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CHS commencement details released

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The 132nd annual Chesterton High School commencement exercises will be hosted at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, June 1 at the CHS Football Stadium, June 2 in case of inclement weather. Student Government officers are Celia Faroh, President of Student Affairs; Chad Berdine, Vice President of Student Affairs; Helen Jackson, Treasurer; and Senior WHIP, Sofia Portugal. Senior class senators are Madelin […]

Alumni, family and friends celebrate final day at Valparaiso Boys & Girls Club

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On Thursday, Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana hosted an alumni event for the closing of their Valparaiso Boys & Girls Club building, which served the youth of Porter County in the old Gardner School for over 50 years. The event, hosted by the Valpo Capital Campaign Community Outreach Committee, saw roughly 150 alumni and friends tour the […]

Echoes of the Past

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10 Years Ago Wednesday, May 23, 2012 – Receiving special WDSO honors are Jake Deiotte, Jackie Santos, David Allan-Ortiz, and Billy Atherton. . . Anna Raffin, Kristin Homme, and two relay teams qualify for state in track. . . Indiana Dunes State Park will offer a wilderness weekend for women, beginning with a Glamorous Campfire Gathering. . . An Adopt-a-Beach […]

Community Calendar

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Submit calendar items to calendar@ chestertontribune.com. Tuesday, May 24 *The Porter County Council meets at 5:30 p.m. in the commissioners chambers at the Administrative Center, 155 Indiana Ave., Valparaiso. *The Burns Harbor Board of Zoning Appeals meets at 7 p.m. at Town Hall, 1240 N. Boo Road, Burns Harbor. Wednesday, May 25 *Porter County’s Development Review Committee meets at 9 […]

Stick with Skewers!

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Meat on a stick is the world’s oldest form of barbecue. Almost every culture has its own version: Japanese yakitori, French brochettes, Oriental satay, Peruvian anticuchos, Spanish pinchos morunos, Armenian shashlik and Turkish shish kebabs. According to “A Mediterranean Feast” by Clifford A. Wright, the origin of skewer roasting is tied to the Turkish history of nomadic and seminomadic life, […]

Soldiers and civilians in history with train excursions

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For a unique Memorial Day outing, bring the family for a train excursion and interact with the various soldiers and civilians in history displays on Saturday, May 28, at the Hoosier Valley Railroad Museum in North Judson. Numerous living history reenactors/camps/displays along with military vehicles provided by the Military Vehicles Preservation Society will be on the museum grounds. Round-trip train […]

Two local nonprofits receive grant from the Women’s Fund of Porter County

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On Thursday, May 5, members of the Women’s Fund of Porter County gathered at the Porter County Community Foundation office for the 2022 Annual Membership Meeting. This group embraces the spirit of “Women Helping Women” seeking to improve the lives of women and children in our community. This year, over $50,000 in grants was awarded to local nonprofits. Hilltop Neighborhood […]

Echoes of the Past

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10 Years Ago Friday, May 18, 2012 – Mike Leopold is honored with the Duneland Exchange Club’s A.C.E. (Accepting the Challenge of Excellence) Award. . . Chesterton Police Department holds a ceremony commemorating National Law Enforcement Memorial Week. . . Joe Troop and Justin Zosso break sectional records as the team finishes third. . . A committee is formed to […]

Community Calendar

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Submit calendar items to calendar@chestertontribune.com. Thursday, May 19 *From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., the Bethlehem Lutheran Quilting Group meets at the church, at 2050 County Road 1100 North, making quilts to raise funds for the church’s emergency financial aid for families in distress and for Lutheran World Relief. For more information, call Marilynne Dilley at (219) 299-2313. Friday, May […]

More details released about Monday carjacking at Porter gas station

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A woman pumping gas at a gas station on U.S. 20 suddenly had a man pointing a gun at her and demanding the car keys Monday afternoon. The assailant, later identified as Rashawn Thompson, 18, of Chicago, did allow the woman to get her children out of the 2010 Chevrolet Malibu, Porter police and the Indiana State Police say. The […]


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