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May 28th, 2011
As the world tunes in to the 100th anniversary of the Indianapolis 500 this Sunday, once again one of the longest-standing families of Lake Maxinkuckee is also in the spotlight, even if our tranquil Northern Indiana haven is left unmentioned in all the celebration and observation of the worldâs most famous auto race.
On May 30, 1911, Ray Harroun drove the famous Marmon âWaspâ (owned by Howard Marmon) over the finish line to complete the first Indy 500 race.
Although considerably less well attended than the two previous meetings, the Culver Community school board were presented with two agenda items of major interest to the corporation at their Monday night meeting.
DONALDSON â The Ancilla College baseball team recently joined in aiding relief efforts for victims of the tornadoes that swept through Alabama, delivering numerous donated goods and lending assistance to those in need.
âAs I watched with my family the tornadoes going through Birmingham live on TV and learning of the damage, destruction and death they caused, I knew there was something that could be done to help these people in some way,â said Yonto. âHaving a week left in school, we still had the opportunity to get something done.â
The Culver Chamber of Commerce's annual Taste of Culver festival will be back next month, and this time organizers plan to focus on the sun and fun aspect of the community and the event with a natural fit: a Caribbean theme.
This according to one of the main organizers, Patty Stallings, who shared details of this year's festival with members of Culver's Kiwanis Club last Thursday during the Club's regular meeting at the Culver Public Library.
DONALDSON â The images of devastation in the nations mid section have become an almost nightly horror during this spring.
Joe Yonto, head baseball coach at Ancilla College, had a chance to see them first hand over the past week. Struck by the tragedy in Alabama, Yonto and the Charger baseball team spent the last week of their season raising supplies for those hurt by the killer storms that have been ripping through the section of the country.
PLYMOUTH âÂ As Memorial Day approaches, Washington Elementary first grade teacher Lauren Cooper searched for a creative way to teach her students about the holiday.
âWe spend a lot of time talking about the calendar and current events,â said Cooper. â
To explain Memorial Day, Cooper told her students about her childhood friend, Capt. Brandon Barrett, a Marine from Marion, Ind. who had died in May 2010 in Afghanistan.
Monterey Elementary School will hold an Open House entitled "Celebrate Monterey Elementary" on the students' last day,Thursday, June 2, from 5 to 7 p.m.
The event, says Monterey 6th grade teacher Todd Shaffer, "is just a time for the community to come and take a quick look back at MES. There will be a slideshow and refreshments during this time."
PLYMOUTH — A local manufacturer was honored by the Plymouth Schools Industrial Tech Program for a long history of support. The Industrial Tech Program at Plymouth began 33 years ago teaching students first hand about the construction industry by building a home in the city. Since the birth of the program MAAX of Plymouth has been a supporter providing bathtubs for every house the program has built.
Shanelle Burns, of Argos, was determined to be at the taping of Oprah's last show on May 24. She entered for free tickets on oprah.com a month before the event, and anxiously waited to see if she would get in. Unfortunately, when the website emailed her the Saturday before the event saying that she had two tickets, Burns didn't see the email until Mondayâpast the deadline to respond and claim the tickets. Not about to give up, Burns quickly responded, explaining why she wanted to go to the showâand why she wanted her friend and previous co-worker, Mary Kunkle, of Plymouth, to go with her.