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July 24th, 2011
When you hear the name Mozart, you might associate it with words such as â€śchild prodigy,â€ť â€śclassical music,â€ť or â€śtalented composer.â€ť
But for 21 Culver Academies students, the name Mozart will yield the sights and sounds of Salzburg, Austria â€“ home of the Mozart International Choral Festival. On June 28, the students and five adults departed the United States en route to Salzburg, Austria, where they were invited to sing in the second annual Mozart International Choral Festival.
Another HooÂsier literary legÂend associated with Lake MaxÂinkuckee will be celebrated Saturday, July 30, starting at 11 a.m., when James WhitÂcomb Riley (or, to be exact, perÂformer Henry Ryder paying tribute to Riley in dress, style, and speech) visÂits the area.
The potential role of Culverâ€™s Town Council -- and other local government bodies -- in possible installation of dozens of wind turbines in Union Township was discussed at last weekâ€™s (July 12) Council meeting. Audience member Hank Bilsland, of South Street in Culver, asked if the Council had taken a position on the matter, which has been the subject of several meetings in the area in recent months.
PLYMOUTH â€” The Marshall County Community Foundation and the United Way of Marshall County today announced the appointment of Linda K. Yoder as joint executive director of the two organizations.
Yoder was most recently vice president of Government Affairs at the Electric Motors Corporation of Plymouth, and before that was the director of the Nappanee Public Library where she had been employed for over 20 years, converting a traditional library into a vibrant and creative community center.
ARGOS â€” School may be out for the summer, but quiet is the opposite of what one would find in the Argos High School auditorium. For the past several months, a group of nuns have been filling the auditorium with rousing musical numbers, pithy dialogue, and humorous commentary. The Maxinkuckee Players of Culver will be traveling to area communities this year to perform "Nunsense: the Mega-Musical," beginning with an opening performance this Friday in Argos.
Those members of Culverâ€™s Kiwanis Club hadnâ€™t yet experienced the Boardwalk Bar and Grille at the Culver Marina on State Road 117 had their chance recently, as marina owner Gary Aker hosted the club for a closer look at the longstanding businessâ€™ operations.
Kiwanis member Bob Volkert, in introducing the speaker, said Aker has been â€śa wonderful sponsor for our (Kiwanis) bass tournament, as well as (local realtor) Chris Collins. They made it a huge success. It was probably the most successful single-day fund-raiser Kiwanis has held.â€ť
PLYMOUTH â€” Rebecca Griffy, director of Heart and Hands in Plymouth, told a tragic story involving a homeless family she and other staff were trying to help receive federal assistance for medical care.
Because of a mistake in filling out paperwork, a woman in the family passed away before she could receive care. Hard to understand forms and the move of information to the Internet, said Griffy, is taking a toll on people who desperately need help.
PLYMOUTH â€” Centralizing the dispatch of emergency personnel around Marshall County will be the focus of a study by an ad hoc committee in the coming months.
Plymouth Mayor Mark Senter came before the Marshall County Council a week ago, urging such a move and he â€” along with County Councilman Ward Byers â€” came before the Marshall County Commissioners to gain their support for the study.
The fact that Herb Kilber of Culver is participating in the USA Roller Sports National Indoor Speed Championships in Fort Wayne later this month is noteworthy. The fact that heâ€™s 76 years old is all the more unusual.
LAKEVILLE â€” With an Aug. 2 school registration date for LaVille Elementary School, the expanded parking lot project and restoration of the current parking lot already in progress must continue to move forward.
According to Principal John Farthing, Phend & Brown contractors have assured him that the paving, striping and drying process will be completed by the registration deadline.