Friday, December 30, 2011


Christmas lights and water skiers! Pictured is Megan, a future Purdue student water skiing December 30th, 2011 on Cordry Lake. Several skiers enjoyed the unseasonably warm weather this week on both lakes.

Thursday, December 22, 2011


Happy Holidays to all!

Monday, December 19, 2011


It's been nearly a year. I took Iris into the Trafalagr Vet for her 100,000 mile check-up and asked David Bricker of Briarcrest Animal Hospital how the swans were doing. Well...he had to relocate them to a friend in northern Indiana. Dr. Brickler had a coyote problem and was afraid that the coyotes would get the swans. According to Dr. Brickler, the swans are thriving in their northern Indiana habitat.


After being closed for weekends during October, November, and December, the nature trails are officially open. The deer reduction program is complete for 2011. 21 deer were harvested during this year's program.

Sunday, December 11, 2011


For at last 10 years, beaver have paid a visit to the north end of Sweetwater Lake and taken up residence in the same beaver den, usually in the fall. Fresh mud and a new layer of sticks indicate that they have returned again to this same site. In addition, the beaver have built a small dam further north at the very end of the lake.

Thursday, December 8, 2011


I earlier reported that local barber Jim Adams had to close the shop at the end of the summer and into the fall due to some health issues. His clients are glad to see Jim is back in business at his regular hours in his location at the entrance to Prince's Lakes.


Photographed December 8th, 2011 near the boat ramp/spillway area.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011


Our local library is undergoing some space expansion. A former CSLOA office was vacated allowing for more room in the library. Local volunters Larry Kohler,Bob Wright, Frank Green, and Quinn Hetherington (better known as the local demolitin team!)removed a wall on November 29th. A little more finish work remains.

Sunday, November 27, 2011


Work continues on the East Lake spillway in Prince's Lakes. This project's major funding is through grants. East Lake residents hope to be boating and water skiing in the summer of 2012.


Yes, there were wakeboarders and tubers on Sweetwater on Thanksgiving Day and the day after. I was told it is "tradition" at this particular Hummingbird Drive residence. The great weather made for lots of walkers, runners, and boats on the lakes.

Monday, November 14, 2011


The CSCD recently "fine tuned" the boat length rule. In addition to the earlier revisions, an additional paragraph was added. "Any Speed Boat with a title, certificate of origin, or manufacturer's specifications with a length listed greater than 20 feet, one-half inch shall not be eligible to be measured for a permit to boat on Cordry Sweetwater Lakes."

Tuesday, November 1, 2011


Working for the Cordry Sweetwater Conservancy District is NOT a glamorous job! Pictured are the employees fixing a water leak at a meter near a residence.....a frequent occurance. Later the workers fished a dead deer out of Sweetwater on Grizzly Drive.


Super weather conditions made the Haunted Hayride at Sweetwater Beach a great success. Approximately 750 brave souls enjoyed the hayrides. Halloween evening was another positive weather event. Approximately 150 children enjoyed the trick or treat hayrides with their parents.

Friday, October 28, 2011


Time to take 'em out! Pictured is Quinn and Linda taking BUBBA out for the winter on Tuesday, October 25th.

Saturday, October 22, 2011


Do remember the "Haunted Hay Ride" happening next weekend (October 28th and 29th) at the Sweetwater Beach from 8:00 PM to 12:00 Midnight. The Halloween Hayride for youngsters trick or treating is on Halloween evening.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011


Center Lake Road is closed from October 17th through 22nd for the replacement of a culvert at the north end of Cordry Lake. The old culvert has been in place for approximately 60 years and has deteriorated.

Saturday, October 8, 2011


The colors are appearing! Terrific weather has produced beautiful days recently allowing residents to enjoy the lakes and scenery.

Sunday, September 25, 2011


Walked the Nature Trails today in the rain. Many thanks to the CSCD workers who removed a large trash pile at the entrance to the trails. They also did some extra mowing in the entrance area making it look more user friendly and the removal of an old junker boat just inside the entrance to the trails really makes a big improvement. Thanks guys. The Nature Trails are in the best condition that I've seen for several years. The Nature Trails will be closed weekends through October and November for the deer reduction program and the Haunted Trail.

Monday, September 19, 2011


Betsy Serra photographed this group enjoying the perfect weather on Saturday, September 17th on Sweetwater Beach. There's plenty of great weather yet to come!

Thursday, September 15, 2011


I was walking on the nature trails last night when the local Cordry Sweetwater Fire Department vehicles arrived at the Sweetwater launch ramp. It was 60 degrees and spitting rain but that didn't stop their scheduled water rescue drill. They launched their inflatable and went off for practice in the miserable weather.

Sunday, September 11, 2011


"Hats Off" to all fire department members and first responders. This display was erected by our local Cordry Sweetwater Fire Department members at the entrance to the area.

Saturday, September 3, 2011


The 51st Cordry Sweetwater Lot Owner's annual Ox Roast is now history. A good crowd attended in spite of the 100 degree heat. Good food, exhibits, manufacturer's desplays, and a bird rapter program were just a few of the items enjoyed.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011


The CSCD Board recently approved paving projects for Hackberry, Firebush, and Sweetwater Drives. Hackberry Drive, a feeder drive to numerous other Cordry Lake drives, was in deplorable condition. No more! The paving was completed this week.

Sunday, August 28, 2011


Had a friend stop in today who complimented the Nature Trails "upgrades." I had to go see for myself! Two different Eagle Scout projects have improved the trails. The most recent completed in July of 2011 honors Buzz Settles who passed approximately 1 year ago. Eagle Scout Austin Settles orchestrated the improvements at the entrance to the trails. Really looks attractive. Thanks Austin.


Don't just sit there! We need some volunteers for the kitchen on Ox Roast Day. (Sat. Sept 3rd) Just a 3 hour shift will help! Grab a neighbor or a friend. HELP! Call Brenda @ 317-933-2172.

Thursday, August 18, 2011


Our local Nineveh Post Office is scheduled to change to a "minimal service" facility on Monday, August 29th. The front desk, lobby, and post office boxes will remain but the large "sorting room" will be closed in this "owned" building. The sorting room room will be moved to the Edinburg Post Office and our carriers will operate out of the Edinburg "leased" building. The Post Office states that the customers will not realize any changes in service. As for the familiar faces of Taffy and Dee....that is to be determined.

Thursday, August 11, 2011


The Cordry Sweetwater Lot Owners Association is looking for a clubhouse manager. This "paid position" is perfect for a local person wanting work close to home! Pick your own hours! Call 933-2172 or 933-2705 for details.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Local Barber Jim Adams has decided to retire. Jim has recently suffered some serious health issues and has closed his shop at the entrance to Prince's Lakes. We all hope he has a speedy recovery.

Saturday, July 30, 2011


Progress continues on the construction of a new spillway on the Prince's Lakes East Lake Dam. East Lake has been drained leaving a minimum of water in the bottom while work is being done.

Monday, July 25, 2011


At last week's CSCD meeting, the board agreed to spend a budgeted $18,000 toward park improvements. The Cordry Sweetwater Lot Owners paid a professional to draw up a "master plan" for the area located by the fire department. There is a walking track and shelter house at that site presently. Future plans for future years include relocating the basketball and baseball area, horseshoe courts, and other items. Now that a master plan is in place, gifts, grants, and other sources of philanthropy can be targeted for this project.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011


Keep your eyes peeled for the Cordry Sweetwater Lot Owner's Association's (CSLOA) newsletter that is on its way. The annual OX ROAST is on a Saturday, September 3rd. The letter says Sunday by error. Otherwise its a great publication with the new membership forms and other news inside.


Kids Fishing Tournament will be Saturday, July 23rd at the launching ramp areas of both Cordry and Sweetwater Lakes. Appear by 9:00 AM and participate until 12:00 noon. This Tournament sponsored by the local Angler's Club.

Sunday, July 17, 2011


The Cordry Sweetwater Lot Owner's Association (CSLOA) has been promoting several "social hour" (meet your neighbors) events this summer. They have been very well attended and enjoyed by all. The next scheduled event is Thursday, July 28th beginning at 5:30 PM in the clubhouse. (bring an appetizer and drink of your choice)
It is not necessary to stay for the CSLOA meeting but.......the board is in the planning stages for the annual OX Roast and they need volunteers. Just a few hours on that Saturday means so much to the success of the event. I need a couple of "drivers" for an hour or two each to drive the's a fun job.

Saturday, July 9, 2011


The annual CSLOA fireworks display took place on July 9th. Perfect weather and clear skies made the evening perfect. Live bands and an evening DJ added to the enjoyment of all. The fireworks were paid for and sponsored by the Cordry Sweetwater Lot Owners Association. ($4,000!)

Sunday, July 3, 2011


Great Holiday weather encouraged Cordry Lake residents to decorate their boats for the annual boat parade. Over 50 boats made the evening a huge success.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Snakehead Ed entertained approximately 100 adults and children on June 30th at the CSLOA Clubhouse. The Brown County Library/Cordry Sweetwater Branch sponsored the program.

Thursday, June 23, 2011


It's hard to believe that we're almost in July! Do plan to attend the annual fireworks show on Saturday, July 9th. (rain date - July 16th) This show is sponsored and paid for by the Cordry Sweetwater Lot Owners Association. (CSLOA) Extra features this year will be children's entertainment and Dolly Parton book sale during the day of the fireworks at Sweetwater Beach.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011


The CSCD voted on the revised boat length rule on June 21st. The new boat length rule allows speed boats to 19 feet, 11 1/2 inches and also requires boats to be physically measured. This revision is the result of a study by a boat length committee started in November 2010. Boat manufacturers have altered their construction methods and designs in recent years allowing for large molded swim boards at the stern of boats affecting overall length which disqualifies many boats from our lakes. The new rule allows for both I-O and inboard boats in the 19'-20' range which were already allowed by the previous enforcement policy using boat titles.

Sunday, June 19, 2011


A second social hour "MEET YOUR NEIGHBORS" is scheduled for Thursday, June 23rd beginning at 5:30 PM in the clubhouse. Bring your own beverage and an appetizer to share. (coffee and dessert provided) Let's make the second one as successful as the first! (Questions? Dani @ 878-4526)

Tuesday, June 14, 2011


It was a "full house at the June 14th security commission meeting. Some board members wanted another "public meeting" offering freeholders the opportunity to voice their opinions concerning a possible change in the 19' runabout length limit on Cordry and Sweetwater Lakes. Numerous persons gave their thoughts about the potential change. Although no official "show of hands" was held, it was a clear majority in favor of the change. Board member Quinn Heatherington stated that he would make a "motion" at next week's CSCD meeting in favor of increasing the length limit and method of enforement.


This weekend offers food and music at Cordry Sweetwater Lakes! The fire department is operating a fish fry (and other good food) at the CSLOA Clubhouse on Saturday until 7:00 PM. The CSLOA is sponsoring a live concert at the Sweetwater Beach Shelter beginning at 8:00 PM.

Thursday, June 2, 2011


Pictured is one end of Prince's East Lake. The lake has been drained while work on a new spillway system is underway. Additional work was discoverd needed and their grant was luckily increased by another $80,000.

Monday, May 30, 2011


First it was boats, then jet skis, then pontoons became the rage, kayaks have become popular. I saw two groups of "paddle boards" plying the waters of Sweetwater Lake today.

Saturday, May 28, 2011


Local resident Thomas Linn a Harley Davidson motorcycle enthusiast has been collecting Harley Davidson related items for years. His two car garage is filled to the brim with "Harley" stuff and he welcomes anyone to stop by and enjoy at 7065 Grey Wolf Drive. Give him a call at 317-933-9104.


The second annual Church Of The Lakes fun run was held on Saturday, May 28th, 2011.
Perfect weather and running conditions made the race a success.

Thursday, May 26, 2011


The Cordry Sweetwater Lot Owners Association's "Social Hour" was very well attended this evening. Another may be sponsored for the June meeting. Thanks to the Assocation and Danielle Korson for organizing. Local resident Bill Boyle has assumed the presidency of the CSLOA taking Sheryl Durbin's place until the September elections. Sheryl had to resign to take care of an elderly parent. Ed Kuonen was appointed to the CSLOA Board.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011


As ususal, there were "fireworks" at the monthly CSCD meeting. The starting announcement was that the Chairperson of the Board, Jerry Fenwick, had resigned and that the area #5 chair on the board is open. Other topics discussed were gas pump hours and prices, employee boat sticker priviledges, boat length issues, road paving for Hackberry and other drives, an audit for the Conservancy, and more. The board failed to reach agreement on the boat length issue now scheduled for another hearing on June 17th at 7:30 PM at the monthly Security Commission meeting.

Saturday, May 14, 2011


The Cordry Sweetwater Lot Owners Association is sponsoring a "get acquainted" cocktail hour on May 26th from 5:00 - 7:00 PM. BYOB and an appetizer to share to the clubhouse. Dessert and coffee provided. (Personally, I'm looking for some homemade cookies!) The monthly meeting begins at 7:00 PM.....guests are welcome and encouraged (but not required) to stay for the latest news and events in the area.