The Culver Town Council is working with their Park Board on plans for the coming year.
Both bodies met during a joint work session meeting on Tuesday evening to cover land use, revenue, and a Master Plan for the Town Park. That plan is still in draft form, being described as early in the process. Continue reading →
Grants are available from the Indiana State Department of Agriculture to promote and market livestock in order to foster growth within the industry. Educational programs, livestock shows and exhibitions, conventions and similar events and projects are eligible to apply for funding. Grant dollars cover things like value-added feasibility studies, research projects, market development and other projects that encourage the development of business and industry related to livestock production, processing and distribution. Continue reading →
NIPSCO natural gas customers can expect lower heating bills this winter, according to information from the utility company. Officials cite a combination of current market projections and the assumption of normal winter weather as factors in their projection of a 30-percent reduction over last year’s residential heating costs. Continue reading →
Deer season isn’t just for hunters. AAA Insurance warns motorists are most likely to hit a deer between the months of October and December. The Insurance Information Institute advises animals, mainly deer, are involved in more than a million collisions with vehicles each year, resulting in about 200 fatalities.
Motorists can do their part to avoid becoming statistics by sweeping eyes back and forth across the road and watching for signs of animals and their movement. Look to the right and left as well in case an animal is by the side of the road. Motorists are most likely to hit a deer, but occasionally they will run into the side of your car. Continue reading →
If you aren’t registered to vote or have moved since the last election, you’ve got until the close of business today to take care of business. This is the deadline for voters who plan to cast ballots in the November General Election to either register or update their registration information. Continue reading →
The Culver Community School Board will decide whether to approve updates to the corporation’s policies and bylaws. During tonight’s meeting, they plan to have a second reading and a vote on the proposed changes. Continue reading →
Less than a year after announcing plans to build a residence hall, Ancilla College is planning to add a second student housing facility. The school’s board of trustees voted unanimously to do so Monday. The first one opened in August and is booked beyond capacity. Continue reading →
A couple of area agencies are recipients of adult guardianship grants from the Indiana Supreme Court. The matching funds were awarded to volunteer-based programs that serve seniors and incapacitated adults. Continue reading →
The war on drugs begins at home. That’s the message a Valparaiso man whose 20-year-old daughter died of a heroin overdose in 2002 shared with a group of community members yesterday in Marshall County. Mann Spitler III became a certified prevention professional and discontinued his podiatry practice in 2006. Manna was his only child. He says she succumbed to peer pressure as a teenager and started using heroin. Spitler urges parents to take note of changes in their child’s appearance. He says bloodshot eyes, contracted or dilated pupils are signs of opiate use. Cocaine can also cause pupils to dilate. So can marijuana, but the whites of the eyes will be bloodshot as well. Continue reading →
Deer hunting season is officially underway in Indiana. Today marks the start of archery season, which runs through Jan. 3, 2016. All hunters must have a license and must use legal archery equipment as defined by the DNR. These include long bows, compound bows or recurve bows and arrows. The bow must have a pull of at least 35 pounds. Arrows must be tipped with broadheads that are metal, metal-edged or napped flint; chert or obsidian. Continue reading →
A longtime Ancilla College Board of Trustees member and a Plymouth businessman who graduated from the school nearly 40 years ago will be honored during the school’s third annual Changing Lives Scholarship Dinner. It will take place Friday, Nov. 6 at 6 p.m. EST at Swan Lake Resort in Plymouth. Continue reading →
The Culver School Board has approved teacher contracts for the 2015-2016 school year. Superintendent Vicki McGuire along with four members of the school board were on hand for the special meeting Monday. Continue reading →
Libraries across the country are recognizing books that have previously pushed the limits in the United States.
Banned Books Week takes place between September 27th and October 3rd this year. Celebrating what are often controversial works express what the American Library Association calls the Freedom to Read. Continue reading →