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Friday, April 29, 2016

Traffic

Expect I-94 modernization work to congest, slow, back up traffic

Trucker in Indiana 49 rollover cited for speed

Double rollover crash at Indiana 49/950N

Town of Chesterton

Chesterton BZA hears new owner of Westchester Lanes property

Elections

What to know before you vote Tuesday

Sanders blasts Indiana factory closings at union rally

Stutzman and Young near end of increasingly bitter GOP Senate campaign

Cruz gets Pence endorsement

Early turnout for Indiana highest in 2 decades

Primary Election Candidate Profiles

Republicans: Vote for up to 3 in GOP County Council race

Biggs, Cannon and Trout vie for Republican Commissioner nomination

Democrats: Fish and Harper vie for Democrat State Representative nomination

Deppe challenges Jent in Democrat judge race

Business / Environment

NIPSCO to clean up 13 polluted Pines properties under EPA agreement

Sports

Trojan Boys Golf remains undefeated

CHS Girls Tennis sweeps Merrillville

CHS Boys Volleyball splits a pair of matches

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/042916 Porter County Storm Water Advisory Board (1).pdf

 

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Business / Labor / Steel / Region

USW and ArcelorMittal reach tentative deal on contract

Schools

CHS journalism students named state winners in writing contest

Duneland Education Foundation draws winning ticket for $10,000 Education Scholarship

Porter County

County Council hires Harold Harper as new attorney

Town of Chesterton

Broadway from 12th to 14th to close tonight

Environment

Live cam shows eagles do, in fact, eat cats

Sports

Chesterton Baseball rally runs out of daylight

CHS Softball falls to No. 1 Crown Point

Duneland Soccer sets registration dates

Tetra Brazil soccer camps registration open

Obituaries

Memorial Visitation Friday for Carol 'Kim' Palmer, age 81

Services Saturday for Regina C. Ward, age 88

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/042816 Porter County Storm Water Advisory Board.pdf

 

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Business / Steel / Region

US Steel files trade complaint against big Chinese producers

US Steel posts $340M loss in first quarter

Environment / Community

Dunes Action meeting draws crowd

Town of Chesterton

DeLaney: Save yourself some aggravation stay off 49 and shop local

INDOT to announce major I-94 roadwork

Police warning: No garage sale signs on town property

Town of Porter

Wagner Hills drainage improvements begin with funds from Porter Council

Porter County

County Council joins Commissioners against proposed railroad

Sports

Austin Peterson and Trojans blank Valparaiso 5-0

CHS Softball beats Lake Central for second straight time

CHS Boys Golf beats Crown Point

Trojan Girls Tennis falls to LC

Chesterton Girls Track drops two DAC meets

Chesterton boys track team drops DAC double dual

Obituary

Services Saturday for Bruce B. Smith, 83

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/042716 Porter County Ordinance 16-10 Storm Water Management (1).pdf

 

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Duneland Schools

Duneland School Board hopefuls on the hot seat

Town of Chesterton

'Circuit breaker' tripped; Chesterton town budget slashed

Town Council told House shakes when trucks hit ridge in buckled South Calumet

Leaf collection in town done now until next fall

Porter County

Innkeepers tax working wonders for Porter County government venues

Elections

Bernie Sanders gets USW Local 2003 endorsement

Community

Purdue trustees honor PNC Chancellor James Dworkin

Obituaries

Services Thursday for Genevieve 'Jean' Lipniskis, 90

Visitation Wednesday for Craig Alexander Condes-Tatum, age 20

Services and Visitation Friday for Michael B. Messer, age 31

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/042616 Chesterton Plan Commission Notice of Public Hearing Petitioner William C. Bennett Jr..pdf

 

Monday, April 25, 2016

Police

Police: Girl home from school interrupts burglary on West Porter Ave

CPD quashes rumor about peddler-robber in red van

Man commits suicide in vehicle parked outside CPD

Business / Economy / Region / Steel

Sign of spring: Season's first load of imported steel arrives at port

Elections

Indiana primary brings back memories of Gary's Trump casino

At campaign crossroads, rivals defend anti-Trump pact

Tribune tells election deadlines

Sports

Mitch Davis takes medalist honors at Lake Central golf Invite

Chesterton Softball sweeps New Prairie

Trojan Baseball beats Bishop Noll

CHS Girls finish 2nd at West Lafayette Relays

CHS Boys finish 6th at West Lafayette Relays

Obituary

Services Tuesday for George Smith, Jr., age 88

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/042516 NICTD Notice to Bidders Shops Infill Building Addition.pdf

Legal Notices/042516 Valparaiso Community Schools For Thomas Jefferson Notice to Bidders.pdf

 

 

Friday, April 22, 2016

Town of Chesterton

Senior living community planned near Addison Pointe

Duneland Schools

School board to interview seven Monday for Ralph Ayres' seat

CHS receives National Student Council Award

Police

Illinois man killed in Toll Road accident

ISP: Two injured in I-94 rollover accident

ISP again participating in Rx Take Back program

Business

1st Source reports solid first quarter

Environment / Business

NIPSCO grants go to Porter County Parks, Dunes Learning Center, Save the Dunes, Shirley Heinze

Region

RDA awards $1.6M grant to NICTD for South Shore double tracking

Sports

CHS boys golf team wins

CHS Softball completes win over Lake Central

Obituary

Services Tuesday for George Smith, Jr., age 88

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/042216 Porter County Notice to Taxpayers Firefighting, Building and Equipment Fund.pdf

 

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Community

Grand Re-Opening reception at Chesterton Art Center Sunday

Run/walk the Autism Awareness 5K this Saturday at CHS track

Boys and Girls Club to police cigarette butts here for Earth Day

Police / Fire

Chesterton Police urge drivers to be careful and patient as Indiana 49 is resurfaced

CFD sticks a fork in Wednesday: Garage fire, three accidents and a heart attack

Town of Porter

Discovery School officials say traffic will improve with more parking spaces

Chesterton High School

CHS Symphonic Band earns near perfect scores at ISSMA District

Elections

BMV to have extended hours on primary Monday and Tuesday for issuing state ID

Business

China tells banks to expand financing for steel exports

Sports

Walks doom CHS Baseball in 6-2 loss

Chesterton Softball shuts out LaPorte 4-0

Obituaries

Memorial Service Saturday for Lisa M. Keppen, age 34

Services and visitation Friday for Ann I. Stainko, age 93

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/042116 Porter County Plan Commission Public Hearing Keaton.pdf

Legal Notices/042116 Porter County Plan Commission Public Hearing Pendowski.pdf

Legal Notices/042116 Porter County Public Library System Notice to Bidders.pdf

 

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Porter County Commissioners

Valpo Velvet owner Cathy Brown named to Tourism Board

Indiana

Court: Indiana lawmakers can keep emails from lobbyists secret

Environment / Community

Shifting Sands film on the Dunes to premier April 22 on WYIN

Elections

Indiana GOP Senate candidate Stutzman bills campaign for family trip

Protesters target Trump and Pence in Indianapolis

Christie joins Trump for private meeting with Pence

Number of early Indiana voters twice that of 2012

Hundreds on hand for Trump Indy rally

Indiana Trump backers worry GOP brass may block party nomination

Town of Chesterton

First six homes at Fox Chase Farms connected to town sewer system

Community

IAWC lifts boil advisory for remaining customers

Police

Four new CPD Reserve officers sworn in

Nation

Hamilton stays on $10 bill; Harriet Tubman goes on $20

Sports

Grant Brunt spells relief in Trojans 6-4 Baseball win over Portage

CHS Softball blanks Michigan City 11-0

CHS Girls Track splits DAC double dual

Trojan boys track team falls twice in DAC double dual

Obituary

Services Thursday for Jeanne D. Robson, 82

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/042016 INDOT Public Notice Des _1298316 1-1.pdf

Legal Notices/042016 Porter County Ordinance 16-10 2-2.pdf

 

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Community

Boil advisory lifted for most customers; remains for portion of Burns Harbor

Environment

Heinze Trust acquires 165 acres next to Heron Rookery

Elections

Chidester and Graham lead in campaign fundraising in county

Young and Stutzman debate: GOP leaders vs. tea party

Town of Porter

Charter school expansion hearing for Summer Tree on Porter plan agenda

Police / Fire

Early morning brush fire at Porter Beach

Business / Economy

Spiking unemployment rates stabilize in the region in March

Sports

Chesterton Girls Tennis beats Kankakee Valley

Obituaries

Services Wednesday for Frances L. Turnak, age 71

Graveside services Saturday for Agnes Fleming, age 94

Donald 'Don' Daily passes away at age 79

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/041916 Porter County Ordidnance 16-13.pdf

Legal Notices/041916 Porter County Ordinance 16-12.pdf

Legal Notices/041916 Porter County Ordinance No. 16-11 1-1 Vacating Right-Of-Way.pdf

 

Monday, April 18, 2016

Community

Chesterton and Porter under boil water advisory

Police

PCSP: Motorcyclist darts weaves at 100 mph on 94

Coroner: Police Narcan rescue kits saving lives

Schools

47 CHS Seniors honored with 2016 Academic Rings

Many honored at CHS Academic Recognition Night

Radio Day: WDSO to broadcast from CHS cafeteria

Community

31st Annual Dunes Classic Golf Tourney set

Sports

Sophomores lead CHS win over 59ers in baseball

Trojan Girls win four events at CHS Relays

CHS Softball splits pair at Mishawaka

CHS Boys win twice at Chesterton Relays

CHS Golf finishes 2nd at MC Marquette Invite

Chesterton Lacrosse wins two more

Obituaries

Services Wednesday for Michael P. Redner 60

Services Wednesday for Phyllis 'Pheobe' Lewandowski

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/041816 Minor Subdivision Legal Notice Ryan & Jessica Neal Smoke Road.pdf

Legal Notices/041816 Crown Point Community School Notice to Bidders, Milk and Dairy Products.pdf

Legal Notices/041816 Duneland School Corporation Advertisement for Bid 1-2.pdf

Legal Notices/041816 Ordinance of Burns Harbor Town Council 267-2016.pdf

Legal Notices/041816 Ordinance of Burns Harbor Town Council 269-2016.pdf

Legal Notices/041816 Ordinance of Burns Harbor Town Council 270-2016.pdf

Legal Notices/041816 VLAC Execute Promissory Note 2-2.pdf

 

Friday, April 15, 2016

Porter County

County mails 2016 property tax bills; Treasurer offers new pay options

Town of Burns Harbor

Development could become downtown for Burns Harbor

Business / Steel / Region

USW and Visclosky say China pledge to end steel subsidies not enough

Environment

Izaak Walton League and Dunes Action eye next move against privatization at Indiana Dunes State Park

Police

Bicyclist hit by two vehicles on US 20 dies

Coroner attributes drop in heroin deaths in 2015 to police-issued Narcan rescue kits

Elections / Indiana

Trump campaign concerned about Indiana convention delegates

Indiana

Indiana school voucher rolls grow 12 percent to 33,000

Sports

CHS Softball battles to 5-4 DAC win at Portage

CHS Boys Volleyball picks up wins

Trojan Girls Tennis falls 5-0 at Plymouth

Obituary

Esther L. Pratt passes away at age 85

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/041516 Porter County Auditor Notice to Taxpayers Proposed Appropriations.pdf

Legal Notices/041516 Porter County Plan Commission Anderson Acres.pdf

Legal Notices/041516 Porter County Plan Commission Harris Manor.pdf

Legal Notices/041516 Porter County Plan Commission Kazmierczak Estates.pdf

Legal Notices/041516 West Porter Township Fire District Protection Notice to Taxpayers of Hearing on Proposed Funds .pdf

Legal Notices/041516 Porter County Tax Rate Chart_single page template LANDSCAPE.pdf

 

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Town of Porter

Save the Dunes to talk ecosystem in Porter; Geocaching eyed at Hawthorne

Town of Burns Harbor

BH Town Council splits over changes to Sanitary Board

Burns Harbor Council pitches in for fireworks

Town of Chesterton

Chesterton Fire Department command staff consolidated

Chesterton High School / Community

'Into the Woods' is CHS music and drama presentation May 6-8

Steel / Business / Region / Labor

Report: Chinese steel glut and trade practices threaten US security

Chesterton High School Sports

Trojan Baseball gets come from behind DAC win over Crown Point

Chesterton Softball beats Merrillville

CHS Boys Golf wins opener

Obituaries

Services Saturday for Antoinette B. Yagelski

Memorial Service Saturday for Virginia Denewellis, 90

 

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Town of Porter

Porter donates services, not cash, to fireworks

Town of Chesterton

Chesterton to make usual $5K donation to Chamber fireworks

Jim Ton urges folks to participate in NIRPC shoreline public access survey

Environment

Bear that roamed into Indiana is killed in Michigan

High lake levels, erosion part of decision to keep Mt. Baldy closed

Steel

USW urges action to ease global steel glut

Indiana

Coats and Donnelly ask feds to call us Hoosiers

Sports

CHS Softball picks up DAC win over Valparaiso

Trojan Girls Track wins DAC double dual

CHS Girls Tennis wins at Highland

CHS Boys Golf opens at Innsbrook tonight

CHS boys track falls to Portage and Michigan City

Obituary

Memorial Service Saturday for George Michael 'Mike' Gillispie

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/041316 Ordinance 16-10.pdf

Legal Notices/041316 Ordinance 16-11.pdf

 

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Town of Chesterton

No sidewalks on 100E makes walking perilous for Tamarack residents

Town Council authorizes CPD to hire new officer

Indiana 49 resurfacing set to begin this week

Chesterton Spring Cleanup set for Week April 18-22

Porter County

Proposed railroad a concern as County Drainage Board transitions to Stormwater Board

Police

Ogden Dunes and Burns Harbor police seek suspect in vehicle entries (Photos)

Short handed Chesterton Police handle more violent crimes in 2015, fewer nonviolent crimes

National Work Zone Awareness Week: Give road workers a brake

Environment / Outdoors

Ticks already being reported; folks urged to protect selves

Sports

CHS Boys Track starts season at home tonight

Girls Track on the road to start outdoor season

Obituaries

Service Wednesday for Donna J. Westergren, 82

Services April 19 for Patricia Rucker Hensel

 

Monday, April 11, 2016

Porter County

Porter County Commissioners and Council reply jointly to Portage mayor

Businesses support Sunset Hill playground

Town of Porter

Porter TAC committee hopes traffic will improve at Discovery Charter School

Police

Porter County man convicted of killing wife gets 55 years

Environment

NASA: Global warming is now changing Earth axis

Mt. Baldy to remain closed this summer

Community

'Jump Into Kindergarten' offered at YMCA Early Learning Facility

Steel / Business

Tata sells steelworks in northern England

Obituary

Richard Nelson passes away at 69

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/041116 Crown Point Community School Bidder.pdf

Legal Notices/041116 Duneland School Corp Bids.pdf

Legal Notices/041116 Valparaiso Lakes Area Conservancy Bids.pdf

 

Friday, April 8, 2016

Police

Man accused of VU hostage hoax cleared; charges dropped

Two injured in crash at Ind 49 and 950N

Ashley's Jewelry by Design burglarized

Elections

Deppe challenges Jent in Democrat judge race

Town of Chesterton

Town Council likely to vote Monday on Brassie Estates PUD

Porter County

Park Board picks Aukiki over Raise the Barn

Commissioners vote to help Sheriff pension fund with hospital interest

Sports

Matt Lottich succeeds Bryce Drew as basketball coach at Valparaiso University

Trojan Baseball falls at Lake Central

CHS Tennis starts season Saturday

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/040816 Porter County Tax Rate Chart.pdf

Legal Notices/040816 Porter County Plan DSV COATES.pdf

Legal Notices/040816 Valparaiso Lakes Area Cons Dist Ad for Bids.pdf

 

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Elections

Vote for up to 3 in GOP County Council race

Business / Steel / Region

US Steel cutting 25 percent of salaried workforce

Duneland Schools

Applications for School Board seat due April 18

Porter County

County meeting added for input on new railroad

Indiana

Pence and lawmakers face backlash over new Indiana abortion law

Planned Parenthood and ACLU sue Indiana over new abortion law

Region

Work begins on $75M sports resort

Sports

Duneland Swim Club registration continues tonight at CMS Door 9

Indiana orders concussion training for public school coaches

Obituaries

Memorial Service Saturday for Raymond A. Celebucki

Services Friday for Charles 'Ron' Henderson

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/040716 Burns Harbor Sanitaion Board Public Hearing.pdf

Legal Notices/040716 Duneland School Corporation Notice to Bidders 2016 Renovations.pdf

 

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Elections

Biggs, Cannon and Trout vie for Republican Commissioner nomination

Presidential candidates lay groundwork for Indiana primary

Porter County

County blasts Portage for 'misleading' information about Foundation

Commissioners support fight against new railroad in south Porter County

Park Board to discuss whether to fund Raise the Barn or Aukiki Park

Community

Register now to volunteer for Rebuilding Together Duneland

Region

Visclosky endorses Indiana request for more foreclosure prevention funding

Indiana

Cost to shield lawmakers over emails hits $160,000

Indiana State Police trooper sued again over proselytizing women during traffic stops

Sports

Lake Central blanks Chesterton in baseball opener

Chesterton Softball falls at Crown Point

Obituary

Services Saturday for Richard 'Rick' Van Loon

 

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Education / Community

School Board: Ralph Ayres remembered as compassionate public servant

Duneland School board seeks to fill vacancy; applications open soon

Region

Surface Transportation Board to host public meetings on proposed railroad

NICTD and NIPSCO wrap train car hailing National Lakeshores 50th

Community / Environment

Wildlife Rehab Center to host Open House April 9

Sports

CHS Boys Volleyball picks up two wins

Obituaries

Services Saturday for William Henry Miller 83

Services pending for Richard Rick Van Loon

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/040516 Indiana Alcohol and Tobacco Commision April 14 Beverage Hearing (1).pdf

 

Monday, April 4, 2016

Community

K9 flu jumps species at Calumet Area shelter; infects cats; shelter still closed

Thank you to the Publishers and Editor of the Chesterton Tribune

Elections

Fish and Harper vie for Democrat State Representative nomination

Porter County

Commissioners to discuss railroad proposed to go through Porter County

Police / Fire

Chicago man dies Sunday on I-65

Michigan man killed in I-94 crash in Lake County

Meth charges filed against Kouts man

CFD: Message was clear: Pull Here

Business

Porter Regional Hospital to host job fair for nurses medical technologists

Sports

CHS Baseball opens at home tonight

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/040416 Valparaiso Community Schools TJMS BFMS Bidders Track Resurfacing.pdf

Legal Notices/040416 IDEM 30 Day Period Metal Services.pdf

 

Friday, April 1, 2016

Education / Community

School board to share memories of Ralph Ayres Monday

Discovery Charter School hopes to break ground on addition soon

Community

Tribune begins 133rd year as community newspaper

Duneland YMCA to hold Community Forums for future planning

Environment / Weather

More than an inch of rain in 30 minutes

Environment

NIRPC to survey public on Marquette Action Plan

100 years of Dunes scientific research the theme of NPS conference April 6

IDEM offering free ground water testing

DNR makes it easy for anglers, hunters, trappers to comment on wildlife rules

Police

Two State Prison workers stabbed by inmate

Business / Steel / Labor / Region

ArcelorMittal idles hot strip mill in East Chicago

Obituary

Maye Simpson passes away at 87

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/040116 Porter County Tax Rate Chart_.pdf

Legal Notices/040116 Valparaiso Lakes Area Cons Dist Ad for Bids.pdf

 

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Elections

Early voting begins Tuesday, April 5 with evening hours

Straight ticket vote not so straight under new Indiana law

Indiana's US Senate GOP primary gets personal in final month

Town of Chesterton

Chesterton Park Board cancels April meeting; no quorum again

Police

Man admits sexually battering mentally disabled women at church, gets probation

Business / Steel

Visclosky urges Obama to use new trade laws against illegal steel imports

Struggling steel industry sparks crisis in UK

Environment

Study: Antarctic ice may melt faster than expected

Sports

Trojans led Lake Central 4-2 when the rain came

Valparaiso U and George Washington set to meet for NIT title tonight

Obituaries

Visitation Sunday at CHS for Ralph Donald Ayres, 67

Memorial Visitation Friday for Robert McCall, age 70

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/033116 Chesterton Town Council Notice to Bidders.pdf

Legal Notices/033116 Valparaiso Community Schools 2015 Annual Performance Report.pdf

 

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Community

Legislator, educator, Dunelander Ralph Ayres dead at 67

Town of Chesterton

Indiana 49 paving tops list of 2016 roadwork

Repaving of Indian Boundary Road east of 49 leads list of 2016 TIF projects

Indiana Dunes / Police

Dunes State Park Pavilion forcibly entered

Indiana

Special prosecutor investigating alcohol donations to Indiana politicians

INDOT rejects bill for I-65 bridge work

Chesterton High School

CHS announces inductees to National Honor Society

Region

NICTD to hold public hearing April 7 on proposed 5 percent fare hike

Community

Fred Owens, III, earns Eagle Scout with Bronze Palm

Sports

No-hitter and Home Runs key Chesterton softoball win

CHS baseball team to host breakfast fundraiser Saturday

Skara sends Valpo to NIT title game with 72-70 win over BYU

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/033016 Duneland School Corporation 2015 Annual Performance Report.pdf

Legal Notices/033016 NICTD Hearing Capital Fare Increase.pdf

 

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Elections

Early voting begins Tuesday, April 5 with evening hours

Straight ticket vote not so straight under new Indiana law

Indiana's US Senate GOP primary gets personal in final month

Town of Chesterton

Chesterton Park Board cancels April meeting; no quorum again

Police

Man admits sexually battering mentally disabled women at church, gets probation

Business / Steel

Visclosky urges Obama to use new trade laws against illegal steel imports

Struggling steel industry sparks crisis in UK

Environment

Study: Antarctic ice may melt faster than expected

Sports

Trojans led Lake Central 4-2 when the rain came

Valparaiso U and George Washington set to meet for NIT title tonight

Obituaries

Visitation Sunday at CHS for Ralph Donald Ayres, 67

Memorial Visitation Friday for Robert McCall, age 70

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/033116 Chesterton Town Council Notice to Bidders.pdf

Legal Notices/033116 Valparaiso Community Schools 2015 Annual Performance Report.pdf

 

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Community

Legislator, educator, Dunelander Ralph Ayres dead at 67

Town of Chesterton

Indiana 49 paving tops list of 2016 roadwork

Repaving of Indian Boundary Road east of 49 leads list of 2016 TIF projects

Indiana Dunes / Police

Dunes State Park Pavilion forcibly entered

Indiana

Special prosecutor investigating alcohol donations to Indiana politicians

INDOT rejects bill for I-65 bridge work

Chesterton High School

CHS announces inductees to National Honor Society

Region

NICTD to hold public hearing April 7 on proposed 5 percent fare hike

Community

Fred Owens, III, earns Eagle Scout with Bronze Palm

Sports

No-hitter and Home Runs key Chesterton softoball win

CHS baseball team to host breakfast fundraiser Saturday

Skara sends Valpo to NIT title game with 72-70 win over BYU

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/033016 Duneland School Corporation 2015 Annual Performance Report.pdf

Legal Notices/033016 NICTD Hearing Capital Fare Increase.pdf

 

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Town of Chesterton

Residents warned: Stop blocking sidewalks with parked cars

Town Council considers a ban on parking vehicles in front yards

Business / Economy

Steel bar facility to be built in Valparaiso

Jobless rate up slightly across the state

Elections

Voter registration deadline Monday, April 4

Poll workers wanted for May 3 primary election

Community / Environment

Friends of the Dunes Native Plant Sale Saturday, April 9

Indiana Dunes in final four of Best Beach in America vote

Indiana

INDOT chooses Indiana 37 for final leg of I69 extension

Indiana to resume vanity plate program after court battle

Environment / Weather

Arctic sea ice reaches new record low mark for wintertime

Chesterton High School Sports

Trojan Softball gets started today

Obituaries

Services April 19 for Patricia Rucker Hensel

Michael O'Neal Scott passes away at age 58

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/032916 Duneland School Corporation Notice to Bidders 2016 Renovations.pdf

 

Monday, March 28, 2016

Elections

Voter registration deadline Monday, April 4

Community

Comedy night Saturday at Chesterton Moose Lodge

Duneland YMCA celebrating Military Family Month

Police

Chicago rapper arrested in South Haven on marijuana charge

Chesterton Police seek Jeep driver in hit-and-run

PCSP tells results of enforcement blitz

Weather

Meteorologists may soon give 50day notice for extreme heat

Indiana

Murder charge filed against man in Indiana toddler death

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/032816 Porter County Ordinance 16-08.pdf

Legal Notices/032816 Valparaiso Community Schools TJMS BFMS Bidders Track Resurfacing.pdf

 

 

 

Friday, March 25, 2016

Indiana Dunes / Politics / Indiana Legislature

Pence signs Dunes alcohol bill; opponents not giving up fight

Indiana

Pence signs fetal defects abortion ban into law

Pence vetoes private college police bill

Pence vetoes bill aimed at IDEM environmental rules

Pence backs raising medical malpractice payment limit

Pence signs fantasy sports regulations bill

Business

NIPSCO reaches settlement on $1.25B modernization plan

Indiana Dunes

Indiana Dunes advances to 3rd round of Best Beach bracket

Police / Region

US Marshals Service National Operation arrests 68 fugitives in NWI

Region

US Census reports population drops in Cook County

Great Lakes / Business / Environment

Soo Locks open for 2016 Great Lakes shipping season

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/032516 Porter County Ordinance 1607.pdf

 

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Indiana Dunes / Politics / Indiana Legislature

Pence signs bill to clear way for privatization at Indiana Dunes State Park

Porter County

Maintenance savings plan splits County Council

Community

Herman's Hermit Karl Green makes himself at home in Chesterton

Herman's Hermit on Jagger, Moon and living the life

Apply now for Chamber exterior improvement grants

Chesterton Porter Rotary offers scholarships for 2016 CHS grads

Coed Horseshoe League open to new players

Indiana

Bill banning local plastic bag restrictions signed by Pence

Pence vetoes bill requiring IDEM to report rules

Pence signs bill streamlining BMV fees for services

Pence praises package boosting Indiana road funding

Obituary

Services Friday for Dorothy L. Johnson

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/032416 Chesterton Town Council Notice to Bidders.pdf

 

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Porter County

Aukiki or Raise the Barn? Council pressures Park Board to decide

Town of Porter

Porter ready for spring cleanup urges Chamber grant applications

Business / Environment / Region

St. Lawrence Seaway opens two weeks early and ice free

Elections

Indiana Attorney General warns political campaigns against robo calling

Stutzman nixes court challenge in Indiana GOP race

Region

LaPorte bans drivers use of cell phones in school zones

Mayor unveils plan to improve Chicago lakefront and parks

Indiana

Indiana court: IBM breached contract still due $50M

Sports

Valpo U shuts down St. Marys in NIT quarters

Obituary

Paul Arthur Yagelski passes away

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/032316 NICTD Hearing Capital Fare Increase.pdf

Legal Notices/032316 Porter County Plan DSV Basich.pdf

Legal Notices/032316 Porter County Plan DSV Lee.pdf

Legal Notices/032316 Porter County Plan DSV Meyne.pdf

Legal Notices/032316 Porter County Plan DSV Reding.pdf

Legal Notices/032316 Town of Burns Harbor Plan Commission Public Hearing.pdf

 

 

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Community

Local churches plan services for Holy Week

The Port Drive-In up for sale; season likely to be Gassoways' last

Antique and book sale to benefit Moraine Ridge Wildlife Center

Police / Fire

Liberty Fire Department puts out trailer fire Sunday night

Traffic / Town of Porter

INDOT starts real estate acquisition phase for US 20/Waverly Road project

Chesterton High School

CHS Business students win top awards at State contest

Chesterton Middle School

CMS Science Olympiad team 2nd at State

Indiana

Pence signs bill eliminating ISTEP

Pence signs anti-methamphetamine proposals into law

Pence voices concern about Notre Dame police records bill

Pence signs police body camera video regulation bill

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/032216 Duneland School Corporation Bids Roof Repair.pdf

 

Monday, March 21, 2016

Region

NICTD to hold public hearings on proposed 5 percent fare hike

Pilot bikes-on-trains program to start on South Shore April 2

Chicago's Shedd Aquarium introduces new sea otter pup, Ellie

Porter County

Council to hear requests from Clerk and Assessor for staff and budget cuts

Porter County sees upswing of visitors in 2015, tourism bureau says

Community

Ground broken on new addition to Boys and Girls Club Duneland Unit on 1100N

Emergency and urgent care available at Franciscan Chesterton center

Porter Health Care System encourages residents to take a diabetes risk assessment

Indiana

Creator of state's 'Illinnoyed' ads goes to work for the enemy

Griffith basketball team wants to play after bus crash

Gov. Pence to name new Indiana justice sometime this spring

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/032116 Porter County Highway Bids Liquid Bituminous.pdf

Legal Notices/032116 Porter County Hwy Dept Bids Bituminous Plant Mix.pdf

Legal Notices/032116 Porter County Ordinance 16-08.pdf

 

Friday, March 18, 2016

Community

Canine flu confirmed at Humane Society Calumet Area; 98 dogs sick; shelter closed

Dunes beaches make Sweet 16 in Coastal Living competition

Porter County

County RDC hears ideas for Liberty Township TIF projects

Town of Chesterton

Chesterton planners recommend Brassie Estates PUD to Council

Police / Fire

Chesterton Fire Department douses pair of dumpster fires

State Police outreaching on human trafficking

Environment

NPS: Mnoke Prairie on Beam Street one of five prescribed burn sites this spring

Sports

CHS Lacrosse splits in opener

Obituary

Former Duneland Schools Superintendent Kenneth Payne dies at 77

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/031816 Porter County Ordinance 1606.pdf

Legal Notices/031816 Porter County Ordinance 1607.pdf

Legal Notices/031816 Porter County Ordinance 1609.pdf

Legal Notices/031816 Town of Burns Harbor Sanitation Board Hearing.pdf

 

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Porter County

Porter County insurance changes prove cost effective, Commissioners told

Town of Chesterton

TIF board awards fiber optic network design to Nitco

Town of Porter

Plan: New homes in Summer Tree would share maintenance

Police

Man walking along I-94 in Lake hit by semi and killed

Business / Steel / Region

Visclosky addresses aircraft carrier trade group on steel and national defense

Environment / Indiana

Natural Resources Commission okays two new state nature preserves

Indiana

State education board passes on ISTEP validity study

State education board moves ahead on A to F grades for schools

Toll Road begins 2 year rehab project

 

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Porter County

Commissioners eye Major Moves money for County Airport, favor St. Andrews

Drainage board OKs Brassie Estates requests, hearing Thursday in Chesterton

Police

CPD: Suspect flees traffic stop in town at highway speeds

Business / Labor / Region / Steel

USW lauds anti-dumping duties slapped on hot rolled imports from 7 countries

Statewide jobless rate stable in January but on the rise in NWI

Region

NIRPC invites public comment on proposed addition of travel lanes to I-65

Sports

Valpo U wins NIT opener over Texas Southern

Obituary

Amy Lee Tucker passes away at age 37

 

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Chesterton High School

CHS has two state champion speakers; team is second/third

Town of Chesterton

Water Company to replace some old mains on west side

Pipeline firm to cut trees in Chestnut Hills median

Community

Groundbreaking Thursday for Duneland Boys and Girls Club

Gas shutoff moratorium ends today; bill payment assistance still available

Region

South Shore line 'Bikes on Weekend Trains' to start April 2

Indiana

Pelath on 2016 session: Roads a plus, civil rights a big minus

IBM case still pending as Indiana court awaits new justice

Notre Dame to take ESPN lawsuit to state Supreme Court

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/031416 Porter County Plan Minor Sub Johnson.pdf

Legal Notices/031516 Duneland School Corporation Bids Roof Repair.pdf

 

Monday, March 14, 2016

Porter County

$317k for airport runway, St. Andrews rezone on Commissioners' agenda

Community

Porter United Methodist to host 25th annual Corned Beef and Cabbage dinner

Primary Elections

Democrats not challenging Young candidacy in court

Indiana

Pence legislative record to be tested on campaign trail

Highlights of the Indiana Legislature in 2016

Township Library

Kathryn Cochran elected president of Westchester Library board

Police

State Police: Three vehicle crash early Saturday on I-94

Valpo investment manager sentenced to 7 years for stealing retirement funds

Region

Empty South Shore train derails, no one injured, service out most of Saturday

Sports

Chesterton High School gymnastic team takes 5th at State

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/031416 Center Township Annual Financial Report 2015.pdf

Legal Notices/031416 Porter County Plan Minor Sub Johnson.pdf

Legal Notices/031416 IDEM 30 Day Period Power Processing.pdf

Legal Notices/031416 Porter County Highway Bids Liquid Bituminous.pdf

Legal Notices/031416 Porter County Hwy Dept Bids Bituminous Plant Mix.pdf

Legal Notices/031416 Valparaiso Community Schools Bidders BP No 1 Gym Additions.pdf

Legal Notices/031416 Valparaiso Community Schools Bidders TJMS Fieldhouse.pdf

 

Friday, March 11, 2016

Indiana

Indiana Legislature adjourns after approving roads package

Lawmakers approve body camera and meth bills before going home

Legislature passes bill to scrap ISTEP

Pence not committing yet to signing anti abortion bill

Community

Spring clocks forward Sunday; replace smoke detector batteries

Town of Chesterton

Council to award asphalt contract; TIF board to pick fiber optic design firm

Town of Burns Harbor

RDC aims to streamline planning for new businesses in Burns Harbor

Police

County man convicted of wife's shooting death

New Chesterton Police SUVs on order

Environment

Panel says finding climate links to wild weather is valid with improved techniques

NIPSCO removing trees along Waverly Road

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/031116 Porter County Auditor Addl Appropriations March 22.pdf

 

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Community

Volunteer now for Rebuilding Together Duneland work day Saturday, April 30

Town of Burns Harbor

Burns Harbor Town Council splits lake cleaning with parks

Schools

CHS Jazz band wins gold at ISSMA

Region / Rail / Business

Chicago reaches $1.3B deal for new rail cars and assembly plant

Local History / Porter County

Porter County Museum to hold community workshop here

Indiana

Lawmakers pass police video camera bill

State set to ban abortions due to fetal defects

A look at Indiana bill banning abortions for fetal defects

Pharmacist discretion bill heads to governor

Legislature approves bill codifying Pence Obamacare plan into Indiana law

Environment / Great Lakes

Michigan opposes Great Lakes net pen fish farming

Chesterton High School Sports

Chesterton High School honors winter sports athletes

Obituary

Private services for George Patrick Peters

 

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Police / Fire

Fire badly damages Liberty Township home

Town of Porter

Porter mulls joining ethics commission; beach permits coming

Indiana Dunes

Vote now for National Lakeshore's West Beach in USA Today competition

Business / Economy

Report Flood of cheap foreign steel imports starting to recede

All 92 Indiana counties now eligible to fast track Foreign Trade Zone application

Duneland Schools

School Board LIS teachers praised for use of tech to spark learning

Indiana Legislature

Indiana House Speaker says tentative roads funding deal reached

Group accuses IU and 3 other schools of mishandling sexual assaults

Indiana Senate votes to raise medical malpractice payment cap

Region

South Shore offering free West Bound rides to Chicago March 13-18

Sports

Chesterton's Kevin Kinel to receive National Swimming Coaches award

Obituary

Robert Housman passes away at age 83

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/030916 Porter County Drainage Board Notice of Intent.pdf

Legal Notices/030916 Town of Porter Additional Appropriations.pdf

 

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Indiana Legislature / Indiana Dunes / Politics

Legislature sends Indiana Dunes privatization alcohol bill to Governor Pence

Former County chair Williams' donations to Republican Party included rent-free office, in-kind gifts

Duneland Schools

Duneland schools push for finals before Christmas

Show Choirs successful in Alabama Southland Show Choir Classic

CHS students win gold at state ISSMA piano/ vocal/ instrumental contest

Police

County Police name person of interest in Liberty Township burglary while home owners slept

Westville prison contract worker faces trafficking charge

Environment / Indiana Dunes

Letter to the Editor: Pavilion Partners should be held accountable for what they say and dont say

Register now for Indiana Dunes Science Conference at Ivy Tech campus April 6

Legal Notices

Joe W. Leath, age 80, passes away

Robert Arthur 'Bob' Krise passed away March 4

Memorial Celebration of Life April 9 for Daniel A. Quick

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/030816 NICTD Bidders Rubber Rail Seal.pdf

Monday, March 7, 2016

Indiana

Tax increase for roads appears doomed

Governor Pence signs bill unsealing Indiana adoption records

Indiana lawmakers back fantasy sports regulations bill

Private college records bill heads to governor's desk

Soliday bill requiring cars to be moved to shoulder after crash goes to Pence

Region

Indiana commission OKs creation of Purdue University Northwest

Education / Chesterton High School

CHS Speech team qualifies 12 for national tournament

Environment

Satellite data shows no pause in global warming

Sports

Trojan Gymnasts punch State Finals ticket

Chesterton Boys fall in Sectional Semifinals

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/030716 Porter County BZA Meyne.pdf

Legal Notices/030716 Porter County BZA Oliver.pdf

Legal Notices/030716 Porter County BZA Rocheleau.pdf

Legal Notices/030716 Porter County BZA Tisma.pdf

Legal Notices/030716 Valparaiso Community Schools Bidders BP No 1 Gym Additions.pdf

Legal Notices/030716 Valparaiso Community Schools Bidders TJMS Fieldhouse.pdf

 

Friday, March 4, 2016

Business / Community

Urschel workers get ownership stake

Porter County

Porter County Park board splits on programmer position and consultant payments

Indiana

Dunes Action urges emails to Gov. Pence: 'Veto HB 1386'

Indiana House kills measure limiting teachers unions

Ball State faculty tables no-confidence vote in trustees

Some schools affected by flawed ISTEP exam question

House passes bill making Pence Medicaid plan permanent

Emergency / Weather

Sign of spring? Tornado sirens tested this morning

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/030416 Town of Chesterton Public Hearing Sign Placement.pdf

 

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Porter County

Rezoning sought for assisted living facility near hospital

Police

Porter County Police: Burglar enters Liberty Township home as residents sleep

Indiana

GOP Senate leader says lawmakers viewed as anti-teacher

No change on Indiana plant closures after Pence meeting

House confirms Pence pick for Lt Governor

Records: PR firm monitored religious objections uproar at taxpayer expense

Community

Corkscrew and Brew event is March 19 in Thomas Park

County Boys and Girls Clubs to mark National Boys and Girls Clubs week

Region / Chicago

Chicago Shakespeare to stage $35M expansion at Navy Pier

Navy Pier to open taller Ferris wheel May 27

Sports

Red hot Trojans roll to win in Sectional opener

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/030316 IDEM 30 Day Period Fritz Enterprises.pdf

Legal Notices/030316 Town of Burns Harbor Sanitation Board Public Meeting.pdf

Legal Notices/030316 Town of Chesterton Annual Financial Report 2015.pdf

 

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Indiana Dunes / Legislature / Environment

Indiana Senate OKs bill to revive dunes privatization deal

Chesterton High School

CHS Japanese Olympiad team wins State Championship

Business

Owner of Porter hospital buys LaPorte and Starke hospitals

USW welcomes order slapped on dumped cold rolled steel

Community

Troop 908 Spaghetti Supper Saturday

Duneland YMCA collecting bottle caps to create community benches

Maple Sugar Time at Chellberg Farm on March 5, 6 and 12, 13

Porter County

Porter County Council seeking applicants for local ABC

Indiana

Indiana Parks Alliance donates to support State Park projects

Rep. Moseley bill to reduce work zone traffic accidents approved by House

Senate approves dozens of bills as deadline looms

Group plans new support for Indiana hate crimes proposal

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/030216 Porter County 2015 Annual Financial Report.pdf

Legal Notices/030216 Porter County Regional Airport Annual Financial Report.pdf

Legal Notices/030216 Town of Porter Advertisement for Bids 2016 Paving.pdf

Legal Notices/030216 Westchester Public Library Annual Financial Report.pdf

 

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Business / Steel / Labor / Region

USW - ArcelorMittal talks at 6 month mark

USW marches in Indy to protest TransPacific deal

Indiana Legislature / Indiana Dunes

10,000 oppose private banquet center at Indiana Dunes State Park

Chesterton High School

Seven CHS seniors named National Merit Finalists

Indiana Legislature

Judge blocks Indiana Syrian refugee order

Indiana House committee advances contentious teacher pay bill

Town of Chesterton

Brassie Estates PUD advances to public hearing

Police

South Haven man facing 30 years in fed prison on child enticement and porn charges

PCSP: Man fleeing officers injures himself in foot pursuit, calls 911

Region / Health

IU Health LaPorte Starke hospitals enact visitor rules to stop flu spread

Obituaries

Private services for Marilyn Wallace, age 84

Service Friday for Eleanor 'Jayne' Hudspeth, 95

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/030116 Indian Boundary Conservancy District Additional Appropriations.pdf

Legal Notices/030116 NICTD Bidders Rubber Rail Seal.pdf

Legal Notices/030116 Porter County Ordinance No 1605.pdf

Legal Notices/030116 Porter County Plan Schlene.pdf

Legal Notices/030116 Porter County Plan Si Tsahas Properties.pdf

 

Monday, February 29, 2016

Indiana Legislature / Indiana Dunes

10,000 signatures opposing Indiana Dunes State Park private banquet center delivered to Pence

Indiana Legislature

Lawmakers prepare to drop troubled ISTEP exam

Statehouse legislative workers won't be able to bring guns to work

Community

Volunteers needed for Reality Store at CHS Tuesday March 16

Chesterton High School

CHS Speech qualifies 33 for IHSFA state tourney

Police / Fire

Chesterton Fire Department extricates motorist after I94 crash this a.m.

State Police: Road missile hits motorist in the face

Porter County

Porter County Council approves funds for airport runway work

Sports

Chesterton Boys finish 6th at IHSAA Swimming State Finals in Indy

Jordan Bush sets Bars record; Trojan Gymnasts 2nd at Sectional

Trojans finish regular basketball season with 67-47 win

Sectional Basketball Tickets on sale at CHS

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/022916 Indiana Alcohol Tobacco Commission March 10 Bev Hearing.pdf

 

Friday, February 26, 2016

Police

County and State Police bust meth lab in Union Township

Local police departments to target drunk drivers in March

CPD: CHS student found drunk in boys' restroom

CPD Woman falls victim to the old pay-debt-or-be-arrested scam

Porter County

Porter Hospital to receive bill for back taxes on ambulance garages

Indiana Dunes / Legislature

Letter to the Editor: Dunes State Park volunteer opposes alcohol in the park

Indiana

Teacher pay bill faces uncertain fate

Indiana Senate panel rejects higher payday loan rates

Indiana backs down from banning Tesla direct sales of cars

Community

'An Enemy of the People' adapted by Arthur Miller coming to 4th Street Theater

'Space Journey: A Journey through Space' Family Theatre play Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Environment

Save the Dunes goes to DC to advocate for Great Lakes funding

Obituary

Service and visitation Saturday for Deborah O'Bryan Knapik

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/022616 NICTD Bidders Shops Infill Building.pdf

Legal Notices/022616 Porter County Plan St Andrews Development.pdf

Legal Notices/022616 Porter County Plan Wheeler.pdf

Legal Notices/022616 Town of Porter Advertisement for Bids 2016 Paving.pdf

 

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Legislature / Indiana Dunes / Community

Committee advances Dunes pavilion bill 7-2

Weather / Public Safety / Traffic

Porter County travel ban lifted at noon today

South Shore train service to Chicago suspended in blizzard's wake, resumed this morning

Duneland's electric service mostly uninterrupted during the blizzard

Snow strands drivers south of Chicago; girl dies in Michigan

Snow like concrete makes cleanup a hard slog

Porter County

County Council advances Stormwater Department; parks holds off on $4M requests

New County Facilities Director presents savings plan to County Council

Town of Porter

Porter Town Council favors 2016 beach permits

Indiana

State bicentennial projects face funding shortfall

Indiana Senate panel amends then passes abortion bill

Police video bill clears Senate committee

Sports

Play Ball! Last chance to register for Liberty Rec and Duneland Diamond

Obituaries

Service and visitation Saturday for Deborah O'Bryan Knapik

Services Monday for Helen C. Ryan, age 98

 

Services Saturday for Wayne A. Laeder

 

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/022516 Porter County Prosecutor Proposals Office Furniture.pdf

Weather closings:

Cancellations.com

 

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Travel ban declared for Porter County roads

Heavy snow and strong winds whip through Great Lakes area

Park off street; expect heavy snow at end of driveway

State Police tell safety tips for driving in blizzard

NIPSCO set for possible outages

Porter County

Election Board chastised by County Council for poll books snafu

Education

School Board hears readiness plans for active shooter response

Schools / Community

'Space Journey: A Journey through Space' Family Theatre play Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Community

'An Enemy of the People' adapted by Arthur Miller coming to 4th Street Theater

Business / Steel / Labor / Region

ArcelorMittal shuts East Chicago aluminizing line

Indiana

Moseley's stolen valor bill passes Senate headed to Governors desk

Senate passes bill that would study ISTEP replacement

Indianapolis man convicted of murder in home explosion

Sports

CHS falls to No. 3 Mishawaka Marian

Obituary

Services Saturday for John Leopold Jr., 81

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/022416 Porter County Plan Storm Water Adv Board Public Hearing.pdf

Legal Notices/022416 Town of Porter Annual Financial Report 2015.pdf

 

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Indiana / Community

Local residents trek to Indy to testify against pavilion bill

Senator Tallian's testimony on State Park alcohol bill

Region / Chesterton

Chesterton's Jim Ton elected chair of NIRPC

Porter County

County Drainage Board votes to terminate ditch taxes

Indiana

Judge dismisses suit over Indiana DCS caseloads

Adoption records bill heads to governor

Indiana Senate panel overhauls environmental rules bill

Committee OKs bill to shield crime records at private colleges

Indiana teacher pay bill advancing despite criticism

Police

PCSP: Officer recovers 10s of 1000s of dollars in stolen tools in traffic stop

Environment

Seas are rising way faster than any time in past 2,800 years

Sports

Trojan Gymnasts finish 3rd at DAC Meet

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/022316 Indian Boundary Conservancy District Additional Appropriations.pdf

Legal Notices/022316 Porter County Ordinance No 1605.pdf

 

Monday, February 22, 2016

Business

NIPSCO agrees to cut proposed electric rate hike in half

Environment / Indiana Dunes / Lake Michigan

Indiana Dunes State Park seeks IDEM permit to realign Dunes Creek

Elections 2016

Porter County Election Board to bid out equipment contracts

Tie vote leaves GOP's Young on US Senate ballot

Porter County Government

County tourism board endorses Portage sports resort plans

Chesterton High School

CHS speakers finish strong

Indiana

Letter to the Editor: Banquet center not an enhancement to natural area

Indiana fetal remains bill puts spotlight on fetal disposal

Indiana House committee tosses hate crimes bill

Sports

Beek's heroics sink Valpo, 58-57 in basketball

Trojan boys swim team wins 18th straight Sectional Title

Chesterton's Jack Tolin finishes 6th at IHSAA State Wrestling Finals

Register Thursday for girls and boys Lacrosse

Obituary

Visitation Sunday for Irene C. Borucki, 93

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/022216 Porter County Plan DDALT Public Hearing.pdf

Legal Notices/022216 Westchester Township Additional Appropriations.pdf

 

Friday, February 19, 2016

Police

PCSP: LaPorte men who perform citizensí arrest end up in county jail

Overturned semi snarls I-94 in Lake County during rush hour today

Two die in I65 crash in Lake County

Business / Environment

NIPSCO offering grant opportunity for restoration education projects in NWI

Letter to the Editor: Banquet Center likely just first step to commercialize State Park Beach

Duneland Schools / Community

CMS annual Benefit Game Friday, February 27

CHS Family Theatre to present a space journey comedy

Class Reunion

Hammond HS Class of 1966 reunion

Sports

Trojan swimmers set up for Sectional Title run

Obituaries

Services Saturday for Charles Joseph Mauke

Services Monday for Shirley Higgins, 79

Services in Virginia for Ronald Hall, age 75

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/021916 Liberty Twp Annual Financial Report.pdf

Legal Notices/021916 NICTD Bidders Shops Infill Building.pdf

Legal Notices/021916 Porter County Plan DSV Schlene.pdf

Legal Notices/021916 Porter County Plan DSV SI Tsahas Properties.pdf

Legal Notices/021916 Union Twp Trustee Annual Financial Report 2015.pdf

Legal Notices/021916 Valparaiso Lakes Area Cons District Annual Financial Report 2015.pdf

Legal Notices/021916 Beverly Shores Pine Twp Hearing Fire Protection Territory.pdf

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Business

NiSource reports $302M profit in 2015

Public may comment on NIPSCO rate hike

Bosak Auto Group buys Arnell in Burns Harbor

Community

Lakeshore Paws shelter dog saves family from house fire

Ribbon cutting March 3 for new Jacob's Ladder pediatric rehab center in town

Town of Chesterton

Bids in for piping closing West Porter Ave ditches

Town of Porter

Duplexes still sought for Summer Tree subdivision

Duneland Schools

Chesterton High School Trojan Guard celebrates season at awards night

Business / Local History

The new Speakeasy at the Spa wants your vintage Spa photos and memories

Environment

Earth sets 9th straight monthly heat record

Sports

Trojan Gymnasts beat Portage

Obituaries

Services Friday for Emily Keyes age, 93

Kenneth Charles Wolfe dies at age 79

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/021816 Porter County Prosecutor Proposals Office Furniture.pdf

Legal Notices/021816 Porter County Public Library Network Infrastructure.pdf

 

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Indiana / Environment / Indiana Dunes

Indiana Senate Public Policy committee to hear DNR alcohol bill Monday

Indiana

Indiana official had say in 'independent' report

Drug bill critics: Too early to change Indiana criminal code

Porter County

Appointments made to County Storm board, plan commission under new title

Tourism bureau to hear plans for sports arena in Portage

Town of Chesterton

Brassie Estates PUD on Chesterton plan agenda

Police

CPD: Reserve Sgt. Dale Pflughaupt honored by Indiana Chiefs of Police

DNR reports snowmobile fatality in LaPorte County

Region

Chicago's Shedd Aquarium takes in stranded sea otter pup

Sports

Late Lewis 3 lifts CHS Boys to 61-58 win

Obituary

Private Services for Devera T. Wesley, 92

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/021716 NICTD Request for Bidders Asphalt Paving.pdf

Legal Notices/021716 Westchester Twp Annual Financial Report 2015.pdf

 

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Education

CHS Speech team wins at Logansport

Police

Huge underage drinking party raided in Liberty

Community

Girls on the Run of NWI looks to inspire girls for spring program

Good Earth Pots Open House Saturday, Feb. 20

Indiana Legislature

State Senator Karen Tallian to hold town meetings

Business / Labor / Trade

Letter to the Editor: Trade agreements sending US jobs to Mexico and overseas

Indiana ports handle record 12.2 million tons of cargo

Environment / Community

Shirley Heinze free frog monitoring workshop coming next week

Sports

Chesterton Lacrosse signups set for tonight

Jordan Peterson wins Gil Hodges Award

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/021616 IDEM 30 Day Period Indiana Flame Service.pdf

 

Monday, February 15, 2016

Steel / Labor / Trade

Former 6787 chief Gipson urges Arcelor to work with union against dumping

EU steel workers protest against cheap Chinese imports

Indiana Legislature / Indiana Dunes

Tallian hopes to defeat DNR alcohol bill in the Senate

Police / Fire / Traffic

Illinois man killed in crash on Toll Road

Portage man hit by car on Indiana 2, dies

I-94 here snarled this morning by rollover

Police

Suspects in CVC robbery in Valparaiso in custody

Porter County / Environment

Dunes Visitor Center assists visitors from all 50 states and 46 countries in 2015

Township Library / Local History

History meets technology at Township Museum historic photo website

Business / Region

$75M project with indoor drive-in theater, sports dome, hotel proposed in Portage

Sports

Chesterton Girls finish 3rd overall at IHSAA Swimming State Finals

CHS basketball gets win at Munster

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/021516 IDEM 30 Days Notice Precoat Metals.pdf

Legal Notices/021516 Porter County Ordinance 1603.pdf

Legal Notices/021516 Porter County Ordinance No 1604.pdf

 

Friday, February 12, 2016

Town of Burns Harbor

New Burns Harbor RDC members retain master development firm

Police / Fire / Traffic

Coroner: Valpo man involved in deadly crash

Pedestrian hit by vehicle on Sturdy Road dies

Valpo man sustains head injuries in US 30 crash

CFD: Car fire on Ind. 49 backs up lunch traffic

CPD: Dunes Coin Op Laundromat burglarized

Police / Region / History

Autopsy reports found from 1929 Valentine's Day massacre

Police / Weather / Town of Porter

Porter residents reminded of snow ordinance

Voice of the People

Letter to the Editor: A Republican Governor once stepped in the save the Indiana Dunes State Park

Letter to the Editor: Help oppose HB1247

Sports

Trojan Gymnasts get win at Merrillville

Obituaries

Private services for Sallianne Lauman, 83

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/021216 Porter County Plan St Andrews Development.pdf

Legal Notices/021216 Porter County Plan Wheeler.pdf

Legal Notices/021216 Porter County Additional Appropriations.pdf

 

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Indiana / Elections

GOP stunned Senate hopeful may be short of ballot signatures

Indiana / Economy

2 Indiana HVAC plants moving to Mexico costing 2100 jobs

Indiana / Environment / Business

DNR revises southern Indiana Forest plan based on 'considerable public input'

Town of Burns Harbor

Leaf pickup service may be coming to Burns Harbor

Reader Opinions

Letter to the Editor: Oppose beach banquet center without attacking Heather Ennis

Letter to the Editor: Aesthetics low, yuck factor high in proposed banquet center design

Police / Fire

CFD comes to Best Western guest's rescue with a ring cutter

Community

Register now for Race 3 in YMCA race series

Duneland Y seeks donations for planned outdoor garden

CHS grad Brendan Balfe stars in 'Endangered' at Chicago's Rhinofest

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/021116 Pine Twp Annual Financial Report.pdf

Legal Notices/021116 Porter County Plan Hearing DDALT Corp.pdf

Legal Notices/021116 Porter County Public Library Network Infrastructure.pdf

 

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Environment / Region

Shirley Heinze Capital Campaign helps protect 500 acres

Wide range of programs in February at National Lakeshore

Obama requests $3.1B for National Park Service operations

Porter County

County Animal Shelter maintains no kill status

Indiana / Elections

Indiana's Pence changes running mate before election

Stutzman attacks GOP foe Young over US Senate ballot status

Town of Porter

Porter thanks Rep. Moseley for saplings; veteran police detective to retire

Indiana / Environment / Region

Letter to the editor Paid lobbyists dominate Pavilion Partners backers

Indiana / History

Indiana State Museum unveils mallet tied to Abraham Lincoln

Indiana Legislature

Senate panel plans changes to limits in police video bill

Police

ISP: Police impersonator was genuine officer

Sports

CHS Gymnasts post season best score

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/021016 IN Dept Natural Resources Concession Opportunities.pdf

Legal Notices/021016 NICTD Request for Bidders Asphalt Paving.pdf

Legal Notices/021016 Porter Twp Annual Financial Report 2015.pdf

 

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Town of Chesterton / Business

Infrastructure work begins on strip mall and office buildings at Coffee Creek Center

Indiana Legislature / Education

Teachers legislative forum hears retention efforts rips charter schools

Indiana / Elections

Indiana lieutenant governor stepping down midterm

Ex-GOP chairman Holcomb drops US Senate campaign

Indiana / Health / Environment

Indiana reports 1st case of Zika virus

Traffic / Weather

INDOT salt trucks out in force ahead of cold

Police

PCSP: Pet Haven burglar leaves footprints in the snow

Obituaries

Visitation and Service Friday for Anne Louise Hattery, 99

Service and Visitation Saturday for Florence Poppo, 100

Service and Visitation Friday for Virginia W. Parker, 90

Visitation and Celebration Wednesday for William Sipich, Sr.

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/020916 Chesterton Utility Service Board Notice to Bidders Morningside.pdf

Legal Notices/020916 Proter County Ordinance 16 02.pdf

Legal Notices/020916 Town of Chesterton Stormwater Management Notice to Bidders Porter Avenue.pdf

 

Monday, February 8, 2016

Business / Steel

ArcelorMittal net loss in 2015: $7,946,000,000

Business / Government / Taxes

Ball State study: TIF diverts money from quality of life spending

Police

ISP: Police impersonator likely in I-65 traffic stop

Accused of trying to smuggle cell phone to man in jail under federal indictment

Indiana / Environment / Indiana Dunes

Dunes Action issues statement against HB 1247

Letter to the Editor: HB1247 backers quite cozy with their friends in the legislature

Two letters against HB 1247

Community

Letter to the Editor: The Chesterton Tribune has done it again

Chesterton High School

Speech team wins Munster Invite

Sports

Chesterton Wrestlers win 4 Regional Titles

Trojan Girls Swimming Diving wins 17th straight Sectional title

Class Reunion

CHS Class of 1976 seeks classmate info

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/020816 IN Dept Natural Resources Concession Opportunities.pdf

Legal Notices/020816 Jackson Township Annual Financial Report 2015.pdf

Legal Notices/020816 Pleasant Township Annual Financial Report 2015.pdf

Legal Notices/020816 Porter County Ordinance 1603.pdf

Legal Notices/020816 Porter County Ordinance No 1604.pdf

 

Friday, February 5, 2016

2016 elections

Chesterton's Jim Biggs files for North County Commissioner making a 3 way race

Commissioner John Evans not seeking reelection

Business / Labor / Steel / Region

No word from Arcelor on USW's January 21 comprehensive contract proposal

Port of Indiana Burns Harbor has 3rd best year in its history in 2015

Porter County

County Park Board prepares $4 million request for Sunset Hill Ed center and Aukiki Park

Indiana / Region / Reader Opinions

Letter to the Editor: Political appointees putting greed ahead of families at Indiana DNR

Letter to the Editor: Can't have fun at the beach without alcohol, think again

Police

ISP: Don't drink and drive on Super Bowl Sunday

Sports

CHS boys basketball team hangs on against Michigan City

Chesterton girls swim team set up for 17th straight Sectional Title

State Park Little League Registration starts Saturday

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/020516 Porter County BZA Underwood Liberty Twp.pdf

Legal Notices/020516 Porter County Plan Walker.pdf

Legal Notices/020516 Porter County Plan Westfall.pdf

Legal Notices/020516 Town of Porter Bids Dune Forest Trail.pdf

Legal Notices/020516 Town of Porter Bids Wagner Hills.pdf

 

Thursday, February 4, 2016

2016 elections

Candidate filing ends Friday at noon; empty spots remain on GOP ballot

Environment

Dunes Action Banquet Center fight on agenda in Valpo

Letter to the editor: State Parks were created to be free of commercialism; say no to banquet center at the beach

Indiana

State Rep. Moseley's veteran and safety bills pass House

Senate approves bill that would create child abuse registry

HEC: Bill would make it harder for IDEM to prevent 'environmental disasters'

Sports

CHS Girls fall in Sectional opener

Registration dates set for Liberty Rec T-ball Baseball and Softball

Duneland Diamond Babe Ruth baseball registration

Obituaries

Private services for Olga M. Ayres, age 91

Services Saturday for Helen Marie Jandura, 90

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/020416 IN Dept Natural Resources Concession Opportunities.pdf

Legal Notices/020416 Town of Chesterton HMA Bidders.pdf

 

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Duneland School Board

School Board approves boys and girls tennis at CMS

Indiana

House passes State Park alcohol bill 58-38

House OKs Soliday bill for gas and cigarette tax hikes for roads

Senate approves Pence plan for roads funding

Indiana Toll Road to undergo $200 million in improvements

Letters to the editor: Readers oppose HB1247 and State Park banquet centerto loosen state park alcohol rules

Porter County

Commissioners tell cost cutting plans; wellness participation urged

County to begin investing hospital money

Community / Chesterton High School

Coffee House for Natural Helpers set for Tuesday at CHS

Police

Crimes against persons and property down in unincorporated Porter County

Sports

CHS boys swim team blasts Highland

CHS Gymnasts fall at Valparaiso 112.2 110.8

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/020316 Burns Harbor Sanitation Public Hearing Notice.pdf

Legal Notices/020316 Porter County Public Library Cash and Inv 2015.pdf

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Duneland School Board

School Board splits 3-2 to approve Chesterton Fiber optic agreement

Duneland lists projects for summer; Bailly 4th graders learn engineering

2016 Elections

Jeff Trout files for Republican North County Commissioner

Business / Labor / Steel / Region

Steelworkers ratify 3 year contract with US Steel

Environment / Indiana Dunes

National Park Service to restore Great Marsh wetlands in Beverly Shores

Region

Letter to the Editor: Oppose the beach banquet center and keep Lake County-style politics out of Porter County

Local PBS TV Lakeshore Report going off the air

Indiana Legislature

Indiana Senate will not vote on bill to protect gay rights

Indiana House backs bill to limit state environmental rules

Indiana AG sues 3 companies in alleged tax sale scheme

Obituaries

Visitation and Services Thursday for Bobby J. Ivie, age 75

Robert Wallace 'Bob' Martin passes away at age 61

Service Thursday, February 4 for Lynn Frances Lukmann

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/020216 Chesterton Utility Service Board Notice to Bidders Morningside.pdf

Legal Notices/020216 IN Dept Natural Resources Concession Opportunities.pdf

Legal Notices/020216 Town of Chesterton Stormwater Management Notice to Bidders Porter Avenue.pdf

Monday, February 1, 2016

Chesterton High School

CHS Debate team wins State Championship for third straight year

Police / Porter County

FBI collects more county health plan documents

Police / Fire / Emergency

NWI responders battling avian flu

Porter County

Porter County officials to meet with investment advisor for foundation

Region

NWI Forum meets at casino, elects officers, reviews year

Indiana

House committee OKs Soliday road funding bill

Reader Opinion / Indiana / Environment

Readers continue to write Voice of the People letters against private banquet hall at Dunes State Park

Chesterton High School Sports

Trojan Wrestlers win 2nd straight Sectional Title

CHS Boys swim to 20th straight Duneland Conference title

Trojan Gymnasts 2nd at CHS Invitational

Hot 3-point shooting not enough for Chesterton

Trojan Girls fall in regular season finale

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/020116 Indiana Alcohol Tobacco Commission February 11 Hearing.pdf

 

Friday, January 29, 2016

Election 2016

Portage Council member running for Commissioner; deadline next week

Indiana Legislature / Indiana Dunes

Pavilion project bill: 15 spoke at House hearing on DNR alcohol legislation

Town of Chesterton

BZA gets new Indian Boundary businesses to agree to smaller signs

Business

Centier Bank reports solid year in 2015

Region

Chicago area museums zoos see rising attendance in 2015

Indiana Legislature

Bill would flag drug offenders buying cold medicine

Future income tax cut added to Indiana road funding plan

Chesterton High School Sports

CHS Boys swim team wins at Munster

CHS Girls swim team beats Munster

Obituary

Memorial Service Saturday, February 6 for Dorothy Klumpe, age 82

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/012916 Porter County 2015 Gross Wages Report_classie template.pdf

Legal Notices/012916 Town of Porter Bids Dune Forest Trail.pdf

Legal Notices/012916 Town of Porter Bids Wagner Hills.pdf

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Indiana Legislature / Indiana Dunes

AP: Committee alcohol move would help Williams' - DNR Dunes privatization deal

Vote is 12-0 to override local alcohol boards, clear the way for bars in Indiana state parks

Save the Dunes issues call to action against HB1247

Guest Commentary: Vote No on HB1247, defend Dunes State Park and community standards for alcohol

Business / Labor / Steel / Region

USW rallies for fair contract at Arcelor HQ, meets with CEO Mittal

Jobless rate unchanged statewide in December but spikes in the region

Indiana Legislature

Indiana Senate panel moves to repeal religious objections law

Moseley resolution on Veteranís Choice Act backed

2016 Elections

Jesse Harper files for State Rep 4 race; Democrats to have contested primary

School district leader enters Indiana school chief campaign

Obituary

Services Friday for Elizabeth Anne Scott, 38

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/012816 Town of Chesterton HMA Bidders.pdf

Legal Notices/012816 Washington Twp Trustee Annual Financial Report 2015.pdf

 

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Indiana / Environment

Bill paving the way for alcohol and bars in all Indiana state parks amended into HB1247

Dunes Action calls on Hoosiers to contact lawmakers before vote set for early Thursday morning

Indiana

Sunday alcohol sales bill defeated by legislative panel

Readers oppose banquet center at Indiana Dunes State Park

Meet your lawmakers Legislative breakfast February 6

House panel endorses bill limiting environmental rulemaking

Region

NICTD eyes phased in 5 percent fare hike for capital projects

Business / Steel / Region

US Steel Corporation posts $1.5 billion net loss in 2015

Environment / Community

Signs buttons and petitions in support of Dunes Action

Town of Porter

Porter Town Council splits again on RDC appointment-- this time in public

Town of Chesterton

Schnadenberg eyeing a resurfacing of East Indian Boundary and Sidewalk Road

Police

CPD: Big antacid haul by three shoplifters at CVS

Sports

Chesterton Gymnasts beat Michigan City

Trojan swimmers win at Merrillville

Obituary

Services Friday for Elizabeth Anne Scott, 38

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/012716 Boone Twp Ann Fin Report 2015.pdf

 

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Education

Duneland area schools earn straight As in State's school accountability grades

CHS Big Band Bash this weekend; tickets on sale

CHS Speech team 1st at Plymouth

Indiana Legislature

Calls and emails urged to stop special alcohol bill

Legislators mark centennial of Indiana State Parks system

Voice of the People: Don't celebrate 100 years of state parks by trashing them

Bill targeting solid waste districts advances

Police

Ogden Dunes Police: High speed pursuit into Burns Harbor today

Porter Police: Westville man correctly predicts own arrest on Facebook page

Chesterton Police: Woman defrauded of nearly $20K in 'national treasury' scam

Town of Chesterton

Council okays wine and beer fest in Thomas Park

Schnadenberg: No call for brine applications so far this winter

Business / Economy

Citizens Action Coalition blasts NIPSCO's requested electric rate hike

Horizon bank posts solid net income

Obituary

Howard Donald 'Don' Lee Celebration of Life February 2

 

Monday, January 25, 2016

Police / Traffic / Community

Field Station Preschool / Discovery Charter mourn death of teacher/coach Elizabeth Scott

Valpo man airlifted from accident scene

Environment / Indiana Dunes / Legislature

AP looks at the clout behind Dunes State Park privatization

Business / Labor / Steel / Region

Steelworkers to rally for fair contract Wednesday

Business / Region

OUCC NIPSCOs requested electric rate increase way too big

Chesterton High School

CHS Debate team sweeps District Tourney

Two CHS seniors in state Honor Band

2016 Elections

Shortage of E-poll books to limit use in primary elections

Porter County Government

Tourism Bureau approves County Council's funding increase to venues

State

Man charged with using cellphone before fatal US 52 crash

Sports

Chesterton Boys drop decision at Crown Point

Trojan Girls Hoops falls at Crown Point 51-39

Obituaries

Private services for John D. Tharp

Services Wednesday for Robert Bob L. Williams

Services Wednesday for Philip Dale Lindquist, 86

Memorial Service February 21 for Maxine R. McNeill

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/012516 Indian Boundary Conservative District Annual Meeting.pdf

Friday, January 22, 2016

Porter County

Porter County RDC taking new look at TIF district along US 6 in Liberty Twp

Town of Porter / Traffic

State to add turn lanes at Waverly and US 20

Police

ISP: Missouri man killed in hit and run on I-65 in Jasper County

Indianapolis man dies in I-65 crash in Lake County

2016 Elections

Porter County Treasurer Clancy files candidacy

Gregg vows pragmatism over ideology during speech

Indiana

Pence signs ISTEP reprieve bills into law

Soliday bill to streamline BMV passes House

Business / Region

1st Source reports solid banking year

Health / Environment / Travel

CDC expands tropical virus alert due to spreading zika virus

Sports

Trojan Gymnasts beat Lowell

Obituaries

Private services for John D. Tharp

Services Saturday for Nancy Kay Johnson

Sunday service for Raymond L. Schuler

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/012216 Ogden Dunes Annual Financial Report.pdf

Legal Notices/012216 Porter County Additional Appropriations.pdf

 

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Community

Tribune coverage of heroes of Porter Beach inspires anonymous reader

Indiana

Pence signs ISTEP reprieve bills into law

Debate renewed over lifting Sunday alcohol sales ban

Senate passes bill to open adoption records

House committee OKs Soliday road funding bill with tax hike

Indiana / Environment

Indiana Senate passes bill regulating fenced-in deer hunts

Indiana / Region / Schools

Gary students frustrated by lack of heat protest outside

Indiana / Elections

Social services advocate Dickerson suspends US Senate bid

Town of Porter

Porter BZA says yes to over-sized garage

Indiana Dunes

Letter to the Editor: The Top Ten Reasons to Oppose the DNR and Pavilion Partners Pavilion Banquet Center

Region

Van Gogh exhibition in Chicago to feature bedroom paintings

Sports

Trojan Boys outlast Andrean, 61-56

Chesterton Wrestlers finish regular season with 41-31 win at LaPorte

 

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Indiana / Environment / Substance Abuse

Dunes Action, others blast HB 1247 for state curbs on local control of alcohol permits

Porter County

Commissioners looking for applicants for new stormwater advisory board

Groundbreaking for new animal shelter could be in May

Traffic / Town of Porter

INDOT hearing on lane construction at US 20/Waverly Rd Thursday

Town of Chesterton

Replacement of Morningside aerial sewer main supports ready for bidding

Region

Former Lake Station mayor pleads guilty in embezzlement case

Environment

NOAA and NASA: 2015 was Earth's hottest by a wide margin

Environment / Outdoors

Boone and Crockett record book buck taken in Center Township last season

Sports

CHS boys swim team beats Portage 131-55

CHS Girls swim past Portage

Chesterton girls rout Bishop Noll 69-15 in basketball

CHS Gymnasts tally season best score, fall to Crown Point

Obituaries

Kathryn L. Dixon dies at age 86

Services Saturday for Nancy Mae Costello, age 84

Memorial in the spring for Ronald James Cooper, 84

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Schools

Chesterton High School announces 33 Mid-year Graduates

Town of Chesterton

Town Engineer: Drainage solutions limited in older parts of town

Porter County

Porter County Parks receive state honor for Brincka Cross Gardens

Health / Science

Effort to curb overuse of antibiotics amid cold and flu seasons

Indiana

400,000 Indiana turkeys and chickens being euthanized in bird flu outbreak

Superintendent Ritz opposes ISTEP rescore measure pushed by GOP

Soliday bill to streamline BMV passes out of roads committee

Indiana fire marshal urges precautions when heating homes

Obituaries

Memorial in the spring for Ronald James Cooper, 84

Services Thursday for Laura J. Brandt

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/011916 Porter County LEPC 2016 Meetings.pdf

 

Monday, January 18, 2016

Indiana Legislature / Indiana Dunes

State Park Alcohol Legislation: SB188 in limbo, Not withdrawn but to go unheard by committee

Region

Visclosky: NPS has no standing to intervene in banquet center deal

NWI Forum sets 2016 legislative goals: Better roads, protecting incentives

Porter County

Public workshops on funding set for Sunset Hill education center and Aukiki Park

Ordinance for Stormwater advisory board on Commissioners' agenda

Chesterton High School

CHS qualifies two for speech and debate nationals

CHS Speech finishes fourth at JEFForensics tourney

Business

Chamber leader voices concern over Pence LGBT stance

Business / Steel

Tata Steel UK tells layoffs, cites cheap Chinese imports

Sports

Chesterton Girls Swim team picks up 17th consecutive Duneland Conference title

Hot start leads CHS Girls to win over LaPorte

Trojan Boys outlast LaPorte 47-44 for DAC win

CHS Wrestlers win 2 DAC titles, 3rd as a team

Obituary

Services Wednesday for Stella 'Bootsie' Wood, age 71

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/011816 NICTD Competitive Proposals Engineering.pdf

Legal Notices/011816 Office of Early Childhood Education .pdf

Friday, January 15, 2016

Indiana Legislature / Indiana Dunes

State Park Alcohol Legislation: SB 188 not scheduled for hearing, but not withdrawn, sponsor says

Business / Labor / Steel / Region

USW / Arcelor contract talks off to rocky start in the New Year

Business

Duneland Chamber annual meeting to be at Michigan City casino

2016 Elections

County election filings slow this week; Republican joins US Rep race

Town of Burns Harbor

Burns Harbor RDC has eyes on Chesterton plan for fiber optics

Township Library

State park pass available at Thomas and Hageman; library board readopts policies

Indiana Legislature

Bill sparing schools from A-F grade drop sent to House floor

Police

Westville prison battles water main breaks

Chesterton High School

Speech team strong at Culver Invite

Obituaries

Visitation Monday for Michael E. Winn, age 66

Memorial visitation Sunday for Gary Atherton, age 65

Sunday services for Jeffery Michael Rands Von Huben

Sunday service for Todd Leonard Smith

Services Saturday for Jane Burger

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/011516 Porter County Plan Design Waiver Johnson.pdf

Legal Notices/011516 Porter County Plan Design Waiver Neal.pdf

Legal Notices/011516 Porter County Plan DSV Heavilin.pdf

Legal Notices/011516 Porter County Plan DSV Hennings.pdf

 

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Business / Labor / Steel / Region

USW to Obama: U.S. trade policies eroding manufacturing

Porter County / Taxes

Property tax rates dropping here

Community

Alley Oop for Autism between games in CHS gym Friday night

Town of Porter

Appointments named for Porter town boards; Stinson is president

Town of Burns Harbor

New Burns Harbor Council sticks with switch to primary elections

Indiana Legislature

House GOP roads chairman says Pence funding plan a gamble

Indiana chief justice says courts feeling drug crisis

Pastors deliver petitions opposing LGBT rights

Alcohol and guns, what could go wrong?

Community

Snow shoe hikes and more at Porter County Parks

Sports

Trojan Wrestlers beat Valpo 40-27

Obituaries

Artist Gretchen Corazzo dies at age 102

Services Saturday for Lloyd Patrick Wade

 

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Indiana Legislature / Indiana Dunes

HB1247 latest effort to weaken alcohol rules

Duneland Schools / Indiana Legislature

Schools on bill watch for 2016 Indiana Legislature

Indiana House and Senate pass separate ISTEP bills

Indiana

Pence sticks with religious exception to LGBT rights

Duneland Schools

Duneland School board keeps officers for 2016

Police

Local man sentenced to 11 years in prison for distributing child porn

CFD: Semi rolls on ramp from NB 49 to WB I94

Business / Economy / Great Lakes

St. Lawrence Seaway closes its 2015 season grain cargos up, coal down

Chesterton High School Sports

Trojan Boys Basketball outlasts Hobart 57-48

Chesterton Girls Hoops beats Hobart 30-25

CHS Girls Swimming beats Lake Central 143-42

Trojan Boys swim past Lake Central 136-50

CHS Gymnasts beat Hobart 108.25-89.70

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/011316 Town of Burns Harbor Addl Approps Jan 25.pdf

 

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Town of Chesterton

Ton: SB188 a 'travesty against voters'

Chesterton Town Hall is warming center

Chesterton to refinance South Calumet bonds

Chesterton businesses reminded of registration rule

Porter County

Homestead exemption compliance program nets revenue for Porter County

Police / Fire / Emergency / Weather

CFD responds to I-94 slide-offs

Community

Frozen Feet 5K this weekend in Porter

Business / Labor / Steel

Union and local official say ArcelorMittal is selling Steelton plant

Indiana

House GOP unveils roads funding plan with tax hikes

Pence roads plan clears hurdle

Obituaries

Memorial Visitation Friday for Thomas 'Greg' Thompson

William Nangle, former editor of Lake County Times, dead at 70

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/011216 Porter County Assessor Bids Qualified Vendor.pdf

Legal Notices/011216 Town of Chesterton Redevelopment Commission Hearing Addl Approp.pdf

Legal Notices/011216 Town of Dune Acres Annual Financial Report 2015.pdf

 

Monday, January 11, 2016

Elections 2016

Soliday and Fish file for State Representative; Jent seeks reelection as judge

Voice of the People: Candidate Pam Mishler Fish calls for referendum on private Dunes State Park banquet center

Schools / Community

Annual Duneland Education Foundation raffle ticket sales begin Friday

School board to elect officers Tuesday

Indiana

Bill aims to replace Indiana religious objections law

Indiana Dunes / Porter County

Letter to the Editor: Thank you Ralph Levi for voting with the residents

Sports

CHS Wrestlers go 5-0 at Knox Super Duals

Trojan Boys fall 57-51 at No 2 Merrillville

Chesterton Girls fall at Merrillville 59-40

Obituaries

Services Wednesday for Carolyn R. Lee, age 64

Visitation Tuesday, January 12 for Beth Berland, age 25

Services Thursday for Jon Williams, age 60

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/011116 Chesterton Redevelopment Commission Request for Info.pdf

Legal Notices/011116 NICTD Competitive Proposals Engineering.pdf

Legal Notices/011116 Porter County Ordinance 1601.pdf

 

Friday, January 8, 2016

Indiana / State Parks

Dunes Action rips SB188; Merritt explains it; Soliday proposes his own IATC bill

Voice of the People: Tribune readers oppose SB188

How to Contact State Legislators

Porter County / Environment

Assessor: Williams sought assessment appeal for former Johnson Inn at Porter Beach

Sunset Hill education center, Aukiki park are Porter County Parks' top priorities for 2016

Elections / Environment / Voice of the People

Candidate Jesse Harper takes stand against SB188

Town of Chesterton

Trail signage on Chesterton Town Council Monday agenda

Chesterton Fire Department releases December activity report

Environment

Controlled burn on tap for Mnoke Prairie in Porter

Obituary

Services Saturday, January 16 for Elizabeth 'Betty' French

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/010816 Porter County Plan DSV Oehlman 144 W 350 S.pdf

Legal Notices/010816 Porter County BZA Use Var Venturella.pdf

Legal Notices/010816 Porter County BZA Use Var Insite Inc.pdf

Legal Notices/010816 Porter County BZA Spec Exception Kobitz.pdf

Legal Notices/010816 Porter County BZA DSV Oehlman 118 W 350 S.pdf

Legal Notices/010816 Porter County BZA DSV Knowles.pdf

 

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Indiana / State Parks

Bill would force IACT to grant liquor permit to state parks without local ABC oversight

Police

Son of Ogden Dunes woman who died in house fire charged with her murder, arson

Suspects in armed robbery, burglary in custody after alert officer's traffic stop

2016 elections

Jeff Chidester files for North District Commissioner

Visclosky files for re-election to 17th term

Moseley seeks re-election for state representative

Indiana

Education panels pass teacher and school ISTEP reprieve

New bid planned to end Indiana's Sunday alcohol sales ban

Indiana BMV fees overhaul proposed after overcharging woes

Indiana awards $9.6M in grants to stem teacher shortage

Environment / Weather

December pushes US weather in 2015 to near records

Science

Study: Star clusters might host intelligent civilizations

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/010716 INDOT Public Hearing Waverly Rd.pdf

Legal Notices/010716 Porter County Sheriffs Dept Receiving Bids Vehicles.pdf

 

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

2016 elections

Incumbents are first to file for 2016 elections; Coroner files for County Treasurer job

Education / Indiana

State finally releases ISTEP scores; new standards cause declines here

Porter County

Porter County Commissioners appoint Jason Gilliana to alcohol board

Town of Chesterton

Chesterton Park Board frustrated with status quo, seeks public input

Duneland Chamber gets okay from Park Board for winter beer/wine fest in Thomas Park

Town Council members divvy up liaison duties

Chesterton TIF board seeking consultant to design local fiber optic network

Community

4-H enrollment now open for Porter County youth

Sports

CHS boys swim team cruises past LaPorte on Senior Night

Chesterton girls swim past LaPorte 143-42

Trojan Girls Basketball falls 53-45 to Westside

 

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Porter County

County Council picks former State Representative Simms for alcohol board

Town of Chesterton

Chesterton Town Council elects Delaney and Ton

Town of Burns Harbor

Ray Poparad to lead Burns Harbor Town Council

Community

Voice of the People: Westchester Food Pantry thank you for wonderful year

Indiana

Pence agenda addresses ISTEP impact, not LGBT rights

Indiana Senate leader says no consensus on gay rights protections

Environment / Great Lakes

EPA approves sexual lure to help trap destructive sea lampreys

Obituary

Private services held for Luise M. Ross

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/010516 Porter County Assessor Bids Qualified Vendor.pdf

 

Monday, January 4, 2016

Porter County

Porter County Commissioners to name pick for alcohol board

Police / Fire

CFD douses car fire in Dunkin Donuts drive-thru

Voice of the People / Community

Semper Fi: Toys for Tots sets records here

Voice of the People / Environment

Voice of the People: End privatization of the Dunes State Park in 2016

Indiana

Rift between Pence and House GOP as lawmakers return

A look at bills proposed in 2016 Legislature

Judge denies state of Indiana refugee hearing request still delayed

Environment

Indiana's 1st otter trapping underway since species return

Region

Shedd Aquarium officials will conduct tests after otter suddenly dies

Obituaries

Services Tuesday for Desanka 'Daisy' Wuletich

Private services for Grace Marie Goodaker

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/010416 Indiana Alcohol Tobacco Comm Jan 14 Beverage Permit Hearing.pdf

Legal Notices/010416 Chesterton Redevelopment Commission Request for Info.pdf

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

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