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Tuesday, June 2, 2020

2020 elections

Clerk Smooth start to voting this morning

Duneland Schools

Duneland School system honors teacher and staff retirees

Virus Emergency

Porter County reports two new C19 deaths


WPL Virtual Summer Concert series starts Friday June 5 at 7 pm

Bishop McClory responds to death of George Floyd and area protests

Town of Chesterton

Chesterton BZA holds in person meeting at CFD

BZA holds three preliminary hearings


State Police pursuit ends with suspect shot and trooper hurt


Kelsey Rae Whisler passes away at age 35

Madelyn Lorenz passes away at age 85

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/060220 Invite to bids Bev Shores.pdf


Monday, June 1, 2020

Town of Chesterton

Bob Allison resigns Town Council seat over Facebook comments

2020 Elections Tuesday

County candidate list: Several contested races

Duneland Election Day polling places

Tight congressional races top Indiana primary ballots

Virus Emergency

Porter County reports one new death, 27 new C19 cases over the weekend

Statewide: 1,382 new C19 cases, 31 more deaths over the weekend


Memorial Service Tuesday for Susan Kay Brobst

Howard Nevin Peters passes away

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/06_01_2020 Town of Hebron.pdf


Friday, May 29, 2020

Virus Emergency

Health Department adds info on C19 cases in nursing homes

Statewide: 521 new C19 cases, 40 additional deaths

Lake County Jail counselor dies after testing for COVID19

Porter County

CR 400E washed out

County Park Board votes to hold Camp Funset in spite of C19 fears

2020 Elections

Official: Many mail-in ballots may go uncounted


Kenneth Lee Dutcher passes away at age 69

Joe L. Milner passes away at age 88

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/052920 Alch Bev Bd 2.pdf

Legal Notices/052920 AlchBev Bd 1.pdf

Legal Notices/052920 BH zoning shippg containers.pdf

Legal Notices/052920 NCTD ticket vending.pdf

Legal Notices/052920 Not of Hrg Chest TOPOR.pdf

Legal Notices/052920 Not of Hrng Porter White Stallion.pdf

Legal Notices/052920 Porter Twp firefighting.pdf


Thursday, May 28, 2020

Town of Chesterton

Masks required at tonight's Chesterton BZA meeting

Chesterton TIF paving projects moving along

Town Council debriefs on Saturday downpour

Town of Porter

Porter Police: Weekend beach traffic signals 'long, bad summer'

2020 Elections

North Commissioner Jim Biggs faces challenge from Jeff Larson

Virus Emergency

Nine new C19 cases in Porter County

State: New C19 cases spike, deaths near 2000

FSSA: Mental health issues up amid virus outbreak


Cynthia Cindy Howe passes away at age 62

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/052820 Town of Burns Harbor Marq. Trail.pdf


Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Town of Chesterton

Town Council seeks applicants for open Plan Commission seat

Chesterton Council OKs regulated sewer territory ordinance as part of Valpo settlement

Town of Porter

Porter paving comes in under budget

2020 Elections

Porter County Republicans have a choice in Commissioner race

4 vie for 3 slots in Democrat County Council race

Virus Emergency

Two more C19 deaths in Porter County

Statewide: New C19 cases roughly half of what they were two weeks ago

Business / Economy

State April jobless rate spikes to nearly 17 percent; Region rates are worse


Norman Johnston Moore passes away at age 87

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/Chest utility CSO comm not 5 27 20.pdf

Legal Notices/Holladay prop DSC westport 5 27 20 .pdf

Legal Notices/invite to bid Valpo comm crossings 5 27 20.pdf

Legal Notices/valpo schools debt service 5 27 20.pdf

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Town of Chesterton

Chesterton planner George Stone resigns his seat

Stormwater pipe fails; sinkhole on 23rd Street


Another man charged in 2019 double murder

2020 Elections

Republicans Spence-Smock, Fish, Jury vying for Superior Court 1 nomination

State Rep. Ed Soliday faces primary challenge from Republican Sara Blohm

Virus Emergency

Another death in Porter County, but last week's surge in cases slows

Statewide: New C19 cases slow over the long weekend


Karen Passons passes away


Friday, May 22, 2020

Town of Chesterton

Town park department releases tentative schedule for reopening facilities

Town of Porter

Apartment development at waterpark site continues to move forward

2020 Elections

In-person early voting begins Tuesday

Police / Traffic

Roadworker killed on I-94 in Porter; semi burns

Virus Emergency

C19 cases surge in Center Township; another death

Statewide: C19 cases top 30,000; deaths near 2,000


It's official; Aldi is coming to town


NPS to offer parking info line this summer


Most DNR campgrounds and facilities reopen today

Governor seeks spending cuts with tax revenue drop

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/052220 PorterTwp Notice to Taxpayers.pdf

Legal Notices/052220 OgdenDunes NOTICE TO BIDDERS.pdf


Thursday, May 21, 2020

Town of Chesterton

BZA to hold 5 public hearings in person Thursday

Utility board endorses higher zinc pollutant limit

Utility endorses revised regulated territory ordinance as part of settlement with Valpo

Virus Emergency

Three more C19 deaths in county; 17 new cases

State: New C19 cases and deaths spike

AARP calls for transparency on C19 in Indiana nursing homes

Chesterton High School

CHS releases Music Awards program video honoring students

CHS Senior Honors Night recipients named video link available

2020 Elections

Democrats Ben Blohm and Deb Porter seek nomination in State House race


NIPSCO plan to move coal ash from Michigan City sparks concern


Rev. John Barasinski passes away at age 69

Zachary Hunter Hamilton passes away at age 19

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/052120bids Burns Harbor Marquette greenway.pdf


Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Community / Virus Emergency

Duneland YMCA set to reopen May 24

Porter County / Virus Emergency

Porter County workers to return; public access by appointment

Town of Porter

Vandalism reported at Porter Beach

Town of Burns Harbor

Burns Harbor continues to waive late fees for sewer bills

Town of Chesterton

Water in your backyard; Blame it on the rain

Environment / Virus Emergency

Dunes National Park to reopen Porter Beach

Virus / Emergency

State: 581 new cases, 38 deaths


Houston F. Dalton passes away at age 95


Tuesday, May 19, 2020


American Legion Post 170 to lead Memorial Day programs

2020 Elections

14 Democrats vie for nomination to 1st District seat in U.S. House

Virus Emergency

Statewide: 481 new C19 cases, 57 new deaths


Indiana court sidesteps ruling on suspended attorney general


Monday, May 18, 2020

Duneland Schools

Duneland announces possible Class of 2020 events for July

Westchester Library

Library curbside pickup starts today


CPD officers undeterred by C19

2020 Elections

Six Republicans in primary for 1st District seat in U.S. House

State sending virus protective items to election offices

Virus Emergency

Porter County reports two more C19 deaths

Statewide: 1,659 new cases, 71 more deaths

26 mile run honors 26 Chesterton officers

Tribune readers want to know: Is your business safe?

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/05182020 porter coounty ed. services.pdf

Legal Notices/051820 IDEM open burn.pdf


Friday, May 15, 2020

Duneland Schools

Duneland School system asks public input on Strategic Plan for schools

Virus Emergency

County C19 deaths rise to 15 hospitalizations also up

Statewide: 614 new C19 cases, 42 more deaths

National Guard deployed to state prisons

United Way survey 58 percent doubt preCOVID conditions to return until 2021

Police / Traffic

Two injured in 3 vehicle crash on 49

Town of Burns Harbor

Burns Harbor going out to bid for Phase 3 of Marquette Greenway Trail construction


Thomas A. Lynch passes away

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/051520 Chesterton BZA notice of hearing.pdf

Legal Notices/051520 IDEM open burn.pdf

Legal Notices/051520 Notice of Pub Hrg 762 S Cal.pdf

Legal Notices/051520 Notice of Pub Hrng2017Terreno.pdf

Legal Notices/051520 Notice Pub Hrng 109Westchest.Ave.pdf

Legal Notices/051520 Notice PublicHrng Chest 11thSt.pdf

Legal Notices/051520 Notice to bidders Ogden Dunes.pdf

Legal Notices/051520 PoCo addl approp storm water.pdf

Legal Notices/051520 Notice of Exec Bev Shores bond.pdf


Thursday, May 14, 2020

Duneland Schools

CHS students recognized for Academic Achievements

Virus Emergency

New C19 cases in Porter County outpace new recoveries

1,645 Total Indiana C19 deaths

Study estimates 2.8 percent C19 infection rate for Indiana

Porter County Aging and Community Services provides energy and food box assistance

Casino worker caravan converging on Indy Friday for safer working conditions

South Shore Sanitized for Rider Safety; masks required

Indiana Immunization Coalition urges keeping child vaccinations up to date


Benjamin Scott Hibshman passes away at age 49


Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Town of Chesterton

Town Council earmarks $10K for business promotion

Duneland Schools

Three CHS seniors named National Merit Scholars

Virus Emergency

County C19 cases near 400; hospitalizations up

Statewide: 409 new C19 cases; 38 more deaths

Business / Economy

Indiana utilities want to recover revenue lost due to pandemic


Laura J. Ream passes away at age 92

Shirley Jean (Noel) Lenburg passes away

Daniel L. Jenkins, III passes away in Arizona


Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Duneland Schools

Duneland School system names Teachers and Employee of Year

Town of Chesterton

Chesterton Town Council regulates gatherings in public parks

Business / Economy

CAC rips utilities plan to charge ratepayers for sales lost in pandemic

Consumer Counselor seeks utility ratepayer protections during pandemic

Virus Emergency

County reports 13th C19 death, uptick in new cases

Statewide cases top 25,000

Indiana officials say most businesses follow reopening plan


Charles Edward 'Charlie' Jokerst passes away at age 78

Anna Maria Spahic passes away at age 89


Monday, May 11, 2020

Environment / Lake Michigan

Lakes Michigan and Huron break high water records in April


Indiana attorney general's law license suspended for groping

Virus Emergency

Porter County reports 12th C19 death

Indiana C19 case count nears 25,000

Dunes State Park resumes collecting gate fees


ISP: Passenger dies in I80 94 crash


Anna Maria Spahic passes away at age 89

Ray Ameling passes away at age 86

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/051120 Town of PorterCommunity Cross Gr.pdf

Legal Notices/051120 town of Chesterton Calumet Rd..pdf


Friday, May 8, 2020

Virus Emergency

Cyndi Dykes says Coroner Office prepared for C19 surge

Eleventh C19 death reported in County

Statewide: 675 new cases, 33 new deaths


Chesterton Strong Art contest winner's art available as yard sign

Duneland Schools

CHS makes 2020 Best High School list


Private services for Virginia Lade Terrill, age 94

Betty Jean Thompson passes away

Larry S. Potter passes away at age 74

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/050820 notice of public hearing bev shores erosion.pdf


Thursday, May 7, 2020

Town of Chesterton

Shane Griffin is the new Chesterton Park Superintendent

European Market won't open on May 16

Business / Community

Chuck Roth celebrating 40 years at Chesterton Feed and Garden Center

Virus Emergency

Statewide: 650 new cases 31 more deaths

County C19 cases top 300

National Park closes Porter Beach

Environment / Porter County

County Parks uses grants to expand Brincka Cross preserve

Township Library

Public library to launch curbside service May 18

Business / Steel / Region

ArcelorMittal posts $1.12 billion loss in 1Q

Business / Region

NiSource posts 1Q profit

Chesterton High School Sports

CHS coaches will be ready if IHSAA resumes high school sports July 1


Betty J. Pflughaupt passes away at age 86

Kimberly Karen Turner passes away at age 53

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/05720 PORTER PLAN COMMISSION.pdf

Legal Notices/05720 BEV SHORES GIFT.pdf

Legal Notices/05720 BEV SHORES EROSION.pdf


Wednesday, May 6, 2020


Not all the news is bad: CFD rescues ducklings from sewer

Virus Emergency

Two new C19 deaths in county; more than half of all cases in the younger age groups

Porter County Commissioners OK C19 action plan for offices

Town of Porter government trying to return to normal

State saw at least 1,000 C19 deaths in April

State reports 2nd highest number of new cases

Indiana warns about false misleading virus cleaning claims

Internet Safety

Hacked Facebook accounts lead to scam here

Facebook removes accounts linked to QAnon

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/Shirley Heinze Land Trust notice of tax sale.pdf


Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Virus Emergency

South Shore requires riders to wear masks

New Porter County C19 cases spike, so do recoveries, active cases dip

Statewide: 62 additional C19 deaths since Monday

More Indiana stores reopen as some virus restrictions ease

Business / Economy

Water company rate increase now in effect


Amid virus, Field Museum's flesh-eating beetles keep eating


James Richard Hudgins, Sr. passes away at age 87

Glenn Russell Friday passes away at age 55


Monday, May 4, 2020


Chesterton motorcyclist died in US 12 crash

Porter County

Memorial Opera and Expo workers furloughed

Duneland Schools

Duneland Schools welcomes two new PCES Directors

Duneland School Board members receive ISBA's highest honors

Virus / Emergency

Governor eyes rollback of virus restrictions in phases

Statewide: Nearly 2000 new cases since Friday

Indiana governor apologizes for maskless photo at restaurant

15 new COVID19 cases in county over the weekend

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/542020 not to bidders Chest hot mastic .pdf

Legal Notices/542020porter comm crossings.pdf


Friday, May 1, 2020

Business / Region / Steel

USS issues WARN notices to 6,500, idling No. 6 at Gary Works

USS posts 1Q net loss of $391M

Virus / Emergency

Indiana C19 order won't ban tighter local rules

Statewide: 815 new cases, 55 more deaths

Four new C19 cases in Porter County


Three dead in Indiana 130 crash


Vera (Leonsky) Struk passes away at age 91



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