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Bikes swiped, so Knights of Columbus ride to rescue

CROWN POINT — When the news broke late last month about the theft of bikes from the St. Joseph’s Carmelite Home in East Chicago, the Knights of Columbus St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Council No. 7473 took action. The Crown Point-based organization was answering the call …

‘Safari hunt’ part of reading strategy at St. Mary

CROWN POINT — There was a little bit of monkey business to take care of during the recent first day of school at St. Mary Catholic Community School. Marlene Moreth’s kindergarten class went on a “safari hunt,” according to a press release from the school. …

CP swimmer takes bronze medal in Maui

The Crown Point Swim Club head age group swim coach John C. Krick was so excited. One of his swimmers, Hannah Kukurugya, took the bronze medal in the 200 Butterfly finals at the 2014 Junior Pan Pac Championships in Maui, Hawaii. “She set another personal …

Family Express eyes gas station near I-65

CROWN POINT — A Family Express gas station and convenience store planned for U.S. 231 just west of the southbound entrance to Interstate 65 got a favorable recommendation from the Crown Point Board of Zoning Appeals on Aug. 25. The recommendation was for the city …

Democratic candidate for state treasurer visits Crown Point

CROWN POINT — Mike Boland, the Democratic candidate for state treasurer, visited the 22nd Annual Northwest Indiana Building & Construction Trades Council’s steak fry/corn roast picnic at the Lake County Fairgrounds on Aug. 28. Lots of people were there to enjoy the beautiful day. With …

Kitty’s Scratching Post for Aug. 28, 2014

Happy birthday Aug. 28 Kelly Miller Aug. 29 Jill Ross shares this day with her dad, Allen Ross Aug. 30 Jessica Janda is 16 Sept. 3 Sue Landske Happy anniversary Aug. 28 Michelle and Mike Fajman Sept. 1 is Labor Day — no mail, no …

LC building mishap is more smoke than fire

CROWN POINT — On Aug. 19 the Crown Point Fire Rescue Department went flying up to the Lake County government complex on North Main Street at 10 a.m. There was a fire in Building A. The building was evacuated and remained closed for the rest …

Local USF instructors earn advanced degrees

FORT WAYNE — Teachers at the Crown Point campus of the University of St. Francis were among those honored at a scholarship banquet Aug. 19 on the main campus in Fort Wayne. Three Crown Point faculty members were recognized for completing advanced degrees in the …

7th-grader rakes in gardening honors

CROWN POINT — Katelynn Neal has a very green thumb. She won the grand prize gardening award and the Green Leaf 4-H Garden Award at the Lake County Fair earlier this month. The Green Leaf award is a new award sponsored by Green Leaf Inc., …

Almanac for Aug. 28, 2014

Aug. 28, 1914 Thirty-nine to sign the roll as the Day was spent in telling stories of the Civil War. A general good time was the order of the day. The Lake County Veteran Association held their annual meeting at the fair grounds last Tuesday, …

Getting things done with the ‘Power of the Purse’

CROWN POINT — Eleven years ago a few women started working together to get things done. It didn’t matter how much they could afford, they were all philanthropists in the Crown Point Community Foundation’s Women’s Giving Circle. Once a year many of the women gather …

How a Crown Point surgeon helps the world’s poorest patients

A plastic and reconstructive surgeon from Crown Point has just completed not his second or third medical mission trip — but his 40th. Earlier this month, Dr. Nicholas Retson and his medical team traveled to Nicaragua for the second time this year, spending over 75 …

New upscale development headed to I-65 and 109th

CROWN POINT — At the Crown Point Plan Commission Todd Kleven, vice president of Hawk Development, brought news about his boss’s proposed development of the North Street entrance into to the city. This was done as a workshop so no vote was taken, but the …

Plans move ahead for lots at Broadway and 107th

CROWN POINT — On Aug. 11 the Crown Point Plan Commission approved changing two lots to be closer in size on the northeast corner of Broadway and 107th Avenue. They also approved the site development plan for both lots. This is in the same commercial …

Rezoning likely for corner of Indiana and North

CROWN POINT — The Crown Point Plan Commission on Aug. 11 voted favorably on a request to rezone the northeast corner of Indiana Avenue and North Street from R-2 to a planned unit development, or PUD. This still has to go before the City Council …

911 consolidation hits city with equipment costs

CROWN POINT — At both the Redevelopment Commission meeting on Aug. 11 and the Board of Works & Public Safety meeting on Aug. 13, Mayor Dave Uran asked the city to expend money to pay for all-new radio equipment. The money would be used to …

Extra funds OK’d for repaving project

CROWN POINT — At the Aug. 11 Crown Point Redevelopment Commission meeting Mayor Dave Uran received more money for repaving Greenwood Avenue and Merrillville Road. Because of the drastic need for more substructure work on Greenwood Avenue from Main Street and west to Court Street, …