Post-Tribune Latest news from Post-Tribune Online en-us (Editor) Post-Tribune 84 34 30 Copyright 2014 <![CDATA[ Bikes swiped, so Knights of Columbus ride to rescue ]]> Lead story image

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 to help when they delivered bikes to the home, a residential child care facility. Sister Maria Giuseppe, Provincial Superior at the home in East Chicago, thanked the Knights for walking in Jesus’s footsteps. She said in a thank you letter, “We are overwhelmed by your generosity in personally delivering so many wonderful bikes for our … ]]> Tue, 02 Sep 2014 13:54:03 -0500 <![CDATA[ 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 recommendation to the Lake County Council would allow the school to be built in an agricultural zone on a 37-acre site at the southwest corner of 109th and Calumet avenues in unincorporated Hanover Township that’s owned by the school association. Plans call for the school, which needs to expand and is unable to do so … ]]> Tue, 21 Oct 2014 13:54:30 -0500 <![CDATA[ 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 Express Gas Station and Convenience Store on the West side of Indiana Avenue. The townhomes are a joint project under the direction of Jeff Ban, DVG representing the owners. This was back at the Plans Commission after it had been approved by the City Council. Planned unit developments allow for many changes and uses to … ]]> Tue, 21 Oct 2014 13:56:35 -0500 <![CDATA[ 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 students, along with other uses. In order to do so the CPCSC needed a zone change from business B-2 to residential R-2 zone designation. The city has made no bones about telling everyone that they wanted that property for a park with a bandshell for festivals. It could also be used for an outdoor venue … ]]> Tue, 21 Oct 2014 13:56:35 -0500 <![CDATA[ Kitty Conley’s Scratching Post for Oct. 23, 2014 ]]> Lead story image

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 championship titles. INDOT Northwest is hiring for Winter Work. There are seasonal opportunities available across Northwest Indian District (Lake, Porter, LaPorte, St. Joseph, Newton, Jasper, Starke, Pulaski, Marshall, Fulton, Cass, Carroll and White counties.) Successful hires will work as seasonal INDOT maintenance crew staff , and as plow drivers during snow events this winter. Applicants … ]]> Tue, 21 Oct 2014 13:58:55 -0500 <![CDATA[ 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 work was done by their K-9 partners. The Crown Point Police Department now has the 2014 Team of the Year Award and the Excellence of Service Award. In Land’s news release he congratulated the city’s two human K-9 officers. Eldridge and his K-9 partner Buddy, an 8-year-old German shepherd, were named Team of the Year … ]]> Tue, 14 Oct 2014 13:43:24 -0500 <![CDATA[ Patient’s fast action may have saved her during a stroke ]]> Lead story image

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 to start on the road to recovery. She was diagnosed with a blockage in the brain “that totally shocked me. I had no idea,” Anita said. Her day had started as usual. She had been to her regular two-hour workout at the YMCA. She had noticed that at the end of her exercise class that … ]]> Tue, 14 Oct 2014 13:45:23 -0500 <![CDATA[ Early learning center coming to old bus area on West Street ]]> Lead story image

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 Crown Point City Council to be used for an entertainment complex complete with a bandshell. Some council members had felt that this land had been best suited for the Crown Point Community Library, which city councilman Mark Schweitzer, Republican at-large, had been actively pursuing for that use. After the library decided to use the lots … ]]> Tue, 14 Oct 2014 13:43:33 -0500 <![CDATA[ Almanac ]]> Lead story image

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 papers with war news are not being grasped as eagerly as they were sometime ago, as the people are aware now that very little is learned by reading the dispatches which invariably disagree. The news the past few days seems to be in favor of the German army, which, with severe losses had driven the … ]]> Mon, 20 Oct 2014 21:02:41 -0500 <![CDATA[ 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 the recreating public,” said Indiana Boating Law administrator Lt. Kenton Turner. “Life jackets are a yearlong priority and should be the first thought on everyone’s mind when enjoying Indiana’s waterways.” According to Lt. William Browne, DNR Law Enforcement, as the weather cools, wearing an overcoat becomes a nearly automatic equipment choice for enjoying the outdoors. … ]]> Tue, 14 Oct 2014 13:45:12 -0500 <![CDATA[ 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 allow for flexible uses. The primary use will be for an early childhood preschool program. The building will also be able to staff training and interactive e-learning environments. The Indianapolis architects are providing Crown Point schools with a design that will use the best state of the art heating and ventilating system to cut costs … ]]> Mon, 13 Oct 2014 19:01:09 -0500 <![CDATA[ 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 Creek. Bumgardner will be presenting a bird banding program. This is a free family program and is part of Coffee Creek’s monthly Stewardship Saturday series. It will be held at the Pavilion which is located at 178 East Sidewalk Road, Chesterton. Bumgardner, who has banded more than 500 birds since bringing his program to the … ]]> Tue, 14 Oct 2014 13:38:21 -0500 <![CDATA[ Almanac for Oct. 9, 2014 ]]> Lead story image

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 they have gained some in different places on the firing line. Their reports also claim victories over the Russians, while the London and Parish reports claim there is but very change along the battle front. There are no prospects for the war to close soon, and each day there are thousands of men being slaughtered, … ]]> Tue, 07 Oct 2014 14:46:50 -0500 <![CDATA[ GOP state treasurer candidate brings campaign to Crown Point ]]> Lead story image

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 State Treasurer. She has her own ideas as to how the job should be done. In response to her opponent’s comments about investing funds in Indiana Banks, Mitchell said, “By law the banks have to be in Indiana — bricks and mortar in Indiana. “To get the best rates we also invest in (U.S.) Treasury … ]]> Tue, 07 Oct 2014 15:14:12 -0500 <![CDATA[ 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 the light would be within the federal emissions reduction area of the intersection of Summit Street and State Road 55 / Main Street. Therefore everything has to be done by IDOT regulations. This adds to the complication of putting in this light. Now the city is required to have an even greater area purchased before … ]]> Tue, 30 Sep 2014 14:17:26 -0500 <![CDATA[ Almanac for Oct. 2, 2014 ]]> Lead story image

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 caught there, but escaped from the officers by jumping out of a window. He went from Plymouth to Michigan where he did the same work and was caught, and will now get value received for all his easy money by going to the pen. He will not be brought back here as reported, as the … ]]> Mon, 06 Oct 2014 22:35:07 -0500