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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 …

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, …

Almanac for Aug. 21, 2014

Aug. 21, 1914 Without doubt great battles are being fought this week in many different places in the old country, both on land and sea, but the tight reins being held on cable dispatches give the people of the United States very little news that …

Kitty’s Scratching Post for Aug. 21, 2014

Happy birthday Aug. 15 (lazy birdie didn’t tell me) Rachael Qualizza is 20. Aug. 22 Scott Abraham Aug. 23 Della VanderPol shares this day with Mike Aloia Aug. 24 Holly in Patti’s office Aug. 25 Mark Baumgardner Sr., CPFD division chief of operations Aug. 26 …

Kitty’s Scratching Post for Aug. 14, 2014

Happy Birthday Aug. 15 Leo Ruiz is 65 Aug. 16 Eric Olson Aug. 17 Kenzie Piper Kleven is 3 years old. She shares this day with Student Priest Jeff Burton Aug. 18 Michele Fajman If you have any complaints about delay or rescheduling of services …

Crown Point ranked 6th safest place in Indiana

CROWN POINT — At the Crown Point City Council meeting on Aug. 4, Mayor Dave Uran congratulated Police Chief Pete Land on the city of Crown Point being ranked in the top 10 safest place to live in Indiana. Land was proud to say that …