Almanac: This week in south Lake County history
August 27, 2013 12:40PM
Updated: August 27, 2013 12:40PM
100 years ago
August 29, 1913
Crown Point put on real metropolitan airs during the fair with uniformed “cops” at crossings, and otherwise made themselves useful, all trained men from the Hammond police force.
It is said Fred Hoffman has fifteen buildings contracted ahead, or enough work to do his force for a year to come. They will soon go north and put up several cottages for Herman Sasse on 45th Avenue, in Gary.
John Krost found a customer for his pony outfit during the fair, and sold it for $150, consisting of pony, buggy and harness.
A young man who signed a check as “Jim Brown,” and has been working around St. John for a short time, bought a secondhand motorcycle of the Henderlongs one day last week and gave them a check on the Peoples Bank in this city for the amount. It was in the evening the sale was made, and before the check had been presented the fellow had started on a journey. They soon found out he was a fraud and the game was overtaken at Hobart on account of a breakdown. He was “strapped” and offered to sell a lamp from the machine to get his vehicle in running order, but was detained long enough to bring disaster. He was arrested there and brought here for a hearing Saturday evening before Justice Atkin and placed under $1,000 bonds and went to jail. A late law makes it a prison offense to give a check with no money in the bank to take it up, and the supposition is he will get a job at Michigan City. He is a comparative stranger in these parts.
75 years ago
September 2, 1938
Hubert H. Hooseline of Winfield township was hailed this week as district 15 winner of Chicagoland’s neatest dairy farm contest, sponsored by the Pure Milk association. His 145-acre Holstein farm received the highest score among the eight Lake and Newton county farms competing for neat farm honors in this fifth year of the association’s project. Hooseline has been a dairyman for the past five years and a PMA member for four. He won a senior award of merit in last year’s contest, and credits the 1938 step-up to first place in the district to the efforts of Mrs. Hooseline and their boy and girl, 11 and 9 years old. Their prize will be a 56-piece service for eight of Oneida community silverware. Second place in district 15 went to the same farm that last year won a silver medal, the John W. Turner farm in the same township. Turner has been a dairyman for 32 years and a PMA member for ten. He and his family will have a 31-piece silverware service for six to place beside their 1937 silver medal. Congressman William T. Schulte won third place in the district for the neatness of his 80-acre Holstein farm, south of Cook, which scored just one-half of 1% below second-place winner. Schulte was a junior award of merit winner in last year’s contest. His prize this year will be a 26-piece silverware service for six. Other district 15 farms achieving recognition in Chicagoland’s neatest dairy farm contest were:
Joseph Engel, R. 1, Cedar Lake.
Charles M. Eich, R. 1, Lowell.
Herman J. Holtz, R. 2, Lowell.
Cecil Thurner, R. 1, Hebron
50 years ago
August 30, 1963
The newly appointed Crown Point Board of Zoning Appeals held its organizational meeting Monday night and then considered the petition of E. M. Henderlong for a special exception to a residential zone for the purpose of building a 12-unit garden apartment near East and South streets. After an hour-long hearing the board voted against the petition. Two factors influenced the new board’s unanimous decision to refuse permission for the Henderlong apartment, planned for construction at the rear of Henderlong’s long lot facing East street and paralleling South street at the rear of residences facing that street. One was a letter from Col. Lawrence Sheridan, planning consultant for the city’s plan commission, setting out the failure of the project to comply with the recently amended zoning code. The other was neighborhood objection in the form of remonstrances signed by 72 residents in the immediate neighborhood of the apartment project and 29 other Crown Point citizens.
Boys and girls of the Bulldog Marching band are just rolling into town in the buses that took them to the Indiana State fair as this is being written and with them they bring the reward for another outstanding performance – a 6th-place award, in which they tie with Southport high school.
Home with them after a crowded day, during which they marched 44th in a 97-unit competition that brought the best of the state’s high school bands together at the Indianapolis show, came admiring boosters. Those who went down to the capital with the band for another of its notable performances said the more than 100 musicians, 50 cadettes, color guard and twirlers never looked smarter, never marched with more precision and under the baton of Director Carl Smolik, never sounded better.