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Tuesday, June 28, 2016


Two die in crash on U.S. 30 near Ind. 49


Duneland School Board OKs increased pay for subs in wake of shortage

Police / Fire / Emergency

Under state law certain injuries require EMS to take patient to trauma center in Lake County

Town of Chesterton

Town BZA seat still open; apply by July 6


Cincoski: Leave early for fireworks Thursday

Concert and film series Friday with Fairhaven Baptist orchestra and 'Norm of the North'

Chamber to host speed networking event July 14 at Third Coast Spice Cafe

Local History

Township History Museum hosts exhibit about Bailly family and homestead


Shirley Heinze Land Trust acquires rare bog in St. Joseph County

Elections / Labor / Indiana

United Steelworkers endorse Democrat Baron Hill for Senate


Soliday to chair Roads and Transportation summer study committee

6,600 Indiana residents eligible for VW compensation

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/062816 Town of Chesterton Notice of Adoption Cumulative Development Fund.pdf

Legal Notices/062816 Valparaiso Community School Notice to Bidders Cooks Corner.pdf


Monday, June 27, 2016

Police / Fire / Emergency

Fire badly damages duplex on Locust Street

Police Commission mulls bumping Calumet Road speed limit to 25 mph


Parade, breakfast, Turtle Derby, other activities at Family 4th Fest Monday, July 4

Town of Chesterton

Town Council to consider CCD renewal and StoryPoint PUD tonight

Town of Porter

Porter Town Council, RDC, Stormwater board Tuesday

Porter County

County Council to vote on $2.25 million for Animal Shelter

Commissioners seek applicants for Airport Board


Groups unsure whether ruling on Texas abortion law impacts Indiana

Indiana Senator Joe Donnelly calls for no-fly list gun sales ban

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/062716 IDEM Notice of Intent to Comply with 327 IAC 15-5.pdf

Legal Notices/062716 Porter County Notice of Public Hearing Petition of Lake Erie Land Company.pdf


Friday, June 24, 2016

Business / Steel / Labor / Region

United Steelworkers ratify new contract with ArcelorMittal

Steel trade group welcomes ITC ruling in Chinese dumping case


State issues air pollution warning for Northwest Indiana for Saturday

Letter to the Editor: Problems continue at Indiana Dunes State Park

Porter County

Appeals to be heard for County Stormwater fee


Construction begins at Porter Business Park in Liberty Township


Footloose 5K run and walk is Saturday at Burns Harbor Lakeland Park

4th Street Theater sets auditions for musical Into the Woods

Region / Lake Michigan

Lucas abandons plan to build museum in Chicago after lawsuit


Fire Marshal urges Hoosiers to know the laws on fireworks before using them

Class Reunion

CHS Class 1971 plans 45th reunion


Little Trojan Football Camp announces winners

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/062416 NICTD Invitation for Competitive Proposals for Training Program.pdf

Legal Notices/062416 Porter County Notice to Taxpayers Re-establishment of a Cumulative Capital Devel..pdf


Thursday, June 23, 2016

Breaking News

Obama immigration plan blocked by tie at Supreme Court

Democrats end 25 hour House floor protest over guns

Visclosky speaks at Democrat gun control sit-in

High court uphold making it a crime to refuse an alcohol breath test


CPD: Porter woman struck by train dies


Discovery Charter School shifts to self management on June 30

Top Ten of CHS Class of 2016 named

Class Reunion

CHS Class of 1966 reunion set for August 19 and 20

Community / Police

How to avoid fraud ID theft and burglary while vacationing

Findings of two drug abuse studies to be announced June 29; public invited


Splash into summer at YMCA Camp Shorwau

Lake Michigan

Save the Dunes stops short of opposing diversion of Lake Michigan water

Indiana / Social Security

Senator Coats urges action now on impending entitlement insolvency


Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Duneland Community

F.I.S.T. annual benefit ride Sunday to benefit Dunebrook

Summer concert and film series continues: 'Mo Beat Blues and 'Alvin and the Chipmunks'

Midsummer program and evening concert at Chellberg Farm

17th Naturepalooza set for Saturday, June 25

Bris RACE is Saturday, June 25 to support the Caring Place

Lakefront fireworks show Thursday, June 30

First Baptist Church to mark 60th anniversary

Medical Equipment Closet to remain closed for now


CPD: Man points loaded gun at bar patron's head

Porter County

State Auditor Crouch visits Porter County Auditor Urbanik

Environment / Community

Wildlife Rehab Center to host invasive species awareness day

Town of Chesterton

Morningside aerial sewer support column project ready to start

Chesterton BZA to resume hearing for signs at former bowling alley

Business / Emergency

NIPSCO outage updates available

Environment / Great Lakes

Great Lakes states OK city's water plea


Service Friday for Nancy B. Connett, 81

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/062216 City of Valparaiso Notice to the Public Ordinance No. 9-2016.pdf

Legal Notices/062216 Valparaiso Community Schools Notice to Bidders BoilerChiller Project.pdf



Tuesday, June 21, 2016


GOP Party chair screening possible candidates for South County Commissioner

Town of Chesterton

Town mulls monthly stormwater rate hike of 73 cents or 12 percent

Newly laid sod in ditch closing project on Porter Avenue going brown

Police / Fire

Porter Fire Department douses fire in fan at Bailly generator

Economy / Region

Plummeting unemployment rates continue in May in NWI

Indiana / Traffic / Environment

INDOT explains its road shoulder mowing policies


David Michael Wehner passes away in Australia

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/062116 Valparaiso Community School Notice to Bidders Cooks Corner.pdf


Monday, June 20, 2016


Cadet Mitchell Winey's passion for life remembered as hundreds mourn here

Chesterton High School

CHS Speech and Debate team earns top honors at national tournament

Environment / Community

Dunes Action plans fundraiser, hears how LWCF could impact pavilion plan

Tribune honored by Izaak Walton League for banquet center coverage

Ikes welcome Kankakee River refuge and trail

Environment / Weather

Solstice and full moon mark summer's official arrival

Environment / Indiana

Indiana plan for coal ash rules draws concerns

DNR proposes waterfowl and migratory bird seasons


Gregg tells convention Pence 'had his chance'

Class Reunion

CHS Class of 1976 seeks missing classmates


Services Thursday for Lois Winn Reeve

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/062016 Porter County Notice Of Bid Single Axle Dump Truck.pdf


Friday, June 17, 2016


Education official gets job with state subcontractor who he helped

Environment/ Health

Air pollution alert issued for NWI

CDC reports 3 babies with Zika linked birth defects born in US


Saturday service for Mitch Winey -- Duneland ready to open its doors to mourning West Point Cadets

Porter County

Woodville members, RDC frustrated over lack of action on US 6 TIF

Town of Chesterton

Chesterton streets need $5.4M worth of repairs: Road Asset Management Plan grades every street in Chesterton

Police / Fire / Environment / Region

Fire destroys hall of Izaak Walton League Miller Chapter in Portage


Dune Park Station to remain accessible during US 12 closure on June 22-23

South Shore returns to regular timetable on Tuesday June 21

Indiana / Police

ICE makes arrests in Indiana and other Midwest states


Horizon and LaPorte banks tell regulatory approval and deadlines for merger


Gregg and Ritz unveil universal preK proposal

Environment / Weather

Rare and dangerous heat headed to parts of the Western US

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/061716 Porter County Notice to Taxpayers Re-establishment of a Cumulative Capital Devel..pdf

Legal Notices/061716 Porter County Notice to Taxpayers to Consider Additional Appropriations.pdf

Legal Notices/061716 Porter County Request for Proposals for FinancialPayroll Software.pdf


Thursday, June 16, 2016


Duneland ready to open its doors to mourning West Point Cadets

Porter County

County BZA mulls new standard for LED signs for gas stations


CHS Speech and Debate team at National Tournament in Utah

Town of Porter

Porter Town Council approves Summer Tree duplexes in Porter


Counterfeit bills popping up in Chesterton


US 12 from 49 to 520 to close June 22-23

Business / Steel / Region

Visclosky advances Buy America amendment


Save the Dunes seeks new leader

Earth breaks heat record again


Services Saturday for Theodore K. 'Ted' Callaway

Services Friday for Iris May Pratt, 89

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/061616 Porter County BZA Sean Bell.pdf

Legal Notices/061616 Porter County BZA Kankakee Valley.pdf

Legal Notices/061616 Porter County BZA Jeremy Lloyd.pdf

Legal Notices/061616 Porter County BZA George Keaton.pdf


Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Porter County

Evans says Porter County police need shooting range

Commissioners seek $2.25 million in hospital funds for animal shelter

Town of Chesterton

Hearing for StoryPoint Senior Living Thursday

Town of Porter

Porter Town Council doubles donation for Family 4th of July Fest


Boys and Girls Club addition leads list of May building permits


PCSP: Recovered property from burglaries being processed


DNR's latest five-year outdoor recreation plan now available

Indiana attorney general urges Hoosiers to use caution when donating to charities in wake of Orlando massacre

Judge: Indiana abortion law may infringe on women's rights


Services Friday for Helen Olive Nervik, 94


Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Town of Chesterton

1100N will be repaved if INDOT awards town 50/50 grant

Water company has begun to restore work sites on west side

Environment / Lake Michigan

BP settles with EPA to resolve alleged Clean Water and Air violations

Lake Michigan managers urge cut in Chinook salmon

Environment / Weather

Indiana Climate Office: Drought possible this summer

UN weather agency warns of more global warming in May

Indiana / Police

INDOT: State Police unveil new tech for weighing semi trucks on the fly

Indiana mom seeks law change after daughter's ATV death


Local services Thursday for Mitchell T.J. 'Mitch' Dresbaugh

Visitation Friday for Iris Mae Pratt, 89

Services Thursday for Katherine 'Kate' O'Connor

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/061416 Valparaiso Community Schools Notice to Bidders.pdf


Monday, June 13, 2016

Porter County

Commissioners to consider contract for Animal Shelter hospital funds


GOP delegates, Porter County Tourism Board member charged with resisting in Indy

State GOP nominates Hill for attorney general


Burns Harbor firefighters rescue ducklings from sewer

Duneland Resale offers Night Owl Sale Wednesday

Local Right to Life not seeking donations by phone

Region / Porter County

Comment period extended on proposed rail line thru county


Services Saturday, June 18 for Cadet Mitchell Alexander Winey

Services Thursday for Mitchell T.J. 'Mitch' Dresbaugh

Services Tuesday for Thomas Leroy Edward Kemp

Douglas Creed passes away at age 86

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/061316 Burns Harbor Notice of Public Hearing BZA.pdf


Friday, June 10, 2016

Westchester Library

WPL board deadlocks on US 20 land donation

Porter County / Police / Indiana

Indiana Supreme Court to intervene in flap between Judge Chidester and Prosecutor Gensel

Town of  Chesterton

Council to consider rezoning and tax abatement Monday

Town of Burns Harbor

Permit approved for Burns Harbor Food Truck Square


Impact Porter County awards grants to aid families


Trojan Golfers come up short at the IHSAA Battle Ground Regional


Corrected: Services June 18 for Cadet Mitchell Alexander Winey

Services Tuesday for Thomas Leroy Edward Kemp

Graveside services Monday for Russell H. Fanus, age 88

Services Monday for Joseph Raymond Hecox

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/061016 Porter County Notice Of Bid Single Axle Dump Truck.pdf

Legal Notices/061016 Porter County Notice of Public Hearing Alan and Dianne Pinkowski.pdf

Legal Notices/061016 Porter County Notice of Public Hearing Douglas Gordon.pdf

Legal Notices/061016 Porter County Notice of Public Hearing Frank Novak.pdf

Legal Notices/061016 Porter County Notice of Public Hearing Ralph and Lois O'Keefe.pdf

Legal Notices/061016 Porter County Notice of Public Hearing Robbinhurst Golf Club.pdf

Legal Notices/061016 Porter County Notice of Public Hearing Robert Fiscus.pdf

Legal Notices/061016 Porter County Notice of Public Hearing Salem Cemetary & Church.pdf

Legal Notices/061016 Porter County Notice of Publice Hearing St. Paul Lutheran Church.pdf


Thursday, June 9, 2016


Services June 18 for Cadet Mitch Winey


Thursday, June 9, 2016


Services June 18 for Cadet Mitch Winey

Duneland Schools

New Duneland teachers welcomed; nursing program helped by referendum

Town of Burns Harbor

Firm's tax abatement draws questions in Burns Harbor

Burns Harbor Police and Fire house fire response praised

Burns Harbor Park Department Summer Camps start Monday, June 13

Election / Labor

Steelworkers and other unions endorse Clinton candidacy

Weather / Environment

Earth's super sized El Nino is over, coming up is La Nina


No bikes or alcohol on South Shore trains this weekend


Horizon Bank allocates $2.5M for lower income home


Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Business / Labor / Steel / Region

New USW-ArcelorMittal contract calls for idlings but no pink slips


Chesterton man charged with sexual misconduct

Local PDs blitzing the roads with zero tolerance for driving drunk

Truck slams into Michigan bicyclists killing 5; 1 critical

Education / Duneland Schools

School Board accepts bid for Brown Mansion rehab

CHS Speech and Debate team to host Performance Night Thursday


Ex-BMV official reaches proposed ethics violation settlement

Indiana schools chief proposes statewide pre-K education

Indiana agency issues plan to fight sexual assault

Elections / Indiana

Baron Hill challenges opponents to debates

Environment / Indiana

Study Mounds Greenway would bring $13M in annual benefits


Services pending for Mitchell Alexander Winey


Tuesday, June 7, 2016


Trucker dies in fiery rear end accident in Toll Road backup

ISP: Motorcyclist loses control of bike in sudden slowdown on I-94 here

Armed robbery at Gary Airport South Shore station

Town of Burns Harbor

Abandoned homes and Indiana 149 study on Burns Harbor Town Council agenda

Community / Library / Town of Porter

Library summer concert and movie series begins June 10 at Hawthorne Park

Business / Steel / Region

China pledges to cut steel glut


NWI Paddlers laud Kankakee River designation as National Water Trail

Be trained in identifying and reporting invasive species at National Lakeshore June 11


Duneland Schools announce Perfect Attendance honors


Indiana sees 70 percent surge in syphilis cases in 1 year

Pence: Trump comments on Indiana-born judge 'inappropriate


Services Thursday for Eloise A. Baadsgaard

Legal Notice

Legal Notices/060716 Valparaiso Community Schools Notice to Bidders.pdf



Monday, June 6, 2016

Community / Obituary

Community mourns CHS standout and West Point cadet Mitch Winey


Artists honored at 65th Womans Club Art Show


Two die in fiery head-on accident on US 20 here

Its the law again: Must move cars out of traffic after property damage crashes

Business / Steel / Region

US presses China over steel glut

Business / Region / Environment

Nicole Barker leaving Save the Dunes for NICTD


Chesterton Boys Golf wins 2nd straight Sectional championship

Trojan Boys get 2 medals at State Finals

The Chesterton girls track team finished its season at the IHSAA State Finals

CHS Baseball wins marathon falls in Finals


Services pending for Russell Fanus, age 88

Services Friday for Charles Ross 'Opi' Babcock

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/060616 Porter County DSV Family Express 252 State Road 130.pdf

Legal Notices/060616 Porter County DSV Family Express 3550 S State Road 2.pdf

Legal Notices/060616 Porter County DSV Family Express 363 West US HWY 6.pdf

Legal Notices/060616 Porter County DSV Family Express 298 West US Hwy 6.pdf

Legal Notices/060616 NICTD Invitation for Competitive Proposals.pdf


Friday, June 3, 2016

Porter County

County Park board OKs budget and foundation lease


CHS graduates 440 on a perfect evening

Town of Porter

Porter paving work to continue next week


Porter man guilty on handgun charge

Suicidal man in standoff with police in woods near Brummitt Road


Pence seeks federal pre-K money after first turning it down

Indiana health insurance costs expected to climb in 2017


DNR launches new trail finding web app

Rising waters threaten Wisconsin


Services Monday for Sandra Carlson, age 61

James 'Jimmer' Navarro, Jr. passes away at age 53

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/060316 Porter County Public Library System Notice to Taxpayers.pdf

Legal Notices/060316 IDEM Notice of 30 Days for Public Comment.pdf


Thursday, June 2, 2016

Police / Traffic

ISP: Porter motorcyclist fleeing US 20 traffic stop crashes, dies

CPD: Two injured in 49 and Tremont accident

CFD: Motorcyclist hurt in US 20 crash

CFD responds to rear end crashes in I-94 slowdown

Environment / Community

Water Trail planning meeting set for June 6

Rotary told Lyme disease common, debilitating and often misdiagnosed

Town of Chesterton

Tax Abatement Committee determines Addison Pointe to be fulfilling hiring commitments

Chesterton High School

CHS graduation to be outside tonight


United Way Day of Caring seeks volunteers

Business / Region / Lake Michigan

Quebec and Indiana officials meet at Port of Indiana Burns Harbor for maritime collaboration

Environment / Great Lakes

Scientists report proof that invasive grass carp spawn in Lake Erie tributary


Ronald Dean Warner passes away at age 76

Services Monday for Peggy Lee Dickey

Legal Notices

Legal Notices/060216 NICTD Disadvantaged Business Program.pdf

Legal Notices/060216 Porter County Minor Subdivision 309 West Division Road.pdf


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