Thursday, December 2, 2010

Remember When, week of December 1

Compiled by Stephen D. Miller
10 years ago
from the Tribune-News
Wednesday, December 6, 2000
At the Whitko Band awards banquet last Saturday, the organization gave special honor and thanks to Booster President Kerry Slater.
The Habitat For Humanity home in South Whitley was dedicated last Sunday by Whitley County Habitat president Ron Moeller.  It took one year to complete the Buffalo Street home.  Marsha Ruckman and her two sons Tommy and Danny are the lucky owners.
Staff Sgt Michael W Howk, son of Mike and Chris Howk of South Whitley, was recently honored as Indiana’s top US Army recruiter for the year 2000.  His wife Robin is the daughter of Robert and Donna Brandt of Churubusco.
The I.C.E student of the week is Abby Crawford, daughter of Ray and Peggy Crawford.  Abby is working at Stump’s Party Place in the customer service department.  She hopes to attend either New York University or UCLA and major in marketing or computer graphics.

25 years ago
from the South Whitley-Pierceton Tribune-News
Wednesday, December 4, 1985
Rosemary Parsons will once again head the Pierceton Chamber of Commerce. The chamber held elections Monday.  Others elected were Tim Collier, vice president; Delores Kirkham, secretary; Ed Likens, treasurer and Mary Baker, director at large.
The businesses in  the South Whitley area invited residents to register to win a 5 lb canned ham to be given away on December 14. The businesses, all members of the Chamber of Commerce, are each giving away a ham, so there will be many winners.
Amy Haupert of South Whitley and daughter of Dale and Elaine Haupert, is now a part of the security staff at Glenbrook Mall in Fort Wayne.
Rodney Obregon, an 11-year-old Pierceton runner has qualified for the Junior Olympic cross country national championships.  He is a member of the St Joe Valley Team.  The team placed first in the state meet and first in the Region 7 meet held on November 23.  Rodney is the son of Mr and Mrs Art Obregon of Pierceton and attends Pierceton Elementary School.
40 years ago
from the Tribune-News
Thursday, December 3, 1970
This year’s candidates for the South Whitley High School Sunshine Queen are Peggy Fisher, Gwen Michael, Wendi Tschantz and Lynn Besson.
Eudolph Holycross of Larwill and a government teacher and head of the social studies department at Columbia City Joint High School, was named Indiana Teacher of the Year.  Mr Holycross has been a teacher in Whitley for 42 years. 
Peggy Metzger, daughter of Mr and Mrs Paul Metzger of Sidney, was sworn into the Air Force on October 23.  Her basic training was at San Antonio, Texas.  Airman Metzger is a graduate of South Whitley High School.
SP/4 Roger A Rhoades, son of Mr and Mrs Ronald Rhoade of South Whitley, was presented the Army Commendation Medal, while serving in Vietnam.  Rhoades received the citation for distinguishing himself by meritorious achievement in connection with military operations against an armed hostile force in Vietnam during the period of September 1, and October 20, 1970.
Marine Pvt Larry D Hall, son of Mr and Mrs Robert E Eib of South Whitley, grduated from basic training at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego, CA.  Pvt Hall is a 1970 graduate of South Whitley High School.

50 years ago
from the Tribune-News
Thursday, December 8, 1960
Troop 244 held their Investiture Party on Novemer 30 at the home of Mr and Mrs Phil Glassley.  Their leaders were Mrs Rex Roberts and Mrs Alton Braddock.  The members of the troop were, Sally Jo Lewis, Kristine Wood, Debra Braddock, Margo Glassley, Patricia Able, Lana Beasley, Peggy Jo Fisher, Vicki Hurd, Terry Roberts, Denise Judy, and Kandie Beasley.
Raymond Ray, of Cleveland Township, has been named Cubmaster of Cub Scout Pack 3085, replacing Lee Eberly, who resigned after heading the local unit ince March of 1959.  Mr Ray is married to the former Freda Cullern of Columbia City, and has five children, Steven, Jeffrey, Gary, Brian and Pamela.
Miss Gaye Gilbert, daughter of Mr and Mrs Arthur Gilbert of South Whitley, was semi-finalist winner in the National Merit Scholarship examination given on December 3.  She was a student at Shimer College in Mt Carroll, IL and is busy in many areas, including girls sports editor for the school newspaper, president of the girls dorm and is active in the Green Curtain, a dramatics club.

65 years ago
from the Tribune-News
Thursday, November 29, 1945
Arthur Bechtold arrived home this week with his discharge from the Marine Corps in hand,  He was in the service 21 months and was overseas for one year and five months.
Sgt William S Raypole of South Whitley was recently released from the Army.  He wears the American Defense and Good Conduct ribbons.  Before entering the service, Raypole was employed by S S Lynn of South Whitley as a cream and egg route man.
Walter L Gray received an honorable discharge from the Army on November h.  He serviced in the service four and one-half years, enlisting in April 1941 and spent two years overseas.  He with with the landing party at Leyte and saw hard fighting in the retaking of Bataan and Corregidor.
Robert Steller, recently discharged after serving four years of service with the Army, has acceptied a position as linotype operator at the Stump Printing Co. in South Whitley.

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