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Fire radio situation critical, says chief

September 6, 2014

Those in Culver wondering why the fire alert whistle blew several times in a row last weekend had an explanation at last Tuesday's Culver town council meeting.

Culver fire chief Terry Wakefield told the council the department is having major radio problems preventing firemen from receiving emergency tones on their radios when fire alerts are sent out. To add to the problem, the county's backup system -- contacting firemen by cell phone -- is currently down, a problem Wakefield said he's been told currently has no date in sight for repair.

Culver nostalgia late August - early September

September 2, 2014

50 years ago, Aug. 26, 1964:
After being promoted to specialist four, Glen Patton, 19, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Patton of Route 1, Culver, received his Chevron denoting his new rank from 1st Lt. Walter N . Foster Jr., commander, Headquarters Company U.S. Army Signal Group, during ceremonies on Okinawa July 22. Patton, a communications center specialist with the group, entered the Army in June, 1963...he was graduated from Aubbeenaubbee High School, Leiters Ford, in 1963.

St. Mary’s Largent recalls papal role ahead of sabbatical next month

August 31, 2014

When Fr. Jeffrey Largent, pastor at St. Mary of the Lake Catholic Church, contacted Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI to inquire about concelebrating Mass with him in Rome this fall, the retired pontiff was adamant: the two must have dinner.

E.coli, Lake Maxinkuckee, and swim safety...setting the record straight

August 31, 2014

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ENVIRONMENTAL COUNCIL DIRECTOR ADDRESSES MISCONCEPTIONS
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In the wake of the closing of Culver's town beach on Aug. 8 due to the presence of e coli in the water, rumors, questions, and assumptions ranged from the cleanliness of the water there, to even whether it's safe to swim in lakes at all (as opposed to swimming pools).

If these walls could talk: Papas and its predecessors

August 30, 2014

As we continue our series of "virtual" journeys through the historic buildings of Culver, we last week left the cherished domain of the Original Root Beer Stand, which means this week we're logically stopping by another Culver icon (for over 35 years), Papa's Pizza.

Culver community encouraged to submit scarecrows for Fall Fest 2014

August 29, 2014

Community members are being encouraged to get started on their scarecrow contributions to the second annual Culver Fall Fest, scheduled for the weekend of Oct. 18.

Businesses, organizations, and individuals are invited to enter by contacting Susie Mahler at 574-250-4485 or picking up a form at Cafe Max on Main Street or other participating locations.

Entries should be delivered with photo of assembled scarecrow.

Academies’ MacNeil on ‘Learning how to learn’

August 27, 2014

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ACADEMIC DEAN OUTLINES SCHOOL'S FORWARD-THINKING APPROACH TO EDUCATION

When Culver Academies boarding school students begin classes Aug. 26, they'll once again be stepping into the stream of a balance of time-honored traditions, as well as an academic model carefully developed around what academic dean Kevin MacNeil described to a Culver Kiwanis Club audience earlier this summer as the strongest elements in contemporary education.

From Culver to Middle Earth

August 26, 2014

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NEW BOOK OF TOLKIEN ESSAYS SHOWCASES HOUGHTON'S CONTRIBUTIONS, UNUSUAL JOURNEY

There's a humorous story in William Strow's hardcover "Vignettes of Culver" collection of essays about the new pastor arriving at Wesley United Methodist Church in Culver to find Ralph Osborn, in work clothes, mowing the lawn at the church. Ralph had graduated from West Point and helped found Osborn Seed, and was just helping out while the usual lawn-care man for the church, Forest Houghton was away, watching his son John graduate from college.

From Culver to Middle Earth

August 26, 2014

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NEW BOOK OF TOLKIEN ESSAYS SHOWCASES HOUGHTON'S CONTRIBUTIONS, UNUSUAL JOURNEY

There's a humorous story in William Strow's hardcover "Vignettes of Culver" collection of essays about the new pastor arriving at Wesley United Methodist Church in Culver to find Ralph Osborn, in work clothes, mowing the lawn at the church. Ralph had graduated from West Point and helped found Osborn Seed, and was just helping out while the usual lawn-care man for the church, Forest Houghton was away, watching his son John graduate from college.

Park board seeks further community input as lodge renovation plans considered

August 21, 2014

Culver's parks and recreation board is hoping to involve the public more in conversations and considerations regarding the impending renovation of the beach lodge in the town park, and towards that end hopes to schedule a public "meet and greet" event -- with refreshments -- in the lodge in the near future.

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Thursday Night Football 11/20/14 Oakland (1-10) 24 vs Kansas City (7-4) 20
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