Thursday, April 29, 2010


The Cordry Sweetwater Lot Owners (CSLOA) and the Cordry Sweetwater Conservancy District (CSCD) are cooperating to improve and enlarge the park area located behind the fire department building. One of the first steps is nearly complete: The old retention pond has been leveled and graded out thanks to local contractor Jerry Cleefman's generous donation of equipment and time. The leaf compost area has been graded under and a new location for leaf composting is under construction. Preliminary plans call for relocating the basketball court and adding one tennis court closer to the walking track.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010


For many years, different residents of the area have played Bridge on Mondays and Wednesdays at the Library/Clubhouse complex. 'Bout 9:00 AM the parking lot starts filling up and the games begin and last until 2:00 PM each Wednesday. Today's group had several former members from previous years attend for a reunion. We were all glad to see Kenny Meiring, John and Libby Kauchak, Nancy Hayes, and others come back for good times/good friends.

Saturday, April 24, 2010


The annual Cordry Sweetwater Fire Department Garage Sale was held on April 24th. Approximately 50 people were standing in line when the doors opened on the overcast Saturday morning. It's the social event of the season someone said!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010


Latest news is that Verizon and the Conservancy are still negotiating a contract. Verizon has finished "phase one" making sure the area is free of storage tanks, underground wiring, etc. Brown County Planning and Zoning need to give their final approval along with Camp Atterbury. (The Conservancy attorney says there is no foreseeable problem) We're now looking at Thanksgiving time for completion.

Sunday, April 18, 2010


Members of the Ecology Commission and Anglers Club began installing "Porcupine Fish Structures" in Sweetwater Lake on Sunday, April 18th. Several structures are grouped together and anchored in 15' or greater water depths at various locations in the lakes.

Saturday, April 17, 2010


The "Dolly Parton Imagination" book sale and chili supper was well attended today. Great weather, tasty chili, good live music from the Brown County Community Band, and books in the hands of youngsters made the day memorable. The project was spearheaded by local resident Pat Blocker and supported by volunteers from the Church of the Lakes and the Cordry Sweetwater Lot Owners.

Thursday, April 15, 2010


The permanent residence of Gerald and Shirley Hash at 6240 Grouse Drive burned to the ground early today. Neighbors reported hearing an explosion near 4:00 AM this morning with flames appearing immediately afterwords. The inhabitants were away - no injuries-no loss of life.

Monday, April 12, 2010


The re-paving of the rough section of the road located at the Cordry Spillway/Boat Ramp was completed today. The existing pavement was "ground down" and then new asphalt was installed in its place.

Saturday, April 10, 2010


The Cordry Sweetwater Anglers held their first tournament of the season on Sweetwater Lake today. Windy conditions and high water didn't stop the enthusiasm of numerous fishermen. The prize of the day went to Chris Kaiser of Sweetwater Lake. Pictured is his catch....a 9.5 pound Northern Pike. The angler's new website

Friday, April 9, 2010


On Tuesday, April 6th, 2010 the hearing of Klosinski verses Cordry Sweetwater Conservancy District was heard in Brown County Circuit Court. Mr. and Mrs. Klonsinski claim that the Conservancy is operating illegally and beyond the bounds of Indiana Conservancy Law. Each party presented their evidence/case in the day long hearing. Judge Judy Stewart will present her decision in the future.

Monday, April 5, 2010


Love is in the air! Mrs. Swan in on the nest! The nest appears to be about 4 feet in diameter and is located on an island area at the north end of Sweetwater Lake caused by the flood of June 2008. Mr. Swan is very territorial. A nearby resident reports that he witnessed Mr. Swan chasing after a swimming deer! They have also shown some aggression towards approaching boats. Update (4/9/2010): A 2 inch rain on Wednesday night (4/7/2010) caused Sweetwater to flood. The nest appears to have survived but Mrs. Swan is no longer sitting on the nest. I got close enough to take a picture and noted that there were no eggs visible in the nest. The two swans also seem less protective than before. Update (2/25/2010) For the past week, Mrs. Swan has been back on the nest. One day, I saw both birds on the nest. They have become very territorial again charging after boats and geese. The conservancy workers installed a buoy marked "nesting swans" to warn boats entering the danger zone!