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Niemeyer, Hanford win state senate primaries

INDIANAPOLIS | State Rep. Rick Niemeyer, R-Lowell, is a step closer toward reclaiming the Indiana Senate seat once held by his late father, Ernie.

May 06, 2014 9:15 pm
Son, 34, charged in slaying of parents in their Lowell home

Son, 34, charged in slaying of parents in their Lowell home

CROWN POINT | Lake County prosecutors have filed murder charges against the West Creek Township man accused of killing his parents last fall.

April 14, 2014 3:50 pm Photos




Local leaders slam lack of funding for Illiana emergency services

LOWELL | Local government leaders were fired up Thursday about a change in the Illiana Expressway planning that they say will be impossible to meet.

January 30, 2014 9:30 pm
Mourners salute slain Morton shop teacher, his wife

Mourners salute slain Morton shop teacher, his wife

HAMMOND | Laughter, smiles and tears mingled Sunday during a memorial service for a former Morton High School teacher and his wife who were killed last month.

November 03, 2013 9:00 pm Photos


Prosecutor: Homicide suspect faces Minnesota trial first

A Lowell-area man suspected in the local death of his parents last month must first face justice in Minnesota, authorities there said.

November 01, 2013 7:00 pm

Lowell looks to solve fire staffing problems

LOWELL | The lack of daytime firefighters and the use of paramedics on fire calls is a public safety issue on which town and township officials know they must find common ground.

August 03, 2013 5:30 pm

Lowell, Tri-Creek officials talk volunteer fire staffing

LOWELL | The Lowell Volunteer Fire Department will have the money needed to equip five new firefighters to address a lack of daytime volunteers.

July 24, 2013 6:00 pm

House approves Niemeyer's township gov't reform bill

INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana House voted 96-0 Monday to approve the first legislative proposal sponsored by new state Rep. Rick Niemeyer, R-Lowell.

February 11, 2013 5:30 pm Related


Lowell-area officials toy with another try at fire territory

LOWELL | After spending time and money nearly two years ago to gauge public support for a fire territory that was rejected by the state, south county towns and townships are considering another try.

August 09, 2012 6:30 pm

Firefighters battle blaze in West Creek Twp. for four hours

WEST CREEK TOWNSHIP | It took 11 fire departments four hours Wednesday to bring a structure fire under control.

January 04, 2012 9:00 pm

Lowell-area fire territory wins local approval

LOWELL | The ball is now in the state's court after the Cedar Creek Township Advisory Board and trustee gave the nod Tuesday to the creation of a fire protection territory.

March 29, 2011 7:30 am

Fire territory plan sparks hot debate

WEST CREEK TOWNSHIP | Impassioned speeches on both sides drew applause Monday as folks in this largely rural area alternately questioned and supported the a fire territory plan that would nearly triple the taxes they pay for ambulance and fire services.

March 21, 2011 10:30 pm

Opposition mounts to fire district

LOWELL |  A petition opposing a proposed fire protection territory is being circulated throughout the rural Lowell area as well as Schneider and unincorporated Shelby.

March 12, 2011 12:00 am

Hearing set March 21 for Lowell-area fire protection district

WEST CREEK TWP. | A public hearing on creating a fire protection territory for Lowell and surrounding rural areas will be at 6 p.m. March 21 at the Lowell Middle School, 19250 Cline Ave.

March 11, 2011 12:00 am

Lowell councilmen back fire territory idea; vote likely March 28

LOWELL | No vote took place Monday, but the idea of a fire protection territory earned a real boost from two Lowell councilman.

March 07, 2011 11:30 pm

Eagle Creek Township opts out of fire district proposal

LOWELL | Members of the Eagle Creek Township Board have decided not to participate in a proposed self-funding fire territory.

February 11, 2011 12:00 am

A ditch through troubled waters

LOWELL | A narrow ditch the Lake County surveyor's office recently channeled through a rural area south of Lowell carries a little winter runoff and a lot of animosity.

January 31, 2011 12:00 am

South county suburbs to add new annexed voters

CROWN POINT | The Lake County elections board took steps Tuesday to permit residents in newly annexed portions of several suburban communities to vote in the May 3 municipal primary.

January 19, 2011 12:00 am

Council takes problem rodeo by the horns

CROWN POINT | The Lake County Council says it threw a lariat over a south county rodeo that its neighbors claim was wilder than a bucking bronco.

January 13, 2011 12:00 am

Adams ousts 11 part-time employees

CROWN POINT | Lake County Assessor-elect Hank Adams said Friday he has sent termination notices to all 11 part-time employees of outgoing Assessor Paul Karras.

December 10, 2010 5:10 pm
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