Help Keep Leaves and Litter From Causing Problems in Local Lakes

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Many people may not realize that when leaves and yard clippings end up in local bodies of water, it can cause some environmental issues.  

Executive Director of the Lake Maxinkuckee Environmental Council Kathy Clark recently shared a bit of information about what can happen when leaves, grass clippings and other organic debris get put into lakes.

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Culver Clerk-Treasurer Issues Reminder about Spring Leaf and Branch Clean Up

As warmer weather starts to spread across the area over the next few weeks, many homeowners will likely begin clearing their yards of leaves and debris to spruce things up for springtime.

The Town of Culver is reminding residents that the street department is willing to remove leaves and braches that are piled at the curb as long as they follow a couple of rules.

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Get Alarmed Program Launched to Address Rise in Fatal House Fires

Fatal house fires are reportedly on the rise. Last year, the state Fire Marshal Tracked 93 fatalities from home fires compared to 72 in the previous year. Nationally, two-thirds of all fatal house fires occur in homes without working smoke alarms.

In order to address those startling statistics, the Indiana Department of Homeland Security has launched the Get Alarmed program, with a goal to install 10,000 smoke alarms in homes in the next two years.

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