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Dam Duck Race tickets available in Hobart for Aug. 17 event

Fourth of July festivities are over and do you know what that means? Dam Duck Race tickets are now on sale for $5 each or 5 for $20 from any member of the Hobart Community Foundation, including this writer.

July 09, 2014 12:00 am

Hobart ready to celebrate with music, run, parade and fireworks

Happy Independence Day, commonly known as the Fourth of July. This federal holiday commemorates the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, after which we fought to win our independence from Great Britain.

July 02, 2014 12:00 am

Jaycee Fest will rock Hobart from Thursday through Sunday

Jaycee Fest opens Thursday through Sunday at a new location, Hobart Rugby Field, 112 E. Old Ridge Road, directly across the street from Festival Park. The beer garden will open at 5 p.m. Thursday and bands will start performing at 6.

June 25, 2014 12:00 am

Hobart hosts Water Awareness Festival with info and entertainment

Festival Park, 111 E. Old Ridge Road, Hobart, is the place to be Saturday as the City of Hobart hosts its third annual Storm Water District Water Awareness Festival from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

June 18, 2014 12:00 am

Weekend events mark Flag Day and Father's Day in Hobart

Flag Day and Father’s Day in the same weekend, isn’t that something? Flag Day commemorates the 1777 resolution of the Second Continental Congress adopting the flag of the United States. The U.S. Army also celebrates its birthday on this date.

June 11, 2014 12:00 am

Band, food and books come to Festival Park on Thursday

It’s finally here! This summer's Concert in the Park series kicks off with the Great Lakes Navy Band “Liberty Call” performing at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Revelli Bandshell in Festival Park, 111 E. Old Ridge Road, Hobart.

June 04, 2014 12:00 am

Buy a carnation and help build a home for a veteran

The public is invited to a Flowers for a Veteran Carnation Sale beginning at 7:30 a.m. until sold out  Friday at St. Mary Medical Center, 1500 S. Lake Park Ave., Hobart. Christian Awareness Committee members will be selling red, white and blue carnations for $1 each outside the Waterfall Caf…

May 28, 2014 12:00 am

Memorial Day is a day to remember those who served and sacrificed

Memorial Day weekend is this weekend, and while you dust off the grills and lawn chairs, I invite you to remember that Memorial Day is a national holiday to remember and honor the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. Armed Forces.

May 21, 2014 12:00 am

Hobart educators to be honored at awards dinner Thursday

The School City of Hobart Education Foundation and the Hobart Chamber of Commerce will present the 20th annual Outstanding Educators Awards at 5:30 p.m. Thursday in the Hobart High School Board Room, 2211 E. Tenth St.

May 14, 2014 12:00 am

Join Ron Jackson in wishing someone special a Happy Mother's Day

This Sunday, we honor our mothers. Please take time to tell your mother about the special place she holds in your heart.

May 07, 2014 12:00 am

Memorial service to celebrate the life of teacher and EEU manager

Family and friends are invited to a Celebration of Life Memorial Service honoring Suella 'Sue' Goza from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Southlake Worship Center, 3440 W. 61st Ave. Sue was a retired Lake Station English teacher who, after retirement, put her lifelong love of horses into action as th…

April 30, 2014 12:00 am

Church members hold rummage sale, provide Cafe Agape meal

First Unitarian Church of Hobart, East Fifth and Main streets, will hold a rummage sale from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

April 23, 2014 12:00 am

Hobart churches open their doors for Holy Week and Easter services

Happy Easter this Sunday to you and your family and friends. Perhaps a visit to the church of your choice will be just what your soul needs to be refreshed after this long winter.

April 16, 2014 12:00 am

Hobart Garden Club and Friends of Robinson Lake host seedling giveaway

The Hobart Garden Club is thinking Spring with a giveaway of pecan, swamp white oak, and redbud tree seedlings, along with ninebark shrubs, from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at Robinson Lake Park, 5250 Liverpool Road, Hobart. 

April 09, 2014 12:00 am

Spring offers plenty of activities for Hobart residents and guests

Happy April Fool’s Day! Oh, that was yesterday? Got cha, didn’t I?

April 02, 2014 12:00 am

Fallen soldiers honored Friday at Doughboy Monument service

The last Friday every month, including this Friday, a ceremony is held at 5 p.m. at the Doughboy Monument, Seventh and Lincoln streets, Hobart, to honor U.S. service members recently fallen in either the Afghanistan or Iraq wars.

March 26, 2014 12:00 am

Hobart High presents Spring Choral Concert tonight

Hobart High School, 2211 E. 10th St., will host its Spring Choral Concert at at 6 p.m. today. Both the Advanced and Intermediate choirs will perform under the direction of Vocal Music Director Dean Wolff, who promises a wide variety of music, from Mozart to modern pop, with a little Andrews …

March 19, 2014 12:00 am

Celebrate St. Patty's Day this weekend in Hobart

To those of you of Irish heritage and also those who just like to enjoy a bit of the blarney, I wish you a most enjoyable St. Patrick’s Day weekend and invite you to participate in one or more of the fun-filled events listed below. This week, it’s corned beef and cabbage dinners along with L…

March 12, 2014 12:00 am

Spend "20 minutes for God" on Lenten Mondays in Hobart

Today is Ash Wednesday, the beginning of the Christian Lenten season. Members of all faiths are invited to worship together from 12:05 to 12:25 p.m. Mondays through April 7 at Community Lenten Worship Services followed by a soup lunch at 12:30 p.m., at First United Methodist Church, 654 E. F…

March 05, 2014 12:00 am

Head to Hobart for Mama Mia Spaghetti on Thursday

For a hearty meal, attend the 27th annual Mama Mia Spaghetti Dinner from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday at St. Bridget Parish Center, Second and Main streets, Hobart.

February 26, 2014 12:00 am

Hobart foundation can benefit from energy assessments

The Hobart Community Foundation has joined the Energizing Indiana Home Energy Assessment Program.

February 19, 2014 12:00 am

Meals on Wheels needs more volunteers for Hobart deliveries

Meals on Wheels is in need of volunteer drivers to deliver meals in the Hobart community. The commitment can be for as little as one or two days per month and, depending on the route, takes between 1 to 2 hours in the middle of the day to deliver.

February 12, 2014 12:00 am

Hobart Lions serving up grilled pork chops for Sunday dinner

The Hobart Lions Club is hosting a pork chop dinner from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Trinity Lutheran School, 891 Linda St., Hobart.

February 05, 2014 12:00 am

Warm up with chili and hot dogs served by the Hobart Kiwanis

Chili and hot dogs will be on the menu Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m. as the Hobart Kiwanis Club hosts its 16th annual Chili Supper at Trinity Lutheran Church's gym, 891 S. Linda St., Hobart.

January 29, 2014 12:00 am

Get ready to sample brews and buffet at sold-out YMCA benefit

The long-awaited “Brews in the Barn” event begibs at 5:30 p.m. Saturday. Those fortunate enough to have purchased tickets will gather at County Line Orchard, 200 N. County Line Road, Hobart, to sample more than 20 craft brews and an eclectic food buffet, while bidding on silent auction items.

January 22, 2014 12:00 am

Try TOPS to help you keep that resolution to lose weight

Looking for a little help with your New Year’s resolutions? Statistics tell us that 45 percent of Americans make promises at the start of the new year. The most popular resolution is to lose weight, but a mere 8 percent achieve their goals.

January 15, 2014 12:00 am

Hobart crews clear the snow, now it's time to get busy

Hobart was quiet last weekend as the snow fell and the winds blew. About the only sounds outdoors were the  snow plows occasionally going down our street. After all the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, it was kind of nice to have a relaxing weekend just staying at home. Of course, th…

January 08, 2014 12:00 am

Hobart keeping busy as the new year arrives

Happy New Year! The beginning of a new year is a time for dreams and plans. What will 2014 bring for you and your family? I wish you joy and peace, and for at least one of your dreams to come true this year.

January 01, 2014 12:00 am

Hobart church programs celebrate the season of joy

Visit Trinity Lutheran Church, 900 Luther Drive, Hobart, tonight for the children’s program “Bright Star at Bethlehem” beginning at 6 p.m.

December 18, 2013 12:00 am

Hobart residents have answered all Angel Tree requests

A blanket of snow has arrived in Hobart, perhaps setting the stage for the arrival of Santa’s sleigh later this month?

December 11, 2013 12:00 am

Come to Hobart this weekend to get in the holiday sprit

The Christmas season is in full swing this weekend in Hobart.

December 04, 2013 12:00 am

Hobart groups give thanks for a supportive community

On the eve of Thanksgiving, I give thanks to the fine residents of Hobart for supporting all of our many civic groups and our nonprofit organizations for the great causes they support with their time and resources.

November 27, 2013 12:00 am

Spend Saturday afternoon at trivia contest in Hobart

“Answer’s Afternoon of Trivia” will be held at noon Saturday at Festival Park Community Center, 111 E. Old Ridge Road, Hobart.

November 20, 2013 12:00 am

Dine on pancakes and more Sunday with the Hobart Lions Club

Hobart Lions Club is hosting a pancake breakfast from 7 to 11 a.m. Sunday at Trinity Lutheran School, 891 Linda St. Pancakes, sausage, scrambled eggs, biscuits and gravy, juice, milk and coffee will be served.

November 13, 2013 12:00 am

Hobart to honor veterans with video, breakfast, ceremony and Vet Fest

Monday is Veterans Day, a time for the community to say thank you to all veterans who wore our county’s uniform. Hobart Mayor Brian Snedecor invites all residents to meet at Veterans Park, 5899 E. 73rd Ave. for a short 11 a.m. ceremony held jointly by American Legion Post 54 and Veterans of …

November 06, 2013 12:00 am

Hobart American Legion welcomes all to WWII video program

“The Region Remembers: WWII,” a video presentation of 20 interviews with Northwest Indiana veterans, will be presented at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 6 at American Legion Post 54, 208 S. Linda St., Hobart.

October 30, 2013 12:00 am

Trick or treat and enjoy activities Saturday in downtown Hobart

Bring your costumed kids to trick or treat in downtown Hobart from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday at participating merchants who display a table outside or an orange poster in their storefront. Children’s activities will be available in the Third and Main streets corner parking lot, including face pa…

October 23, 2013 12:00 am

American Legion hosts fundraiser for homeless veterans

First District American Legion and its posts from Lake County, including Hobart Post 54, assisted by Sons of American Legion, will hold a fundraiser for homeless veterans from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday at East Gary Memorial Post 100, 1899 Central Ave., Lake Station. Admission is free ad t…

October 16, 2013 12:00 am

Hobart Tri Kappa to host luncheon, music and more

Hobart Tri Kappa's annual luncheon is set for 11:30 a.m. Nov. 3  at Avalon Manor, 3550 E. U.S. 30, Hobart. The sorority invites the whole family to enjoy a delicious lunch while listening to the widely-acclaimed University of Notre Dame Glee Club a cappella group, The Undertones, present a …

October 09, 2013 12:00 am

Kiwanis collecting for Hobart Food Pantry on Saturday

Hobart Kiwanis Club is holding its annual Hobart Food Pantry Drive on Saturday. Nine thousand grocery bags are being dropped off in most neighborhoods this week thanks to Strack & Van Til. Hobart residents are asked to donate nonperishable food, such as canned vegetables, soup, boxed di…

October 02, 2013 12:00 am

Rebuilding Together has work day scheduled for Saturday

The Rebuilding Together Hobart/Lake Station work day is Saturday. Volunteers are to meet at 8 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, 891 S. Linda St., Hobart, to be assigned to one of 10 pre-selected homes in the area. The goal is to assist homeowners who may not have the means or expertise to ma…

September 25, 2013 12:00 am

Thanks, June Kegebein, for keeping us "In the know"

For the past seven years, we have all enjoyed reading “Hobart Happenings” from the pen of June Kegebein. Alas, she has now decided to slow down a bit and retire from writing this column. We sincerely thank June for her many hours of work and her dedication to the residents of the city of Ho…

September 18, 2013 12:00 am
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