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Portage Township recognized as Township of the Year by state group

Portage Township recognized as Township of the Year by state group

PORTAGE | Portage Township was named the Township of the Year this week by the Indiana Township Association.

September 24, 2014 3:22 pm

Former LaPorte County township official pleads not guilty to federal tax charges

HAMMOND | A former deputy trustee for LaPorte County's Michigan Township pleaded not guilty Friday to three counts of failure to file a federal tax return.

July 11, 2014 1:53 pm

EDITORIAL: Calumet Township right to drop lawsuit

Sometimes it doesn't matter how the right thing occurs — as long as it does.

July 03, 2014 12:00 am
MARC CHASE: Wary voters snuff out possible corruption smoke

MARC CHASE: Wary voters snuff out possible corruption smoke

First the bad news: Lake County estimates show less than 13 percent of registered voters bothered to visit the Tuesday primary polls.

May 08, 2014 12:00 am
MARC CHASE: GOP township complaint worthy of 'dislike' button

MARC CHASE: GOP township complaint worthy of 'dislike' button

You better watch what and who you "Like" on Facebook. You never know who might use a simple tap of the mouse against you.

March 25, 2014 12:00 am
MARC CHASE: Elgin drives home need for reform in township car

MARC CHASE: Elgin drives home need for reform in township car

Calumet Township Trustee Mary Elgin keeps driving home the need for the very state law she seeks to relegate to the scrapyard.

March 04, 2014 12:00 am

Conover retiring after 32 years as trustee

CENTER TOWNSHIP | For the first time in 33 years, Center Township will have a new trustee.

February 08, 2014 9:00 pm
MARC CHASE: Cries of racism are deplorable smokescreen

MARC CHASE: Cries of racism are deplorable smokescreen

Using claims of racism — a true scourge on society — as a shield against good fiscal governance is deplorable. So is wasting taxpayer money to legally defend the waste of the same taxpayer money.

January 30, 2014 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Griffith legislation is a good start

The legislation that enables Griffith to exit Calumet Township is acceptable, but realize that this is a Band-Aid and not a permanent solution.

April 23, 2013 12:00 am

Senate sends several region-sponsored proposals to governor

INDIANAPOLIS | The Senate passed several House-approved legislative proposals sponsored by Northwest Indiana lawmakers Tuesday that are now headed to Gov. Mike Pence for his signature or veto. They include:

March 12, 2013 3:50 pm

Niemeyer still looking out for townships from new Statehouse perch

INDIANAPOLIS | Using the power of his new job to improve the work product of his old one, state Rep. Rick Niemeyer, R-Lowell, won committee approval Thursday for a proposal changing the meeting date for consideration of a mandatory township report.

January 31, 2013 5:45 pm Related

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Donations get Hebron 'bicycle man' back on the road

HEBRON | A Hebron man and his wife are very grateful this Thanksgiving because of the generosity of scores of people who helped them get back on the road, so to speak.

November 23, 2012 1:59 pm

Calumet Township approves $10.2 million budget for 2013

GARY | The Calumet Township board voted 2-1 this week to approve a $10.2 million budget for 2013.

October 25, 2012 8:00 pm
EDITORIAL: Plan smooth transition to end of townships

EDITORIAL: Plan smooth transition to end of townships

Griffith officials aren't giving up on their quest for relief from Calumet Township's heavy tax burden. Nor should they. But state lawmakers need to look at the bigger picture, not just Griffith's situation.

August 16, 2012 12:00 am Related

North Township trustee takes ownership of troubled Oak Hill Cemetery

HAMMOND | The North Township trustee has assumed ownership of Hammond's troubled Oak Hill Cemetery, vowing to restore honor to previously neglected grave sites without major taxpayer expense.

June 25, 2012 6:30 pm

EDITORIAL: Add EMS to debate on services

As the Indiana General Assembly considers proposals to streamline local government, it should look at not just how to deliver fire protection in rural areas — a township responsibility — but also how to deliver Emergency Medical Service in those areas.

October 24, 2011 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Township shouldn't be a family business

State Board of Accounts auditors and the Indiana attorney general's office are following up -- as they should -- on the former township trustee and her deputy in LaPorte County's Michigan Township, who are accused of spending more than $100,000 in excess salaries and unauthorized bonuses and…

October 07, 2011 12:00 am
State demands former Michigan Township officials return more than $100,000

State demands former Michigan Township officials return more than $100,000

INDIANAPOLIS | State auditors demanded Tuesday the former trustee and deputy trustee of Michigan Township in LaPorte County repay more than $100,000 in excess salary and unapproved spending they oversaw between 2007 and 2010.

October 04, 2011 1:30 pm Related

Township takes steps to go green

PORTAGE TOWNSHIP | Portage Township is making efforts to go a little greener and reduce energy costs.

June 18, 2011 12:00 am

After half a century, school merger approved

A new LaPorte County school district was born on Wednesday in Indianapolis when the State Board of Education voted unanimously to approve the creation of the Tri-Township Consolidated School Corp.

June 01, 2011 7:19 pm
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