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Highland eyes new arts district

HIGHLAND | The Redevelopment Commission has approved a contract to begin planning an art and cultural district as part of the Kennedy Avenue Corridor Plan.

October 26, 2014 12:15 am

Griffith eyes $18.9 million budget for 2015

GRIFFITH | Griffith is looking at an $18.9 million budget for 2015.

October 14, 2014 8:00 pm
Highland says 'action' on Town Theatre renovation

Highland says 'action' on Town Theatre renovation

HIGHLAND | The Highland Town Council on Monday raised the curtain for a renovation of the historic Town Theatre.

October 13, 2014 10:30 pm Photos


Griffith ratifies new teacher contract

GRIFFITH | With a unanimous vote, the Griffith Public Schools board ratified a new contract Thursday with the Griffith Federation of Teachers.

October 09, 2014 9:57 pm

Safety training center relocating to Highland

HIGHLAND  | A long-vacant downtown building will soon be home to a safety training business relocating from Hammond to Highland.

September 21, 2014 6:48 pm

Griffith cries foul, nixes revised South Shore extension contribution

GRIFFITH | Saying it was not what was agreed to, the Town Council on Tuesday rejected an agreement proposed by U.S. Rep. Peter Visclosky to make annual contributions to the proposed South Shore rail extension.

September 16, 2014 9:30 pm

Griffith schools seek $24.8 million budget for 2015

GRIFFITH | The Griffith School Board is looking at a $24,801,191 operating budget for 2015.

September 14, 2014 12:00 am

Highland awards pacts for new police station amid cost concerns

HIGHLAND | The Highland Town Council has selected 11 contractors to build the new police station, but not without concerns the project  could eventually go over its $10 million budget.

September 06, 2014 7:15 pm

Griffith challenges new FEMA flood map

GRIFFITH – The Town Council on Tuesday said it has appealed federal changes in the Cady Marsh Ditch flood plain map that would require many homeowners to purchase flood insurance.

September 02, 2014 9:38 pm

Highland hosts its first Labor Day festival

HIGHLAND | Highland hosts its first Labor Day Festival Friday through Monday in Main Square Park, 3001 Ridge Road.

August 27, 2014 6:28 pm

Highland council avoids alcohol impasse, approves festival funding

HIGHLAND | The Town Council has traded two potential split votes for unanimous votes to transfer funds to the Community Events Commission for the upcoming Labor Day festival.

August 27, 2014 5:20 pm

Griffith gets ready to Rock 'N' Rail

GRIFFITH | The town's sixth annual Rock 'N' Rail Festival features music, food vendors and a beer garden -- all on the roadway and sidewalks of Broad Street by Town Hall.

August 26, 2014 2:39 pm

Griffith to adjust taxes for E-911

GRIFFITH | The Town Council has approved a resolution to determine how much of the town's 2015 tax levy will be transferred to Lake County as its new E-911 emergency calling system replaces the town's current system.

August 21, 2014 8:00 pm

Highland Council must decide if Town Theatre renovation worth cost

HIGHLAND | The Town Council will decide by the end of September whether a renovation of the vacant Town Theatre will take place.

August 20, 2014 12:00 am

Alcohol coming to Highland park

HIGHLAND | The town will serve alcohol on park grounds for the very first time, thanks to a split Town Council vote on Monday.

August 18, 2014 10:00 pm

Vote on beer garden in park delayed a week

HIGHLAND | A divided Town Council on Monday said a vote on alcohol sales in Main Square Park will take place next week because it was unable to hold an immediate vote.

August 11, 2014 9:49 pm

Highland council considers Labor Day gala beer garden

HIGHLAND | A request to operate a beer garden in Main Square Park for the Labor Day Festival is falling flat for some town officials.

August 06, 2014 7:12 pm

Town vows to help residents fight flood insurance mandate

GRIFFITH | More than 100 residents poured into a high school meeting room Tuesday to learn if they can pull the plug on their federal flood insurance premiums — or keep on paying them.

August 05, 2014 9:45 pm

Griffith residents along Cady Ditch may need flood insurance

GRIFFITH | Residents along the Cady Marsh Ditch, who may be forced to buy federal flood insurance, are asked to attend a special Town Council forum tonight.

August 04, 2014 8:19 pm

Highland awaits bids on new police station

HIGHLAND | With site preparation well underway for the new police station, the Town Council has authorized bids for construction of the facility.

August 03, 2014 12:00 am

Griffith road projects on schedule

GRIFFITH | The town's massive road and alley project is right on schedule and within its budget, Public Works Director Rick Konopasek said.

July 31, 2014 6:03 pm

Highland declares two pit bulls a danger, orders euthanization

HIGHLAND | About 100 Meadows residents jammed Town Hall on Thursday night as the Police Commission declared two pit bulls to be dangerous and ordered that they be euthanized.

July 24, 2014 10:19 pm
Highland woman lived to help others

Highland woman lived to help others

The friendly warmth of Antoinette Shabaz made new friends feel as if they had known her for 20 years.

July 23, 2014 12:00 am

Griffith schoool system sets goals for next school year

GRIFFITH | From bolstering student access to high technology to boosting student grades, the Griffith School Board has six goals it has set for the coming school year.

July 21, 2014 12:00 am

Softball-soccer fields switch gets timeout

HIGHLAND – The Park Board told more than 30 Meadows subdivision residents on Thursday that a trade of locations for a softball field and soccer field has been suspended.

July 17, 2014 9:53 pm

Arbogast Street bridge coming down next month

GRIFFITH | The damaged bridge at Brinwood Street and Arbogast Avenue will come down early next month.

July 16, 2014 6:54 pm

Highland residents cry foul over softball plans for Meadows Park

HIGHLAND | A proposal to switch a soccer field in Meadows Park with a youth softball field in Sheppard Park has neighbors crying foul.

July 15, 2014 7:31 pm

Residents asked for thoughts about shuttered theater's future

HIGHLAND | Residents will be asked to project their thoughts on the future of the historic Town Theatre on July 21 at a Town Council study session.

July 12, 2014 5:12 pm

Animal shelter gets new home

GRIFFITH | The town's animal shelter has moved into a new place that's about to be renovated.

July 07, 2014 6:28 pm
East Chicago woman took care of her own

East Chicago woman took care of her own

Even with failing eyesight, nobody had a clearer vision of how to raise a family than Rosie Person.

June 25, 2014 12:00 am

Mansards Apartments plan police fundraiser

GRIFFITH | To nurture a growing relationship with the Griffith Police, the Mansards Apartments is hosting a fundraiser Saturday for the police.

June 23, 2014 12:00 am

Blue Heron rookery grant gets public hearing Monday

HIGHLAND | Those who enjoy observing Highland's Blue Heron rookery can expect to soon have a better way to view their feathered friends.

June 21, 2014 6:53 pm

Griffith wants free replacement of damaged bridge

GRIFFITH | A flood relief project may have helped stormwater move quickly out of the area, but town officials said it also damaged a bridge, making it unusable.

June 17, 2014 10:00 pm

Groundbreaking near for Highland police station

HIGHLAND | The Town Council got the ball rolling Monday for construction of the new police station to begin late this summer.

June 16, 2014 9:15 pm

Highland's Condit Street slated for reconstruction

HIGHLAND | Highland has approved a reconstruction project for the 3300 block of Condit Street.

June 16, 2014 12:05 am

Highland councilmen target unkempt properties

HIGHLAND | The Town Council is looking to neighboring communities for suggestions on handling unkempt properties.

June 08, 2014 6:49 pm

Arbogast Road bridge structurally unsound

GRIFFITH | The Town Council has decided a bridge which crosses the Cady Marsh Ditch is structurally unsound and must be demolished.

June 05, 2014 12:00 am

Main Street beautification underway

GRIFFITH | Main Street will soon be as beautiful as Broad Street as a major renovation project begins Wednesday.

May 20, 2014 10:39 pm
Crown Point man brought people together

Crown Point man brought people together

Michael O'Keefe was a loving family man who lived to see people enjoying themselves.

May 20, 2014 9:35 pm

Griffith School Board adopts schedule for budget adoption

GRIFFITH | The Griffith School Board has approved a schedule for developing its 2015 operating budget.

May 18, 2014 12:05 am
M'ville man's work lives on in area churches

M'ville man's work lives on in area churches

Wherever you may worship, chances are the pew you sit on, or the altar before you, was built by William Kadar.

May 15, 2014 12:00 am

Highland signs on to E-911

HIGHLAND | "A very reluctant yes," was Town Councilman Bernie Zemen's comment as he voted Monday in favor of the Lake County proposed E-911 consolidation

May 12, 2014 10:30 pm
Griffith unveils Green Alley project

Griffith unveils Green Alley project

GRIFFITH | The Town Council on Monday watched a short presentation on the Green Alley Modernization Project with about 70 interested residents.

May 05, 2014 10:30 pm
LOFS woman was a hard worker

LOFS woman was a hard worker

Anna Vajda was a tough woman and a very hard worker.

May 03, 2014 12:00 am

Highland prepares to break ground on new police station

HIGHLAND | The Town Council is digging closer to groundbreaking on the new police station.

April 30, 2014 12:00 am
Crown Point man loved his family, community

Crown Point man loved his family, community

Aside from four years with the U.S. Army, Harold Wente was a lifetime resident of the city of Crown Point.

April 27, 2014 12:00 am
Visclosky cuts ribbon on Griffith sewer project

Visclosky cuts ribbon on Griffith sewer project

GRIFFITH | U.S. Rep. Peter J. Visclosky, D-Merrillville, helped cut the ribbon to mark the finish of a major sewer project Monday afternoon.

April 21, 2014 8:25 pm Photos


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
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