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Cars, trucks, cycles and a UFO cruise to annual show

Cars, trucks, cycles and a UFO cruise to annual show

The Cedar Lake Summerfest Charity Car, Truck and Cycle Show awards the Hometown Hero award to a veteran as a thank you for the service they rendered to this country. This year's trophy was awarded to Paul Mathes, second from right, of Kouts, with judges, from left, Renee Conley, Ted Bilyak a…

August 13, 2014 12:00 am
Cars, trucks, cycles and a UFO cruise to annual show

Cars, trucks, cycles and a UFO cruise to annual show

Unique and memorable entries are the norm at the Cedar Lake Summerfest Charity Car, Truck and Cycle Show. This year, Steve Anderson, of Indianapolis, constructed a flying saucer on a car chassis and drove it to the Park of the Red Cedars, earning a Most Unique entry trophy.

August 13, 2014 12:00 am
Cedar Lake Summerfest Charity Car, Truck and Cycle show winners announced

Cedar Lake Summerfest Charity Car, Truck and Cycle show winners announced

Every year the car show has had unique and memorable entries. This year was no exception. Steve Anderson of Indianapolis constructed a flying saucer on a car chassis and drove it up I-65 to attend this year’s charity car show. Pictured are (left to right) Judges Mitch Lopez, Ted Bilyak, Stev…

August 04, 2014 5:33 pm
Cedar Lake Summerfest Charity Car, Truck and Cycle show winners announced

Cedar Lake Summerfest Charity Car, Truck and Cycle show winners announced

Cedar Lake Summerfest Charity Car, Truck and Cycle Show awards five special, no class trophies. The Hometown Hero award is always given to a veteran as a heartfelt thank you for the service they rendered to this country. This year’s trophy was chosen by Renee Conley and Rusty the Railcat. Pi…

August 04, 2014 5:30 pm
Cedar Lake Summerfest Charity Car, Truck and Cycle show winners announced

Cedar Lake Summerfest Charity Car, Truck and Cycle show winners announced

CEDAR LAKE | This year’s car, truck and cycle show featured 110 vehicles entered for trophies and an addtional five vehicles entered for show only. The entertainment was provided by Curt Lechner, Elvis Tribute Artist and DJ extraordinary Brian Cummings, owner of Cyber Pro DJ of Munster. Rust…

August 04, 2014 5:03 pm Photos

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St. John Chamber of Commerce rewards local graduates

St. John Chamber of Commerce rewards local graduates

Each year the St. John Chamber of Commerce presents scholarships to St. John area graduating seniors. Through extensive fundraising efforts the chamber was able to award three, $1,000 scholarships this year to, from left, Lindsey Trepton, of Hanover Central High School, and Bridget Protsman …

July 17, 2014 12:00 am
Car show returns to Cedar Lake Summerfest

Car show returns to Cedar Lake Summerfest

Charity Car, Truck and Cycle Co-Chairman John Roys, second from right, presents Paul and Angie Lowe, left, with a donation of $435 for L'Arc en Ciel Theater Group, and Carol Ison, right, with a donation of $870 for The Project Love Food Pantry at Cedar Lake United Methodist Church. A donatio…

June 26, 2014 12:00 am
Three St. John graduates receive scholarships

Three St. John graduates receive scholarships

Cindy Stewart and her daughter, scholarship winner Taylor Stewart, Sandra Phalen and her daughter, scholarship winner Keller Phalen, and scholarship winner Peter Boyd and his parents, Patricia and Douglas Boyd, were honored recently by the St. John Chamber of Commerce.

August 14, 2013 12:00 am
"Little Old Ladies" all a twitter in sequel

"Little Old Ladies" all a twitter in sequel

“LOL : Little Old Ladies All A Twitter” cast members, front row from left, Leslie Evans, Jacqueline Verdeyen, Linda Slankard and Steve Becker, and back row, Angie Lowe, Kay Wagman, Aaron Cappello, Hannah Souronis and Austin Traina, take the audience through a merry romp of shenanigans and sh…

July 19, 2013 12:00 am
St. John Chamber Announces 2013 Scholarship Recipients

St. John Chamber Announces 2013 Scholarship Recipients

ST. JOHN | The members of the St. John Chamber awarded three $1,000 scholarships this year to Peter Boyd, Keller Phalen and Taylor Stewart.

June 27, 2013 9:00 am

Tri-town Rotary and St. John Chamber seeking crafters and vendors for corn roast

ST. JOHN | The Tri-Town Rotary and St. John Chamber seeks crafters and vendor for the 10th Annual Community Corn Roast. The event will be held on Friday, August 9, from 4-8 pm, at the Community Hospital Outpatient Centre, located at 8660 Wicker Ave. in St. John. The cost for each 10 x 10 law…

June 10, 2013 11:34 am

United Methodis Church Chicken Dinner slated for May 16

CEDAR LAKE | Cedar Lake United Methodist Church is sponsoring a Chicken Dinner on May 16, served at Great Oaks Banquet Hall, 13109 Wicker Avenue, from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.

May 13, 2013 10:35 am

Cedar Lake to Host National Day of Prayer

CEDAR LAKE | National Day of Prayer service will be held in Cedar Lake on Thursday, May 2 at noon. Join us at the Gazebo at the Cedar Lake Town Complex, 7408 Constitution Ave. The theme for 2013 is Pray for America, emphasizing the need for individuals, corporately and individually, to place…

April 29, 2013 10:14 am
Spending the Kids’ Inheritance

Spending the Kids’ Inheritance

Traci (portrayed by Sarah Denton), TJ (portrayed by Brandon Denton), Carol Price, TJ’s mother (portrayed by Linda Slankard) and the mysterious Doctor (portrayed by writer and director Angie Lowe) are having a good laugh over Carol’s little “eccentric” moment as TJ and Traci try desperately t…

April 17, 2013 5:33 pm
Spending the Kids’ Inheritance

Spending the Kids’ Inheritance

TJ (portrayed by Brandon Denton) and his wife Traci with an i (portrayed by Sarah Denton) discuss his mother’s “wild spending spree” and the drain on their inheritance. The play “Spending the Kids’ Inheritance."

April 17, 2013 5:29 pm
Last chance to see L’ arc en Ciel Community Theatre to Debut New Play

Last chance to see L’ arc en Ciel Community Theatre to Debut New Play

CEDAR LAKE | Spending the Kids’ Inheritance is a new comedy written and directed by Angie Lowe. The last chance to see the play will be  on Friday, April 19.

April 17, 2013 5:20 pm Photos

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Cedar Lake Fraternal Order of Eagles 2529 to host 1st Annual St. Baldric’s Day

Cedar Lake Fraternal Order of Eagles 2529 to host 1st Annual St. Baldric’s Day

CEDAR LAKE | The Cedar Lake F.O.E. 2529, located at 13140 Lakeshore Drive, in Cedar Lake, will be hosting a St. Baldrick’s Day event on Saturday March 9, 2013. The event is being held to raise money for cancer. The doors will open at noon and the head shaving will begin at 1:00pm. Entertainm…

March 05, 2013 11:27 am
American Legion hosts contest to boost U.S. Constitution

American Legion hosts contest to boost U.S. Constitution

William Greenlaw, center, winner of the First District American Legion High School Oratorical Competition, is congratulated by the judges from the final round, from left, Honorable Calvin Hawkins, Lake County Superior Court; Honorable Michael Griffin, Town of Highland Clerk-Treasurer and adj…

February 24, 2013 12:00 am
Extra performance added for "Something's Afoot"

Extra performance added for "Something's Afoot"

Lady Grace Manley Prowe (Linda Slankard) gets reacquainted with old “friend” Colonel Gillweather (Dr. Alan Smith) in a scene from the L'arc en Ciel Theater Group production of "Something's Afoot." With several sold-out performances, directors Angie and Paul Lowe have scheduled an extra dinne…

February 07, 2013 12:00 am
L’ arc en Ciel Community Theatre Opens 9th Year with 'Something’s Afoot'

L’ arc en Ciel Community Theatre Opens 9th Year with 'Something’s Afoot'

CEDAR LAKE | L’arc en Ciel Community Theatre Group is beginning their 9th year as the only community theatre group in the region to feature a full theatre and dining experience. Directors Paul and Angie Lowe have partnered with Tom McAdams of the Great Oaks Banquets of Cedar Lake feature a w…

January 21, 2013 10:15 am
St. John Lions’ Club to host benefit for young cancer victim

St. John Lions’ Club to host benefit for young cancer victim

Anna Mrdak received her last chemotherapy treatment for bone cancer in time to be home for Christmas. The St. John Lions Club is hosting a Pancake Breakfast and silent auction for the Mrdak Family on Jan. 27 at the St. John VFW. Proceeds from the event will go towards helping the Mrdak famil…

January 18, 2013 5:45 pm
St. John Lions’ Club to host benefit for young cancer victim

St. John Lions’ Club to host benefit for young cancer victim

CROWN POINT | Osteosarcoma or bone cancer, as it is more commonly know, is a rare form of cancer that forms in the cells of bones. According to the American Cancer Society, this disease accounts for less that 2 percent of all cancers and approximately 2,900 new cases are diagnosed each year.…

January 18, 2013 5:38 pm
St. John Lions’ Club to Host Benefit for Young Cancer Victim

St. John Lions’ Club to Host Benefit for Young Cancer Victim

ST. JOHN | The St. John Lions Club will host a Pancake Breakfast Silent Auction Fundraiser for the Mrdak Family from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, January 27, at the St. John VFW, 10400 W. 93rd Ave. 

January 18, 2013 3:06 pm
Chamber honors its Volunteer of the Year

Chamber honors its Volunteer of the Year

Mark Hill displays his St. John Chamber Volunteer of the Year Award, presented at the organization's holiday meeting Dec. 12.

December 27, 2012 12:00 am
St. John Chamber Announces Winner of 2012 Georgene Resney Volunteer of the Year

St. John Chamber Announces Winner of 2012 Georgene Resney Volunteer of the Year

ST. JOHN | The St. John Chamber of Commerce held their final meeting of the year and Holiday gathering on December 12. The highlight of the luncheon was announcement of the Volunteer of the Year Award. The award known as the Georgene Resney Volunteer of the Year Award is given to a Chamber m…

December 26, 2012 4:15 pm
Food pantry seeks help with holiday dinners

Food pantry seeks help with holiday dinners

Pastor Ken Puent of Cedar Lake United Methodist Church explains the Project Love Food Pantry's Christmas Dinners for the Needy program at a recent Cedar Lake Chamber of Commerce meeting.

December 07, 2012 12:00 am
Project Love Food Pantry Seeks Assistance With Christmas Dinners for Needy Families

Project Love Food Pantry Seeks Assistance With Christmas Dinners for Needy Families

CEDAR LAKE | Pastor Ken Puent of the Cedar Lake United Methodist Church spoke at the Christmas Party and November 30th General Meeting of the Cedar Lake Chamber of Commerce. He issued a plea for assistance in providing Christmas Dinner to the needy.

December 04, 2012 2:25 pm
L’ arc en Ciel brings 'Hard Travelin' with Woody' to dinner theatre

L’ arc en Ciel brings 'Hard Travelin' with Woody' to dinner theatre

CEDAR LAKE | L’ arc en Ciel Theatre Group (LCTG), directed by Paul and Angie Lowe, has been bringing some of the region’s very best dinner theatre to life. The Lowes have just added two very special performances, which will be held on Friday, October 19 and Sunday, October 21. “Hard Travelin…

October 16, 2012 10:42 am
2012 Cedar Lake Summerfest Charity Car Show announce trophy winners

2012 Cedar Lake Summerfest Charity Car Show announce trophy winners

CEDAR LAKE | The Cedar Lake Summerfest Charity Car Show is proud to announce the official show winners.

September 28, 2012 2:35 pm
Cedar Lake Eagles present check to Lake County Special Olympics

Cedar Lake Eagles present check to Lake County Special Olympics

CEDAR LAKE | Cedar Lake Faternal Order of Eagles members recently presented a donation to the Lake County Special Olympics. On hand for the check presentation were: Terry Rebenack, President Pat Slattery, Vice-President Jamie Mash, Secretary Tom Odea Treasurer John Lewis, Chaplain Mike Cowle…

July 26, 2012 1:11 pm
Cedar Lake Summerfest seeks contest, parade entries

Cedar Lake Summerfest seeks contest, parade entries

Two seaworthy vessels vie for first place in last year's Cedar Lake Summerfest Cardboard Boat Race. Entries are welcome for this year's race July 4.

June 22, 2012 12:00 am
Cedar Lake Summerfest seeks contest, parade entries

Cedar Lake Summerfest seeks contest, parade entries

Phil Potempa of The Times Media Co. digs right in while judging last year's Cedar Lake Summerfest Cupcake Contest.

June 22, 2012 12:00 am
Cedar Lake Summerfest seeks contest, parade entries

Cedar Lake Summerfest seeks contest, parade entries

Children enjoy riding in a unique train as part of the Cedar Lake Fourth of July parade last year. Entries for this year's parade are still being accepted.

June 22, 2012 12:00 am
Cedar Lake Summerfest seeks entries for annual Cardboard Boat Race

Cedar Lake Summerfest seeks entries for annual Cardboard Boat Race

CEDAR LAKE | The Annual Cardboard Boat Race is a favorite among adults and children alike and will take place on Wedneday, July 4 in front of the Red Cedars Museum.

June 19, 2012 1:20 pm
Cedar Lake Summerfest seeks entries for Cupcake Contest

Cedar Lake Summerfest seeks entries for Cupcake Contest

CEDAR LAKE | The 2012 Cedar Lake Summerfest is seeking entries for the annual Cupcake Contest. The Summerfest Committee, volunteers and the community will be celebrating the festival’s 31st birthday this year.

June 19, 2012 1:08 pm
Lake Summerfest Cupcake Contest

Lake Summerfest Cupcake Contest

Jerry Reiling, Kelly Whittaker and Tim Brown get ready to judge some edible delights submitted to the Annual Cedar Lake Summerfest Cupcake Contest.

June 15, 2012 1:09 pm
L’arc en Ciel Theatre Begins Summer With Enchantingly Delightful Production of Pippin

L’arc en Ciel Theatre Begins Summer With Enchantingly Delightful Production of Pippin

CEDAR LAKE | L’arc en Ciel Theatre Group Directors Paul and Angie Lowe, along with a very talented cast of local actors and musicians, will be bringing the Broadway play, Pippin to life, starting Fidray, June 8th with performances running through Saturday, June 23. Pippin is the winner of se…

June 05, 2012 12:00 pm
2012 Cedar Lake Summerfest Seeks Entries for July 4th Land Parade

2012 Cedar Lake Summerfest Seeks Entries for July 4th Land Parade

CEDAR LAKE | The 2012 Cedar Lake Summerfest is seeking entries for its July 4th Land Parade. The parade will line up at Hanover Central High School and travel around the lake ending at the Park of the Red Cedars (the Cedar Lake Town Grounds). Line up for the parade will begin promptly at 9am…

May 31, 2012 3:08 pm
Cedar Lake | Summer Fest

Cedar Lake | Summer Fest

Jim of Jim's Repair drives his famous Barrel Train in the 2011 Summerfest July 5th Parade.

May 31, 2012 3:10 pm
Lowell Police Department

Lowell Police Department

(Photo is l to r) Lowell Assistant Chief Scott Tokach, Cpl. Erik Matson, Lake County Sheriff John Buncich.

April 02, 2012 12:36 pm
Griffith Police Department | Robert Carney

Griffith Police Department | Robert Carney

Griffith Officer Robert Carney receives "Above and Beyond the Call of Duty Award" from Lake County Sheriff John Buncich.

March 30, 2012 12:31 pm
Crown Point Police Department | Robert Ballas

Crown Point Police Department | Robert Ballas

Crown Point Patrolman Robert Ballas with Lake County Sheriff John Buncich.

March 30, 2012 10:48 am
Roger Patz | Cedar Lake Police Chief

Roger Patz | Cedar Lake Police Chief

Cedar Lake Police Chief Roger Patz (left) with Lake County Sheriff John Buncich (right).

March 27, 2012 5:39 pm
Charity Car Show Seeks  Trophy and Door Prize Sponsors

Charity Car Show Seeks Trophy and Door Prize Sponsors

CEDAR LAKE | The Cedar Lake Summerfest Charity Car Show will take place on Sunday, July 8 from 8 am to 3 pm. The event is located at 7408 Constitution Ave nue in Cedar Lake and is part of the four day Summerfest celebration. 1st and 2nd place trophies will be given out in 33 catagories and f…

March 26, 2012 10:51 am

New TOPS Chapter Paves the Way to Health

CEDAR LAKE | There is a new program in town to help residents of Cedar Lake realize a healthier lifestyle. TOPS Club, Inc. (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) an international weight-loss network of support groups has started a new chapter.

March 08, 2012 11:44 am
Project Love Food Pantry In Urgent Need of Donations

Project Love Food Pantry In Urgent Need of Donations

CEDAR LAKE | Overwhelming need has stripped the shelves, refrigerators and freezers of all food items and stables at the Project Love Food Pantry.

February 03, 2012 11:37 am
"Oliver!" comes to Cedar Lake stage

"Oliver!" comes to Cedar Lake stage

Fagin (Steven Becker) and the pickpockets get ready to set out to ply their trade in a scene from the musical "Oliver!"

January 18, 2012 12:00 am
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