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Culver’s Lindvall reflects on role in Navy Seabees history, veterans’ contributions

November 11, 2013

When Culver's Bryce Lindvall joined the Navy in 1981, he didn't expect to find himself in some of the unusual positions he did: a member of the Navy "Seabees" (immortalized in the 1944 John Wayne movie, "The Fighting Seabees"); at work at Camp David with the highest level of security clearance possible (to work in the same room as the U.S. President and Vice President); and pictured in the Los Angeles Times and other newspapers and on television, the first Navy Seabee in a press conference since the Vietnam War.

CCHS principal on enrollment, funding, voc ed, and more

November 8, 2013

Culver Community High School principal Albert Hanselman's talk to Culver's Kiwanis Club last Thursday was centered on the scholarship program the club offers to local high school students, and its results, but he also addressed several "big picture" matters concerning the school, both the good news and the challenges it faces.

ENROLLMENT AND FUNDING

Hanselman, who noted he's been 26 years with CCHS (from which he himself graduated), 14 of them as principal, discussed what is possibly the most pressing issue the school corporation is facing today: that of declining enrollment.

Culver Comm. Schools on verge of hiring new superintendent

November 8, 2013

PUBLIC HEARING SET FOR NOV. 18

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This January, Culver Community Schools will have a new superintendent for the first time since 1995, and while the school board isn't at liberty to divulge any names, board president Ryan Sieber acknowledges board members spent three nights interviewing candidates. And he's happy to report there were many great ones to choose from.

"The board did reference checks and did our homework...we felt we had great pool of candidates. It was very reassuring being on the board and knowing we had great choices."

Mobile food pantry returns to Culver Nov. 15

November 8, 2013

The mobile food pantry will return to Culver Friday, Nov. 15 at the train station/depot at 615 E. Lake Shore Drive in Culver, from 10 a.m. to noon.

Offered free of charge: fresh perishable items (produce, grains, dairy and protein) and dry goods. First come, first served, while supplies last for those in need of food assistance. Please bring bags or boxes to carry items.

For questions call: 574-232-9986 ext. 137 or email: dsingh@feedingamerica.org.

Pearl Harbor survivor DeWitt among Culver Veteran's Day programs

November 7, 2013

DEWITT, PEARL HARBOR DOCUMENTARY AT CCHS VET'S DAY PROGRAM

The public is welcome to attend Culver High School and Middle School’s annual Veteran’s Day program, during which Pearl Harbor veteran and Culver resident Jim De- Witt will be honored. A documentary film will be shown, on the return in Dec., 2011 of a small handful of veterans who were present for the Dec. 7, 1941 bombing of Pearl Harbor.

Dewitt was among that small group invited to that 70th anniversary celebration in 2011, and he will answer student questions about his experiences following the film.

Culver Firemen’s Honor Wall ready for brick placement

November 1, 2013

The Culver Union Township Fire Department's Honor Wall, located on the corner of Lakeshore Drive and State Street and dedicated in July, was designed and funded by the members of the department, according to fire chief Terry Wakefield, who adds that the vision of the wall was to "proudly display, honor and remember current and former members of the Culver Union Township Fire Department."

The mysterious ghost of 'Airport Road'

November 1, 2013

An article in the "School Bell" section of the Culver Citizen newspaper of Feb. 12, 1964 might make for some enjoyable reading this Halloween week.

Notes the author, "One spooky evening in February, the Apparition of Airport Road was discovered by _______....(the names have been withheld to protect the innocent). Suddenly the Airport Road became a popular spot, not for the conventional reasons, but for a new sport — ghost-hunting!"

Tensions at council meeting over future funding of EMS

October 31, 2013

Tensions over the future of Culver's EMS flared during last week's Culver town council meeting, where council member Bill Githens and current EMS director Brandon Cooper debated Githens' approach to seeking information on the service's future plans.

The discussion began near the end of the Oct. 22 council meeting, when Githens told fellow council members he had placed copies of a letter he wrote in their -- as well as Union Township trustee Jerry Greeson's --message boxes, "so nothing (I say) gets misconstrued."

The letter, which Githens shared with The Culver Citizen, said:

Culver Elementary honor roll students

October 26, 2013

Culver Elementary School has announced its A/B honor roll for the first grading period.

A Culver ghost story: the haunted auditorium?

October 26, 2013

Editor's note: When the Citizen requested local ghost stories from readers, Culver Academies fine arts instructor Robert Nowalk responded with the following spooky tale.

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