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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
20 UNDER 40 LEADER OF TOMORROW: Drake Abramson

20 UNDER 40 LEADER OF TOMORROW: Drake Abramson

Drake Abramson’s life goals are to become an attorney, a senator and possibly one day president of the United States.

September 07, 2014 11:55 am Photos

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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 Wednesday 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
Letter from Edgar Corns

Letter from Edgar Corns

WELCOME TO LOWELL

August 22, 2014 3:15 pm
School success in Lowell: Lowell High School sees dramatic increase in graduation rate

School success in Lowell: Lowell High School sees dramatic increase in graduation rate

The graduation rate at Lowell High School has dramatically increased from 80% in 2010 to 95% for the class of 2014.

August 22, 2014 2:15 pm Photos

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Lowell police and fire keeps residents safe

Lowell police and fire keeps residents safe

Lowell Fire Chief Clint Gorball and Police Chief Erik Matson see more advantages than disadvantages to the state-mandated dispatch consolidation which takes effect Jan. 1.

August 22, 2014 2:15 pm Photos

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Lowell Kid Parade: Long-time tradition of fun

Lowell Kid Parade: Long-time tradition of fun

There will be prizes for the best costumes in Lowell’s 60th annual Labor Day Kiddie Parade Sunday Aug. 31. The parade begins at 1 p.m. traveling from Old Town Square west on Commercial Avenue to Harding Drive in the festival grounds at the old Rieter Automotive Property, 101 W. Oakley Ave.

August 22, 2014 12:45 pm Photos

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Celebrate The Joy of Dancing at the Lowell Labor Day Parade

Celebrate The Joy of Dancing at the Lowell Labor Day Parade

The Lowell Labor Day Parade began in 1919, organized by the American Legion as a welcome home for World War I veterans.

August 22, 2014 12:45 pm Photos

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Kelly Miller Circus rolls into Lowell

Kelly Miller Circus rolls into Lowell

Acrobats, elephants, clowns, tigers, zebras, aerialists, camels, jugglers, llamas, and dogs will roll into Lowell with the Kelly Miller Circus Friday Aug. 29.

August 22, 2014 9:45 am Photos

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Wedding Bells: Lowell businesses support celebrations in style

Wedding Bells: Lowell businesses support celebrations in style

Two new Lowell businesses can make hosting and planning a wedding or other special event easier and more convenient for local residents.

August 22, 2014 9:45 am Photos

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Boost the Parks: Sale of patriotic t-shirts benefits Lowell Parks Dept.

Boost the Parks: Sale of patriotic t-shirts benefits Lowell Parks Dept.

The sale of patriotic t-shirts at Walgreens, just in time for the Lowell Labor Day festivities, will benefit the town’s Parks Department.

August 22, 2014 9:45 am
Treasure Hunt: Lowell's sidewalk sale is the perfect place for bargains

Treasure Hunt: Lowell's sidewalk sale is the perfect place for bargains

Love the thrill of finding an end of season bargain? Want to get a jump start on your holiday shopping? Then the third annual Lowell Sidewalk sale, sponsored by the town’s Chamber of Commerce is the perfect event for you.

August 22, 2014 9:45 am
Update and Renewal: Lowell businesses change locations, get rehab

Update and Renewal: Lowell businesses change locations, get rehab

Driving around Lowell, residents may notice some of their favorite shops have moved to new locations and others have been remodeled.

August 22, 2014 8:45 am Photos

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Lowell New Businesses: Wellness, textiles, beverages and more

Lowell New Businesses: Wellness, textiles, beverages and more

Providing health care, cleaning, creating personalized gifts, tattoo designing and furnishing your home are just a few of the services provided by new Lowell businesses.

August 22, 2014 8:45 am Photos

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Pet oxygen masks donated to fire department

Pet oxygen masks donated to fire department

Firefighter Scott Abraham, from left, paramedic/firefighter and canine handler Ryan Cusack with Jake, Donna Pace, Daniel Pace and Assistant Fire Chief Gerard Abraham participate as Re/Max Pace presents the Crown Point Fire Department with three sets of pet oxygen masks.

August 22, 2014 12:00 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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Lowell Labor Day Festival Schedule of Events

Lowell Labor Day Festival Schedule of Events

Thursday, August 28th

August 21, 2014 2:15 pm
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
Town improvements will rebuild residential roads and alleys, improve stormwater control

Town improvements will rebuild residential roads and alleys, improve stormwater control

The Griffith alley and street improvement projects are well underway, Town Council President Rick Ryfa, R-3rd, says.

August 20, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Successful Griffith Central Market in second season

Successful Griffith Central Market in second season

Griffith Central Market, well into its second season, is experiencing tremendous success.

August 20, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Griffith conjures up a great fall filled with family fun

Griffith conjures up a great fall filled with family fun

Griffith is conjuring up a great fall filled with family fun. From train-related festivals, music, 5K walk/runs, to Santa in the Caboose, Griffith offers a wide array of activities.

August 20, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Growing Griffith YMCA programs serve all ages

Growing Griffith YMCA programs serve all ages

Embraced by the community with open arms during the past two years, the Griffith Family YMCA continues to expand its membership and programs.

August 20, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Griffith Youth Soccer Program teaches life lessons

Griffith Youth Soccer Program teaches life lessons

Participation in youth soccer teaches players the essential life skills of leadership, confidence, creativity and competition, Dan Perez, president of the Griffith Soccer Club says.

August 20, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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New Griffith businesses thrive

New Griffith businesses thrive

In its short existence, Griffith’s Grindhouse Café has already earned the distinction of being chosen by NWI Times’ readers as the “Best Place for Lunch.”

August 20, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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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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Ellendale Farms contains 21 single family home units and one duplex.

July 29, 2014 11:23 am
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
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