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Lake County police said they are looking for two men who robbed a clothing store on U.S. 30 in a section of Ross Township newly annexed by Hobart. Police said the suspects entered Fashions Under $10, 1760 E. 80th Ave., about 9:20 p.m. Oct. 23 and forced two female employees at gunpoint into a back room where they were bound and gagged with tape.
Police said the gunmen fled with $1,600 from the cash register, five sports coats and one leather coat.
CAMERA RECORDS GRAFITTI
Crown Point city officials almost immediately covered what police called gang symbols which were painted on windows of the high school early Wednesday morning.
According to a police report, four teen-age boys were videotaped by surveillance cameras during the act. But they were gone when officers arrived at the scene at 3:41 a.m.
Symbols were also painted on the Crown Point School Corporation's bus garage.
There was no further comment from the city's Police Department Thursday.
CP HEARING DATE PENDING
A final hearing on the fate of a proposed new Crown Point High School will probably be held in November, a spokeswoman for the State Tax Board said.
However, the hearing will not take place anytime before Nov. 18, Karen Louderback said.
At the hearing, a small group supporters of the new school and opponents will converge on Indianapolis and have their final say in the matter.
Including renovations on two elementary schools, the project is estimated to cost $69 million.
HAUNTED TRAIL AT COUNTY PARK
The ghosts and goblins will be stirring and awaiting your arrival 6-9 p.m. Thursday; 6-10 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Lemon Lake County Park, 6322 W. 133rd Ave., Crown Point.
As visitors walk through the forest they will meet the all-knowing wizard, a collection of monsters, a few ghosts, and many other surprises.
The cost of this horrifying experience is $3 per person. There will be some cooling refreshments for sale at the end of the mysterious trail.
LULAC SPONSORS DANCE
The Griffith-Ridge LULAC Council (NU)5013 will have its 3rd annual Halloween Costume Scholarship Dance from 7 p.m. to midnight Friday, at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 1400 S. Broad St.
The cost is $10 in advance and $12 at the door. There will be a cash bar, door prizes and a prize will be awarded for the best costume.
Tickets are available by contacting Susan Huizar at 972-3390, Lupe Adams at 923-4709 or Terry Serna at 924-2928.
HEALTH TESTS AT LIBRARY
The Griffith Branch Library, 940 N. Broad St., will offer free blood pressure screenings from 10 a.m. to noon Monday.
This is sponsored by the American Red Cross. Call 838-2825 for more information.
LIBRARY HOSTS TODDLERS
Toddlers, 24 to 36 months, will have their own story time Mondays, or Tuesdays, at the Lake County Library, 1919 W. 81st Ave.
A parent or care-giver must accompany each toddler for this four-week program. For more information, call 769-3541, ext. 248.
STORY HOUR STARTS MONDAY
Toddlers, 24 to 35 months old, and their care-givers are invited to enjoy a story hour 1:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 8, and Nov. 15, at the St. John Library, 9450 Wicker Dr.
Preregister by calling 365-5379.
TOPIC: RETIREMENT STRATEGIES
A representative from Merrill Lynch will focus on strategies for reducing income taxes, funding college education, planning for a comfortable retirement and creating an effective estate plan 7 p.m. Wednesday, at the Munster Branch Library, 8701 Calumet Ave.