Sunday, March 12, 2023


For the first time since the beginning of Cordry and Sweetwater Lakes,  the main bodies of both lakes failed to freeze over.  In recent years, we enjoyed ice fishing, hiking, skating,

and snowmobiling, on the lakes.  It was also interesting to hear the ice "cracking" as it expanded and contracted.  Friends tell me that Sweetwater froze over to a thickness of 3 feet in 1978.  (Year of the '78 Blizzard)  


 We all enjoyed the warmest February on record.   March in Indiana always holds some surprises!  We rose today to rooftops and grass covered with a surprise snow!

Saturday, February 18, 2023


 I came across Sweetwater Dam this morning to the sight of 2 water spouts!  The local fire department was conducting a practice/test of drawing water out of the lake with an elaborate pump system for emergency fire fighting methods.

Thursday, February 16, 2023


 The high winds last week produced a number of trees down in the area.  Another big oak came donw on Badger Drive in a dead calm!  Can't explain!  It did have a big dead center in in it.  Thanks to Josh and workers at the Conservancy District for clearing the drive for Badger Drive residents.  

Saturday, February 11, 2023


 Fierce predicted 60 mph winds on Thursday, February 9th, whipped through the area all day.  Many trees were down causing power outages in several areas.  This cottage on Nettle Drive took a direct hit.  Brown's Tree service were quick to appear and remove the tree from the structure.

Sunday, February 5, 2023


 It was "standing room only" as last night's CSLOA Chili Cookoff held at the clubhouse.  Congratulations to Nick Goodman, Dale Sears, and Pat Hatfield for being declared the winners.  Much thanks to the officers of the Cordry Sweetwater Lot Owners Assocation for sponsoring and this and many other events.

Sunday, January 29, 2023


 The family of Bob West celebrated his life on Saturday, January 28th, 2023 at the CSLOA Clubhouse from 1:00-4:00.  A large gathering enjoyed past memories and food provided for the event.  Bob will be missed by all of his neighbors and friends in the lakes.