May 19th, 2012
Some might think it odd that Culver's longest-running restaurant (and possibly the longest-running in Marshall County) is celebrating its 36th anniversary this summer -- after all, why not 35, last year? Or wait until 40?
But Brian McCormack, co-founder and owner of Papa's in Culver thinks making the restaurantâ€™s 36th a big bash fits the "unconventional" identity of the longtime local faÂvorite, which opened its doors this week (May 16) in 1976.
"We did an after-prom pizza party," he says of the resÂtaurant's very first day. "That was our first run at it."
BREMEN â€” Champion-ships never get old, no matter how many youâ€™ve won.
The Lady Pilgrims beat host Bremen in three flights at DeSantis Courts Friday to win the Plymouth girls tennis program a 12th straight sectional title.
Plymouth now advances to play the winner of the Warsaw Sectional at the Culver Girls Academy Regional next Tuesday, while host CGA takes on the Peru Sectional winner in the other semifinal, with the finals slated for Wednesday.
PLYMOUTH â€” Seventeen at-bats, eight runs, eight hits, eight runs batted in, five singles, two doubles and a home run.
That was the combined stat line for Plymouthâ€™s six senior baseball players in their narrow 10-9 win against John Glenn on Senior Night Friday.
â€śThe upperclassmen stepped up when we needed to tonight,â€ť said Plymouth senior Connor Flynn.Â â€śWe have faced some adversity this season and with adversity comes opportunity, and we want to use that to lead our team into the sectionals.â€ť
PLYMOUTH â€” The Plymouth boys basketball program hosted its First annual Father/Son Clinic under new head coach Ryan Bales on May 10.
CGA wins regional
Culver Girls Academy won the Northern Indiana Girls Lacrosse Regional Friday with a 10-6 victory over visiting South Bend St. Josephâ€™s.
The Lady Eagles now advance to the state tournamentâ€™s final four.
Olivia Rabbitt notched a hat trick with three goals, while Annie Morches and Shawna Lesperance both scored two. Melissa Paluch and Saralena Barry also scored for CGA, while Kelsie Carr finished with a pair of assists, and Helen Hansen recorded 10 saves.
â€˘ CULVER GIRLS ACADEMY 10, ST. JOSEPHâ€™S 6
Northern Regional Final at Culver
With much of last Tuesday's Culver town council meeting occupied with discussion of tax draw matters -- continued from the previous meeting -- another significant news item nearly escaped mention. Council vice president Ginny Munroe, presiding in the stead of president Sally Ricciardi, who Munroe earlier announced was resting at home after a hospital stint, said the council offered David Schoeff the position of Culver town manager, a position he has formally accepted since that meeting took place.
FRIDAY, MAY 18
â€˘ Mitch Barnes Group will be entertaining on the deck at Swan Lake Resort from 7 to 11 p.m. For more information please call 574-935-3908.
â€˘Â The annual meeting of the board of directors of the Marshall County Holding Corporation will be held at 12 p.m. at Brass Rail Restaurant, 225 N. Michigan St., Plymouth.
â€˘Â Charger Friday â€”Â a college admissions and financial aid event â€” will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Ancilla College. College placement times will be 9 a.m., 11 a.m., and 1 p.m. For more information you can call 1-866-ANCILLA or check in online at www.ancilla.edu.
PLYMOUTH â€” Mayor Mark Senter will be sitting down to re-do the cityâ€™s 10-year comprehensive plan May 31 with Ratio Architects, the company that helped create the plan about eight years ago.
PLYMOUTH â€” With 12 events already in the books, Plymouth was in serious jeopardy of having its string of six straight sectional titles broken.
Bremen, Glenn, LaVille athletes qualify for regionals
Bremen scored 33 points to finish seventh followed by John Glenn and LaVille in eighth and ninth with 23 and 20 points, respectively at the Penn Boys Track and Field Sectional Thursday.
The host Kingsmen won the meet with a score of 154 1/2.