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Community service for shelter cats? Hobart man would put mice on notice

Community service for shelter cats? Hobart man would put mice on notice

HOBART | Hobart resident Mike Williams hopes to put shelter cats to work for the city.

January 04, 2014 6:56 pm

Hobart mayor closer to selecting new fire chief

HOBART | Mayor Brian Snedecor is moving closer to selecting a new fire chief.

December 27, 2013 8:00 pm

Repairs not enough to curb Hobart man's traffic concerns

HOBART | Resident Larry Brown believes corrections made by the city to a concrete median near Festival Park have not made it safer.

December 26, 2013 5:30 pm

Hobart council OKs hiring outside department

HOBART | Mayor Brian Snedecor hopes to fill the vacant fire chief position with someone from within the department.

December 24, 2013 2:30 pm
Bellaboo's offers host of holiday activities geared for children

Bellaboo's offers host of holiday activities geared for children

LAKE STATION | Issac Gallagher was all smiles while posing for photos with Santa at Bellaboo's Discovery Center.

December 23, 2013 5:00 pm Photos

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Hobart Board of Works OKs pumper purchase

HOBART | City officials have agreed to buy a $412,255 new pumper firetruck for the Hobart Fire Department from a St. John company.

December 22, 2013 8:00 pm

Hobart renews push for ZIP code change

HOBART | The new year will mean a new push by city officials to switch the postal designation of the Ross Township retail/residential corridor to a Hobart ZIP code.

December 21, 2013 7:45 pm

Lake Station council agrees to seek cleanup grant

LAKE STATION | The Lake Station City Council is moving toward cleanup of the old municipal/police complex off Ind. 51 and Central Avenue.

December 21, 2013 6:00 pm

Hobart council gives initial OK to E-911 plan

HOBART | The Hobart City Council on Wednesday gave an initial OK to the E-911 consolidation agreement after extensive discussion, much of it negative.

December 18, 2013 10:45 pm
Crown Point crash victims remembered

Crown Point crash victims remembered

CROWN POINT | William Riley Knight was remembered Monday by a longtime friend as a talented actor whose final actions were heroic.

December 16, 2013 8:15 pm Photos

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Hobart lakefront might feature canoe, kayak launch

HOBART | Newly unveiled plans for the last phase of the city's Lakefront District improvements include a boat launch for canoes and kayaks.

December 14, 2013 9:00 pm

Hobart center receives close to $70,000 in grants

HOBART |The Maria Reiner Center has received close to $70,000 in grants that officials will earmark in part for additional staff, executive director Pamela Broadaway said.

December 14, 2013 7:45 pm
Five charged in Lake Station meth lab operation

Five charged in Lake Station meth lab operation

LAKE STATION | Five individuals suspected of operating a methamphetamine lab were charged through Lake County criminal court.

December 14, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Hobart Sanitary Board eyes sewer work

HOBART | Plans are going forward toward adding a sewer line and regional lift station to the final phase of the 61st Avenue improvement project, City Engineer Phil Gralik said.

December 12, 2013 12:00 am
Lake Station police conduct first meth lab bust

Lake Station police conduct first meth lab bust

LAKE STATION | Five people suspected of operating a methamphetamine lab were in custody Wednesday following a drug raid at a Lake Station house in the 3300 block of Arizona Street, police said.

December 12, 2013 12:00 am

Merrillville Town Council approves E-911 plan

MERRILLVILLE | The Merrillvile Town Council on Tuesday signed on to the E-911 consolidation agreement. The council in a unanimous vote agreed its dispatch center will close by Dec. 31, 2014. The next day the town will merge into a single countywide communications network mandated by state l…

December 10, 2013 10:00 pm
Close call prompts Hobart man to seek city's help

Close call prompts Hobart man to seek city's help

HOBART | A resident whose house was hit Nov. 17 by an inebriated driver wants a guardrail near his property, but city officials think there are other options to prevent accidents there.

December 10, 2013 6:30 pm Photos

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Hobart board OKs revised police policy

HOBART | The Hobart police department's 20-year-old policy manual has undergone a much needed overhaul, Police Chief Rick Zormier said.

December 10, 2013 12:00 am

Local group takes on anti-detention center cause

HOBART | The protest of any plans by the GEO Group Inc. to build an immigration detention center in Hobart has been quietly taken on by a local group, Sandy O'Brien said.

December 07, 2013 7:15 pm

Hobart pizzeria owner hoping to expand

HOBART | The owner of J & J's Pizza Shack of Hobart was told by the Plan Commission on Thursday to come back next month with detailed plans on his proposed expansion.

December 05, 2013 10:00 pm
Hobart chamber director retiring at end of month

Hobart chamber director retiring at end of month

HOBART | Mike Adams is retiring at the end of the month from his job as executive director of the Hobart Chamber of Commerce.

December 05, 2013 7:30 pm

Hobart council gives green light to Illiana plan

HOBART | The Hobart City Council weighed in Wednesday on the proposed Illiana Expressway.

December 04, 2013 9:38 pm

Hobart board OKs truck bids; tables YMCA sign

HOBART |The Board of Works will accept bids on Dec. 11 for a new pumper for the Hobart Fire Department.

December 02, 2013 6:20 pm

Hobart has police gun range in sights

HOBART | City officials are targeting a wooded area off Ind. 130 and Sixth Street as a possible site for a future outdoor gun range for police.

November 30, 2013 5:40 pm

Hobart council OKs maintenance ordinance

HOBART | A new property maintenance ordinance is moving forward after several drafts and revisions by the Hobart City Council.

November 29, 2013 7:15 pm

Hobart makes plans for holiday celebration

HOBART | The holiday season officially kicks off in Hobart on Dec. 6 with a tree lighting ceremony from 6 to 8 p.m. at Festival Park, 111 E. Old Ridge Road.

November 29, 2013 12:00 am
Some area homeless choose to live on the streets

Some area homeless choose to live on the streets

Chris Castillo headed up a Highland household of seven younger siblings after losing both parents three years ago.

November 28, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Lake Station dogs saved from fire had been rescued before

Lake Station dogs saved from fire had been rescued before

LAKE STATION | The majority of the dogs spared from a garage fire Sunday had been rescued once before, a spokeswoman for a local dog rescue group said. Brittany Wesley, president of Homeward Hound Rescue, said 10 dogs saved from the fire had been rescued by her group several weeks ago after…

November 25, 2013 9:11 pm

Hobart restaurant offering free dinners to senior citizens

HOBART | Lake Park Restaurant, 7 E. Old Ridge Road, is providing free Thanksgiving dinners on Wednesday to senior citizens, owner Mike Chloros said.

November 25, 2013 8:45 pm

Hobart officials agree to correct median

HOBART | City officials said they have listened to concerns and are making safety corrections to a nearly completed concrete median near Festival Park.

November 24, 2013 7:45 pm
Gary jail escapee turns himself in

Gary jail escapee turns himself in

GARY | A Gary man who assaulted two police officers and escaped while being taken to the Lake County Jail on Friday was back in police custody Saturday morning, an official said.

November 23, 2013 8:37 pm Photos

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Hobart mayor hopes to hire chief, more firefighters

HOBART | Hobart Mayor Brian Snedecor hopes to add at least three firefighters to the Hobart Fire Department by the start of next year.

November 23, 2013 5:15 pm

No bull: Hobart farmer reports missing Holstein

HOBART | A 6-year-old purebred Holstein bull named Fritz is missing and may have been the victim of cattle rustlers, owner Robert Berndt said.

November 21, 2013 7:40 pm

HUD reports decline in U.S., state homeless

The number of homeless individuals has continued to decline nationally over the past three years, federal officials said.

November 21, 2013 6:45 pm

Protesters plan to rally against Hobart detention center

HOBART | Protesters will be at the City Council's meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday to oppose any future plans by GEO Group Inc. to build a detention center on the city's west side.

November 20, 2013 12:00 am

It's back to normal in Lake Station

LAKE STATION | Business at Lake Station City Hall was back to normal on Monday, Mayor Keith Soderquist said.

November 18, 2013 6:30 pm
Hobart veteran receives medals after 44 years

Hobart veteran receives medals after 44 years

HOBART | A 66-year-old Hobart man waited 44 years to receive a commendation medal due him from his U.S. Army service in the late 1960s.

November 17, 2013 8:00 pm Photos

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Silverstone development remains stalled

HOBART | Silverstone Crossing, a commercial property approved by Hobart more than six years ago, remains stalled.

November 16, 2013 8:30 pm
Federal agents execute search warrant at Lake Station City Hall

Federal agents execute search warrant at Lake Station City Hall

LAKE STATION | Federal agents executed a search warrant Friday at Lake Station City Hall.

November 15, 2013 5:35 pm Photos

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Hobart parks department consolidates staff

HOBART | A longtime Hobart Parks Department employee has retired and been replaced by a staff member with one year of experience, Parks Superintendent John Mitchell said.

November 15, 2013 12:00 am

Hobart panel authorizes condemnations to acquire parcels

HOBART | The Board of Works has paved the way for future improvements to 61st Avenue by granting the city attorney authority to begin eminent domain proceedings if necessary.

November 12, 2013 7:07 pm
Carson's gets store facelift, new product lines

Carson's gets store facelift, new product lines

HOBART | Timing completion of its store remodeling with the holidays, Carson Pirie Scott officials have unveiled a sparkling newly renovated store.

November 12, 2013 1:00 am Photos

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Lake Station student admits to compiling 'hit list'

LAKE STATION | An Edison High School freshman was removed from school after he admitted to compiling a "hit list" with names of fellow students and teachers, police said.

November 11, 2013 6:53 pm
Hobart resident hopes to curb traffic problems at new gateway

Hobart resident hopes to curb traffic problems at new gateway

HOBART | A nearly completed concrete median that's part of Hobart's new Festival Park gateway concerns resident Larry Brown.

November 10, 2013 9:15 pm
TradeWinds to complete Hobart move by Jan. 2

TradeWinds to complete Hobart move by Jan. 2

HOBART | TradeWinds Services will be fully operational at its new Hobart location Jan. 2, a spokeswoman said.

November 10, 2013 8:15 pm

Hobart mayor says he'll look to ranks first to fill fire chief job

HOBART | Hobart Mayor Brian Snedecor said he plans to make every attempt to fill the vacant fire chief position from someone within the department.

November 09, 2013 8:00 pm
Two charged in Hobart house burglary

Two charged in Hobart house burglary

HOBART | Two men who reportedly burglarized a home then eluded police for several hours Wednesday were charged Friday through Lake criminal court.

November 08, 2013 7:30 pm Photos

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New gourmet shop to 'pop up' in Hobart

HOBART | Approval in hand, Olympia Fields resident Dwayne Walker now plans to open his gourmet popcorn business off U.S. 30 sometime during the holidays.

November 07, 2013 9:45 pm
Chesterton woman to lead Hobart chamber

Chesterton woman to lead Hobart chamber

HOBART | A Chesterton woman with more than 25 years of nonprofit professional work experience will serve as the Hobart Chamber of Commerce's next executive director, the organization announced.

November 06, 2013 7:00 pm

GEO Group confirms Hobart land purchase

HOBART | Florida-based GEO Group Inc. purchased the former St. Sava property in Hobart, but there are no immediate plans to build a detention center there, a local attorney said Tuesday.

November 06, 2013 5:22 pm
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