There’s been a lot of negativity lately in the Voices of the People.
That, at any rate, is the view of Chesterton Town Council Member Emerson
DeLaney, R-5th, who at Monday night’s meeting took a moment to engage with
the folks who’ve been making their opinions known in the Chesterton
Without citing any specific letters, DeLaney did say that—while “maybe
there’s some validity to what some people are saying”—not to put too fine a
point on it, most of the castigators are simply wrong.
“They don’t understand, they don’t call the town hall, they don’t call the
department heads, they don’t call us,” DeLaney said. “They’re going by word
Far better instead to get the facts straight, and what better way to do that
than attend a council meeting. “If residents and non-residents want to get
educated, come to our meetings,” DeLaney offered. “We will answer your
In other business, Fire Chief Mike Orlich invited all Dunelanders to attend
a remembrance ceremony at 6 p.m. Sept. 11 at Coffee Creek Center, to honor
the nation’s martyrs.
The event is sponsored by the Lake Erie Land Company and will include
first-responders and members of the U.S. military.
“It’s quite the program they have planned,” Orlich said.
Both Park Superintendent Bruce Mathias and Member Jim Ton, R-1st, had good
things to say about the annual Party in the Park thrown by the Chesterton/Duneland
Chamber of Commerce on Saturday.
And DeLaney invited everyone to enjoy the next edition of Chesterton Cruise
Night from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday in the Downtown. Broadway between South
Calumet Road and Third Street will be closed for the cruisers, a band is
scheduled, and there’ll be some good eats.
Meanwhile, members voted 5-0 to authorize the Duneland Business Initiative
Group to install a banner along Plaza Drive off Indian Boundary Road to
promote the third annual Taste of Duneland, from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 4, in the Downtown.