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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 …

Illiana Christian moving to Indiana

CROWN POINT — The planned move of Illiana Christian High School from Lansing, Illinois, to Lake County cleared a major hurdle last week when the county board of zoning appeals recommended approval of a zoning variance to allow a new school to be built. The …

Indiana Avenue Town Homes gets planned unit development OK

CROWN POINT — The Crown Point Plan Commission gave the final planned unit development approval for the Indiana Town Homes that are being planned for the northeast intersection of Indiana Avenue and North Street. The existing small duplexes that run across from the New Family …

Crown Point rejects school zoning change

CROWN POINT — The Crown Point Plan Commission unanimously rejected the request for a zone change on the school corporation’s property on West Street. As previously reported the schools wanted to build a 20,000-square-foot learning center that would include an early learning center for pre-K …

Kitty Conley’s Scratching Post for Oct. 23, 2014

Happy birthday: Oct. 25: Marilyn Kaper Oct. 27: Shelly Beatty Oct. 28: Joan Marie Clark Congratulations to Christina and Aaron Mc Dermott on the birth of their son. Congratulations to Wheeler Middle School sixth-grade girls and seventh-grade boys on winning the 2014 Lake/Porter Conference cross-country …

City and county bring home K-9 awards

CROWN POINT — Two Crown Point K-9 teams brought home awards from the American Police Canine Association’s 2014 National Conference. At the city Board of Works Police Chief Pete Land said the awards were given to Corporal Jeff Eldridge and Patrolman Dave Wilkins but the …

Patient’s fast action may have saved her during a stroke

CROWN POINT — Franciscan Alliance St. Anthony Medical Center said a well-informed patient helped in her own recovery. On April 29 Anita Petrovic recognized her own symptoms and got to the emergency room right away. That quick action got her the fast response care needed …

Early learning center coming to old bus area on West Street

CROWN POINT — Plans are moving ahead for the Crown Point Community School Corporation to use the own long narrow lot east of the football field at Wheeler Middle School for more school use. This property was being sought by Mayor Dave Uran and the …

Almanac

October 16, 1914 The fine and costs charged to Roscoe Axel for speeding on the streets last Sunday of $15.90, will quite likely put a vet on fast running in this city for sometime, as it has proven in this case a poor investment. The …

Life jackets aren’t just for summer fun

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is reminding everyone that life jackets are not just for fun in the sun. Anytime someone is around water the use of life jackets is the first step in saving lives. “Cold water brings additional concerns to …

CP schools planning new flexible learning center

CROWN POINT — In a news release sent out Friday the Crown Point Community School Corporation released plans for a new learning center at a location where at one time buses sat next to the football field on West Street. This new 20,000-square-foot building will …

Coffee Creek  Watershed  Preserve teaches bird banding

CHESTERTON — You are invited to join special guest Brad Bumgardner, the interpretive naturalist for Indiana Dunes State Park, at the Pavilion in the Coffee Creek Watershed Preserve at 9 a.m. this Saturday. The invitation was sent out by Katie Rizer Executive Director of Coffee …

Almanac for Oct. 9, 2014

Oct. 9, 1914 The latest war news tells us that the Germans are gradually gaining ground near Antwerp and during the past week have taken some of the first line of forts, and promise to go into that city in a short time, and that …

GOP state treasurer candidate brings campaign to Crown Point

CROWN POINT — Kelly Mitchell, Republican candidate for Indiana State Treasurer visited the STAR office in Crown Point. She wants to tell voters in this area why they should vote for her. She was right on time. Kelly Mitchell wants you to elect her your …

Traffic light closer  to bringing safety  to Summit Street,  Old Merrillville Road

CROWN POINT — It is beginning to seem like forever since a light was a campaign promise for the intersection of Summit Street and Old Merrillville Road. It is going on over four years. The first problem was when the state told the city that …

Almanac for Oct. 2, 2014

Oct. 2, 1939 “Frank Bishop,” the smooth farmer workman who defrauded four of our business men out of $80 on four forged checks signed “J. M. Hack,” was first heard from at Plymouth where he played the same game on a larger scale, and was …

Bagger Dave’s is coming down the track

CROWN POINT — On Sept. 22, the Crown Point Board of Zoning Appeals sent a favorable recommendation to the City Council for a special use. A special use that is unique to the city of Crown Point. It is to allow an eating and drinking …