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Steel union contract negotiations

Dunes State Park Pavilion project

 

Friday, August 28, 2015

Business / Labor / Steel

Steelworkers union rallying for fair contract Tuesday at Local 6787

Police

Former Valpo lawyer sentenced to 10 years

Town of Chesterton

Chesterton BZA approves 85-feet 'monopine' cell tower at church

Environment / Politics / Indiana Dunes

Dunes State Park pavilion privatization raises question of ethical lapses at DNR

Porter County

Property values continue to rebound in Porter County and Duneland

County Council OKs part-time business manager at jail

Environment

Indiana Dunes State Park to celebrate 90th birthday Saturday

Testing shows high levels of bacteria in Chicago River

Traffic

Indiana 8 between Kouts and Hebron to close Monday and Tuesday

Engineers working on plan for I65 bridge near Lafayette

Region

WiFi being tested on 10 South Shore cars

Sports

CHS Girls Golf beats Valparaiso

Trojan Volleyball falls in 3 in DAC opener

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/082815 VCS Execution Second Amendment to lease.pdf

 

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Environment / Politics / Indiana Dunes

Dunes State Park pavilion privatization raises question of ethical lapses at DNR

Guest Commentary: State Park Pavilion belongs to public

Business / Labor / Steel

Steelworkers contract expires September 1; union tells members' strike/lockout rights

Letter to the Editor: Your Steelworker neighbors need your support

Police / Fire / Emergency

NIXLE subscribers must sign up for Smart911 to still get emergency alerts

Town of Porter

Study accepted for Wagner Hills subdivision in Porter; costs are an obstacle

Business / Health

Some Anthem insurees wrongly told Porter ER was out-of-network

Indiana / Traffic

Engineers working on plan for I65 bridge near Lafayette

Sports

Quick goals lead Trojans past Valparaiso 2-1

Obituaries

Services Saturday for Fern Anderson, age 90

Services Friday for Adele Dabkowski

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/082715 NICTD Request for Bidders Fuel.pdf

 

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Town of Chesterton

 Vacant and abandoned building ordinance still under the knife

Westchester Village seeks leaf service; Schnadenberg and Town Council unsure

East Porter Avenue bridge still on for October completion

TIF board retains consultants to review best ways to structure fiber optic lease

Duneland Schools

Duneland Schools hire aides and coaches for new school year

Town of Porter

Porter Town Council considering raises for town employees in 2016

Porter County

County Auditor Vicki Urbanik earns CPA license and CGFM certificate

Environment

NIPSCO ponys up $2M to buy and preserve 1630 acres for public use

Purdue starts effort to stop spread of Asian longhorned beetle

Sports

Trojan Boys finish 2nd at Jack Bransford

Chesterton Girls Cross Country finishes 2nd

Trojan girls golf team beats Lake Central 156-169

CHS Girls Soccer falls 2-1 to Valparaiso

Obituary

Services Saturday for Scott Gerard Matthys

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/082615 NICTD Competitive Proposal Invitation.pdf

 

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Town of Chesterton

 Town Council says clearcutting up to owner; Chicago firm says town delaying work

Planners endorse PUD changes for apartments at Coffee Creek Center

Apply for open seats on 4 Town of Chesterton boards

John Schnadenberg is Master Road Builder

Duneland Schools

Duneland Schools expect funding boost from state in 2016 budget

WDSO begins 39th year broadcasting to Duneland

Porter County

Porter County chooses investor advisor for new foundation

Business / Economy

BP restarts part of NWI oil refinery after repairs

Jobless rate continued to improve across Indiana in July but it got worse here

Obituaries

Rhonda Barrow dies at age 56

Dale Parent dies at age 77

 

Monday, August 24, 2015

Community

State Hoosier Hospitality Award goes posthumously to Judy Chaplin

Memorial Garden honors William and Margaret Tilden

Labor / Business / Steel

Steelworkers recall their history with one week left in contract

Local 6787 steelworker dies in fall at BH mill

Police / Fire / Emergency

PFD Dive Team musters twice

Town of Chesterton

Rezone sought of two lots on 11th St south of Val's Pizza from R3 to B2

Porter County Government

Tourism Board still working on answers for pavilion questions

Business / Community

NIPSCO Farmer hits pole; 5,000 lose power

Sports

Chesterton Football falls 7-6 in season opener

No 1 CHS Boys Soccer falls at No 2 Avon

Trojan Girls XC finishes 6th in season opener

CHS Boys XC finishes 5th in NIC Stomp

Obituaries

Services Tuesday for Brian D. Himmel, 54

Private services for Elizabeth L. Kirka

 

Friday, August 21, 2015

Community

Community members honor Judy Chaplin with memorial garden at visitor center

Donate old shoes and boots to benefit Sojourner Truth House; drop off locally

Girls on the Run, arts and deer hunting programs at Porter County Parks

Region

RDA to provide match for $12.6 million grant for Porter County Airport

Burns Harbor Town Elections

Timothy Canfield takes GOP nomination in Burns Harbor Clerk-Treasurer race

Environment / Weather

Purdue Weather related stress may be causing tree dieback in Indiana

Sports

Boys Cross Country season begins Saturday

CHS Girls XC starts in South Bend Saturday

CHS Girls Golf beats Merrillville 161-271

Trojan Volleyball beats Mishawaka in 4 games

Obituaries

Gerald William Peck, 75, dies

Michael D. Bey, 63, dies

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/081415 VCS Intention to ExecuteLease.pdf

 

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Duneland Schools

Students must register by August 27 to audition for Steinway grand piano recital

Town of Porter

Seven Peaks back on the hook for drainage; beach property gets public hearing

Porter planners discuss Summer Tree pond problems in lieu of duplexes

Police

CPD and Jewel worker derail an IRS scam

CPD: Party guests dispose of marijuana while officers wait for search warrant

Duneland Y CEO foils hacker fraud attempt

Business / Economy

Michigan AG wants answers from BP on spiking gas prices

Obituaries

Services Saturday for Helen Sue Coslet, 52

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/082015 NICTD Request for Bidders Fuel.pdf

Legal Notices/082015 Porter County BZA DSV Landgrebe.pdf

Legal Notices/082015 Porter County BZA DSV Peterson.pdf

Legal Notices/082015 Porter County BZA DSV Selman.pdf

 

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Duneland Schools

New school year is off without a hitch; CHS sees huge enrollment jump

Business / Community

New local business provides workplace drug testing services

Region

NIRPC Greenways plus Blueways 2020 plan survey is now available

Police

Police: Angry taxpayer talks of shooting assessor employees

Chesterton High School Sports

CHS Boys Soccer wins DAC opener

Chesterton Girls Soccer wins DAC opener 7-0

Trojan Volleyball opens with sweep of Hammond Morton

CHS Boys Tennis wins opener 5-0 at Highland

Obituaries

Michael Cosentino dies at 54

William G. Corrigan, 62, passes away

Services Thursday for Heath M. Titus, 40

Maureen Ellen Alexander passed away at age 64

Services Friday for Brian Oliver

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/081215 VCS Public Hearing SuperintendentContract.pdf

 

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Town of Chesterton

Sewer tie-in sought for 89-lot subdivision at 1050N and 50W

Public hearings for Conservancy Point apartments, Easton Park on Thursday

23rd St storm sewer job starts Monday, August 24

Police / Fire

Fire during storm early this morning damages Porter home

Business / Labor / Steel

Union rallying for steel contracts

Town of Porter

Porter Beach home addition, Seven Peaks on BZA agenda

Porter Planners to hear plan for new development

Town Elections: Burns Harbor

Burns Harbor GOP convention Thursday to name ClerkTreasurer candidate

Indiana Elections

Tallian ends gubernatorial bid leaving Gregg lone Democrat

Youth / Drugs

Teens e-cigarette use linked with later smoking

Class Reunion

CHS Class of 1970 to host mini-reunion Friday, August 21

Chesterton High School Sports

Defending Sectional Champs open Boys Tennis season tonight

Chesterton Boys Soccer opens season with win

CHS Volleyball season opens at Hammond Morton

Obituaries

Service Thursday for Kazys G. Ambrozaitis, 97

Services Friday for Brian Oliver

Services Wednesday for Raymond A. Daily 76

Maureen Ellen Alexander passed away at age 64

 

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