Post-Tribune Latest news from Post-Tribune Online en-us (Editor) Post-Tribune 84 34 30 Copyright 2014 <![CDATA[ Boys basketball: Lowell finishes best regular season in more than 20 years ]]> Lead story image

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 games for the first time in 21 years since winning 18 in 1993 when they won the school’s last sectional championship. The win, clinched when senior Zach Van Hook blocked Demetrius McKeethen’s follow shot at the end of the second four-minute overtime, meant the Devils had posted their first win over Merrillville since 1989, another … ]]> Tue, 04 Mar 2014 11:26:56 -0500 <![CDATA[ ]]> Lead story image

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 Bub Wise My brain is joining my fingers in getting old and stiff some days. I said that the city’s new Building and Zoning Administrator Greg Falkowski is a graduate of Valparaiso University in planning and building and with global information systems, or GIS. GIS stands for geographic information system aka computer mapping, according to … ]]> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:57:42 -0500 <![CDATA[ Crown Point extinguishes tire fire ]]>

CROWN POINT — The afternoon sky was filled with black smoke south and east of Crown Point on 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. Farms is a large dairy farm east of the city. “It was an agricultural burn that accidently spread to a nearby pile of used tires,” said Crown Point Fire Chief Greg DeLor. Injuries were not reported to the livestock or the people involved and no real damage occurred. “We used about 45 gallons of foam to … ]]> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:56:45 -0500 <![CDATA[ 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 swim in Patoka Lake Beach, followed by a 12.8- mile bike ride along paved roadways. To complete the triathlon, participants must run 3.1 miles or 5K through the woods on a designated trail. According to Dana Reckelhoff, the triathlon is a race with a cause. Reckelhoff is the CIG Interpretive Naturalist with Indiana Department of Natural … ]]> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:11:57 -0500 <![CDATA[ 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 of her iPad, just north of her residence. On July 18, Morgan A. Trulley, 21, of 242 Maxwell St. in Crown Point was charged with burglary, theft and possession of paraphernalia. She was confined in the Lake County Jail. On Friday afternoon, police responded to a phone call about a burglary at a residence in … ]]> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:56:45 -0500 <![CDATA[ Almanac for July 31 ]]> Lead story image

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 city on West Joliet street the machine “balked” and the fellows telephoned to the garage to come and get the machine. It was left at the garage with instructions to repair it, and that later they would call for it. That was the last ever seen of the strangers, and last week Smith and Ainsworth … ]]> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:57:42 -0500 <![CDATA[ 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, which promises several law suits. Seven different warrants were sworn out by Walter Bose for the proprietors for selling to minors, selling on Sunday, assault and battery, etc. etc., and the cases last Monday were postponed to next Monday at 10:30, when the lower court will start the mill running, which promises to cost time … ]]> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:28:17 -0500 <![CDATA[ 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 like cars. around 7:45 p.m. on Wednesday July 16 there were four adults riding south on East Street and continued to ride right through the red light at the intersection of East Street and U.S. 231 (Joliet Street). They are required to stop also, just like cars. They could have been hit by a car … ]]> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:28:15 -0500 <![CDATA[ CP names planning and zoning administrator ]]> Lead story image

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 graduate of Valparaiso University in planning and building and with global information systems, or GIS. Falkowski worked for Lake County Planner Ned Kovackevich and had also been active in trades in building as a carpenter, a laborer and in construction. “The mayor and I are very pleased to welcome him into the team,” said Stevens … ]]> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:51:27 -0500 <![CDATA[ 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 the storm sewers are installed. Augsten Equipment was scheduled to start road grading July 15. Before an occupancy permit was issued by the city, the school was required to complete Main Street with final coat of pavement. “Once that is done Walsh & Kelly will put in 129th if the weather cooperates,” Manhard said. Jerry … ]]> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:51:27 -0500 <![CDATA[ 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 officials from Verizon Wireless, the tower is a monopole that will allow other carriers to share space on the top of the tower. It is not the old Erector Set-style of tower used as main lines for power grids. It is a single pole set in concrete. The auxiliary one-story buildings are also set on … ]]> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:45:50 -0500 <![CDATA[ Days are numbered for duplexes ]]> Lead story image

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 stayed to find out what was being planned. The old duplexes were built in the middle of the last century as housing for local factory workers. They were very small and occupied mostly by renters. The various units were all owned by different people who did not maintain the buildings. Over the years, poor wiring … ]]> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:51:27 -0500 <![CDATA[ Kitty’s Scratching Post ]]> Lead story image

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 lives and died and those who came home with traumatic bodily and mental harm, while we sit here safe and sound. Sounds and smells bring back more terrifying memories than just saying the words. It is not kind to use noisy fireworks to give you and your strange friends giggles. BE KIND TO VETERANS. The … ]]> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 19:00:03 -0500 <![CDATA[ Kitty Conley’s Scratching Post for June 26, 2014 ]]> Lead story image

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 am. July 7 — Ryan Cusack CP FF/P July 9 — Jay Bailey is 40 HAPPY 4TH OF JULY The Crown Point Parade is celebrating Pedal Power, starts at 2 p.m. Special Olympics National Champion from Lake County Congratulations go out to Erin Gunnick, track and field superstar, just returned from the National Summer Games … ]]> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 19:00:03 -0500 <![CDATA[ Kitty Conley’s Scratching Post for June 26, 2014 ]]> Lead story image

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 & Kevin LaDuke, 5 years I have seen a video of Harley Davidson bringing the world a new electric motorcycle. It will not have any noise. That sort of makes it no longer a Harley. That signature sound is what lets you know it’s a Harley. I guess they could call this one Harriett Davidson … ]]> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 19:00:03 -0500 <![CDATA[ Kitty’s Scratching Post: ]]> Lead story image

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 own pockets and spending their own money working to bring a new $100 million retail and hotel complex to a site between Interstate 65 and an extended Delaware Parkway into Crown Point. Todd Kleven, the vice president of I-65 Properties, LLC, told the redevelopment commission that they will donate the land for half of the … ]]> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 19:00:03 -0500