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.

Indiana Department of Agriculture

NORTHWEST INDIANA - Three Northwest Indiana farms are being recognized at the Indiana State Fair for their significant contributions to Indiana agriculture and have been given the Hoosier Homestead Award.

Area legislators (on Tuesday August 13)  announced the latest recipients of the award earlier this week, which recognizes farms that have been owned and maintained by the same family for 100 years or more.

Weak tornado hits Lake County as storms strafe Indiana

Mar 15, 2019

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The National Weather Service has confirmed the first tornado to strike northwestern Indiana's Lake County since 2015.

The weather service says an EF-0 tornado with estimated peak winds of 80-85 mph hit the outskirts of Lowell on Thursday afternoon, traveling about 1½ miles over two minutes with an estimated maximum width of 75 yards. It says damage was limited almost entirely to trees, including a large one that fell on a home.

max prep

The region has won three state titles in one week.  We will tell you who the latest area team to hit the winner's circle is.

There are five area team's still in the running for a high school football state title.  The quarterback of one of those teams, Lowell's Ethan Igras will talk about his comeback from injury to lead Lowell to the regionals on today's sports.


Lakeshore Media

Andrean has a 6-1 record.  So does Lowell. Lowell is unbeaten in the Northwest Crossroads Conference.  So is Andrean.  The 59ers feature one of the top offenses in the state averaging 40 points per game.  The Lowell defense takes a back seat no no one giving up only five points per outing(including three shutouts).

Should make for an interesting Friday night when the two teams play at Andrean. Lowell defensive lineman Blake Jansky will talk about our game of the week on today's sports.

NWI Times

Town Council President LeAnn Angerman says that this change is going to better the town and the school systems attendance. 

Classic rock cover band, Busted Knuckles steps out of The Shak to talk to Lakeshore's Sarah Opat.

These band members sound like Lynyrd Skynyrd meets Pink Floyd. Busted Knuckles covers a wide range of tunes: Nirvana, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, The Beatles, and Weezer. The story started in the shed that turned into a music oasis now called The Shak.

The next show is St. Patties day Friday March, 17th at The Lowell Town Pub. Bring your curiosity.