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Friday, February 24, 2017

Porter County / Environment

Porter County creating state template for storm fee appeals by conservationists

Town of Burns Harbor

Burns Harbor residents invited to comment on design standards Monday

Police / Fire

CPD: Man injures arm in beaver trap set near park playground

CFD: NIPSCO pole fire leads to outage


Water company: Duneland water supply regularly tests safe for lead

'I Never Saw Another Butterfly' coming to 4th Street Theater

Greek Orthodox regional leaders to visit Porter County Sunday

Region / Politics

Group protests Sen. Todd Young refusal to hold town hall meeting in NWI

Indiana Consumer Alert

AG's Office: Think carefully before paying for tax refund advance service


Services Wednesday for Dorothy A. 'Skeeter' Neill

Memorial Services Monday for James 'Rowdy' Fornshell

Services Saturday for Marydona Weymier

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/022417 Liberty Township Trustee Annual Report.pdf


Thursday, February 23, 2017

Police / Traffic

Trucker shot in road rage incident here

ISP cites fog in fatal crash today on I-65


Benefit Saturday to aid Tom Davis in his battle against brain cancer

Porter County

County Planners takes a new look at US 6 overlay standards

Indiana Legislature

Restrictive abortion bill advances in legislature

Indiana Senate panel slashes pre-K funding proposal

Indiana Senate committee advances vaping law overhaul

Long: Appointed schools chief effort not dead

Mass protest limits bill softened in committee

Town of Chesterton

Chesterton Utility board awards $868K contract for clarifier work

Class Reunion

Class of 1977 seeks classmates


Services Saturday for Marydona Weymier

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/022317 Town of Burns Harbor Notice to Taxpayers Add. Appropriations.pdf

Legal Notices/022317 Town of Porter Annual Financial Report.pdf


Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Town of Chesterton / Indiana

Pending bill would exempt farmers, churches, schools from stormwater fees

Porter County

Disabled vets may qualify for property tax deduction under new Indiana law

Commissioners exploring ambulance contract options with Porter Hospital

Biggs reverses vote on Brincka Cross grant

Indiana Legislature

Moseley bill legalizing cannabis oil for treatment of epileptic kids passes House


Body of possible OD victim found in Portage Township

Business /Economy

NiSource Inc. posts $331.5M profit in 2016

Ports of Indiana handle second highest cargo volume ever in 2016


Services Saturday for Susan Therese Eller Dunn

Services Friday for Carrol 'Gus' E. Gustafson

Services Saturday for Marydona Weymier

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/Porter County Tax Certificate Sale 022217.pdf

Legal Notices/022217 IDEM Notice of 30-Days for Public Comment Air Permit for ArcelorMittal BH LLC.pdf

Legal Notices/022217 Town of Hebron Cash & Inv Combined Statement 2016.pdf

Legal Notices/022217 Town of Kouts Annual Financial Report.pdf

Legal Notices/022217 Union Twp Trustee Annual Financial Report.pdf

Legal Notices/022217 Valparaiso Community Schools Notice to Bidders Tech. Bid Package No. 3.pdf


Tuesday, February 21, 2017


Fundraiser to aid Gland Family recover from fire

Apply now for Rotary RYLA Student Leadership Award

Duneland Schools

ISSMA District Instrumental Solo and Ensemble Contest Results for Duneland Schools


'Abortion reversal' bill clears Indiana panel for 2nd time

Indiana Senate votes down bill to appoint schools chief

Indiana House education committee backs school prayer bill

Indiana House approves bill to replace ISTEP


Porter County Sheriff Police seeks help in finding stolen semi trailer


Services Thursday for Wendell J. Carlson, 77

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/022117 IDEM Notice of Open Burn Coffee Creek Watershed.pdf

Legal Notices/022117 Town of Ogden Dunes Cash & Investments Combined Statement 2016.pdf

Legal Notices/022117 Valparaiso Community Schools Notice to Bidders Add & Renovations to Northview Elementary School.pdf

Legal Notices/022117 Valparaiso Community Schools Notice to Bidders Window Laminate Security Film.pdf



Monday, February 20, 2017

Chesterton High School Sports

Andrew Davison wins State Wrestling Championship; Trojans finish Runnerup

Bush and Hunzelman lead Trojan gymnasts to first Duneland Conference crown since 2007

CHS Boys win 19th straight Swim Sectional title

Porter County

Commissioners to hear Lakeshore request to vacate rightofways

Chesterton High School

CHS Speech team wins LaPorte Invite


Pilot unhurt when plane rolls on landing at county airport


Residential and commercial sprawl threatens farmland in Indiana

Redistricting changes unlikely in Indiana this year

Indiana bill would ditch barriers at small wineries


Chesterton boys basketball team comes up just short at Valpo


Services Thursday for Wendell J. Carlson, 77

Services Tuesday for Irene K. Turpa

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/022017 POCO Plan Commission Minor Subdivision Legal Notice Petition of Richard & Jennifer Anderson.pdf

Legal Notices/021717 Porter County Auditor Notice to Taypayers of Proposed Additional Appropriations..pdf



Friday, February 17, 2017

Porter County

Consultant Tourism added $413 million to Porter County economy in 2015

Commissioners choose SRI Inc. for certificate sale


Indiana House approves roads plan with gas tax increase


Pence aiming to reassure US allies on first foreign trip as VP


Chesterton Boys set up for another IHSAA Sectional Swimming title


Private Services for Barbara J. Stewart

Services Tuesday, February 21 for Lawrence A. Beck

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/021717 Porter County Auditor Notice to Taypayers of Proposed Additional Appropriations..pdf

Legal Notices/021717 POCO Plan Commission Notice of Public Hearing Petition of Samuel Barney.pdf

Legal Notices/021717 Town of Burns Harbor 2016 Cash & Investments Combined Statements.pdf

Legal Notices/021717 Valparaiso Lakes Area Conservancy District Cash & Investments Combined Statement 2016.pdf


Thursday, February 16, 2017


PCSP: Man with baby flees in stolen squad cars and enters Jackson Township home

Town of Porter

Town of Porter BZA to recommend changes for minimum home sizes

Porter Planners favor subdividing property on US 20


Work on Toll Road to ramp up again; look for lane restrictions

Duneland Schools

ISSMA PianoVocal Solo and Ensemble Contest Results for Duneland Schools


USS withdraws trade secrets claim but warns of state sponsored cyber theft

NIPSCO accepting apps from nonprofits for Environmental Action Grant


Westbound rides free on South Shore after 9:30 am Friday and all day Saturday


Trojan Gymnasts continue to roll


Visitation and Services Saturday for Al Mann

Services Saturday for Evelyn Solley Ekstrom

Services Saturday for Nancy Lee


Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Town of Porter

Porter Town Council OKs ordinance for beach permits road improvements coming

Town of Chesterton

Doyle: Kmart building owner apparently intends to lease it again


CPD: Fewer crimes reported, but more criminal charges pursued last year


Indiana Senate also votes to override two Pence vetoes

Pick for Medicare post faces questions on Indiana contracts

Lawmakers weigh letting governor name state schools chief

Indiana House committee advances bill on disputed abortion reversal

DNR: Bear believed hibernating in Indiana may awaken soon


CHS senior Ashley Heilmann finalist in state contest


CHS Boys beat Hammond in basketball


Services Thursday for William 'Bill' Gipson


Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Porter County

Porter County and Duneland property tax rates lower for 2017

Izaak Walton a step closer to stormwater fee reduction

Town of Chesterton

Phase II of Westchester/Liberty Trail could be done in September

Chesterton High School

Trojan Guard celebrates season honors seniors and participants

Environment / Region

Clean Cities coalition announces 3 year promotion of electric vehicle in Midwest

Police / Business

Businesses targeted in W2 phishing scam


Visitation Wednesday, February 15 for David 'Dave' Ochoa

Services Thursday for Allen Edward 'Moe' Anderson

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/021417 Valparaiso Community Schools Notice to Bidders Window Laminate Security Film.pdf


Monday, February 13, 2017


Chesterton Police to retire K-9 partner Kahr

Chicago woman convicted in Lake County sex trafficking case

Steel hauler loses two coils in I-94 rollover today

Township Library

Library survey could be future project for Future of Chesterton Foundation

Indiana Legislature

Indiana House preK proposal draws backlash for voucher language

Chesterton High School

CHS speech team has strong showing at Munster Invite

Chesterton High School Sports

Chesterton girls swimming team finishes school-best runnerup at IHSAA State Finals

Trojan Wrestlers win IHSAA Semistate Title

Balanced Chesterton Boys turn back Portage

Trojan Boys Basketball wins 4th straight game


Services set for Dave Ochoa

Services Wednesday for James Elwood Zaideman

Services Wednesday for Rosemarie 'Sis' Wozniak Grose


Friday, February 10, 2017

Business / Steel / Region

ArcelorMittal reports $1.77B profit in 2016

Town of Burns Harbor

Plans advance for 2017 season of Burns Harbor food truck square

Porter County / Environment

Izaak Walton League appeal back on Stormwater Board agenda


Indiana House votes to override two vetoes by ex-Governor Pence

Call (317) 232-6201 to get on state Do Not Call list

State seeks money for unfunded Pence projects

Community / Nation

Boy Scouts face renewed push to let girls join

Police / Traffic

Trucker dies in crash on Toll Road here

Chesterton High School Sports

No. 1 Chesterton gymnastics team sets school record in win


Services Saturday for Carolyn Sue Tucker

Carolyn 'Cookie' Staff passes away at age 75

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/021017 Pleasant Twp Trustee 2016 Cash & Invest., Receipts, Vendors, Dispurs.pdf

Legal Notices/021017 POCO Plan Commission Notice of Public Hearing Amendment to the Unified Devel. Ordinance.pdf

Legal Notices/021017 POCO Plan Commission Notice of Public Hearing Petition of Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore.pdf

Legal Notices/021017 POCO Plan Commission Notice of Public Hearing Petition of Kazmierczak.pdf


Thursday, February 9, 2017


Marguerite Domsic celebrates 100th birthday at Duneland Y

CHS grads' short film wins screening at Cannes Festival

Town of Burns Harbor

Praxair answers Burns Harbor noise and vapor complaints

Burns Harbor Council agrees to buy school property

Police / Traffic

Police 16-year-old boy crashes two stolen vehicles in pursuits

Business / Region / Lake Michigan

Port of Indiana Burns Harbor posts solid year in 2016


Big utilities pushing Indiana legislation to tilt solar energy market in their favor

Indiana Do Not Call deadline is February 21

Indiana bill pushes abortion 'reversal'


Services Saturday for Carolyn Sue Tucker

Memorial Services Saturday for George C. Jandura


Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Duneland Schools

Lawmakers considering changes in school tax referendum laws

Town of Chesterton

Old Dogwood Park playground apparatus ripped out for new set

Town of Burns Harbor

Burns Harbor Town Council agenda includes land purchase


Murderer charged with battery at Porter County Jail

Community / Region

US Postal Service hosting passport fairs for folks planning trips abroad

Chesterton High School Sports

Chesterton Gymnasts beat Lake Central


Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Duneland Schools

Veteran teacher retirements announced at School Board meeting

Burns Harbor to buy unneeded school site from Duneland

CHS Speech and Debate team dominates home tourney


House Democrats announce roads plan without tax increase

Gas pump advertising campaign targets Indiana fuel tax hike

Lawyer asks court to order release of Pence emails

Graduation rates low at IU regional campuses

Authorities investigate white supremacist fliers at IU

Indiana hate crime bill advances in Legislature

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/020717 Valparaiso Comm. Schools Notice to Bidders Bid Package No. 4 FY17 Category 2 E-Rate Proj..pdf


Monday, February 6, 2017


Indiana cigarette tax plan targets smoking while raising revenue

Indiana seeks to continue Medicaid expansion

Business / Community

Jim Starin installed as Duneland Chamber 2017 Chair

Chamber reports on State of the Tri-Towns

Town of Chesterton

Telecom crew bores thru sewer main at 23rd Porter

Porter County

Board studies locations of for model railroad display at Sunset Hill Farm County Park

County Auditor Urbanik named to state Auditor Association Board

Business / Chesterton

NIPSCO's contracted tree trimmer is in Chesterton

Lake Michigan

Meteor over Lake Michigan lights up sky in several states

Chesterton High School Sports

Trojan Wrestlers earn 5 Regional crowns

Chesterton Girls swim to 18th straight Sectional Championship


Charles Christopher passes away at age 84

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/020617 Harris Welsh Lukmann Notice of Unsafe Building 25 Hillcrest Road.pdf

Legal Notices/020617 Westchester Twp Trustee Notice of Unsafe Building 25 Hillcrest Road.pdf


Friday, February 3, 2017


Sports Director Andrew Zimmer is all about the kids in YMCA sports program

Porter Health Care donates decommissioned ambulance to County Search and Rescue

Porter County

County Park Board studies possible locations for model railway display at Sunset Hill Park


Indiana hospital's outpatient procedure data posted online

Donnelly to vote against Trump nominees Sessions and DeVos

Chesterton High School Sports

Chesterton Boys beat Michigan City 51-43

CHS Girls eye another Sectional Swim title

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/020317 Valparaiso Community Schools Notice to Bidders Additions & Renovations to Parkview Elementary.pdf

Legal Notices/020317 Boone Twp Trustee Annual Report Cash & Investments, Receipts, Disbursements .pdf

Legal Notices/020317 Landmark Engineering Town of Porter Plan Commission Petition No. 17-01.pdf

Legal Notices/020317 McMahon Advertisement for Bid Town of Hebron Sanitary Sewer.pdf

Legal Notices/020317 POCO Plan Commission Notice of Public Hearing Petition of Walter Alvarez.pdf


Thursday, February 2, 2017

Porter County

Porter County Animal Shelter construction ahead of schedule

Indiana / Environment

Public invited to complete DNR survey on next century of Indiana State Parks

Police / Fire / Emergency

PCSP: Crimes against persons down in 2016; drug abuse driving property crimes

ISP: Driver charged after backing into squad car

MaryEllen 'Mel' Whitenack new Fire Management Officer at National Lakeshore

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/020217 Porter County Public Library Cash & Investments Combined Statement.pdf


Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Business / Steel / Region

US Steel narrows 2016 loss to $440M

Porter County

Biggs votes against accepting grant to provide parking at Brincka-Cross Gardens county park

Contract approved for Porter County Jail medical services

Region / Nation

Visclosky appalled by Trump entry ban


Soliday bill to provide more transport options for disabled students passes House

Chesterton High School Sports

No. 1 Chesterton Gymnasts beat No. 2 Valpo

Chesterton Boys swim past Highland 139-42

Trojan Girls fall 57-52 in Sectional opener

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/020117 INDOT Public Notice on Construction Activity SR 149 Intersection Improv. and Road Widening.pdf


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