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Eagle Creek Township

Townships get seats at public safety tax table

CROWN POINT | The Lake County Council agreed Tuesday to provide eight suburban and rural fire and emergency medical service providers a share of the county's public safety income tax revenue.

July 08, 2014 7:15 pm
Proposed quarry yields concerns among south county farmers

Proposed quarry yields concerns among south county farmers

LOWELL | Some residents of this corner of one of Indiana's most urban counties think agriculture is still worth fighting for.

February 01, 2014 4:45 pm Photos

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Local leaders slam lack of funding for Illiana emergency services

LOWELL | Local government leaders were fired up Thursday about a change in the Illiana Expressway planning that they say will be impossible to meet.

January 30, 2014 9:30 pm

Hebron mother, newborn killed in crash

EAGLE CREEK TOWNSHIP | A 37-year-old woman and her 1-month-old baby were killed Thursday morning in a vehicle crash believed to be caused by icy road conditions, officials said. 

January 16, 2014 9:00 pm

Tri-Creek townships want county help on public safety costs

Three townships and emergency responders in south Lake County say they deserve a piece of the county income tax pie.

August 10, 2013 5:45 pm

Lowell looks to solve fire staffing problems

LOWELL | The lack of daytime firefighters and the use of paramedics on fire calls is a public safety issue on which town and township officials know they must find common ground.

August 03, 2013 5:30 pm

Lowell, Tri-Creek officials talk volunteer fire staffing

LOWELL | The Lowell Volunteer Fire Department will have the money needed to equip five new firefighters to address a lack of daytime volunteers.

July 24, 2013 6:00 pm

Tri-Creek School Board to fill vacancy

LOWELL | The Tri-Creek School Corporation Board of School Trustees invites applicants from Eagle Creek Township to apply for a four-year appointment to fill the Eagle Creek position which will be vacated June 30 by Eagle Creek resident Jeffery S. Mescal.

May 29, 2013 12:00 am
Calumet Township payroll has resembled a small village

Calumet Township payroll has resembled a small village

GARY | Calumet Township taxpayers have provided their trustee with many helping hands during the most recent decade.

January 07, 2013 12:00 am Related
Firefighters, farmers train for grain bin rescues

Firefighters, farmers train for grain bin rescues

EAGLE CREEK TOWNSHIP | Stepping out from inside a 50,000-bushel grain bin Saturday, Justin Albright said he can understand the need for tools and training to rescue farmers who become trapped in the metal behemoths.

June 23, 2012 8:00 pm Photos

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Renewed fire territory push stalling

LOWELL | Residents all fired up about establishing a fire territory in and around this south Lake County community last year will need to wait another year.

March 11, 2012 12:00 am

Prospective wind farm developer pulls plug

EAGLE CREEK TOWNSHIP | The developer of a wind farm project in an agricultural area east of Lowell is pulling out.

October 21, 2011 9:00 pm

Hoosier hay on the way to drought-ravaged Texas farms

EAGLE CREEK TOWNSHIP | A semitrailer load of hay from the Hayden farm east of Lowell is on its way to hungry Texas livestock.

October 11, 2011 7:30 pm

Working together to become more efficient

Lake County's 11 townships are working together to reform and streamline their operations in the face of continued pressure from Gov. Mitch Daniels and some legislators to abolish townships in Indiana.

September 23, 2011 7:30 pm
Michigan firm hopes to reap Lake's whirlwinds

Michigan firm hopes to reap Lake's whirlwinds

A Michigan firm has plans to rent 10,000 acres in rural Eagle Creek Township near Lowell to pull money out of thin air. "I've looked around Michigan, Illinois and Ohio," Andy Paterson, president of Michigan Energy Generation, said recently. "And Northwest Indiana is one of the windier areas…

June 19, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Farmers dealt a blow by Mother Nature

Farmers dealt a blow by Mother Nature

Casting an eye across the landscape littered with the remains of what had been a thriving grain operation, Dan Coffman swallowed hard as he recalls the June 4 storm that wreaked such havoc.

June 18, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Potential deal brings fresh hope for local wind farm

Potential deal brings fresh hope for local wind farm

Until last fall, Eagle Creek Township farmer John Bryant and others had expected a wind farm launch with Windlab, a Michigan-based firm with international ties.

April 10, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Eagle Creek folks in wind farm talks

Eagle Creek folks in wind farm talks

The winds of change may be coming to Northwest Indiana. Farm owners in Eagle Creek Township in southernmost Lake County soon could be signing contracts aimed at delivering a $5 billion, 100-megawatt wind farm to the landscape.

April 10, 2011 12:00 am Related
Potential deal brings fresh hope for local wind farm

Potential deal brings fresh hope for local wind farm

Until last fall, Eagle Creek Township farmer John Bryant and others had expected a wind farm launch with Windlab, a Michigan-based firm with international ties.

April 10, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Surging land prices have local analysts, farmers worried bubble could burst

Surging land prices have local analysts, farmers worried bubble could burst

Hoosier homeowners still are feeling the sting of the recession as property values are sticking in the doldrums after hitting peaks in recent years.

March 26, 2011 7:45 pm Photos

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