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Culver couple's in-home surprise makes for truly local birth

November 23, 2011

Not many alive in Culver today can say they were actually born inside the town of Culver.

Of course, not many parents can say they managed an unexpected, impromptu delivery in their home on a Friday morning here, either, but Janet Halling and husband Don Baker can say just that, and recently-born son Leo Griffin Baker can lay claim to being a true-born Culverite, right there on South Main Street, at his parents' home.

CGA's Banfich, Neer are All-Americans

November 22, 2011

TERRE HAUTE — Culver Girls Academy alumni Alex Banfich and Waverly Neer both earned All-America honors at the NCAA Women’s Cross Country Championships at the LaVern Gibson Championship Course in Terre Haute Monday.

Banfich, a Plymouth native and senior at Princeton University, finished fifth with a time of 19:45 flat in her final go-round at the 6k nationals after placing 20th at last year’s meet. Neer, a native of Russiaville and freshman at Columbia University, just made the All-America cut with a 20:30.4 for 40th place after being diagnosed with a stress fracture in September.

Culver Middle School honor roll, students of the month

November 22, 2011

Culver Comm. Middle School has announced its students of the month for September and October.

SEPTEMBER

7th Grade: Courtney Salyer (Teacher: Peggy Arquette), Staci Jefferies (Bianca Ash), Aaron James (Eugene Baker), Morgan Keen (John Browder), Cash Harris (Cristyn Cottone), Ostin Robles (Jason Crittendon), Zach Kisela (Diane Derrow), Garrett Reinhold (Cheryl Geik), Jesse Lamberson (Julie Kitchell), Aviana Ahlenius (Shane Lowry), Aaron James (Donna Schwartz), Katie Collins (Andy Thomas), Makayla Felda (Nicole Treber), Brennin Betts (Ashleigh Trumble).

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.

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