Lowell Government News

Lowell adds police officer, upgrades fire equipment

LOWELL | The town will be adding another police officer and upgrading equipment at the fire station using the local option income tax.

13 hours ago

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.

September 20, 2014 5:52 pm

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

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

Lowell leaders want input on planned curb, sidewalk project

LOWELL | Town leaders are interested in learning residents' opinions about a planned curb and sidewalk project.

August 19, 2014 12:00 am

Tri-Creek schools' advertised 2015 budget less than 2014

LOWELL | The Tri-Creek School Corp. advertised budget for 2015 will include an operating budget $1 million less than that advertised last year.

August 15, 2014 6:59 pm

Lowell to hire first paid firefighter

LOWELL | The Lowell Fire Department has council approval to hire the town’s first full-time firefighter.

August 12, 2014 4:47 pm

Lowell Town Council to hold special session Wednesday

LOWELL | The Town Council will meet in a work session at 6 p.m. Wednesday to talk money.

August 05, 2014 12:05 am

Lowell drafts job requirements for first full-time firefighter

LOWELL | The Town Council has given preliminary approval to the job requirements for the town's first full-time firefighter.

August 04, 2014 12:00 am

Lowell expands branch pickup to assist storm cleanup effort

LOWELL | Lowell is expanding its branch pickup program to help residents clean up from recent storms.

July 13, 2014 12:05 am

Tri-Creek cuts one, spares two other teachers

LOWELL | The Tri-Creek School Corp. board cut one teacher in response to decreased enrollment and reduced funds, school officials said.

June 24, 2014 5:00 pm

Lowell residents encouraged to seek sidewalk repair aid

LOWELL | The Town Council wants to reach residents who may qualify to have damaged sidewalks in front of their homes repaired or replaced.

June 15, 2014 12:05 am

Lowell schedules public hearing on road plan

LOWELL | The Lowell Plan Commission will conduct a public hearing at 7 p.m. Thursday on the town's thoroughfare plan.

June 11, 2014 12:00 am

Lowell considers annexing more than 500 acres

LOWELL | When the Town Council meets at 7 p.m. Monday, it will be looking at possibly annexing more than 500 acres south of the town.

June 06, 2014 7:52 pm

Lowell recognized for disability awareness

LOWELL | No matter how this south Lake County town develops and grows, it will have a tool in place to help make its infrastructure and facili…

May 31, 2014 5:22 pm

Lowell's trash collection shifts because of holiday

LOWELL | Lowell's trash collection schedule has changed this week because of the Memorial Day holiday. Trash will be collected on Saturday.

May 25, 2014 12:00 am

County commissioners open road project bids

CROWN POINT | The Lake County Board of Commissioners opened bids on Wednesday for several county highway projects.

May 21, 2014 5:25 pm

Political newcomers claim victory in Lowell's 2nd Ward

LOWELL | It looks as if political newcomers Jennifer Roberts and LeAnn Angerman will face off in November for the town council's Second Ward seat.

May 07, 2014 12:00 am

Brugos wins nomination for Lowell's 4th Ward seat

LOWELL | George Brugos has won the Democratic Party's nomination for Lowell's 4th Ward council seat, edging out challenger Al Cottingham.

May 06, 2014 11:11 pm

Lowell approves loan to cover expenses until tax draw arrives

LOWELL | Lowell Clerk-Treasurer Judy Walters has received approval to borrow $500,000 from the Sewer Improvement Fund for operating expenses u…

May 04, 2014 12:00 am

Lowell hires firm to evaluate job descriptions

LOWELL | The Town Council will have a professional firm evaluate and make recommendations for employee job descriptions with the new firefight…

May 02, 2014 7:15 pm

Brugos, Cottlingham square off in Lowell's 4th Ward

LOWELL | The decision by Democrat Phillip Kuiper to go after the 11th District state representative seat has left the 4th Ward Town Council se…

May 01, 2014 7:00 pm

Political newcomers vie for Lowell 2nd Ward Town Council seat

LOWELL | Two political newcomers are seeking their party's nomination in the Democratic primary for the 2nd Ward Town Council seat.

May 01, 2014 12:00 am

Lowell explores new water source options

LOWELL | If town leaders want to encourage growth, they know another water source is necessary.

April 29, 2014 10:25 pm

Annexation, emergency responder staffing key issues in Lowell race

LOWELL | The new local chairman, in her first bid for public office, will vie against a former chairman of the party's local precinct organiza…

April 27, 2014 6:15 pm

Holiday won't affect garbage, recycling collection in Lowell

LOWELL | Town Hall will be closed Friday in observance of Good Friday and will reopen Monday.

April 17, 2014 12:00 am

Chief announces promotion of five Lowell police officers

LOWELL | Five police officers were promoted Monday by the Lowell Police Commission, Police Chief Erik Matson said.

April 16, 2014 12:00 am

Lowell offices to close Friday; trash collections unchanged

LOWELL | Town Hall will be closed Friday to observe Good Friday and will reopen Monday.

April 14, 2014 12:00 am

Lowell residents can dispose of trash during cleanup day

LOWELL | Lowell has planned a townwide cleanup day June 21.

April 13, 2014 12:00 am

Lowell Police Commission to consider officer promotions

LOWELL | When the Lowell Police Commission meets at 6 p.m. Monday its members will be considering approval of officer promotions.

April 13, 2014 12:00 am

Lowell leaf collection program continues through Thursday

LOWELL |  Lowell's leaf collection program continues through Thursday.

April 13, 2014 12:00 am

Lowell leaf pickups continue; branch collection to follow

LOWELL | The town's leaf collection continues through April 17.

April 06, 2014 12:00 am

Investigator monitors Lowell police for audit compliance

LOWELL | The outside investigator who conducted an audit of the Lowell Police Department last year will be checking in to see if his recommend…

March 29, 2014 7:14 pm

Lowell gets preliminary OK to add paid firefighter job to salary ordinance

LOWELL | The Town Council has given preliminary approval to including the town's first paid firefighter position in the salary ordinance.

March 23, 2014 6:00 pm

Niemeyer bids farewell to House, hopes to return as senator

INDIANAPOLIS | State Rep. Rick Niemeyer, R-Lowell, who is leaving the Indiana House to run for the Senate, was lauded Thursday by his soon-to-…

March 13, 2014 6:00 pm

Lowell council appoints King to Annexation Committee

LOWELL | The Town Council has appointed Steve King to the Lowell Annexation Committee.

March 12, 2014 12:00 am

Lowell leaders pool thoughts on pond maintenance

LOWELL | The Lowell Public Works Department will be examining and assessing improvements the town's 53 ponds need.

March 09, 2014 6:39 pm

Lots left to do with little time remaining in legislative session

INDIANAPOLIS | The Republican-controlled Indiana General Assembly is likely to wrap up its work this week a day or two ahead of Friday's manda…

March 09, 2014 1:00 am

Region bills headed to governor's desk

INDIANAPOLIS | Several legislative proposals sponsored by Northwest Indiana lawmakers, and other measures set to affect the region, received f…

March 05, 2014 5:30 pm

Lowell council to eye landfill, drainage at two meetings

LOWELL | The Town Council has scheduled special meetings for tonight and Wednesday.

March 03, 2014 12:05 am

Short-handed Lowell police enlist public's help

LOWELL | With no expectation of adding more officers any time soon, the Lowell Police Department is finding other ways to get the job done.

March 02, 2014 8:00 pm

Lowell Redevelopment Commission sets 2014 goals

LOWELL | With a few successes under its belt, the 3-year-old Lowell Redevelopment Commission is setting its sights on planning for the Illiana…

March 01, 2014 6:00 pm

Lowel plans early payoff on $2.3 million bond

LOWELL | The Town Council has positioned itself to save $175,000 in interest on a $2.3 million bond issue.

March 01, 2014 12:00 am

Preschool study, road funding among items approved by Senate

INDIANAPOLIS | The Republican-controlled Indiana Senate voted Thursday to send a bevy of House-approved proposals to the governor's desk or to…

February 27, 2014 5:40 pm

Apply for Lowell commissions and boards through March 19

LOWELL | The Town Council is accepting applications for positions on boards and commissions.

February 23, 2014 12:05 am

Lowell merchants say walls of snow putting damper on business

LOWELL | Downtown merchants are upset about the walls of snow they say are blocking access to their shops.

February 15, 2014 8:15 pm

Morgan Twp. schools officials honored at Statehouse

INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana House and Senate honored leaders of Morgan Township schools Tuesday for winning national recognition of their stude…

February 11, 2014 7:34 pm

NWI legislators all back South Shore expansion

INDIANAPOLIS | Northwest Indiana's legislative delegation stands united in supporting expanding the South Shore Line, but members are skeptica…

February 09, 2014 6:00 am Related


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