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Friday, August 30, 2019

Police

Focus of Dunes manhunt taken into custody in Michigan City

Cause sought for double house fire in Liberty Township

Porter County

 Council hopes to act on new County Park Board law next month

Porter County Council OKs additional appropriation for Westchester Library

Town of Porter

Porter Town Council objects to state diversion of catastrophic liability funds

Sports

Chesterton Volleyball falls in 5 games to Lake Central

Obituaries

Memorial services Tuesday for Steven and Diana Farrington

Services Saturday for Janice Sue Ursta, age 72

Services Wednesday September 4 for Thomas 'Gene' Eugene Clendaniel

 

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Community

Taste of Duneland Saturday

In the line of fire: Neighbors fed up with Brassie golf balls damaging property

Police

CPD: Manhunt today for armed and dangerous suspect along US 12

Double house fire on Long Lake Road in Liberty Twp

ISP: Man jumps off I-94 overpass hits semi dies

ISP: Motorist huffing paint while driving I-94

Town of Porter

Porter planners approve third replat of Summer Tree PUD

Region

Indiana board backs casino move to on-land Gary location

Chesterton High School Sports

Trojan Boys Soccer beats Valparaiso 4-2

Obituary

Services Wednesday Sept. 4 for Phyllis Ann Brix, age 74

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/082919 HSPA Legal Notice of Public Hearing ATC Valpo Walmart Farm2Fork Hooters.pdf

Legal Notices/082919 NICTD Request for Bidders New Spiker Machine.pdf

Legal Notices/082919 NICTD Request for Bidders Preplated Gauntlet Turnouts.pdf

 

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Town of Porter

Kids Cove Park to get new equipment

Town of Chesterton

Chesterton Town Council to seek interest quotes from local banks

Community

Duneland Medical Equipment Loan Closet is seeking volunteers

Join now for lifetime membership in CHS Alumni Association

Sports

Girls Soccer shuts out Valpo 4-0

CHS football home opener Friday

Trojan Basketball Club girls tryouts set

Trojan Girls Golf splits DAC meet

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/082819 Valparaiso Community Schools Notice to Bidders Flint Lake Elem Improvements.pdf

Legal Notices/082819 Valparaiso Community Schools Valparaiso Elementary Wall Enhancements.pdf

 

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Town of Chesterton

Town backs off buying house at Calumet and Porter

West Indiana Ave west of South Calumet closed

Council takes RFP responses for quiet zone under advisement

Police

Coroner IDs missing boater found at West Beach as Illinois man

Environment / Lake Michigan

IDEM issues Final Update on fish kill

Education

Indiana GOP leaders want delay on new statewide exam penalities

College Board replacing SAT adversity score

Sports

Trojan Volleyball beats Andrean in 3 games

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/082719 Porter County Public Library System Renovations to Facilities Paving Concrete Walks Curbs.pdf

 

Monday, August 26, 2019

Police

Christopher Dillard trial rescheduled to October 21

Town of Chesterton

BZA schedules public hearing on special events center at 505 Grant Ave

Environment / Lake Michigan

Cyanide and ammonia below permitted levels at outfalls

Police / Lake Michigan

Body found at West Beach identified as missing boater

Chesterton High School Sports

Chesterton Football opens with 21-13 win over Hobart

CHS Boys Cross Country wins 11/12 NIC Stomp

Trojan girls cross country wins 9/10 title at NIC Stomp

CHS Boys Soccer wins Northwestern Tourney

Trojan Girls Soccer finishes 0-2-1 at St Joe

Obituary

Carl William Randler passes away at age 76

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/082619 Porter County Public Library System Notice to Taxpayers Library Improvement Reserve.pdf

Legal Notices/082619 Town of Burns Harbor Notice to Taxpayers BH Cumulative Capital Improvement Sewer Fund.pdf

 

Friday, August 23, 2019

Police

Man grabs charter bus steering wheel on I-94 here; three hurt in crash

CPD Reckless driving charge for school bus stop-arm violation

Environment

Portage Lakefront reopens; third day no cyanide found; group to sue ArcelorMittal

Indiana

Indiana Energy task force to meet next week

Chesterton High School Sports

Chesterton Volleyball improves to 2-0 overall

CHS girls cross country begins at NIC Stomp

Trojan Boys Cross Country gets going Saturday

CHS Boys Tennis starts Saturday in South Bend

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/082319 Hodges Davis Notice of Public Hearing Petition of Paul Dykterok.pdf

 

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Community

6th annual 10 Minute Play Festival August 30 - September 8 at 4th St Theater

Children's art education Open House at the Chesterton Art Center

Environment / Indiana Dunes

First ADA kayak launch opens in Dunes National Park

No cyanide found in Little Calumet or Lake for second consecutive day

Sports

Chesterton boys soccer team blanks Michigan City 5-0

CHS Grad Lucas Davison wins silver at World Wrestling Championships

Obituary

Patricia Pat Wiesemann, 88

 

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Police

Accused murderer Christopher Dillard denied release pending trial

Environment / Steel / Little Calumet

IDEM, IAWC, Arcelor: No cyanide found as of Sunday; Ikes take aim

'Discoloration,' 'oil release,' 'chemical spill' at USS; water company closes intake

Indiana

State panel give Indiana chief justice new 5 year term

Elections / Indiana

Democrat State Senator Karen Tallian enters Indiana attorney general race

Chesterton High School Sports

CHS Volleyball opens with win at Morton

CHS Girls Soccer rolls 10-0 over Michigan City in opener

Trojan Girls Golf wins

 

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Town of Chesterton

Oakwood Drive resident returns to Chesterton Stormwater Board

Town planners seek to raise the park impact fee

Local Elections

Porter County Clerk Bailey to offer candidate training

Environment / Steel / Lake Michigan

US Steel: Discoloration from outfall in Burns Waterway today

DNR: 3000 fish dead; IDEM: Contaminant levels dropping

Business

States jobless rate falls in July but unemployment still on the rise in NWI

Chesterton High School Sports

Trojans boys soccer team cruises to 12-0 opening night victory

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/080919 Abonmarche Consultants Town of Porter Plan Commission Petition No PC 19 03.pdf

 

 

Monday, August 19, 2019

Environment / Business / Steel

Fish kill: ArcelorMittal apologizes; Chemical levels fall; Portage Mayor rips IDEM

Police / Fire

Lightning blamed for West Indiana Ave. attic fire

5000 here lose power in Sunday storm

Town of Chesterton

Proposed Dollar General draws support and opposition

Town of Burns Harbor

Burns Harbor Council adds stop signs in the Village subdivision

Chesterton High School Sports

Defending State Champion CHS soccer team opens tonight

Trojans score 3 times in abbreviated scrimmage

Obituary

Martha Lois Wilson Willis passes away at age 95

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/081919 NICTD Invitation for Competitive Proposals Rolling Stock Consulting Services.pdf

 

Friday, August 16, 2019

Town of Chesterton

Town Attorney declines to share legal opinion on Nekus retirement village

Community

Chamber seeks volunteers to help CHS break Guinness record for field trip size

Environment

Fish kill in Little Calumet traced to ArcelorMittal chemical exceedance

Paddle the East Branch of the Little Cal Saturday celebrate opening of launch

High bacteria levels at two Dunes beaches

Scientists confirm July set new global heat record

Sports

Chesterton Football opens with scrimmage at Griffith tonight

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/081619 Porter County Auditor Notice to Taxpayers PoCo Additional Appropriations Recorder Perpetuation Fund.pdf

Legal Notices/081419 Duneland School Corporation Annual Financial Report 2018.pdf

 

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Porter County

Residents ask Porter County Commissioners for action on Calumet Trail

Town of Chesterton

Special activity center on BZA agenda Thursday

Town of Burns Harbor

Town of Burns Harbor nets state arts grant

Community

Register now for annual Bri's RACE to end domestic violence, September 22

Obituary

Services Saturday for Edna Winquist, age 100

 

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Town of Porter

Porter Town Council names Lewis T. Craig, Sr. Heroes Memorial Garden

Town of Chesterton

Third round of repaving in Chesterton to start soon

Community

Parents As Teachers Ready Set Kindergarten at Duneland Boys and Girls Club

Region

South Shore tells service for Chicago Air and Water Show

Obituaries

Gudrun M. Mitchell passes away at age 77

Services and visitation Thursday for Jack H. Nilson, age 80

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/081419 Duneland School Corporation Annual Financial Report 2018.pdf

 

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Town of Chesterton

Council OKs rezone to B2 for Bartonics Inc

West Indiana parking project begins with sidewalk work

Schnadenberg says call for brush collection

Look for mobile speed trailers around Chesterton

Police

Local PDs get grant to crack down on school bus stoparm scofflaws

Shoplifters hit CVS two more times

Westchester Library

Library employees get shout out at WPL Board meeting

Sports

Trojan Girls 3rd at KV Invite

Obituary

Kathryn H. O'Donnell passes away at age 86

 

Monday, August 12, 2019

Region

Cline Avenue Bridge rebuild advances in East Chicago

Education / Community

Renovations nearly complete at new Montessori School in Chesterton

Police

Unleashed dog at Porter Beach leads to melee; two charged

LaPorte man charged in federal court with transporting child pornography

Crews search Lake Michigan for boater off Marquette Park

Region / Business / Steel

US steel shipments down 5 percent in June

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/081219 NICTD Invitation for Competitive Proposals Rolling Stock Consulting Services.pdf

 

Friday, August 9, 2019

Community

American Legion Post 170 supports Benefit Run for Bailey

Business / Region

Report Foreign steel imports spike in July

Port of Burns Harbor awarded security grants

Police

Dave Reynolds is Sheriff of the Year

CPD: Shoplifters steal big haul of razors at the CVS

Indiana

Report: No wrongdoing found in Holcomb's private jet flights

Sports

CHS Girls Golf splits

Obituaries

Local hero John R. Tomczak clebration of life August 25

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/080919 NICTD Request for Proposals Dispatch Phone Radio System.pdf

Legal Notices/080919 Abonmarche Consultants Town of Porter Plan Commission Petition No PC 19 03.pdf

 

 

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Community

Rotary Babapaloosa to feature music and vendors August 24

Register for Moose Road Rally for Special Olympics

Apply now for 2020 Tourism promotion grants

Movie about local pastor draws celebrity to town for filming

Indiana

Jewish sisters find swastikas in Indiana college dorm room

Sports

CHS Girls Golf 6th at Crown Point Invite

Pavlovich tabbed to lead CHS Swim programs

Obituaries

Services Saturday for Melissa Nicole 'Nicki' Achten

Local hero John R. Tomczak clebration of life August 25

 

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Duneland Schools

School Board OKs CHS flex lab to upgrade manufacturing classes

School Board hears from public on teacher pay

Police

Jail time, $114,539 restitution ordered for copper wire theft

Community

Prairie Magic music fest is August 17

Sports

Trojan Girls Golf 11th at Jeff Invite

Obituary

Services Saturday for Michael A. Rentschler, 53

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/080719 Bob Crecelius Notice of Public Hearing Burns Harbor Petition of Robert Crecelius.pdf

 

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Duneland Schools

School Board hires new assistant superintendent; teachers introduced

Region

NICTD board takes step to order 26 new rail cars for South Shore

Police / Traffic

Burns Harbor Fire Department reports one injured in crash at Ind 149 and US 12

Chesterton High School Sports

CHS Girls Golf tees off today

Obituary

Visitation and Service Thursday for Allan L. Jones, age 74

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/080619 Rhame Elwood Notice of Violation To Carol Durham.pdf

Legal Notices/080619 Rhame Elwood Notice of Violation To Gregory E Blakely.pdf

Legal Notices/080619 Rhame Elwood Notice of Violation To John A Worstell.pdf

Legal Notices/080619 Rhame Elwood Notice of Violation To Singar D Morgan.pdf

Legal Notices/080619 Rhame Elwood Notice of Violation To Sofoklis and Tania Dres.pdf

Legal Notices/080619 Rhame Elwood Notice of Violation To Sunii M Dhoot.pdf

 

Monday, August 5, 2019

Police

ISP: Juveniles detained, suspected of tossing rocks onto vehicles on I-94

ISP: Rollover crash on Saturday closes I-65

DNR: Body recovered from Cedar Lake

Fire Departments / Emergency

Kitchen fire in Porter

Pine Township

Trouble in the Pines: Township trustee, board clash over her effort to switch fire contract

Class Reunion

CHS Class of 1970 to hold get together Saturday August 10

Obituaries

Services Thursday for Loren Furness, age 85

Local hero John R. Tomczak clebration of life August 25

Visitation and Service Thursday for Allan L. Jones, age 74

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/080519 Harris Welsh Lukmann Notice of Public Hearing Chesterton Changes to Unified Comp Zoning.pdf

 

Friday, August 2, 2019

Porter County

Croquet group eyes Sunset Hill; board wants public access

County Park Board moves to accept land donations

Duneland Schools

School Board to hold public hearing on teacher pay Monday

Community

Chesterton Art Fair this weekend in Dogwood Park

Chamber seeks volunteers for Taste of Duneland

Business / Steel

USS posts 2Q net income of $68M

Feds find Thai steel threaded rod dumped here

Obituary

Services Monday for June Lee Patrick, age 103

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/080219 NICTD Request for Proposals Dispatch Phone Radio System.pdf

 

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Local businesses encourage hometown summer celebrations

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Business / Steel

ArcelorMittal posts net loss of 447 million

Community

No Table of Plenty on Fridays, August 2 and 9

Fire Department Street Dance 5 p.m. to midnight Saturday

Police

ISP: Motorcyclist dies in crash on I-65 exit ramp

Indiana

John Dillinger relatives doubt body in grave is the gangster

Chesterton High School Sports

CHS Fall Sports season start Friday

Obituary

Services Saturday, August 3 for Carole Ann Deuberry-Boatright

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/080119 City of Portage Notice to Taxpayers Add Appropriation.pdf

Legal Notices/080119 Duneland School Corporation Public Hearing Notice Teachers Salaries.pdf

 

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Police

Accused murderer Christopher Dillard seeks release from jail

Traffic

Two Eastbound I-94 lanes closed just east of the Toll Road

Community

Fire Department Street Dance 5 p.m. to midnight Saturday

Business

NiSource posts net income of $238.1 million in 2nd quarter

Indiana

Digging up grave of gangster John Dillinger may be a tough job

Obituaries

Services Friday for Elizabeth Louise 'Betty' Misch

 

 

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Police / Fire / Emergency / Lake Michigan

Indiana Dunes State Park drowning victim identified

Boaters rescue teen swept off pier into Lake Michigan

Police

PCSP: NPS rangers battered at crash scene

Region

Man dies in fall at Starved Rock State Park

Sometimes overlooked Chicago River museum gets 250K visitors

Environment

Five governors push presidential candidates to aid Great Lakes

Indiana

Body of 1930s gangster John Dillinger to be exhumed

Obituaries

Private services for Michael R. Haburjak, 87

Services Friday for Elizabeth Louise 'Betty' Misch

 

Monday, July 29, 2019

Police / Fire / Emergency / Lake Michigan

Apparent drowning at Indiana Dunes State Park beach

Police

Feared police impostor on I-65 was a police officer

ISP: Trooper saves woman's life then arrests her on drug charges

ISP: Juveniles detained after pursuit on I-80/94

Police Indiana marijuana surge coming from other states

Indiana

Indiana official fights state AG's subpoena in groping probe

Educators warn rescoring student exams comes with a risk

Report Indiana deaths up from child abuse and neglect

Sports

CHS grad Mitch Davis wins Northern Amateur

Obituaries

Celebration of Life Friday for Judith Ellen 'Judy' McCorkel

Services Friday for Elizabeth Louise 'Betty' Misch

 

Friday, July 26, 2019

Town of Chesterton

BZA okays use variance for tattoo parlor on South Calumet Rd

What’s a special events center? BZA wants to know

Community

61st annual Chesterton Art Fair set for August 3-4

Festival of Magic will appeal to Harry Potter fans

United Way seeks help for residents made homeless by infestation of bugs

Police / Emergency

Coroner: Eagle Crossing worker died of skull fracture

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/072619 Burns Harbor Secretary Notice of Public Hearing To Replace Comprehensive Plan.pdf

Legal Notices/072619 Rhame Elwood Notice of Violation To Carol Durham.pdf

Legal Notices/072619 Rhame Elwood Notice of Violation To Gregory E Blakely.pdf

Legal Notices/072619 Rhame Elwood Notice of Violation To John A Worstell.pdf

Legal Notices/072619 Rhame Elwood Notice of Violation To Singar D Morgan.pdf

Legal Notices/072619 Rhame Elwood Notice of Violation To Sofoklis and Tania Dres.pdf

Legal Notices/072619 Rhame Elwood Notice of Violation To Sunii M Dhoot.pdf

 

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Porter County

County Council to name appointing authority for Porter County Park Board

Prairie Magic Music Festival August 17 at Sunset Hill Farm Park

Police

Eagle Crossing worker dies after fall

ISP  and Portage PD warn about possible police impersonator

Town of Chesterton

Downtown survey: 71 percent favor RR quiet zone, also longer hours, more events

Community / CHS Sports

CHS Football family picnic and volunteer night a success

Region / Environment / Business

New Kankakee and Yellow Rivers commission meets

Business / Steel

Foreign steel imports down 12 7 percent through June

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/072519 City of Portage Notice to Taxpayers Add Appropriation.pdf

Legal Notices/072519 MAP Legal Notice of Public Hearing ATC Lucrezia Duffys Place Tonys Place.pdf

 

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Town of Porter

Porter Town Council splits to oust public works supervisor

Town of Chesterton

Appraisals in for Porter and Calumet corner, but project feasibility in question

Business / Steel

Commerce Department finds Chinese and Indian threaded rod imports were subsidized

Steel Dynamics to build $1.9B steel mill in Texas

Indiana

Indiana legislature hires outside attorney in groping suit

Obituaries

Services and visitation Friday for George A. Stavropoulos, Jr.

Services and visitation Thursday for Alice L. Wiseman, age 88

 

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Town of Chesterton

Splash Pad control vault back in the ground; systems being tested

TIF board okays angled parking conversion on West Indiana Ave

BZA public hearing on Thursday on use variance for tattoo parlor on S. Calumet

Porter County / Indiana Dunes

Numbers still up since name change at Indiana Dunes National Park

Emergency / Lake Michigan

Michigan City man pulled from Lake Michigan dies

Business

ArcelorMittal fined $14K after worker dies in train accident

Jobless rate statewide nominally down in June, but in region big spikes posted

Duneland Schools

Duneland School Board tells personnel moves

Obituary

Service and visitation Wednesday for Karl Himmel

 

Monday, July 22, 2019

Duneland Schools

Chip Pettit plans to empower talented people as Duneland Superintendent

Elections / Porter County

Porter County Election Board hires new election deputies

Community / Porter County

Porter County Fair features 4H exhibits, judging and auction

Community

New local Disabled American Veterans chapter to meet in Valpo Thursday

Lake Michigan / Emergency

DNR: Man critical after near-drowning at Michigan City

Lake Michigan / Environment

Contamination advisories issued for four local beaches

Obituary

Celebration of Life for Joan Maguire is July 27

 

Friday, July 19, 2019

Town of Chesterton

Definition of retirement village at issue in Nekus post office concept

Planners endorse rezone of R3 to B2 for Bartronics expansion

Utility project next week along West Morgan

Community / Library / Weather

Heat to force library concert and film inside tonight

Indiana

Trucker charged in Indiana crash killing mom and twins

Region / Police

LaPorte County pays $132,000 in hacker ransom

Business / Steel

Commerce finds against Chinese rack exporters

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/071919 Harris Welsh Lukmann Request for Proposals Chesterton Town Council Railroad Quiet Zones.pdf

Legal Notices/071919 Town of Porter Request for Proposals Porter Park Department Playground Equipment.pdf

 

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Business / Community

Shirley Peffers Distinguished Woman; Golden Achievement to Janet Ryan

Chamber of Commerce honors Humanitarians, Volunteers of the Year

Schnadenberg Service Person of Year; Tribune Puts Duneland on the Map

New Construction Awards: Biggby Coffee, Residences at Coffee Creek

Renovation Awards: Moth Wing Studio, Three Moons Fiberworks, Preferred Services

Town of Porter

Porter planners vote for minimum square footage reduction

Weather

NWS upgrades to heat warning; cooling shelters remain open

Township Library

New Library website reported going over well

Obituary

Services Friday for Jacqueline Rolison Dougherty

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/071819 Hodges Davis PC Notice of Public Hearing Pines Petition of Paul Dykterok.pdf

 

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Duneland Schools

Duneland Schools hire new principals for Jackson and CMS

Weather Alert / Community

Excessive heat watch in effect: Dangerous temps up to 100 by Friday

Cooling shelters available in Duneland for folks without air conditioning

OSHA: Bosses responsible for protecting workers in the heat

Town of Chesterton

Chesterton Utility to invest $1.3 million

Sports

Jack Eaton named Gatorade Indiana Boys Soccer Player of the Year

 

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Town Elections

DeLaney has challenger for Chesterton Town Council seat

Region / State / Nation / History

USS Indianapolis (LCS 17) to be commissioned October 26 at Port of Burns Harbor

Township Library

Scenes for movie about local pastor could be filmed at township library

Town of Chesterton

Chesterton Stormwater Utility issues refund after double billing

Region

Florida expert captures elusive alligator at Chicago lagoon

 

Monday, July 15, 2019

Community/Police

PCSP: K9 Rogue finds the Sheriff at European Market

Lake Michigan / Police

DNR: Apparent drowning at the Hammond Marina

Environment / Police

Presumed copperhead bites girl at Brown County State Park campsite

Traffic / Police

ISP: Local motorcyclist hurt in crash at Indiana 2 and I-65

Indiana

Indiana creates Medicaid work rules for low income Hoosiers

Elections

Holcomb launches 2020 reelection run

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/071519 IBCD Notice to Taxpayers Add App Cum Improvement Fund.pdf

 

Friday, July 12, 2019

Community

Rebuilding Together Duneland wins grant from Porter County Community Foundation

Indiana

Indiana's state budget reserve jumps to $2.3 billion

Town of Burns Harbor

Burns Harbor TIF board receives work plan for Westport Site

Burns Harbor Town Council gives paving updates

Police

CFD: Two crashes with injuries at 49 and East Oakhill

CPD: Trucker felt trailer begin to shift before crash

Chesterton Police seek to make emergency hire

Obituary

Memorial Service Monday for Marlene Frances Ness, 69

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/071219 Rhame and Elwood Notice of Violation Richard R and Carol M Simcox 769 Heritage Rd.pdf

Legal Notices/071219 Porter County Auditor Notice to Taxpayers PoCo Municipal Airport Additional Appropriations.pdf

Legal Notices/071219 Harris Welsh Lukmann Notice to Bidders Beverly Shores 2019 Pothole Patching and Paving.pdf

Legal Notices/071219 Harris Welsh Lukmann Request for Proposals Chesterton Town Council Railroad Quiet Zones.pdf

Legal Notices/071219 Town of Porter Request for Proposals Porter Park Department Playground Equipment.pdf

 

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Police

Escaped inmate apprehended in vacant Beverly Shores home

Semi overturns at Toll Road entrance

Elections

Candidates added to the field for Duneland municipal elections

Democratic business exec enters 2020 Indiana governor race

Town of Porter

Porter paving bids are in work likely to start in August

Porter planners to hold public hearing on minimum square footage ordinance

Obituaries

Private services for Donald Howard Petersen, Jr.

Darrell Eugene Stokes passes away at age 63

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/071119 PoCo Storm Water Management Public Notice Wagner Rd Closure July 15th thru August 30th.pdf

 

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Community

DBIG Bark in the Park Saturday, July 13 in Thomas Park

Parents As Teachers 'Touch a Truck' event at Sunset Hill Farm Park Saturday

Monarch habitat program Saturday at Chesterton Feed and Garden

Tremont /Hidewaway /Village softball reunion Saturday

Chesterton Art Center seeks volunteers for the 61st Chesterton Art Fair

Environment

Great Lakes water levels continue surge 2 set records

USDA reports excessive rainfall hits quality of Indiana corn crop

Porter County

Porter County to partner with Chesterton and Valpo for minor road construction

Indiana

Mental health mandates weigh on Indiana schools

 

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Town of Chesterton

Slab poured for splash pad vault

DeLaney defends Dogwood tree removal

Jim Ton: RR quiet zone not dormant; RFP for feasibility study authorized

Police / Community

Porter Police Lt John McMahon honored by American Legion for valor

Business / Community

Chamber tells award winners in advance of luncheon on July 17

Indiana / Region

Indiana House Democrats assigned to interim study committees

Class Reunion

Deadline extended for CHS Class of 1979 Reunion

Obituaries

Dorothy M. Clem passes away at age 94

Frank N. Spirson passes away at age 70

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/070919 Beverly Shores Clerk Treasurer Notice to Taxpayers Add App Gift Fund.pdf

 

Monday, July 8, 2019

Police

Suspected fatal opioid ODs up in 2019 in Porter Couny

Possible drowning off Washington Park

Duneland Schools

Schools tell registration dates and times for 2019-20 school year

Community

Registration open for Duneland Y Out of School Learning program

Legal Notices

Frank N. Spirson passes away at age 70

Services Thursday for Dorothy Margaret Fancher

Visitation Wednesday for Helen Louise Slont

Memorial Service Friday for Leah Faith Bucksbarg Scandling

Richard F. Lipniskis passes away at age 64

Services Tuesday for Barbara Marie Strange, 99

Services Wednesday for Jeanne M. Glasser, 64

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/070819 Harris Welsh Lukmann Notice to Bidders Beverly Shores 2019 Pothole Patching and Paving.pdf

 

 

Friday, July 5, 2019

Duneland Schools

School Board fills vacant PE and art positions

Insurance switch will save Duneland Schools

Police / Fire

State alleges that unborn baby in care of unlicensed Chesterton midwife died

Train derails in Chesterton Thursday

Class Reunion

CHS Class of 1984 reunion set for Saturday, July 13

Environment / Sports

Steelhead fishing action heating up in NWI

Business / Steel / Region

Steel import permit applications up in June

Obituary

Services Monday for Margaret Helen Jaskolski

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/070519 Ivy Tech Community College Notice to Public and Bidders Ivy Tech Lab Floor Repairs.pdf

Legal Notices/070519 Rhame and Elwood Notice of Violation Richard R and Carol M Simcox 769 Heritage Rd.pdf

Legal Notices/070519 Town of Porter Notice of Public Hearing Proposal to Amend Zoning Ordinance.pdf

 

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Town of Chesterton

Twentyfive well established trees at Dogwood to be removed for power line

Neighbors press Park Board on un-netted tennis court at Waskom Park

Community

4th of July Parade steps off at 9 a.m.

Business

Feds Chinese steel wheels sold at less than fair value in US

State alleges county woman acting as unlicensed midwife

Obituaries

Nellie Leoda Herrington passes away

Services Tuesday for JoAnne Samila, age 86

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/070319 Gregory Babcock Notice of Public Hearing Petition of Bartronics LLCS.pdf

Legal Notices/070319 Town of Chesterton Notice of Public Hearing Chesterton Petition of MNB Development Corp.pdf

Legal Notices/070319 Town of Porter Request for Proposals Porter Park Department Playground Equipment.pdf

 

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Elections / Porter County

Porter County Council sets up funding for new Election Board

Porter County's new election officials take oaths

Environment / Lake Michigan

Beach access restored at Portage Lakefront site

Indiana

Indiana DCS responds to suit over care of children

Sports

Valparaiso University Football sets 100th Anniversary Celebration

 

Monday, July 1, 2019

Business / Region

Two phase water rate hike ordered by IURC in settlement

NICTD requests entry into federal grant engineering phase for double track project

Administration moves to ease drive time rules for long haul truckers

Police

Eight injured in crash at US 6 and 400E

CFD: Heroin OD victim revived at Walgreen's

Indiana

Indiana's top court weighs what amounts to excessive seizure

Indiana 911 dispatchers must get CPR training under new law

US judge blocks Indiana 2nd trimester abortion procedure ban

Hoosier Lottery to study the effectiveness of online games

 

 

Friday, June 28, 2019

Region / Business

Port of Indiana takes shipment of giant rubber tire gantry cranes for CSX

Town of Chesterton

BZA sets public hearing on tattoo parlor on South Calumet

Town of Porter

Porter firefighters honored

Community

Gary Diocese elects Father Michael Yadron interim administrator

Elections / Indiana

Candidate announces GOP bid for Indiana attorney general

Police

DNR to crack down on boating while drunk

Obituary

Services Monday for Richard J. Lee, Jr., 76

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/062819 Ivy Tech Community College Notice to Public and Bidders Ivy Tech Lab Floor Repairs.pdf

Legal Notices/062819 Town of Burns Harbor Notice to Taxpayers Burns Harbor Add App Fire Ambulance Fund.pdf

 

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Town Elections

Deadline near to apply to fill ballot vacancies, minor party deadline looms

Community / Business

Steel Barrel Tavern Grand Opening Saturday in 'Saturday's Child building' downtown Porter

Environment / Indiana

IDEM issues Air Quality Action Day today

Education / Region

Portage charter adult high school holds graduation

Community / Library

Concert and movie continues with music by Lee Murdock and 'Grease'

Region

State Representative Ed Soliday tells study committee seats

NIRPC seeks public input on transportation plan

South Shore to run extra trains Sunday for Pride event

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/062719 Midwest Advertising Placements Legal Notice of Public Hearing ATC Aberdeen Manor Jax Craft and Spirits.p...

 

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Town of Porter

Porter seeks proposals for Kids Cove Park playground equipment

Town of Chesterton

Duneland School Board member wants to know cash balances in Chesterton TIF accounts

Community

Chesterton Lions' pancakes, Turtle Derby and Duck Race at Family 4th Fest

Police

Scammers threaten woman with arrest on drug charges, get her to send money

Business / Steel / Region

Steel imports down in May

Environment

Izaak Walton League honors Norm and Pat Hellmers in battle to protect Dunes Pavilion and beach

DNR seeks volunteers to count turkeys and broods

Region / Police / Nation

Illinois becomes 11th state to allow recreational marijuana

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/062619 Town of Burns Harbor Notice to Taxpayers Burns Harbor Additional Appropriations Fire Ambulance Fund.pdf

Legal Notices/062619 Town of Porter Request for Proposals Porter Park Department Playground Equipment.pdf

 

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Town of Chesterton -- Town Council

Cincoski urges residents to get to State Park fireworks early on Monday

Community / Police

Legal discharge of fireworks begins Saturday

Community

Local Rotary celebrates year of accomplishments installs officers

Community / Environment

Izaak Walton League Fairy Festival rescheduled for Saturday June 29

Business / Economy / Region

State jobless rate stable but mixed bag in NWI

Restructured NICTD board meets for first time, hears of dip in ridership

New NICTD board hears updates on West Lake, double tracking projects

 

Monday, June 24, 2019

Duneland Schools

Chip Pettit is new Duneland Schools Superintendent

CHS returns from Speech and Debate Nationals with one top 60 finish

Environment

Shirley Heinze adds 34 acres on Little Calumet River here

Flooding closes Glenwood Dunes Trail

Indiana

Indiana boosts security on drivers licenses and ID cards

Police

Pedestrian hit by semi on I-94 in Pine Township

ISP: Multiple charges filed after I-94 stop near Portage today

Foot pursuit foils burglary, leads to arrest in Porter

 

Friday, June 21, 2019

Town of Chesterton

Planners hear pitch for a Dollar General on the old Lipinski Automotive property

Bartronics LLC seeks rezone of three R3 lots on South 12th Street to B2

Community

Fish tales abound at MS4 kids fishing derby

Porter County / Indiana Dunes

Dunes Visitor Center theater to get upgrades

Elections / Indiana / Nation

Group sues for records on US election hacking vulnerability

Obituary

JoAnne Samila passes away at age 86

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/062119 Abonmarche Consultants Advertisement for Bid Town of Porter Comm Crossings Contract 2.pdf

Legal Notices/062119 Abonmarche Consultants Town of Porter Comm Crossings Contract 1.pdf

 

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Business / Region / Steel

USS Gary Works blast furnace idling won't lead now to layoffs

Business / Indiana / Region

Journeyman Distillery nets $5M tax credit for new Valpo location

Porter County

Porter County Park Board OKs change order for education center parking lot

Police

Plot thickens in liquor theft pursuit

Chesterton High School

Select CHS viola quartet performs at Notre Dame

Class Reunion

2019 mini reunion to include 25 years of CHS classes

Region

House passes Visclosky 2020 Defense Appropriation Act, military pay raises

Obituaries

Services Tuesday for Dale K. Wingate, age 71

Kenneth E. Coslet passes away at age 91

 

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Business / Region / Steel

USS to idle Gary Works blast furnace as the market softens

IOSHA fines Arcelor Indiana Harbor $10,000 for lead cadmium violations

Police

Former hospital nurse gets probation after admitting taking fentanyl

ISP: Good Samaritan carjacked in Newton County

Health / Nation

Marijuana use doubles in US pregnant women to 1 in 14

Environment

Great Lakes states provinces team up on invasive species

Sports

CHS basketball standout Wadding scores in Jr. All-Star Games

 

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Duneland Schools

School Board takes questions on superintendent contract

Town of Chesterton

Despite 8-plus inches of rain in May, Utility never forced to bypass

Oakwood Drive resident concerned by high water in wetlands off South 11th Street

Local History

Undertaker records tell death and life in Victorian Westchester Township

Township Library

Library board approves draft 2020 budget

Police

PCSP: Dad and daughter in high-speed pursuit on Fathers Day

Indiana / Region

Hoosiers urged to report blocked RR crossings

Obituary

Jerry E. Martin, 85, passes away

 

Monday, June 17, 2019

Business / Indiana

Governor Holcomb to chair meeting Wednesday at Urschel here

Police / Town of Chesterton

Police Commission discusses traffic stacking problem at the Dunkin Donuts

Indiana

Purdue tuition freeze remains through 2020-21 on main campus

Indiana opioid RX down 35 percent since 2013

Environment / Lake Michigan

Great Lakes leaders to discuss funding Asian carp project

Obituary

Jerry E. Martin, 85, passes away

 

Friday, June 14, 2019

Community

Apply now for Duneland 4th of July Parade

Business / Community

Access/Inspire moves into 505 Warehouse Building, motivating relationships and more

Police

Cocoa powder and lithium batteries don't mix in I-94 crash near Burns Harbor today

CPD pursues suspected shoplifters to state line

Porter County

Porter County Park Board Monday

Class Reunion

CHS Class of 1979 planning 40th reunion Saturday, August 3

Obituaries

Services Tuesday for Leonard N. Sullivan, age 89

Carol Sue Bushore passes away at age 74

Services Monday for Lester Carl Borg, age 76

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/061419 Abonmarche Consultants Advertisement for Bid Town of Porter Comm Crossings Contract 2.pdf

Legal Notices/061419 Abonmarche Consultants Town of Porter Comm Crossings Contract 1.pdf

Legal Notices/061419 NICTD Request for Proposers NICTD Dispatch PhoneRadio System.pdf

Legal Notices/061419 Porter County Auditor Notice to Taxpayers PoCo Additional Appropriations for 2019.pdf

Legal Notices/061419 Valparaiso Community Schools Notice to Taxpayers Amended Capital Projects Plan.pdf

Legal Notices/061419 Westchester Public Library Notice to Taxpayers Additional Appropriations.pdf

 

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Indiana

Ball State University details cuts and approves tuition hike

Region

Bike event may impact South Shore service Friday

New video shows adult cows being abused at Indiana farm

Indiana Dunes

Indiana Dunes State Park Interpretive Program Schedule

 

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Town of Porter

Porter Town Council donates to DBIG/Lions Family 4th Fest

New trail to Little Calumet River built at Hawthorne Park

Register now for Kids Fishing Derby on June 19

Porter County

Commissioners OK United Consulting for engineering on two bridges

Police

ISP: Wrong way driver in head-on crash on I-80/94

Obituaries

Service and gathering Sunday for Gerald Blake Hébert, 84

Services Friday for Dean D. Marlatt, age 78

Private services for Douglas John Meyer

 

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Town of Chesterton

Chesterton Town Council hears idea for angled parking on West Indiana Avenue

Street paving work continues in Chesterton

Police and Fire

Man charged in Saturday pursuit suspected of Speedway smash-and-grab

LTVFD: Dog turns on stove; food burns home smokes up

Community

Library movie and concert at Burns Harbor park Friday

Indiana

Judge rejects Indiana attorney general bid to block abortion clinic

Three ex-workers charged with animal cruelty at Fair Oaks dairy

Class Reunions

CHS Class of 1974 seeks classmates for August reunion

Obituary

Judith Ellen 'Judy' McCorkel passes away at age 79

 

Monday, June 10, 2019

Police

Assessor Jon Snyder gets probation after pleading to misdemeanor tax charge

CFD: In holding pattern in Allure fire

Porter PD: Hits 100 mph in pursuit into Michigan City

Indiana

Indiana educators racing to renew licenses before deadline

Indiana mulls $1 billion tax hike for unemployment fund

Town of Burns Harbor

Burns Harbor TIF board allocates funds for ambulance worker salaries

Sports

CHS alum Eddie Wineland wins again

Obituary

Annette Rose Beard passes away at age 81

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/061019 Town of Burns Harbor Ordinance 289 2019.pdf

 

Friday, June 7, 2019

Community

Fireworks on the Lakefront at State Park on Monday, July 1

Duneland Chamber seeks award nominations

Town of Burns Harbor

Burns Harbor promotes firefighter; BHFD open house Sunday

Burns Harbor Food Truck Square returns Wednesday, June 12

Sports

Elliott just misses State Finals berth; Trojans 8th at Boys Golf Regional

Great Lakes / Environment

Great Lakes mayors group endorses plan to fight Asian carp

Obituaries

Memorial Services June 13 for Paul Lukach, age 72

Annette Rose Beard passes away at age 81

Charles Albert Domke passes away at age 69

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/060719 Gregory Babcock Town of Porter Plan Commission Hultman Farms Minor Subdivision Primary Plat.pdf

Legal Notices/060719 NICTD Request for Bidders East Chicago Station Signal Upgrade.pdf

Legal Notices/060719 NICTD Request for Proposers NICTD Dispatch PhoneRadio System.pdf

 

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Duneland Schools

CMS and Jackson Elementary principals moving on

Duneland Schools list students with perfect attendance

World / History / Veterans

D-Day 75: Nations honor veterans, remember the fallen

101st Airborne Division D-Day vet jumps again at age 97

Business

Authorities investigate alleged animal abuse at Fair Oaks farm

Steel import applications down 11 percent in April

Town of Chesterton

Landscaping of boxcar restroom is continuing

Community

Two earn Eagle Scout rank in Boy Scout Troop 908

 

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Porter County

New law revises County Park Board appointments

Apply now for open County Park Board seats

Town of Chesterton

Mathias: Splash pad still being repaired

CPD: Thomas Park boxcar restroom found vandalized

Community

Summer Safety Fest Friday at Hawthorne Park

Former Mayor Emanuel completes bike ride around Lake Michigan

Weather

May: The month it rained in Duneland

Region

Visclosky votes for rail funding endorses study of blocked RR crossings

Obituary

Robert D. Anderson passes away

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/060519 Town of Dune Acres Notice to Bidders Beach Drive Seawall Project.pdf

 

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Police / Fire

Origin/cause investigation of Allure fire set for Thursday

Duneland Schools

School Board OKs streamlined curricular materials fees

Community / Library

Westchester Library bandstand concert and movie series begins Friday at Thomas Park

Indiana

Judge questions reasons for Indiana abortion procedure ban

Obituary

William J. McLaughlin passes away at age 79

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/060419 Duneland School Corporation Notice of Public Hearing Superintendent Contract.pdf

 

Monday, June 3, 2019

Police / Fire

Allure on the Lake -- former Waterbird -- burns to the ground

Coroner Man's body found in Lake Michigan near Port of Indiana

Duneland Schools

Duneland Schools honor teacher and staff retirees

Chesterton High School Sports

Nicholson earns medal at Track State Finals

CHS Boys Golf finishes runner-up at Sectional earns Regional berth

Personal records abound for Trojans at Girls State Finals

Obituaries

Robin Matthew Brunder passes away at age 64

Joan Marie Maguire passes away at age 84

Celebration of Life June 29 for Nancy Hadley Wilhelm

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/060319 MAP ATC Notice Elks 500 Gelsosomos Pizzeria 7 Eleven.pdf

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

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