Schoolchildren in Northwest Indiana will benefit from a national backpack giveaway campaign.
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.
ST. JOHN | The St. John Chamber of Commerce recently awarded three, $1,000 scholarships to graduating high school seniors from St. John, Lindsey Trepton, of Hanover Central High School, and Bridget Protsman and Tari Markowski, both from Lake Central High School.
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.
DYER | A 45-year-old man was in critical condition Wednesday night after a crash near Dyer, police said.
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.
Spend summer with the Lake County Parks and Recreation Department. There are plenty of indoor and outdoor activities for all ages.
The Purdue University Dance Team, 22 strong, traveled to Daytona Beach, Fla. this spring to compete in the National Dance Alliance College Dance Championship.
The Wojcik family, of St. John, includes four siblings who each achieved the highest rank in Scouting. All four did their community service projects in Calumet City. Shown from left are Dave, Kristopher, Kevin, Sandy. In front are Stephanie, left, and Jennifer.
CALUMET CITY | If you need help building a camp fire or starting a community service project, call the Wojciks.
ST. JOHN | A burst valve on a hot water heater Sunday flooded a back room at the St. John branch of the Lake County Public Library, forcing its closure on Monday.
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.
As if enough hasn’t been said, I’d like to weigh in on Lake County’s 911 debacle.
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.
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.
ST. JOHN | A lightning strike on Thursday caused a fire and structural damage to a home, Fire Chief Fred Willman said.
Thunderstorms brought lightning and rain to the region Thursday night, flooding roads and knocking out power.
The repairs on the two CSX railroad bridges over U.S. 231 are complete, and the road is open again, a spokesman for the Indiana Department of Transportation said.
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