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Park board app withdrawn, CVS overhaul discussed

February 27, 2012

Culver’s town council began its Feb. 14 meeting with the appointment of Sally Ricciardi as board president, in the wake of former president Ed Pinder’s resignation from that position (though not from the council). Ginny Munroe was voted in as vice president.

Following up on another past matter -- one of some contention in recent meetings -- Pinder told the council and audience that Rhonda Reinhold, who had submitted her name for a seat on Culver’s parks and recreation board, has withdrawn her name.

Former Culverite’s battle for life reignited, 25 years later

February 23, 2012

Many in Culver will remember Christian Snyder’s battle with cancer as a teen. Many likely are not aware, however, that the raditation treatment which saved his life then is now threatening his life. At just 13, Chris was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor.

"We were told to be happy for every day he was with us," recalls mom Darlene. "Churches all over the U.S. and the Plymouth area were praying for him."

Lions-supported students prepare for mission

February 22, 2012

Three Culver Community High School students will journey to Mexico next month, once again supported by Culver's Lions Club and Culver Academies, and once again joining Academies students for that school's annual spring break mission trip.

Local author Gleason to read from new Vietnam book March 9

February 21, 2012

Local author Ray Gleason will read from his new book, "The Violent Season," about the generation of young Americans who experienced the Vietnam war, Friday, March 9, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Culver Coffee Company in Culver.

Academies hosts Band Fest. Feb. 24-26

February 19, 2012

CULVER, Ind. – About 90 selected musicians and choir members from nine military schools and colleges from across the country will be on the Culver Academies campus Feb. 24-26 as the Academies host the 36th annual Military School Band Festival. The Academies last hosted the MBSF in 2005.

‘Culver’s worst tragedy,’ a houseful of memories, and the end of an era in town’s history

February 19, 2012

BLACK HISTORY MONTH 2012

Those in or near Culver Jan. 11, 1947, will never forget what former resident Barbara Moore Cope called "one of the most traumatic memories I have" and what The Culver Citizen of the following week called "the worst tragedy in Culver's history."

Culver wrestlers making mark -- and making history -- at state this wkd

February 17, 2012

INDIANAPOLIS — A trio of area wrestlers from Culver have high hopes for the 74th Annual IHSAA Individual State Wrestling Finals, which got underway Friday at 6 p.m. with the quarterfinals set to begin Saturday at 9:30 at Conseco Fieldhouse.

Culver Community’s Matt Hurford enters the 182-pound field after a third-place finish at Merrillville Saturday, while Culver Academies wrestlers Anthony McHugh and Kayla Miracle enter the tourney at 132 and 106, respectively.

McHugh joins Hall as a two-time state qualifier, while Miracle and Hurford make their first trip to Conseco Friday.

Culver Wings restaurant debuts

February 17, 2012

Most Culverites have heard (or said) in recent years that the one dining option Culver may be missing, with the disproportionate
number of fine destination restaurants for which its known, is what Culver-raised entrepreneur John Zehner calls "a moderately priced, family friendly place."

The kind of place, he says, where diners can order wings, burgers, or (in this case all-beef) franks.

That's the need identified and addressed by way of Culver Wings, which opened yesterday (Feb. 15) at the site of the former Yacht Club, at 115 E. Jefferson St. in the downtown Culver area.

Culver Comm. Schools superintendent reacts to 'No Child Left Behind' change

February 16, 2012

CULVER — An announcement at the Federal level Thursday exempting Indiana schools, along with those in nine other states, from some parts of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) prompted an immediate response from Tony Bennett, state superintendent of Pubic Instruction.

Bennett said, “Indiana will take advantage of the flexibility we have been granted with this waiver by continuing to pursue policies that produce better academic outcomes for our children.”

CES 'Soup for the Soul' returns March 14

February 14, 2012

Culver Elementary School's Soup for the Soul will return for a fourth helping March 14, from 5 to 8 p.m., at the school cafeteria, which is good news not only for hungry diners in the community and the students who will serve them, but the charities benefiting from the popular event as well.

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