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Thursday, April 17, 2014

Community: Local Churches plan Good Friday and Easter services

Education / State: Indiana reading test results steady from last year

Proposed Indiana school standards get mixed reviews (Updated and expanded)

Indiana faces deadline on new education standards

Schools: CHS Concert Band brings home ISSMA Gold

Police / FBI / Region: Lake Station mayor pleads not guilty to federal fraud charges

Porter County: Snowy winter $1.8 million price tag for Porter County

Environment: Study examines deaths of trout that eat alewife

Sports: Trojan Softball gets first DAC win over Lake Central

Late rally lifts Chesterton over Lake Central

Four CHS Wrestlers compete nationally

No. 3 Chesterton Boys Volleyball goes 4-0

CHS Boys Golf opens season with two wins

Obituaries: Services Saturday for Clayton Harris

Julia Volkman service Saturday

Thomas Ruhe dies at age 80


Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Town of Chesterton: Council favorable to wetland bird sanctuary off 11th Street

Child care center and 25-lot subdivision on Chesterton plan agenda

It's all about the trees in Chesterton

Porter County: From Chicago to Ohio: County asked to get on board with high speed rail

Third jail pod nearly ready to roll; Commissioners OK plumbing equipment

911 dispatchers honored for years of service

Police: Craig's List scam reported

Gary teen waived into adult court in South Haven robbery

Indiana: Leaders await decision on Indiana Medicaid expansion

CHS Reunions: CHS Trojan Guard reunion scheduled for July 5

Sports: Boys Golf tees off season today at Sand Creek

Obituaries: Thomas Michelsen service Thursday

Barbara Piper services Thursday

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/041614 Valparaiso Redevelopment Commission Airport Business.pdf


Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Schools: Chesterton High School, Jackson Elementary and St. Patrick named 4 star schools by state

Duneland School Board: Yost teachers tout new ways to learn

Town of Chesterton: Council okays townhomes in Tamarack Plaza PUD

Apply for open seat on Police Commission

CPD tagging abandoned vehicles

Political signs found in rights-of-way will be seized

Spring Cleanup to be extended into next week

Police: (Updated and Corrected) Rensselaer doctor and two children die in I-65 crash Monday

Duneland school bus slides into 1050N ditch, no one injured

CPD; Locked game case jimmied at Kmart in theft

Obituary: Larry Valpatic services Thursday

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/041514 Duneland School Corporation 2013 Annual Performance Report.pdf

Legal Notices/041514 IDNR Business Opportunity.pdf


Monday, April 14, 2014

Indiana: Study finds Indiana residents paying more in state and local taxes

Teachers and parents debate how much to test students

Township Library: Outdoor concerts and movies, anyone? WPL lists music, films for summer

Town of Burns Harbor: Burns Harbor welcomes donation of Corps flag to honor the late Warren Boo

Police: 2nd autopsy matches results for death of Michigan doctor here

NWI doctor sentenced to one year in federal tax case

ISP: Portage man found in possession of child porn

Region: Gary hotel demolition to begin soon

Sports: Chesterton Girls Tennis wins season opener 3-2

Trojan Baseball goes 2-1 in Lafayette

CHS Softball finishes 1-2 at Pendleton Heights

29th Annual Dunes Classic Golf Tournament coming

RailCats host open tryout on April 30

Obituary: Gayle Ponda services Tuesday

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/041414 Town of Chesterton Streamlined Mercury Variance.pdf

Legal Notices/041414 Porter County Highway Bids Diesel Wheel Loaders.pdf

Legal Notices/041414 IDNR Business Opportunity.pdf


Friday, April 11, 2014

Porter County: On time: Porter County property tax bills are in the mail

How to pay property tax bill

County seeking poll workers for Election Day

Township Library: Library taps Census and other data to chart long range plans; WPL photo ID coming

Police: ISP: Know the signs of hazardous meth lab garbage

PCSP Patrolman Rollie Sanders retires

Business: Horizon Bank not Heartbleed vulnerable

Environment: Asian carp could be rebranded as cuisine

Cyclists paddlers and planners to create multimodal trail around Great Lakes

Indiana: Judge rules Indiana must recognize 1 gay couple's marriage

Indiana University hiking minimum wage rate to $8.25 hour

Sports: Chesterton Girls Track blasts Highland 124-8

Trojan Boys Track beats Highland 112-20

Girls Tennis opens in West Lafayette

Walks and hit batters sink Chesterton in loss

CHS offense struggles again at Portage

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/041114 IDNR Business Opportunity.pdf

Legal Notices/041114 Porter County Additional Appropriations.pdf


Thursday, April 10, 2014

Town of Burns Harbor: Burns Harbor mulls best fix for Old Porter Road; two citizens named to five person RDC

Porter County: Cell tower approved at former ski resort site in Liberty Township

Indiana: Regulators seek public input on energy efficiency

Camel among animals seized from Indianapolis site

Central Indiana glass plant to pay record safety penalty

Indiana Board of Education cancels May transition test

State school board members say teacher ratings unfair

Police: Trooper at ISP Lowell post recognized for khat bust

State Police praise regional dispatchers

Business: ArcelorMittal shares PACE Award

Sports: CHS Boys Track moves outdoors starting tonight

CHS girls Track team ventures outdoors

Chesterton Baseball beats EC Central 15-5

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/041014 IDNR Business Opportunity.pdf


Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Police / Porter County: FBI looking at 2013 County Expo Center payroll info

Porter County / Elections: Election Board splits to reject cutting poll workers

Hearing to be set for Kozuszek election complaint against Martin

Police: Lake Charles body identified as missing Michigan woman

ISP: Hazmat spill at Chesterton toll plaza

ISP: Trucker was driving under influence of cocaine

PCSP: Two charged with theft of scrap

Business / Region: Tell IURC what you think of proposed 17 percent water rate hike Thursday in Gary

Town of Porter: Porter town officials prepare to lose it all for charity

Porter users get full summer sewer break; council donates for July 2 lakefront fireworks display

Environment: Park Service announces six prescribed burns this spring

Lake Michigan: Wreck of old boat revealed on Lake Michigan beach

Sports: CHS Softball drops DAC opener

Obituary: James McGrogan service April 15


Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Schools / Community: Kindergarten Roundup in Duneland Schools this week

Police / Community: Coroner says Dr James McGrogan died in accidental fall

Porter County / Elections: Three vie for GOP County Commissioner nod

Democrats have choice in Porter County Sheriff race

Absentee voting starts today for May primary

Town of Chesterton / Community: Chesterton Spring Cleanup Week April 14-18

Business / Great Lakes: Crews keep up work to clear Great Lakes ice after ore shortage at US Steel Gary Works

Business: Coats votes against emergency extension of unemployment benefits

Call 811 before you dig; it is the law

State: Indiana to pay more for low income child care

Sports: CHS Baseball wins season opener 15-0

Obituaries: Service pending for James McGrogan

Alvin 'Dale' Johnson services Wednesday


Monday, April 7, 2014

Steel / Region / Great Lakes: USS Gary Works gets ore delivery on Sunday as lake ice hinders shipping

Police: Body recovered from Lake Charles may be missing Michigan woman

Murder charge in death of Kouts man

Georgia man gets 13 years in prison in huge ID theft conspiracy

Boy turns self in after SH robbery photos released

Semi burns on Toll Road near Michigan City today

ISP: Hobart motorist rolls pickup on I94 near Portage

Martin Castro is the Fugitive of the Week

Traffic / Region: Work Zone Awareness Week as road construction season begins

Indiana: Report says Indiana child death investigations still lag

Alleged Indianapolis brain thief faces new charges

Class Reunion: Rogers and Elston Classes of 1994 plan reunion

Sports: Defending DAC champion Trojans start season tonight

Chesterton Softball picks up first win

Obituary: Merrily D. Askey dies at age 51

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/040714 Porter Co BZA Victory Christian Academy.pdf

Legal Notices/040714 Porter Co BZA Shragal.pdf

Legal Notices/040714 Porter Co BZA Lindley.pdf

Legal Notices/040714 Porter Co BZA Comtineo.pdf


Friday, April 4, 2014

Porter County: Kankakee River gift may create new county park

Parks building the case for farm animal program at Sunset Hill park

Police: Dr. James McGrogan found dead in Colorado Rockies

Kouts man hit by three bullets in fatal shooting

ISP: Charges filed in Toll Road plaza theft spree

VPD: Zao Island entered at night foot pursuit ensues

ISP: Hobart man injured in accident on I94 in Lake

Porter County  / Elections: Biggs and Yelton vie for GOP nomination to County Council to represent Duneland

Porter County: County Jail third pod opening bumped to May; Sheriff seeking officers

Local History: Porter County Museum exhibit story of ladies who made history

Indiana: Pence Indiana to expand I-65 with new road funds

Business / Environment: ArcelorMittal dedicates EC dunes restoration site

Obituary: Awni Tony Shubair dies at age 76


Thursday, April 3, 2014

Police: Valpo man held in shooting death

Finder of lost wallet puts $1,000 on credit card, fast

Chesterton man charged with Richter St. burglary

Sheriff named in inmate death suit

Chesterton High School: CHS BPA students win top awards in State contest

CHS students help make a difference in Guatemala

Community: Porter County Parks to host variety of programs in April

Rebuilding Together Duneland volunteer deadline is April 10

Business: ArcelorMittal named a GM Supplier of the Year

Porter County: Snyder announces wrapup of 2013 assessment appeals

Region: Gary official sentenced

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/040314 Porter County Redev Comm Hearing on Resolution.pdf


Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Police: Info still sketchy on Valpo shooting death today

Man who did time in Chesterton case pleads to killing woman in Gary Dunes

Teen would avoid jail in hit-and-run death plea deal

High winds and illegal burns causing brush fires in Porter

Police getting more reports of rent-to-own scam

Town of Chesterton: Busy summer shaping up for Thomas Park; events approved

Porter County: Commissioners hear plan to help startup companies

Environment: Osprey nesting platforms raised at Indiana Dunes State Park

Traffic: Indiana 49 at bridge over Kankakee River to close

Indiana: Voter Registration deadline April 7

Indiana Historical Society Audubon works sell for $3.7M

Sports: CHS softball team hits 7 home runs on opening day, loses to Hobart

Class Reunion: Class of 1964 reunion meeting Monday April 7

Obituaries: George Harvil dies at age 90

Mary E. Coffey service set for Saturday April 12

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/040214 Porter County Highway Dept Bids Bituminous Material.pdf


Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Community / Local History: Tribune marks 130 years as community newspaper

Police: Court upholds 20 year sentence of man who dragged Sheri Jania to her death

PCSP says Liberty man was driving drunk when he hit skateboarders

PCSP officer saves dog from drowning

Chesterton Police seek hit and run driver

Town of Chesterton: Please do not sweep polluted road and driveway grit into drains

Indiana: Fight against Common Core not over in Indiana

Deadline brings crush of Indiana health coverage applicants

Sports: Trojan Softball starts season with offensive question mark

Class Reunions: CHS Class of 1994 plans reunion for June 20 and 21

Obituaries: Frank Sessa services Thursday

Bobbie Sue Hamill dies at age 56

Julie Volkman dies at age 71


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