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Friday,  November 14, 2014

Porter County: Plan Commission hears mixed reactions to new south county park

Police: ISP: Boy dies in Toll Road crash here after father falls asleep at the wheel

VPD: Valpo man charged with theft in business scam

Most registered sex offenders in county found compliant with residence regs

Township Library: Archives are public but WPL considers new museum policy for access to them

Chesterton High School: CHS Debaters dominate home meet

Sunset Hill Park: Winter Lights and more this November

Weather: Northern Indiana hit by foot of lake effect snow

Environment: Coyotes making a home in Duneland DNR offers tips for avoiding conflicts

Study finds as world warms US gets more lightning

Sports: CHS Girls Basketball opens season at home tonight

Obituary: Alex A. Miloshoff Celebration of Life Saturday

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/111414 EPA, ArcelorMittal_Layout 1.pdf

Legal Notices/111414 Porter County Auditor Additional Appropriations.pdf

Legal Notices/111414 Porter County Jail Bids Sewer Screening.pdf

Legal Notices/111414 Porter County Parks & Rec Farm Land for Lease 43.pdf

Legal Notices/111414 Porter County Parks & Rec Farm Land for Lease 47.pdf

Legal Notices/111414 Porter County Parks & Rec Farm Land for Lease 53 63.pdf


Thursday,  November 13, 2014

Environment / Indiana Dunes: National Park Service seeks proposals from farmers interested in leasing the Chellberg site

DNR projecting fewer deer during 2014 hunting season

Indiana / Region / Business: Investment bank may lead counties' toll road bid

Indiana lawmakers recommend cutting business equipment tax

Town of Burns Harbor: Burns Harbor hopes to lure Mittal investment here; town workers get HSA health plan change

Police: CPD Hit-and-run driver on 49 tests positive for opiates

ISP: Wrong way crash on I-65 badly injures motorist

Porter FD responds to oven fire on Franklin Street

Weather / Traffic: Lake effect snow snarls northern Indiana traffic today

South Bend area pummeled by snow

Region: Chicago zoo euthanizes 18-year-old lion

Sports: Chesterton girls swim team opens 2014-15 season tonight


Wednesday,  November 12, 2014

Police: CHS details response to sexting; CPD refers students to prosecutor

ISP: Beverly Shores man beaten robbed on I-94

Town of Chesterton: Town's new contract with Able Disposal formalized, no garbage rate hike in 2015

Council hears request to keep egg-laying hens in town backyard

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/111214 Porter County Commissioners Ordinance No 14-13.pdf

Legal Notices/111214 Porter County Commissioners Ordinance No 14-14.pdf


Tuesday,  November 11, 2014

Police: Parents, do you know what's on your child's phone? CHS students found in possession of sexted photo

Town of Chesterton: Chesterton Fire Department seeking to acquire new engine

Town leaf collection was back on schedule

Town of Porter: Porter fire, refuse/recycle contracts approved; Triangle sewer lift station upgrades done

Police: Gary man charged with vehicle entries at Miller South Shore Station parking lot

Indiana: BMV website verifies Hoosiers' excise tax refund eligibility

INDOT breaks off talks on Indy/Chicago rail service

Tree stand falls are most common hunting accident


Helen V. Wagner dies at age 91

Susan Marie Frank Montania services Saturday

Rebecca Piornak services November 16

Services Thursday for Cassandra Kennedy

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/111114 Burns Harbor Redev Commission Request for Proposals.pdf

Legal Notices/111114 Porter County Plan Commission Use Var Davis and Son.pdf

Legal Notices/111114 Porter County Plan Commission Use Var Greater Grace Church.pdf

Legal Notices/111114 Porter County Plan Commission Use Var Nelson.pdf

Legal Notices/111114 Porter County Plan Commission Use Var Schulte.pdf

Legal Notices/111114 Porter County Plan Commission Use Var Sowles.pdf


Monday,  November 10, 2014

Environment: National Park Service OKs final beach management plan

Duneland Community: Julia Larson and Lucy Novreske are Lions Club Peace Poster contest winners

Chesterton High School: CHS speech team 2nd at tourney

Police: One charged with battery after melee at Portage bar

ISP Three injured in four vehicle crash on I 65

Business / Economy / Technology: Postal Service says it is victim of hacking attack

Region: IRS seeks $6.78M from Gary schools in unpaid taxes

Indiana: Two wounded by Bloomington officer after rape report

Pelath chosen again to lead Democrats in Indiana House

Obituaries: Mildred 'Miki' Stipanovich dies at age 97

LaRissa Sanders services set

Dennis Bucksbargservices Wednesday


Friday,  November 7, 2014

Porter County: Commissioners set hearing on Stormwater Management ordinance

Park board hears of new entrance at Sunset Hill; trail improvements eyed

Chesterton High School: CHS journalism program named one of state's best

Business: ArcelorMittal posts 3Q net income of $22 million

Canceled flights rising; airlines blame fire

Weather / Lake Michigan: Michigan nuclear plant reduces operations in storm

State: Indiana House Democrats reflect on losses, plan for 2015

Indiana Supreme Court upholds right-to-work law

Obituary: James Merritt Love service Monday, November 10


Thursday,  November 6, 2014

Schools: Local schools earn high marks in 2014 state accountability grades

WIS Principal Shawn Longacre is Principal of the Year for Indiana District 1

CHS Speech team opens season

Porter County: County Commissioners warned change in health insurance carrier could be costly

State Legislature: Indiana Republicans to push school funding and ethics reform

Town of Burns Harbor: Burns Harbor road prices see little drop; town RDC reviewing 11 firms

Indiana: Police seize liquor still man tried to sell online

Economy / Business: Cargo volume up on the Seaway and way up at Port of Burns Harbor

Panel projects stronger 2015 Indiana economy

Sports: CHS honors 2014 student athletes in fall sports

Obituary: Services pending for James Love

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/110614 IDEM 30 Day Period Mid Continent Coal and Coke.pdf


Wednesday,  November 5, 2014

Porter County Election Results

Election 2014: Ticket splitting more evident than voter anger in Porter County

Duneland School Board race: Mike Trout narrowly wins 7th term

Good wins Commissioner race; Urbanik unseats Wichlinski for Auditor

Reynolds wins Sheriff; Gensel reelected Prosecuting Attorney

Duneland's State and US House incumbents all win big

Republican incumbents win in Liberty Trustee and Westchester Board races

Ballot measures: Minimum wage, gun sales, GMOs

$13B in state and local conservation measures pass

One party state? Big Republican wins marginalize Indiana Democrats

Obituary: Mary C. Noble services Friday


Tuesday,  November 4, 2014

Election 2014: Election Day Today: Polls Close at 6 p.m: How where to vote in Duneland

Community: Twilight Xmas Parade to march the Saturday after Thanksgiving

Education: Discovery Charter School using new land for outdoor education

Duneland School Board approves Trailbound and SCUBA trips

CHS Debate team places second at Valpo tourney

Environment: Dunes State Park to close November 17-18, December 1-2 for deer cull

Police: ISP: Valparaiso driver in wrongway crash on I-65

Body found in Morgan Township barn fire

US 6 smoke shop robbed at gunpoint

Gary man gets 41 months in jail for filing $900,000 in false IRS claims

Another air conditioning unit stolen in Dune Acres

Sports: Chesterton Football falls in Sectional Finals

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/110414 30 Day Period ArcelorMittal.pdf

Legal Notices/110414 Porter County Emergency Management Siren Improvements.pdf


Monday,  November 3, 2014

Election 2014: Election Day Tuesday: How where to vote in Duneland

Candidate List: General Election Candidates on Duneland ballots

Rekindled Porter County League of Women Voters offers rides to polls

Voters Get the Final SayTuesday

Hot Button topics an issue in Trout/Whitlow School Board race

Good and Graham vie for County Commissioner Center District seat

Vote for Sheriff, Prosecutor and Coroner in the election Tuesday

Duneland US and State House seats on Tuesday ballot

Indiana state office on the ballot Tuesday: Tight battle expected in secretary of state race

Reynolds has 21 days to respond to GOP fundraising report complaint

Community: Winter Lights and more this November at Porter County Parks

Start applying today for energy assistance to pay winter heating bills

Roads / Weather: INDOT preparing for the winter ahead

2014 Election Guide:

School Board Race: Trout showcases record as he seeks four more years

School Board Race: Rich Whitlow favors more citizen involvement with schools

Porter challenges Soliday in 4th District State Rep race

 Commissioner race: Sylvia Graham wants to improve quality of life

Commissioner race: Hotel professional Jeff Good touts business skills

Wichlinski and Urbanik go head-to-head again in County Auditors race

Gensel facing Whitten in County Prosecutor race

Johnston challenges Moseley in District 10 State Representative race

Brickner vs. Reynolds in race to be Porter County Sheriff

Martin faces Kozuszek in Porter County Clerk race

Miller vs. Williams in Porter County Recorder race

Vote for up to three for Westchester Township Board

Adams and Underwood vie to be Liberty Township Trustee

Coroner candidate Harris tells qualifications

Three way race for 1st District US Congress seat

Healthier turnouts for early voting this fall

Candidates make their case for your vote at Duneland Chamber forum

Reynolds and Good lead in political fundraising


Friday,  October 31, 2014

Business / Community: Sand Creek Country Club bought by California company

Porter County: County Council passes budgets at eleventh hour

Police / Emergency: High waves battering Porter Beach today

Gusty winds cause scattered power outages across Northern Indiana today

No students on school bus rear-ended on Indiana 49

Reminder: Set clocks back this weekend

Economy: Gas moving under $3 nationwide

Town of Burns Harbor: Burns Harbor proposals due today; council, planners Monday

Obituaries: Paul Vinson dies at age 79

Mary C. Noble dies at age 65

John D. Beason services Monday

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/103114 Porter County Plan Porter County Parks and Rec.pdf

Legal Notices/103114 Porter County Plan Crosspointe Christian.pdf

Legal Notices/103114 Porter County Plan Ridge Villas.pdf

Legal Notices/103114 Town of Chesterton Petition to Vacate Reynolds.pdf

Thursday,  October 30, 2014

Police / Fire / Emergency: Chesteron firefighters douse lathe blaze at H-V Roll Center off Indiana 149

Chesterton Police: Rain possible during trick-or-treat; wear reflective tape or carry flashlight

Midwest rappers and others charged with bank fraud

Porter County: County close to reaching goal on general fund; final reading tonight

Business / Economy: NiSource 3Q profits down from year ago

ArcelorMittal announces creation of new North American flat rolled segment

Election / Indiana / Education: Porter/Soliday race at center stage in fight over future of Indiana House

Tuesday's election all about education in Indiana

Health: Fearing Ebola? Doctors say get a flu shot

Obituaries: Rudolph Jimenez, Sr. dies at 80

Joan Pruitt Ireland dies at age 83


Legal Notices/103014 Chesterton Town Council Garbage Fee Hearing.pdf

Wednesday,  October 29, 2014

Police: Not guilty pleas for suspect in 7 NWI deaths

PCSP officers to carry opiate rescue kits to treat heroin ODs

Purdue University murderer apparently commits suicide at Indiana State Prison

Boy killed and father badly hurt from moped crash

Portage teen dies in accident on US 6

Elections: Healthier turnouts for early voting this fall

Porter County: County Council not ready to OK Commissioners' health plan

Hospital Economic Development fees to go to County RDC; George Armstrong named to park board

Chesterton High School: Trojan Guard places fifth at ISSMA State Championship

Busines / Steel: USS posts net loss of $207 million in 3Q

Region: High speed rail line through here would increase daily ridership

Amtrak seeks solutions to Chicago rail congestion

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/102914 Alcohol Tobacco Commission Nov 13 Hearing.pdf


Tuesday,  October 28, 2014

Police: Portage teen dies in Liberty Township crash today

MainSource Bank on US 6 in Portage robbed at gunpoint

Police: Truck driver saw Amtrak train before collision that injured 14 today

Town of Chesterton: Town to review East Indian Boundary sign policy

Schnadenberg: A lot of leaves already on ground

Schools / Community: CHS Theatre to present 'The Tragical History of Doctor Faustus' this weekend

Election: Vote for up to three for Westchester Township Board

Indiana Dunes: Save the Dunes and DNR win grant to re-forest Dunes State Park campground

Region / Indiana: State won't try to reclaim Indiana Toll Road

Judge OKs Toll Road operator reorganization plan

Railroad rerouting removes Gary runway obstacle

Obituaries: Memorial service Sunday, November 2 for Warren H. Canright

Robert O. Peterson services Thursday

Henrietta C. Nover dies at age 97

Alene Burnside services Thursday

Jacob A. Beschinski dies at age 36

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/102814 Porter County Emergency Management Siren Improvements.pdf

Legal Notices/102814 LEACD Potential Candidates.pdf

Legal Notices/102814 Valparaiso Community Schools Appropriation Reduction.pdf

Legal Notices/102814 Valparaiso Economic Development Commission Taxable Revenue Bonds.pdf


Monday,  October 27, 2014

Police: Motorcycle crash on I-94 Saturday

Westville man crashes dirt bike in St. Joseph County

Liberty Township home hit by two bullets

Chesterton High School: CHS debaters start season off strong

Business: 1st Source posts solid third quarter

Region: CTA proposes budget without fare hikes

State: Indiana scooters to need license plates next year

Election: Correction on Friday candidate forum story

Sports: CHS Football wins Sectional opener at Valpo

Chesterton Boys Soccer falls 2-0 to Goshen

Chesterton Boys XC season ends at Semistate

Trojan Girls XC finishes 8th at Semistate

CHS Volleyball season ends in Sectional semis

Obituary: Henrietta C. Nover dies at age 97

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/102714 Indian Boundary Conservancy District Potential Candidates.pdf

Legal Notices/102714 Twin Creeks Conservancy District Potential Candidates.pdf

Legal Notices/102714 Valparaiso Economic Development Commission.pdf


Friday,  October 24, 2014

Election 2014: Candidates make their case for your vote at Duneland Chamber forum

Porter County: New County health care plan to cut costs if workers pay higher deductibles

State rules in favor of Commissioners' new CCD property tax rate

Town of Chesterton: Failing 23rd Street stormwater sewer line likely to go under the knife in 2015

Town of Burns Harbor: Consultants given more time to submit plans for a new Burns Harbor identity

Indiana / Education: Grant that Pence spurned would have sent 5,700 children to preschool

Region: Gary killings put spotlight on abandoned buildings

Gary blight that hid victims also lures filmmakers

Police: Charged with leaving the scene in Indiana 49 accident

Sports: Cheserton Volleyball opens Sectional play with victory

Obituary: Jeanne A. Miller dies at age 83


Thursday,  October 23, 2014

Chesterton Tribune publisher Warren H. Canright dies at 88

Community: Retirement Open House Sunday at Art Center for director Judy Gregurich

4th Street Theatre presents the 'Witches Brew Ha Ha!'

Health: Ebola is a crash course in fear and how it hurts us

Economy: Jobless rate slips slightly in state, drops a lot in the region

Police: Suspect in 7 NWI killings due back in court next week

ISP: Be aware of bullying calls from fake IRS agents

CFD responds to crash at toll plaza

State: Indiana scooter drivers facing new regulations

Sports: Defense spearheads Trojans' charge into postseason play

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/102314 Town of Beverly Shores Amend Zone Ordinance.pdf


Wednesday,  October 22, 2014

Region / Police: Man suspected of killing 7 refuses to answer judge

Judge imposes gag order in Lake County murders case

Chesterton man charged with receiving property stolen in TNT Gaming burglary

Schools: Bedbugs eradicated at Goodfellow, but Bailly parents may opt out of overnight

Education / Indiana / Politics: Pence won't reconsider bid for $80M pre-K grant

Great Lakes: Asian carp DNA found in Green Bay Fox River

Obituary: Judith M. Guriel dies at age 77

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/102214 IDEM Open Burning.pdf

Legal Notices/102214 Town of Burns Harbor Bids Street Resurfacing.pdf


Tuesday,  October 21, 2014

Region / Police: Police retrace steps of suspected serial killer

Drug Task Force collaborates with DEA; 11 indicted in alleged heroin conspiracy

Porter FD douses bathroom fan fire

Elections: Reynolds and Good lead in political fundraising

Town of Chesterton: Porter residents with dried up wells, Chesterton Utility in wait-and-see mode

South 21st Street to get new sewer line in spring 2015

Environment: Warming Earth heading for hottest year on record

Planetariums offer safe view of partial eclipse

Community: Porter County Foundation tea event celebrates womens philanthropy

United Way of Porter County welcomes new board members

Obitaury: Tamara Tami Rauch dies at age 54


Monday,  October 20, 2014

Region / Police: Police say Gary suspect hints at more killings after 7 bodies found

Election: Rekindled Porter County League of Women Voters offers rides to polls

Police: Man at Council Drive/IBR charged with panhandling

Woman dies after car overturns on I-80 off ramp

Valpo woman gets one month in federal theft case

DNR Local hunters cited for exceeding bag limit

Indiana: Thousands affected by Medicaid eligibility change

Tea partyers claim victory in Pence pre-K decision

Economy: Another year, another small Social Security bump

Sports: Chesterton Boys Soccer wins Regional Championship 2-1

Trojan Football shuts out Merrillville 7-0

Trojan Boys XC finishes 4th at Regional

CHS Girls finish 4th at New Prairie Regional

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/102014 Porter County Highway Receiving Bids Supplies Services.pdf

Legal Notices/102014 NICTD Bids Caternary Wire.pdf

Legal Notices/102014 Town of Burns Harbor Plan Commission.pdf


Friday,  October 17, 2014

Town of Chesterton: East Chesterton building boom: Easton Park homes approved, Coffee Creek Center strip mall advances

Porter County: Porter County BZA grants variances for Liberty Bible Church electronic LED sign

County RDC seeking $15,000 to partner with Valpo on Airport TIF

Environment / Porter County: Izaak Walton League urges a fair County drainage assessment

Environment / Indiana: DNR: Report violations of Indiana hunting law

Indiana: Pence administration axes bid to seek preschool funding

BMV lawyers defend embattled state agency

Sports: CHS Boys Soccer advances to Regional Finals

CHS Volleyball wins regular season finale

OKC rookie McGary has broken bone in left foot

Obituary: David Duain Bates dies at age 47

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/101714 Porter County Auditor Addl Approps.pdf

Legal Notices/101714 Porter County Sheriffs Dept auction .pdf

Legal Notices/101714 Valparaiso Community Schools CPF Adoption.pdf


Thursday,  October 16, 2014

Health: US officials defend Ebola response

Ebola comes to last safe district in Sierra Leone

Africa stems Ebola via border closings and luck

Environment: Study: Natural gas surge won't slow global warming

Community: Food Pantry seeks donations, cash, food, toiletries, paper goods

Rebuilding Together Duneland is seeking those who need help

County parks offer relaxation techniques for holidays

Get help and get ready for HSE (GED) at Chesterton Adult Learning Center

Town of Porter: Revised Mineral Springs Villas changes win initial Porter Plan Commission approval

Business: US report criticizes China currency policy

Report: Private student borrowers can't get help

Region: Ebola screening starts at Chicago O'Hare Airport

Watchdog eyes Chicago air traffic security

Indiana: Education board grants charter school grade change, 'D' to' B'

Education board delays A-F release over data questions

Indiana University statue of WWII journalist Pyle has typo

Obituary: Kathleen O'Guin Swanson dies at age 60

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/101614 Town of Beverly Shores Amend Zone Ordinance.pdf


Wednesday,  October 15, 2014

Town of Chesterton: Plan Commission weighs five high dollar projects Thursday

Platted Sand Creek Farms subdivision resuscitated, renamed Easton Park

Town of Porter: Two Porter wells run dry; dewatering at Chesterton utility plant blamed

Police: Couple who stole from local widow accused of violating terms of plea deal

State: Indiana House GOP plans changes in school funding and ethics

Indiana education board delays A to F school grade release over data questions

Education board grants Republican's charter school a grade change from 'D' to 'B'

Community: Ellen DeMartinis named CEO by Opportunity Enterprises board

Register now for Chamber October 22 lunch candidate forum

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/101514 Porter County Assessor Receiving Bids.pdf

Legal Notices/101514 Town of Burns Harbor Bids Street Resurfacing.pdf


Tuesday,  October 14, 2014

Town of Chesterton: NIRPC: Traffic data don't justify Dickinson Road extension

October 1 boil advisory confusion explained

Leaf program starts on Monday, October 27

Duneland Schools: CHS novice debaters dominate first tourney

Bailly school supports L.O.V.E. for Haiti

Porter County: Gensel: Porter County Child Support Office the top collector in the state

Police: Burglar targets scrap metal here

Nation: Too soon: How about not at all for Ebola Halloween costumes

Health: Ebola screening starts Thursday at Chicago and other US airports

Liquid nicotine exposures up sharply among kids


Monday,  October 13, 2014

Health: CDC urges all US hospitals to 'think Ebola'

Police: Chesterton Police officers commended for their professionalism

Region: Chicago area air traffic center fully operational

Traffic / Environment: Motorists Beware of deer on rural highways

Town of Burns Harbor: Burns Harbor mulls Ethics membership, beefed-up patrols for Halloween night

Chesterton High School: Trojan Guard advances to ISSMA Scholastic Finals

Sports: Chesterton Boys Soccer wins 2nd consecutive IHSAA Sectional Title

Chesterton Girls Soccer falls in Sectional Finals

CHS Girls XC advances to Regional

Trojan Boys XC 4th at Sectional

CHS Volleyball finishes 2-2 at North Montgomery

Trojan Football falls at Crown Point

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/101314 NICTD Bids Caternary Wire.pdf

Legal Notices/101314 Porter County Highway Receiving Bids Supplies Services.pdf

Legal Notices/101314 Porter County Plan Commission Minor Subdivision PLH LLC.pdf


Friday,  October 10, 2014

Township Library: WPL refines new-director search process; poster to be unveiled October 24

Police: Trick-or-treat from 5-7 p.m. Friday, October 31 in Chesterton

Gary man formally charged in death of toddler in Portage

Duneland Community: Community Prayer Breakfast offers inspiration, comfort and camaraderie

Region: Metra board seeks 68 percent fare hike

Sports: CHS girls soccer advances to Sectional Finals

Trojan Volleyball sweeps Merrillville

Obituary: J. Richard Brannan dies at age 78


Thursday,  October 9, 2014

Police: Near riotous crowd at Portage HS football game

Bicyclist falls over on US 20 in middle of night

Town of Burns Harbor: Hoping for a mild winter, Burns Harbor holds Old Porter Road paving until 2015

Education: CHS Congressional debaters kick off season

Lake Michigan / Indiana Dunes: US Army Corps to perform $3.2 million in restoration at Portage Lakefront Park

Police: Police say shots fired at L train in Chicago today

INDOT warns: No political signs on state highway right-of-way

Region: Illiana Expressway plan survives latest challenge

South Shore to have special weekend service for Marathon

Notre Dame to extend benefits to same sex spouses

Indiana: 460,000 in Indiana could get AT&T refunds

INDOT to crack down on crosswalk vandals

INDOT to hold public input session on new stormwater plan on October 16

Lawmakers prepare for gambling debate

BMV mailing out claim forms for excise overcharges

Sports: CHS boys soccer team ends Valpo season in sectional opener


Wednesday,  October 8, 2014

Porter County: County Council reschedules Commissioners budget hearing

Election 2014: Johnston challenges Moseley in District 10 State Representative race

Brickner vs. Reynolds in race to be Porter County Sheriff

Martin faces Kozuszek in Porter County Clerk race

Miller vs. Williams in Porter County Recorder race

State: Indiana court: Causes of death are public record

Police: Sex offender who got short jail term in plea deal accused of probation violation

Gary man in custody in connection with death of young child in Portage

Town of Burns Harbor: Burns Harbor office shuffle makes room for new RDC administrator

Community: Families invited to Duneland YMCA Fall Festival Saturday, October 18

Environment: National Park Service to conduct five prescribed burns this fall

Health: Americans living longer as most death rates fall

Chicago aldermen want Ebola screening at airports

Region: Effort to scuttle Illiana Expressway falls short

Sports: Chesterton Boys Tennis falls in Regional

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/100814 Duneland Schools Adoption CPF.pdf

Legal Notices/100814 Porter County Assessor Receiving Bids.pdf


Tuesday,  October 7, 2014

Schools / Education: Referendum property tax making the difference in Duneland, school officials say

School board confirms TIF revenue agreement with Burns Harbor

Lizzie Chesak named National Merit Commended Scholar

Porter County / Indiana: Same sex couples getting marriage licenses here

Indiana county clerks told to allow gay marriages

Court formally lifts Indiana gay marriage ban

Business / Economy: NIPSCO winter forecast natural gas bills 4 percent lower; gas usage 16 percent lower

Great Lakes: Asian carp DNA found in southwestern Michigan

Obituary: Edmund J. Kinel dies at age 93


Monday,  October 6, 2014

Indiana: Supreme Court clears way for gay marriage in Indiana and other states

ACLU says gay marriage is now a reality in Indiana

Indiana ends audits of extracurricular accounts

BMV commissioner may face contempt of court charge

Chesterton High School: Six CHS seniors named commended students by National Merit Scholarship Program

Police: Injured in I-80 / 94 crash

Indiana teen killed in ATV crash on county road

DNR: Young boy allowed to steer ATV, overturns it

DNR: Hunter falls from tree stand in Jasper County

Sports: CHS Boys Tennis team wins 1st Sectional title in 45 years

Trojan Football falls 6-0 at Lake Central

Chesterton girls cross country team finishes fifth at DAC Meet

CHS boys cross country team finishes 6th at DAC Meet

CHS vollebyall team goes 1-2 at Elkhart


Friday,  October 3, 2014

Porter County: County Park Board hears deer hunting request

Apply now to serve on Porter County Park Board

South county park gets a name: 'Aukiki Park'

County park department moves toward grant-funded land buy in Pine Township

Commissioners weighing $260,000 plan to revamp tornado sirens

Police / Fire: Bathroom fan overheats in Wabash Avenue apartment

Chesterton Police: Senior citizen falls afoul of elaborate sweepstakes scam

Sports: Chesterton Volleyball sweeps Portage in 3 games

Kostbade and Krause compete at junior swim nationals


Jerry Lee Kidd dies at 68

Donald Weck, Jr. dies at 49

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/100314 Town of Porter, Hearing to review Ordinance 2014 02.pdf

Legal Notices/100314 Porter County Sheriffs Dept auction .pdf

Legal Notices/100314 Porter County BZA hearing Hawkins Shrader.pdf

Legal Notices/100314 Porter County BZA hearing Gottschlich.pdf

Legal Notices/100314 Porter County BZA hearing Bagnall.pdf

Legal Notices/100314 Porter County BZA hearing Hallberg.pdf

Legal Notices/100314 Portage Twp Schools Notice to Bidders Diesel Fuel.pdf


Thursday,  October 2, 2014

Police: Suspect in rash of Duneland burglaries in custody after CPD arrest

Meijer theft suspects pursued here; ISP uses stop sticks on I-94; BHPD nabs two

No injuries when tree falls on vehicle in Jackson Township

Region: Ex-METRA official to lead South Shore

Gary mayor asks Obama for longer visit next time

Nearly 500 flights canceled at Chicago airports

Porter County: Wichlinski says campaign email sent on county computer was honest mistake

Community / Family / Environment: County Parks offering fall fun for families in October

October will be full of color at Indiana Dunes State Park

Health / Children: Respiratory virus seen in 4 deaths; role unclear

Economy: St. Lawrence Seaway cargo numbers up 5 percent

Sports: No. 1 ranked Chesterton boys soccer team completes undefeated regular season

CHS boys tennis team advances to Sectional Finals


Dannie R. Kissinger service Saturday


Wednesday,  October 1, 2014

Schools / Community: St. Patrick Catholic School named a National Blue Ribbon School

Porter County: Park board to discuss 137 acres of land on Old Chicago Road; deer kill request

Commissioners to pick Stormwater board

Police: Girl approached by van driver in South Haven

Community: Trick-or-Treat Downtown on October 24; Pumpkin Palooza at Euro Market October 25

Environment / Weather: Weather service storm forecasts getting more localized

State: Indiana attorney general proposes home contractor registry

Sports: CHS Girls win outright Duneland Conference Soccer title

CHS Boys Tennis ends regular season with win

Elections and volunteer opportunities for State Park Little League

CHS Volleyball falls in 5 games to CP


Irene S. Herlocker-Meyer dies at age 93

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/100114 Valparaiso Community Schools Bond Sale.pdf

Legal Notices/100114 Valparaiso Community Schools Additional Appropriations.pdf


Tuesday,  September 30, 2014

Police: Man dies of injuries after falling off bike on Waverly Road in Porter

Text-to-911 now available on all Indiana campuses

Quick change artist strikes here

Admits to staging auto accidents in fraud scheme

Region / Travel: O'Hare and Midway airports nearing normal capacity

Porter County / Elections: Early voting in Porter County begins next week; registration open to October 6

Community: Autumn Fest at Bethlehem Lutheran Church is Friday with Tailgate Party theme

Business: Card system hack may have hit Jewel Osco stores

Indiana: Pence team eyes expanded sales tax

Sports: No. 1 ranked CHS boys soccer team remains undefeated

Trojan Tennis wins at Hobart

Chesterton Volleyball beats Hobart in 3 games


Louis Doyle 'Bub' Powers services Friday

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/093014 IDEM 30 day period NLMK Indiana.pdf


Monday,  September 29, 2014

Police: Accountant accused of theft to fund casino gambling

Investigation into Liberty Township deaths is continuing

Region / Transportation: NICTD meeting Thursday for new general manager

NICTD adds four more ticket machines at Dune Park South Shore station

FAA orders review in Chicago air traffic snarl

Town of Porter: Porter TAC likes what it hears about proposed Carney business park

Town of Burns Harbor: Burns Harbor RDC adds documents, meets twice next week

Business: NiSource to spin off pipeline businesses

Chesterton High School Sports: Chesterton Football cruises to Homecoming victory over Portage

No. 2 Trojans beat No. 5 FW Canterbury 4-1 in soccer

Chesterton boys 4th at Culver Academy

Trojan Girls compete at Culver Invitational

CHS Girls Golf season ends at Regional


Lindy Wilson services Wednesday


Friday,  September 26, 2014

Police: Charges against Valpo man in death of Chesterton boy

Former county auditor employee dies from being struck by vehicle Thursday

Region / Travel: Chicago flight cancellations reach 1800 after fire

Town of Chesterton: Chesterton BZA votes down Bross outdoor market

Porter County: Residents implore County officials to hold the line on taxes at CCD hearing

Curtain stays up: Income tax money for Opera House approved on 4-3 vote

Animal Shelter budget rekindles talk of new facility; judge budgets stable

Council allows Auditor to pay bill for mapping with non-reverting fund

County extends deadline to apply for foundation committee

Education: Discovery school officials applying for new 5 year charter

Lake Michigan: Coast Guard warns be careful Lake Michigan water is getting colder

Sports: CHS Girls Soccer ties Andrean


Gail Lancaster dies at age 77

Susan Lee service Tuesday

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/092614 Portage Twp Schools Notice to Bidders Diesel Fuel.pdf


Thursday,  September 25, 2014

Police: Two pedestrians struck by vehicle in Valparaiso crosswalk

PCSP: Sightings throughout county of man in white van or car approaching kids

CPD: Worker blows .303 percent BAC in Kmart breakroom

Town of Burns Harbor: Burns Harbor approves four new RDC employees for next 90 days

Burns Harbor inks groundbreaking pact with Duneland Schools to restore funds

Indiana / Region / Elections: Dean White, other big money donors play in quiet 2014 election cycle

Great Lakes / Environment: EPA releases 5 year plan to improve Great Lakes

Region: O'Hare reclaims title as world's busiest airport

Chesterton High School: Ten CHS Football Homecoming candidates chosen

Sports: Chesterton boys clinch outright Duneland Conference soccer title


John A. Butz services Saturday

Frank Kokesh service Friday

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/092514 Pine Twp 2015 Budget.pdf


Wednesday,  September 24, 2014

Police: Man facing charges in death of local boy who allegedly fell off trampoline

Gas leak forces US 6 closure overnight

Woman struck and killed by semi on US 30 identified

Community: Hooked on Art fest to brighten Chesterton Downtown Saturday

Town of Chesterton: BZA to revisit open air Bross market Thursday

Town of Porter: No raises, but full time employee perk in tight Town of Porter budget

Porter County: Porter County Council splits on Recycling District and Expo Center budgets

Sports: CHS Girls Soccer claims share of DAC title

Chesterton Tennis blanks Valparaiso

Trojan Volleyball falls in 3 games at LC


John S. Lascoe services Saturday

Jean Arlaine Butz dies at age 59

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/092414 Indiana Alcohol Tobacco Commission Oct 9 Hearing.pdf


Tuesday,  September 23, 2014

Police: Coroner: Public asked to help identify woman killed by semi on U.S. 30

Three hurt in crash at Indiana 149 and 700N

Suspicious incident at Valpo school bus stop

Rx takeback Saturday at area police

Town of Chesterton: 1100N sidewalk likely to be built in 2016-17

Town Council endorses hiking annual county recycling fee by $5

Only credit card users will pay new $2 Utility fee

No political signs in town until October 4

Town of Burns Harbor: Thursday is Burns Harbor large garbage pickup

Economy: Unemployment rate in state, region, county dips in August

Sports: Chesterton Boys Soccer moves to 12-0

Trojan Boys Tennis beats Lowell 3-2

CHS Volleyball falls to Munster


Andrea Knies dies at age 60

Donna Beth Hammond service is Thursday, September 25


Monday,  September 22, 2014

Police: Four more burglaries in Westchester Township

Business / Region: NIPSCO lowers estimated gas and electric rate hikes

UAW workers approve Lear Corporation contract

Indiana Toll Road operator files for bankruptcy

Indiana: Vaccine exemptions for students rising in Indiana

Too few in Indiana protected against flu

Revenue loss to fuel push for looser casino rules in 2015

Embattled Representative Turner to resign after elections

Environment: Tens of thousands march against climate change

Sports: Trojan Football dominates Valpo with crushing 23-7 victory

Trojan Boys Soccer continues to roll

Chesterton Girls Soccer beats Highland

Chesterton Girls Golf finishes 2nd at IHSAA Valparaiso Sectional

Chesterton Girls finish 8th at New Prairie

Chesterton Boys XC 10th at New Prairie


Michele L. Monik life celebration Tuesday, September 23

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/092214 Porter County Jail Receiving Bids.pdf

Legal Notices/092214 Town of Burns Harbor Street Paving.pdf


Friday,  September 19, 2014

Town of Chesterton: Phase 1 of new 100 home Brassie Estates targets spring construction

Porter County: Sunset Hill Park farm animal program survives vote

County Auditor office denied 'raises' again by County Council

County Council favors funding social service agencies

Collaboration on Airport TIF advances between County and Valparaiso

Yearly recycling fee increased to $20; businesses now included

Health / Region: Report New NWI trauma center would steal patients and jobs from existing hospitals

Local community health centers awarded grants

Porter Regional Hospital Center for Women's Health named center of excellence

Community: Celebration of the Arts at Schoolhouse Shop

Annual Harvest Festival and Antique Equipment Show coming to Sunset Hill

State: Indiana holds back funding for domestic violence victims despite rise in need

Sports: CHS girls soccer team ties Kankakee Valley

Chesterton Volleyball falls at LaPorte

Obituary: Donald E. Sharpe dies at age 89


Thursday,  September 18, 2014

Town of Chesterton: Chesterton to review $6.10 stormwater fee

Porter County: County BZA continues Liberty Bible sign request

Town of Porter: Porter approves travel center billboards, sets Carney hearing for November

Environment: DNR: Get to know your septic system during SepticSmart Week September 22 thru 26

New smartphone app can report invasive species

Technology / Privacy: Purdue prof: In the Internet of Things our thermostats and fridges will spy on us

Purdue Calumet Data breach doesn't include Social Security numbers

The Press and the President: Journalists criticize White House for secrecy

Indiana: Tollway firm asked if it is meeting debt obligation

Indiana Guard unit going to Mideast for 6 months

Sports: Chesterton Boys Soccer beats Lake Central in shootout to remain unbeaten


Col. Harold Winslow Wheeler dies at age 93

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/091814 Pine Twp 2015 Budget.pdf


Wednesday,  September 17, 2014

Porter County: New county stormwater Board eyes monthly $10 fee for unincorporated homes

Interim 911 director named

Apply now for tax funded tourism grants

Town of Chesterton: Chesterton Utility to stand pat on sewer rates in 2015-16

Business:US Steel abandons coke project at Gary Works

State offers $295K in tax credits to Chicago bottler setting up shop in MC

Environment / Indiana Dunes / Lake Michigan: Public speaks; NPS listens, abandons cobble berm plan for beaches

Police / Region: Death penalty sought in shooting death of Gary Police officer

Health dangers of marijuana the topic of public summit at Opera House September 19

State: Judge restores part of Indiana gay marriage suit

Schools: CHS Trojan Guard takes 2nd at season opener in Goshen

Sports: CHS Girls Soccer beats Lake Central

CHS volleyball team wins 6th straight at Merrillville

CHS Boys Tennis beats Portage 5-0

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/091714 Indiana Alcohol Tobacco Commission Public Auction.pdf

Legal Notices/091714 Town of Ogden Dunes 2015 Budget.pdf

Legal Notices/091714 Town of Porter Budget 2015.pdf


Tuesday,  September 16, 2014

Police: Burns Harbor man dies after attack in February at Shift Change

Michigan City man gets 10 years for molesting baby

Indiana: BMV admits overcharging Hoosiers by $29 million

Town of Chesterton: Liberty folks express dismay over Fox Chase / Chesterton sewer pact

Town of Porter: Porter planners revisit TA billboards, Villas and hear about Carney PUD

Environment: Volunteer to participate in 3rd Annual Michigan City Beaches / Blueways cleanup

Region: Purdue North Central sets fall enrollment Record

Sports: Chesterton Volleyball sweeps Boone Grove

Chesterton Girls Golf 3rd at Duneland Conference Meet

Scott Pearson wins first week of Pigskin Picks


Henry Achterhof dies at age 95

Clifford Krone dies at age 90

Rubis Plourde dies at age 53

Martha Fancher Pattengale services Thursday, September 18

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/091614 2014 Porter County Tax Lien Sale.pdf

Legal Notices/091614 Town of Chesterton 2015 Budget.pdf


Monday,  September 15, 2014

Region: NIRPC to host public meetings on updating regional plan

Police / Fire / Emergency: BHPD seeks hit-and-run driver in car versus bike

Fire badly damages Beverly Shores home

ISP: Drives drunk with child passenger and crashes on I-80 / 94

Two homes on Indian Boundary Road burglarized

CFD douses car fire on I-94

Indiana: Stay issued in Indiana gay marriage ban case

Health / Region: Serious respiratory illness reaches Lake County

Community: Girls and parents invited to Duneland Girl Scouts recruiting event

Town of Burns Harbor: Burns Harbor awaiting paving bids; Old Porter recommendation for crack seal only

Chesterton High School Varsity Sports: Trojan Football holds off Salary, LaPorte

Chesterton Volleyball wins Invitational title

CHS Boys win Highland Doubles Tourney

CHS Girls Golf wins Pat Ford Invite

CHS Boys Soccer knocks another unbeaten out

Trojan Girls beat Hobart 7-0 in soccer

Trojan Girls 4th at Lowell Invitational

CHS Boys Cross Country 5th at Lowell Invitational

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/091514 Porter County Auditor Additional Appropriations.pdf

Legal Notices/091514 Porter County Potential Airport Tif Partnership.pdf

Legal Notices/091514 Town of Burns Harbor Street Paving.pdf


Friday,  September 12, 2014

Porter County: County Council looks to slash $5 million in budget hearings; Sheriff wants raises

Library: Say it ain't so: Library Board looks ahead to Baugher's 2015 retirement

Duneland Schools: Three CHS seniors named Merit Semifinalists

Police: Former LaPorte County deputy auditor faces federal charges

Community: Food Bank of NWI speaks out on hunger in northwest indiana

Environment / Lake Michigan: Modified Trail Creek lamprey barrier should improve fall fishing DNR says

Indiana: BMV seeks to block release of video depositions on chronic over-charging of Hoosiers

Indiana agrees to recognize 2nd same sex marriage (updated)

Bayh says no to 2016 run for Indiana governor

Sports: CHS girls soccer team gets convincing win

Trojan Girls Golf beats Merrillville 205-266

CHS Boys Tennis falls at Crown Point

Chesterton Volleyball falls to Michigan City

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/091214 Dune Acres 2015 Budget.pdf

Legal Notices/091214 Porter County Jail Receiving Bids.pdf

Legal Notices/091214 Porter County Recycling & Waste Reduction Meeting User Fee.pdf

Legal Notices/091214 Town of Porter Ordinance 2014-04.pdf

Legal Notices/091214 Valparaiso Community Schools Bus Replacement.pdf

Legal Notices/091214 Valparaiso Community Schools CPF.pdf


Thursday,  September 11, 2014

Town of Burns Harbor: Praxair to invest $88 million at Burns Harbor facility; abatement granted

Westport building coming down; memories victim of upgrade cost

Porter County: CEDIT picked over hospital money to pay for county health insurance

Lake Michigan / Indiana Dunes: Info meeting Monday on National Park Service preferred plan to fight beach erosion

Community: Celebration of the Arts September 20 and 21 at Schoolhouse Shop

Rotary Nelson's chicken and pork chops Saturday

Police: Valparaiso Police seek man who entered Kinsey Street home

Porter and Starke County Circuit Courts receive judicial center grant

Business / Labor / Economy / Railroads: Rail union rejects deal that allowed one man crews

Senators chide freight railroads on delays

Environment: Scientists say the ozone layer is recovering

Reminder Hunting illegal in the National Lakeshore

Indiana gives initial OK to off site manure ponds

Sports: CHS Boys soccer team snaps Crown Point 27 match unbeaten streak

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/091114 Nature Works Budget 2015.pdf


Wednesday,  September 10, 2014

Police: Two badly hurt in US 6 crash; Samaritans respond

Local woman charged with aiding in dealing meth

Police / Community: Reserve Officer Greg Duda spitting in cancer's eye; benefit dinner September 19

Community / Parks: Online fundraising for county parks underway; September programs listed

Community: 9/11 Tribute Concert at Coffee Creek amphitheater Thursday

Duneland Schools: Board hears of summer rehab projects at Duneland Schools

Town of Porter: DNR grant helps buy new fire gear for Town of Porter

Sports: CHS Volleyball snaps three match losing streak

Chesterton Girls Soccer beats Crown Point 2-0

Trojan Tennis beats Lake Central 4-1

CHS Girls Golf beats Michigan City 169-213


Thomas C. Hall services Saturday

Robert E. Hawn services Thursday

Laurence Kissinger service Friday

Legal Notices:

Legal Notices/091014 Boone Twp 2015 Budget.pdf

Legal Notices/091014 Indiana Utility Regulatory Comm Cause No 44475.pdf

Legal Notices/091014 Liberty Twp 2015 Budget Hearing.pdf

Legal Notices/091014 Porter County Pub Lib 2015 Budget.pdf

Legal Notices/091014 Town of Porter Budget 2015.pdf

Legal Notices/091014 Union Twp 2015 Budget.pdf


Tuesday,  September 9, 2014

Town of Chesterton: Town Council okays contract to engineer 1100N sidewalk

Porter County: Porter County budget hearings open Wednesday

Duneland Schools: Public says nothing on 2015 school budgets; enrollment may be slumping a bit

Community: Augsburg pre-Kindergarten celebrates 50 years

Sports / Business: Multimillion dollar sports arena eyed for Chesterton

Police / Fire / Emergency: Illinois man's body recovered from the lake

Indiana: 2 states ask Supreme Court to settle gay marriage

Closing of LaPorte juvenile boot camp put on hold

Serious respiratory illness possibly in Indiana

Environment / Global Warming: UN says CO2 pollution levels at annual record high

Sports: Trojan Girls Golfers fall at CP

Obituary: Harry G. Spencer dies at age 90

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/090914 2014 Porter County Tax Lien Sale.pdf

Legal Notices/090914 Pleasant Twp 2015 Budget.pdf

Legal Notices/090914 Town of Chesterton 2015 Budget.pdf

Legal Notices/090914 Town of Ogden Dunes 2015 Budget.pdf


Monday,  September 8, 2014

Police / Fire / Emergency: Illinois man drowns after fall off yacht in Lake Michigan here

Man rescued while boating to Michigan from Chicago

Police Couple and 2 pugs rescued on Lake Michigan

NWI officer shot in apparent ambush dies

Hebron man gets 18 months for stealing late mother's Social Security benefits

Two Jackson homes burglarized Saturday

Community: Duneland Y and Coffee Creek Watershed team up for Girls on the Run

Health: Serious respiratory illness hits hundreds of kids in US

Indiana: Pence pivot to the middle angers his tea party base

Bed shortage forces shelters to turn domestic violence victims away

One party districts likely to push voter turnout to record low in Indiana

Sports: Dominating defense leads Chesterton Footbal to first win of the year

Chesterton Boys Soccer remains unbeaten

CHS Boys Tennis sweeps SB Adams 5-0

Trojan Girls finish 4th at Artesian Classic

CHS Boys XC finish 5th at Artesian Classic

Volunteers sought for State Park Little League Board


Friday,  September 5, 2014

Porter County: Taxpayers can speak out on Duneland Schools 2015 budgets Monday

Town of Chesterton: 1100N trail contract on Town Council agenda Monday

Porter County: Drainage Board meets Monday, NIPSCO pipeline on agenda

Police / Fire: Truck fire on I-80/94 Thursday

Road closures for Popcorn Festival begin tonight

Great Lakes: NWI bound freighter freed after running aground in Michigan

Seaway cargo shipments rebounding late in season

US approves expansion of Great Lakes sanctuary in Shipwreck Alley

Schools / Indiana: Ritz asks for money to cover textbook costs

Sports: Trojan Tennis beats Michigan City 5-0

Chesterton Volleyball continues to struggle

Class Reunion: CHS Class of 1955 to hold reunion Friday, September 26

Obituary: Jane Ann Bannon Fiano dies at age 69

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/090514 Center Twp 2015 Budget.pdf

Legal Notices/090514 Dune Acres 2015 Budget.pdf

Legal Notices/090514 Indian Boundary Cons Dist 2015 Budget.pdf

Legal Notices/090514 Porter County 2015 Budget.pdf

Legal Notices/090514 Porter County Airport Authority 2015 Budget.pdf

Legal Notices/090514 Porter County BZA Berger.pdf

Legal Notices/090514 Porter County BZA Liberty Bible.pdf

Legal Notices/090514 Porter County BZA Russum.pdf

Legal Notices/090514 Porter County BZA US Federal Credit Union.pdf

Legal Notices/090514 Porter County Highway Dept Bids Foundation System.pdf

Legal Notices/090514 Porter County Recycling & Waste Reduction Meeting User Fee.pdf

Legal Notices/090514 Porter County SW District 2015 Budget.pdf

Legal Notices/090514 Twin Creeks Cons Dist 2015 Budget.pdf

Legal Notices/090514 Valparaiso Community Schools Bus Replacement.pdf

Legal Notices/090514 Valparaiso Community Schools CPF.pdf

Legal Notices/090514 West Porter Twp Fire Protection 2015 Budget.pdf

Legal Notices/090514 White Oak Cons Dist 2015 Budget.pdf


Thursday,  September 4, 2014

Indiana: US Appeals Court rules against gay marriage bans in Indiana and Wisconsin

Indiana Supreme Court hears arguments on right-to-work law

Education board approves weaker teacher license rules

Education board pays $15,000 in public access deal

Indiana reaches propane overcharging settlement

Community: 3K run/walk in memory of 713th's fallen to benefit National Guard survivors

YMCA member week coming September 15 thru 19

Porter County: County looking for citizens to serve on committee for investing hospital sale funds

Town of Porter: Porter staff and attorney inch toward Mineral Springs Villas consensus

Police: Driver of white Impala sought in 49 hit and run

Region: Purdue North Central offers Homecoming events

Sports: CHS Boys Soccer cruises to 6-0 win

Trojan Golfers beat Highland

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/090414 Nature Works Budget 2015.pdf

Legal Notices/090414 Town of Chesterton Utility Hearing Wastewater Preliminary.pdf

Legal Notices/090414 Valparaiso Lakes Area Cons Dist 2015 Budget Hearing.pdf


Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Porter county: Sunset Hill park playground picked for national funding campaign

County parks launch youth running program

Commissioners approve CEDIT funds for health insurance and opera house

Police: CPD seeks young blond man in Mountain Dew shirt in hit-and-run crash

CPD: Woman who drove wrong way on Indiana 49 is charged with OWI

Environment / Community: Get autumnal this fall at Indiana Dunes State Park

Region: Valparaiso University to rehab old Porter hospital parking garage

Ripley Street and Indiana 51 ramps closed till Friday

Sports: Chesterton Girls Soccer beats Merrillville 4-0

Class Reunion: CHS Class of 1974 gathers, supports local Food Pantry (photo)


William R. Wood service Saturday

Richard Smith service Thursday

Gayle Polakowski service Saturday

Ed Stefanko services Thursday

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/090314 Valparaiso Community Schools 2015 Budget Hearing.pdf

Legal Notices/090314 Union Twp 2015 Budget.pdf

Legal Notices/090314 Porter County Pub Lib 2015 Budget.pdf

Legal Notices/090314 Liberty Twp 2015 Budget Hearing.pdf

Legal Notices/090314 Jackson Twp 2015 Budget Hearing.pdf

Legal Notices/090314 Duneland School Corporation CPF.pdf

Legal Notices/090314 Duneland School Corporation Bus Replacement.pdf

Legal Notices/090314 Duneland School Corp Budget Hearing 2015.pdf

Legal Notices/090314 Boone Twp 2015 Budget.pdf


Tuesday,  September 2, 2014

Sports: Chesterton boys swim team named best in the nation

Trojan Boys Soccer stays perfect with win

Chesterton Girls Soccer beats Kokomo 3-1

NFL Colts owner suspends Irsay 6 games for driving under the influence

Chesterton Football falls at Munster 31-14

Indiana: Court halts ruling striking down right-to-work law

Federal court upholds Indiana right-to-work law

Indiana teachers face new standards and revised test

Police: Portage business owner charged after Excise Police probe cigarette sales

Region: NIRPC sets public meetings to gather input on updates to 2040 Regional Plan

Burns Waterway access to Lake Michigan still blocked by debris

State closing region youth prison boot camp

Boy finds body in Lake County pond

Suspect arrested in fatal stabbing

Obituary: Sara Akers dies at age 36

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/090214 2014 Porter County Tax Lien Sale.pdf

Legal Notices/090214 Pleasant Twp 2015 Budget.pdf

Legal Notices/090214 Town of Burns Harbor Budget 2015 Notice.pdf

Legal Notices/090214 Twin Creek Cons Dist Storm Sewer Bids.pdf


Friday,  August 29, 2014

Town of Chesterton: BZA stalls Bross decision for open air market again as Duneland Chamber urges rejection

Porter County: Auditor to correct hospital bill for redevelopment fee by $400K

Libraries: Local libraries offer story time fun for children

Indiana: More Indiana options coming on health insurance exchange

Pence gets new workforce chief for $31,000 more

Indiana gets one year waiver of federal schools law

Community: Bike for VNA at Lorie's Lakeside Century

Environment: Study: Bait dumping offers invader species path to Great lakes

Sports: Trojan Girls Golf beats LaPorte

Blake Pieroni competing at Pan Pac Swim Meet

Late run dooms Chesterton in DAC volleyball opener

Duneland Swim Club Fall / Winter signups set

Obituary: Richard Coleman, Sr., services Wednesday

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/082914 White Oak Cons Dist 2015 Budget.pdf

Legal Notices/082914 Westchester Twp Budget 2015 Hearing.pdf

Legal Notices/082914 West Porter Twp Fire Protection 2015 Budget.pdf

Legal Notices/082914 Twin Creeks Cons Dist 2015 Budget.pdf

Legal Notices/082914 Town of Porter Technical Advisory Meeting.pdf

Legal Notices/082914 Porter County SW District 2015 Budget.pdf

Legal Notices/082914 Porter County Highway Dept Bids Foundation System.pdf

Legal Notices/082914 Porter County Commissioners Ordinance No 14-12.pdf

Legal Notices/082914 Porter County Commissioners Ordinance No 14-11.pdf

Legal Notices/082914 Porter County Airport Authority 2015 Budget.pdf

Legal Notices/082914 Porter County Additional Approps.pdf

Legal Notices/082914 Porter County 2015 Budget.pdf

Legal Notices/082914 Portage Twp Schools CPF Adoption.pdf

Legal Notices/082914 Indian Boundary Cons Dist 2015 Budget.pdf

Legal Notices/082914 Center Twp 2015 Budget.pdf


Thursday,  August 28, 2014

Community: Taste of Duneland is Saturday in Chesterton

Porter County: Porter County Council budget hearings to begin September 10

State sets hearing for Porter County CCD tax rate increase for September 25

Education: Discovery Charter School buys land for US 20 entrance and new buildings

Feds approve Indiana No Child Left Behind waiver for 1 year

Duneland schools install dozens of new aides

Region: Blast at NWI BP refinery sparks fire and rattles homes

Town of Chesterton: Public hearing September 15 on engineering for Fox Chase sanitary sewer extension

Utility close to accepting credit cards for payments

Police / Fire: Charge sought following apparent heroin OD

CFD responds to smoke at Omni Health and Fitness

Environment: Bait dumping offers invader species a path to into Great Lakes

DNR proposes waterfowl season dates

Sports: CHS boys soccer team knocks off Valpo with flawless execution

CHS Girls beat Portage in golf

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/082814 Porter TWP 2015 Budget.pdf

Legal Notices/082814 Valparaiso Lakes Area Cons Dist 2015 Budget Hearing.pdf

Legal Notices/082814 WPL Budget 2015 Hearing.pdf


Wednesday,  August 27, 2014

Porter County: Tourism board eyes giving tax dollars to for-profit businesses

County seeking citizens to serve on new foundation committee

Council eying County CEDIT funds for closing health insurance gap

Town of Porter: Town of Porter learns spending cuts working

Porter RDC donation greenlights South Shore train feasibility study

Town of Chesterton: Contractor for Ind 49 utility corridor project still submitting claims for work

Police: Shopping cart full of liquor stolen at Jewel

Flatbed trailers stolen

Community: Boys and Girls Clubs welcome new board members

State / Region: Indiana inmate asks judge to have him executed

Sports: Lindahl's OT goal lifts Chesterton over Valpo in soccer

CHS Boys Cross Country wins Jack Bransford Invite

Trojan Girls 2nd at Jack Bransford Invite

Trojan Boys Tennis beats Wheeler 4-1

Obituaries: David L. McDonald dies at age 64

Donald C. Treadway, Sr. dies at age 87

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/082714 Duneland School Corp Budget Hearing 2015.pdf

Legal Notices/082714 Duneland School Corporation Bus Replacement.pdf

Legal Notices/082714 Duneland School Corporation CPF.pdf

Legal Notices/082714 IDEM 30 day period Monosol.pdf

Legal Notices/082714 Indiana Alcohol Tobacco Commission Hearing.pdf

Legal Notices/082714 Jackson Twp 2015 Budget Hearing.pdf

Legal Notices/082714 Valparaiso Community Schools 2015 Budget Hearing.pdf


Tuesday,  August 26, 2014

Education: Duneland School Corporation enrollment and budget inch up

Back to school tips on helping kids cope with cliques and bullies

Town of Chesterton: Council renews contract with Able Disposal with 2015 rate same as 2014

Floodplain map appeal must be filed by Friday

John Jarka named permanent Chesterton Fire Chief

Community: New Ruge Meat owners sought as Bruce and Tom tell retirement plans

Town of Porter: Porter Town Council to talk 2015 budget and South Shore trolley money

Region: Alcohol banned on South Shore trains for Jazz Fest

Indiana: Judges blast Indiana and Wisconsin gay marriage bans

Attorneys want right-to-work cases combined

Sports: Chesterton Volleyball improves to 3-0

Obituaries: Memorial service for Gayle Polakowski to be September 6

Michael John OMalley service September 7

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/082614 Twin Creek Cons Dist Storm Sewer Bids.pdf

Legal Notices/082614 Town of Burns Harbor Budget 2015 Notice.pdf


Monday,  August 25, 2014

Porter County: Election Board fails to approve South County early voting site

Council to vote on using $5 million in hospital money for health insurance

County 911 director John Jokantas to leave post next month

Schools / Elections: Ayres and Stone unopposed in School Board races

Community: Get your tickets for Chesterton Feed and Garden Summer Soiree Friday

Business / Labor: USW and Visclosky laud ITC in antidumping ruling

United Steelworkers demand end to discriminatory law enforcement profiling

State: Indiana Excise Police arrest 134 in three college towns

Excise Police remind college students of perils of underage drinking on campus

Health policy consultant also works for contractor

Sports: Late turnover and field goal doom Chesterton Football in season opener

Trojan Boys Soccer improves to 3-0 with shutout

Trojan Boys finish 5th at Carmel Classic

Chesterton Girls XC 5th at Carmel Classic

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/082514 Washington Township Budget 2015 Hearing.pdf


Friday,  August 22, 2014

Schools / Elections: Rich Whitlow files to challenge Mike Trout in School Board race

Town of Chesterton / Business: Developer eyes amenity-rich nursing home at Coffee Creek Center

Porter County: Hospital owes $600K to county but also has tax refunds coming

Weather: Heavy rains cause localized flooding

Police: Elder siblings found dead in their South Haven home

PCSP: Pregnant woman charged with huffing and neglect of a dependent

School is in session; kids and drivers be careful, be safe

Environment: Check maple trees for Asian beetle infestation

Sports: Chesterton Volleyball sweeps Mishawaka

Obituary: Janet Cypra dies at 66

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/082214 Porter County Commissioners Ordinance No 14-11.pdf

Legal Notices/082214 Porter County Commissioners Ordinance No 14-12.pdf

Legal Notices/082214 Westchester Twp Budget 2015 Hearing.pdf


Thursday,  August 21, 2014

Town of Porter: BZA denies petition to build addition to Porter Beach home

Paperwork snafus scotch Porter public hearings

Proposed changes to PUD eyed cooly by Porter planners

Porter FD awarded $5K grant for gear

Community: SLYCE selects CHS students for participation

Indiana: Watchdogs cite flaws in state ethics laws in wake of $1.7M DOE purchase

Sports: CHS boys soccer team opens DAC play with strong victory

Chesterton Girls Golf beats Lake Central

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/082114 WPL Budget 2015 Hearing.pdf


Wednesday,  August 20, 2014

Schools: Huge frosh class at CHS first day goes smoothly

Porter County: Chesterton firm hired to review county employee health plan

County residents sought to sit on new Stormwater Management Board

Police / Fire: Duneland fire departments assist in search for man found dead in Portage campground lake

Economy: Jobless rate steady in Indiana plummets in most places in NWI

Sports: CHS Boys Tennis beats Highland 4-1

Trojan Girls Soccer blasts Michigan City


Tuesday,  August 19, 2014

Schools / Community / Police: First day of school Wednesday; watch for school buses

Town of Burns Harbor: Burns Harbor funds Park Board request; town marshal prepares for school start

Town of Porter: Porter zoning boards slate eight hearings Wednesday

Police / Fire: Hogs perish in Pine Township barn fire

Police / Business: Porter hospital owner says patient IDs stolen in cyberattack

Police: Valpo Schools employee pleads guilty to theft

Community: Opportunity Enterprises CEO resigns; board names interim chief

Community / Porter County: Habitat for Humanity Home on Porter County BZA agenda

State: Indiana's first woman chief justice takes office

Indiana Legal Services head retiring after 44 years

State asks jusge to reinstate limits on abortion pill

Sports: CHS Boys Soccer opens season with a bang

CHS Volleyball season opens at home tonight

CHS Boys Tennis opens against Highland today

Obituary: Piera Marie Fischer dies at age 34


Monday,  August 18, 2014

Porter County: Commissioners to make final vote on stormwater board ordinance

Education: Clock is ticking on school board races; filing ends at noon Friday

Traffic / Police: Police say woman killed when semi hits car on I-65

ISP: Semi crash on I-94 east of Michigan City

Semi slams into Indianapolis police car on I-465

Sports: Trojan football players get kinks out against Lafayette Jeff

CHS Girls Soccer starts tomorrow night

CHS Boys Soccer kicks off season tonight

Duneland Swim Club gathers 28 medals at Age Group State Meet

Obituary: Former Clerk-Treasurer Gayle Polakowski dies at 67

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/081814 Washington Township Budget 2015 Hearing.pdf


Friday,  August 15, 2014

Township Library: WPL renews literacy support; Baugher receiving state award

Environment: Mount Baldy to remain closed

Police: Motorcyclist and passenger injured in accident in Burns Harbor

Local man recharged with sexual misconduct

Phony $100 bills popping up in Valpo

Indiana / Education / Politics: Pence administration warns of more cuts to public universities

Health: Report CDC scientist kept quiet about flu blunder

Environment: Study blames humans for most of melting glaciers

84 miles per gallon three wheeled Elio closer to going on sale

Region: Indiana Farm Bureau PAC endorses Visclosky

Lake Michigan: Chicago police: Missing boater found dead in lake

Sports / Community: Register for State Park Little League Fall Ball Saturday

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/081514 Porter County Additional Appropriations.pdf


Thursday,  August 14, 2014

Police: Burns Harbor motorcyclist seriously hurt in crash at Indiana Boundary and North Calumet

Valpo man charged with OWI in July 4 crash that killed his wife

Scammer fails to dupe Val's owner in 'NIPSCO' con

Education: Duneland names new CMS coaches and aide appointments for 2014-15

Environment: Geologists studying Mount Baldy find another hole

Local History / Community: Kankakee Valley Historical Society to host river festival with County Parks

Community: Windiana concert Saturday at Coffee Creek Conservancy

Chamber Party in the Park Saturday

Sports: CHS Football Scrimmage opens 2014 season Friday

South Shore trains to stop at 18th St. for Bears games


Wednesday,  August 13, 2014

Community: Chamber Party in the Park Saturday

Deadline for artists and vendors to apply to Hooked on Art August 31

Town of Porter: Reuse and recycle nets Town of Porter real savings, council learns

Duneland Schools: New school year off to smooth start; no surprises expected for 2015 budget

Police: Valpo Promenade project getting FBI scrutiny, auditor says

Town of Chesterton: Don't neglect businesses east of Indiana 49, council told again

Work could begin soon on new signal at Indian Boundary and Calumet

State: Indiana lawmaker who faced ethics inquiry selling family nursing home businesses for $2.3 billion

Chicago: O'Hare Airport sees increase in cargo volume

Downtown Chicago bridge closing

Obituary: Services Thursday for William Long, Jr.

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/081314 Duneland School Corporation Annual Financial Report 2013.pdf

Legal Notices/081314 Porter TWP 2015 Budget.pdf


Tuesday,  August 12, 2014

Business / Economy: Urschel's new facility has some real leg room, eye on efficiency (photos)

US Postal Service loses $2B this spring

Large corn and soybean crops expected in Indiana and US

Town of Chesterton: Road salt prices go through the roof, Chesterton Town Council is told

Schools: No challengers yet in Duneland school board races; 10 days left to file

Library tutoring program to resume this fall

Teachers and students facing new state school standards

Police: State's top court to hear McCowan appeal of murder conviction in Amanda Bach case

Community: Smart Start Preschool has openings

Sign up now for United Way Day of Caring; deadline August 15

Sports: Trojan Golfers 2nd at KV Invite

Obituary: Services Thursday for Lorraine Mohnssen

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/081214 Valparaiso Community Schools Annual Financial Report 2013.pdf


Monday,  August 11, 2014

Police: Michigan woman sends Porter Fire Department on wild goose chase

PCSP: Backyard shooter apparently hits window

Man breaks Portage city hall windows seeking 'help'

David Luna once again Fugitive of the Week

Health: Indiana's 1st 2014 human West Nile case confirmed in Porter County

Education: School board to review 2015 budget, ISTEP scores, public hearing for rainy day fund

Report: 9,000 plus public school bullying cases reported in Indiana

Community / Environment: Take a bus tour with Shirley Heinze Land Trust August 23

Duneland Seniors to visit BrinckaCross gardens

Environment: Study: Oceans more tainted with man-made mercury

Region: Input sought on US judge's reappointment

Class Reunion: CHS Class of 1977 to meet and greet Saturday

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/081114 White Oak Conservancy Dist Proposed Rate Hearing.pdf

Legal Notices/081114 Town of Porter Notice to Bidders Dunes Kankakee Trl.pdf

Legal Notices/081114 Indiana Alcohol Tobacco Commission Sept 11 Hearing.pdf


Friday,  August 8, 2014

Porter County: County parks could get more land in Pine Township; MOU approved for Kankakee River site

County Park department seeks food vendor for Sunset Hill

County endorses statewide bike path crossing Chesterton and Porter

Health: Indiana's 1st 2014 human West Nile case confirmed in Porter County

Region / Indiana: State agency refusing to honor contracts with adoptive parents

New Carlisle town mourning firefighter's death

Economy: Few new housing starts in July in Town of Chesterton

Police: Local woman gets 10 years in prison for burglaries

Duneland police blitzing roads in the run-up to Labor Day weekend

2 killed in Gary when train strikes car

Community: Chesterton blood drive Tuesday

Take a bus tour with Shirley Heinze Land Trust

Town of Chesterton: Summer program a success, Park Board told

Obituaries: Paul Byrnes, III services Saturday

Max R. Hall service Saturday

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/080814 Porter County BZA Lazorik Hines.pdf

Legal Notices/080814 Twin Creeks Conservancy Dist Additional Approp.pdf

Legal Notices/080814 Porter County Recycling Waste Reduction Public Hearing.pdf

Legal Notices/080814 Porter County BZA Scherrbaum.pdf

Legal Notices/080814 Porter County BZA Radosevich.pdf

Legal Notices/080814 Porter County BZA Habitat for Humanity.pdf

Legal Notices/080814 Porter County BZA Asher.pdf

Legal Notices/080814 City of Valpo Improvements to Sewage Works.pdf


Thursday,  August 7, 2014

Community: PNC Chancellor authors children's book 'The Dog and the Dolphin'

Party in the Park coming August 16

Preschool and After School art classes at Chesterton Art Center

Porter County Park system offers a lot to do in August

Bethlehem Lutheran welcomes new pastor

Economy: July was a busy month at ports along the Saint Lawrence Seaway

Porter County: Auditor: Citizens have until August 29 to petition against county CCD tax rate

Health: FDA warns that tattoo inks can cause infections

Indiana: Rush is first woman Indiana Supreme Court chief justice

 Indiana agrees $3M settlement in school test hitch

Indiana 2 between Valpo and Hebron to close next week

Lack of diversity among state university trustees draws scrutiny


Wednesday,  August 6, 2014

Indiana: New Carlisle firefighter dies at business fire

Mother charged with abandoning newborn in trash

Porter County: Hospital interest funds sought to pay for county health insurance

Retiring county roads boss gets fond farewell

Conservationists and residents give input for proposed county stormwater board

Texting to 911 available in county, but call if you can

Kankakee River land on county park board agenda Thursday

Community: Taste of Duneland seeking vendors

Police: PCSP: Two deaths appear to be ODs

Duneland man charged with theft at Denny's

Cats rounded up from Porter house

Sports: CHS golfers finish 3rd at Lafayette Jeff

Obituary: John A. Skiba service Saturday


Tuesday,  August 5, 2014

Chesterton High School: CHS yearbook distribution at High School registration

Police / Traffic: CPD: Two injured in 3 vehicle crash on Indiana 49

Community: Discovery Trackers 4H Club begins fifth year

Environment: Celebrate the s'more on Friday at Dunes State Park

Region: Amtrak expands project that allows pets on trains

Business / Steel: ArcelorMittal furnace in Indiana ramping back up

Health: Gluten free labeling standards kick in

Poll: Obama health law is a tale of 2 Americas

Indiana: Report: Indiana solar industry surged in 2013

Indiana eyes moving state archives to Legion Mall

Police say 12-year-old crashed stolen school bus

Sports: CHS Girls Golf tees up season today

Obituary: Mary Clemons services Thursday


Monday,  August 4, 2014

Education / Schools: Duneland Schools show ISTEP improvement

Region: NICTD studying fare hikes to encourage electronic South Shore ticket purchases

Police: ISP: Impaired driver injures trooper in crash

Excise Police active in Michigan City at Super Boat Grand Prix

Gary PD: Chesterton woman left infant alone in vehicle in strip club parking lot

Valpo woman pleads guilty to federal theft charge

Beer truck overturns on I-65

Driver arrested after fatal moped crash

Traffic: 1050N to be repaved; avoid it if possible

Class Reunion: CHS Class of 1977 to gather Saturday

Obituaries: Evanna M. Collins services Thursday

Glenn Nicholson services Wednesday

Judith L. Fant services Tuesday (revised)

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/080414 Town of Porter Notice to Bidders Dunes Kankakee Trl.pdf

Legal Notices/080414 White Oak Conservancy Dist Proposed Rate Hearing.pdf


Friday,  August 1, 2014

Community: Art Fair leads busy August schedule at Porter park

'Alexis Ronan' TV pilot filming in Chesterton and Indiana Dunes

Business / Economy / Steel: ArcelorMittal posts first profit of year

United Steelworkers lauds Obama executive order

Police: CPD: Attempted armed robbery of the Broadway smoke shop

Burglary spree on CR 700 in Liberty

Sentenced to 10 years in child molesting case

Sports: CHS Fall Sports in full swing beginning Monday

Obituaries: Angelo 'Dino' Ponda dies at age 53

Raymond F. Germain service is Monday

Douglas Ian Moodie service set for Tuesday

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/080114 Twin Creeks Conservancy Dist Additional Approp.pdf