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A Culver Christmas 115 years ago: Dec. 25, 1896

December 24, 2011

The lead story in the Christmas day edition of The Culver City Herald in 1896 provides not only a warm and charming (local) holiday feel, but is also fairly instructive in the makeup of Culver's downtown businesses 115 years past. What follows is that story, "Culver City merchants right up to date: The holiday display in various store windows attractive and beautiful," with the editor's comments inserted occasionally for clarity's sake. In the article, the Herald "reporter" is quite likely then-editor George Nearpass, who ran the paper until 1904.

Christmas Eve and Day Church service times in Culver

December 24, 2011

Culver area churches' Christmas Eve and Day services include:

DeLong Lighthouse Church: Christmas Day breakfast: 9:30 a.m. (the men are cooking!). Christmas Day service: 10:30 a.m.

Emmanuel United Methodist Church: Christmas Eve services: 7 p.m., closing with a candle light service. Christmas Day: Sunday School at 9:15 a.m., church service, 10 a.m.

Grace United Church of Christ: Christmas Eve: 8:30 p.m. Christmas Day, 9 a.m.

St Mary of the Lake Catholic Church: Christmas Eve: 4 p.m. and 10 p.m. (Midnight Mass). Christmas Day: 7:30 and 11 a.m.

Culver dining hall plays host to epic iron chef battle

December 23, 2011

It was an evening reminiscent of Ali vs Frazier, Fischer vs Spassky, Celtics vs Lakers, when two titans of the sodabread world came together Thursday night at the Culver Academies Lay Dining Center.

Iron Chef Rex 'Rex-o-San' Harness, veteran of 34 years at Culver in many capacities including Baker, squared off against Chad 'Bad Chad', 'Leader of the Band', Chairman of the Board' Gard, Culver's Band Leader these past seven years.

Culver’s DeWitt returns to Pearl Harbor for 70th anniversary of bombing

December 22, 2011

Culver’s Jim DeWitt hadn’t seen Pearl Harbor in 70 years, but over the week of Dec. 7, he and a number of others present on that fateful day, were given a hero’s welcome at the area many -- like DeWitt -- last saw when the wounds of the victims of Japanese bombers were still fresh, families of the dead still in shock.

Election ongoing hot topic at Culver council mtg

December 22, 2011

Two town council members last week added their comments to existing voices concerning the controversy over accusations made leading up to last month’s hotly-contested Culver town clerk race.

During the Dec. 13 regular meeting, Council member Lynn Overmyer defended outgoing clerk Casey Howard, who was defeated by Karen Heim, describing the “mess of paperwork” and “disarray” Howard was faced with when she first took over the clerk’s position, noting Howard straightened out the situation “professionally and promptly.”

No. 6 Jays trump No. 8 Cavs

December 21, 2011

CULVER — North Judson head coach Phil Shabi thinks John Eckert has more to give.

Given the 6-7 senior forward’s dominant performance at Culver Tuesday, that’s really saying something.
Eckert scored from the inside, on the fast break and from the perimeter to put up a game-high 26 points while ripping down a game co-leading 11 rebounds, powering the undefeated Class 2A No. 6 Bluejays to a 74-47 win over Class A No. 8 Culver on the road at John R. Nelson Gymnasium.

Historic tour of Culver’s churches concluded with holiday concert

December 20, 2011

The Antiquarian and Historical Society of Culver teamed up with several area churches Dec. 4 for a bus-driven tour of several of the churches of the town of Culver area, led by AHS member Jeff Kenney (and, at Trinity Lutheran, Jim Harper), and followed by a Christmas and Advent-themed service of carols and prayers at Wesley United Methodist Church, at which most of the churches were represented.

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.

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