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Libertarian Party of Lake County Meeting Thursday 11/21

20 Nov

Submitted by Beth Duensing, Lake County Libertarian Party Chair

Just a quick reminder that the LPLC meeting is tomorrow at 6:30 Pm. We
will meet in the back dining area of Amarillo Roadhouse in Schererville.

All are welcome to attend. If you’re not already a voting member consider
joining the National LP via this link. When you join the LP before the end
of the month you will receive a copy of Rex Bell’s book, Stinky Shorts. The
book is a very entertaining compilation of short stories with libertarian


The agenda will include determining when and where our county convention
will be held plus discussions regarding possible candidate training and
outreach opportunities. If you would like to be a candidate in 2014 now is
the time to start planning!

See you at the meeting.

Shots Fired Call Results in Pursuit, Ends in Crash

19 Nov

Reader Submitted:


Special thanks to Gazette reader Andrew who submitted the following information:

Something is happening in east Glen Park, I saw State Police in pursuit with Gary squads. It looked like the original stop was made by County. Gary squads are all over the area.
Shots fired! 700 block of east 39th Ave in Gary. Squads heading east towards Hobart. It looked like it was a county squad. Be on alert if you encouter police in this area, they are shooting.

Additional comments: The chase started after multiple shots were fired after the initial stop near 39th Ave and Carolina St and ended near Tennessee St with driver of the black Chrysler slamming into a tree in the front yard.

Stay tuned for updates on this story.  If you have information regarding this incident, please e-mail ken@northwestindianagazette.com or use the submit a tip button above.

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a vehicle involved in a police pursuit in Gary ended in a crash.

The Times Staff Reads the Gazette

11 Nov

by Ken Davidson


Mayor McDermott likes to warn people not to get their news from an “online news source” but apparently the staff at The Times does just that.  Once again The Times has picked up on one of our stories without giving us any credit.  Those who follow the Gazette will remember that they reported on the Hammond Police Officer’s house shooting about a week after we did.  They sort of picked up on the Cal Ripken comment story a  week late also.  Never mind that they SPONSORED the event and actually heard the comments.  They didn’t think it was news until we reported it.

Now they are picking up on a story third-hand without providing credit to The Gazette or CNET.  The Times reported today on the LG G2 theft in Gary as if it was their original crack reporting that broke the story.  To make matters worse, they even pilfered the original CNET theme of a possible delay in launch of the phone due to the theft.

Cancel your subscriptions folks, we don’t charge a dime.


Porter County Trick or Treat 5:30-7:30 pm, Oct. 31

28 Oct

Gazette Staff


Trick or treat times in most Porter County communities will be from 5:30-730 pm on October 31, 2013.   The towns of Kouts, LaCrosse and Wanatah will have trick or treating from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm.  The Gazette was unable to contact officials from the Town of Pines for verification of times.  If anyone has verified information on Pines, Indiana, please feel free to post it in the comments.

Thank you.

The Indiana State Police would like to remind parents of a few safety tips to observe during the Halloween holiday. Parents and children will be out in full force next week trick-or-treating and the Indiana State Police would like to remind parents that observing just a few rules will help can make the evening both fun and safe.
Costume Tips-
•Keep costumes short to prevent trips and falls.
•Try make-up instead of a mask. Masks often obstruct a child’s vision, which makes tasks like crossing the street and going up and down stairs dangerous.
•Make sure children wear light colors or put reflective tape on their costumes.Trick or Treating-
•Make sure older children trick-or-treat with friends. Together, map out a safe route so parents know where they will be.
•Instruct children to stop only at familiar homes where the outside lights are on.
•Encourage children to trick-or-treat while it’s still light out. If children are out after dark, make sure they have flashlights and travel on well lighted streets.
•Remind children not to enter the homes or cars of strangers.
•Follow your communities trick-or-treating hours.

•Remind children not to eat any of their treats until they get home.
•Check out all treats at home in a well-lighted place.
•Only eat unopened candies and other treats that are in original wrappers. Remember to inspect fruits

Additionally, many communities, schools and churches offer children safe alternatives to trick-or-treating designed to keep children safely within parents’ view. Some hospitals and schools allow children to trick-or-treat by going from room to room virtually eliminating the dangers associated with being out walking on the street after dark.

Dairy Queen Supports Kennedy Theatre

22 Oct



Dairy Queen is reminding everyone that the Kennedy Theatre is having a fundraiser on November 2.  I hope to see all of you there.

Kennedy Theatre Fundraiser

Dairy Queen Supports Kennedy Theatre

IN Arts Commission Announces Individual Artist Grant

22 Oct

Gazette Staff

The Indiana Arts Commission has announced that it will accept applications for individual artist grants through February 7, 2014. Grants of up to $2,000 will be awarded. The criteria for the grants include impact on artist development, feasibility of the project, quality of work and public benefit.

Last year’s winner was D. DelReverda-Jennings for her project “HORIZON: Contemporary Indiana Artists of Color” a literary concept created to bring about greater awareness and appreciation for Indiana native or resident artists of African descent practicing visual art disciplines.

Indiana Individual Artist Grant

2012 Individual Artist Award Winner D. DelReverda-Jennings

Program Description
The Individual Artist Program (IAP) was created in 1999 to provide support to artists in all disciplines for career development projects. The program cycle runs from July 1 to June 30 and offers flexibility to respond to artists’ needs and goals. Applicants must plan a project, or phase of a project, which can be realized within the requested budget and completed within the proposed timeline.

Disciplines and Open Fiscal Years
Odd Fiscal Years – The IAP program will only accept applications in the Crafts, Design, Media Arts, Photography, and Visual Arts disciplines on odd fiscal years.

Even Fiscal Years – The IAP Program will only accept applications in the Dance, Literature, Music, and Theatre disciplines in the even fiscal years.

Folk Arts & Access:

Folk arts applications will be paneled with the corresponding discipline in the corresponding year (for example, a folk art painter’s application will be reviewed in the Visual Arts panel and the panel will include a folk arts specialist).
Access applications will be paneled with the corresponding discipline in the corresponding year (for example, a musician’s application will be reviewed in the Music panel).

For more information or to apply, please visit: The Indiana Arts Commission Individual Artist Grant page