April 22nd, 2011
Small towns may not actually play host to more rumors than larger cities, but at times small communities like Culver may seem to. One recent rumor has been troubling Corndance Cafe and Marmont Grille owner (and chef) George Pesek and his wife Tammy: that of the restaurantâ€™s impending doom in Culver.
â€śWe believe that rumor was started to hurt Corndance,â€ť says George. â€śWe never considered selling Corndance or our home.â€ť
PLYMOUTH â€” Once they got the win, the Zebras got in a little defensive practice.
The Pilgrims didnâ€™t put them through many paces in the game.
Plymouth batters put up just three hits as they were shut out by Rochester ace Leighnee Smith, and the ICGSA Class 3A No. 13 Zebras used a six-run fifth to dime their hosts 11-0 in five innings Thursday at Plymouth. With a game against Class 2A No. 10 Lewis Cass scheduled for today, Rochester stuck around to field some balls following the abbreviated win.
Rumors have been circulating in the Culver-Monterey area as to the fate of the Monterey Elementary School, a part of the Culver Community School Corporation. Specifically, word has spread that April 25â€™s school board meeting may officially sound the death knell for the school.
PLYMOUTH â€” Plymouth is on a roll.
Jordan Scheetz allowed just one run with strong support from the Pilgrimsâ€™ defense, Chase Peters hit a two-out, walk-off RBI single in the bottom of the seventh to break a 1-1 tie, and Plymouth beat visiting Concord 2-1 in a Northern Lakes Conference game at Bill Nixon Field Wednesday.
EVANSTON, Ill. - Mitch Henderson, a Culver Military graduate and assistant coach at Northwestern for the last 11 seasons, has been named the head menâ€™s basketball coach at Princeton University, his alma mater.
A 1998 graduate of Princeton, Henderson has served his entire term at NU under Bill Carmody, a former head coach at Princeton himself.
Up to last weekend, Culverâ€™s â€ślittle community that couldâ€ť Relay for Life events had raised $349,000. After last Friday and Saturdayâ€™s Relay, according to organizers, make that $472,000.
Eric Saunders, new Promoter for Plymouth Speedway announced Tuesday afternoon that he has secured a special visit by Travis Pastrana for Friday, Aug. 12.
Pastrana is a motorsports competitor and stunt performer who has won 11 gold medals in the X Games. Known for his dare-devil jumps, he currently has a show called Nitro Circus on MTV where he attempts mind-blowing stunts.
This year Pastrana has partnered with NASCAR team owner Michael Waltrip to form Pastrana Waltrip Racing and will drive in seven Nationwide races this season with the first one being in Indianapolis July 30.
PLYMOUTH â€” Angela (Angie) Mills was officially named principal for Jefferson Elementary for the 2011-12 school year, replacing retiring Bob Remenih.
Currently Mills is the Dean of Students at Lincoln Junior High.
Jefferson is the one elementary school that Mills has not worked extensively at during her eight years with the school system. She served as a substitute as a JESSE aide, student taught at both Washington and Webster, and was the Title I Reading teacher at Menominee for four yeas before moving to LJH.
PLYMOUTH â€” A tabled hearing will move on to action for the Marshall County Drainage Board.
A month ago, the board tabled action on the Harley Berger â€” also known as the Snyder â€” Ditch in south east Marshall County. The board had tabled action during that meeting to allow members to visit the area and ascertain what if any action was needed on a petition to put the drain on public maintenance assessment.
PLYMOUTH â€” While the picture is not a rosy one, it isnâ€™t dark either as Marshall County continues to enjoy the positive feeling of economic comeback after one of the worst economic downturns in recent history.
One part of the good news is that economic hardships that battered other communities didnâ€™t hit Marshall County businesses quite as hard.