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CGA grads Banfich 5th, Neer 40th at NCAA Championships

November 21, 2011

TERRE HAUTE — Two recent Culver Girls Academy grads made splashes at the NCAA cross country championships today, on the same course where each made her mark in high school.

Alex Banfich placed 5th, and Waverly Neer placed 40th at the race.

Correspondent Tim Creason turned in this report earlier today, before the race:
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One is winding down her college career, the other just getting started.
Both say they are feeling fine, now, following injuries that set them back at the start of the season.

Culver Girls Academy girls basketball preview

November 20, 2011

CULVER — Culver Girls Academy graduated four starters from last season’s sectional championship campaign.

Add to that the unique position of being a boarding school and the fact that players live hundreds of miles apart in the offseason, and it’s taking the Lady Eagles awhile to start gelling.

Culver Community girls basketball preview

November 19, 2011

CULVER — Culver Community head coach Tony Scheub recoils at the mention of a “rebuilding season.”

Despite the graduation of the Lady Cavaliers’ top five scorers from last season’s groundbreaking 25-2 regional, Northern State Conference and Bi-County championship squad, Scheub’s expectations for this year’s squad are high.

Students raise funds at Culver games

November 19, 2011

Culver Community High School sophomore Kayla Schaffer will be doing more than playing her best during basketball season this year.
Schaffer, along with three other students in BEAM (Bettering Every Aspect of Marshall County, a Marshall County Community Foundation program) has organized donation drives for every Culver Community home game this season.

"It's just going to help (us) reach out to the community," said Schaffer. "There are a lot of people really needing things right now."

Happenings this pre-Thanksgiving weekend, week, and more in Culver...

November 18, 2011

‘Dolphin Tale’ will benefit food pantry
The movie, “Dolphin Tale” will be screened at Uptown Cinema in Culver this Friday and Saturday, Nov. 18 and 19, as a benefit for the Culver food pantry.
Union Township 4-H clubs and Ober Arbor Gleaners are partnering in a food drive benefiting the pantry. Admission is a non-perishable food item or money for the pantry. Doors open at 6 p.m. EST. Seating is limited to available seating at each showing.

Community meal at St. Mary’s Nov. 30

Culver council members react to election, move towards comprehensive plan

November 17, 2011

Discussion among members of Culver's town council regarding last week's local election results ranged from praise for departing fellow members and Culver's clerk treasurer, who will be replaced starting in January, to decrying the controversial approach taken to political campaigning here during recent weeks.

CGA alums Banfich, Neer earn bids to compete at NCAA championships

November 17, 2011

A pair of Culver Girls Academy alums will square off against each other for the NCAA Division I women’s cross country championship.
Princeton University senior Alex Banfich and Columbia University freshman Waverly Neer have each been selected to compete as individuals at the national championship meet in Terre Haute on Monday, Nov. 21, the NCAA announced Sunday night.

Banfich, a Plymouth native, won three Indiana high school girls cross country championships from 2005-2007 while running for Culver Girls Academy. Neer, of Russiaville, won a state title for CGA in 2010.

Screening of ‘Dolphin Tale’ at Uptown will benefit food pantry

November 15, 2011

The movie, “Dolphin Tale” will be screened at Uptown Cinema in Culver this Friday and Saturday, Nov. 18 and 19, as a benefit for the Culver food pantry.
Union Township 4-H clubs and Ober Arbor Gleaners are partnering in a food drive benefiting the pantry. Admission is a non-perishable food item or money for the pantry. Doors open at 6 p.m. EST. Seating is limited to available seating at each showing.

Coffehouse Trivia Night in Culver Tuesday

November 14, 2011

The Plymouth Rotary Club and the Culver Coffee Company invite local businesses to participate in a “Coffeehouse Trivia Night” Tuesday, November 15, from 7 to 9 p.m.

The schedule is as follows: rules explained (7 p.m.); round 1 (7:15 p.m.); round 2 (7:45 p.m.); round 3 (8:15 p.m.); awards ceremony (8:45 p.m.).

The event is in support of the Rotary Quizbowl State Championship at Ancilla College, which will take place March 3, 2012, at the Culver Coffee Company, Lake Shore Drive in Culver.

If these walls could talk: Culver building stone part 2

November 13, 2011

EDITOR'S NOTE: Continuing our series of virtual ‘walks’ through Culver’s historic buildings, we take a brief hiatus for a fascinating look at the stonework making up our iconic buildings. We’re fortunate to have an expert in the field to guide us on our journey, in the form of Paul McLeod (learn more about Paul in his bio at the end of this article). We’ll return to our trip up Main Street in future installments.
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By Paul McLeod

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