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Griffith planning panel meets in special session Tuesday

GRIFFITH | The Griffith Plan Commission meets in special session at 6:15 p.m. Tuesday for a site plan review of Petrogas, 1800 W. Avenue H.

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Northwest Indiana Symphony Orchestra presents South Shore Summer Music Festival

Northwest Indiana Symphony Orchestra presents South Shore Summer Music Festival

The Northwest Indiana Symphony Orchestra and Music Director/Conductor Kirk Muspratt will hit the road this weekend to begin the annual South S…

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Former Griffith school treasurer must repay $34,000

GRIFFITH | A former Ready Elementary School extracurricular treasurer has been accused of misappropriating $17,050 from the Griffith Public Schools.

July 11, 2014 6:00 pm

Adoption Event Planned for Firefighters at Humane Society in Munster

Adoption Event Planned for Firefighters at Humane Society in Munster

HIGHLAND | Humane Society Calumet Area (HSCA) will host an adoption event Saturday, July 12 with adoption fees waived for firefighters as part…

July 09, 2014 9:01 am

Lake County Public Library conducting online survey

MERRILLVILLE | The Lake County Public Library is conducting an online survey through July 21 to find out how patrons use the library’s compute…

July 09, 2014 12:00 am

Life Master goal attained by a trio of area bridge players

Life Master goal attained by a trio of area bridge players

In duplicate bridge, earning a Life Master certification is a defining moment in the progression of a bridge player's rise in the rankings. It…

July 09, 2014 12:00 am

Animal shelter gets new home

GRIFFITH | The town's animal shelter has moved into a new place that's about to be renovated.

July 07, 2014 6:28 pm

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July 07, 2014 12:05 am

Spend this summer at the Lake County parks

Spend summer with the Lake County Parks and Recreation Department. There are plenty of indoor and outdoor activities for all ages.

July 07, 2014 12:00 am

Friends helped lift spirits, duties in Korea

Friends helped lift spirits, duties in Korea

As a longtime Hammond Times newspaper carrier, Ron Miller figured he knew a copy of the paper when he saw one.

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Griffith man charged in E.C. shooting

Griffith man charged in E.C. shooting

CROWN POINT | A 30-year-old man was charged Tuesday in an East Chicago shooting that left a man with five gunshot wounds.

July 03, 2014 12:05 am

Lake County celebrates 4th of July

Fireworks and floats, concerts and contests and Mickey and Minnie Mouse are on tap as the region celebrates the nation's 238th birthday.

July 02, 2014 5:10 pm

Griffith man previously convicted of murder faces new drug charges

CROWN POINT | A Griffith man convicted of murder in 1977 is back in jail on drug charges.

July 01, 2014 8:10 pm

Lake County celebrates 4th of July

Fireworks and floats, concerts and contests and Mickey and Minnie Mouse are on tap as the region celebrates the nation's 238th birthday.

July 01, 2014 7:45 pm

Calumet Township drops lawsuit blocking Griffith's departure

GARY | The Calumet Township trustee has dropped a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of a 2013 state law that could cut millions in ass…

July 01, 2014 7:00 pm

Lake County Public Library salutes Read-a-Thon winners

Lake County Public Library salutes Read-a-Thon winners

HOBART | The Lake County Public Library Foundation recognized first-place winners of its annual Read-a-Thon at the awards ceremony at Avalon M…

June 30, 2014 12:00 am

Lake County to submit proposal for preschool education

The One Region organization will submit a preschool pilot proposal on behalf of Lake County to the Family and Social Service Administration on Monday.

June 29, 2014 11:00 pm

Griffith complex stages festival

Griffith complex stages festival

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Jury hears evidence in fatal shooting of Griffith man

CROWN POINT | Lake County sheriff's police found a chaotic crime scene on July 29, 2011, when they came upon a 20-year-old man who had been sh…

June 27, 2014 6:41 pm

Adult learners can apply for several scholarships

CROWN POINT | The Crown Point Community Foundation will begin accepting online scholarship applications Tuesday for the Women’s Giving Circle …

June 26, 2014 12:00 am

Chair design is "super" winner

Chair design is "super" winner

June 26, 2014 12:00 am

Police: Man fought duo who caught him burglarizing garage

GRIFFITH | A 19-year-old man was arrested on allegations he punched one man and strangled another after they caught him burglarizing a garage …

June 25, 2014 8:08 pm

Highland Redevelopment Commission accomplishes much with help from many volunteers

Highland Redevelopment Commission accomplishes much with help from many volunteers

Once again, it has been a busy fruitful year for the Highland Redevelopment Commission with many accomplishments director Cecile L. Petro says.

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Highland residents love their community

Highland residents love their community

When it comes to places to live and work, residents say Highland is the best.

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Highland 4th of July Festival sponsored by the Highland Council of Community Events

Highland 4th of July Festival sponsored by the Highland Council of Community Events

The Fourth of July Festival kicks off at Main Square Park and features:

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New Highland School Superintendent finds job rewarding and challenging

New Highland School Superintendent finds job rewarding and challenging

HIGHLAND - Brian Smith says his first year as Highland School Superintendent has really gone well.

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Highland sees surge in new businesses during the past year

Highland sees surge in new businesses during the past year

While many Northwest towns and cities struggle to attract new businesses, this past year 19 companies have made Highland their new home and a …

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Highland Chamber recognizes local businesses with beautification awards

Highland Chamber recognizes local businesses with beautification awards

Nine Beautification Awards were presented by the Highland Chamber of Commerce to local businesses for their strong investment and beautiful im…

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Highland Chamber of Commerce continues to grow and promote good business

Highland Chamber of Commerce continues to grow and promote good business

The Highland Chamber of Commerce has three events added to its busy calendar this past year to replace the Midwest Zest Fest and help promote …

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Highland Redevelopment Commission working to save downtown ash trees

Highland Redevelopment Commission working to save downtown ash trees

The Highland Redevelopment Commission is trying to save the downtown ash trees before they are killed by the Emerald Ash Borer, director Cecil…

June 25, 2014 5:44 pm

Highland Parks Department programs benefit all age groups

Highland Parks Department programs benefit all age groups

FREE SUMMER CONCERTS

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New program instructors and support staff sought

New program instructors and support staff sought

GRIFFITH | In an effort to expand its programs and class offerings, the Griffith Family YMCA is seeking applicants for a variety of part-time …

June 25, 2014 12:00 am

Photography Club exhibit open through June at Deep River

HOBART | Lake County Parks Photo club members Victor Grimes, of Gary; Sandor Voo of Wheeler; Jim Rettker, of Crown Point; Beverly and Tom Zmig…

June 25, 2014 12:00 am

Illinois man pleads guilty in scheme to illegally buy guns in NWI

HAMMOND | A convicted felon from Illinois pleaded guilty Monday in a scheme to illegally purchase firearms in Northwest Indiana.

June 23, 2014 9:30 pm

Mansards Apartments plan police fundraiser

GRIFFITH | To nurture a growing relationship with the Griffith Police, the Mansards Apartments is hosting a fundraiser Saturday for the police.

June 23, 2014 12:00 am

Lake County Fair opens office, announces grandstand schedule

CROWN POINT | Summer has officially arrived, and the Lake County Fair Secretary’s Office is now open for business from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday…

June 23, 2014 12:00 am

Canstruction competition will will create “Superheroes Against Hunger”

GRIFFITH | Lake Area United Way and United Way of Porter County, in cooperation with U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky, D-Merrillville, are hosting a “…

June 23, 2014 12:00 am

Local athletes bring home medals from national competition

Local athletes bring home medals from national competition

GRIFFITH | Erin Gunnink didn't come home from the Special Olympics USA Games empty-handed. 

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Teamsters' win in Bakker dispute called hollow victory

GRIFFITH | The owners of the former Bakker Produce Co. in Griffith reached a $3.7 million settlement with Teamsters Union No. 142 Trust Fund t…

June 20, 2014 7:45 pm

Calumet Twp. trustee taking appointments for assistance

GARY | Residents who repeatedly demand assistance from the Calumet Township Trustees' office will now need appointments to be served.

June 19, 2014 8:00 pm

Lake approves emergency replacement of Arbogast bridge

GRIFFITH | The Lake County Drainage Board approved the emergency replacement of the Arbogast Street bridge over Cady Marsh Ditch.

June 19, 2014 6:30 pm

2015 trial set for man accused of killing Griffith business woman

2015 trial set for man accused of killing Griffith business woman

CROWN POINT | An Illinois man charged in the slaying of a Griffith business owner is scheduled to stand trial Jan. 20.

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Martinez announces retirement from LAUW

Martinez announces retirement from LAUW

GRIFFITH | Serving the community, working with its leaders and helping make Northwest Indiana a better place is what Lou Martinez said he'll m…

June 18, 2014 7:30 pm

Griffith closes portion of East Main Street on Thursday

GRIFFITH | The 100 block of East Main Street between Broad Street and Lafayette Avenue will be closed to traffic from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday.

June 18, 2014 2:40 pm

Griffith wants free replacement of damaged bridge

GRIFFITH | A flood relief project may have helped stormwater move quickly out of the area, but town officials said it also damaged a bridge, m…

June 17, 2014 10:00 pm

A lifetime of education awaits you. . . at the library

Question: Where can you get an education without first having to pass an entrance exam or pay tuition?

June 16, 2014 12:00 am

AL HAMNIK: Fech family up to par on their commitment to each other

AL HAMNIK: Fech family up to par on their commitment to each other

How's this for a Father's Day gift?

June 14, 2014 5:15 pm

Schererville Parks and Recreation supports community health and well-being

Schererville Parks and Recreation supports community health and well-being

Established in 1989, the Schererville Parks and Recreation Department has made tremendous strides when it comes to meeting the needs of a grow…

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Round the Clock voted best family restaurant for 20 consecutive years

Round the Clock voted best family restaurant for 20 consecutive years

When you dine at Round the Clock, three generations of owners/operators hope your experience is “always something to smile about.”

June 13, 2014 3:37 pm


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