Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Remember When

5 years ago
from the Tribune-News
Wednesday, August 24, 2005
The Sidney Market received a fresh coat of paint. It is hoped this improved appearance will prompt other business owners to clean/fix/paint their commercial properties.
South Whitley Elementary School was recently selected as one of only 36 schools in the state to participate in the 2005 Indiana Student Achievement Institute and Grant Program. The purpose of the program is to raise student achievement.
Anyone in the Pierceton area on August 17 witnessed about 50 students from Grace College, who were joined by volunteers from Walnut Creek Church for a Day of Caring. The volunteers focused on lead paint removal and repainting homes on Pine and Third Streets. They also demolished a rotting porch from a house on First Street.
Jennifer Beer was recently named as the new athletic trainer for the Whitko High School Athletic Dept. Jennifer is an employee of Orthopaedis Northeast (ONE) of Warsaw, and has been assigned to WHS to work with students and staff in athletic training.
The Whitko Middle School’s cheerleading squad earned first place in the Fulton County 4-H Cheerleading Competition on July 11th. The cheerleaders participating included Kristie Eber, Erica Alma, Ashley Stephens, Cerra Wilson, Ana Bumbaugh, Jenna Hall, Shayna Daniel, Olivia Gable, Kaylee Arnold and Kayla Kessie. Nola Alma is the coach.
10 years ago
from the Tribune-News
Wednesday, August 30, 2000
Courtney Lamphier of Littleton, Colorado and Tessa Perryman of Harrisburg, North Carolina visited their aunt and uncle, Julie and Larry Underhill, this week and their first thing they wanted to do was to canoe the Eel River.
Tony Reed of South Whitley received top honors at the Indiana State Fair. He exhibited Best of Breed in the Havana variety of rabbits. Tony’s sister, Jolene Reed, exhibited the Best Opposite of Breed in the Tan variety of rabbits. They are the children of Steve and Carol Reed.
John Pflieger, a graduate of South Whitley High School but now a resident of Bielefeld, Germany, was here for a visit recently. John has toured all over Europe with his operatic career.

25 years ago
from the South Whitley-Pierceton Tribune-News
Wednesday, August 28, 1985
Robert Kneller of North Manchester was hired as the new Jouneyman Lineman for the South Whitley Electric Light and Power Company. Bob is a former Larwill resident and a graduate of Pierceton High School. The Town Board also named Larry “Butch” Lancaster as Town Utilities Manager. Butch will still handle his regular duties as Water Dept Manager. He is a resident of south Whitley.
Geneva Myers and Harold Cowin were presented with Gripco’s 1985 Community Service Awards at their annual family picnic. Mrs Myers has served 20 years on the local Library Board; is a member of the Fort Wayne American Business Women Association; is an active member of her church and was active with 4-H. Mr Cowin has been instrumental in organizing the South Whitley Bed Race and Fall Festival; is active with the local Chamber of Commerce and is active in his church choir.
Christine Schipper, daughter of Rex and Cinda Schipper of South Whitley, was awarded Champion Jr Showman in the Poland China class a the Indiana State Fair on August 15. Cory Schipper, son of Mr and Mrs Rex Schipper, placed 4th in the junior showman Poland China division. This was his first year in 4-H competition.
Rachelle Craig, daughter of Mr and Mrs James A Craig of Pierceton, won the Grand champion Landrace Barrow award at the Indiana State Fair this week. Her older brother, Brad, won the Senior Showman in the Landrace Barrow Division and won third plae in the January Gilt class at the fair. Another brother, Adam, was named Senior Showman in the Landrace Gilt Division and won the Reserve Grand Champion Landrace Gilt award.
South Whitley’s own Country and Western recording artist, Janie Fricke, has again been nominated as a finalist in the Country Music Association’s Female Vocalist of the Year competition.

40 years ago
from the Tribune-News
Thursay, August 27, 1970
David Carroll, son of Mr and Mrs charles Carroll of South Whitley, graduated August 21st from Ball State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Teacher Education. On August 24, Mr Carroll began his teaching duties in the Southern Montgomery School Corporation at New Market, south of Crawfordsville.
Rev Geoge E Yerger of Syracuse, has accepted the pastorate of the Collamer Church of God. Rev and Mrs Yerger and their two small sons will continue to reside in Syracuse while Rev Yerger persues his studies at the Menonite seminary at Elkhart.
Decication services for the new South Whitley Public Library will be held Sunday afternoon at the United Methodist Church. Dr Lee Eve, member of the Huntington College faculty and former South Whitley High School principal, will be the deducation program speaker.
Slater’s Farm Supply of Sidney won the second annual Sidney Invitational Pony League Tourney for boys 15 and under this past weekend.
Dr and Mrs Lawrence A Rupley have accepted teaching appointments at Ahmadu Bello University in Zaria, Nigeria, West Africa for the next few years. Mr Rupley, son of Mrs Clarence Rupley, former local teacher, is a graduate of Manchester College. Mrs Rupley is also a graduate of Manchester College.

50 years ago
from the Tribune-News
Thursday, September 1, 1960
Richard A Wood, pastor of the Collamer First Church of God, will be ordained in a service to be held September 6. Mr Wood, who is beginning his sixth year as pastor of the Collamer First church of God, has served as Pastor of the Evergreen and Thorncreek Bethel Churches of God in previous years.
Paul and Harold Johnson of John Brothers Neon Sign Company have sold the lot just south of their business on SR 5 & 14. The new owners plan to operate a “Dog N Suds Root Beer Drive In” on the site in the spring.
Benjamin Tackitt, South Whitley, graduated from the Business Administration and Finance School of International College on August 25. He is the son of Mr and Mrs Robert Tackitt of near South Whitley.
Michael Winger, son of Mr and Mrs Joe Winger of South Whitley, was named most valuable player of the local little league last Wednesday. Michael has played in the league the last four seasons as a shortstop, second baseman and catcher.
Ronald E Conrad was appointed to the Farmers Home Administration county committee this week. Mr Conrad owns and operates a hog and beef farm in Thorncreek township. Two other members make up the committee and they are Merril Zumbrun, Smith township and J Paul Studebaker, Richland township. Each member is elected for a three-year term.

65 years ago
from the Tribune-News
Thursday, August 23, 1945
The old Hoop Mill in South Whitley, purchased by F R Bratton of Elkhart over a year ago, is in the process of being remodeled for a new business. Farm trailers and caravan type trailer homes are to be manufactured in the factory upon its completion.
Pvt Martn H Kreider, son of Mr and Mrs Howard Kreider of Washington Township, graduated from airplane mechanic’s school at Keesler Field, Miss July 17 and was transferred to Seattle, Washington to continue his schooling on B-29 bombers.
Pvt Virgil A Arnett has spent a furlough here with his family since Aug 8, but has left to report for duty at Fort Riley, Kansas. He had completed his basic training at Camp Blanding, Florida before returning home.
Cpl George J Wuertley, member of the 86th Air Depot Group in the 9th Air Force, has returned home after 22 months overseas as an aircraft mechanic. He was awarded the Unit Salutation, given for outstanding work in the whole Depot Group. Cpl Wuertley has been in the service three years and five months.
Meridith Slater, son of Mr and Mrs Warren Slater of South Whitley, is aboard a Destroyer in the South Pacific as a torpedoman’s mate second class, USNR. His brothers, all in the service, are Warren Jr, a Navy machinist’s mate second class; Dean, a Navy aviation storekeeper third class; and Stanford, a private first class in the Army.

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