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CCHS auditorium is renovated, ready for Maxinkuckee Players

August 19, 2011

When the Maxinkuckee Players hit the stage at Culver Community High School’s auditorium this weekend, it will be to a freshly-renovated space following a summer of work which also included repainting the high school hallways and other areas to brighten and lighten the space.
Among changes in the auditorium were replacing the original 742 seats placed in 1968 with ergonomically correct seating of approximately 720. Among other changes were lighting improvements, carpet replacement, and general cleaning of the railings. Tiles were also checked for asbestos.

Wind turbine meeting draws hundreds

August 18, 2011

Between 300 and 400 people filled the Culver Elementary School gymnasium Saturday morning for what was billed as an informational meeting sponsored by Concerned Property Owners of Southern Marshall County, Indiana. The topic of the day has become a hot one in recent weeks and months in the area: the proposed placement of more than 60 400-plus foot wind turbines across several thousand acres in parts of Marshall and Fulton Counties by Florida based energy company Nextera.

Culver schools prepare for iPads in every student’s hands

August 17, 2011

By the time most readers hold this, the August 18 edition of this newspaper in their hands, most all of Culver Community’s middle and high school students will have held their brand new iPad personal digital devices in their hands, something about which school officials held a series of meetings about with parents and students the previous week.

History of Culver's ice houses August 27

August 17, 2011

The strange but fascinating history of the area “frozen water trade” will be told in word and pictures when the Antiquarian and Historical Society of Culver presents a program on the history of Culver and Lake Maxinkuckee’s ice houses. The program, presented by Jeff Kenney of the Society, will take place Saturday, August 27, at 10 a.m. at the depot-train station adjacent to Culver’s town park on Lake Shore Drive.

Local Woodcrafters part of “Top Notch” bumper crop

August 16, 2011

Several local students in Culver Academies' Woodcraft Camp have contributed impressive creations in the camp's Arts and Crafts program, according to program director Bob Nowalk. This year's Top Notch program -- which students have to qualify for inclusion in -- boasts "an unusually high number of local students," says Nowalk, who adds Top Notch projects have to be "fairly substantial."

Culver’s Mystic Hills part of new statewide golf trail

August 15, 2011

HONORS LAKE MAX RESIDENT AND GOLF LEGEND PETE DYE

Culver’s Mystic Hills golf course has been included in a new, high-profile initiative from the state of Indiana which is likely to increase the popular course’s visibility even more than already exists.
Touting more Pete Dye-designed golf courses than any other state in the U.S., Indiana has officially launched the Pete Dye Golf Trail, a collection of seven unique courses designed by legendary golf course architect and Indiana resident Pete Dye, who owns a summer home on Lake Maxinkuckee.

If these walls could talk: 115 South Main

August 14, 2011

We continue our series of semi-regular journeys through Culver’s past as we look at the lives of historic buildings in the Culver area. For now, we’re strolling up Main Street’s west side in downtown Culver, making our way north.
This week, we’re stopping in at 115 South Main Street, the southern portion of Susie Mahler’s Cafe Max (since 2000, anyway), and the main entrance to the restaurant.
Of course, as with many businesses in Culver’s downtown, where the addition or removal of a wall or door made one storefront into two, or two into one, it wasn’t always so.

Funds sought for monument to local Indian chief

August 13, 2011

Historical groups and a local Eagle Scout candidate are hoping the community will step up to honor a local Potawatomi Indian chief who left his mark not only on the Culver-Lake Maxinkuckee area, but in the state of Kansas as well.

Sellers wants Culver youth to ‘Come Alive Outside’

August 12, 2011

Tony Sellers wants to get more area youngsters outside to play, and he’s interested in community feedback on how he and others can work together to make it happen.
Sellers, of Sellers Landscaping on State Road 110 near Culver (though the business has a Rochester address), addressed members of Culver’s Chamber of Commerce at the organization’s monthly meeting, held last Tuesday at Diva on South Main Street, about Come Alive Outside, a nationwide initiative among outdoor landscaping entities like his own.

Going on this weekend (and coming days and weeks) in Culver...

August 11, 2011

Aug. 13 wind turbine mtg changes venue
A “town hall” style meeting, sponsored by Concerned Property Owners of Southern Marshall County, will take place Saturday, August 13, starting at 10 a.m. at the Culver Elementary School.
The topic is the proposed placement of more than 60 wind turbines in Marshall and Fulton Counties by Florida-based company Nextera Energy. Information is available at www.marshallcountyIN-windfarm.blogspot.com.The public is invited to the meeting.

Lake Association annual mtg Saturday

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