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[ New upscale development headed to I-65 and 109th ]]>

CROWN POINT — At the Crown Point Plan Commission Todd Kleven, vice president of Hawk Development, brought news about his boss’s proposed development of the North Street entrance into to the city. This was done as a workshop so no vote was taken, but the commissioners did indicate that they liked the idea that he was presenting. To begin with there were no residential units in the presentation. The closest it came was a possible two hotels that Hawk Development and I 65 Properties are marketing to hotel chains that Kleven had met while was in Las Vegas at the … ]]> Tue, 19 Aug 2014 14:14:18 -0500 <![CDATA[ Plans move ahead for lots at Broadway and 107th ]]>

CROWN POINT — On Aug. 11 the Crown Point Plan Commission approved changing two lots to be closer in size on the northeast corner of Broadway and 107th Avenue. They also approved the site development plan for both lots. This is in the same commercial subdivision where Strack and Van Til is located. These two outlots are separated from the primary area of the shopping center by 107th Avenue. Formerly known as lots Nos. 2 and 3 on the north side of 107th Avenue, these are the lots next to Broadway. They had not originally been platted as similar in … ]]> Tue, 19 Aug 2014 14:14:18 -0500 <![CDATA[ Rezoning likely for corner of Indiana and North ]]> Lead story image

CROWN POINT — The Crown Point Plan Commission on Aug. 11 voted favorably on a request to rezone the northeast corner of Indiana Avenue and North Street from R-2 to a planned unit development, or PUD. This still has to go before the City Council since it is a rezone. The project was presented to the planners by Jeff Ban of DVG Engineering; with him at the meeting was Ted Rohn of Rohn Associate Architects and property owner Bob Rossman from Rossman & Associates. This property that is in line to become a Planned Unit Development will consist of 28 … ]]> Tue, 19 Aug 2014 14:12:53 -0500 <![CDATA[ 911 consolidation hits city with equipment costs ]]>

CROWN POINT — At both the Redevelopment Commission meeting on Aug. 11 and the Board of Works & Public Safety meeting on Aug. 13, Mayor Dave Uran asked the city to expend money to pay for all-new radio equipment. The money would be used to make the city’s radios work with the new county-operated 911 center. At the meetings, Police Chief Pete Land explained that this expense falls on each member of the community. “All the equipment we have has to be replaced,” Land said. There are different levels of equipment that can be chosen. According to Land the equipment … ]]> Mon, 18 Aug 2014 15:57:33 -0500 <![CDATA[ Extra funds OK’d for repaving project ]]> Lead story image

CROWN POINT — At the Aug. 11 Crown Point Redevelopment Commission meeting Mayor Dave Uran received more money for repaving Greenwood Avenue and Merrillville Road. Because of the drastic need for more substructure work on Greenwood Avenue from Main Street and west to Court Street, the cost jumped. The total cost moved to over $467,000 with the cost of Merrillville Road jumping to over $53,000. That brings the total for just those two city streets to over $520,000. The commission had only scheduled $500,000 to be spent in 2014. The extra expense for this year has been approved. Uran then … ]]> Tue, 19 Aug 2014 14:12:53 -0500 <![CDATA[ Almanac for Aug. 21, 2014 ]]>

Aug. 21, 1914 Without doubt great battles are being fought this week in many different places in the old country, both on land and sea, but the tight reins being held on cable dispatches give the people of the United States very little news that can be relied on. All the great metropolitan dailies have representatives there, and it seems impossible for them to get anything through authentic, but from all accounts so far Germany and Austria are getting the worst of it in breaking a way through Belgium and France, as all the strategic places have long since been … ]]> Tue, 19 Aug 2014 14:14:39 -0500 <![CDATA[ Kitty’s Scratching Post for Aug. 21, 2014 ]]> Lead story image

Happy birthday Aug. 15 (lazy birdie didn’t tell me) Rachael Qualizza is 20. Aug. 22 Scott Abraham Aug. 23 Della VanderPol shares this day with Mike Aloia Aug. 24 Holly in Patti’s office Aug. 25 Mark Baumgardner Sr., CPFD division chief of operations Aug. 26 Megan McNamara, whom I just love to bits and want to squeeze and hug all the time but she is getting too old for that. She is 12 today. We love you, Megan. Aug. 26 is also The Man Cave Barber, Wayne Borowski Aug. 27 Linda Abraham Happy anniversary Aug. 24 Dennis & Kitty Conley … ]]> Tue, 19 Aug 2014 14:14:39 -0500 <![CDATA[ Kitty’s Scratching Post for Aug. 14, 2014 ]]> Lead story image

Happy Birthday Aug. 15 Leo Ruiz is 65 Aug. 16 Eric Olson Aug. 17 Kenzie Piper Kleven is 3 years old. She shares this day with Student Priest Jeff Burton Aug. 18 Michele Fajman If you have any complaints about delay or rescheduling of services from the VA Clinic in Crown Point please send me an e-mail at Complaints are starting to come in to me about canceled appointments, then change of doctors and more canceled appointments. That is beginning to be a pattern in keeping a former serviceman or woman off of the long waiting list to see … ]]> Tue, 12 Aug 2014 13:54:38 -0500 <![CDATA[ Crown Point ranked 6th safest place in Indiana ]]>

CROWN POINT — At the Crown Point City Council meeting on Aug. 4, Mayor Dave Uran congratulated Police Chief Pete Land on the city of Crown Point being ranked in the top 10 safest place to live in Indiana. Land was proud to say that the city was ranked number 6 in the entire state. This was in a research study and ranking done by the national real estate company Movoto. In their study the top 10 safest places to live are five suburbs of Indianapolis along with four municipalities in Northwest Indiana. The other place is down south. Here … ]]> Tue, 12 Aug 2014 13:59:42 -0500 <![CDATA[ Crown Point pays off  sewer bond to save money ]]>

CROWN POINT — At the Aug. 4 City Council meeting, city officials voted to pay off the 1994 Sewage Works Revenue Bonds to save money. The bonds have an outstanding amount of $1,475,000. These bonds are now subject to redemption without premium, according to Ordinance 2014-07-14. That is the ordinance that allows the city to pay off these bonds. It took until now for the city to be allowed to payoff these 1994 bonds early and have no prepayment penalty. This will save the city the cost of the interest on these bonds. The city has $701,369 of funds on … ]]> Tue, 12 Aug 2014 13:59:42 -0500 <![CDATA[ Old parish thinks new and says come on home ]]> Lead story image

ST. JOHN — Friends and Family Sunday is coming up Aug. 24 at both the 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. Masses. This is the 4th year that St. John Evangelist, at 10701 Olcott Avenue has hosted this event. According to Pat Millerick, from St. John Evangelist Parish, they are encouraging non-members and also inactive Catholics to attend Mass. She added that the parish is well known for its inspiring and challenging homilies. “This is not your ordinary Catholic Church,” she said. SJE is the first Catholic Church in Lake County. Tours of the new church are on Tuesdays and Sundays from … ]]> Tue, 12 Aug 2014 13:59:42 -0500 <![CDATA[ Row over city court at CP budget meeting ]]>

CROWN POINT — On Aug. 7, the first of the Crown Point city budget workshops took place as usual. This duty is part of being an elected officer of the city. There is usually peaceful give and take on all sides. Until this year, when Councilwoman Carol Drasga, R-5th, brought up a study that had been ordered done by the city’s financial consultant, Greg Guerrettaz from Financial Solutions Group, Inc., in Plainfield, Indiana. It was not clear who ordered the study, or how much it cost the city. The study was addressed to Council President Andrew Kyres, D-3rd. Kyres is … ]]> Tue, 12 Aug 2014 14:01:21 -0500 <![CDATA[ Continued help for U.S. military veterans ]]>

CROWN POINT — With all the push and pull that goes on in Washington D.C., U.S. Rep. Peter Visclosky, (D-Merrilliville) has continued to support America’s veterans, both young and old. These are men and women who have served in World War II, North Korea, Vietnam and the Middle East. Currently, there have been multiple reported incidents across the country of veterans having a long waiting period to be seen or treated by a medical professional. Once registered in the system, the VA hospitals receive great ratings despite the controversy surrounding treatment and waiting time of veterans. Sometimes waits have been … ]]> Tue, 05 Aug 2014 13:55:38 -0500 <![CDATA[ David Warne joins Crown Point school board ]]>

CROWN POINT — David Warne graduated from Crown Point High School in 1996, just 18 years ago. Now he is the newest member of the school board. Warne also attended Ball State University and is a trader at Cardinal Capital Management. He and his sister Laura are co-owners of Station 21-American Grill on North and Main Streets, just north of the Square. When you walk in, a bulldog is there to greet you and a red jersey with the number 21 hangs on the wall. The brother and sister combination shared the number 21 while each of them were star … ]]> Tue, 05 Aug 2014 14:14:24 -0500 <![CDATA[ Kitty’s Scratching Post for Aug. 7, 2014 ]]> Lead story image

Happy birthday: Aug. 7 Phil Poulton Aug. 8 Joan Goletz Aug. 12 Mike Puente Aug. 13 Donna Catalino, Jim McCann & John Moos share this day. Happy anniversary: Aug. 2 Adam & Kara Graper (lazy birdie was late again) 11 years Aug. 7 Dr. Dan & Shelly Beatty Aug. 10 Ruth & Dave Egofske According to Mayor Dave Uran, Hubinger Landscaping sowed the grass seed along the work done by Walsh & Kelly on Greenwood Avenue in Crown Point. They should be ashamed of themselves. There are more weeds coming up than grass. Uran gets calls every day about the … ]]> Mon, 11 Aug 2014 23:39:10 -0500