Culver happenings, late March - early April

*Fish fry fund-raiser March 29
The VFW Post 6919 is holding an all-you-can eat fish fry fundraiser on Good Friday, March 29, from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Also in­cluded will be baked beans, slaw, and dessert for $8 a dinner. All proceeds go to medical and rehabilitation costs for one of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary members.

*Sidewalk sharing apps April 1
Applications for the 2013 Sidewalk Program will be available beginning at 8 a.m., Monday, April 1 at Town Hall.
Completed applications for the program will be reviewed in the order they are received. You will need the measurements for side­walk, curb or combination you are replacing in order to complete the application.
If approved, sidewalks will be reimbursed at $2.75 per square foot, curbing at $14 per lineal foot, and curb/sidewalk combination at $26 per lineal foot.

*Seasonal workers sought
The Town of Culver is accepting applications for seasonal street department workers. Applicants must be 18 years of age with a valid driver’s license. The work will entail working outside in all weather con­ditions: driving, lifting, trench work and other du­ties as may be determined by the supervisor. The pay will range from $8 to $10 hourly, based on experi­ence. Applications may be picked up at Town Hall, 200 E Washington St., from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. M-F. Com­pleted applications must be received by 4 p.m. April 5, 2013. EOE

*St. Mary’s daycare apps for fall 2013
St. Mary of the Lake Childcare Ministry (day­care) is now accepting ap­plications for fall, 2013. Call 574-842-3488 for more information or to reg­ister. New informational brochures are also avail­able on the program.

*Community meal at St. Mary’s April 1
The March community meal at St. Mary of the Lake Catholic Church on College Ave. will be held Monday, April 1 at 6 p.m. rather than its usual date of the 30th. March 30th falls on Holy Saturday this year, so the church will observe the holy day that evening. The April commu­nity meal will be held Tuesday, April, 30 as usual.

*Walking Club info mtg April 1
Those interested in getting more exercise, losing weight, and feeling better are encouraged to take part in the Culver Park and Recreation Department’s 1 Million Steps to Success Walking Club. An informational meeting will take place in the beach lodge April 1 at 6 p.m. All are welcome.

*Chairs sought for Chairs for Charity
Doing your spring cleaning? Want to get rid of that old chair in the basement? Culver Tri Kappa members are seeking chairs that can be decorated for their Chairs for Charity event that will be held this summer. Those with a chair to donate for this worthy cause, please contact Judy Sawhook at 574-842-2861.

*SAT, ACT prep at Culver Comm. HS
S.A.T. and A.C.T. preparation language portion class­es at Culver Community High School will begin April 2 and continue every Tuesday and Thursday at 7:20 a.m. Beginning April 3, the math portion will continue every Wednesday and Friday at 7:20 a.m. The S.A.T. test will be offered May 4 at Culver Academies. Registration deadline is April 5 (late registration is April 19) The A.C.T. test will be offered June 8 at Kokomo, South Bend and Elkhart. Registration deadline is May 3. (Alternate S.A.T. test date is June 1 at Culver Academies).

*Preschool open house April 6
Wesley Preschool, 511 School Street in Culver, will hold an open house Saturday, April 6, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., at the Wesley United Methodist Church preschool room. All those interested in potential enrollment in the preschool program are welcome to attend, ask questions, and tour the preschool area. For more information, call 574-842-2900

*Funds sought for after-school food pro­gram
More funds are needed to attain the $1,000 goal of a Leadership Marshall County group’s efforts to fund an af­ter-school youth food provided for students at the Culver Public Library.
To donate, send checks made out to Culver Public Li­brary (with “youth food program” in the memo line) to Culver Public Library, 107 N Main St., 46511, with atten­tion to Ali Gaskill. Project originators are also available to answer questions about the program. Contact them at 217-493-5695 (Sam Bramfeld) or 574-216-6227 (Jerry Kisela).

*Scholarships for current students
Current college students may be eligible for scholar­ships through the Pulaski County Community Founda­tion. Applications will be available March 15 for the Gary M. Schnapf Memorial 4-H Scholarship, the K. Stuart Gast Scholarship, and the Ralph E. Winters Scholarship. Stu­dents must apply online through the Pulaski County Com­munity Foundation’s webpage at Deadline for applications is April 12, 2013. For more information on these or any other PCCF scholarships, please call 574-946-0906 or email Kim Krause, Scholar­ship Coordinator at

*School pics April 4
A reminder to parents that Culver Elementary School pictures will take place Thurs., April 4.

*Baked potato supper for the food pantry
Trinity Lutheran Church of Culver will hold a baked potato supper Friday, April 12, from 4:30 to 7 p.m., with proceeds going to support the Culver food pantry. The event will take place at the train station-depot at 615 Lake Shore Drive in Culver. Cost is $7 for adults, 12 and under are $4. Included is a baked potato with all the fixins, pies, cakes, coffee, and lemonade; carry outs are available.

*School make-up day April 19
Culver Community Schools’ snow make-up day will take place Friday, April 19, to replace the school day missed March 6 due to inclement weather conditions.

*Friends book sale April 25-27
The Friends of the Culver-Union Township Public Li­brary will hold their first book sale of the year starting Thursday, April 25 with evening hours from 4 to 7 p.m., a new feature this year. On Friday and Saturday, April 26 and 27, hours are from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Later in the year, book sales will be held June, Septem­ber and a bag sale in October. Anyone wishing to donate books can bring them to the circulation desk at the Culver Library during library hours.

*Culver Comm. kindergarten round-up
Culver Community Schools’ kindergarten round-up will be held Thursday, April 25 at 6 p.m. in the Culver Elemen­tary School cafeteria. To be eligible for kindergarten, a child must be five years old on or before August 1, 2013. Children do not need to attend this informational meeting with parents, who will be informed about required health records, forms needed for registration, kindergarten screening, Indiana curriculum standards, and programs available for kindergartners. Parents should bring a copy of the child’s birth certificate to verify the date of birth and the child’s immunization record. If a parent cannot come on April 25, they should contact Culver Elementary at 574-842-3389, or 574-542-4017.

*Texas Hold `Em second Sundays
The Culver VFW Post, 108 East Washington Street, hosts a Texas Hold `Em tournament the second Sunday of each month, sponsored by the Men’s Auxiliary. An av­erage of 50 players takes part, and the Auxiliary provides chili or hot dogs and sloppy Joes. Doors open at 11 a.m. and the tournament starts at 1 p.m. Funds go to various community charities.

*Rent a sale space at the park
Spaces are available for rent at the Culver town park to sell items during the town wide garage sale, April 26 and 27. The price is $10 per space, per day. Applications may be picked up at the Culver town hall between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Questions may be directed to Kelly at 574-842-3510.

*Endangered Heritage exhibit at museum
The Center for Culver History will host “Endangered Heritage,” a traveling exhibit of the Indiana Historical Society which seeks to educate local communities and funders about the need for good collections stewardship and gives examples of the dangers to objects in collec­tions and information about the collections care needs of Indiana’s organizations. The museum is open Tuesday through Friday, 12 to 6, and Saturday 10 a.m. to noon. For more information, contact the museum at

*Warner Williams exhibit at museum
Ongoing at The Center for Culver History is a display of the art of Culver Academies 20-year artist-in-residence and Culver resident Werner Williams. The museum’s open hours (Tuesday- Friday: 12 to 6 and Saturday, 10 to 2). The museum is located on the ground floor of the Culver Library (574-842-2941).

*New Culver history notecards available
The Antiquarian and Historical Society of Culver is of­fering a new series of eight historic note cards, available at the Center for Culver History, the AHS museum, and at various establishments around town. At the museum, members always receive a 10 percent discount on mer­chandise.

*VFW bingo returns
Culver’s VFW Post 6919 is happy to announce Sat­urday bingo has resumed Saturdays at 7 p.m. There is a $500 jackpot, and cards are $1 each or six for $5. Hot Ball costs an additional $1. The kitchen opens 5:30. Come enjoy our fresh made onion rings which are only available on Saturday nights.

*Culver to host “Michiana’s Rising Star” event
WNIT Public Television has announced the Culver Academies Eppley auditorium will host one of the five re­gional competitions of “Michiana’s Rising Star,” a search for the brightest and best talent in the entire Michiana region, Saturday, June 15. The five top performers will compete at the WNIT studio each evening from July 28 through, August 2, to determine the grand prize winner and “Michiana’s Rising Star.” The grand prize winner will receive $1,000 cash and the opportunity to appear on WNIT programs. Visit the contest web site at or call the station at 574.675.9648 x 309.

*Firearms apps to go digital-only
The Indiana State Police announced paper applications will no longer be accepted firearm licenses. Instead, would-be gun carriers will need to apply online at The ISP has advised it could be up to 17 weeks before some applications are approved. The content of the fire­arm license application was also recently changed. In case of a felony arrest, the application will not be approved, by state law. The ISP will still accept paper fingerprints with firearm license applications until May 15. After this date, only electronic fingerprints will be accepted, with about 60 locations for fingerprinting statewide, including at the Marshall County Sheriff’s Office in Plymouth.