The small lakefront community of Beverly Shores has a fraction of the population of the city of Portage, yet is carrying three times the amount of debt per full-time resident, according to online municipal financial reports.
All westbound South Shore trains are operating on schedule after early morning delays of up to 20 minutes due to red signals east of the Dune Park station, according to a statement issued by the commuter rail line.
DUNE ACRES | Dune Acres was incorporated as a town in 1923 with a population of 16 people living in five homes. They wanted to develop an upscale community in the Indiana Dunes on the shores of Lake Michigan akin to those on Chicago’s North Shore.
HAMMOND | The Coalition to Protect Cowles Bog Area filed a motion Monday seeking to prevent the National Park Service from cutting down 3,400 trees until the conclusion of their lawsuit, federal court records show.
Fire teams from the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore and the Indiana Department of Natural Resources are planning controlled burns near Dune Acres and Griffith today
Last year's champions at the LARC annual golf outing are, from left, Terry McKenna, of Beverly Shores; Bob Lauer, of Dune Acres; Craig Slosson, of Crown Point, and Chuck Gist, of Schererville. With them is LARC Executive Director Lora Hurling and Garry Buell, far right, LARC's director of pu…
VALPARAISO | School districts across Porter County have pitched in to keep a 10-year-old truancy diversion program alive.
CHESTERTON | In the wake of last week's tax referendum victory, Duneland School Corp. officials want to find three to five community members to help them decide how to spend the additional revenue.
CHESTERTON | Twelve years after helping lead a successful petition drive to build a new high school, Jim Jeselnick is promoting the call for a tax increase to support school district operations.
CHESTERTON | The Duneland School Corp. board heard how the state's cuts to financial reimbursement for summer school will affect the district's offerings this year.
DUNE ACRES | While some communities look to change, Dune Acres finds its charm in remaining "a constant."
CHESTERTON | Members of the Duneland School Corp. board voted unanimously Monday to ask voters in the spring to bless the district's request for more money.
For more than a dozen years communities have wrangled with what to do with the white-tailed deer.
Facing an outbreak of Lyme disease, the Ogden Dunes Town Council decided Nov. 7 to avail itself of a full menu of options to gain control of the situation -- including the right to have trained marksmen use firearms in a secluded park for the purpose of culling its large deer population.
INDIANAPOLIS | Voters in three Northwest Indiana communities will get to take Election Day off since there are no contested races on their ballots.
PORTER | About 40 people attended a meeting Wednesday to learn about and comment on a Cowles Bog wetland complex restoration project at the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore.
The South Shore commuter rail line will have temporary service outages this weekend for construction.
CHESTERTON | When Herb and Charlotte Read heard about the disaster at the Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan, their minds flashed back more than 30 years to their fight against a reactor near the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore.
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