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Town Council

Hebron accepts grant for eco-friendly lighting

HEBRON | The town received a $15,000 grant from the Porter County Economic Development Alliance to replace solar lights on four signs at the entrances to Hebron.

September 16, 2014 8:23 pm

Donations to fuel Kouts firetruck repair

KOUTS | The town's Fire Department has gotten its money's worth out of a 1993 Kenworth semi trailer it had converted into a tanker truck seven or eight years ago and, with the help of a lot of pork chop dinners, hopes to get many more miles out of it.

September 15, 2014 8:30 pm

Porter prepares for playgrounds

PORTER | Since May, the Porter Parks Department has been fundraising for upgrades at two of their parks — Hawthorne and Porter Cove — and during Tuesday night’s council meeting, Director of Parks Brian Bugajski said it hopes to add to its coffers through upcoming events.

September 09, 2014 10:00 pm

John Jarka named Chesterton fire chief

CHESTERTON | With members of his family and fellow fire personnel in attendance, Interim Fire Chief John Jarka was appointed official fire chief by the Chesterton Town Council Monday night.

August 25, 2014 10:30 pm

Hebron to decide on new police chief by year's end

HEBRON | The town could begin accepting applications for the police chief's position in October but the job apparently belongs to Tony Frencl until the end of the year.

August 24, 2014 8:30 pm

Hebron's Kaczmarski resigns from town council

HEBRON | The Town Council started Tuesday's meeting by announcing it was seeking applicants for vacancies on the park board and the plan commission and ended it by announcing a vacancy on the council itself.

August 20, 2014 2:30 pm

Hebron finally getting fire station addition

HEBRON | It took a couple of years, but Santa Claus finally is going to make good on that new fire station Hebron Fire Chief Chad Franzman has been asking for.

August 19, 2014 8:23 pm

Alcohol coming to Highland park

HIGHLAND | The town will serve alcohol on park grounds for the very first time, thanks to a split Town Council vote on Monday.

August 18, 2014 10:00 pm

Munster approves funding interlocal agreement for South Shore extension

MUNSTER | The town is stepping up financially in its support for the South Shore Line extension.

August 15, 2014 6:45 pm

Merrillvillle commission eying grants to schools from redevelopment funds

MERRILLVILLE | Infrastructure projects are among the regular issues handled by the Merrillville Redevelopment Commission, but the panel is breaking ground in another direction.

August 15, 2014 10:47 am

S'ville looking at radio purchases

SCHERERVILLE | The town continues reviewing the purchase of radios needed for E-911 consolidation efforts.

August 13, 2014 9:15 pm

Lowell to hire first paid firefighter

LOWELL | The Lowell Fire Department has council approval to hire the town’s first full-time firefighter.

August 12, 2014 4:47 pm

EDITORIAL: Winfield town marshal would be unneeded layer of government

Winfield is a young but growing town and deserves some credit for trying to think ahead.

July 31, 2014 12:00 am

Proposed ordiance would put teeth in blighted buildings enforcement

MERRILLVILLE | Town officials are pursuing better results from Merrillville’s unsafe and blighted properties hearings by compelling the owners of troubled properties to attend hearings.

July 27, 2014 12:00 am

St. John variance for home's sport court

ST. JOHN | LeBron James won't be coming to play basketball in St. John, but, if he were, the Sahi home on Winding Trail might be the court fit for the NBA star.

July 20, 2014 12:00 am

Chesterton leaders updated on projects

CHESTERTON | Town officials were updated on several public works issues at Monday night's council meeting.

July 14, 2014 8:45 pm
St. John buying land for a dog park

St. John buying land for a dog park

ST. JOHN | The town wants to buy an 8.5-acre parcel that will more than quadruple the size of Homestead Acres II and turn it into a dog park.

July 14, 2014 5:15 pm

Munster seeks flower vendors to fill planters

MUNSTER | Town officials said they're looking for a little flower power this summer.

June 28, 2014 5:55 pm

St. John acts on road bond measures

ST. JOHN | The town is several steps closer to issuing $5.2 million in bonds to pay for about 20 miles of road improvements.

June 26, 2014 8:27 pm
Beverly Shores named world's seventh Dark Sky Community

Beverly Shores named world's seventh Dark Sky Community

BEVERLY SHORES | A grass-roots effort by Beverly Shores residents to curb light pollution along Lake Michigan's shores has been recognized by an international organization.

June 24, 2014 6:25 pm
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