Monday, August 30, 2010

Remember When For 9.1.10

5 years ago
from the Tribune-News
August 31, 2005
Whitley Mobile Homes delivered new modular classrooms for the Triad School district in Belleville, Illinois. The schools experienced growth and needed five new classrooms.
The Pierceton Police Department and the US Postal Service worked together on an ongoing case of faud involving postal money orders.
Pierceton Elementary School students enjoyed new playground equipment due to donations and grants from several private donors. The equipment was installed just before school started by Trump Construction Company.
Katie Barnett, a three year member of the Cleveland Showmen 4-H Club, won Gand Champion Market Lamb at the 2005 Indiana State Fair. Katie is the daughter of Cindy Barnett.
Liza Moore, a resident of rural South Whitley, recently earned her bachelor’s degree with honors, in environmental studies and law, letter, and society from the University of Chicago. Liza is the daughter of Stan and Dee Mari Moore and is a 2000 graduate of Whitko High School. She was also distinguished by being on the Dean’s List all four years at the University.
Benjamin C Reuter, a 2005 Whitko graduate, has been chosed for the Indiana University Marching Hundred for the 2005 performance season. The Marching Hundred consists of 250 members and they perform at all home Indiana University home games.
Katie Ruth Richardson, a senior at Whitko High School, was recently selected to participate in National’s 2005 Miss Teen Northern Indiana Pageant Competition. She is the daughter of Larry and Laurie Richardson of Pierceton.

10 years ago
from the Tribune-News
September 7, 2000
Kim Howell was sworn-in as the postmaster at the Pierceton Post Office. The new postmaster was welcomed with a reception at the post office by her other employees, Judy Swanson, Sherrill Day, John Camden, Norma Wood and Pam Bidwell.
Superior Precision will soon be opening in the SW Industrial Park. The owner is Tony Starkey, a South Whitley resident and Town Council President. The building experienced major renovations this summer.
The 2000 Whitley County Parade of Homes includes a beautiful home in Whispering Hills of South Whitley. The home was constructed by Tim Smith Construction Company and is owned by John and Darlene Rudd.
Noah T Smith of North Manchester, has been named to the position of Vice President of Commercial Lending for First Federal Savings Bank of Wabash. He is a graduate of Manchester College and brings with him several years of banking experience.
Air Force Airman Stephanie R Simpkins has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas. Stephanie is the daughter of Vinent L Simpkins of Pierceton and Francela Ripley of Colorado Springs, Colorado and is a 2000 graduate of Whitlo High School.

25 years ago
from the South Whitley-Pierceton Tribune-News
Wednesday, September 4, 1985
Pierceton Elemtary’s Assistant Principal, Charles Snyder recently accepted a donation of $1,600 from the PTO’s treasurer, Janelle Gebert. The funds will be used for social studies supplies and instructional kits including maps, globes, etc.
Kelly Burnworth, daughter of Mr and Mrs Dennis Burnworth of Columbia City, enlisted in the United State’s Air Force Delayed Enlistment Program. She will enlist in February 1986. She is a 1984 garaduate of Columbia City High School.
Approximately 25 antique cars, which were part of the Auburn Cord Duesenburg Car Tour, stopped in Pierceton Tuesday. The drivers were proud of their cars and told interested residents about their cars and their history. While in Pierceton, the drivers received maps of the local antique stores and a goody bag full of pens, pencils, calandars, etc which had been donated by the local businesses.
Ronald C Emery, a graduate of South Whitley High School, chair of electrical engineering techology, published a textbook, “Digital Circuits Logic and Design”, in March. Now, he is tackling the logistical problem of getting together representatives of numerous corporations which have contributed gifts of equipment and cash to create EET laboratories.
The Richard and Joan Kuckuck home just off US 14 on Keiser Road is included in the 1985 Historic Homes Tour sponsored by the Whitley County Historical Society. The home was built in 1895 by the Swihart family. Also included in this year’s tour is the Eberhard Lutheran Church.

40 years ago
from the Tribune-News
Thursay, September 3, 1970
Local members of the FFA earned awards at the Indiana State Fair. Ray Fisher and Richard Murphy received a gold emblem award in the beginning welding skill division. Melvin Miller and Carl Jenkins received a silver award and Gary Haupert received a bronze emblem. Mike Rowland exhibited a work-bench in the large woods division. Ralph Mullins participated in the greased pig contest.
Steven Bruns, son of Mr and Mrs W. J Bruns of rural South Whitley, has enlisted in the United States Army Reserves and will begin active duty on September 9 at Fort Jackson, Columbia, South Carolina. After basic training, he will report to Fort Gordon, a military police training center to complete his active training.
Dale Haupert, a local representative for the Mutual Security Life Insurance Company, is being honored by his company for outstanding leadership in the Life Insurance business. Mr Haupert is a member of the George H McGlennen Agency and has offices at 121 South State Street, South Whitley
The Whitley County Extension Homemakers Association elected officers for 1971 at their meeting on August 28. Mrs Henry Lefever, Jefferson Club was re-elected president. Mrs Russel Geiger, One Niters of Union Township was re-elected vice-president and Mrs Jack Msyers, Cleveland Club was re-elected treasurer. Mrs Richard L Hoffman, of Tawasi Club, Smith Township, was elected Secretary of the council.

50 years ago
from the Tribune-News
Thursday, September 8, 1960
Mrs Lizzie Kiefer of South Whitley familiarized herself with her new dial telephone which just started in operation this week.
Tomahawk Days are scheduled for September 16 & 17. This is the 6th annual event and features amusement rides for the children and a free show at the Kent Theatre. Also included are a parade, a liar’s contest and a pie eating contest. Don G Beard of South Whitley is the general chairman of the celebration.
A total of 43 youngsters enrolled for kindergarten classes this year. Their teacher will be Mrs Ann Reed.
Susan Lancaster of South Whitley was among 200 Indiana University freshmen who will preview campus life at the annual freshman camp Sepember 9-11 at McCormick’s Creek State Park. The camp is sponsored by the YMCA and YWCA in cooperation with IU Freshman (Junior) Division.
Mrs Paul Garber of South Whitley will return today to DePauw University at Greencastle where she will continue her duties as a house mother at the Sigma Nu Fraternity House.
Marine Private Robert L Brunner, son of Mr and Mrs Walter M Brunner of South Whitley is home on a 20 day leave after completing his basic training in San Diego. After his leave, he will report to Camp Pendleton in California for duty.
H B Allman, former South Whitley High School principal, was recently featured in the Indiana University newspaper as the “Man of Bloomington” marking his fifieth year as an educator. Next summer, Mr Allman will end his teaching his career, which began in 1910, and stretched around the world to Pakistan and will end with his position at the Indiana University.
Friday will mark the opening of a total electric model home three miles south of Columbia City. The home is equipped with electric heat, full housepower and modern electrical appliances. The house is owned by Mr and Mrs Henry Sievers of Columbia City. Area residents were invited to the Open House September 9, 10 and 11.

65 years ago
from the Tribune-News
Thursday, August 30, 1945
Reese Smith was appointed as the new manager of the Kroger store in South Whitley. He succeeded Monzel Denney as the manager. Mr Denney was promoted to the Kroger Super Store in Akron, Indiana.
Lee L Eve, former principal of South Whitley schools, accepted a three-year contract to become superintendent of Crown Point city schools.
A new dairy bar opened near the Southy Whitley High School. Don Aburn is the proprietor of the Pleasant View Dairy and plans to feature ice cream, milk drinks, candy bars and short orders in the dairy bar.
Kenneth E Heeter of South Whitley, formerly a T-4 in the Army in Germany, received his discharge on August 25-26 and is again in civilian life. He brought home six battle stars for participating in six major campaigns and a good conduct ribbon.

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