Archive - May 2012 - Latest News
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."
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.
MARSHALL COUNTY â€”Â Motorists who refuse to wear their seat belts â€”Â beware. Marshall County police agencies announced this week that Indiana's 2012 Click It or Ticket seat belt enforcement begins Friday, May 18.
This national mobilization will take place over the Memorial Day holiday period and is supported by thousands of law enforcement agencies and traffic safety advocates across the country. In Indiana, more than 250 law enforcement agencies will conduct special patrols â€”Â day and night, to identify and ticket unrestrained motorists. The effort will conclude June 3.
MARSHALL CO. â€” Last year's string of daytime home burglaries in northern Marshall County ended Wednesday with the sentencing of Justin Whitt, of North Liberty, to the maximum prison term allowed under his agreement with the Marshall County Prosecutor's Office.
Whitt was arrested for seven counts of burglary and six counts of theft last June. He was 22 years old at the time of his arrest.
LAKEVILLE â€” The Union-North United School Board has appointed Chuck Phillips to Director of Operations for the 2012-13 school year.
Currently, Phillips is the principal of LaVille Jr.-Sr. High School. He will remain in that position until the end of the school year while, at the same time, transition into the Director of Operations.
The newly-created position consolidates the former director of maintenance and director of transportation duties into one.
PLYMOUTH â€” The Board of Public Works and Safety heard an interesting proposal Monday from DC Tech owner Dan Sammartano. DC Tech is a small Internet company based in Plymouth that currently provides a limited amount of free Wi-Fi to the downtown area, in exchange for attaching DC Tech equipment to city water towers. Sammartano requested to put additional equipment on the cityâ€™s west water tower in order for the company to service Yogi Bear Jellystone Park.
â€śThey need a large amount of bandwidth (to cover the area),â€ť said Sammartano to board members.
PLYMOUTH â€”Â Earthworks is accepting applications for its summer camp program.
The summer day camps provide unique and fun experiences for children age 6-10. Among the activities specially designed for children are: caring for farm animals, gardening, baking bread, making jam, hiking, swimming, and nature photography. Programs for older children include a young chefâ€™s week, complete with celebration banquet at the end, and a nature photography week, which features a trip to Chicago and a closing gallery exhibit of the childrenâ€™s work.
PLYMOUTH â€” Creating a multi-media presentation for the Fort Wayne Childrenâ€™s Zoo is Washington Elementary first gradersâ€™ latest project-based learning endeavor. Monday and Tuesday, the first graders worked with Plymouth High School desktop publishing students to put together an interactive map of the zoo for visitors to the zooâ€™s website.