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Town CounCil Cedar lake Town Council members each serve a term of four years, with the terms staggered. ward 1, 3, and 5 council members are elected every four years in the even numbered years (2020, 2022, 2024, etc). ward 2, 4, 6 and 7 council members and the clerk-treasurer are elected every four years in the odd numbered years (2015, 2019, 2023, etc). The Cedar lake Town Council meets the first and third Tuesday of each month at town hall. on the first Tuesday of the month, the town council holds a public meeting/work session at 7 p.m. The meeting on the third Tuesday of the month is a public meeting

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held at 7 p.m. CounCil members • Robert H. Carnahan, Ward 1 towncouncilcl1@gmail.com • John Foreman, Ward 2 john.foreman@ cedarlakein.org • Julie Rivera, Ward 3 julie.rivera@cedarlakein.org • Ralph Miller, Ward 4 ralph.miller@cedarlakein.org

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Cedar Lake served by 3 school districts Hanover Central SCHool Corp. Cedar lake is comprised of three school districts. on the east side, residents in Center township go to Crown point Community Schools. on the west, Hanover township, children attend Hanover Central Schools. to the southwest, residents of Cedar lake who live in West Creek township attend lowell schools. Hanover Central is located in Cedar lake. The administrative building is located at 9520 W. 133rd ave., 219-374-3500. Schools in the corporation are Hanover Central High School, Hanover Central Middle School, Jane Ball elementary School and lincoln elementary School. Superintendent: Mary tracy-Macaulay, mtracy@hanover.k12. in.us, 374-3500 asst. Superintendent: Deborah Snedden, dsnedden@hanover.k12.

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of Business Services: adam Minth, aminth@hanover.k12.in.us, 374-3504 Building & Grounds: Steve Goff, sgoff@hanover.k12.in.us, 374-3521 Director of technology: John Flanagin, jflanagin@hanover.k12.in.us, 374-3530 transportation Coordinator: Bryan Fuller, bfuller@hanover.k12. in.us, 374-3838 athletic Director: Kelly Bermes, kbermes@hanover.k12.in.us, 3743866 Director of School Safety and Security: Michael o’Donnell, modonnell@hanover.k12.in.us, 374-

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LAKE OF RED CEDARS MUSEUM

Museum exhibits early Cedar Lake artifacts The Lake of the Red Cedars Museum was once the Lassen Hotel that sits at the shore of Cedar Lake. The Lassen Resort was well known for the hotel and restaurant built out over the lake. It featured a dance pavilion where live band performances were common. The building was used by the Lassen family until the end of World War II. The building was later sold to the Lake Region Christian Academy and became a church camp. The property includes 20 acres, and was purchased by the Town of Cedar Lake for use as a town complex. Town officials were considering tearing down the old hotel, which was in a state of decay. The Cedar Lake Historical Association was formed to prevent this historic structure from demolition. In 1981, the building was placed on the National Register of Historic Places and is now a museum operated by the historical association. The Lake of the Red Cedars Museum is has 60 rooms, in a T-shaped building. The east/west base of the “T” originally sat on the west shore of Cedar Lake. Built in 1895, it was a boarding house for ice farming employees, who cut and harvested ice from the lake. It was built by the Jonathan and Philip Armour. It was later bought by Chris Lassen. In 1919, when the lake was frozen over, the building was moved across the lake to its present site on the east shore. Lassen remodeled the boarding house into a hotel and built the top section of the “T” with wood from the former ice barns, which he also sent across the frozen lake.

Cedar Lake Chamber of Commerce 2019 Summer Events Something For All Ages June 1 • Kid’s Free Fishing Derby • 8:30am - 12pm June 1 • Raffle Friday, June 14 • Flag Day Celebration • 6pm July 3 thru July 7 • Cedar Lake Summerfest July 27 • Chamber Tag Day • 9am - 1pm July 20 • Northwest Indiana Symphony Orchestra • 7:30 - 10pm Aug. 3, 2019 • Town Wide Garage Sale • 8am - 3pm Aug. 15 • Annual Realtor Boat Cruise • 4:30 pm - 8pm Aug. 18 • Annual Golf Outing • 9am Shot gun start Sept. 9 • Christmas Tree Sales Begin • 10am - 3:30pm Nov. 23 - Jan. 1 • Wonderland of Christmas Trees Nov. 23 • Parade of Lights • 7pm Cedar Lake Chamber of Commerce 7927 Lake Shore Drive • Cedar Lake, IN • 219-374-6157

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Cedar Lake Police Dept. Chief of Police: David Coulson; david.coulson@ cedarlakein.org Deputy Chief of Police: Carl Brittingham; carl.brittingham@cedarlakein.org Patrol Commander: Wil-

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Homesteaders settle Pottawatami land The Town of Lowell was founded in 1852 by Melvin Halsted, who built a flour mill in the town. He chose the name “Lowell” after the Massachusetts town of the same name due to the resemblances of the towns’ milling industries. Halsted and his wife Martha moved to the area in 1852. Halsted built a church, school house and the first brick house in the Lowell area with 400,000 bricks from his own kiln. The Halsteds moved into their new brick home in spring, 1850. The house has been restored by the Three Creeks Historical Association and is open to the public as a museum. The house stands at the corner of Main and Halsted Sts. Early settlers arrived in the area of Lake County after the

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territory of Indiana gained statehood in 1816. A treaty with the Pottawatami Indians and consequent surveying opened the land to settlers in 1834. The first homesteaders in southern Lake County were the Childers, Thomas and Sarah and their family. They built their cabin approximately two miles north of Schneider, near what is now 221st Ave. The first homesteaders came in September of 1834 to the Lake Prairie area, one of whom was Robert Wilkinson. He brought his two nephews, both Wilkinsons as well. The group crossed the Kankakee River from the south at the head of what was once rapids into West Creek, where they settled. The first Lowell Labor Day Parade was held 100 years ago celebrating the return of veterans from World War I, and has become the state’s longest consecutive running parade.

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Buckley Homestead: A popular attraction

The historic traditions, culture and heritage of farming life during the 19th and early 20th centuries are re-created on this living history farm, where visitors learn about our local history or reminisce about their own childhood memories. When Dennis and Catherine Buckley first settled in Northwest Indiana in 1849 they would never have imagined that their farmstead would one day be of interest to visitors more than 150 years later. The Buckleys were immigrants who fled Ireland during the Potato Famine with their four children (William, 19; John, 18; Julia, 13; and Patrick, 12; another child died at sea on the way). Upon their arrival, they headed to Northwest Indiana to buy a farm near their cousins the Driscolls, who had arrived from the same county in Ireland sometime before. The Buckleys bought 80 acres, reportedly for 50 cents per acre, from soldiers who had received the land as payment for services during the war. They immediately built a log cabin and began to farm. Dennis died within three years, leaving Catherine to raise her three sons and one daughter. William, the oldest, inherited the land and took over the farm. He built the front part of the current white “I” house in 1853. Pri-

or to retiring from farming in 1897 and moving into Lowell, he farmed in partnership with his brothers, John and Patrick. Buckley Homestead passed through four generations. At one time, the operation concentrated on raising Holstein cows, milking them by hand and selling the milk in Chicago. The family developed their land into a 150-head dairy farm that operated through the early 1900s. In 1977, part of the homestead was donated by Rose Buckley Pearce, great-granddaughter of Dennis and Catherine, to the Lake County Parks and Recreation Department so park visitors could experience the sights, sounds, and smells of early farm life through a living history outdoor museum. Later, upon her passing, Mrs. Pearce’s estate donated the remaining acres to the park department and to the residents of and visitors to Lake County.

The Buckley Homestead is located in Lowell at 3606 Belshaw Rd. The park open 7 a.m. to sunset all year, with its historic buildings open seasonally. For programs, events, and information for the Homestead and all of Lake County’s parks, visit online at lakecountyparks.com.


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AdministrAtion The Lowell Town Council meets at town hall on the second and fourth Monday of each month at 7 p.m. To to be on a town council meeting agenda, download the request form at the town website at lowell.net. Town Council members are: • Michael Gruszka, Ward 1 • Matt Felder, Ward 2 • Will Farrellbegg, Ward 3, vice president • Chris Salatas, Ward 4, president • Edgar Corns Ward 5

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Jeffrey Sheridan is T o w n Manager. He can be contacted at 219696-7794 ext 215.

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Town Hall: 501 E. Main St. 219-696-7794 lowell.net

Clerk-Treasurer is Judy Walters. E-mail clerktreasurer@lowell.net Public sAfety • Lowell Fire Department 1331 E. Commercial Ave. 219-696-6144 (non-emergency) Clint Gorball,, chief

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• TriCreek EMS 219-6968 6 1 0 (nonemer-

gency) Charlie Scott, director • Lowell Police Department 1333 E. Commercial Ave. 219-696-0411 (non-emergency) Erik Matson, chief dePArtments • Streets

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598 S. Union St., 219-696-4455 Frank Lovely, superintendent • Public Works 501 E. Main St., 219-696-7794 ext. 214 Kevin Gray, director Waste Water Superintendent Terry Wright 7500 Belshaw Rd., 219-696-0343 Water Department Supervisor Daneil Myers, 219-696-5050, publicworks@lowell.net • Parks Lowell Parks 17105 Cline Ave., 219-696-1570 Hours: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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Tri-Creek School Corporation Tri-Creek School Corporation includes three townships in the Lowell are, West Creek, Eagle Creek and Cedar Creek. Schools in the Tri-Creek School District are Lowell High School, Lowell Middle School, Lake Prairie Elementary School, Oak Hill Elementary School and Three Creeks Elementary School. The administrative office is located at 19290 Cline Ave., Lowell, 219-696-6661. • Superintendent: Rod Gardin • Director of Business and Personnel: Dana Bogathy • Director of Educational Technology: Jay Blackman • Director of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment: Kevin Deal • District Logistics Coordinator: John Becker

SChooL BoARD of TRuSTEES • President Michelle Dumbsky, mdumbsky@tricreek. k12.in.us • Vi c e President: Douglas Ward, dougward@tricreek.k12. in.us • Secretary: Lon Childress, lonchildress@tricreek.k12.in.us • Kyle Mitsch, kmitsch@tricreek. k12.in.us • Diana Damm, ddamm@tricreek.k12.in.us SCHOOLS

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Lowell parks offer places to play Lowell Parks & Recreation Department office is located at Freedom Park, 17105 Cline Ave. It is open Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Only cash and checks are accepted for program fees. A variety of outdoor programs happen during the summer and fall. Some of those are: • The Lowell Parks Department and the Lowell Public Library cosponsor free monthly senior events at the library. Call the park office for information and to register for the programs. • The Annual Fishing Derby for youngsters up to the age of 12 is held in July at the Evergreen Park pond. The event is free and registration is not required. Bring fishing poles and chairs. Hotdogs, chips and drinks for contestants are served. Prizes will be awarded to children 12 and under. • Lowell Parks & Recreation Department offers Fall Soccer from Pee Wee (4 and 5 year

olds) to Major (11-14 years old). It is co-ed with league practice twice a week and games played on Saturday mornings. • Day camp is offered each summer at Evergreen Park for

children 5 to 12 years old. Archery Camp is offered during

the summer at Freedom Park for youngsters 5 and up to learn basic archery skills and safety with hunter safety educators. All equipment is provided, and registration ins required. • July is the time for the Lowell Parks Youth Tennis Camp for youngsters 6 to 12 years old. Each session includes age appropriate skill building by experienced youth tennis instructors. Registration is required. For a complete schedule of park programs and events, registration deadlines, and any program fees, call the parks office or visit online at lowell.net/ParksDept/p/about and click on Latest News for the seasonal newsletter. The department rents shelters at Evergreen Park, Liberty Park, Freedom Park and the gazebo at Old Towne Square. Each

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Lowell Labor Day Parade celebrates centennial 2019 marks the 100th year for the annual Lowell Labor Day Parade, the longest consecutive running parade in Indiana. This year’s festivities kick off on Saturday, Aug. 31, and runs through Monday, Sept. 2. The parade is held on Labor Day Monday beginning at 10 a.m. The festival begins on Saturday, at the Lowell American Legion grounds , 108 1/2 E. Commercial Ave. (State Rd. 2) at 11 a.m. For the kids, the Touch a Truck event begins at 11 a.m. also and runs through 1 p.m. The festival is open until 11 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday and open until 5 p.m. on Monday. On Saturday, come for the Battle of the Bands, and stay for regional band, Dick Diamond & The Dusters from 8 to 11 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 1, the festival opens at 11 a.m. with fun for kids and adults. This year, the Kids’ Zone is getting an upgrade and there will be carnival games along the midway all three days. Food vendors will sell a variety of mouth-watering delights and there will be crafters and vendors selling their wares. The “big tent” will return to the festival, filled with crafts and vendors for the shoppers enjoyment. A professional stage will be erected for the big attraction coming on Sunday for Country Night, with nationally recognized singer, Adam Doleac. His song, “Famous,” plays on Sirius XM Radio on “The High-

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way” channel. Another country artist, whose name was not announced at press time, will also be joining Doleac on the big stage Sunday night. Local favorite Curt Lechner will bring his Elvis impersonation to the stage as well. A resident of Hebron, Lechner has a following in Northwest indiana as he portrays the King of Rock & Roll. On Monday, local band, The Crawpuppies will perform on stage after the parade from 1 to 4 p.m. The festival opens on Monday at 11 a.m. and stays open until 5 p.m. for visitors to enjoy a full day of fun after the 100th Labor Day Parade!

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town in 1967, and celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2017. The Pottawatomi name for the lake was Mes-Kwah-Ock-Bis, or the “ Lake of the Red Cedars.” The Pottawatomi word literally meant lake of the red wood, for the red cedar trees that grew here. The name Lake of the Red Cedars or Red Cedar Lake stuck with the pioneers, but by the late nineteenth century and with the Pottawatomi gone, it was becoming known as just Cedar Lake. By about 1897, the Monon Railroad built a new station at the lake’s midwestern shore called Cedar Lake Station. With the mail stopping here, the U.S. Postal System changed the destination point to Cedar Lake. There are still cedar trees (Juniperus virginiana ) growing in Cedar Lake. In fact, the area on the east side called Cedar Point was named this by the pioneers who settled here. The first actual inn or hotel was started by Dr. Calvin Lilley on the east side in 1836. Records do not give what amenities Lilley offered. Just before the big resort boom from 1881 to 1930, John Binyon started Binyon’s Hotel in 1877. Binyon’s offered fishing, boating, swimming, dining, dancing and ice skating each winter. The Lake of the Red Cedars Museum was the Lassen Hotel, part of Lassen’s Resort, from 1920 to 1944. It was built in 1920, from the former Armour Boarding house and the lumber from the Armour ice barn. From 1944 to 1976, it served as part of a Christian summer camp operated by the Lake Region Christian Assembly.

Secretary: Kelly York, kyork@hanover.k12.in.us Dennis Wilkening, dwilkening@hanover.k12.in.us James Sakelaris, jsakelaris@ hanover.k12.in.us

Principal: Thomas Martin, tommartin@hanover.k12.in.us, 374-3902 Asst. Principal: Denise Cordrey, dcordrey@hanover.k12. in.us, 374-3903

Hanover Central High School 10120 W. 133rd. Ave. Cedar Lake 219-374-3800 Principal: Mary Ann West, mwest@hanover.k12.in.us, 3743868 Dean of Students: Lori Bathurst, lbathurst@hanover. k12.in.us, 374-3802

Jane Ball Elementary School 13313 Parrish Ave. Cedar Lake 219-374-3700 Principal: Ryan Eckart, reckart@hanover.k12.in.us, 3743700 ext. 3702

Hanover Central Middle School 10631 W. 141st Ave. Cedar Lake 219-374-3900

Lincoln Elementary School 12245 W. 109th Ave. Cedar Lake 219-374-3600 Principal: Frank Zaremba, fzaremba@hanover.k12.in.us, 374-3600 ext. 3602

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The Town of Lowell occupies both West Creek and Cedar Creek townships and has a total area of 5.27 square miles. The Lowell Labor Day Parade is the oldest consecutive-running parade in Indiana. Buckley Homestead, east of Lowell, hosts a number of events, including a World War II reenactment with authentic weapons, artillery, and tanks. The Legend of Sleepy Hollow is an event that takes place in September. During the event, townsfolk search for Ichabod Crain, the only man who can tell the true story of the Headless Horseman. Demographics According to the United State Census, the population in July 2015 is estimated at 9,661. The population is largely white at 95 percent, African Americans: 0.2

Education High school graduate or higher among persons age 25 and older: 91.1 percent. Bachelor’s Degree or higher among persons age 25 and older: 20.4 percent.

percent, American Indian: 0.2 percent, Asian: 0.1 percent, Native Hawaiian/other Pacific Islander: 0.2 percent, two or more races: .6 percent, Hispanic: 6.9 percent. Foreign born persons (2013-2017), 1.3 percent of the population. Veterans rose from

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582 in 2011-2015, to 637 in 20132017. The median value of owneroccupied housing units (20132017): $152,200. Median gross rent (2013-2017): $986. Persons per household (2013-2017): 2.79.

Economy In civilian labor, percent of population age 16 years and above: 64.2 percent. In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years and above: 61.7 percent. Mean travel time to work (minutes) for workers age 16 years and above: 36.7. Income Median household income (2013-2017): $62,574. Persons in poverty, percent: 9.1 percent.

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22 CEDAR LAKE/LOWELL FACT BOOK 2019 GOVERNMENT, continued from page 4 Boards and Commissions • Redevelopment Commission: Second Monday of the month at 6 p.m., town hall. • Police Commission: Fourth Wednesday of the month at 6 p.m., town hall. • Storm Water Board: Fourth Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m., town hall. • Plan Commission: Work sessions: first Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m. Public meetings: third Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m., town hall. • Unsafe Building Department: Third Wednesday of the month at 6:30 p.m., town hall. • Board of Zoning Appeals: Second Thursday of the month at 7 p.m., town hall. DEPARTMENTS • Planning, Zoning and Building Tammy Bilgri, 219-374-7000, ext 102 Michelle Bakker, building admin-

istrator 219-374-7000 ext. 107 • Public Works Joint Management Oversight Board The JMOB is the oversight committee for the Lowell Waste Water Treatment Plant. Cedar Lake and Lake Dalecarlia both use the Lowell plant to treat sewage. The JMOB is responsible for overseeing the cooperative efforts to manage the plant. For additional information about the JMOB please contact us at 219-374-7400. PUBLiC SAFETy Police David Coulson, chief 219-374-5416 (non-emergency) Fire/EMS Todd Wilkening, chief 219-374-5961 (non-emergency) EMS Clerk Sandy Emen, 219-374-5916

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