The Starke County Park Board may consider applying for grant funding to help prevent erosion at the Bass Lake shoreline. Board member Debbie Mix and a small group of local residents recently met with representatives from the Indiana Department of Natural Resources to get some ideas.
Community members have a chance to see a free screening of a new documentary entitled “Lake Maxinkuckee: A History” at 10 a.m. today.
The Antiquarian and Historical Society (AHS) of Culver will present the film at the train station-depot in the town park on Lake Shore Drive. It is about 30 minutes long and will feature original footage shot in the area as well as historical photos and videos. Continue reading
This Saturday you can contribute to a great cause while having some fun on Culver’s scenic Lake Maxinkuckee during the second annual “Paddle to the Max” event.
Hosted by Shaka SUP Racing, this event features stand-up paddleboard and kayak races. There will be racing divisions for youth, beginners and advanced paddlers. Though there is a competitive element, participants are also free to come out just for fun.
Five dollars from every registration fee collected will be donated to the Culver Boys and Girls Club. Continue reading
An adaptive water ski clinic is set for this weekend at Lake Maxinkuckee in Culver.
The Damore Amphitheater that overlooks Lake Maxinkuckee in Culver will be the focus of the community tonight as the grand opening celebration kicks off at 6:30 p.m. ET in the Culver-Union Township Park.
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.
Hours of operation at the Culver Beach Lodge will change this summer.
Park Superintendent Anna Campbell Nowalk told the Culver Town Council last week that people want to get out on Lake Maxinkuckee in the morning when the water is calm. The extra activities with additional rentals plus activity with the sailing group left the staff struggling to keep up with visitors first thing in the morning.
Two local waterways will be getting some upgrades, thanks to grant funding from the Indiana Department of Natural Resources. The latest round of Lake and River Enhancement program grants includes funds for projects benefiting Lake Maxinkuckee and the Tippecanoe River.
Culver’s music and literary connections will be featured during this summer’s history cruises. Local historian Jeff Kenney will once again lead a series of 90-minute boat tours, highlighting areas of architectural and historical interest on Lake Maxinkuckee. Continue reading
Indiana anglers need to purchase new fishing licenses. State-issued fishing licenses are valid from April 1 through March 31 of the following year. A valid license is needed to fish in public lakes, streams, rivers or tributaries in Indiana or its boundary waters. Continue reading
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
Culver Beach patrons have but a couple of weeks to enjoy the full amenities of the popular summertime spot. The dawn of a new academic year means many of the staff are returning to either high school or college. Continue reading
An 18-year-old Bourbonnais, Ill. man was injured Wednesday evening when struck the propeller of a ski boat while tubing on Lake Maxinkuckee. Continue reading
Those interested in maintaining the water quality of Lake Maxinkuckee will have a chance to speak their mind later this month.
The Lake Maxinkuckee Environmental Council will be hosting their Community Stakeholders meeting on June 26th. The meeting is aimed at updating the group’s Lake and Watershed Management Plan.
Indiana Conservation Officers and the Marshall County Coroner are investigating the death of a 28-year-old man whose body was recovered by divers in Culver’s Lake Maxinkuckee Friday night.
The man, Jose Cruz Lizcano-Fernandez, of Logansport, was last seen swimming at the Culver Public Beach and was reported missing four to five hours later, according to a news release from the DNR. Divers from the Indiana Conservation Office assisted in the search while using “side scan sonar” to locate him. His body was recovered within 30 minutes of the initial call and was located approximately 15 feet outside of the swim area at Culver Public Beach in about five feet of water.
One person was airlifted from the scene of a single-vehicle wreck early this morning near Lake Maxinkuckee. It happened in the 2800 Block of East Shore Drive, according to our reporting partners at WNDU-TV. A vehicle struck a cement wall or embankment, and the occupants had to be cut from it. Two other people were taken to an area hospital for treatment. All three were male, but we don’t have their names or ages yet or any information about the extent of their injuries or where they were taken for treatment.
Neither drugs nor alcohol were factors in the July 14 drowning death of a 22-year-old Plymouth man, according to toxicology results released by the Marshall County Coroner’s office. Valentin Sirghi, 22, was swimming with a friend near the public beach at Lake Maxinkuckee when he went under water. Rescue teams searched the area for about an hour before they found his body. Sirghi was pronounced dead at St. Joseph Memorial Hospital in Plymouth. Final autopsy results are pending, but preliminary indications are that Sirghi died as a result of asphyxiation due to drowning.
An autopsy has found that 22-year-old Valentin Sirghi of Plymouth died as a result of asphyxiation due to drowning in an incident at Lake Maxinkuckee Sunday evening.
That preliminary result was confirmed by Marshall County Deputy Coroners Ann Leed and Brigette Hite. The autopsy was conducted by Dr. Joseph Prahlow, Board-Certified Pathologist in Mishawaka.
A fatal drowning in Culver is under investigation by Indiana DNR officials after EMS and police responded to an emergency call Sunday night. Shortly after 7 p.m., officials recovered the body of Valentin Sirghi, 22 near the public beach.
Sirghi and a friend were reportedly wading offshore near the buoy line, and when his friend was on his way back to shore, he noticed Sirghi had gone under. Officers quickly arrived at the scene and recovered the body around 8 p.m., when paramedics promptly transported him to St. Joseph Memorial Hospital in Plymouth. There, Sirghi was pronounced dead around 8:30 p.m.
While the official cause of death has not yet been determined, officials have confirmed that weather did not play a part in the man’s death. More information on the drowning will be reported as it is released.