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Important Numbers

Emergencies: 911
Non-Emergency:
Police: 219-924-3141
Fire: 219-924-3151

Town Hall:
111 North Broad Street
Griffith, IN 46319
Phone: 219-924-7500

Local Weather
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News and Announcements
Indiana DNR Special Events Calendar [read more...] Click to view more
The Times Article On Out Of District Students Click to view more
The Times Story On New Craft Brewery Click to view more
The Times Article On Golf Course Property Click to view more
The Times Article On Calumet Township Budget Click to view more
Chicago Tribune Article On Griffith Football Click to view more
The Times Article On Region Activities Click to view more
The Times Article On New Football Coach Click to view more
The Times On Calumet Townnship Click to view more
Commentary In The Times From Chief Mance Click to view more
The Griffith Story On K9 And Officer Work Click to view more
The Times Story About Crime Reduction [read more...] Click to view more
The Times Article On Lindberg St Click to view more
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Last updated: 03-06-2015 01:36 PM
Events
2015-03-06 VFW Fish Fry - 4 pm - 8 pm Click to view more
2015-03-07 Animal Adoptions At Pet Smart 12 pm - 4 pm Click to view more
2015-03-07 The Hi-Rail Modular Train Club Show- 10 am - 5 pm Click to view more
2015-03-07 Red Cross Blood Drive - Highland 11:30 am - 2 pm Click to view more
2015-03-07 Red Cross Blood Drive - Dyer - 4 pm - 6:30 pm Click to view more
2015-03-07 State Rep Hal Slager Town Hall - 10 am - Schererville Click to view more
2015-03-08 Animal Adoptions At Pet Smart 12 pm - 4 pm Click to view more
2015-03-08 The Hi-Rail Modular Train Club Show- 10 am - 5 pm Click to view more
2015-03-08 Change Your Clocks Ahead 1 Hour Click to view more
2015-03-09 Park Board Meeting - 7:00 pm Click to view more
2015-03-09 Fire Department Meeting - 7:30 pm Click to view more
2015-03-10 V.E.S.T. Meeting - 7:00 PM Click to view more
2015-03-10 Lake County Council Meeting - 10 am Click to view more
2015-03-10 NIRPC - Trans Policy Cmte - 9 am Click to view more
2015-03-11 Plan Commission Meeting - 7pm Click to view more
2015-03-11 Little Cal River Basin Development Mtg - 6 pm Click to view more
2015-03-12 School Board Meeting - 7:30 pm Click to view more
2015-03-12 Safety Board Meeting - 7:00 PM Click to view more
2015-03-13 VFW Fish Fry - 4 pm - 8 pm Click to view more
2015-03-14 Animal Adoptions At Pet Smart 12 pm - 4 pm Click to view more
2015-03-15 Animal Adoptions At Pet Smart 12 pm - 4 pm Click to view more
2015-03-17 Town Council Meeting - 7 PM Click to view more
2015-03-18 EMS Meeting - 6:00 pm Click to view more
2015-03-19 Lake County Solid Waste Mgmt Mtg - 7:00 PM Click to view more
2015-03-19 Sanitary Board Meeting - 4:30 PM Click to view more
2015-03-19 Storm Water Board Meeting - 4:00 PM Click to view more
2015-03-19 NIRPC - Land Use Cmte Mtg - 10 am Click to view more
2015-03-20 VFW Fish Fry - 4 pm - 8 pm Click to view more
2015-03-21 Animal Adoptions At Pet Smart 12 pm - 4 pm Click to view more
2015-03-21 The Hi-Rail Modular Train Club Show- 10 am - 5 pm Click to view more
2015-03-21 American Legion - Tacos and Tosdadas - 5 pm - 8 pm Click to view more
2015-03-22 Animal Adoptions At Pet Smart 12 pm - 4 pm Click to view more
2015-03-22 The Hi-Rail Modular Train Club Show- 10 am - 5 pm Click to view more
2015-03-25 BZA Meeting - 7:00 pm Click to view more
2015-03-26 Imagine Griffith Meeting - 6:30 pm Click to view more
2015-03-27 VFW Fish Fry - 4 pm - 8 pm Click to view more
2015-03-28 Animal Adoptions At Pet Smart 12 pm - 4 pm Click to view more
2015-03-28 American Legion - Tacos and Tosdadas - 5 pm - 8 pm Click to view more
2015-03-29 Animal Adoptions At Pet Smart 12 pm - 4 pm Click to view more
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Last updated: 03-06-2015 01:36 PM
Featured Articles
Griffith Fire Department Smoke/Co Detector Program

Griffith, IN, March 3, 2015– The risk of dying in a house fire is cut in half when there is a working smoke detector in the home.  Additionally, more than 150 people die each year due to accidental CO poisoning; thousands more are hospitalized. To help reduce those risks Griffith Fire Department is proud to announce the re-launch of our smoke detector/CO detector promotion. Through a generous donation from the Griffith Firefighters’ Association, supported by donations from the Canadian National Rail Road, the Griffith business community, and Griffith residents, we are able to offer free smoke and carbon monoxide detectors to Griffith residents in need.

Residents interested in receiving a free detector may contact Griffith Fire Department Association President Steve Stelk at 219-614-6013 or via email at gffa46319@hotmail.com.  You may also contact Deputy Fire Chief Don Hill at 219-545-2014 or via email at don.hill@griffith.in.gov.

About the Griffith Fire Department – The Griffith Fire Department is a paid on call department responsible for providing fire protection and rescue services to the 16,877 residents and over 400 businesses that make Griffith their home.  The Griffith Fire Department responds to over 300 emergency incidents per year including but not limited to structure fires, HazMat incidents, vehicle fires, vehicle accidents, and wild land fires.

If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Deputy Chief Hill at 219-545-2014 or email at don.hill@griffith.in.gov

Written: 03-05-2015 12:00 AM
CodeRed Alert System CodeRed Alert System

The Town of Griffith is utilizing a notification system called CodeRED to notify residents of critical situations that may be occurring in town, emergencies, to make announcements, etc.  If you would like to receive notifications please click HERE.

[read more...] Written: 01-19-2014 12:00 AM

Looking To Adopt A Loving Friend?

To get more info on Dora or any of the loving animals at Griffith Animal Control please call 219-922-1766 or email Griffith Animal Control Officer Sandi Litke at sandi.litke@griffith.in.gov

Written: 01-19-2014 12:00 AM

Need A Room For A Meeting? Need A Room For A Meeting?

The Griffith Community Room at the Griffith YMCA is available by reservation for Sports team meetings, sign ups, club meetings, scrapbook and quilting or knitting groups. Please call the Y at 750-1082 and request the community room office.

Written: 01-19-2014 12:00 AM

Northwest Regional SWAT TEAM Northwest Regional SWAT TEAM

The Northwest Regional SWAT Team (which the Town of Griffith Police Dept has members in) is asking for assistance in the purchase of new equipment to help protect and serve the residents of Lake County which total over 200,000 residents over 130 square miles. To get more information on how you can help make a tax-deductible donation, please click http://cms.ngsltd.com/opencms/opencms/griffith/police-dept/Northwest_Regional_SWAT_Team/nrst_donations.pdf to see their request letter. Thank you.

Written: 01-19-2014 12:00 AM

Hi-Rail Model Train Exhibit

Free - Open to the Public - For young and old!

Hi-Rail Modular Train Club train exhibit at Franklin Center, on:

Show Hours: Saturdays 10:00 AM - 5:00PM   Sundays 10:00AM - 5:00PM

Free Admission and Open To The Public
February 21st & 22nd
March 7th & 8th
March 21st 22nd
April 4th & 18th & 19th

Enter at door G which is near the corner of Broad and Lake Streets.

Check out their website at http://www.hirailmodulartrainclub.com/

Written: 07-28-2014 12:00 AM

Griffith Fire Dept. Auxiliary Chili Cook Off

GRIFFITH FIRE DEPARTMENT AUXILIARY THIRD ANNUAL CHILI COOK-OFF, BAKE SALE AND SILENT AUCTION

APRIL 11, 2015 12P-4P

GRIFFITH FIREHOUSE #3 NORTH OF RIDGE ROAD

Come out and help support our local volunteer fire department! Also if you think you have a great chili recipe, we would love ot see you enter the contest. For details on the compeition and for an entry form, please click HERE

Any questions please contact Chili Cook-Off Chairwoman Melissa Sipos at (219)201-5843 GFDA VP Jessica Flutka at (219)902-7239 or GFDA President Burnadette Cope at (219)487-9313

Written: 03-02-2015 06:21 PM

Town of Griffith Ward Map Town of Griffith Ward Map

Have you wondered how the town ward's are laid out? If so, click HERE to see the map.

Written: 03-02-2015 06:21 PM
Loving Cat Looking For A Loving Home

To get more info on Biscuit or any of the loving animals at Griffith Animal Control please call 219-922-1766 or email Griffith Animal Control Officer Sandi Litke at sandi.litke@griffith.in.gov

Written: 02-15-2015 12:00 AM

Pet Tags Pet Tags

Pet Tags are available from now through February 27th. The cost is $5 for neutered and $7 for non-neutered animals. Starting March 1st, a $10 penalty will be assessed. Please stop by the Clerk's Office at 111 N. Broad St to purchase the tag. Please remember to bring official paperwork showing a current rabies vaccination.

Written: 02-15-2015 12:00 AM

Thinking of adopting a cat or dog? Thinking of adopting a cat or dog?

Are you considering adopting a cat or a dog? If so, please consider an animal from the Griffith Animal Control Dept. To see a list of animals looking for a good home, please click HERE.

Thank you.

Written: 02-15-2015 12:00 AM

FEMA Flood Map Information


Please click HERE to get information about FEMA and Flood Mapping.

To see the appeal letter that was written by the Town Council, please click HERE.

Written: 08-23-2014 12:00 AM

Griffith Park Reservations Griffith Park Reservations

Thinking about having a celebration or party in 2015 and want to have it in a park, if so please consider it having it at one of Griffith's Parks (Cheever, South Park, Central).

Griffith residents can make reservations now through February 28th. After that date, reservations will be open to everyone.

Rates and more info can be found HERE. To make a reservation or if you have questions, please contact the Park Department at 219-922-3078.

Written: 08-23-2014 12:00 AM
Written by RB

Ice Skating At Central Park

The Town of Griffith would like to remind our residents that ice skating is available in Central Park near the NE side (volleyball court area) ** pending temperatures allow for the ice to freeze **.  We encourage you to please share your opinion on this activity being available to robert.bubala@griffith.in.gov (Park Board President).

Written: 08-23-2014 12:00 AM

Homework Hotline Information Homework Hotline Information

Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology's Homework Hotline provides FREE math and science homework help to Indiana students.

  • Tutors help students in grades 6-12.
  • 7 p.m. - 10 p.m. (Eastern Time)
  • Sunday - Thursday
  • September - May

Call toll free at 1-877-ASK-ROSE.

The program is funded by Lilly Endowment, Inc. and Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology.

Written: 08-23-2014 12:00 AM
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