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LOWELL - Several Northwest Indiana Communities are getting grant funds to improve roads and bridges through the Community Crossings Matching Grant Program.

State Senator Rick Niemeyer, a Republican from Lowell, said in a news release that cities and towns in Senate District 6 will receive nearly $3.5 million.

Cedar Lake received just over $101,450; Crown Point ..... just over $566,000; Dyer received just under $675,000; Kentland received around $142,000; Lowell received $1 million; Schererville received just over $410,000; and Winfield was awarded just over $535,000.

The Indiana General Assembly established the Community Crossings Matching Grant Program in 2016 to advance community infrastructure projects, strengthen local transportation networks and improve Indiana’s roads and bridges.

Since it was put into place, the program has awarded more than $930 million in state matching funds for local construction projects.

17-year-old charged with murder in 2 Porter County deaths

Mar 5, 2019

VALPARAISO, Ind. (AP) — A 17-year-old Indiana youth faces murder charges for allegedly killing two other teens in what police say an informant told them was a drug deal gone bad.

Porter County prosecutors say Connor R. Kerner of Valparaiso is charged as an adult in the deaths of 18-year-old Thomas Grill of Cedar Lake and 19-year-old Molley Lanham of St. John. He was ordered held without bond Monday after preliminary not guilty pleas were entered on his behalf.

Indy Suburbs Fastest Growing Cities, Towns In Indiana

May 24, 2018

Indiana outpaces the Midwest for population growth. But a new Indiana Business Research Center study finds the suburbs around Indianapolis take the spotlight.

Suburban counties around Indianapolis are growing rapidly, while other metropolitan areas in the state like Gary and Evansville are losing population.

Indiana Business Research Center senior analyst Matt Kinghorn says that’s part of a larger trend for the state. While Indiana isn’t growing as fast as southern or western states, but Kinghorn says Indiana is still standing out. 

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CEDAR LAKE -  Town administrators want to bring tourists back to Cedar Lake and they are taking steps to help make that happen.  Lakeshore Public Radio's Sharon Jackson spoke with Town Administrator Jill Murr to see how Cedar Lake officials are working towards that goal.

 

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CEDAR LAKE - The Town of Cedar Lake administrators want to get the town back on track with the popularity it once enjoyed as a destination.  Administrators are doing this through a few projects that include, a cleaning of Cedar Lake and an economic development project in the town's Midway Gardens area. Town Administrator Jill Murr is in charge of the lake cleaning project.   

A food pantry established at a Cedar Lake church almost three decades ago is now part of the entire south Lake County area. 

Project Love Food Pantry is part of the United Methodist Church's local mission of service.  Pastor Ken Puent was on "Regionally Speaking" on Wednesday to talk about the facility, who it serves and with what items and how it's grown so quickly.  That growth is, in large part, because the local economy's shrunken.

Today:  Cedar Lake United Methodist Church pastor Ken Puent joins us to talk about the Project Love Food Pantry, a 28-year-old operation that has grown over the years -- in part, because the northwest Indiana economy's worsened with factory layoffs and the like -- into a food pantry that now serves the entire south half of Lake County.