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Friday, December 19, 2014

Town of Chesterton: State-of-theart nursing home promised; Pioneer sale leads to granite showroom

Council to consider chicken ordinance Monday


Daryl P. Walker dies at age 82

Services Sunday for Thomas W. Kennedy

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/121914 Recycling Waste Reduction Proposals Mobile Tub Grinder.pdf


Thursday, December 18, 2014

Town elections: Candidate filing for town elections begins January 7

Town of Porter: Carney business park advances to Porter Town Council on 6-0 vote

Police / Fire: Teen dies in Union Township crash

Series of calls kept firefighters on the hop Wednesday

A sixth costly copper theft reported in Dune Acres

Porter County: County to pay $25 for destroyed mail boxes

Indiana: Indiana voucher schools were overpaid nearly $4 million

Indiana revenue projections down $129M for 2015

Indiana high court issues order upholding labor law

Community: Kaylee Oates earns highest Girl Scout award

Sports: Trojan Wrestlers fall at Merrillville


Services Saturday for Charlotte J. Kolasa

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/121814 NICTD Request for Bidders.pdf


Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Porter County: Animal Control ordinance tabled by Commissioners after breeders object

Town of Chesterton: Coffee Creek Center changes to get public hearing Thursday

Police: Five felonies filed against teen in fatal US 6 crash

PCSP detective saves life of opiate OD victim with newly issued naloxone kit

ISP investigation leads to child porn and exploitation charges against Valpo man

Indiana: Coats urges State Department to assist religious minorities persecuted in Syria and Iraq

Sports: Chesterton Girls sweep swim events to beat Valpo

Kostbade and Slaughter lead Trojans past Valpo

CHS Boys fall at East Chicago Central 68-64


Manuel G. Alvarez, Sr. dies at age 95

Stephen C. Valpatic dies at age 87

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/121714 IDEM 30 Day Period Nipsco Bailly Station.pdf


Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Porter County: 4-3 vote okays hospital interest for health costs

Auditor elect Vicki Urbanik conducts outreach with local taxing units

ArcelorMittal awards $20,000 to Porter County parks to aid pond restoration

Community: Jingle Bell Fun Run to support Food Pantry is Wednesday, December 24

Local history / business: Duneland Historical Society hears the riches-to-rags story of Bethlehem Steel

Town of Chesterton: Enough stormwater bond revenues left to do most of Porter Avenue ditch project

Environment: No November global heat record, but hottest fall

Region: Beverly Shores Town Council President explains why audit flagged contract

Chicago thieves adopt crash-and-grab tactics

Indiana: Coats named to US Senate Finance Committee

Sports: 27 Valparaiso U athletes arrested on alcohol charges


Helen G. Locke service Wednesday

George Cairns dies at age 72


Monday, December 15, 2014

Police: Police: Handgun stolen here used in fatal shooting; Duneland men charged

Porter County: Commissioners to hold public hearing for new animal control ordinance

Chesterton High School: CHS Speech team takes 2nd at Plymouth Invite

Town of Burns Harbor: Burns Harbor full time workers get 2015 raises; new town website almost completed

Burns Harbor RDC rehires 4 staffers and reviews consultants

Sports: Trojan Boys outscore Gary Roosevelt 60 44

Chesterton Girls win Homestead Invitational

Trojan Boys finish 2nd at Homestead Invite

CHS Wrestlers win 4 titles at Zionsville

CHS Girls fall in final seconds at Portage


Jean McDaniel dies at age 91

Services Saturday for Mary Weaver Swanson, 90

Leslie L. Vogel services Thursday

Ruth Colleen Dehart dies at age 83

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/121514 Lake Eliza Area Cons Dist Annual Meeting.pdf

Legal Notices/121514 NICTD Bidders Railroad Track Material.pdf

Legal Notices/121514 NICTD Bidders Track Vehicle Equip.pdf


Friday, December 12, 2014

Police: Portage resident shot dead today; suspects in custody

Packages go missing after being delivered

Porter County: Porter hospital to pay taxes on County owned ambulance stations

Hospital interest money eyed to pay Porter County's 2014 health insurance costs

Citizens can apply for County Council board appointments

Apply now for County Commissioner appointments to boards and commissions

Township Library: Library makes 2015 plans, considers community networking opportunities

Environment: Legislation seeks interim steps to stop Asian carp

Indiana / Politics: Pence political fundraising letter promises tax cuts already enacted


Joseph K. Dommer dies at age 54

Betty Stuart Sander dies at age 89

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/121214 Recycling Waste Reduction Proposals Mobile Tub Grinder.pdf

Legal Notices/121214 Town of Chesterton Ordinance No 2014-16.pdf


Thursday, December 11, 2014

Education / Indiana: Education budget scrutinized over ISTEP revamp costs

Region: Federal highway officials OK plans for Illiana Expressway

Police: Court rejects appeal of Portage child molester serving a 118 year sentence

Kouts woman dies in accident on Indiana 8

Business / Economy: Lear Corp expanding in Portage, plans to hire 96, offered $675K in tax credits

Schools: CHS Guidance Department begins new online course request process for 2015-16

Town of Burns Harbor: Burns Harbor approves new ERA district golf carts on streets makes appointments

Environment: Great Lakes water level slump over; future unclear

Study 270,000 tons of plastic floating in oceans

Agency finds safety violation at Lake Michigan nuclear plant

Sports: Trojan Wrestlers fall at Crown Point


Richard J. Kuchik services set for Saturday, December 13

Services Saturday for Frank E. Peterson age 89


Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Education / Duneland Schools: Duneland officials blast state's 'flawed' A-F accountability system

Minds in Motion boosts concentration skills at Liberty Elementary School

CHS debaters compete at IUN

Chesterton High School speech team competes at two tourneys

Town of Porter: Maintenance and repair costs boost Porter Fire Department spending

Police: Lake Station police shoot and kill gunman at city hall

Community: It's a Winter Wonderland of activities at Porter County Parks and Recreation

Indiana: INDOT apologizes for early morning robocalls

Court hears ex-Indiana elections chief's appeal

Environment: Barbara Plampin honored with Paul H. Douglas Award

Now thriving otters could be trapped in Indiana

Sports: Chesterton Boys beat Bowman Academy


John R. Haire dies at age 82

Gerald J. Kutch dies at age 81


Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Town of Chesterton: Town Council okays chicken ordinance on first reading only

Chesterton Town Council okays 2015-16 sewer rates; no real change

Friendship park name pickets at 23rd Start complex

Porter County: Apply now to serve on Porter County boards and commissions

Community: Lady Trojan basketball AYCE breakfast Saturday

Porter Firefighters to host Winter Open House Saturday

Town of Burns Harbor: A busy night long and agenda for Burns Harbor council Wednesday

Business / Economy: Seaway cargo shipments up in 2014; way, way up at Port of BH

Town of Beverly Shores: State Board of Accounts audit rips Beverly Shores record keeping

Indiana Legislature: Soliday to chair Indiana House Roads and Transportation Committee

Obituary: Celebration of Life Saturday for Alice J. Merz


Monday, December 8, 2014

Elections / Politics: Jeff Trout, R-2nd, to announce resignation from Chesterton Town Council

Parties debate centralized voting centers for Porter County

Police: Kouts man formally charged with rape

ISP: Illinois man whose flight from I-94 crash prompted Yost lockout is charged

Community: Post Office tells holiday 'mail by' dates for holidays

Indiana / Education: Education war shows the 2012 election never ended

Out-of-state students on the rise at Purdue and IU

Sports: Chesterton girls outlast Michigan City in OT

Big 4th quarter lifts Trojan Boys to win

CHS Girls swim to Hall of Fame title

CHS Boys Swimming 3rd at Hall of Fame


Lawrence 'Pudge' Christensen services Wednesday

Krista Lee Brix memorial service Wednesday, December 10

A. Henry Studebaker Memorial Service December 11


Friday, December 5, 2014

Police: Search for fugitives prompts Yost 'lock-out'

Hammond driver shot to death while westbound on I-94

Porter County: County parks win $300k from Indiana Bicentennial Trust for land purchase

Town of Chesterton: Chesterton Town Council to mull chicken ordinance at Monday meeting

Community / Environment: Wednesday story on Molly's Hill wrong twice

Elections: Democrat Jon Voelz sworn in as ClerkTreasurer for Beverly Shores

Indiana: Top Pence education adviser taking foundation job

Tallian announces legislation to fully fund full day kindergarten


Janet Lee Amstutz memorial service Saturday

Robert M. Frye visitation Monday

Bonnie Rightsell services Sunday, December 7

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/120514 IBCD Additional Approps.pdf

Legal Notices/120514 Porter County Auditor Addl Approps.pdf

Legal Notices/120514 Porter County BZA Garcia.pdf

Legal Notices/120514 Porter County BZA Insite Inc (Fairgrounds).pdf

Legal Notices/120514 Porter County BZA Insite Inc Wheeler.pdf

Legal Notices/120514 Valparaiso Community Schools Tax Anticipation Warrant Sale.pdf


Thursday, December 4, 2014

Porter County: County employees to get longevity pay; auditor gets $30k to pay consultant bills

Police: Kouts man accused of raping woman later found dead in Valpo

Two illegal open burns reported here

Elections / Porter County: Election board to talk voting centers Friday

Indiana: Pence says he is confident in Bennett investigation

Indiana abortion clinic law ruled unconstitutional

Economy: HealthCaregov average premiums going up in 2015

Sports: Trojan Boys beat Hammond Morton 70-59

Chesterton Wrestlers fall in DAC opener


Olgie M. Lawson dies at age 85

Sandra Moore services set for Friday, December 5

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/120414 Porter County Plan Berning.pdf

Legal Notices/120414 Porter County Plan Cunningham.pdf

Legal Notices/120414 Porter County Plan McEwan.pdf


Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Porter County: Expo Center house site picked for new County Animal Shelter

Animal Control ordinance to be revamped; CEDIT eyed for wildlife center flight cage

Advisors nominated for investing hospital funds

Town of Chesterton: Spring to bring new Friendship Park children's play structure

Environment: Donate to save Molly's Hill at Coffee Creek Center

Army looks to end tests for uranium pollution at Indiana wildlife refuge contaminated by military use

State: Indiana joins lawsuit over Obama immigration order

Failing schools could face quicker intervention

Schools: CHS speech team competes at Glenbrooks

Business: NiSource tells postspinoff personnel moves

Sports: Trojan boys swim team beats Crown Point 132-54

Trojan basketball comeback falls short against ECC

Chesterton girls swim past Crown Point 106-79


Lori Haldeman Kelly services Saturday

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/120314 Valparaiso Community Schools Notice to Bidders.pdf


Tuesday,  December 2, 2014

State / Sports / Schools: Indiana schools report 1,200 athlete concussions

Indiana: AP Exclusive: Probe of former state schools superintendent called for prosecution

--Some allegations in Bennett investigation document

Indiana Legislature: Backers making new push for Sunday alcohol sales

State / Education: : Indiana's universities building again after recession

Police: CPD: Local man charged with theft from vehicles

ISP: Car abandoned on I-94 causes 7-vehicle crash

Environment: Hotter and weirder: How climate has changed the planet

Swedish and settler holiday traditions on show at Chellberg/Bailly December 6

Business / Labor: 74 countries listed for child and forced labor


Connie Sleicher Memorial Visitation Thursday

Louis J. DeFelice service Friday


Monday,  December 1, 2014

Police: VPD investigating death of Portage woman 24

PCSP: Patient breaks into crash cart and steals Rx

Indiana: INDOT chief urges new look at road project funding

State Examiner wants higher Indiana audit fees for local governments

Environment: Conservation Alliance unites 27 Hoosier groups

Local History: Exhibit conjures '70s, '80s nostalgia at township museum

Sports: CHS Girls Swim Team beats Northridge 120-66

CHS Boys Basketball wins opener

CHS Girls Basketball falls at Lake Central

CHS Boys Swim Team falls 98-85

Obituaries: Andrew Soyster Visitation Wednesday

Daniel Joseph Flaherty dies at 65

Sue E. Billings services Wednesday, Dec. 3

Services Wednesday for Marie G. Cleaveland, 95

Leslie H. Les Krause service Tuesday



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