echoes of the past | Chesterton Tribune

10 years ago

Wednesday, November 30, 2011 – Co-Chairs Mary Lou Price and Genia Anderson participated in the Chesterton United Methodist Women’s Cookie Walk. . . Chesterton Pop Warner Cheerleaders will win the Regional Spirits Championships and compete in a national competition in Orlando, Florida. . CHS Women’s Swim Team # 4 beats No.7 Crown Point 100-86. Julia Campbell and Olivia Kabacinski each win two first.

15 years ago

Thursday, November 30, 2006 – Fire damages the Pizza Hut. . . A time capsule is buried at the new Dorothy Buell Memorial Visitor Center. . . CHS football players Alex Beierwalter, Grant Cartwright and Adam Hutnick win Honorable Mention Awards for All States. . . Zack Thostesen is the Lord of the House and Samantha Sangerman is the Lady of the House at the 34th Annual Madrigal Dinners at CHS. . . Among the speakers At the opening of the Dorothy Buell Memorial Visitor Center is United States Representative Pete Visclosky, D-1st.

25 years ago

Wednesday November 27, 1996 – Some Porter County Children will receive repeated inoculations after discovering that some injections were not given correctly. . . Trent Schrader scores 28 points, but the CHS boys’ basketball team falls to River Forest 82-74. . . Lou Graff and Maggie Rengger will be Lord and Lady of the House at the CHS Madrigal Dinners. . . Porter County Council approves funds for the first-ever juvenile judge.

50 years ago

Tuesday, November 30, 1971 – Santa Claus arrives in Chesterton again on Saturday, and this time by helicopter. It will land at 1 p.m. in the area in front of the former New York Central Freight Depot, which will be cordoned off by Chesterton Police for Santa Claus. Then he will talk with the kids at his home in Railroad Park. The trip is sponsored by the Westchester Chamber of Commerce. . . SEEN AND HEARD: Heard — Lots of announcements about the opening of I-94 yesterday from 249 to 49. Most locals know it would be a tough trip from the end of I-94 to 49, even though the distance n is not great. In fact, I-94 opened up to US 20 and from the Michigan state border to US 20, leaving the areas between the US 20 crossing as the “missing link” . Perhaps this lack of communication between the governor’s publicists and the highways department shows why it’s so difficult to do anything about the 49 Bypass safety issue. . . The Chesterton Police Department will discuss snowmobile laws at its Monday meeting. Chief Piper strongly encourages the public to attend as many questions have already been raised with reference to driving on the city streets and the laws governing snowmobiles. . . Robert White reported to Chesterton Police that the water pump was taken from a Mercedes Benz and a hole was drilled in a 1953 Studebaker at his workplace, 1300 Broadway… A case of hit and run on a school bus was reported to Chesterton Police. Robert Schellinger, 415 Bowser, reported that a blue car driven by a woman hit her school bus and continued on its way, just after unloading children at Bailly Elementary School yesterday. . . CHS Trojan quarterback Mike Westergren was named to the 33-player All-State football team by the Bloomington Herald-Telegram. This past season, Westergren scored four touchdowns, attempted 169 passes and completed 78 for 1,664 yards and 13 touchdowns. Westergren set CHS school game records for most passing yards, most touchdowns and most completed passes… Fishermen can be either a rugged group or a crazy group or both and we observed a couple on Sunday taking a walk on the beach in the national park. We watched two fishermen in Lake Michigan endure rough water and windy weather … Tonight’s TV highlights: Movie of the Week, ABC. “Brian’s song.” Drama about the touching and intimate friendship of two members of the Chicago Bears football team, Gale Sayers, black, and Brian Piccolo, white, who died of cancer at the age of 26. With James Caan, Billy Dee Williams.

75 years ago

Thursday 5 December 1946 – Latest press release from the North Pole is that Santa Claus, the merry boy with the white beard and the red suit, is coming to town next week, around the middle of the month. Just a word of advice for boys and girls to put on their best bib and tucker. . . One of the first business places to decorate for Christmas is the northern Indiana utility company. An evergreen frame, with a large evergreen wreath in the center, decorates the large showcase of the company’s office on Calumet Road. . . The Carolers of the Goodfellow Club, 16 strong men, from various departments at Gary Works, in their 1860 costumes – complete with beaver hats, multi-colored frock coats and fitted pants – will entertain the Chesterton School PTA on Monday. The Carolers are widely known throughout the Calumet area, being part of the Carnegie-Illinois Male Chorus, which won first and second place at the Chicagoland Music Festivals. . . Landscaping started yesterday on South Park Acres, the subdivision starting with John Read. Some of the 200 trees for the property will be planted before the snow clears. If the snow holds back and the materials arrive, the sewerage will begin next week. . . Most popular name in the Chesterton section of the phone book is Johnson, who appears 28 times, then Anderson and Peterson, 18 times; Carlson, 17; and Olson, 13. The new phone book is out and is about 50 pages longer than the last edition, with the biggest increase in the classifieds section, from 52 to 88 pages. . . Pine Township will have its first incorporated town, if 51% or more of residents of a 10 square mile area in Beverly Shores vote for the idea on Dec. 21, now that county commissioners on Monday granted the incorporation committee petition in which the right to hold such an election has been requested.

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