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Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Police

Six more Carpenters union members accused of bilking healthcare fund

ISP: Sobriety checkpoint somewhere in county Friday

Library / Community

Animals on parade to promote reading at Thomas Library

Indiana / Police

Indiana woman cites religious freedom law in child abuse defense

Science

Scientists find 3.7 billion year old fossil, oldest yet

Sports

Chesterton Girls Golf beats Portage 179-229

CHS Girls Soccer blasts Merrillville 9-0

Trojan Boys Tennis sweeps Michigan City

Chesterton Volleyball falls in 3 games at Valpo

Obituary

Private services for Eulora (Laurie) Riggs, age 91

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/2016 Porter County Tax Lien Sale 083116_Legal Notice template.pdf

 

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

South Bend Airport: TSA to air travelers: Please leave guns and knives at home

Community / Police / Fire

Owners of public safety vehicles invited to enter CFD's Lights and Siren Parade October 8

Business

NIPSCO: Towns and notforprofits saving money through energy efficient retrofits

Sports

Chesterton Boys Soccer shuts out Culver Academy 3-0

Obituaries

Private services for Eulora Riggs, age 91

Services Wendesday for Mark J. Lawson, age 56

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/083016 Lighthouse Construction Notice of Public Hearing Patricia Lucas's Variance Request.pdf

Legal Notices/083016 Porter County Notice of Public Hearing Appeal of Storm Water Fee.pdf

Legal Notices/083016 Town of Burns Harbor Notice to Taxpayers Additional Appropriations.pdf

 

Monday, August 29, 2016

Education / Elections

Duneland School Board incumbents Kroeger and Marshall unopposed on ballot

Police

Coroner: Another Dunelander dies of suspected heroin OD

PCSP: Center Twp man hurt in Sager Road crash

Sports

Late TD lifts Trojans to 25-22 win at Munster

Trojan Girls Soccer team splits at Pendleton Heights

CHS Boys Soccer falls 2-0 at South Bend St Joe

Obituary

Services Tuesday for Kurt H. Furness

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/082916 Alcohal and Tobacco Commission Notice of Public Hearing Lucky Stop Company.pdf

Legal Notices/082916 Alcohal and Tobacco Commission Notice of Public Hearing Mor Enterprises.pdf

Legal Notices/082916 NICTD Invitation for Competitive Proposals Configuration Management Software.pdf

Legal Notices/082916 Valparaiso Community Schools Notice to Bidders Valpo School Ventilator Project.pdf

 

Friday, August 26, 2016

Education

Self-managed Discovery Charter School returning to original focus

WDSO celebrates 40th year when broadcasting resumes Monday

Northwest Indiana

NIRPC President Jim Ton rips federal effort to merge NIRPC with Illinois agencies

Town of Chesterton

Jim Ton votes against sign variances in PUD granted to senior living facility

Chesterton BZA wants new Centier sign to be smaller

Porter County

Low Associates to upgrade Porter County's antiquated accounting system

Police

ISP: Trucker killed today I- 94 crash

Community

Euro Market joins Indiana Grown shoppers can ID Hoosier products

Sports

Chesterton Volleyball falls to Lake Central

CHS Girls Golf falls to Valparaiso by 5 shots

Obituaries

Service Tuesday for Judith K. Pappas

Elsie A. Maher passes away

 

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Porter County

Porter County creates rainy day fund for roads, avoids wheel tax

Porter County / Duneland Towns

State estimates that tax caps will take bigger bite in 2017

TriTowns each awarded 50/50 state grant for local roadwork

Town of Chesterton / Region

Ton: Fight back against federal push to merge NIRPC with Illinois agency

Police / Courts

Don Johnson statute of limitations motion denied

Police / Traffic

ISP: Portage man struck and killed by semi on I-80/94

Town of Porter

Porter Council splits 4-1 on financing for truck

Community

Registration open for PAT Ready, Set, Kindergarten

Region

First responders to ride South Shore free on September 11 and 12

Chesterton High School Sports

CHS Boys Soccer shuts out Valpo

CHS tennis team falls at Penn

Obituary

Services Friday for Darrell Nallenweg, age 78

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/082516 NICTD Invitation for Competitive Proposals Custodial Cleaning Services.pdf

 

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Porter County

County eyes $9.8 million plan to join state 911 communication system

Council to decide who gets overtime pay in voter registration office

Business / Environment

NIPSCO mulling retirement of Bailly coal-fired units in 2018

Lake Michigan / Environment

MV Federal Caribou with ballast water treatment system docks at Port of Burns Harbor

Education / Duneland Schools

School Board hires teachers aides and coaches lots of them

Town of Chesterton

Schnadenberg Storm sewers just not designed to handle deluges

Region / Police

Illinois Governor Rauner signs bill to punish trafficking guns into Illinois including from Indiana

Sports

CHS Boys Tennis wins opener

CHS Girls Golf splits Duneland Conference meet

Trojan Girls Soccer falls to Valparaiso

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/082416 Town of Ogden Dunes Notice of Public Hearing Petitioner Craig Smith.pdf

 

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Chesterton High School / Duneland Schools

CHS Homecoming Parade call out for participants

Duneland Schools 2017 budget estimated at $67.3 million

Police

Woman injured in Porter Cove crash airlifted from Dogwood Park

Don Johnson seeks dismissal of some charges, cites statute of limitations

PCSP: Motorcyclist crashes on 49 off ramp

Business

Jobless rates down statewide as well as in Northwest Indiana

Sports

Hallas hat trick leads Trojans to 3-0 win

CHS Girls XC finishes 2nd at NIC Stomp

Trojan Volleyball falls in 3 games at Andrean

Obituaries

Private services for Vincent Vereb

Services Wednesday for Joseph Hammond Groff, 24

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/082316 Porter County Notice of Public Hearing Municipal Airport Authority.pdf

 

Monday, August 22, 2016

Porter County

Porter County wants to hear from citizens on future of parks

County Council to hear tax cap and levy impacts for 2017 budget

Fund creations and health insurance on busy County Commissioner agenda

Environment / Community

National Izaak Walton honors Bonnie Swarner and NWI Paddlers

Police

Five members of Carpenters union accused of bilking its healthcare fund

Visitor to Michigan City State Prison charged with trafficking with inmate

Region

Duneland well represented on list of finalists for 2016 NWI Influential Women

Sports

Chesterton Football opens season with 14-7 win

Chesterton Boys Tennis wins SB St. Joe Tourney

Trojan 9 and 10 Girls XC wins NIC Stomp

CHS Boys XC finishes 2nd at NIC Stomp

Trojan Girls finish 2nd at Warsaw Invitational

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/082216 Valparaiso Community Schools Notice to Bidders Valpo School Ventilator Project.pdf

 

Friday, August 19, 2016

Traffic

INDOT hopes to finish Indiana 49 repave by Labor Day weekend

Town of Porter

Waterpark loses variance for activities; Garage approved for Porter Beach

Town of Chesterton

Condo home development tabled on concerns of Sand Creek residents

Plat OKd for Coffee Creek assisted living center

Chesterton Utility storage tank used during Thursday rain

Community

RePurpose Place marks two year anniversary

Region

RDA board commits $20M for West Lake rail project

South Shore expands Kids Ride Free program

Indiana / Weather / Business

Don't get scammed by storm chasing home improvement con men

Sports

Trojan Volleyball improves to 2-0

CHS Boys Tennis opens season on Saturday

Obituary

Services Monday for Gurney F." Swede" Hanson, Jr.

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Thursday, August 18, 2016

Town of Porter

Proposed farm draws opposition in Town of Porter

Porter County

Liberty Township business park set to break ground for Journey Senior Living

Elections

John Gregg presents platform to Northwest Indiana Forum

Community / Weather

Tribune loses power this morning during storm

Police

ISP: Trucker injured in crash that fouled I-94 Tuesday morning rushhour

PCSP marks school area enforcement blitz and ensures sex offender compliance

Sports

CHS Boys Soccer opens with win

 

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Education

Road work mucks up first day of school in Duneland

Drive One For Your School at CHS Saturday

Town of Chesterton

Chesterton Utility wants NIPSCO to make electric service at sewer plant more reliable

Hearings for new condo homes at Sand Creek and PUD amendment on Thursday

Porter Avenue ditch filling project along with 2011 stormwater bond closed out

Police / Traffic

ISP: 5 vehicle crash on I-94 fouls rush hour

INDOT High water closes Ind 2 between I-65 and US 231

Region

Extra train Saturday and Sunday for Air and Water show, but no alcohol or bikes

Indiana

Bovine tuberculosis found in wild in Indiana for 1st time

Sports

CHS Girls Soccer opens with shutout victory

Chesterton Volleyball opens with three game win

Obituary

Charlotte K. Campaniello passes away at age 74

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/081716 Town of Chesterton Notice of Public Hearing Brian Lewandowski Parcel A.pdf

Legal Notices/081716 Town of Chesterton Notice of Public Hearing Brian Lewandowski Parcel B.pdf

 

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Environment / Indiana Dunes

IATC OKs DNR application for Dunes State Park alcohol permit

Police

Coroner: Alcohol and drugs involved in drowning at Dunes State Park

CPD: Drunk driver, lost gets stuck in sand at State Park beach

Weather / Environment

CFD: Brummitt Road home foundation collapses

Storms bring tornadoes and flooding to Indiana

NASA: Last month was Earth's hottest in recorded history

Sports

Trojan Volleyball opens at home tonight

Girls Soccer looks for Sectional title repeat

Obituaries

Services Thursday for Loretta E. Smith, age 95

Private services for C. John Kleckner

 

Monday, August 15, 2016

Business

NIPSCO to demolish its defunct Dean Mitchell generating station in Gary

Union: US Steel lays off 38 maintenance workers

BP eyes more chemical scrubbing equipment for Indiana plant

Police

49er concession stand struck by vehicle

PCSP: Pursuit from Mink Lake ends in charges

Indiana

Indiana University generates record amount of funds

Group to advocate for Indiana pre-kindergarten

Sports

Chesterton Football struggles against Lafayette Jeff in scrimmage

CHS Boys Soccer looks for another post season run

Friday, August 12, 2016

Town of Chesterton

Proposed senior living center developer gets taller signs but caves on sidewalk

Town of Burns Harbor

BH Food Truck Square spawns more dates; consultants step aside

Police

CPD: Officer uses Taser in traffic stop on the Toll Road

CPD: Motorcyclist hurt when driver turns in front of him

Township Library

Library budget includes salary bumps

Sports

Trojan Football makes 2016 debut tonight

Obituaries

John Gillespie passes away at age 82

Celebration of Life Saturday, August 20 for Richard Reid Gillespie

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/081216 Town of Chesterton Notice of Addendum Ext. Deadline for Fiber Optic Network Proposals.pdf

Legal Notices/081216 Porter County Notice to Taxpayers Additional Appropriations in Excess of Budget .pdf

Legal Notices/081216 Porter County Notice of Public Hearing Petition of Samuel Barney.pdf

Legal Notices/081216 Porter County Notice of Public Hearing Petition of Porter County Board of Commissioners.pdf

Legal Notices/081216 Porter County Notice of Public Hearing Petition of Keith & Diane Lawrence.pdf

Legal Notices/081216 Porter County Notice of Public Hearing Petition of Justin M. Hess.pdf

Legal Notices/081216 Porter County Notice of Public Hearing Petition of Jack and Dorothy Holland.pdf

Legal Notices/081216 Porter County Notice of Public Hearing Petition of Crosspointe Christian Church.pdf

Legal Notices/081216 Porter County Notice of Public Hearing Maryann M. Jones .pdf

 

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Environment / Community

Trail blazing at Westchester Migratory Bird Sanctuary

Meteors tonight

Outburst of shooting stars: Up to 200 meteors per hour

Community

Invisible Project exhibit at Chesterton town hall tells story of local homelessless

Local History /Town of Burns Harbor

Historical marker coming to Burns Harbor

Local History / Town of Chesterton

Porter County Museum chief Kevin Pazour visits Chesterton Town Council

Police

Phone scam tipoffs from Indiana Attorney General

Fire and hazmat spill close I-65 near Fair Oaks Farms

Business / Economy / Region

Seaway cargo traffic remains sluggish

Sports

CHS Girls Golf beats Boone Grove 164-227

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/081116 Valparaiso Community Schools Annual Financial Report 2015_AFR.pdf

 

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Education

Duneland hails Olympic swimmer Blake Pieroni, welcomes more teachers

Porter County / Environment / Community

Board tables Izaak Walton League fee appeal over public access questions

Indiana

Panel considers end to linking test results with teacher pay

Police / Fire / Traffic

ISP Fire at Portage toll booth closes East Bound lanes of the Toll Road

Town of Chesterton

NIPSCO tree trimming should improve Morningside electric service reliability

Town of Porter

Truck stop donates historic photos to Porter

Environment / Local History

Lee Botts 'Shifting Sands' film to debut nationwide on PBS Sunday

Elections

Indiana GOP Senator Coats sticking with Trump

Sports

Porter County Storm Fall Baseball Signups

Chesterton Girl golf team wins New Prairie Invite

 

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Police

Cincoski: Pokemon Go no excuse to trespass

Teen drowns in Lake Michigan off Washington Park

Two hurt in Indiana 49 rear-end crash

Environment / Health / Region

Air pollution alert declared for Wednesday

Town of Chesterton

Town looking to inspect the buildings at 101 and 402 Broadway

Community

New geocache trail open at Coffee Creek Watershed Preserve

Sports

Local swimmer to attempt record swim across Lake Michigan and back

Trojan golfers finish 2nd at KV Invite

CHS Cross Country seeking alums

Sign up for State Park Little League Fall Ball

Final Fall Baseball Registration for Liberty Rec and Duneland Diamond

Obituary

Dr. Howard Christofersen passes away at nearly 93

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/080916 Duneland School Corporation Annual Financial Report 2015.pdf

 

Monday, August 8, 2016

Sports

Blake Pieroni prelim swim leads to Olympic Gold

CHS Girls finish 5th at State Preview Meet

Duneland School Board Elections

Incumbents Kroeger and Marshall file for Duneland School Board

Business / Steel / Labor / Region

Steelworkers celebrate Commerce ruling in hot rolled steel case

US Steel CEO welcomes ruling in three antidumping cases

Porter County / Environment

Clarifications for story about Izaak Walton League drainage fee appeal

Elections / Indiana

Indiana voter ID law differs from recent overturned rulings

Pence involved in Indiana matters, some wonder for how long

Police

Man dies at National Lakeshore campground

Obituaries

Private services for Margaret Alice Pomeroy

Services Tuesday for Robert 'Frostee' Altherr

 

 

Friday, August 5, 2016

Community

Christina Lynn Hill Benefit for Overdose Awareness is Sunday here

Police

Porter man found guilty of 2014 murder

Porter County

Tourism board seeks to cut funding for county venues

Grant to expand Brincka-Cross park could solve parking shortage

Izaak Walton League appeals County stormwater fee

Sports

CHS Girls Golf gets first 2 wins of the year

Duneland Swim Club finishes Summer season

Obituary

Services Monday for Ernest P. Gonzalez

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/080516 Porter County Wingate Minor Subdivision.pdf

Legal Notices/080516 Town of Chesterton Notice of Addendum Ext. Deadline for Fiber Optic Network Proposals.pdf

Legal Notices/080516 Town of Chesterton Notice of Public Hearing Proposed Financing Senior Living .pdf

Legal Notices/080516 Valparaiso Community Schools Notice to Bidders Asbestos Abatement.pdf

 

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Community

Fundraiser August 12 to assist local nurse injured in Indiana 49 crash

Not-for-profit local public aid agencies may apply for federal food and shelter funds

Captain Michael Masty earns appointment in US Army Space and Missile Defense Command

Artists from 13 states to join locals at Chesterton Art Fair this weekend

Business / Economy / Steel / Region

Visclosky testifies against illegal hot rolled steel imports today

Business / Economy

New home construction leads town building permits in July

Elections

Pence tries to win over conservatives despite Trump

Environment

BP Whiting Refinery discharges waste into Lake Michigan

Obituaries

Memorial Services Monday for John Anthony Bunch

Services Saturday for Susan Ann Egolf, 37

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/080416 Indiana Alcohol and Tobacco Commission Notice of Public Hearing Gil Drugs.pdf

Legal Notices/080416 Indiana Alcohol and Tobacco Commission Notice of Public Hearing Tysen's Country Store.pdf

Legal Notices/080416 Town of Chesterton Ordinance No. 2016-17.pdf

Legal Notices/080416 Valparaiso Community Schools Notice to Bidders Milk Products.pdf

 

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Town of Chesterton

Chesterton Park Board spends bond funds on new playground equipment and restrooms

Town of Burns Harbor

Backyard chicken plan could be hatched in Burns Harbor

Community

58th annual Chesterton Art Fair set Saturday and Sunday

WPL summer concert and movie series concludes Friday at Hawthorne Park

Annual Party in the Park coming Saturday, August 13

Cut the rug on Saturday at the CFD's 15th annual Street Dance

Salvation Army Porter County Corps Stuffs the Bus on Friday

Elections / Indiana

GOP governor candidate gets $1.2M boost from Pence campaign

Traffic

10 miles of eastbound Indiana Toll Road closed for hours today

Chesterton High School Sports

CHS Girls Golf finishes 7th in opener

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/080316 IDEM Notice of Public Comment Air Permit for U.S. Steel - Midwest Plant.pdf

Legal Notices/080316 Valparaiso Community Schools Notice to Bidders Additions and Renovations.pdf

Legal Notices/080316 Valparaiso Community Schools Notice to Bidders Interior Finishes .pdf

 

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Business / Community / Indiana

Senator Joe Donnelly visits Urschel Labs in Chesterton

Business

NiSource 2Q net income $28.6M

Community

Louise Crumpacker honored for 70 years of service to Girl Scouts

Kathryn Ausema earns top Girl Scout award

Traffic and Trails / Environment

Dunes Kankakee Trail between 12 and 20 reopened after green slime incident

Environment

Annual physical of planet: Earth's fever rises

Air pollution warning for Wednesday here

Elections

Pence defends military mother's right to criticize Trump

Indiana

Indiana opts not to appeal preliminary abortion law order

Region

South Shore holding essay contest for teachers to win field trip transportation

 

Monday, August 1, 2016

Community

Duneland Medical Equipment Closet reopening on Saturday, August 6

Three Dunelanders compete in 4H Master Showman contest

Traffic

Indiana 49 and US 12 ramp to close on Tuesday

Region

NICTD board told: Lots of room on weekend trains for bikes

Police

Thefts being reported in Jackson Township

Elections

Indiana GOP committee confirms Holcomb's running mate choice

Health / Environment

CDC warns pregnant women from Zika stricken part of Miami

Youth Sports

For a child's sports dreams, are parents going for gold or broke?

Tips for parents on sports participation and spending

Duneland YMCA Youth Sports Schedule told

Obituary

Services Tuesday for William R. Kunst, 90

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/080116 Valparaiso Community Schools Notice to Bidders Asbestos Abatement Memorial Elementary School.pdf

 

Friday, July 29, 2016

Business / Steel / Labor / Region

ArcelorMittal posts a 2Q profit of $1.1B

Region

'Act of God,' act of hacker turn South Shore RR's perfect day into perfect storm

Environment

More than 40 attend Dunes Action meeting to plan opposition to privatized pavilion and banquet center

Huge once hated fish now seen as weapon against Asian carp

Illinois towns seek solutions to Lake Michigan sand erosion

Elections

Indiana GOP governor candidate picks auditor as running mate

Community

Register now for Boys and Girls Kidstop after school childcare

Police / Fire

Dumpster fire behind Dollar Tree Thursday

Visitor to State Prison in MC charged with trafficking

Town of Burns Harbor

First Burns Harbor Food Truck Square event set for Saturday, August 6

Obituary

Services Monday for Ivan 'Rex' Miller, 82

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/072916 Valparaiso Community Schools Notice to Bidders Asbestos Abatement.pdf

Legal Notices/072916 Town of Porter Legal Notice Plan Commission Petition No. PC16-04.pdf

Legal Notices/072916 Town of Porter Legal Notice Plan Commission Petition No. PC16-03.pdf

Legal Notices/072916 Town of Chesterton Notice of Public Hearing Coffee Creek Center Phase A & B, Lot 8.pdf

 

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Environment / Indiana Dunes

DNR must submit Pavilion plans to NPS before work resumes

Traffic / Region

Indiana 49 north of US 20 reopens to traffic

Elections / Indiana

Reshuffled Indiana governor race starts anew without Pence

Region

AP: Obama presidential library slated for Jackson Park near University of Chicago

Extra South Shore train Saturday for Lollapalooza no bikes and no alcohol

Sports

Girls Golf tees off Chesterton High School fall sports

Obituaries

Services and visitation Friday for Doris E. Collins age 91

Private services for Neil W. Goslin

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/072816 Valparaiso Community Schools Notice to Bidders Milk Products.pdf

 

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Traffic / Region

Indiana 49 closed north of US 20 by green, foul smelling ooze from asphalt

Police

Porter County deputy prosecutor fired after not sharing victim's falsehood

Porter County

Porter County mulls having townships take over ambulance services

Town of Chesterton

Replacing LEL brick road pavers with asphalt would be involved process

Minimally invasive trenchless sewer repair comes to the Chesterton Utility

BZA hearings Thursday include signs at former bowling alley

Town of Porter

Porter Town Council waits for bank terms before funding $165K truck buy

Business

US Steel posts improved results in 2Q

NIPSCO installs electric vehicle charging station at NIRPC offices

Community / Sports

Duneland Y Announces Youth Sports Schedule

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/072716 Porter County Notice of Public Hearing Appeal of James & Joyce Lambert.pdf

Legal Notices/072716 Porter County Notice of Public Hearing Appeal of Izaak Walton.pdf

Legal Notices/072716 Valparaiso Community Schools Notice to Bidders Additions and Renovations.pdf

Legal Notices/072716 Valparaiso Community Schools Notice to Bidders Interior Finishes .pdf

 

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Environment / Weather

Air pollution alert issued for Wednesday

Porter County

Board favors lower stormwater fee for protected nonprofit lands

Town of Chesterton

Generator malfunction at treatment plant leads to bypass during blackout

Sewage treatment plant running under 50 percent capacity as improvements pay off

Ton: Ind. 49 stoplight timing temporarily adjusted by INDOT

S. Calumet RR crossing to reopen Wednesday

Town Council okays 12 percent stormwater rate hike

Business / Economy

ArcelorMittal names new North American CEO

Jobless rate drops statewide in June, starting to swell again in NWI

USS settles with OSHA in injury reporting case; 3 Steelworkers paid back wages

Police / County Fair

PCSP: Bunny stolen from County Fair returned to owner

Elections / Indiana

Indiana GOP panel backs Gov Pence's preferred successor Holcomb

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/072616 Town of Chesterton Notice of Public Hearing Petition of The Villages of Sand Creek.pdf

Legal Notices/072616 Town of Chesterton Notice of Public Hearing Petition of Von Tobel Corporation.pdf

 

Monday, July 25, 2016

Elections / Schools

Candidate filing for Duneland School Board seats begins on Wednesday

Town of Chesterton

Von Tobel Corporation looking to add condo homes near Sand Creek

Police

Police: Agressive driving sends four to hospital from I-94 crash

Porter firefighters respond to US 12 motorcycle crash

Two die in Lake Michigan boat crash near East Chicago

Sports

Six Trojans compete in USA Wrestling National Championships

Obituaries

Services Wednesday for Radojka Rada Gasic

Services Wednesday for Daniel Bach, age 50

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/072516 Valparaiso Community Schools Notice to Bidders Asbestos Abatement Memorial Elementary School.pdf

 

Friday, July 22, 2016

Environment / Weather

Air pollution warning issued for Saturday

Police

CPD: Man robbed at gunpoint in his home

CPD: Man's hospitality taken advantage of

Town of Chesterton

Special plan commission meeting sought for assisted living facility

Indiana

Indiana court tosses woman's feticide conviction

Environment / Indiana Dunes

Dunes Action fundraiser draws crowd of 160-plus

Dunes Action group to meet Monday at Library Service Center

Business

State of the Chamber: Board Chair Laura Gerhardt reports to members at awards luncheon

Frontline's Amber Hensell-Hicks is Chambers Distinguished Woman

Bob Capehart wins Chamber's Golden Achievement Award

Chamber awards: Dan Amling and Kelly Shikany Volunteers of the Year

1st Source Bank posts 2Q earnings

Region / Local History

Sen. Donnelly's staff hosting Veterans History Project event July 28 in Gary

Sports / Community

Andrew Ramsey headed to Motocross National Championships

Obituary

Services Sunday for Donna L. Veden, age 60

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/072216 Town of Burns Harbor Public Auction at Burns Harbor Street Dept..pdf

 

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Environment / Indiana Dunes

Regional cooperation celebrated at DunesKankakee trail ceremony

Porter County

County BZA approve variances for horse riding clinic and Family Express signs

Town of Porter

Wagner Road to close next week; Porter paving work continues

Community

Registration open now for YMCA Early Learning Center

Environment / Weather

Keep your pets safe in the heat

Salvation Army South Haven HQ a cooling shelter

NICTD warning that high heat may cause South Shore delays

Indiana

Indiana panel divided over replacement standardized test

Elections

Federal judge blocks Michigan ban on straight party voting

Appeals court Texas voter ID law discriminates; orders fix

Obituary

Services Saturday for Dale Mark Digger Logmann

 

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Environment / Indiana Dunes

Natural Resources Commission begins rule changing process to allow alcohol at Indiana Dunes State Park pavilion and banquet c...

Environment / Weather

Central US braces for 'heat dome'; heat indexes to top 100

Porter Health warns parents about dangers of hot cars

Duneland Y open as community cooling center

El Nino is gone but Earth's record heat is sticking around

Politics / Elections

Republicans here may apprise Chuck Williams of their gubernatorial preference

Pence Indiana record more complicated than campaign claims

Town of Chesterton

Senior housing projects to get public hearings by Chesterton Planners

Stormwater Management Board endorses rate hike of 12 percent

Police

Vandalism forces Courthouse closure

Indiana / Education / Religion

School voucher supporters and foes disagree on financial impact

Community / Business

1st Source Bank supports Porter County Community Foundation campaign

Obituary

Iris Pratt Celebration of Life is Sunday, July 24

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/072016 Notice of Public Hearing Effie Erb Variance Request (1).pdf

 

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Business / Economy / Region

NIPSCO 6 percent electric rate hike to take effect in October

Seaway season off to slow start; cargo numbers down; imported steel up

Porter County

County BZA agenda includes horse riding clinic in Jackson Township

Elections

GOP lobbying to succeed Pence shifts to Cleveland convention

Pence seeks to reassure conservatives about Trump

Gregg gets $500K from Democratic Governors Association

Community

Stop, Drop and Run 5K to benefit Porter Volunteer Fire Department

Environment

National Lakeshore reopens Central Avenue Beach in Beverly Shores

DNR Conservation officers tracking black bear in southern Indiana

 

Monday, July 18, 2016

Environment / Community

Public invited to dedication of DunesKankakee Trail Wednesday

DNR: State parks a great place to play Pokemon Go, but be careful obey rules

Article about the new Dunes State Park bathroom in the Chesterton Tribune needs clarification

Local History

Wisconsin RR museum now operating South Shore Car No. 33 donated by NPS

Business / Region

Horizon Bank acquires LaPorte bank; latter's Chesterton branch to close

Town of Burns Harbor

Burns Harbor RDC looks to push Westport food trucks for fall season

Police / Chesterton

CPD officer John Carnahan promoted

Township Library

Library Board eyes long term lease for Brown Mansion

Lake Michigan

Report finds increase in Lake Michigan drownings

Region

Chicago O'Hare airport plans include more gates and amenities

Indiana

66 Indiana children died from abuse and neglect in 2014

 

Friday, July 15, 2016

Indiana / Nation / Elections

Trump announces Pence VP choice on Twitter

Trump and Pence differ on trade, immigration and social policy

Three vying to replace Pence on GOP ballot

Duneland Community

RePurpose Place volunteer luncheon celebrates hard work for a cause

Dunes Action to hold Community Fellowship Dinner Wednesday, July 20

Police

Judge Chidester prevails in legal flap with Gensel over police reports

ISP: Merrillville man airlifted from I-65 crash

Trucker whose tire shot out by Michigan trooper faces charge here

Porter man gets six months in handgun case

Education

Duneland School Board hires new teachers for 2016-17 year

Town of Chesterton

Public hearing Monday on proposed 12 percent stormwater rate hike

Town of Burns Harbor

Town may condemn house in Village fire; BH Council to pay off plow loan

Obituaries

Memorial Services Sunday for Jean Nelson age 84

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/071516 IDEM Notice of 30-Days for Public Comment Findings for SMS Mill Services.pdf

Legal Notices/071516 Porter County Notice of Public Hearing Petition of Mark Good.pdf

Legal Notices/071516 Porter County Notice to Taxpayers Additional Appropriations.pdf

 

 

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Duneland School Board

Window now open for parents to request ISTEP rescores

Environment / Indiana Dunes / Lake Michigan

Pavilion Partners, not DNR, has job of maintaining beach restrooms

Grassroots Long Beach group claims victory in Lake Michigan seawall flap

Porter County

Porter County Parks Foundation reaches out to County Commissioners

Elections

Daniels won't try to replace Pence if he's Trump VP pick

Town of Burns Harbor / Steel

Burns Harbor Town Council approves tax abatement for ArcelorMittal power house

Town of Porter

Paving underway in downtown Porter

Police

ISP seeks public's help in fatal crash investigation

State Attorney General warns phishing scams targeting firms

Business / Steel / Region

Visclosky testifies before ITC today on steel imports

Community

United Way Field Day and Picnic July 16 at Sunset Hill Farm Park

Environment

DNR ups bonus anterless deer quota in Porter County

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/071416 Porter County Notice of Public Hearing Petition of Gregory Hetrick.pdf

Legal Notices/071416 Porter County Notice of Public Hearing Petition of Donald A. Morgenroth.pdf

Legal Notices/071416 Porter County Notice of Public Hearing Petition of Jason Briese.pdf

Legal Notices/071416 Porter County Notice of Public Hearing Petition of Keith & Diane Lawrence.pdf

Legal Notices/071416 Porter County Notice of Public Hearing Petition of Kenny Lewis.pdf

Legal Notices/071416 Porter County Notice of Public Hearing Petition of William Dykstra.pdf

 

 

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Town of Chesterton

Chesterton Town Council expands Coffee Creek 'riverfront' alcohol district to Toll Road

Porter County

New plan would keep rail line out of Porter County

Duneland Schools

Registration dates for Duneland Schools set

Town of Porter

Porter Town Council ready for more paving; OKs new health plan

Town of Porter approves five year funding plan for tractor and mower

Community

Parents As Teachers Touch a Truck coming Saturday, July 23

Porter County Izaak Walton League will host booth at Porter County 4H Fair

Elections / Indiana

Evan Bayh says he will seek Indiana Senate seat again

Trump and family meet with Pence and other VP finalists

Police

Lake County officer faces charges after crash

Portage man gets 14 years for child porn

Obituary

Services Wednesday for Richard A. Westergren

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/071316 NICTD Request for Proposals Purchase of Production Tamper.pdf

Legal Notices/071316 Porter County Appeal of Storm Water Fee Donald Dixon.pdf

Legal Notices/071316 Porter County Appeal of Storm Water Fee Mark Dickinson.pdf

Legal Notices/071316 Porter County Appeal of Storm Water Fee Michael Hodge.pdf

Legal Notices/071316 Porter County Appeal of Storm Water Fee Ravinia HOA.pdf

Legal Notices/071316 Porter County Appeal of Storm Water Fee Shirley Heinze Land Trust .pdf

Legal Notices/071316 Porter County Notice of Public Hearing Petition of Virgil A. DiBase.pdf

Legal Notices/071316 Town of Porter Notice Will Resume Paving July 13th.pdf

 

 

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Environment / Indiana / Community

Alcohol expansion in state parks on NRC agenda July 19 in Indianapolis

Police

Teresa Lawhead of Chesterton dies following motorcycle crash

Cops Cycling for Survivors bike ride to pass through area on Friday July 15

Town of Chesterton

Calumet Road rail crossing to close

Water company still hasn't finished main work

Duneland Schools / Community

School Board meets Wednesday to discuss YMCA lease

Town of Burns Harbor

Burns Harbor Council to talk tax abatements and budget meetings

Burns Harbor RDC to talk food truck square updates

Community

County Fair Open Class home economic exhibits for accepted Sunday

Obituaries

Memorial Mass Friday for Mildred Harding, age 93

Service visitation Monday, July 11 for Donald L. Cope

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/071216 Porter County Minor Subdivision Legal Notice Aaron Freyenberger.pdf

Legal Notices/071216 Town of Chesterton Notice to Bidders Dogwood Park Restroom Prefabrication.pdf

 

Monday, July 11, 2016

Elections

Baron Hill drops off Democratic ticket; Evan Bayh expected to run for Senate

Pence: I'll campaign for Trump anywhere anytime

Police

ISP: Lake County police officer charged with OWI, leaving scene of accident

CPD: Woman on motorcycle seriously injured in 1100N

Porter County

Commissioners to discuss alternative route for proposed freight line

Porter County Stormwater Board to review appeals

Police / Region

Two Gary men indicted on bank robbery charges

Two Gary residents accused of income tax fraud

Lake County official to plead guilty to tax assessment shakedown

Police / Emergency / Lake Michigan

Men who drowned in Lake Michigan were trying to save child

Body of missing kayaker recovered from Lake Michigan

DNR / Region / Emergency

DNR: Near drowning in Stone Lake in LaPorte

Environment / Indiana Dunes

Deer reduction hunt set for Indiana Dunes State Park

 

Friday, July 8, 2016

Police / Nation

Deadliest day for police since 9/11

Environment

National Park Service seeks comment on Little Calumet River plan

Environment / Weather

Hot, wet and wild 2016 weather as US has warmest June

Region

South Shore offers extra trains for this weekend's Taste of Chicago

Local History

Bailly Homestead artifact from 1821 on display at Westchester Township Museum

Police / Traffic

SUV rolls on US 20 near Tremont Road

Porter County

Assessment notices to be mailed August 5

Town of Burns Harbor

Burns Harbor planners to discuss allowing chickens

Business / Safety

Harley/Davidson motorcycles investigated for brake failure

Obituaries

Service visitation Monday, July 11 for Donald L. Cope

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/070816 NICTD Request for Bidders Purchase of Tie Crane.pdf

Legal Notices/070816 Porter County Notice of Public Hearing Petition of Angelcrest.pdf

Legal Notices/070816 Porter County Notice of Public Hearing Petition of Paul Forney.pdf

Legal Notices/070816 Porter County Notice of Public Hearing Petition of Virgil A. DiBiase.pdf

Legal Notices/070816 Town of Burns Harbor Public Auction at Burns Harbor Street Dept..pdf

Legal Notices/070816 Town of Chesterton Notice of Public Hearing Proposed Rates and Charges.pdf

Legal Notices/070816 Valparaiso Community Schools Notice to Bidders Milk Products.pdf

 

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Environment / Community

Hannell exhibit, quilts at Chesterton Art Center to celebrate Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore 50th

Elections / Indiana

Pence and Gregg raise combined $7 million in governor race

Traffic

US 12 to be closed next week from Miller to Ogden Dunes

AAA auto club says not all gasoline is the same

Police

Teen charged with OWI after crash into house here

Man charged with accepting counterfeit money at Portage Wal-Mart

Business / Police

Wendy's: More than 1,000 restaurants hit by hack

Indiana

Indiana sued over ultrasound 18 hours before abortion rule

Indy mayor's son arrested on drug charges

Obituaries

Service visitation Monday, July 11 for Donald L. Cope

Celebration of Life Saturday for Louis Ralph Pinkerton

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/070716 Alcohal and Tobacco Commission Notice of Public Hearing Alcoholic Beverage Permit Weddings Events.pdf

Legal Notices/070716 Alcohal and Tobacco Commission Notice of Public Hearing Alcoholic Beverage Permit Lutheran University.pd...

Legal Notices/070716 Town of Chesterton Notice of Public Hearing Petition of Porter Hospital.pdf

 

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Police / Fire / Emergency

Fireworks believed to be cause of house fire in Burns Harbor

ISP: Hobart man crashes car on I-65 and then jumps off bridge

Dunes Acres death believed to be drug related

Community / Environment

Old fashioned fun at Chellberg Farm Saturday

Household hazardous waste collection event scheduled at WIS on Saturday

Elections

Pence can't run for governor if selected as Trump VP

Gregg takes in $2.8M but has less cash on hand than Pence

Indiana

Indiana governor and lawmakers agree to preschool expansion

Court OKs new judge in IBM vs. Indiana case

Sports / Community / Region

ICGSA to sponsor Girls Softball Camp in Gary, needs help

Obituaries

Services Friday for Charles 'Charlie' Carpenter

Services Friday for Jeffrey S. Johnson, age 71

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/070616 IDEM Notice of 30-Days for Public Comment Worthington Steel .pdf

Legal Notices/070616 NICTD Request for Proposals Purchase of Production Tamper.pdf

Legal Notices/070616 Town of Chesterton Request for Proposals for Chesterton Fiber Optic Network Operator.pdf

 

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Sports / CHS / Community

Blake Pieroni makes CHS history with Olympic swim team spot

Elections

GOP finds no opponent for Blaney in County Commissioner race

Trump tweet: Very impressed by Pence

Police

ISP: Motorcyclist dies after striking patrol car on I-90 near Portage

PCSP: Liberty Township man faces charge of intimidation

100 ticketed in 1st year of Indiana highway slowpokes law

Lake Michigan

Police make at least two dozen arrests ahead of Lake Michigan fireworks

Indiana

Indiana Beach amusement park making a comeback under new owners

Indiana man loses hand lighting found firework

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/070516 IDEM Notice of 30 Days for Public Comment Air Permit for Bailey Generating Station.pdf

Legal Notices/070516 Town of Chesterton Notice to Bidders Dogwood Park Restroom Prefabrication.pdf

 

Friday, July 1, 2016

Indiana / Elections

Indiana Governor Pence to meet Trump amid talk about vice president slot

Region

South Shore line fare hike in effect today; July 4 schedule told

Community

Michael Boo arrangements celebrate Indiana Bicentennial through music

Pedal Power to rent bikes at Visitor Center beginning July 15

Environment

Indiana Heritage Trust renamed and restructured

Bringing Nature Home awards program applications due July 25

Police

Valpo man gets 50 years for child porn

Judge frees man held 3 years after molesting acquittals

Valparaiso Police investigate early morning shooting

Indiana

New Indiana law allows virtual doctor visits

Sports

Blake Pieroni waits to hear on Olympic swim team spot

Obituaries

Services Wednesday for Michael Sofiak

Antoinette 'Nina' Rhoda passes away at age 70

Marjorie M. Gerometta passes away in Texas

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/070116 Valparaiso Community Schools Notice to Bidders Milk Products.pdf

Legal Notices/070116 NICTD Invitation for Competitive Proposals for Training Program.pdf

Legal Notices/070116 NICTD Request for Bidders Purchase of Tie Crane.pdf

 

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Porter County

Porter County Council members again question ambulance contract

Indiana Bicentennial torchbearers announced for Porter County

Indiana

Judge blocks Indiana genetic abnormality abortion law

Elections

Baron Hill to campaign for US Senate by walking length of Indiana

GOP caucus elects Blake Jefferson to Kouts council

Traffic

Toll Road lane curbs lifted for holiday traffic

Police / Courts

Judge Chidester responds to Gensel in flap being heard by Indiana Supreme Court

Community

Safety tips to protect pets over the holiday weekend

Obituary

Services Friday for Robert Dale Fiscus, 68

 

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Funding plan approved for County Animal Shelter

Town of Chesterton

TIF board wants answers on brick pavers from LEL president

Repaving underway in town; Indian Boundary Road job will wait until 49 is done

Town of Porter

Porter looks to buy mower, tractor, truck

Porter to address resident complaints on paving

Education

Duneland School board sets budget calendar hears technology integration plans

Police

CPD: 4 vehicle chain reaction crash at 49 and Indian Boundary

Porter Police search for man who entered house

Class Reunion

CHS Class of 1991 to celebrate 25th reunion

Obituary

Visitation Friday, July 1 for Lydia R. Johnston

Antoinette Nina Rhoda passes away at age 70

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/062916 Valparaiso Community Schools Notice to Bidders BoilerChiller Project.pdf

Legal Notices/062916 Town of Chesterton Request for Proposals for Chesterton Fiber Optic Network Operator.pdf

Legal Notices/062916 Porter County Notice of Public Hearing Appeal of Linda Stanton.pdf

Legal Notices/062916 Porter County Notice of Public Hearing Appeal of Lee Witters.pdf

 

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Police

Two die in crash on U.S. 30 near Ind. 49

Education

Duneland School Board OKs increased pay for subs in wake of shortage

Police / Fire / Emergency

Under state law certain injuries require EMS to take patient to trauma center in Lake County

Town of Chesterton

Town BZA seat still open; apply by July 6

Community

Cincoski: Leave early for fireworks Thursday

Concert and film series Friday with Fairhaven Baptist orchestra and 'Norm of the North'

Chamber to host speed networking event July 14 at Third Coast Spice Cafe

Local History

Township History Museum hosts exhibit about Bailly family and homestead

Environment

Shirley Heinze Land Trust acquires rare bog in St. Joseph County

Elections / Labor / Indiana

United Steelworkers endorse Democrat Baron Hill for Senate

Indiana

Soliday to chair Roads and Transportation summer study committee

6,600 Indiana residents eligible for VW compensation

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/062816 Town of Chesterton Notice of Adoption Cumulative Development Fund.pdf

Legal Notices/062816 Valparaiso Community School Notice to Bidders Cooks Corner.pdf

 

Monday, June 27, 2016

Police / Fire / Emergency

Fire badly damages duplex on Locust Street

Police Commission mulls bumping Calumet Road speed limit to 25 mph

Community

Parade, breakfast, Turtle Derby, other activities at Family 4th Fest Monday, July 4

Town of Chesterton

Town Council to consider CCD renewal and StoryPoint PUD tonight

Town of Porter

Porter Town Council, RDC, Stormwater board Tuesday

Porter County

County Council to vote on $2.25 million for Animal Shelter

Commissioners seek applicants for Airport Board

Indiana

Groups unsure whether ruling on Texas abortion law impacts Indiana

Indiana Senator Joe Donnelly calls for no-fly list gun sales ban

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/062716 IDEM Notice of Intent to Comply with 327 IAC 15-5.pdf

Legal Notices/062716 Porter County Notice of Public Hearing Petition of Lake Erie Land Company.pdf

 

Friday, June 24, 2016

Business / Steel / Labor / Region

United Steelworkers ratify new contract with ArcelorMittal

Steel trade group welcomes ITC ruling in Chinese dumping case

Environment

State issues air pollution warning for Northwest Indiana for Saturday

Letter to the Editor: Problems continue at Indiana Dunes State Park

Porter County

Appeals to be heard for County Stormwater fee

Business

Construction begins at Porter Business Park in Liberty Township

Community

Footloose 5K run and walk is Saturday at Burns Harbor Lakeland Park

4th Street Theater sets auditions for musical Into the Woods

Region / Lake Michigan

Lucas abandons plan to build museum in Chicago after lawsuit

Police

Fire Marshal urges Hoosiers to know the laws on fireworks before using them

Class Reunion

CHS Class 1971 plans 45th reunion

Sports

Little Trojan Football Camp announces winners

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/062416 NICTD Invitation for Competitive Proposals for Training Program.pdf

Legal Notices/062416 Porter County Notice to Taxpayers Re-establishment of a Cumulative Capital Devel..pdf

 

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Breaking News

Obama immigration plan blocked by tie at Supreme Court

Democrats end 25 hour House floor protest over guns

Visclosky speaks at Democrat gun control sit-in

High court uphold making it a crime to refuse an alcohol breath test

Police

CPD: Porter woman struck by train dies

Education

Discovery Charter School shifts to self management on June 30

Top Ten of CHS Class of 2016 named

Class Reunion

CHS Class of 1966 reunion set for August 19 and 20

Community / Police

How to avoid fraud ID theft and burglary while vacationing

Findings of two drug abuse studies to be announced June 29; public invited

Community

Splash into summer at YMCA Camp Shorwau

Lake Michigan

Save the Dunes stops short of opposing diversion of Lake Michigan water

Indiana / Social Security

Senator Coats urges action now on impending entitlement insolvency

 

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Duneland Community

F.I.S.T. annual benefit ride Sunday to benefit Dunebrook

Summer concert and film series continues: 'Mo Beat Blues and 'Alvin and the Chipmunks'

Midsummer program and evening concert at Chellberg Farm

17th Naturepalooza set for Saturday, June 25

Bris RACE is Saturday, June 25 to support the Caring Place

Lakefront fireworks show Thursday, June 30

First Baptist Church to mark 60th anniversary

Medical Equipment Closet to remain closed for now

Police

CPD: Man points loaded gun at bar patron's head

Porter County

State Auditor Crouch visits Porter County Auditor Urbanik

Environment / Community

Wildlife Rehab Center to host invasive species awareness day

Town of Chesterton

Morningside aerial sewer support column project ready to start

Chesterton BZA to resume hearing for signs at former bowling alley

Business / Emergency

NIPSCO outage updates available

Environment / Great Lakes

Great Lakes states OK city's water plea

Obituary

Service Friday for Nancy B. Connett, 81

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/062216 City of Valparaiso Notice to the Public Ordinance No. 9-2016.pdf

Legal Notices/062216 Valparaiso Community Schools Notice to Bidders BoilerChiller Project.pdf

 

 

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Elections

GOP Party chair screening possible candidates for South County Commissioner

Town of Chesterton

Town mulls monthly stormwater rate hike of 73 cents or 12 percent

Newly laid sod in ditch closing project on Porter Avenue going brown

Police / Fire

Porter Fire Department douses fire in fan at Bailly generator

Economy / Region

Plummeting unemployment rates continue in May in NWI

Indiana / Traffic / Environment

INDOT explains its road shoulder mowing policies

Obituary

David Michael Wehner passes away in Australia

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/062116 Valparaiso Community School Notice to Bidders Cooks Corner.pdf

 

Monday, June 20, 2016

Community

Cadet Mitchell Winey's passion for life remembered as hundreds mourn here

Chesterton High School

CHS Speech and Debate team earns top honors at national tournament

Environment / Community

Dunes Action plans fundraiser, hears how LWCF could impact pavilion plan

Tribune honored by Izaak Walton League for banquet center coverage

Ikes welcome Kankakee River refuge and trail

Environment / Weather

Solstice and full moon mark summer's official arrival

Environment / Indiana

Indiana plan for coal ash rules draws concerns

DNR proposes waterfowl and migratory bird seasons

Elections

Gregg tells convention Pence 'had his chance'

Class Reunion

CHS Class of 1976 seeks missing classmates

Obituary

Services Thursday for Lois Winn Reeve

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/062016 Porter County Notice Of Bid Single Axle Dump Truck.pdf

 

Friday, June 17, 2016

Indiana

Education official gets job with state subcontractor who he helped

Environment/ Health

Air pollution alert issued for NWI

CDC reports 3 babies with Zika linked birth defects born in US

Community

Saturday service for Mitch Winey -- Duneland ready to open its doors to mourning West Point Cadets

Porter County

Woodville members, RDC frustrated over lack of action on US 6 TIF

Town of Chesterton

Chesterton streets need $5.4M worth of repairs: Road Asset Management Plan grades every street in Chesterton

Police / Fire / Environment / Region

Fire destroys hall of Izaak Walton League Miller Chapter in Portage

Region

Dune Park Station to remain accessible during US 12 closure on June 22-23

South Shore returns to regular timetable on Tuesday June 21

Indiana / Police

ICE makes arrests in Indiana and other Midwest states

Business

Horizon and LaPorte banks tell regulatory approval and deadlines for merger

Indiana

Gregg and Ritz unveil universal preK proposal

Environment / Weather

Rare and dangerous heat headed to parts of the Western US

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/061716 Porter County Notice to Taxpayers Re-establishment of a Cumulative Capital Devel..pdf

Legal Notices/061716 Porter County Notice to Taxpayers to Consider Additional Appropriations.pdf

Legal Notices/061716 Porter County Request for Proposals for FinancialPayroll Software.pdf

 

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Community

Duneland ready to open its doors to mourning West Point Cadets

Porter County

County BZA mulls new standard for LED signs for gas stations

Education

CHS Speech and Debate team at National Tournament in Utah

Town of Porter

Porter Town Council approves Summer Tree duplexes in Porter

Police

Counterfeit bills popping up in Chesterton

Traffic

US 12 from 49 to 520 to close June 22-23

Business / Steel / Region

Visclosky advances Buy America amendment

Environment

Save the Dunes seeks new leader

Earth breaks heat record again

Obituaries

Services Saturday for Theodore K. 'Ted' Callaway

Services Friday for Iris May Pratt, 89

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/061616 Porter County BZA Sean Bell.pdf

Legal Notices/061616 Porter County BZA Kankakee Valley.pdf

Legal Notices/061616 Porter County BZA Jeremy Lloyd.pdf

Legal Notices/061616 Porter County BZA George Keaton.pdf

 

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Porter County

Evans says Porter County police need shooting range

Commissioners seek $2.25 million in hospital funds for animal shelter

Town of Chesterton

Hearing for StoryPoint Senior Living Thursday

Town of Porter

Porter Town Council doubles donation for Family 4th of July Fest

Community

Boys and Girls Club addition leads list of May building permits

Police

PCSP: Recovered property from burglaries being processed

Indiana

DNR's latest five-year outdoor recreation plan now available

Indiana attorney general urges Hoosiers to use caution when donating to charities in wake of Orlando massacre

Judge: Indiana abortion law may infringe on women's rights

Obituary

Services Friday for Helen Olive Nervik, 94

 

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Town of Chesterton

1100N will be repaved if INDOT awards town 50/50 grant

Water company has begun to restore work sites on west side

Environment / Lake Michigan

BP settles with EPA to resolve alleged Clean Water and Air violations

Lake Michigan managers urge cut in Chinook salmon

Environment / Weather

Indiana Climate Office: Drought possible this summer

UN weather agency warns of more global warming in May

Indiana / Police

INDOT: State Police unveil new tech for weighing semi trucks on the fly

Indiana mom seeks law change after daughter's ATV death

Obituaries

Local services Thursday for Mitchell T.J. 'Mitch' Dresbaugh

Visitation Friday for Iris Mae Pratt, 89

Services Thursday for Katherine 'Kate' O'Connor

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/061416 Valparaiso Community Schools Notice to Bidders.pdf

 

Monday, June 13, 2016

Porter County

Commissioners to consider contract for Animal Shelter hospital funds

Elections

GOP delegates, Porter County Tourism Board member charged with resisting in Indy

State GOP nominates Hill for attorney general

Community

Burns Harbor firefighters rescue ducklings from sewer

Duneland Resale offers Night Owl Sale Wednesday

Local Right to Life not seeking donations by phone

Region / Porter County

Comment period extended on proposed rail line thru county

Obituaries

Services Saturday, June 18 for Cadet Mitchell Alexander Winey

Services Thursday for Mitchell T.J. 'Mitch' Dresbaugh

Services Tuesday for Thomas Leroy Edward Kemp

Douglas Creed passes away at age 86

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/061316 Burns Harbor Notice of Public Hearing BZA.pdf

 

Friday, June 10, 2016

Westchester Library

WPL board deadlocks on US 20 land donation

Porter County / Police / Indiana

Indiana Supreme Court to intervene in flap between Judge Chidester and Prosecutor Gensel

Town of  Chesterton

Council to consider rezoning and tax abatement Monday

Town of Burns Harbor

Permit approved for Burns Harbor Food Truck Square

Community

Impact Porter County awards grants to aid families

Sports

Trojan Golfers come up short at the IHSAA Battle Ground Regional

Obituaries

Corrected: Services June 18 for Cadet Mitchell Alexander Winey

Services Tuesday for Thomas Leroy Edward Kemp

Graveside services Monday for Russell H. Fanus, age 88

Services Monday for Joseph Raymond Hecox

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/061016 Porter County Notice Of Bid Single Axle Dump Truck.pdf

Legal Notices/061016 Porter County Notice of Public Hearing Alan and Dianne Pinkowski.pdf

Legal Notices/061016 Porter County Notice of Public Hearing Douglas Gordon.pdf

Legal Notices/061016 Porter County Notice of Public Hearing Frank Novak.pdf

Legal Notices/061016 Porter County Notice of Public Hearing Ralph and Lois O'Keefe.pdf

Legal Notices/061016 Porter County Notice of Public Hearing Robbinhurst Golf Club.pdf

Legal Notices/061016 Porter County Notice of Public Hearing Robert Fiscus.pdf

Legal Notices/061016 Porter County Notice of Public Hearing Salem Cemetary & Church.pdf

Legal Notices/061016 Porter County Notice of Publice Hearing St. Paul Lutheran Church.pdf

 

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Obituary

Services June 18 for Cadet Mitch Winey

 

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Obituary

Services June 18 for Cadet Mitch Winey

Duneland Schools

New Duneland teachers welcomed; nursing program helped by referendum

Town of Burns Harbor

Firm's tax abatement draws questions in Burns Harbor

Burns Harbor Police and Fire house fire response praised

Burns Harbor Park Department Summer Camps start Monday, June 13

Election / Labor

Steelworkers and other unions endorse Clinton candidacy

Weather / Environment

Earth's super sized El Nino is over, coming up is La Nina

Region

No bikes or alcohol on South Shore trains this weekend

Business

Horizon Bank allocates $2.5M for lower income home

 

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Business / Labor / Steel / Region

New USW-ArcelorMittal contract calls for idlings but no pink slips

Police

Chesterton man charged with sexual misconduct

Local PDs blitzing the roads with zero tolerance for driving drunk

Truck slams into Michigan bicyclists killing 5; 1 critical

Education / Duneland Schools

School Board accepts bid for Brown Mansion rehab

CHS Speech and Debate team to host Performance Night Thursday

Indiana

Ex-BMV official reaches proposed ethics violation settlement

Indiana schools chief proposes statewide pre-K education

Indiana agency issues plan to fight sexual assault

Elections / Indiana

Baron Hill challenges opponents to debates

Environment / Indiana

Study Mounds Greenway would bring $13M in annual benefits

Obituary

Services pending for Mitchell Alexander Winey

 

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Police

Trucker dies in fiery rear end accident in Toll Road backup

ISP: Motorcyclist loses control of bike in sudden slowdown on I-94 here

Armed robbery at Gary Airport South Shore station

Town of Burns Harbor

Abandoned homes and Indiana 149 study on Burns Harbor Town Council agenda

Community / Library / Town of Porter

Library summer concert and movie series begins June 10 at Hawthorne Park

Business / Steel / Region

China pledges to cut steel glut

Environment

NWI Paddlers laud Kankakee River designation as National Water Trail

Be trained in identifying and reporting invasive species at National Lakeshore June 11

Education

Duneland Schools announce Perfect Attendance honors

Indiana

Indiana sees 70 percent surge in syphilis cases in 1 year

Pence: Trump comments on Indiana-born judge 'inappropriate

Obituary

Services Thursday for Eloise A. Baadsgaard

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/060716 Valparaiso Community Schools Notice to Bidders.pdf

 

 

Monday, June 6, 2016

Community / Obituary

Community mourns CHS standout and West Point cadet Mitch Winey

Community

Artists honored at 65th Womans Club Art Show

Police

Two die in fiery head-on accident on US 20 here

Its the law again: Must move cars out of traffic after property damage crashes

Business / Steel / Region

US presses China over steel glut

Business / Region / Environment

Nicole Barker leaving Save the Dunes for NICTD

Sports

Chesterton Boys Golf wins 2nd straight Sectional championship

Trojan Boys get 2 medals at State Finals

The Chesterton girls track team finished its season at the IHSAA State Finals

CHS Baseball wins marathon falls in Finals

Obituaries

Services pending for Russell Fanus, age 88

Services Friday for Charles Ross 'Opi' Babcock

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/060616 Porter County DSV Family Express 252 State Road 130.pdf

Legal Notices/060616 Porter County DSV Family Express 3550 S State Road 2.pdf

Legal Notices/060616 Porter County DSV Family Express 363 West US HWY 6.pdf

Legal Notices/060616 Porter County DSV Family Express 298 West US Hwy 6.pdf

Legal Notices/060616 NICTD Invitation for Competitive Proposals.pdf

 

Friday, June 3, 2016

Porter County

County Park board OKs budget and foundation lease

Education

CHS graduates 440 on a perfect evening

Town of Porter

Porter paving work to continue next week

Police

Porter man guilty on handgun charge

Suicidal man in standoff with police in woods near Brummitt Road

Indiana

Pence seeks federal pre-K money after first turning it down

Indiana health insurance costs expected to climb in 2017

Environment

DNR launches new trail finding web app

Rising waters threaten Wisconsin

Obituaries

Services Monday for Sandra Carlson, age 61

James 'Jimmer' Navarro, Jr. passes away at age 53

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/060316 Porter County Public Library System Notice to Taxpayers.pdf

Legal Notices/060316 IDEM Notice of 30 Days for Public Comment.pdf

 

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Police / Traffic

ISP: Porter motorcyclist fleeing US 20 traffic stop crashes, dies

CPD: Two injured in 49 and Tremont accident

CFD: Motorcyclist hurt in US 20 crash

CFD responds to rear end crashes in I-94 slowdown

Environment / Community

Water Trail planning meeting set for June 6

Rotary told Lyme disease common, debilitating and often misdiagnosed

Town of Chesterton

Tax Abatement Committee determines Addison Pointe to be fulfilling hiring commitments

Chesterton High School

CHS graduation to be outside tonight

Community

United Way Day of Caring seeks volunteers

Business / Region / Lake Michigan

Quebec and Indiana officials meet at Port of Indiana Burns Harbor for maritime collaboration

Environment / Great Lakes

Scientists report proof that invasive grass carp spawn in Lake Erie tributary

Obituaries

Ronald Dean Warner passes away at age 76

Services Monday for Peggy Lee Dickey

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/060216 NICTD Disadvantaged Business Program.pdf

Legal Notices/060216 Porter County Minor Subdivision 309 West Division Road.pdf

 

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Chesterton High School

CHS graduation to be outside Thursday

Community

CWC Art Show Opening Reception is Sunday, June 5, 2 to 4 pm

Town of Porter

Porter Town Council likes idea of bicycle rentals at National Lakeshore Visitor Center

Library / Community

Summer Storytimes at Thomas and Hageman libraries

Police

CPD: Buys corn, 7-Up at Strack, gets into truck, hits parked car, leaves scene

Environment

Dunes Learning Center to bring back live chickens at Chellberg Farm

Visit a state park this weekend and pay what visitors did in 1916

Indiana

State to launch commercial court pilot program

Sports

CHS Softball players receive state honors

Obituary

Services Friday for Dililia I. Hemenway

 

Tuesday, May 31 , 2016

Police

Chesterton man dies from injuries in US 20 crash

Local man deceased at scene of Waverly crash

PCSP totals 65 traffic stops during Hell Angels patrol May 19

Trucker driving erratically in 2 states finally stopped

Business / Steel / Region

ArcelorMittal enters long term iron ore supply agreement

Donnelly says he is fighting to protect Indiana steelworkers

Environment / Community

A summer worth of fun at the National Lakeshore: Event Schedule

Chesterton High School

Chesterton High School tells 2016 Commencement plans

Sports

Chesterton baseball team beats Andrean to win second straight sectional title

Chesterton ends Valpo baseball season with 14-2 victory in sectional semis

Obituaries

Services Wednesday for Phyllis Connors, age 75

Kenneth K. Anderson dies at age 87

Celebration of Life June 5 for Arthur E. Clark, Jr.

 

Friday, May 27 , 2016

Chesterton High School

Chesterton High School tells 2016 Commencement plans

Environment / Indiana Dunes

Dunes National Lakeshore expands 32 acres bought with NIPSCO funds

Community

Cruise Night debuts Saturday in Downtown

Town of Chesterton

Sign variances hearing for former Westchester Lanes property tabled

Police

Fast arrest made in Portage bank robbery

Portage Police say CVS worker stole 1,000s of Rx pills

Business / Steel / Region

US probes Chinese steelmakers in trade secrets case

Sports

Chesterton Boys Track punches 6 tickets to IHSAA State Finals

Trojan comeback comes up short in softball sectional finals

Obituaries

Memorial Celebration Sunday for Donald Don Daily, age 79

Services pending for Phyllis Connors

Service Wednesday for Brenda Sue Wallace, 63

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/052716 IDEM Notice of 30 Days for Public Comment Air Permit Fritz Enterprises.pdf

 

Thursday, May 26 , 2016

Community

Legion and VFW to host Memorial Day services

Town of Chesterton

Town holding LEL's feet to the fire, demands repairs to pavers

Business / Steel / Region

China accuses US of hampering trade with steel duties

Visclosky testifies for second time this week on impact of steel import crisis

Police

Bomb threat at Liberty Elementary; no one hurt; no device found

Fundraiser putting touch on businesses not affiliated with CPD or Chief

South Haven man gets 30 years on child enticement and porn charges

Local Toll Road paving finished and all lanes of traffic are open

Environment / Region

Kankakee National Wildlife Refuge and Conservation Area created

Sports

Slatcoff and Bell named CHS Senior Athletes of the Year

CHS Spring Sports Awards honors Student Athletes

Trojan Golfers finish 2nd at Duneland Conference Meet

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/052616 Porter County Notice of Public Hearing Donald & Molly Payne Appeal.pdf

Legal Notices/052616 Porter County Notice of Public Hearing Jaquita Jones Appeal.pdf

Legal Notices/052616 Porter County Notice of Public Hearing John Hodson Appeal.pdf

Legal Notices/052616 Porter County Notice of Public Hearing Leonard & Cathy Pera Appeal.pdf

Legal Notices/052616 Porter County Notice of Public Hearing Triad Development Appeal.pdf

Legal Notices/052616 Porter County Plan Commission Office Remodel Notice of Receiving Bids.pdf

Legal Notices/052616 Town of Burns Harbor Notice of Public Hearing Amendments to Administration Ordinance.pdf

 

Wednesday, May 25 , 2016

Community

Farmers Market to hold Grand Opening June 1

Town of Porter

Porter Town Council mulls 50 percent (or $2) stormwater fee hike

Town of Chesterton

Chesterton Fire Department takes delivery of shiny new pumper truck

Porter County

Porter County Council sees plans for new Animal Shelter and talks funding

Police

Chesterton Police release details on May 19 thefts from healthcare facilities

Sports

Desiree Bell and CHS 4x100 relay team earn Girls State Track berths

Chesterton softball team cruises to opening win in sectional

Obituary

Memorial Gathering Friday for Frank V. Zemaitis, 93

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/052516 Valparaiso Community School Renovations Notice to Bidders.pdf

 

Tuesday, May 24 , 2016

Town of Chesterton / Region

INDOT decides to resume work on Indiana 49 after local officials protest

Education / Community

Chesterton Middle School and St Patrick win state four star ratings

School Board meets new basketball coach; CMS to get HVAC upgrades

Business / Region / Steel

Visclosky urges ITC to use new laws to combat illegal steel imports

Business / Labor

Jobless rate jumps statewide in April, but plummets here in NWI

Region

Train delays, ridership decline, WiFi topics of NICTD meeting

Health / Drugs

Kicking the habit: Adult smoking rate in US is falling fast

 

Monday, May 23 , 2016

Education / Community

Chesterton Math Team Grand Champions at middle school event

Region

NICTD approves phased in 5 percent fare hike on South Shore

NICTD double tracking project eligible for federal match grants

Indiana

Estimates show central Indiana communities growing fastest

Police

DNR Three badly hurt in off-road vehicle accident

PCSP: Shot fired at home generator in Jackson Township

Sports

CHS Softball wins regular season finale

Chesterton Baseball wins 2 of 3 in Carmel

CHS Lacrosse splits at Tourney

Trojan Boys Golf finish 4th at LC Invite

 

Friday, May 20 , 2016

Education / Community

Duneland Schools honor teacher and staff retirees

Town of Chesterton

Two senior living centers now proposed for Chesterton

Police

Hells Angels visit Burns Harbor bar; local police saturate area

Local police blitzing roads on Sunday for unbelted drivers

Region

NICTD double tracking project eligible for federal match grants

Sports

Chesterton Softball continues to roll in win

CHS Golf finishes perfect Duneland Conference season

Trojan Boys finish 4th at Track Sectional

Obituary

Eva Watkins dies at age 76

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/052016 Donald C. Daily Estate Notice of Unsupervised Admin.pdf

Legal Notices/052016 Northwest Indiana Education Service Center Notice to Bidders.pdf

 

Thursday, May 19 , 2016

Town of Chesterton / Traffic

Up to three week delay in Indiana 49 repave

Chesterton High School

CHS student journalists honored at annual banquet

Elections

US Senate candidate Baron Hill vows to be steel's / labor's friend

Community

USN Cdr. Scott Rosetti takes command of destroyer John Paul Jones

Framing Concepts to close; Downtown Chesterton to lose the Baur family business

Northwest Indiana

Lake County investigating unreported driving suspensions

Public invited to comment on draft of NIRPC 2017 and 2018 planning document

Town of Porter

Porter Plan Commission approves Summer Tree PUD request

Town of Burns Harbor

Burns Harbor RDC eyes July 9 to start food trucks at Westport

Sports

CHS Softball blasts Michigan City 20-0

Trojan Baseball falls 5-1

Obituaries

Services Friday for Sharon D. Roehm

Services Monday for Craig E. Reeve, age 59

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/051916 Porter County DSV St Andrews Development.pdf

Legal Notices/051916 Porter County Plan Commission Office Remodel Notice of Receiving Bids.pdf

 

Wednesday, May 18 , 2016

Police

Chesterton Police adopt national and state consensus best practices

Town of Chesterton

Chesterton planners to learn more about proposed senior living community

Porter County

Porter County Commissioners finalizing animal shelter bidding process

Business / Steel / Region

Visclosky saves Buy America provision in FY 2017 Defense Appropriations Act

China hits US steel trade measures

Chesterton High School Sports

Trojan Girls finish 2nd in Sectional Track Meet

Trojan boys golf team stays perfect

Chesterton Baseball beats LaPorte 4-1

CHS Softball falls 3-0 to LaPorte

Obituaries

Services Friday for Sharon D. Roehm

Lorraine 'Lorrie' Cay Walsh passes away at age 59

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/051816 Valparaiso Community School Renovations Notice to Bidders.pdf

Legal Notices/051816 Porter County DUV Hurst.pdf

Legal Notices/051816 Porter County DSV Reed.pdf

Legal Notices/051816 Porter County DSV Lundahl.pdf

Legal Notices/051816 Porter County DSV Betz.pdf

 

Tuesday, May 17 , 2016

Chesterton High School

CHS seniors honored, scholarship winners named

Police

Officer uses Narcan to save OD victim's life

Town of Chesterton

Chesterton's West Porter Avenue ditch closing project underway

Fox Chase Farms now connected to Chesterton town sewers

Town of Porter

Summer Tree PUD back on Porter planner agenda

Community

Spring Out to Sunset (Hill Park) Festival offers lots of family fun Saturday

Sports

CHS Softball falls at Kankakee Valley

Obituary

Memorial Celebration Sunday, May 29 for Donald 'Don' Daily

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/051716 Porter County Notice of Public Hearing R. Neal Enterprises.pdf

Legal Notices/051716 Porter County Notice of Public Hearing Steve Tolton.pdf

Legal Notices/051716 Porter County Notice of Publice Hearing Sisters of St. Francis.pdf

 

Monday, May 16 , 2016

Police / Fire

Firefighters say Burns Harbor house fire caused by smoking materials

OWI charge filed in Friday's fiery Indiana 49 rear-end accident

CPD: Two cited Sunday in rear-end crash on Indiana 49

Five-vehicle chain-reaction crash on Indiana Toll Road here

INDOT I-94/ US 421 ramps closed at Michigan City

Elections

Final primary vote count fails to break 40 percent turnout

Environment / Region

Hundreds protest at NWI refinery

Township Library

Library board tables salary discussion, plans nonprofit night

Class Reunions

CHS Class of 1974 seeks missing classmates

Sports

Trojan boys golf team gets big win at Uebele Invite at Beechwood

CHS Boys Volleyball wins Regional title

Chesterton Softball falls to Highland

Chesterton Baseball falls to Highland

Obituaries

Services Wednesday for Durand Courtney

Memorial Celebration Sunday, May 29 for Donald 'Don' Daily

Memorial Service Monday for Robert E. Westergren

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/051616 NICTD Competitive Proposals Employee-In-Charge Safety Services.pdf

Legal Notices/051616 Ivy Tech Invitation to Bid Parking Lot Re-Seal Work.pdf

Legal Notices/051616 Porter County Notice of Hearing Gus Olympidis.pdf

 

Friday, May 13, 2016

Police / Fire

Another night, another rear-end crash on 49; Cincoski makes plea

Trucker cited in chain-reaction crash, 'not paying attention,' police say

Burns Harbor home ripped by fire today

Town of Burns Harbor

Burns Harbor ends contract with LWLP, wants food trucks at Westport

Chesterton High School Sports

Trojan Softball shuts out Merrillville

Obituaries

Services Saturday for Grace Eva Chambly

Services Monday for Paul L. Holm, age 71

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/051316 Donald C. Daily Estate Notice of Unsupervised Admin.pdf

Legal Notices/051316 Porter County Education Services School Records Being Destroyed.pdf

Legal Notices/051316 Porter County Notice to Tax Payers.pdf

Legal Notices/051316 Valpo Community School Abestos Abatement Notice to Bidders.pdf

 

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Police / Fire

CFD: Four injured in late-night crash on Indiana 49

Visclosky's bulletproof vest grant program reauthorized

Community

Postal Food Drive is set for Saturday, May 14 in Duneland

Business / Steel / Region

Visclosky seeks meeting with Obama on steel import crisis

Town of Burns Harbor

Burns Harbor warns residents of car break-ins

Burns Harbor approves appeal process for sewer fee, tables new sanitary board

Chesterton High School Sports

Austin Peterson fires Perfect Game to lead Trojans past Michigan City

Chesterton Boys finish 6th at Duneland Conference Track Meet

Obituary

Memorial Service Saturday for Elizabeth A. Wight, age 45

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/051116 Porter County Education Services School Records Being Destroyed (1).pdf

 

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Town of Chesterton

Chesterton Park Board wants to plan smarter and include the public

Town, not the county, on the hook to replace East Porter Avenue bridge over Sand Creek

Chesterton High School

CHS honors academic competition team members

All That Jazz Opus XLIII is Saturday at CHS

Town of Porter

Porter to bid health insurance; resident wants to see permits published

Porter County

Porter County moves ahead to build animal shelter at Expo Center

Sports

Chesterton Boys Golf stays undefeated

CHS Girls finish 4th at Duneland Conference track meet

Obituaries

Service Wednesday for Larry Murphy, age 77

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/051116 Porter County Education Services School Records Being Destroyed.pdf

 

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Porter County / Environment

Board rebuffs citizens' attempts to question drainage fee

Town of Chesterton

Town Council still finds cost a big hurdle to RR quiet zones

Chicago man to open 'Volstead' at old Popolano's

Community

The Who's 'Tommy' is 4th Street Theater's 50th production

Chesterton High School

CHS ensembles capture ISSMA Gold

Environment / Indiana

Natural Resources Commission to meet Thursday at Clifty Falls State Park

Sports

Marc Urban eyed to be CHS Boys Hoops coach

Chesterton Lacrosse team wins LaPorte Tourney

Obituaries

Robert Neil Stewart passes away at age 92

Service Wednesday for Larry Murphy, age 77

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/051016 Duneland School Corp. Liberty Elementary Notice of Meeting.pdf

Legal Notices/051016 Northwest Indiana Education Service Center Notice to Bidders.pdf

 

Monday, May 9, 2016

Police

Fire begins in RV engine then spreads to nearby home

Woman dies after falling off motorcycle on I-80/94

Victim in Thursday's fatal US 6 head-on identified

ISP: Driver airlifted from crash scene on I-65 in Jasper County

ISP warns folks to beware of phishing

Business / Steel

Arcelor posts 1Q net loss of $416M but projects improved demand

Indiana

Eight Indiana Toll Road travel plazas to be demolished and rebuilt

Sports

CHS Baseball beats Merrillville 9-4

Chesterton Boys finish 3rd at Valpo Relays

Late rally lifts Valpo past Trojans in softball

CHS to offer Athletics Physicals in May

Obituary

Chester S. Maturszak passes away at 88

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/050916 NICTD Competitive Proposals Employee-In-Charge Safety Services.pdf

 

Friday, May 6, 2016

Community

Juli Hanna, Syrian refugee, awarded Exchange A.C.E. Award

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/050616 IDEM Air Permit for Oil Technology Notice of 30-Days for Public Comment.pdf

Legal Notices/050616 Valpo Community School Abestos Abatement Notice to Bidders.pdf

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Porter County

County Parks works on 2017 budget; clinches more grants

Community

Get your tickets now for annual Chamber Golf Outing at Sand Creek

 

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Primary Elections

GOP picks Jim Biggs over Trout and Cannon

Larson, Parks, Gearhart win GOP County Council race

Trump and Sanders romp in Porter County and Duneland

Fish beats Harper; Judge Jent buries Deppe in Democrat races

Porter County Vote Totals in May 3 Primary Elections

Indiana primaries: Wealthy newcomer grabs US House nod; Young wins for Senate

Indiana vote totals for major races

Education

School Board OKs bids for summer repair work and handbook changes

Chesterton High School Sports

CHS Boys Track beats Merrillville 68-64

CHS Girls Track beats Merrillville 76-56

Chesterton Baseball routs Merrillville 11-1

Slivka home run lifts Trojans past Portage

CHS Girls Tennis falls to Michigan City

Obituary

Services Friday for Billy Joe Russell, 59

 

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Porter County Primary Election Results

Elections

Cruz and Trump exchange insults as Indiana votes

Schools

Brandon Kroft succeeds Ayres on Duneland School Board

CHS violinists Lena Levi and Sarah Harmon bend a bow with virtuoso James Ehnes

Business

NiSource Inc. posts 1Q income of $179M

Police

Police say robber brings knife to fist fight and gets thrashed

Chesterton Police seek Silver Hyundai in hit-and-run

Sports

CHS Baseball beats Hammond Gavit

 

Monday, May 2, 2016

Elections

Where to vote in Tuesday primary elections

Candidates for Tuesday primaries

What to know before you vote Tuesday

Three Republicans vie for North District County Commissioner

Democrats vie in Indiana House race and Porter Superior Court race

Republicans to pick three candidates for Porter County at-large Council race

Stutzman and Young near end of increasingly bitter GOP Senate campaign

Cruz fights for survival as Trump eyes Indiana knockout

Early turnout for Indiana highest in 2 decades

Primary Election Candidate Profiles

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

Biggs, Cannon and Trout vie for Republican Commissioner nomination

Democrats: Fish and Harper vie for Democrat State Representative nomination

Deppe challenges Jent in Democrat judge race

Police

DOC: Two charged with trying to toss contraband over fence into prison yard

Sports

Chesterton Baseball beats Hobart 5-4

CHS Boys Golf finishes 3rd at Wawasee Invite

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/050216 Alcohal and Tobacco Comm. Notice of Public Hearing Renewal Gotta.pdf

Legal Notices/050216 Alcohal and Tobacco Comm. Notice of Publice Hearing Portage park.pdf

Legal Notices/050216 NICTD Notice to Bidders Shops Infill Building Addition.pdf

Legal Notices/050216 Valpo Community Schools Notice to Bidders For Thomas Jefferson.pdf

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

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