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Hardscrabble: Jeff Manes writes what he knows

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January 19, 2018

Submitted by: Matthew A. Werner

Raconteur, actor, steel worker, fisher, conservationist, struggler, fighter, writer. Jeff Manes is one of northwest Indiana’s interesting characters and it is that last title—writer—for which he is proudest and best known.

Manes is a hard-nosed, soft-hearted guy. He doesn’t hesitate to give someone in need the…


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Meet your Neighbors: Laura Verheaghe

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January 17, 2018

Meet Laura Verheaghe! Laura is originally from LaGrange IL. She moved to Chesterton 20 years ago after living in Chicago because she fell in love with the downtown gazebo and the small town feel. Laura has 3 kids and 3 dogs. She is the owner of Red Cup Cafe in…


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Meet your Neighbors: Matt Werner

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December 13, 2017

Matt has been writing some articles for Dig the Dunes! We thought you would like to learn a little more about him.

What brought you to the dunes?
I grew up on a farm in a small town called Union Mills. It’s in southern LaPorte County. I’ve lived all over the…

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