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Thursday, July 31, 2014

Property Taxes: Assessment notices hitting mailboxes early this year forms going out today

Education: Duneland School registration begins Monday

Duneland Schools announce Back to School Open Houses

Ralph Ayres files candidacy in Duneland School Board race

Indiana education split plays out in No Child request

Town of Chesterton: Chesterton Town Council asked to make business access east of Indiana 49 more consumer friendly

Police: Motorcyclist killed in crash on I-65 ramp

ISP: Driver hits trooper's squad car, leaves scene

Police to boost enforcement on I-94/90

Business: NiSource posts solid 2nd quarter

Community: Chesterton Fire Department Street Dance Saturday

 56th annual Chesterton Art Fair Saturday and Sunday

Library Concert and Film Series continues with Cynthia Shelhart and 'Despicable Me 2'

Last household hazardous waste collection event of 2014 scheduled in Portage

Region: Valpo popcorn fest loses Redenbacher sponsorship

Sports: Girls Golf tees off CHS Fall Sports season Friday

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/073114 Additional Approps Duneland Schools.pdf


Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Community: Chesterton Fire Department Street Dance Saturday

Library Concert and Film Series continues with Cynthia Shelhart and 'Despicable Me 2'

Business / Economy: US Steel narrows loss in 2nd quarter

Indiana Dunes Visitor center has record attendance on July 4 weekend

Weather: July on pace for record coolest Indianapolis

Health: Generation of indoor tanners see spike in deadly melanoma

Lake Michigan: Three rescued after capsizing in Lake Michigan

Chicago: Lollapalooza marks decade in Chicago

Indiana: Feds cite state Medicaid fraud unit over notices

Gay marriage supporters defend court ruling

Pence wants immigrant children taken out of state

Three drink limit for beer and wine at Indiana Fair

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/073014 Alcohol Tobacco Commission Aug 14 Hearing.pdf

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Town of Chesterton: NIRPC awards another grant of $547,000 for 1100N sidewalk

Town employees get 3 percent raise

Town of Burns Harbor: Raises, cuts, fees on the table for Burns Harbor 2015 budget

Environment / Community: Izaak Walton League of America honors Herb and Charlotte Read

Community: CHS grad Michael Masty makes Captain in US Army

56th annual Chesterton Art Fair Saturday and Sunday

State: Indiana BMV asks court to delay vanity plate sales

Two women survive brush with death on Indiana rail bridge

Porter County / Health: Health Department warns of West Nile virus

Sports: NCAA settles head injury suit. will change rules

Class Reunion: Class of 1964 to meet Monday, August 4

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/072914 Porter County Commissioners Amended Notice of Adoption.pdf

Legal Notices/072914 Town of Chesterton CCD Fund Adoption.pdf

Monday, July 28, 2014

Community: 56th annual Chesterton Art Fair Saturday and Sunday

Police: BHPD: Driver clocked at 115 mph on US Highway 12

Sentenced to probation in workers comp fraud case

Two injured in I94 crash this morning in Lake County

Grease fire at Third Coast Spice Cafe

Excise Police charge or cite 20 at Pierogi Festival

Business: 1st Source Bank reports solid second quarter

Environment: In case of wetland impacts new DNR rule would allow fee in lieu of mitigation

Region: Alcohol banned on South Shore during Lollapalooza

Indiana: 7th Circuit sets hearing on gay marriage ban

Indiana teachers worry about revamped ISTEP test

Mother: Indiana doctor with Ebola sought to be missionary

Class Reunion: CHS Class of 1963 lunch is August 8

Obituaries: Anna Fogel dies at age 93

Marie Lawrence dies at age 60


Friday, July 25, 2014

Town of Chesterton: BZA postpones Bross market decision; more detail sought about the proposal

BZA grants variances for new home and privacy fence

Police: Admitted gang member gets 25 years for attempted murder while on parole

Murder charge in death of Gary Police officer

Chesterton Police recover missing property for Seattle man

Community: Parks celebrating 80 years of Sunset Hill Farm Saturday

Porter County Parks set activities for final days of July

Volunteers needed for Chesterton Art Fair August 2 and 3

Business / Labor: United Steelworkers applauds ruling striking down right-to-work

Obituaries: Bentley Mihal dies at age 2

Bernard F. Poracky, M.D. service Monday


Thursday, July 24, 2014

Community: Chamber honors National Park Service for Putting Duneland on the Map

Chamber names Humanitarians and Volunteer of the Year

Heather Ennis is Distinguished Woman; Pat Amstutz wins Golden Achievement

Business / Labor / Indiana: Lake County judge strikes down Indiana right-to-work law

Porter County: Council and Auditor trade barbs over unpaid insurance

County Council breaks hiring freeze for judge

Town of Porter: Porter employees get new insurance plan; town projected to save money

Business: Horizon Bank offers cybersecurity tips to small business

Environment: Save the Dunes donates land to Beverly Shores

Obituaries: Anna Orlando services Friday

James Yager dies at age 75


Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Indiana: Ocean crash kills teen pilot seeking world record

Porter County: Porter County not ready to hop on high speed rail

Police: Chesterton Police 2-year-old boy dies after falling off trampoline

Scammer tries to get local man to turn on computer

Region man dies when tire hits car on Chicago Interstate

Town of Porter: Porter RDC to School Board: We'll get back to you on that

Porter split vote nixes funds for trolley/museum feasibility study

Town of Chesterton: BP Amoco has fix to keep residual ground gasoline out of sewer lateral

Town New floodplain map wrongly includes 15-20 homes

Sports / Teens / Family: Survey finds sharp increase in teen use of HGH to boost sports performance

Obituary: Adam McDowell dies at 34


Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Porter County: County to form committee to advance endowment fund

Police: FBI returns to county, eyes Portage Mayor

BHPD: Man charged with burglarizing former friends home

Chicagoans charged in BH lottery ticket theft

Accused child molester sentenced

PCSP: Man takes stolen silver coins to Coinstar

Pinging iPhone used to locate BH battery suspect

Community: Relay for Life Finish the Fight picnic is Thursday, July 24

Community / Sports: Steve Kearney awarded Rotary Paul Harris Fellowship


Monday, July 21, 2014

Porter County: Pitch for high speed rail to be heard by Porter County Council

Town of Porter: Town of Porter to consider funding study of South Shore tourism shuttle

Environment / Weather: World breaks monthly heat record 2 times in a row

Police: Two charged with battery at the County Fair another with public intoxication

Business / Economy / Region: Fed paints hopeful picture of Gary

Jobless rate increases in the state, in the region and here

NPS study: Visitors to Indiana national parks spent $82M in 2013

Seaway shipments up in June, mostly still down for the season

Study: NWI union construction firms are far safer than national counterparts

Region: Hammond man feared drowned at Willow Slough

Indiana: Police: Fort Wayne man chasing wife dies in crash

Indiana bills for highway damage face challenge

Dog attacks and kills Indiana baby in Ohio

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/072114 Town of Chesterton CCD Fund Hearing.pdf


Friday, July 18, 2014

Education: Filing period for Duneland School Board candidacies approaching

The Marram School to hold informational meetings

Region / Police: New superintendent for Westville prison

Region / Education: Purdue Northwest to be name of merged campus

Duneland: Rotary installs new officers looks ahead to 2014-15

Economy / State: Indiana jobless rate up slightly to 5.9 percent

Sports: State Park Little League boys win District 1 Title

Obituaries: Dwain Holmgren dies at age 68

Dorothy Rae Kotik services Saturday

Steven J. Stilley visitation Monday July 21


Thursday, July 17, 2014

Town of Chesterton: Chesterton called 9th safest community in state

Town of Burns Harbor: Burns Harbor joins state municipal coalition

Cheers go to Burns Harbor lifesavers, parks' 5K run, scholarship winners

Community: Concert and family film series continues with Mo Beat Blues

Free family concert Saturday at Coffee Creek Watershed Preserve

Lions Club duck race and community yard sale Saturday

ArtComp makes call for entries

Volunteers needed for Chesterton Art Fair August 2 and 3

Celebrate 80 years of Sunset Hill Farm with free festival July 26

Porter Health Care adds new wide bore MRI

Indiana: Judge orders Indiana BMV to resume selling personalized plates

Obituaries: Alfred Julian Boren services Saturday


Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Town of Chesterton: Road and bridge work begins next week near Urschel site (photos)

Porter County: Officials cooperate to back foundation to invest hospital proceeds

Commissioners reset maximum rate for CCD fund

Duneland Schools: Correction: School Board vote was 3-0 with 1 abstention

Police / Traffic: ISP: Truck rolls, loses load on I-94 today (photo)

Business: Porter Hospital announces ER expansion in city of Valparaiso

Visclosky testifies against foreign steel product dumping

Obituary: Elaine Dietz service Saturday


Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Duneland Schools: Citizens rip school board over coach decision as meeting adjourns without public comment

2015 school budgeting process gets timeline

Porter County: County Treasurer Bucko retiring; Caucus to elect successor July 26

Election board not impressed with anonymous complaint

Duneland cases on County BZA agenda

Community: 4H to educate and entertain at Porter County Fair

Apply now for Salvation Army back to school supply assistance

Traffic / Region: US 30 overnight lane closing begins tonight

Police: Indiana State Police Warn about IRS Scam

Environment / Great Lakes: Appeals court upholds tossing of Asian carp suit

Obituary: Bruce Oliver dies at age 70


Monday, July 14, 2014

Porter County: County Election board to study eliminating voting by precinct

Private foundation eyed for hospital sale proceeds

Town of Porter: Porter Planners and BZA face six public hearings Wednesday

Police: Federal Court sentences Portage man for firearm possession

NWI teen charged in flight attendant death

Son charged in NW Indiana hospital stabbing death

Synthetic drug called N-Bomb can be deadly to kids

Community: Local 4H youth get ready for County Fair

Indiana: ACLU asks Holder about Indiana gay marriages

State storing blood samples without parents OK

Indiana surplus tops $2B after spending cuts

More bicyclists brings more accidents

Great Lakes: Shipwrecks lure divers to Great Lakes

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/071414 Town of Chesterton CCD Fund Hearing.pdf

Legal Notices/071414 Valparaiso Community Schools Notice to Bidders Buses.pdf


Friday, July 11, 2014

Environment / Indiana Dunes: New Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore chief: 'I'd be nuts not to want this job'

Polar vortex? Nope just cooler Midwestern temps

Region / South Shore: Alcohol banned on South Shore trains during Taste of Chicago

Library: Westchester Library jumps on board South Shore poster series

Region / Police: Elderly couple killed; 1 at hospital, 1 at home

ISP: Two semi accident on I65 in Jasper County

Education / Crime: Rapes not investigated at 2 in 5 colleges, report says

Elections: AP Exclusive: Disabled often banned from voting

Indiana: Ex-prosecutor to check Ball State investment fraud

Sports: Chicago panel expands Wrigley Field makeover

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/071114 Additional Appropriations Porter County.pdf


Thursday, July 10, 2014

Town of Chesterton: Plan Commission joins neighbors in saying no to US 6 rezoning

Finding the money key to Thomas Park restrooms

Police / Fire: Porter K9 Harley participates in search for evidence in Gary officer's murder

Local resident defrauded by out-of-country tech

CPD still investigating burglary of Sage restaurant

Indiana / Education: Education board measures would curb Ritz powers

Ethics panel approves 5000 fine against Bennett

Environment / Indiana: Researchers try to save huge US salamander (photo)

Study says hunting restores forests in Indiana state parks

Mosquitoes test positive for West Nile virus

State: Indiana will not recognize same sex marriages

Community: County parks present events and programs in July

Obituaries: William 'Bill' Holdren services

David Beagle dies at age 67

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/071014 Town of Beverly Shores ReEstablishment CCD Fund.pdf

Legal Notices/071014 Porter County Rate Reestablish CCD Fund.pdf


Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Town of Porter: Squawk over chickens muted for now; Porter department heads given kudos

Tourism trolley awaits Porter decision whether to help fund feasibility study

Community: Bark in the Park is Saturday in Chesterton

Concert and family film series continues with the County Minstrels and The Croods

Police: Third suspect charged in burglary of local gun shop

Motorcyclist dies of injuries in I94 crash

Woman shot dead on Chicago expressway

Obituaries: Florence Fonner local visitation Thursday

Frank Hemenway services Friday


Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Porter County: US 6 commercial rezoning back on County Planners' agenda

Police: County 911 officials looking for 'lost call' made from Porter Beach

Thieves pretending to be utility workers scam way into Porter seniors' home

Porter PD warns of computer virus phone scam

LaPorte man charged with possessing child porn

VPD: Dog saved from hot vehicle in the WalMart lot

Business: ArcelorMittal fined $7,000 in fatal scalding

Environment: Hoosier Environmental Conference opposes dam on White River

Public invited to Deep River Portage Burns Watershed meeting

Region: South Shore RR upgrading wire system

Indiana: INDOT staffer in ethics case seeks work

Class Reunions: CHS Class of 1977 reunion August 16


Monday, July 7, 2014

Police: Valparaiso woman dies in July 4 crash

Town of Porter: Porter deals with chickens South Shore study Tuesday

Town of Chesterton: Town reserves right to provide sewer service within four miles of boundaries

Environment: Indiana ranks 21st of 30 states for beach quality

Region: Customs at O'Hare airport snags undeclared jewelry

Indiana: '0INK' vanity plate fight could go to Legislature

Pence and Ritz seek federal dollars without strings

Investigations continue in officer shootings

Deal proposed in ex-schools chief's ethics case

Sports: NCAA suggests contact limits for football practice  

Obituaries: Services Friday for Clover G. Joseph 79

Lois Nicholson services Wednesday

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/070714 Valparaiso Community Schools Notice to Bidders Buses.pdf


Thursday, July 3, 2014

Porter County / Elections: Two parties fail to fill ballots for November election

Community: Community: 75th annual Turtle Derby 11 am, July 4

Family 4th Fest offers full day of celebration food, games and fun

Touch a Truck to benefit Parents as Teachers Saturday

Region: INDOT: Most of US 30 reopened

Business / Ecnomy / Region: Displaced workers in LaPorte eligible for federal TAA benefits

Class Reunion: CHS Class of 1964 reunion meeting is Monday

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/070314 Nature Works Cons District CCD.pdf

Legal Notices/070314 Porter County BZA DSV Gorski.pdf

Legal Notices/070314 Porter County BZA DSV Jeppesen.pdf

Legal Notices/070314 Porter County BZA DSV Shay.pdf

Legal Notices/070314 Porter County BZA DSV Sut.pdf

Legal Notices/070314 Porter County BZA DSV Topping.pdf

Legal Notices/070314 Porter County BZA Use Var Marrs.pdf

Legal Notices/070314 Porter County Rate Reestablish CCD Fund.pdf

Legal Notices/070314 Porter County Ordinance No 14-09.pdf


Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Community: 75th annual Turtle Derby 11 am, July 4

Fireworks at the beach tonight

Family 4th Fest offers full day of celebration food, games and fun

Touch a Truck to benefit Parents as Teachers Saturday

Region: US 30 in Merrillville to close tonight

Illinois buys site for future third airport

Hammond school chief beaten in home invasion

Porter County: Reestablishing CCD not expected to drive up overall tax rate Evans says

Evans wants to research alternatives for hospital fund investments

Police: Trib reader reports scam

Indiana: Pence submits request for Medicaid alternative

Social host law in effect, now illegal to give minors place to drink alcohol

Obituary: Victor Valadez dies at age 88

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/070214 Porter County Municipal Airport Runway Reconstruction Bidders.pdf


Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Porter County: Reassessment begins today in Porter County

County Auditor lays out road map for hospital tax collections

Weather: More rain, more wind, more outages; June a very wet month

Storm felled trees kill 2 in Indiana

Town of Burns Harbor: Burns Harbor TIF expansion gets OK talks slated with schools

Police: Robert Ofcky, Jr. is Fugitive of the Week

Indiana: Tallian bills signed into state law

Indiana requests new No Child Left Behind waiver

Economy: Student loan interest rates to increase

Class Reunion: CHS Class of 1984 30th reunion Saturday

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/070114 Town of Beverly Shores ReEstablishment CCD Fund.pdf


Monday, June 30, 2014

Indiana: New Indiana laws tackle guns, State Fair alcohol and veterans

Motion filed to protect Indiana's 1st gay marriage

Police: ISP: Woman steals SUV with owner's son still in it

PCSP: Felon fires handgun in others' direction

Senior mugged at South Shore Hammond Station

Lake Michigan: Coast Guard rescues 2 kayakers from Lake Michigan

Sports: Chicago moves World Cup party to Soldier Field

Obituaries: Ronald Wood, Jr. services Thursday

Lois Mabel Hellman service Tuesday

Sally Ann Jarman service Tuesday

Lawrence Dan Andersen dies at age 80

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/063014 Porter County Municipal Airport DBE.pdf


Friday, June 27, 2014

Town of Chesterton: BZA questions if gun shop security was what they were led to believe

Taller fences approved; downtown outdoor market hearing to be July 24

Duneland Schools got shorted by town TIF last year; correction made

Police: Legal fireworks use in Town of Chesterton begins on Sunday

Witness describes lift station explosion

Body of Chicago man missing in Lake Michigan since May 31 recovered

ISP warns parents never to leave kids alone in car ever

ISP: Man escapes fire after rear-ending semi

Porter County: Casino revenue snags leave county fund with deficit

Indiana: Gay marriage ruling sows confusion among clerks

Indiana Wildlife Federation opposes Mounds Reservoir; deer farm hunting

Obituary: Tamara Schulze services Monday

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/062714 Nature Works Cons District CCD.pdf

Legal Notices/062714 Porter County Ordinance 14-07.pdf

Legal Notices/062714 Porter County Ordinance 14-08.pdf

Legal Notices/062714 Porter County Plan Commission UDO Torabi.pdf


Thursday, June 26, 2014

Community: Relay for Life of Duneland kicks off this weekend

Relay for Life celebrates survivors and caregivers with special dinner

Police / Fire: Explosion probe eyes BP as source of gas in sewer

Town of Chesterton: Town aiming to crack down on scofflaw builders

Weather / Environment: UN: Strong odds of El Nino return by end of year

Indiana / Porter County: 9 same sex couples marry in Porter County

Gay couples' Indiana celebration could be derailed by court challenge

Ruling pushes gay marriage closer to Supreme Court

Community: County Park programs offer runs, walks, fishing, painting, meditation

Obituaries: Dr. Karl Speckhard service Saturday, July 5

Dawn Anne Catherine Wells dies at age 68


Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Police / Fire: McDonald's sewer lift station explodes, investigation underway

Police / Courts: Hung jury in trial of Westville prison officer charged with attempted trafficking

Porter County: Hospital to keep tax abatement after $130 million assessment deal

Indiana: Judge strikes down Indiana ban on gay marriage

Appeals court rules states can not ban gay marriage

Many Indiana county clerks performing gay marriage ceremonies today

Pence seeks review to simplify Indiana tax code

Educators wary of new assessment tests' impact

Town of Chesterton: Fences and outdoor market return at Thursday BZA meeting

Town of Burns Harbor: Burns Harbor boards set ALS and TIF meetings

Community: Camp FUNset has openings at Sunset Hill Farm Park

Business: Visclosky lauds ITC ruling in pressure pipe case

Great Lakes: High Lake Superior level prompts Sault Ste Marie gate opening

Chicago / Region: Star Wars creator selects Chicago for museum

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/062514 Indiana Alcohol and Tobacco Commission Hearing.pdf

Legal Notices/062514 Porter County Municipal Airport Runway Reconstruction Bidders.pdf


Tuesday, June 24, 2014

School Board: Duneland School board splits 3-2; Kroeger wants discussion

Duneland hires teachers for 2014-15 school year

Town of Chesterton: Citizens question Addison Pointe turnover and wages at tax abatement meeting

Porter Avenue could reopen Monday

Community: Register by July 1 for 4th of July Parade

Community Foundation celebrates Outstanding Achievements

Education / State: Indiana students to face two new tests next two years

Environment: Money men tally cost of climate change

Obituary: Former realtor Martha Gavagan service Thursday

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/062414 Valparaiso Community Schools Notice to Bidders Food Products.pdf


Monday, June 23, 2014

Chesterton High School: Jamie Ritchea National Runnerup in Speech and Debate Storytelling

Porter County: Hearing for Hospital tax abatement Tuesday

Town of Porter: Porter cancels meetings chicken input postponed

Community: Duneland gardens featured on Garden Walk 2014 Saturday

Business / Steel: ArcelorMittal to pay $90 million to settle lawsuit alleging price-fixing conspiracy

Region: IU Northwest gets approval for shared Ivy Tech and IU building

Purdue Calumet Vice Chancellor to take on PNC responsibilities

Police: PCSP: Chesterton man charged after high speed pursuit

Schererville restaurant owners sentenced in federal court

Environment: National Park Service moves to ban drones in 400 national parks

Earth breaks May temperature record

Sports: Blackhawks to open training camp at Notre Dame; 2014-15 scheduled announced

Obituaries: Paul Morley service Wednesday

William Charles Poland dies at age 78

Service Wednesday for Jeremy Wier

June Ramey service Tuesday

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/062314 Porter County Plan Minor Sub Roeske.pdf


Friday, June 20, 2014

Police: CPD: Locals charged; most firearms recovered in gun shop burglary

Craig Barnes, former BH police officer, critically injured in motorcycle accident

Westville man dies of injuries sustained in motorcycle crash June 13 on Ind 2

Community: Benefit Sunday June 22 to help pay medical bills

Town of Chesterton: 'Growing Kids' advances; Bell family developing former Ruge property

Town Council to meet Monday 'Growing Kids' on agenda

Storage tank being built would have prevented May sewage bypasses

Indiana: US to recoup $500,000 from Indiana after audit shows misuse

Deadly walnut tree fungus found in Indiana

Economy: Jobless rate in the state region and locally mostly stable

Porter County: Beyond the Beach, Three Dune Challenge boost Indiana Dunes tourism numbers

Obituaries: Elmer E. Johnson dies at age 100, service Monday, June 23

Kent Gulstrom service Monday

Services Saturday for infant Jax H. LaFave

Services pending for William Poland

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/062014 Porter County Ordinance 14-06.pdf

Legal Notices/062014 Porter County Ordinance 14-07.pdf

Legal Notices/062014 Porter County Ordinance 14-08.pdf

Legal Notices/062014 Porter Pump Station Bypass Project.pdf


Thursday, June 19, 2014

Police: Porter County Sheriff Police say girl molested in van in The Pines (Photo)

Town of Chesterton: AJ's Pizza to build across from Hilton

Police: State Police say driver was drunk in I-94 work zone

DNR urges parents to focus on water safety this summer

Town of Porter: Porter Plan and BZA schedule Tilden, four other public hearings July 16

Environment: Indiana Izaak Walton League expands conservation policy

State: Indiana Toll Road operator facing debt woes

Obituaries: Leslie Richart service Sunday

Clifford Delmage dies at age 77

Gail Elizabeth Howes Hall dies at age 73

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/061914 Declaratory Resolution Burns Harbor.pdf


Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Police / Fire: Small arsenal stolen in burglary of the Disappear Gear gun shop

More than $10K in jewelry taken in Jackson burglary

Smoking caused fire in which woman was burned

Chesterton Police report on expanded outreach to schools

How would CPD presence in Sand Creek affect police service elsewhere?

State Police website now lists locations of seized clandestine meth labs

Porter County: E911 upgrades link to new Chesterton / Porter dispatch; county jail pod opened

Community: Duneland YMCA installs chair lift at pool

Leroy's bike run Sunday for Supporters of Military

Chamber tells facade grant recipients

Class Reunion: RSVPs sought for CHS Class of 1979 reunion

Obituary: Larry A. Marquardt services Friday

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/061814 Town of Chesterton ReEstablish CCD Fund.pdf

Legal Notices/061814 IDEM 30 Day Period US Steel.pdf


Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Business / Community: Bowling alley closed again; this time maybe for good

Seven Peaks Water Park open; no Val's fewer workers

Town of Burns Harbor: Burns Harbor TIF advances; Town Council splits over road project engineer

Library / Community: Summer reading program to highlight Neighbors of the World

Town of Chesterton / Community: Chesterton Parks Summer program underway

Police / Region: Woman found frozen in her LaPorte home

Indiana teen dies after jumping into Lake Michigan

Elections: Prosecutor Gensel replies to Whitten announcement

Indiana: Judge rejects challenge to Indiana cold beer law

Indiana lawmakers returning to correct errors

Man charged after woman dies in freak accident

Ball State bilked in 2nd scheme for $5 million

Obituary: Norma Gora services Friday

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/061714 Valparaiso Community Schools Notice to Bidders Food Products.pdf


Monday, June 16, 2014

Police / Fire:: Man dies in Toll Road crash in LaPorte County

Police / Fire: Woman burned in deck fire in Porter; PFD divers have busy day

Porter County / Elections: Democrat Stacey Whitten to run for prosecutor

Region: Indiana Toll Road rates up 2.67 percent July 1

Community: Matthew Petrovich earns Eagle Scout rank

Gourmet popcorn is YMCA fundraiser

Business / Steel: Visclosky and Steel Caucus take aim at unfairly traded Korean tubular goods

Environment / Community: Local Izaak Walter chapter honors Dunelanders

Obituaries: Charles Morris service Saturday

James Daily service Monday

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/061614 Town of Porter Notice of Intent.pdf


Friday, June 13, 2014

Police / Fire: Mystery truck fished out of Lake Charles found by PFD divers

Environment: Little Cal River a jewel of the National Lakeshore if folks could just get to it

Police: Buy fireworks only from licensed vendors; know the local ordinance

Community: Chamber needs you to sponsor fireworks

Township Library: Library to commission South Shore poster of Brown Mansion

Porter County: County Recorder: No need to pay $89 to private firm for copy of your deed

Town of Chesterton: Chesterton membership on ethics board lauded

Obituary: Services set for Paul Gesse

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/061314 Town of Porter Notice of Adoption.pdf

Legal Notices/061314 Porter Pump Station Bypass Project.pdf

Legal Notices/061314 Porter County Additional Appropriations.pdf


Thursday, June 12, 2014

Town of Burns Harbor: Burns Harbor TIF district addition to share taxes with schools

Superior Ambulance to provide ALS in Burns Harbor starting on July 1

Police: Chesterton man pleads to child molesting charge

Westville prison visitor charged with trafficking

Porter County: County planners continue US 6 rezoning petition

Town of Chesterton: Council gives $4,300 to vintage South Shore train line feasibility study

Town of Porter: Porter Town Council looking to save money


Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Police: Truck fire on I-94 in Porter puts crimp into morning rush hour

Sheriff Lain promotes use of SmartWater in deterring theft

Community: Duneland residents invited to be in DBIG 4th of July parade

Porter hospitals win echocardiography accreditation from the IAC

Environment: Shirley Heinze acquires 80 acres next to old Meadowbrook camp

National Lakeshore and State Park to restore 1000 acres of black oak savanna

DNR: It's common to see fawns alone; leave them to their mother's proper care

State: Indiana Libertarians make auditor and treasurer picks

Obituaries: Diane Klikus services Friday

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/061114 Chesterton Redev Commission Declatory Resolution.pdf

Legal Notices/061114 Town of Chesterton ReEstablish CCD Fund.pdf


Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Town of Chesterton: Teamsters Local 142 wants to bid on Chesterton Police officers' health care

Town Council okays three year sidewalk replacement program

Porter County: County Plan Commission to hear request for rezoning near Tanner Trace

Police: Man who shot self after police pursuit charged with carjacking

Pedestrian hit on US 20 badly injured

Indiana: Audit: 273 veterans faced long waits at Indiana VA

Schools: Duneland lists students with perfect attendance

Sports: CHS swimmers pick up National Plaques with record setting races

Obituary: Jacques 'Jack' Campbell services Wednesday

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/061014 Porter County BZA Crosspointe Christian Church.pdf

Legal Notices/061014 Porter County BZA Cunningham.pdf

Legal Notices/061014 Porter County BZA Kankakee Valley Historical Society.pdf

Legal Notices/061014 Porter County BZA Krug.pdf

Legal Notices/061014 Porter County BZA Lamar Advertising.pdf

Legal Notices/061014 Porter County Notice of Intent.pdf


Monday, June 9, 2014

Indiana / Environment: DNR launches 'innovative' program to resolve urban deer conflicts: Hunting

Police: VPD: Second Valpo girl reports man in van

ISP: 6-year-old boy calls 911 in medical emergency

DNR: Wife saves nonswimmer husband's life when his boat overturns

Chesterton FD helps contain Valpo mulch fire

Region / Traffic: Delayed Toll Road work projects rescheduled

Porter County: Work begins on pond and prairie restoration at Sunset Hill Farm

Indiana / Environment: Armadillos slinking their way into Indiana

Indiana / Politics: Indiana Republicans pick Mitchell for treasurer

Indiana / Children: Report 34 Indiana children died of abuse, neglect in 2012

Chesterton High School Sports: Chesterton quartet wins Boys 4x800 Relay State Track Title (Photo and Story)

Trojan Boys finish 2nd at Boys Golf Sectional

CHS Girls Track season ends at State Finals

Trojan duo falls in Regional Tennis Finals

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/060914 Town of Chesterton Bond Sale Notice.pdf


Friday, June 6, 2014

Porter County: Porter County Council says hospital not meeting terms of abatement

Duneland Schools: CHS Class of 2014 set loose at joyous commencement

CMS honors eighth grade academic accomplishments

Police: Ex-realtor Don Johnson faces new charges

Region: Senator pushing for action on Illinois rail congestion

Obituaries: Leigh L. Weiss II dies at 81

Services set for James Young


Thursday, June 5, 2014

Schools: Duneland School lunches to cost more; board sets textbook fees

Community: 4th Street Theater to present 'Crime and Punishment'

Environment / Community: Dunes State Park technician Mike Bucheit wins top state honor

Enjoy Jammin' with Save the Dunes music fest on Saturday

Porter County: New fines approved for heavy vehicles in county

Police: Valparaiso Police report man approached girl at school bus stop

Indiana: Coats and Donnelly demand answers on VA wait times

Environment: US hottest spots of warming are Northeast and Southwest

Class Reunion: CHS class of 1979 reunion; RSVP by June 23

Obituary: Janice Coslet dies at 74


Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Schools: CHS graduation to be outdoors Thursday

Marram School at the MAC to serve homeschooling community

Police: Innocent Liberty Township man exonerated after 10 days in jail

Portage PD: Trucker lying when he said he had been shot at on 20

Environment / Little Calumet: Public can speak out on Little Calumet River plan

Porter County: City of Valpo derails airport TIF plan backed by schools

Chesterton Park Board: Soccer tournament planned at Dogwood; donated car cruise entertainment sought

Region / History: Last meeting for WWII veterans who captured German sub U505

Region / Education: Gary School Board votes to close Lew Wallace and five other schools

Environment: EPA official says carbon rule will improve air quality

Can US eliminate invasive species by eating them?

Indiana / Environment: Watchdog rips ending Indiana energy efficiency program

Sports: Chesterton quartet named Senior Athletes of the Year (photo and story)

CHS announces 2014 Spring Sports Awards (photo and story)

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/060414 Valparaiso Community Schools Notice to Bidders.pdf


Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Duneland Schools: School board celebrates end of 2013 - 14 year; sets policy changes

Business / Economy / Steel: USS plans to idle tube operations; USW blasts US trade policies

Police: Portage PD: Trucker says he was shot at on US 20

Community: YMCA Family Fun Nights start Friday

Environment / Weather / Great Lakes: Cold temps may boost Great Lakes water levels

Region: South Shore goes high tech with mobile ticketing app

State: Indiana preschool program will not start this year

Indiana Democrat convention spurs talk of 2016 candidates

Free fishing June 7 and 8 in Indiana

Obituary: Thomas Harvey service Wednesday


Monday, June 2, 2014

Police / Emergency: Search for Chicago man in Lake Michigan off Mt Baldy unsuccessful

Coast guard ends hunt for 2 Lake Michigan boaters

ISP: Hammond man dies in crash on I94 near Gary

IDEM: Meth contaminated buildings must be tested and cleaned by professionals

State Police carry out surprise truck inspections

Lake Station police officer involved in Indiana 51 crash

Region / Business:  South Shore 20 year plan approved; next challenge to fund $1 billion cost

INDOT tells I-80/94 projects in NWI

NIPSCO seeks IURC approval to extend electric efficiency programs

Porter County: County parks to break ground for Sunset Hill Pond and Prairie restoration

Valpo asks County to consider revising plan for airport TIF; hearing Tuesday

Schools: CHS students honored at Speech and Debate Awards

Class Reunion: Class of 1977 sets reunion

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/060214 Town of Chesterton Bond Sale Notice (1).pdf


Friday, May 30, 2014

Summer arrives early: IDEM forecasts high ozone for Northwest Indiana Saturday

Schools: Duneland School Board to set 2014-15 school calendar Monday

Chesterton High School student press honored

Police: Police Valpo High School student charged in bomb threat

South Shore Line plans mock casualty exercise Saturday in Porter

Porter County: Porter County Council mulls auditor staff changes as budget reduced

Public meeting set for South Porter County park at Morgan Township High School

Porter County Parks offer summer programs

Sports: Chesterton Boys win 3 Regional Track Titles

Class Reunion: Class of 1964 reunion meeting Monday, June 2

Obituary: Alice Arlene Luke services Monday

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/053014 Porter County Commissioner Kinne.pdf

Legal Notices/053014 Porter County Plan Commission Torabi.pdf


Thursday, May 29, 2014

Porter County Council: Council to tell offices to cut budgets by 10 percent

Hospital tax abatement faces uncertain future

County Council moves toward endowment for hospital funds

Local History: A new look at the past:  Westchester Township History Museum completes upgrades

Police: Officer leaves gun inside Morgan Township school restroom

Community: Local artist Taylor Ricks' custom bike paint job to air Monday on Discovery

Jimmy Buffett concert to raise funds for digitizing drive-in movie theaters

Chesterton High School Sports: Chesterton Boys Golf finishes 3rd in DAC Meet at Brassie

Chesterton Softball falls in Sectional Semis

Portage strikes late to oust CHS from Sectional


Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Town of Chesterton: Chesterton approves $1.5 million bond issue for road improvements

Chesterton RDC still waiting for street light quotes for South Calumet district

Town of Porter: Porter prepares to give county $400,000 for trail

Porter capital fund tax hike a step closer

Duneland Schools / Chesterton High School: CHS Orchestra to perform Pops concert at Coffee Creek Friday

CHS Music Department honors standouts

Porter County Parks: Porter County parks to host public input meeting on future Sunset Hill amenities

Police: Court upholds sentence for convicted Liberty Township man

Porter PD: Hit and run driver flees after striking unoccupied building

Community: Team Patrick Relay for Life fundraiser is Saturday

Environment / Indiana: IDEM conducting water quality study across state

Sports: Bell and Loehmer earn Track and Field State Finals berths

Chesterton Softball wins Sectional opener 8-0 over Michigan City

Obituary: Donald L. Anderson service Thursday

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/052814 Indiana Alcohol Tobacco Commission June 12 Beverage Hearing.pdf

Legal Notices/052814 Porter County Board of Finance Proposals Consultant.pdf

Legal Notices/052814 Valparaiso Community Schools Notice to Bidders.pdf


Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Duneland Schools: CHS commencement to be June 5 outdoors, if weather cooperates

Four CHS speakers advance at national tournament

Community: Porter County DCS hosts dinner meeting for prospective foster parents

Police: Chesterton Police to move dispatchers to Porter PD Wednesday; expect seamless transition

Portage Police seek help in identifying rape suspect

Environment: Ash borer moves west; new pests lie in wait

Region: 2 white tiger cubs open eyes at Michigan City Zoo

Indiana: Hearings set for Healthy Indiana Plan expansion

Panel moves to settle Indiana/Michigan border

Sports: (Photo) Chesterton Boys Volleyball Team wins State Championship

Trojan Baseball wins Greyhound Invitational

CHS Softball Sectional game suspended

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/052714 Valparaiso Community Schools Bidders Reroofing.pdf


Friday, May 23, 2014

Duneland Community: Memorial Day observances planned here

Business / Steel: Steelworkers President Leo Gerard lauds WTO victory over China tariffs

Visclosky urges ITC to find Southeast Asia pressure pipe to be unfairly traded

Town of Chesterton: Utility Board mulling sewer extension to out-of-town lots at 1050N and 50W

BZA says not enough info yet for Farmers Market on Calumet

Council to hold public hearing Tuesday on $1.5M bond issue

Duneland Schools: Duneland schools honor teacher and staff retirees

Police: Boys and Girls Club confirms apparent embezzlement

Michigan man charged with OWI in Indiana 49 crash

Porter County: Commissioners seeking applicants for airport, juvenile building corp boards

Chesterton Trojan Sports: Chesterton Boys Track wins 2 Sectional Titles

Trojan Softball beats Merrillvile

Chesterton Baseball falls to Portage

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/052314 Porter County Ordinance 14-05.pdf

Legal Notices/052314 Porter County Ordinance 14-04.pdf

Legal Notices/052314 NICTD Proposals Train Control.pdf


Thursday, May 22, 2014

Local History: Westchester Township History Museum grand reopening reception Saturday

Porter County's drug problem: Taking another crack at finding solutions to the drug problem

Police: Another prison contractor charged with trafficking, this time it is heroin

Valparaiso Police say Girls and Boys Club funds evidently embezzled

Chesterton High School: International Baccalaureate graduates recognized at Senior Honors Night

Porter County: County BZA approves subdivision for new home in Jackson

County Recycling District graduates first class of Master Recyclers in Indiana

Economy: Gas prices have familiar look as summer nears

Indiana: 4 top Indiana cities see big population shifts

Indiana Pharmacy Board bans 4 more synthetic drugs

Indiana GOP debates gay marriage line for platform

Class Reunion: CHS Class of 1984 reunion July 5

Sports: CHS Girls suffer tough loss in sectional opener

Grassel and Kotso win 29th Dunes Classic


Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Porter County: Porter County Jail starts new Adult Ed program

Porter County Highway Superintendent Al Hoagland retiring after 34 years

Town of Chesterton: Stormwater board hears of high profile development projects in the pipeline

Police: Portage PD: Background of man who led officers in pursuit being investigated

Portage man charged with possession of child porn

Chesterton High School: WDSO honors outstanding participants and outgoing seniors

Environment: Indiana Dunes State Park is open; Mt. Baldy is not

Region: Look for Toll Road lane restrictions early in June

Swimming in cold Lake Michigan is deadly for two

Economy: EBay asks users to change password after breach

Sports: (Photo) Chesterton Girls win Sectional Track title

CHS Baseball beats Crown Point in 10 innings

Chesterton Boys Golf falls by one shot

Big inning dooms CHS Softball

Obituary: Martha Mae Sommers service Saturday

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/052114 Porter County Board of Finance Proposals Consultant.pdf


Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Chesterton High School: CHS Seniors honored and scholarship winners named

Community: Ride of Silence event in Chesterton for cyclists Wednesday

Quidditch tourney to benefit Porter County Animal Shelter

YMCA sets Friday Family Fun nights

Duneland Exchange Club Family Frog Hunt is May 31

Police: PCSP: Man tries to disarm officer

Semi rolls on I94 off ramp in Burns Harbor; trucker cited

Too light pick up truck causes trailer to flip on I65

CFD: No one hurt when train hits car

ISP: Lt. Terry Gose new Lowell post chief

Environment: Enbridge to begin restoring private property along pipeline rightofway

State: Indiana toxicology lab still faces long backlog

Pence pitches health plan in DC, says not Medicaid

Class Reunion: CHS Class of 1954 reunion is to be August 9

Sports: Chesterton softball shuts out LaPorte behind Sydney Cooley

Chesterton Golfers pick up 3 DAC wins

Chesterton Tennis beats LaPorte 5-0

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/052014 Town of Porter Hearing CCD Fund.pdf

Legal Notices/052014 Valparaiso Community Schools Bidders Reroofing.pdf


Monday, May 19, 2014

Porter County / Elections: Winners confirmed in official results of 2014 primary elections

Local History: Historical Society takes a look back at Duneland at dawn of 20th Century

Town of Burns Harbor: Burns Harbor announces big trash day, still looking for Old Porter Road answers

Police: NWI man gets life for molesting infant girl

Firearms and cash taken in Jackson burglary

NW Indiana boy finds gun and fatally shoots self

Indiana: Do-not-call deadline is Tuesday

Indiana Governor Pence stoking talk of White House bid

Fact check: Pence stretches truth with claims

Meth contamination turns dream home to nightmare

Semitrailer rolls on I65 today

Environment: Decaying trees may be key to mysterious dune holes

CDC: MERS virus spread in US but 2nd man not sick

Sports: CHS Baseball beats Merrillville 14-2

Chesterton Boys VB wins Semistate title

Trojan Golfers 5th at Uebele Invitational

Obituary: Katherine Ann Neumayer Kelley passes away


Friday, May 16, 2014

Town of Porter: Bud's Garden work approved at Hawthorne Park; mock South Shore disaster drill slated

Town of Chestrton: Chesterton Town Council hears pitch for historic South Shore train line to run to the Downtown

Growing Kids child care petition advances to June 19 hearing

Porter County / Elections: Clerk candidate Kozuszek says smear ad violated protective order

Porter County Government Tourism Office: Lack of quorum cancels tourism board meeting

Tourism bureau announces 2014 Porter County ROSE winners

Business / Economy: Jobless rates continue to improve statewide, in region and here

Business / Environment / Great Lakes: Coast Guard completes ice breaking on Great Lakes

Indiana: Underground fire causes power outage in South Bend during Notre Dame commencement lead up

Pence seeking altered Medicaid expansion

Indiana Governor Pence stoking talk of White House bid

Sports: CHS Boys Golf beats Michigan City and Merrillville

CHS Girls Tennis falls 3-2 to Valparaiso

Obituaries: James Sagarsee service Monday

Edith Diness Thomas service Sunday

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/051614 NICTD Proposals Train Control.pdf

Legal Notices/051614 Porter County Additional Appropriations.pdf

Legal Notices/051614 Porter County Commissioners Notice of Intent.pdf

Legal Notices/051614 Town of Chesterton Addl Approps.pdf


Thursday, May 15, 2014

Police/Fire: Vehicle fire in Arnell Kia garage causes extensive damage

Town of Burns Harbor: Burns Harbor asking for $4.8 million over two years for trail construction

Township Library: Photohoto ID library cards a step closer

Community / Family: 'Spring Out to Sunset Festival' Saturday at Sunset Hill Park

Porter County parks offer activities to enjoy this spring

Run walk at CHS Saturday in 5K fundraiser for autism outreach

Chesterton High School: Duneland celebrates Jazz at CHS All That Jazz Opus 41 Saturday

Region: Chicago area veterans hospital under scrutiny

State News: Indiana begins adopting 911texting service

Pence unveils Healthy Indiana Plan expansion

Indiana gives initial OK to new teacher license

General Assembly returns June 17 for technical day

Sports: Chesterton Boys win 3 DAC Track titles

Obituary: Edith Diness Thomas service Sunday


Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Police: Valparaiso man dies in head-on crash on Indiana 149

Porter County: Commissioners punt high speed rail funding to Council

Town of Porter: Chicken debate comes home to roost in Porter June 24

Town of Chesterton: TIF board looking to fiber-optic conduit

Chesterton looking to buy new fire engine

Business / Economy / Steel: Steelworkers President sounds warning on industry job losses

Community: Chesterton teen to represent USA in International Ballet Competition

Environment: National Bike to Work Day is Friday

NASA spots worrisome Antarctic ice sheet melt

Sports: Chesterton Baseball beats LaPorte 7-4

Chesterton Girls Track finishes 6th at DAC Meet

Obituary: Delphine Kreidler services pending


Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Duneland Community: Zachary Barnes honored with ACE Award

YMCA marks Healthy Family Week with scavenger hunt

Town of Chesterton: $1.5 million bond issue to fund paving projects in Chesterton

Chesterton Fire Chief Mike Orlich to retire Friday

Busy day for Chesterton firefighters

Town of Burns Harbor: Burns Harbor TIF board hires consultant consultant

Chesterton High School: CHS Academic Competition teams honored

All That Jazz Opus XLI Saturday

Business: Investor advisory issued on risk of virtual currencies like Bitcoin

Sports: Trojan Softball falls to Hanover Central

Trojan Tennis falls to SB St. Joe

Obituary: Casmer 'Buzz' Nagroski dies at age 98

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/051314 NICTD Railroad Track Material Bidders.pdf

Legal Notices/051314 NICTD Railroad Rail Replacement Bids.pdf


Monday, May 12, 2014

Porter County: Commissioners to consider $20K for high speed rail

Porter County GOP chair disavows smear campaign

Weather: Sunday storm looked and sounded worse than it was

Health: Officials announce 2nd US case of MERS

Hospital workers exposed to MERS to return to work in Lake County

Police: Mark Cherry is Fugitive of the Week

Education / Indiana: Voters pass record rate of tax hikes for schools

State and ISTEP vendor negotiating over 2013 glitch

Common Application makes changes after tough year

Sports: Chesterton Golf beats Portage and LaPorte

Trojan Girls Tennis beats Highland 5-0

CHS Boys finish 3rd at Valparaiso Relays

Obituaries: Services set for John Matta Sr.

Services set for Charles Davis


Legal Notices/051214 Porter County BZA Jones.pdf

Legal Notices/051214 Porter County BZA Wilczynski.pdf

Legal Notices/051214 Porter County Plan Fliege.pdf

Legal Notices/051214 Porter County Plan Joros.pdf

Legal Notices/051214 Town of Porter Dune Forest Trail Stormwater.pdf


Friday, May 9, 2014

Police: Chesterton and Porter PDs to merge dispatch and investigations on May 28

Man who did time in Chesterton case gets 40 years for Dunes manslaughter

Chesterton High School: CHS Supermileage Club takes 1st in competition

Business: ArcelorMittal cuts 1Q net loss to $205M

USPS had $1.9 billion quarterly loss

Health insurers just say no to marijuana coverage

Township Library: Library seeks to broaden reach by providing more services

Sports: Chesterton Baseball beats Michigan City

CHS softball team beats Michigan City 8-3

Trojan Golfers split in triangular match

CHS Tennis falls at Michigan City

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/050914 Town of Porter Hearing CCD Fund.pdf


Thursday, May 8, 2014

Porter County: Election over, Porter County officials resume squabbling

Community: 'Stamp Out Hunger' postal food drive set for Saturday

Indiana: Judge says Indiana BMV wrongly pulled '0INK' plate

Bomb squad blows up package at Purdue campus

Police: Police to blitz roads starting Friday, better buckle up

DNR: Professional hunting guide charged with theft and criminal trespass

Man, 90, gets 3 year prison sentence for drugs

Environment / Health: Feds issue emergency order on crude oil trains

Saudi Arabia reports 5 more MERS deaths

Sports: Chesterton baseball team beats Valparaiso

Chesterton softball team beats Valparaiso

Trojan Girls Tennis beats Lake Central

Valparaiso University building new track

Obituary: Larry Hardaway service Saturday


Wednesday, May 7, 2014

2014 Porter County

Primary Election Results

Primary Election Results: Jim Biggs fends off Kyle Yelton challenge by 11 votes

Jeff Good ousts Nancy Adams in County Commissioner race

Voter turnout low without competitive Democrat race

Reynolds beats Lush for Democrat Sheriff nod

Indiana Primary Elections Results: Visclosky facing familiar foe in reelection bid

All 9 Indiana US House members win primaries

GOP supermajorities the fall question in Indiana

Town of Chesterton: Rebuilding Together projects win kudos from Park Board

Class Reunion: 1974 Reunion seeking classmates

Sports: CHS Boys Golf beats Valparaiso

Trojan Tennis beats Merrillville

Chesterton Girls Track splits DAC pair

CHS Boys Track falls in DAC double dual

Obituary: Rita Schallon dies at age 91


Tuesday, May 6, 2014


Blast from

the past


Duneland Schools: Breathalyzer and bullying policies added to Duneland handbooks

School board ready for hospital abatement to be resolved

Business / Environment: Federal report says global warming disrupting lives and costing money in the US

Environment / Great Lakes: Climate report predicts more extremes in Midwest

Business / Steel: US Steel cutting jobs in new corporate strategy

Business / Labor / Steel: United Steelworkers remembers its late president

Environment: The steelhead trout are running in record numbers this spring

SS Badger gets new system to reduce coal ash dumped in Lake Michigan

Region: Gary National Guard gets two new helicopters

State: Indiana student database draws privacy fears

Sports: CHS Baseball falls 7-2 at Lake Central

Trojan Softball falls to LC in extra innings

CHS Tennis falls to Crown Point

Obituary: Thomas C. Hall dies at age 81

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/050614 NICTD Railroad Rail Replacement Bids.pdf

Legal Notices/050614 NICTD Railroad Track Material Bidders.pdf

Legal Notices/050614 Porter County Educational Services Notice of Record Destruction.pdf


Headlines for Monday, May 5, 2014

Business / Economy: OUCC to water company: Don't raise rates, lower them

Region / Health: 1st US MERS patient could leave hospital soon

Business / Environment: Ice forces freighters to park in Lake Huron

Police: Smash and grab burglar targets TNT Gaming in the Downtown

Sports: Trojan girls track team 2nd at Munster Invitational

CHS Boys Golf finishes 8th at Wawasee Invite

Chesterton Baseball falls to Hobart 10-5

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/050514 Porter County Educational Services Notice of Record Destruction.pdf

Legal Notices/050514 Town of Porter Dune Forest Trail Stormwater.pdf


Headlines for Friday, May 2, 2014

Porter County: NIHPA asked to expand role at Sunset Hill Farm Park; BrinckaCross trails advance

Treasurer says spring property tax bills due Monday, May 12

Indiana: Breaking News: CDC confirms first US case of MERS virus is in Munster hospital

Indiana court Bloggers rants not free speech

Indiana No Child education waiver at risk

Indiana signups lag for federal health care law

Indiana State Prison kitchen goes kosher

Business: Brutal winter reflected in NiSource 1Q gas sales

Sports: Roeske and Chesterton Baseball tops Portage

Home runs doom Trojans against Portage

CHS Boys Golf falls in DAC triangular

Obituary: Arthur Grimes service Sunday

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/050214 Porter County Educational Services Notice of Record Destruction.pdf


Thursday, May 1, 2014

Business: IURC okays NIPSCO's $713M plan to upgrade gas infrastructure

Environment / Community: Celebrate Migratory Bird Day on May 10 at Dunes State Park with avian activities

Get some spring in your step this May at Dunes State Park

Porter County Parks offers art workshops, outdoor family activities

Register now for Indiana Dunes kids summer camps

Elections: Indiana residents can vote early until noon Monday

BMVs extending hours for voters needing photo IDs

Indiana: IU Bloomington and Vincennes U face federal scrutiny over sex abuse policies

Ethics panel Overhaul needed after Turner actions

Indiana forms coalition to fight public corruption

Indiana and CDC push for more infant vaccinations

Police: ISP: May is Motorcycle Safety Month

ISP: Be alert for slow moving farm machines

Twelve tons of Rx drugs collected in Take Back

Class Reunion: Class of 1964 50th reunion meeting

Sports: State Park Little League Pitch, hit, run competition

Trojan Softball falls to Crown Point

Obituary: Charles Bradach dies at age 91

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/050114 IDEM Notice 30 Day Period Arcelor Mittal.pdf



Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Police: CPD seeks driver who hit girl walking to school along 1100N

DNR Tries to smuggle contraband to work-release inmate at Dunes State Park

Portage Police 12 lbs of marijuana found in vehicle

Portage woman pleads guilty in fatal hit-and-run

Town of Chesterton: Town Utility seeks to extend sewer service to Fox Chase Farms

TIF board eyeing paving work for 2014 season

Town Council approves temporary handicapped parking space on 8th St

Business / Region: US Steel posts 1Q profit of $52 million

NiSource posts 1Q profit of $266 million

Indiana: Ethically-challenged ex-official won't face prosecution

Another Indiana district drops online ISTEP

Environment / Lake Michigan: Officials seek assurances on 61-year-old pipeline under lake

Sports: Billy Biehl sets school record in 800 as CHS boys fall to Crown Point

Chesterton Girls Track stays undefeated

Obituaries: Services Saturday for Lawrence 'Larry' Cline

Joseph Lee Wood service Saturday, May 3


Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Town of Chesterton: Town Council mulls $1.5 million bond issue for roadwork

Town Council raises police retirement age to 65

Chesterton leaf collection done, brush next

Police / Traffic: Photo: Double wide blocks I-94 today

I-94 crash congests traffic near Portage

Trucker cited in I-65 crash

Courts: Realtor Donald Johnson pleads not guilty to charges

Ghost employment charges against Gary PD officer dismissed

Indiana / Education: Some schools switch from online to paper tests in latest ISTEP snafu

State approves Common Core replacement school standards

Region: Amtrak sets experiment to let pets on trains

Environment: Asian carp rebranded in Minnesota Senate

Politics: Libertarians select NW Indiana man as nominee

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/042914 IURC Cause No 44475.pdf


Monday, April 28, 2014

Region / Business: Fox Chase Farms sewer rate could spike by 50 percent in emergency IURC case

Region / Education: Names suggested for unified NWI Purdue campuses

Region / Health: HealthLinc in Valparaiso awarded $1.3M grant

Environment / Great Lakes: Great Lakes meeting takes aim at invasive species

Lake Superior ice causes shipping delays

Business: 1st Source Bank reports solid first quarter

Police: Latex tanker rolls in Travel America lot

Donald Bufford is Fugitive of the Week

Sports: CHS Softball beats Merrillville, sweeps doubleheader from SB Washington

Trojan Baseball beats Pirates, falls at Griffith

Trojan Girls edge Valpo at West Lafayette

CHS Boys 3rd at West Lafayette


Friday, April 25, 2014

Environment / Indiana Dunes: NPS says Mt Baldy to remain closed as research on holes in dune continues

Town of Burns Harbor: Flush with new money, Burns Harbor eyes consultants, unified US 20 plan

Police: Court upholds McCowan murder conviction

Elliott McCowan files for Chapter 13 bankruptcy

Education: Jenna Sink named National Merit Scholar

Chesterton High School: CHS Prom royalty candidates announced

Public Health: Measles off to a fast start; decline in vaccinations blamed

Elections: BMV extends hours for voters needing photo IDs

Steelworkers Local 6787 endorses Porter and Moseley in state rep races

Sports: Excise officers arrest two Indiana University basketball players

Chesterton Boys Lacrosse splits a pair of games

Chesterton Tennis beats Portage 4-1

CHS Boys Golf ties Munster at 171

Obituary: Lynne Proper dies at age 70; service Tuesday


Thursday, April 24, 2014

Schools / Indiana: New ISTEP glitches worry some Indiana schools

Schools: Discovery School seeks to collect unpaid fees from parents

Bailly PTO donates to school to improve technology

Police / Fire: Smoke got in your eyes on Wednesday

Semi rolls and blocks Toll Road ramp

Valpo man faces gun charge at NJ airport

Community: Stewardship Saturdays kick off with Rebuilding Together Duneland and Arbor Day

Business / Porter County: New Porter hospital CEO stakes out position on assessment at Chamber

Sports: Chesterton Softball falls 3-2 at LaPorte

Chesterton Girls Tennis falls 3-2

Late errors doom CHS Baseball against LaPorte

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/Valparaiso Community Schools 2013 Annual Performance Report 042414.pdf


Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Town of Chesterton: Chesterton Utility intervening against water company rate hike

Porter County: Hospital to get property tax bill; abatement questions remain

Biggs wants hospital abatement tossed

Council says no again to Auditor restructuring and raises

Early voting off to slow start in Porter County

Town of Porter: Porter proposes more fence rules; volunteers needed for town cleanup

Police: ISP: Two charged with robbing Internet friend

Semi rolls over blocking Toll Road ramp today

Business: Horizon Bancorp posts lower earnings in 1Q

Sports: Late rally lifts Trojan Softball to 9-3 win

Chesterton girls track team wins twice in DAC duals

CHS Boys fall to Portage and Merrillville

Obituary: Nita Carter services Saturday

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/042314 Indiana Alcohol Tobacco Commission Hearing May 8.pdf

Legal Notices/042314 Valparaiso Redevelopment Commission Airport Business.pdf


Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Porter County: Finance reports reveal who is backing who in primary election campaigns

County government takes $2 million hit from property tax caps

Town of Chesterton: Town hires consultant to design unified graphic look for stormwater education

Police / Region: Police: Man killed wife outside NWI school

Business / Steel: US rules against Mexico and Turkey in steel dispute

Coast Guard finishes lower Great Lakes icebreaking

State: Indiana panel approves new school standards

INDOT: Roadsides to be tidied up in April

Sports: Chesterton Softball beats Michigan City 4-3

Trojan Baseball falls to Michigan City 9-7

Obituaries: John Beschinski services Friday

Services pending for Larry Cline

Walter Muncie dies at age 83

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/042214 Indiana Dunes State Park Fireworks Notice.pdf

Legal Notices/042214 Porter Township Volunteer Fire Department Equipment Financing.pdf


Monday, April 21, 2014

Porter County: Hospital abatement discussion back on Porter County Council agenda

Business / Economy: Jobless rates down statewide and here

RDA approves $3.3M for job creation incentives

Police: Local man charged with receiving stolen property

Neck tattoo leads to identity deception charge

CPD: Heroin syringes paraphernalia recovered after traffic stop on I-94

ISP: Next unwanted Rx drop off on April 26

Indiana: Judge: Indiana hasn't given valid reason for gay marriage ban

Duneland Schools: CHS honor rolls for 3rd grading period

Chesterton Middle School Honor Rolls

Duneland Intermediate Schools third quarter Honor Rolls

Sports: Trojan Boys win 5 events at CHS Relays

Chesterton Girls win 5 events at CHS Relays

Obituary: John Szabo dies at age 84

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/042114 Porter County Highway Bids Diesel Wheel Loaders.pdf

Legal Notices/042114 IDEM 30 Day Period Tanco Terminals.pdf


Friday, April 18, 2014

Town of Chesterton / Police: Police Commission: Raise mandatory retirement age to 65

Police Commission endorses creation of handicapped parking space on 8th Street

Town of Chesterton: Town planners OK Stone Meadows project; developer wants each home to be different

Porter County: Porter hospital appeals assessment to state tax board

Proposal would use historic South Shore cars for trolley system

Airport TIF amended by RDC to further protect schools

Porter County parks offer classes and outdoor activities

Chesterton High School: 51 CHS students receive academic rings

CHS Academic Night honors students from four grades

Business / Lake Michigan: Port at Burns Harbor opens salty season; first ships carry foreign steel

Environment / Science: Science research at National Lakeshore to be presented to public at May 3 event

Region / Environment: Groups sue to stop Illiana Tollway

Chesterton High School Sports: Chesterton Softball beats Valparaiso 8-1

CHS Girls Track beats Valpo and Michigan City

Chesterton rally comes up short against Valpo

Trojan Boys Track drops DAC openers

Obituary: Thomas Schultz service Saturday


Thursday, April 17, 2014

Community: Local Churches plan Good Friday and Easter services

Education / State: Indiana reading test results steady from last year

Proposed Indiana school standards get mixed reviews (Updated and expanded)

Indiana faces deadline on new education standards

Schools: CHS Concert Band brings home ISSMA Gold

Police / FBI / Region: Lake Station mayor pleads not guilty to federal fraud charges

Porter County: Snowy winter $1.8 million price tag for Porter County

Environment: Study examines deaths of trout that eat alewife

Sports: Trojan Softball gets first DAC win over Lake Central

Late rally lifts Chesterton over Lake Central

Four CHS Wrestlers compete nationally

No. 3 Chesterton Boys Volleyball goes 4-0

CHS Boys Golf opens season with two wins

Obituaries: Services Saturday for Clayton Harris

Julia Volkman service Saturday

Thomas Ruhe dies at age 80


Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Town of Chesterton: Council favorable to wetland bird sanctuary off 11th Street

Child care center and 25-lot subdivision on Chesterton plan agenda

It's all about the trees in Chesterton

Porter County: From Chicago to Ohio: County asked to get on board with high speed rail

Third jail pod nearly ready to roll; Commissioners OK plumbing equipment

911 dispatchers honored for years of service

Police: Craig's List scam reported

Gary teen waived into adult court in South Haven robbery

Indiana: Leaders await decision on Indiana Medicaid expansion

CHS Reunions: CHS Trojan Guard reunion scheduled for July 5

Sports: Boys Golf tees off season today at Sand Creek

Obituaries: Thomas Michelsen service Thursday

Barbara Piper services Thursday

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/041614 Valparaiso Redevelopment Commission Airport Business.pdf


Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Schools: Chesterton High School, Jackson Elementary and St. Patrick named 4 star schools by state

Duneland School Board: Yost teachers tout new ways to learn

Town of Chesterton: Council okays townhomes in Tamarack Plaza PUD

Apply for open seat on Police Commission

CPD tagging abandoned vehicles

Political signs found in rights-of-way will be seized

Spring Cleanup to be extended into next week

Police: (Updated and Corrected) Rensselaer doctor and two children die in I-65 crash Monday

Duneland school bus slides into 1050N ditch, no one injured

CPD; Locked game case jimmied at Kmart in theft

Obituary: Larry Valpatic services Thursday

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/041514 Duneland School Corporation 2013 Annual Performance Report.pdf

Legal Notices/041514 IDNR Business Opportunity.pdf


Monday, April 14, 2014

Indiana: Study finds Indiana residents paying more in state and local taxes

Teachers and parents debate how much to test students

Township Library: Outdoor concerts and movies, anyone? WPL lists music, films for summer

Town of Burns Harbor: Burns Harbor welcomes donation of Corps flag to honor the late Warren Boo

Police: 2nd autopsy matches results for death of Michigan doctor here

NWI doctor sentenced to one year in federal tax case

ISP: Portage man found in possession of child porn

Region: Gary hotel demolition to begin soon

Sports: Chesterton Girls Tennis wins season opener 3-2

Trojan Baseball goes 2-1 in Lafayette

CHS Softball finishes 1-2 at Pendleton Heights

29th Annual Dunes Classic Golf Tournament coming

RailCats host open tryout on April 30

Obituary: Gayle Ponda services Tuesday

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/041414 Town of Chesterton Streamlined Mercury Variance.pdf

Legal Notices/041414 Porter County Highway Bids Diesel Wheel Loaders.pdf

Legal Notices/041414 IDNR Business Opportunity.pdf


Friday, April 11, 2014

Porter County: On time: Porter County property tax bills are in the mail

How to pay property tax bill

County seeking poll workers for Election Day

Township Library: Library taps Census and other data to chart long range plans; WPL photo ID coming

Police: ISP: Know the signs of hazardous meth lab garbage

PCSP Patrolman Rollie Sanders retires

Business: Horizon Bank not Heartbleed vulnerable

Environment: Asian carp could be rebranded as cuisine

Cyclists paddlers and planners to create multimodal trail around Great Lakes

Indiana: Judge rules Indiana must recognize 1 gay couple's marriage

Indiana University hiking minimum wage rate to $8.25 hour

Sports: Chesterton Girls Track blasts Highland 124-8

Trojan Boys Track beats Highland 112-20

Girls Tennis opens in West Lafayette

Walks and hit batters sink Chesterton in loss

CHS offense struggles again at Portage

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/041114 IDNR Business Opportunity.pdf

Legal Notices/041114 Porter County Additional Appropriations.pdf


Thursday, April 10, 2014

Town of Burns Harbor: Burns Harbor mulls best fix for Old Porter Road; two citizens named to five person RDC

Porter County: Cell tower approved at former ski resort site in Liberty Township

Indiana: Regulators seek public input on energy efficiency

Camel among animals seized from Indianapolis site

Central Indiana glass plant to pay record safety penalty

Indiana Board of Education cancels May transition test

State school board members say teacher ratings unfair

Police: Trooper at ISP Lowell post recognized for khat bust

State Police praise regional dispatchers

Business: ArcelorMittal shares PACE Award

Sports: CHS Boys Track moves outdoors starting tonight

CHS girls Track team ventures outdoors

Chesterton Baseball beats EC Central 15-5

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/041014 IDNR Business Opportunity.pdf


Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Police / Porter County: FBI looking at 2013 County Expo Center payroll info

Porter County / Elections: Election Board splits to reject cutting poll workers

Hearing to be set for Kozuszek election complaint against Martin

Police: Lake Charles body identified as missing Michigan woman

ISP: Hazmat spill at Chesterton toll plaza

ISP: Trucker was driving under influence of cocaine

PCSP: Two charged with theft of scrap

Business / Region: Tell IURC what you think of proposed 17 percent water rate hike Thursday in Gary

Town of Porter: Porter town officials prepare to lose it all for charity

Porter users get full summer sewer break; council donates for July 2 lakefront fireworks display

Environment: Park Service announces six prescribed burns this spring

Lake Michigan: Wreck of old boat revealed on Lake Michigan beach

Sports: CHS Softball drops DAC opener

Obituary: James McGrogan service April 15


Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Schools / Community: Kindergarten Roundup in Duneland Schools this week

Police / Community: Coroner says Dr James McGrogan died in accidental fall

Porter County / Elections: Three vie for GOP County Commissioner nod

Democrats have choice in Porter County Sheriff race

Absentee voting starts today for May primary

Town of Chesterton / Community: Chesterton Spring Cleanup Week April 14-18

Business / Great Lakes: Crews keep up work to clear Great Lakes ice after ore shortage at US Steel Gary Works

Business: Coats votes against emergency extension of unemployment benefits

Call 811 before you dig; it is the law

State: Indiana to pay more for low income child care

Sports: CHS Baseball wins season opener 15-0

Obituaries: Service pending for James McGrogan

Alvin 'Dale' Johnson services Wednesday


Monday, April 7, 2014

Steel / Region / Great Lakes: USS Gary Works gets ore delivery on Sunday as lake ice hinders shipping

Police: Body recovered from Lake Charles may be missing Michigan woman

Murder charge in death of Kouts man

Georgia man gets 13 years in prison in huge ID theft conspiracy

Boy turns self in after SH robbery photos released

Semi burns on Toll Road near Michigan City today

ISP: Hobart motorist rolls pickup on I94 near Portage

Martin Castro is the Fugitive of the Week

Traffic / Region: Work Zone Awareness Week as road construction season begins

Indiana: Report says Indiana child death investigations still lag

Alleged Indianapolis brain thief faces new charges

Class Reunion: Rogers and Elston Classes of 1994 plan reunion

Sports: Defending DAC champion Trojans start season tonight

Chesterton Softball picks up first win

Obituary: Merrily D. Askey dies at age 51

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/040714 Porter Co BZA Victory Christian Academy.pdf

Legal Notices/040714 Porter Co BZA Shragal.pdf

Legal Notices/040714 Porter Co BZA Lindley.pdf

Legal Notices/040714 Porter Co BZA Comtineo.pdf


Friday, April 4, 2014

Porter County: Kankakee River gift may create new county park

Parks building the case for farm animal program at Sunset Hill park

Police: Dr. James McGrogan found dead in Colorado Rockies

Kouts man hit by three bullets in fatal shooting

ISP: Charges filed in Toll Road plaza theft spree

VPD: Zao Island entered at night foot pursuit ensues

ISP: Hobart man injured in accident on I94 in Lake

Porter County  / Elections: Biggs and Yelton vie for GOP nomination to County Council to represent Duneland

Porter County: County Jail third pod opening bumped to May; Sheriff seeking officers

Local History: Porter County Museum exhibit story of ladies who made history

Indiana: Pence Indiana to expand I-65 with new road funds

Business / Environment: ArcelorMittal dedicates EC dunes restoration site

Obituary: Awni Tony Shubair dies at age 76


Thursday, April 3, 2014

Police: Valpo man held in shooting death

Finder of lost wallet puts $1,000 on credit card, fast

Chesterton man charged with Richter St. burglary

Sheriff named in inmate death suit

Chesterton High School: CHS BPA students win top awards in State contest

CHS students help make a difference in Guatemala

Community: Porter County Parks to host variety of programs in April

Rebuilding Together Duneland volunteer deadline is April 10

Business: ArcelorMittal named a GM Supplier of the Year

Porter County: Snyder announces wrapup of 2013 assessment appeals

Region: Gary official sentenced

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/040314 Porter County Redev Comm Hearing on Resolution.pdf


Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Police: Info still sketchy on Valpo shooting death today

Man who did time in Chesterton case pleads to killing woman in Gary Dunes

Teen would avoid jail in hit-and-run death plea deal

High winds and illegal burns causing brush fires in Porter

Police getting more reports of rent-to-own scam

Town of Chesterton: Busy summer shaping up for Thomas Park; events approved

Porter County: Commissioners hear plan to help startup companies

Environment: Osprey nesting platforms raised at Indiana Dunes State Park

Traffic: Indiana 49 at bridge over Kankakee River to close

Indiana: Voter Registration deadline April 7

Indiana Historical Society Audubon works sell for $3.7M

Sports: CHS softball team hits 7 home runs on opening day, loses to Hobart

Class Reunion: Class of 1964 reunion meeting Monday April 7

Obituaries: George Harvil dies at age 90

Mary E. Coffey service set for Saturday April 12

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/040214 Porter County Highway Dept Bids Bituminous Material.pdf


Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Community / Local History: Tribune marks 130 years as community newspaper

Police: Court upholds 20 year sentence of man who dragged Sheri Jania to her death

PCSP says Liberty man was driving drunk when he hit skateboarders

PCSP officer saves dog from drowning

Chesterton Police seek hit and run driver

Town of Chesterton: Please do not sweep polluted road and driveway grit into drains

Indiana: Fight against Common Core not over in Indiana

Deadline brings crush of Indiana health coverage applicants

Sports: Trojan Softball starts season with offensive question mark

Class Reunions: CHS Class of 1994 plans reunion for June 20 and 21

Obituaries: Frank Sessa services Thursday

Bobbie Sue Hamill dies at age 56

Julie Volkman dies at age 71


Monday, March 31, 2014

Region: NICTD backs West Lake expansion in Lake County

Union: CTA crash engineer worked 69 hours in 7 days

Police: State Excise Police raid Michigan City bar

ISP investigates ID theft

Maroon haired man sought in South Haven armed robbery

Joshua Flores Fugitive of Week

Environment / Lake Michigan: No more oil found near Indiana refinery spill

Economy: Jobless rate dips in February statewide but rises here in NWI

Indiana: Schools get 3 year reprieve on transportation cuts

Acid tank explosion injures 9 at Indiana plant

Deadline brings crush of Indiana health coverage applicants

Sports: MC Marquette wins 1A State Basketball Title

Local kids finish up IYHL hockey season

Obituary: Former Chesterton leader Frank Sessa dies at age 72

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/033114 NICTD Invitation for Bid Wickliffe Subdivision.pdf


Friday, March 28, 2014

Police / Community /Teens: Dr. Mann Spitler urges parents to face the 'Beast of Addiction'

Reasons cited by teens for drug abuse

Signs and symptoms of drug abuse

Solid parenting reduces drug abuse risks

Heroin deaths up 78 percent in 2013 in Porter County

Police / Community: PCSP: Sgt Jeremy Chavez saves life of another infant

Police / Region: FBI raids NW Indiana township trustee office

Environment: Local Izaak Walton League backs new water protections

Indiana: Pence allows Indiana energy efficiency program to die


Thursday, March 27, 2014

Police: Valpo man accused of bilking woman then stalking her

ISP: Man dies from crash injuries after pursuit

Man crashes into Liberty Township detention pond

Business / Labor / Steel: USW International confirms Millsap's victory in election for District 7 Director

IOSHA fines Gary company $3,500 for mill accident in which Valpo man died

Environment / Business / Lake Michigan:

BP raises estimate of Lake Michigan oil spill

Durbin and Kirk want to talk to BP about oil spill

Indiana: Pence approves guns in school parking lots

Pence signing Indiana preschool and road money bills

Pence signs adoption and veterans measures

Porter County: Porter County Recorder: Safe document storage should be part of home disaster plan

Obituaries: Emilie Pawloski dies at age 76

Louise Jannelle service Saturday


Wednesday, March 26, 2014

UPDATE: Environment / Lake Michigan / Business: Coast Guard says BP reports 9 to 18 barrels of oil spilled into Lake Michigan

Business / Steel / Region: Indiana Harbor Steelworker dies of scald injuries from February accident

Company to appeal proposed Indiana fine in mill death

WTO rules China violates rare earth trade rules

USW praises rare earth trade ruling

Soo Locks open Great Lakes shipping season starts

Region / Business: Visclosky promotes expansion of South Shore in comments to Steel Caucus

Nation / Economy: Millions could get extra time for health sign ups

Region: NTSB says train operator asleep before Chicago crash

UPDATE: Science: Newfound pink world lurks at solar system fringes

Town of Porter: Porter to extend break on summer outdoor watering

Land snag adds $10,000 to Porter Brickyard cost

Town of Chesterton: Town Council hears petition for mobile fashion truck

Police / Fire: CFD: Hot fireplace ash starts brush fire

Indiana / Politics: Election map aids Indiana GOP grip on House seats

UPDATE: Sports: College athletes can unionize, federal agency says

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/032614 Indiana Alcohol Tobacco Commission April 10 Bev Permit Hearing.pdf

Legal Notices/032614 Porter County Highway Dept Bids Bituminous Material.pdf


Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Environment / Lake Michigan: Updated: EPA: Oil spill affected half-mile of Lake Michigan

Porter County / Police: FBI returns to county to download computer files

Region: Emergency break failed to stop Chicago train

Town of Chesterton: Town seeks owner of tree-damaged house at 3rd Street and Porter Ave

April 11 Joanne Lewis Day in town

Police: ISP: Ohio man dies in I65 crash in Jasper

Portage PD warns of phony check scam

ISP: Trucker charged with possession of marijuana

Local man charged with child molesting

Environment / Lake Michigan: Algae could provide weapon against zebra mussels

Environment / Weather: Weather models suggest chilly April for Indiana

Business: Maura Durham named top staffer at Duneland Chamber

Indiana: Orangutans escape new Indianapolis Zoo enclosure

Pence signs Indiana business tax cuts into law

Class Reunion: CHS Class of 1974 organizing 40th reunion

Sports: Chesterton boys volleyball No. 3 in state Rankings

Obituaries: Michael Kolic services Thursday

Ervin McBride services Thursday

Ruth Burns service Wednesday

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/032514 IDEM 30 Day Period Rexam Beverage Co.pdf


Monday, March 24, 2014

Porter County: Kozuszek vs. Martin: Ballot room keys turned over to maintenance head

County political parties in standoff over early voting in Valpo

Shelf ice sparks winter tourism here

Police / Fire: Two pets perish in house fire on 14th Street

ISP: Gary police officer injured in crash on I-80/94

Environment / Weather: Major climate report says warming is big risk for humans

UN: 2013 extreme weather events due to warming Earth

DNR worker at Willow Slough saves anglers after ice breaks

Region: Train derails at Chicago airport

Transit Police say boy tried to set South Shore train seat on fire

Education / State: Indiana withdrawing from Common Core standards

Common Core debate pits conservatives against Republicans and business

Business / Great Lakes / Weather: Lake Superior Ice slows shipping season start

Chesterton High School Sports: Brandi Tuzinski 4th at Gymnastics State Finals

Obituary: Margaret Peggy Youngren dies at age 59

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/032414 NICTD Invitation for Bid Wickliffe Subdivision.pdf


Friday, March 21, 2014

Porter County / Police: FBI seeks computer info in latest visit to Porter County government

Town of Chesterton: Temporary trail closing clears way for 4-lane bridge to Urschel plant

LEL Gateway extension will replace paving bricks

Urschel bringing thriving business to Chesterton

Duneland Schools: Schools to make up March 12 snow day on Saturday, April 5

CHS students do well in radio competition

Police: VPD: Two charged with thefts of catalytic converters

ISP: CP man hurt in crash on I65 in Lake County

Weather: Drought and moderate flooding predicted for spring

Indiana / Environment / Business: Big businesses fight to save Indiana energy efficiency program

Sports: Chesterton High School honors Winter Sports Athletes


Thursday, March 20, 2014

Community: Prayer vigil for Dr. James McGrogan tonight at St. Patrick Church

Boys and Girls Clubs of Porter County kick off 'It Just Takes One campaign'

Duneland Schools: Aki Tsugawa Best of Indiana language teacher

CHS Show Choirs shine in season final

Porter County / Chesterton: Drainage board tables LEL request for ponds

Police: Chesterton Police no longer processing fingerprints for state handgun permit applications

Two troopers at Lowell Post promoted to corporal

Local History / Library / Community: Township History Museum to open new exhibit space

Environment / Great Lakes: Senators want faster action on stopping Asian carp

Region: Lincoln Park Zoo tells penguin and polar bear plans

Obituary: Private service for Alberta Houle


Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Community: Search and rescue for Dr. James McGrogan halted after storm

Prayer vigil for Dr. James McGrogan Thursday at St. Patrick Church

Porter County: Commissioners approve airport area TIF district

Tension at the top: He said, he said continues in county government

Commissioners ask Election Board to reconsider Valpo early voting location

Porter County Commissioners vote to join shared ethics commission

Police: CPD: Realtor accused of rent-to-own on homes later foreclosed

State Police continue to target overweight semi trucks

Town of Chesterton: Clean water message now in South Shore train cars

Indiana: Pence signs measures but big items await decisions

Vote on new education standards delayed

Obituaries: Harold 'Glenn' Wiles service Saturday

Brad Iler dies at age 59

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/Duneland School Corporation Roof Restoration 031914.pdf


Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Business / Police: Former realtor Don Johnson charged with 14 felonies

Johnson real estate license revoked in 2012

Business / Economy / Region: Public input meetings on proposed 17 percent water rate hike scheduled

Chesterton High School: CHS Speech team places 3rd at IHSFA State tourney

Indiana: New site for sharing Hoosier stories launches

Science: Big asteroid will eclipse bright star early Thursday

Frozen for 1600 years, Antarctic moss revived

Obituaries: Dr. Frederick D. Hoham, III dies at age 87

Marilyn Ahrendt services Thursday


Monday, March 17, 2014

Porter County: Biggs urges closer look at hospital agreement with Sanders Trust

Chesterton early voting retained; Valpo dropped

Police: Armed man invades home in Valparaiso

Griffith businessman gets probation for illegally discharging pollutants into drain

Tommie Lee Smith is Fugitive of the Week

Sports: Tuzinski advances to gymnastics State Finals

Community: Shoot Hoops Not Drugs with police and firefighters at Duneland YMCA

Economy: State jobless rate down; data mixed in region

Dripping faucet? Its Fix a Leak Week

Obituary: Mark H. Murray service Tuesday

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/031714 Tab Rate Chart for the year 2013 payable 2014.pdf


Friday, March 14, 2014

Porter County: Hospital appeal denied; assessment $244.5 million

Duneland Resale wins tax exemption

Police: CPD closes 49 intersections to allow town to clean INDOT snowy signals

Police: Don't celebrate St. Pats dead or in jail

Indiana: Chesterton couple joins suit against ban on gay marriage

Three new suits target Indiana gay marriage ban

Lawmakers end session and head home

Lawmakers question Ball State curbs on teaching creationism in science class

Town of Burns Harbor: Burns Harbor Town Council sees green infrastructure plan

Business / Community: Energy shutoff moratorium ends Saturday; energy assistance available

Environment / Lake Michigan: Obama signs Sleeping Bear Dunes wilderness bill

Obituaries: Celebration of Life Sunday for Robert Barthel

John Skolak services Tuesday

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/NICTD Railroad Rail and Rubber Railseal Bidders 031414.pdf


Thursday, March 13, 2014

Police: CPD: INDOT's snow covered traffic signals on Indiana 49 behind two crashes

ISP and CPD Sobriety check point on tap for Saint Patrick Day evening

Porter County: Kozuszek accuses Martin of politics after locks changed at voters office

Meeting minutes: Hospital told County Council about medical office building

Pipeline contractor paid $10K for off duty police squad car fuel use

Porter County reviews investment options for hospital proceeds

Town of Burns Harbor: Addition to Burns Harbor fire station proposed

Burns Harbor seeks citizens to serve on TIF board

Business / Labor: USW: US-South Korea trade pact a failure

Indiana Legislature: Indiana lawmakers reach deals on roads and preschool

Indiana lawmakers pass package of business tax cuts

Sentencing overhaul passes Indiana Legislature

New lawsuit challenges Indiana gay marriage ban

Obituaries: Christina Hill services Friday

Kenneth 'Pop' Bryan dies at age 104


Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Weather: More snow courtesy of the forever winter

After thaw snow returns to Midwest and Northeast

Lake Michigan ice cover breaks 37 year record

Town of Porter: Porter looking at ways to mitigate budget cuts

Police: CPD: Two injured, trucker cited in Indiana 49 accident

Schools: CHS Jazz Band wins Gold at ISSMA Jazz Festival

Region: NIRPC inviting public comment on West Lake extension environmental study

Indiana: Lawmakers seek to remove Indiana from Common Core

Indiana recycling bill heads to governor

Business / Community: Applications for Chamber Facade Grant Program due by April 25

Environment: Asian carp eggs found in upper Mississippi

Obituaries: Joan Erichsen services Friday

Mary Francis Hendrickson service Wednesday

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/Duneland School Corporation Roof Restoration 031214.pdf


Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Porter County / Police: FBI eyeing building permits for Porter hospital office building

Porter County / Elections: County Clerk says Porter County would save on printing using e-poll books in election

Town of Chesterton: Town Council approves sign variances for Culver's at Coffee Creek Center

Utility: Water company shutting off customers' water mistakenly

Chesterton Clerk-Treasurerís Office to relocate to 1490 Broadway

Police: ISP: Portable scales used to ID overweight trucks

Two charged with selling heroin near school property

Business: Duneland Chamber Board voices support for Lake County South Shore line expansion

Environment: Study: Grass carp latest danger to the Great Lakes

Indiana: Your tax dollars at work: State defends tourism slogan 'Honest to Goodness'

Indiana House leader says tax and preschool deals near

Gay married couples could pay more for tax filings in Indiana

Insurance enrollment jumps 36 percent in Indiana

Obituaries: Arianna Golday celebration of life Saturday

Mary Francis Hendrickson service Wednesday


Monday, March 10, 2014

Porter County: Council and Commissioners to discuss use of hospital sale funds on Wednesday

Abatement resolution says hospital value must be at least $130 million

Chesterton and other early vote locations in doubt

Schools: CHS Speech team dominates NE District

Community: WWII and Korean War veterans sought for Honor Flight to DC to visit memorials

Environment: Anglers invited to attend Lake Michigan yellow perch seminar March 22 in Chicago

Apply now for water company grants which promote clean water projects

Sports: Tuzinski advances; Trojans 5th at gymnastics sectionals

Chesterton Boys bounced from Sectional Semis

Obituaries: Doris Falls services Tuesday

Services set for Walter Alberti

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/IDEM 30 Day Period Fritz Enterprises 031014.pdf

Legal Notices/Porter County BZA Parry 031014.pdf

Legal Notices/Porter County BZA Sintich 031014.pdf

Legal Notices/031014 Tab Rate Chart for the year 2013 payable 2014.pdf


Friday, March 7, 2014

Porter County: Purchase of 46 new acres for Brincka-Cross nearly complete

Porter County Parks offer variety of programs in March

Police: CPD: Woman dies of possible overdose

Man charged with December robbery of Portage Little Caesar's

ISP seeks witnesses to crash in Starke on December 10

Region: Clothesline Project returns to IU Northwest March 3 and 14

Business: USW safety expert testifies at Senate committee hearing on chemical facilities

Girl Scouts asked to end partnership with Barbie

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/NICTD Railroad Rail and Rubber Railseal Bidders 030714.pdf


Thursday, March 6, 2014

Chesterton High School sports: CHS Boys beat Valpo in Sectional opener

Community / CHS: 'Spirits at the Waterbird' Saturday to benefit music

Police: Smash and grab at Binders Jewelers

ISP: Trooper injured when squad car struck on I65

ISP warns of another Craigslist rental scam

Weather: Here comes El Nino; good news for US weather

Community: Rebuilding Together Duneland seeks donations for April 25 work day

Obituary: Jaqueline Gifford Day services Friday


Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Porter County: Commissioner Evans urges Porter County Council to create human resources department

Biggs wants office building taken out of hospital tax abatement

Police: Michigan doctor whose car found here still missing after three months

Environment / Great Lakes: Snow and ice cover will boost Great Lakes levels

US report says Great Lakes levels rebounded in 2013; Lake Michigan up 20 inches from record low

Obama budget seeks cuts in Great Lakes program

Business / Indiana Dunes: Study 1.8 million visitors to National Lakeshore spent$ 75 million in 2012

Business / Labor: Federal report rips Indiana workplace safety enforcement

Region: 4 month old gorilla named at Brookfield Zoo

Environment: DNR predicts fish kills in spring on ponds and lakes

State: Indiana residents receive old tornado alerts

Indiana trees cut for USS Constitution repairs

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/Town of Chesterton Annual Financial Report 030514.pdf

Legal Notices/Porter County Regional Airport Annual Financial Report 030514.pdf


Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Duneland Schools: Duneland adds June 5 for snow makeup; summer school dates set

Bus barn repairs, auditorium refurb top schools' to-do list

CHS Speech team qualifies 28 for Indiana state finals

Police: CPD: She made candy and muffins with hash oil

Indiana: New: Marriage group seeks investigation of money offer to lawmaker

Indiana county finds 3700 uncounted 2012 votes

Same sex marriage tax benefits ban up for Indiana vote

Business tax cuts enter House and Senate negotiations

Environment / Great Lakes: Sunken Great Lakes oil pipeline raises spill fears


Obituary: Services set for Ernest Powers

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/Valparaiso Community Schools Bidders White Board Project 030414.pdf

Legal Notices/Beverly Shores Public Hearing Vacate Utility Easement 030414.pdf


Monday, March 3, 2014

Chesterton High School Sports:

CHS boys win back-to-back Indiana swim championships setting state and national HS records

Tuzinski wins Duneland Congerence Gymnastics All-Around Title

Chesterton boys basketball team wins regular season finale

Business: Heather Ennis to leave Duneland Chamber for CEO slot at NWI Forum

Police: Valparaiso man sentenced to nine years in child porn case

Sentenced to 30 months in federal prison for stealing from Town of Merrillville

Indiana: Legislation would allow ads on Indiana school buses

Obituary: Wade Newman service Tuesday

Legal Notices

Legal Notices Porter County Property Tax Rate Chart for the year 2013 payable 2014.pdf

Legal Notices/Porter County Election Board Dissolving Committees 030314.pdf

Legal Notices/NICTD Catenary Wire 030314.pdf