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Culver Comm. Middle School students head to Knox for dose of ‘Reality’

December 20, 2011

Culver Community Middle School 8th graders headed to Knox Middle School last month for a little dose of "reality."

Specifically, CCMS was one of four schools (North Judson, Knox, and Oregon Davis were the others) whose counselors arranged and organized the Reality Store, a one-day event with some 25 community volunteers and high school students assisting students throughout the day.

Comm. Foundation-funded sign helps Culver Lions' endeavors, care of historic station

December 18, 2011

For the few in Culver who haven't yet noticed, the Lions Club's community sign -- on Lake Shore Drive adjacent to the depot-train station the club calls home -- has had a major renovation, and is now completely electrical, with "rotating" messages, the date and time, and a much easier method of text-changing for Mike Overmyer, who operates the new technology.

Acadmies clinic hoped to be a ‘win’ for employees, school alike

December 17, 2011

The largest employer in Marshall County is now also a health care provider for its many employees, and Culver Academies Human Resources Director Diane Avery couldn’t be happier.

Avery says the genesis of the idea began two years ago, when she read an article about medical practice coming full circle and the rebirth of a popular trend in the 1960s for large organizations to host onsite health clinics for their staff. With today’s rising health care costs, she says, institutions such as the Academies are seeking ways to keep those costs down.

Drang, 45-year fixture at Lake Shore Clinic, retires

December 16, 2011

If Shellie Drang seems an indelible fixture at the Culver’s longest-running medical facility, it may have something to do with the 45 years she served there before her retirement from Lake Shore Clinic, earlier this year. In fact, she predated both physicians operating there, including Dr. Michael Deery, the longest-serving of the two.

Chamber honors Allyn, McInturff, Millers at annual fête

December 15, 2011

As in years past, the chill and dark of a December evening were utterly absent from the warm confines of Cafe Max on Main Street as a number of Culver’s businesspeople and community servants gathered to honor some of their own.

The Culver Chamber of Commerce’s annual awards banquet and ceremony paid tribute to Volunteer and Businessperson of the year, as well as bestowing a Lifetime Achievement award.

Warriors hand Cavaliers first loss, 47-40

December 14, 2011

CULVER — The Culver Cavaliers lost a heartbreaking match up against Winamac Tuesday night, taking their first loss of the season 47-40.
The Cavs (5-1) won the tip-off but Zach Shidler of Winamac stole the ball right back on the first possession, leading to the Warriors (4-1) putting up the first two points of the game. The Warriors went on to score 16 points in the first quarter, highlighted by 3-point buckets from Bryan McKinney and Kyle Krohn, who co-led Winamac as two of three players with 13 points for the night, along with Shidler.

CBGC members learn to servant lead

December 14, 2011

Culver Academies hosted a group of some 30 members of the Culver Boys & Girls Club recently, for an afternoon of fun, food, and leadership training.

"The goal," says Academies student Caitlynn Fortner, who led the day's activities along with other students, "is that Culver students get a chance to give back to the community through teaching. We understand that as Culver students we learn leadership as a crucial part of our curriculum, and we want to educate others that may not have the opportunities to lead like we do here."

Maxinkuckee Singers perform tonight in Culver

December 14, 2011

The Maxinkuckee Singers will present a Christmas concert at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Grace United Church of Christ in Culver. There is no admission charge. They will also perform at 7:30 Thursday at Knox United Methodist Church. For more information, call 574-546-4230.

Culver Comm. students observe Lions Liberty Day with Sheriff Chamberlin

December 13, 2011

Culver's Lions Club organized its annual Liberty Day educational event at the Culver Community Middle and High Schools last week, according to Lions president Barbara Winters.

Two Culver novelists -- two brand-new books set here (Part 1 of 2)

December 10, 2011

EDITOR'S NOTE: It’s nothing new that the uniqueness of the Culver area seems to lend itself to getting writers’ literary juices flowing.

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