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January 29, 2012

(Taken from this month's installment of "It's _still_ the lake water" -- a title paying tribute to Bob Kyle's long-ago Culver Citizen column, "It must be the lake water" -- a regular feature of the print version of The Culver Citizen, by Rev. Dr. John W. Houghton).
Regular readers of this column know that a good deal of its business has taken place in one local restaurant notable for its walls of historical information; but the awesome burden of being the Citizen’s

Culver Academies students are 'Fencing for a Cure'

January 29, 2012

CULVER — When Culver Academies’ Desirae Major ’12 (Olathe, Kan.) was a sophomore, a senior on the fencing team talked about using the sport as a way to raise funds for charity. It would also be an interesting way to complete the senior service project. The best way, it seemed, would be to host a tournament with registration fees going to charity.
Major, who is a nationally-ranked saber fencer, thought it was a great idea at the time. But the tournament never got off the ground.

Mining marl, dodging rattlesnakes, and Weaver the ‘Renaissance man’

January 29, 2012

PART 2 OF 2
Editor’s note: In last week’s edition, we explored the unusual characteristics of land today owned in part by The Nature Conservancy, west of Thorn Road and north of State Road 10, as well as the legacy of the Allen Weaver family in mining the area for marl, used in the past as a farm fertilizer, but also giving evidence to the area’s glacial past.
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“Marl” Weaver and Calci-Carbo

South Bend Chocolate, other offerings upcoming at Culver Public Library

January 27, 2012

South Bend Chocolate Co. visits Culver library, just in time
for Valentine’s Day
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and a representative from the South Bend Chocolate Company will be visiting the Culver-Union Township Public Library Tuesday, February 7 at 11 a.m.!
Come enjoy a lesson in the history of chocolate and learn about the products and services offered by Northern Indiana’s own South Bend Chocolate Company.
Delicious samples are highly likely!

Culver happenings this weekend and beyond

January 27, 2012

Taking place in and around Culver this weekend and in coming days...

Spring soccer sign-up
Culver spring soccer registration is Sat., Jan. 28, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Culver Public Library. Registration deadline is Jan. 31. Contact Herb Newman (574-250-3367), Lisa James (574-933-4822), or Bruce Snyder (574-842-2576) with questions, or visit culveryouthsoccer.com (website is under construction).

CBC hosts ‘Courageous’ screenings

Party affiliation at issue in park board appointment

January 26, 2012

Debate ensued Jan. 17 concerning the newly-reorganized Culver town council’s appointment to the Culver parks and recreation board, to which the council ultimately re-appointed current board member Patty Stallings, rather than applicant Rhonda Reinhold.

With Ed Pinder replacing Ginny Munroe as council president, and newest member Bill Githens on hand for his first meeting, members discussed the status of Stallings, a Republican who agreed to change party affiliation to fill a vacancy on the politically balanced board. Reinhold is a lifelong Democrat.

Award-winning Hamman’s art on display at CUTPL

January 24, 2012

Landscapes and nature-based works in oil by Phyllis Hamman will be exhibited through Feb. 6 upstairs at the Culver-Union Twp. Public Library, the first major exhibition by the award-winning Hamman in more than two decades.

McLeod details marl, geological history of Culver area

January 23, 2012

Editing assistance by Rachel Meade
Culver Academies Science instructor Paul McLeod recently gave members of Culver’s Kiwanis Club a crash course in Indiana’s geological history. McLeod’s specialization and interest in geology was evident as he addressed the audience on the glacial formation of the lake, local mining of glacier related materials, and the geological makeup of area buildings.

McLeod, who authored a two-part series this fall in The Culver Citizen on the geological history of many of Culver’s buildings, started with a disclaimer that he doesn’t “pretend to be an expert.

Glaciers, a forgotten local industry, and one local family's haven - Part 1 of 2

January 21, 2012

FOR WEAVERS, MARL-RICH LAND MORE THAN JUST INCOME SOURCE
PART 1 of 2

A largely unnoticed to many -- and certainly non-descript-looking -- piece of property just west of Culver holds a great many memories for Dan Weaver and others, and tells an unusual tale of a bygone industry and the local man who made a living from it.

Pinder looks back on a century’s memories, wisdom

January 20, 2012

Fay Pinder celebrated her 100th birthday at her son Ed and daughter-in-law Lora’s crowded Culver home last month. Some 100 people flowed through: right around one guest for every year she’s been alive, though no one would guess she has passed the century mark, to look at her.

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