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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Duneland Schools

Liberty Elementary recognized as a School of Promising Practice

Business / Steel / Region

Visclosky testifies on Chinese steel today

Region

South Shore ridership down by 3 percent in 2016

NICTD board approves 2017 business plan

Community

Register now for YMCA Youth Sports programs

Police / Fire / Emergency

East Chicago man dies in crash on I-94 in Lake County

The feel of the wheel: Chesterton Fire Department trains on simulator

Nation / Community

Boy Scouts will allow transgender children

Indiana

Court strikes down part of Indiana vaping law

Lawmakers eye expanding screening for teachers

Indiana group expected refugees arriving from Burma and Syria

Governor Holcomb cautiously backs Trump order

Indiana Senate panel considers adding drone-related crimes

Trump travel ban throws scientific research and academic exchange into turmoil

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/013117 Pine Township Annual Report for Cash & Investments, Receipts, Disbursements.pdf

Legal Notices/013117 Po. Co. Storm Water Management Notice of Public Hearing Appeal of Judith Andamasaris.pdf

Legal Notices/013117 Porter County 2016 Gross Wages Report.pdf

Legal Notices/013117 Porter County Storm Water Management Notice of Public Hearing Appeal of Woodland Savanna Land Conserv.pd...

 

Monday, January 30, 2017

Chesterton High School

CHS wins 4th straight State Debate Championship

Region

Visclosky offers to help folks in his district affected by Trump entry ban

NITCD board grills staff on January 12 stranded train

NWI Forum elects new members to board

Police

Porter man pleads guilty to pointing gun at man's head

Environment

Study says grass carp have invaded three of the Great Lakes

Izaak Walton League asks Visclosky to cosponsor reauthorizaton of LWCF Act

Chesterton High School Sports

CHS Wrestlers win 3rd straight Sectional title

CHS Boys win 21st straight Duneland Conference swim title

Trojan Boys win 3 OT thriller over Lake Central

Chesterton Gymnasts win CHS Invite title

Trojan Girls Basketball falls at Andrean

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/013017 MAP Notice of Public Hearing ATC Notice Shoe's Pizzeria.pdf

Legal Notices/013017 MAP Legal Notice of Public Hearing ATC Notice Rose's Saloon.pdf

 

Friday, January 27, 2017

Porter County

Porter County stormwater board moves forward with appeal process changes

Police / Fire / Emergency

Chesterton Fire Department calls spike last year with jumps in EMS and Indiana 49 crashes

Indiana

Speaker: 'Education' needed to sell voters on Indiana tax increase

House panel OKs needle exchange bill despite AG opposition

Soliday bill would require public need prior to eminent domain taking by RRs

Abortion ban bill won't be heard in House committee

Politics / Steel / Region

Visclosky lauds Trump for Buy America steel order

Business

Centier Bank posts strong year in 2016

Sports

Chesterton Girls Swim beats Munster 127-59

Trojan Boys swim past Munster 129-56

Community

Fundraiser February 26 to help Gland family

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/012717 Burns Harbor Secretary Notice of Public Hearing Amendments to Zoning Ordinance.pdf

Legal Notices/012717 IDEM Notice of 30-Days for Public Comment Cathay Industries .pdf

Legal Notices/012717 Linda & Virgil Littlejohn Town of Porter DSV.pdf

Legal Notices/012717 McMahon Advertisement for Bid Town of Hebron Sanitary Sewer.pdf

Legal Notices/012717 Town of Hebron Public Notice Applying for a Grant.pdf

Legal Notices/012717 Valparaiso Community Schools Notice to Bidders Additions & Renovations to Parkview Elementary.pdf

 

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Porter County

Planners oppose rezoning for Liberty Township wedding venue 8-0

Town of Porter

Porter may drop mail-in option for beach permits

Police / Courts

Don Johnson's appeal denied by state court

Chesterton High School

CHS Show Choirs do well in competition, plan fundraiser

Community

Porter United Methodist Church to hold Soup and Salad Dinner Friday

Exchange Club to host Fat Saturday, February 25

Indiana Legislature

Indiana Democrats say GOP road fee is really a tax

Economy / Region

State jobless rate drops in November spikes in the region

Sports

CHS Girls Basketball beats Lowell

Obituaries

Lucille 'Lucy' Waters passes away at age 74

 

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Town of Chesterton

TIF board to look at traffic flow issues at Gateway Blvd and Ind 49

Porter County

Mike Jessen is new president of Porter County Council

Government / Nation

Sexist, vulgar posts on women's marches rebound on officials

Environment / Indiana

Donate part of state tax refund to help bring black bears back to Indiana

Police

State Police crack down on human trafficking

New indictments of alleged NWI Latin Kings

New chief of custody staff at Westville Correctional

Sports

Trojan Gymnasts post season best 111.875 in win over Michigan City

CHS swimmers beat Merrillville 127-59

Obituaries

Services Friday for Rosemary A. Stockwell

Memorial Service Saturday for Theodore (Ted) Hudzik

 

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Chesterton High School

CHS speech team wins six events at 13-team Plymouth tourney

Town of Chesterton

Town enters wetland mitigation as part of 1100N sidewalk project

402 Broadway declared unsafe

Businesses must register with town by January 31

Report potholes on town roadways to Street Deptartment

Elections

GOP Caucus elects Tracy to Burns Harbor Council, Dunn to Liberty Township Board

Community

Rico's annual Chili Cook-off set for Sunday, January 29

Police

CPD: Resident defrauded in Pomeranian puppy scam

Indiana

More background checks for Indiana teachers a step closer

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/012417 Washington Twp Trustee, Porter County Cash & Investments, Receipts.pdf

 

Monday, January 23, 2017

Chesterton High School

Chesterton qualifies ten for national debate tourney

Community / Nation / Elections

Women to Trump: We will not go away

Education / Community / Business

Chamber Reality Store coming March 22 at CHS; volunteers needed

Porter County

New PCCRVC members replace Williams and Olson; Visitor Center hits record

Elections

Race contested in GOP caucus for Liberty Township Board

Power Outage

Tree on 100E pulls down NIPSCO wire

Police

Porter Police: Alert resident averts being defrauded

Brown Avenue business burglarized

Sports

Crown Point hot start downs Chesterton boys in basketball

Late Crown Point triple sinks Trojans girls

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/012317 Blachly Tabor Notice of Annual Meeting Indian Boundary Conservancy District.pdf

 

Friday, January 20, 2017

Elections

Tracy, Dunn file for Burns Harbor Council, Liberty Township board seats

Police / Fire

Chesterton Police officers use Narcan to save life

State Police clear former auditor Bob Wichlinski

CPD: Mystery damage to vehicle on South Calumet Road

CFD: Extension cord starts to arc at gas station

Business

Building went through the roof in the Town of Chesterton in 2016

CHS grad Erin Socha part of team in Disney Imaginations Design Competition

Sports

Chesterton Gymnasts beat Lowell

Trojan Wrestlers beat LaPorte

Obituary

Margaret R. Peute passes away at age 67

 

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Education

22 graduate at mid-year at Chesterton High School

Four CHS students named 2017 Rising Stars of Indiana

Chamber Reality Store coming March 22 at CHS; volunteers needed

Town of Burns Harbor

Burns Harbor Sanitary board discusses solutions for Westport Road odor

Police

Porter County Sheriff Reynolds unveils One County One Protocol school safety plan

Police seek help in identifying suspects in local burglary

Sports

Late Trojan rally falls just short

 

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Environment / Indiana

Indiana Natural Resources Commission adopts rule to allow alcohol at State Park

Indiana Natural Resource Commission OKs three new state nature preserves

Shirley Heinze acquires 42 acres along Sand Creek here

Indiana

Governor Holcomb dodges tax hike in State of State speech

Police

CPD: Man flees officers at 71 mph on East Porter Avenue

Town of Chesterton

Town of Chesterton Utility finishes 2016 solidly in the black

Chesterton High School Sports

CHS Boys stay perfect with 143-43 DAC win

CHS Girls swim to 151-35 victory over Portage

CHS Gymnasts beat Crown Point

Trojan Girls Hoops beats Bishop Noll 58-18

Obituary

Visitation Friday for infant Jordyn Hope Tapper

 

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Police

CPD Officer Aaron Miersma leads county in OWI arrests

Duneland police officers honored for OWI arrests

Westville prison visitor charged with trafficking

Kouts man dies in accident on Indiana 8

Porter Police: Man blows four stop signs fleeing officer

Three killed in crash during Indiana police chase

Indiana

House Republican road plan includes highway tolling options

Town of Chesterton

Work stopped on pocket subdivision at 15th and Porter for stormwater non-compliance

Chesterton High School

Speech team splits for two tourneys, wins one and places 5th at second

 

Monday, January 16, 2017

Police / Fire / Emergency

CFD: Fire damages home on Park Avenue

Region / Indiana

Northwest Indiana Forum tells its 2017 legislative priorities

Chuck Moseley bill would legalize use of cannabis oil for treatment of epilepsy

Town of Burns Harbor

BH Sanitary Board to talk fines for oil in sewers and solution to odor problem

Chesterton High School

CHS Debate team qualifies two for National Tournament

Community / Region / Politics

Women's March in Valparaiso set for Saturday

Women's March on Chicago sets new rally location

Chesterton High School Sports

Chesterton Girls Swim wins 18th straight Duneland Conference title

Trojan wrestlers get 4 titles and finish 2nd at DAC Meet

CHS Girls Hoops outlasts LaPorte

CHS Boys charitable in loss

Obituary

Services Wednesday for Donald E. 'Don' Dewar

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/011617 LEPC Legal Notice Porter County Local Emergency Planning Comm..pdf

Legal Notices/011617 Town of Burns Harbor Ordinance 276-2016.pdf

 

Friday, January 13, 2017

Duneland School Board

Duneland Schools Superintendent Pruis announces retirement

School Board approves pay hikes for non-teachers

Weather / Region

Ice strands South Shore train for five hours west of Hegewisch

Town of Burns Harbor

Burns Harbor sewer system design blamed for 'rotten cabbage' stench

Porter County

State says former auditor Bob Wichlinski owes county $2,000

Indiana

Bosma urges Gov Holcomb to get behind tax hike for Indiana roads

Indiana Senator Donnelly says he will push Trump to save Hoosier factory jobs

Community / Region / Elections

Women's March on Chicago scheduled for Saturday, January 21

Obituary

Services Monday for Dolores M. Love, age 91

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/011317 NICTD Notice to Bidders Railroad Catenary Wire Material.pdf

Legal Notices/011317 Porter County Auditor Notice to Taxpayers Excess of County Budgets for 2017.pdf

Legal Notices/011317 Town of Hebron Applying for a Grant .pdf

 

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Elections

GOP sets caucus for Burns Harbor Council and Liberty Township board seats

Town of Burns Harbor

Burns Harbor Town Council OKs Masterlink tax abatement

Weather / Traffic / Police

Salters called out; ice forces South Shore to suspend service

Two semi trucks crash closes I-65 south of Lowell Wednesday

Environment / Great Lakes

2017 Asian carp Great Lakes action plan released

Health / Politics

Congress takes first steps to dismantle health care law

Indiana

Indiana residents are now officially Hoosiers

Sports

Chesterton Wrestlers blast Valpo

Obituary

Dorothy M. Kuhns passes away at age 99

 

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Porter County

Commissioners eye $1 million upgrade for County Admin Bldg

New Management: Commissioner President Jeff Good aims for efficiency

Town of Porter

Stinson and Lopez lead Porter Town Council for 2017

Weather / Community / Business

NIPSCO: High winds causes 25K outages

Sports

Chesterton Boys Hoops beats Hobart 62-43

CHS Girls get defensive in 44-26 win at Hobart

Trojan Gymnasts win 109.75 - 97.25 at Hobart

CHS Boys Swim beats Lake Central 146-40

Chesterton Girls swim to another victory

Obituaries

Rudy L. Courtney passes away at age 77

Former resident Sue Crawford dies at age 102

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/011117 NICTD Request for Bidders Rails.pdf

Legal Notices/011117 NICTD Request for Bidders Ties.pdf

Legal Notices/011117 Town of Dune Acres Civil Town Cash & Investments Combined Statement 2016.pdf

 

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Indiana

New Indiana governor proposes small school funding boost

Indiana court rules public records requirements applied to Pence

Senate education chief expects delay for ISTEP replacement

Police: Car crusher rose and struck I-465 overpass

Town of Chesterton

Chesterton's Jim Ton to chair NIRPC board another year

Council okays use of surplus bond proceeds to rebuild Utility clarifiers

Duneland Schools / Chesterton High School

CHS speech team takes second in giant invitational

CHS Show Choirs 2017 Winter Showcase Saturday

Town of Burns Harbor

Burns Harbor Council to hold hearing on ERA for Masterlink abatement

Obituary

Services Friday for Florence M. Fetla

 

Monday, January 9, 2017

Region / Elections

Visclosky debriefs constituents on 2016 election at town forum

Indiana / Elections

Holcomb inaugurated as Indiana governor today

Porter County

Commissioners to approve service agreements and board appointments

Police

Body found at truck stop

Sports

Chesterton Wrestling goes 5-0 at Knox

Trojan Girls drop DAC decision to Merrillville

Chesterton Boys Basketball falls 64-61 to Merrillville in DAC opener

Obituaries

Services Wednesday for Mary Katherine Garbe, 67

Eugenia Schkurkay passes away at age 91

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/010917 IDEM Notice of 30-Days for Public Comment Air Permit for Pratt (Jet Corr) Inc..pdf

 

Friday, January 6, 2017

Elections

GOP Caucus elects Bozak to fill Porter County Council seat

Porter County

Survey shows residents back funding for Porter County Parks

5K training and yoga at Porter County Parks in January

Indiana

Governor Elect Holcomb backs needle exchange programs

Trump selects Coats for top intelligence post

Experts: Indiana black bear hibernating in wildlife refuge

Sports

Excellence in Athletics Committee honors CHS athletes

Obituary

Services Saturday for Herbert E. Johnson, age 97

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/010617 NICTD Notice to Bidders Railroad Catenary Wire Material.pdf

Legal Notices/010617 Porter County Notice of Public Hearing Petition of John Phillips.pdf

Legal Notices/010617 Porter County Notice of Public Hearing Petition of Jonathan Garza.pdf

Legal Notices/010617 Porter County Notice of Public Hearing Petition of Nardo Builders.pdf

Legal Notices/010617 Porter County Notice of Public Hearing Petition of Thomas Mack.pdf

Legal Notices/010617 Valparaiso Community Schools Notice to Bidders Asbestos Abatement.pdf

 

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Business

Chesterton Kmart to close

Chamber to hold annual meeting at the Blue Chip

Town of Chesterton

Park Board pursuing new playgrounds at Waskom and Kipper parks

Police

CPD: Loaded handgun found outside St. Pats

Indiana

Indiana GOP tax hike plan draws fairness questions

Sports

CHS Gymnasts open with crushing win over LaPorte

Trojan Wrestlers beat Michigan City 71-12

Obituaries

Memorial Service Saturday for 'Chuck' 'Bill' William Spencer

Services Saturday for Paul E. Daulton. age 89

 

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Elections / Porter County

Republican caucus Thursday for County Council seat; three in running

Indiana

Indiana GOP unveils agenda including tax hikes

Indiana Senator Donnelly wants to improve Affordable Care Act not repeal it

Community

Parents Night Out January 13 at Duneland YMCA

Police

Two charged in connection with shoplifting after police post photos to Facebook

Sports

Chesterton Boys Swim stays undefeated

CHS Girls Swimming sweeps LaPorte, 147-33

Isabella Smith to compete in Indiana All-Star swim meet this weekend

CHS Girls Hoops falls at Gary West, 80-49

Obituaries

John Burnett shuffles of this mortal coil at age 80

Robert Keith 'R.K.' Mosier passes away at age 41

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/010417 NICTD Request for Bidders Ties.pdf

Legal Notices/010417 NICTD Request for Bidders Rails.pdf

Legal Notices/010417 Lake Shore Motors Notice of Public Hearing Petition of Robert Kerr.pdf

 

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Porter County

Filing for GOP County Council seat ends today

Applications for County Council board appointments are due this week

Indiana

Local lawmakers tell legislative priorities

Indiana lawmakers may have to boost taxes for roads funding

State lawmakers opening annual legislative session

Community / Nation

Local women organize buses for Women's March on Washington, January 21

Sports

Trojan Wrestlers bring home 3 titles at Al Smith

Duneland Swim Club members named to Team Indiana

Obituaries

Legal Notices/010317 Alcohol and Tobacco Commission Legal Notice of Hearing Marquette Yacht .pdf

Legal Notices/010317 IDEM Notice of 30-Days for Public Comment Minerals Company.pdf

 

Friday, December 30, 2016

2016 Year in Review:

Anger, sadness and achievement: Duneland says goodbye to 2016

Indiana

Final step of Indiana income tax cut effective January 1

Police / Region

Two NWI men charged with fraud in federal court

Town of Porter

Porter Town Council closes out 2016 with budget transfers

Sports

Wrestlers advance 5 to Day 2 at Al Smith

Obituary

Services Wednesday for Iva Pearl Davis, age 82

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/123016 Valparaiso Community Schools Notice to Bidders Asbestos Abatement.pdf

 

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Porter County

Rezonings for Liberty Township doctor office, wedding venue center continued

Police / Traffic

Gary man killed in crash on I-94 in Lake County

Sports

Chesterton Boys swim to Panther Invitational title

Trojan girls swim team 2nd at Panther Invitational

Trojan boys basketball team beats Columbus North

Obituary

Mary Lee 'Molly' McGinty passes away at age 91

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/122916 Town of Chesterton Notice to Bidders WWTP Clarifier Renovation.pdf

 

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Town of Chesterton

Chesterton Town Council makes 2017 board appointments

Indiana

Indiana teachers get 5 years to meet dual credit criteria

Visitor charged with trafficking at State Prison

Community

'Running for Alexandria' a 5k run/walk, January 29

Sports

Trojan basketball team falls twice in Noblesville

CHS Girls fall in finals at holiday tourney

 

 

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Township Library / Community

Sign up begins Monday: Storytimes at library to begin in January

Indiana

Indiana bill seeks to eliminate requirement for gun permits

Sports

Chesterton Wrestlers finish 1-2 at State Duals

Owen Hallas named Indiana Mr. Soccer

Obituaries

Services Friday for Velsie J. Burton, age 96

Services Wednesday for Judy E. Fraley, age 67

Services Wednesday for Gloria Wilson, age 82

Services Thursday for Opal Irene Clark, age 94

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/122716 Town of Beverly Shores Notice of Public Hearing Petition of Laura Rivera.pdf

Legal Notices/122716 Town of Burns Harbor Grant Paving Project.pdf

Legal Notices/122716 Town of Burns Harbor Notice of Public Hearing Objections to Resolution No. 2016-21.pdf

 

Friday, December 23, 2016

Porter County

Property taxpayers have until December 31 to apply for new deductions

Community

Revised and Corrected: Duneland churches set special services

Town of Chesterton

BZA OKs revised Centier Bank site plan

Town Council to meet Tuesday

Sports / Community

Duneland Soccer 2017 registration dates set

Obituaries

Memorial Service January 6 for Kevin P. Weichert, age 58

Services Wednesday for Rev H. Kendall Nickell

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/122316 NIPSCO Notice of Intent Babcock-Dune Acres Fiber Optic.pdf

 

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Town of Chesterton

IDEM nixes idea of re-rating sewer plant capacity

Stormwater Management Board adopts 2017 budget

Community

Duneland churches set special services

Duneland students explore STEM in YMCA after school programs

Porter County

Porter County Commissioners change meeting time to 10 a.m. and renew wellness plan

Cell tower approved near Whispering Sands on US 6

Coroner Harris honors officers who saved OD victims with Narcan

Indiana

Teachers will donate $42 bonus, say its an insult

State senator proposes casino for Terre Haute

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/122216 Porter County Auditor Abatement Legal Notice 2016.pdf

Legal Notices/122216 Town of Chesterton Notice to Bidders WWTP Clarifier Renovation.pdf

 

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Porter

John Evans honored with Governor's Distinguished Hoosier award

Business / Emergency / Community

NIPSCO corrects its original info on Monday outages

Indiana

Former DNR boss picked to lead Indiana prison system

Police / Traffic

Valparaiso Police: Multiple charges filed against Dunelander

State Police blitz truckers on I-94 and I-69

Sports

Chesterton Boys beat Bishop Noll 70-59

Obituary

Services Thursday for Helen Patricia Michaels, age 81

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/122116 Town of Chesterton Ordinance No. 2016-23 Amending Town Code.pdf

Legal Notices/122016 Town of Burns Harbor Grant Paving Project.pdf

 

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Indiana

New taxes and tolls could pay for Indiana road improvements

Soliday to chair Indiana House Transportation Committee

Passenger line between Chicago, Fort Wayne and Ohio to be studied

Porter County

Telecommunication tower in Liberty Township on Porter County BZA agenda

Town of Chesterton

Hearings for home setback and Centier Bank sign on Chesterton BZA agenda

Town of Porter

Porter BZA to hold hearing for accessory building on Mineral Springs

Town of Burns Harbor

Burns Harbor sanitary and stormwater boards meet Wednesday

Police

Simply Mac store in Valpo robbed again

Economy

Jobless rate drops statewide, marginally down or stable here

Sports

Fourth quarter dooms Trojan Girls in 65-43 loss to Kankakee Valley

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/122016 Town of Burns Harbor Grant Paving Project.pdf

 

 

Monday, December 19, 2016

Elections / Indiana

Indiana Electors cast all 11 votes for Trump

Weather / Traffic / Safety

Subzero temps, school delay, outages, Town Code scofflaws

ISP troopers busy during snow event

Region

Visclosky lauds South Shore West Lake study, says there is more work to do

Lake County sheriff 2nd in command pleads guilty to fraud

Porter County

Commissioners to meet Tuesday to approve unsafe building fund

Library

Township Library Board looks to update policies, keeps attorney

Indiana

Union Firm hit by Trump reaches severance deal

Sports

CHS grad Eddie Wineland TKOs Mizugaki at UFC on Fox

Late Valpo basket beats Trojans 44-42

Obituary

Robert L. Fletcher passes away at age 71

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/121916 Porter County Plan Commission Minor Subdivision Legal Notice Petition of Carl Lundahl.pdf

Legal Notices/121916 Porter County Plan Commission Minor Subdivision Legal Notice Petition of David Bradley.pdf

Legal Notices/121916 Porter County Plan Commission Minor Subdivision Legal Notice Petition of David Reed.pdf

 

Friday, December 16, 2016

Town of Burns Harbor

Burns Harbor RDC finds cheaper alternative for 149 project

Tax abatement advances for Burns Harbor concrete business

Elections

GOP sets caucus for Duneland area County Council seat January 5

Region

RDA updates Comprehensive Plan; awards $6.8M for Valpo bus service

Weather / Safety

State Fire Marshal warns Hoosiers to avoid use of space heaters if at all possible

Environment / Community

Shirley Heinze wins grants to recruit development director

Indiana

Richest districts get most Indiana teacher bonus pay

Indiana forecasts higher revenue in two year budget

Sports

CHS Gymnasts get started Saturday

Obituaries

Robert Earl 'Bob' Baum passes away at age 93

Services Tuesday for Leslie Les Friday, 88

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/121616 Porter County Notice of Public Hearing Lilac Ridge LLC.pdf

Legal Notices/121616 Porter County Notice of Public Hearing Petition of Maryann M. Jones.pdf

Legal Notices/121616 Town of Chesterton WWTP Clarifier Renovation.pdf

Legal Notices/121616 Twin Creeks Conservancy District Notice to Taxpayers.pdf

 

 

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Town of Burns Harbor

Rising health costs complicate Burns Harbor salary ordinance

Town of Chesterton

Chesterton goes on record against TPP trade treaty

Businesses must register with Town of Chesterton by January 31

Porter County

County Election Board to explore voting centers and alternatives in 2017

Town of Porter

Porter residents reminded about snow parking ban; Council OKs tractor buy

Indiana Legislature

GOP leaders says tax hike needed for Indiana roads

Weather / Emergency

NIPSCO: Flickering lights the result of wind and weather

Economy / Region / Lake Michigan

Seaway cargoes strong in November but still down for the year

Sports

Chesterton Wrestlers fall at Merrillville

Obituaries

Services Tuesday for Daniel 'Dan' Dyson, 93

Memorial Service Saturday for Shirley Waldo, age 80

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/121516 Northwest Indiana Education Service Center Invitation to Bid NWIESC 2017-18 Bulk Fuel Bid.pdf

 

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Education

Duneland area schools earn As and Bs in 2016 accountability grades

More Indiana schools rated F with new grading system; charter schools lag

Town of Porter

Porter Town Council votes 3-2 to reject rezoning for Childress farm

Town of Chesterton

Utility customers to see average 5.64 percent sewer rate hike

Town renews health insurance as costs go up 6 percent

Council okays Chamber Corkscrew and Brew event in Thomas Park March 18

Environment / Weather / Science

Arctic has year of crazy extremes as global warming hits overdrive

Chesterton High School Sports

Trojan Boys survive 4 OT to win at East Chicago

Chesterton boys swim team swamps Valparaiso 138-48

CHS girls swim team dunks Valpo 131-55

 

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Indiana / Politics

Indiana Dunes State Park privatization backer to lead Indiana Republican Party

Duneland Schools

New school calendar to end first semester before winter break

School Board approves purchase of maintenance equipment and scoreboard

CHS Speech takes first at John Oliver Speech Invite

Town of Burns Harbor

ERA zone and appointments on Burns Harbor agenda

Police

Bailly Principal Zeck thanks Chesterton Police for relationship building visits

Obituaries

Elvera Weidman Sarver passes away at 95

Gary Markley, age 61, passes away

 

Monday, December 12, 2016

Police

Center Township teen killed in crash

Armed robbery of Simply Mac in Valpo

Weather / Traffic

Two waves of snow drop 6 inches on Duneland

Education

Discovery Charter Schools moves in to new addition successfully

Town of Porter

Rezoning for Childress farm back on Porter Town Council agenda

Sports

Chesterton Boys Swimming dominant in winning Homestead Invite

Chesterton Girls swim to Homestead title

Chesterton Boys roll over Roosevelt 66-49

Trojan Girls survive at Portage 39-36 in OT

Obituaries

Memorial Service Friday for Margaret Rhoda

Robert 'Bob' Dinsmore passes away at age 60

Services Wednesday for Harold 'Pete' Fuller, 66

 

Friday, December 9, 2016

Town of Chesterton

Chesterton Town Council to hold public hearing Monday on 5.64 percent sewer rate hike

Indiana / Elections / Politics

IU student reporting questions accuracy of state campaign finance data

Police / Fire

Woman dies in Union Township house fire

Local History / Community

Burns Harbor to unveil plaque marking what is and could have been

Community

Apply now to be Rebuilding Together home project

Christmas concert tonight and Saturday at Liberty Bible Church

CHS Music Department offers free holiday concert Sunday at 3 pm

4th Street Theater wins Community Foundation grant

Environment / Agriculture

USDA unveils new ways for farmers to protect water, wetlands, pollinators

Health / Science / Children

New CDC data understate accidental shooting deaths of kids

Region

Visclosky speaks against continuing resolution in House

Obituaries

Service Saturday, December 10 for Sharon Maurine Miller

Memorial Service December 17 for Diana Lee Bybel

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/120916 Porter County Notice of Public Hearing Petition of George Landgrebe.pdf

Legal Notices/120916 Porter County Notice of Public Hearing Petition of Jonathan Garza.pdf

Legal Notices/120916 Porter County Notice of Public Hearing Petition of Phyllis Biedron.pdf

Legal Notices/120916 Porter County Notice of Public Hearing Petition of PIVerizon, Bryan Donley.pdf

Legal Notices/120916 Twin Creeks Conservancy District Notice to Taxpayers.pdf

 

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Porter County

Commissioners set unsafe building fund for unincorporated Porter County

County Council approves more money for E-poll books, passes salary ordinance

Region

Visclosky honors 50 years of NIRPC in Congressional Record

Indiana

Teachers could grade ISTEP replacement test under proposal

USW local leader hits Trump on Carrier claims

Health / Nation

US misses goals on child obesity, food poisoning and hospital infections

Study concludes that health law repeal would leave 30 million more uninsured

Surgeon General sounding alarm on teen use of e-cigarettes

US life expectancy falls as many causes of death take higher toll

Lake Michigan

Company plans to close Lake Michigan nuke plant

Traffic Safety

Republican rollback of truck safety rules may be just the beginning

Sports

CHS Wrestling falls to Crown Point

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/120816 IDEM Notice of Decision Solid Waste Permit for Covanta Environmental Solutions LLC.pdf

Legal Notices/120816 Northwest Indiana Education Service Center Invitation to Bid NWIESC 2017-18 Bulk Fuel Bid.pdf

Legal Notices/120816 Town of Chesterton Notice of Public Hearing Petition of Centier Bank.pdf

 

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Porter County

County Council to ask status of FBI investigations

Hospital sale investment doing well for county

$6 million upgrade for emergency radios approved

Town of Chesterton

Public hearing on proposed sewer rate hike Monday, December 12

Bids in for Chesterton Park splash pad

Police

Westville Correctional officer charged with trafficking and official misconduct

Indiana

IU warned university could operate at net loss by 2020 as state retreats from support

Chesterton High School

CHS Speech team fourth at Bradley Invite

CHS Debaters face fierce competition at LaPorte

Sports

Chesterton Girls beat Michigan City 139-37

CHS Boys swim past Michigan City

Trojan Boys fall at Bowman Academy

Obituaries

Services Saturday for infant Ellie May Cota

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/120716 Porter County Municipal Airport Authority Notice to Bidders Meeting of the Board of Aviation.pdf

 

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Community

Ten names left on Senior Angel Tree at Township Trustee office

Santa Claus coming to Burns Harbor Lakeland Park

Wildlife Center hosts Santa Photos Saturday

Ivy Tech Holiday Adventure Thursday at Duneland Resale

Duneland Weavers will meet Saturday

Depressive and seasonal affective disorders workshop Friday

Weather / Traffic

INDOT tells safety tips for disabled cars

Elections / Transition

Pence to talk to conservative group at Trump's new DC hotel

Education

Math a concern for US teens; science, reading flat on test

 

Monday, December 5, 2016

Weather / NIPSCO / Emergency

NIPSCO: Wet and heavy snow leaves 1000s in NWI in the dark

Porter County

Porter County Council to wrap up 2016 with long agenda

Police / Fire

CFD responds to truck fire and accident

Sports

CHS Boys swim to win at Franklin Hall of Fame Invitational

Trojan Girls swim team wins Hall of Fame title at Franklin

CHS Boys Hoops blows out Lowell 89-61

Chesterton Girls basketball team blasts Michigan City 54-32

 

Friday, December 2, 2016

Police

Indiana State Trooper saves life at crash with Narcan kit

Indiana / Nation / Politics / Economy

Trump/Pence Carrier deal breaks with state policy by giving tax money to company that is cutting jobs

Porter County

Porter County Park Winter Lights Festival sees over 1,000 cars; Foundation lease approved

Commissioners to discuss 911 upgrades Tuesday

Region

South Shore tells holiday train schedule

Community

CPR class Saturday at Duneland Resale Shop

Sports

CHS Boys swim past Wheeler

CHS Girls double up Wheeler in 122-61 win

No. 8 Trojans fall to No 1 Portage 47-21

 

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Edcuation / Community / Police

Duneland Schools ask parents to view YouTube anti-drug video

Porter County

Porter County approves site plan for assisted living center

Library / Community

Library to host bestselling author Edward Kelsey Moore Sunday

Community

Chesterton Art Center Holiday Open House and Opening Reception are Saturday

Holiday celebrations Sunday at Porter Fire and Hageman Library

Business / Environment

NIPSCO warns folks of carbon monoxide hazard

Field Museum and Nature Conservancy to manage rare dune habitat at ArcelorMittal site

Police

Westville Correctional meets federal standards for reducing sexual violence

Sports

Chesterton Boys beat Hammond Morton 75-47

Obituary

Services Saturday for Mila Eleanore Pack

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/120116 Porter County Notice of Public Hearing Petition of Robert Miller.pdf

Legal Notices/120116 Town of Chesterton Notice of Public Hearing Ordinance to Amend Treatment Rates.pdf

 

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Environment / Politics

Protest of privatized, politicized pavilion draws 200 to hearing on alcohol in Dunes State Park

Town of Chesterton

Downtown parking snow ban takes effect Friday

Economy / Region

200th ship to dock at Port of Indiana Burns Harbor honored Tuesday as part of Indiana Bicentennial

Steel Caucus seeks investigation of alleged Chinese pipe duty evasion

Sports

Chesterton Boys blast Crown Point 141-45

CHS Girls cruise to win over Crown Point

Trojan Girls fall to East Chicago Central

Obituary

Memorial gathering Sunday for Floyd 'Monty' Montgomery

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/113016 Duneland School Corporation Notice to Bidders Bus BarnSpecial Services Center Upgrades.pdf

Legal Notices/113016 Porter County Municipal Airport Authority Notice to Bidders Meeting of the Board of Aviation.pdf

Legal Notices/113016 Town of Chesterton Notice to Taxpayers Additional Appropriations.pdf

 

 

 

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Indiana / Education

State panel backs shorter ISTEP exams without saying how

Indiana / Election

Pence aide canceled lobbying contract ahead of ban

Police

Hobart woman killed in wrong-way US 30 accident

CPD: Man points gun at girlfriend on Portage Ave

Town of Chesterton

Leaves now at curbside in town will be picked up this week

Porter County

County Planners to see development plan for Liberty Township senior living center

Indiana / Election / Nation / Healthcare

Republican states that expanded Medicaid want it kept

Obituaries

Memorial Service Thursday for Alec John Bunch, 24

Services Thursday for Bailey Rose Kovalan, 17

Memorial Gathering December 3 for James J. Skeffington

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/112916 Duneland School Corporation Notice to Bidders Roof Restoration and Metal Panel Work.pdf

Legal Notices/112916 Valparaiso Community Schools Notice to Bidders No-Lead Gasoline Diesel Fuel.pdf

Legal Notices/112816 Alcohal and Tobacco Commission Notice of Public Hearing Mikehatch.pdf

 

Monday, November 28, 2016

Indiana / Education / Elections

Indiana voters approve 17 out of 20 tax referendums for public schools

Indiana budget doubts loom over pre-K and school funding

Community

Former PNC Chancellor James B. Dworkin pens second children's book

Chesterton High School Sports

No. 2 CHS Boys swim team open season with 118-65 win

No. 3 Chesterton girls swim team beats No. 2 Northridge

CHS Boys basketball team outruns Gary Lighthouse

Trojan Wrestlers win 4 times and get 6 titles

Chesterton Girls basketball team falls in DAC opener at LC in OT

Obituary

Private services for Antonia F. McCauley

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/112816 Alcohal and Tobacco Commission Notice of Public Hearing Mikehatch.pdf

Legal Notices/112816 Alcohal and Tobacco Commission Notice of Public Hearing Speedway.pdf

 

Friday, November 25, 2016

Community

Duneland Hometown Holiday Celebration Saturday

Sponsor a Tree in Festival of Trees

Town of Chesterton

Utility board mulls rerating wastewater plant capacity

New site plan in works for Centier Bank signs; BZA okays garage

Town Council to meet twice Monday

Porter County

Auditor Urbanik to host 'Coffee with the Clerks'

Election / Nation

Trump shaping administration as Stein presses for recounts

Sports

CHS Wrestlers open today at Ted DeRousse Invite

No. 2 Trojan boys swim team opens with No. 4 Northridge Saturday

Obituary

Service Monday, November 28 for DeWitt William Branch

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/112516 Beverly Shores Notice of Public Hearing Changes to Zoning Ordinance.pdf

Legal Notices/112516 Porter County Request for Proposals Porter County Jail Medical Program.pdf

Legal Notices/112516 Town of Burns Harbor Notice of Public Hearing Amendments to Fee Structure.pdf

 

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

2017 Indiana Legislature

Indiana GOP leaders say funding for preschool and roads are priorities

Library / Community

Library Service Center renamed Baugher Center to honor former Director Phil Baugher

Business

Deal proposed in three state pollution suit vs US Steel

Court blocks federal plan to extend overtime pay to many

Education

CHS Speech and Debate team splits to compete

Sports

No. 2 Trojan boys swim team opens with No. 4 Northridge Saturday

CHS Girls swim past Merrillville 150-36

CHS Boys Hoops open season with 54-34 win

Trojan Girls beat Morton 90-47 and improve to 6-0

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/112316 Duneland School Corporation Notice to Bidders Bus BarnSpecial Services Center Upgrades.pdf

Legal Notices/112316 Porter County Notice to Taxpayers of Additional Appropriations.pdf

Legal Notices/112316 Valparaiso Community Schools Notice to Bidders Technology Bid Package No. 2.pdf

 

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Environment

Shirley Heinze acquires 7.7 acres in Porter along Little Calumet River

Dunes Action urges public to comment at NRC hearing November 29

Police

ISP: Lake County Sheriff officer charged with OWI

PCSP: Man charged in Liberty Township burglary

CPD: CHS student in unprovoked attack on special needs student

INDOT: Expect heavy holiday traffic

Indiana / Nation

Pence tries to stop document release including emails

Economy

Jobless rate drops statewide and continues to plummet in NWI

Sports

Chesterton Boys Basketball opens season tonight at Gary West

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/112216 Duneland School Corporation Notice to Bidders Roof Restoration and Metal Panel Work.pdf

Legal Notices/112216 Town of Porter Legal Notice Application No. 16-04 Judith Navarro.pdf

Legal Notices/112216 Valparaiso Community Schools Notice to Bidders No-Lead Gasoline Diesel Fuel.pdf

 

Monday, November 21, 2016

Police

CFD: Furnace fire forces evacuation of Urschel on Friday

Porter County Government

Indiana Dunes Visitor Center marks ten years at US 20/Ind. 49 location

PCCRVC tells 2017 tourism grant awards

2016 Elections

Porter County 2016 vote turnout was 62.3 percent

Region

South Shore tells holiday train schedule

Chesterton High School Sports

Still perfect: Chesterton Girls beat South Central 55-36

Obituaries

Services Tuesday for Janet R. Johnson

Services Wednesday for Catherine (Cookie) Hennings

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/112116 Duneland School Corporation Notice to Bidders 2017 Renovations Yost Elementary.pdf

Legal Notices/112116 Porter County Notice of Receiving Bids Porter County Highway Department.pdf

Legal Notices/112116 Town of Burns Harbor Additional Appropriations.pdf

Legal Notices/112116 Town of Chesterton Notice to Bidders Chesterton Park Splash Pad.pdf

 

Friday, November 18, 2016

Police

Portage Mayor Snyder and Lake County Sheriff Buncich indicted

Some victims of Dunes Country fraud receive state restitution

Hoosiers urged to prepare for foul weekend weather

INDOT urges motorists to prepare now for winter driving

CPD: Senior's USPS address changed in likely Xmas scam

Library / Community

Public ceremony Sunday to honor former library director Phil Baugher with renaming the Service Center

Town of Chesterton

Planners approve setback amendments for Easton Park

Education / Community

St. Patrick School posts strong 2016 ISTEP scores

Porter County

County RDC learns TIF basics mulls possible Liberty Township district

Region / Traffic

NIRPC invites public to comment on Regional Corridor Study

Obituaries

Celebration of Life is Saturday for Don B. Dean

Celebration of Life Sunday for Larry E. May

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/111816 Porter County Request for Proposals Porter County Jail Medical Program.pdf

 

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Education / Duneland / Indiana

ISTEP scores fall across Indiana; reception is lukewarm in Duneland

ISTEP replacement panel divided over offering specific plan

Town of Chesterton

Chesterton council urged to adopt resolution against TPP

Town of Porter

Porter taking applications for boards for 2017

Business / Region

NIPSCO begins installing new more efficient LED streetlights

Hundreds of O'Hare Airport workers to strike this holiday

Toll Road work expected to be completed by Thanksgiving

Indiana

Conservative Indiana lawmaker proposes state abortion ban

Obituaries

Services Saturday for Earl F. Christensen

Celebration of Life Sunday for Larry E. May

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/111716 Town of Ogden Dunes Notice to Taxpayers Ogden Dunes Additional Appropriations.pdf

 

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Town of Chesterton

Town Council continues to study RR quiet zones

CFD eyes in-house ALS capability

Town of Porter

No paperwork, no decision on Childress Porter farm request

Community

Hometown Holiday Celebration coming Saturday, November 26

Business / Scams

NIPSCO joins other utilities in educating consumers about scams

Election / Transition

Tangled web: Trump businesses could create conflicts

Trump pushes back amid signs of strain in transition

Chesterton High School Sports

CHS Girls win 76-36 at Bowman Academy

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/111616 Town of Chesterton Notice of Public Hearing Petition of Benlew Enterprises.pdf

Legal Notices/111616 Valparaiso Community Schools Notice to Bidders Technology Bid Package No. 2.pdf

 

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Town of Chesterton

Utility seeks sewer rate hike of 5.64 percent

Town of Chesterton needs you: Apply now for open board seats

Town buys right-of-way on 1100N for Westchester Liberty Trail

Town of Burns Harbor

Commercial building facade standards eyed for Burns Harbor

Police

Three men rob Verizon store at gunpoint; witnesses restrained

Community

Winter Lights Festival is this Saturday at Sunset Hill Farm

Business / Region

Port of Burns Harbor looking for near record month in November for Seaway cargos

Obituaries

Memorial Service Saturday for Jo Anne Winey-Babcock

Ralph Bates passes away at age 82

 

Monday, November 14, 2016

Town of Porter

Porter Town Council to vote on Childress farm rezoning

Environment

Dunes Action to meet Tuesday, November 15 at Library Service Center

2016 set to break heat record despite slowdown in emissions

Election / Transition

Trump considering woman and openly gay man for leadership posts

Indiana

Pelath to lead House Democrats again in 2017 and 2018

Indiana panel begins forming consensus around ISTEP exam

Sports

CHS girls basketball team beats Mishawaka to improve to 3-0

Chesterton Girls Hoops pounds Munster 75-33

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/111416 Duneland School Corporation Notice to Bidders 2017 Renovations Yost Elementary.pdf

Legal Notices/111416 Porter County Notice of Receiving Bids Porter County Highway Department.pdf

Legal Notices/111416 Town of Chesterton Notice to Bidders Chesterton Park Splash Pad.pdf

 

Friday, November 11, 2016

Police

Indiana AG: IRS phone scam complaints plummet after raid in Mumbai, India

Politics

Trump shakes up transition team, elevates Pence role

Town of Burns Harbor

Marquette Greenway Trail moves forward in Burns Harbor

BH planners to present new facade plans

Community

Sign up now for 4-H fun

Sports

CHS Girls win swim opener

Obituary

Service Monday for Michael John Ratajczak

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/111116 Duneland School Corporation Notice to Taxpayers Rainy Day Fund.pdf

 

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Police

ISP: Suspect in wire theft arrested in Burns Harbor

Additional charges filed against woman in fatal crash on US 6

Environment / Community

Dunes Action to rally supporters for NRC meeting Tuesday, November 29

Indiana

Young calls on Congress to check executive power

Town of Burns Harbor

Burns Harbor hires new police office,r plans road paving

Sports

Drewless: Valparaiso University Men Hoops opens tonight at home against Southern Utah

Trojan Girls dive into season tonight

Obituaries

Services Saturday for Essie G. Eversole

Memorial Service Saturday for Christine H. Berglund

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/111016 Porter County Notice of Public Hearing Petition of Alex Kazmierczak.pdf

Legal Notices/111016 Town of Chesterton Petition of Michael J. Monaco.pdf

 

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Election Results

Jim Biggs wins Commissioner seat

Larson ousts Poparad on County Council; Republicans take majority

Porter County, blue in 2008 and 2012, goes for Trump this year

Porter County Election Results

Visclosky easily beats Libertarian in House race

Ed Soliday defeats Pam Fish in State House race

Democrats Kevin Breitzke reelected Surveyor, Michelle Clancy Treasurer

Police

Local man charged with child molesting

ISP: Woman badly injured in I-94 crash

Environment

Save the Dunes names Natalie Johnson as new executive director

Chesterton High School

CHS Speech team earns 4th at Fishers tourney

Obituary

Private services for William Mellander, 78

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/110916 Porter County Ordinance No. 16-31.pdf

 

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Business / Steel

BHPD: Man fatally injured at mill, possibly struck by a semi

ArcelorMittal posts 3Q profit of $680M

Education

School Board splits 4-1 to sell land to Chesterton for trail

Duneland Schools receive technology grant from state; insurance renewed

CHS Debate team gets a good start

Elections

Nearly 14 percent of registered voters in county voted early

Business

Applebee's Grill and Bar closes its doors

Obituaries

Memorial Service Saturday for Christine H. Berglund

Services Friday for Robert Lee Whitten

Services Thursday for Dorothy J. Quattrin

Services pending for Jo Anne Winey-Babcock

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/110816 INDOT Project RW- 800835154000000.pdf

Legal Notices/110816 Notice of Public Hearing Petition of Serenity Environmental Services Standards Variance.pdf

Legal Notices/110816 Notice of Public Hearing Petition of Serenity Environmental Services Use Variance.pdf

Legal Notices/110816 Porter County Plan Commission Notice of Public Hearing Petition of Phyllis Bierdron.pdf

 

Monday, November 7, 2016

Elections

Where to vote on Election Day in Duneland

Candidates on Duneland ballots for the 2016 General Election

Biggs and Chidester vie for Commissioner seat

Vote for up to 3 in County Council atlarge race

Police

Woman on motorcycle dies when car hits bike

ISP: Gary motorist dies in I-65 accident

Police: Chesterton runaways lead officers on high speed pursuit

Transit Police save woman's life with Naloxone kit

Sports

Chesterton Girls Hoops opens with win

Obituary

Services Tuesday for Jack Gland, age 83

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/110716 Town of Chesterton Notice of Public Hearing Petition of Michael J. Monaco.pdf

 

Friday, November 4, 2016

Porter County

County Park Board meets Sunset Hill Colonels, hears proposal for garden railway

Town of Chesterton

Public restroom in Thomas Park; It's officially a bond project

250E and Dickinson Road to close next week

Community

Chesterton to put on holiday best thanks to Chamber and Shady Lawn

Set clocks back; put new batteries in smoke detectors

Environment

I-80 a federally designated alternative fuel corridor

Sports

Trojan Girls open basketball season tonight

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/110416 IDEM Notice of Open Burning Approval Ecorealm.pdf

Legal Notices/110416 Porter County Minor Subdivision Legal Notice Petition of Urschel Development Corp.pdf

Legal Notices/110416 Town of Burns Harbor Notice of Public Hearing Amendments to the Sewer Rate Ordinance.pdf

Legal Notices/110416 Town of Chesterton Notice of Public Hearing Peititon of Olson Farm LLC.pdf

 

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Sports / Community

Next year is now! Cubs fans recover after World Series win

Duneland Community News

Opens Friday: 4th St. Theater presents 'Into the Woods’

Police

CFD responds to lightning strikes

Portage bank robbed by armed man

Sports

CHS Student Athletes honored at Fall Sports Awards Program

Obituaries

Services Saturday for Peggy Ann McCarron

Private services for Jeffery Dumigan

 

 

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Porter County

Commissioners clash over emergency system

Schools and Community

CHS to present 44th annual Madrigal Dinners, Dec. 2-4 ticket sales to begin November 18

Business

NiSource Inc. posts solid third quarter

USS posts strong 3Q, but downgrades annual expectations

USS in agreement to sell bankrupt USS Canada

Obituary

Friends to gather Thursday November 3 to remember Joe Dacey, Jr.

 

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Police

LaPorte County Commissioner charged with leaving the scene

Jury finds Liberty Township man not guilty of child molesting

Environment / Community

Dunes Lakeshore 50th birthday party ends with film festival November 4-6

Business / Region

NIPSCO plans to retire Bailly Generating Station by mid-2018

Apply now for low-income energy assistance for 2016-17 winter

Elections

Tribune tells election deadlines

Obituary

Private services for James Thomas Dyer

 

Monday, October 31, 2016

Police

PCSP seeks suspects in Porter Township burglary

Indiana / Region

INDOT to hold open house November 15 on state Rail Plan

Sports

Late barrage just misses for Trojans in Soccer State Championship game

Trojan Football season ends 17-7 to LaPorte

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/103116 Alcohal and Tobacco Commission Legal Notice for Public Hearing Strack & Van Supermarket.pdf

Legal Notices/103116 Alochol and Tobacco Commission Legal Notice for Public Hearing Family Express.pdf

Legal Notices/103116 IDEM Notice of 30-Days for Public Comment Air Permit for PSC Metals, Inc..pdf

Legal Notices/103116 Porter County Notice of Public Hearing Petition of Raymond L. Brandy.pdf

Legal Notices/103116 Town of Kouts Notice of Public Hearing Petition of Garry and Teri Whittington.pdf

Legal Notices/103116 Town of Porter Legal Notice Jessie Campaniello BZA Application No. 16-05.pdf

 

Friday, October 28, 2016

Porter County

Porter County Council adopts 2017 budgets with raises

Elections

County Democrat candidates out raise Republicans thru October 14

Caucus November 3 to fill vacant 5th District seat on Porter council

Education

CHS history teachers bring Civil War to life in school courtyard

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/102816 Beverly Shores Additional Appropriations for Garbage Fund.pdf

Legal Notices/102816 Porter County Notice of Public Hearing Petition of David Bradley.pdf

Legal Notices/102816 Porter County Notice of Public Hearing Petition of Jerry Parnell.pdf

Legal Notices/102816 Porter County Notice of Public Hearing Petition of Norma O'Kelly.pdf

Legal Notices/102816 Porter County Notice of Public Hearing Petition of Raymond A. Hack.pdf

Legal Notices/102816 Porter County Notice of Public Hearing Petition of RMKK LLC.pdf

Legal Notices/102816 Porter County Notice of Public Hearing Petition of Robert & Christine Kostbade.pdf

Legal Notices/102816 Porter County Notice of Public Hearing Petition of Susan & Dale Wingate.pdf

Legal Notices/102816 Porter County Notice of Public Hearing Petition of Terence & paula Miller .pdf

Legal Notices/102816 Valparaiso Community Schools Notice to Bidders Fire Alarm Phase.pdf

 

 

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Elections

Many candidates skip election forum here

Edcuation

Discovery Charter School new building to be ready by Thanksgiving

Staff and students to celebrate 50 years of Westchester Intermediate School

CHS speakers open season at Munster Novice meet

Police

CPD: No injures in 5 vehicle rush hour 49 crash

State Police and INDOT seek public's help in nabbing copper thieves targeting road lights

Town of Porter

Porter Stormwater board votes in favor of new fee

Business / Steel

Steel imports down in September

Class Reunion

CHS Class of 1967 seeks classmates

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/102716 Town of Beverly Shores Petition to Vacate Alley Terrance Bonace Notice of Public Hearing.pdf

Legal Notices/102716 Porter County Plan Commission Petition of Ruth Jarnecke Living Trust Notice of Public Hearing.pdf

Legal Notices/102716 NICTD Request for Bidders Madison Substation Rehabilitation.pdf

Legal Notices/102716 Lake Eliza Area Conservancy District Legal Notice.pdf

 

 

Town of Porter

Porter approves 2017 budgets and purchases playground equipment

Community

Donate old shoes to help homeless women drop off at George's and Porter Fire Department

Chamber’s family trick-or-treat in Chesterton Downtown Friday

Police

PCSP officers vigilance leads to theft charges

Business / Steel / Region

Visclosky wants action against dumped cuttolength steel plate

Environment / Community

Westchester Migratory Bird Sanctuary has new tool in battle against invasive species

Elections / Indiana

BMV hours change November 7 and 8 due to Election Day

Obituaries

Services Friday for Mary Ellen Evers 96

Memorial Service Saturday for Raymond Stange

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/102616 The Board of Directors Grand Oaks Conservancy District Legal Notice.pdf

 

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Porter County

Porter County Council finds room in budget for raises

Chesterton High School

CHS Trojan Guard earns third at State A finals

Town of Chesterton

Leaf pickup begins despite the stubborn greenness of the trees

Dip in South Calumet Road filled in with asphalt no more bottoming out

Police / Traffic

ISP: Chicago man ejected in I-65 rollover

Community

CHS Student Government to host Hall oween Trick or Treat for kids Thursday

Boo Bash October 30 at Hawthorne Park

Business / Economy

State jobless rate unchanged in September, but down in NWI

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/102516 Board of Directors of the Conservancy Legal Notice.pdf

 

Monday, October 24, 2016

Police

Porter teen sentenced to 62 years in Portage 2014 robbery/murder

CPD: Deer cause two accidents on 49 Saturday

Community

Art After Dark Gala November 4 at Sand Creek

Region

NIRPC seeking plan input including on expansion of Indiana 249 bridge into Port of Indiana Burns Harbor

NIRPC seeks comment on draft Greenways plus Blueways plan

Business

1st Source reports solid 3Q earnings

Horizon Bank completes LaPorte Savings buy branch here consolidated

Sports

Trojan soccer team wins twice to advance to State Finals

Chesterton boys cross country team qualifies for State

Trojan girls cross country season ends at Semistate

CHS Volleyball falls in Sectional semifinals

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/102416 Beverly Shores Town Council Ordinance No. 2016-08.pdf

Legal Notices/102416 Porter County Board of Commissioners Ordinance 16-24.pdf

Legal Notices/102416 Porter County Board of Commissioners Ordinance No. 16-22.pdf

Legal Notices/102416 Porter County Board of Commissioners Ordinance No. 16-23.pdf

Legal Notices/102416 Porter County Board of Commissioners Ordinance No. 16-25.pdf

Legal Notices/102416 Porter County Board of Commissioners Ordinance No. 16-25.pdf

Legal Notices/102416 Porter County Board of Commissioners Ordinance No. 16-28.pdf

Legal Notices/102416 Valparaiso Community Schools Notice of Adoption.pdf

 

Friday, October 21, 2016

Town of Chesterton

Condominiums in Villages of Sand Creek favored by Chesterton planners

Elections

Candidates Profiled: Six vie for three Porter County Council seats

Bayh didn't stay overnight in Indiana condo once in 2010

Community

Rotary annual Nelson's Chicken BBQ fundraiser Saturday

Register now for Manda's Race October 29 proceeds fight drug abuse

Police

Valparaiso Police seek assistance after hit and run damages squad car

Obituary

Private services for Jerome D. Beckham

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/102116 Family and Social Services Administration Public Notice Wonder Years Learning Center Probationary Licens...

Legal Notices/102116 Porter County Plan Commission Minor Subdivision Legal Notice.pdf

Legal Notices/102116 Valparaiso Community Schools Notice to Bidders Fire Alarm Phase.pdf

 

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Town of Porter

Porter planners decline to back Childress farm rezoning

BZA OKs use variance for daycare in Porter 3-1

Environment

NRC hearing Nov 29 on Dunes State Park alcohol rule

Police / Fire

ISP: Multisemi crash on I-65 closes lanes

PFD: K-9 Harley finds missing man in Dickinson Road search

ISP: Tech popup support scam rearing its ugly head

Porter County

Commissioners approve new inmate video system, laud Expo website

Elections / Indiana

Indiana official steps back from voter registration fraud claims

Sports

Five Trojans earn Tennis All Conference honors

Obituaries

Norma Hoestermann passes away at age 88

Memorial Service Saturday for Colleen Greiner, age 46

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/102016 Indiana Department of Transportation Public Notice of Construction US 6 Intersection at Calumet.pdf

Legal Notices/102016 NICTD Request for Bidders Madison Substation Rehabilitation.pdf

 

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Porter County

Porter County tax sale nets more than $2 million from 497 properties

Elections

Bayh and Young keep up attacks in Senate debate

Indiana official: Altered voter registrations raise concerns

Lawmaker says Indiana voter changes under review are common

Chesterton High School

CHS radio WDSO celebrates 40th Anniversary with alumni and friends

Community

Tickets on sale now for Duneland YMCA Dancing Like the Stars

Environment

National Park Service says banquet center at beach would constitute public-to-private conversion

Unusual October warmth could break more records

Earth's 16-month record heat streak ends but warming remains

Wind turbines slow operation at night to protect bats during migration

Bison herd released into restored northwest Indiana prairie

Sports

Chesterton Volleyball sweeps Hobart in IHSAA Sectional opener

 

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Elections

Porter County Commissioner Race:

Jim Biggs: Planning and experience will propel Porter County forward

Jeff Chidester: Priorities include County health insurance fix, drainage, election reform

State Superintendent Race:

Indiana schools chief contenders split on leadership and ISTEP

Issues in Indiana state schools superintendent campaign

Porter County

Jackson Township residential gun business on County BZA agenda

Town of Porter

Town of Porter planners to vote again on Childress farm

Town of Burns Harbor

Burns Harbor to start leaf pick up days; approves ArcelorMittal tax abatement

Police

Trafficking charge against Michigan City State Prison visitor

Sports

Chesterton Boys soccer team wins Regional Title 2-0

Obituary

Memorial Service Thursday for Catherine Louise Swenson, 82

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/101816 Family and Social Services Administration Public Notice Little U Academy Probationary License.pdf

 

Monday, October 17, 2016

Police / Fire

CFD: Vehicle lands on NIPSCO guy wire

Report concerns and lawbreakers to the CPD via www.chestertonin.org

CPD K9 partner Igor retired from service

No-Shave November comes to the Chesterton Police Department

Chesterton High School

CHS Speech and Debate novices pass first tourney test

Town of Burns Harbor / Community

Burns Harbor Park Director Kim Burton honored with IACT award

Indiana

Purdue to sell beer and wine in pub at student union

Mitch Daniels gets $200,000 in incentive pay from Purdue trustees

Sports

Chesterton Boys Cross Country team 3rd at Regional

CHS Girls 4th at IHSAA Regional

Trojan Football falls 34-13 to Merrillville

Obituary

Services Thursday for Wanda A. Cargile, age 87

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/101716 Porter County Board of Commissioners Ordinance No. 16-29.pdf

Legal Notices/101716 Porter County Board of Commissioners Ordinance No. 16-28.pdf

Legal Notices/101716 Porter County Board of Commissioners Ordinance No. 16-27.pdf

Legal Notices/101716 Porter County Board of Commissioners Ordinance No. 16-25.pdf

Legal Notices/101716 Porter County Board of Commissioners Ordinance No. 16-23.pdf

Legal Notices/101716 Porter County Board of Commissioners Ordinance No. 16-22.pdf

Legal Notices/101716 Porter County Board of Commissioners Ordinance 16-24.pdf

Legal Notices/101716 Porter County Auditor Notice to Taxpayers Proposed Additional Appropriations.pdf

Legal Notices/101716 Porter County Auditor Notice of Auction.pdf

Legal Notices/101716 Center Township Notice to Taxpayers Center Township 2017 Budget.pdf

 

Friday, October 14, 2016

Elections

Indiana hunting ballot measure pits animal versus gun rights

Community

Locally produced video 'Parent Plan for Drug Prevention' now on YouTube

Seen and Heard: Frank Augustyn walks on and off NBC's Chicago Fire

Community Prayer Breakfast offers inspiring message of perseverance

Indiana

Indiana has 7th highest rate of accidental child shootings

Police

LaPorte and Marion counties join Lake and Porter in High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area

Traffic

Toll Road Chesterton interchange reopened; LaPorte interchange to close

Obituary

Services Wednesday for Mary Jane Struve, age 77

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/101416 Valparaiso Community Schools Notice of Public Hearing Superintendent Contract.pdf

 

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Elections

Pamela Fish facing Ed Soliday in Indiana House election

Record votes cast on first day in Porter County

Business / Economy

NIPSCO projecting 24 percent spike in 2016-17 winter heating bills

Visclosky testifies on pipe imports from Middle East

Police / Traffic

ISP: Road worker struck, killed on I-65

ISP: Ejected from car at I-65 rest area, killed

Porter County

County Tax Sale is tomorrow morning at Administration Building

Community

USPS tells holiday mailing deadlines for inside US

Sports

CHS Volleyball falls at Munster

Obituaries

Wake Saturday for Roy Flaherty

Services Saturday for Carolyn J. Mahaffey

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/101316 Porter County Notice to Taxpayers Additional Appropriations.pdf

Legal Notices/101316 Town of Porter Notice to Taxpayers.pdf

 

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Elections

RSVP now for Chamber candidate forum October 26

Michelle Clancy and Chuck Harris running for Porter County Treasurer

Pence successor pick not certain to vote for Trump

Job hunt a big part of Bayh final year in Senate

Town of Chesterton

Chesterton still grappling with issue of sidewalk along unincorporated CR 100E

Town of Porter

Republican Tim Conroy resigns seat on Porter Town Council

Environment

National Park Service tells planned burns for this fall

Police / Fire / Traffic

Chesterton and Porter fire departments respond to smoke in Dune Acres residence

Community

Postal Service tells military holiday mailing deadlines

Sports

Trojan Volleyball falls to LaPorte

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/101216 Portage Township Public Notice YMCA Probationary License.pdf

 

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Elections

Libertarian Dunn only challenger to Democrat Visclosky in US House race

Early voting begins Wednesday; location and hours listed

Candidates told to follow town code on political signs

Pence emerges in NC with praise and forgiveness for Trump

Duneland School Board

Duneland School Board approves new hires and coaches

School board approves 2017 Duneland budget, hears future facility projects

Town of Chesterton

Chesterton Town Council eyes replacing curbs on East Morgan Ave

Police

Woman steps outside vehicle on I-65 killed by semi in hit-and-run

PCSP: 17-year-old Kouts boy with apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound

Community / Library

Friends of Westchester Public Library Fall Book Sale this weekend

 

Monday, October 10, 2016

Elections

Tuesday deadline to register to vote

Rensberger and Breitzke face off in Porter County Surveyor race

Pence: Running for VP with Trump 'the greatest honor of my life'

Business / Courts

Don Johnson seeks relief from Court of Appeals

Business / Steel

US steel shipments were up in August

China criticizes European import duties on steel

Chesterton High School

Trojan Guard advances to ISSMA State Finals

CHS band students selected for Honor Band

Sports

Chesterton Boys beat Valpo 3-0 win fourth straight Sectional title in soccer

CHS boys struggle but advance from Sectional

CHS Girls fourth at cross country sectional

Obituary

Private services for Bob Hasek

 

Friday, October 7, 2016

Elections

Early voting begins Wednesday; location and hours listed

Chesterton Tribune candidate coverage begins Monday

USW blasts Trump for using Chinese steel

Town of Chesterton

Town Council to hold public hearing Monday on 2017 budget

Region

NICTD Bridge project will affect some South Shore train schedules October 13-27

Police

PCSP: Wheeler student pulls knife on bus

Sports

CHS Volleyball sweeps Merrillville in 3 games

Trojan Girls fall 2-1 to Valpo in Sectional Semis

Obituaries

Memorial Service Friday for Ervin J. Hawrylewicz. 89

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/100716 Porter County Notice of Public Hearing Appeal of Jeremy Lloyd.pdf

Legal Notices/100716 Porter County Notice of Public Hearing Petition of Juan Nieves.pdf

Legal Notices/100716 Porter County Notice of Public Hearing Petition of Valparaiso Soccer Club Development Standard Variance....

Legal Notices/100716 Porter County Notice of Public Hearing Petition of Valparaiso Soccer Club Use Variance.pdf

Legal Notices/100716 Town of Porter Legal Notice Amy Silverthorn.pdf

Legal Notices/100716 Town of Porter Legal Notice Increase in the Stormwater Management User Fee.pdf

Legal Notices/100716 Valparaiso Community Schools Notice of Public Hearing Superintendent Contract.pdf

 

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Community / Indiana

Bicentennial torch in Porter County Saturday

Porter County

Porter County Council looking at ways to reach $38.2 million budget target

Community / Town of Chesterton

Lights and Sirens Parade Saturday will kick off Fire Prevention Week

Indiana

Indiana lawmakers recommend expanding publicly funded pre-kindergarten

Business / Steel / Region

Steel imports down in September

Sports

CHS Boys Soccer team advances to Sectional Finals

Chicago Cubs fans Ride the South Shore for postseason play

Obituary

Services Friday for Corinne Marie Johns, 23

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/100616 Town of Burns Harbor Serenity Environmental Notice of Public Hearing Use Variance.pdf

Legal Notices/100616 Town of Burns Harbor Serenity Environmental Notice of Public Hearing Development Standards Variance.pdf

 

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Town of Chesterton

Memorial eyed for Roy Flaherty, friend of the parks

Porter County

Porter County extends Visitor Center lease with National Park Service

Police

CPD: Man busts SUV out of impound, gets it stuck on CSX tracks and hit by train

Sheriff Reynolds urges parents to make use of the sex offender registry system

LOK Wishing Tree raising CO poisoning awareness Saturday at CFD station

Sports

Trojan Boys Tennis falls in Regional semis

CHS Volleyball falls at Michigan City

Obituaries

Services Friday for Thomas Andrew Rees

Tammy Faith Suffern passes away at age 57

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/100516 Beverly Shores Notice to Taxpayers Civil Town Additional Appropriations.pdf

Legal Notices/100516 Pine Township Notice to Bidders 1986 Chevrolet Pickup.pdf

Legal Notices/100516 Town of Chesterton Notice of Public Hearing Petition of Fabricio Franco.pdf

 

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Duneland Schools

Duneland School Board ratifies 1-year teacher contract

Ten CHS students are National Merit Scholarship commended students

Police / Traffic

Two local women die in Michigan accident

Porter County

County Park properties taken off tax sale

Community

Coffee Creek Farmers Market extends season to October 19

Region / Business

Valpo Chamber says casino-free Porter County a good pick for regional convention center

Elections

Indiana GOP governor hopeful breaks with Pence on refugees

Candidates for Indiana governor face off at forum

Sports / Community

Rich Arndt named Little League District One Administrator

Obituaries

Services Friday for Corinne Marie Johns, 23

Service Wednesday for Neal R. Fisher

Services Thursday for Eugene R. Koziatek

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/100416 Alcohal and Tobacco Commission Legal Notice of Public Hearing ATC Valpo Beef Mart.pdf

Legal Notices/100416 Alcohol and Tobacco Commission Legal Notice of Public Hearing ATC Virk Mart.pdf

Legal Notices/100416 IDEM Notice of 30-Days for Public Comment Air Permit for JEM Industries, LLC.pdf

Legal Notices/100416 Porter County Auditor Notice of Auction.pdf

 

Monday, October 3, 2016

Business / Labor / Region

Porter County man dies after USS Gary Works accident

Porter County

Porter County Council eyes raising salaries for voters registration directors

Porter County / Traffic

Highway Dept: CSX uncommunicative on RR crossing closings

Police / Traffic

ISP: NWI man struck and killed while changing tire on I-65

Business / Steel

ArcelorMittal: Failure to dredge Cuyahoga River will harm Ohio mill

Region

Public workshops this week on NICTD double tracking project

Sports

Elyse Stasil finishes runnerup at State Golf Finals

CHS Football gets shut out at Lake Central

Chesterton Girls sixth at DAC XC Meet

Chesterton Boys lag in seventh at DAC Meet

Obituaries

Scott Oliver passes away at age 43

Services Wednesday for Jonathan 'Jon' A. Arrizola

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/100316 Center Township Notice to Taxpayers Center Township 2017 Budget.pdf

Legal Notices/100316 Porter County Board of Commissioners Ordinance No. 16-19.pdf

Legal Notices/100316 Porter County Board of Commissioners Ordinance No. 16-21.pdf

Legal Notices/100316 Porter County Notice of Public Hearing Petition of The Church of Jesus Christ.pdf

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

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