Last week Munster said farewell to a true public servant, Fire Chief and Director of Operations James J. Knesek Sr.
The temperature on Jan. 6 was -20 degrees below zero Farenheit with a -40-degree wind chill. The blizzard of 2014 is here and gone, and the snowdrifts are now small piles.
This is the time of the year when everyone looks back to their personal accomplishments and looks forward to resolutions for the new year.
Donations to red kettles in Lake County are down by 30 percent so far compared with this time last year, while the need for food and assistance are greater than ever, The Salvation Army reports.
It was 50 years ago this Friday that President John F. Kennedy was shot by Lee Harvey Oswald in Dallas. Several local public figures recalled their reaction to the assassination and its aftermath.
“Doing The Most Good” is The Salvation Army’s national brand strategy and distinct identifiable message, according to its website. Moreover, it is a promise the organization makes to its contributors, clients, associates, officers and employees.
CROWN POINT | Lake County officials sat down Friday afternoon and cut $1.2 million out of the proposed countywide E-911 budget next year.
ST. JOHN | Lake County officials outlined a compromise Thursday designed to calm opposition among suburban municipalities to the cost of a future E-911 emergency communications consolidation.
This column is not about the politics of what has been going on in Washington D.C. for the past few weeks. Everyone has their own opinion and like many emotional positions, no one is likely to move from their beliefs.
Officials from Whiting and Munster will be in Indianapolis on Monday to receive coveted community awards from the Indiana Association of Cities and Towns.
Keeping streets paved and maintained has been anything but smooth sailing for region municipalities in recent years.
You have been reading about Lake County’s trials and tribulations to consolidate 18 separate emergency dispatch operations. State law requires that all 92 counties have consolidated dispatch centers in operation by Dec. 31, 2014.
We have hit the middle of August. In baseball they call these the "dog days." Games must be played because the schedule says they must, but for many teams the season is really over. Pride and a pay check keep players going.
The emerald ash borer has done major damage already in Northwest Indiana, causing hundreds of thousands of dollars in damage, but it might prove to be a piker compared to what the Asian longhorn beetle can do.
The Independence Day holiday will have our traditional July 3 Music and Fireworks Festival at Centennial Park at 6 p.m. Nicole Jamrose will play both before (at 7:30) and after the 9:30 fireworks until 11.
To paraphrase Munster School Superintendent Richard Sopko after last week's successful school referendum, “We won one for the kids!”
Tuesday will mark the beginning of my 30th year as town manager of Munster. In 2014, I will have worked in municipal government for 40 years.
With each Spring comes the optimism of a new baseball season, gardens popping up and warmer weather. This year, Spring will also signal the start of several projects resulting from intergovernmental cooperation between the Town of Munster and the City of Hammond, Lake County, and the Little …
Looking back on 2012, we saw continued economic development in the Munster business district and improvements throughout the community. New restaurants, shops and offices are open on the north end of Calumet Avenue, all of them doing great business.
"Doing the most good" is the slogan of The Salvation Army, a goal the Army strives to achieve every day.
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