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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Portuer County

Anton Insurance resigns as Porter County health insurance agent

Police / Traffic

OWI suspected in US 6 head-on crash

INDOT to hold open house April 11 on 2017-21 plan for transportation projects

Town of Chesterton

Unincorporated Liberty Township property owners seek sewer service from town

Community

Kiteboarders can register now for Downwind Classic April 8 at Porter Beach

Weather / Environment / Indiana

Warm and wet Indiana spring could mean early mosquitoes and ticks

Indiana

Indiana House panel advances bill to weaken teacher unions

Obituaries

Services Friday for Betty Pisarski, age 89

Services pending for Catherine Wolf, age 92

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/032217 Valparaiso Community Schools 2016 Annual Performance Report.pdf

 

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Police / Traffic

Ogden Dunes police report missing senior

INDOT hearing Thursday on county's latest roundabout: Ind. 2, 100S, 300W

Parents Register now for April 6 program on drug trends in county

Sheriff Reynolds offers new smartphone app

Town of Chesterton

Stormwater Board to solicit quotes for draining alley piping runoff off 11th St

Community

Register now for YMCA Summer Day Camp

Celebrate Earth Day with the Izaak Walton League

Region

Try the South Shore line Kids Ride Free program

Obituary

Services Wednesday evening for Pamela L. Lange

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/032117 Town of Porter Notice to Taxpayers Est. of Cumulative Cap. Dev. Fund.pdf

 

Monday, March 20, 2017

Police

Valparaiso Walgreens robbed of Oxycontin at gunpoint

Indiana

Indiana considers prohibiting cities and towns from banning Airbnb

Job cuts continue at Indiana factories despite Trump pressure

Westchester Library

County Council seeking applications for Westchester Library Board appointment

Environment / Community

Native Plant Sale April 1 but preorder purchases now

Obituaries

Charles Hinson Beatty, Jr. passes away at age 43

Services Wednesday for Virginia M. Nelson, 86

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/032017 Duneland School Corporation Notice to Bidders 2017 Pavement Improvements.pdf

 

Friday, March 17, 2017

Porter County

County RDC backs off plans for diverting taxes into TIFs

Board told state lags behind neighbors in spending tax funds to subsidize tourism industry

Police / Emergency

Sheriff Reynolds takes command of Drug Task Force

Tree falls across NIPSCO power line on Indian Boundary

Environment

Republicans join Democrats against Trump Great Lakes cuts

Earth sizzles to near record heat even without El Nino

Indiana

Indiana Democrats want Pence health care program defended

Trump budget could hurt NWI South Shore project funding

Senator Todd Young in bipartisan effort to crack down on illegal foreign propaganda

Republicans and Democrats blast Trump cut to Meals on Wheels

Sports

CHS Grad Cole Teal in NCAA D3 Final 4

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/031717 Harris Welsh Lukmann Notice of Public Hearing Petition of Duneland School Corp.pdf

Legal Notices/031717 Porter County Auditor Additional Appropriations for County Budgets.pdf

Legal Notices/031717 Porter County Plan Commission Notice of Public Hearing Petition of Alex Kazmierczak.pdf

Legal Notices/031717 Porter County Plan Commission Notice of Public Hearing Petition of Daivd & Melissa Baker.pdf

Legal Notices/031717 Porter County Plan Commission Notice of Public Hearing Petition of David Karriman.pdf

Legal Notices/031717 Porter County Plan Commission Notice of Public Hearing Petition of Mariams Meadow LLC .pdf

Legal Notices/031717 Porter County Plan Commission Notice of Public Hearing Petition of Ron Thornton.pdf

Legal Notices/031717 Town of Burns Harbor Notice of Public Hearing Petition of Rainbow Community Inc.pdf

Legal Notices/031717 Valparaiso Community Schools Notice to Bidders Thomas Jefferson Elementary Add. and Renovations.pdf

 

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Porter County

Commissioners OK US 6 overlay district and conservation fee

Duneland Schools

Consultants talk to public in Duneland Schools superintendent search

Town of Chesterton

NIPSCO to replace five lopsided trees trimmed by its contractor

Town of Porter

Town of Porter prepares to sell former lift station property

Site plan approved for T & M Tire addition; hotel property to subdivide

Environment / Lake Michigan / Indiana Dunes

Trump seeks elimination of Great Lakes funding

Team announced for restoration of The House of Tomorrow in Beverly Shores

Indiana

Senate panel guts House proposal on preschool education

Dan Coats sworn in as national intelligence director

Sports

Indiana fires Tom Crean after 9 seasons

Obituary

Services Friday for Deborah 'Debbie' Willett

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/031617 Town of Kouts Request for Landscaping Maintenance Proposals Park and Signs Maintenance.pdf

Legal Notices/031617 Porter County Tax Rate Chart.pdf

 

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Porter County

Commissioners OK US 6 overlay district and conservation fee

Duneland Schools

Two more days to complete online survey for new school superintendent

Town of Chesterton

Holiday Inn Express project is dead, only empty slab remains

Business

Gas shut off moratorium for low income folks ends today, assistance available

State jobless rate stable in December, jumps in the region

Obituaries

Services Friday for Dolly J. Coppes

Services Saturday for Nhu Van Nguyen, 77

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/031517 Crown Point Community School Corp Notice to Bidders School Milk and Dairy Products.pdf

Legal Notices/031517 NICTD Invitation for Competitive Proposals South Bend Airport Realignment Project.pdf

 

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Town of Chesterton

Riley's Railhouse owner set to buy 402 and 101 Broadway

Community

Donations to YMCA's Jo Winey Babcock endowment will be matched

Honor Student Christian Charlson Nominated for The Congress of Future Medical Leaders

Police

Pleasant Township man dies in 900S crash

Obituary

Private Services for David Beare

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/031417 Duneland School Corporation Notice to Bidders Jackson Elementary 2017 Mechanical Renovations.pdf

Legal Notices/031417 Duneland School Corporation Notice to Bidders CMS 2017 Pool Renovations.pdf

Legal Notices/031417 Ivy Tech Community College Notice to Bidders Ivy Tech Campus Parking Lot Re-Seal.pdf

Legal Notices/031417 Town of Porter Notice to Taxpayers Est. of Cumulative Cap. Dev. Fund.pdf

 

Monday, March 13, 2017

Chesterton High School

CHS Speech team wins State Championship

Police / Schools/ Parents

'Beast comes to play': Risk taking, adolescence and drugs

It is not your parents marijuana; know the signs of drug abuse

Weather

National Weather Service backs off lake effect forecast here for tonight

Police / Traffic

ISP: Seatbelt saves life today in I-94 accident

ISP: Indiana man dies in I-94 crash here

Police / Region

US Attorney Capp resigns at direction of President Trump

Sports

Hunzelman wins State All-Around Gymnastics Title; Trojans finish 3rd as a team

Brock Redman named All-American Scholar

Valpo U. gets NIT at-large bid

Obituary

Services Wednesday for Thomas J. Sanders

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/031317 Town of Kouts Requests for Proposals Leaf and Brush Pick-Up.pdf

Legal Notices/031317 Duneland School Corporation Notice to Bidders 2017 Pavement Improvements.pdf

Legal Notices/031317 Center Township Trustee 2016 Annual Report.pdf

 

Friday, March 10, 2017

Police / Fire / Emergency

Fatal opioid overdoses surge in 2016 despite use of Narcan kits

CPD: Driver hits house on West Porter Ave., charged with OWI

Change clocks and smoke alarm batteries Saturday

Chesterton High School

Japanese Olympiad team wins 3rd consecutive State Championship

Town of Burns Harbor

Town Council hears of rise in heroin overdoses in Burns Harbor

Burns Harbor OKs $9k food truck square budget

Porter County

Commissioners hire third party consultant for workers comp insurance

Business / Region / Indiana

Bill would re-brand Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore as national park

RDA OKs NICTD grant agreements for South Shore expansion and double tracking

 

 

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Community

Opens Friday here: I Never Saw Another Butterfly tells of hope and human spirit in Auschwitz

Chesterton High School

CHS Jazz Ensemble earns Superior Gold at LaPorte Jazz Festival

Town of Burns Harbor

Burns Harbor eyes splash pad and basketball court repairs

Police Fire

Light haze of smoke prompts evacuation of CMS

Indiana

Indiana Senate panel takes up bill allowing praying aloud in schools

Indiana bill could give domestic violence victims

Indiana House GOP open to smaller cigarette tax increase

Steel / Region / Economy

Steel import applications down in February

Sports

CHS honors Winter Sports student athletes

Obituaries

Florence Dresh passes away at age 99

Donald Eagen passes away at 74

 

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Duneland Schools

Duneland Summer School dates and fees approved; Kinder Camp added

Chesterton Park Board

Quotes opened for new playground equipment

Park Board eyes new trail signage

Community

Volunteer now to join in April 29 Rebuilding Together work day

Region / Police

Major thefts of railroad gun shipments fuel Chicago's soaring murder rate

Indiana

Lawyer: Pence AOL account adds new wrinkle to lawsuit

Twitter troll takes over Soliday's handle, demands apology for rude behavior

Obituaries

Services Saturday for Scott Allen Joyce

Memorial Service Friday for Doris M. Seeley

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/030817 Crown Point Community School Corp Notice to Bidders School Milk and Dairy Products (1).pdf

Legal Notices/030817 NICTD Invitation for Competitive Proposals South Bend Airport Realignment Project (1).pdf

Legal Notices/030817 NICTD Request for Bidders Aerial Bucket Truck (1).pdf

Legal Notices/030817 NICTD Request for Bidders Ballast (1).pdf

Legal Notices/030817 NICTD Request for Bidders Undercutting.pdf

Legal Notices/030817 Porter County 2016 Annual Financial Report (1).pdf

Legal Notices/030817 Porter County Regional Airport Annual Report (1).pdf

Legal Notices/Porter County Tax Certificate Sale 022217 Legal Notice template (1).pdf

 

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Duneland Schools

Liberty Intermediate School touts culture and technology at school board

CHS Speech team qualifies 12 for national tourney

Duneland Band and Orchestra signups underway

Community

Youth explore STEM at YMCA after school programs

Police

Porter County Police trace 'Washington HS' school threat to Washington state

Victim in fatal Burns Harbor crash identified as South Bend woman

Indiana

Indiana agencies scramble to find more foster parents

Obituaries

Private services for William Charles Nixon

Bettye J. Capp passes away at age 89

Kathleen M. LawlerGrimm dies at age 69

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/030717 Clerk-Treasurer Town of Chesterton Annual Financial Report.pdf

Legal Notices/030717 Duneland School Corporation Notice to Bidders CMS 2017 Pool Renovations.pdf

Legal Notices/030717 Duneland School Corporation Notice to Bidders Jackson Elementary 2017 Mechanical Renovations.pdf

Legal Notices/030717 Town of Dune Acres Notice to Taxpayers Increasing CCD Fund Rate.pdf

 

Monday, March 6, 2017

Porter County

Tax Court upholds denial of exemption to Local 6787 banquet facility on 149

Police

Woman dies in crash on US 20 in Burns Harbor

Community

Community invited to YMCA Campaign Kick Off Breakfast

Indiana

Indiana Legislature at halfway point

Senator Young introduces bill to authorize military force against ISIS

Environment

Great Lakes mayors warn against Trump cuts to restoration effort

Michigan to offer prize in fight against invasive Asian carp

Members of Congress urge Trump to release Asian carp report

Sports

Chesterton gymnasts finish 2nd at regional to earn State Finals berth

Trojan Boys fall to No. 9 Crown Point 78-66

Obituaries

Services Wednesday for Edward F. Druzbik, Jr.

Kathleen M. LawlerGrimm dies at age 69

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/030617 Porter County Highway Department Notice of Receiving Bids for Liquid Bituminous Material PoCo Highway.pd...

Legal Notices/030617 Porter County Highway Dept Notice of Receiving Bids for Supplies and Services for Highway, Sheriff, Comm...

Legal Notices/030617 Town of Beverly Shores Notice of Intent to Sell Bonds $1,245,000.pdf

Legal Notices/030617 Town of Beverly Shores Notice to Taxpayers Additional Appropriations.pdf

 

Friday, March 3, 2017

Porter County

Newest County Council member gets educated on animal control costs

County Park Board to explore partnerships with townships

Indiana

Pence used a private email account to conduct state business

Police / Fire / Emergency

Man dies in Portage Township camper fire

CPD: Girl approached by man in red car

Education / Community

St. Patrick Science Olympiad teams do well at regional competition

Environment / Indiana

Izaak Walton League urges Hoosiers to donate to save rare species and create public land

Region

EPA chief and HUD Secretary invited to visit East Chicago families impacted by lead

Obituaries

Services Saturday for Wilmer D. Olson

Services Monday for Joyce Ann Clendaniel Jones

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/030317 POCO Plan Commission Notice of Public Hearing Petition of First State Bank of Porter.pdf

Legal Notices/030317 POCO Plan Commission Notice of Public Hearing Petition of Celia VanMeerten.pdf

Legal Notices/030317 POCO Plan Commission Petition of Bases Loaded LLC.pdf

Legal Notices/030317 Town of Kouts Requests for Proposals Leaf and Brush Pick-Up.pdf

 

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Porter County

Commissioners and Council to work on comprehensive building plan

Grant money approved for Brincka-Cross; Council discusses Aukiki Park

Duneland Schools

Duneland students selected to exhibit at 42nd annual Porter County Arts-A-Budding

Region

Visclosky testifies on South Shore line expansion today

Indiana

Republicans in Pence's Indiana warn of health repeal fallout

Environment

Izaak Walton League blasts Trump Admin for order on Clean Water Act

Invasive Species Awareness Week: Watch for the Asian long-horned beetle

Sports

Late rally lifts Trojans to 73-70 Sectional win

 

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Town of Porter

Porter Cove residents ask town to upgrade park

Porter sets March 28 hearing on CCD tax hike

Business / Steel

Mario Longhi out as US Steel president, will continue to serve as CEO

Environment / Weather

Spring pops up super early in much of US

Chicago's lack of snow in 2017 sets 146 year record

Total rainfall here 2.59 inches

Senate confirms Montana Rep. Zinke as Interior secretary

Indiana Legislature

GOP divisions emerge as Indiana Senate passes preschool funding plan

Indiana Senate OKs abortion bill on parental notification

Peeping drones crime bill clears Indiana Senate

Mass protest study bill clears Indiana Senate

Police

Correction on 2015 headline

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/030117 Valparaiso Community Schools Notice to Bidders Tech. Bid Package No. 3.pdf

Legal Notices/030117 NICTD Request for Bidders Undercutting.pdf

Legal Notices/030117 NICTD Request for Bidders Ballast.pdf

Legal Notices/030117 NICTD Request for Bidders Aerial Bucket Truck.pdf

Legal Notices/030117 Town of Beverly Shores Cash and Investments Report 2016.pdf

Legal Notices/Porter County Tax Certificate Sale 022217 Legal Notice template (1).pdf

 

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