Chesterton Tribune



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The Chesterton Tribune is a Monday-Friday printed daily newspaper serving North Porter County Indiana.

Click Here for more information on our service area.


Submit news and sports to

(tips for correspondents and coaches are at right on this page)

 Announcement Forms:

1. Engagement

2. Birth

3. Anniversary

(Engagement and anniversary photos may be attached .jpg files.)


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or phone 219 926-1131


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Established 1884

193 S. Calumet Rd.,

Chesterton, IN 46304  

Published afternoons except Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays 


Elizabeth Canright,



David Canright



TR Harlan

Sports Editor


The Tribune is a member of the Hoosier State Press Association and

the Chesterton / Duneland Chamber of Commerce.



Tribune Service Area:

The Tribune serves North Porter County in Northwest Indiana including the entire Duneland School Corporation.

The Tribune circulation area includes the towns of Chesterton, Porter, Burns Harbor, Dune Acres and Beverly Shores in Indiana.

Townships served include Westchester, Liberty, Jackson and Pine.


Who, What, Where, When and Why:

How to get a news or sports story into the printed Chesterton Tribune:


1. Show how your story connects to Duneland in the subject line of the email and in a title line before the text.

2. Write the text in third person as close to newspaper style as possible.

3. If a non-profit group is involved be sure to explain how the group serves Duneland or what Duneland citizens are active in it.

4. Be sure to include address, phone number and email of a contact person.

5. For event coverage always put reservation deadlines, event date, time, cost, location and who may attend near the top of the release. Be sure and highlight any deadline for ticket sales or reservations in a note to the editor at the top of the release.

6. For sports or youth coverage always include the name of the coach or adult leader and the first and last names of every child mentioned.

7. Coaches may submit statistical summaries of games and matches including quotes from the coach on standout players and clutch plays.


News should be submitted as text in the body of the email or as a simple .doc file.

Photos may be attached .jpg files not linked to text.

Photo captions should be in the body of the email with all persons in the photo identified in the order in which they appear.


News Don'ts: Don't use .pdf files, Power Point files or other combinations of text and photos for simple press releases. Don't use email with stationary or graphics. Large emails with lots of graphics are more likely to slow down processing time and have compatibility problems.

.pdf files should be reserved for paid advertisements, or special graphics such as maps and architect plans.


Obituaries and Memorials: Submit death notices and memorials by email at

or phone 219 926-1131 for rates and deadlines.


Voice of the People letters to the editor should include a phone number for purposes of verification (number will not be printed). Letters should be no more than 400 words. Preference will be given to letters by Tribune subscribers, Duneland residents or former residents.


Disclaimer: The Tribune reserves the right to reject any submission for any reason.