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Mark Wilkins

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: World is a better place now

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: World is a better place now

Last spring, as a part of my role on The Times Editorial Advisory Board, I wrote on the passing of a winter that all of us remember, yet most of us have tried to forget. As a part of that column, I mentioned that we in Northwest Indiana endure — through all that history, culture and nature t…

September 21, 2014 12:00 am
WILLIAM NANGLE: Amen to cops vs. church flag football fundraiser

WILLIAM NANGLE: Amen to cops vs. church flag football fundraiser

We are all familiar with the doctrine that separates church and state. Well, in Crown Point the line will be a bit blurry Sunday, Sept. 14. That’s when members of the First United Methodist Church will take on officers of the Crown Point Police Department in a game of flag football.

August 03, 2014 12:00 am
EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Something good out of winter of ‘14

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Something good out of winter of ‘14

Spring, it seems, has finally arrived, or so it seems. The gunmetal gray snow that has stood at the end of my driveway like a frozen monument has finally been vanquished, and the first anemic sparrow arrived back in my yard from parts unknown. I must admit he looks worse for his winter wear,…

April 20, 2014 12:00 am
EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Waiting for Elvis in the supermarket

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Waiting for Elvis in the supermarket

Christmas, of course, is drawing most of our attention and energy, yet lurking in the shadows is New Year's, and the daunting prospect of the 365 days ahead. The waning year makes us wistful for days and traditions past.

December 22, 2013 12:00 am
EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: We must do more than remember 9/11

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: We must do more than remember 9/11

Life is made up in large part by our memories and how we choose to be shaped by them. All of us are formed by the events we have encountered in our lives, and our reactions to those events form our worlds.

September 01, 2013 12:00 am
Wilkins named chaplain to Crown Point Police Department

Wilkins named chaplain to Crown Point Police Department

CROWN POINT | The Rev. Mark Wilkins has taken on additional duties that at times may put him in the passenger seat of a police squad car.

August 14, 2013 7:00 pm
Body of C.P. soldier killed in crash escorted to funeral home

Body of C.P. soldier killed in crash escorted to funeral home

Crown Point Army Spc. Alan “A.J.” Roach Jr. joined the military to protect his country, his mother said Thursday.

June 13, 2013 5:45 pm Photos

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EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Getting dirty helps improve our communities

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Getting dirty helps improve our communities

From the cocoon of my office, I can look out the window and see that spring is slowly creeping back into our corner of Northwest Indiana.

March 31, 2013 12:00 am
Faith exhibited in many diverse ways in region

Faith exhibited in many diverse ways in region

To be given the task of writing about the state of faith in Northwest Indiana is a daunting task at best. To sum up, in a few paragraphs and words, the diversity, scope and vitality of faith in our corner of God’s world is somewhat akin to essaying the majesty of Lake Michigan by viewing it …

February 17, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: After slogging through 2012, Christmas reunites us

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: After slogging through 2012, Christmas reunites us

As a keen observer of the painfully obvious, I cannot help but take note that Christmas has once again come to Northwest Indiana.

December 23, 2012 12:00 am

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: I'll strive to listen more, spout off less

My father was a man of great wisdom, most often conveyed in simple phrases that still strike home to me years after he said them.

April 08, 2012 10:17 pm

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Exorcise Lake County's ghosts of public corruption

October is here again. The air is cooler, the leaves are starting to turn, and my beloved Bears are giving me heart palpitations. Of course, October is also Halloween season, and for me (and apparently for many other middle-aged adolescents) that is a fun, spooky time -- a time to break out …

October 23, 2011 12:00 am

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Crown Point schools in trouble? Not on my watch!

Brushing aside fears that a book report I had neglected in the seventh grade had finally come back to haunt me, I appeared in the "big" office to find I was there to discuss the funding crisis involving Crown Point schools and a tax referendum on the May ballot.

April 24, 2011 12:00 am
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