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A library card is the smartest card you can own

As the new school year arrives, the Lake County Public Library would like families to be aware how important a library card can be. That is why the American Library Association observes September as National Library Card Sign-up Month.

August 18, 2014 12:00 am

Meals on Wheels schedules training for new volunteers

MERRILLVILLE | Meals on Wheels invites interested volunteers candidates to attend a Volunteer Orientation and Training Session at the Meals on Wheels Community Room, 8446 Virginia St. A one-hour session will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday and 1:30 p.m. Thursday. Applicants will have an opport…

August 10, 2014 12:00 am

The Week Ahead- Lake County


August 03, 2014 12:00 am

Calling all dispatchers: Lake to hire E-911 communicators

CROWN POINT | Lake County will be calling police, fire and emergency medical dispatchers this month as they prepare to staff their E-911 service.

July 31, 2014 11:35 am

Don't let summer go by without a visit to the library for books and movies

What's on your “To-Do” list this month? Are you saving your vacation for the closing days of summer, or are you already gearing up for back-to-school? Whatever you are up to, don't forget to put the library on your list of places to visit.

July 21, 2014 12:00 am
Meals on Wheels of NWI volunteer treated to lunch and awards

Meals on Wheels of NWI volunteer treated to lunch and awards

HOBART | Meals on Wheels of Northwest Indiana honored its volunteers this spring at a Volunteer Recognition Luncheon for the good work they do all year round. A family-style meal was served to all the volunteers who attended to thank them for the meals they serve all year long.

July 14, 2014 12:00 am Photos


Lake County Public Library conducting online survey

MERRILLVILLE | The Lake County Public Library is conducting an online survey through July 21 to find out how patrons use the library’s computers and Internet connection and how this service has made a positive impact on their lives.

July 09, 2014 12:00 am

Spend this summer at the Lake County parks

Spend summer with the Lake County Parks and Recreation Department. There are plenty of indoor and outdoor activities for all ages.

July 07, 2014 12:00 am
Counties tweaking E911 to fit their needs

Counties tweaking E911 to fit their needs

Every 911 call placed in Porter County is answered at the county's central communications center located south of U.S. 30 on Ind. 49.

July 06, 2014 12:00 am Photos


Lake County Public Library salutes Read-a-Thon winners

Lake County Public Library salutes Read-a-Thon winners

HOBART | The Lake County Public Library Foundation recognized first-place winners of its annual Read-a-Thon at the awards ceremony at Avalon Manor last month.

June 30, 2014 12:00 am

Tax Transformers: The Age of Reassessment

CROWN POINT | Alert the police. Northwest Indiana tax officials are reassessing again.

June 28, 2014 10:15 pm

Lake official wants to block suburban E-911 plan

CROWN POINT | The Lake County E-911 chairman said he is building a back-up emergency call center in East Chicago as a bulwark against a rival public safety dispatch service proposed by Cedar Lake and Schererville town officials.

June 26, 2014 5:00 pm

Adult learners can apply for several scholarships

CROWN POINT | The Crown Point Community Foundation will begin accepting online scholarship applications Tuesday for the Women’s Giving Circle Scholarships, the Ron and Suzanne Borto Scholarships, the Kathy Townsend Memorial Scholarship and the Crown Point Lions Club Scholarship.

June 26, 2014 12:00 am

Lake E-911 officials tell St. John they want change of scenery

ST. JOHN | County officials have a message for St. John town officials who want to opt out of their E-911 communications network — you are too far away.

June 23, 2014 5:48 pm

Lake County Fair opens office, announces grandstand schedule

CROWN POINT | Summer has officially arrived, and the Lake County Fair Secretary’s Office is now open for business from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday in the Family Arts and Crafts Building at the Lake County Fairgrounds, 889 S. Court St.

June 23, 2014 12:00 am

A lifetime of education awaits you. . . at the library

Question: Where can you get an education without first having to pass an entrance exam or pay tuition?

June 16, 2014 12:00 am

New radios to broadcast Lake's new E-911 era

CROWN POINT | Lake County police will be equipped with state-of-the-art communications radios by next year when a consolidation of public safety communications begins.

May 22, 2014 6:56 pm

New Chicago seeks part-time clerk for Police Department

NEW CHICAGO | The town of New Chicago is looking for a part-time Police Department clerk who will report directly to the police chief and clerk-treasurer.

May 21, 2014 12:05 am
Join the fun and sign up for Summer Reading programs

Join the fun and sign up for Summer Reading programs

Exploding Art, Splish-Splash Science, H2O-Ology. . .this summer is all about science and other fun activities at the Lake County Public Library.

May 19, 2014 12:00 am
Portage man acquitted of child molesting charges

Portage man acquitted of child molesting charges

CROWN POINT | A Portage man was found not guilty Wednesday of molesting a 5-year-old boy.

May 14, 2014 9:00 pm
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