Roof off Goldsborough Gym: The storm
that roared through Chesterton Wednesday night took the roof of Goldsborough
Gym at Chesterton Middle School with it. The wind tore a section of the roof
off and, though the storm was moving in a northeasterly direction, dumped a
section of roof on the west side of the gym atop a neighbor's car on 8th St.
(above) Additionally, the roof membrane itself was ripped off, leaving a
portion of the roof open to the sky (see related photo) and much of the roof
leaking. Mark McKibben, Director of Special Services for the Duneland
Schools said today that the gym could likely be saved, “if it stops
raining,” which it finally did this morning around 9 a.m. A crew from
Berglund Construction of Chesterton worked overnight to cover the open roof
and protect the old wooden gym floor.
by Margaret L. Willis)