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Friday, January 29, 2016

Election 2016

Portage Council member running for Commissioner; deadline next week

Indiana Legislature / Indiana Dunes

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

Town of Chesterton

BZA gets new Indian Boundary businesses to agree to smaller signs

Business

Centier Bank reports solid year in 2015

Region

Chicago area museums zoos see rising attendance in 2015

Indiana Legislature

Bill would flag drug offenders buying cold medicine

Future income tax cut added to Indiana road funding plan

Chesterton High School Sports

CHS Boys swim team wins at Munster

CHS Girls swim team beats Munster

Obituary

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

Legal Notices

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

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

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

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Indiana Legislature / Indiana Dunes

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

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

Save the Dunes issues call to action against HB1247

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

Business / Labor / Steel / Region

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

Jobless rate unchanged statewide in December but spikes in the region

Indiana Legislature

Indiana Senate panel moves to repeal religious objections law

Moseley resolution on Veteranís Choice Act backed

2016 Elections

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

School district leader enters Indiana school chief campaign

Obituary

Services Friday for Elizabeth Anne Scott, 38

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/012816 Town of Chesterton HMA Bidders.pdf

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

 

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Indiana / Environment

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

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

Indiana

Sunday alcohol sales bill defeated by legislative panel

Readers oppose banquet center at Indiana Dunes State Park

Meet your lawmakers Legislative breakfast February 6

House panel endorses bill limiting environmental rulemaking

Region

NICTD eyes phased in 5 percent fare hike for capital projects

Business / Steel / Region

US Steel Corporation posts $1.5 billion net loss in 2015

Environment / Community

Signs buttons and petitions in support of Dunes Action

Town of Porter

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

Town of Chesterton

Schnadenberg eyeing a resurfacing of East Indian Boundary and Sidewalk Road

Police

CPD: Big antacid haul by three shoplifters at CVS

Sports

Chesterton Gymnasts beat Michigan City

Trojan swimmers win at Merrillville

Obituary

Services Friday for Elizabeth Anne Scott, 38

Legal Notice

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

 

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Education

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

CHS Big Band Bash this weekend; tickets on sale

CHS Speech team 1st at Plymouth

Indiana Legislature

Calls and emails urged to stop special alcohol bill

Legislators mark centennial of Indiana State Parks system

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

Bill targeting solid waste districts advances

Police

Ogden Dunes Police: High speed pursuit into Burns Harbor today

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

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

Town of Chesterton

Council okays wine and beer fest in Thomas Park

Schnadenberg: No call for brine applications so far this winter

Business / Economy

Citizens Action Coalition blasts NIPSCO's requested electric rate hike

Horizon bank posts solid net income

Obituary

Howard Donald 'Don' Lee Celebration of Life February 2

 

Monday, January 25, 2016

Police / Traffic / Community

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

Valpo man airlifted from accident scene

Environment / Indiana Dunes / Legislature

AP looks at the clout behind Dunes State Park privatization

Business / Labor / Steel / Region

Steelworkers to rally for fair contract Wednesday

Business / Region

OUCC NIPSCOs requested electric rate increase way too big

Chesterton High School

CHS Debate team sweeps District Tourney

Two CHS seniors in state Honor Band

2016 Elections

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

Porter County Government

Tourism Bureau approves County Council's funding increase to venues

State

Man charged with using cellphone before fatal US 52 crash

Sports

Chesterton Boys drop decision at Crown Point

Trojan Girls Hoops falls at Crown Point 51-39

Obituaries

Private services for John D. Tharp

Services Wednesday for Robert Bob L. Williams

Services Wednesday for Philip Dale Lindquist, 86

Memorial Service February 21 for Maxine R. McNeill

Legal Notice

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

Friday, January 22, 2016

Porter County

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

Town of Porter / Traffic

State to add turn lanes at Waverly and US 20

Police

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

Indianapolis man dies in I-65 crash in Lake County

2016 Elections

Porter County Treasurer Clancy files candidacy

Gregg vows pragmatism over ideology during speech

Indiana

Pence signs ISTEP reprieve bills into law

Soliday bill to streamline BMV passes House

Business / Region

1st Source reports solid banking year

Health / Environment / Travel

CDC expands tropical virus alert due to spreading zika virus

Sports

Trojan Gymnasts beat Lowell

Obituaries

Private services for John D. Tharp

Services Saturday for Nancy Kay Johnson

Sunday service for Raymond L. Schuler

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/012216 Ogden Dunes Annual Financial Report.pdf

Legal Notices/012216 Porter County Additional Appropriations.pdf

 

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Community

Tribune coverage of heroes of Porter Beach inspires anonymous reader

Indiana

Pence signs ISTEP reprieve bills into law

Debate renewed over lifting Sunday alcohol sales ban

Senate passes bill to open adoption records

House committee OKs Soliday road funding bill with tax hike

Indiana / Environment

Indiana Senate passes bill regulating fenced-in deer hunts

Indiana / Region / Schools

Gary students frustrated by lack of heat protest outside

Indiana / Elections

Social services advocate Dickerson suspends US Senate bid

Town of Porter

Porter BZA says yes to over-sized garage

Indiana Dunes

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

Region

Van Gogh exhibition in Chicago to feature bedroom paintings

Sports

Trojan Boys outlast Andrean, 61-56

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

 

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Indiana / Environment / Substance Abuse

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

Porter County

Commissioners looking for applicants for new stormwater advisory board

Groundbreaking for new animal shelter could be in May

Traffic / Town of Porter

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

Town of Chesterton

Replacement of Morningside aerial sewer main supports ready for bidding

Region

Former Lake Station mayor pleads guilty in embezzlement case

Environment

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

Environment / Outdoors

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

Sports

CHS boys swim team beats Portage 131-55

CHS Girls swim past Portage

Chesterton girls rout Bishop Noll 69-15 in basketball

CHS Gymnasts tally season best score, fall to Crown Point

Obituaries

Kathryn L. Dixon dies at age 86

Services Saturday for Nancy Mae Costello, age 84

Memorial in the spring for Ronald James Cooper, 84

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Schools

Chesterton High School announces 33 Mid-year Graduates

Town of Chesterton

Town Engineer: Drainage solutions limited in older parts of town

Porter County

Porter County Parks receive state honor for Brincka Cross Gardens

Health / Science

Effort to curb overuse of antibiotics amid cold and flu seasons

Indiana

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

Superintendent Ritz opposes ISTEP rescore measure pushed by GOP

Soliday bill to streamline BMV passes out of roads committee

Indiana fire marshal urges precautions when heating homes

Obituaries

Memorial in the spring for Ronald James Cooper, 84

Services Thursday for Laura J. Brandt

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/011916 Porter County LEPC 2016 Meetings.pdf

 

Monday, January 18, 2016

Indiana Legislature / Indiana Dunes

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

Region

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

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

Porter County

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

Ordinance for Stormwater advisory board on Commissioners' agenda

Chesterton High School

CHS qualifies two for speech and debate nationals

CHS Speech finishes fourth at JEFForensics tourney

Business

Chamber leader voices concern over Pence LGBT stance

Business / Steel

Tata Steel UK tells layoffs, cites cheap Chinese imports

Sports

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

Hot start leads CHS Girls to win over LaPorte

Trojan Boys outlast LaPorte 47-44 for DAC win

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

Obituary

Services Wednesday for Stella 'Bootsie' Wood, age 71

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/011816 NICTD Competitive Proposals Engineering.pdf

Legal Notices/011816 Office of Early Childhood Education .pdf

Friday, January 15, 2016

Indiana Legislature / Indiana Dunes

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

Business / Labor / Steel / Region

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

Business

Duneland Chamber annual meeting to be at Michigan City casino

2016 Elections

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

Town of Burns Harbor

Burns Harbor RDC has eyes on Chesterton plan for fiber optics

Township Library

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

Indiana Legislature

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

Police

Westville prison battles water main breaks

Chesterton High School

Speech team strong at Culver Invite

Obituaries

Visitation Monday for Michael E. Winn, age 66

Memorial visitation Sunday for Gary Atherton, age 65

Sunday services for Jeffery Michael Rands Von Huben

Sunday service for Todd Leonard Smith

Services Saturday for Jane Burger

Legal Notices

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

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

Legal Notices/011516 Porter County Plan DSV Heavilin.pdf

Legal Notices/011516 Porter County Plan DSV Hennings.pdf

 

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Business / Labor / Steel / Region

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

Porter County / Taxes

Property tax rates dropping here

Community

Alley Oop for Autism between games in CHS gym Friday night

Town of Porter

Appointments named for Porter town boards; Stinson is president

Town of Burns Harbor

New Burns Harbor Council sticks with switch to primary elections

Indiana Legislature

House GOP roads chairman says Pence funding plan a gamble

Indiana chief justice says courts feeling drug crisis

Pastors deliver petitions opposing LGBT rights

Alcohol and guns, what could go wrong?

Community

Snow shoe hikes and more at Porter County Parks

Sports

Trojan Wrestlers beat Valpo 40-27

Obituaries

Artist Gretchen Corazzo dies at age 102

Services Saturday for Lloyd Patrick Wade

 

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Indiana Legislature / Indiana Dunes

HB1247 latest effort to weaken alcohol rules

Duneland Schools / Indiana Legislature

Schools on bill watch for 2016 Indiana Legislature

Indiana House and Senate pass separate ISTEP bills

Indiana

Pence sticks with religious exception to LGBT rights

Duneland Schools

Duneland School board keeps officers for 2016

Police

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

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

Business / Economy / Great Lakes

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

Chesterton High School Sports

Trojan Boys Basketball outlasts Hobart 57-48

Chesterton Girls Hoops beats Hobart 30-25

CHS Girls Swimming beats Lake Central 143-42

Trojan Boys swim past Lake Central 136-50

CHS Gymnasts beat Hobart 108.25-89.70

Legal Notice

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

 

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Town of Chesterton

Ton: SB188 a 'travesty against voters'

Chesterton Town Hall is warming center

Chesterton to refinance South Calumet bonds

Chesterton businesses reminded of registration rule

Porter County

Homestead exemption compliance program nets revenue for Porter County

Police / Fire / Emergency / Weather

CFD responds to I-94 slide-offs

Community

Frozen Feet 5K this weekend in Porter

Business / Labor / Steel

Union and local official say ArcelorMittal is selling Steelton plant

Indiana

House GOP unveils roads funding plan with tax hikes

Pence roads plan clears hurdle

Obituaries

Memorial Visitation Friday for Thomas 'Greg' Thompson

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

Legal Notices

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

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

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

 

Monday, January 11, 2016

Elections 2016

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

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

Schools / Community

Annual Duneland Education Foundation raffle ticket sales begin Friday

School board to elect officers Tuesday

Indiana

Bill aims to replace Indiana religious objections law

Indiana Dunes / Porter County

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

Sports

CHS Wrestlers go 5-0 at Knox Super Duals

Trojan Boys fall 57-51 at No 2 Merrillville

Chesterton Girls fall at Merrillville 59-40

Obituaries

Services Wednesday for Carolyn R. Lee, age 64

Visitation Tuesday, January 12 for Beth Berland, age 25

Services Thursday for Jon Williams, age 60

Legal Notices

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

Legal Notices/011116 NICTD Competitive Proposals Engineering.pdf

Legal Notices/011116 Porter County Ordinance 1601.pdf

 

Friday, January 8, 2016

Indiana / State Parks

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

Voice of the People: Tribune readers oppose SB188

How to Contact State Legislators

Porter County / Environment

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

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

Elections / Environment / Voice of the People

Candidate Jesse Harper takes stand against SB188

Town of Chesterton

Trail signage on Chesterton Town Council Monday agenda

Chesterton Fire Department releases December activity report

Environment

Controlled burn on tap for Mnoke Prairie in Porter

Obituary

Services Saturday, January 16 for Elizabeth 'Betty' French

Legal Notice

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

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

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

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

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

Legal Notices/010816 Porter County BZA DSV Knowles.pdf

 

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Indiana / State Parks

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

Police

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

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

2016 elections

Jeff Chidester files for North District Commissioner

Visclosky files for re-election to 17th term

Moseley seeks re-election for state representative

Indiana

Education panels pass teacher and school ISTEP reprieve

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

Indiana BMV fees overhaul proposed after overcharging woes

Indiana awards $9.6M in grants to stem teacher shortage

Environment / Weather

December pushes US weather in 2015 to near records

Science

Study: Star clusters might host intelligent civilizations

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/010716 INDOT Public Hearing Waverly Rd.pdf

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

 

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

2016 elections

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

Education / Indiana

State finally releases ISTEP scores; new standards cause declines here

Porter County

Porter County Commissioners appoint Jason Gilliana to alcohol board

Town of Chesterton

Chesterton Park Board frustrated with status quo, seeks public input

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

Town Council members divvy up liaison duties

Chesterton TIF board seeking consultant to design local fiber optic network

Community

4-H enrollment now open for Porter County youth

Sports

CHS boys swim team cruises past LaPorte on Senior Night

Chesterton girls swim past LaPorte 143-42

Trojan Girls Basketball falls 53-45 to Westside

 

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Porter County

County Council picks former State Representative Simms for alcohol board

Town of Chesterton

Chesterton Town Council elects Delaney and Ton

Town of Burns Harbor

Ray Poparad to lead Burns Harbor Town Council

Community

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

Indiana

Pence agenda addresses ISTEP impact, not LGBT rights

Indiana Senate leader says no consensus on gay rights protections

Environment / Great Lakes

EPA approves sexual lure to help trap destructive sea lampreys

Obituary

Private services held for Luise M. Ross

Legal Notice

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

 

Monday, January 4, 2016

Porter County

Porter County Commissioners to name pick for alcohol board

Police / Fire

CFD douses car fire in Dunkin Donuts drive-thru

Voice of the People / Community

Semper Fi: Toys for Tots sets records here

Voice of the People / Environment

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

Indiana

Rift between Pence and House GOP as lawmakers return

A look at bills proposed in 2016 Legislature

Judge denies state of Indiana refugee hearing request still delayed

Environment

Indiana's 1st otter trapping underway since species return

Region

Shedd Aquarium officials will conduct tests after otter suddenly dies

Obituaries

Services Tuesday for Desanka 'Daisy' Wuletich

Private services for Grace Marie Goodaker

Legal Notices

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

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

 

Thursday, December 31, 2015

2015 Year in Review: State Park banquet center battle, steel crisis

Police

Man shot in road rage incident dies; accused shooter charged with murder

Porter County

Porter County Council to vote on appointments and elect officers on Monday

Environment

DNR: Recycle or re-purpose Christmas trees

Sports

Andrew Davison wins Al Smith wrestling invitational title

CHS boys swim team wins Panther Invite

Trojan Girls swim to Invite title

Trojan Boys fall twice at Noblesville Tourney

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/123115 Porter County Sheriffs Dept Receiving Bids Vehicles.pdf

 

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Police

South Haven man charged with burglary of George's Gyros Spot

Elderly South Haven woman dies in US 6 hit and run

Indiana

House minority leader Pelath tells priorities for 2016 legislature

Town of Chesterton

Darnell and Walding bid farwell to the Town Council

Town of Porter

Outgoing Porter Town Council agrees to twotown dispatch bd animal control

Sports

CHS Boys win opener at Noblesville Tourney

Trojans send 5 to Day 2 at Al Smith Invitational

Trojan Girls fall twice at Warsaw Invitational

Obituaries

Services Saturday for Ron Kuder

Martha E. Slavens, age 91

 

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Indiana

State Senator Karen Tallian aims to make voting easier in Indiana

Community

50 years and 8000 cars: Tom Smith retires from Connors

Police

State Police officer saves man suffering heart attack at Lowell Post

Obituaries

Private services for Richard 'Dick' Nilson

Services Wednesday for Rosalia J. Dunn, age 95

 Monday, December 28, 2015

Weather

Icy conditions cause collisions in northwest Indiana

Large storm brings twisters floods now snow and ice

Winter weather causes power outages across Northern Indiana

Police

PCSP: High speed pursuit on US 30 ends in arrest

Christmas toys stolen from vehicle in Porter

Town of Porter

Ordinance for two-town dispatch center board on Porter Town Council agenda

Town of Burns Harbor

Burns Harbor to induct new Council on New Years Day

Environment / Community

New law makes IRA charitable rollover permanent

Region

New law ups tax free transit commuter benefit

Obituaries

Memorial service Wednesday for Charles 'Charlie' H. Van Cleef

Thomas Ernest Purdy dies at age 64

Services Wednesday for Rosalia J. Dunn, age 95

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/122815 Porter County Commissioners Request for Qualifications.pdf

Legal Notices/122815 Porter County Tax Abatements.pdf

 

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Community

Duneland churches set special services for Christmas and Christmas Eve

Town of Chesterton

Utility board bids farewell to Sharon Darnell and Terry Atherton

Indiana

Lawmaker wants to allow teachers to negotiate own contract

Review panel finds no impact on ISTEP scores from glitch

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/122415 RFQ Porter County Library Attorney.pdf

 

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Town of Chesterton

Chesterton Bike Station wins BZA variance to expand

Environment / Community

Westchester Migratory Bird Sanctuary seeks donations

Police

Man charged in Portage shooting caught on tape

Sports

Trojan Boys beat Bishop Noll 69-58

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/122315 NICTD Request for Bidders Various Bridge.pdf

Legal Notices/122315 Nictd Invitation for Competitive Proposals.pdf

Legal Notices/122215 Pines BZA Public Hearing.pdf

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Environment

Log 200 bird species in 2016 to celebrate state bicentennial

Business

Jobless rate stable across the state, up in Northwest Indiana

More bad news for steel: Market conditions lead USS to postpone electric arc furnace project in Alabama

NIPSCO has new VP in charge of power delivery

Police

Bob Taylor, the county's Drug Task Force chief, set to retire

County Police seek trio of burglary suspects

Kouts teen injured in accident Monday on Indiana 8

CPD: Local credit union gives customer phony 50s

Indiana

Pelath: Governor Pence job plan offers nothing to Hoosiers making less

Sports

Chesterton Girls fall to KV in basetball 44-37

Obituaries

Visitation Wednesday for Kevin A. Coffman, Sr

Charles J. Frencl, Jr. dies at age 67

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/122215 IDEM 30 Day Period Calumite Co.pdf

Legal Notices/122215 Town of Burns Harbor Ordinance No 264 2015.pdf

Legal Notices/122215 Pines BZA Public Hearing.pdf

Monday, December 21, 2015

Business / Labor / Steel / Region

USW and US Steel reach tentative contract

Police / Fire

Gary man charged with robbery of First State Bank of Porter

Man shot in Portage; two taken into custody by SWAT

Firefighters sue siren maker over their hearing loss

Porter County

Foundation would operate historic train attraction; resident predicts high costs

Town of Chesterton

Hearing for bike shop addition on Chesterton BZA agenda

Sports

Chesterton Girls Hoops beats Lowell 54-24

Chesterton Gymnasts win LaPorte Pairs

Trojan Wrestlers go 5-0 at Munster Super Duals

Trojan Girls Basketball falls at Valparaiso

Duneland Soccer announces spring registration dates

Obituaries

Services Wednesday for Gloria Ann Hughart, age 83

Services for Ronald Soard Tuesday, December 22 in Kokomo

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/122115 NICTD Request for Bidders Tie Ballast and Rail.pdf

Legal Notices/122115 Porter County Commissioners Request for Qualifications.pdf

Legal Notices/122115 Porter County Commissioners Ordinance No. 15-20.pdf

Friday, December 18, 2015

Town of Chesterton

PUD sought for 44 acre Brassie Estates development

Police

Suspect in Porter fraud nabbed by Chicago Police

Chesterton High School

CHS Debate team ends 2015 dominating in home tourney

Environment

Study: Rising lake temperatures may worsen algae blooms

Porter County Community Foundation supports work on Shifting Sands documentary

November was record warm month for globe, extending streak

Business

NWI business leaders named to State Chamber of Commerce board

Indiana unemployment remained at 4.4 percent in November

Sports

Trojan Gymnastics opens Saturday

Obituary

Infant Finn Jackson dies November 17 2015

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Environment

Save the Dunes acquires 100 acres acreage to donate to Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

Letter to the Editor: DNR has some explaining to do on pavilion project

Indiana Landmarks awards grant to help put Baillytown sites on National Register

Become a citizen scientist on December 30 and participate in Christmas bird count

Join Chicago astronomers on January 2 for night sky viewing at National Lakeshore

Indiana

I-65 traffic backs up for another bridge problem

Indiana gas tax would go up under House GOP proposal

2 Indiana districts cancel school due to online threats

Porter County

Taxpayers have until December 31 to complete deduction applications

Town of Porter

Porter greenhouses get approval; Summer Tree developer withdraws

Town of Chesterton

Old Chestnut Hill subdivision sign given new lease on life by homeowners

Business / Community

Report power outages now to NIPSCO by text message

Sports

Trojan Wrestlers fall to Merrillville 40-32

Obituary

Kenneth Allen Meyers service December 29

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/121715 NICTD Invitation Proposals.pdf

Legal Notices/121715 Town of Chesterton Ordinance No. 2015-22.pdf

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Porter County Commissioners

Commissioners sign another year with Porter Health and prepare Animal Shelter site

Community

Parents As Teachers Cookies with Mrs Claus set for Sunday, December 20

Police

Chesterton Police dog Kahr set to return to duty after surgery

Fake $20 bill makes its way to the McDonald's

Environment / Climate

Arctic posts record warmth over land less ice in its ocean

Environment / Great Lakes

Effort to keep Asian carp from Great Lakes appears stymied

Indiana

Construction to begin soon on state mental health hospital

NCAA joins group supporting LGBT rights in Indiana

Sports

Chesterton Boys win 11 events, swim past Valparaiso 133-53

CHS girls swim team cruises by Valparaiso 150-36

Trojan boys fall to East Chicago Central in basketball

Obituary

Memorial Service Saturday, December 19 for Mavis Leona Schrader

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/121615 Nictd Invitation for Competitive Proposals.pdf

Legal Notices/121615 NICTD Request for Bidders Various Bridge.pdf

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Indiana Dunes / Environment

DNR waiting for final dunes pavilion banquet center plans to make LWCF 'land substitution'

Town of Chesterton

$2M Chesterton park bond closes today with 2.54 percent interest over 10 years

Town of Porter

Porter Planners to revisit Summer Tree request, public hearing for greenhouses

Porter County

Economic study for South Shore Heritage Project on PCCRVC agenda

Police

Patient to doctor: Get me better or I'll shoot you

Northwest Indiana

NICTD tells South Shore December 19 to January 3 schedule

Indiana

Federal court upholds Indiana limits on cold beer sales

Sports

Duneland Soccer announces spring registration dates

Legal Notices

Services Wednesday for Thomas William Urbahns

Service Wednesday, December 16 for Karin Scheerer

Memorial service Tuesday, December 29 for Elner C. Strand, 86

 

Monday, December 14, 2015

Business / Steel / Labor / Region

USW resumes contract talks with USS after two months off

Chesterton High School

CHS speakers second at Plymouth

Community

Duneland Resale 'Dessa Day' Thursday to help local resident

Indiana Dunes / Environment

Letter to the editor: Where are the benefits from pavilion project?

Lake Michigan

Coast Guard warning Lake Michigan still dangerously cold

Indiana

Changes to ISTEP coming after clamor over Indiana scores

Study finds Indiana tax caps hit older cities hardest

Sports

CHS girls swim team wins Homestead Invitational

CHS boys swim team finishes 3rd at Homestead

CHS Boys go deep for win at Gary Roosevelt

Trojan Girls get 41-38 DAC win over Portage

Trojan Wrestlers win 3 titles at Zionsville

Obituaries

Visitation and service Tuesday for Margaret L. Demkovich

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/121415 NICTD Request for Bidders Tie Ballast and Rail.pdf

Legal Notices/121415 Porter County Ordinance 15-19.pdf

 

Friday, December 11, 2015

Township Library

WPL board adopts new logo, considers land donation at 20/49 cloverleaf

Environment / Indiana Dunes

Pavilion Partners respond to PEER press statement about Indiana DNR obligations to National Park Service

National Park Service marking its 100th anniversary in 2016 with centennial Passport stamps

El Nino remains strong, expect wet CA winter

Indiana

Indiana Governor Pence declines to meet with Syrian refugees

Higher education officials want improvements from Ivy Tech

Statehouse ceremony kicks off Indiana bicentennial countdown

Education / Duneland Schools

CHS debate team has busy successful month; takes honors at Munster

Corrected: Duneland Schools Holiday Concerts

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/121115 Lake Eliza Area Cons Dist Annual Meeting.pdf

 

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Police

Round the Clock the latest burglary victim

Environment / Indiana Dunes

Group: NPS finds Dunes State Park banquet center noncompliant use of federally regulated public land

Town of Burns Harbor

Outgoing Burns Harbor town council approves new ambulance purchase

Burns Harbor moves to primary elections

Business / Economy

Total Seaway cargo shipments down in 2015 at Burns Harbor port exports exceed imports

Indiana

ACLU moves forward with refugee suit despite Pence

Obituaries

Visitation and service Friday for Ernest Leazer, Jr., age 89

Private services for Paulette F. Boyer, age 79

Services Sunday for Kay Romaine Copollo

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/121015 NICTD Invitation Proposals.pdf

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Town of Porter

'Porter Fire Department helping charities; Park fundraiser rakes in $19k

Town of Burns Harbor

Burns Harbor Council to meet for final time of 2015

Police

Valparaiso man dies in two vehicle crash on I-94

Duneland area police blitzed the roads heavily here in leadup to Thanksgiving

US Attorney Office reports on collections

Chesterton High School

CHS BPA students qualify for state at regional contest

Community

Girl Scouts hope tech initiatives will curb membership drop

Chesterton High School Sports

CHS boys beat Bowman Academy in basketball

CHS boys swim team beats Michigan City 140-46

Trojan girls swim team beats Michigan City

CHS Boys Volleyball seeking new players

Obituary

Berniece T. Davis dies at age 87

 

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Police

'Person of interest' in Porter Bank robbery in FBI custody

Semi crash and fire closes westbound I-80/94 traffic in Gary this morning

Duneland Schools

911 Shooter app, responsible bidding policy get School Board approval

Liberty Reading Program to welcome Glenda Ritz as a guest tomorrow

Business

Symphony of Chesterton: A 'medical resort' to open soon

NIPSCO warns of sudden rise in old 'delinquent bill' phone scam

Survey: Prescription drug abuse hits many Indiana businesses

Environment / Nature

Snowy Owl visits here

Indiana

Plans moving ahead for I-65 widening in south Lake County

Syrian refugees resettled in resistant Texas and Indiana

Married lesbian couples challenge Indiana birth certificates

Judge rules against five Lake County officials in challenge to anti-corruption law

Commission makes recommendations to reverse teacher shortage

Obituaries

Services Saturday for Jaqueline 'Jackie' Yarber

Donald Chaplin, Sr. dies at age 78

Monday, December 7, 2015

Porter County

County Council seeking applicants for Tourism Board, Park Board, PTABOA

Chesterton High School

CHS Speech team competes at 2 tourneys

Town of Porter

Porter Town Council to discuss CEDIT plans

Community

United Way announces new CEO / President

Ivy Tech night Wednesday at Duneland Resale

Postmaster: Get your holiday cards gifts mailed now

Sports

CHS girls basketball team gets first Duneland Conference win at Michigan City

Chesterton girls swim team takes Hall of Fame title

CHS boys swim team 2nd at Hall of Fame Classic

Trojan Boys Basketball falls 68-67 at Lowell

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/120715 Porter County Ordinance 15-19.pdf

 

Friday, December 4, 2015

Porter County

Bids for Sunset Hill Park Education Center come in at $3 million

Police / Fire

North Side Diner burglarized; suspect injured in November 12 Georges Gyros job

CFD releases report on November activity

Environment

Agency seeks monitoring of mercury pollution in Great Lakes

Region

Huge federal transportation bill wins NWI support

Indiana

Indiana school leaders blast ISTEP ahead of scores

Sports

Trojan boys swim team beats Wheeler 121-46

Chesterton girls swim team beats Wheeler 140-36

Valparaiso U holds off Belmont 61-57

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/120415 Town of Burns Harbor Ambulance Bids.pdf

Legal Notices/120415 VCS Tax Anticipation Warrant Sale.pdf

Legal Notices/120415 VLACD Solicitation of Quotations Storage Building.pdf

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Police

FBI visits Auditor's Office, seeks Porter County health insurance documents

Hobart man charged with fatal shooting November 18 of Portage woman in her home

ISP: Juveniles in custody suspected of tossing objects off bridge onto I-94

CPD: Skateboarders damaging Downtown roofs

Northwest Indiana

Pavilion Partners suit: 'Valpo Lies' lies

Community

800 dozen: Methodist Cookie Walk Saturday

Business / Economy

Work begins on Holiday Inn Express at Indian Boundary and 49

US Steel announces streamlined reporting structure for flat rolled ops

Porter County

County Commissioners opt for lease deal for jail security system

Town of Burns Harbor

Burns Harbor residents invited to serve on town boards

Sports

Trojan boys basketball team beats Hammond Morton

Chesterton Wrestlers fall in DAC opener

Obituaries

Paul J, Martin dies at age 96

Services Friday for Shirley Peet Walton

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/120315 Porter County BZA Shideler.pdf

Legal Notices/120315 Porter County Plan Pszonka.pdf

Legal Notices/120315 Porter County Plan Vitoux.pdf

 

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Porter County

County Council approves rural drainage fee 5-2

Wodrich ratified to Tourism board; Evans defends new holiday schedule

Police

CFD: Fatal house fire origin was electrical in nature

Traffic

Day and night lane closures on I-94 here

Business / Steel / Labor / Region

United Steelworkers blasts ArcelorMittal confusing benefits letter to retirees

Chesterton High School Sports

18 CHS Athletes earn All Conference honors

CHS Boys swim past Crown Point 126-60

CHS Girls Swim beats Crown Point 120-66

Chesterton Girls Hoops falls at East Chicago

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/120215 Town of Burns Harbor Sanitation Board.pdf

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Education

Discovery Charter School to close soon on $7 million bond

Community

Give now to Senior Tree for seniors and disabled adults

Porter Fire Department to host Open House Sunday, December 6

Indiana

Catholic Charities will settle Syrian family in Indiana despite Pence order

Business / Steel / Region

USW: Granite City Works idling could have trickle down effect

Visclosky Bill would put teeth into collection of anti steel dumping duties

Region

Harley Snyder stepping down from RDA board

Environment

EPA boosts amount of ethanol in gasoline supply

Two pheasant hunters hit by bird shot at Winamac FWA

Federal funds coming to help boost monarch butterflies

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/120115 ATC Hearing Dec 10.pdf

Legal Notices/120115 VCS Bidders Fuel.pdf

 

Monday, November 30, 2015

Porter County

Hospital interest eyed for Jail security; Council to vote on stormwater fee

Business

Hearing December 14 on NIPSCO 11.5 percent electric rate hike

Republic Steel Cold Finished workers eligible for TAA benefit, meeting Tuesday

Environment

Leaders of warming Earth meet in Paris to cut emissions

Police

PCSP: Leaves child in running car outside tavern, drinks inside at the bar

Indiana / Region

NWI lawmakers pushing bill that would create panel to seek pro sports team

Pence order puts Indiana at center of Syrian refugee issue

Advocates making new push for Indiana work share program

Chesterton High School Sports

CHS girls swim team wins at Northridge

CHS Boys Swimming wins opener 92-91

Trojan Wrestlers open with 5-0 day 1, Title

CHS Girls fall to Lake Central in basketball

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/113015 Duneland School Corp Farm Lease 250 E.pdf

Legal Notices/113015 Valparaiso Community Schools Taxpayers Appropriation Reduction.pdf

 

Friday, November 27, 2015

Police / Fire

Resident perishes in fatal home fire on Chestnut Blvd

Tragedy averted when vehicle rolls into freezing pond with woman inside

Porter County

Get involved in your government: Apply now for county boards

Town of Porter

Porter RDC gets started on road improvements

Indiana

Indiana House speaker, ex-health chairman clash over demotion

Notre Dame president urges US to welcome Syrian refugees

Chesterton High School Sports

CHS Boys Swim Team opens season Saturday at Northridge

Trojan Boys bball team wins opener 74-50

CHS Wrestling opens season today in Illinois

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/112715 VCS Tax Anticipation Warrant Sale.pdf

Legal Notices/112715 Town of Burns Harbor Additional Appropriations.pdf

Legal Notices/112715 Town of Burns Harbor Ambulance Bids.pdf

 

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Town of Chesterton

BZA continues public hearing on Dollar Tree, O'Reilly Auto Parts sign variances

2016 Salary Ordinance passes with 4 percent raise for employees; $1500 pay for storm board

Apply now for seats on Chesterton municipal boards

Town of Porter

Porter moves to require CO detectors for rentals

Residents in Porter can apply now for seats on town boards and commissions

Police

Porter bank North Calumet Rd branch robbed Tuesday

 

Chesterton High School

CHS speech team splits for two events

Madrigal Dinners December 4, 5 and 6 at CHS

Chesterton High School Sports

Chesterton Girls swim past Merrillville 152-33

Trojan Girls Hoops falls at Hammond Morton

Obituary

Frances Jane Miles dies at age 96

Obituaries

Legal Notices/112515 Duneland Schools Farm Lease Bernie Blvd.pdf

Legal Notices/112515 Duneland Schools Farm Lease SR149.pdf

Legal Notices/112515 Porter County Ordinance 1518.pdf

Legal Notices/112515 Porter County Plan VCS Heavilin School Design Waiver.pdf

Legal Notices/112515 Porter County Plan VLACD Zone Amend.pdf

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Traffic / Community

Turkeys take to the streets here as Thanksgiving approaches

Expect crowded roads for holiday drive blame low gas prices

Community / Local Business

Christmas parade welcomes Santa Saturday

Town Elections

Town Council breaks election tie in favor of Nate Cobbs

Indiana

Indiana seeks extension for dual credit teacher requirements

Indiana governor Pence faces lawsuit for blocking Syrian refugees

LGBT rights a major issue but GOP has other priorities for legislative session

Town of Chesterton

Snow shouldn't stop one last leaf pickup

Business / Economy

Indiana October jobless rate stable, mostly unchanged here

US Steel idles Granite City Works; 2000 employed there

Chesterton High School

CHS speakers compete at Glenbrooks tourney

Obituaries

Joan Bartholdi dies at age 64

Services Saturday for Connie Novreske, age 76

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/112415 VCS Bidders Fuel.pdf

Monday, November 23, 2015

Police

Three Chesterton men charged with burglarizing home

Hauler drops 21 ton steel coil at 49 and Gateway

CPD: NASA memorabilia reported stolen from antique mall

Steel / Labor / Business / Region

USW / Arcelor talks break for Thanksgiving

Region

NICTD mulling possible South Shore fare hike to fund capital projects

Town of Chesterton

Public hearings for O'Reilly Auto Parts, Dollar Tree signs on BZA agenda

Town of Porter

Porter Town Council to consider crime insurance, CO detector ordinances

Environment

Is spring arriving earlier than it used to? Just ask the warblers

$205K grant will be used to improve Little Calumet East Branch here

Indiana

2 men charged with murder in killing of pastor's wife

Sports

CHS Girls very charitable in loss to South Central

Valparaiso U Men fall to No. 25 Oregon 73-67 Sunday

Obituary

Services Wednesday for Margaret E. Ruge, age 80

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/112315 Town of Burns Habor Plan Commission Amend Zoning Ordinance.pdf

Legal Notices/112315 Duneland School Corp Farm Lease 250E.pdf

Friday, November 20, 2015

Porter County Government

PCCRVC presses train attraction with economic and operation studies

Tourism bureau names grant winners for 2016

Environment / Weather

Winter is coming: Parts of Midwest prepare for 1st snowstorm of season

Great Lakes levels expected to stay mostly above average

Town of Chesterton

Planners lift stop-work order for Villages of Sand Creek

Council to break 401-401 tie in Cobbs  / McCord race Monday

2016 Elections

Pamela Mishler Fish enters State Representative race

Community

Porter 'Lights of Love' ceremony Saturday, December 5

Obituaries

Memorial Visitation Tuesday for Leonard Posavac, age 74

Elizabeth Lee Gastevich dies at 58

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/112015 Po Co Parks Farm Land Lease 43Half Tillable Acres.pdf

Legal Notices/112015 Porter County Auditor Addl Approps.pdf

Legal Notices/112015 Porter County Parks Farm Land Lease 47 Acres.pdf

Legal Notices/112015 Porter County Parks Farm Land Lease 53 to 63 Acres.pdf

Legal Notices/112015 Porter County Plan Minor Sub Steuer.pdf

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Duneland Schools / Education

A Duneland What if? School Board probes the benefits and drawbacks to year round calendar

CHS Orchestra to play at historic Country Music Hall in the spring

Environment / Indiana Dunes

State Park Banquet center opponents prepare for the next round

Duneland's presumptive appointee to PCCRVC neutral on banquet center

Police

Woman fatally shot in her Portage apartment

Community

Exchange Club Wine Tasting Sunday at Spa

Town of Porter

Summer Tree triplexes tabled again Greenhouse gets public hearing date

Indiana

Syrian family welcomed in Connecticut after Indiana rejection

Indiana dual credit teachers may get extension

Obituary

Visitation Friday, November 20 for Bryce H. Morgan, age 79

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/111915 Town of Chesterton Bond Sale Notice.pdf

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Porter County

Commissioners OK rural drainage fee and domestic violence awareness campaign

Vintage South Shore train study on PCCRVC agenda

Environment / Weather

Absurdly hot October as Earth sets 8th heat record this year

Community

Winter Lights Night festival Saturday at Sunset Hill Farm Park

US Postal Service tells holiday mailing deadlines

Indiana

GOP bill on Indiana LGBT rights has religious exemptions

Purdue protest leaders meet with Daniels on racism concerns

Region

South Shore tells service schedule for Festival of Lights and Thanksgiving holiday

East Chicago councilman pleads not guilty to murder charge

Town of Chesterton

Chesterton Stormwater Board members unpaid for service, seek $1,500 per year

Police

Portage police have possible lead on business burglar

Sports

CHS Girls basketball team presses to easy win over Bowman Academy

VU beats Rhode Island 58-55

Obituaries

Maxine Fickes dies at age 86

Services Friday for Sheila K. Morgan, 63

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/111815 Duneland Schools Farm Lease 250 E.pdf

Legal Notices/111815 Duneland Schools Farm Lease Bernie Blvd.pdf

Legal Notices/111815 Duneland Schools Farm Lease SR149.pdf

Legal Notices/111815 INDOT Purchases Right of Way.pdf

Legal Notices/111815 Valparaiso Community Schools Notice to Bidders New Elementary.pdf

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Porter County

Porter County Storm Water Board approves changes to rural fee after hearing

Town of Chesterton

Utility agrees to serve subdivision in unincorporated Liberty Township

2016 Indiana Legislature

Legislature organizes for 2016: Moseley says roads and ethics to be highlights

Indiana GOP leader says conservative will sponsor LGBT civil rights bill

Police

State Police phone number spoofed by scammer in IRS back taxes scam

Sheriff Reynolds: Phone app would alert off duty officers of school shooting

Community

Winter Lights Night festival Saturday at Sunset Hill Farm Park

Business

US reaches $95.5M settlement in for profit education case

NIPSCO wants folks to know dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning

 

Monday, November 16, 2015

Town Elections

Election Board certifies official count with ties in Chesterton and Beverly Shores

Business / Labor / Steel

USW still on break in talks with USS, retirees warned

Porter County

Storm water fees, health insurance and jail security on Commissioners agenda

Police

Generous donations made to defray the cost of CPD K9 Kahr's hernia surgery

PCSP: Four ATVs stolen in Pine Township burglary

NICTD Transit Police presence upped as precaution following Paris terror attacks

Environment / Community / Indiana Dunes

Dunes Action to meet Wednesday at Westchester Library Service Center

Chesterton High School

CHS speakers do well at LaPorte

Show Choirs win honors at Southmont Invitational

Sports

CHS Girls Hoops picks up first win at Munster

Valparaiso U. Men defeat Iona 83-58

Obituary

Memorial Gathering Friday for Charles R. Charlie Struve

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/111615 Porter County Ordinance 15-17.pdf

Legal Notices/111615 Town of OGden Dunes Water Utility Change Rates.pdf

Legal Notices/111615 Town of Porter Ordinance 2015 10.pdf

Friday, November 13, 2015

Town Elections

Tie: 401-401: Town Council to break election deadlock

Porter County

Rural residents can weigh in on county user fee Monday at 1 p.m.

Community / Business

'Live Local' Open Houses set for this weekend in Chesterton

Hometown Holiday Celebration coming Saturday, November 28

Duneland Schools

Duneland School board meeting to hear alternatives to traditional school calendar

Town of Burns Harbor

Burns Harbor starting recycling service, seeking applications for boards

Police

CPD: Beware of angry, hostile, bogus IRS agents demanding back taxes

East Chicago councilman charged with drug conspiracy, murder in federal court

Town of Chesterton

Utility board to consider treatment pact with unincorporated Liberty subdivision

Sports

CHS girls swim team impressive in opening victory

Obituaries

James Larry Phillips dies at age 67

Services Tuesday for Sophia Walker, age 63

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/111315 IDEM 30 day period NIPSCO.pdf

Legal Notices/111315 Po Co Parks Farm Land Lease 43Half Tillable Acres.pdf

Legal Notices/111315 Porter County Parks Farm Land Lease 47 Acres.pdf

Legal Notices/111315 Porter County Parks Farm Land Lease 53 to 63 Acres.pdf

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Town Elections

Five new votes to be counted Friday in 1-vote margin Chesterton race

Business / Community

Hometown Holiday Celebration coming Saturday, November 28

Business / Economy

Ford plans 200 more jobs at Chicago plant

Town of Burns Harbor

Incoming Burns Harbor Council may decide primary election issue

Police / Fire

Chesterton Fire Department releases report on October activity

PCSP: Wad of $100 bills seized in I-94 traffic stop

Sports

High expectations for CHS Girls Swim team as season begins tonight

Obituary

Services Saturday for Mae Rita Hodgson, age 94

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Town Elections

Election Board meets at noon, Friday to certify close Chesterton race

Town of Chesterton

Calumet Connection proposed lane narrowing praised

Town of Porter

New snow removal rules in Porter win public support

Police

Burns Harbor pleased by statement bringing closure to disputed arrest

Environment / Indiana Dunes

Dunes Action to meet November 18 at Westchester Library Service Center

Township Library

Library Board to look at Westchester Library long range plan

Business / Steel

USW lauds Trade Commission vote to keep anti-dumping duties on China plate

Letter to the Editor

Porter County Rural Property Fee for Drainage: A tax by any other name is still a tax

Obituary

Services Saturday for Linda F. Burbach

Services Saturday for Scott D. Stoddard

Celebration of Life Saturday for Heather Ann Serafin

Edna R. Martin dies at age 90

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/111115 Valparaiso Community Schools Notice to Bidders New Elementary.pdf

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Porter County

Hearing Monday on Porter County rural property fee

Town of Chesterton

Town of Chesterton leaf collection more or less on schedule

Chesterton council joins Porter in picking Lisa Woodrich for PCCRVC seat

Town Council to pursue 4 percent raises for employees

Economy / Community

Building permit issued for cell tower to be built at Bethlehem Lutheran Church

Town of Burns Harbor

Primary Election ordinance, noise control, tourism appointment on Burns Harbor agenda

Weather / Environment

Climatologist predicts mild, dry start to Indiana's winter

Indiana

Indiana Democrats offer plan to fix state's roads and bridges

 

Monday, November 9, 2015

Environment / Community

Prairie-Duneland Trail officially part of designated US bike route network

Josh Williams Eagle project to benefit Westchester Bird Sanctuary

Town of Porter

Salary ordinance, snow removal hearing on Porter Town Council agenda

Weather

Forecasters: 63 million should have eye out for bad weather

Education

CHS hosts novice speech tourney

Police

PCSP: High speed pursuit in Jackson

PCSP: Reckless driving stop leads to theft charge

Sports

Trojan girls basketball team falls at Highland in season opener

Obituary

Funeral services Wednesday for C. Janice York

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/110915 Porter County Ordinance 15-17.pdf

Friday, November 6, 2015

Business / Labor /Steel / Region

Chinese steel puts the squeeze on ArcelorMittal $717M loss in 3rd quarter

Scheduled break begins today in USW talks with ArcelorMittal

Town of Chesterton

Calumet Connection on Chesterton Town Council agenda Monday

Porter County

Drainage board to get preview of proposed County Stormwater Management board

Porter County Park Department and Foundation cooperation advances with Winter Lights Festival

2016 Elections

Jesse Harper to seek Democrat nomination for state representative

Environment

Four cited for deer poaching at Jasper-Pulaski FWA

Chesterton High School Sports

CHS Girls open basketball season at Highland tonight

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/110615 Town of Porter Req for Proposals Solid Waste Collection.pdf

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Town Election Results

Vote counting not over in Chesterton; 4 provisional voters may have power to change outcome

Environment / Community

Pavilion Partners pressed to reveal costs and show detailed plans

Porter County

Porter County Council passes budgets with general fund in the black

County enacts hospital money foundation

Business / Labor / Steel / Region

USW joins world's other steelmaking unions to blast China

Police

Portage motorcyclist dies in I-65 accident

Community

Diana of the Dunes and Octave Chanute topics of Visitor Center programs this weekend

Bewhiskered deputies fundraising for United Way

Sports

CHS Student Athletes honored at Fall Sports Awards Program

Obituary

Services Saturday for Zachary M. Barnes, age 20

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/110515 Porter County Plan Commission DSV Coulter.pdf

Legal Notices/110515 Porter County Plan Commission DSV Craig.pdf

Legal Notices/110515 Porter County Plan Commission DSV Drescher.pdf

Legal Notices/110515 Porter County Plan Commission DSV Tisma.pdf

Legal Notices/110515 Porter County Plan Commission Ordinance Use Fee.pdf

 

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Town Election Results

Cobbs beats McCord by 1 vote in Chesterton

Lopez ousts Pomeroy by two votes; Wagner, LeBleu also win in Porter

Biancardi, Bozak, Hull, Rogala and Poparad to be on Burns Harbor Town Council in 2016

Official reports some progress with epoll books

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Business / Economy / Region

NiSource Inc posts 3Q net loss of $4.9M

US Steel posts $173 million net loss in 3Q, much improved from 2Q

Region

East Chicago councilman charged with murder is reelected

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Education / Duneland Schools

School board to begin quarterly discussion meetings with public

School Board hears of help for at-risk students, changes to student council

Trojan Guard to hold Community Night Performance Thursday

CHS debate team takes second at Valpo

Police / Fire

Portage Horizon bank robbed at gunpoint

Litter of puppies and 3 adult dogs perish in Liberty Township fire

Lemon Tree burglarized, latest business targeted by smash-and-grabber

Police warn public to beware false info on social media about reported Valpo High School threat

Indiana Dunes

Mark National Lakeshore's 49th birthday party Thursday at Dorothy Buell Visitor Center

Economy

NIPSCO: Unplug energy vampires save money

Obituary

Memorial Service Friday for Dora Jane Ellis

 

Monday, November 2, 2015

Town Elections Tuesday

McCord vs. Cobbs only race in Chesterton

Three wards contested on Porter Town ballots

Burns Harbor election is about growth; vote for 5 in Council race

Towns to vote in elections on Tuesday; polls open 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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Business / Labor / Steel / Region

USW recaps last weeks talks with Arcelor affirms commitment to process

Business / Community

Enrollment for low income energy assistance begins today

Environment / Lake Michigan

Crews find Asian carp closer to Lake Michigan than expected

Indiana

Legislative panel endorses denying rapists parental rights

Sports

Chesterton Football falls in Sectional Finals

Kintzele finishes 60th at Boys Cross Country State Finals

CHS Girls Bowling team sets National Record

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/110215 Indiana Alcohol Tobacco Commission Nov 12 Permit Hearing.pdf

 

Friday, October 30, 2015

Porter County

Tourism Bureau ordered by Council to give county venues more tax money

County Council to decide poll books issue after election

Council adopts resolution supporting fair agreement for Steelworkers Union

County employees to get $1,000 raises in 2016 with 6-1 vote

Police

Burns Harbor man gets prison time in connection with fatal altercation at Shift Change

Hebron man dies in fiery crash on I-94

Chesterton man charged with stealing a week's worth of sleep from Portage motel

Chesterton High School

CHS debate team loaded with talent

CHS Speech Novice team has strong first outing

Town Elections

Porter County in urgent need of poll workers

Towns to vote in elections on Tuesday; polls open 6 am

Obituaries

Services Monday for Teressa Joan Hroma, 97

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/103015 Lake Eliza Area Cons Dist Invitation Potential Candidates.pdf

Legal Notices/103015 Town of Porter Req for Proposals Solid Waste Collection.pdf

 

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Region

Congress delays safety tech deadline averts South Shore shutdown

Business / Steel / Labor

USW still on break from contract talks with USS

Arcelor Fire has not impacted production

Business / Community

Downtown Chesterton Trick or Treat Friday; Pumpkin Palooza Saturday at European Market

Police

Coroner: Ogden Dunes fire death ruled homicide

Updated with poster of suspect: Valpo Dollar General robbed at gunpoint

ISP: Trooper hurt when squad car struck on I-94

Winds drop tree limb on wire at Porter Ave. and 15th

Porter County

Tuesday's Porter County tax sale brought in $2,624,831

Chicago

Chicago City Council approves Lucas Museum on Lake Michigan

24 year old giraffe dies at Brookfield Zoo

Sports

No. 10 Trojans face No. 3 Penn for Football Sectional Title

 

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Porter County

Final reading Thursday for 2016 County budgets; Council to vote on foundation

Design-build process begins for new Porter County Animal Shelter

Town of Porter

Porter nominates Lisa Wodrich for PCCRVC board

Town Elections

Porter Dems raise most in campaign contributions for town election

Tribune tells Voice of the People and advertising deadlines for November 3 elections

Police / Fire / Emergency

TriTown fire departments battle blaze at ArcelorMittal

CPD Woman fleeced of $10,000 in scam

Indiana / Schools

State school board approves tougher ISTEP cutoff; passing rate to drop from 80 percent to 65 or less

Pence says lower ISTEP scores should not affect teacher pay

Indiana / Region

Sen. Coats welcomes bill to delay deadline for train control mandate

Obituaries

Services Friday for Dorothy Wozniak, 83

Services Friday for Dean Lee Stainko

Visitation and service Thursday for Leona M. Packham

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/102815 Chesterton Fire Dept Schedule of Charges.pdf

 

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Town of Chesterton

'Calumet Connection' plan recommends lane narrowing south of Porter Avenue

Trick-or-treat times and temporary road closures told

CFD: It is time to replace smoke detector batteries and turn clocks back

Porter County

Porter County Council attorney to give opinion on unapproved poll books purchase; budget tabled

Business / Labor / Steel / Region

USW blasts Arcelor for beginning open insurance enrollment without union

Town Elections

Voice of the People: Cast an informed vote Tuesday in town elections

Yard signs must be gone five days after election

Indiana

Lawmakers sign off on teacher shortage recommendations

Obituaries

Services Friday for Lucas 'Luke' Beschinski

Visitation and service Thursday for Leona M. Packham

Visitation Wednesday for Roger Owen Kelly, age 91

 

Monday, October 26, 2015

Chesterton High School

CHS Trojan Guard wins State Championship in Scholastic Class A

Police

Chesterton man dies in motorcycle crash

Porter County Jail inmate charged with escape

PCSP: Pedestrian hit by car on McCool Road dies

East Chicago councilman accused in killing gets drug charge

Town Elections

Tribune tells Voice of the People and advertising deadlines for November 3 elections

Indiana

Company has big plans for Indianapolis to Chicago Amtrak train

Chesterton High School Sports

CHS Football advances to Sectional Finals with convincing win over Valpo

Kintzele qualifies for XC State Finals

Chesterton girls XC 8th at Semistate

Trojan Volleyball falls in Sectional Finals

Obituaries

Visitation Wednesday for Roger Owen Kelly, age 91

Lawrence Vallem dies at age 65

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/102615 Chesterton Park District Notice to Taxpayers Proposed Bond Issuance.pdf

Legal Notices/102615 IBCD Potential Candidates.pdf

Legal Notices/102615 NICTD Request for Bidders.pdf

 

Friday, October 23, 2015

Porter County

Poll book purchases to be debated at County Council budget hearing Monday

Town of Chesterton

BZA hears petition for sign variances at Dollar Tree and O'Reilly's in new Indian Boundary strip mall

Town of Porter Elections

Erik Wagner and Levi Mele vie for Ward 1 Porter Town Council seat

Kimberly Fowler and Ross LeBleu face off in Ward 4 Town of Porter race

Environment / Indiana Dunes

ATC remonstrator forms and info offered by Dunes Action

Letter to the Editor: Pavilion Partners did not do their homework

Region

East Chicago councilman accused in killing gets drug charge

Police

PCSP: Mailboxes being targeted in Westchester

Pedestrian struck by car early today on McCool Road

Indiana

Indiana GOP denies sneak attack alleged by LGBT rights foe

Obituary

Services Wednesday for George E Fletcher, age 100

 

 

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Burns Harbor Town Elections

Vote for five in 9-way Burns Harbor Town Council race

Town of Porter

Duplexes to become triplexes? Porter planners table Summer Tree again

Indiana

Pence announces plan to pay off federal unemployment loan

LGBT opponent warns of Indiana 'sneak attack' rights bill

Preventable medical errors hit new high in Indiana

Police

Tips for motorists who fear a police impersonator is trying to stop them

Environment

Ken Brock to lead migratory bird watches every Saturday in November

Coast Guard prepares for Great Lakes ice

Community

Duneland Y seeks community input on programs and facilities

Local groups' members aid Free the Girls to battle sex trade

Business / Labor / Economy

State and region jobless rates improve in September report

Sports

Valpo CHS in top ten in latest Indiana High School Football Poll

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Environment / Indiana Dunes / Politics

From the Associated Press: Pavilion Partners' Williams appealing liquor permit denial again, says millions spent on five-year closed-door project

Press Release: Pavilion Partners announces another appeal of alcohol permit rejection

Press Release: Dunes Action vows to continue opposition to beach banquet center

Environment / Community

New trails open at Brincka Cross Gardens

Police / Community

Register now for Manda's Race 5K run/walk October 31 to fight drug addiction

Charged with carrying un-permitted handgun

CPD: Police presence in Chestnut Hills last week prompted by false report

East Chicago councilman pleads not guilty to murder charge

ISP: Trooper injured in Jasper County accident

Town of Chesterton

Morningside sewer job almost ready to for bid after years on drawing board

Environment / Weather

September was record hot globally; 7th time this year

Indiana

Supporters of hate crime law in Indiana plan new push

Sports

CHS Volleyball opens Sectional with win

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Town of Chesterton

Work to begin on Holiday Inn Express

Town of Porter

Porter planners meeting again on Summer Tree duplex plans

Community

Porter's Halloween Boo Bash set for Sunday, October 25

Police

Victim of Monday's fatal crash on US 6 identified

Police: At least 7 hurt after shooting in Calumet City

Business / Steel / Trade

UK steel maker to lay off 1,200 amid cheap Chinese imports

Obama administration says China not manipulating currency

Local History

Duneland Historical Society remembers educator and principal F.M. Goldsborough

Indiana

Education leaders say no quick fix on teacher shortage issue

Indiana University student arrested in attack on Muslim woman

Judge bars Indiana from enforcing 'ballot selfies law' despite fears of vote fraud

Monday, October 19, 2015

Police

PNC athlete killed in US 6 crash Saturday

Man killed in US 6 crash early today

Arms seller found guilty of conspiring with former LCSP officers in illegal gun deals

Town Elections / Burns Harbor

Jordan, Canfield vie for Burns Harbor Clerk Treasurer post

Business / Labor / Steel / Region

USW ArcelorMittal negotiators taking a week break from talks

Community

Apply now for Rebuilding Together Duneland assistance

Chesterton Tribune now on sale at the Family Express in Center Township

Indiana

Indiana charter school loans advance despite questions

Pence roads plan faces financing and partisan hurdles

Sports

Chesterton Football wins share of DAC title with win at Merrillville

Next stop Cross County Semi-State:

CHS Boys finish 4th at New Prairie Regional

CHS Girls finish 4th at New Prairie Regional

Obituary

Zachary Barnett-Parker

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/101915 Chesterton Park District Notice to Taxpayers Proposed Bond Issuance.pdf

Legal Notices/101915 NICTD Request for Bidders.pdf

Legal Notices/101915 Porter County Highway Bids Supplies and Services.pdf

Legal Notices/101915 Porter County Ordinance 15 12.pdf

Legal Notices/101915 Porter County Ordinance 15 13.pdf

Legal Notices/101915 Porter County Ordinance 15 14.pdf

Legal Notices/101915 Porter County Public Library RFQ for Attorney.pdf

Legal Notices/101915 Town of Burns Harbor Plan Commission Hearing.pdf

Legal Notices/101915 Town of Ogden Dunes Hearing Change Town Code.pdf

Legal Notices/101915 Valpo Community Schools Capital Projects Fund.pdf

 

Friday, October 16, 2015

Town of Chesterton

Plats approved for Easton Park and Conservancy Point

Business / Labor / Steel / Region

Steel talks USW urges members to stay informed

Town of Chesterton Election

Republican Nate Cobbs wants to pitch in put skills to use on Town Council

Democrat Scot McCord a veteran of the Utility board seeks Town Council seat

Indiana

Rep. Soliday questions Pence's road improvement estimates

Weather / Environment

NOAA: Thanks to El Nino the US looks pretty wet this winter

Police

Former Valpo businessman gets prison time, lied to protect secret millions

Community

Hahn family has reached fundraising goal for Luca

Call for artists: Porter County Community Foundation seeks public art piece

Chesterton High School Sports

Trojan Volleyball wins in 4 on Senior Night

CHS Boys Soccer falls in Regional Semifinals

Obituary

Visitation Monday for Charles Allen Hughes

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/101615 Porter County Addl Approps.pdf

Legal Notices/101615 Liberty Twp Addl Approps.pdf

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Town of Chesterton

East Porter Avenue to reopen Friday

Legal Notices/101615 Porter County Addl Approps.pdf

Legal Notices/101615 Liberty Twp Addl Approps.pdf

Town of Burns Harbor

Burns Harbor Council members show support for officer in Valparaiso arrest

Burns Harbor revitalization plan's future uncertain as election looms

Save the South Shore: Burns Harbor asks Congress to extend train deadline

Environment / Indiana Dunes

Cleanup of State Park Pavilion construction site continues

Indiana

Rep. Pelath: Pence roads plan is 'sheepish'

Police

State police investigating fatal stabbing of prison inmate

PCSP issues warning after used syringes found

Region

Unopposed on the ballot: East Chicago councilman faces murder and drug charges

NIRPC to commence public comment period for 2040 plan amendments

Sports

CHS Girls Soccer falls 1-0 in Regional Semis

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Town of Chesterton

Public hearing for Easton Park plat on Chesterton Plan Commission agenda

Police

Fraternal Order of Police lodges: Mayor Costas comments on arrest 'legitimize criminal behavior'

Town of Porter

Porter delays tourism board decision over residency issue

Community pours out support for Porter rescue dog Harley's surgery

Porter Town Election: Pomeroy vs. Lopez

Porter Election: Pomeroy hopes for better roads and parks in 2nd term

Porter Election: Lopez a voice for residents, touts budget experience

Indiana

ISTEP results face further delay; board puts off vote

Pence announces $1 billion highway plan amid road criticism

Business / Economy / Region

Port at Burns Harbor receives more fermentation tanks for Lagunitas Brewery in Chicago

Environment

Program funds clean replacement for Outdoor Wood Boilers

Sports

Trojan volleyball team loses at LaPorte

Obituary

Services Saturday for James 'Jim' L. Bonfield

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/101415 School Age Child Care Request for Funds.pdf

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Town of Chesterton

Council greenlights $2 million park bond

Duneland Schools

Cathy Forszt is Duneland Schools' new transportation director

Duneland Schools 2016 tax rate lower than advertised; ADM count 23 less students

CHS Trojan Guard advances to ISSMA State Finals

Town Elections

Candidates: Follow the law on political signs

Town of Burns Harbor

Burns Harbor to consider budget and moving to primary elections

Police

INDOT closure of I-94 turnarounds hits Chesterton Fire Department emergency response

Pedestrian hit and killed by vehicle on US 6

ISP: Trucker rolls rig on I-65, pinned in cab; good Samaritans respond to scene

Chesterton police dog Kahr recovering from surgery

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/101315 IDEM Notice of Decision Arcelor Mittal.pdf

Legal Notices/101315 Duneland School Corporation Capital Projects Fund.pdf

Legal Notices/101315 Porter County Plan DSV Aker.pdf

Legal Notices/101315 Porter County Plan DSV Miller.pdf

Legal Notices/101315 Porter County Plan DSV Munger.pdf

Legal Notices/101315 Porter County Plan DSV Taylor.pdf

Legal Notices/101315 Porter County Plan DSV Weiland.pdf

Monday, October 12, 2015

Business / Steel / Labor

USW's USS negotiators return home; 'progress' told in Arcelor talks

USS and US Steel Canada a step closer to separating

Municipal Elections

GOP candidate for 3rd District Town Council seat, Aaron Adcock,drops out

Police

CPD: Trucker doesn't know he's bumping and pushing VW up Indiana 49

PCSP: Man panhandling on US 6 to buy heroin

Munster man dies in US 20 crash in Burns Harbor

Chesterton High School

Newest CHS debaters take first steps on road to glory

Sports

CHS Football shuts out Crown Point

Chesterton girls soccer team wins Sectional Title, ends Valpo's season

Trojan boys soccer teams wins 3rd straight Sectional Title

CHS 3rd, Kintzele 4th in Cross Country Sectional

CHS girls cross country team qualifies for regional

Trojan VB finishes 1-3 at North Montgomery

Obituary

Private services for Evelyn Ann (Lorenz) Brickner

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/101215 Porter County Ordinance 15 12.pdf

Legal Notices/101215 Porter County Ordinance 15 13.pdf

Legal Notices/101215 Porter County Ordinance 15 14.pdf

Legal Notices/101215 Porter County Ordinance 15 15.pdf

Legal Notices/101215 Porter County Ordinance 15 16.pdf

Friday, October 9, 2015

Town of Chesterton

$2M bond issue sought for Chesterton parks improvements

Environment / Indiana Dunes

Pavilion gets locks on doors; construction fences removed (Photo)

Black bear that visited Indiana this summer returns to state, may hibernate in LaPorte County

Township Library

Phil's Place? Library board hopes to rename center to honor former director

Police / Fire

Death of PCJ inmate under investigation

Chesterton Fire Department reports on September activity

Woman struck and killed by train in Valparaiso

Business / Economy

US Postal Service tells holiday shipping deadlines

FAA awards $1.4M to Porter County Airport

Indiana

Indiana BMV reforms underway but will take years

Sports

Trojan girls soccer team advances to Sectional Finals over Portage

CHS Volleyball beats Merrillville in 3 games

Extra South Shore train for Sundays Chicago Marathon

Obituary

Services Saturday, October 17 for James "Jim" L. Bonfield

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/100915 Porter County Sheriff Auction.pdf

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Community / Police

Porter Beach heroes honored for Lake Michigan rescue

Chesterton High School

CHS debate team kicks off season

Police

State Police and INDOT team up to promote Move Over Law

Indiana

Right-to-farm? Do neighbors have rights when 8,000 hogs move in next door?

Indiana University fraternity charter revoked over explicit video

Municipal Elections

County LWV to host candidate forums

Business / Steel

ArcelorMittal soot suit going forward

Chesterton High School Sports

Sensibaugh hat trick puts Trojans into sectional finals in soccer

Obituaries

Services Saturday for Gene Adamczyk, age 79

Graveside services Friday for Berneice Green, age 80

Services Monday for Linda Mathews, age 68

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/100815 Porter County BZA Indiana Arsenal.pdf

Legal Notices/100815 Porter County BZA Lakeshore Paws.pdf

Legal Notices/100815 Porter County BZA Moore.pdf

Legal Notices/100815 Porter County BZA Valpo Schools.pdf

Legal Notices/100815 Town of Chesterton Ordinance 2015 21.pdf

Legal Notices/100815 Porter County Highway Bids Supplies and Services.pdf

 

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Porter County

Porter County Commissioners in favor of raising building fees

Township Libraries

Library board to hold public hearing for 2016 budgets

Business / Steel

US Steel once again warns of possible Granite City Works idling

Community

County Community Foundation begins renovation of new building

Economy

NIPSCO projecting lower winter heating bills this season

Environment

US and Chile declare new marine reserves including one in Lake Michigan

Indiana

Jury awards Northern Indiana couple $31M over false accusation

Sports

Trojan Tennis falls in Regional Semifinals

CHS Volleyball falls in 4 games to Michigan City

Obituaries

Services Friday for Laura Jean Clemans

Services for Brandon Evans follow visitation Friday, October 9

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Environment / Community

State upholds local ABC, quashes Pavilion Partners liquor application

Associated Press: Politically connected developer dealt setback to Indiana Dunes privatization bid

Business / Labor / Steel / Region

USW still talking with USS and Arcelor while Arcelor reassesses US footprint

Visclosky testifies on Korean, Turkish line pipe

Community

Chesterton Art Center to dedicate Rector Hall Saturday, October 10

Police / Traffic

PCSP: High speed pursuit begins here on CR 1050N ends on the Toll Road

US 20 down to two lanes from 149 to 249

Police

Substance Abuse Council works to raise awareness of heroin peril

Beware call from phony IRS agent: Don't be bullied

Elections

Campaign signs under fire again at Election Board meeting

Environment

NPS Prescribed burns planned this fall at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

Region / Sports

South Shore tells train service for Chicago Marathon

Monday, October 5, 2015

Region

Only act of Congress can keep South Shore running on January 1

Pilot WiFi on South Shore train cars proving popular

Business / Economy / Steel

USW President Leo Gerard blasts Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact

Business

Building Permits: Starbucks coming to Jewel as part of $400,000 remodel

Indiana

Report shows steep increase in Indiana homeless students

Region

Valparaiso University launches online archive of student newspaper The Torch

Chesterton High School Sports

CHS Football beats Lake Central 27-10 on stellar defense

Trojan girls golf team finishes 3rd at IHSAA State Finals

Kintzele third at Duneland Conference boys cross country meet

Chesterton girls finish sixth at Duneland Conference cross county meet

CHS volleyball goes 0-3 at Charger Invitational

Obituaries

Arizona service for Thomas P. Konicke, MD, 75

Private services for Lois Underwood, age 77

Friday, October 2, 2015

Business / Economy

NIPSCO seeks electric rate hike residential bills would go up 11.5 percent

Porter County

Bids sought for Sunset Hill education center

Town Elections

Tuesday starts early voting for town election; registration ends Monday

Environment

Porter County mosquito pool tests positive for West Nile virus

Illinois AG asks Indiana to rescind quarry permit

Sierra Club: Toxic pollutant limits good news for Indiana

Sports

CHS boys tennis team wins 2nd straight Sectional title

CHS volleybal team beats Portage in 4 games

Trojan soccer team wins regular season finale

Obituaries

Services Tuesday for Barbara A. Thomas, age 35

Services Saturday for Olga R. Korthals, age 93

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/100215 Porter County Sheriff Auction.pdf

Legal Notices/100215 Town of Porter Offer of Easement.pdf

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Police / Fire / Emergency

Local man pleads guilty to distributing child porn

Two injured in motorcycle crash on US 20 in Portage

Officer at State Prison charged with misconduct

Bicyclist loses himself in Tremont, found dinged up but OK, by firefighters

CFD: Heater malfunctions at Addison Pointe; minor fire on West Indiana Avenue

Town of Chesterton

Town Council enacts its way through long list of ordinances

Business / Community

Comcast upgrading network here, some customers will need new cable boxes

Business / Region

Region intermodal network to benefit from $3M Buffington Harbor Drive grant

Indiana / Schools

US asks Indiana education agency for data on poverty funds

Sports

CHS boys soccer team completes perfect Duneland Conference season

Trojan Tennis moves to Sectional Finals

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/100115 Liberty Twp Vol Fire Dept Bid Rescue Pumper.pdf

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

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