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Town manager announced, financial shortfall discussed at Culver council mtg

May 18, 2012

With much of last Tuesday's Culver town council meeting occupied with discussion of tax draw matters -- continued from the previous meeting -- another significant news item nearly escaped mention. Council vice president Ginny Munroe, presiding in the stead of president Sally Ricciardi, who Munroe earlier announced was resting at home after a hospital stint, said the council offered David Schoeff the position of Culver town manager, a position he has formally accepted since that meeting took place.

A busy Culver reunion wkd and more...

May 17, 2012

It's Culver Academies' annual alumni reunion weekend, so it will be a busy one in Culver. Other events this weekend include:

Farmer's Market is open
Culver's Farmer's Market has opened, at the corner of Jefferson and Ohio Streets near downtown Culver. Every Saturday, vendors will be selling items from 9 a.m. to noon.

St. Mary’s bus Port-a-Pit
St. Mary of the Lake bus transportation is having a Port-a-Pit chicken sale this Friday, May 18, from 4 to 7 p.m., at the Culver Liquor Store parking lot on the corner of State Roads 10 and 17.

Dewitt/Pearl Harbor May 30 at REAL Meals

Culver businesses hope to enhance shopping local with 3/50 initiative

May 16, 2012

Several local Culver business owners gathered at the Culver Coffee Company last week to discuss -- and hopefully plan for formal launch of -- a nationwide initiative to enhance, support, and strengthen small, local businesses, many of which are the backbone of the Culver community.

Julie Brooks, co-owner (with Julie Workman) of Civvies on Main Street, said she first learned of the "3/50 Project" (the350project.net) while researching best practices for a small business, during the planning stages of Civvies.

Culver 6th graders' brush with the bard

May 16, 2012

A longtime Monterey Elementary School tradition continued recently at Culver Elementary School when students performed in William Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night” onstage in the gymnasium. Directed by 6th grade teacher Todd Shafer, in his first year at Culver Elementary from MES, the play continued the annual pattern of an “updated” and shortened version of the play, punctuated by humor and narration explaining the story.

Crowd favorites, says Shafer, included Cody Rieckhoff as Sir Toby Belch, Caleb Sheridan as Malvolio, and Payton Lowry as the jester, Feste.

Culver's Hanselman talks iPads at Apple California

May 14, 2012

Culver Comm. High School principal Albert Hanselman was invited by the Apple company to its world headquarters in Cupertino, California, from April 10 through 12, to present to the company as well as educators from Illinois and Minnesota about the school's work with the iPad 2 computer device.

"Albert was very excited about the opportunity for this experience," notes CCHS secretary Sandy Thomas. "He presented on Tuesday evening, our time, and again Thursday morning before returning home."

Crittendon updates Kiwanians on band uniforms

May 13, 2012

Culver Comm. High School band director Jason Crittendon stopped by Culver's Kiwanis Club recently to update members on his efforts to secure funding for a mass replacement of band uniforms currently a quarter-century old.

Crittendon, director at the school since 2007, and the former band director in Logansport -- where the winter drum line made it to state-level competition ten times under his leadership -- noted band uniforms are typically replaced after 15 years.

Mitzell receives Morehead-Cain Scholarship

May 13, 2012

Culver Academies senior Channing “Jack” Mitzell has been awarded a Morehead-Cain Scholarship to attend the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill this fall. Mitzell is Culver’s 46th recipient and the first since 2006. He is the son of Channing and Sallie Jo Mitzell, of Westfield, Ind.

Mother's Day wkd and beyond in Culver

May 11, 2012

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VFW dinner Friday
The Culver VFW Ladies Auxiliary will serve an 8-ounce ribeye steak with breaded shrimp dinner for $12.50, or a seafood platter dinner for $9, Friday, May 11, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. All dinners include a choice of potato, salad, and dessert.

‘Town hall’ meeting for museum’s future Saturday

Parks board fields concerns over pier installation, accounting system

May 11, 2012

Last Tuesday’s Culver Parks and Recreation board meeting included a nearly 90 minute public input section. The 15-person audience voiced concerns about the safety and stability of the recently installed pier, the possibility of switching to a more modern accounting system, and the practicality of adding a bathroom to the historic railroad pavilion on the west end of the park.

PARK PIER
Tim Yuhas and his father Thomas questioned the board about way the park pier had been installed.

BPA victory, paddleboarding, other news detailed at Chamber mtg

May 10, 2012

Several Culver entities updated Culver Chamber of Commerce members last week on a myriad of upcoming events and initiatives, during the organization's monthly meeting, held May 1 at the Culver Coffee Company on Lake Shore Drive.

Among the speakers was Culver Comm. High School business teacher and Business Professionals of America advisor Gene Baker, who discussed taking over the program from the late Mike Schwartz, who he said did "a tremendous job" with the program, which has existed some 20 years locally.

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