Don E. Priest
& Jessie Marie
1956 Feb 22 - .... a reception was held at the Don-Maire restaurant on State Road 17...
1956 - Mar 21 - New Restrauant to Open May 1
Work is nearing completion on the Don-Marie Restaurant located on State Road 17 one-half mile sout of
State Road 8
The newly constructed building is owned by Mr. and Mrs. Don Priest of Route 2 Culver, who plan to open for
business May 1.
1961 - - Feb 15 - The Don-Marie Restaurant Opens
The popular and highly recommended Don-Marie 'Restaurant, located four miles north of Culver
on State Road 17, is again open and serving their delicious food following their vacation closing
of the past eight weeks.
On Sundays the Don-Marie will feature their famous Smorgasbord with the doors opening at 11
a.m. Week days, except Mondays, the public is invited to dine at this well known establishment,
operated by Don and Marie Priest, beginning at five o'clock each afternoon.
Another popular feature of the Don-Marie which is in great demand is the private dining room
which provides adequate accommodations for those family gatherings, parties, or receptions.
Reservations m a y be made by phoning Viking 2-2979.
1962 - Apr 4 - Don-Marie Restaurabt including building and parking space. We will talk cash,
tade or terms....
1962 - Aug. 1 - the last ad found for re-opening ... a wedding reception had been held in Nov. 1962 at
1964 - Aug. 26 - A meeting of the newly organized Eagles Lodge in Culver and vicinity will be held
Thursday evening August 27, at 8:00 p.m. at the former Don-Marie restaurant on State Road 17,
three miles north of Culver...
Their sponsoring club being the Logansport Eagles #323 of logansport, Cass,
Indiana. Among the charter members of the club was my father - Alvin R. McKee. I was told the story of
how the club was formed by Robert Hickle (now deceased) who held the Secertary's position at Logansport.
Robert along with Paul Kaley and several others went around the town of Culver , especialy the business men
asking them to join the club as a charter member which required 50 members before a charter could be granted.
he told of how they went around the local area finding needed equipment that was not already in the building
for it - the bar equipment came from either Bourbon or Bremen area and that they held many of their
discussion's' for forming the club in the local establishment that was known as the
'Lakview Tavern' on Lake Shore
Drive, owned by Robert and Kate (Tripplet) May.