The Hall family story is one of the more interesting Kankakee River tales. Edward Hall was born in Ireland in 1812. He immigrated to Canada with his wife, Ann Maxwell, where they lived for two years and then on to Indiana in 1836. Major McFadin was a close friend of Edward Hall's and wrote t…
Pictured is a typical trapping and hunting shack.
Our family is thankful for how quickly my dad has been on the mend after his total knee replacement surgery last week.
KOUTS | The Town Council will hold a special meeting Thursday to award a rubbish pickup contract.
CROWN POINT | The Board of Directors of the Northwest Indiana Regional Development Authority on Tuesday approved a $17 million matching grant for the Waterfront Revitalization Initiative in East Chicago.
KOUTS | The ordinance requiring vehicles in residential areas of Kouts to be parked on hard surfaces is back on the books, in an amended form from the original -- but it was not an action the Town Council seemed eager to take Monday.
Among the numerous champions of the Kankakee River I would place Major Samuel L McFadin in the top tier.
Pictured are sportsmen in front of Pittsburgh Gun Club at Baum's Bridge, circa 1885.
I consider professor Alfred H. Meyer the most learned and influential Kankakee Marsh Restoration advocate.
Pictured is the early conservation group with William Cameron in the middle.
KOUTS | The redrafted version of the controversial ordinance restricting front yard parking in residential areas will be up for final approval at the town Council's November meeting.
Approximately 6,000 students from around the state have been preparing for the 29th annual Indiana Academic Spell Bowl Junior Division, which will take place at 16 sites around the state for grades 6 to 8 on Tuesday evening.
In my last column I wrote about the apparent lack of action to avert the draining of the Kankakee Marsh in 1918. Today I will discuss restoration efforts proposed after the Kankakee was ditched.
Mourning the death of the Kankakee River.
One question I am frequently asked is: Why weren't there objections made to prevent the channelization of the Kankakee River? I've wondered the same thing.
This is the 1914 dredge that cleaned the Kankakee River east county line.
WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP | More than 1,000 professionals are expected to attend this year's annual Chamber Network Night sponsored by the Porter County Chamber Coalition at the Porter County Expo Center, 215 E. Division Road.
One of my first columns was about the Rowley and Bertha Morehouse 50th anniversary in 1937. Rowley was arguably one of the most knowledgeable and legendary characters of the old Kankakee River. Rowley was born in 1859 in Michigan. Around 1882 he moved to Jasper County. Eventually, Morehouse …
KOUTS | This downtown park idea is catching on in Porter County.
KOUTS | An ordinance that spent about five months on the drawing board before it finally was approved in August by the council is back on the drawing board again.
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