• Shirley Heinze Land Trust hosts bus tour of nature preserves

    Shirley Heinze Land Trust hosts bus tour of nature preserves

    Shirley Heinze Land Trust will host a guided bus tour of its nature preserves from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday. The bus will depart promptly …

    August 18, 2014 12:00 am
  • LOAF brings fresh produce to Chesterton

    LOAF brings fresh produce to Chesterton

    CHESTERTON | Conventional grocery stores offer customers aisle after aisle of mass-produced goods that are often larded with preservatives, tr…

    August 17, 2014 5:30 am Photos

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  • Little League, so much more than a game

    Little League, so much more than a game

    When Lynwood native Curtis Granderson first put on a baseball glove and cap in Little League, his parents never dreamed he would later become …

    August 17, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Community News

Hebron finally getting fire station addition

HEBRON | It took a couple of years, but Santa Claus finally is going to make good on that new fire station Hebron Fire Chief Chad Franzman has…

1 hour ago

Long time Chesterton clerk, Gayle Polakowski, died Saturday

Long time Chesterton clerk, Gayle Polakowski, died Saturday

CHESTERTON | Long time Chesterton Clerk-Treasurer Gayle Polakowski died Saturday after a long illness.

6 hours ago

County Road 1050 North closed in Chesterton

CHESTERTON | Porter County Highway Department and Rieth Riley Construction will close County Road 1050 North 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. today. Work w…

21 hours ago

Cyber attack hits local hospital system

LIBERTY TOWNSHIP | Local patients affected by a recent cyber attack will be offered free identity theft protection, after their personal infor…

August 18, 2014 6:10 pm

Learn about gems, minerals at open house

Learn about gems, minerals at open house

HOBART | Calumet Gem & Mineral Society will hold an open house Thursday and Sunday.

August 18, 2014 12:00 am

Shirley Heinze Land Trust hosts bus tour of nature preserves

Shirley Heinze Land Trust hosts bus tour of nature preserves

Shirley Heinze Land Trust will host a guided bus tour of its nature preserves from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday. The bus will depart promptly …

August 18, 2014 12:00 am

KISS celebrates 40 Years with Decades of Decibels tour

KISS celebrates 40 Years with Decades of Decibels tour

TINLEY PARK | Forty years ago, inspired by Alice Cooper and the New York Dolls, KISS took the concert experience to all new levels featuring p…

August 17, 2014 8:20 pm Photos

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Special ed can begin before school

Parents need not wait until the start of their child's first school year to start receiving special education services, said Indiana Youth Ins…

August 17, 2014 6:30 pm

LOAF brings fresh produce to Chesterton

LOAF brings fresh produce to Chesterton

CHESTERTON | Conventional grocery stores offer customers aisle after aisle of mass-produced goods that are often larded with preservatives, tr…

August 17, 2014 5:30 am Photos

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Military kids discover resilience in nature

Military kids discover resilience in nature

CHESTERTON | The last day of summer camp is always bittersweet—full of hugs and promises to stay in touch.

August 17, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Little League, so much more than a game

Little League, so much more than a game

When Lynwood native Curtis Granderson first put on a baseball glove and cap in Little League, his parents never dreamed he would later become …

August 17, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Critique Night planned

CHESTERTON | Local painter, Mark VanderVinne, will host Critique Night at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 3 at the Chesterton Art Center. Guests are welcome t…

August 17, 2014 12:00 am

Valparaiso's DAR awards scholarships

Valparaiso's DAR awards scholarships

VALPARAISO | The Valparaiso Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, William Henry Harrison Chapter, has awarded two scholarships.…

August 17, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Wellman honored with state's highest tourism award

Wellman honored with state's highest tourism award

INDIANAPOLIS | A man whose name is synonymous with Northwest Indiana's travel and hospitality industry was awarded the state's highest tourism…

August 15, 2014 3:16 pm

Windiana performance set for Saturday

CHESTERTON |  Enjoy a music field evening under the stars at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Chesterton Amphitheater in the Coffee Creek Watershed Pres…

August 15, 2014 12:00 am

Get a taste of what's in your own backyard at “Theatrepalooza”

MERRILLVILLE | Are you ready to be entertained? Do you need a good laugh or a moment to ponder?

August 15, 2014 12:00 am

Chesterton business owner reports attempted scam

CHESTERTON | The owner of a local restaurant avoided being the victim of a telephone scam, but reported the incident to police to warn the public.

August 14, 2014 5:49 pm

Motorcyclist hurt in Chesterton accident

CHESTERTON | A motorcyclist was hurt Wednesday in an accident at Calumet Road and Indian Boundary Road.

August 14, 2014 5:16 pm

Region beer makers brew up fans at State Fair

Region beer makers brew up fans at State Fair

INDIANAPOLIS | Many Hoosiers unlikely to set foot in Northwest Indiana anytime soon still got to enjoy beer Thursday at the State Fair produce…

August 14, 2014 4:15 pm

Little League, so much more than a game

Little League, so much more than a game

When Lynwood native Curtis Granderson first put on a baseball glove and cap in Little League, his parents never dreamed he would later become …

August 14, 2014 2:21 pm Photos

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YMCA briefs

Valparaiso Family YMCA

August 14, 2014 12:00 am

Police investigate theft with fraudulent gift cards

Two women are suspected of stealing thousands of dollars in merchandise with fraudulent gift cards at Family Express stores in Porter and LaPo…

August 13, 2014 2:13 pm

National Lakeshore briefs

The Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore offers a variety of programs this month on the shores of Lake Michigan. For more information, call (219) …

August 13, 2014 12:00 am

Porter officials outline upcoming events

PORTER | During a brief meeting on Tuesday night that saw little business, Porter Town Council members heard updates from department heads and…

August 12, 2014 8:30 pm

School year starts with controversial new standards

School year starts with controversial new standards

New Indiana State Standards — material all students in grades K-through-12 need to know — will be rolled out this year when school begins. 

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Prosecutors taking second shot at sex misconduct charges

Prosecutors taking second shot at sex misconduct charges

VALPARAISO | Prosecutors are taking a second shot at charging a Porter man with felony counts of sexually abusing a 14-year-old boy.

August 11, 2014 3:00 pm

Free tax prep offered by United Way of Porter County

VALPARAISO | The United Way of Porter County is offering free income tax preparation make-up days for 2013 through 2010 tax years.

August 10, 2014 12:00 am

Winfield looks to make commerical strip more connected, accessible

WINFIELD | Incorporated just 21 years ago, Winfield can't boast century-old buildings or a picture postcard downtown.

August 09, 2014 5:51 pm

Concert, film series continues tonight

CHESTERTON | Westchester Public Library’s free concert and family film series will conclude tonight at the bandstand in Thomas Park with membe…

August 08, 2014 12:00 am

Porter County Health Department reminds residents about mosquito risks

Summer is in full swing and mosquitoes are back! The Porter County Health Department would like to remind residents to take precautions to dec…

August 06, 2014 5:41 pm

Back to school nights, open houses set

CHESTERTON | The Duneland School Corp. will hold back to school open house nights at the various locations:

August 06, 2014 12:00 am

National Lakeshore briefs

The Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore offers a variety of programs this month on the shores of Lake Michigan. For more information, call (219) …

August 06, 2014 12:00 am

Auxiliary awards $90,000 in scholarships to employees' children

MUNSTER | Community Hospital Auxiliary has awarded 45 scholarships, for $2,000 each, to eligible children of hospital employees studying for c…

August 06, 2014 12:00 am

Third Coast Spice Cafe has reopened

CHESTERTON | A popular restaurant in Porter County reopened a week after a small fire.

August 04, 2014 4:00 pm

Police: Credit cards stolen from unlocked vehicles

CENTER TOWNSHIP | Thieves stole electronic equipment, a Coach backpack, a Kate Spade purse, money and credit cards from two unlocked cars at a…

August 04, 2014 1:12 pm

Camp Riley boosts confidence for kids with disabilities

Camp Riley boosts confidence for kids with disabilities

Nestled in the woods of Martinsville, Ind., stands Camp Riley, a place where kids with disabilities go for summer camp. 

August 04, 2014 12:30 am Photos

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Children, families to benefit from concert

Children, families to benefit from concert

VALPARAISO | Donations are still coming in, but as of today, the Lightning Bug Music Festival has raised $6,032 for summer camperships, accord…

August 04, 2014 12:00 am

National Lakeshore to close Central Avenue Beach

BEVERLY SHORES | The National Park Service will close Central Avenue Beach on Monday and Tuesday. 

August 03, 2014 12:00 am

Touching stories abound along 3 Dune Challenge trail

Touching stories abound along 3 Dune Challenge trail

CHESTERTON | The 3 Dune Challenge trail kicked off only a month and a half ago, but it’s already been the site of a marriage proposal, the pla…

August 03, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Porter Regional Hospital hosts childbirth education classes this month

Porter Regional Hospital will present the following childbirth education classes in August:

August 03, 2014 12:00 am

Party in the Park Aug. 16

CHESTERTON |  The Duneland Chamber of Commerce will host the ninth annual Party in the Park event from 5 to 9 p.m. Aug. 16 in Thomas Centennial Park.

August 03, 2014 12:00 am

Dunes State Park celebrates National S'mores Day with special program Friday

CHESTERTON | The Indiana Dunes State Park is celebrating the campfire tradition of the s’more at 7:30 p.m. Friday with an evening of s’more fu…

August 03, 2014 12:00 am

National Lakeshore briefs

The Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore offers a variety of programs this month. For more information, call (219) 395-1882 or visit www.nps.gov/indu.

August 02, 2014 12:00 am

Smoke shop robbery thwarted by uncooperative employee

CHESTERTON | Two men tried to rob a local smoke shop, but the robbery was thwarted when the employee in the store would not open the cash register.

August 01, 2014 11:00 pm

Police: Three burglaries along 700 North

LIBERTY TOWNSHIP | Thieves broke into three homes Thursday morning along the 10 block of County Road 700 North. 

August 01, 2014 1:45 pm

Jewelry classes set at art center

CHESTERTON | Mara Wible will be teaching a variety of Tuesday night jewelry classes during the month of August at the Chesterton Art Center. A…

August 01, 2014 12:00 am

Great Futures Balloon launch takes off

Great Futures Balloon launch takes off

HOBART | More than 200 blue balloons invaded the blue skies Thursday afternoon along County Line Road.

August 01, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Cops: Woman left baby in car at strip club

GARY | A Chesterton woman was charged with neglect of a dependent after police allege she left her 7-month-old child in a car for hours while …

July 31, 2014 6:45 pm

NICTD wants more SS passengers to go electronic

South Shore train commuters who pay cash for tickets on board may feel the full brunt of the railroad's next fare increase, while those buying…

July 31, 2014 4:33 pm

YMCA briefs

Portage YMCA

July 31, 2014 12:00 am


About Beverly Shores

Police Department

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

Fire Department

500 S. Broadway
Beverly Shores, Ind.
46301
(219) 879-9104

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
(219) 787-8591

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
Visitor Information - 219-926-7561

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