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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 …

Happy Birthday July 20 Mark Lopez turned 40 (a bit late — my birdie must have fallen out of the tree) July 31 Mike Finnerty and Paul Keller share this date but 30 years apart Aug. 1 Alice Burgess Aug. 2 Nancy Waters Aug. 6 …

Crown Point extinguishes tire fire

CROWN POINT — The afternoon sky was filled with black smoke south and east of Crown Point on Friday, July 18. It was not a major accident on I-65. The fire was on E.J. Farms, located along Iowa and south of 121st Avenue. E. J. …

This triathlon is for the birds

“Head for the Hills” comes to the Patoka Lake Triathlon on Saturday, Aug. 23 in Birdseye, Indiana. Patoka Lake Beach is located at 3084 N. Dillard. The cost for pre-registration of an individual is $40 and $90 for teams. The race includes a 500 yard …

Police dog helps sniff out stolen iPad

CROWN POINT — Old and new come together to help police recover stolen property, as Crown Point Police K-9 Buddy helped his partner Corporal Jeff Eldridge recover a stolen iPad. Helping in the recovery was an app on the owner’s cellphone that showed the location …

Almanac for July 31

100 years ago July 31, 1914 The Main Garage made an easy fifty dollars this week, in fact it was really forced upon them without an effort. Last May two strangers drove into Crown Point with a large touring car, and when coming into the …

Almanac for 07/24/14

July 24, 1914 Several of Crown Point’s young men went to Cedar Lake last Sunday night landing at Lassen’s pavilion, and before closing time a fight was started between the proprietors and the young men from this place, and several knock downs were the outcome, …

Kitty Conley’s Scratching Post for 07/24/14

Happy birthday July 25 Cindy Qualizza and Sandy Szczerbowski share this day July 26 Scott Foster Wednesday is the Chicago Bears one-day football camp for kids at the SportsPlex. Have fun kids. Dear bicycle riding community, You must follow the rules of the road just …

CP names planning and zoning administrator

CROWN POINT — At the beginning of the City Plan Commission meeting on July 14, Greg Falkowski was introduced to the commission. Keith Stevens, Mayor Dave Uran’s chief of staff told everyone that Falkowski had been hired to replace outgoing Christopher Meyers. Falkowski is a …

129th Ave. to be completed by first day of school

CROWN POINT — On July 14, Peter Manhard, developer of the Regency subdivision, told the Crown Point Plan Commission that 129th Avenue will be finished before Aug. 21, which is the first day of school. According to Manhard, the trees have been taken down and …

Neighbors don’t want cell tower in back yard

CROWN POINT — Residents in Hanover Township between 109th Avenue and 113th Avenue near State Line Road voiced their unhappiness with having new 150-foot cell tower in their neighborhood. This issue was at the Lake County Board of Zoning Appeals meeting July 16. According to …

Days are numbered for duplexes

CROWN POINT — Not many were left to hear the second-to-last item, about redevelopment, on the agenda of the Crown Point Plan Commission meeting July 14. But the people who live near the old duplexes on the northeast corner of Indiana Avenue and North Street …

Kitty’s Scratching Post

Happy Birthday July 11 Dave Uran July 13 Deacon Gene Cichoracki Happy Anniversary July 10 Don & Elaine Hein The Fourth of July is all about patriotism not drunken parties. We should be saying thank you to those servicemen and women that offered up their …

Kitty Conley’s Scratching Post for June 26, 2014

Happy Birthday July 3 — Jay Robison – Four Seasons July 4 — Scott Cunningham new Head of State KofC shares birthday with Lisa Curley July 5 — Pete Land July 6 — Don Hein is now a septuagenarian; yes he is younger than I …

Kitty Conley’s Scratching Post for June 26, 2014

Happy birthday: June 26 — Christina Miller VanDerWey June 27 — Rosemary De St. Jean June 29 — Chris Ross (I won’t even tell how many) Happy anniversary June 27 ­— Breandan & Teresa Conley, 4 years (that’s my baby boy) June 27 — Nikki …

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Happy Birthday June 20: Betty Babjak June 22: Keith Stevens June 24: Dolly Fetcko June 25: Andrew Kyres Happy Anniversary June 21: Scott and Pam Abraham Now is the time to get excited. It looks real this time. Developers are putting their hands in their …

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Happy Anniversary June 3: Crown Brewing 6 Years Party Time If you want to be an EMT or paramedic, the training program at Franciscan St. Anthony Health Care in Crown Point is accepting applications until 4 p.m. on June 30 for its next EMT training …