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Boys basketball: Lowell finishes best regular season in more than 20 years

A lot of Indiana high schools have past glory years in basketball. At Lowell, you just have to go back a few extra years to find the glory. Lowell defeating Merrillville 41-39 in two overtimes Friday night meant that the Red Devils had won 16 …

Crown Point mulls amount to support South Shore rail line expansion

CROWN POINT — In a reversal from the norm, the Crown Point City Council recently was asked for help by U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky, D-1st, who at the April 7 meeting asked the council to support the eight-mile expansion of the South Shore commuter rail …

Lake County GOP, Dems at odds over student recruitment

CROWN POINT — The recruitment of high school students to work the polls on Election Day was at the center of a dispute at the Lake County Board of Elections meeting on April 7. Board of Elections member Dennis Hawrot, the Dyer Democratic town chairman, …

Crown Point firefighter promoted to lieutenant

CROWN POINT — Mayor Dave Uran recently pinned a lieutenant’s badge on firefighter/paramedic Mark Baumgardner, Jr. in front of a packed house. Baumgardner was next in line on top of the promotion list, Fire Chief Greg DeLor told the city Board of Public Works and …

Officials: City may land Bagger Dave’s restaurant

A dispute over parking spaces could bag the proposed Bagger Dave’s Burger Tavern, if a deal isn’t reached by later this month, city officials said. City officials are giving the owners of the proposed restaurant Bagger Dave’s Burger Tavern until later this month to reach …

Almanac: This week in south Lake County history

100 years ago March 20, 1914 Dr. Ralph Hayden and wife, of Chicago, have come into the limelight again. Dr. Hayden was raised to manhood in West Creek township and is widely known there. The Haydens’ career has been stormy at times. It will be …

Happy Birthday March 22: Mike Goletz Jr. March 23: Christy Yoder Congratulations to Kat Keller and her parents Dana & Paul Keller of Crown Point. While she will always remain Kat to her family and friends, she is now Army National Guard PFC Kat Keller. …

Crown Point Swim Club holding swimmer evaluations

The Crown Point Swim Club is holding new swimmer evaluations on Tuesday and Wednesday, March 18 & 19 from 5:45-8:00 p.m. at the Crown Point High School pool. Swimmers should come prepared for a brief in-water evaluation with a suit, towel, & goggles (if needed). …

Mayor gives State of the City report

CROWN POINT — Mayor Dave Uran gave the State of the City Address on March 5. He said: “The State of our city is strong. 2013 was another great year in the city of Crown Point.” The city has been recognized in many areas. Some …

City marks land for 3 economic development areas

CROWN POINT — Over the objections of Councilman Bill Feder, D-At-Large, the Crown Point City Council passed the final step in creating three new economic development districts. The first one is just 20 acres on South Main Street across from the high school where a …

Kitty’s Scratching Post: St. Patrick’s Day and fish-fry time

Happy Birthday March 15 Fay Iorio March 16 Jim Quirk March 18 Sheri in Patti Olson’s office March 19 Claire Long is 7 March 17 Happy St. Patrick’s Day On Aug. 13, 1961, the Berlin Wall was erected in the dead of night and for …

Whose birthday wish is that outside the police station?

CROWN POINT — Many people have been wondering why the sign outside the Crown Point Police Department building says “Happy Birthday Tyler Seddon.” The police officers are sharing a wish for a sick 7-year-old who lives in Pascoag, R.I. Though Tyler’s parents are both firefighters, …

Regional Development Authority delivers annual report to Lake County

CROWN POINT — When Randy Palmateer was appointed to the Regional Development Authority, the business manager for the AFL-CIO Northwestern Indiana Building and Construction Trades Council promised to give an in-person annual update as to what is being done. He also would present the future …

NIPSCO offering home energy assessments

CROWN POINT — NIPSCO has hired Energizing Indiana to help customers make their homes more energy efficient. It has been in the Crown Point area doing energy assessments for residential property. Energizing Indiana technician Javier Colon has been assigned from Indianapolis to work here. The …

Townships want cut of income tax revenue

CROWN POINT — The Center Township Board on Feb. 25 signed an interlocal agreement with ten other townships to request the Lake County Council and Board of Commissioners to distribute the townships’ share of the Local Option Income Tax based on the population of their …

Girls basketball: Cp hosts another semistate without a hitch

The two big winners at Saturday’s second Crown Point girls basketball semistate were Class 1A No.1 Oregon-Davis, 67-48 over Lafayette Central Catholic, and Northern Indiana Conference champion Penn, 44-41 over Logansport. The third winner was Crown Point High School. Not only did the five-hour semistate …

City adds firefighter

CROWN POINT — Joshua McBurney is the newest full-time firefighter in the Crown Point Fire-Rescue Department. He was sworn in Feb. 26 by Mayor Dave Uran at the city’s Board of Public Works and Safety meeting. McBurney joins the department as a probationary firefighter/paramedic. McBurney …