July 9th, 2011
INDIANAPOLISâ€”The Indiana Finance Authorityâ€™s State Revolving Fund Loan Program has provided funding to the South-West Lake Maxinkuckee Conservancy District in the amount of $2,400,000 to make needed improvements to its wastewater system.
Last Saturdayâ€™s annual meeting of the Antiquarian and Historical Society of Culver seemed fitting on a number of levels. First, it was held in the very cottage (formerly the Shirk-Robinson cottage, today the Bramfeld, and once the summertime â€śhomeâ€ť of composer Cole Porter as a youth) on whose porch the organization first formed, 20 years ago on the east shore of Lake Maxinkuckee, in the summer of 1991.
PLYMOUTH â€” After spending more than 30 years teaching, Jim and Linda Keister of Plymouth find that they have a busy social season.
â€śWe get invited to a lot of open houses,â€ť said Jim, smiling.
The couple met when they were both teaching at Webster Elementary School in Plymouth, where Linda spent 22 years, and Jim 28 years before moving on to Riverside Elementary.
A twist in Lindaâ€™s career came in 1987, when she prepared to return to teaching after a six-year break to have children. While she was gone, computers had been put into the school.
PLYMOUTH â€” The Marshall County 4-H Drill Team will be honoring the men and women of the Armed Forces Sunday, July 10 at 7 p.m.
The team lead by Harry Eskridge has been using the opportunity to open the county fair with their patriotic ceremony since 2002.
In addition to the Drill Team equestrian performance, the ceremony will include an honor guard from Grissom Air Force Base, a flyover escorted by Tom Flynn, the North Judson American Legion, the Plymouth National Guard, and the Culver Pipe and Drums.
ARGOS â€” Plymouth policeman John Wier and his K-9, Rex, have been working together for 4 1/2 years.
â€śI love watching him work â€” itâ€™s fun watching him find drugs or find the bad guy,â€ť said Wier.
Wier and Rex will be at the Marshall County 4-H fair Tuesday, along with Indiana State patrolman Ryan Lebow and his K-9, Bosco. Together, the dogs will demonstrate how K-9s can sniff out drugs in a car, chase down criminals, or aid in extracting unwilling people from a vehicle. According to Wier, itâ€™s all fun and games to the dogs.
They say when one door closes, another opens. In downtown Culver this week, itâ€™s more a case of when one store closes, another opens.
As reported in a recent edition of this newspaper, The Collectors antique store and The Bear End teddy bear shop may be winding down their many years as fixtures in Culverâ€™s downtown, but a new offering for Culver area shoppers has debuted in the form of Civvies, located at 114 South Main Street (the former site of The Bear End).
ARGOS â€” 4-H members will have a chance to defend their township in a contest Thursday on the Marshall County 4-H fairgrounds. Battle of the Townships, a new event at the fair, begins immediately following the pig scramble at 8 p.m. in the show arena.
â€śI think it will be interesting, I think it will be a lot of fun,â€ť said Geri Newman, who suggested the event after seeing at similar game at the Pulaski County fair.
PLYMOUTH â€” A request by Family Express to the Alcohol Beverage Board of Marshall County was rejected on a vote of three against and one in favor July 5.
According to Board President Vida Creed, all three of the local members (Creed, Maria Keller and Katie May) cast no votes and Indiana State Excise Officer Michelle Traughber cast the lone yes vote.
At this point, the matter will be referred to the state board where the local opinion could be upheld or overturned.
PLYMOUTH â€” Post 27 snapped a three-game skid on the night before starting its annual trip to Minnesota, and even more heartening for the team, it did so with a modified lineup.
After entering the championship doubleheader at its first annual Patriot Tournament over the holiday weekend on a 10-game winning streak, Plymouth dropped three games straight, costing it the tourney championship Monday and a home game against South Bend Post 50 on Tuesday.
Culver Town Council president Ginny Munroe, along with street department supervisor Bob Porter, will reexamine an Ohio Street property in hopes of resolving recent contentious disagreements between some property owners on the street, and the town, over placement of curbs, part of a sweeping project to replace curbs and gutters, repave, and add or replace sidewalks on several blocks of the street.