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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
Close contests in GOP, Dem race for 11th House District

Close contests in GOP, Dem race for 11th House District

INDIANAPOLIS | A rare Indiana House race without an incumbent running produced close results Tuesday for the Republican and Democratic nominations in the 11th District.

May 06, 2014 11:04 pm Photos

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GUEST COMMENTARY: Landfill might be a pot of fool's gold

GUEST COMMENTARY: Landfill might be a pot of fool's gold

Conditional annexation of the Republic Services dump near Lowell deserves serious consideration.

February 13, 2014 12:00 am
Kuiper says he's planning run for 11th House District

Kuiper says he's planning run for 11th House District

LOWELL | Democratic Town Councilman Phillip Kuiper said Saturday he plans to make a bid for the Indiana House seat being vacated by Rick Niemeyer, R-Lowell.

January 18, 2014 7:00 pm
DOUG ROSS: McDermott leads weigh, but not way, on Illiana

DOUG ROSS: McDermott leads weigh, but not way, on Illiana

Hammond Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr. threw his weight around Thursday, but it didn't land where he wanted.

December 13, 2013 12:00 am Video

EDITORIAL: Sign E-911 consolidation agreement soon

The Lake County Council is poised today to vote on an E-911 consolidation plan that calls for a single call center. The council should approve this plan, and so should the municipalities that haven't done so already.

December 10, 2013 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Illiana toll toad, at what cost and to whom?

GUEST COMMENTARY: Illiana toll toad, at what cost and to whom?

I have been appointed to represent Lowell and, in my opinion, West Creek, Cedar Creek and part of Eagle Creek Township at the upcoming NIRPC vote on whether to include the Illiana Toll Road in the 2040 plan.

December 08, 2013 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Indiana, region need new Illiana Expressway

GUEST COMMENTARY: Indiana, region need new Illiana Expressway

Recently, the Lowell Town Council vote to remove me as its Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission representative because of my stand on the proposed Illiana Tollway. The Illiana has stirred much discussion and disagreement between all parties involved.

November 26, 2013 12:00 am

Lowell closer to annexing acreage west of town

LOWELL | The Lowell Town Council moved one step closer Monday toward expanding its boundaries to the west.

September 24, 2013 7:15 pm

Tri-Creek seeks waiver of town fees for learning center project

LOWELL | Tri-Creek Schools Superintendent Debra Howe said she would like the town to waive $110,000 in public works fees for the learning center project, but that's a large chunk of change for the town, councilmen are arguing.

April 28, 2013 12:00 am

Lowell disconnects from E-911 merger talks

CROWN POINT | Lowell town officials are pulling out of a prior agreement to merge their police and fire E-911 communications with the Lake County sheriff's dispatch center.

March 20, 2013 7:00 pm

Lowell Town Council appoints Kilmer to Police Commission

LOWELL | The Town Council has appointed Keith Kilmer to the Lowell Police Commission to serve out the two years remaining on John Ammons' term.

November 27, 2012 7:00 pm

EDITORIAL: Build momentum for Illiana Expressway

Now that the Illiana Expressway options have been narrowed to a single route, the federal government should add its blessing soon.

November 11, 2012 12:00 am

More of the same or new hope in trash-to-ethanol saga?

A few days after Earl Powers pledged to county solid waste officials that financing for the trash-to-ethanol plant was all but locked up, he offered to sell his interest in the project, a Powers' business associate confirmed.

August 17, 2012 1:30 pm

Lowell holds off on annexing large parcel, aprpoves incorporating eight smaller tracts

LOWELL | The Town Council is delaying plans to annex nearly 55 acres on the town's north central border, but agreed to annex eight areas totaling about 24 acres.

June 13, 2012 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Lowell leaps, but where will it land?

The Lowell Town Council signed a 20-year contract this week to supply household trash to the proposed trash-to-ethanol plant in Schneider. What a foolish move.

June 01, 2012 12:00 am

Lowell workers get reason to be merry

LOWELL | The town is saying thanks to full-time employees with a Christmas bonus.

December 12, 2011 8:45 pm

13 incumbents ousted in Lake, Porter counties

The defeat of Portage Mayor Olga Velazquez is probably the biggest election news in Northwest Indiana, but she wasn't the only incumbent defeated Tuesday.

November 09, 2011 12:53 am
Lowell progresses with goal of preserving community

Lowell progresses with goal of preserving community

LOWELL | The small town atmosphere in this south Lake County community and all that goes with it — Friday night lights, hometown parades and a spirit of giving — continue to draw new residents to its borders while its leaders guide progress to preserve that quality. 

February 27, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Gary mayoral hopeful exits, says some rivals not serious

CROWN POINT | Robert Buggs Sr. said Thursday afternoon he is withdrawing from the Gary mayoral primary in protest over seeing the ballot packed with less-than-serious candidates.

February 17, 2011 7:30 pm
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