Fall is in the air on the shores of Lake Maxinkuckee this weekend. Activities for the third annual Culver Fall Fest include the Art on Display exhibit at the old hardware store building, a pet costume parade, historic walking tour and history hayride. Local craft and food vendor booths will be set up as well throughout the area. Continue reading
Culver Fall Fest activities get under way this evening and continue all day tomorrow. Continue reading
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.
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
The Indiana Department of Environmental Management is asking for the public’s input on a proposed change to a major infrastructure project.
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
Donations to the Culver Community Schools Corporation were recognized during yesterday’s school board meeting. Continue reading
Having working smoke alarms is one of the most important steps you can take to protect yourself from a fire. 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
NIPSCO customers may see an increase in their electric bills next year. The utility company has submitted a request to the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission to raise base rates. 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
With flu season right around the corner, now’s the time to get a flu shot. Continue reading
Harvest season is progressing in the immediate area following some relatively dry weather.
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
Single-family building permits are up from the previous month, but down compared to the same period last year in the Hoosier State.