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Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Town of Porter

Porter seeks proposals for Kids Cove Park playground equipment

Town of Chesterton

Duneland School Board member wants to know cash balances in Chesterton TIF accounts


Chesterton Lions' pancakes, Turtle Derby and Duck Race at Family 4th Fest


Scammers threaten woman with arrest on drug charges, get her to send money

Business / Steel / Region

Steel imports down in May


Izaak Walton League honors Norm and Pat Hellmers in battle to protect Dunes Pavilion and beach

DNR seeks volunteers to count turkeys and broods

Region / Police / Nation

Illinois becomes 11th state to allow recreational marijuana

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/062619 Town of Burns Harbor Notice to Taxpayers Burns Harbor Additional Appropriations Fire Ambulance Fund.pdf

Legal Notices/062619 Town of Porter Request for Proposals Porter Park Department Playground Equipment.pdf


Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Town of Chesterton -- Town Council

Cincoski urges residents to get to State Park fireworks early on Monday

Community / Police

Legal discharge of fireworks begins Saturday


Local Rotary celebrates year of accomplishments installs officers

Community / Environment

Izaak Walton League Fairy Festival rescheduled for Saturday June 29

Business / Economy / Region

State jobless rate stable but mixed bag in NWI

Restructured NICTD board meets for first time, hears of dip in ridership

New NICTD board hears updates on West Lake, double tracking projects


Monday, June 24, 2019

Duneland Schools

Chip Pettit is new Duneland Schools Superintendent

CHS returns from Speech and Debate Nationals with one top 60 finish


Shirley Heinze adds 34 acres on Little Calumet River here

Flooding closes Glenwood Dunes Trail


Indiana boosts security on drivers licenses and ID cards


Pedestrian hit by semi on I-94 in Pine Township

ISP: Multiple charges filed after I-94 stop near Portage today

Foot pursuit foils burglary, leads to arrest in Porter


Friday, June 21, 2019

Town of Chesterton

Planners hear pitch for a Dollar General on the old Lipinski Automotive property

Bartronics LLC seeks rezone of three R3 lots on South 12th Street to B2


Fish tales abound at MS4 kids fishing derby

Porter County / Indiana Dunes

Dunes Visitor Center theater to get upgrades

Elections / Indiana / Nation

Group sues for records on US election hacking vulnerability


JoAnne Samila passes away at age 86

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/062119 Abonmarche Consultants Advertisement for Bid Town of Porter Comm Crossings Contract 2.pdf

Legal Notices/062119 Abonmarche Consultants Town of Porter Comm Crossings Contract 1.pdf


Thursday, June 20, 2019

Business / Region / Steel

USS Gary Works blast furnace idling won't lead now to layoffs

Business / Indiana / Region

Journeyman Distillery nets $5M tax credit for new Valpo location

Porter County

Porter County Park Board OKs change order for education center parking lot


Plot thickens in liquor theft pursuit

Chesterton High School

Select CHS viola quartet performs at Notre Dame

Class Reunion

2019 mini reunion to include 25 years of CHS classes


House passes Visclosky 2020 Defense Appropriation Act, military pay raises


Services Tuesday for Dale K. Wingate, age 71

Kenneth E. Coslet passes away at age 91


Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Business / Region / Steel

USS to idle Gary Works blast furnace as the market softens

IOSHA fines Arcelor Indiana Harbor $10,000 for lead cadmium violations


Former hospital nurse gets probation after admitting taking fentanyl

ISP: Good Samaritan carjacked in Newton County

Health / Nation

Marijuana use doubles in US pregnant women to 1 in 14


Great Lakes states provinces team up on invasive species


CHS basketball standout Wadding scores in Jr. All-Star Games


Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Duneland Schools

School Board takes questions on superintendent contract

Town of Chesterton

Despite 8-plus inches of rain in May, Utility never forced to bypass

Oakwood Drive resident concerned by high water in wetlands off South 11th Street

Local History

Undertaker records tell death and life in Victorian Westchester Township

Township Library

Library board approves draft 2020 budget


PCSP: Dad and daughter in high-speed pursuit on Fathers Day

Indiana / Region

Hoosiers urged to report blocked RR crossings


Jerry E. Martin, 85, passes away


Monday, June 17, 2019

Business / Indiana

Governor Holcomb to chair meeting Wednesday at Urschel here

Police / Town of Chesterton

Police Commission discusses traffic stacking problem at the Dunkin Donuts


Purdue tuition freeze remains through 2020-21 on main campus

Indiana opioid RX down 35 percent since 2013

Environment / Lake Michigan

Great Lakes leaders to discuss funding Asian carp project


Jerry E. Martin, 85, passes away


Friday, June 14, 2019


Apply now for Duneland 4th of July Parade

Business / Community

Access/Inspire moves into 505 Warehouse Building, motivating relationships and more


Cocoa powder and lithium batteries don't mix in I-94 crash near Burns Harbor today

CPD pursues suspected shoplifters to state line

Porter County

Porter County Park Board Monday

Class Reunion

CHS Class of 1979 planning 40th reunion Saturday, August 3


Services Tuesday for Leonard N. Sullivan, age 89

Carol Sue Bushore passes away at age 74

Services Monday for Lester Carl Borg, age 76

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/061419 Abonmarche Consultants Advertisement for Bid Town of Porter Comm Crossings Contract 2.pdf

Legal Notices/061419 Abonmarche Consultants Town of Porter Comm Crossings Contract 1.pdf

Legal Notices/061419 NICTD Request for Proposers NICTD Dispatch PhoneRadio System.pdf

Legal Notices/061419 Porter County Auditor Notice to Taxpayers PoCo Additional Appropriations for 2019.pdf

Legal Notices/061419 Valparaiso Community Schools Notice to Taxpayers Amended Capital Projects Plan.pdf

Legal Notices/061419 Westchester Public Library Notice to Taxpayers Additional Appropriations.pdf


Thursday, June 13, 2019


Ball State University details cuts and approves tuition hike


Bike event may impact South Shore service Friday

New video shows adult cows being abused at Indiana farm

Indiana Dunes

Indiana Dunes State Park Interpretive Program Schedule


Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Town of Porter

Porter Town Council donates to DBIG/Lions Family 4th Fest

New trail to Little Calumet River built at Hawthorne Park

Register now for Kids Fishing Derby on June 19

Porter County

Commissioners OK United Consulting for engineering on two bridges


ISP: Wrong way driver in head-on crash on I-80/94


Service and gathering Sunday for Gerald Blake Hbert, 84

Services Friday for Dean D. Marlatt, age 78

Private services for Douglas John Meyer


Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Town of Chesterton

Chesterton Town Council hears idea for angled parking on West Indiana Avenue

Street paving work continues in Chesterton

Police and Fire

Man charged in Saturday pursuit suspected of Speedway smash-and-grab

LTVFD: Dog turns on stove; food burns home smokes up


Library movie and concert at Burns Harbor park Friday


Judge rejects Indiana attorney general bid to block abortion clinic

Three ex-workers charged with animal cruelty at Fair Oaks dairy

Class Reunions

CHS Class of 1974 seeks classmates for August reunion


Judith Ellen 'Judy' McCorkel passes away at age 79


Monday, June 10, 2019


Assessor Jon Snyder gets probation after pleading to misdemeanor tax charge

CFD: In holding pattern in Allure fire

Porter PD: Hits 100 mph in pursuit into Michigan City


Indiana educators racing to renew licenses before deadline

Indiana mulls $1 billion tax hike for unemployment fund

Town of Burns Harbor

Burns Harbor TIF board allocates funds for ambulance worker salaries


CHS alum Eddie Wineland wins again


Annette Rose Beard passes away at age 81

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/061019 Town of Burns Harbor Ordinance 289 2019.pdf


Friday, June 7, 2019


Fireworks on the Lakefront at State Park on Monday, July 1

Duneland Chamber seeks award nominations

Town of Burns Harbor

Burns Harbor promotes firefighter; BHFD open house Sunday

Burns Harbor Food Truck Square returns Wednesday, June 12


Elliott just misses State Finals berth; Trojans 8th at Boys Golf Regional

Great Lakes / Environment

Great Lakes mayors group endorses plan to fight Asian carp


Memorial Services June 13 for Paul Lukach, age 72

Annette Rose Beard passes away at age 81

Charles Albert Domke passes away at age 69

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/060719 Gregory Babcock Town of Porter Plan Commission Hultman Farms Minor Subdivision Primary Plat.pdf

Legal Notices/060719 NICTD Request for Bidders East Chicago Station Signal Upgrade.pdf

Legal Notices/060719 NICTD Request for Proposers NICTD Dispatch PhoneRadio System.pdf


Thursday, June 6, 2019

Duneland Schools

CMS and Jackson Elementary principals moving on

Duneland Schools list students with perfect attendance

World / History / Veterans

D-Day 75: Nations honor veterans, remember the fallen

101st Airborne Division D-Day vet jumps again at age 97


Authorities investigate alleged animal abuse at Fair Oaks farm

Steel import applications down 11 percent in April

Town of Chesterton

Landscaping of boxcar restroom is continuing


Two earn Eagle Scout rank in Boy Scout Troop 908


Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Porter County

New law revises County Park Board appointments

Apply now for open County Park Board seats

Town of Chesterton

Mathias: Splash pad still being repaired

CPD: Thomas Park boxcar restroom found vandalized


Summer Safety Fest Friday at Hawthorne Park

Former Mayor Emanuel completes bike ride around Lake Michigan


May: The month it rained in Duneland


Visclosky votes for rail funding endorses study of blocked RR crossings


Robert D. Anderson passes away

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/060519 Town of Dune Acres Notice to Bidders Beach Drive Seawall Project.pdf


Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Police / Fire

Origin/cause investigation of Allure fire set for Thursday

Duneland Schools

School Board OKs streamlined curricular materials fees

Community / Library

Westchester Library bandstand concert and movie series begins Friday at Thomas Park


Judge questions reasons for Indiana abortion procedure ban


William J. McLaughlin passes away at age 79

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/060419 Duneland School Corporation Notice of Public Hearing Superintendent Contract.pdf


Monday, June 3, 2019

Police / Fire

Allure on the Lake -- former Waterbird -- burns to the ground

Coroner Man's body found in Lake Michigan near Port of Indiana

Duneland Schools

Duneland Schools honor teacher and staff retirees

Chesterton High School Sports

Nicholson earns medal at Track State Finals

CHS Boys Golf finishes runner-up at Sectional earns Regional berth

Personal records abound for Trojans at Girls State Finals


Robin Matthew Brunder passes away at age 64

Joan Marie Maguire passes away at age 84

Celebration of Life June 29 for Nancy Hadley Wilhelm

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/060319 MAP ATC Notice Elks 500 Gelsosomos Pizzeria 7 Eleven.pdf


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