash pond cleanup plans

Water company In cold weather secure pipes against freezing clear hydrants

Indiana

Hoosiers face long wait for adoption records

Cigarette tax hike and legal marijuana bids stalling in Indiana Legislature

Sports

Trojans efficient in 55-49 win over Crown Point

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/012119 NICTD Invitation for Competitive Bidders East Chicago Train Station Improv.pdf

Legal Notices/012119 Steven Bigda US Army Corps of Engineers Former Nike C 74 Site Proposed Plan.pdf

 

Friday, January 18, 2019

Traffic / Weather / Police / Fire / Emegency

Winter Storm Warning tonight and Saturday

Pedestrian struck by car on US 20 in Burns Harbor

Town of Chesterton

Town planners continue public hearing on post office PUD

Town of Porter

Porter plan commission will hear rezone request again

Town of Burns Harbor

Burns Harbor RDC to pave Town hall and Lakeland park lots; members talk money

Burns Harbor FD awarded Firehouse Subs grant

Community

Duneland Y names Kayla Lee Early Learning Coordinator

Sports

Trojan girls fall to No 5 Crown Point

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/011819 Town of Dune Acres Road Bids.pdf

Legal Notices/011819 Porter County Auditor Notice to Taxpayers PoCo Rainy Day Fund.pdf

Legal Notices/011819 Town of Kouts Invitation to Bid Kouts New Drazer Park Restroom.pdf

 

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Town Elections

Only incumbents filing so far in town elections; deadine is Noon, February 8

Community

Duneland turns out to help federal workers amid shutdown

Porter County

Porter County Commissioners make board appointments

Environment

Shirley Heinze bog is new state nature preserve

Business / Economy

Chesterton building activity drops by 38 percent in 2018

Public field hearing January 28 in Hammond on proposed NIPSCO electric rate hike

Sports

Trojan Wrestlers beat LaPorte

Chesterton Boys fall at Andrean

Obituary

Elizabeth A. Polanek passes away at age 89

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/011719 Harris Welsh Lukmann Notice of Offer of Farm Lease Bernie Blvd and CR 900 N.pdf

Legal Notices/011719 Harris Welsh Lukmann Notice of Offer of Farm Lease CR 250 E and CR 1050 N.pdf

 

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Porter County

Porter County Council to consider new voting equipment

Community

Local businesses offering deals to furloughed federal employees

Police / Porter County

Captain Tim Manteuffel is new Porter County Sheriff Chief Chief Deputy

Indiana

Governor Holcomb suggests boost for teacher pay

Indiana lawmaker seeks tighter management of veterans fund

Chesterton High School Sports

No, 1 Trojan gymnasts beat Crown Point

CHS Boys Swim tops Portage to remain undefeated

Trojan Girls beat Portage 138-42

CHS Girls Hoops beats 2A No 6 Bishop Noll

Obituaries

Services Friday for Amy C. Lindenmeyer, 49

Memorial Service Saturday for Muriel Maxine Boo

Jack Roger Smith II passes away at age 80

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/Porter County Tax Certificate Sale 010919.pdf

 

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Township Library

Library scraps Friday evening hours, to close Black Friday

Town of Chesterton

Chesterton Plan Commission to resume public hearing Thursday on Richter Street PUD

Street Department applied salt brine in advance of snow

Chesterton Town Council endorses riverfront alcohol permit

Schools

CHS Speech team places 3rd overall at weekend tourney

Indiana

Indiana lawmakers look at charity gaming regulations

 

 

 

Monday, January 14, 2019

Town Elections

How to file for town council and clerk-treasurer seats

Police / Fire

Tow operator pleads guilty to bribing Portage Mayor Snyder

Liberty Township Volunteer FD seeking new recruits; apply now for academy

Community / Business

Franciscan Health Michigan City moves patients into new hospital

Indiana

Indiana AG accuser seeks easier way to remove elected officials

Chesterton High School Sports

Two decades of DAC dominance continues for CHS Girls Swim team

Evan Bates and Brock Ellis win Duneland Conference wrestling titles

Trojan Girls Basketball falls at LaPorte 68-54

Trojan Boys fall 71-65 at LaPorte

Obituary

Celebration of Life January 20 for Sharen Mae Smith

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/011419 Duneland School Corporation Notice to Bidders DSC Roof Restoration Work.pdf

Legal Notices/011419 NICTD Invitation for Competitive Bidders East Chicago Train Station Improv.pdf

Legal Notices/011419 Steven Bigda US Army Corps of Engineers Former Nike C 74 Site Proposed Plan.pdf

 

Friday, January 11, 2019

Town Elections

Local candidates file for town office

Indiana

Duneland legislators tell 2019 priorities

Governor proposes small funding boost for Indiana schools

Truckers sue Indiana governor over increased toll road fees

Indiana issuing food stamps early due to government shutdown

Holcomb budget proposal would end Amtrak line subsidy

Town of Chesterton

Boxcar restroom closed for the winter; contract for landscaping approved

Police / Town of Chesterton

Chesterton Police soon to begin promotion process

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/011119 Town of Kouts Invitation to Bid New Drazer Park Restroom.pdf

 

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Elections

Soliday proposal seeks to prevent another Porter County election snafu

Porter County / Environment / Police

Biowaste found at Valpo recycling site; contamination risks future of recycling

Duneland Schools

CHS Speech team continues with a strong season

Town of Burns Harbor

Burns Harbor TIF Board eyes matching grant for Haglund Trail

Police

High speed pursuit on US 6 and Indiana 49 ends in Chesterton

Environment / Indiana

Natural Resources Commission to meet Tuesday January 15

Sports

CHS wrestlers beat Valpo 58-15

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/011019 Greg Phillips Emergency Services Center Porter County Local Emergency Planning Committee Year 2019 Meeti...

Legal Notices/011019 Harris Welsh Lukmann Notice of Offer of Farm Lease Bernie Blvd and CR 900 N.pdf

Legal Notices/011019 Harris Welsh Lukmann Notice of Offer of Farm Lease CR 250 E and CR 1050 N.pdf

 

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Municipal Elections

File now to run for town council and clerk-treasurer in Chesterton, Porter, Burns Harbor

Town of Porter

Porter Town Council eyes accessible ramp for Indian Springs Park

Community / Porter County

Porter County recycling sites will now have locked drop boxes

Town of Chesterton

Major sanitary sewer project next week along West Morgan Ave., 11th Street alley

Chesterton High School Sports

Chesterton Girls Hoops hits 12 3s, blasts Hobart 68-21

Trojan Boys beat Hobart 57-37

Chesterton Girls swim past Lake Central

Trojan Boys Swim stays undefeated

CHS Gymnasts beat Hobart 108.35-89.70

Obituary

Services Friday for Jason Michael Radecki, 45

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/Porter County Tax Certificate Sale 010919.pdf

 

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Porter County

When in doubt, throw it out: Sloppy recycling puts program at risk

Duneland Schools

Duneland School Board welcomes Malasto and Pol

Indiana

Republicans pushing target for Indiana schools spending

Indiana OKs new rules for veterans' agency after scrutiny

Obituary

Services Thursday for Edward John Ceck, 88

 

Monday, January 7, 2019

Porter County

State issues Porter County 2019 budget order

Tax rates in six Porter County districts fall; Duneland not so lucky

Environment

NPS to use fee revenues for trash pickup at national parks

Chesterton High School

CHS Debate nearly sweeps IUN weekend tournament

Indiana

Senator Mike Braun tells committee assignments

Sports

Trojan Boys beat Merrillville in Duneland Conference opener

Chesterton Girls beat Merrillville 58-38

CHS Wrestlers go 5-0 at New Prairie Invite

Obituary

Memorial Service Wednesday for Mary Ann Drag

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/010719 Duneland School Corporation Notice to Bidders DSC Roof Restoration Work.pdf

Legal Notices/010719 Town of Dune Acres 2018 Cash Fund Statement.pdf

 

Friday, January 4, 2019

Indiana

Indiana governor plans major role in hate crimes debate

Senator Young tells committee assignments

Indiana OKs new rules for veterans agency after scrutiny

Sports

CHS Boys Swim stays undefeated

Trojan Girls beat LaPorte in swimming

CHS Wrestlers handle Michigan City

Obituaries

Memorial Service Saturday for Bryan Woodruff

Memorial Service Thursday for Vivian Oates, age 86

Services Sunday for David Leon Biggs, 71

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/010419 Beverly Shores Clerk Treasurer Notice to Taxpayers Beverly Shores 2017 GO Bond Project Fund.pdf

Legal Notices/010419 Porter County Auditor Notice to Taxpayers PoCo Public Health Preparedness Grant.pdf

 

 

Thursday, January 3, 2019

Indiana / Environment / Community

Family friendly activities at Dunes State Park in January and February

Indiana

Indiana lawmakers return to Statehouse today

Indiana lawmakers facing tight budget, hate crimes debate

Sports

Chesterton Gymnasts win Duneland Conference opener

Trojan Girls Basketball falls at Gary West

Obituaries

Services Sunday for David Leon Biggs, 71

Service of Life Celebration Saturday for David Earl Huelsman

 

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Porter County / Police

Sheriff: Porter County doing better but not yet winning war on opiods

Community / Business

Residences at Coffee Creek holds ribbon cutting ceremony now open

Indiana

Senate leader assigns hate crime bills to panel he controls

Obituaries

Services Friday for Gennelle Marie Smith, 54

Services Friday for Agnes R. Keneavy, age 100

Hazel Hundt passes away at 97

Memorial Service Saturday for Rev. Phillip Henry Burke. Jr.

Memorial Gathering Friday for Henedina' Dina' Macabalitaw

Services January 5 for James Loggins, age 65

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/010219 NICTD Notice to Bidders Gallery Car Cameras.pdf

 

 

2018 Porter County Election Results

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

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

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