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Friday, December 13, 2019

Obituary / Community / Town of Burns Harbor

Burns Harbor leader Ray Poparad passes today

Town of Porter

Porter Town Council tables waterpark PUD ordinance

Environment / Lake Michigan

Beach erosion: NPS closes western part of Lakeview picnic parking

Environmental groups sue over lake chemical spill

Enjoy holiday traditions on Saturday at Indiana Dunes National Park

Town of Chesterton

Omission in advance for swearing in ceremony

Duneland Schools

CHS speakers do well at Bradley University tourney

Chesterton High School Sports

CHS Girls Swim beats Bishop Noll 145-25

Trojan Boys swim to 145-29 win

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/121319 Clerk-Treasurer Notice of Public Hearing Petition of Trapmasters Plumbing LLC.pdf

Legal Notices/121319 Gregory Babcock Notice of Public Hearing Petition of Edward J Spanopoulos.pdf

Legal Notices/121319 NICTD Invitation for Competitive Proposals Insurance Broker Service.pdf

 

Thursday, December 12, 2019

Duneland Schools

Duneland School board considers changing pay range for aides

Porter County

Election Board president found dead, County Coroner says no foul play

Nation

FCC votes to set up 3 digit suicide hotline number like 911

Environment / Great Lakes

Groups to sue Fish and Wildlife over delay in listing Lake Sturgeon as endangered

Coast Guard starts ice breaking work in western Great Lakes

Chesterton High School Sports

Trojan Girls Basketball wins 58-51 in 2 OT

CHS Wrestlers fall 39-34 to No 4 Crown Point

Obituaries

Thomas J. McKenna passes away at age 78

Services Saturday for Belmaree Skoc, age 66

 

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Chesterton Town Council

Town Council: Any ALS ambulance service must be self-supporting

O'Dell reports on needed RR retrofits for quiet zone

Business

NIPSCO: Don't fall victim to scams protect your info

Chesterton High School Sports

CHS Girls Swim beats Michigan City 145-41

Trojan Boys beat Michigan City 137-48

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/121119 Duneland School Corporation Notice to Bidders 2020 Mechanical Renovations at CHS.pdf

 

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Police / Fire / Emergency

Ore boat deckhand apparently drowns at ArcelorMittal dock

Town of Chesterton

NIPSCO has yet to patch road cuts on Park Avenue, 19th Street

Town leaf program extended to Friday

Region / Community

John Davies honored by Society of Innovators

Indiana

Indiana Lawmakers looking at high health care costs

Obituary

Services Thursday for John Steve Tkalec, Sr., 91

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/121019 Family Social Services Public Notice Josetta Wilborn.pdf

 

Monday, December 9, 2019

Town of Porter

Porter Town Council to consider waterpark development PUD

Environment / Lake Michigan

Porter Beach homeowners aim to limit beach access

Chesterton High School

CHS debate sees success at LaPorte

Chesterton High School Sports

CHS Boys swim to Hall of Fame Classic title

Depth leads CHS Girls to win at HOF Classic

Trojan Boys Hoops beats Lowell 64-40

CHS Girls notch road win over Michigan City

Trojan Wrestlers go 5-0 at Covington Invite

Obituaries

Services Friday for Richard M. Bettin

Services Thursday for Betty Lou Woodyard, 84

Services Wednesday for Joan Kroft, 84

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/120919 Indiana Department of Transportation LA Code 6046.pdf

Legal Notices/120919 Indiana Department of Transportation LA Code 6343.pdf

 

Friday, December 6, 2019

Porter County

County Park Board OKs lease talks with NWI Croquet Association for Sunset Hill Park site

Duneland Community News

Mistletoe Market Saturday at Chamber

Tour Warren Skip Highwoods Firehouse 13 Museum this holiday season

Class Reunion

CHS Class of 1970 plans 50th Reunion

Sports

Chesterton Boys Swim beats Wheeler 137-49

CHS Girls Swimming beats Wheeler 150-29

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/120619 IURC Legal Notice of Prehearing Conference Complaint against NIPSCO.pdf

Legal Notices/120619 Indiana Department of Transportation Agreed Purchases.pdf

 

Thursday, December 5, 2019

Business

NIPSCO electric rate hike in the New Year; $6 more per month

CAC blasts IURC ruling on NIPSCO plan to free six firms to buy outside energy

Steel import applications down 28 percent in November

Feds find that Taiwan dumped steel thread

Police

Prairie Duneland Trail restroom vandalized

Chesterton High School Sports

CHS boys basketball team beats Hammond Morton

Chesterton Wrestlers pin Portage

 

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Porter County

Commissioners approve policy for requesting courthouse grounds

Town of Chesterton

Consultant touts economic development potential of downtown Coffee Creek Park

Police / Fire

Woman badly burned in Beverly Shores house fire

Chesterton High School Sports

CHS Boys Swim stays undefeated

CHS Girls swim past Crown Point

Trojan girls basketball team blows out East Chicago

 

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Duneland Schools

Duneland School Board votes to cancel Damon Run utilities contract

Duneland Schools tell holiday music concert schedule

Indiana

GOP budget writer picked as Indiana House speaker successor

Obituary

Services Thursday for Larry Ronald Lee, age 82

 

Monday, December 2, 2019

Police

CPD: Grinch strikes; brazen Xmas greens theft on Broadway

Chesterton High School

CHS Speech takes teams to two tourneys

Town of Chesterton

BZA grants variances for duplex on N. 16th St., widened driveway on Union Ct.

Business / Steel / Region

Blast furnaces to restart after flooding at USS Gary Works mill

Town of Porter

Porter BZA rules on unsafe building orders

Chesterton High School Sports

CHS Boys Hoops beats 2A No. 1 Andrean 61-48

Trojan Wrestlers win Ted DeRousse Invite title

No. 3 Chesterton Boys Swim opens with win

CHS Girls Swim falls at No. 3 Northridge

Obituaries

Services Tuesday for Genevieve 'Sis' Schepanek

Services and visitation Thursday for Robert Lee Martin

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/120219 HSPA Legal Notice of Public Hearing ATC VFW 2511 Brunos Forest Park Golf.pdf

 

Friday, November 29, 2019

Town of Porter

Apply now to serve on Porter town boards or commissions

Residents voice continued opposition to waterpark development

Porter Planners OK site plan for trucking terminal

Police / Fire

Family dog perishes in house fire in Porter; home destroyed

Region

SBOA: Nearly $5,000 missing from Valparaiso elementary school

Chesterton High School Sports

Chesterton girls basketball team beats Lake Central in 2OT

CHS Boys Hoops opens Saturday with Andrean

No. 3 Trojan boys swim team opens at Northridge

Obituaries

Services Tuesday for Gayle R. Surgener, 67

John M. Jack Palmer passes away at age 83

 

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Indiana

Governor Holcomb questioned over Indiana probe of Amazon death

Community

Water company: Don't put turkey fat down drain

Duneland Schools

CMS recognized as Common Sense School

Chesterton High School Sports

CHS Wrestling opens season on Friday

Seth Conway named 1st Team All-State in soccer

Trojan Swimmers beat Merrillville 150-29

Obituaries

Services Friday for Joan Carol Politano, 83

Eva Maria Stevens passes away at age 69

Vivian Sutlin, 88, passes away

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/112719 Anderson Trucking Service Town of Porter Legal Notice Porter Plan Commission Petition No PC 19 06.pdf

Legal Notices/112719 City of Portage Notice to Taxpayers Corp Cable TV Fund.pdf

Legal Notices/112719 City of Portage Notice to Taxpayers Portage Corp General Fund.pdf

 

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Town of Chesterton

Town Council takes under advisement CFD's proposal for ALS ambulance service

Council to review Personnel Policy re: firefighters additional four paid days off

Town leaf pickup to be extended

Environment

Endangered Indiana bats found near Spectacle Lake

Izaak Walton League offers bat adoption and learning

Police

Trooper makes two gun arrests in same shift

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/112619 Porter County Assessor Office Notice to Bidders Porter County Assessor to Contract.pdf

Legal Notices/112619 Porter County Assessors Office Notice to Bidders and Property Tax Board of Appeals.pdf

Legal Notices/112619 Town of Burns Harbor Notice to Taxpayers Operation Pull Over Grant Fund.pdf

 

Monday, November 25, 2019

Town of Chesterton

Chesterton needs you: Apply now for board seats

Community

Hometown Holiday Celebration on Saturday after Thanksgiving

Porter County Government

PCCRVC awards tourism grants

Police

Chesterton Police get report of vandalism at the Bird Sanctuary

Indiana / Education

Complications in school funding clouds outlook for Indiana schools

Sports

Craycraft and Trojans rout South Central, 58-40

Obituaries

Visitation Tuesday, service Wednesday for Bonnie Koziczynski, 80

Agnes Virginia (Milcoff) Furlong passes away at age, 73

Services Wednesday for Jane Theresa Rondinelli

 

 

Friday, November 22, 2019

Town of Chesterton

Chesterton planners approve plat for Nekus retirement village

Town of Porter

Porter planners favor waterpark rezone despite opposition

Police

Missing Portage woman shot to death

Chesterton High School

CHS Speech has ten champions at Bishop Noll tournament

Elections

State Rep. Mara Candelaria-Reardon, D-Munster, to run for Visclosky's seat

Obituary

Visitation Sunday for Robert G. 'Bob' Dunbar

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/112219 NICTD Request for Bidders West Lake Corridor Demo.pdf

Legal Notices/112219 Town of Burns Harbor Notice of Public Hearing Amending Text of Chapter 15 Zoning Ord.pdf

 

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Town of Burns Harbor

Burns Harbor TIF board hears concept for Westport PUD

Police

CFD douses fire in utility box at Eagle Crossing

Former Calumet Township Trustee employee sentenced

Business / Economy

State jobless rate stable in October; mixed here

Sports

Valparaiso University to drop Soccer and Tennis programs

Obituary

Fonda J. Rhea, former Liberty Elementary Principal, passes away

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/112119 Hodges Davis Notice of Public Hearing Pines Petition of Miroslav & Hanna Kadlubowski.pdf

 

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Indiana / Education

County Council questions Clerk mobile voting idea

Town of Chesterton

Utility Board enters into sewer user pact for unincorporated land

Duneland Schools

WIS Robotics teams qualify for state tourney

Police

Two charged with resisting after running from officers in Abercrombie

Environment / Lake Michigan

Pavilion at Portage Lakefront remains open; beach access not possible

Sports

Trojan Girls beat Hammond Morton in basketball

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/112019 City of Portage Notice to Taxpayers Corp Cable TV Fund.pdf

Legal Notices/112019 City of Portage Notice to Taxpayers Portage Corp General Fund.pdf

 

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Indiana / Education

Thousands of teachers pack Indiana Statehouse for protest

Big Indiana teacher rally not prompting immediate action from GOP majority

Town of Porter

Hearing Wednesday for rezone for luxury apartments at water park site

Pine Township / Beverly Shores

Pine Township Board goes to court against Township Trustee Watkins over fire contract for her husband's department

Police

Michigan City man sentenced in three bank robberies

Obituary

Memorial Service Saturday for Pamela A. Whitton, 64

 

Monday, November 18, 2019

Town of Chesterton

Planners to hold public hearing Thursday on Nekus retirement village

Elections

Election Board certifies 2019 municipal election results

Police

Ashleys by Design hit by smash-and-grab

Indiana / Education

Indiana governor won't see big Statehouse teacher rally

Police / Environment / Indiana

Deer hunter shoots self in leg at Kingsbury

Sports

CHS Girls beat Mishawaka, fall to Munster

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/111819 IURC Legal Notice of Evidentiary Hearing Cause No 45306.pdf

Legal Notices/111819 IURC Legal Notice of Evidentiary Hearing Cause No 45312.pdf

Legal Notices/111819 Porter County Highway Department Notice of Receiving Bids Porter County Highway Bituminous Plant Mix.pdf

Legal Notices/111819 Porter County Highway Department Notice of Receiving Bids Porter County Highway Limestone Slag.pdf

Legal Notices/111819 Porter County Highway Department Notice of Receiving Bids Porter County Highway Liquid Bituminous .pdf

Legal Notices/111819 Ron OConnor Notice of Public Hearing Petition of OConnor Builders Inc.pdf

 

Friday, November 15, 2019

Town of Chesterton

Firefighters suit prompts complaint from other departments over days off

Police Commission declares K-9 dog to be 'surplus equipment'

Duneland Schools

Superintendent says 20 teachers to represent Duneland at Red for Ed rally

Porter County

County Commissioners allow atheists to share courthouse lawn for Holly Days

Town of Burns Harbor

Burns Harbor nets 1 million paving grant

Burns Harbor Council reviews ArcelorMittal pollution report

Apply now for Town of Burns Harbor board seats

Sports

Seven Trojans earn All-Conference honor

Trojan Girls Swim opens season with win

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/111519 NICTD Invitation for Competitive Proposals NICTD Marketing Services.pdf

Legal Notices/111519 NICTD Request for Bidders West Lake Corridor Demo.pdf

 

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Porter County

Mary DeBoer to succeed Mary Harper as Circuit Court Judge

Winter Lights November 23 at Sunset Hill Farm Park

Nation

Next up in impeachment hearings: A parade of key witnesses

Chesterton High School

CHS Speech team wins eight events at Valparaiso tourney

Community

Troop 908 Eagle Scouts Ice Cream Social is Saturday; addition to Eagle Scout list told

2020 Elections

Judge David Chidester to run for reelection

Indiana / Education

Governor Holcomb shares teacher concerns; doesn't criticize closings

Sports

Girls Swim season opens today

Obituaries

Services Saturday for Joe Robert Wall, 81

Jeffrey E. Tilden passes away at age 52

Mie Dziubla passes away at age 89

Thomas Richard Aldrin passes away at age 77

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/111419 Town of Chesterton Notice of Public Hearing Chesterton Petition of Bennett's Rentals LLC.pdf

Legal Notices/111419 Town of Chesterton Notice of Public Hearing Chesterton Petition of Jeffrey and Wendy Knarian.pdf

 

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Town of Chesterton

Chesterton Town Council passes Sid Augustyn's climate emergency resolution

Snow parking ban in Downtown declared; leaf pickup to resume

Town Council to Superior Ambulance Service: 'Nuts'

Town of Porter

Public hearing for proposed luxury apartments is November 20 in Porter

Porter County

Damon Run deal could affect Sunset Hill Park Park Board is told

Chesterton High School

CHS to present Chicago (High School Edition) this weekend

Region / Lake Michigan / Environment

Portage mayor says high water threatens Lake Michigan park

2020 Elections

Matt Soliday to run for Porter Superior Judge 1

Obituaries

Services Friday for Dina Sue Brickler, 77

Services Friday for Brenda Sue Borman, 72

Services Saturday for Arol F. Amling age, 90

 

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Community

Calling all Eagle Scouts: Troop 908 equipment trailer to honor previous Eagle Scouts

Winter comes early to Duneland

Assistance available for seniors enrolling in 2020 Medicare plans

Franciscan Health is training forensic nurses

Chesterton High School

CHS debaters win 5 events at home tourney

Business / Steel

Domestic steel shipments down 8 percent in September

Obituary

Services Friday for Catherine L. (McGreevey) Griffin

 

Monday, November 11, 2019

Indiana

Indiana ranks high in hazardous dams that need improvements

Police / Traffic / Region

Two dead in wrong way I-65 crash

Obituaries

Former resident Carolyn Harnach passes away at age 97

Carmen Marie Gondek passes away at age 88

Services Wednesday for Pastor Dorris M. Dunlap

 

Friday, November 8, 2019

Education

Akiko Tsugawa honored with Indiana language Teacher of Year awards

Planned Indiana teachers rally prompts many school closings

CHS debaters compete at Illinois invite

Business / Steel

ArcelorMittal posts 3Q net loss of $539M

Indiana / Nation / Business

Sen. Young urges action on Central States Pension Fund

Sports

CHS girls basketball opens with win

Obituary

Celebration of Life November, 16 for David Wayne McCorkel, Jr

Obituaries

Legal Notices/110819 Gregory Babcock Notice of Public Hearing Petition of JVJ Development.pdf

Legal Notices/110819 NICTD Invitation for Competitive Proposals NICTD Marketing Services.pdf

Legal Notices/110819 Porter County Auditor Notice to Taxpayers PoCo Proposed Appropriation Adjustments.pdf

 

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Police

Justice for Nicole: Christopher Dillard guilty of murder in Upper Deck case

Jurors hear closing arguments

Defense calls 2 witnesses

Dillard trial jury hears blood stain pattern analysis of scene

Chesterton High School Sports

CHS honors Student Athletes in 9 Fall Sports

Obituary

Celebration of life Saturday for Kensey L. Alsman, 69

 

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Elections / Region

Congressman Pete Visclosky not seeking reelection in 2020

Police

Prosecution rests in Dillard case

Dillard jury hears recorded jail phone calls

2019 Municipal Elections

Udvare and Fisher win easily in Chesterton

Phillips beats Burge in Porter Town Council race

Incumbents and Bozak win in Burns Harbor

Lynch ousts Cannon in Portage Mayor race

Matt Murphy wins Valpo Mayor race

Elections/2019 election results.pdf

Business / Steel

Why tariffs haven't revitalized American steel industry

Indiana Dunes / Environment

Dunes Action: Pavilion plans would 'devastate' its historic character

Chesterton High School

CHS Speech team earns top spots at Skeffington Memorial Invite

Obituaries

Celebration of life Saturday for Kensey L. Alsman, 69

Cary Lee Auchey passes away at age 73

 

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Police

Jury hears of Dillard interrogation

Sentenced in Tolleston post office robbery case

DEA warns of counterfeit pills containing fentanyl

Two sentenced to federal prison in HUD scheme

Porter County Jail programs lauded by State Supreme Court justice

Environment

US tells UN it is pulling out of Paris climate deal

Trump admin eases rules on coal pollution

Forecast calls for continued high water in Great Lakes

Community

Duneland Chamber and local hospitals introduce CHS students to careers in healthcare

Obituary

Celebration of Life Friday for David G, Clark

Service and visitation Wednesday for Lester E. Babcock, 77

 

Monday, November 4, 2019

Town Elections

Contested races in TriTown elections tomorrow

Election day polling places some have changed

Police

Forensic scientist: Dillard's DNA found on Nicole Gland's shirt and jeans

Inmate testifies Dillard described crime during intake

Sports

Trojan Boys XC finishes 16th at State Finals

Chesterton Football falls 35-28 to Warsaw in IHSAA Sectional opener

Obituaries

Barbara S. Scheeringa passes away at age 76

Margaret Louise 'Marge' Carlson passes away at age 80

Service and visitation Wednesday for Lester E. Babcock, 77

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/110419 NICTD Request for Bidders Catenary Wire.pdf

Legal Notices/110419 Porter County Highway Department Notice of Receiving Bids Porter County Highway Bituminous Plant Mix.pdf

Legal Notices/110419 Porter County Highway Department Notice of Receiving Bids Porter County Highway Limestone Slag.pdf

Legal Notices/110419 Porter County Highway Department Notice of Receiving Bids Porter County Highway Liquid Bituminous .pdf

 

Friday, November 1, 2019

Town Elections

Chesterton Firefighters Local 4600 PAC leads local campaign donations

Community

Set clocks back Sunday; change batteries in alarms

Poll: Most Americans dislike time changes

Boy Scouts to boost annual youth fees by more than 80 percent

Region

Visclosky supports Trump impeachment inquiry

Indiana

Indiana suspending Medicaid work requirement after lawsuit

Business / Steel

USS posts 3Q net loss of $84 million

Obituaries

Evelyn Ann Owen-Wargo passes away at age 81

Dan R. Fannin passes away at age 66

Service and visitation Wednesday for Lester E. Babcock, 77

Celebration of Life Saturday for Lowell 'Butch' Hawkins

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/110119 NICTD Request for Bidders Ties.pdf

Legal Notices/110119 Harris Welsh Lukmann Notice to Bidders HMA for CR 1100 N and Broadway.pdf

Legal Notices/110119 HSPA Legal Notice of Public Hearing ATC VFW 988 Rosewood Hebron Bowling.pdf

Legal Notices/110119 Harris Welsh Lukmann Notice to Bidders HMA for Certain Designated Streets.pdf

Legal Notices/110119 Anderson and Anderson Town of Porter Legal Notice Plan Commission Petition No PC19 04.pdf

 

 

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