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Thursday, January 19, 2017


22 graduate at mid-year at Chesterton High School

Four CHS students named 2017 Rising Stars of Indiana

Chamber Reality Store coming March 22 at CHS; volunteers needed

Town of Burns Harbor

Burns Harbor Sanitary board discusses solutions for Westport Road odor


Porter County Sheriff Reynolds unveils One County One Protocol school safety plan

Police seek help in identifying suspects in local burglary


Late Trojan rally falls just short


Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Environment / Indiana

Indiana Natural Resources Commission adopts rule to allow alcohol at State Park

Indiana Natural Resource Commission OKs three new state nature preserves

Shirley Heinze acquires 42 acres along Sand Creek here


Governor Holcomb dodges tax hike in State of State speech


CPD: Man flees officers at 71 mph on East Porter Avenue

Town of Chesterton

Town of Chesterton Utility finishes 2016 solidly in the black

Chesterton High School Sports

CHS Boys stay perfect with 143-43 DAC win

CHS Girls swim to 151-35 victory over Portage

CHS Gymnasts beat Crown Point

Trojan Girls Hoops beats Bishop Noll 58-18


Visitation Friday for infant Jordyn Hope Tapper


Tuesday, January 17, 2017


CPD Officer Aaron Miersma leads county in OWI arrests

Duneland police officers honored for OWI arrests

Westville prison visitor charged with trafficking

Kouts man dies in accident on Indiana 8

Porter Police: Man blows four stop signs fleeing officer

Three killed in crash during Indiana police chase


House Republican road plan includes highway tolling options

Town of Chesterton

Work stopped on pocket subdivision at 15th and Porter for stormwater non-compliance

Chesterton High School

Speech team splits for two tourneys, wins one and places 5th at second


Monday, January 16, 2017

Police / Fire / Emergency

CFD: Fire damages home on Park Avenue

Region / Indiana

Northwest Indiana Forum tells its 2017 legislative priorities

Chuck Moseley bill would legalize use of cannabis oil for treatment of epilepsy

Town of Burns Harbor

BH Sanitary Board to talk fines for oil in sewers and solution to odor problem

Chesterton High School

CHS Debate team qualifies two for National Tournament

Community / Region / Politics

Women's March in Valparaiso set for Saturday

Women's March on Chicago sets new rally location

Chesterton High School Sports

Chesterton Girls Swim wins 18th straight Duneland Conference title

Trojan wrestlers get 4 titles and finish 2nd at DAC Meet

CHS Girls Hoops outlasts LaPorte

CHS Boys charitable in loss


Services Wednesday for Donald E. 'Don' Dewar

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/011617 LEPC Legal Notice Porter County Local Emergency Planning Comm..pdf

Legal Notices/011617 Town of Burns Harbor Ordinance 276-2016.pdf


Friday, January 13, 2017

Duneland School Board

Duneland Schools Superintendent Pruis announces retirement

School Board approves pay hikes for non-teachers

Weather / Region

Ice strands South Shore train for five hours west of Hegewisch

Town of Burns Harbor

Burns Harbor sewer system design blamed for 'rotten cabbage' stench

Porter County

State says former auditor Bob Wichlinski owes county $2,000


Bosma urges Gov Holcomb to get behind tax hike for Indiana roads

Indiana Senator Donnelly says he will push Trump to save Hoosier factory jobs

Community / Region / Elections

Women's March on Chicago scheduled for Saturday, January 21


Services Monday for Dolores M. Love, age 91

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/011317 NICTD Notice to Bidders Railroad Catenary Wire Material.pdf

Legal Notices/011317 Porter County Auditor Notice to Taxpayers Excess of County Budgets for 2017.pdf

Legal Notices/011317 Town of Hebron Applying for a Grant .pdf


Thursday, January 12, 2017


GOP sets caucus for Burns Harbor Council and Liberty Township board seats

Town of Burns Harbor

Burns Harbor Town Council OKs Masterlink tax abatement

Weather / Traffic / Police

Salters called out; ice forces South Shore to suspend service

Two semi trucks crash closes I-65 south of Lowell Wednesday

Environment / Great Lakes

2017 Asian carp Great Lakes action plan released

Health / Politics

Congress takes first steps to dismantle health care law


Indiana residents are now officially Hoosiers


Chesterton Wrestlers blast Valpo


Dorothy M. Kuhns passes away at age 99


Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Porter County

Commissioners eye $1 million upgrade for County Admin Bldg

New Management: Commissioner President Jeff Good aims for efficiency

Town of Porter

Stinson and Lopez lead Porter Town Council for 2017

Weather / Community / Business

NIPSCO: High winds causes 25K outages


Chesterton Boys Hoops beats Hobart 62-43

CHS Girls get defensive in 44-26 win at Hobart

Trojan Gymnasts win 109.75 - 97.25 at Hobart

CHS Boys Swim beats Lake Central 146-40

Chesterton Girls swim to another victory


Rudy L. Courtney passes away at age 77

Former resident Sue Crawford dies at age 102

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/011117 NICTD Request for Bidders Rails.pdf

Legal Notices/011117 NICTD Request for Bidders Ties.pdf

Legal Notices/011117 Town of Dune Acres Civil Town Cash & Investments Combined Statement 2016.pdf


Tuesday, January 10, 2017


New Indiana governor proposes small school funding boost

Indiana court rules public records requirements applied to Pence

Senate education chief expects delay for ISTEP replacement

Police: Car crusher rose and struck I-465 overpass

Town of Chesterton

Chesterton's Jim Ton to chair NIRPC board another year

Council okays use of surplus bond proceeds to rebuild Utility clarifiers

Duneland Schools / Chesterton High School

CHS speech team takes second in giant invitational

CHS Show Choirs 2017 Winter Showcase Saturday

Town of Burns Harbor

Burns Harbor Council to hold hearing on ERA for Masterlink abatement


Services Friday for Florence M. Fetla


Monday, January 9, 2017

Region / Elections

Visclosky debriefs constituents on 2016 election at town forum

Indiana / Elections

Holcomb inaugurated as Indiana governor today

Porter County

Commissioners to approve service agreements and board appointments


Body found at truck stop


Chesterton Wrestling goes 5-0 at Knox

Trojan Girls drop DAC decision to Merrillville

Chesterton Boys Basketball falls 64-61 to Merrillville in DAC opener


Services Wednesday for Mary Katherine Garbe, 67

Eugenia Schkurkay passes away at age 91

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/010917 IDEM Notice of 30-Days for Public Comment Air Permit for Pratt (Jet Corr) Inc..pdf


Friday, January 6, 2017


GOP Caucus elects Bozak to fill Porter County Council seat

Porter County

Survey shows residents back funding for Porter County Parks

5K training and yoga at Porter County Parks in January


Governor Elect Holcomb backs needle exchange programs

Trump selects Coats for top intelligence post

Experts: Indiana black bear hibernating in wildlife refuge


Excellence in Athletics Committee honors CHS athletes


Services Saturday for Herbert E. Johnson, age 97

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/010617 NICTD Notice to Bidders Railroad Catenary Wire Material.pdf

Legal Notices/010617 Porter County Notice of Public Hearing Petition of John Phillips.pdf

Legal Notices/010617 Porter County Notice of Public Hearing Petition of Jonathan Garza.pdf

Legal Notices/010617 Porter County Notice of Public Hearing Petition of Nardo Builders.pdf

Legal Notices/010617 Porter County Notice of Public Hearing Petition of Thomas Mack.pdf

Legal Notices/010617 Valparaiso Community Schools Notice to Bidders Asbestos Abatement.pdf


Thursday, January 5, 2017


Chesterton Kmart to close

Chamber to hold annual meeting at the Blue Chip

Town of Chesterton

Park Board pursuing new playgrounds at Waskom and Kipper parks


CPD: Loaded handgun found outside St. Pats


Indiana GOP tax hike plan draws fairness questions


CHS Gymnasts open with crushing win over LaPorte

Trojan Wrestlers beat Michigan City 71-12


Memorial Service Saturday for 'Chuck' 'Bill' William Spencer

Services Saturday for Paul E. Daulton. age 89


Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Elections / Porter County

Republican caucus Thursday for County Council seat; three in running


Indiana GOP unveils agenda including tax hikes

Indiana Senator Donnelly wants to improve Affordable Care Act not repeal it


Parents Night Out January 13 at Duneland YMCA


Two charged in connection with shoplifting after police post photos to Facebook


Chesterton Boys Swim stays undefeated

CHS Girls Swimming sweeps LaPorte, 147-33

Isabella Smith to compete in Indiana All-Star swim meet this weekend

CHS Girls Hoops falls at Gary West, 80-49


John Burnett shuffles of this mortal coil at age 80

Robert Keith 'R.K.' Mosier passes away at age 41

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/010417 NICTD Request for Bidders Ties.pdf

Legal Notices/010417 NICTD Request for Bidders Rails.pdf

Legal Notices/010417 Lake Shore Motors Notice of Public Hearing Petition of Robert Kerr.pdf


Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Porter County

Filing for GOP County Council seat ends today

Applications for County Council board appointments are due this week


Local lawmakers tell legislative priorities

Indiana lawmakers may have to boost taxes for roads funding

State lawmakers opening annual legislative session

Community / Nation

Local women organize buses for Women's March on Washington, January 21


Trojan Wrestlers bring home 3 titles at Al Smith

Duneland Swim Club members named to Team Indiana


Legal Notices/010317 Alcohol and Tobacco Commission Legal Notice of Hearing Marquette Yacht .pdf

Legal Notices/010317 IDEM Notice of 30-Days for Public Comment Minerals Company.pdf


Friday, December 30, 2016

2016 Year in Review:

Anger, sadness and achievement: Duneland says goodbye to 2016


Final step of Indiana income tax cut effective January 1

Police / Region

Two NWI men charged with fraud in federal court

Town of Porter

Porter Town Council closes out 2016 with budget transfers


Wrestlers advance 5 to Day 2 at Al Smith


Services Wednesday for Iva Pearl Davis, age 82

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/123016 Valparaiso Community Schools Notice to Bidders Asbestos Abatement.pdf



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