Thursday, September 9, 2010

Remember When?

5 years ago
from the Tribune-News
Wednesday, September 8, 2005
Sara St Clair was recently named Whitko School Corporation Nurse.  Sara is a resident of Larwill. 
Area residents and businesses, including Whitko High School, Smith & Sons Miller Chapel, Oak Grove Church, R&B Car Company, all stepped up to the plate and donated time, money and their spaces to help the victims of the Katrina Hurricane in New Orleans.
Bryeanna Richards recruited friends Cece Cherry, Kenley Stephens and Madison Shepherd to go door-to-door in South Whitley to collect stuffed toys for the children who lost their belongings during evacuation caused by hurricane Katrina.  They collected 332 stuffed toys and expected many more.
The Indiana State Coroner’s Training Board announced  that C Taron Smith, Deputy Coroner with Whitley County has been certified as a Mediolegal Death Investigator.  Mr Smith has completed a training course, an externship program with a board certified forensic pathologist and has passed a state certification exam.

10 years ago
from the Tribune-News
Wednesday, September 13,  2000
Craig Sherbahn of South Whitley was elected to the Indiana State Fair Board, representing District 2.  Sherbahn has been the Credit Manager and Grain Merchandiser for Farmers Elevator in South Whitley.  He is a 1970 graduate of South Whitley High School.
Warsaw will host “Back To The Days of Kosciusko” on September 23.  Re-enactors will portray the people who created our nation.  You can see the clothing, customs, weapons and military tactics of our forefathers.
The Whitko Girls Golf team scored their best of the season with a 214 against West Noble and Northridge.  Ashley Schrader had her best of the season and her career with a low of 49.
Cheryl McDevitt and Dennis Norris helped out with FTD’s “Good Neighbor Day” by giving out 100 dozen roses to anyone who wanted them.  The only stipulation is that they give away 11 of the dozen each person received.  This was the second year for this event.
Stephanie R Simpkins graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in Texas.  Simpkins is the daughter of Vincent L Simpkins of Pierceton and Francela Ripley of Colorado Springs, Colorado.  She is a 2000 graduate of Whitko High School.

25 years ago
from the South Whitley-Pierceton Tribune-News
September 11, 1985
Earl and Kathy Bower of South Whitley purchased the large home at 202 N Calhoun St and plan on constructing three apartment buildings on the site.  The new construction is expected to be completed by mid-summer next year.
Bob Saffer, the new executive director of the South Whitley Development Corp set up his new office in the town hall office on Front Street.  His duties will be promotion and marketing of the new 16 acre South Whitley Industrial Park.
Airman Bryan D Saving, son of Karen L Jefferson of Pierceton, has graduated from the US Air Force security police course at Lackland Air Force Base in Texas.  He is a 1983 graduate of Whitko High School.
Tammy Smith, daughter of Mr and Mrs Melvin Heinold of Pierceton, received her M.S. Degree with a major in accounting from Harding University
The Grand Champion Full-Blood-Purebred Chianina heifer at the 1985 Indiana State Fair was shown by Sam Yingst of Larwill.
Pvt 1st Class Scott E Gagnon, son of Russell C Gagnon, Jr of South Whitley, arrived for duty at Fort Monmouth, NJ.  The new cadet is a student at the US Military Academy Preparatory School.  Graduates of the one-year school are eligible for appointment to the US Military Academy at West Point.  Scott is a 1984 graduate of Whitko High School.
Marcia Ogden is taking the position of full-time assistant principal at South Whitley Elementary.  She has eight years classroom experience at Pierceton Elementary and 12 additional years in Illinois and Connecticut.
Chris Amburgy, son of Dan and Dianne Amburgy, placed first place in the “Kids Walk-Against Cancer”, sponsored by the American Cancer Society of Whitley County.  The event was held August 24 in Columbia City.

40 years ago
from the Tribune-News
Thursay, September 10, 1970
Rev Leonard Lutz has accepted the pastorate of the Yoke Parish, the South Whitley Church of the Brethren and the Pleasant View Church of the Brethren beginning September 1.  Rev and Mrs Lutz reside in rural South Whitley.
J Wilbur Haley of Fort Wayne will be the guest speaker at the ground breaking ceremony at the local school and at Pierceton.  Mr Haley is a 1917 graduate of South Whitley High School.  He is a retired teachr and assistant superintendent of elementary education in the Fort Wayne school system and serves as professor of education at St Francis College.
Lu Ann Smith, daughter of Mrs Melba Smith of Huntington, has completed the nursing course in the School of Practical Nursing at Fort Wayne.  She will be taking the state examination for licensing of practical nurses this month and will join the nursing staff of Huntington County Hospital.
David L Carroll of South Whitley earned his bachelor of science degree in physical education at Ball State University August 21.  Linda Schelenberg of rural Columbia City earned her Master of Arts degree in English.
Rex D Schrader, a member of Schrader Brothers firm, auctioneers, dealers in real estate and livestock, Columbia City, was designated as the 1970 Indiana State Fair Auctioneer.

50 years ago
from the Tribune-News
Thursday, September 15, 1960
Harley Mishler, son of Mr and Mrs Ford Mishler of near South Whitley, won a blue ribbon for his electrical exhibit at the Indiana State Fair.  He also won a purple ribbon and a trophy for a beautiful lamp and stand arrangements.  He as been a member of 4-H for five years.
Richard A Wood was ordained in ceremonies held September 6.  He is beginning his sixth year as pastor of the Collamer First Church of God. 
Robert Conley, the newly elected president of Larwill Lions Club, has asked members to recognize and help meet the needs of a better community rather than be merely a social organization for good fellowship.
Mrs Clarence Pook was named president of the Cleveland township Home Demonstration Club.  Other officers for 1961 are Mrs Richard Bolinger, vice president; Mrs Ford Mishler, secretary; and Mrs Don Tschantz, treasurer.
The Whitley County Fireman’s Association held their annual picnic Septemberr 11 at the Karen Kove Park in Thorncreek Township.  The picnic was interupted by a fire at the Bacon residence on Crescent Beach road where there was extensive smoke damage and a day bed was destroyed.
Army PFC Max L Elkins, son of Mr and Mrs Tom Elkins of South Whitley, is stationed in Korea and participated in a 1st Division’s 7th Cavalry combat demonstration.  The operation.
PFC Richard Bockelman, son of Mr and Mrs Jacob Bockelman of near Columbia City and PFC Carl L Goff, son of Mr and Mrs Dwight Goff of South Whitley are home on leave from the Marine Corp base in Camp Pendleton, California.  Bockelman served as a radioman with the 81mm morters and Goff served as a crewman with 81mm morters.

65 years ago
from the Tribune-News
Thursday, September 6, 1945
PFC Alonzo Roger Bricker, Jr arrived back in the US August 21 from the European theatre of war.  He participated in five major campaigns.
Mr and Mrs Russell Brock entertained at a dinner for Olin and Ralph Dailey.  The Dailey’s are home on furlough from the European theatre of war.
Homer C Schipper of South Whitley, and  won the Distinguished Student rating for scholastic achievement at Purdue University.  His is a sophomore at the School of Agriculture. 
Robert F Taylor of Columbia City, a freshman in the School of Agriculture at Purdue University won the Distinguished Student rating for scholastic achievement.
Eldon Richard Blechtold, USNR Gunner’s Mate third class of South Whitley, has returned to the US Naval Armed Guard Center in Louisiana from a six-months tour od duty at sea.  His ship visited ports in England, France, Egypt, Arabia and India.  His wife and two-year old son live in South Whitley.
Jack L Bishop, aboard the USS Mobile in the Pacific has been advanced to yeoman third class.  He is the son of Mr and Mrs Clair Bishop of South Whitley.
Richard Kreider, son of Mr and Mrs Howard Kreider of South Whitley, was chosen to represent Whitley County for the Chester White award for achievement in 4-H. 

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