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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

 

Election 2014:

Rekindled Porter County League of Women Voters offers rides to polls

Adams and Underwood vie to be Liberty Township Trustee

Reynolds and Good lead in political fundraising

Coroner candidate Harris tells qualifications

Three way race for 1st District US Congress seat

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

Indiana: State candidates hit the road on last leg of 2014 races

 

 

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

Obituaries

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

Obituary

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

Obituary

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

 

 

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