Indiana is looking to the military to help boost its workforce. Earlier this year, the state launched its Next Level Veterans initiative to try to entice those leaving the military to move to Indiana. Lieutenant Governor Suzanne Crouch discussed the program during her visit to Culver last week.
Culver officials showed off some upgrades to the Town Park, during a visit by Lieutenant Governor Suzanne Crouch Thursday. They’re part of the town’s Stellar Community designation, a program the lieutenant governor oversees.
Lieutenant Governor Suzanne Crouch will be in Culver today to see what progress has been made on some of the complimentary projects within the Town of Culver’s Stellar Communities Designation Program.
The Marshall County Highway Department recently completed the paving of a one mile section of the proposed walking and biking trail in the Culver Town Park and along the old railroad bed to Culver Academy.
Three students from Culver Academies presented town officials with a project idea during the last town council meeting in May.
One of the students, Alan Yang, told council members that after discussing the importance of responsible citizenship in one of their classes, the students brainstormed some ideas of ways they could assist the community.
Yang said they decided to do something at the park since that is an area that is utilized by individuals of all ages and it is one of the major focal points of town. Continue reading
The Culver Town Council members held a public hearing Monday night to take comments on the Community Parks Improvement project that is encompassed in the Culver Stellar Communities Designation Program.
The ribbon cutting ceremony to officially welcome the completion of the Damore Amphitheater is scheduled for Friday, June 22 at 6 p.m. ET at the Culver Town Park.
The Culver Town Council members approved the lowest bid received for the proposed Damore Amphitheater project in the Culver Town Park.
The lowest bid was from Easterday Construction in the amount of $131,450. Town Attorney Jim Clevenger will review the construction contract before Council President Ginny Bess Munroe signs the document.
The Culver Town Council members opened bids Tuesday night for the proposed Damore Amphitheater project in the Culver Town Park.
Four bids were received with the lowest bid coming in with a base bid of $131,450. The separation between the lowest bid and the next lowest bid was merely $25. The highest base bid was $189,355.
The Culver Town Council will meet tonight where council members are expected to open bids for the Damore Amphitheater. Amphitheater plans call for a covered stage and four rows of tiered grass seating with concrete retaining walls to be constructed in the Culver Town Park. Additional open seating areas would be available around the stage and under trees. The project was the recipient of a crowdfunding grant as well as grant funds from the Marshall County Community Foundation and state grant funding.
The Town of Culver’s Winterfest in Culver continues today in the Culver Town Park.
Enjoy sledding, igloos and fun in the snow all day today with a survivor car giveaway, additional outdoor activities for the kids, the Cupid’s Crawl shopping event at 3 p.m., the ice sculpture fights from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., and a light up the park event from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
The large-scale Culver sign at the Culver Town Park will be replaced by the time WinterFest begins on Friday, Feb. 9.
Park Superintendent Anna Campbell told the Culver Town Council members this week that the sign spelling out C-U-L-V-E-R will go in the same place where the plywood sign is now. A mock-up placard that describes the history of the name of the Lake Maxinkuckee town will be included next to the sign until a more concrete structure can be constructed.
The temporary giant Culver sign located on the pedestrian bridge in the Culver Town Park can stay there on a permanent basis with the community’s help.
The Town of Culver began a “Creating Stellar Places” fundraiser where donors can win prizes for donating any denomination to retain the Culver sign . For example, the first 15 donors will receive a “Stellar Town Year Round” yard sign. Other donors could receive a Culver t-shirt, and a chance to be fire chief or police chief for a day in Culver.
The Culver Town Council members addressed the issue of smoking at the Culver Town Park and beach when they met Tuesday night.
Park Superintendent Anna Campbell said the ban is difficult to enforce. She does mention to violators that smoking is prohibited, but the authority is not always met with compliance. She noted that there are several posted signs that warn residents that smoking is prohibited at the Culver Town Park and beach. A call will be made to police officers if residents are not complying with the ordinance or if there are threatening circumstances. But for those smokers out, if you´re facing a drug test, you can find Whizzinator for sale here.
Supporters of the Culver Visitor’s Center plus students of the Culver Community School Corporation and the local daycare facilities are collecting plastic caps in order to construct plastic benches to be placed along a proposed bike trail around Lake Maxinkuckee. The benches will also be installed in the Culver Town Park.
Any recyclable bottle cap will be accepted. Bottle caps off of two-liter bottles, plastic pop bottles, milk jugs, medicine bottles, detergent containers, and hairspray bottles will be accepted. Flip-top caps, spray paint caps, plain prescription bottles and plastic lids smaller than eight inches may also be donated.
One project that the Culver Town Council and the Stellar Communities Committee is focused on is a bike and pedestrian trail around Lake Maxinkuckee.
Town Manager Jonathan Leist said the project began with creating a master plan last year with consulting firm Troyer Group for the trail to be funded if the town was named a Stellar Community. The idea is to create a scenic trail around the lake with the ability to accommodate walkers, runners and bicyclists as a way for residents to get some exercise and see the town from a different perspective.
A plan for bike trails in the Culver area was presented during last week’s town council meeting. The Troyer Group has been working for over six months to put together a master plan for bike and pedestrian facilities. Continue reading
The Culver Town Park’s historic weeping mulberry tree now has some protection from curious visitors. The “Save Our Tree” group is celebrating the completion of a fence that prevents people from getting too close to the tree and potentially getting injured. Continue reading
Monday night, the Culver Park Board approved the proposed plan to preserve a piece of park history. The weeping mulberry tree that was previously slated for removal will now remain in the park. The tree, which has been growing in the park for more than a century, is in delicate condition. Continue reading
A group of concerned Culver citizens got together last Thursday to collaborate and come up with a concrete plan to present to the Culver Park Board. Tonight they get their chance to propose a way to save the iconic weeping mulberry tree that has graced the park for over a century. Continue reading