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CMA wins first-ever semistate title

March 21, 2011

HUNTINGTON — The Eagles recovered from a tough start that included six first-quarter turnovers to take a slim 35-34 lead into the final period and hold on for the eventual 51-49 win over Columbia City at the Class 3A Huntington North Semistate Saturday.
Juwan Brescacin's two-handed slam dunk off a Hayes Barnes pass in transition with under three seconds on the game clock put the exclamation point on Culver Military Academy's first semistate championship.

BPA win carries on tradition of Schwartz, program

March 18, 2011

Students and faculty involved in Culver Community High School’s Business Professionals of America have not only carried on a remarkable tradition of excellence by virtue of their success at a recent state-level competition, they’re also carrying on the legacy of the recently-deceased, well-loved Culver teacher who helped build the program to what it is, Mike Schwartz.
Twenty-two CCHS students competed in Indianapolis February 27 through March 1 at BPA’s annual state competition.

Culver Mystery Citizen for the week of March 17-23

March 18, 2011

This week’s Mystery Citizen is a longtime, and visible, resident of Culver with family roots going back here as well, tied to a rather famous event in Culver’s past. Please respond by emailing citizen@culcom.net or calling 574-216-0075.

Easterday celebrates 90th with open house Saturday

March 17, 2011

Melba Easterday, Culver, will celebrate her 90th birthday with an open house Saturday, March 19 from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Zion Fellowship Room of the Grace United Church of Christ, Culver.

Honoring Culver's state champion

March 17, 2011

Indiana state heavyweight wrestling champion Jeremiah Harvey, a student at Culver Community High School, was honored twice recently in Culver thanks to the efforts of Culver’s VFW Post 6919.

TOP PHOTO: Bryce Lindvall (right) of the VFW, presents Harvey a congratulatory plaque from the Post as family members (from left) Trinity Robinson (his sister), Roberto Garcia (father), and Trenda Garcia (mother) look on.

In the BOTTOM PHOTO, Harvey (at school) received a congratulatory call from CCHS grad John Neidlinger, who called him from Iraq, where Neidliner is serving.

CMA preps for Eagles vs. Eagles matchup at semistate

March 17, 2011

CULVER — Columbia City may not look like the biggest, most athletic team on the block, but Culver Military coach Mark Galloway knows appearances can be deceiving.
As a former Carmel coach, the first-year CMA skipper has squared off against Columbia City coach Chris Benedict before during summer league play, and he knows Benedict’s team will be ready as the two teams battle in an Eagles vs. Eagles match-up at the Class 3A at Huntington North basketball semistate at 3:15 p.m. Saturday.

Culver Young Farmers spearhead county-wide food drive this weekend

March 16, 2011

Culver Young Farmers are coordinating a food drive to help those in the community in need of help to feed their families.
In recent years the Culver Young Farmers have supported the food pantries of Culver, Argos, Mentone, and Plymouth. But local farm woman Kaye Schultz of Culver had another vision. She proposed that her chapter spearhead a county-wide food drive, utilizing the Ag Day Committee, members of 4-H and FFA, the Marshall County Farm Bureau and Beacon Credit Union.

CGA’s Neer sets 5K indoor national record at New Balance Nationals

March 16, 2011

NEW YORK — Waverly Neer had a feeling it might take a record pace to win the women’s 5,000-meter run at the New Balance High School Indoor Track & Field Championships.
She was right.
The Culver Girls Academy’s star senior and 2010 IHSAA state cross country champion set a national high school indoor record of 16:35.15 Friday night at New York City’s famed Armory Center and still had enough gas left in the tank for a PR in the mile race Sunday.

Sytsma birthday celebration March 20

March 14, 2011

There will be an 80th birthday party for Culver’s Al Sytsma on Sunday, March 20, from 1 to 4 p.m., at the Culver train station-depot on Lake Shore Drive. The public is invited to come down and greet this longtime Culver businessman and local church and community member. His family is requesting “presence” instead of presents for the event.

Joint student mission trip crosses boundaries, local and international

March 13, 2011

Over the past five years or so, students from Culver Community High School and Culver Academies have continued a collaboration which was unprecedented at the time of its debut: that of a shared mission trip to Mexico to serve people there through Habitat for Humanity.
The tradition is slated to continue this year, and two CCHS students joined representatives of the Academies at the Culver Lions Club’s February 23 meeting to discuss the project.

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