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Friday, June 30, 2017

Holiday Traffic

INDOT says to plan for longer driving times during holiday travels

Toll Road company announces completion of rehab project

Porter County

Porter County elected officials hear plea for open process in allocating government foundation funds

Community

Chamber calls fireworks a success and thanks community partners

Jerica Paglia heads to finals in Big Break singing contest

Environment / Lake Michigan

Central Avenue Beach reopens Saturday

Search of Chicago waterway turns up no Asian carp

Michigan official calls for shutting down pipeline under lakes

Cougar spotted in Michigan is 1st verified in Lower Peninsula

Indiana / Nation

Indiana health chief who backs needle exchanges is Trump surgeon general pick

Obituaries

Clarence 'Skip' Linderman passes away at age 54

Visitation and Service Sunday for Deborah 'Debi' Meyers

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/063017 Blachly Tabor Bozik & Hartman Notice to Taxpayers White Oak Conservancy District.pdf

Legal Notices/063017 Discovery Charter School Notice of Request for Proposals Discovery Charter Food Operation and Manage.pdf

Legal Notices/063017 Notice of Tax Sale Owner- Ernest W. Stiller.pdf

Legal Notices/063017 Notice of Tax Sale Owner- Jean M. Mondt.pdf

Legal Notices/063017 Porter County Board of Commissioners Ordinance No. 17-08.pdf

Legal Notices/063017 Town of Beverly Shores Notice to Taxpayers Local Road & Bridge Matching Grant.pdf

 

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Town of Porter

County investment fund earns 8 percent return in first year

Porter County / Town of Porter

30 day closure order issued to Seven Peaks

Town of Chesterton

Chesterton Park Splash Pad to open Wednesday, July 5

Police / Fire

Fireworks may have caused mobile home fire in Liberty Township

ISP: Man killed in I-65 crash in Jasper

Father showing gun to sons accidentally shoots daughter

Indiana

Federal judge blocks parts of Indiana's new abortion law

Region / Steel

Visclosky urges Trump to investigate impact of steel imports on security

Environment / Great Lakes

Ohio leaders call for release of Asian carp study

Obituary

Services Friday for James P. Shudick

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/062917 Harris Welsh & Lukmann Notice of Plat Committee Action and Right to Appeal Petition of James and Mary Je...

Legal Notices/062917 Harris Welsh & Lukmann Notice of Plat Committee Action and Right to Appeal Petition of Brian Lewandowski...

Legal Notices/062917 Discovery Charter School Notice of Request for Proposals Discovery Charter Food Operation and Manage.pdf

Legal Notices/062917 Porter County Board of Commissioners Ordinance No. 17-01.pdf

Legal Notices/062917 Porter County Board of Commissioners Ordinance No. 17-03.pdf

Legal Notices/062917 Porter County Board of Commissioners Ordinance No. 17-06.pdf

 

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Town of Porter

Effort to sell Porter brickyard property yields no response

Town of Porter officials talk firework safety for 4th of July celebrations

Town of Chesterton

TIF board ready to go out for bid on Gateway reconfiguration

Work continuing on 1100N sidewalk

Chesterton High School

CHS Speech and Debate ends season at nationals

Community

Porter Park tells July events at Hawthorne Park

Porter County Parks Department offers programs in July

Police / Traffic

ISP: High speed pursuit in I-65 construction zone

Business / Steel

Steel trade group CEO wants a stronger NAFTA

Business / Politics / Indiana

Indiana's legal fight over state robocall ban ends in victory

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/062817 Discovery Charter School Notice of Request for Proposals Discovery Charter Food Operation and Manage.pdf

Legal Notices/062817 Porter County Commissioners Notice to Taxpayers Cumulative Bridge Fund - 1st Publish.pdf

 

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Town of Chesterton

Strong opposition to proposed yard parking ban; no action taken

Apply now for open seat on Chesterton Plan Commission

Ton brings town nonprofit economic development arm out of dormancy

Nation

Senate GOP leaders delay health care vote as support crumbles

Porter County

Porter County's $30 million capital upgrades list includes buying former jail

Hospital still in compliance with tax abatement Council rules

Community

Farmers Market to remain at Coffee Creek Pavilion lot

Business

Horizon Bank converts to state chartered status

Class Reunions

CHS fifth annual Mini Reunion seeking registrations for July 6

CHS Class of 1967 reunion committee seeking classmates

Obituaries

Cathy Dell (Martin) Cox passes away

Memorial visitation Saturday for Wendy E. Worley

Draga Julovich passes away at age 94

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/062717 Discovery Charter School Notice of Request for Proposals Discovery Charter Food Operation and Manage.pdf

 

Monday, June 26, 2017

Police / Traffic

Chesterton man dies in motorcycle crash

PCSP: Driver dies after hitting Kouts Police car

Business

Steel imports up in May and year-to-date

NIPSCO and United Way looking to help local veterans

Indiana

45 Indiana taxes and fees increased during legislative session

Obituaries

Sharon Sue Carpenter Anderson passes away at age 64

Services Wednesday for Jennifer Sue Sisco

Services Wednesday for Christopher A. Barton, 23

Memorial Service Sunday for Arthur Lewis Studebaker

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/062617 Discovery Charter School Notice of Request for Proposals Discovery Charter Food Operation and Manage.pdf

Legal Notices/062617 NICTD Request for Bidders Admin. Building Improvement Project.pdf

Legal Notices/062617 NICTD Request for Bidders Overhaul HVAC Systems 1.pdf

Legal Notices/062617 NICTD Request for Bidders Tie Crane.pdf

Legal Notices/062617 Town of Dune Acres Notice to Bidders Dune Acres Road Improvements.pdf

 

Friday, June 23, 2017

Town of Chesterton

Chesterton BZA approves petition for 'escape room' in The Factory

Environment / Great Lakes

Live Asian carp found near Lake Michigan

Town of Porter / Community

Porter PD: Planning to see the fireworks? Get a flyer first

Health Department says 11 kids who visited Seven Peaks treated for chlorine

Indiana

Indiana crackdown on opioids sparks pharmacy robberies

Indiana ACA health insurance providers propose rate hikes

Police

ISP: Passenger ejected from car when it rolls in I-65 crash

Obituary

Services Tuesday for Charles Michael Bartholomew

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/062317 Harrris Welsh & Lukmann Notice of Adoption Beverly Shores CC Fund Re-established.pdf

Legal Notices/062317 Notice of Tax Sale Owner- Ernest W. Stiller.pdf

Legal Notices/062317 Notice of Tax Sale Owner- Jean M. Mondt.pdf

Legal Notices/062317 Porter County Board of Commissioners Ordinance No. 17-08.pdf

Legal Notices/062317 Porter County Board of Commissioners Ordinance No. 17-09.pdf

Legal Notices/062317 Porter County Commissioners Ordinance No. 17-10.pdf

 

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Town of Chesterton

Ground breaks on Phase II of the Westchester-Liberty Trail

Community

Boys and Girls Clubs of Porter County and NWI announce merger

Logan Bell earns Eagle Scout rank

4th annual Burns Harbor Footloose 5k RunWalk at Lakeland Park Saturday

Porter County

Tourism board talks cuts in order to support County venues

Business / Steel / Region

Steel Caucus urges President Trump to support use of US steel in naval builds

Environment

Bill would require Trump Administration to release Asian carp study to the public

Rain barrel grant awarded to developer of Westchester Migratory Bird Sanctuary

Obituaries

Services Saturday for Phelim Cyril Cafferty, Sr.

Services Saturday for Carolyn Elizabeth Gray

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/062217 Ordinance 17-07_Legal Notice.pdf

Legal Notices/062217 Porter County Board of Commissioners Ordinance No. 17-01.pdf

Legal Notices/062217 Porter County Board of Commissioners Ordinance No. 17-02.pdf

Legal Notices/062217 Porter County Board of Commissioners Ordinance No. 17-03.pdf

Legal Notices/062217 Porter County Board of Commissioners Ordinance No. 17-04.pdf

Legal Notices/062217 Porter County Board of Commissioners Ordinance No. 17-06.pdf

 

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Community

Family fun at Hawthorne Park on the Fourth of July

Annual Midsummer celebration on Saturday at Chellberg Farm

Concert and Film: Music by Lee Murdock, movie 'Kubo and the Two Strings' Friday

Town of Chesterton

Utility Board denies request from apartment developer for lower tap-on fees

Public hearings for 'escape rooms', pool on Chesterton BZA agenda

Education

CHS Speech and Debate advances four at Nationals

Debate heats up over teaching climate change in US schools

700 ISTEP scores tossed after students allowed to use calculators

Business / Region

New bulk stevedore company named at Port of Indiana Burns Harbor

Indiana

Senator Young urges global pandemic preparedness

State's top doctor urges vigilance on tick diseases

Obituary

Services Wednesday for Bertha Schuffert, 88

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/062117 Town of Chesterton Notice of Adoption CCD Fund Reestablished.pdf

 

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Business

Seven Peaks Waterpark closed by Health Department

State, regional, local jobless rates continue to improve

Environment

Too hot to handle: Study shows Earth's killer heat worsens

First water quality advisories of season issued for beaches here

Porter County

County gets good news on interest rates

Indiana

Car accidents spike during I-69 construction in Indiana

Obituary

Services Wednesday for Bertha Schuffert, 88

 

Monday, June 19, 2017

Police / Traffic

Lane closures on 49 this week from Toll Road to US 12

Police say Illinois semi driver was drunk in Toll Road crash

Education

Registration open now for New Vistas High School in Portage

Environment / Community

DNR Fish and Wildlife to discuss urban wildlife at 18th annual Naturepalooza

Indiana

Indiana Christian school at center of voucher debate

INDOT takes over delayed I-69 Section 5 after private Development Partners fail

Indiana to pay firm $100k to handle Pence email requests

Indiana Attorney General says beware of Tobacco Master Settlement scam

Sports

CHS Athletic Trainer Bernie Stento honored by National Athletic Trainers Association

Obituary

Services Tuesday for Mary 'Matzie' Stipanovich

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/061917 NICTD Request for Bidders Admin. Building Improvement Project.pdf

Legal Notices/061917 NICTD Request for Bidders Overhaul HVAC Systems 1.pdf

Legal Notices/061917 Porter County Plan Commission Minor Subdivision Petition of Mariam's Meadow.pdf

 

Friday, June 16, 2017

Chesterton High School

CHS announces Top Ten students of Class of 2017

Environment / Indiana Dunes

Elevated structure to replace Trail 2 boardwalk at Indiana Dunes State Park

Town of Chesterton

Chesterton Plan Commission vacates Jeff Ton's seat

Region

South Shore fare hike and schedule changes take effect on July 1

Porter County

County Animal Shelter to give public tours of new facility June 24

Police / Traffic

ISP: Raised dump trailer hits overpass on I-94

Community

Operation Christmas Child workshops offered in area

Indiana

High temperatures blamed for damage to roadways in Indiana

Pence hires outside legal counsel

Sports

Penny Lawrence earns awards at Warsaw Aqua Mile Open Water Swim

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/061617 Notice of Tax Sale Owner- Ernest W. Stiller.pdf

Legal Notices/061617 Notice of Tax Sale Owner- Jean M. Mondt.pdf

Legal Notices/061617 Porter County Notice to Taxpayers Proposed Additional Appropriations.pdf

 

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Police / Fire

Burns Harbor home extensively damaged in attic fire; no one hurt

CFD: Gas line ruptured by digger in Morgans Corner

Porter County

County to start fund for foundation interest earnings

Porter County Parks Foundation to elect officers at annual meeting June 21

Environment / Health / Indiana

Indiana girl who died after tick bite had spotted fever

Indiana

Indiana man ordered to stop harassing a lawmaker

Sports

Mitch Davis finishes 20th at State Golf Finals

Obituary

Services Friday for Frank Edmonds, Jr.

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/061517 Portage Township Schools Notice to Taxpayers 2017-2018 Bus Replacement.pdf

Legal Notices/061517 Town of Porter Notice of Public Hearing Rainy Day Fund $150,000.pdf

 

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Porter County

Commissioners ask: What is the return on anti-drug spending

Town of Chesterton

Chesterton contract with Able Disposal expires at end of year

Town Council told How and where to recycle in Duneland

Environment / Lake Michigan

Great Lakes levels expected to be highest in decades

Town of Porter

Porter approves plow truck purchase; road bids too high

Police / Fire

Garage on South Calumet burns to the ground today

Community

Register now for Lightning Bug Shiny Hiney run/walk July 2

Burns Harbor 4th annual Footloose 5K event offers activities for all ages June 24

Indiana

Local State Rep Scott Pelath joins Governor Holcomb on European trade mission

Judge hears challenge to Indiana abortion limits for minors

Sports

Mitch Davis opens State Golf Finals with 78

 

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Town of Chesterton

Dogwood Parks new playground equipment now open to kids

Council makes reduced donations for fireworks and Family 4th Fest

Report: Chesterton RR quiet zone could cost $2 million

Environment

Shirley Heinze adds 70 acres to Meadowbrook preserve

Police

Chesterton Police school resource officers commended; two newest hires sworn in

Two Chicago men sentenced in federal court for passing counterfeit currency

Community

Rotary International and Gates Foundation partner in efforts to eradicate polio

Obituary

Services Friday for Thomas Edward Bush

 

Monday, June 12, 2017

Police

Proposed ordinance would ban parking in yards in Chesterton

Wireless stores here burglarized in coordinated smash and grab

Zip Foods robbery suspect identified

Porter County

Commissioners to discuss fund for Foundation earnings

Chesterton High School

CHS Speech and Debate team members to perform for community Tuesday as they prepare for nationals

Region

South Shore rerouting could take residents' homes at South Bend

Indiana

Governor names judge to state Supreme Court

Obituary

Jerred Steven Halsey passes away at age 34

Obituaries

Legal Notices/061217 Director of Development - Bldg Comm Notice to Bidders RDC Brickyard Economic Development Project.pdf

Legal Notices/061217 Harris Welsh & Lukmann Notice to Taxpayers Town of Beverly Shores Re-establish CCD Fund.pdf

 

Friday, June 9, 2017

Region / Transportation

INDOT moves toward tolls on I-65, I-94, I-70

RDA commits annual $3M for 20 years to fund NICTD double tracking

Town of Burns Harbor

ArcelorMittal tax funds eyed to help picnic shelters in Burns Harbor parks

Burns Harbor RDC president eyes bonding for projects

Town of Chesterton

Chesterton Park Board: Duneland Soccer to host championship at Dogwood on Sunday

Indiana / Politics

Canvassers charged with fraudulent voter registrations

Sports

Davis advances to State Finals in golf

Obituary

Patricia Ann Sebring passes away

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/060917 Porter County Plan Commission Notice of Public Hearing Petition of Barry & Theresa Olsen.pdf

Legal Notices/060917 Porter County Plan Commission Notice of Public Hearing Petition of Jean Reeves & Miranda Saldana.pdf

Legal Notices/060917 Porter County Plan Commission Notice of Public Hearing Petition of Jonathan & Anna Kraft.pdf

 

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Police

Two found dead in van in the Chesterton BP parking lot

Town of Chesterton

New park splash pad could open on July 4

Town of Burns Harbor

Burns Harbor Council gives police discretion to put stop signs in Village

Police

ISP: Trucker rolls rig on I-65 off ramp at Lowell

Porter PD expects to release name of robbery suspect today

Know the state and local regulations for use of fireworks

Indiana

Indiana expands pre-K pilot to 15 more counties for 2018-2019

Four 'D' and 'F' Indiana schools win reprieve to add voucher students

Obituaries

Services Friday for Avery Elizabeth Nixon, age 2

Kimberly Krieter passes away

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/060817 Gregory Babcock Town of Chesterton BZA Notice of Hearing Petition of Pierre Lauzon and Kristine L. Lauzo...

Legal Notices/060817 Harris Welsh & Lukmann Notice to Taxpayers Town of Chesterton Cum. Cap. Fund.pdf

Legal Notices/060817 Robert Ring Twon of Chesterton BZA Notice of Hearing Petition of William Bennett.pdf

 

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Region

South Shore derailment on Metra track vexes rush hour

Police / Emergency

PCSP: Toddler drowns in Jackson Township swimming pool

Person of interest in Zip Foods robbery in custody thanks to public vigilance

Three die in head-on accident on Indiana 8

Duneland Schools

New teachers and staff incoming at Duneland Schools for 2017-2018 school year

School Board hears of college savings account program for 1st graders

Yost School program receives $2,500 from Town of Porter RDC

Indiana

State may reclaim control of privatized I-69 project

Obituary

Memorial Service Friday for Stella Markovich

 

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Community

WWII vet Anthony Condeni awarded French Legion of Honor

Winners of CWC 66th annual Art Show announced at reception Sunday

YMCA announces pool opening

Police

Porter Zip Foods robbed at gunpoint

Valparaiso man dies in accident on US 30

Duneland Schools

School board says goodbye to Superintendent Dave Pruis

Business / Steel / Region / Trade

Steel groups look to modernize NAFTA

Obituary

Services Friday, June 16 for Theodore P. Prange

Dale Engquist, former chief of the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, dies

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/060617 Harris Welsh & Lukmann Notice of Public Hearing Petition of Jill C. Chitwood.pdf

 

Monday, June 5, 2017

Education

Class of 2017 unleashed in Friday ceremony

'One County One Protocol' program presented to school safety specialists

Dunelanders attend and teach at 4-star Saint Paul Catholic School

Town of Porter

Town of Porter seeks bids for 2017 road projects

Porter County

Park board to seek Aukiki Park funding in 2018 budget

Police / Traffic

ISP: Woman child ejected in I-65 crash

Sports

Trojan Boys track team finishes a CHS-best 4th at State Finals

CHS Girls Track ends season at State Finals

Chesterton Boys Golf finishes 2nd at Sectional,moves on to Regionals

Obituaries

Services Wednesday for Lynn Ellen Nelson

Cheryl K. Fisher passes away at age 72

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/060517 Harris Welsh & Lukmann Notice to Taxpayers Town of Beverly Shores Re-establish CCD Fund.pdf

 

Friday, June 2, 2017

Education

CHS students compete well in national Catholic Forensic League tournament

Business

US Bankruptcy Trustee objects to the Jewel 'stalking horse' deal

NIPSCO urges storm preparedness

Police

Local man charged with child exploitation

Sinkhole found on West Morgan Avenue

Porter PD seeks white Infiniti in hit-and-run

Environment

Porter County Izaak Walton gets grant to restore wetland

Obituaries

Services Monday for Donald 'Spike' McCoole

Services Tuesday for Matthew T. Pappas

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/060217 Director of Development - Bldg Comm Notice to Bidders RDC Brickyard Economic Development Project.pdf

Legal Notices/060217 IDEM Notice of 30-Days NIPSCO - Bailly Generating Station.pdf

Legal Notices/060217 Porter County Plan Commission Notice of Public Hearing Petition of Christopher Thornton.pdf

Legal Notices/060217 Porter County Plan Commission Notice of Public Hearing Petition of John Harrington.pdf

Legal Notices/060217 Porter County Plan Commission Notice of Public Hearing Petition of Josh Zimmer.pdf

Legal Notices/060217 Porter County Plan Commission Notice of Public Hearing Petition of LaLonde Person Trust.pdf

Legal Notices/060217 Porter County Plan Commission Notice of Public Hearing Petition of Michael Morgan.pdf

Legal Notices/060217 Porter County Plan Commission Notice of Public Hearing Petition of Randall and Sandra Smith.pdf

Legal Notices/060217 Porter County Plan Commission Notice of Public Hearing Petition of Robert & Sherri Hart.pdf

Legal Notices/060217 Porter County Plan Commission Notice of Public Hearing Petition of Thornton and Hollingsworth Jr.pdf

Legal Notices/060217 Porter County Plan Commission Notice of Public Hearing Petition of Tiffany Bley.pdf

Legal Notices/060217 Valparaiso Community Schools Notice to Bidders Beauty Creek Watershed High School Detention.pdf

 

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Education

CHS Music Department Awards Night honors music standouts

Police

Don Johnson jury trial set for Nov. 7

Coroner Harris issues Fentanyl warning

Community

A crisis in Porter County, A Guest Commentary backing funding for the Caring Place

Apply now for Fourth of July parade in Porter

Business / Steel / Region / Trade

Visclosky backs review of impact of steel imports on security

Sports

Brunt is winner of James W. Arvin Award

Kelly Grassel completes collegiate golf career; pro golf is next

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/060117 Harris Welsh & Lukmann Notice to Taxpayers Town of Chesterton Cum. Cap. Fund.pdf

 

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Education

Both Liberty schools and St Patrick School earn four star rating

Environment / Indiana Dunes / Business

Work expected to resume on Pavilion remodel in September

Police / Traffic

Trucker dies in I-94 crash east of 421; traffic snarled in the area

Traffic

US 6 closure delayed to Monday, June 5

Indiana

Indiana faces records request backlog as Pence drags feet

Sports

Owen Hallas and Cara Kroeger are CHS Athletes of the Year

CHS Spring Sports honor Student Athletes

Trojan Softball falls in Regional

Obituary

David A. Willis passes away at age 86

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/053117 Notice of Public Hearing Town of Porter, Rainy Day Fund; Cum. Cap..pdf

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Community

Lee, Taylor, Thorstad, Butz, Winey: CHS memorial honors and remembers

Chamber seeking nominations for annual awards luncheon

Police

Prosecutor Portage officer acted in self defense in fatal shooting

Town of Chesterton

Escape room proposed for Factory building in Chesterton

Indiana / Lake Michigan / Environment

Indiana Supreme Court takes up Lake Michigan property rights case

Business

Ground breaks on Eagle Crossing apartments at Coffee Creek Center

Sports

Trojans fall to 7th inning rally

Duneland Soccer registration tonight

Obituaries

Services Thursday for Robert Joseph Klikus, 27

Arthur W. Goodwin passes away at age 96

Services Wednesday for Kent Stumpf, age 86

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/053017 Midwest Advertising Placements Legal Notice of Public Hearing ATC Notice Gelsosomo's Pizzeria, Pat's Liq...

Legal Notices/053017 Midwest Advertising Placements Legal Notice of Public Hearing ATC Notice Tony's Place, Lutheran Univ. As...

 

Friday, May 26, 2017

Community

Veteran Bob Bergren recalls Korean War, his Honor Flight

Police

Impersonating charge filed in Kingsbury incident

Town of Chesterton

Calumet Road duplex gets two variances; BZA approves CR 100E garage

Sports

Trojan Boys sprint to regional track title

CHS Softball gets plenty of offense, trounces Valpo for Sectional title

Nabhan wins Girls Tennis Sectional Title

Chesterton Baseball wins Sectional opener

Valparaiso University to join Missouri Valley Conference

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/052617 Duneland School Corporation Notice to Taxpayers Exempt General Operating Refer. Fund.pdf

Legal Notices/052617 Porter County Commissioners Office Airport Authority Board.pdf

Legal Notices/052617 Valparaiso Community Schools Notice to Bidders Beauty Creek Watershed High School Detention.pdf

 

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Education / Duneland Schools

Board votes 5-0 to hire Dr. Ginger Bolinger as next Duneland Schools superintendent

Duneland honors teacher and staff retirees

Community

Pancake breakfast fundraiser for Peyton Moore is Saturday, May 27

Lakefront fireworks event on June 29; donations still needed

Business / Steel / Region

No profit sharing at ArcelorMittal USA

Arcelor USW testify steel imports threaten US security

Traffic

INDOT tells lane restrictions in effect over holiday weekend

Sports

Chesterton Boys Golf finishes 2nd at Duneland Conference meet

Obituaries

Memorial Service Wednesday, May 31 for Ella Lyndell Frum

William 'Bill' Hudson passes away at age 53

 

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Porter County

Porter County officials dedicate new animal shelter; grand opening is May 30

Traffic

Correction: US 6 to be closed between 500E and Mander Road

Chesterton High School

CHS 2017 graduation Friday, June 2 at gym or stadium weather permitting

Town of Porter

Porter Council donates to Family 4th Fest, considers plow truck purchase

Town of Chesterton

Town Council finds the cost of engineering RR quiet zones higher than expected

Schnadenberg O'Dell get high marks from state grant program scorers

Police

DNR reports possible Conservation Officer impersonator at Kingsbury FWA

BBB: Beware of NIPSCO service rep impersonators

Sports

Heideman punches State ticket at Track Regional

Chesterton Softball moves on to Sectional Finals

Trojan Boys Golf beats Portage 158-184

Obituary

Services Saturday in Oklahoma for Kenneth Kenny Vale

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/052417 Town of Porter Notice of Public Hearing Rainy Day Fund; Cum. Cap..pdf

 

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Traffic

Correction: US 6 to be closed between 500E and Mander Road

Duneland Schools / Education

State champion CHS Speech and Debate program honors participants

CHS graduate Mikaela Meyer named a 2017 Truman Scholar

Town of Chesterton

No agreement on town ambulance contract

Council still refusing to make fireworks donation

Police

Special prosecutor named in case of deputy accused of sexual misconduct

Health / Environment

Worst tick season ever projected; be mindful of Lyme disease

Business / Economy

Unemployment rates continue to plummet locally and regionally

Porter County

Tourism hosts UK agents and prepares for holiday

Youth / Nation

Girl Scouts name new CEO a Brownie turned rocket scientist

Sports

Trojans win Softball Sectional opener over Michigan City

 

Monday, May 22, 2017

Business

EasyDial breaks ground for high tech medical plant in Chesterton; 100 jobs

Water company to pursue two major main projects in Porter

Community / Duneland Schools

Duneland Schools to dedicate Veterans Memorial at CHS stadium

Community

Committees announced for annual Chesterton Woman's Club Art Show

Sports

Trojan Baseball beats South Dearborn

CHS Boys VB fall in Regional final

Obituary

Services Thursday for Allen K. Flatz

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/052217 Indiana American Water $550,000 to Replace Aging Infrastructure.pdf

Legal Notices/052217 Jim Zimmer Notice of Public Hearing Petition of Pleasant Township Development.pdf

Legal Notices/052217 Valparaiso Community Schools Notice to Bidders VCS Add. & Renov. for Central Elem. School.pdf

 

Friday, May 19, 2017

Duneland Schools

Social media attack on newly named school superintendent bleeds into Duneland

Porter County

County starts guardianship program for seniors; Sheriff's pension approved

Town of Chesterton

Chesterton Plan Commission OKs Easton Park ribbon curb; senior living center to break ground

Police

ISP Trooper saves life of driver having heart attack in Porter

Sports

Chesterton Boys 2nd at Track Sectional

Chesterton Softball travels to Lowell wins 6-4

Obituaries

Thomas Edward Bush passes away at age 77

George Peter Dragovich passes away at age 74

Celebration of Life Sunday for Donald F. Hedg

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/051917 Valparaiso Community Schools Notice to Bidders VCS District Wide Fire Alarm Project Phase 2.pdf

Legal Notices/051917 Valparaiso Community Schools Notice to Bidders VCS Temperature Control Project Phase 2.pdf

 

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Porter County

Bait and switch? South County RR plan morphs into something much bigger

Oversight of animal control shifting from sheriff to county shelter director

Chesterton High School

CHS newspaper and year book staff honored

Business / Steel / Region

Visclosky testifes on imports of steel rebar

Police

Liberty man charged with attempted child molesting

Semi hauling honey overturns on I-65 ramp

Chesterton High School Sports

Chesterton Baseball blows away LaPorte to claim share of DAC title

Trojan Softball beats Hanover Central

CHS Girls fall in Tennis Sectional

Obituary

Memorial service Saturday for Sara Patricia Cummings of Arizona

 

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Porter County

Caring Place turns to County for funding; Council pushes for action

Commissioners and Council OK hospital money for 2017 ambulance contract

Duneland Schools

Dr. Ginger Bolinger is pick to lead Duneland Schools

Incoming superintendent Ginger Bolinger aims to maintain schools' 'greatness'

Town of Chesterton

Apartment developers seeking lower tap-on fees from Utility Service Board

Community

4th Street Theater to present musical 'Sunset Boulevard'

Environment / Outdoors

State Natural Resources Commission proposes changes to fisheries rules

Chesterton High School Sports

Chesterton Girls finish 2nd in Track Sectional

Trojan Boys Golf beats Valparaiso

CHS Softball works extra for win

Chesterton Baseball beats LaPorte

Trojan Tennis wins Sectional opener

Obituary

Celebration of Life July 9 for Virginia Jean Phillips

 

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Chesterton High School

CHS seniors honored on their night scholarship winners named

Business

Jewel says no plans to close Strack stores

ArcelorMittal reports that automakers are using more steel as quality improves

Library

Clarification: WPL nonresident fees don't apply to County Library users

Police / Fire

Burns Harbor cat rescue home damaged in fire most cats believed safe

Town of Chesterton

Drainage project in alley completed

Sports

CHS Softball holds on to beat KV

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/051617 Porter County Educational Services Destroying Records.pdf

 

Monday, May 15, 2017

Business

Jewel bids $100M for Strack stores including Chesterton

USS contesting fine in Gary Works death

Region

NICTD eyes eastbound rush hour schedule changes

NICTD board okays final West Lake route

Library Board

Library Board renews nonresident fee, ponders next step of Vision 2037

Police

Two new Chesterton Police officers sworn in today

Chesterton High School

WDSO radio students honored at ceremony

Sports

CHS Boys Golf finishes 3rd at Uebele Invite

Chesterton Softball beats Highland 5-2

Trojan Girls Tennis falls 3-2 to Culver Academy

CHS Baseball falls to Highland

Obituary

Lois Corrine Krone passes away at age 93

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/051517 Porter County Educational Services Destroying Records.pdf

Legal Notices/051517 Town of Burns Harbor Notice of Adoption Town of Burns Harbor CCD Fund.pdf

Legal Notices/051517 Valparaiso Community Schools Notice to Bidders VCS Add. & Renov. for Central Elem. School.pdf

 

Friday, May 12, 2017

Town of Burns Harbor

Burns Harbor RDC planning gateway park at Westport site

Burns Harbor Council reaches agreement with Villages developer

Business / Steel

ArcelorMittal posts 1Q profit of 1 billion

Local History / Lake Michigan

Team seeks funding to solve 30-year Indiana Dunes plane crash mystery

Police

Local man to serve 24 years on federal child sex charge

Nation

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Indiana / Environment

Natural Resources Commission to meet Tuesday in Indy

Sports

Chesterton Boys Golf beats Lake Central and Merrillville

CHS Girls Tennis falls at Portage 4-1

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/051217 Harris Welsh Lukmann An Ordinance of the Town of Chesterton Ordinance No. 2017-05.pdf

Legal Notices/051217 Porter County Educational Services Destroying Records.pdf

Legal Notices/051217 Porter County Plan Commission Notice of Public Hearing Petition of Angelo & Nichole Papachronis.pdf

Legal Notices/051217 Porter County Plan Commission Notice of Public Hearing Petition of Benjamin David Cooper.pdf

Legal Notices/051217 Porter County Plan Commission Notice of Public Hearing Petition of David & Cristina Bobrowski.pdf

Legal Notices/051217 Porter County Plan Commission Notice of Public Hearing Petition of Diana Harwood.pdf

Legal Notices/051217 Porter County Plan Commission Notice of Public Hearing Petition of Faith Memorial Lutheran Church.pdf

Legal Notices/051217 Porter County Plan Commission Notice of Public Hearing Petition of Jarnecke James Living Trust.pdf

Legal Notices/051217 Valparaiso Community Schools Notice to Bidders VCS District Wide Fire Alarm Project Phase 2.pdf

Legal Notices/051217 Valparaiso Community Schools Notice to Bidders VCS Temperature Control Project Phase 2.pdf

 

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Traffic

Indiana 49 north of US 20 to close as INDOT revisits ooze problem

Local History / Lake Michigan

Team seeks funding to solve 30-year Indiana Dunes plane crash mystery

Town of Burns Harbor

Burns Harbor Council ponies up $2,500 for fireworks; raises CCD rate

Business

Mario Longhi out as CEO of US Steel

US Steel fined $14,000 for Indiana steelworker's death

Strack owner sites online competition, changing consumer tastes in bankruptcy

Indiana

APNewsBreak: City pays Indiana congressman's wife $20K month

Chesterton High School Sports

Chesterton Boys Track finishes runnerup at suspended DAC Meet

Torres, CHS Baseball shut out Michigan City

Trojan Softball beats Michigan City 18-0

Obituary

Services Saturday for Chadwick Lee Brooks

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/051117 D J Repairs Notice of Public Hearing Petition of John and Susan Essany.pdf

Legal Notices/051117 Notice of Public Hearing Petition of Jason Robinson.pdf

 

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Community

Coffee Creek Farmers Market begins today on Sidewalk Road

Letter Carriers Food Drive this Saturday

Town of Porter

Appraisals received for Porter Brickyard; RDC looks to sell property

Environment / Community

Dunes Learning Center brings livestock back to Chellberg Farm

Sports

Peterson and Chesterton no-hit Michigan City

Chesterton Softball rolls to 12-1 victory

CHS boys golf team wins twice

Trojan Girls finish 6th at DAC Track Meet

Trojan Tennis falls 3-2 at Valparaiso

Obituary

Celebration of Life Saturday for Duane Arthur Clouse, Sr.

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/051017 Harris Welsh Lukmann Notice of Public Hearing Petition of Deer Run Apartments LLC.pdf

 

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Chesterton High School

CHS honors academic competition standouts

CHS to host 44th annual All That Jazz Saturday

Town of Chesterton

Chesterton still balking at fireworks donation

Town Code amended: Tree services must now remove debris themselves

Porter County

County eyes cost sharing replacement program for drainage culverts

Region / Community

Chesterton native promoted to Legislative Director for Rep Visclosky

Police

ISP and Toll Road honor three fallen public servants

Charged with trafficking at Michigan City State Prison

Sports

Trojan Baseball beats Merrillville

Obituary

Shirley Ann Atherton passes away at age 77

 

Monday, May 8, 2017

Indiana

Lawmakers bail out Pence with $5.5M for bicentennial projects

College set for closure holds emotional final commencement

Email paints dismal picture of Holy Cross College finances

Indiana high court: Immigration status inadmissible at trial

Police

Inmate believed escaped captured, never left prison

ISP: Semi crash this a.m. on I-94 in Lake County

ISP: Semi rollover on I-65 forces detour onto Indiana 10

ISP: Traffic stop in MC leads to firearms charges

CFD: Four injured in overturned vehicle on 94

Porter PD: Local charged after high speed pursuit through town

Obituaries

Nelly Koladin passes away

Celebration of Life Saturday for Keith Fitzpatrick

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/050817 Harris Welsh Lukmann Notice to Bidders Beverly Shores 2017 Street Pothole Patching.pdf

Legal Notices/050817 ATG Real Estate Development Notice of Public Hearing Easton Park Planned Unit Development District.pdf

 

Friday, May 5, 2017

Porter County

Model railroad display finds home at Sunset Hill Farm Park

Porter County Parks and Rec presents programs for May

Police

Upper Deck Lounge has been closed

PCSP: Two injured in propane tanker accident on Indiana 2; CFD responds

Nation

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Business / Environment

Arcelor partnering with Wildlife Habitat Council to plant trees on industrial sites

Sports / Community

Michelle LaFreniere to umpire at Little League Softball World Series

Obituary

Norrita 'Rita' Kistler passes away

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/050517 Harris Welsh and Lukmann Notice of Public Meeting Proposed Superintendent Contract.pdf

Legal Notices/050517 Porter County Auditor Notice of Taxpayers Porter County Additional Appropriations.pdf

Legal Notices/050517 Porter County Plan Commission Notice of Public Hearing Petition of Melissa Grcich.pdf

Legal Notices/050517 Porter County Plan Commission Notice of Public Hearing Petition of Stephen & Jennifer Jacobs.pdf

 

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Environment / Indiana Dunes

Mt. Baldy Beach, but not the Dune, to reopen this summer

Business / Economy

Strack Van Til's owner files for bankruptcy; stores still open

Community

STEM learning in YMCA after school programs

Town of Chesterton

Concrete poured for new Chesterton Park splash pad

Indiana

New Indiana law will require helmets for all minors on ATVs

Police

DOC: Fatal fire at State Prison was accidental

Sports

Trojan Softball outlasts Valparaiso 7-6

CHS Girls Tennis beats Andrean 4-1

Chesterton Baseball beats Merrillville 10-1

Obituary

Stella Markovich passes away at age 89

 

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Education / Duneland Schools

Vince Arizzi is Dunelandís next music director

Erik Ralph named 2017 Indiana Academic All-Star

CHS Wind Ensemble captures ISSMA Gold

Community

BreeAnna Suitor 2017 Exchange Club ACE Award winner

Police

Man charged with Ogden Dunes arson murder to make insanity defense

Indiana

Indiana governor signs bill aimed at dimming solar incentive

Moseley rips Toll Road rate hike

Business

NiSource reports solid 1Q net income

Sports

Chesterton Softball beats Portage

Trojan Boys edge Merrillville in track

CHS Tennis beats Michigan City

Chesterton Lacrosse wins twice

CHS Girls Track falls

Obituaries

Lucille Emoline Wheeler passes away at age 90

Visitation and funeral Friday for Phillip Goodloe, age 65

Celebration of Life Sunday for Kenneth J Matuszak

Services Friday for Larry Ray Carney

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/050317 Town of Burns Harbor Notice to Taxpayers BH Proposal of Cumulative Capital Dev. Fund.pdf

Legal Notices/050317 MAP (Midwest Advertising Placements) Legal Notice of Public Hearing ATC The Course at Aberdeen.pdf

Legal Notices/050317 MAP (Midwest Advertising Placements) Legal Notice of Public Hearing ATC Pilot Travel Centers.pdf

 

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Education / Duneland Schools

IPad integration plan rolling out at Duneland Schools

CHS Building Trades class to build manufactured home next to soccer field

Region / Economy / Traffic

Toll Road users: Ttop up your EZPass; tolls to spike June 1

Community

Cash prizes and great exposure for artists in Hooked on Art Festival

Yesterdays Treasures celebrates 30 years of antiques and art this weekend

Police / Fire

PCSP: Driver injured in rollover on Indiana 2

Another fire at Bailly Generating on Monday

Indiana

Indiana court ends lawyers legal quest for Pence emails

Environment / Great Lakes

Budget deal calls for releasing Asian carp prevention report

Obituaries

Services Friday for Larry Ray Carney

Service Saturday for Randal L. Skalku, 53

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/050217 Harris Welsh Lukmann Notice to Bidders Beverly Shores 2017 Street Pothole Patching.pdf

Legal Notices/050217 Valparaiso Community Schools Notice to Bidders VCS Furniture, Furnishings and Equipment.pdf

 

Monday, May 1, 2017

Police / Fire / Emergency / Traffic

Repave of Indiana 49 begins between here and Valpo

Another fire at NIPSCO Bailly Generating Station

PFD: Girl passes out on Trail 8 at Dunes State Park

Duneland escapes the heaviest rains

Indiana

Indiana governor signs education bills into law

Indiana Governor Holcomb faces deadline on divisive bills

Town of Chesterton

Duplex and garage advance to public hearings by Chesterton BZA

Business / Environment / Lake Michigan

USS Midwest Plant continues in compliance in the wake of chemical spill

Sports

Chesterton Baseball scores early and often to beat Hobart

Obituary

Services Tuesday for infant Taggart Max Phair

 

 

Friday, April 28, 2017

Education

CHS Sandpipers 3rd at FAME National Finals

Discovery Charter plans May 18 open house for new building, approves budget

Student-designed natural playground opened at Discovery Charter School

Police

Man to face murder charge in death of his mother in 2015 Ogden Dunes house fire

Valparaiso man dies in I-94 crash in Lake County

Sports

Trojan Softball blasts Hobart 16-1 in 5 innings

Chesterton Girls Tennis gets first DAC win

CHS Lacrosse beats LaLumiere 14-6

Obituary

Karen Leonard passes away at age 66

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/042817 Town of Chesterton Clerk-Treasurer Ordinance 2017-03 DSC Petitioned Chesterton TC for Annex.pdf

 

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Environment

Bird Sanctuary not-for-profit acquires 10-acre gift in Coffee Creek watershed

Porter County

More county workers get off-season salary hikes

County mulls paying for ambulance contract with hospital sale money

Lake Michigan Environment

Study Lake Michigan has plenty of food for Asian carp

Sports

Mitch Davis sets school record in Trojans golf win

CHS Baseball falls to Valpo win streak ends at 7

CHS Softball falls at Crown Point

Obituaries

Services Friday for Porter Lamar Young

Dona Gembala passes away remembrance, July 31

 

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Town of Chesterton

South Calumet Road from Porter Ave. to the post office to be repaved this year

Town to receive LED streetlighting in 2018

Town of Porter

Porter: No money donation for fireworks; Duneland: No buses this year

Porter Search and Rescue dog Harley to retire May 1

Business / Steel

US Steel reports 1Q net loss of $180M

Foreign steel imports up 25 percent in March

Sports

CHS Baseball wins 7th straight, beats Valpo 8-3

Chesterton Softball beats Lake Central 5-2

Trojan Girls Track splits in Duneland Conference action

CHS Boys Track splits DAC double dual

Obituaries

Roger C. Schlobin passes away at age 72

Services Friday for Betty E. Kelchak

Celebration of Life Saturday for Mildred Jean Peterson, 90

Mary Ellen Henkel passes away

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/042617 Porter County Storm Water Management Notice of Public Hearing Appeal of Donald Trowbridge.pdf

Legal Notices/042617 Porter County Storm Water Management Notice of Public Hearing Appeal of Woodland Savanna Land Conserv.pd...

Legal Notices/042617 Town of Burns Harbor Notice to Taxpayers BH Proposal of Cumulative Capital Dev. Fund.pdf

 

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Town of Chesterton

Shortfall projected in Town of Chesterton 2017 General Fund

Chesterton balks at $2,500 in cash for Chamber fireworks

Police

Chesterton Police seek surveillance tape along South Calumet and 100E corridor; Dillard pleads not guilty

Community

Duneland Boys and Girls Club set for ribbon cutting ceremony Wednesday

Troop 908 Scouts undertake local projects to earn Eagle Scout rank

Hawthorne Park playground equipment ready for install

Indiana Legislature

Soliday: Largest infrastructure investment in Indiana history approved

Pelath gives recap on 2017 Legislature

Business / Economy

March jobless rate plummets across NWI

Sports

CHS Boys Lacrosse moves to 7-1

Obituaries

Celebration of Life Saturday for Mildred Jean Peterson, 90

Services Wednesday for Nicole Elizabeth Gland

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/042517 Valparaiso Community Schools Notice to Bidders VCS Furniture, Furnishings and Equipment.pdf

 

Monday, April 24, 2017

Chesterton High School

CHS Symphonic Band earns Gold at ISSMA

Police

No new info on status of homicide investigation

Portage Police officer fatally shoots man after traffic stop

Off-duty officer shoots man outside Michigan City hospital

Indiana

Indiana lawmakers send final bills to Gov. Holcomb's desk

Sports

CHS Baseball wins 3 over the weekend

CHS Softball falls to LaPorte; sweeps New Prairie

Chesterton wins 6 events at West Lafayette Relays

Trojan Girls finish 4th in West Lafayette

Trojan Boys Golf 9th at LC Midwest Classic

Obituaries

Services Wednesday for Nicole Elizabeth Gland

Services Friday for Alexander Joseph Killosky, Jr.

Services Saturday for James W. 'Jim' Ertel

Services and visitation Wednesday for Elizabeth Mary Sterner

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/042417 Porter County Storm Water Management Notice of Public Hearing Petition of Charles B Lundquist.pdf

Legal Notices/042417 Porter County Storm Water Management Notice of Public Hearing Petition of Joh Paduc.pdf

Legal Notices/042417 Porter County Storm Water Management Notice of Public Hearing Petition of Richard Parker.pdf

Legal Notices/042417 Porter County Storm Water Management Notice of Public Hearing Petition of Rnady and Kathleen Erwin.pdf

Legal Notices/042417 Town of Dune Acres Notice of Adoption CCDF Tax Rate was Increased.pdf

 

Friday, April 21, 2017

Police

Update: Suspect in Nicole Gland murder implicated himself on tape, police say

Upper Deck bouncer, Christopher Dillard, charged with Nicole Gland's stabbing murder

Indiana

Indiana lawmakers seek to buy new lethal injection drugs

Town of Chesterton

Olthof Homes proposes duplexes in Village Green at Coffee Creek

Region / Indiana

Local lawmakers tout benefits of South Shore line development bill

Indiana

Indiana lawmakers face big list of bills at session end

Business

Steelmakers praise Trump for ordering import investigation

Suit seeks to block Strack & Van Till owner from selling stores

1st Source Bank reports record high quarter profit

Sports

Chesterton Baseball runs win streak to 3

Trojan Softball cruises to win over Hebron

CHS Boys Golf wins

CHS Tennis falls at Crown Point

 

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Police

Coroner: Nicole Gland, 24, died of multiple stab wounds

Porter County

Porter County BZA denies location variance for Duneland Landscape

Business

ArcelorMittal first to develop steel median safety barrier for highway use

Environment

Westchester Migratory Bird Sanctuary spins off from Parks Foundation

EPA chief makes first Superfund site visit with Indiana stop

Heinze fund wins $50K to buy public access site at Lydick Bog

Indiana

Indiana House falls just short of passing proAirbnb bill

Indiana GOP leaders agree to close cold beer loophole

Details of Indiana roads funding agreement dribble out

Bill lets Indiana governor, not voters, pick schools chief

Indiana University bans athletes with sexual violence past

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/042017 INDOT Public Notice of Construction Activity Intersection Improvements at US 6 and Meridian.pdf

Legal Notices/042017 NICTD Request for Bidders Kensington Underpass Reconstruction Project.pdf

 

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Police

Chesterton Police investigating womanís homicide behind Tribune office

Elections

Porter County says not to panic over voter list purge

Porter County

County Parks Department closes on purchase of land for parking at BrinckaCross

Town of Chesterton

Utility seeking easement for Deer Run Apartments lift station

Business

Strack and Van Til's owner seeks to sell 22 Strack stores

Sports

CHS Boys sweep Valparaiso and Crown Point in track

Chesterton Baseball beats Portage 5-1

Trojan Softball shuts out Michigan City 17-0

CHS Boys Lacrosse wins twice in Indy

CHS Girls Track splits DAC double dual

Obituaries

Services Saturday for George Sosnowski, Jr.

Mary Ellen Henkel passes away

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/041917 Duneland School Corporation Notice to Taxpayers DSC Rainy Day Fund.pdf

 

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Town of Chesterton

Removal of pavers at Coffee Creek Center set to start May 1

Porter County

Commissioners OK next payment for animal shelter

Environment

EPA Still no chemical found in lake waters; beaches reopened

NWI People's Climate March in Highland Saturday, April 29

DNR releases 2016 Wildlife Science Report

Indiana

State Rep. Moseley looking to get veterans into railroad jobs

Police

Former PCSP officer charged with battery in connection with infant's injuries

Sports

Trojan Tennis beats Kankakee Valley 3-2

Obituaries

Services Friday for Stephen J. 'Steve' Pluta

Services Friday for Malcolm E. Anderson

 

Monday, April 17, 2017

Police

CFD: Leaves I-94 ends up in yard on Marquardt Dr

VPD: Man with knife and heroin enters middle school through unlocked door

Indiana

Deadline looming for Indiana lawmakers

Turkey slams into windshield again in Indiana

Porter County

County Auditor to host tax workshops on veteran, senior benefits, college planning

Environment / Lake Michigan

EPA Samples show no chemical in the lake USS begins startup

Politics / Elections

Locals join national Tax Day March

Indivisible NWI/Chesterton to meet Wednesday

Indiana counties purging inactive voters from rolls

Sports

Chesterton Softball beats Portage 3 - 1

Chesterton Boys win 5 events at CHS Relays

Trojan Girls win 3 events at CHS Relays

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/041717 NICTD Request for Bidders NICTD Aerial Bucket Truck.pdf

 

Friday, April 14, 2017

Environment/Lake Michigan

Chicago testing finds chemical at low levels in lake

Chesterton High School

CHS honors 52 students with Academic Rings

Dozens honored at CHS Academic Recognition Night

Town of Burns Harbor

INDOT lowers speeds on 149 to 45 mph near Burns Harbor food truck square

Burns Harbor restores deal on culverts; building facade standards approved

Environment

DNR releases 2016 white tailed deer report

Sports

Trojans hold their own against Crown Point's Holloway

Chesterton Girls Tennis falls 5-0 to Plymouth

Obituary

Memorial Service Thursday for Kay A. Odle, age 79

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/041417 Porter County Auditor's Office Notice to Taxpayers Additional Appropriations for County Budgets.pdf

Legal Notices/041417 Town of Burns Harbor Notice of Public Hearing Petition of Rainbow Community Inc.pdf

 

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Environment/Lake Michigan

EPA: Still no trace of chemical in Lake Michigan; USS explains spill

Business / Region / Lake Michigan

Port of Indiana Burns Harbor breaks with tradition, first ocean vessel of the season not carrying imported steel

Indiana

Former GOP Senator Lugar blasts Trump policies as 'simplistic'

DNA collection bill goes to Governor Holcomb's desk

Indiana Senate OKs hurdle for minors seeking abortions

Town of Burns Harbor

Burns Harbor Town Council and RDC split costs of new emergency radios

Police

ISP: Motorcyclist crashes bike on I-80/94 near Gary

Indiana/Environment

DNR working to save big trees from ash borer by chemical treatment

Sports

Chesterton Softball blasts Merrillville 18-0

CHS boys golf team wins opener

Trojan Baseball beats Crown Point 4-3

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/041317 NICTD Request for Bidders Kensington Underpass Reconstruction Project.pdf

Legal Notices/041317 Porter County Plan Commission Notice of Public Hearing Petition of Constandino J. Vasos.pdf

 

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Environment

EPA: Chemical spill at USS in Portage; two beaches closed; chem not found in the lake

Traffic

Here we go again: Indiana 49 repaving south of Toll Road begins April 24

Lane closures through November on I-94 at Toll Road exit

Narrowed travel lanes on US 30 east of Valpo

Town of Chesterton

INDOT awards Westchester Liberty Trail contract to Walsh and Kelly

Duneland Schools

Retirements and hirings announced at Duneland Schools

Town of Porter

Porter Town Council hears waste disposal report, approves hotel PUD amendment

Sports

Chesterton Softball beats Valparaiso 6-2

Trojan Girls Track sweeps Portage and Michigan City

Trojan Boys Track splits DAC duals

Chesterton baseball gift wraps a win for Crown Point

Obituaries

Services Thursday for Everett C. Swanson, 91

Marjorie L. Baum passes away at age 93

Vistitation and funeral Saturday for Frank Bush, III

Services Friday for Timothy Lynn Gray

 

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Education

School Board backs Mitch Winey memorial at CHS stadium

Town of Chesterton

Town Council takes first step in annexing school bus barn

Blocking sidewalks with vehicles violates Town Code

Spring Cleanup in town begins April 17

402 Broadway no longer unsafe under new owner

Indiana

Indiana nature preserves celebrate 50th anniversary

Legislature approves bill curtailing solar panel incentives

Lawmakers begin to iron out differences on road funding

Sports

Chesterton Boys Lacrosse wins

Obituary

Services Thursday for John James Bratsakis, Sr.

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/041117 IDEM Notice of 30-Days for Public Comment Air Permit for Powder Processing Technology LLC.pdf

Legal Notices/041117 Ivy Tech Community College Notice to Bidders Ivy Tech Security Card Access Install.pdf

 

Monday, April 10, 2017

Education

Duneland Schools awarded $50K Lilly grant for counseling services

CHS National Honor Society inducts 113 new members

Indiana

Indiana lawmakers appear unlikely to increase cigarette tax

Refugee resettlements cut in half in Indiana under Trump

Police / Indiana

Indiana State Prison inmate dies in fire in cell

Sports

Trojan Softball wins twice at Pendleton Heights

CHS Tennis wins Logansport Invite

CHS Baseball beats Lafayette Harrison

Obituaries

Service Tuesday for Ruth A. 'Corky' Johnson

Service April 29 for Thomas Edward Krusa

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/041017 NICTD Request for Bidders NICTD Aerial Bucket Truck.pdf

Legal Notices/041017 Town of Porter Notice to Taxpayers of Additional Appropriations Parks Donations Fund Capital Outlays.pdf

 

Friday, April 7, 2017

Porter County

New Porter County Parks Master Plan pushes for trails and environmental protection

Town of Chesterton

Committee favors extending tax abatement for Addison Point

Police / Fire / Emergency / Traffic

INDOT serious about roadwork zone safety

INDOT: Treat intersection with non-functioning signals as four-way stop

ISP: Trucker cut off spills load of soil on I-94 in Lake

ISP; Clocked at 158 mph on the Toll Road

CFD: High winds drop tree on house on South Sixth

Indiana

Indiana needle exchange bill heads to governor who backs it

Sports

Girls Tennis opening in Logansport

Obituary

Celebration of Life Sunday for Kelly Loving, age 46

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/040717 Porter County Plan Commission Notice of Public Hearing Petition of Daniel Sr. & Maria Sisco.pdf

Legal Notices/040717 Gregory Babcock Notice of Public Hearing Petition of Cynthia R. Miller and Amelia S. Moody.pdf

Legal Notices/040717 Gregory Babcock Town of Porter Legal Notice Requesting a Developmental Standard Variance.pdf

Legal Notices/040717 Porter County Plan Commission Notice of Public Hearing Petition of Cellusite LLC, Jackson.pdf

Legal Notices/040717 Porter County Plan Commission Notice of Public Hearing Petition of Cellusite LLC, Union.pdf

Legal Notices/040717 Porter County Plan Commission Notice of Public Hearing Petition of Insite Inc, Boone Grove DSV.pdf

Legal Notices/040717 Porter County Plan Commission Notice of Public Hearing Petition of Insite Inc, Boone Grove UV.pdf

Legal Notices/040717 Porter County Plan Commission Notice of Public Hearing Petition of Insite Inc, Hebron.pdf

Legal Notices/040717 Porter County Plan Commission Notice of Public Hearing Petition of Robert Kottka.pdf

Legal Notices/040717 Porter County Plan Commission Notice of Public Hearing Petition of Steven & Cynthia Andrysiak.pdf

Legal Notices/040717 Porter County Plan Commission Notice of Public Hearing Petition of T&J Duneland Properties LLC.pdf

Legal Notices/040717 Porter County Plan Commission Notice of Public Hearing Petition of Timothy and Gena Howard.pdf

Legal Notices/040717 Torrenga Engineering Legal Notice for Publication AIL Coffee Creek LLC to Commence Construction.pdf

 

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Porter County

Commissioners boosting security at Porter County facilities

Indiana

Senator Young urges action to prevent African crisis

INDOT reminds motorists of states Move Over Law

Cold beer battle brewing after GOP leaders offer final bills

Sports

Girls Track on the road to start the year

Chesterton Lacrosse at home Saturday

Davison to wrestle for Team USA

Boys Track opens season at Highland today

Obituaries

Services Saturday for Wayne S. Thomas

Celebration of Life Saturday for Ricky A. Carlson

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/040617 Town of Porter Notice of Adoption Cumulative Capital Development Fund.pdf

Legal Notices/040617 Ray Poparad Notice of Public Hearing Petition of Raymond and Linda Poparad.pdf

 

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Porter County

Hospital and Commissioners agree to reduce cost of ambulance contract

Police

Porter man charged with burglary; CPD asking folks to report any missing items

Town of Chesterton

Park Board to purchase 'aqua chairs' for disabled kids at the new splash pad

Community

Leroys Hot Stuff to host benefit ride for Rebuilding Together Duneland April 23

Old town dump new home to Westchester Bird Sanctuary

Indiana Legislature

Indiana Senate OKs appointed schools chief

Indiana Senate votes for infrastructure funding

Indiana House passes bill to cut solar panel incentives

Indiana Senate OKs bill giving failing voucher schools appeal option

Indiana Senate OKs ILEARN new state test

Indiana

Indiana University basketball icon to be honored with marker

Sports

Trojans beat No. 2 Lake Central in opener

Duneland Swim Club Registration begins Friday

 

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Police / Community

Gun owners not liable for crimes committed with their stolen weapons

Environment / Community

Volunteer April 8 to tend habitat at Westchester Bird Sanctuary

Environment / Traffic

Flooding closes Beverly Drive west of US 12; Central Ave. Beach closed

Region

Visclosky urges high schoolers to enter Congressional Art Contest by April 28

Community / Local History

Tribune begins 134th year as community newspaper

Indiana

Indiana House approves abortion parental notification bill

House panel passes bill to take over Gary and Muncie schools

Sports

Trojan Boys finish 4th at Hoosier State Relays

Obituary

Services Tuesday for Lowell Thomas Gillikin

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/040417 Ivy Tech Community College Notice to Bidders Ivy Tech Security Card Access Install.pdf

 

Monday, April 3, 2017

Indiana

Judge blocks Indiana abortion ultrasound mandate

Gov. Holcomb pushes for pre-K funding, against cigarette tax hike

Community / Local History

Tribune begins 134th year as community newspaper

Business / Region

Ports of Indiana to celebrate Western Hemisphere Ports Day on Tuesday

Community

Jo Winey Babcock Memorial Endowment fund nears goal

Rebecca Cibak helps ensure brighter futures at YMCA

Sports

Trojan Baseball opens tonight at Gavit

Chesterton Softball splits in home opener

Obituary

Services Wednesday for LaVerne R. Friday, age 94

Pete Visclosky honors father, former Gary mayor 'Johnny V', dead at 101

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/040317 Midwest Advertising Placements Legal Notice of Public Hearing ATC Notice; L&L Package Store Inc.pdf

Legal Notices/040317 Midwest Advertising Placements Legal Notice of Public Hearing ATC Notice; Wilson Management Enterprises ...

Legal Notices/040317 Town of Porter Notice to Taxpayers of Additional Appropriations Parks Donations Fund Capital Outlays.pdf

 

 

Friday, March 31, 2017

Porter County

Lots combined for US 6 business park; County DRC reviews cell towers

Police / Lake Michigan / Region

Charges filed in fatal Lake Michigan boat crash

Police / Region

LaPorte County police investigating sex abuse video posted online

Business / Trade

Trump to order trade study ramped up antidumping duties collection

Germany says EU should consider trade complaint in US steel spat

Indiana

Indiana Senate approves preschool expansion bill

Indiana Senate offers up $32.1 billion two year budget

Theaters take aim at fake news by screening '1984'

Politics

Trump revives threat to use new libel laws to stifle press

Sports / Community

Chesterton Pop Warner registration dates set

Obituaries

Services Monday for Walter E. Kolasa

Ricky Allen Carlson passes away at age 62

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/033117 Duneland School Corporation Notice to Bidders Chesterton Middle School Pool Renovations.pdf

Legal Notices/033117 Valparaiso Community Schools Notice to Bidders Heavilin Elementary School Furniture & Equipment Install....

 

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Porter County

County Council approves prosecutor raises 4-2

Police

CPD: Elderly man scammed of $1,900

CPD suspects fraud in online dating relationship and African iTune purchases

Indiana

Indiana Senate offers up $32.1 billion two year budget

Indiana House OKs looser rule for failing schools and taxed funded vouchers

Senate panel advances ISTEP replacement bill

Senate GOP needs Pence to break tie on family planning funds

2nd turkey in 2 days flies into windshield in Indiana

Sports

Chesterton Softball falls 5-4 at Lake Central in opener

Obituaries

Memorial Service Friday for Patrick C. Burkhart

Services Friday for William Robert Dickinson, 93

 

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Town of Chesterton

Council okays $42K for sidewalk work

CFD cleared to negotiate new contract with Superior Ambulance

TIF board looking at box culvert to replace bridge

Town of Porter

Porter Spring Cleanup starts April 3; CCD rate increase approved

Police

Charged with trafficking at Indiana State Prison in Michigan City

Business / Steel / Region

Visclosky speaks on the future of steel at Congressional hearing today

Indiana

Indiana panel amends abortion bill on parental notification

Sens. Donnelly/Young bill would crack down on sex abuse in amateur athletics

Sports

Duneland Swim Club peaks at Indiana Age Group State Meet

Sports

Chesterton High School Softball opens today

Obituaries

Services Friday for William Robert Dickinson, 93

Private service for Dorothy Marie Price Hibbets

Services set for JoAnn Zatorski Goldman

Cathy E. Basham passes away at age 70

 

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Chesterton Town Council

Town eyes Lipinski property on Broadway

Jim Ton reports that proposed NIRPC merger with Illinois is dead

Region

Bikes allowed on select South Shore weekday am/pm rush hour trains

Police / Traffic

CFD responds to I-94 steelhauler accident here

Economy / Region

Jobless rate marginally higher statewide and in the region

Indiana

Future of 'abortion reversal' bill in doubt

Powerful Indiana Senate committee puts stamp on roads plan

Obituaries

Services Thursday for Nathan Tyler Legler, 19

Doyle Ray Moore passes away

Cathy E. Basham passes away at age 70

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/032817 NIPSCO Notice of Intent Rule 5 Public Notice.pdf

 

Monday, March 27, 2017

Police / Traffic / Community

Nathan Legler, 19, dies in crash on US 6

Town of Porter

Public Hearing Tuesday for Porter CCD fund hike

Region

Illinois considers legalizing recreational marijuana for a fiscal boost

Indiana

Indiana inmates could have computer tablets by end of year

Convenience store cold beer licenses prompt heated reaction from lawmakers

Sports / Community

Dunes Classic Golf Tourney May 20 and 21

Boys and Girls Clubs of Porter County holding registration for Summer Football League

Obituaries

Memorial Service Wednesday for Carol A. Follis

Services pending for Joann Goldman, age 63

Services Wednesday for Marcia Milligan

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/032717 Duneland School Corporation 2016 Annual Performance Report.pdf

Legal Notices/032717 Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission Legal Notice of Evidentiary Hearing Petition of Community Utilitie...

 

Friday, March 24, 2017

Politics

Chuck Williams elected Treasurer of State GOP

Duneland Schools

CHS Business Professionals of America Club students place at State Competition

Town of Chesterton

North Calumet Roard duplex proposal continued by Chesterton BZA

Environment

Earth Hour a call for action on climate change set for Saturday

Region / Nation

Visclosky speaks on House floor against GOP healthcare bill

Indiana

Senator Todd Young warns of starvation peril in Africa

Ind. Senators Joe Donnelly Todd Young introduce bill to hold Iran accountable

Sports

Venessa Krause leads University of Michigan swim team to solid finish at NCAA

Obituary

Services Monday for Peter J. Ferrari, Jr.

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/032417 Duneland School Corporation Cancelled 2017 Renovations at Jackson Elementary.pdf

Legal Notices/032417 Duneland School Corporation Notice to Bidders Chesterton Middle School Pool Renovations.pdf

Legal Notices/032417 Valparaiso Community Schools Notice to Bidders Heavilin Elementary School Furniture & Equipment Install....

Legal Notices/032417 Valparaiso Community Schools Notice to Bidders Thomas Jefferson Elementary Add. and Renovations.pdf

 

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Porter County

Interest growth of county hospital sale investment slows in quarter

Community

Rock for a Cure NWI to launch in Chesterton Saturday

Region / Business

Franciscan Alliance and Methodist Hospitals exploring 'integrationí

Region

Census estimate shows Indiana population growth stagnant

INDOT to hold open house on 2017-21 plan for transportation projects

Indiana

Industry chief tells lawmakers solar doesn't threaten utility profits

Indiana lawmakers scrap plan to set aside school prayer time

Environment / Weather

Arctic sea ice dips to record low for winter

Obituary

Services Friday for Catherine A. Wolf

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/032317 Town of Pines Notice of Public Hearing Petition of Kevin S. Slavik.pdf

Legal Notices/031617 Porter County Tax Rate Chart.pdf

 

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Portuer County

Anton Insurance resigns as Porter County health insurance agent

Police / Traffic

OWI suspected in US 6 head-on crash

INDOT to hold open house April 11 on 2017-21 plan for transportation projects

Town of Chesterton

Unincorporated Liberty Township property owners seek sewer service from town

Community

Kiteboarders can register now for Downwind Classic April 8 at Porter Beach

Weather / Environment / Indiana

Warm and wet Indiana spring could mean early mosquitoes and ticks

Indiana

Indiana House panel advances bill to weaken teacher unions

Obituaries

Services Friday for Betty Pisarski, age 89

Services pending for Catherine Wolf, age 92

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/032217 Valparaiso Community Schools 2016 Annual Performance Report.pdf

 

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Police / Traffic

Ogden Dunes police report missing senior

INDOT hearing Thursday on county's latest roundabout: Ind. 2, 100S, 300W

Parents Register now for April 6 program on drug trends in county

Sheriff Reynolds offers new smartphone app

Town of Chesterton

Stormwater Board to solicit quotes for draining alley piping runoff off 11th St

Community

Register now for YMCA Summer Day Camp

Celebrate Earth Day with the Izaak Walton League

Region

Try the South Shore line Kids Ride Free program

Obituary

Services Wednesday evening for Pamela L. Lange

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/032117 Town of Porter Notice to Taxpayers Est. of Cumulative Cap. Dev. Fund.pdf

 

Monday, March 20, 2017

Police

Valparaiso Walgreens robbed of Oxycontin at gunpoint

Indiana

Indiana considers prohibiting cities and towns from banning Airbnb

Job cuts continue at Indiana factories despite Trump pressure

Westchester Library

County Council seeking applications for Westchester Library Board appointment

Environment / Community

Native Plant Sale April 1 but preorder purchases now

Obituaries

Charles Hinson Beatty, Jr. passes away at age 43

Services Wednesday for Virginia M. Nelson, 86

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/032017 Duneland School Corporation Notice to Bidders 2017 Pavement Improvements.pdf

 

Friday, March 17, 2017

Porter County

County RDC backs off plans for diverting taxes into TIFs

Board told state lags behind neighbors in spending tax funds to subsidize tourism industry

Police / Emergency

Sheriff Reynolds takes command of Drug Task Force

Tree falls across NIPSCO power line on Indian Boundary

Environment

Republicans join Democrats against Trump Great Lakes cuts

Earth sizzles to near record heat even without El Nino

Indiana

Indiana Democrats want Pence health care program defended

Trump budget could hurt NWI South Shore project funding

Senator Todd Young in bipartisan effort to crack down on illegal foreign propaganda

Republicans and Democrats blast Trump cut to Meals on Wheels

Sports

CHS Grad Cole Teal in NCAA D3 Final 4

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/031717 Harris Welsh Lukmann Notice of Public Hearing Petition of Duneland School Corp.pdf

Legal Notices/031717 Porter County Auditor Additional Appropriations for County Budgets.pdf

Legal Notices/031717 Porter County Plan Commission Notice of Public Hearing Petition of Alex Kazmierczak.pdf

Legal Notices/031717 Porter County Plan Commission Notice of Public Hearing Petition of Daivd & Melissa Baker.pdf

Legal Notices/031717 Porter County Plan Commission Notice of Public Hearing Petition of David Karriman.pdf

Legal Notices/031717 Porter County Plan Commission Notice of Public Hearing Petition of Mariams Meadow LLC .pdf

Legal Notices/031717 Porter County Plan Commission Notice of Public Hearing Petition of Ron Thornton.pdf

Legal Notices/031717 Town of Burns Harbor Notice of Public Hearing Petition of Rainbow Community Inc.pdf

Legal Notices/031717 Valparaiso Community Schools Notice to Bidders Thomas Jefferson Elementary Add. and Renovations.pdf

 

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Porter County

Commissioners OK US 6 overlay district and conservation fee

Duneland Schools

Consultants talk to public in Duneland Schools superintendent search

Town of Chesterton

NIPSCO to replace five lopsided trees trimmed by its contractor

Town of Porter

Town of Porter prepares to sell former lift station property

Site plan approved for T & M Tire addition; hotel property to subdivide

Environment / Lake Michigan / Indiana Dunes

Trump seeks elimination of Great Lakes funding

Team announced for restoration of The House of Tomorrow in Beverly Shores

Indiana

Senate panel guts House proposal on preschool education

Dan Coats sworn in as national intelligence director

Sports

Indiana fires Tom Crean after 9 seasons

Obituary

Services Friday for Deborah 'Debbie' Willett

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/031617 Town of Kouts Request for Landscaping Maintenance Proposals Park and Signs Maintenance.pdf

Legal Notices/031617 Porter County Tax Rate Chart.pdf

 

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Porter County

Commissioners OK US 6 overlay district and conservation fee

Duneland Schools

Two more days to complete online survey for new school superintendent

Town of Chesterton

Holiday Inn Express project is dead, only empty slab remains

Business

Gas shut off moratorium for low income folks ends today, assistance available

State jobless rate stable in December, jumps in the region

Obituaries

Services Friday for Dolly J. Coppes

Services Saturday for Nhu Van Nguyen, 77

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/031517 Crown Point Community School Corp Notice to Bidders School Milk and Dairy Products.pdf

Legal Notices/031517 NICTD Invitation for Competitive Proposals South Bend Airport Realignment Project.pdf

 

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Town of Chesterton

Riley's Railhouse owner set to buy 402 and 101 Broadway

Community

Donations to YMCA's Jo Winey Babcock endowment will be matched

Honor Student Christian Charlson Nominated for The Congress of Future Medical Leaders

Police

Pleasant Township man dies in 900S crash

Obituary

Private Services for David Beare

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/031417 Duneland School Corporation Notice to Bidders Jackson Elementary 2017 Mechanical Renovations.pdf

Legal Notices/031417 Duneland School Corporation Notice to Bidders CMS 2017 Pool Renovations.pdf

Legal Notices/031417 Ivy Tech Community College Notice to Bidders Ivy Tech Campus Parking Lot Re-Seal.pdf

Legal Notices/031417 Town of Porter Notice to Taxpayers Est. of Cumulative Cap. Dev. Fund.pdf

 

Monday, March 13, 2017

Chesterton High School

CHS Speech team wins State Championship

Police / Schools/ Parents

'Beast comes to play': Risk taking, adolescence and drugs

It is not your parents marijuana; know the signs of drug abuse

Weather

National Weather Service backs off lake effect forecast here for tonight

Police / Traffic

ISP: Seatbelt saves life today in I-94 accident

ISP: Indiana man dies in I-94 crash here

Police / Region

US Attorney Capp resigns at direction of President Trump

Sports

Hunzelman wins State All-Around Gymnastics Title; Trojans finish 3rd as a team

Brock Redman named All-American Scholar

Valpo U. gets NIT at-large bid

Obituary

Services Wednesday for Thomas J. Sanders

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/031317 Town of Kouts Requests for Proposals Leaf and Brush Pick-Up.pdf

Legal Notices/031317 Duneland School Corporation Notice to Bidders 2017 Pavement Improvements.pdf

Legal Notices/031317 Center Township Trustee 2016 Annual Report.pdf

 

Friday, March 10, 2017

Police / Fire / Emergency

Fatal opioid overdoses surge in 2016 despite use of Narcan kits

CPD: Driver hits house on West Porter Ave., charged with OWI

Change clocks and smoke alarm batteries Saturday

Chesterton High School

Japanese Olympiad team wins 3rd consecutive State Championship

Town of Burns Harbor

Town Council hears of rise in heroin overdoses in Burns Harbor

Burns Harbor OKs $9k food truck square budget

Porter County

Commissioners hire third party consultant for workers comp insurance

Business / Region / Indiana

Bill would re-brand Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore as national park

RDA OKs NICTD grant agreements for South Shore expansion and double tracking

 

 

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Community

Opens Friday here: I Never Saw Another Butterfly tells of hope and human spirit in Auschwitz

Chesterton High School

CHS Jazz Ensemble earns Superior Gold at LaPorte Jazz Festival

Town of Burns Harbor

Burns Harbor eyes splash pad and basketball court repairs

Police Fire

Light haze of smoke prompts evacuation of CMS

Indiana

Indiana Senate panel takes up bill allowing praying aloud in schools

Indiana bill could give domestic violence victims

Indiana House GOP open to smaller cigarette tax increase

Steel / Region / Economy

Steel import applications down in February

Sports

CHS honors Winter Sports student athletes

Obituaries

Florence Dresh passes away at age 99

Donald Eagen passes away at 74

 

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Duneland Schools

Duneland Summer School dates and fees approved; Kinder Camp added

Chesterton Park Board

Quotes opened for new playground equipment

Park Board eyes new trail signage

Community

Volunteer now to join in April 29 Rebuilding Together work day

Region / Police

Major thefts of railroad gun shipments fuel Chicago's soaring murder rate

Indiana

Lawyer: Pence AOL account adds new wrinkle to lawsuit

Twitter troll takes over Soliday's handle, demands apology for rude behavior

Obituaries

Services Saturday for Scott Allen Joyce

Memorial Service Friday for Doris M. Seeley

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/030817 Crown Point Community School Corp Notice to Bidders School Milk and Dairy Products (1).pdf

Legal Notices/030817 NICTD Invitation for Competitive Proposals South Bend Airport Realignment Project (1).pdf

Legal Notices/030817 NICTD Request for Bidders Aerial Bucket Truck (1).pdf

Legal Notices/030817 NICTD Request for Bidders Ballast (1).pdf

Legal Notices/030817 NICTD Request for Bidders Undercutting.pdf

Legal Notices/030817 Porter County 2016 Annual Financial Report (1).pdf

Legal Notices/030817 Porter County Regional Airport Annual Report (1).pdf

Legal Notices/Porter County Tax Certificate Sale 022217 Legal Notice template (1).pdf

 

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Duneland Schools

Liberty Intermediate School touts culture and technology at school board

CHS Speech team qualifies 12 for national tourney

Duneland Band and Orchestra signups underway

Community

Youth explore STEM at YMCA after school programs

Police

Porter County Police trace 'Washington HS' school threat to Washington state

Victim in fatal Burns Harbor crash identified as South Bend woman

Indiana

Indiana agencies scramble to find more foster parents

Obituaries

Private services for William Charles Nixon

Bettye J. Capp passes away at age 89

Kathleen M. LawlerGrimm dies at age 69

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/030717 Clerk-Treasurer Town of Chesterton Annual Financial Report.pdf

Legal Notices/030717 Duneland School Corporation Notice to Bidders CMS 2017 Pool Renovations.pdf

Legal Notices/030717 Duneland School Corporation Notice to Bidders Jackson Elementary 2017 Mechanical Renovations.pdf

Legal Notices/030717 Town of Dune Acres Notice to Taxpayers Increasing CCD Fund Rate.pdf

 

Monday, March 6, 2017

Porter County

Tax Court upholds denial of exemption to Local 6787 banquet facility on 149

Police

Woman dies in crash on US 20 in Burns Harbor

Community

Community invited to YMCA Campaign Kick Off Breakfast

Indiana

Indiana Legislature at halfway point

Senator Young introduces bill to authorize military force against ISIS

Environment

Great Lakes mayors warn against Trump cuts to restoration effort

Michigan to offer prize in fight against invasive Asian carp

Members of Congress urge Trump to release Asian carp report

Sports

Chesterton gymnasts finish 2nd at regional to earn State Finals berth

Trojan Boys fall to No. 9 Crown Point 78-66

Obituaries

Services Wednesday for Edward F. Druzbik, Jr.

Kathleen M. LawlerGrimm dies at age 69

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/030617 Porter County Highway Department Notice of Receiving Bids for Liquid Bituminous Material PoCo Highway.pd...

Legal Notices/030617 Porter County Highway Dept Notice of Receiving Bids for Supplies and Services for Highway, Sheriff, Comm...

Legal Notices/030617 Town of Beverly Shores Notice of Intent to Sell Bonds $1,245,000.pdf

Legal Notices/030617 Town of Beverly Shores Notice to Taxpayers Additional Appropriations.pdf

 

Friday, March 3, 2017

Porter County

Newest County Council member gets educated on animal control costs

County Park Board to explore partnerships with townships

Indiana

Pence used a private email account to conduct state business

Police / Fire / Emergency

Man dies in Portage Township camper fire

CPD: Girl approached by man in red car

Education / Community

St. Patrick Science Olympiad teams do well at regional competition

Environment / Indiana

Izaak Walton League urges Hoosiers to donate to save rare species and create public land

Region

EPA chief and HUD Secretary invited to visit East Chicago families impacted by lead

Obituaries

Services Saturday for Wilmer D. Olson

Services Monday for Joyce Ann Clendaniel Jones

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/030317 POCO Plan Commission Notice of Public Hearing Petition of First State Bank of Porter.pdf

Legal Notices/030317 POCO Plan Commission Notice of Public Hearing Petition of Celia VanMeerten.pdf

Legal Notices/030317 POCO Plan Commission Petition of Bases Loaded LLC.pdf

Legal Notices/030317 Town of Kouts Requests for Proposals Leaf and Brush Pick-Up.pdf

 

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Porter County

Commissioners and Council to work on comprehensive building plan

Grant money approved for Brincka-Cross; Council discusses Aukiki Park

Duneland Schools

Duneland students selected to exhibit at 42nd annual Porter County Arts-A-Budding

Region

Visclosky testifies on South Shore line expansion today

Indiana

Republicans in Pence's Indiana warn of health repeal fallout

Environment

Izaak Walton League blasts Trump Admin for order on Clean Water Act

Invasive Species Awareness Week: Watch for the Asian long-horned beetle

Sports

Late rally lifts Trojans to 73-70 Sectional win

 

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Town of Porter

Porter Cove residents ask town to upgrade park

Porter sets March 28 hearing on CCD tax hike

Business / Steel

Mario Longhi out as US Steel president, will continue to serve as CEO

Environment / Weather

Spring pops up super early in much of US

Chicago's lack of snow in 2017 sets 146 year record

Total rainfall here 2.59 inches

Senate confirms Montana Rep. Zinke as Interior secretary

Indiana Legislature

GOP divisions emerge as Indiana Senate passes preschool funding plan

Indiana Senate OKs abortion bill on parental notification

Peeping drones crime bill clears Indiana Senate

Mass protest study bill clears Indiana Senate

Police

Correction on 2015 headline

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/030117 Valparaiso Community Schools Notice to Bidders Tech. Bid Package No. 3.pdf

Legal Notices/030117 NICTD Request for Bidders Undercutting.pdf

Legal Notices/030117 NICTD Request for Bidders Ballast.pdf

Legal Notices/030117 NICTD Request for Bidders Aerial Bucket Truck.pdf

Legal Notices/030117 Town of Beverly Shores Cash and Investments Report 2016.pdf

Legal Notices/Porter County Tax Certificate Sale 022217 Legal Notice template (1).pdf

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

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