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Thanks for a great ride and a lot of memories

This is my last regular monthly column as Munster town manager. I have enjoyed sharing with you some of the things going on in Munster and Northwest Indiana.

August 15, 2014 12:00 am

Park improvements focus on the Boys & Girls of Summer

As July comes to a close, the Town of Munster’s recent investments in Community Park are providing a sound return.

July 18, 2014 12:00 am

All good things must come to an end

On June 9, the Munster Town Council voted to not extend my Employment Agreement for the next 18 months. My last day as town manager will be Aug. 29.

June 20, 2014 12:00 am

Munster starting a new tradition and preserving past ones

On the last Saturday in April, Munster becomes the epicenter of the craft beer world as Three Floyds Brewery hosts its Dark Lord Day festival. For the past eight years, Munster is one of the most important places to be to buy a coveted four-bottle pack of Dark Lord Imperial Stout.

May 16, 2014 12:00 am

Let’s catch a TIGER by the tail in Munster

TIGER is an acronym for Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery, a federally funded initiative for major transportation and infrastructure projects.

March 21, 2014 12:00 am

Munster community bids a fond farewell to true public servant

Last week Munster said farewell to a true public servant, Fire Chief and Director of Operations James J. Knesek Sr.

February 21, 2014 12:00 am

What a difference a week makes when it comes to the weather

The temperature on Jan. 6 was -20 degrees below zero Farenheit with a -40-degree wind chill. The blizzard of 2014 is here and gone, and the snowdrifts are now small piles.

January 17, 2014 12:00 am

Goodbye to the year 2013 and hello to 2014

This is the time of the year when everyone looks back to their personal accomplishments and looks forward to resolutions for the new year.

December 20, 2013 12:00 am

The Salvation Army is all about "Doing the Most Good"

“Doing The Most Good” is The Salvation Army’s national brand strategy and distinct identifiable message, according to its website. Moreover, it is a promise the organization makes to its contributors, clients, associates, officers and employees.

November 15, 2013 12:00 am

Many federal employees kept working through shutdown

This column is not about the politics of what has been going on in Washington D.C. for the past few weeks. Everyone has their own opinion and like many emotional positions, no one is likely to move from their beliefs.

October 18, 2013 12:00 am

It makes sense to use State Quantity Purchase Agreements for E911

You have been reading about Lake County’s trials and tribulations to consolidate 18 separate emergency dispatch operations. State law requires that all 92 counties have consolidated dispatch centers in operation by Dec. 31, 2014.

September 20, 2013 12:00 am

School starts and the music and golf continue at Centennial Park

We have hit the middle of August. In baseball they call these the "dog days." Games must be played because the schedule says they must, but for many teams the season is really over. Pride and a pay check keep players going.

August 16, 2013 12:00 am

Interesting tidbits

Each month I try to come up with an interesting topic to discuss with the readers. This month I don’t have a specific topic but rather a few things that I hope you find interesting.

July 19, 2013 12:00 am

Summer in Munster means spectacular fireworks, great music and construction

The Independence Day holiday will have our traditional July 3 Music and Fireworks Festival at Centennial Park  at 6 p.m. Nicole Jamrose will play both before (at 7:30) and after the 9:30 fireworks until 11.

June 21, 2013 12:00 am

Investing in our communities is important to the future

To paraphrase Munster School Superintendent Richard Sopko after last week's successful school referendum, “We won one for the kids!”

May 17, 2013 12:00 am

It seems like just yesterday that I arrived in Munster

Tuesday will mark the beginning of my 30th year as  town manager of Munster. In 2014, I will have worked in municipal government for 40 years.

April 19, 2013 12:00 am

Help pantry with 5K on Oct. 15

Ignore the calendar -- fall is here. While we still have some warm weather, take a moment to think about those experiencing tough economic times.

September 20, 2011 12:00 am

Managing public debt takes fiscal planning

Property tax bills are being mailed to Lake County property owners.

May 20, 2011 12:00 am
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