Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Remember When? Week of October 3

5 years ago
from the Tribune-News
Wednesday, October 5, 2005
Shelby Kreger, daughter of Jerry and Cindy Kreger, and Katie Strandlund, daughter of Steve Strandlund and Bob and Patricia Garcia, competed for Whitley County’s Junior Miss competition.  Miss Strandlund was awarded First Runner-Up.  Both girls are Whitko High School seniors.
The Whitko High School Marching Pride won the Silver Rating in the Indiana State School Music Association district contest and will advance to the Regionals in Class D.
Talented artist Carol Harter, from South Whitley, won the prestigious “Best of Theme” award at the Kendalville Apple Festival Art Show.
Whitko’s tennis team tied for first place in the Three River Conference.  This is the first title win in the school’s 33 year history for the boy’s tennis team.  Larry Shuh is the coach for the Whitko Wildcat Tennis Team.
The Whitko FFA members competed in the State Animal Science Skill-A-Thon and came away as the state champions.  The winning team included Linzey Terrill, Alicia Collier, Laura Kessie and Trent Gable.
ShindigZ launched a new website for customized banners.  The banners are made of high-quality vinyl and have designs for eny theme or event.

10 years ago
from the Tribune-News
Wednesday, October 11,  2000
Beebe’s Antiques in Pierceton is in the process of liquidating all of their antique collections.  Beebe’s Antiques was established some sixty years ago by Fred and Nedra Wertenberger Beebe and has been in continuous operation under the supervision of the couple.  After Mr Beebe’s death three years ago, Mrs Beebe has decided to retire and liquidate the treasurers.
The Pierceton United Methodist Church is holding their Fall Bazaar October 21.  They will have all sorts of fresh baked goods available for purchase.  Hand-crafted rag rugs made by the ladies of the church are also being offered.
Ramone’s Restaurant owners Scott and Mellissa Hull have sold the restaurant and the new owners will take possession October 16. 
Whitko High School Marching Pride band placed 6th in Class C competition in the Homestead High School/Comcast Fall Festival of Bands in Fort Wayne last Saturday.  On October 14, the Marching Pride travels to Reginal competition at Carmel High School near Indianapolis.
Lisa Brookes, daughter of Jeffrey and Penny Brookes of Columbia City, was named Whitley County’s 2001 Junior Miss.  The first runner-up was Sarah Adams, daughter of Larry and Rebecca Walter and Dennis Adams, all of Columbia City.  Hilari Ayres was second runner-up.  She is the daughter of David and Sherri Ayres of South Whitley.
Whitko Middle School student Ross Adang competed in the Kiwanis club’s Punt, Pass and Kick competition and won that event and traveled to the state event and also won that one.  He is the son of Steve and Jackie Adang of rural Pierceton.
25 years ago
from the South Whitley-Pierceton Tribune-News
Wednesday, October 9, 1985
The newly-formed Whitley County Crime Stoppers held a meeting October 2 to kick off the Crime Stoppers “Crime of the Week” program.  This new organization is affiliated with the Allen County Crime Stoppers.
Last Saturday, the Whitko Marching Pride, under the direction of band director Michael Klinker, received a first place in the District Band Competition.  This is the first step in the Marching Pride’s quest to participate in the State Band Finals.
The South Whitley Elementary school celebrated Grandparents week, October 21-25, by allowing the students to have lunch with their grandparents in the school cafeteria.
U.S. 30 Auto Painting is celebrating it’s gand opening beginning October 5 in Pierceton.  The new business is owned and operated by Anthony Tuell of Warsaw and his brother Bill Tuell of Larwill.
Mrs Alice Wilson of Pierceton, was honored last week during the Fall Convention of the Indiana Nursing Home Association.  Mrs Wilson was president of this association in 1952.  She was the third president of the organization and was one of the pioneers of the Indiana Nursing Home Association.

40 years ago
from the Tribune-News
Thursday, October 8, 1970
Dr Lee L Eve, chairman of the Divisin of Professional Studies at Huntington College and a former principal of the South Whitley schools, will be the dedication speakerfor the South Whitley-Cleveland Township Public Library held on October 11.
Miss Anita Metzger, daughter of Mr and Mrs Loren Metzger of South Whitley, attended the 4-H Dairy Conference held in Madison, Wisconsin this month.  Anita was selected to attend on the basis of individual accomplishments in her 4-H dairy projects and leadership.
Miss Theresa Ann Stallings, daughter of Mr and Mrs George Stallings of South Whitley, and a junior at Ball State University, is one of 33 coeds vying for the title of Home-coming Queen at the university the weekend of October 17.
Jim Woods of South Whitley and Terry Day of Sidney were both divisional record holders in the second annual Manchester Invitational cross country meet.  Woods held the Reserve Division record with a 10:21 time and Day held the Junior High Division record with a 5:25 time.
Prof Michael Leckrone, director of the University of Wisconsin Marching Band has been named one of America’s Outstanding Educators for 1970.  Prof Leckrone is the son of Mr and Mrs Harold Leckrone of North Manchester.  Prof Leckrone’s father, Harold, is the principal of the Sidney school and was South Whitley band instructor for four years.
This is National Apple Week and the price of apples in 1970 were 39 cents for Jonathan or McIntosh apples and 49 cnts for red or golden delicious for 3 lb bags.

50 years ago
from the Tribune-News
Thursday, October 13, 1960
A county-wide 11pm curfew has been ordered by Judge Lowell Pefley of the Whitley County circuit court for boys and girls below the ages of 18 years.
Dave Bruch, son of Mr and Mrs Foster Bruch of South Whitley, will represent Indiana at the National Future Farmers of America Convention held this week in Kansas City, MO.  He will carry the State flag in the Star State Farmer Ceremonies.  Dave is a 1960 gradyate of South Whitley High School.
Larry N Krudop of Louisville, KY and son of Mr and Mrs Fred Krudop of South Whitley, has been appointed state representative of The National Foundation in northern Indiana.  Mr Krudop will work with the volunteers of 33 northern Indiana chapters as they help carry out The National Foundation’s programs to prevent crippling diseases.

65 years ago
from the Tribune-News
Thursday, October 4, 1945
Pfc Dorman Keller, son of Mr and Mrs Glen Keller and 1943 graduate of South Whitley High School, was on the Army Hospital ship “Marigold” and that ship was the first to arrive off the coast of Japan and arrived four days fefore the formal surrender ceremonies in Tokyo Bay.  His job has been to care for 1,000 liberated American prisoners of war aboard the ship.
Pvt Martin Kreider and Psvt James Lilly both arrived back in Whitley County for their first furlough since joining the Army.  Both boys are in training for airplane mechanics.
M-Sgt Firmer J Lee, son of Mr and Mrs Roy Lee, arrived home after receiving an honorable discharge from the Army Air Corps.  M-Sgt Lee served with the 314th Troop Carrier Group and served in Africa, Sicily, England and in France before returning to the states onboard the Queen Mary and arrived here September 28.
Mr and Mrs H M North received word from their son, Wilbert North SM 3-c, arrived in Yokohama Harbor, Tokyo Bay on September 12 from the Philippine Islands.  He enlisted in the Navy on May 7, 1943 and received sea duty in April 1944.
Mrs August Kehmeyer received word that her son, Wilford George Croxton, who has been a prisoner of war since early 1941, has been liberated, is well and is expected to be home soon.
Jesse G Hertsel, son of Mrs G.O. Hertsel of South Whitley, has been promoted from Private First Class to Technician Fifth Grade.  He has been a member of the 139th Field Artillery Battalion, 38th Division.  He has been stationed in Hawaii, New Guinea and Leyte.

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