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Liberty school spelling winners advance

Liberty school spelling winners advance

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Music Heritage Series program planned

PORTER | Join in with the Save the Tunes Council as they perform traditional music associated with spring and Earth Day from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Ap…

5 hours ago

Dancing for Discovery

Dancing for Discovery

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Artisan Market set for Thursday in Chesterton

Artisan Market set for Thursday in Chesterton

CHESTERTON | The Artisan Market by Chelle's, 211 Broadway, will host its monthly market from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday downtown. This indoor artist…

5 hours ago

Trojan Guard reunion set for July 5

CHESTERTON | Once in the guard, always in the guard.

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Teen takes action to add recycling and subtract hunger

Teen takes action to add recycling and subtract hunger

Alaina Patterson’s concern for the environment has blossomed into a successful recycling program and earned her the Girl Scout Silver Award.

5 hours ago

NetGuns give animal control officers help capturing elusive dogs

NetGuns give animal control officers help capturing elusive dogs

VALPARAISO | Like a device out of Batman's utility belt, new NetGuns are one more weapon in the arsenal of the Porter County Animal Control to…

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DeMotte woman competes in Local Heroes contest

DeMotte woman competes in Local Heroes contest

Winning a new van could change Dawn Zubrenic’s life.

9 hours ago

NWI schools receive four-star designation

More than 40 local schools received a four-star school designation for the 2012-13 school year from the Indiana Department of Education.

9 hours ago

Porter Regional Hospital recognizes organ donors

Porter Regional Hospital recognizes organ donors

VALPARAISO | Rhonda Berger's 19-year-old daughter, Jennifer Spurgeon, died in an apartment fire five years ago.

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Speech and Debate team lauded

CHESTERTON | Members of the Chesterton High School Speech and Debate team, led by coach Chris Lowery, appeared before the Duneland School Boar…

April 14, 2014 10:00 pm

Chesterton considers bird sanctuary

CHESTERTON | The Porter County Parks Foundation is looking at creating the Westchester Migratory Bird Sanctuary in Chesterton.

April 14, 2014 9:00 pm

Bus leaves road, comes to rest in ditch

Bus leaves road, comes to rest in ditch

LIBERTY TOWNSHIP | A school bus slipped off the road and landed on its side in a ditch Monday afternoon.

April 14, 2014 5:34 pm Photos

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2nd autopsy matches results for doctor's death

KALAMAZOO, Mich. | Results of a second autopsy conducted at a family's request match an earlier initial cause of death for a Michigan doctor w…

April 14, 2014 12:58 pm

Adult education registration planned

Several Adult Learning Center sites will hold registration in April and May. The Adult Learning Centers offer classes to prepare individuals f…

April 13, 2014 12:00 am

Purple Up for military kids on Tuesday

PORTER COUNTY | This is the nation's Month of the Military Child, a time to honor youths and their service to our country. In celebration, Men…

April 12, 2014 6:58 pm

Conduit to Recovery

Conduit to Recovery

CHESTERTON | For many who seek treatment for substance abuse, the challenge isn’t getting clean, it’s staying clean.

April 11, 2014 8:00 pm Photos

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Park briefs

Porter County Parks

April 11, 2014 12:00 am

YMCA briefs

Valparaiso Family YMCA

April 11, 2014 12:00 am

Dunes Toursim to honor excellent hosts

Indiana Dunes Tourism is accepting nominations for its annual Recognition of Service Excellence (ROSE) awards in advance of its ROSE awards luncheon.

April 10, 2014 10:30 am

Porter County crime briefs

Man arrested for allegedly choking child

April 10, 2014 9:48 am

Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County celebrate national club week

Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County celebrate national club week

PORTER COUNTY | Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County joined more than 4,000 clubs across the country and on U.S. military installations thr…

April 10, 2014 12:00 am

Club holds Imagemakers photography program, contest for youth

Club holds Imagemakers photography program, contest for youth

VALPARAISO | Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter county, as part of its year-round Photography Program sponsored nationwide by Sony, held its ann…

April 10, 2014 12:00 am

Friends of Indiana Dunes Native Plant Sale will bloom on Saturday

Friends of Indiana Dunes Native Plant Sale will bloom on Saturday

CHESTERTON | The Friends of Indiana Dunes Native Plant Sale will herald the return of spring with wildflowers everywhere from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.…

April 10, 2014 12:00 am

Body pulled from Porter lake identified as missing Michigan doctor

Body pulled from Porter lake identified as missing Michigan doctor

PORTER | The body recovered Sunday from Lake Charles in Porter has been identified as Teleka Patrick, 30, of Kalamazoo, Mich., who went missin…

April 09, 2014 6:38 pm Photos

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JIM PETERS: The Masters -- a tradition unlike any other

JIM PETERS: The Masters -- a tradition unlike any other

It doesn't matter how many times Mike Sakich attends the Masters, how often he drives down Magnolia Lane.

April 09, 2014 5:00 pm Photos

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Gardening program at the library

Gardening program at the library

April 09, 2014 12:00 am

Kindergarten round up at Duneland Schools

Kindergarten round up at Duneland Schools

CHESTERTON | Prospective Duneland students who will be 5-years-old on or before Aug. 1, may register for the 2014-15 school year at respective…

April 09, 2014 12:00 am

Celebrating Turtle Week

Celebrating Turtle Week

April 09, 2014 12:00 am

Chamber to partner with council for Porter fireworks again

PORTER | The Duneland Chamber of Commerce once again will partner with the Town Council to present a Fourth of July fireworks display.

April 08, 2014 8:15 pm

Autopsy conducted on body found in Lake Charles

Autopsy conducted on body found in Lake Charles

An autopsy performed Tuesday on the body found Sunday in Lake Charles in the town of Porter did not immediately reveal the cause of death or c…

April 08, 2014 6:53 pm Photos

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Kaye Frataccia hired by Empower Porter County

Kaye Frataccia hired by Empower Porter County

VALPARAISO | Kaye Frataccia, a former Benjamin Franklin Middle School teacher, has been named program manager for Empower Porter County's newe…

April 08, 2014 6:45 pm

AL HAMNIK: GR3, Mitch McGary, Branden Dawson need more college credit

AL HAMNIK: GR3, Mitch McGary, Branden Dawson need more college credit

No one asked me, but our college stars Glenn Robinson III, Branden Dawson and Mitch McGary should wait another year before jumping to the NBA.

April 08, 2014 5:30 pm Photos

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Chesterton physician died from fall in Colorado mountains

Chesterton physician died from fall in Colorado mountains

A Colorado coroner ruled Monday a Chesterton doctor died of multiple injuries, including head injuries, due to a fall.

April 07, 2014 4:30 pm

Matthew Shaffer is on a roll for his birthday

Matthew Shaffer is on a roll for his birthday

JACKSON TOWNSHIP | Matthew Shaffer got toilet paper for his birthday. But that is what he wanted.

April 07, 2014 12:00 am

Create Pysanky eggs

Create Pysanky eggs

April 07, 2014 12:00 am

Woman's body found in Porter lake

Woman's body found in Porter lake

PORTER | A fisherman found a woman's body floating in a small lake in the town of Porter early Sunday, according to Indiana State Police.

April 06, 2014 6:30 pm Photos

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Westchester students decorate rain barrels

Westchester students decorate rain barrels

April 06, 2014 12:00 am

Artwork on display

Artwork on display

CHESTERTON | Jennifer Martin and the Chesterton Art Center will be presenting artwork created by the children's art classes starting with a re…

April 06, 2014 12:00 am

Chesterton students make difference in Guatemala

Chesterton students make difference in Guatemala

CHESTERTON | Seven Chesterton High School students learned what it meant to live in a dirt-floor home and cook food over an open fire on spring break.

April 05, 2014 6:51 pm

Scouts hike Indiana Dunes State Park

Scouts hike Indiana Dunes State Park

CHESTERTON | Six Cub Scouts of Pack 773, from the East Side, ventured out on a Saturday morning last month to participate in the Order of the …

April 05, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Colorado body identified as missing Chesterton man

Colorado body identified as missing Chesterton man

VALPARAISO | A body discovered Thursday by back country skiers in Colorado has been identified as 39-year-old Chesterton resident James McGrog…

April 04, 2014 1:28 pm

Summer art classes offered for children

CHESTERTON | The Chesterton Art Center will be offering five-week art classes for children 4 to 13 this summer.

April 04, 2014 12:00 am

IWC to host Eat & Exchange at Red Cup Cafe

CHESTERTON | Eat & Exchange: “A Walk in the Woods: Nature, Exercise and Writing” will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday at Red Cup Cafe, 115 Broadway.

April 04, 2014 12:00 am

CMS team places at State Science Olympiad

CMS team places at State Science Olympiad

April 04, 2014 12:00 am

YMCA briefs

Duneland Family YMCA

April 03, 2014 12:00 am

Employees commit to healthy habits at walking event

Employees commit to healthy habits at walking event

BURNS HARBOR | From maintaining a healthy blood pressure to incorporating more exercise into their lives, a group of ArcelorMittal employees p…

April 02, 2014 4:30 pm Photos

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The doctor is in

The doctor is in

April 02, 2014 12:00 am

2 boys struck by pickup; man, 20, charged with DUI counts

2 boys struck by pickup; man, 20, charged with DUI  counts

LIBERTY TOWNSHIP | Two 14-year-old boys were injured, one seriously, when they were struck by a drunken driver Monday night, according to Port…

April 01, 2014 6:15 pm

Man pleads guilty in slaying of mentally-challenged woman

Man pleads guilty in slaying of mentally-challenged woman

CROWN POINT | Rather than face a jury on murder charges for killing a mentally-challenged woman with an ax, a Michigan City man pleaded guilty…

March 31, 2014 6:00 pm


About Beverly Shores

Police Department

500 S. Broadway
Beverly Shores, Ind.
46301
(219) 879-8800

Fire Department

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Beverly Shores, Ind.
46301
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About Burns Harbor

Police Department

1240 N. Boo Road
Burns Harbor, Ind.
46304
(219) 787-9412

Fire Department

308 Navajo Trail
Burns Harbor, Ind.
46304
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About Chesterton

Police Department

726 Broadway
Chesterton, Ind.
46304
(219) 926-1136

Fire Department

702 Broadway
Chesterton, Ind.
46304
(219) 926-7162

About Dune Acres

Town Hall

One East Road
Dune Acres, Ind.
46304
(219) 787-1900

Fire Department

550 Beam Street
Porter, Ind.
46304
(219) 926-1226

About Porter

Town Hall

303 Franklin Street
Porter, Ind.
46304
(219) 926-2771

Police Department

50 Francis Street
Porter, Ind.
46304
(219) 926-7611

About Indiana Dunes

Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore
1100 N. Mineral Springs Road, Porter IN 46304
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