CMA Friesian Mounted Color Guard to Take Part in Chicago Thanksgiving Parade

culver_logoA storied horse troop from Culver Military Academy is once again taking part in a longstanding holiday tradition.

Culver Military Academy’s Friesian Mounted Color Guard will be riding in the McDonald’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in Chicago. This is the third time in the past four years the color guard has participated in the parade. It will be televised regionally, nationally, and streamed online by WGN. Continue reading

Marshall County Safety Commission Sub-Committee to Formulate Crisis Communication


The Marshall County Safety Commission held a discussion on many key issues of emergency planning when they met Tuesday morning.

Troy Heckaman from Culver Military Academy and Emergency Management Agency Director Clyde Avery noted that they were trying to put together a crisis communication plan for each school. Avery said they would like to have representatives from each of the schools to designate a safety person to be a part of a sub-committee that will work on a plan that’s specific to the school.

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School Representative Share Ideas in Marshall County Safety Meeting


The Marshall County Safety Committee met this week to go over protocols to make sure all are on the same page when dealing with severe weather, school incidents and roads.

School representatives from Plymouth, Argos, Bremen, Culver, Triton, John Glenn and Culver Military Academy all spoke, commenting on current procedures and things they’d like to focus on in a possible work session.

Plymouth School Superintendent Dan Tyree explained that he will bring a proposal to the school board in October to add a three hour delay to the start of school as an option during severe weather in the winter months.

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Marshall County Council to Meet Today

The Marshall County Council will meet today at 9 a.m. ET in the second floor meeting room in the Marshall County building.

Emergency Management Agency Director Clyde Avery will discuss two grant applications, Sheriff Tom Chamberlin will seek approval to find a merit officer replacement, and County Attorney Jim Clevenger will discuss the Culver Military Academy Development Bonds.

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Lincoln History Traveling Exhibit To Visit CMA

A traveling exhibit entitled “Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War” will start its five-week stay at Culver Military Academies on Oct. 14. The grand opening will be held on Oct. 14 from 2 to 4 p.m. ET. The exhibit will run through Nov. 16 with hours of Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Sundays, noon to 7 p.m. There is no admission charge for the exhibit.

The exhibit will be at Huffington Library. Culver Military Academy students will be there in civil war dress to guide guests through the exhibit. The students will also give guests interesting details about all of Lincoln’s constitutional changes, civil war, and Lincoln’s presidency.

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Culver Academies Present Plena Libre In Concert Aug. 27

The Culver Academies are proud to present Plena Libri in concert at the Eppley Auditorium of the academies.

The four-time Grammy Award-winning group brings to life the music of Puerto Rico with a swinging rhythm section, horns, vocals, and dance. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium at 1300 Academy Road, with tickets available for $20. For ticket information, call (574) 842-7058.

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Police Investigating Break-In At Culver Military Academy

The Marshall County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a break-in at Culver Military Academy.

When police arrived in the area of Sycamore Road and 17th Road, which is on the property of Culver Military Academy, it was learned that several buildings were broken into in the late afternoon on July 6 into the early morning hours on Saturday, July 7. Items were taken from those buildings including Echo and Stihl power tools. Several of the buildings were forced open to gain entry and items were damaged inside one of the structures.

If you have any information about this incident, call the Marshall County Sheriff’s Department at (574) 936-3187.