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Tom Degiulio

Let’s catch a TIGER by the tail in Munster

TIGER is an acronym for Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery, a federally funded initiative for major transportation and infrastructure projects.

March 21, 2014 12:00 am

Munster community bids a fond farewell to true public servant

Last week Munster said farewell to a true public servant, Fire Chief and Director of Operations James J. Knesek Sr.

February 21, 2014 12:00 am

What a difference a week makes when it comes to the weather

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.

January 17, 2014 12:00 am

Goodbye to the year 2013 and hello to 2014

This is the time of the year when everyone looks back to their personal accomplishments and looks forward to resolutions for the new year.

December 20, 2013 12:00 am

Red kettle donations still down 30 percent in Lake County

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.

December 19, 2013 8:33 pm
Frozen in time: Local leaders recall where they were when JFK was shot

Frozen in time: Local leaders recall where they were when JFK was shot

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.

November 17, 2013 12:15 am Photos



The Salvation Army is all about "Doing the Most Good"

“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.

November 15, 2013 12:00 am

Proposed Lake County E-911 keeps changing to please suburban critics

CROWN POINT | Lake County officials sat down Friday afternoon and cut $1.2 million out of the proposed countywide E-911 budget next year.

October 27, 2013 11:20 pm
Compromise floated to connect E-911 with cities, towns

Compromise floated to connect E-911 with cities, towns

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.

October 24, 2013 6:30 pm Photos


Many federal employees kept working through shutdown

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.

October 18, 2013 12:00 am

Whiting, Munster green efforts recognized

Officials from Whiting and Munster will be in Indianapolis on Monday to receive coveted community awards from the Indiana Association of Cities and Towns.

October 05, 2013 6:40 pm
Municipalities wrangle with maintaining streets

Municipalities wrangle with maintaining streets

Keeping streets paved and maintained has been anything but smooth sailing for region municipalities in recent years.

September 22, 2013 12:00 am Photos


It makes sense to use State Quantity Purchase Agreements for E911

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.

September 20, 2013 12:00 am

School starts and the music and golf continue at Centennial Park

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.

August 16, 2013 12:00 am

Communities battle the borer, await longhorn beetle

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.

July 13, 2013 8:00 pm

Summer in Munster means spectacular fireworks, great music and construction

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.

June 21, 2013 12:00 am

Investing in our communities is important to the future

To paraphrase Munster School Superintendent Richard Sopko after last week's successful school referendum, “We won one for the kids!”

May 17, 2013 12:00 am

It seems like just yesterday that I arrived in Munster

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.

April 19, 2013 12:00 am

When everyone works together, things get done

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 …

February 15, 2013 12:00 am

Looking back at 2012 with thanks, wishes and hopes

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.

December 21, 2012 12:00 am
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