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[ Almanac for Aug. 28, 2014 ]]> Lead story image

Sept. 18, 1914 Home Talent Play to be given under the auspices of the C. E. Society of the Presbyterian church. Over seventy-five young people from the best of Crown Point talent will be represented in the play “Two Black Bears,” which will be given in the Opera House on Thursday and Friday nights, Sept. 24th and 25th. August Schmidt, a respected German farmer, living in School Grove, southeast of this place died Tuesday morning after but three days of sickness. He has passed his 65th birthday, and leaves a wife and several children surviving. Funeral at the home was … ]]> Tue, 16 Sep 2014 14:42:05 -0500 <![CDATA[ Kitty’s Scratching Post for Sept. 4, 2014 ]]> Lead story image

Happy Birthday Sept. 18 Carla Verde Sept. 20 Dawn Lawn (my extra daughter) Sept. 21 Tony Quilizza Sept. 22 Charles Boillot Happy Anniversary Sept. 23 Val and Mike Aloia Thank you to Danielle Lockhart from Lake of the Four Seasons. She did a good deed and reminded all of us to use the gift of example in teaching children. On Sept. 11 she was out to eat with her children and paid for a firefighter’s dinner. She said she was just teaching her kids to pay it forward. It is a lesson we all should learn. With the fiasco with … ]]> Tue, 16 Sep 2014 14:42:05 -0500 <![CDATA[ Trains, Burgers and Beers, Oh, My! All Aboard! ]]>

CROWN POINT — A few months ago, in March, it looked like Bagger Dave’s Restaurant on Broadway might not make it. Negotiations fell apart because the proposed 200-seat restaurant that features trains, trains and more trains, didn’t have enough parking spaces in the mall where Strack and VanTil is located. But Crown Point Building and Planning Administrator Greg Falkowski said that the management of Bagger Dave’s, Diversified Restaurant Holdings, Inc. out of Michigan has reached an agreement with the owners of the shopping center to purchase at least half of the adjoining empty plat of land to incorporate more parking … ]]> Tue, 16 Sep 2014 14:03:53 -0500 <![CDATA[ How Vern Segert made life richer in Crown Point ]]> Lead story image

CROWN POINT — Anyone who met Vern Segert had their lives enriched by him. He truly was that honest man that Diogenes searched for in ancient Greece. He was also kind and a caring husband and father. He lived in the Crown Point most of his adult life. This octogenarian died Sept. 6. For more than 60 years Vern was part of the fabric of Crown Point. He was a very active member of First United Methodist Church. It was through his influence that a piece of land that used to have a house upon it became the church’s auxiliary … ]]> Mon, 15 Sep 2014 19:39:09 -0500 <![CDATA[ Domestic violence rears its ugly head in South Lake County ]]> Lead story image

With all the attention Ray Rice is getting, perhaps judges will give prosecutors a reason for going after the harshest sentences possible against people who beat their wives or girlfriends. That’s the hope of someone who works with victims of domestic abuse in South Lake County who wishes to remain anonymous. Rice is of course the Baltimore Ravens running back who was suspended indefinitely by the NFL after a video appeared to show him knocking out his then-fiancee in an Atlantic City hotel. In Lowell, Chief of Police Erik Matson said: “My stance on domestic violence is there is no … ]]> Tue, 16 Sep 2014 14:02:00 -0500 <![CDATA[ Governor names Crown Point resident as Lake County judge ]]>

CROWN POINT — At the Sept. 2 Crown Point City Council meeting city Rich Wolter announced that Gov. Mike Pence had appointed Crown Point resident Bruce Parent as the new Lake County Superior Court Civil Division judge. Parent will fill the opening left when Gerald Svetanoff took a leave of absence effective Sept. 23. Svetanoff had been the longest-serving Superior Court judge in Lake County, serving for more than 31 years. He died Jan. 8. Just as Svetanoff had done, soon-to-be-Judge Parent will preside in the courthouse in Gary. He will be in the Civil Division of the Lake County … ]]> Mon, 08 Sep 2014 18:07:58 -0500 <![CDATA[ South Shore Arts boss comes back to his Rotary roots ]]>

CROWN POINT — On Sept. 3 John Cain, executive director of South Shore Arts, came home to the Crown Point Rotary, not as a current member but as the featured speaker. All this took place at the weekly luncheon meeting of the Rotary. “I was a member (of this Rotary chapter) 30 years ago,” Cain said. “It was pre-crossing the Rubicon — there were no women members. I used to be the extractor and would charge if you weren’t wearing a bow tie.” Cain’s signature apparel is his vast collection of magnificent bow ties. His comments were received with surprise … ]]> Mon, 08 Sep 2014 18:02:02 -0500 <![CDATA[ Crown Point sets 9/11 ceremonies ]]>

First United Methodist Church and the city of Crown Point will host 9/11 ceremonies at 7:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 11 at the corner of South and Main at the 9/11 Memorial. Services include music, prayer, reflection and a proclamation by Mayor Dave Uran. The Memorial Flag will be lowered to half-staff and participants can place a small flag on the memorial. Kitty Conley, … ]]> Tue, 09 Sep 2014 14:21:34 -0500 <![CDATA[ ‘Safari hunt’ part of reading strategy at St. Mary ]]> Lead story image

CROWN POINT — There was a little bit of monkey business to take care of during the recent first day of school at St. Mary Catholic Community School. Marlene Moreth’s kindergarten class went on a “safari hunt,” according to a press release from the school. The students were looking for their class AR (Accelerated Reader) monkey, Henry. After looking all around the building, they found Henry in Class 2A, where they also met their new second-grade reading buddies, the release said. Staff report … ]]> Tue, 02 Sep 2014 14:11:02 -0500 <![CDATA[ CP swimmer takes bronze medal in Maui ]]>

The Crown Point Swim Club head age group swim coach John C. Krick was so excited. One of his swimmers, Hannah Kukurugya, took the bronze medal in the 200 Butterfly finals at the 2014 Junior Pan Pac Championships in Maui, Hawaii. “She set another personal best time in the finals with a 2:09.68 and broke her current Indiana state association records in both the 15- and 16-year-old open age groups.” This time earns Kukurugya the rank of 33rd in the world and eighth overall for the USA rankings in this event. The events continued over Labor Day Weekend. Two more … ]]> Tue, 02 Sep 2014 14:11:02 -0500 <![CDATA[ Family Express eyes gas station near I-65 ]]>

CROWN POINT — A Family Express gas station and convenience store planned for U.S. 231 just west of the southbound entrance to Interstate 65 got a favorable recommendation from the Crown Point Board of Zoning Appeals on Aug. 25. The recommendation was for the city council to allow a special use for what would be the third Family Express in Crown Point. There has been a gas station at that location since the late 1950s, before the site became part of the city. It has been run as a gas station and small convenience store by Superior Petroleum and the … ]]> Tue, 02 Sep 2014 14:11:02 -0500 <![CDATA[ Democratic candidate for state treasurer visits Crown Point ]]> Lead story image

CROWN POINT — Mike Boland, the Democratic candidate for state treasurer, visited the 22nd Annual Northwest Indiana Building & Construction Trades Council’s steak fry/corn roast picnic at the Lake County Fairgrounds on Aug. 28. Lots of people were there to enjoy the beautiful day. With it being an election year, candidates from both major parties seemed to be everywhere, mixing with the rank and file union members. Politics were being discussed. Boland has some ideas on how the treasurer’s office should be run. To begin with, the Illinois transplant — who moved to Indiana to be closer to his grandchildren … ]]> Tue, 02 Sep 2014 13:54:03 -0500 <![CDATA[ Kitty’s Scratching Post for Aug. 28, 2014 ]]> Lead story image

Happy birthday Aug. 28 Kelly Miller Aug. 29 Jill Ross shares this day with her dad, Allen Ross Aug. 30 Jessica Janda is 16 Sept. 3 Sue Landske Happy anniversary Aug. 28 Michelle and Mike Fajman Sept. 1 is Labor Day — no mail, no government offices open. It is time to celebrate our American workers. It would also help to say a prayer that more Americans are put back to work at living wages. It is time to remind our elected representatives to get the roads and bridges fixed. Those are good-paying local jobs. The city of Crown Point … ]]> Tue, 26 Aug 2014 14:20:12 -0500 <![CDATA[ LC building mishap is more smoke than fire ]]>

CROWN POINT — On Aug. 19 the Crown Point Fire Rescue Department went flying up to the Lake County government complex on North Main Street at 10 a.m. There was a fire in Building A. The building was evacuated and remained closed for the rest of the day. It did smell of smoke. “Some people can be bothered by the smell,” said Mark Baumgardner Sr., Crown Point Fire Department division chief of operations. “They were welding on Monday and it caught some insulation on fire and it smoldered for a while.” According to the Baumgardner, some of the walls on … ]]> Tue, 26 Aug 2014 14:17:11 -0500 <![CDATA[ Local USF instructors earn advanced degrees ]]>

FORT WAYNE — Teachers at the Crown Point campus of the University of St. Francis were among those honored at a scholarship banquet Aug. 19 on the main campus in Fort Wayne. Three Crown Point faculty members were recognized for completing advanced degrees in the School of Health Sciences: Kelly Elder, a nursing department instructor in Crown Point, received a master’s of science in nursing. Marsha King, dean of USF Crown Point, received a Ph.D. in nursing practice. Jeanette Zelhart-Smith, also a nursing department instructor in Crown Point, received a master’s of science in nursing. USF’s auxiliary school is located … ]]> Tue, 26 Aug 2014 14:17:11 -0500