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Monday, April 30, 2018

2018 Elections

Tribune tells election deadlines

Economy

Get ready for the most expensive driving season in years

Sports

Braden Corzan breaks 100 record; Trojans 3rd

No. 4 CHS Boys volleyball wins three times

Chesterton Girls 7th at Princess Relays

CHS Boys Lacrosse wins twice on Saturday

Trojan rally comes up short against Hobart

Trojan Girls Tennis 8th at Zionsville

Police

CFD: Pile of combustibles ignites next to garage

ISP: Nine hurt when driver falls asleep on I-94

Teens take to vaping even in classrooms

Environment

Rat poison in prey threat to owls and other animals

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/043018 Porter County Auditor Notice of Adoption PoCo Cumulative Bridge Fund.pdf

Legal Notices/043018 Town of Dune Acres Notice of Sale of Small Parcel of Public Parkland Part of Tract M.pdf

 

Friday, April 27, 2018

Business / Steel / Region

USS posts $18M profit in first quarter

Elections

GOP Senate debate to be aired Monday

Senate candidate takes negative campaign into children's book

Town of Chesterton

BZA holds preliminary hearing on fence variance

Sports

Chesterton Softball beats Mishawaka 14-4

CHS Girls Tennis beats Michigan City 5-0

No. 3 Trojan Volleyball team wins twice

CHS Boys fall to Valpo in golf

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/042718 MAP Legal Notice of Public Hearing ATC Texas Corral Portage Nueva Vista.pdf

Legal Notices/042718 MAP Legal Notice of Public Hearing ATC Zao Island Donald Thomas Wright.pdf

Legal Notices/042718 Town of Kouts Invitation to Bid 814 W Daumer Road.pdf

Legal Notices/042718 Town of Kouts Invitation to Bids 305 Main Street.pdf

 

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Porter County

County Council grudgingly approves raises for four Prosecutor staffers

Chesterton High School

Show Choirs earn high placing at FAME Nationals

Community

Chamber to hold volunteer rally Thursday, May 10

Environment / Community

NIPSCO environmental grants go to local groups

NPS public meeting May 17 on restoration of Eastern Great Marsh

Elections

Nation's nastiest GOP primary playing out in Pence's Indiana

Indiana

Indiana Senator Todd Young seeks commission to review private retirement programs

Business

Horizon Bancorp posts record quarter net income

Chesterton High School Sports

Chesterton Baseball beats Merrillville 7 4

CHS Softball falls in 8 innings to Crown Point

Obituary

Services Friday for Kenneth H. Westergren

 

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Town of Porter

Cleanups in Porter; deadline for submitting comments for park plan

Porter Town Council opts not to sell old Porter Ave. lift station property at this time

Town of Chesterton

Redevelopment Commission OKs repaving of South Calumet south of Porter Ave.

Environment / Indiana Dunes

Dunes Action asks prosecutor to investigate alleged Pavilion violations

Business / Steel / Region

Steel imports up in March, down for the year

Police / Region / Internet Crime

Hammond man gets life in federal prison for sex trafficking minor girls

Sports

CHS Baseball shuts out Merrillville

CHS Boys Golf beats Portage and Michigan City

Trojan Tennis sweeps Merrillville

Trojan Girls Track splits DAC double dual

Chesterton Boys Track splits pair

Trojan Softball falls 1-0 at Lake Central

Obituary

Jennifer Ann Covey Adams passes away at age 59

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/042518 Harris Welsh Lukmann Notice of Adoption Town of Chesterton CCIF.pdf

Legal Notices/042518 Ivy Tech Community College Notice to Bidders Ivy Tech Admin and Testing Area Ren.pdf

Legal Notices/042518 NICTD Request for Bidders Gary Compound Building Addition.pdf

Legal Notices/042518 NICTD Request for Bidders Gary Metro Station Improvements.pdf

 

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Town of Chesterton

Council nudges up Cumulative Capital tax rate to help pay for raises

Town Council OKs $30K for sidewalks

Chesterton Town Council chips in for lakefront fireworks

Police

ISP: Multiple charges filed after Toll Road high speed pursuit

Dyer man gets 12 years in prison in child porn case

Dunelander Anthony Potesta named Trooper of the Year at ISP Lowell post

Economy

Indiana's jobless rate stable in March but way down in Northwest Indiana

Nation / Indiana

Donnelly supports Pompeo nomination for Secretary of State

Obituary

Service and Visitation Thursday for Virgil Shaffer

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/042418 City of Portage Notice to Taxpayers City of Portage Additional Appropriation.pdf

 

Monday, April 23, 2018

Porter County

NIPSCO settles for lower than proposed natural gas rate hike

Porter County

PCCRVC raises salary cap for hourly employees

Town of Chesterton

Planners hear amendment to Eagle Crossing PUD

Sports

Torres, Trojan Baseball rout Valparaiso 10-0

Trojan Baseball sweeps Hammond Morton

Chesterton Softball sweeps doubleheader

CHS Boys Lacrosse wins

Trojan Girls Tennis beats LaLumiere, 5-0

CHS Boys Track 3rd at West Lafayette Relays

CHS Girls Track 4th at West Lafayette Relays

CHS Boys Golf 5th at Lake Central Classic

Obituary

Memorial service May 13 for Nancy Kester

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/042318 Porter County Commissioners Notice to Bidders PoCo Courthouse Renovation.pdf

Legal Notices/042318 Town of Dune Acres Notice of Sale of Small Parcel of Public Parkland Part of Tract M.pdf

 

Friday, April 20, 2018

Porter County

Commissioners release RFP for county employee wellness clinic

Commissioners act on auditor moves to improve efficiency on employee records

Police

Condensers stolen from rooftop HVAC units at IBR strip mall

Duneland Schools

CMS Music students earn Gold ratings at ISSMA contest

Indiana

Gov Holcomb announces special session to begin May 14

Court affirms Indiana law banning abortions is unconstitutional

Chesterton High School Sports

Chesterton Softball rallies for 7-3 win

CHS Boys Golf beats Munster 158-171

Trojan Tennis beats Lake Central

Chesterton Baseball gets shut out at Crown Point

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/042018 NICTD Request for Bidders Tower Truck.pdf

Legal Notices/042018 Pleasant Twp Trustee Notice to Taxpayers Pleasant Township Additional Appropriations.pdf

Legal Notices/042018 Porter County Auditor Notice to Taxpayers Reestablishment of Cumu Bridge Fund.pdf

Legal Notices/042018 Porter County Plan Commission Notice of Public Hearing DSV Petition of Gary P Brown.pdf

Legal Notices/042018 Porter County Plan Commission Notice of Public Hearing DSV Petition of Nathan and Bridget Millis.pdf

Legal Notices/042018 Porter County Plan Commission Replat of Minor Subdivision Petition of Urschel Development Corp.pdf

 

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Police / Fire / Emergency

911 Director: Radio consolidation will improve emergency response

Prosecutor asks judge to allow trial of Portage mayor on corruption charges

Thieves hit two more cell tower facilities

CFD: Train hits car on 15th St.; minor injuries to driver

2018 Elections

Pat Boy and Duane Perry seek Democrat nomination to open Indiana 9th House seat

Six Republicans vie for US House 1st District nomination

Class Reunion

CHS Class of 1983 reunion meeting Sunday

Trade / Steel / Region / Business

US industry seeks relief from steel and aluminum tariffs

Trump and Abe fail to agree on tariff exemption for Japan

Visclosky testifies on value of transportation grants to South Shore

Sports

CHS Softball shuts out LaPorte

Obituary

Services Saturday for Quinten James Beattie

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/041918 Harris Welsh Lukmann Notice to Taxpayers Town of Chesterton CCIF.pdf

 

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Police

120-mph pursuit on Ind. 49 ends in crash at 1100N; two charged

Town of Chesterton

Chesterton Utility ready to take delivery of new vacuum truck

Indiana

Indiana House speaker expects special session to start May 14

2018 Elections

Trump campaign rebukes Indiana candidate signs

Rokita backtracks on threat to boycott debate

Environment / Lake Michigan / Steel

City of Chicago and lake surfers criticize US Steel spills settlement

Chesterton High School Sports

Austin Peterson fans 14; Trojans shut out Valparaiso 11-0

CHS Softball beats Michigan City 10-0

CHS Girls Track splits with LaPorte and Valo

Trojan Boys drop Duneland Conference double dual

Obituary

Services Friday for Norma Jean Maple, 89

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/041818 Ivy Tech Community College Notice to Bidders Ivy Tech Admin and Testing Area Ren.pdf

Legal Notices/041818 NICTD Request for Bidders Gary Compound Building Addition.pdf

Legal Notices/041818 NICTD Request for Bidders Gary Metro Station Improvements.pdf

Legal Notices/041818 NICTD Request for Bidders NICTD Locomotive Lease.pdf

Legal Notices/041818 Town of Burns Harbor Ordinance 282-2018.pdf

 

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Town of Chesterton

Quotes for cost of boxcar restroom retrofit come in high

Study of Broadway and Jackson approved with eye to making it a four way stop

Chesterton High School

CHS Student Government earns National Recognition

Police

Valparaiso woman killed when car hit by train

Community

Former FBI Director James Comey to speak at PNW Sinai Forum in September

Sports

CHS Boys Volleyball finishes 2nd

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/041718 Burns Harbor Notice of Public Hearing Town of BH RDC Intent to Apply for DNR Grant.pdf

Legal Notices/041718 City of Portage Notice to Taxpayers City of Portage Additional Appropriation.pdf

 

Monday, April 16, 2018

2018 Elections

Andy Bozak and Emerson DeLaney vie for County Council 1st District Republican nomination

Democrats Larry Chubb, Tony Daggett, Pete Visclosky vie for congress nod

Ag experts troubled by Indiana GOP Senate candidates tariff talk

Indiana Democrats seeking end to their legislative futility

Region

South Shore to launch new train tracker app

NIRPC seeks public input on long-range plan

Sports

CHS golfers win Marquette Invite

CHS Lacrosse loses home openers

Obituary

Services Tuesday for Jean Ann Madison, 91

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/041618 Duneland School Corporation Advertisement for Bid DSC 2018 Pavement Improvements.pdf

Legal Notices/041618 Porter County Commissioners Notice to Bidders PoCo Courthouse Renovation.pdf

 

Friday, April 13, 2018

Town of Burns Harbor

Burns Harbor RDC pursuing federal grant for Marquette Greenway

2018 Elections

Indiana GOP locked Senate candidate out of database over ethics dispute

Environment

Popular national parks to raise fees to $35 not $70

Sports

Trojan Softball just misses in 3-2 loss at Crown Point

Crown Point nips Chesterton Baseball 8-7

CHS Girls Tennis drops opener

Obituaries

Memorial Service Tuesday for William A. Naylor, 91

Celebration of Life Sunday for Robert Lee 'Bob' Johnson

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/041318 Blachly Tabor Bozik Hartman Legal Notice Valparaiso Lakes Area Conservancy District.pdf

Legal Notices/041318 NICTD Request for Bidders Tower Truck.pdf

Legal Notices/041318 Porter County Auditor Notice to Taxpayers Proposed Additional Appropriations.pdf

Legal Notices/041318 Porter County Plan Commission Notice of Public Hearing Petition of Bennett's Storage.pdf

Legal Notices/041318 Porter County Plan Commission Notice of Public Hearing Petition of PoCo Redevelopment Commission.pdf

 

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Town of Burns Harbor

Burns Harbor council eyes banning on street parking on roads with no curbs

BH to post Praixair noise complaint forms online

Burns Harbor tells brush leaf waste pickup sked

Indiana

Purdue University to extend tuition freeze into 7th year

Business / Trade

China denies Xi comments were aimed at settling US trade dispute

Chesterton High School Sports

Late rally lifts CHS Baseball over Portage

Chesterton Boys golf opens with easy win

Trojan bats explode on Merrillville 18-0

2018 Elections - Candidates Tell Background and Stands on the Issues

Thomas Ampeliotis and Cyndi Dykes seek Republican nomination for Coroner

Dale Bagnall and Randy Wilkening seek Democrat nomination for Coroner

Republicans: Liberty Trustee Beth Underwood challenged by Matt Keiser

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/041218 Draton Biege Sirugo Elliott Notice of Public Hearing Town of Kouts Petition of American Conv Stores.pdf

Legal Notices/041218 Falling Waters Conservancy District Monday Work Session.pdf

Legal Notices/041218 Harris Welsh Lukmann Notice to Taxpayers Town of Chesterton CCIF.pdf

Legal Notices/041218 Porter County Board of Commissioners Ordinance No 18 10.pdf

Legal Notices/041218 Porter County Board of Commissioners Ordinance No 18 11.pdf

Legal Notices/041218 Porter County Board of Commissioners Ordinance No 18 12.pdf

 

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Town of Chesterton

Developer eyes land at Coffee Creek Center for two new hotels

Council waives permit fees for Duneland School projects this summer

Town of Porter

Porter donates floodplain land to Heinze Trust

Duneland Schools / Community

Revised and Corrected: Duneland Education Foundation to honor Dr Dirk Baer at annual gala

Environment / Community

Dunes Action urges calling DNR Director to protest Pavilion plans

Health

Porter Regional Hospital first in nation to be accredited for afib treatment

Courts / Region

Portage mayor seeks dismissal of corruption charge

Chesterton High School Sports

Chesterton softball offense rolls to 11-3 win over Valpo

Austin Peterson Trojan Baseball beat Portage 8-1

Trojan Boys Golf tees off season today

CHS Girls Track beats Crown Point 70-62

CHS Boys Track falls to Crown Point in DAC opener

Obituary

Services Friday for Raymond A. Joyce

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/041118 NICTD Request for Bidders NICTD Locomotive Lease.pdf

 

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

2018 Elections

Early voting begins today in Indiana

Town of Chesterton

All Chesterton municipal employees to receive a raise

Spring Cleanup Week in town April 16 thru 20

Community

Hat's Entertainment fundraiser April 13-15 at 4th Street Theater

Porter County / Community

Porter County Auditor's Office again sponsoring Saving Money art contest

Police

Victims of Sunday US 12 crash identified

Indiana / Environment

Report: Indiana could host tropical diseases due to climate

Obituaries

Memorial Service Saturday for Maxwell Charles Breitinger

Services Monday for Fred Peglow, 83

Celebration of Life Thursday for M. Lee Garrity

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/041018 Twin Creeks Conservancy District Notice of Adoption.pdf

 

 

Monday, April 9, 2018

Police / Fire

Two dead in fiery crash on US 12

CFD responds to heroin overdoses

Duneland Schools

Duneland Education Foundation to honor Dr Dirk Baer at annual gala

Some Duneland School bus routes to be affected by slew of RR crossing closures

Town of Chesterton

Eagle Scout project at the Duneland Diamond field

2018 Elections

Porter County voting gear passes public test

Senate rivals try to score points on Messer campaign commute

Indiana

Indiana flu deaths nearly triple this season

Sports

CHS baseball coach Jack Campbell named IBCA District 1 Coach of the Year

Chesterton Baseball splits in Lafayette

CHS Lacrosse falls in Indianapolis

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/040918 Duneland School Corporation Advertisement for Bid DSC 2018 Pavement Improvements.pdf

 

Friday, April 6, 2018

Town of Chesterton

Donations to be matched: Two weeks left for boxcar restroom crowdfunding drive

Council to unveil 2018 salary ordinance amendment Monday

Porter County

Model railroaders get more space at Sunset Hill Farm Park

Police

CPD report new phony check scam: The Car Wrap

Business / Region

Regional Realtors to mark 50th anniversary of Fair Housing Act

Obituary

Joseph Michael Brennan passes away at age 68

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/040618 Blachly Tabor Bozik Hartman Legal Notice Valparaiso Lakes Area Conservancy District.pdf

Legal Notices/040618 Harris Welsh Lukmann Notice of Proposed Amendments Bev Shores Town Code Chapter 155.pdf

Legal Notices/040618 Porter County Plan Commission Notice of Public Hearing Proposed DSV Petition of Rosa Avalos.pdf

Legal Notices/040618 Porter County Plan Commission Notice of Public Hearing Proposed DSV Petition of Wendy Roberts.pdf

Legal Notices/040618 Porter County Plan Commission Notice of Public Hearing Proposed Petition of Juan & Margarita Mendoza.pdf

Legal Notices/040618 Porter County Plan Commission Notice of Public Hearing Proposed SEC Petition of Coach House Storage.pdf

Legal Notices/040618 Porter County Plan Commission Notice of Public Hearing Proposed UV Petition of Jeffrey Jirtle.pdf

 

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Chesterton High School Sports

Big expectations for CHS boys track season

Trojan Girls Track opens today

2018 Elections

Indiana GOP Senate race gets uglier

Business / Steel / Trade

Steel import applications up 42 percent in March

Environment / Lake Michigan

Environmental groups say USS consent decree in chemical spill needs more teeth

Obituaries

Visitation and Memorial Saturday for Shirley Ann Byrum

Services Saturday for Samuel Weston Wolford

Scott Weston Wolford Services Saturday

Services Saturday for Ray Gilbert age 88

 

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Police

Stolen guns recovered in Liberty home; three charged

Porter County

Commissioners buy back old renovated jail for office space

Police / Traffic

ISP: Jackknifed semi closes NB I-65 in Jasper County

Indiana

Purdue online program begins after criticism

Environment

Interior Department backing away from steep fee hikes at national parks

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/040418 NICTD Notice of Public Hearing NICTD Proposed Fare Increase.pdf

Legal Notices/Tax Rate Chart 2017 Payable 2018 Porter County.pdf

 

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

2018 Elections

Voter registration deadline for primary nears

Indiana / Town of Chesterton

Gov. Holcomb comes to town to unveil state matches for RR safety

Duneland Schools

CHS Principal Jeff Van Drie resigning at end of school year

School Board has some qualms on cost of issued iPads, pervasiveness of tech

Region

South Shore to test positive train control

Feds and US Steel reach consent decree over chemical spill

Sports

CHS Baseball wins opener with shutout

Obituary

Private services for Elaine Ann Frech, age 82

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/040318 Duneland School Corporation 2017 Annual Performance Report_Legal Notice template.pdf

Legal Notices/040318 Harris Welsh Lukmann Notice to Bidders Waskom and Kipper Parks Project.pdf

Legal Notices/040318 Valparaiso Community Schools Notice to Bidders VCS Roof and Secured Entrances Project.pdf

 

Monday, April 2, 2018

Police / Fire

Two dead in fire in Liberty Township mobile home

Business / Economy

China raises tariffs on US pork and fruit in trade dispute

Environment / Great Lakes

Great Lakes shipping season begins invasive species risk lingers

Federal funds expected to help construct sea lamprey barrier

Sports

Trojan Baseball opens today at home

CHS Softball blanks Hanover Central 15 0

Obituary

James Thomas Fonner passes away at age 60

 

Friday, March 30, 2018

Police / Traffic

E-ZPass software failure backs up Toll Road traffic

ISP: Gary man in I-94 crash wanted on warrant charges

Economy / Business

State jobless rate drops in February but up in the region

NIPSCO upgrades will be made with helicopter starting April 2

Indiana / Elections

Indiana sees increase in women running for office

Sports

Chesterton Softball rebounds with shutout

Obituary

Services Monday for Lawrence 'Larry' Long, 90

 Legal Notices

Legal Notices/033018 Burns Harbor Secretary Notice of Public Hearing BH Amendments of Ch 15 of Zoning Ord.pdf

Legal Notices/033018 Midwest Advertising Placements ATC Notice of Public Hearing 157 South Franklin LLC.pdf

Legal Notices/033018 Midwest Advertising Placements ATC Notice of Public Hearing Veterans of Foreign Wars 7760.pdf

Legal Notices/033018 Northwest Indiana Education Service Center Invitation to Bid - Bulk Fuel.pdf

Legal Notices/033018 Northwest Indiana Education Service Center Notice to Bidders Receive Sealed Bids.pdf

 

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Community

Duneland churches offer special services this week

Sports

Cubs' Happ hits home run on 1st pitch of 2018 MLB season

Duneland Swim Club Boys and Girls combine to finish 3rd at Senior State

Trojan Softball drops DAC opener to Lake Central

Politics / Elections

INDOT: Keep political signs out of right-of-way

Candidate Meet and Greet April 20 at The Market

Indiana city renews $240K deal with Senate candidate's wife

Emails: Conservatives slammed Pence in 2015 for changing law

Community

Disposable Theatre Improv Comedy classes begin April 22

Obituary

Memorial Visitation Tuesday for Roberta Lynn Nale

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/032918 Harris Welsh Lukmann Town of Chesterton Ordinance No 2017 12.pdf

 

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Police

Burns Harbor police nab escapee

Town of Porter

Porter Cove residents demand action on Kids Cove Park

Jay Craig is new Porter fire chief

Reminders from Town of Porter Public Works Department

Region

Bikes on Trains program returns April 1

Porter County / Environment

Hazardous waste collection: Six events for Porter County in 2018

Sports

Trojan Softball wins season opener

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/032818 NICTD Notice of Public Hearing NICTD Proposed Fare Increase.pdf

Legal Notices/032818 Porter Township Trustee Cash and Investments Combined Statement 2017.pdf

Legal Notices/Tax Rate Chart 2017 Payable 2018 Porter County.pdf

 

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Town of Chesterton

Town Council to unveil proposed salary changes April 9

Quotes in for fiber optic 'meet me' room

Police

Man escaped from Portage police custody not yet found

Region

Fare increase sought for South Shore commuters

Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore campground opens Friday

Sports

High Expectations for CHS Softball

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/032718 Harris Welsh Lukmann Notice to Bidders Waskom and Kipper Parks Project.pdf

Legal Notices/032718 Valparaiso Community Schools 2017 Annual Performance Report.pdf

Legal Notices/032718 Valparaiso Community Schools Notice to Bidders VCS Roof and Secured Entrances Project.pdf

 

Monday, March 26, 2018

Westchester Library

Lisa Stamm to lead Westchester Library system

Indiana

Indiana governor signs bill mandating abortion information

Carmel thumbs nose at Indiana's new short term rentals law

Holcomb signs bill naming state insect

Hamilton County nears passing Allen as Indiana's 3rd largest

Business

Steel import market share is 25 percent year-to-date imports down 5 percent in February

Gas prices rise 7 cents a gallon

Obituaries

Services Wednesday for Rosemary Adeline Shutz McGue

Celebration of Life Tuesday for Paula Ann Orthman

 

Friday, March 23, 2018

Police / Courts

CPD officer found not guilty of 2015 charge

Town of Chesterton

Thomas Park boxcar restrooms clear Chesterton BZA hurdle

Business Economy

China targets 3billion of US goods in tariff spat

Great Lakes

Coast Guard breaks ice to ready for shipping season

Spending bill rejects Trump effort to gut Great Lakes cleanup

Indiana

Holcomb signs lawmaker sexual harassment bill

Governor signs 4 laws combatting opioid crisis

Companies attempt to dismiss East Chicago lead contamination lawsuit

Obituary

Celebration of Life Monday for Patrick Inherst, 86

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/032318 Harris Welsh Lukmann Notice of Adoption Town of Chesterton CCD Fund.pdf

Legal Notices/032318 Harris Welsh Lukmann Notice of Public Hearing Beverly Shores Advisory Plan Commission.pdf

Legal Notices/032318 NICTD Invitation for Competitive Proposals Transit Advertising.pdf

Legal Notices/032318 Northwest Indiana Education Service Center Invitation to Bid - Bulk Fuel.pdf

Legal Notices/032318 Northwest Indiana Education Service Center Notice to Bidders Receive Sealed Bids.pdf

 

 

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Weather

Winter storm watch issued for large swath of Indiana

Indiana

House Speaker aims for short special session

Holcomb signs bill to allow sale of cannabis oil

Sports

Blake Peroni smashes American 200 Free swim record

CHS Athletes earn All Conference honors

Police / Traffic

Overturned semi catches fire and blocks I-94

Driver arrested for topping 160 mph on Indiana Toll Road

Region / Chicago

Census Chicago area saw decrease in population last year

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/032218 Town of Ogden Dunes Notice to Bidders Street Resurfacing.pdf

 

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Porter County

County Council OKs $28.5 million for Courthouses and Expo Center

Education / Chesterton High School

CHS Show Choirs finish strong at Swing and Sing competition

First responders to tour CHS, liaise with school safety team during spring break

Police

Roll over semi truck catches fire and gridlocks traffic on I-94 today

Three injured in crash on I-65

Indiana

Indiana education official against plan to arm teachers

Spring snowstorm dumps more than 8 inches on Southern Indiana

Governor signs Indiana workforce development bills

Business / Steel

Visclosky addresses hearing on State of the Steel Industry

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/Tax Rate Chart 2017 Payable 2018 Porter County.pdf

 

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Town of Chesterton

BZA to hear Chesterton petition Thursday for boxcar restroom variances

Politics

NWI Indiana Green Party elects 2018 officers

Indiana

Special legislative session to face unfinished business

Paramedics see ODs from bug spray laced drugs

Youth Football Pop Warner to adopt USOC/USA Football safety program

Police

ISP trooper recovers two handguns just reported stolen

ISP: Elkhart woman dies on I-65 in Newton County

Obituaries

Memorial Service Thursday for Sandra Jean Hutson

Neil McGary dies at 90; services Saturday at St. Patrick

Patricia 'Pat' Johnson dies services on Friday

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/032018 City of Portage Cash & Investments Portage Civil City.pdf

Legal Notices/032018 Town of Dune Acres Notice to Taxpayers Sale of a Small Parcel of Public Parkland.pdf

 

Monday, March 19, 2018

Duneland Schools

Walkout students disciplined: Either essay or community service

CHS Band Student performs with All State Band

Traffic

Ind. 149 closed today at Toll Road; closure in effect thru mid June

Indiana

Indiana governor calling special legislative session

Chicago firm to oversee new Indiana venture funding push

Indiana sees enrollment increase in foreign language courses

Sports

CHS Boys Volleyball wins St Patrick Classic

CHS Lacrosse splits games in Ft. Wayne

Obituary

Services Thursday for John Marimon, 82

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/031918 Porter County Highway Department Notice of Receiving Bids.pdf

Legal Notices/031918 Valparaiso Community Schools Notice to Bidders Furniture Furnishings Equipment Valparaiso High School.pd...

Legal Notices/031918 Valparaiso Community Schools Notice to Bidders Phase 2 Valparaiso High School.pdf

 

Friday, March 16, 2018

Town of Chesterton

Talk continues of artistic treatment for new restroom facility at Dogwood Park

Chesterton planners OK plat for duplexes at 5th and 1100N

Board eyes Monon livery for boxcar restroom and Norfolk Southern for caboose

Town of Burns Harbor

Burns Harbor Town Council awards paving contracts

Indiana

Governor Holcomb open to special session

Holcomb administration unveils new tool to combat opioids

Police

State Police trooper makes Most Wanted arrest in Gary

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/031618 Blachly Tabor Bozik Hartman Notice of Adoption Indian Boundary Conservancy District.pdf

Legal Notices/031618 Duneland School Corporation Notice to Bidders Middle School Renovation.pdf

Legal Notices/031618 Falling Waters Conservancy District Executive Meeting .pdf

Legal Notices/031618 NICTD Invitation for Competitive Proposals Transit Advertising.pdf

 

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Town of Chesterton

Town Council hears details of crowdfunding for boxcar

'Round up' crowdfunding campaign at Hopkins Ace for boxcar restroom

Chesterton Park Board issues stay of execution for skate park

Indiana General Assembly

Indiana legislative session descends into chaos on final day

Lawmakers send final bills to Gov. Holcomb's desk

Town of Porter

Town of Porter awards 2018 paving contract to RiethRiley Construction

Town of Burns Harbor

Burns Harbor Food Truck Square Vendors should move fast if they want in

Community

Utility shut off moratorium ends today NIPSCO says heating help still available

Help reach grant match goal for Jo Winey Babcock Memorial Fund

Chesterton High School Sports

CHS honors 2018 Winter Sports student athletes

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/031518 Blachly Tabor Bozik Hartman Notice to Taxpayers Proposed Cumulative Development Twin Creeks.pdf

Legal Notices/031518 Crown Point Community School Corporation Milk and Dairy Bid.pdf

 

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Chesterton High School / Education / Community

CHS students hold memorial for Parkland school shooting victims today

Bolinger: Walk-out students could face disciplinary action

US students stage walkouts against guns

Porter County

Commissioners OK obligating developers to keep new roads in shape

Commissioners approve 2018 polling places

Porter County Commissioners praise flood response

County stormwater board hears the costs of coping with record floods

Commissioners move to rehab North County building

Business / Economy

January jobless rate fractionally down in state but up in Northwest Indiana

Police / Traffic

ISP: Two semi crash congests morning commute

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/031418 Blachly Tabor Bozik Hartman Notice of Adoption Indian Boundary Conservancy District.pdf

Legal Notices/031418 Eric Kociara Notice of Public Hearing Burns Harbor BZA.pdf

 

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Chesterton High School

CHS students to walk out Wednesday to honor Florida victims

CHS earns 4 Star status with Indiana Department of Education

CHS Speech team finishes second in their division at IHSFA state finals

Town of Chesterton

General clearing of the air as council continues work on salary raises

Town Council reestablishes Cumulative Capital Development Fund

Indiana

Bill letting Indiana Dreamers get job licenses advances

Indiana spends $153M on school voucher program

Indiana House honors retiring Rep. Scott Pelath

Indiana lawmakers put finishing touches on gun rights plan

Obituary

Nels F. Miller passes away at age 80

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/031318 Town of Dune Acres Notice to Taxpayers Sale of a Small Parcel of Public Parkland.pdf

Legal Notices/031318 Valparaiso Community Schools Notice to Bidders.pdf

 

Monday, March 12, 2018

Chesterton High School Sports

Trojan Gymnasts win 4th State Championship

Hunzelman wins 2nd straight All-Around state gymnastics title

Education / Duneland Schools / Community

Duneland Schools are 'protest neutral' in planned student walkout

Student walkout over guns poses balancing act for schools

Duneland Schools band and orchestra signups are underway

Police

Driver airlifted following I-65 crash

Beware scams during tax season

Obituary

Rita K. Lauerman passes away at age 90

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/031218 Porter County Highway Department Notice of Receiving Bids.pdf

Legal Notices/031218 Valparaiso Community Schools Notice to Bidders Furniture Furnishings Equipment Valparaiso High School.pd...

Legal Notices/031218 Valparaiso Community Schools Notice to Bidders Phase 2 Valparaiso High School.pdf

 

Friday, March 9, 2018

Porter County 2018 Primary Election

Board taps Clerk and candidate Karen Martin to run primary election

Police / Fire

DNA tech leads to charge against second man in Porter Zip robbery

Set clocks ahead one hour Sunday and replace smoke alarm batteries

Chesterton High School

CHS Show Choirs seeing success

Community

Karina Martinez is final Boys and Girls Club Porter County Youth of Year

Business / Steel / Region / Trade

USS lauds Trump tariffs on steel

Steel imports down in February

Indiana

ACLU of Indiana sues Indiana county to defend 'not my mayor' sign

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/030918 Duneland Group Town of Porter Plan Commission Petition No. 18-01.pdf

Legal Notices/030918 Duneland School Corporation Notice to Bidders Middle School Renovation.pdf

Legal Notices/030918 Porter County Auditor Notice to Taxpayers Additional Appropriations.pdf

Legal Notices/030918 Town of Chesterton Notice of Public Hearing Petition of Town of Chesterton.pdf

 

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Porter County

Auditor: Property tax bill calculations complete; as usual, devil's in the details

Business / Steel / Region / Trade

Trump rolling out trade tariffs sparing Mexico and Canada

Region / Trade / Business

Port of Indiana Burns Harbor plans for major growth after landmark year

Police

Criminal activity in Chesterton falls in 2017 despite shortstaffing of CPD

Hebron man charged with animal cruelty in beating death of 2 pug dogs

ISP: Trooper injured when struck on I-94 ramp

Two seriously injured in US 6 head-on crash

Indiana

Indiana Legislature approves bill toughening abortion rules

Bill would allow up to 10 percent of public school teachers to be unlicensed

Obituary

Shirley Mae Huber passes away at age 83

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/030818 Blachly Tabor Bozik Hartman Notice to Taxpayers Indian Boundary Conservancy District.pdf

Legal Notices/030818 Blachly Tabor Bozik Hartman Notice to Taxpayers Proposed Cumulative Development Twin Creeks.pdf

Legal Notices/030818 Harris Welsh and Lukmann Notice to Taxpayers of Hearing- Capital Dev Fund Chesterton Town Council.pdf

Legal Notices/030818 Maria Stamp Town of Porter Legal Notice DSV.pdf

 

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Town of Chesterton

Crowdfunding to help pay for boxcar restroom in Thomas Park

Police

PCSP K9 takes hit and run suspect into custody

Business / Steel / Region / Trade

US steelmakers profits rising without tariffs

Trump tariff talk prompts USS to restart Granite City steelmaking

Indiana

Indiana lawmakers back limits on local control of vacation rentals

Purdue online school gets final regulatory approval

Region / Citizenship

Conference on structure organization of county government Saturday, March 17

Politics

Google, Facebook and Twitter urged to do more to police hate on sites

Health

Rx opioids fail rigorous new test for chronic pain

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/030718 Clerk-Treasurer Cash & Investments Combined Chesterton Civil Town.pdf

 

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Duneland Schools / Police

PCSP: Case against student who made threat forwarded to Juvenile Probation

School Superintendent praises law enforcement response to threat

Duneland Schools

John Hayduk retiring; Senisbaugh resigning as soccer coach

CHS Japanese Olympiad teams finish 2nd and 3rd at state

Duneland students in 43rd annual Porter County Arts-A-Budding Exhibit

Jackson students show off creativity at School Board

Community

Illiana Garden Railway Society ready for move to Porter County Sunset Hill Farm Park

Environment / Lake Michigan

Environmental groups applaud court ruling in Long Beach beach access case

Region

NIRPC seeks public comment on 2019-20 transportation planning document

Obituary

Visitation Wednesday for Katherine S. Klawiter, 92

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/030618 Valparaiso Community Schools Notice to Bidders.pdf

 

Monday, March 5, 2018

Duneland Schools / Police

CHS student makes school threat to hacked Facebook account

Duneland Schools

CHS Speech and Debate qualifies nine more students for Nationals

Environment / Indiana Dunes

Dunes Action to meet March 12 to discuss Pavilion architectural plans

Business / Steel / Politics / Region

In a switch, Democrats and unions cheer Trump

Indiana

Lawmakers backpedal on gun bills in wake of mass shooting

Indiana's 244 flu related deaths include 3 kids 4 or younger

Chesterton High School Sports

Chesterton Gymnasts rally to win Regional title

Chesterton Boys Hoops falls in Sectional semis

Obituary

Services Wednesday for Florence Soliday

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/021918 Notice of Real Estate Property Certificate Sale Porter County Auditor.pdf

Legal Notices/030518 Porter County Regional Airport Cash and Investments 2017.pdf

 

 

Friday, March 2, 2018

Community

Duneland Schools Spring Art Show at Art Center throughout March

Porter County

County Park Board moves on Phase I of Sunset Hill 'grain bin' activity center

County Park Board to move Sunset Hill animals to 'NIHPA campground' site

Police

PCSP: High speed pursuit ends in City of Valparaiso

Business / Steel / Region / Trade

Trump says 'trade wars are good, and easy to win'

Steel trade group welcomes Trump tariff talk

Environment / Indiana

Indiana DNR to mandate some wild animals killed if caught

Obituary

Service Sunday for Donald 'Don' Harold Puent

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/030218 Porter Twp Trustee Notice to Taxpayers Board of Porter Township.pdf

Legal Notices/030218 Porter County Storm Water Management Appeal of Storm Water Fee Appeal of Shirley Heinze Land Trust.pdf

Legal Notices/030218 Porter County Board of Commissioners Ordinance No. 18-06 .pdf

Legal Notices/030218 IDEM Notice of 30 Days for Public Comment.pdf

 

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Community

NYC musical Ordinary Days opens at 4th Street Theater March 9

Business / Steel / Region / Trade

Trump to impose tariffs on imports of steel and aluminum

Stocks sink after Trump announces plans for steel tariffs

Indiana

Governor signs historic Indiana Sunday alcohol sales bill

Indiana House passes abortion information bill

Indiana lawmakers approve bill banning eyeball tattooing

Indiana House backs opt out requirement for sex education

Police / Fire / Emergency

Michigan City man sentenced in federal court on firearms charge

Power outage today in Chesterton

Obituary

Local visitation Thursday for John Click, Jr.

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/030118 Blachly Tabor Bozik Hartman Notice to Taxpayers Indian Boundary Conservancy District.pdf

Legal Notices/030118 Crown Point Community School Corporation Milk and Dairy Bid.pdf

Legal Notices/030118 Gregory Babcock Notice of Public Hearing Petition of Kathryn M Cochran.pdf

Legal Notices/030118 Harris Welsh and Lukmann Notice to Taxpayers of Hearing- Capital Dev Fund Chesterton Town Council.pdf

 

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Porter County

Porter County and Portage Township to partner on building project

Commissioners and Council hear update on investment returns

Town of Chesterton

Town to enter into acquisition negotiations for old Lipinski site

TIF board continues to work through details of fiber optic project

Environment

Dunes Action alleges violation of state law in Pavilion project

Shirley Heinze given 3 acres of wetlands in Beverly Shores

40th annual Maple Sugar Time at Chellberg March 3-4 and 10-11

2018 Primary Elections

AP Fact Check Hoosier style: Senate hopefuls twist truth in nasty race

Indiana residents can now register to vote by text

Sports

Trojan Boys Basketball rolls to 92-41 victory in Sectional opener

Obituaries

Lt. Col (retired) H. Guice Tinsley passes away at age 86

Local visitation Thursday for John Click, Jr.

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/022818 Westchester Public Library Combined Cash and Investments 2017.pdf

 

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Town of Chesterton

Chesterton Town Council pledges to begin bridging employee wage gaps

Community

Chesterton Police will accept unwanted guns for disposal

Art Center Open House Saturday to kick off membership drive

Indiana Legislature

Committee chairman kills bill that would have allowed 222 percent interest loans

Indiana close to becoming 2nd state to ban eyeball tattoos

No professional licenses for Indiana Dreamers without bill

Steel / Business / Trade / Region

Steel imports up in January

Environment / Climate

Beech trees taking over as climate changes and that is bad for forests

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/022718 Valparaiso Lakes Area Conservancy District Cash and Investments Combined Statement.pdf

 

Monday, February 26, 2018

Education

CHS Speech team has five champions at IHSFA Sectional

Safety in the Duneland Schools a top priority

Community

Correction on Illiana Garden Railway Society name

Police / Traffic

Two standing outside car after crash killed on I94

Sports

CHS Gymnasts soar to Sectional title

Chesterton Boys finish 4th overall at IHSAA Swimming State Finals

Trojan Boys Basketball edges West Side 48-47

Obituaries

Services Thursday for Linda K. Schmidt

Services Tuesday for Richard Vander Woude

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/021918 Notice of Real Estate Property Certificate Sale Porter County Auditor.pdf

 

Friday, February 23, 2018

Indiana

Sunday booze sales coming to Indiana after Legislature OK

Indiana one of only 5 states allowing gun seizure from dangerous owners

Town of Chesterton

Developer of duplexes withdraws request for sidewalk waiver

Town of Chesterton petitions Town of Chesterton for boxcar restroom variances

Community / Environment

Save the Tune Council to play to benefit Izaak Walton League

Region

Ivy Tech moving Gary programs to IUN campus

Sports / Community

Final day Saturday for Liberty Rec and Duneland Diamond registration

Obituaries

Services Tuesday for Grace Lucile Hardesty

June Rose Pfluger passes away at age 86

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/022318 Porter County Board of Commissioners Ordinance No. 18-05.pdf

Legal Notices/022318 Porter County Board of Commissioners Ordinance No. 18-03.pdf

Legal Notices/022318 Porter County Board of Commissioners Ordinance No. 18-04.pdf

Legal Notices/022318 Porter County Board of Commissioners Ordinance No. 18-06 .pdf

Legal Notices/022318 Porter County Board of Commissioners Ordinance No. 18-07.pdf

Legal Notices/022318 Town of Burns Harbor Notice to Bidders 2018 BH Grant Paving.pdf

Legal Notices/022318 Porter Twp Trustee Notice to Taxpayers Board of Porter Township.pdf

 

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Chesterton High School

Trojan Guard celebrates season

Weather

Snow melt, hard ground and 4 inches of rain combine to cause flooding

Shelters open amid Midwest flooding

Town of Porter

Porter planners discuss residential footage minimums low income housing

Porter County

Porter County reviews waiver requests for new Liberty and Jackson subdivisions

Indiana

Indiana gun bill gets scrutiny after Florida shooting

Sports

Chesterton Boys fall at Portage

Obituaries

Services March 3 for Vera Jeannene Baur

Celebration of Life Sunday for Thomas Edward Davis

Celebration of Life service Saturday for Debra Ann Newland

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/022218 Midwest Advertising Placements ATC Notice of Public Hearing Cyprus Inc Triangle Liquors.pdf

Legal Notices/022218 Midwest Advertising Placements ATC Notice of Public Hearing Speedway LLC 5011 Central Speedway 7519.pdf

 

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Chesterton High School

CHS speakers win LaPorte Invite

Election 2018

Indiana GOP Senate candidates square off in raucous debate

Community

Eagles tribute band to perform March 18 to benefit Heinze land trust

Police / Weather

Submerged vehicle prompts rescue in South Porter County

Sandbags used to hold back Midwest floodwaters

Region flooding expected to recede slowly

Obituary

Services Saturday for Rose Rosetti Davison Schubert

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/022118 NICTD Request for Bidders Rail Upgrade.pdf

Legal Notices/022118 Notice of Intent to Sell Town of Hebron .pdf

Legal Notices/022118 Town of Ogden Dunes Notice to Bidders 2018 Street Resurfacing Project Ogden Dunes.pdf

 

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Weather / Traffic

Some county roads closed due to flooding; Kankakee River at flood stage

Police

Sheriff Police report Alcohol and drug arrests down in 2017; burglaries down; fatal crashes up

Region

Pink barge 'Big Hope 1' visits Port of Indiana Burns Harbor carrying cancer awareness cargo

Business / Region

NiSource posts 2017 net income of $128M

Environment

DNR seeks public input on proposed hunting season for bobcats

Obituaries

Celebration of Life Sunday for Thomas Edward Davis

Services Wednesday for Paul N. 'Skip' Kompier

Margaret L. Olsen passes away

Shirley Bergman passes away at age 82

Bob Ring passes away at age 66

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/022018 Town of Kouts Annual Report.pdf

 

Monday, February 19, 2018

Chesterton High School Sports

Lucas Davison and Eli Pokorney win State Wrestling Titles; Trojans finish 6th overall

Chesterton Gymnastics wins Duneland Conference title

Chesterton Boys Basketball beats Valpo 71-61

Trojan Boys win 20th straight Swim Sectional

Town of Chesterton

Planners schedule public hearing on duplex project at South Fifth Street and 1100N

Business

Centier Bank reports earnings of $38M in 2017

Indiana agriculture leaders warn NAFTA overhaul would devastate farmers

ArcelorMittal to mark opening of Detroit facility

Obituaries

Doris Hess passes away at age 93

Frances Dowick Foley passes away

Bob Ring passes away at age 66

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/021918 Notice of Real Estate Property Certificate Sale Porter County Auditor.pdf

 

Friday, February 16, 2018

Town of Burns Harbor

Chamber updates Burns Harbor on plans for Food Truck Square

Praxair addresses noise complaints at Burns Harbor Town Council

Environment / Lake Michigan / Indiana Dunes

Indiana Supreme Court rules Lake Michigan shoreline open to all

Indiana

Indiana lawmakers weigh 'optin' requirement for sex education

Police

Trucker dies in crash on I-94 in LaPorte County

Elections

Public money fuels Indiana Senate candidate's publicity bid

Obituaries

Celebration of Life February 24 for Kimberly T. Griffin

Memorial Service Monday for Dianna Joyce Gigler

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/021618 IDEM Notice of of Open Burning Approval B-216400.pdf

Legal Notices/021618 Porter County Auditor Notice to Taxpayers Proposed Addtl Approp .pdf

Legal Notices/021618 Porter County Plan Commission Notice of Public Hearing Amendment to PoCo Unif Dev Ord.pdf

Legal Notices/021618 Porter County Plan Commission Notice of Public Hearing Proposed Design Waiver Timberland Farms.pdf

Legal Notices/021618 Town of Burns Harbor Notice to Bidders 2018 BH Grant Paving.pdf

Legal Notices/021618 Town of Porter Ordinance No. 2016-02.pdf

 

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Town of Porter

Porter Town Council urged to oppose expanded highway tolls

Indiana / Environment / Lake Michigan

Indiana Supreme Court rules Lake Michigan shoreline open to all

Chesterton High School

ISSMA Piano and Vocal Solo and Ensemble Contest Results

Porter County

Porter County Commissioners approve bridge inspection contract

County Commissioners approve new employee health insurance

Environment

Help DNR save endangered species by donating part of state tax refund

Interior Department facing massive overhaul

Police / Fire

New Duneland firefighters to graduate from the MAAC

Indiana

Indiana Sunday alcohol sales bill could take effect sooner

Sports

Chesterton High School gymnasts have record setting night

Obituaries

Legal Notices/021518 Town of Ogden Dunes Notice to Bidders 2018 Street Resurfacing Project Ogden Dunes.pdf

 

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Porter County

County Commissioners okay new time-keeping policy for employees

Porter County Commissioners prepare to hold tax sale

Indiana

Indiana Senate GOP leader retiring from Legislature

Indiana Attorney General urges Congress to end secret arbitration in workplace harassment

Indiana Supreme Court rejects challenge to execution drug combo

Indiana lawmaker blocking bill to count dead people's votes

Business / Region / Trade

Ports of Indiana had banner year in 2017

Trump considering 'all options' on steel and aluminum trade cases

Sports

Big 2nd half lifts Trojan Boys to 67-60 win

Obituaries

Services Thursday for Katherine A. Neale

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/021418 NICTD Request for Bidders Rail Upgrade.pdf

Legal Notices/021418 Notice of Intent to Sell Town of Hebron .pdf

Legal Notices/021418 Union Township Trustee Cash & Investments Combined Statement 2017 Union Township.pdf

Legal Notices/021418 NICTD Invitation for Competitive Proposals NICTD East Chicago Train Station Improv.pdf

 

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Town of Chesterton

Skateboarder pushes back on decision to demolish skate park

Chesterton FOP 141 holds town council's feet to fire on salaries

Chesterton Park Board discusses paint scheme decor for boxcar restroom and caboose

Chesterton Police K9 policy amended: New dogs will no longer receive aggression training

Indiana Legislature / Schools

Indiana facing larger school funding gap than projected

Business / Weather

NIPSCO: Protect electric gas meters from snow ice

Obituaries

Services Thursday for Katherine A. Neale

Services Thursday for Michael E. Caplis, PhD

 

Monday, February 12, 2018

2018 Primary Elections

Final candidate filings yield some contested primary races

Emerson DeLaney to run for 1st District seat on County Council

Police / Fire / Emergency

Indiana 49 and Indian Boundary scene of three accidents in Friday snow

CFD: Gas leak forces evacuation of two homes on Grant Ave

Indiana Legislature

Indiana legislative session at halftime: What lives or died

Chesterton High School Sports

Chesterton Girls Swimming finishes 6th at IHSAA State Finals

Wrestlers win 4 titles, send 6 to State Finals

CHS Boys Basketball runs win streak to 8

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/021218 NICTD Invitation for Competitive Proposals NICTD Relocation Assistance Services.pdf

Legal Notices/021218 NICTD Request for Bidders Culvert Construction.pdf

 

Thurs./Fri., February 8/9, 2018

Weather / Traffic

Tribune combines Thursday and Friday issues to beat the snow; no paper tomorrow

Storm could dump a foot of snow here

Snow warning: Park off street; don't shovel into roads

On street parking ban in unincorporated areas

Police / Law Enforcement

Coroner reports heroin deaths up 60 percent in 2017

Town of Chesterton

Skate park off South 15th Street to be permanently dismantled

Business / Steel / Trade / Region

Steel imports up in January market share is 26 percent

Schools

St. Patrick Robotics teams earn first place at two area tourneys

School Board reports on personnel moves

Obituary

Services Saturday for PFC Connor T. Brown

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/020818 Duneland Group Notice of Public Hearing Petition of Southshore Development Group LLC.pdf

Legal Notices/020818 Liberty Township Trustee Liberty Township Annual Report.pdf

Legal Notices/020818 Michael Rugby Popa Notice of Public Hearing Petition of Michael Rugby Popa.pdf

Legal Notices/020818 Porter County Plan Commission Notice of Public Hearing Petition of Cellusite LLC.pdf

Legal Notices/020818 Porter County Plan Commission Notice of Public Hearing Petition of Kevin Surowiec.pdf

Legal Notices/020818 Porter County Plan Commission Notice of Public Hearing Petition of Luis Colon.pdf

Legal Notices/020818 Porter County Plan Commission Notice of Public Hearing Petition of Stanley & Carolyn Fyffe.pdf

Legal Notices/020817 Porter County Plan Commission Notice of Public Hearing Petition of Lamar Advertising.pdf

 

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Town of Chesterton

Fiber optic contractor hits gas lateral; South Calumet Road closed

Weather / Traffic

Winter Storm Watch Thursday into Friday

Environment / Indiana Dunes

DNR posts Pavilion related documents to State Park website

Region

NICTD proposes 5 percent fare hike to cover cost of operating new train control tech

Police

ISP: Drive by shots fired at trooper's home

Indiana

Indiana Senate backs allowing guns in churches at schools

Sports

Top ranked Trojan gymnasts win again

Obituary

Services Friday for Philip A. 'Pat' Tomkinson

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/020718 NICTD Invitation for Competitive Proposals NICTD East Chicago Train Station Improv.pdf

Legal Notices/020718 Westchester Township Trustee Westchester Township Annual Report.pdf

 

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

2018 Primary Elections

Deadline for filing declaration of candidacy is Friday, February 9

Community

Community Foundation pledges $10,000 match for Jo Winey Babcock Endowment

Police

Fort Wayne man dies in crash on US 30

Sentenced in Lake County machine gun conspiracy

Local History

Sen. Donnelly's staff hosting a Veterans History Project event February 15 in Valpo

Indiana

Opioid epidemic driving more children into foster care

AG: Stolen Social Security numbers being used to file fraudulent tax returns

Indiana House passes bill to overhaul high school diplomas

Indiana Senate joins House in passing cannabis oil bill

Obituary

Ed Kis passes away at age 74

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/020618 Pleasant Township Trustee Pleasant Township Annual Report.pdf

 

 

 

Monday, February 5, 2018

Environment / Indiana Dunes / Lake Michigan

DNR releases new Pavilion documents

Vote for Bonnie Swarner's fishing line recycling project for $10,000 grant

Police / Fire

LTVF: Resident burned in house fire

Duneland Schools

CHS Speech team takes first at Ben Davis tourney

Town of Chesterton

Fiber optic contractor hits water line and sewer main

Police

ISP: Shots fired on I-65 in Lake County

Indiana

Indiana House backs bill to end handgun licensing fee

Chesterton High School Sports

CHS Girls swim to 19th straight Sectional title

Chesterton Wrestling wins Regional Team title, 5 individual champs

Obituaries

Services Wednesday for Nancy E. Simpson

Services Thursday for Dorothea 'Dolly' Waldman

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/020518 Duneland School Corporation Notice of Date Changes Bailly Elementary 2018 Renovations.pdf

Legal Notices/020518 Duneland School Corporation Notice of Date Changes Brummitt Elementary 2018 Addition.pdf

Legal Notices/020518 Duneland School Corporation Notice of Date Changes Yost Jackson Flooring Renovations.pdf

Legal Notices/020518 NICTD Invitation for Competitive Proposals NICTD Relocation Assistance Services.pdf

Legal Notices/020518 NICTD Request for Bidders Culvert Construction.pdf

Legal Notices/020518 NICTD Request for Bidders Tie Plates.pdf

Legal Notices/020518 Porter County Board of Commissioners Ordinance No 18 01.pdf

 

Friday, February 2, 2018

Region

NIRPC seeks input on several plans including Greenways Blueways 2020

Porter County

Porter County Park Board hears project updates

Porter County / Community

Duneland Photo Club to discuss winter photos February 6 at Sunset Hill Park

Porter County Park programs in February

Indiana

State Senator Tallian and Representative Pelath tell legislative agendas

Study says Indiana rate of kids in state care double that of US

Environment

New fish cakes aimed at controlling invasive Asian carp

Sports

Chesterton Boys Basketball runs win streak to 7

CHS girls swim team set up for 19th straight Sectional title

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/020218 Harris Welsh Lukmann Notice to Bidders Porter Ave Structure Replacement Project.pdf

Legal Notices/020218 Porter County Public Library System Annual Report.pdf

 

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Community

Chesterton United Methodist Women in the Red Zone to Stop Human Trafficking

Porter United Methodist Church selling Butter Braid pastries

Augsburg PreSchool currently accepting registrations for fall

Business / Steel / Region

ArcelorMittal posts $4.56B profit in 2017

US Steel posts $387M profit in 2017

Environment / Great Lakes

States join battle to protect Great Lakes from Asian carp

Region / Nation

Visclosky speaks to House on problem of budget uncertainty

Sports

CHS Girls Basketball falls in Sectional opener

Chesterton Boys beat River Forest 72-44

Obituaries

Services Friday for Juanita (Lee) Coffman

Sylvia P. Bolton passes away at age 83

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

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