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Lowell scheduled branch, leaf pickups in October; no bags

LOWELL | The town's street department has scheduled a final branch pickup to begin Oct. 13 and has tentatively scheduled a leaf pickup to begi…

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A silent tribute

A silent tribute

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Dyer places South Shore request back on agenda

DYER | Despite some displeasure with language in the South Shore interlocal agreement, the Dyer Town Council has put it on this month's agenda.

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Waste board begins process to find new director

CROWN POINT | Fewer night meetings and less credit card use may be on tap for the Lake County Solid Waste Management District in the wake of t…

September 18, 2014 10:02 pm

Wood stove swaps will clean air

A wood stove swap program in Lake, Porter, Jasper and Newton counties can net participants a voucher of $1,000 toward purchase of a new EPA-ce…

September 18, 2014 10:00 am

Crossroads Chamber rocks the region with membership drive

Crossroads Chamber rocks the region with membership drive

MERRILLVILLE | From business strategies to community awareness campaigns to investing in the future if education, the Crossroads Chamber of Co…

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Time out For Reading events asks everyone to put their nose in a book

Time out For Reading events asks everyone to put their nose in a book

MERRILLVILLE | Top-flight athletes are not the only ones to hear a recruiting speech.

September 17, 2014 12:00 am

Education foundation offers grants to Tri-Creek community

LOWELL | The Tri-Creek Education Foundation is accepting applications through Oct. 13 for its 13th annual competitive grant opportunity.

September 17, 2014 12:00 am

Slain officer remembered for leadership

Slain officer remembered for leadership

MERRILLVILLE | On a gloomy Monday, hundreds of law enforcement officials, family members and friends gathered in Merrillville and Lowell to pa…

September 15, 2014 9:00 pm Photos

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Schultz funeral procession route details

Funeral services for fallen Merrillville Patrolman Nickolaus Schultz are scheduled to start at 11 a.m. Monday at the Radisson Hotel at Star Pl…

September 15, 2014 6:46 am

Area youths test their tractor driving skills

Area youths test their tractor driving skills

LOWELL | Eleven Lake County 4-H members recently competed in the Area 10 4-H Tractor Contest, hosted by the Lake County 4-H Department and hel…

September 15, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Hundreds pay respects to fallen M'ville police officer

Hundreds pay respects to fallen M'ville police officer

MERRILLVILLE | Hundreds of mourners paid their respects Sunday to a remarkable young man whose leadership will not be soon forgotten.

September 14, 2014 8:30 pm Photos

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Traffic slowdowns expected during funeral of slain officer

Traffic slowdowns expected during funeral of slain officer

MERRILLVILLE | Authorities are expecting significant traffic slowdowns Monday as hundreds of officers pour into Lake County to mourn slain Mer…

September 13, 2014 9:30 pm

Task force releases details in fatal shooting of M'ville officer

Task force releases details in fatal shooting of M'ville officer

MERRILLVILLE | When Merrillville officers forced entry into a condo Sept. 5, officials say the disgruntled evicted resident was armed with a h…

September 12, 2014 6:30 pm Related

Tri-Creek, Crown Point, Merrillville schools close Monday to accommodate funeral traffic

Administrators in the Merrillville, Tri-Creek and Crown Point Community school corporations have canceled classes Monday to clear the roads fo…

September 12, 2014 6:00 pm Related

Video allegedly shows Lynwood officer beating handcuffed suspect

Video allegedly shows Lynwood officer beating handcuffed suspect

A video recently obtained by the Better Government Association appears to show a Lynwood police officer slugging a handcuffed prisoner inside …

September 11, 2014 10:30 pm Related

3 suburbs have Lake E-911 over a $2.6 million barrel

CROWN POINT | Lake officials may lose $2.6 million a year in public safety funds if Cedar Lake, St. John and Schererville won't merge their po…

September 11, 2014 3:55 pm

Fallen M'ville officer returns home

Fallen M'ville officer returns home

Blue ribbons lined the streets of downtown Lowell on Wednesday as the community waited for slain Merrillville police Patrolman Nickolaus Schul…

September 10, 2014 10:05 pm Photos

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Rose Ride planned in memory of fallen Merrillville officer

The Unforgotten Souls Motorcycle Club on Wednesday announced a Rose Ride in Patrolman Nickolaus Schultz's memory will take place Thursday night.

September 10, 2014 9:15 pm

Lowell-area man charged in battery investigation, police say

EAGLE CREEK TOWNSHIP | A Lowell-area man faces charges alleging he beat a woman who was taken to a local hospital for treatment, police said Tuesday.

September 09, 2014 9:30 pm

Memorial to fallen officer

Memorial to fallen officer

September 08, 2014 7:34 pm

Nurses honored with Cortona awards by coworkers and physicians

Nurses honored with Cortona awards by coworkers and physicians

It is said that there is no higher form of career praise than that expressed by one’s coworkers.

September 08, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Federal employees and retirees group hosts legislators

MUNSTER | Chapter 546 of the National Association of Active and Retired Federal Employees will meet at noon Wednesday with State Senator Sue L…

September 08, 2014 12:00 am

Officer's death a devastating loss for Lowell, friends say

Officer's death a devastating loss for Lowell, friends say

It's no surprise that fallen Merrillville police Patrolman Nickolaus Schultz was among the first to enter a condo where a man who'd previously…

September 07, 2014 9:30 pm Photos

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Merrillville police officer dies from gunshot wound

Merrillville police officer dies from gunshot wound

MERRILLVILLE | Police Patrolman 2nd Class Nickolaus Schultz died Sunday, less than two days after being shot by a man wearing body armor and w…

September 07, 2014 8:00 pm Photos

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Little Heroes walk with fans to fight cancer

Little Heroes walk with fans to fight cancer

CEDAR LAKE | Youthful firefighters, police officers, soldiers and superheroes gathered Sunday afternoon to unite with families in the fight ag…

September 07, 2014 7:50 pm Photos

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Tri-Creek School Board keeps appointee on Library Board

LOWELL | The Tri-Creek School Board recently reappointed Brenda Wunderink to the Lowell Public Library Board.

September 07, 2014 12:05 am

Winners selected from Lowell Labor Day Kiddiei Parade

LOWELL | Winners have been selected from the Lowell Labor Day Kiddie Parade.

September 07, 2014 12:05 am

Hayride reservations offered at five Lake County parks

Reservations for tractor drawn hay rides are offered at Lemon Lake, Stoney Run, Oak Ridge Prairie, Deep River, and Buckley Homestead county pa…

September 03, 2014 12:00 am

Intergenerational golf opportunities offered at Cedar Creek

CEDAR LAKE | The Lake County Parks and Recreation Department has two intergenerational golfing opportunities available at Cedar Creek Family G…

September 03, 2014 12:00 am

Portion of Ind. 2 closed for pavement treatment

A portion of Ind. 2 between U.S. 41 and the Illinois state line will be closed to traffic today through Thursday while crews treat the pavement.

September 02, 2014 6:49 pm

Proposed quarry pollution concerns will be aired

LOWELL | State environmental officials are inviting the public to comment on how the proposed Singleton Stone quarry could affect local air quality.

September 02, 2014 5:34 pm

NWI Preps app brings action and stories to your fingertips

NWI Preps app brings action and stories to your fingertips

Some of the stories are action highlights of the competition like the winning touchdown, the perfect kill with the game on the line, the line …

September 02, 2014 8:00 am Photos

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Where to go with the dogs

Dog parks and dog-friendly facilities dot the area from Chicago’s beaches through Porter County. Most charge an annual membership fee and all …

September 02, 2014 12:00 am

E-911 compatible radio equipment on order for Crown Point

CROWN POINT | Officials have approved the purchase of $710,112 in new radio equipment compatible with the Lake County consolidated E-911 centr…

September 02, 2014 12:00 am

Lowell Labor Day Parade celebrates dance

Lowell Labor Day Parade celebrates dance

LOWELL | A dance troupe performed Monday atop a pretty-in-pastels, frothy float paying tribute to "The Joy of Dancing," this year's theme for …

September 01, 2014 8:30 pm Photos

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The march of time: Generations of Kiddie Parade participants keep tradition alive

The march of time: Generations of Kiddie Parade participants keep tradition alive

LOWELL | Angelina Chilcott, 8, of DeMotte, stood prettily posed as a ballerina in a jewelry box on Sunday in the 61st Lowell Kiddie Parade.

August 31, 2014 5:45 pm Photos

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Evansville firm will help Lowell save on plastic bench costs

LOWELL | The town wants residents to save their plastic caps and lids for the annual CAP-A-THON.

August 31, 2014 12:05 am

Protest planned at circus in Lowell, Schererville

Protest planned at circus in Lowell, Schererville

LOWELL | A Portage man said he plans to join others in protesting local shows being put on by the Kelly Miller Circus.

August 29, 2014 7:45 pm Photos

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ArcelorMittal Indiana Harbor East surpassed previous safety record

ArcelorMittal Indiana Harbor East surpassed previous safety record

EAST CHICAGO | Labor unions secured weekends, breaks, paid vacations, sick leaves, 8-hour workdays and countless other benefits you might have…

August 29, 2014 5:00 am

Development experts vow to aid Lowell

LOWELL | With a comprehensive plan in place, annexation plans adopted and zoning laws refined, the town is primed to put its best foot forward…

August 28, 2014 9:02 pm

Lowell's first paid firefighter sworn into office

LOWELL | Matt VanDrunen has been sworn in as Lowell's first paid firefighter.

August 28, 2014 8:21 pm

Garage sale kicks off Lowell Labor Day celebration

Garage sale kicks off Lowell Labor Day celebration

LOWELL | Grabbing up a couple of Bishop Noll Institute commemorative plates from 1966, Sharon Speichert paid for her purchase, then perused it…

August 28, 2014 7:36 pm Photos

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Teen makes a difference

Teen makes a difference

August 28, 2014 12:00 am

Lowell places resource officer in Tri-Creek schools

LOWELL | Despite unanswered jurisdiction concerns, the Town Council approved a memo of understanding Monday with Tri-Creek Schools that will p…

August 27, 2014 12:00 am

Indiana Fallen Heroes Project needs volunteers for parade

LOWELL | The Indiana Fallen Heroes Project is looking for residents to help carry placards of fallen Hoosier servicemen and women during the L…

August 26, 2014 12:05 am

Lowell readies for five-day Labor Day celebration

LOWELL | Lowell's five day Labor Day celebration kicks off Thursday and offers two parades, a fireworks show, a circus and plenty of live ente…

August 25, 2014 7:00 pm

Kelly Miller Circus comes to Lowell Friday

LOWELL | The Kelly Miller Circus comes to Lowell for two shows at 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. Friday at Freedom Park, 1705 Cline Ave.

August 25, 2014 2:36 pm

Travel: Rock Hall highlights music and artists through the generations

Travel: Rock Hall highlights music and artists through the generations

Rock and roll's most formidable stories and its greatest influences of all time can be found in one spot.

August 24, 2014 12:00 pm Photos

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The Week Ahead Lake County

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August 24, 2014 12:05 am


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