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Local book club to be featured in Woman’s Day magazine

Local book club to be featured in Woman’s Day magazine

SCHERERVILLE | Since being founded in 2002 by the now-late Nancy Warren, the It’s About Time book club has met bimonthly to discuss books, forge friendships and meet local authors. Members say they have bonded by sharing joy and sorrow and know they can count on each other in time of need.

October 19, 2014 12:00 am
New website connects professors with universities

New website connects professors with universities

VALPARAISO | AdjunctProfessorLink.com is a matchmaking service for college instructors and universities.

October 15, 2014 5:00 am Photos

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Charity ride raises funds and awareness of domestic violence

Charity ride raises funds and awareness of domestic violence

CROWN POINT | A charity motorcycle run sponsored last summer by Safe House Bar & Grill registered 112 participants and raised $4,010 for St. Jude House Family Violence Prevention Center & Shelter.

October 15, 2014 12:00 am
Gary man gets award for volunteerism

Gary man gets award for volunteerism

GARY | Roger Hayward was homeless at 13. He'd later become addicted to drugs and spend time in prison.

October 13, 2014 7:00 pm Photos

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Hudec Woodworking earns spot on Inc. list

Hudec Woodworking earns spot on Inc. list

Hudec Woodworking Corporation has made Inc Magazine's 2014 list of the nation's 5000 fastest growing private businesses.

October 10, 2014 11:30 pm Photos

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Crown Point sandwich shop serves presidential party

CROWN POINT | A region business owner said he is still in awe after being asked to cater President Barack Obama’s entourage when it arrived at the Gary/Chicago International Airport last week.

October 10, 2014 6:00 pm
Meyers Glaros Group managing partner earns industry honor

Meyers Glaros Group managing partner earns industry honor

SCHERERVILLE | Willis H. Glaros, managing partner of Meyers Glaros Group, has been named the Employee Benefits Association 2014 Advisor of the Year.

October 04, 2014 1:28 pm Photos

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M'ville man charged in Crown Point crash

CROWN POINT |  A Merrillville man was charged Tuesday in connection with a Sunday morning crash which caused a power outage and extensive property damage at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church and School.

September 30, 2014 7:00 pm
Crash knocks out power to C.P. church

Crash knocks out power to C.P. church

CROWN POINT | Charges are expected to be filed Monday after a driver fled on foot from a one-vehicle crash early Sunday morning which downed a NIPSCO pole causing a power outage at the Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church and school property.

September 28, 2014 6:50 pm
SMALL-BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: Meraki, Crown Point

SMALL-BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: Meraki, Crown Point

Meraki is a Greek word meaning to do something with soul creativity or love -- to put something of yourself into your work.

September 28, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Whimsical Chemshaw 13 Donutz & Comics fresh face on Square

Whimsical Chemshaw 13 Donutz & Comics fresh face on Square

CROWN POINT | The first time Lynette Pisano-Sullivan saw the historic Lake County Courthouse, it was love at first sight.

September 25, 2014 5:00 pm
Ruge & Sons catering serves last meal Saturday

Ruge & Sons catering serves last meal Saturday

Bruce Ruge, who has co-owned the catering and retail company with his brother Tom for 35 years, said both men have decided to retire.

September 24, 2014 5:00 am Photos

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90 Years Young: Bill Wellman tells his life story in new book

90 Years Young: Bill Wellman tells his life story in new book

Still working at 90, Bill Wellman's autobiography shares a lifetime of memories.

September 15, 2014 4:27 pm Photos

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SMALL-BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: Evolution Fitness

SMALL-BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: Evolution Fitness

WINFIELD | Evolution Fitness has opened a new location in Winfield at 7954 E 108th Ave.

September 13, 2014 8:54 pm Photos

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BZA member, former councilman Vern Segert dead at 80

CROWN POINT | Vern Segert’s public service was fueled by a desire to give back more to his community than he took from it, his son Bob Segert said.

September 09, 2014 7:45 pm
C.P.-based lab company to offer video physician visits

C.P.-based lab company to offer video physician visits

CROWN POINT | A Crown Point-based lab testing network has an alternative solution for patients who want to consult with a physician regarding their lab results but prefer to do it on their own schedule without visiting a doctor’s office.

September 05, 2014 5:00 am Photos

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Kids meet superheroes, fight villains for worthy cause

CROWN POINT | More than 40 costumed superheroes will be leaping over tall buildings and flying into Crown Point on Saturday to attend the second annual Hometown Happenings Kids in Capes Walk/Run.

September 04, 2014 4:56 pm
Diamonds Jewelry moves to Dyer

Diamonds Jewelry moves to Dyer

Diamonds Jewelry has moved to Dyer.

August 31, 2014 3:41 pm Photos

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Dyer Dunkin Donuts a family endeavor

Dyer Dunkin Donuts a family endeavor

Pat and Bob Wojnovich have been Dunkin Donuts franchise owners for 16 years starting in South Holland, Illinois.

August 31, 2014 3:41 pm
Two local businesses honored as Indiana Companies to Watch

Two local businesses honored as Indiana Companies to Watch

Two local businesses were among 27 companies from across Indiana honored as outstanding second-stage companies during the seventh annual Indiana Companies to Watch awards in Indianapolis.

August 27, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Spotlight on Crown Point Farmers Market Vendors: Glory in the Flower

CROWN POINT | Glory in the Flower owner Regina Hess says she has been a collector of Daylilies for over 20 years.

August 26, 2014 11:14 am
Pet oxygen masks donated to fire department

Pet oxygen masks donated to fire department

CROWN POINT | Re/Max Pace donated three sets of pet oxygen masks to the Crown Point Fire Department this summer to help save animals’ lives during a fire.

August 22, 2014 12:00 am
CP Sportsplex and trail head shine

CP Sportsplex and trail head shine

In July, Mayor David Uran proudly showcased the newest phase and improvements at the Crown Point Sportsplex while hosting games for the National Softball Association World Series.

August 21, 2014 3:57 pm Photos

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John Dillinger Museum is coming to Historic Lake County Courthouse

John Dillinger Museum is coming to Historic Lake County Courthouse

The unique shops and Lake County Historic Museum in Crown Point’s Historic Lake County Court House will have a new notorious neighbor in March.

August 21, 2014 3:57 pm Photos

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Crown Point Farmers Market extended through Oct. 18

Crown Point Farmers Market extended through Oct. 18

There is good news for everyone who enjoys perusing the Crown Point Farmers Market Saturday mornings whether they are searching for fresh produce, flowers or unique gifts and goods.

August 21, 2014 3:57 pm
Crown Point residential and commercial growth strong

Crown Point residential and commercial growth strong

Crown Point continues to experience strong residential and commercial growth. Local developers cite the city’s excellent schools and the Mayor David Uran’s foresight as primary factors in drawing new residents to Crown Point.

August 21, 2014 3:57 pm Photos

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Crown Point special events offer fun for all ages

Crown Point special events offer fun for all ages

The Mayor’s Office of Special Events, the Lake Court House Foundation, Hometown Happenings, the Crossroads Chamber of Commerce and Old Sheriff’s House Foundation produce and promote a variety of community events for Crown Point's residents and visitors alike. This is just one of the many rea…

August 21, 2014 3:57 pm Photos

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New CP businesses offer a variety of shopping and dining

Whether dining out, seeking unique gifts, visiting the dentist or taking care of their pets, Crown Point shoppers have a variety of new establishments from which to choose.

August 21, 2014 3:57 pm
Excellent Crown Point Schools draw new residents

Excellent Crown Point Schools draw new residents

According to local developers and Crown Point Mayor David Uran the quality of schools in Crown Point is one of the city’s biggest draws for new families.

August 21, 2014 3:57 pm Photos

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Crown Point recognized as sixth safest city in Indiana

Crown Point recognized as sixth safest city in Indiana

Crown Point was recently recognized as the sixth safest city in the state, Police Chief Pete Land said.

August 21, 2014 3:57 pm Photos

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Art Handley and Friends entertain the crowd at CP Farmers Market

Art Handley and Friends entertain the crowd at CP Farmers Market

CROWN POINT | There is good news for everyone who enjoys perusing the Crown Point Farmers Market Saturday mornings whether they are searching for fresh produce, flowers or unique gifts and goods.

August 20, 2014 3:35 pm
Author Rosemary Gard based her Destiny trilogy on her Croatian heritage and childhood experiences

Author Rosemary Gard based her Destiny trilogy on her Croatian heritage and childhood experiences

A Crown Point resident, author Rosemary Gard was raised by her Croatian immigrant parents in the Glen Park section of Gary.

August 17, 2014 4:43 pm Photos

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St. Mary’s principal reflects on past successes, looks forward to coming school year

St. Mary’s principal reflects on past successes, looks forward to coming school year

CROWN POINT | St. Mary’s Catholic Community School Principal L. Thomas Ruiz describes the 2013-2014 school year as “excellent.”

August 14, 2014 5:34 pm Photos

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Crown Point Swim Club to hold winter season evaluations

Crown Point Swim Club to hold winter season evaluations

CROWN POINT | The Crown Point Swim Club will be hosting its winter season new swimmer evaluations on Sept. 3-4 from 5:45-8 p.m. at the Crown Point High School pool. Swimmers will need to come prepared for a brief in-water evaluation with a swim suit,

August 08, 2014 12:00 am
Bibles stolen from youth group mission

Bibles stolen from youth group mission

CROWN POINT | After learning about a local youth group pillaged of iPods and Bibles while on a mission trip, the Crown Point community pitched in to help out. 

August 07, 2014 11:30 pm
CP girl collects gifts for homeless animals at birthday party

CP girl collects gifts for homeless animals at birthday party

CROWN POINT | Brooke Tucker had a donation party for her eighth birthday. She asked that all of her friends bring a gift for the homeless animals at Lake County Animal Shelter instead of a gift for her.

August 05, 2014 11:27 am
Face to Face: Nonprofit organization paints memorial portraits

Face to Face: Nonprofit organization paints memorial portraits

LAKES OF THE FOUR SEASONS | When hundreds of mourners paid their last respects recently to Gary Police Officer Jeffrey Westerfield at the Genesis Center, a hand-crafted portrait of the fallen officer stood in the midst of his memorial display.

August 04, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Pearl Harbor survivor enlisted at age 15

Pearl Harbor survivor enlisted at age 15

World War II Navy veteran and Pearl Harbor survivor Raymond Crane was stationed on the battleship USS Maryland during the attack.

July 22, 2014 10:55 pm

Woman loved her family

A loving mother and grandmother, Traute Navikas was a kind-hearted woman who always put others first.

July 19, 2014 11:21 pm
Retired Hammond FD Battalion Chief gave selflessly

Retired Hammond FD Battalion Chief gave selflessly

Chester F. Czubala selflessly gave of himself both physically and through all his knowledge of plumbing, construction and electricity, his daughter Sandra Bigbie said.

July 18, 2014 11:56 pm
Crown Point restaurant raises $3,710 for CP’s St. Jude House

Crown Point restaurant raises $3,710 for CP’s St. Jude House

CROWN POINT | A charity motorcycle run, sponsored by Safe House Bar & Grill July 13 had 112 registered participants raising $3,710 for St. Jude House Family Violence Prevention Center & Shelter.

July 18, 2014 5:23 pm
Hammond teacher loved helping others

Hammond teacher loved helping others

Beverly Ann Kotyuk, also known as “Miss Beverly,” loved to help people especially through teaching children, her daughter Kristine Woodke said.

July 16, 2014 12:00 am
Gary police officer had heart of gold

Gary police officer had heart of gold

Gary patrolman Jeffrey Westerfield had a heart of gold, his fiancée Denise Sheaks-Cather said.

July 15, 2014 5:06 pm Photos

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Study: NWI communities among most desirable in state

Study: NWI communities among most desirable in state

A recent study by NerdWallet places St. John, Dyer, Cedar Lake, Crown Point and Munster in Indiana's top 20 desirable places for homeowners.

July 12, 2014 8:24 pm

Crown Point restaurant sponsors charity motorcycle ride

CROWN POINT | Safe House Bar & Grill is sponsoring a charity motorcycle run Sunday to benefit St. Jude House Family Violence Prevention Center and Shelter.

July 09, 2014 12:00 am
Crown Point restaurant sponsors charity motorcycle ride

Crown Point restaurant sponsors charity motorcycle ride

CROWN POINT | Safe House Bar & Grill is sponsoring a charity motorcycle run Sunday July 13 to benefit St. Jude House Family Violence Prevention Center and Shelter.

July 08, 2014 1:47 pm
Munster man enjoyed volunteering

Munster man enjoyed volunteering

Anthony E. Saklaczynski enjoyed his volunteer work at Munster’s Hartsfield Village retirement community while assisting with mass and visiting many people, his wife Gloria Saklaczynski said.

July 04, 2014 10:51 pm

Former nanny charged in molestation case

LOWELL | A former nanny has been charged with confinement and false informing in connection with the handcuffing and molesting of a 13-year-old Lowell girl, police said.

July 03, 2014 7:01 pm
Crown Point woman volunteered for city events

Crown Point woman volunteered for city events

Whether working at the Thursday night car cruise, serving dessert at the St. Patrick’s corned beef dinner or judging the Fourth of July parade, Linda Harmon was a tireless volunteer for Crown Point, even while fighting a courageous 18-year battle against cancer.

July 02, 2014 10:31 pm
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