Immediate Area Included in Gov. Pence Disaster Declaration Request

Indiana Governor Mike Pence

Indiana Governor Mike Pence

Indiana must now wait following a formal request to the U.S. Department of Agriculture asking for a Disaster Declaration.

Governor Mike Pence sent the letter – which states 53 of Indiana’s 92 counties are in need of assistance due to rains and flooding that damaged crops across the Hoosier State. Indiana experienced record rainfall in June of this year, with the first half of July showing strong precipitation in the immediate area.
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Starke County Posts Lowest Unemployment Rate Since 2007

Starke County’s June unemployment rate is the lowest its been since November of 2007. Back then it bottomed out at 5.5 percent, according to officials with the Starke County Economic Development Foundation. June’s jobless rate hit 5.7 percent, which is down slightly from May’s 5.9 percent number. Continue reading

Author Susan Lewis Scheduled to Re-Visit her Place of Inspiration

b00kBest-selling British novelist Susan Lewis is set to return to Culver. It has been about a year since her initial visit to the area to gather information and inspiration for her novel “No Place to Hide”. She plans to celebrate the release of the book with the community which inspired its backdrop. Continue reading

Looking for S’More Summer Fun?

smoresIf you’re not already following the DNR Division of State Parks on Twitter or Facebook, you may want to as soon as possible. By doing so you can participate in the sweet ‘S’mores in the Outdoors Adventure’ that will be taking place throughout the entire month of August. Continue reading

Warm Weather Dries Fields, Presents Drought Stress

The warm streak in July has been somewhat welcome in area farm fields.

That’s according to Purdue Extension Agricultural Educator Phil Woolery. He says warming temperatures and a lack of precipitation in the area the second half of July has allowed time for soil to dry. That follows what is considered a record breaking year for moisture in June.
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Culver Town Council Authorizes CRC Bond Issuance for Storm Water Work

The Town of Culver has authorized work to its storm water system, but it’s going to take a bit of financing to complete.

During Tuesday night’s Culver Town Council meeting, two resolutions were considered to help move the work along. Financing monies would be used to improve the storm water utility system.
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WKVI Blood Drive Scheduled for Next Week- Roll Up Your Sleeve for Those In Need

Here at the WKVI, we’re doing our part to prevent a summer blood donation shortage by hosting a blood drive on Monday, August 3. You can potentially save three lives with just one blood donation if you come down to 400 W. Culver Rd to participate. Not only will you walk away with a feeling of accomplishment after providing assistance but you will also receive a free American Red Cross baseball cap. Continue reading

Facebook Malware – Think Before You Click That Link

warningUnwanted game requests from acquaintances aren’t the only things you have to worry about as a Facebook user these days. One pesky concern is Malware. Malware is an umbrella term used to refer to a variety of forms of hostile or intrusive software. In attempt to steal personal information from your Facebook account deceitful tagging is utilized. Continue reading

Calling All Farmers Interested in Getting Involved with the Community

FSAIf you know someone interested in serving on a local Indiana Farm Service Agency County Committee, now is the time to submit that person’s name as a nominee for the 2015 County Committee Elections. Act fast because you only have until the beginning of August to submit your nomination. Continue reading

Explore South Dakota With Kankakee Valley Broadcasting

News Contributor, Ed Hasnerl

Ed Hasnerl

Enjoy the beauty of the Black Hills, Badlands and more on a six-day, five-night trip with Kankakee Valley Broadcasting. Travel coordinator Ed Hasnerl has a few last-minute seats available for next month’s motorcoach trip to South Dakota. The bus will leave early Aug. 17 from Knox and return on the 22nd. Continue reading

State Still Short of FEMA Damage Qualification Threshold

Indiana Department of Homeland SecurityBusinesses, individual and nonprofit organizations whose property has sustained damages as a result of recent flooding and storms have a few more days to report uninsured damage to the state. Doing so is a first step to see if Indiana may qualify for federal disaster assistance funds. Continue reading

IU Health Offers Helpful Services at LifePlex in Plymouth

IU-HealthMost people in the area are aware of the fact that LifePlex has fitness equipment, aquatic activities and personal training, but did you know that IU Health also bases some helpful health services out of the establishment? IU Health offers urgent care, imaging and a diagnostic center right in LifePlex. Continue reading

Culver Gathers Budget Information Prior To Decision Time

The Culver Town Council is preparing next year’s budget, but a bit of extra information is needed prior to making cuts.

Budget work sessions were scheduled in preparation for fiscal year 2016. During the work sessions, department heads meet with members of the Culver Town Council to explain their budget line items.
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Mosquito Samples from Several Indiana Counties Test Positive for West Nile Virus

westnilevirusThis summer’s above average amount of rainfall has been ideal for mosquito breeding. According to state health officials, West Nile Virus has been confirmed in almost 10 Indiana counties. The virus has only been spotted in mosquito samples and no avian or human infections have been reported or confirmed thus far. Continue reading

Culver Expecting New Medical Office in Main Street Building

culverCulver could soon welcome a new medical office to the community.

During Tuesday night’s Culver Plan Commission meeting, a site plan was submitted for review by St. Joseph Health Systems. The location of the medical office will be on the first floor of the Main Street Building just south of Culver’s Downtown.
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Oil Industry Looks to Enhance Quality with New Pipeline Safety Standards

New safety standards may soon be embraced by oil companies around the nation.

Officials with the American Petroleum Institute say those standards – which were developed over the last two years or so – will enhance safety when constructing and maintaining oil pipelines around the country.
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Culver Community School Board Discusses Money Matters

Culver Community School CorporationDuring the Monday night meeting of the Culver Community School Board of Trustees financial matters were the main focus. Aside from bond opportunity proposals, the board considered dates for advertising fuel bids as well as discussed an increase to adult school lunch prices. Continue reading

Animal-Lovers of All Ages are Urged to Attend this One-of-a-Kind Educational Safety Program

1FireSafetyProgramTomorrow at 10:30 am Eastern the Culver-Union Township Public Library is hosting a program that uses music and canine companions to promote safety education. The Kasey Program uses black Labrador Retrievers to teach children practical safety methods in a memorable way. Children learn the ‘stop, drop and roll’ routine along with other safety tips dealing with fire and animal safety. Continue reading