Sunday, December 29, 2013
Saturday, December 28, 2013
Thursday, December 26, 2013
Wednesday, December 25, 2013
Some sections of the Nature Trails located near the Sweetwater Beach have suffered wind damage. The same "straight line winds" that damaged a home located at 6814 Sunset Drive continued on across the street into the section of the woods where the nature trails are located. Many trees, predominately tall pines, have been blown over across some of the trails.
Sunday, December 22, 2013
I had visions of June 2008 on Saturday as the rains continued all day and into the night. I have a rain gauge that registered 4.5 inches. I think the only thing that saved us from more serious flooding was that it was a more gentle rain and spread over a longer period of time. I watched and expected the water to go over the docks today but it seems to have held steady at 3-4 inches from the
Friday, December 20, 2013
The new CSCD office/maintenance building is taking shape. The exterior appears to be close to completion while the interior is now being dry-walled and finished. The employees are looking forward to their new "digs." Projected completion date is February.
Sunday, December 15, 2013
All of the ice is in the wrong place! Side roads are still pretty ice but there is little ice on the lakes. Only some of the coves have a thin layer while the main bodies are completely open. Neighbor's holiday lights look festive. Several homes in my end of the lake are lit up.
Saturday, December 7, 2013
Sunday, December 1, 2013
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Monday, November 18, 2013
A home on Sunset Drive near Sweetwater Beach was completely leveled by severe winds. Interestingly, the homes on either side of the home were completely untouched. Some trees and limbs around the lakes were toppled and power was out in some areas of the lakes for several hours.
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Each summer for water clarity testing is done every few weeks with the results being sent to the Indiana Clean Lakes program at Indiana University. The test is simply dropping a black and white disc into the water and recording how deep it goes before it disappears. Frequent depth readings are usually around the 20 foot mark in the spring and fall and less that 20 feet in mid sum
Friday, November 1, 2013
Community Resource Fair and Ribbon Cutting on Friday, November 8th, 2013 from 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM. Enjoy the Brown County Color Show and connect with your community resources, take advantage of free health screenings, learn about volunteer opportunities, and have fun. Be a part of the ribbon cutting ceremony and dedication of the new Salt Creek Trail, a 3/4 mile asphalt trail connecting downtown Nashville with the YMCA complex. Walk to CVS and receive a special treat! Food, entertainment, prizes! Ribbon Cutting @ 4:00 PM at the Brown County YMCA, 105 Willow Street, Nashville, In. For booth Information contact Kim Robinson at: email@example.com
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Friday, October 25, 2013
Friday, October 11, 2013
The Hants Lake Dam in Prince's Lakes has nearly completely been rebuilt over the summer with installation of a new spillway system. The final touches are now being tended to including the reconfiguration of the bottom of the lake. Workers are revamping some of the shallow areas to make them deeper. Hants lake was the original Nineveh "swimming" hole in the 1920's....1930's. Then Howard Prince came along in the late 1940's
The Cordry Sweetwater Fire Department will present their annual haunted forest and Hayride fundraiser on October 25th and 26th from 8:00 PM until Midnight each day. The event is located at the Sweetwater Lake Beach House. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 FOR CHILDREN 3-11. Food and refreshments available. Bring a non-perishable food item and receive $1 off your admission ticket.
Thursday, October 10, 2013
The construction company in charge of installing new launch ramps has had difficulties with the Cordry ramp. Each time they install huge sand bags for pumping out the ramp area, the sandbag dam caves in. As of today, they have installed "pilings" and a metal dam along with sandbags and are attempting to pump the area dry.
Thursday, October 3, 2013
Tuesday, October 1, 2013
If a new Maintenance/Office Building and new boat ramps at Sweetwater and Cordry weren't enough, The Cordry Sweetwater Lot Owners have decided to have new siding installed on the clubhouse at the entrance to the lakes. The vinyl siding was brittle to the touch and had faded badly. This improvement is not a taxpayer expense but the funds come from memberships and fundraisers. If you haven't joined for next year....the fee is $75.00 and covers any fire runs and ambulance runs.....a great deal!
Sunday, September 29, 2013
Don't miss the Fire Department Open House on October 5th from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Come visit the firehouse and meet some of the community's firefighters and EMT personnel. Complimentary hot dogs and snacks plus fire packets for the kids and opportunity to spray the water hose! Free smoke alarms for Conservancy District residents.
Thursday, September 26, 2013
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
The Sweetwater Lake launch ramp is in! The workers tell me that they need to finish some details on Thursday and remove the sandbags on Friday allowing use of the ramp for the coming weekend. They will then move over to Cordry Lake next week for work on that launch ramp.
Thursday, September 19, 2013
The construction company selected to redo the launch ramps encounter difficulty in putting in the gravel layers that serve as foundation for the interlocking concrete panels. They are now installing sandbags and intend to pump water out of the ramp area to complete the process.
Monday, September 16, 2013
The new office/maintenance building is finally taking shape with the erection of the steel skeleton. Boat launch ramp re-construction is scheduled for this week (Sept 16-19) on the Sweetwater Ramp and the Cordry launch ramp the following week. Boat retrieval will not be possible during work on those two launch ramps.
Friday, September 6, 2013
The dredger on Cordry Lake stated that he is approximately 55% finished. Since the north end of Cordry is smaller and required less dredging than Sweetwater last year, he is now doing numerous coves to complete his contracted amount of material to be removed.
Monday, September 2, 2013
Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Don't forget the Annual Ox Roast this weekend at the CSLOA Clubhouse at the entrance to the lakes. Features include a silent auction, bird man, live music, angler's booth, craft sales, real estate displays, hay ride,
Thursday, August 22, 2013
For those of us who travel to Edinburg, we often watch/look at the Blue River Dam as we enter the town limits. A leak in the dam appeared last week and it has the town residents concerned. The landmark dam was built in 1884 to run a water-powered grain mill. The leak appears to be about 10' long and poses no dangers downstream. For the first time in a century, water is not pouring over the top of the dam.
In business at the monthly CSCD meeting, the board voted to post a "moratorium" on all waterfront permits/construction. All permits for docks, boat shelters, etc. will not be granted until a more detailed "checklist" of requirements is authored and approved by the board. The building compliance officer, Mr. Lee, resigned his position on August 21st.
Several newsworthy items were discussed at the August 20th CSCD monthly meeting. Construction on the new office/maintenance building has begun, boat launch ramp construction is scheduled for September 15th, the annual deer reduction hunt may not happen in 2013, Cordry Lake dredging is 45% complete, fishing tournament for Atterbury military was approved and more.
Tuesday, August 6, 2013
Friday, August 2, 2013
Monday, July 29, 2013
Saturday, July 13, 2013
Wednesday, July 10, 2013
On July 5th, eleven members of "Teens For God" gathered and worked to improve the appearance of the front of the CSLOA Club House and the side of the Library building. They arrived with shovels, rakes, wheel-barrows, and lots of enthusiasm. Cleaning out the old shrubbery, spreading pea gravel, putting down landscape material, and adding mulch were part of the process. Thanks to the "Teens for God" group.
The Cordry Lake dredging project has begun. The company is installing a road off of Alder Drive down the hill to the waterfront. It appears that they are preparing the area where the spoils will be brought to the dump trucks and then the trucks will deposit the spoils in the field across from Sweetwater Beach.
Tuesday, July 2, 2013
The Cordry Sweetwater satellite office of the Brown County Library will be dedicating the Georgene Settles Reading Room on July 9th, 2013 at 3:30 PM. Georgene who was in charge of the local library for many years passed away in Dececmber of 2012. A memorial plaque will be unveiled at the ceremony. The reading room has been remodeled and several donations have been given including a beautiful table from Jim Babcock of Badger Drive.
Monday, July 1, 2013
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Sunday, June 23, 2013
Approximately 20 "paddlers" participated in the first Cordry Lake Kayak Poker run. Mostly kayaks, some canoes, and a paddle board made up the "fleet" of crafts. Beverly Dougherty of Nettle Drive won the adult $100 bill and boat patrol Sandra Taylor's grandson won the under 21 $100 bill.