Just in time for LakeFest, the Culver Union Township Public Library has switched out the book on its StoryWalk. Visitors to the lakefront are invited to start reading their way through the town park at the pedestrian walk on Lake Maxinkuckee at the end of Washington Street. The latest book is “The Pigeon Finds a Hot Dog.” Continue reading
As a part of the annual festival this year, Culver Lake Fest is commemorating the Culver-Union Township Public Library’s centennial by making the theme of this year’s parade ‘100 years of Reading’. The parade is scheduled to commence on Saturday morning but there’s plenty to do prior to that. Continue reading
The community theater in Culver that has been putting on productions for three and a half decades has spent months preparing for their latest show, ‘Hello, Dolly!’. Performers come from all over the northern Indiana area to audition to be a part of the Maxinkuckee Players. This year, about thirty thespians will grace the stage towards the end of July and beginning of August. Continue reading
Monday night, the Culver Park Board approved the proposed plan to preserve a piece of park history. The weeping mulberry tree that was previously slated for removal will now remain in the park. The tree, which has been growing in the park for more than a century, is in delicate condition. Continue reading
Many things cease during the summer months such as snow and school but there is one thing that never ceases and that is the need for blood donations. According to the American Red Cross every two seconds someone in the U.S needs a transfusion. The Culver Union Township Public Library is doing their part by hosting a blood drive from noon until 5 pm tomorrow. You can do your part by turning up to donate. Continue reading
A group of concerned Culver citizens got together last Thursday to collaborate and come up with a concrete plan to present to the Culver Park Board. Tonight they get their chance to propose a way to save the iconic weeping mulberry tree that has graced the park for over a century. Continue reading
Up until recently, the storm drains could not keep up with the amount of rain coming down which led to regional flooding. Though most public roadways are now clear of water, many driveways, basements and crawl spaces are still experiencing flooding and overall wetness. Continue reading
Removing the outdated rule about bringing beepers, boom-boxes and portable TVs to school was just one of the many handbooks amendments addressed during Monday evening’s Culver Community school board meeting.
Title 1 is a federal grant provided to the state of Indiana and then dispersed to various schools depending on factors such as the amount of students receiving free and reduced meals and enrollment numbers.
Various financial matters were among the items discussed during Monday evening’s Culver School board meeting. The last pay day for the 2014/15 school year is July 31. The new fiscal year begins August 1rst and the first pay day for staff is August 14th. Continue reading
The Culver Schools Board of Trustees meeting scheduled for tonight at 7:00 [EST] will take place in the administrative office located at 700 School Street. The 2015/16 handbooks for the elementary, middle and high schools for the are in need of approval. An update about the title 1 grant is set to be discussed during tonight’s meeting as well as 2015/16 breakfast and lunch prices. Contract pay date clarifications for both the 2014/15 and 2015/16 school years is another one of the action items the board will cover during the meeting this evening.
Sandra Lee’s Studio of Dance has put on nearly four decades of recitals. This year’s 37th annual show includes a variety of dances performed by students of all ages. Continue reading
Families are encouraged to take a stroll through the Culver Town Park and enjoy a story. Officials with the Culver-Union Township Public Library cut the ribbon on the StoryWalk along Lake Maxinkuckee on Saturday. The idea originated in Vermont. Culver-Union Township Public Library Youth Services Director Jill Gavlick says the library board and staff was looking for a special way to celebrate the centennial and came across the idea by doing a Google search. Continue reading
The community of Culver is celebrating the 100th birthday of its Carnegie Library with the ribbon cutting of an exhibit designed to keep future generations excited about reading. The town’s StoryWalk consists of 18 stations along Lake Maxinkuckee in the community park. Each houses a different laminated page from a children’s storybook to encourage families to stroll through the park share a story. The Culver-Union Township Public Library and Culver Park Board teamed up on the project. The first book is “The Ice Cream Hotel” by local author Jack Johnston. StoryWalk books in the Park will change every two weeks from June through September. Continue reading
The man believed responsible for the disappearance and death of a South Bend woman whose body was found near Culver on Wednesday has been formally charged. Continue reading
Authorities confirm a body found Wednesday near Culver is that of a South Bend woman who disappeared last month. Alma Del Real, 22, was last seen around 3:30 a.m. on April 12th when a friend dropped her off at home after leaving Studio Rumba 305 in South Bend. The cause and manner of her death have not yet been determined. Continue reading
Authorities believe a body found yesterday near Culver is that of a South Bend woman who disappeared last month. Alberto Cruz, 24, was booked into the St. Joseph County Jail last night on a preliminary murder charge in connection with the disappearance of 22-year-old Alma Del Real, according to our reporting partners at WNDU-TV. Continue reading
The People’s University of Marshall County is a learning center that teams up with local businesses to offer specialized classes for interested individuals of all ages. Currently, People’s U is seeking potential students and instructors as well as new ideas for desired courses. Continue reading
Aspiring thespians can audition this weekend for a part in this summer’s Maxinkuckee Players production of “Hello, Dolly!” Auditions will take place tomorrow from 9 a.m. until noon and 1 until 5 p.m. EDT and Sunday from 2 until 6 p.m. at the Culver Community High School auditorium. If you try out, be prepared to sing a song of your choice and read from a script excerpt. A pianist and a CD player will be available for accompaniment. Continue reading