1936 - Aug 05 - Propose Organization of Lions CLub Here
|David Burns and Art Fishburn of the Culver Fire Depaartment demonstrate the resusciataiton equipement donated by the Culver Lions Club.|
|1944 - Jan 19 - World War II in Culver Honor Roll of Service Men Erected; Labor and Material Donated|
A roll of honor listing the men and women in service has been erected on the lawn in front of the Methodist church (on N. Main Street) and without a cent of cost to community
The project was launched J. J. W. Riggens who had the material and construction of the board donated by the MArshall County Lumber Co. Jacob Pederson did the painting and lettering free of charge. LaBounty furnished th eaggel. HArry Procher cut out the stars and town employees erected the finished product last week
The Lions Club has agreed to continue the project and is having two six-foot wings built which will contain the names of the womoen in sevice, those who have died in service will be painted in gold and those not now on the main section.
After the wings have been erected it is requested that all ommission and errors be reported to James Marshall, secretary of the Lions Clulb
Photo - Frances (Taber) Geisleman
|Tom & Ruth Walker sharing a dance - Lion's Den at 110-112 N Main|
|1949 - Mar 9 - Lions Club to Stage Rollicking Benifit Play "Womanless Wedding"... to b e stagged at the Cummunity Building on the evenings of March 24 and 25. An all male cas of 70 aspiring thespians will have a part in the stupendous production... Produced by the Sympson-Levie Company of Jackson, Mich.... Proceeds from the plau will go to the Indiana Lions Cancer Control Fund.|
|A couple heads out to enjoy the Culver Lions Regatta|
|1947 - June 25 - Lions Club members build playground court in the park.
|A 1949 Lions Sponsored Valentine Ladies Night - at The Community Building.|
|Lions memer L. Morley Skinner assists Street department employee Verl McFeely with the installation of street signs|
|The Crinoline chourus - left to right - Loretts Crill, Sandra Hosel, Norma Lee Phlughaupt, Joyce Kline, Ruth Neidlinger, Helen Sikora, Joanna, Snyder, Barbara Hinkle and Freda Condon|
|Chorus and end men - left to right Harold "Bill" Robinson; Al "Creosote" Petesohun, William "Bones" Washburn, solioists Keith Reed, and Jim Little not shown Judd Stinchcomb, Fred Wallstead and Frank Walaitis. JIim Miracle was directing the singing|
|Soloist Herbert Keller - sining his own composition "Maxinkuckee Moon"|
|A group of Lions ?. ?. Everett Hosell, ?.. ? Earl Eckman prepare for a corn roast|
|John Bigley is seen at left in this undated photo taken at one of Culver's Lions' Club minstrel show.
By accounts in the Citizen they contiued to at least 1961.
|1953 - May 20 Culver Lions Club will
celebrate their 10th anniversary on June 10, exactly one week after their founding date of June 3.|
1954 - Jul 23 - The 10th annual Lake Maxinkuckee Outboard Racing Regatta, sponsored by the Culver Lions Club will be staged Sunday, Jul 11
1954 - AUg 4 - The annual corn roast of the Culver Lions CLub will take place at the farm home of Mr. and Mrs Don Davis on Tuesday, AUg. 10
July 20, 1955
The weatherman cooperated and the work of scores of Culver Lions Club members bore fruit last Sunday as outboard racing fans were served up a thrilling bill of fare at the 11th annual Maxinkuckee Outboard Regatta.
It is believe that slightly in excess of 4,000 viewed the races from the Town Park. General Chairman Raymond J. ³Doc² Ives and other boat race officials felt that the crowd was not as large as for the past year and while figures were that available this morning it was believed that net receipts would be lower than those for the 1954 races. There will be a full report presented at the Lions Club meeting on July 27.
Forty-one pilots representing top competitors in the nationa vied for coveted points in the Culver race and for nearly $1,000 in cash awards. W. L. Tenney of Dayton, Ohio, won the lionıs share of honors and $115 in the 13 events of the 41 drivers who were entered 26 were money winners.
President Dan Mikesell highly lauded the work of all members of the Lions Club and several ladies who contributed yeoman service in making it one of the best organized races in history. The Lions Club president also expressed appreciation for the many contributions and response of lakeshore residents and from the community of Culver.
1956 - Lions Club Corn ROast Scheduled fo August 8
Fun FOr the family!. Thats what the Culver Lions Club has in store for the public on Wednesday Aug. 8 at thei Annual Corn Roast in the Culver Town Park.
I past years the Corn ROast has only been only for members of the Lions Club and their families but due to the increasing popularity of this annual event it was decided to gice the public the ppertunity to enjoy the taste and aroma of sweet corn boining in huge pots over outdoor fires, and hear the best in entertainment at the ssame time.
Food chairman Alex Kennedy has comprised a menu consisting of hamburgers, iced teas, coffee or milk, ice cream, and of course all the corn you can eat for the total price of $1 for adults and 50 cents for children.
Entertainment chairman James McAllister state that beginning at 7 p.m. the Starke County Swinging EIght wiill provide music and square dance demostrations for person attending the Corn Roast.
The Starke County Swining Eight is one of the top entertainment groups in the mid-west, having made several appearances on the Pee Wee King SHow on NBC television and will appear with Homer & Jethro at the Walkerton Centennial, July 31-Aug. 5
Serving will begin at the Town Park at 6:30 p.m. and continue until 8:30 p.m. Entertainment will begin at 7 p.m. and last until 10.
All proceeds from the Corn Roast will be used for community improverment projects by the town
1960 - May 4 - DOn't Say DOnkey to ANy Memb er of the Lions Club!
The widely publized troupe "mismanaged" by Ralph Godfrey, of Crescent, Okla., landed in Culver shortly before 7:30 show time.
Only 7 of the promised 1o donkeys, plus a pony ringer, accompanied the couple in charge. The animals were vermin-laden, obviously not house-broken, and were not possessors of the proper footgear to protect the basketball floor
Lions CLub officials, espeically event chairman, Nrom Baker, cancelled the event in quick order, dissappointing a large crown of kids and adults dressed in their SUnday best. An " official" explantation will appear in next weeks Citizen.
When last seen the donkeys were headed for Plymout, allegedly to visit the Democratic headquarters to console party workers about their poor shing in Tuesday's primary election.
1962 - Jul 4 - Lions Annual Corn ROast Set For Saturday, July 14
The Culver Lions Club will hold its 14th annual Corn ROast at the west end of the Culver Town Park, Saturday evening, July 14. Serving will begin at 5:30 and continue untile everyone is severed.
The menu again this year will feature the usual hamburgers, iced teas, coffee or milk, and all the corn you can eat. Dessert will also be a feature of the menu.
The Corn Roast was firsty started as an annual private outing form members of the Culver Lions Club, their wives and guests. Becaus it was such an enjoyable event, the members decide to make this annual feast a public affair. Thus this project gives the organization additional revnue to help meet their obljective to better serve our community.
The public is cordially invited to attend this public spirited event and enjoy the delicious menu and at the same time contributing to the improvement of our town and community.
1962 - Nov 7 - Paper & Rag Drive Sponsored by Boy Scouts and Lions
The drive will start at 9 a.m. It will cover the city of Culver, East, West and South Shore Drives and Maxinkuckee Road. Rural folks wishing to contribute to the drive may drop their bundles of papers and rags at the parking area of the State Exchange Bank.
PLace you bundles on the street curb by 9 a.m.
1963 - Mar 6 - Lions Club to Fete Basketball Team on March 13
The banquet is open to the public and anyone wishing to attend, please contact Mr. Jesse Overmyer, Mr. James Bonine or Mr. Harold Fitterling.
Mr. Frank McLane,superintendet of the Culver Community School Unit, will give the address of the evening. Mr. WIlliam Washburn will be the toastmaster for the evenings events.
Part of the evening's ceremony will be the presentation of the Paul Underwood Award and the Free Throw Award.
The committee for this special meeting urges that you make your reservations by Monday, March 11, by 9:00 p.m.
1963 - May 22 - Fish Fray To Be Sponsored By Lions Club
Tickets are $1.00 per plate and all you can eat. Children's plates are 50 cents each. There will be golden fired fish, and all the trimming with plenty of coffee.
Proceeds from the event will be used to help finanace the proojects the Culver Lions are participating in. They are "The Little League" baseball program; "Junior-Senior Prom Breakfast"; "Culver Street Sign Project"; "Leader DOg for the Blind" ; "Eye Bank" and "Cancer Control".
1963 - July 31 - 950 People Are Served At Lions Corn ROast
The committee, as nearly as an accurate count can be made, served over 950 people. The amount of food cnsumed ran into astronomical proportions. Approximately 258 pounds of hamburger, 210 dozen roasting ear, 150 dozen buns, 80 dozen ice cream cups, 30 gallons of coffee and 22 gallons of orange drink were consumed. Fifty-five Lions participated in the event.
Money made on the proooject after all expenses are paid will go to support the "Little League" baseball program, finsihing the Culver Street sign prooject and other civix proojects, to which the club is obligated.
The committee and all CUlver Lions wish to express heir sincere thanks to Culver, the community and far-away persons, who helped make the "Corn Roast" sucha huge success. It is deeply appreciated.
1964 - Feb - Lions Club to Fete Basket Ball Team on March 11
John T atum, Wabash, Ind., will be the featured speaker for the program to be presented at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Building where the '64 team will be cited for their outstanding seaston, according to Bob RUst, program chairman.
Arrangements call for a reunion of former high school hardwaood team members and their coaches including: Tom Bembrook, Paoli, Ind.; Bob Gilbert, Renessalaer, Ind.; Ralph Pedersen, Columbia, Mo.; Harold Sebring, Indianapolis, In.; Waldo Sauter, Murray, Ky; Paul Underwood, Goshen, Ind.; Evert Hosel, Culver; and Russell Burns and Dean E. Walker both of Plymouth.
The Ladies night affair is expected to attract a large crowd of fans. Ticket chairman Jesse Overmyer has announced that tickets may be purchased from Lion members Jim Bonine and Earl Eckman and at the State Exchange Bank. The banquet will be served by the ladies of the Burr Oak Church of God.
1964 - May 20 - After-Prom-Party A Huge Success
Dancing began at 12:30 p.m. with Bob McFarland's band furnishing the music. Dancing continued until 2:15 for intermission. During intermission, Rev. James Campbell, minsiter of the Plymouth Presbyterian Church, entertained the guests with feats of magic. Rev. Campbell's program was very well recieved Dancing again resumed at 3:00 a.m. and continued until 4:30 a.m. when a deliicious breakfast of fruit juice, ham and scrambled eggs, rolls and coffee were served.
Attending the all-night party were Juniors and Seniors of the Culver High School and their guests and chaperons Mr. and Mrs. Donald Davis, Mrs. and Mrs. ROnald Tusing, Dr. and Mrs. Duane Powers, and James McAllister. Mr. McAllister was chairman of the event.
Mr. McAllister wishes to thank all those who helped make the party the success that it was and special thanks to Mr. "Smokey" Stutzman, manager of the Country CLub, and his aids in adding to the success of the party.
1964 - Jul 1 - Culver Lions Club Officers Installed
Officer who were installed were: Dr. Oscar Wesson, presidfent; A. N. Poppe, 1st vice president; Norman Baker, 2nd vice president; Whitney Kline, 35rd vice president; James Bonine, secretrary-treasurer; Lion tamer, Art Smith; tail twister, Earl Eckman, DOonald Davis, Dr. Joseph Howard, and Richard Hosel ; First year directors Edgar Shaw, Andrew Vernum and W. L. Thompson; wnd year directors, WIlliam Washburn, Edward Schuiltz and James McCombs.
Officers and directors will meet at the home of Dr. Wesson this evening and lay plans for this year's programs and to appoint committee chairman. These will be announced next week in the citizen.
1964 - Jul 15 - Dr. Oscar Wesson Appoints Lions Club Committees
Constitution and By-Laws: Thomas K. Walker, CHairman; W. R. Easterday, Carl Adams. Jr., Myron Benner, Earl D. Overmyer.
Convention: Wilber Taylor, chairman; Homer Kemple. Ralph Osborn, Stanley Sikora, Harold Fitterling
Finance: Robert Lindvall, chairman; James McAllister, John Bigley, Maurice Nelson, Jesse McCalla
Lions Information: Willard Zechiel, Chairman; Everett Easterday, Earl Eckman, Larry Wlesh
Membership: Earl Eckman, chairman; Raymond Manis, Carl Adams Sr., C. W. Epply
Program: A. N. Poppe and Norman Baker.
Agriculture: DOn DAvies, chairman; Eldon Davis, Edward Schultz, Whitney Kline, Richard Hosel, RObert Osborn.
Boys and Birls: Norman Baker, chairman; Jack Campbell, Fred Adams, Peter Onesti
Citizenship and Patritism: W. L. Thompson, chairman; RObert Rust, W. O. Osborn, Maj. Gen. D. Spivey.
Civic Improvement and Community Betterment: ANdrew Vernum, chairman; Joseph McCarthey, Winfield Hansen, James McCombs, Marion Jones.
Education: John Mars, chairman; Kenneth Cole, Glenn Cooleman, J. T. Stinchcomb.
Health and Welfare: Dr. E. Duane Powers, chairman; Jacob Pedersen, Edgar Shaw, Fred Stettbacher.
House committee: James Bonine, chairman; W. R. Washburn, Jesse Overmyer
Official Club Greeters: Paul Snyder Jr.; Jampton Boswell
Saftey: DOn Mikesell, chairman; Sam Medbourn, Paul Kaley, John Lucas, O.T. Smith
Sight Conservation and work for Blind: Dr. F. L. Babcock, chairman; Robert Cultice, Lester Snyder, Dr. Joseph Howard, Kenneth Williams.
1964 - Jul 29 - 1,260 Hamburgers Consumed at Lions Corn Roast -
It was estimated by the corn roast chairman, Don Davis that approximately 700 persoooon were served during the 2 1/2 hour time. The guests consumed 210 pounds of hamburger, which made 1,260 hamburgers, 205 dozen roasting ears , and over 50 gallons of iced tead. Approximately 700 cups of ice cream were also served.
Fifty Lions took part in the event, with each Lion having a certain part in the smooth running affair.
The proceeds from the corn roast will be used for the Little League baseball program and other civic programs that are a part of the Lion's year-round civic activities.
The Lions wish to express their appreciaiton to the public for the fine support of the corn roast. It is deeply appreciated. DOn Davis, chairman of the project, extends his thanks to the Lions who helped with the project and all others who had any part in the success of the annaul activity.
The Lions Club in the mid 1980's moved to the Culve Depot - which they under took the restoration and preservation of the historic 1925 building and became the leaseholder of it as well as the caretakers for it.
|Dedication of the renovated Depot ELmer Haun, Mike Overmyer and ?|