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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 …

Almanac for Aug. 28, 2014

Sept. 18, 1914 Home Talent Play to be given under the auspices of the C. E. Society of the Presbyterian church. Over seventy-five young people from the best of Crown Point talent will be represented in the play “Two Black Bears,” which will be given …

Kitty’s Scratching Post for Sept. 4, 2014

Happy Birthday Sept. 18 Carla Verde Sept. 20 Dawn Lawn (my extra daughter) Sept. 21 Tony Quilizza Sept. 22 Charles Boillot Happy Anniversary Sept. 23 Val and Mike Aloia Thank you to Danielle Lockhart from Lake of the Four Seasons. She did a good deed …

Trains, Burgers and Beers, Oh, My! All Aboard!

CROWN POINT — A few months ago, in March, it looked like Bagger Dave’s Restaurant on Broadway might not make it. Negotiations fell apart because the proposed 200-seat restaurant that features trains, trains and more trains, didn’t have enough parking spaces in the mall where …

How Vern Segert made life richer in Crown Point

CROWN POINT — Anyone who met Vern Segert had their lives enriched by him. He truly was that honest man that Diogenes searched for in ancient Greece. He was also kind and a caring husband and father. He lived in the Crown Point most of …

Domestic violence rears its ugly head in South Lake County

With all the attention Ray Rice is getting, perhaps judges will give prosecutors a reason for going after the harshest sentences possible against people who beat their wives or girlfriends. That’s the hope of someone who works with victims of domestic abuse in South Lake …

Governor names Crown Point resident as Lake County judge

CROWN POINT — At the Sept. 2 Crown Point City Council meeting city Rich Wolter announced that Gov. Mike Pence had appointed Crown Point resident Bruce Parent as the new Lake County Superior Court Civil Division judge. Parent will fill the opening left when Gerald …

South Shore Arts boss comes back to his Rotary roots

CROWN POINT — On Sept. 3 John Cain, executive director of South Shore Arts, came home to the Crown Point Rotary, not as a current member but as the featured speaker. All this took place at the weekly luncheon meeting of the Rotary. “I was …

Crown Point sets 9/11 ceremonies

First United Methodist Church and the city of Crown Point will host 9/11 ceremonies at 7:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 11 at the corner of South and Main at the 9/11 Memorial. Services include music, prayer, reflection and a proclamation by Mayor Dave …

‘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., …