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Demolition of abandoned Chela's restaurant begins

HIGHLAND | Demolition of the former Chela's Mexican Restaurant, an abandoned building the town had been seeking to tear down for the past couple of years, has begun.

April 15, 2014 8:00 pm
Hobart woman will be missed by many

Hobart woman will be missed by many

Nodee Curtis had many interests, especially when crafting nice creations with her hands.

April 12, 2014 12:00 am
Former S'ville business owner was tech whiz

Former S'ville business owner was tech whiz

Fishing, traveling, photography and family were among the greatest joys in the life of Arthur Fishman.

April 11, 2014 12:00 am

'Hit list,' alleged theft commandeer School Board meeting

GRIFFITH | Two issues took precedence at Thursday night's School Board meeting.

April 10, 2014 9:44 pm
M'ville man helped start fire department

M'ville man helped start fire department

Lyle Thomas had a humorous side that was matched by a serious wish to help other people.

April 08, 2014 12:00 am

Griffith gets rolling on road repairs

GRIFFITH | The Town Council has paved the way for repairs on 25 miles of road this year.

April 05, 2014 5:30 pm
East Chicago's 'Godfather' loved his family and city

East Chicago's 'Godfather' loved his family and city

Domingo Camarillo enjoyed the best hobby that any man can have -- his family.

April 04, 2014 10:34 pm
Ex- Hammond man was a hero in war, life

Ex- Hammond man was a hero in war, life

When it came to fighting in a world war, running a successful business or mapping out progress for Northwest Indiana, Ben Konsynski was a shining member of the Greatest Generation.

April 03, 2014 12:00 am

Highland approves bond for new police station

HIGHLAND | The Town Council has approved a bond issue for constructing a new police station.

March 28, 2014 12:00 am

Griffith pledges cash for proposed South Shore extension

GRIFFITH | The Town Council on Tuesday pledged to contribute $20,000 a year toward the proposed South Shore Line extension to Dyer.

March 25, 2014 10:30 pm

Highland to sign E-911 agreement if conditions are met

HIGHLAND | Efforts to consolidate Lake County's E-911 emergency calling system got a boost Monday when the Highland Town Council joined three other towns in promising its approval — if certain conditions are met.

March 24, 2014 10:00 pm
Crown Point man will be missed by many

Crown Point man will be missed by many

It would be hard to top the civic nature that Gordon Bates bestowed on his community.

March 15, 2014 12:00 am
Public service was Highland man's hobby

Public service was Highland man's hobby

Larry Vassar was the "ultimate servant to his Lord, his church, his family and his community," his obituary noted.

March 14, 2014 12:00 am

Highland schedules hearing on new police station lease

HIGHLAND | The Town Council has scheduled a public hearing for March 24 on a lease proposed for a new police station slated for construction later this year.

March 12, 2014 9:15 pm

Griffith reluctant to kick tax money to South Shore extension

GRIFFITH | The Town Council wants residents' input on whether it should kick nearly $400,000 toward South Shore Line expansion into Dyer.

March 05, 2014 7:00 pm

30 minutes added to Griffith school day to offset snow loss

GRIFFITH | The Griffith Public Schools board has decided to tack an extra 30 minutes to the school day to make up for lost time from the snow.

March 04, 2014 12:05 am

Coaches working to improve Griffith kids' ISTEP+ scores

GRIFFITH | With a remediation plan in place to improve disappointing student test scores, Griffith Middle School students are brushing up on their math skills before the 2014 ISTEP+ tests.

March 01, 2014 6:15 pm

Highland on track for new police station

HIGHLAND | Ground breaking on a new police station is expected in early summer, the Highland Town Council announced this week.

February 26, 2014 6:58 pm

Snow causes havoc in Griffith

GRIFFITH | The bad winter is affecting everything from plowing, garbage collection and train traffic through town, officials said.

February 22, 2014 6:45 pm

Griffith plans Main Street makeover

GRIFFITH | A major face-lift is coming to Main Street this spring, the Town Council said Tuesday.

February 19, 2014 10:00 pm

Griffith K-9 completes busy first year on the job

GRIFFITH | Entering his first full year on duty, Griffith's new police dog already has taken a bite out of crime in town and elsewhere.

February 16, 2014 6:45 pm

Highland opposes elimination of business property tax

HIGHLAND | The Highland Town Council opposes a state proposal to eliminate the business personal property tax.

February 15, 2014 7:30 pm

Enbridge to pressure test new pipeline next week

GRIFFITH | Pressure testing of a new pipeline will begin next week.

February 05, 2014 8:15 pm

Highland creates building corporation to oversee new police station construction

HIGHLAND | The Town Council has created a building corporation that will oversee the construction and financing of a new police station.

February 02, 2014 7:00 pm

Griffith educators tackle disappointing test scores

GRIFFITH | Griffith school administrators are putting an immediate remediation plan in place to improve disappointing student test scores.

February 01, 2014 6:45 pm

Highland Town Council makes committee appointments

HIGHLAND | The Town Council has made its citizen appointments to several boards and commissions.

January 30, 2014 12:00 am
Decorated veteran loved country and family

Decorated veteran loved country and family

Daniel Mays was most eager when it came to serving his country and loving his family.

January 30, 2014 12:00 am
Crown Point man lived for his family

Crown Point man lived for his family

Dean Williams loved gardening, fishing, ceramics and riding motorcycles — but all of this took a backseat when compared to his beloved family.

January 28, 2014 12:00 am

Griffith police chief says violent crime trend has been curbed

GRIFFITH | The Town Council was told Tuesday the dramatic decrease in crime last year was not just a coincidence.

January 23, 2014 12:00 am

Griffith to explore sanitary service with Gary

GRIFFITH | The Town Council on Tuesday signed an agreement with Gary to study the feasibility of the city providing sanitary service to Griffith.

January 21, 2014 9:45 pm
Crown Point woman had many interests

Crown Point woman had many interests

Dorothy Max enjoyed many interests in life, from patriotism to being a professional artist.

January 20, 2014 12:00 am

Highland council criticizes residents, state on snow removal

HIGHLAND | Plows trying to clear the recent heavy snow encountered plenty of parked cars that Highland residents failed to move off streets, the Town Council said.

January 19, 2014 7:30 pm
Crown Point woman was a mom, grandmother and friend

Crown Point woman was a mom, grandmother and friend

Loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend are words that nicely blend to describe Edwina Rutkowski.

January 18, 2014 12:01 am

Highland eyes properties for purchase as part of redevelopment plan

HIGHLAND | The Town Council is positioning itself for the eventual purchase of various properties along North Kennedy Avenue and in the downtown area if they become available.

January 14, 2014 8:00 pm
M'ville woman was friend, mom, grandma

M'ville woman was friend, mom, grandma

Julia Kelly was a special treat to everyone she met, so it is quite fitting that she operated a snack shop for many years.

January 14, 2014 12:05 am
Merrillville woman was a friend, mother and grandmother

Merrillville woman was a friend, mother and grandmother

Julia Kelly was a special treat to everyone she met, so it is quite fitting that she operated a snack shop for many years.

January 13, 2014 12:00 am

Griffith administrators give failing marks to some school test scores

GRIFFITH | The Griffith Public Schools board Thursday acknowledged the high and middle school test scores need improvement and said it will unveil a plan to remedy the problem at a public meeting later this month.

January 10, 2014 5:54 pm
Hammond man loved serving church

Hammond man loved serving church

Robert Drabenstot had the sweetest of smiles, one that warmed up friends and strangers alike.

January 02, 2014 12:00 am

Griffith again delays vote on E-911

GRIFFITH | The Town Council has again delayed a vote on a county proposed E-911 emergency calling system.

January 01, 2014 8:30 pm

Griffith athletic renovations on schedule

GRIFFITH | A $1.9 million renovation of the school town's various outdoor facilities is well underway, school officials said.

December 29, 2013 7:00 pm

Highland Town Council airs its disapproval of air show move

HIGHLAND | The Town Council on Monday declared its disapproval of a plan to move an air show from Gary to Fair Oaks Farms in Newton County in July.

December 26, 2013 12:00 am

Highland buys new equipment for police, firefighters

HIGHLAND | The Town Council is buying some new equipment for the Police and Fire departments.

December 25, 2013 8:15 pm

Griffith delays vote on E-911 to study documents

GRIFFITH | The Griffith Town Council received a recommendation to approve the E-911 consolidation agreement, but members delayed a vote to further study the matter.

December 21, 2013 8:30 pm
Hammond woman human rights champion

Hammond woman human rights champion

Cassandra Bleau answered to a higher calling by dedicating her life to helping those less fortunate than her.

December 20, 2013 12:05 am

Police: Men caught before leaving scene of Griffith burglary

GRIFFITH | Police arrested two men Monday after catching them before they could leave a home they had burglarized, authorities said.

December 19, 2013 6:15 pm

Highland Cops & Kids program collects $9,335 to help needy

HIGHLAND | The recent Cops & Kids Christmas program was a big success, Highland police Cpl. Erich Swisher said.

December 18, 2013 12:00 am

New cop brings experience to Highland

HIGHLAND | The Town Council on Monday hired and swore in Alex Perez as Highland's newest police officer.

December 09, 2013 9:00 pm

New microbrewery coming to Griffith

GRIFFITH | The Griffith Town Council raised a glass last week to plans for a new microbrewery.

December 07, 2013 8:00 pm

Highland residents help police track burglary suspects

HIGHLAND | Cooperation among several police departments, residents and businesses on Wednesday resulted in the arrest of two burglary suspects, authorities said.

December 05, 2013 8:30 pm
Some Highland residents unhappy with motel complex plans

Some Highland residents unhappy with motel complex plans

HIGHLAND | Some Meadows subdivision residents have told the Town Council they don't like a new motel planned for the vacant Terry Shaver Pontiac site.

December 03, 2013 6:58 pm
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