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Munster police and schools hold annual Snowflurry event

Munster police and schools hold annual Snowflurry event

Munster High School senior Alissa Kowalski, right, ties a "warm fuzzy" onto the necklace of Elliott Elementary School fifth-grader Quinn Hasse during one of the annual "Snowflurry" activities aimed at teaching youth to treat others with respect. During Snowflurry, an extension of the Munster…

March 27, 2014 12:00 am
DARE graduation celebrated

DARE graduation celebrated

St. Thomas More School's DARE graduation featured, from left, special speaker Munster Town Councilman David Nellans, Daren the Lion, essay winner Gabriela Herrera, Daren Award winner Anabelle Hauter, Daren prize drawing winner Claire Powell, essay winners Hailey Sullivan, Michael Galanos, Cl…

January 15, 2014 12:00 am
DARE graduation celebrated

DARE graduation celebrated

Celebrating DARE graduation at St. Paul Lutheran School in Munster are, from left, Principal Barbara Mertens, special speaker Town Councilman Joseph Simonetto, Daren Award winners Joseph Boiquaye and Summer Follmar, essay winners Zachary Blair and Emma Phillips, Daren prize drawing winner Br…

January 15, 2014 12:00 am
Cops & Kids make a holiday match

Cops & Kids make a holiday match

Ready to shop until they drop for the cops & Kids event are Munster Police Department personnel, front row from left, Munster Police Explorers Megan Vandergriff, Nelson Hemingway, Joshua Morris, and Alex Priesol, back row, Sgt. Nate Martin, Officer Brian Bernadino, MIS Director Tracy And…

December 22, 2013 12:00 am
Posters convey Red Ribbon Week message

Posters convey Red Ribbon Week message

This year's overall grand prize winner is Savannah Kunas, center, a fifth-grader at Elliott Elementary School. Kunas was presented with a $50 gift card, courtesy of the Choice Community Council, by Principal Nicole Guernsey, left and D.A.R.E. Officer James Ghrist, right.

November 13, 2013 12:00 am
Coffee with a Cop a success

Coffee with a Cop a success

The Munster Police Department hosted a Coffee with a Cop event last month in cooperation with the McDonald's Restaurant in Munster. Even Ronald McDonald stopped by to greet, from left to right, Munster Police Chief Steve Scheckel, McDonald's owner Robert Mazzaro, Lt. Ed Strbjak, Officer Jame…

November 01, 2013 12:00 am
Munster police honor DARE supporters

Munster police honor DARE supporters

The Munster Police Department presented its annual Citizenship Awards during Munster’s National Night Out Against Crime event this month at the Munster Community Pool. This year, seven businesses were presented with the awards by D.A.R.E. Officer James Ghrist for providing goods and services…

August 21, 2013 12:00 am
Police plan community events

Police plan community events

Munster residents enjoy last year's annual National Night Out Against Crime Celebration, held at the Munster Community Pool. This year's event is set for 5 to 9 p.m. Aug. 6, again at the pool, 8837 Calumet Ave.

July 24, 2013 12:00 am
Students DARE to be different thanks to life skills lessons

Students DARE to be different thanks to life skills lessons

Pablo Rodriguez, left, a fifth grader at Frank H. Hammond Elementary School in Munster, was awarded Honorable Mention honors in the statewide 2013 Drug Abuse Resistance Education Poster Contest. Rodriguez received an I-Pod Shuffle courtesy of DARE Indiana) from Munster DARE Officer James Ghr…

June 30, 2013 12:00 am
Softball proceeds benefit Cancer Resource Centre

Softball proceeds benefit Cancer Resource Centre

Munster firefighter Frank Sikora, left, beats out a grounder while Munster Police Sergeant Thomas Kuhlenschmidt awaits the throw to first base during a charity softball game benefiting the Cancer Resource Centre.

June 19, 2013 12:00 am
Softball proceeds benefit Cancer Resource Centre

Softball proceeds benefit Cancer Resource Centre

A donation in the amount of $1,600 is presented to Anthony Andello, director of the Cancer Resource Centre (center right holding check) on behalf of both Munster police and fire departments by Officer James Ghrist (center left holding check). Police department officers who participated in th…

June 19, 2013 12:00 am
Strike Team says thanks

Strike Team says thanks

Indiana Department of Homeland Security’s District 1 Law Enforcement Strike Team recently presented Nick Popovich, of Sage-Popovich Inc., with a small token of their appreciation for the use of his airplane hanger at the Gary Airport during a district exercise a year ago. Pictured are, from …

May 26, 2013 12:00 am
Canine program gets a boost

Canine program gets a boost

Munster Police Chief Steve Scheckel, left, is presented with a $500 donation towards the department’s canine program from Jeff Strack, center, vice president of Strack & Van Til Operations, and Don Erminger, district manager for Strack & Van Til’s and Almira’s Bakery. Scheckel said t…

March 20, 2013 12:00 am
Munster Lions roar for D.A.R.E.

Munster Lions roar for D.A.R.E.

Munster Lions Club President Rusty Kunz, left, presents a $2,000 donation to D.A.R.E. Officer James Ghrist of the Munster Police Department. The funds will be used to purchase curriculum supplies for the department’s Drug Abuse Resistance Education program, which has been presented in Munste…

March 06, 2013 12:00 am
Snowflurry draws record crowd

Snowflurry draws record crowd

James B. Eads Elementary School fifth-grade student Skylar Van Ermen, left, ties a “warm fuzzy” onto the necklace of Munster High School junior Paige Puplava, while giving her a compliment during Munster’s annual Snowflurry event last month at Wilbur Wright Middle School.

February 28, 2013 12:00 am
They DARE to be drug free

They DARE to be drug free

Fifth-graders at Elliott Elementary School in Munster marked their DARE graduation last month, front row from left, essay winner David Cohen, Daren Award winner Cameron Adams, Daren stuffed animal winner Kristina Pamucar, essay winner James Shelton, essay winner Henry Sklar, back row, Munste…

January 03, 2013 12:00 am
They DARE to be drug free

They DARE to be drug free

St. Thomas More School fifth-graders celebrated their Drug Abuse Resistance Education graduation last month at the Munster school, front row from left, essay winner Olivia Orobor, stuffed animal winner Sophia Porter, essay winner Isabella Scalzo, Daren Award winner Alyssa Nahnsen, essay winn…

January 03, 2013 12:00 am
Police and firefighters shop with kids

Police and firefighters shop with kids

A large number of officers and dispatchers from the Munster Police Department were joined by several firefighters from the Munster Fire Department, above, Dec. 8 for the annual Cops and Kids holiday shopping program for underprivileged area children. Approximately 70) pre-selected children w…

December 14, 2012 12:00 am
Poster contest winner goes red

Poster contest winner goes red

Frank H. Hammond Elementary School Principal Nancy Ellis congratulates fourth-grader Irene Tsakopoulos, who holds her winning Red Ribbon Week Post Contest entry.

November 25, 2012 12:00 am
Citizenship Award presented by police

Citizenship Award presented by police

Munster Police Officer James Ghrist, left, and Police Chief Steve Scheckel, right, presented Munster resident Andrew Cantu, center, with this year’s Citizenship Award during Munster’s annual National Night Out Against Crime festivities last month. The Citizenship Award is presented annually …

September 21, 2012 12:00 am
Going to the dogs

Going to the dogs

Munster Police Chief Steve Scheckel, left, receives a $10,000 donation towards the Munster Police Department's police canine program from Don Erminger of the Munster Lions Club. This program allows the police department to perform drug searches, track missing persons and suspects, assist wit…

August 30, 2012 12:00 am
Munster police honor top officer

Munster police honor top officer

Munster Police Chief Steve Scheckel, left, presents a medal to Munster police officer Kevin Cooley in recognition of Cooley's selection as the Munster Police Department's Officer of the Year for 2011. Officer Cooley, who has served the department since 1998, was presented with the award duri…

April 22, 2012 12:00 am
Snowflurry builds stronger youth

Snowflurry builds stronger youth

Munster High School student Miranda Guerrero, from left, and Eads Elementary School fifth-graders Maya Radjenovich and Hannah Galich, sign each other's T-shirts with positive messages during Munster's annual Snowflurry event at Wilbur Wright Middle School in Munster.

April 01, 2012 12:00 am
Dr. Promila Mehta-Paul

Dr. Promila Mehta-Paul

Dr. Promila Mehta-Paul, 70, of Munster, vanished after leaving her Highland practice March 21.

March 20, 2012 11:52 am
DARE graduates honored

DARE graduates honored

Drug Abuse Resistance Education winners from St. Thomas More School, pictured with Munster Police Chief Steve Scheckel, back row from left, Daren the Lion, and DARE Officer James Ghrist, are, front row from left, essay winner Declan Urbaniak, essay winner Sofia Sanchez-Plesha, essay winner C…

January 11, 2012 12:00 am
DARE graduates honored

DARE graduates honored

Elliott Elementary School's Drug Abuse Resistance Education winners, pictured with Munster DARE Officer James Ghrist, far left, and Munster Police Chief Steve Scheckel, far right, are, front row from left, essay winner Blake Newton, essay winner Audrey Stooksbury, Daren doll winner Morgan Sm…

January 11, 2012 12:00 am
Cops help kids shop

Cops help kids shop

Munster Police Chief Steve Scheckel, center, in white uniform shirt, and some of his officers participated in the "Cops and Kids" program this year.

December 23, 2011 12:00 am
Posters earn prizes

Posters earn prizes

Munster Police Department and CHOICE Community Council held Munster's annual Red Ribbon Week Poster Contest last month for all of students in Munster's public and parochial schools. The contest raises awareness about Red Ribbon Week and remaining drug-free. Individual winners were chosen fro…

November 16, 2011 12:00 am
Lions D.A.R.E. to help

Lions D.A.R.E. to help

Munster Lions Club recently donated $2,000 to the Munster Police Department's Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) Program, which is presented in all of Munster's public and parochial schools throughout the year. Don Erminger, left, representing the Munster Lions Club, discusses the pr…

October 12, 2011 12:00 am
Munster invites residents to National Night Out Against Crime on Tuesday

Munster invites residents to National Night Out Against Crime on Tuesday

This aerial view from 2010 shows the fun to be had at Munster's National Night Out Against Crime on Tuesday evening at the community pool.

July 31, 2011 12:00 am
Search for doctor from Munster turns to neighbor's home

Search for doctor from Munster turns to neighbor's home

An image from a Highland bank surveillance video from March 21 shows the Toyota Rav4 driven by Dr. Promila Mehta-Paul, of Munster. Neither family nor friends have heard from the doctor since she made a deposit at the Highland bank March 21. Her vehicle also is missing. Police say the crossov…

March 29, 2011 12:05 pm
Search for doctor from Munster turns to neighbor's home

Search for doctor from Munster turns to neighbor's home

Dr. Promila Mehta-Paul, 70, of Munster, is seen making a bank deposit March 21, 2011, in Highland in a photo taken from surveillance footage. She has not been seen or made contact with family or colleagues since that day.

March 29, 2011 12:03 pm
Dr. Promila Mehta-Paul

Dr. Promila Mehta-Paul

Dr. Promila Mehta-Paul, 70, of Munster, vanished after leaving her Highland practice March 21.

March 29, 2011 11:52 am
Munster fifth-graders learn a flurry of positive behavior

Munster fifth-graders learn a flurry of positive behavior

Eads Elementary School fifth-graders Kendal Ziel, right, and Abigail Rivera participate in one of the activities at Snowflurry by giving each other "warm fuzzies" and kind words.

February 25, 2011 12:00 am
Police release surveillance photos in Munster bank robbery

Police release surveillance photos in Munster bank robbery

Munster police on Thursday released photos of a man suspected of robbing the Chase bank branch at 545 Ridge Road on Wednesday night.

September 09, 2010 9:08 am
Police release surveillance photos in Munster bank robbery

Police release surveillance photos in Munster bank robbery

Munster police on Thursday released this photo of a man suspected of robbing the Chase bank branch at 545 Ridge Road on Wednesday night.

September 09, 2010 9:06 am
Munster residents honored during annual National Night Out Against Crime

Munster residents honored during annual National Night Out Against Crime

Munster police honored residents during the Aug. 3 National Night Out Against Crime. Pictured from left to right are Munster Police Chief Steve Scheckel, Denise Witczak, Sheila Ward, James Jones, and DARE Officer James Ghrist.

September 08, 2010 12:00 am
Munster police seeking public's help in finding suspected purse snatcher

Munster police seeking public's help in finding suspected purse snatcher

Munster police are seeking the public's help in identifying this man, who is suspected of taking an elderly woman's purse at the Strack & Van Til grocery store there last week.

August 27, 2010 8:41 am
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