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[ 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 <![CDATA[ Kitty’s Scratching Post: ]]> Lead story image

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 program which begins in July. Graduates will be eligible to take the state written and practical exam for state of Indiana certification. Cost is $850. Payment plans available and the Don Hess Memorial Scholarship is available for students in financial need. For more information call 219 757-6334, or go to On June 13 Relay … ]]> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 19:00:03 -0500 <![CDATA[ Kitty’s Scratching Post: ]]> Lead story image

Happy Birthday June 5: Lucia Creamer (John McNamara’s mom) June 8: Stacy Brown Happy Anniversary June 7: Kelly & Katie Miller The oldest serving member of Congress, U.S. Rep. Ralph Hall, 91, of Texas, just lost his primary. He was the last World War II Veteran serving in the U.S. Congress. June 7: Chris Stanish will be ordained a priest at Holy Angels Cathedral in Gary. His First Mass will be at 11 a.m. at St. Bridget Catholic Church in Hobart. Congratulations to his entire family. June 13: Relay for Life helps the mission of the American Cancer Society. Kick … ]]> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 19:00:03 -0500 <![CDATA[ Kitty’s Scratching Post: ]]> Lead story image

Happy Birthday May 31 Danielle Lockhart June 2 Patti Olson & Tat Kennedy share this day It was nice to get a missive from Senator Sue Landske. Her sense of humor is doing fine. May 30 – 31 – June 1 Winfield aria wide Garage Sale June 4, 1919 Senate Passage of the 19th Amendment. It took over a year until August 18, 1920 to get this ratified by the three fourths of the states. The ratification was certified on August 26, 1920 Women were finally allowed the right to vote. The Amendment was first introduced to the U.S. Congress … ]]> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 19:00:03 -0500 <![CDATA[ SCRATCHING POST ]]> Lead story image

Happy birthdays: On May 15, Kylee Kleven turned 7, on May 22 Gerald Glatt, Karen Caffarini and Stephen Martin share the day and on May 23 Mike Kowal will share a birthday with William DeVilla. Monday is Memorial Day. If you do not fly the flag on your house all year, make sure you do on Memorial Day. Remember to keep a light on it after dark. For anyone that hasn’t heard, Jeff Burton, former reporter for a local daily newspaper, will be attending University of Saint Mary of the Lake, also known as Mundelein Major Seminary. With Hammond Mayor … ]]> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 19:00:03 -0500 <![CDATA[ Crown Point brothers arrested in Valparaiso on battery, other charges ]]> Lead story image

VALPARAISO — Two brothers from Crown Point face multiple charges after allegedly beating up and robbing a man early Saturday while family members egged them on, police said. Their alleged victim, Michael Bachar, 36, of Valparaiso, was transported to Porter Regional Hospital. His condition was unclear. According to the police report, the family spent Friday evening at the Franklin House, celebrating a birthday. At about 12:48 a.m. Saturday, Bachar was walking around downtown Valparaiso when two men allegedly began yelling racial slurs at him, although all involved are of the same race, and tried to get him to fight. One … ]]> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 23:40:02 -0500