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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Chesterton High School / Duneland Schools

CHS Homecoming Parade call out for participants

Duneland Schools 2017 budget estimated at $67.3 million


Woman injured in Porter Cove crash airlifted from Dogwood Park

Don Johnson seeks dismissal of some charges, cites statute of limitations

PCSP: Motorcyclist crashes on 49 off ramp


Jobless rates down statewide as well as in Northwest Indiana


Hallas hat trick leads Trojans to 3-0 win

CHS Girls XC finishes 2nd at NIC Stomp

Trojan Volleyball falls in 3 games at Andrean


Private services for Vincent Vereb

Services Wednesday for Joseph Hammond Groff, 24

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/082316 Porter County Notice of Public Hearing Municipal Airport Authority.pdf


Monday, August 22, 2016

Porter County

Porter County wants to hear from citizens on future of parks

County Council to hear tax cap and levy impacts for 2017 budget

Fund creations and health insurance on busy County Commissioner agenda

Environment / Community

National Izaak Walton honors Bonnie Swarner and NWI Paddlers


Five members of Carpenters union accused of bilking its healthcare fund

Visitor to Michigan City State Prison charged with trafficking with inmate


Duneland well represented on list of finalists for 2016 NWI Influential Women


Chesterton Football opens season with 14-7 win

Chesterton Boys Tennis wins SB St. Joe Tourney

Trojan 9 and 10 Girls XC wins NIC Stomp

CHS Boys XC finishes 2nd at NIC Stomp

Trojan Girls finish 2nd at Warsaw Invitational

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/082216 Valparaiso Community Schools Notice to Bidders Valpo School Ventilator Project.pdf


Friday, August 19, 2016


INDOT hopes to finish Indiana 49 repave by Labor Day weekend

Town of Porter

Waterpark loses variance for activities; Garage approved for Porter Beach

Town of Chesterton

Condo home development tabled on concerns of Sand Creek residents

Plat OKd for Coffee Creek assisted living center

Chesterton Utility storage tank used during Thursday rain


RePurpose Place marks two year anniversary


RDA board commits $20M for West Lake rail project

South Shore expands Kids Ride Free program

Indiana / Weather / Business

Don't get scammed by storm chasing home improvement con men


Trojan Volleyball improves to 2-0

CHS Boys Tennis opens season on Saturday


Services Monday for Gurney F." Swede" Hanson, Jr.


Thursday, August 18, 2016

Town of Porter

Proposed farm draws opposition in Town of Porter

Porter County

Liberty Township business park set to break ground for Journey Senior Living


John Gregg presents platform to Northwest Indiana Forum

Community / Weather

Tribune loses power this morning during storm


ISP: Trucker injured in crash that fouled I-94 Tuesday morning rushhour

PCSP marks school area enforcement blitz and ensures sex offender compliance


CHS Boys Soccer opens with win


Wednesday, August 17, 2016


Road work mucks up first day of school in Duneland

Drive One For Your School at CHS Saturday

Town of Chesterton

Chesterton Utility wants NIPSCO to make electric service at sewer plant more reliable

Hearings for new condo homes at Sand Creek and PUD amendment on Thursday

Porter Avenue ditch filling project along with 2011 stormwater bond closed out

Police / Traffic

ISP: 5 vehicle crash on I-94 fouls rush hour

INDOT High water closes Ind 2 between I-65 and US 231


Extra train Saturday and Sunday for Air and Water show, but no alcohol or bikes


Bovine tuberculosis found in wild in Indiana for 1st time


CHS Girls Soccer opens with shutout victory

Chesterton Volleyball opens with three game win


Charlotte K. Campaniello passes away at age 74

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/081716 Town of Chesterton Notice of Public Hearing Brian Lewandowski Parcel A.pdf

Legal Notices/081716 Town of Chesterton Notice of Public Hearing Brian Lewandowski Parcel B.pdf


Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Environment / Indiana Dunes

IATC OKs DNR application for Dunes State Park alcohol permit


Coroner: Alcohol and drugs involved in drowning at Dunes State Park

CPD: Drunk driver, lost gets stuck in sand at State Park beach

Weather / Environment

CFD: Brummitt Road home foundation collapses

Storms bring tornadoes and flooding to Indiana

NASA: Last month was Earth's hottest in recorded history


Trojan Volleyball opens at home tonight

Girls Soccer looks for Sectional title repeat


Services Thursday for Loretta E. Smith, age 95

Private services for C. John Kleckner


Monday, August 15, 2016


NIPSCO to demolish its defunct Dean Mitchell generating station in Gary

Union: US Steel lays off 38 maintenance workers

BP eyes more chemical scrubbing equipment for Indiana plant


49er concession stand struck by vehicle

PCSP: Pursuit from Mink Lake ends in charges


Indiana University generates record amount of funds

Group to advocate for Indiana pre-kindergarten


Chesterton Football struggles against Lafayette Jeff in scrimmage

CHS Boys Soccer looks for another post season run

Friday, August 12, 2016

Town of Chesterton

Proposed senior living center developer gets taller signs but caves on sidewalk

Town of Burns Harbor

BH Food Truck Square spawns more dates; consultants step aside


CPD: Officer uses Taser in traffic stop on the Toll Road

CPD: Motorcyclist hurt when driver turns in front of him

Township Library

Library budget includes salary bumps


Trojan Football makes 2016 debut tonight


John Gillespie passes away at age 82

Celebration of Life Saturday, August 20 for Richard Reid Gillespie

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/081216 Town of Chesterton Notice of Addendum Ext. Deadline for Fiber Optic Network Proposals.pdf

Legal Notices/081216 Porter County Notice to Taxpayers Additional Appropriations in Excess of Budget .pdf

Legal Notices/081216 Porter County Notice of Public Hearing Petition of Samuel Barney.pdf

Legal Notices/081216 Porter County Notice of Public Hearing Petition of Porter County Board of Commissioners.pdf

Legal Notices/081216 Porter County Notice of Public Hearing Petition of Keith & Diane Lawrence.pdf

Legal Notices/081216 Porter County Notice of Public Hearing Petition of Justin M. Hess.pdf

Legal Notices/081216 Porter County Notice of Public Hearing Petition of Jack and Dorothy Holland.pdf

Legal Notices/081216 Porter County Notice of Public Hearing Petition of Crosspointe Christian Church.pdf

Legal Notices/081216 Porter County Notice of Public Hearing Maryann M. Jones .pdf


Thursday, August 11, 2016

Environment / Community

Trail blazing at Westchester Migratory Bird Sanctuary

Meteors tonight

Outburst of shooting stars: Up to 200 meteors per hour


Invisible Project exhibit at Chesterton town hall tells story of local homelessless

Local History /Town of Burns Harbor

Historical marker coming to Burns Harbor

Local History / Town of Chesterton

Porter County Museum chief Kevin Pazour visits Chesterton Town Council


Phone scam tipoffs from Indiana Attorney General

Fire and hazmat spill close I-65 near Fair Oaks Farms

Business / Economy / Region

Seaway cargo traffic remains sluggish


CHS Girls Golf beats Boone Grove 164-227

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/081116 Valparaiso Community Schools Annual Financial Report 2015_AFR.pdf


Wednesday, August 10, 2016


Duneland hails Olympic swimmer Blake Pieroni, welcomes more teachers

Porter County / Environment / Community

Board tables Izaak Walton League fee appeal over public access questions


Panel considers end to linking test results with teacher pay

Police / Fire / Traffic

ISP Fire at Portage toll booth closes East Bound lanes of the Toll Road

Town of Chesterton

NIPSCO tree trimming should improve Morningside electric service reliability

Town of Porter

Truck stop donates historic photos to Porter

Environment / Local History

Lee Botts 'Shifting Sands' film to debut nationwide on PBS Sunday


Indiana GOP Senator Coats sticking with Trump


Porter County Storm Fall Baseball Signups

Chesterton Girl golf team wins New Prairie Invite


Tuesday, August 9, 2016


Cincoski: Pokemon Go no excuse to trespass

Teen drowns in Lake Michigan off Washington Park

Two hurt in Indiana 49 rear-end crash

Environment / Health / Region

Air pollution alert declared for Wednesday

Town of Chesterton

Town looking to inspect the buildings at 101 and 402 Broadway


New geocache trail open at Coffee Creek Watershed Preserve


Local swimmer to attempt record swim across Lake Michigan and back

Trojan golfers finish 2nd at KV Invite

CHS Cross Country seeking alums

Sign up for State Park Little League Fall Ball

Final Fall Baseball Registration for Liberty Rec and Duneland Diamond


Dr. Howard Christofersen passes away at nearly 93

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/080916 Duneland School Corporation Annual Financial Report 2015.pdf


Monday, August 8, 2016


Blake Pieroni prelim swim leads to Olympic Gold

CHS Girls finish 5th at State Preview Meet

Duneland School Board Elections

Incumbents Kroeger and Marshall file for Duneland School Board

Business / Steel / Labor / Region

Steelworkers celebrate Commerce ruling in hot rolled steel case

US Steel CEO welcomes ruling in three antidumping cases

Porter County / Environment

Clarifications for story about Izaak Walton League drainage fee appeal

Elections / Indiana

Indiana voter ID law differs from recent overturned rulings

Pence involved in Indiana matters, some wonder for how long


Man dies at National Lakeshore campground


Private services for Margaret Alice Pomeroy

Services Tuesday for Robert 'Frostee' Altherr



Friday, August 5, 2016


Christina Lynn Hill Benefit for Overdose Awareness is Sunday here


Porter man found guilty of 2014 murder

Porter County

Tourism board seeks to cut funding for county venues

Grant to expand Brincka-Cross park could solve parking shortage

Izaak Walton League appeals County stormwater fee


CHS Girls Golf gets first 2 wins of the year

Duneland Swim Club finishes Summer season


Services Monday for Ernest P. Gonzalez

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/080516 Porter County Wingate Minor Subdivision.pdf

Legal Notices/080516 Town of Chesterton Notice of Addendum Ext. Deadline for Fiber Optic Network Proposals.pdf

Legal Notices/080516 Town of Chesterton Notice of Public Hearing Proposed Financing Senior Living .pdf

Legal Notices/080516 Valparaiso Community Schools Notice to Bidders Asbestos Abatement.pdf


Thursday, August 4, 2016


Fundraiser August 12 to assist local nurse injured in Indiana 49 crash

Not-for-profit local public aid agencies may apply for federal food and shelter funds

Captain Michael Masty earns appointment in US Army Space and Missile Defense Command

Artists from 13 states to join locals at Chesterton Art Fair this weekend

Business / Economy / Steel / Region

Visclosky testifies against illegal hot rolled steel imports today

Business / Economy

New home construction leads town building permits in July


Pence tries to win over conservatives despite Trump


BP Whiting Refinery discharges waste into Lake Michigan


Memorial Services Monday for John Anthony Bunch

Services Saturday for Susan Ann Egolf, 37

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/080416 Indiana Alcohol and Tobacco Commission Notice of Public Hearing Gil Drugs.pdf

Legal Notices/080416 Indiana Alcohol and Tobacco Commission Notice of Public Hearing Tysen's Country Store.pdf

Legal Notices/080416 Town of Chesterton Ordinance No. 2016-17.pdf

Legal Notices/080416 Valparaiso Community Schools Notice to Bidders Milk Products.pdf


Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Town of Chesterton

Chesterton Park Board spends bond funds on new playground equipment and restrooms

Town of Burns Harbor

Backyard chicken plan could be hatched in Burns Harbor


58th annual Chesterton Art Fair set Saturday and Sunday

WPL summer concert and movie series concludes Friday at Hawthorne Park

Annual Party in the Park coming Saturday, August 13

Cut the rug on Saturday at the CFD's 15th annual Street Dance

Salvation Army Porter County Corps Stuffs the Bus on Friday

Elections / Indiana

GOP governor candidate gets $1.2M boost from Pence campaign


10 miles of eastbound Indiana Toll Road closed for hours today

Chesterton High School Sports

CHS Girls Golf finishes 7th in opener

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/080316 IDEM Notice of Public Comment Air Permit for U.S. Steel - Midwest Plant.pdf

Legal Notices/080316 Valparaiso Community Schools Notice to Bidders Additions and Renovations.pdf

Legal Notices/080316 Valparaiso Community Schools Notice to Bidders Interior Finishes .pdf


Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Business / Community / Indiana

Senator Joe Donnelly visits Urschel Labs in Chesterton


NiSource 2Q net income $28.6M


Louise Crumpacker honored for 70 years of service to Girl Scouts

Kathryn Ausema earns top Girl Scout award

Traffic and Trails / Environment

Dunes Kankakee Trail between 12 and 20 reopened after green slime incident


Annual physical of planet: Earth's fever rises

Air pollution warning for Wednesday here


Pence defends military mother's right to criticize Trump


Indiana opts not to appeal preliminary abortion law order


South Shore holding essay contest for teachers to win field trip transportation


Monday, August 1, 2016


Duneland Medical Equipment Closet reopening on Saturday, August 6

Three Dunelanders compete in 4H Master Showman contest


Indiana 49 and US 12 ramp to close on Tuesday


NICTD board told: Lots of room on weekend trains for bikes


Thefts being reported in Jackson Township


Indiana GOP committee confirms Holcomb's running mate choice

Health / Environment

CDC warns pregnant women from Zika stricken part of Miami

Youth Sports

For a child's sports dreams, are parents going for gold or broke?

Tips for parents on sports participation and spending

Duneland YMCA Youth Sports Schedule told


Services Tuesday for William R. Kunst, 90

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/080116 Valparaiso Community Schools Notice to Bidders Asbestos Abatement Memorial Elementary School.pdf


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