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July 30th

Culver Dairy Queen closes doors Sunday

July 30, 2011

After 28 years, Culver's Dairy Queen restaurant, on State Road 10, sees its last day of business July 31. A sign posted on the facility's doors said owner Barbara Justice is choosing to focus her energy on her remaining stores in LaPorte following the unexpected death of her husband, Douglas, last year.

The sign also noted Justice "did not resign the lease on the building as it would require too many upgrades to maintain the DQ image."

Man jailed: Police investigating possible child molestation, rape

July 30, 2011

KNOX - Brett Kersey, 22, of Kewanna, is being held in the Starke County Jail, where he is facing possible charges of child molestation, rape and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
The Starke County Sheriff's Department (SCSD) received a call at about 4 p.m. Thursday, July 28 from IU Starke Hospital informing them that a victim of sexual assault had been brought in.
SCSD officers began an investigation into the alleged assault and collected enough information to be granted a search warrant for a residence located at 0440 N. 700 E. in Knox.

July 29th

Marshall County AARP members enjoy annual picnic

July 29, 2011

PLYMOUTH — Only a few prizes were left on the table, but the players still in the running for a Bingo were not about to give up.
In an impressive display of intense concentration, Jean Rechtenbaugh secured the last win of the round for her friend, Margaret Jurkiewicz.
Now that the game was over, the group of Marshall County AARP members was ready to enjoy their annual picnic. The event was held Thursday at the Marshall County Council on Aging Life Enrichment Center, on Harrison Street.

Old Timers out to prove they still have it

July 29, 2011

PLYMOUTH — Celebrating the Plymouth community and the Plymouth schools will take an athletic turn during Alumni Week July 31 through Aug. 5.
Plymouth grads will lace it up again in several alumni games during the week, showing off the skills they learned as part of the Plymouth Athletics Department.

Zimmerman marks 6 decades delighting Council Fire audiences

July 29, 2011

Dick Zimmerman's Culver career could almost be fodder
for those ancient-sounding recordings which underscore
Council Fire programs at Culver's Woodcraft Camp
each summer Saturday night.
"60 summers ago," the nostalgia-inducing voice might intone, "as the sun rose high in the Maxinkuckee sky, Chief Zimmerman made his first foray into Culver."

July 28th

BZA debates private wind turbine , other matters

July 28, 2011

The Culver Board of Zoning Appeals had a full agenda with two continuances and five new petitions for variance of ordinance standards. The continuance for Dave Pitera, 522 S. Plymouth St. was quickly handled and his petition of a north side yard setback to allow a garage addition was approved.

Tyner; Tippecanoe offices under review

July 28, 2011

INDIANAPOLIS — The Tyner and Tippacanoe post offices are two of around 95 low-activity post offices in Indiana placed recently on a list for review by the United States Postal Service (USPS).
Mary Dando, a USPS representative, said Wednesday that the fact that the offices were under review did not necessarily mean they would be closing.
“They are on the list — that means they are under study, but there won’t be a decision made one way or the other until December (or later),” said Dando.

Area BKs feature new fountain drink machines; expanded menus

July 28, 2011

LAPAZ — A line at the drink station started to form around lunch time Tuesday in the Lapaz Burger King. Coca-Cola had just installed their new drink machine—featuring 125 flavors—that morning and these lunch customers were among the first to try it out.
“It’s different—it’s pretty slick actually,” said Randy Walker as he used the machine’s touch screen to choose his beverage.
Walker, a trucker who resides in Kentucky, said he passes through the area about once a week. He likes the new machine, but is not too sure about the 125 flavors.
“I’ll stick to Coke,” said Walker, smiling.

July 27th

Ecology, geology of Lake Max slated for Aug. 6 bicycle tour

July 27, 2011

The Bike Barn, 103 E. Lake Shore Drive in Culver, is sponsoring a a glacial geology and ecology bicycle tour led by wildlife ecologist Carl Strang Saturday, August 6.
The ride will focus on how and when glaciers created the area in and around Culver, including Lake Maxinkuckee. Participants will also learn about kames, marls, bogs and the types of plants and animals that call them home.

Mayfield outlines summer school highlights, changes

July 27, 2011

Tony Mayfield, Director of Culver Summer Schools and Camps, shared a wealth of information on this year's program -- as well as some tidbits on upcoming items of interest -- last week with members of Culver's Kiwanis Club, who dined at the school's Lay Dining Center for their weekly meeting.
Mayfield, a graduate of Culver Military Academy who spent ten years at the school as history instructor before taking on several summer-related positions including a stint as Woodcraft Camp director, said so far this has "been a great year" for the summer program.

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