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This is my last regular monthly column as Munster town manager. I have enjoyed sharing with you some of the things going on in Munster and Northwest Indiana.
As July comes to a close, the Town of Munster’s recent investments in Community Park are providing a sound return.
On June 9, the Munster Town Council voted to not extend my Employment Agreement for the next 18 months. My last day as town manager will be Aug. 29.
On the last Saturday in April, Munster becomes the epicenter of the craft beer world as Three Floyds Brewery hosts its Dark Lord Day festival. For the past eight years, Munster is one of the most important places to be to buy a coveted four-bottle pack of Dark Lord Imperial Stout.
TIGER is an acronym for Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery, a federally funded initiative for major transportation and infrastructure projects.
Last week Munster said farewell to a true public servant, Fire Chief and Director of Operations James J. Knesek Sr.
The temperature on Jan. 6 was -20 degrees below zero Farenheit with a -40-degree wind chill. The blizzard of 2014 is here and gone, and the snowdrifts are now small piles.
This is the time of the year when everyone looks back to their personal accomplishments and looks forward to resolutions for the new year.
“Doing The Most Good” is The Salvation Army’s national brand strategy and distinct identifiable message, according to its website. Moreover, it is a promise the organization makes to its contributors, clients, associates, officers and employees.
This column is not about the politics of what has been going on in Washington D.C. for the past few weeks. Everyone has their own opinion and like many emotional positions, no one is likely to move from their beliefs.
You have been reading about Lake County’s trials and tribulations to consolidate 18 separate emergency dispatch operations. State law requires that all 92 counties have consolidated dispatch centers in operation by Dec. 31, 2014.
We have hit the middle of August. In baseball they call these the "dog days." Games must be played because the schedule says they must, but for many teams the season is really over. Pride and a pay check keep players going.
Each month I try to come up with an interesting topic to discuss with the readers. This month I don’t have a specific topic but rather a few things that I hope you find interesting.
The Independence Day holiday will have our traditional July 3 Music and Fireworks Festival at Centennial Park at 6 p.m. Nicole Jamrose will play both before (at 7:30) and after the 9:30 fireworks until 11.
To paraphrase Munster School Superintendent Richard Sopko after last week's successful school referendum, “We won one for the kids!”
Munster is proud of many things in its 106-year history as an incorporated community. We have been recognized as a community that has been well planned in terms of land uses, solid real estate values, an excellent school system and high levels of government service delivery.
Tuesday will mark the beginning of my 30th year as town manager of Munster. In 2014, I will have worked in municipal government for 40 years.
Ignore the calendar -- fall is here. While we still have some warm weather, take a moment to think about those experiencing tough economic times.
Property tax bills are being mailed to Lake County property owners.
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